Mariah Carey To Be Honored As BMI Icon

Published: Thursday 19th Jul 2012 by David

Mariah Carey is to be honored at September 7th’s BMI Urban Awards, for her contributions to Pop music which span an impressive two decades.

The icon will be awarded in the company of her industry peers at the Beverly Hills event – which takes place shortly before the expected release of her long awaited new studio album.

Details below…

BMI’s official release reads:

BMI Icons are selected because of their “unique and indelible influence on generations of music makers.” As the 2012 honoree, Mariah Carey will join ranks that include The Jacksons, Snoop Dogg, George Clinton, James Brown, Isaac Hayes, Little Richard, Al Green, The Bee Gees, Willie Nelson and Dolly Parton, to name a few.

Mariah Carey is one of the most prolifically successful songwriters of the last several decades in any genre of music. With her distinct five-octave vocal range and the finesse with which she scaled it, Carey defined the modern pop performance, delivering the songs she wrote with awe-inspiring grace and power.
Well done Mariah!
A nod we agree she’s deserving of, there is little doubt this news will spark interest in her upcoming LP even further, especially if fresh details arrive shortly after she collects her award.

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  1. @_Blacula July 19, 2012

    Congratulations, Queen!

    • Lalan July 19, 2012

      yep she deserves it!

      Air Jordans Responsible for Over 1,200 Deaths a Year Among African Americans; More than 20 Shoe Related Deaths Per Week << this ish crazy…

  2. ThatGrapefruitJuice July 19, 2012

    Very deserving. MiMi is the ultimate icon.

  3. ThatGrapefruitJuice July 19, 2012

    TGJ u full of shyt with that last sentence comment though. FO!

  4. monstarebel July 19, 2012

    Congrats Queeen

  5. China July 19, 2012

    Them chickens is ash and I’m lotion
    YASSSS Ms. MiMi

  6. MC July 19, 2012

    Congrats to Mimi

  7. Christian July 19, 2012

    Out of all the names listed, Snoop Dogg’s name seem out of place. Just saying lol

  8. HBF82 July 19, 2012

    Totally deserved. She slayed the world with her voice, talent, hits. No gimmicks, scandals, porno shots, erotic book, porno theme videos, over-produced tour just-for-the-money. Just she and the mic. Long live the real woman, mother, artist, diva.

  9. the real xoxo July 19, 2012

    well deserved

  10. Nichole July 19, 2012

    Mariah is one of the greatest songwriters of the last two decades. She should be in the songwriters hall of fame right about now.

    This woman is a REAL songwriter, and many of her 18 #1 hits were co-written by her. Mariah should start writing for others artists.

    She doesn’t even get the recognition she deserves most of the time for her songwriting. She is one of the only pop divas of her time to write her own songs.

    • NT July 19, 2012

      You has writing credits on 17 of them.

    • China July 19, 2012


    • Commander of the RihannaNavy July 19, 2012

      Ive never seen so many dumb people on one thread

      • China July 19, 2012

        How can you lie like that, when your on one

  11. Commander of the RihannaNavy July 19, 2012

    Good for her

  12. Frachella July 19, 2012

    LAST DIVA STANDING. She been writing her own songs since before it was the “in” thing to do as music sales dropped. Now days everyone adds a line or a word to a song and gets a “co-writing” credit, but Mimi been handling it since the inception of her career. D-I-V-A!

    • JohnVidal(RIP Whitney-truegreat) July 19, 2012

      Exactly, back in the day you were a songwriter like Mariah or you weren´t like Whitney or Celine but you were honest about it and everybody knew it was enough cos of their huge vocal talent. Nowadays everybody wants to make it seem like they are songwriters cos they change a word here and there. Long live Mariah Carey

  13. Todd July 19, 2012

    Get it Mimi! TGJ,yall are stupid for the last line in this ”article”!

  14. john July 19, 2012

    mariah and dolly porton are so under rated when it comes to song writing you know how many hit songs they wrote. im glad they finally getting the attention they deserve. Isiah Classic Food is available on kindle.

    mariah, dolly porton, and ashanti the dream, and neyo, ciara. are real songwriters. they actually writes their on verses and hooks and comes up with their own melodies. Most these artist today (ie justin bieber) just goes in and change and/or add a word or two just to get a writers credit. i heard rapper trina has a ghost writer

    • Hassan July 19, 2012

      FINALLY! Mariahs getting something she deserves, her song writing skills are so underrated! Writing and co writing all of her songs is huge, esp for being in the music industry so long and having many albums produced. Why is she getting this now? she should have got this award years back!!!!!

  15. S****** Blonde July 19, 2012

    She don’t even get the recognition she deserves most of the time, she is one of the most successful female singer of all times, she always ahead of other b******.

  16. JohnVidal(RIP Whitney-truegreat) July 19, 2012

    Mariah is not only a songwriter, she is the most successful songwriter of the last 2 decades, including 17 of her 18 #1´s in the US. This was confirmed by Billboard, and this was including every songwriter who writes songs for many different people (which means having more possibilities to feature on a #1 song)
    So well deserving
    I have to say I think this time they are preparing Mariah´s next album campaign better, like they did with The Emancipation of Mimi, cos the last two were too rushed (they released singles without having the album finished, etc)
    After losing Whitney I´ll stand by Mariah even more now. There are very very few true greats still working on albums. In fact Mariah is the youngest of the true greats. Sorry for everybody who came after

  17. MC the place to be! July 19, 2012

    sam finally has a nice post about mariah i see… no shade or anything he must be having a good day

    • China July 19, 2012

      Did you read the last sentence

  18. RADEN RATNA KESUMA JOE-YO July 20, 2012

    Sam sam sam… No doubt on your last sentence?? seriously you are soo blunt and Blind! i think you are no doubt the #1 fan and you didn’t admit! im soo sorry to u Sam!!
    but just to remind you if Mariah had another #1 song this time round or # 1 Album please do not hesitate to POST it here and eat back your word and feel guilty ok.. cuz Our Legend Ms Mariah Carey doesn’t need any #1 to prove to everyone in the world.

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