Billboard Music Awards: Britney Spears to Receive Millennium Award, Perform Medley of Hits

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Britney Spears

Past recipients of the award include fellow chart-toppers and record-breakers Beyonce and Whitney Houston.

Britney Spears will be honored with the prestigious Millennium Award at this year's Billboard Music Awards.

Spears is also slated to perform a medley of her chart-toppers during the awards show, airing May 22. Past recipients of the Millennium Award include fellow chart-toppers and record-breakers Beyoncé (2011) and Whitney Houston (2012).

The Billboard Millennium Award honors artists with exceptional achievements and influence in the music industry. Spears began her career with the hit "...Baby One More Time," which eventually went 14 times platinum and blazed a path for 23 future Top 40 singles. In the U.S. alone, she's sold more than 70 million albums, singles and songs, cementing her legacy as a pop icon.

The Billboard Music Awards, hosted by Ludacris and Ciara, will air May 22 on ABC.