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Garth Brooks Will Garner Icon Ward at 2020 Billboard Music Awards

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By Mark Evans

Country Music legend, Garth Brooks, will add another award to his massive collection of honors. It was announced on Wednesday that the singer will receive the Icon Award at this year's Billboard Music Awards. Brook's team shared the news on Twitter on February 26, writing, "Congratulations G, this marks your 20th BBMA in the year 2020, what a way to kickoff the decade." The country music singer is the ninth artist to receive the honor. Brooks will be the ninth artist to receive the honor.

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Last year's winner was the legendary Mariah Carey. And the winners before her were Cher, Neil Diamond, Celine Dion, Jennifer Lopez, Prince, Stevie Wonder, and Janet Jackson. Brooks will not only receive the award, but he will be performing at this year's show which will be held on Wednesday, April 29 at the MGM Grand Gardens Arena in Las Vegas. The popular awards show will be broadcast on the NBC network. The nominees for this year's show have not yet been announced.

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Garth’s Billboard highlights include nine No. 1 albums on the all-genre Billboard 200 chart, 17 No. 1 albums on the Top Country Albums chart, 19 No. 1 singles and more. Garth is the first and he is also the only artist in history to achieve eight diamond-certified albums. His sales are more than 10 million units each. Brooks is also the best-selling solo artist in U.S. history, with more than 156 million album sales. He has won two Grammy Awards, 17 American Music Awards, 11 Country Music Association Awards, 18 Academy of Country Music Awards and 19 Billboard Awards.

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The Billboard Awards show this year will be hosted by Kelly Clarkson. This will be her third year in a row to have this honor. Clarkson shot to fame after winning the first season of American Idol. In the past, she has begun the show by singing a medley of songs from that year's nominated artists. "I'm thrilled to be back with my Billboard family," Clarkson said in a statement, via E! News. "I love being part of an event that celebrates our greatest artists and entertains our fans. This a night of music that you won't want to miss!"

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Garth Brooks, 58-years-old, is one of the most successful artists in the world. He is the number-one-selling solo artist of the 20th century. He is the best-selling solo albums artist in the United States and has the highest-grossing country tour of all time. The singer is member of the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Brooks is also the first artist to have appeared on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart in the '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s and '20s

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