Mariah Carey to Receive Icon Award at 2012 BMI Urban Awards
Published on July 20, 2012 by Eugene Ernest ·
R&B diva Mariah Carey will receive 2012 BMI’s Icon Award at the performing rights org’s Annual Urban Music Awards, to be held on Sept. 7 at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills. The singer/songwriter will join the likes of past honorees – The Jacksons, Little Richard, Isaac Hayes, James Brown, Snoop Dogg and Al Green, by getting the coveted Icon Award.
They are chosen because of their unique and indelible influence on generations of music makers. Carey, who is very well known for her five-octave choice, has collected more number One singles than any other singly artist. When it comes to having the most chart-topping singles of all time, R&B diva comes in at second place, just following ‘The Beatles.’
Carey took part in writing most of her biggest hits tracks like, “We Belong Together”, “One Sweet Day”, “Shake It Off” and “Hero”. The list also contains a huge 30 BMI Urban and Pop award-winning songs. She is also the first female singer ever to obtain the “Chopard Diamond World Music Award” which is given to artists who have sold more than 175 million albums.
Currently, The mother of two is working on a new album – which will be out under Island Def Jam. There are also gossips that she is in discussions to become a judge on “American Idol 2012″.
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