Mariah Carey is set to receive a special honour by officials at the African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA).
The singer will receive the Innovator award in recognition of her visual creativity in music videos and specials.
“Mariah Carey is often recognized as a global icon for her musical gifts, but rarely is she celebrated for the visual storytelling in her music videos and specials,” said Gil Robertson, the association’s CEO/president, according to Billboard. “We’re recognizing her as a creator. She has been very involved over the years in the creation, stories and storylines in her videos and we thought she deserved recognition.”
Previous recipients of the special honours include Quincy Jones, Sidney Poitier, Carl Reiner, Edward James Olmos, George Lucas, and Cicely Tyson.