There isn’t any doubt that Mary J. Blige is an icon as she has served us quite a few hits over time. Now Billboard shall be honoring the “Queen of Hip-Hop Soul,” for her musical contributions, at this yr’s Billboard Music Awards.
In accordance with Deadline, MJB has been introduced because the recipient of the Icon Award for this yr’s award present. The award provides recognition to artists that “achieved excellence on the Billboard Charts and have made an indelible mark on music.” Except for being honored, Mary who’s a 10X BBMA winner, can even hit the stage to carry out.
Mary spoke concerning the honor and stated:
“My profession has been such an unbelievable and sudden journey that has included many turns into avenues I by no means might have imagined like appearing, producing, launching companies, and now even my very own music pageant. By means of all of it, I at all times a method or one other gravitated again to my old flame, music. To be acknowledged on this means at this second, with the Icon Award on the Billboard Music Awards, is an unbelievable honor and one which I’m actually humbled by.”
The award was first given out in 2011. Previous recipients of the award embody Prince, Celine Dion, Stevie Surprise, Jennifer Lopez, Janet Jackson, Mariah Carey, Cher, and some different iconic artists.
Mary’s impression on music solely turns into better as she continues so as to add extra hits to her legendary catalog.
Again in February, she launched her 14th studio album “Good Morning Attractive,” and inside the identical month, she hit the stage throughout the Tremendous Bowl Halftime Present with Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, 50 Cent, and Kendrick Lamar.
When she’s not in her music bag, Mary is dominating each the film screens and tv screens. Except for her present starring position as Monet Tejada on the Starz hit sequence “Energy Ebook II: Ghost,” she can be scheduled to government produce a Lifetime movie based mostly on her basic report “Actual Love.”
As we beforehand reported, The Weeknd and Doja Cat are main in nominations for this yr’s BBMAs, and the present shall be returning to Las Vegas on Might fifteenth.
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