Mary J. Blige will obtain the Icon Award on the upcoming Billboard Music Awards.
The 51-year-old singer will obtain the honorary gong on the ceremony in Las Vegas on Could 15, when she’ll additionally carry out on stage on the MGM Grand Backyard Area.
Mary stated: “My profession has been such an unimaginable and sudden journey that has included many turns into avenues I by no means might have imagined like performing, producing, launching companies and now even my very own music pageant.
“By means of all of it, I at all times a technique or one other gravitated again to my past love, music. To be recognised on this manner at this second, with the Icon Award on the Billboard Music Awards, is an unimaginable honour and one which I’m really humbled by.”
The Icon Award was created in 2011 and former winners of the gong embrace Neil Diamond, Stevie Surprise, Prince, Jennifer Lopez, Celine Dion, Cher, Janet Jackson, Mariah Carey, Garth Brooks, and Pink.
Earlier this 12 months, in the meantime, Mary carried out alongside Dr Dre, Eminem, Snoop Dogg and Kendrick Lamar on the Tremendous Bowl halftime present.
The award-winning star beloved performing on the SoFi Stadium in California, and she or he additionally relished teaming up with Dr Dre.
The ‘Simply Wonderful’ hitmaker beforehand stated: “To truly have Dr Dre attain out and ask was simply large, as a result of Dr Dre is likely one of the most vital folks in hip-hop, and as a producer, as a author, as a rapper. He’s simply the one, you recognize?”
Mary didn’t even thoughts not getting paid for the halftime present.
She stated: “I imply, pay attention, you’re going to be paid for the remainder of your life off of this. Persons are going to be knocking at your door,
“They don’t need to pay me … but when they had been paying, it’d be some huge cash.
“However I’m good …That is the chance of a lifetime.”