Mariah Carey to be honored at AAFCA Awards

Tuesday 16 February 2021

Mariah Carey to be honored at AAFCA Awards |
Mariah Carey and George C. Wolfe, director of the acclaimed film adaptation of Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, are among those set to receive special awards from the African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) at the 12th annual AAFCA Awards, which are set to be presented virtually on April 7.

Carey will receive the innovator award, which will recognize her creative role in her dozens of music videos and specials. Carey has directed or co-directed such videos as "Fantasy" and "Always Be My Baby".

"Mariah Carey is often recognized as a global icon for her musical gifts, but rarely is she celebrated for the visual storytelling in her music videos and specials," says Gil Robertson, the association's CEO/president. "We're recognizing her as a creator. She has been very involved over the years in the creation, stories and storylines in her videos and we thought she deserved recognition."

Musicians who have received special awards from the AAFCA in the past include "Glory" co-writers John Legend and Common and Harold Wheeler, the multi-talented orchestrator, composer, conductor, arranger and record producer.


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