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Mariah Carey to Open World Music Awards, Will Receive Pop Icon Award


Image Courtesy Mariah Carey via InstagramThe World Music Awards is an event that is held sporadically, but it’s taking place this year…and Mariah Carey will be one of the big honorees.

At the event, scheduled to take place May 27 in Monaco, Mariah will receive the Pop Icon Award, and will also have the honor of opening the show.  This won’t be the only big honor she’s received at this event, though: in 2003, she received the Diamond Award, presented to artists who’ve sold more than 100 million albums in their career.  She also received the Legend Award, given to artists who’ve made “outstanding contributions to the music industry.”  And in 2000, she received the Millennium Award for being the best-selling female artist of all time.

Among the categories are World’s Best Song, World’s Best Male & Female Artist, World’s Best Group and World’s Best Entertainer.   There are dozens of nominees in each category.  Visit to cast your vote.

The last time the World Music Awards were held was in 2010.

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