Mariah Carey is to be honored by Billboard during at the 2019 awards ceremony, as she is set to receive the prestigious Icon Award.
As well as accepting to award, Mariah will also perform a "medley" of her hits. Janet Jackson, Neil Diamond, Stevie Wonder, Prince, Jennifer Lopez, Celine Dion, Cher are amongst the previous recipients of the award.
She spoke to Pitchfork on November last year about how she's managed to last so long in the business:
"It’s really about a great support system and working with people who understand and try to create a good environment. Hopefully, those people will also understand stress is really a killer. When we have lost some of our greatest, it’s really taken a toll on me, as someone who grew up watching them and being inspired by them," she told them.
"You mentioned George Michael. I remember before my first album, even in high school, the Faith album, I looked at that and said, “I want to make an album that crosses all these genres.” We had a lot of things in common in terms of record company political stuff. I remember this one dinner that we had. We were both talking about really difficult stuff that we’d been through. And when he passed away on that Christmas, I couldn’t believe it because I thought he would be able to be OK."
The 2019 Billboard Music Awards, hosted by Kelly Clarkson, will air live from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on May 1, at 8 p.m. ET/PT.