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Mariah Carey to be named BMI Icon at BMI Urban Awards

The pop star is being honoured this year at the BMI Urban Awards

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  • Published: 12:05 July 20, 2012
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  • FILE - This May 26, 2012 file photo shows U.S. Singer Mariah Carey performing on stage during a concert at the Mawazine Festival in Rabat, Morocco. Carey will be honored as a BMI icon at the BMI Urban awards on Sept. 7, 2012 at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills, Calif. (AP Photo/Abdeljalil Bounhar, file)

Reasons to court Mariah Carey as an American Idol judge keep building: The pop star will be honoured as a BMI Icon at the BMI Urban Awards.

She’ll receive the honour on September 7 at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills. The award is given to an artist who has influenced generations in the urban music scene.

Carey is one of music’s bestselling singers and is best known for her multiple No 1 hits.

Carey joins past BMI honorees such as The Jacksons, James Brown and Al Green.

A source said that Carey is being pursued to join the judging panel of American Idol. Broadcast Music, Inc (BMI) is a music-rights-management company that represents more than 500,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers.

— AP

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