*(NEW YORK, NY) – VH1 today announced that legendary songstress Mariah Carey will be an honoree at HIP HOP HONORS: THE 90’S GAME CHANGERS.
Carey will be honored for her groundbreaking hip-hop collaborations. As previously announced, the special event will be hosted by Regina Hall with Missy Elliott performing and Martin Lawrence also being honored.
This 90’s style block party, premiering Monday, September 18th at 9PM ET/PT, will celebrate the golden era of hip-hop and the moment when hip-hop became mainstream across pop culture. The special event will feature moments from TV & Film, chart topping albums and the creative elevation of music videos.
The special will also recognize the victims of the hurricanes and provide viewers with ways to take action to help.
A true trailblazer, Carey has earned acclaim in all facets of her career as an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and actress. As the best-selling female artist of all time, with more than 220 million records sold and eighteen #1 singles – the most for any solo artist in history – Carey is a luminous and enduring talent who has continues to enthrall audiences.
Carey has been recognized with Grammy Awards, American Music Awards, Billboard Music Awards and BMI’s coveted Icon Award, among myriad others, and was named Billboard’s Artist of the Decade and the World Music Awards’ World’s Best Selling Female Artist of the Millennium. Referred to as the “songbird supreme” by the Guinness World Records, she is famed for her five-octave vocal range, power, melismatic style and signature use of the whistle register.
She is equally distinguished as a songwriter, penning all but one of her #1 singles, including “Fantasy,” “Always Be My Baby,” “Hero,” “Touch My Body,” “One Sweet Day” and “We Belong Together,” more than any other solo artist.
Carey has also gained acclaim as an actress and was awarded the “Breakthrough Performance Award” at the Palm Springs International Film Festival for her performance in Precious (2009). Beyond industry honors, her popularity is evident across social media, with 21 million Facebook fans and 16 million Twitter followers. Mariah Carey is on Epic Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment.
More honorees and performers to be announced soon.
Official sponsors of VH1 HIP HOP HONORS: THE 90’S GAME CHANGERS include Head & Shoulders, Taco Bell®, Toyota and TWIX®.
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VH1 HIP HOP HONORS is being produced by Flavor Unit with Shakim Compere and Queen Latifah as Executive Producers along with Monami Productions with Mona Scott-Young as Executive Producer, and Fatima Robinson as Executive Producer. For VH1, Amy Doyle, Ryan Kroft, Elena Diaz and Andria Parides are Executive Producers with Paige Miller as Supervising Producer. Fonda Anita and Joe Buoye are Executives in Charge of Production.