HOLLYWOOD—On Saturday, April 29, singer and Grammy winner, Britney Spears, will receive the first Icon Award given by Radio Disney Music Awards.
The award was created to recognize an artist who has had major success in pop culture, but also has a strong following of Radio Disney fans.
Spears first started out as a Mouseketeer on the Mickey Mouse Club. She parlayed that success to release multiple albums and win multiple awards. Since her start on Disney, Britney has sold over 150 million records worldwide. This will not be the first Disney award the singer has received. In 2014, Britney received the award for Radio Disney Best Song That Makes You Smile with her hit “Ohh La La.”
Radio Disney Network General Manager, Phil Guerini indicated in a statement: “Having just celebrated 20 years of Radio Disney in 2016, we are excited to introduce the RDMA Icon Award as special recognition of an artist whose music has been loved and adored by generations of Radio Disney fans. We are proud to celebrate Britney as the first recipient for this award acknowledging her chart- topping career on Radio Disney since 1998.
Spears stormed the music world with her hit, “[Hit Me] Baby One More Time” in 1998. Years later, the singer has hit the stage with world tours and has become a staple in Las Vegas with her residency as Planet Hollywood.
The Radio Disney Music Awards will air on April 29. Scheduled performers include performances by Kelsea Ballerini, Hailee Steinfeld, Alessia Cara, Noah Cyrus, Julia Michaels among others. Britney enthusiasts can watch her acceptance on the Disney Channel.