Mariah Carey has a lot of achievements under her belt, including myriad awards, best-selling albums, no. 1 singles, and perhaps the most memorable episode of MTV’s Cribs of all time (Google it). Yet there’s been one big, star-shaped void in that list—well no longer!
Yes, the pop queen will finally join the likes of such music legends as Aretha Franklin, Frank Sinatra, Stevie Wonder, and Tina Turner on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
In response to the news, Carey tweeted that she is “excited” and “humbled” by the honor.
Super excited & feeling so humbled about my star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Thank you so much to the fans for making this happen for me.
— Mariah Carey (@MariahCarey) July 27, 2015
The ceremony, to be held August 5, will honor Carey and commemorate her work with the reveal of her star—the 2,556th star on the walk, to be exact.
If it seems like this is an honor that’s long overdue, that’s because it is, particularly when you take into account the longevity and meteoric success of Carey’s career. Consider that other, more contemporary musical peers currently on the Walk of Fame include relative newcomers Christina Aguilera, Jennifer Lopez, Shakira, Britney Spears, and Pharrell Williams, as well as those whose longevity and impact have arguably fallen short of hers, such as New Kids on the Block and Backstreet Boys.
Carey is currently headlining Las Vegas.