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Mariah Carey Will Receive the Icon Award (and Perform!) at Billboard Music Awards

People logo People 4/11/2019 Jeff Nelson
Mariah Carey smiling for the camera: Mariah Carey Will Receive the Icon Award (and Perform!) at Billboard Music Awards © Provided by TIME Inc. Mariah Carey Will Receive the Icon Award (and Perform!) at Billboard Music Awards

Yas, queen!

Mariah Carey will receive the icon award at the Billboard Music Awards on May 1 in Las Vegas, where she will take the stage to perform a medley of hits from her nearly 30-year career.

“Thank you so much @billboard @BBMAs. See you May 1st!” the R&B legend — who released her fifteenth studio album, Caution, last November — wrote on Twitter Thursday.

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Mariah Carey wearing a dress: Mariah Carey | Romain Maurice/Getty © Romain Maurice/Getty Mariah Carey | Romain Maurice/Getty

Carey is only the eighth artist to ever receive the icon award at the Billboard Music Awards, following: Neil Diamond (2011), Stevie Wonder (2012), Prince (2013), Jennifer Lopez (2014), Céline Dion (2016), Cher (2017) and Janet Jackson (2018).

The five-time Grammy winner joins a star-studded lineup of chart-toppers heading to MGM Grand Garden Arena in Sin City where, for the second year, Kelly Clarkson will host the show and perform. Lauren Daigle, Khalid, Panic! At The Disco and Sam Smith and Normani have also been announced as performers.

The 2019 Billboard Music Awards will air live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on May 1 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on NBC.

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