Pop sensation Pink will be honoured at the Brit Awards this year for outstanding contribution to music.
This will be the first time since 2012 that the award will be presented to a performer when Blur received the honour.
Past winners of the Outstanding Contribution to Music Award include Pet Shop Boys, Spice Girls, David Bowie, Elton John, Freddy Mercury and Fleetwood Mac.
Pink will be the first solo female artist and the first international artist to win the award.
“I am so honoured to be recognised with the Outstanding Contribution To Music Award at the 2019 BRITs!” Pink said in a statement. “Since the beginning of my career, the British fans have been some of the most fierce and loyal in the world.
“I am humbled to receive this honour and be in the company of an illustrious group of British icons!”
It has also been announced that Pink is set to perform and close the ceremony.
BRITs Chairman Jason Iley said: “Pink is a trailblazer, a phenomenally talented singer and songwriter, and truly one of the greatest artists of our time. It is a real pleasure to honour her at this year’s BRIT Awards with the Outstanding Contribution To Music Award.
“With her remarkable career spanning nearly 20 years, Pink is one of the most successful artists in the world, consistently releasing multi-million-selling albums and selling out tours all over the globe. I am really excited to welcome her back to The BRITs and to recognise her prodigious success.”
“Surreal” Week For Pink
Yesterday, Pink announced that she has a new single and album on the way.
The single, ‘Walk Me Home’ will be released on February 22 and the star gave fans a preview during an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
She also told Ellen that she is set to shoot the music video for ‘Walk Me Home’ with the director of The Greatest Showman, Michael Gracey.
The star recently turned down a performance at this year’s Superbowl Halftime show in support of NFL players protesting police brutality.
Pink received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame earlier this week.
“This is surreal. It has been a trip lately thinking back over the course of this career I’ve somehow managed to have. I signed my first record deal 23 years ago,” said the Grammy-winning artist to the crowd watching her accept the honour.
The BRIT Awards 2019 take place on Wednesday, February 20.
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