The badass award recipient chose the song – a single she recorded with Willow – to kick off an eight-minute medley worthy of the Philadelphia native. The high-flying stunt was normal for Pink, 41, known for her mind-blowing acrobatics at concerts.
After the segment, she proclaimed that her offspring “made it”. Like Mother like daughter.
She was introduced by her longtime friend, musician Jon Bon Jovi, who praised her art and heritage and said that she “really changed the game” as a “pioneer” in rock and roll.
In her remarks, she playfully admitted that she was “crushed” when, at age 8, she found out that Bon Jovi was already in a relationship. “I am very happy that you have found eternal [love]She said, addressing him on stage, “but you broke my heart.” She joked that – although she “ripped her poster off her wall and replaced it with Sebastian Bach” – she took the price of him as an “excuse”.
For her performance, the black-clad Pink embarked on an energetic mix that included “Get the Party Started”, “So What”, “Blow Me One Last Kiss”, “Who Knew”, “Just Give Me a Reason And more from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.
The “Raise Your Glass” singer has landed four singles at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, and her last three albums have reached the Billboard 200 at No. 1, according to the music organization.
Pink, née Alecia Moore, is the 10th musician to receive the Icon Award, which “recognizes outstanding artists who have achieved excellence on the Billboard charts and left an indelible mark on the music itself. Previous winners include Garth Brooks, (2020), Mariah Carey (2019), Janet Jackson (2018), Cher (2017), Celine Dion (2016), Jennifer Lopez (2014), Prince (2013), Stevie Wonder (2012) and Neil Diamond (2011).
The singer’s appearance follows the premiere of her new Amazon Prime documentary, “All I Know So Far,” which chronicles her life on stage and behind the scenes during the European leg of her 2019 “Beautiful Trauma” concert tour. , with two dates at Wembley Stadium in London.
The 2021 Billboard Music Awards kicked off with DJ Khaled, HER and Migos performing the song “We Going Crazy”. Hosted by Nick Jonas, also scheduled performances by The Weeknd, Doja Cat, SZA, AJR, Bad Bunny and Karol G, DJ Khaled with HER and Migos, Duran Duran, Glass Animals, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis with Sounds Of Blackness with Ann Nesby and twenty-one pilots. In addition, Alicia Keys was there to celebrate the 20th anniversary of her debut album, “Songs In A Minor”.