Mariah Carey receives six prestigious BMI Awards, and see success with tour

Pop diva Mariah Carey, the top-selling female artist in history, has now been honored with six of the most prestigious awards of her entire career. The singer is the recipient of BMI’s Songwriter of The Year Award; Song of the Year “We Belong Together”; #1 Billboard Song “We Belong Together”; and the 3 most performed songs: “We Belong Together” “Shake It Off” and “Don’t Forget About Us.” As she reaches the half-way point on her North American tour, the singer is playing to packed houses and roaring, fanatical crowds in every city – including sold-out homecoming New York-area shows last week at Madison Square Garden and the Continental Airlines Arena.

The six BMI Awards cap one of the most phenomenally successful year-and-a-halfs of Mariah’s entire career, centering upon the success of her Island Records album The Emancipation Of Mimi, which generated three Grammy awards and more than a dozen additional major industry awards.  Soundscan’s biggest-selling album of 2005, Mimi has sold over 10 million units worldwide to date, bringing Mariah’s career sales to over 160 million units world­wide.

Mariah’s most successful tour ever, “The Adventures of Mimi: The Voice, The Hits, The Tour,” is selling out arenas from coast to coast.  The singer’s new cache of BMI Awards join a shelf of honors that began last November at the 33rd annual American Music Awards, where she was voted Favorite Soul/Rhythm & Blues Female Artist.  At the 3rd annual VIBE Awards the same month, Mariah led everyone with four wins generated by Mimi: Artist of the Year, Album of the Year, R&B Voice of the Year, and Best R&B Song for “We Belong Together.” 

At the 2005 Billboard Music Awards in December, Mariah was named Top R&B Singles Artist – Female, Top R&B/Hip-Hop Artist – Female, Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Artist – Female, and Top Overall Albums Artist – Female, with “We Belong Together” named the #1 Hot 100 Single Of the Year.  Later that month, at the annual Radio Music Awards broadcast from Las Vegas, Mariah was honored with the Legend Award and was named Artist of the Year/Urban and Rhythmic Radio, in addition to “We Belong Together” winning both Song of the Year/Main Stream Hit Radio and Song of the Year/Urban and Rhythmic Radio.

“The Adventures of Mimi” Tour includes:

Aug.    5         Miami, FL                      American Airlines Arena

          7         Tampa, FL                    St. Pete’s Times Forum/Sun Dome

          9         Atlanta, GA                   Phillips Arena

          11        Philadelphia, PA             Wachovia Center

          13        Toronto, Ont.                Air Canada Center

          15        Montreal, Que.               Bell Centre

          17        Atlantic City, NJ             Taj Mahal

          21        Boston, MA                    TD Banknorth Garden

          23        New York, NY                 Madison Square Garden

          25        Uncasville, CT                 Mohegan Sun Arena

          27        East Rutherford, NJ          Continental Airlines Arena

          29        Toronto, Ont.                  Air Canada Center 

Sept.   1         Albany, NY                       Pepsi Arena

          3         Wantagh, NY                    Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre

          5         Syracuse, NY                    Turning Stone Event Center

          7         Washington, DC                 Verizon Center

          9         Auburn Hills, MI                  Palace of Auburn Hills

          11        Chicago, IL                       United Center

          14        Houston, TX                      Toyota Center

          16        Dallas, TX                         American Airlines Arena

          19        Winnepeg, MB                    MTS Centre

          21        Edmonton, AB                    Rexall Place

          23        Vancouver, B.C.                 GM Place

          25        Calgary, AB                       Pengrowth Saddledome

          27        Sacramento, CA                 Arco Arena

          30        Las Vegas, NV                    MGM Grand Garden Arena 

Oct.    2         Oakland, CA                        Oakland Arena

          4         San Diego, CA                     Ipayone Center

          6         Los Angeles, CA                   Staples Center

          8         Anaheim, CA                        Arrowhead Pond

          10        Phoenix, AZ                         US Airways Arena

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