R&B diva Mariah Carey will be the guest of honor at the BMI Urban Awards on September 7. She will be honored as the BMI Icon at the ceremony which will be held at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills. The show will include an all-star musical tribute to her.
As this year's honoree, she will join the ranks of well renowned musicians like The Jacksons, Snoop Dogg, James Brown, Al Green, and Little Richard just to name a few. They are selected because of their "unique and indelible influence on generations of music makers."
Carey, who is very well known for her five-octave range, has garnered more No. 1 singles than any other solo artist. When it comes to having the most chart-topping singles of all time, Carey comes in at second, just behind The Beatles.
She took part in writing most of her biggest hits like, "We Belong Together", "Shake It Off", "One Sweet Day" and "Hero". The list also includes a whopping 30 BMI Urban and Pop award-winning tracks. She is also the first female artist ever to receive the Chopard Diamond World Music Award which is given to artists who have sold more than 175 million albums.
The mother of two is currently working on a new album which will be released under Island Def Jam. There are also rumors that she is in talks to become a judge on "American Idol".