Beyoncé to Receive Millennium Award at The 2011 Billboard Music Awards / by

A lot of you wondered how Beyoncé will kick off this album era. Well, yesterday or the day before (I can't remember) I posted a leaked Promo schedule, and one of them was her performing at the 2011 Billboard Music Awards. To further confirm that, it has now been announced that a segment of the show will be dedicated to the R&B heavyweight. To find out why and how, read more after the jump.

Knowles, who has been topping Billboard's charts since 2003, will be honored May 22 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, hosted by funny man, Ken Jeong. Her influence on the industry as a Sasha Fierce performer, actress and producer has cast her as a true living legend -- only magnified by her union with equally influential music master, Jay Z.

The 'Single Ladies' singer will also be celebrated by her peers, Cee Lo Green, Nicki Minaj, Pitbull, The Black Eyed Peas, Rihanna, Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum and Taio Cruz who will all perform in salute to the diva.

Born and bred as a founding force behind Destiny's Child, she had us all saying her name before she went solo. From there, Knowles has gone on to win 16 Grammy Awards and shattered Billboard records with hits like, 'Beautiful Liar.'

It's no doubt that Knowles knows how to 'Run The World (Girls)' and her fourth studio album, set for release later this year, will continue to lead her from Destiny to reality.

AAHHHHHHHHHHHH! In YOUR FACE!!!! That goes to you nay-sayers who said this and that and blah blah blah! I said it once and I'll say it again. Beyoncé is about to FORCE everything she has down your throats whether you like it or not. She is about to have RIHANNA performing, on a stage, HONORING her. Yet a lot of people compare the two, but who's honoring who? I honestly don't know if I'd be willing to sit and hear Rihanna attempt to perform a Beyoncé song. Nicki Minaj, I mean wow! I'm excited for this. But this is BIG and HUGE news. I mean what better way to jump start off an era with the hottest artists of today, in all genres of music tribute you for your success? B's done it again. Take that You RIHANNA, LADY GAGA, & BRITNEY SPEARS STANS!! Watch her werk!

UPDATE: So I guess Rihanna won't tribute Beyoncé but will still perform at the ceremony.