Mary J. Blige to Receive Legend Award at Clio Music Awards 2022 – VIBE.com

The soulful hip-hop queen continues her musical reign this year as it was announced that she will receive an honorary Clio Music Award at the 2022 ceremony to be held in Nashville on Tuesday, May 10 from 9-10:30 p.m. ET .

Grammy-nominated artist Yola will host the event, which honors “people at the forefront of the music industry whose creative work has a far-reaching impact that shapes our culture,” the executive director said. of Clio Music, Michael Kauffman, in a statement. Music director and social activist Jason Flom will also receive a statue alongside Blige “for their courage in breaking the mold and showing budding artists and executives that there are no limits to what they can accomplish. “.

This marks another milestone for the legendary singer who kicked off the year with an “incredible” performance at the Super Bowl LVI halftime show and the release of her 14th studio album. Hello beautywhich debuted at No. 9 on Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, becoming the New York native’s No. 19 Top 10 R&B/Hip-Hop Albums.

The 51-year-old recently celebrated the 25th anniversary of her wellness album share my world. This Mother’s Day weekend (May 6-8), she’s headlining the first Strength Of A Woman festival and summit in Atlanta, which is just the first in a series of scheduled performances. this summer. Then, on Sunday, May 15, Blige will receive the Icon Award at the 2022 Billboard Music Awards taking place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas where it was just announced that Maxwell and Silk Sonic will take the stage.

As her flowers keep pouring in, the ‘Just Fine’ singer still manages to make time for fun and making friends as she prepares for the 30th anniversary of her classic debut album. What is 411? in July.