Garth Brooks To Receive Icon Award At Billboard Music Awards

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Garth Brooks will be recognized with the coveted ICON Award at the upcoming 2020 Billboard Music Awards. As a 19-time Billboard Music Award winner, Brooks joins only eight other artists who have ever received the honor. The superstar will also take the stage during the show for a highly anticipated performance.

Brooks is the first and only artist in history to achieve eight Diamond-certified albums at over 10 million album sales each. He remains the No. 1-selling solo artist in U.S. history, certified by the RIAA with more than 156 million album sales. He has earned nine No. 1 albums on the all-genre Billboard 200 chart (the most of any country artist), with chart-toppers in the ’90s, ’00s and ’10s. Seven of them debuted at No. 1. Brooks also claimed 17 No. 1s on the Top Country Albums chart and 89 hits on the Hot Country Songs chart including 19 No. 1s. In January, Billboard announced that Brooks became the first artist to have appeared on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart in the ‘80s, ‘90s, ‘00s, ‘10s and ‘20s.

Previous recipients of the ICON Award include Cher, Neil Diamond, Celine Dion, Jennifer Lopez, Prince, Stevie Wonder, Janet Jackson and Mariah Carey.

The 2020 Billboard Music Awards will broadcast live from Las Vegas on Wednesday, April 29 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on NBC.

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