The hitmaker received the Icon Award, which recognizes members of the music industry for their legendary careers. Previous recipients include Neil Diamond, Stevie Wonder and Jennifer Lopez.
Along with accepting the honor, she showed off her famous pipes and performed for the crowd and fans at home.
Although she skipped the red carpet, Carey posed backstage in the press room with her award. She had on a glittery black dress with a dangerously high slit. The sparkling treatment went down to her Sophia Webster shoes, which were peep-toe Jumbo Effie platforms with wide crisscross straps across the toe.
Before taking the stage, Jennifer Hudson introduced the entertainer. On Instagram, Hudson shared her quirky reaction to hearing Carey sing — she throws shoes.
“I’m so honored to be apart of this iconic moment. @mariahcarey this is well-deserved,” she told her followers. “Countless amount of shoes have hit my TV throughout the years while watching you. This is your moment and I’m beyond excited to be apart.
Taylor Swift performed her new single “Me!” with Brendon Urie, while BTS rocked the stage singing “Boy With Luv” alongside Halsey.
Kelly Clarkson hosted the show for the second year in a row and also performed.
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