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Aretha Franklin To Receive Billboard Women in Music Icon Award

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After making history as the first female artist to have 100 hits on Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs charts, Aretha Franklin blazes yet another trail as the first recipient of Billboard Women in Music’s Icon Award.

Franklin’s latest achievement was announced by Billboard, which gives the award to a female artist whose music has helped shape the industry. Although Jennifer Lopez received an Icon Award last year at the Billboard Music Awards, Franklin’s honor marks the first time the award has been at Billboard’s annual Women in Music awards luncheon.

The event, which will also honor Ariana Grande for Rising Star and Idina Menzel for Breakthrough Artist of the Year, will take place Dec. 12.

The Billboard Women in Music awards recognize female music executives for helping to make a difference in the music industry.

article by Qwest7 via eurweb.com

Mariah Carey Accepts Icon Award At BMI Urban Music Awards

Mariah Carey performing during a concert in Monaco. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau, file)

Mariah Carey performing during a concert in Monaco. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau, file)

BEVERLY HILLS, California (AP) — Mariah Carey was late to the BMI Urban Music Awards, where she was the guest of honor, but that didn’t stop other artists from literally singing her praises.

Fantasia Barrino and Eric Benet were among those who serenaded the star with her own hits. Benet performed “One Sweet Day” and the former “American Idol” sang “Hero” during the private ceremony at the Saban Theatre, where writers, producers and publishers of the year’s top urban hits were recognized Friday. Continue reading “Mariah Carey Accepts Icon Award At BMI Urban Music Awards”