American singer Pink is slated to become the first international artist to receive the special Brit Awards prize for outstanding contribution to the music industry.
“Since the beginning of my career, the British fans have been some of the most fierce and loyal in the world,” the 39-year-old “Just Like Fire” hit-maker said. “I am humbled to receive this honor and be in the company of an illustrious group of British icons.”
Pink, whose real name is Alecia Moore, is fresh off a Hollywood Walk of Fame honor which she received this Wednesday. She will accept the special Prize in London later on February 20 at the London’s 02 Arena.
Pink has seven studio albums and one greatest-hits album since she started a career in music 19 years ago. She has since then sold more than 60 million albums, including more than 8 million in the UK. The What about Us singer has also won three Grammy Awards and 20 nominations.
While the award she’s about to receive will be the first of a kind, Pink has previously won an award in the Brit Awards. She won the best international female solo artist award in 2003 and has received further eight nominations since then.