Don’t be afraid to take the next step Christina Aguilera—because tonight is your night. 

On Tuesday, Dec. 7, the powerhouse singer was honored with the first-ever Music Icon Award at the 2021 People’s Choice Awards. With five Grammy Awards, fifteen more nominations and more hits, we knew that this 40-year old star would be a legend. 

The mom of two started her special night by performing a medley of her most empowering hits, including “Fighter,” “Genie in a Bottle,” “Can’t Hold Us Down” and “Beautiful,” as well as her new ballad “Somos Nada.” 

Christina rocked multiple outfit changes, going from a black ruffled ballgown to yellow-and-black flared pants and finally a stunning draped chartreuse gown.

When the time came to accept the milestone award, she did so with her fans and family top of mind.

“Matty, I love you, thanks for dealing with all of this always,” she said of her longtime fiancé Matthew RutlerBefore sending her love to her children, Max13, Sommer, 7.