Mariah Carey to Be Honored as BMI Icon on September 7
Fri, 31 Aug 2012 13:09:32
Congrats are in order for diva of all divas Mariah Carey, as she will be honored as a BMI Icon at the BMI Urban Awards, scheduled for Friday, September 7 at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills.
Carey will join an elite group that includes the Jacksons, Snoop Dogg, George Clinton, James Brown, Isaac Hayes, Little Richard, Al Green, the Bee Gees, Willie Nelson and Dolly Parton, all of whom were selected because of their "unique and indelible influence on generations of music makers." Yep, that description sounds like Mimi!
Over the years, Carey has co-written most of her biggest hits, a long list that includes 30 BMI Urban and Pop Award-winning songs such as "Always Be My Baby," "Hero," "Fantasy," "Vision of Love," "Emotions," "Shake It Off," "We Belong Together," "One Sweet Day," "I Don't Wanna Cry," "Dreamlover" and "All I Want for Christmas is You." A whopping 17 of her songs have amassed more than 1 million performances each, including "Always Be My Baby," "Dreamlover" and "Hero," which have each earned more than 3 million performances.
Carey has scored more No. 1 singles than any other solo artist in history and is second only to The Beatles in the all-time list! That's good company! She also holds the record for the female songwriter with the most Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 singles in the rock era, totaling 18.
Mariah, you are a BMI Icon! Love you, girl!
What is your favorite Mariah Carey song?