Mariah to receive Icon Award at Billboard Music Awards

Thursday 11 April 2019

Mariah to receive Icon Award at Billboard Music Awards |
Mariah Carey has dominated the pop world and the Billboard charts since her debut in 1990, and, fittingly, Dick Clark Productions and NBC announced Thursday (April 11) that Carey will be honored with the prestigious Icon Award.

Along with her award, the living legend herself will take the stage to perform a medley of her biggest hits. She joins previous legendary Icon recipients Janet Jackson, Neil Diamond, Stevie Wonder, Prince, Jennifer Lopez, Celine Dion, Cher and more.

Carey led the Billboard Hot 100 in each year of the 1990s, making her the only artist to top the chart in every year of any decade, and has had 18 total No. 1s on the chart, the most among any soloist. Additionally, her 79 total weeks ruling the Hot 100 are the most of any artist. Six of her albums claimed the No. 1 spot of the Billboard 200 albums chart.

The 2019 Billboard Music Awards, hosted by Kelly Clarkson, will air live from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Wednesday, May 1, at 8 p.m. ET/PT.


Dennis from Ukraine
(Thursday 11 April 2019; 19:16)
Such a short notice. And receiving this award after JLo.
B from USA
(Thursday 11 April 2019; 23:38)
I think Billboard wanted to award an actual musical icon this year after the backlash they received for giving the award to JLo.
Dove from United States
(Friday 12 April 2019; 00:58)
I hope she performs some upbeat songs and gets the locals to their feet. Maybe Migrate?
Leito from USA
(Friday 12 April 2019; 20:32)
The Caution Tour should have prepared her for this moment. Once and for all, just shut down all these folks who say you can no longer sing. If only she could do the remix versions and have a special guest appear.
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