Neil Diamond Receives 2011 Billboard Icon Award

neildiamond Neil Diamond Receives 2011 Billboard Icon Award

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[pullquote quote=”I don’t know exactly what it means to be an icon, but I always wanted to be one.” credit=”Neil Diamond”]Last night at the 2011 Billboard Music Awards, [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Neil Diamond [/lastfm] accepted the 2011 Billboard Icon Award.  Diamond joked that he “would’ve settled for a Top 10 record; you didn’t have to do the whole award thing. I love it.” 

[photogallerylink id=66748 align=right]He closed out the show with an audience sing-along version of “Sweet Caroline” and a choir-assisted version of “America.

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