There are two points that are rarely questioned in the history books: Mariah Carey is one of the greatest singers of our time and she loves Hello Kitty. However, it is often forgotten that she is also an incredible songwriter and last night at the 2012 BMI Urban Music Awards, people were reminded of that fact.
Carey was presented with the Icon Award at the 2012 BMI Urban Music Awards and honored by several of her peers. Among the acts who paid tribute to the legend were Eric Benet, Karen Clark Sheard, Nas and Fantasia, the last of whom hopped off the stage to embrace Carey after belting a rendition of ‘Hero’.
BMI head Del Bryant personally presented Carey with the Icon Award and noted that she is “the greatest singer in history”. Who can argue that? See more images from the 2012 BMI Urban Music Awards below:
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