Sun, 20 Jan 2013 05:00:02 GMT

Prince to be honoured at Billboard Music Awards

Los Angeles, Jan 20 (PTI) Musician Prince is all set to be honoured with Icon Award at this year''s Billboard Music Awards, joining Stevie Wonder and Neil Diamond.

The ceremony is seen as one of the most prestigious in the world behind the Grammys, and it will honour the ''Purple Rain'' pop star at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on May 19.

Prince, 54, will mark the occasion with a rare live televised performance on the show, which will be produced by Don Mischer.

The legendary musician will become only the third artiste to be honoured with the award, joining inaugural winner Neil Diamond (2011) and last year''s recipient Stevie Wonder. PTI JCH

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