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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 obtain the Icon Award on the 2022 Billboard Music Awards on the MGM Grand Backyard Area in Las Vegas on Sunday, Might 15.

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

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

Blige has been busy this previous yr, releasing her 14th album “Good Morning Attractive,” 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” collection.

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

“My profession has been such an unbelievable and sudden journey that has included many turns into avenues I by no means might have imagined like appearing, producing, launching companies, and now even my very own music competition,” Blige mentioned in a press release.

“Via all of it, I all the time a technique or one other gravitated again to my past love, music. To be acknowledged on this manner at this second, with the Icon Award on the Billboard Music Awards, is an unbelievable honor and one which I’m really humbled by.”

Count on a show-stopping efficiency from Blige as she accepts her iconic award. Many followers will possible hope she performs her high hits and does her notorious two-step stomp.

Regardless it’ll all be “Simply Positive.”  

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