Although she is unable to attend the 64th annual awards in person, the 'Heartbreaker' hitmaker sends a video of her acceptance speech, expressing her euphoria to be recognized for her songwriting.
May 24, 2019
Mariah Carey has been awarded the Special International Award at the annual Ivor Novellos in London.
The singer was unable to make it to the gala at Grosvenor House, but she recorded a video acceptance speech, in which she spoke about the honour, revealing she is rarely feted for her songwriting.
"I just want to say that being in this industry and waiting this long, as a female in music as well, I feel like the acknowledgement means so much that it's hard for me to even express that," she said.
Other big winners included grime star Wiley, who was honoured with The Ivors Inspiration Award; Dido picked up the Outstanding Song Collection prize, and rockers The 1975 claimed two awards for Best Contemporary Song and Songwriters of the Year.
The winners list for the 64th Ivor Novello Awards, celebrating and rewarding "excellence in British and Irish songwriting and composing" is: