12 Apr Carey to get Icon Award
No artist has more No. 1 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 chart than Mariah Carey, so it’s only fitting that the singer will receive the Icon Award at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards.
NBC and Dick Clark Productions announced Thursday that the Grammy-winning superstar will also perform at the May 1 event in Las Vegas.
Carey has 18 No. 1 hits, including “Vision of Love,” “Hero,” “Honey” and “We Belong Together.”
Kelly Clarkson will host the Billboard Awards, and Panic at the Disco, Sam Smith and Normani will perform. Cardi B is the leader with 21 nominations.
Among celebrity birthdays today: Musician Herbie Hancock is 79. Actor Ed O’Neill is 73. Talk show host David Letterman is 72. Actor Andy Garcia is 63. Singer Vince Gill is 62. Singer Amy Ray is 55. Actress Retta is 49. Actor Nicholas Brendon is 48. Actress Shannen Doherty is 48. Actress Sarah Jane Morris is 42. Bassist Guy Berryman is 41. Actress Riley Smith is 41. Actress Claire Danes is 40. Actress Jennifer Morrison is 40. Actor Matt McGorry is 33. Actress Brooklyn Decker is 32. Actress Saoirse Ronan is 25.