Mary J. Blige who’s been on the scene since the 90s is well deserved of this award.
On Thursday, it was announced that Mary J. Blige, 51, will be honored with the Billboard Icon award at the 2022 Billboard Music Awards, which will air on Sunday, May 15, on NBC.
According to Billboard, the award presentation will be televised live from the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas. The Icon Award is given to performers who have produced high-quality work in the music industry and have charted high on the Billboard charts, according to Billboard.
Mary J. Blige is the 11th performer to receive the Icon Award. According to Billboard, she is a fan of Neil Diamond, Stevie Wonder, Prince, Jennifer Lopez, Celine Dion, Cher, Janet Jackson, Mariah Carey, Garth Brooks, and P!NK. Blige has had a successful career that has earned her 11 Billboard Music Awards, including one for album of the year and nine for female R&B/hip-hop artist of the year and female Hot 100 artist.
Mary J. Blige is a deserving recipient of the icon award and title. She released her 14th album, Good Morning Gorgeous, in February of this year, and performed with Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, 50 Cent, and Kendrick Lamar at the 2022 Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show. Blige also appears in the Starz series “Power Book II: Ghost.”