There is no doubt that Mary J. Blige is an icon as she has served us numerous hits over the years. Now Billboard will be honoring the “Queen of Hip-Hop Soul” for her musical contributions at this year’s Billboard Music Awards.
Billboard To Honor Mary J. Blige With Icon Award
According to Deadline, MJB has been announced as the recipient of the Icon Award for this year’s award show. Billboard recognizes artists who “achieved excellence on the Billboard Charts and have made an indelible mark on music” with their Icon Award honor. In addition to Billboard honoring Mary, a 10X BBMA winner, she will also hit the stage to perform.
Mary spoke about the honor and said:
“My career has been such an incredible and unexpected journey that has included many turns into avenues I never could have imagined like acting, producing, launching businesses, and now even my own music festival. Through it all, I always one way or another gravitated back to my first love, music. To be recognized in this way at this moment, with the Icon Award at the Billboard Music Awards, is an incredible honor and one that I am truly humbled by.”
The award was first given out in 2011. Past recipients of the award include Prince, Celine Dion, Stevie Wonder, Jennifer Lopez, Janet Jackson, Mariah Carey, Cher, and a few other iconic artists.
Mary’s impact on music only becomes more remarkable as she continues to add more hits to her legendary catalog.
Mary J. Blige HAs Had A Busy Year In the Studio And On Screen
In February, MJB released her 14th studio album “Good Morning Gorgeous,” Within the same month, she hit the stage during the Super Bowl Halftime Show with Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, 50 Cent, and Kendrick Lamar.
When she’s not in her music bag, Mary dominates both the movie and television screens. In addition to her current starring role as Monet Tejada on the Starz hit series “Power Book II: Ghost,” she is also scheduled to executive produce a Lifetime film based on her classic record “Real Love.”
As we previously reported, The Weeknd and Doja Cat are leading in nominations for this year’s BBMAs, and the show will be returning to Las Vegas on May 15th.
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