Jamie Lynn Spears Honors Britney Spears During Surprise Appearance at 2017 Radio Disney Music Awards

The popstar's little sister presents her the Icon award at the House of Mouse's show

By Meg Swertlow May 01, 2017 12:19 AMTags
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It's a family affair...

Jamie Lynn Spears surprised fans at the 2017 Radio Disney Music Awards earlier today, when she presented big sis Britney Spears the first-ever Icon Award at the House of Mouse's big show at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

A whopping 23 years after starring as a mouseketeer on The Mickey Mouse Club, the popstar is being honored by the company with the inaugural accolade. The award was created to recognize, "a distinguished artist whose career transcends popular culture and whose music is loved by generations of Radio Disney fans."

And it sounds like Radio Disney thought Jamie Lynn was the perfect person to present the icon with the Icon!

Radio Disney Music Awards 2017: Red Carpet Arrivals
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"Starving" singer Hailee Steinfeld joined the show's hosts Kelsea Ballerini and Sofia Carson to perform a medley of Spears’ biggest hits (while wearing Britney-inspired ensembles) in celebration of the pop princess' receiving the inaugural award. At the end of the medley, the former Zoey 101 star ended up joining the trio out to sing "Till the World Ends.

Spears then thanked fans for their longtime support, saying in her acceptance speech, "What a pleasant surprise, my goodness. I want to thank Radio Disney so much for giving me their first-ever Icon Award. This is such an honor, and your supporting me throughout my career has meant so much to me." 

"All of my fans, as always, you're the freaking best," she continued, "And the two loves of my life, Jayden and Preston. They're the reason my heart beats."

Jamie Lynn appeared to enjoy being in the spotlight, even though has been keeping a low profile in recent months after February's ATV crash left her daughter, Maddie Aldridge, seriously injured. The 8-year-old appears to have made a full recovery, even hitting up Disney World with her aunt in March.

My boys and @nickjonas woo hoo??#RDMA

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Meanwhile, BritBrit and Jamie Lynn weren't the only ones having a ball at the family-friendly awards show. Britney's two sons, Jayden James and Sean Preston, got to spend time with another former Disney darling, Nick Jonas.

The proud mama posted the smiling snap of her sons and the "Jealous" crooner, along with the caption, "My boys and @nickjonas woo hoo #RDMA."

We're jealous!

2017 Radio Disney Music Awards air tomorrow at 4 p.m. PST on Disney-branded platforms.

(This story was originally published on Saturday, April 29 at 7:34 p.m. PST)