Mariah Carey maintains icon status at 2019 Billboard Music Awards — watch

Mariah Carey may not have the best track record when it comes to recent live performances, but the artist formerly known as Mimi put on a heck of a show at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards on Wednesday.

In addition to performing a medley of her greatest hits, Carey was also honored with the Icon Award, previously bestowed upon the likes of Janet Jackson (2018), Cher (2017), Celine Dion (2016), Jennifer Lopez (2014), Prince (2013), Stevie Wonder (2012) and Neil Diamond (2011). To date, Carey has taken home 15 Billboard Music Awards of her own.

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LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 01: Honoree Mariah Carey accepts the Icon Award onstage during the 2019 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 1, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for dcp)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 01: Mariah Carey performs onstage during the 2019 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 1, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for dcp)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 01: Honoree Mariah Carey accepts the Icon Award onstage during the 2019 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 1, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for dcp)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 01: Honoree Mariah Carey accepts the Icon Award onstage during the 2019 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 1, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for dcp)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 01: Mariah Carey performs onstage during the 2019 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 1, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images for dcp)
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - MAY 01: Honoree Mariah Carey accepts the Icon Award onstage during the 2019 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 01, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for dcp)
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - MAY 01: (L-R) Jennifer Hudson presents the Icon Award to honoree Mariah Carey onstage during the 2019 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 01, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for dcp)
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - MAY 01: Honoree Mariah Carey accepts the Icon Award onstage during the 2019 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 01, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for dcp)
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - MAY 01: Honoree Mariah Carey accepts the Icon Award onstage during the 2019 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 01, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for dcp)
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - MAY 01: Honoree Mariah Carey performs onstage during the 2019 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 01, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for dcp)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 01: Mariah Carey performs onstage during the 2019 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 1, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images for dcp)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 01: Mariah Carey accepts the Icon Award onstage during the 2019 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 1, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 01: Mariah Carey accepts the Icon Award onstage during the 2019 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 1, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 01: Mariah Carey (R) accepts the Icon Award from Jennifer Hudson onstage during the 2019 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 1, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 01: Mariah Carey performs onstage during the 2019 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 1, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images for dcp)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 01: Mariah Carey performs onstage during the 2019 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 1, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images for dcp)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 01: Mariah Carey performs onstage during the 2019 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 1, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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Hosted by Kelly Clarkson, this year’s Billboard Music Awards were held at Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Garden Arena, a fittingly lavish venue for the caliber of performers on deck. Along with Carey and Clarkson, Wednesday’s ceremony featured live performances from BTS, Ciara, Dan + Shay, Halsey, the Jonas Brothers, Khalid, Madonna, Maluma, Lauren Daigle, Panic! At the Disco, Paula Abdul, Taylor Swift and Tori Kelly. We also got a taste of Ariana Grande’s “7 Rings,” but it was merely a pre-recorded performance from her Sweetener World Tour.

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