The BMI Urban Music Awards honored Mariah Carey with the “Icon Award” for her irrefutable contribution to music through her incredible songwriting. Her husband Nick Cannon and longtime collaborator Randy Jackson also attended th
Fantasia, Eric Benét, Karen Clark-Sheard and Joe serenaded the American Idol judge with performances of her classics, “Hero,” “One Sweet Day,” “Anytime You Need A Friend” and “We Belong Together,” respectively. BMI chief Del Bryant presented her with the award.
“I’m so humbled by this moment because a lot of people still don’t know I write my own songs,” she honestly admitted.
Maybe Carey will start gifting her exceptional skill to rising artists because her recent live performances (see: NFL Kick Off) are only tarnishing her legacy.