Mary J. Blige to receive Icon Award at 2022 Billboard Music Awards


What’s the 411? The Queen of Hip-Hop Soul and her dedication to the music trade is about to be additional immortalized.

Mary J. Blige will receive the Icon Award at the 2022 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 15.

This will probably be her eleventh Billboard Music Award, together with album of the year and 9 trophies for feminine R&B/hip-hop artist of the year and feminine Hot 100 artist.

Previous recipients of The Billboard Icon Award embody Pink, Garth Brooks, Mariah Carey, Janet Jackson and Cher.

Blige has been busy this previous year, releasing her 14th album “Good Morning Gorgeous,” her 2022 Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show with Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Kendrick Lamar — and let’s not overlook her starring function on Starz’s “Power Book II: Ghost” sequence.

The Super Bowl Half-Time was a “Family Affair” with Dr. Dre, Mary J. Blige and Snoop Dogg on stage.
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Mary J. Blige attends the “Power Book II: Ghost” Season 2 Premiere at SVA Theater on Nov. 17, 2021 in New York City.
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Blige has expanded into performing, producing and being an entrepreneur, however she all the time comes again to her the place she began — the music.

“My career has been such an incredible and unexpected journey that has included many turns into avenues I never could have imagined like acting, producing, launching businesses, and now even my own music festival,” Blige mentioned in an announcement.

“Through it all, I always one way or another gravitated back to my first love, music. To be recognized in this way at this moment, with the Icon Award at the Billboard Music Awards, is an incredible honor and one that I am truly humbled by.”

Expect a show-stopping efficiency from Blige as she accepts her iconic award. Many followers will probably hope she performs her prime hits and does her notorious two-step stomp.

Regardless it’s going to all be “Just Fine.”