In the no-duh move of the century, Billboard has announced that Queen Mariah Carey will be the 2019 recipient of the Icon Award at next month’s Billboard Music Awards. In addition to receiving the honour, Mariah will also perform a medley of some of her greatest hits at the show. TBH, that sounds like all we’ve ever wanted.
— Billboard Music Awards (@BBMAs) April 11, 2019
“Carey led the Billboard Hot 100 in each year of the 1990s, making her the only artist to top the chart in every year of any decade,” Billboard shared in a statement. “And [she] has had 18 total No. 1s on the chart, the most among any soloist. Additionally, her 79 total weeks ruling the Hot 100 are the most of any artist.”
They also note that six of her albums have claimed the top spot on the Billboard 200 albums chart.
— Mariah Carey (@MariahCarey) April 11, 2019
Of course, since the news broke, the Lambily has been out in full force supporting their diva. They always knew it, but now they have the concrete proof that Mariah is I-C-O-N-I-C.
long overdue!!!! and soooo well deserved – I have no words ; there s no other on this planet who deserves this soooo f…ing much like you do – #CONGRATULATIONS #MariahIcon #IconMariah – that s a #YesYes; see ya in June XXX xxx 😍😍😍
— Me. I am Holger ♋️ (@Careenough4mein) April 11, 2019
You deserve it legend, there will never be another like you. Another iconic accolade to add to your legacy.
— manuel. 🎈 (@MANUELCAV) April 11, 2019
Queen of Billboard…we love you queen so proud😍😍👏👏 pic.twitter.com/2Pe0yTkFGf
— Caution (@meltriahaway) April 11, 2019
YOU DESERVE THIS SO MUCH!! I’M SOOOOOO HAPPY FOR YOU QUEEN 👑💕 I LOVE YOU WITH ALL MY HEART ♥️
— Me. I Am Sarah 🦋 (@dedicatedtomimi) April 11, 2019
MARIAH YOU ARE THE QUEEN OF QUEENS AND ICON OF ALL ICONS! FINALLY WE GET TO SEE YOU HONORED A LITTLE! THEY SHOULD ALWAYS HAVE YOU ON ANY AND EVERY SHOW! YOU DESERVE EVERY ICON/LEGEND AWARD! period
— Caleb Mosier (@CalebMosier16) April 11, 2019
5 OCTAVE RANGE ,18 NUMBER ONES ,SONGWRITER,& PRODUCER needs to be in highlighted & in bold she really worked a lot harder than anyone in the industry! No gimmicks just pure talent & hard work. So inspiring 👏👏👏Mariah is a living legend ❤️
— marcus (@marcustwin2) April 11, 2019
Mariah joins past groundbreaking recipients of the Billboard Icon Award like Cher, Celine Dion, Janet Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Prince and Jennifer Lopez.
The 2019 Billboard Music Awards, hosted by Kelly Clarkson, will air live on Wednesday, May 1, at 8 p.m. ET on CTV2.