Mary J. Blige will be the next recipient of the Billboard icon award, which she'll receive on Sunday, May 15 during the 2022 Billboard Music Awards.
Here is her statement about the award,
“My career has been such an incredible and unexpected journey that has included many turns into avenues I never could have imagined like acting, producing, launching businesses, and now even my own music festival.
“Through it all, I always one way or another gravitated back to my first love, music. To be recognized in this way at this moment, with the Icon Award at the Billboard Music Awards, is an incredible honor and one that I am truly humbled by.”
This will be her 11th Billboard Music Award.