*Mariah Carey has finally reached the point in her career that she can be honored for her years and years of music.

At the 2012 BMI Awards, the singer will be dubbed a “BMI Icon” during the ceremony that takes place on Sept. 7, at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills.

The ceremony will honor the songwriters and publishers of the most-performed urban songs on U.S. radio and television; from the company’s repertoire of approximately 7.5 million musical works from around the world. The event will be hosted by BMI President & CEO Del Bryant and Catherine Brewton, BMI Vice President.

BMI will also award the “Urban Song of the Year,” “Songwriter of the Year,” and “Publisher of the Year.”