Contributed by Kizzardkid:
So I’m taking it that nowadays people think that Mariah Carey is no longer a star, some people say its all about Beyonce and Jennifer Lopez and Britney Spears. In my opinion, whoever said that must not know what real talent is. In the music business anyone can be a star, you don’t even have to be talented. But that does not apply to Ms. Mariah Carey. As most of you don’t know, Mariah Carey is not only a singer with a seven octave range, she is also a songwriter, producer, director, international superstar, actress (I’ll use that term loosely), but yet the most important title that she holds with her name would be: THE TOP AND BEST SELLING FEMALE ARTIST IN MUSIC HISTORY.
Now do any of you guys understand what that means? If not I’ll break it down for you… Now Mariah Carey has been in this business for only 14 years, going on 15. This girl started when she was 19 years old. And within the 14 years Mariah has been doing music, she manage to sell 160 million albums world wide, and rank up 15 # 1 hits. More than any artist that is out there today. She’s right behind Elvis and The Beetles. Now see the Madonna, Whitney Houston, and Janet Jackson have been doing music for almost 25 years and they still don’t come close, Yes they maybe just a few steps behind but looking at those girls past album sales, I don’t see that happening. Even Legendary artist such as Diana Ross and Aretha Franklin aren’t even up there with this girl. Mariah Carey is in her own league.
And yeah, she’s had her fair share of ups and downs, but Mariah has had mostly ups in her lifetime. But how many more times do we have to keep bringing up the “Breakdown” thing? All she need was two weeks of good rest and yet the media and society labels her “Crazy.” The thing I don’t get is that when people go into rehab and come out we applaud them, and with Mariah, everyone is so quick to judge.
With all that she has going on for herself, it doesn’t seem to bother her, and why should it? She was the 1st artist to have her first 5 singles go to number one on the hot 100, she was the 1st Female artist and the 2nd artist ever to debut at number 1, and she was also the first artist to cross pop and hip/hop together. And she has gotten about every freaking award out there. 2 Grammys, 8 American Music awards, one of them being Award of Achievement which made her the 3 artist ever and youngest and once again the 1st female to get that award. She has also gotten Billboard music awards which were all special occasions, one including Artist of the Decade.
But it doesn’t end there. At the world Music Awards she was given the Female Artist of the Millennium Award, and she is also the only artist to have a number one record for every year in the 90s. With all that said, no one is going to stand in her way, if anything they should all be hailing down to the queen of music, because music would not be the same without her. Mariah will be releasing her brand new album later this year, and I think we should just all sit back and let this girl shine.