Happy Birthday Mariah Carey!
As Mariah Carey fans all over the world know, March 27 is the day of Mariah Carey’s birthday… or as she likes to call it, the “anniversary of her 12th birthday.” The eternally 12 year old Diva has shattered many records over the years, so in honor of her birthday, Gowhere wants to list 12 amazing things the Diva has done for music:
1) Most #1s of any solo artist with a total of 18 chart topping hits.
2) Responsible for the integration of mainstream Pop & Hip-Hop with her ’95 collaboration with ODB on “Fantasy” … It’s New York in the houusseeee !
3) Most #1s of any female songwriter with a total of 17 self-written chart topping hits.
4) Most successful song of the 90s Decade with “One Sweet Day” featuring Boyz II Men holding the summit for 16 weeks.
5) Most successful song of the 2000s Decade with “We Belong Together” holding the #1 spot for 14 weeks.
6) Mariah’s “Merry Christmas” is the best selling Christmas album of all time with 15+ million records sold.
7) Mariah’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You” has become a modern day Christmas classic & one of the best selling Christmas tunes of all time.
8) Her coveted 5+ octave range has been imitated by many but duplicated by none.
9) Her “The Emancipation of Mimi” album was the best selling album of 2005 & brought her back to the forefront of music after many considered her career “over”
10) She has won 5 Grammy Awards, 17 World Music Awards, 11 American Music Awards, 31 Billboard Awards & collaborated with Whitney Houston on their Oscar-winning duet “When You Believe”
11) She is one of the best selling artists of all time with sales of over 215 million albums/singles sold worldwide.
12) And through it all… she’s still smoking hot.
The first time the world heard a Voice that would change Music.. Circa 1990:
Last year, showing her lasting power, Carey’s single #Beautiful featuring Miguel peaked at #15 on the Hot 100 & was certified Platinum by the RIAA. Over the span of 2+ decades, Mariah Carey has been a major force in the landscape of music. Happy 44th Mimi.