*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.”
*Apparently, producers who worked on the new Kelis album will literally work for food.
The singer told Yahoo Music that she didn’t have a record deal in place or the budget to pay the crew needed to complete her album “Flesh Tone,” so she offered to pay producers with homecooked meals.
“[I told them], ‘I just graduated from culinary school and I’m cooking a lot and I’m pregnant’,” she said. “‘You can eat. I have a studio at my house’. That’s how my album got done.”
She added that the eclectic sounds on “Flesh Tone” are the result of the spontaneous process.
“It goes from Cher to Grace Jones and then great songwriting from Coko of SWV to En Vogue. I feel like I’m a little bit of all of them,” she said.
“Flesh Tone” was released on July 6.