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

What is 411? The queen of soulful hip-hop and her commitment to the music industry are about to be further 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 be her 11th Billboard Music Award, including album of the year and nine trophies for R&B/hip-hop female artist of the year and Hot 100 female artist.

Previous Billboard Icon Award winners include Pink, Garth Brooks, Mariah Carey, Janet Jackson and Cher.

Blige has been busy over the past year, releasing her 14th album ‘Good Morning Gorgeous’, her Super Bowl LVI 2022 halftime show with Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Kendrick Lamar – and let’s not forget her role main in Starz II’s “Power Book: Ghost” series.

The Super Bowl halftime 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 November 17, 2021 in New York City.
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Blige has become an actress, producer and entrepreneur, but she always returns to where she started – music.

“My career has been such an amazing and unexpected journey that has included many turns in avenues I could never have imagined like performing, producing, starting businesses and now even my own music festival,” Blige said in a statement.

“Through it all, I always somehow came back to my first love, music. To be recognized in this way right now, with the Icon Award at the Billboard Music Awards, is an incredible honor and one that really touches me.

Expect a stunning performance from Blige as she accepts her iconic award. Many fans are probably hoping for her to perform her best hits and do her famous two-step stomp.

Anyway, everything will be “just fine”.

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