LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Grammy-winning singer Christina Aguilera will receive the inaugural Music Icon honor at the People's Choice Awards next week, producers announced Wednesday.
Aguilera will be honored for her "contributions to the music industry and her illustrious career."
The award will be presented by Becky G at the ceremony on Tuesday at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica.
Aguilera will also perform "a never-before-seen medley of her biggest songs,' during the ceremony.
"There is a reason Christina Aguilera is referred to as `the voice of our generation,"' Jen Neal, an executive vice president at NBCUniversal Entertainment Television and Streaming, said in a statement. "She not only has an extraordinary voice, but as a creator, produces music that evokes true emotion and resonates across so many different demographics. Christina is an idol and we cannot wait to celebrate her successes and present her with the inaugural Music Icon award."
In addition to Aguilera's musical accomplishments, she is also being honored for her work as a global representative for Yum! Brands' World Hunger Relief.
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