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Billboard To Honor Mariah Carey With Icon Award At BBMAs

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Billboard is giving their coveted Icon Award to the legendary Mariah Carey at this year’s Billboard Music Awards. And must we say, rightfully so!

Along with the recognition, Carey will flaunt her vocal ability during the ceremony with a medley of hits. Most of those hits have helped her reign supreme atop the Billboard charts. Per Billboard, she is the solo singer with the most number of #1 songs on their Hot 100 charts with a whooping 18.

She joins an important list of previous Icon Award recipients such as Janet Jackson, Prince, Celine Dion, and Cher. Somehow (a not so friendly face to Carey) Jennifer Lopez has also been awarded this award previously and joins the list of highly-accomplished musicians. Some would say that a little too early, but deserving nonetheless.

The Billboard Music Awards take place Wednesday, May 1 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. It airs live at 8/7c on NBC, hosted by Kelly Clarkson.

Just two days ago, it was announced that Panic! At The Disco, Sam Smith, Normani, Lauren Daigle, and Khalid will take the stage alongside Clarkson as the first round of performers.

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Residing in San Antonio, Peter is the creator and editor-in-chief of this blog. He is currently pursuing degrees in Journalism and Business & Event Management. He is a news junkie, pop culture aficionado, and live-music obsessed.

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