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VIDEO: Billboard Crazy In Love With Millennium Award Winner Beyonce

May 23 2011, Published 8:30 a.m. ET

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By Adam S. Levy Staff Writer

She really is a child of destiny.

Gorgeous Beyonce Knowles was honored with the Millennium award in celebration of her sensational career at Sunday's Billboard Music Awards from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

A number of stars, from First Lady Michelle Obama to pop wunderkind Lady Gaga, gave testimonials to Beyonce’s legacy in a videotaped tribute that aired before the presentation.

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"In addition to being just a beautiful young woman, she's been a role model and a powerful presence for young girls and women all around the world," the first lady said.   "I'm very proud of her."

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Gaga told the singer, who she collaborated with on her hit single, Telephone: “You are so much more than just a pop star or an icon represent the dream."

Even legendary Barbara Streisand got in on the love-fest: "Great performers have a sound and style that is all their own. And that's why so many people love Beyonce.

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"And so do I."

Beyonce’s mother, Tina Knowles, presented the the Single Ladies singer with the honor.

In her acceptance speech, Beyonce thanked her former Destiny’s Child bandmates, as well as her husband Jay-Z.

Beyonce also showed off why she's ruled the roost for such a long time, with an electric performance of her new single, Run the World (Girls).




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