Mariah Carey To Receive ‘Billboard’ Icon Award

It was recently announced that at the upcoming 2019 Billboard Music Award ceremony, Mariah Carey will be presented with the ‘Billboard’ Icon Award. The news comes as the legendary Carey is coming off the recent release of her latest studio album titled “Caution” which was released late 2018. Mariah Carey has made a huge impact on the music business since her first appearance on the scene in the 1990s. She has charted multiple songs on the Billboard Hot 100 through the entire decade of the 90s which makes her musical ability and talent undeniable.

Her Latest Album

Mariah Carey’s latest album “Caution” was released in November 2018 and features the likes of artists Slick Rick and Ty Dolla Sign and legendary producers Timbaland, Jermaine Dupri and No I.D.  The singer has been known for creating melodic love songs throughout her career however her latest album put a new spin on what it means to love. The album features songs which incorporated moments in Mariah’s life where she felt under pressure and how she got through them with the help of music.

The album was definitely a refreshing take on the singer’s typical subject matter which shows that even after 10+yrs in the music business, she is still ahead of her time. Mariah Carey definitely deserves to win the ‘Billboard’ Icon Award and the 2019 ceremony set to take place will make it a reality. The 2019 Billboard Music Award ceremony is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, May 1st at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The show will be hosted by Kelly Clarkson.

History in Music

Mariah Carey currently holds the world record of having had a total of 18 songs to chart No.1 on the Billboard charts through her career making her one of the most popular female artists of all time. Mariah Carey also holds the records for the most No.1 records to chart on Billboard for any solo performer as well as the record for the longest Billboard Hot 100 reign with 79 consecutive weeks on the charts – the longest any artist has charted.

Carey has also had six of her albums reach the No.1 spot on the Billboard 200 chart. The singer is also set to perform some of her biggest hits at the 2019 Billboard Music Award ceremony. She is poised to join other legendary recipients of the ‘Billboard’ Icon Award including Jennifer Lopez, Celine Dion, Stevie Wonder, Prince, and more.

What it means for Mariah

Since her debut album titled “Mariah Carey” which was released on June 12, 1990 the singer has been dominating the music charts and touring across the globe consistently. She has worked with some of the biggest names in the industry and has received various awards for her studio releases and other recorded performances. With the singer being set to receives the 2019 ‘Billboard’ Music Icon award, this will be yet another accomplishment added to her long list of accolades.


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