Garth Brooks to Become One of Only Nine Artists in History to Receive “Billboard Icon Award”

Country Music Hall of Fame member Garth Brooks will soon add another award to his crowded trophy case: the Billboard Icon Award.

Garth will be presented with the award at the 2020 Billboard Music Awards, which will broadcast live from Las Vegas on April 29 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on NBC. Garth will also perform during the broadcast.

Garth’s Billboard accomplishments include nine No. 1 albums on the all-genre Billboard 200 chart, 17 No. 1 albums on the Top Country Albums chart, 19 No. 1 singles and more. Garth is the first and only artist in history to achieve eight diamond-certified albums with sales of more than 10 million units each. Garth is also the best-selling solo artist in U.S. history, certified by the RIAA with more than 156 million album sales.

Garth will join an esteemed group of eight additional artists who have been presented the Billboard Icon Award: Cher, Neil Diamond, Celine Dion, Jennifer Lopez, Prince, Stevie Wonder, Janet Jackson and Mariah Carey.

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