This week’s Billboard cover star Mariah Carey took a moment to reflect upon her most memorable moments with Billboard, naming the time she received the Icon Award at this year’s Billboard Music Awards as the most significant one.
“It’s hard for me to select just one,” she tells Billboard. “Receiving the Billboard Icon Award was a really magnificent moment for me, receiving that award and giving the speech, after 18 No. 1s [now 19] and whatever amount of albums sold…and after the songs that didn’t go to No. 1 or didn’t even necessarily chart high, that still means so much to me as an artist.”
Carey also notes that to her, receiving such accolades reflects how her fans feel about her, so she is very grateful for those moments. She adds that being a part of Billboard’s chart history is major.
You can watch the full video above, and watch Mariah Carey take a look back at some more of her memorable career moments below, including her video for “All I Want For Christmas Is You,” working with Whitney Houston, and her “Obsessed” video.