Lady Gaga lands icon honour

Lady Gaga is to receive a special icon award at the 2011 NewNowNext Awards.

The honour was announced on her 25th birthday on Monday.

She will be presented with the Always Next, Forever Now accolade at Logo TV's annual ceremony on April 7, reports MTV.COM.

The prize is handed to pop culture icons who continually impress fans with their daring style and push boundaries with their talents.

Previous winners include Britney Spears and Janet Jackson.

The award comes three years after she made her US TV debut on the show with a performance of 'Just Dance'. 

'We knew the moment Lady Gaga made her inaugural television appearance honour first NewNowNext Awards back in 2008, she was destined for big things,' Dave Mace, Logo's Senior Vice President of Original Programming.

'All throughout her whirlwind rise, she's remained a friend to Logo and we're honoured to have her back on the show.'