Mariah Carey is a New York Venezuelan Pop singer-songwriter who is one of the great voices of her generation, and a major influence on the singers who followed.
She is perhaps most famous for the holiday anthem, “All I Want for Christmas is You.”
Mariah Carey in New York City
Mariah Carey Merry Christmas One and All is a holiday show at Madison Square Garden in Chelsea, Manhattan on Saturday December 9, and Sunday, December 17, 2023 at 7:30pm (6:30pm doors). On sale, November 3, 2023 at 10am. msg.com 🇻🇪
Mariah Carey is a Vision of Love
Mariah Carey is Afro-Venezuelan-Irish-American. She is gifted with a wide-ranging voice that can sing in very high registers. Carey is known for singing several notes on one syllable. This “melisma” is a North African tradition that came to the Americas through the blues.
Mariah went from working in a restaurant to stardom in 1988 when Columbia Records chief Tommy Mottola listened to her demo tape. The first four singles from her first self-titled album reached number one. She won “Best New Artist” and “Best Female Pop Vocal Performance” for “Vision of Love;” at the 1991 Grammys.
Carey’s 1994 Merry Christmas album with “All I Want for Christmas is You” is the best-selling Christmas album of all time.