Mary J. Blige will receive the Icon Award at the 2022 Billboard Music Awards. After learning she would receive the award, Mary expressed her appreciation for the honor that only ten other artists have received. “Through it all, I always, one way or another, gravitated back to my first love, music. To be recognized in this way at this moment, with the Icon Award at the Billboard Music Awards, is an incredible honor and one that I am truly humbled by,” Blige said. And she’ll be in good company. Prince, Stevie Wonder and Janet Jackson have all received the award for their careers.