*More details have been released regarding Bobbi Kristina’s special appearance at this Sunday’s 2012 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas.
As previously reported, her mother Whitney Houston will be honored with the Billboard Millennium Award in a musical tribute. Jordin Sparks and John Legend are set to perform in the tribute, while Bobbi Kristina, and Houston’s sister-in-law, Pat Houston, will appear to accept the award in Whitney’s honor.
Jordin Sparks and Whitney Houston in a scene from "Sparkle"
Sparks, an “American Idol” champ, plays Houston’s daughter in the upcoming remake of the film “Sparkle,” which hits theaters in August.
This year’s Billboard Music Awards airs live May 20 on ABC at 8 p.m. ET from the MGM Grand Arena. Hosting will be “Modern Family” co-stars Julie Bowen and Ty Burrell.
Previously announced performers include Katy Perry, Chris Brown, Justin Bieber, Carrie Underwood, LMFAO, CeeLo Green, Kelly Clarkson, Usher, The Wanted, Linkin Park and Nelly Furtado.
*Beyonce received the Billboard Millennium Award and performed her new single, “Run the World (Girls),” for the first time on network television at Sunday night’s Billboard Music Awards on ABC. [Scroll down to watch.]
Several of Beyonce’s close relatives, famous friends and collaborators — including First Lady Michelle Obama, Lady Gaga, The-Dream, U2′s Bono, Babyface, Stevie Wonder, sister Solange and her son Daniel “Juelz” Smith, Barbra Streisand, Matthew Knowles and Tina Knowles — took part in the Billboard Millennium Award presentation with pre-recorded personal messages about the singer’s accomplishments and impact.
The honoree herself then took the stage to perform “Run the World (Girls),” the lead single from her fourth studio album,” 4,” for the first time ever. Virtual duplicates of Beyrocked behind her on a huge video screen until an impressive 100 back-up dancers emerged to rock collectively to the girl-power anthem.
After the show-stopping performance, Tina Knowles and Juelz presented Beyonce with the Billboard Millennium Award, as the singer breathlessly thanked her parents, Destiny Child’s Kelly Rowland, Michelle Williams and even former members of the group, Letoya Luckett and LaTavia Roberson.
Beyonce ended her speech by shouting out her husband – “I love me some Jay-Z,” she said, as the rap star smiled and nodded and a collective “aw” could be heard in Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Arena.
*Beyonce has been unstoppable since her coming out 10 years ago.
For the singer’s achievements, Billboard is honoring her with the 2011 Billboard Millennium Award at the May 22 ceremony.
“The Billboard Millennium Award will recognize Beyonce’s career achievements and influence in the music industry, from her role as the frontwoman of Destiny’s Child to her three-chart-topping solo albums, which have collectively earned her 16 Grammy awards and ASCAP’s Pop Songwriter of the Year award.”
Presenters of awards will include artists Nicki Minaj, Jennifer Lopez, Pitbull, Rihanna, Taio Cruz and several others.
The event will take place at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas and will air on ABC from 8 to 11 p.m. EST.