If you thought Fantasia and Joe’s tributes to Mariah Carey at the 2012 BMI Urban Music Awards were amazing then you haven’t seen anything yet! Also on the bill was Gospel singer Karen Clark Sheard, who performed a stunning rendition of Carey’s ‘Anytime You Need A Friend’ in honor of the diva.
While speaking of Carey’s influence on the music industry, Sheard noted that she often studies the work of her peer and regards her as “the greatest”. Similar sentiments were shared by BMI chief Del Bryant, who presented Carey with the Icon Award and declared that she is “the greatest singer in history”.
Watch Sheard perform ‘Anytime You Need A Friend’, which was included on Carey’s diamond-certified ‘Music Box’ album of 1993, below:
Did you feel the Spirit touch you while watching Sheard’s performance? Did you feel it shake you and scream “born is the King”? It really doesn’t get much better than a showing like this where Sheard brought new life to a song that I personally regard as one of Carey’s best!