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Mariah Carey celebrated at BMI Urban Awards
Mariah Carey celebrated at BMI Urban Awards

Mariah Carey, Drake, Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj all took home top honors at BMI’s Urban Awards in Beverly Hills on Friday. Carey accepted the night’s most prestigious honor, the BMI Icon Award, for her “unique and indelible influence on generations of music makers.” She has had 18 No. 1 hits on the Billboard Hot 100, tying Elvis Presley among solo acts and behind only the Beatles, whose singles made it to the top of the chart 20 times. Carey has written or cowritten the majority of her songbook. During the private ceremony at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills, BMI President and Chief Executive Del Bryant said Carey’s contributions hadn't been...

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