Pink says her career is the 'longest fluke in history' ahead of receiving Billboard Icon Award

Pink joked that her successful career is just one long fluke.

The pop sensation is being honoured this month with the Icon Award at this year's Billboard Music Awards.

Receiving the award Pink will follow in the footsteps of stars including Neil Diamond, Jennifer Lopez, Celine Dion, the late Prince, and Mariah Carey to be only the 10th artist to receive the accolade and, at 41, will be the youngest winner to date.

Pink joined Ellen DeGeneres in person on The Ellen Show where she talked about the upcoming honour.

"When they told me that, I was like, 'Oh OK, I'm getting the old lady award. They're ready for me to just go now.'" she joked.

"But then, I was like, you know what, it's kind of cool," the star continued. "I mean, it's more than kind of cool...It's amazing and it's an honor." She then quipped, "It's the longest fluke in history."

Pink also performed her brand new song All I Know So Far live for the first time.

Watch the emotional acoustic rendition here:

Meanwhile, Pink opened about how  "so unfair" it is that she was pitted against other female artists in the past.

When the Just Give Me A Reason hitmaker started her career, she was labelled to be "anti" Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera, despite being a huge fan of the two songstresses.

She told People magazine: "It was so unfair to all the girls. None of us wanted that, I love Britney - she used to carry around my album. I was like, 'Dude, I’m a street punk, I just skateboard. That doesn’t have to be the anti-Britney. I don’t want to fight anybody.' I think we navigated through it as good as a 20-year-old girl can. Now I think it’s totally different. Girls supporting girls is rad - I love to watch it."

It comes after Pink opened up about balancing motherhood and her career.

She said: "Touring with kids is impossible - and I did the impossible.

"For a while, there were a lot of other pop stars that were emailing me and calling me for the playbook on how to tour with kids, so I wrote a playbook for other moms. You just keep going.

"I'm just thinking about: 'Am I raising a kind person? What's it like to be my kid?'"

Pink knows her children - Willow, nine, and Jameson, four - have grown up in very different circumstances to her but she's determined to ensure they remain humble and hard working.

She reflected: "Their normal is different: we go on tour and have a ball pit in mommy's dressing room. But they are normal kids. Jameson wants to be an astronaut.

"Willow does gymnastics and reads Harry Potter and is convinced she's going to Hogwarts when she's 11, and I don't have the heart to tell her that she's not."

- Bang! Showbiz, additional reporting by The Hits.