Prince to be honored at 2013 Billboard Awards

January 18, 2013 • Entertainment

FILE – In this Nov. 14, 2010 file photo, Musician Prince performs in Yas Island, on the final night of the F1 motor race meeting in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Prince will perform and be honored with Icon Award at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards. ABC announced on Friday, Jan. 18, 2013, that the 2013 Billboard Music Awards are set to return to ABC and will be broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, May 19, 2013 (8:00-11:00 p.m. ET). (AP Photo/Nousha Salimi, File)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Prince will be honored with an Icon Award during the 2013 Billboard Music Awards.

This year’s show will be broadcast live May 19 on ABC from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

Prince also will perform on the Don Mischer-produced show, a rare televised appearance for the 54-year-old genre-bending singer whose hits include “Purple Rain,” ”1999″ and “Kiss.”

Previous Icon winners include Stevie Wonder and Neil Diamond.

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