Contributed by monarc20:
To prove why Mariah is a better artist….
1. Who has more influence on today’s artists?
Mariah Carey wins. Mariah has been said by many artists, including Kelly Clarkson, Destiny’s Child star Beyonce Knowles, Jessica Simpson and Christina Aguilera, which you can see Mariah’s singing is more influential shown through other artists singing.
Mariah’s hip/hop has set the stage for other artists like Beyonce / J.Lo / Christina and anyone else who does the “singer/rapper” songs…because Mariah started it with “ODB on fantasy”, which started it all
She is one of the first to ever do a remix…which by the way was a success when she did it 11 years ago with her hit ‘Dreamlover’. Look it up. It says that that song was one of the first, and she was the first female artist to do a remix. So her making remixes is more influential.
2. Who has sold more albums?
Mariah definitely wins again. She has sold more than 160 million albums world wide. In albums and singles if not more. Although Whitney’s album which was a soundtrack ‘Bodyguard’ is one of the biggest selling albums. Mariah has had 2 big selling albums, which are ‘Music Box’ selling over 28 million worldwide and ‘Daydream’ selling over 25 million world wide. Now that is incredible to have 2 albums that big of selling, not to mention Mariah’s Christmas album is one of the best selling albums ever as well! Selling over 14 million albums worldwide. Umm and I’m sure Whitney Houston’s new Christmas album hasn’t sold past 500k….
3. Who has better vocals range?
Definitely not Whitney. Mariah’s voice is more versatile
4. Who is more involved with their music?
Definitely Mariah wins again. She writes/produces all her songs and music, as well as directing her videos! She is more involved with her music, from the beginning process of writing until the very ending process of how the video of the singles are to be. Mariah is just more involved. And does this BETTER
5. More number 1 singles?
Mariah! Yup she’s had 15! Number one singles, not sure how many Whitney has but definitely not more than 12.
6. Longer #1 hit singles?
Mariah! ‘One Sweet Day’ holds the record for 16 incredible consecutive weeks, and has surpassed the Beatles with 70 weeks altogether at number 1 for her songs! Most incredible. Her first 5 singles all went to #1 consecutively. (record)
7. Better international artist?
Definitely Mariah! In Japan 3 out of the 5 best selling albums belong to Mariah. Yup heard that right 3 out of 5 she is the best selling international artist in Australia as well. She has had countless number of #1 hit singles in many countries world wide. The people of China have recently voted her their favorite international female artist. Mariah is featured on the cover of the latest edition of the Chinese magazine, Crazy English Reader. The readers of the publication participated in an online poll, which asked who the best international diva was.
77% of the readers voted Mariah as their favorite diva. Whitney Houston and Celine Dion only received 23% combined.
She is just an all around better and more successful international artist.
8. Mariah wins…she is just a better artist.