Mariah Magic: The Carey Story
Welcome, everyone, to today’s lecture about one of the most popular and renowned vocalists of the last three decades: Mariah Carey.
Mariah Carey is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and record producer. Born in Huntington, New York, in 1970, Carey is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, with more than 200 million records sold worldwide. Carey is one of the most successful female singers in history and is often referred to as the “Queen of Pop.”
Carey’s career began when she signed with Columbia Records in 1988. She released her debut album, Mariah Carey, in 1990. The album featured the worldwide hit single “Vision of Love,” which became her first number-one single on the Billboard Hot 100. The song helped make Carey a major star in the music industry and launched her career.
In the following years, Carey released a string of successful albums and singles, including “Love Takes Time” (1990), “I Don’t Wanna Cry” (1991), “Dreamlover” (1993), “Fantasy” (1995), and “Honey” (1997). Many of her songs were hits on the Billboard Hot 100, and she was the first artist to have her first five singles reach number-one on the chart. She also became the first artist to have a number-one single in the US in four different decades.
Carey has also achieved success in other genres, including R&B, dance, and gospel. She has released several Christmas albums and has collaborated with artists such as Whitney Houston and Boyz II Men. She has also ventured into acting, appearing in films such as Glitter (2001) and The Butler (2013).
In addition to her music career, Carey has also been involved in various philanthropic endeavors. She founded the Fresh Air Fund, an organization that provides free summer vacations to New York City’s inner-city children. She has also been involved in the Campaign to End AIDS, the Elton John AIDS Foundation, and the Children’s Health Fund.
Mariah Carey is an iconic singer and songwriter who has had a tremendous influence on the music industry. She has achieved tremendous success with her music and has been a vocal advocate for numerous causes. Her work has been appreciated by millions of fans around the world, and she will continue to be one of the most influential musicians of the 21st century.
Mariah Carey: Controversial Diva
Mariah Carey is one of the most successful female singers in the world and is highly recognized for her five-octave vocal range. She has won multiple Grammy Awards and sold over 200 million records. Despite her success, Carey has been the center of several controversies throughout her career.
One of the more infamous controversies was her alleged lip-syncing at the 2001 MTV Video Music Awards. Carey performed her song “Loverboy” but it quickly became apparent that she was not singing live. This raised questions about her artistic integrity and led to a great deal of criticism from the music industry and public.
Another controversy was her divorce from her second husband, Nick Cannon. In 2016, Carey and Cannon split after six years of marriage. The reason for the divorce was never revealed and the couple has kept the details of their split private, but it sparked speculation that Cannon had been unfaithful to Carey. The allegations of infidelity have not been proven, but the divorce has been a source of controversy in the celebrity gossip world.
In 2017, Carey was accused of racism when she was filmed singing “All I Want for Christmas Is You” in front of a group of children at a mall. The video showed the singer singing along to the song while the majority of the children in the crowd were African-American. This sparked outrage from some who felt that the singer was using the children as props to promote her song.
Finally, Carey was criticized in 2018 for her music video for the song “GTFO” which featured her in a bathtub filled with diamonds. The video was seen as a display of unnecessary wealth and opulence, and many felt that it was insensitive to those living in poverty.
Overall, Mariah Carey has been the subject of numerous controversies throughout her career, but she has also earned a great deal of success and admiration from fans and critics alike.
Mariah Carey: Unknown Gems
Mariah Carey wrote her first song called “Here We Go Round Again” at the age of 4.
• Mariah Carey’s first demo tape was rejected by almost every label she sent it to.
• Mariah Carey’s first professional gig was singing backup vocals for Brenda K. Starr’s single “I Still Believe”.
• Mariah Carey holds the record for the most number one singles by a solo artist in the US, with a total of 18.
• Mariah Carey was the first artist to have her music video air on MTV.
• Mariah Carey was the first artist to have their music video air on MTV Unplugged.
• Mariah Carey is the only artist to have a number one hit in the US in each of the decades from the 1980s to the 2010s.
• Mariah Carey has sold over 200 million albums worldwide and is one of the best selling music artists of all time.
• Mariah Carey has the highest five-octave vocal range of any female singer in popular music.
• Mariah Carey was the first artist to receive a diamond certification for an album in the US, for her self-titled debut album.
• Mariah Carey’s song “All I Want for Christmas is You” was the first holiday song to reach the top ten in the US in over 60 years.
• Mariah Carey was the first artist to perform in Saudi Arabia.
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