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Britney Spears To Receive Icon Award At 2017 RDMAs

Britney Spears [Randee St. Nicolas | RCA Press Photo]

Last month, Radio Disney revealed that Nick Jonas would receive the HERO Award at this year’s RDMA ceremony.

Wednesday, it confirmed that Britney Spears will also receive a special distinction.

The iconic pop star will receive the first-ever Radio Disney Icon Award.

“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,” said Phil Guerini of Disney Channels Worldwide/Radio Disney.

Spears will receive the award during the ceremony, which takes place at Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theater on April 29. A broadcast of the event will air at 7PM ET on April 30.

Kelsea Ballerini, Sofia Carson, Jordan Fisher, Alex Aiono and Jenna Ortega are hosting the show. Confirmed performers include Ballerini, Fisher, Noah Cyrus, Alessia Cara, Train, Hailee Steinfeld, Grace VanderWaal and Julia Michaels; more are expected to be announced soon.

Written by Brian Cantor

Brian Cantor is the editor-in-chief for Headline Planet. He has been a leading reporter in the music, movie, television and sporting spaces since 2002.

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