After setting the Grand Garden Arena on fire with a hits medley that had everyone in the house singing along, Mariah delivered a moving, emotional speech as she accepted the Icon Award at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards.
While the diva recently kicked off her The Butterfly Returns residency at Las Vegas' Caesars Palace, she was spotted multiple times this week in the recording studio, posing with frequent collaborator Jermaine Dupri and producer Bobby Ross Avila. (Billboard)
This year’s list of honorees was a strong one — Jackson, Mellencamp, Jermaine Dupri, Bill Anderson, Steve Dorff, Allee Willis were all inducted. [Surprises were key to keeping the evening lively, including] Mariah Carey, who delivered a sassy and funny speech inducting Dupri.