Mariah Carey to Receive Icon Award at 2019 Billboard Music Awards

Mariah Carey has dominated the pop world and the Billboard charts since her debut in 1990, and, fittingly, dick clark productions and NBC announced Thursday (April 11) that Carey will be honored with the prestigious Icon Award.

Along with her award, the living legend herself will take the stage to perform a medley of her biggest hits. She joins previous legendary Icon recipients Janet Jackson, Neil Diamond, Stevie Wonder, Prince, Jennifer Lopez, Celine Dion, Cher and more.    

Carey led the Billboard Hot 100 in each year of the 1990s, making her the only artist to top the chart in every year of any decade, and has had 18 total No. 1s on the chart, the most among any soloist. Additionally, her 79 total weeks ruling the Hot 100 are the most of any artist. Six of her albums claimed the No. 1 spot of the Billboard 200 albums chart. 

The 2019 Billboard Music Awards, hosted by Kelly Clarkson, will air live from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Wednesday, May 1, at 8 p.m. ET/PT.