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Prince To Be Honored With Icon Award & Perform At Billboard Awards 2013

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prince billboard 2013 Prince To Be Honored With Icon Award & Perform At Billboard Awards 2013

For many, music royal Prince is so much more than that. Indeed, for fans the world over the 54 year old is a legend, a hall of famer, an icon.

Billboard agree – especially with the latter – and have today announced that the Purple one will be honored at the Billboard Awards 2013.

 Full story after the jump…

The eclectic superstar is this year’s recipient of the Billboard Icon Award and will be presented with the prize at the industry bible’s annual extravaganza live at Las Vegas’ MGM Grand on May 19th. What’s more, the singer will also perform at the show – which last year saw Stevie Wonder receive the same tribute.

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With a career that defines illustrious, there are few acts more deserving than Prince Nelson Rogers. Needless to say, roll on May!

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  1. January 19, 2013 at 2:23 pm
    OMG Just Google Kelsnetwork and see what happens... says:
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    Congrats Prince!!!!…. Hope you close your shirt buttons all the way up next time..

    • January 19, 2013 at 2:44 pm
      KAT DELUNA *POP PRINCESS* says:
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      NEWS ALERT!!!!!!!!

      KAT DELUNA WILL MOST LIKELY BE GIVING PRINCE A TRIBUTE GET EXCITED STANS!!

      • January 19, 2013 at 2:48 pm
        Touché says:
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        That’s a lie!

      • January 19, 2013 at 2:53 pm
        KAT DELUNA *POP PRINCESS* says:
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        honey I DONT tell lies

      • January 19, 2013 at 2:56 pm
        Touché says:
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        Then where’s the proof of what you’re claiming?

      • January 19, 2013 at 3:07 pm
        KAT DELUNA *POP PRINCESS* says:
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        How bout I slap this s*** outta you so you know it’s real trick b****

      • January 19, 2013 at 3:14 pm
        Touché says:
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        Gurl please, you’re threats are as weak as Kat’s album sales.

      • January 19, 2013 at 3:22 pm
        Touché says:
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        *your

      • January 19, 2013 at 5:05 pm
        SlayDeleAdkins says:
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        WHO THE f*** IS KAT DELUNA???

  2. January 19, 2013 at 2:25 pm
    AmbeRussell says:
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    Much deserving compared to others who were honored in the past (not that they dont deserve it, BUT some were honored WAYYYY too soon). who else was able to sell a product with an unpronounceable name. he couldnt sell with Prince so he became artist formly know as prince and used a symbol… that is something many could never do.

    AmbeRussell on youtube
    http://www.youtube.com/ucohesiveser/AmbeRussell?feature=mhee

  3. January 19, 2013 at 2:37 pm
    ƸӜƷ MC ƸӜƷ says:
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    I’m really happy for him, he deserves it so much. I’ll of course be watching just for his purple highness.

  4. January 19, 2013 at 2:38 pm
    Touché says:
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    Yes! Congrats Prince, you really deserve it :D

  5. January 19, 2013 at 2:38 pm
    JAKE says:
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    WHAT A s*** MAN!!!!!!!

    LAWD JESUS.

    Anyway, congrats Prince. THIS IS WHAT YOU TALENT BEYOND WORDS.

    Michael, Whitney and Prince – The Pop Trinity.

    Kiii. ;)

  6. January 19, 2013 at 2:38 pm
    100 MILLION ALBUMS SOLD!!! GOOGLE IT b****** IF YOUR A BITTER BEY!! says:
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    yes sir legend!!! HE IS A WRITER PRODUCER AND THIS MAN PLAYS 26 INSTRUMENTS PROFESSIONALLY THIS HONOR SHOULD HAVE BEEN GIVEN TO HIM A LONG TIME AGO!!!! PURPLE RAIN ALBUM SLAYS ANY ALBUM (EXCEPT THRILLER AND OFF THE WALL)

  7. January 19, 2013 at 2:39 pm
    House Mother Kanye says:
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    Finally…What took them so long?

  8. January 19, 2013 at 2:43 pm
    KAT DELUNA *POP PRINCESS* says:
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    OMG YAY! PERFECT OPPORTUNITY FOR KAT!

    THEY SHOULD DEFINITELY LET KAT DELUNA GIVE A TRIBUTE TO HIM… SHE’S LIKE THE FEMALE VERSION OF HIM

    • January 19, 2013 at 2:47 pm
      100 MILLION ALBUMS SOLD!!! GOOGLE IT b****** IF YOUR A BITTER BEY!! says:
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      The delusions omg!!! I CANT…

      • January 19, 2013 at 2:52 pm
        KAT DELUNA *POP PRINCESS* says:
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        & b**** your a hater cause everyone knows Kat slays

    • January 19, 2013 at 2:50 pm
      Touché says:
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      How dare you say such a stupid thing! That’s a complete insult to Prince.

      • January 19, 2013 at 2:55 pm
        KAT DELUNA *POP PRINCESS* says:
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        Kats amazing tho no need to be disrespectful tho h**..

      • January 19, 2013 at 2:59 pm
        Touché says:
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        No she’s not. Prince is light years ahead of that irrelevant girl so don’t even.

      • January 19, 2013 at 3:04 pm
        KAT DELUNA *POP PRINCESS* says:
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        irrelevant girl??? b**** pleeeeeease!!!! she’s on of the biggest pop stars of this generation you got s*** twisted you must be a RIHOE fan & I don’t f*** with them a*** infected f*** so your dismissed clown

      • January 19, 2013 at 3:20 pm
        Touché says:
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        lol You are just full of delusion. She’s irrelevant and there’s nothing more to it. Even when she put music out, she still couldn’t outshine other pop stars so yes she is still irrelevant. “you got s*** twisted you must be a RIHOE fan”? What a stupid assumption. Well let’s put it like this: I’d rather be a Rihanna stan than an irrelevant Kat stan lol.

    • January 19, 2013 at 3:22 pm
      ƸӜƷ MC ƸӜƷ says:
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      “SHE’S LIKE THE FEMALE VERSION OF HIM”

      http://paroutudo.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/christina-aguilera-gif-bcq.gif

  9. January 19, 2013 at 2:48 pm
    christinastherealtalent says:
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    Its a shame that Beyonce was honored before he was and she doesnt even come close to being the kind of artist Prince is.

    • January 19, 2013 at 2:52 pm
      KAT DELUNA *POP PRINCESS* says:
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      Exactly!!!! beyonce probably paid for them to honor her like she does to get those Grammys she ain’t fooling no one… f*** that J.lo/ Kat D. copycat

      • January 19, 2013 at 8:48 pm
        oh says:
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        thank you!

  10. January 19, 2013 at 2:51 pm
    RoyalKev says:
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    About damn time! Prince doesn’t get the adulation he deserves. He’s one of the biggest male icons in music history. He’s a gifted musician, songwriter, stellar performer and well-rounded artist. His influence shows up in a lot of today’s music: Usher (Climax/ There Goes My Baby), Ciara (Promise), D’Angelo (How Does It Feel), Justin Timberlake (End Of Time), Maxwell (Pretty Wings), Dream (Fast Car), Trey Songz (Yo Side Of The Bed), Robin Thicke (Lost Without You), Mariah Carey (Beautiful Ones), Alicia Keys (Like You’ll Never See Me Again) & Beyonce (1+1).

    Prince is legend!

    http://www.thepagewithroyalkev.com

  11. January 19, 2013 at 3:02 pm
    tits mcgee says:
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    Congrats to a true king of music! #legendstatus

  12. January 19, 2013 at 3:02 pm
    KAT DELUNA *POP PRINCESS* says:
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    Beyonce manufactured wack ass didn’t deserve to be honored in 2011 shes literally trash just like her stans…

    I’m pretty sure EThanna stripper ass guna get honored in the next 5 Years Smh music is dead

    congratulations prince daddy can’t wait for kats tribute to you it’s going to be EPIC to say the least

  13. January 19, 2013 at 3:07 pm
    bitchplease says:
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    A WELL DESERVED BUT THAT CHEST THOUGH.LMFAO

  14. January 19, 2013 at 3:07 pm
    mc the place to be! says:
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    Don’t have to rich to be my girl..I frickin love prince I hope he tours again soon!!! Hopefully billboard does a better tribute than bet did for him that time he looked like these people sounding my songs!

  15. January 19, 2013 at 3:08 pm
    mc the place to be! says:
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    Don’t have to rich to be my girl..I frickin love prince I hope he tours again soon!!! Hopefully billboard does a better tribute than bet did for him that time he looked like these people singing my songs!

  16. January 19, 2013 at 3:12 pm
    Suicide Blonde says:
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    Best Thatgrapejuice post ever, my Husband so cute as always, he’s probably the most talented musician of all times, Long Live His Royal Badness!

  17. January 19, 2013 at 3:25 pm
    HOTSTUFF says:
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    Very talented, but he looks disgusting….

    • January 19, 2013 at 3:27 pm
      KAT DELUNA *POP PRINCESS* says:
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      disgusting like your favs v*****? b****?

    • January 19, 2013 at 3:30 pm
      ƸӜƷ MC ƸӜƷ says:
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      Jealous ho

      • January 19, 2013 at 4:36 pm
        HOTSTUFF says:
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        LOL

  18. January 19, 2013 at 3:45 pm
    Buzzing Like a Bey says:
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    What a f****** downgrade. How do you go from handing the most talented performer of our generation to this closeted whining f**. #StepItUpBillboard

  19. January 19, 2013 at 4:09 pm
    Boss says:
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    Well deserved. Prince is that due.

  20. January 19, 2013 at 4:41 pm
    Pop Royalty says:
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    I’m just confused :roll:

  21. January 19, 2013 at 6:20 pm
    Dane says:
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    So people do know that Beyonce was NOT presented with the ICON award at the 2011 Billboard Awards……..Neil Diamond was awarded with the “ICON AWARD”. Beyonce on the other hand was awarded with the “Billboard Millennium Award”… The Billboard “ICON” and “Millennium” awards are two completely DIFFERENT awards…… Some people should know what they’re talking about before they go throwing SHADE at someone because in it makes you look like a hater.

    Congrats to Prince. He’s definitely an ICON with over 30 years and counting in this industry. It’s great to see our LEGENDS being honored before they’re death.

    • January 19, 2013 at 8:50 pm
      oh says:
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      Billboard Millennium Award was just made for her though…………PAID and BROUGHT!

      • January 19, 2013 at 10:01 pm
        Dane says:
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        This entire “buy awards” argument is old and quite stupid. And I’m not even a major fan of Beyonce. I swear people make Beyonce more powerful than she really is. The hater’s and stans are too much at times…

      • January 20, 2013 at 1:17 am
        Acem says:
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        Prove it. You up here making “paid and bought” accusations. I would like to see some official proof to back up these assertions. I assume you’re part of the award show committee and can attest to this. Links to documents and receipts, please.

  22. January 19, 2013 at 7:32 pm
    Good gworl gone Hood says:
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    f**

  23. January 19, 2013 at 9:45 pm
    Bryan Dossome says:
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    Y’all know if this man had still kept it commercial,he would’ve been bigger than Madonna…..even running his career on his own f****** terms is proof of a true artist he is,he believed in his material so much he was willing to give up on all that fame and fortune just to protect his craft…though underappreciated,there will never be another like him and i’m happy he was finally bestowed this honour….God knows i love this man

    • January 19, 2013 at 10:24 pm
      Suicide Blonde says:
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      I agree with you, in terms of fame and commercial success he would be the bigger than Madonna, tho. i think he is a king on it’s own.

  24. January 19, 2013 at 10:18 pm
    mob: that chick Sheba baby says:
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    YESSSSSSSSSSSSS! Now this is what the f*** I’m talking about! Folks are being MIS-LABELED as Icons and Legends!…..have a seat, here is an actual ICON & LEGEND

    **Lady cab Driver

    • January 20, 2013 at 7:07 am
      JOHNVIDAL says:
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      Aww how is that you´re not insulting Prince for being very femenine??? You constantly contradict yourself. But yeah he is legend

  25. January 20, 2013 at 12:43 am
    Masterpiece (Beyonce's Weave) says:
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    Why do people care about Prince or whatever it is he calls himself? It’s not like his music is any good, I cannot even remember any of it. Non of it is memorable like George Michael “Careless whisper “.

    • January 20, 2013 at 1:17 am
      Beck says:
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      You idiot.

    • January 20, 2013 at 7:08 am
      JOHNVIDAL says:
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      So what if George Michael has some memorable songs? You´re always so retarded

    • January 20, 2013 at 7:13 am
      talk that s*** says:
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      All this talk from a Madonna fan, like that b**** is dropping hits. Sit the f*** down. b**** couldn’t get a #1 if she featured Rihanna on the single.

  26. January 20, 2013 at 7:12 am
    JOHNVIDAL says:
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    This ceremony will be a sad mess. On one hand we´ll have this tribute that will remind us how good the top music industry used to be. On the other hand that same night songs and people like “Call me maybe”, Taylor Swift or Rihanna will be getting awards for their success on Billboard charts in 2012 (even if only in singles charts)
    *Plays Cher´s “If I could turn back time…”* LOL

  27. January 20, 2013 at 8:10 am
    Rihtard Navy = Broke, Ugly & bitter says:
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    LMAO @ The dumb Haters bringing up Beyonce’s good name. When the awards are not even the same. Beyonce got billboard’s millennium award for dominating the last decade, from Being the leader singer of DC to her solo career (She was Billboard’s female artist of the last decade). While Prince is getting Billboard Icon award, totally different awards. Plus we already know Prince adores Beyonce & speaks highly of her. Stay seething haters!

  28. January 20, 2013 at 10:50 am
    BitchICan'tEvenSpellWelfare says:
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    Well deserved of course!

  29. January 20, 2013 at 4:02 pm
    MRKAREEMRUIZ says:
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    Mj is better.

    • January 20, 2013 at 10:52 pm
      JB says:
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      Nope.

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