By Adam S. Levy
Radar 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.

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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.

“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 …you represent the dream.”

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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.”

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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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