Mary J. Blige Billboard Icon Award Recipient!!!!
Mary J. Blige will receive the Billboard Icon Award. But this is no lifetime achievement, as she is still very much active in the game.
Mary J. Blige To Be Honored With Billboard’s Icon Award
Are you ready to see Mary get the Billboard Icon Award at this year’s ceremony?
Mary J. Blige is an icon in the eyes of Hip Hop already.
However, at the 2022 Billboard Music Awards, she will get the honor of the official Billboard Icon Award in front of her many fans.
The 51-year-old superstar is well-deserving of this honor.
According to Billboard, the Icon Award are artists who created a high caliber of work within the music industry and have ranked high on the Billboard charts.
And we all know she fits that bill, as the critically acclaimed singer has many achievements.
Not only did she win Billboard’s R&B Album Of The Year award in 1995.
But she also picked up 9 awards in 1996 alone.
In addition to those awards, she also got 9 Grammy awards.
And did you know that Blige is also the only artist to have won Grammys in the R&B, hip hop, pop, and gospel fields?
Yeah…she did that!
Plus, in 2017, she became the first person in Oscar history to be nominated for acting and songwriting in the same year for her work in Mudbound.
As for the Billboard Music charts, Mary J. has amassed four No. 1 albums on the Billboard 200 for –
- Share My World
- Love & Life
- The Breakthrough
- Growing Pains
Her No. 1 single, Family Affair topped the charts for 6 weeks in 2001.
Blige Joins An Amazing List Of Past Honorees
Here are those that were honored with this award before the ‘411‘ singer.
- Neil Diamond
- Stevie Wonder
- Jennifer Lopez
- Celine Dion
- Janet Jackson
- Mariah Carey
- Garth Brooks
The Queen of Hip Hop Soul To Be The 11th Recipient Of This Honor
Expressing that her career achievements have led to her wearing many hats (singer/rapper/songwriter/actress/businesswoman) here’s what she had to say about it –
“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.”
“Though it all, I always one way or another gravitated back to my first move, 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.:
Though she has all these awards, you can rest assured there are many others in her future.
But don’t think this is the end of her career, oh no.
Mary is still actively participating in the music game, as her 14th album, Good Morning Gorgeous was released just this February.
Additionally, fans got to see her perform at the 2022 Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show alongside Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, 50 Cent, and Kendrick Lamar.
And let’s not forget, she is also starring in Starz’s Power Book II: Ghost series.
Broadcasting live in Las Vegas, Mary will receive her flowers at the MGM Grand Arena.
But it was also announced that she will grace the stage with a performance as well.
Watch as Mary J. Blige receives the Icon Award at the 2022 Billboard Music Awards to air on Sunday, May 15th.
While we wait for this event, let’s check out Good Morning, Gorgeous, her newest contribution to the music scene –