Posted by | Ray Cornelius

Singer-songwriter Mariah Carey will receive top honors at this year’s BMI Urban Awards.

According to THR, the Grammy-winning vocalist will receive the BMI Icon award. Other honorees include the Jacksons, Snoop Dog, George Clinton, James Brown, Issac Hayes, Little Richard, Al Green, the Bee Gees, Willie Nelson and Dolly Parton. All of the said nominees were selected because of their “unique and indelible influence on generations of music makers.”

Carey is the only other artist to rival the Beatles in the all-time-list and holds the record for the female songwriter with the most Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 singles in the rock era, totaling 18.

Carey is looking to release new music soon and is rumored to be one of the new judges on American Idol along with the Queen of Hip Hop Soul Mary J. Blige.

The BMI Urban Awards is scheduled for Friday, September 7 at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills, California.

What is your favorite Mariah Carey song?