Discuss what impact the topic has had on other artists and popular music.
Mariah Carey has set a standard for female singers overall. When you think of a singer, the first thing you think of is, Whitney Houston, Tony Braxton and I feel that Mariah Carey belongs in that category. The way she hits those high notes, I believe not many can hit those, except Ariana Grande. Singers try to be like her or better and that’s just impossible, Mariah is too unique, she has her own style.
Discuss a minimum of two unique characteristics of the topic that you have chosen
One characteristic for sure is that Mariah has a unique voice that no one can imitate. Her style, voice, and was she dresses is what made the singer famous. Her voice is so unique, you can just hear it and know its Mariah Carey singing. Another characteristic is that Mariah has more number 1 albums than any other singer in the world. What impresses me the most is that she worked her way to the top, somehow reached the bottom due to an emotional and physical breakdown and then made it back to the top in 2005 with the release of “The Emancipation of Mimi.”
What impression did the topic leave with you as a listener and as an industry professional?
I grew up listening to Mariah Carey and She got signed to a label at 18yrs old which makes it 1988, the year I was born. I am very impressed with her voice and the way she sings. Her voice is unique and I could listen to it and never get tired of it. As an industry professional, I feel that producing her work was a piece of cake because of her amazing singing skills. With such a great voice, any producer would make a name in this industry producing her work.
How do you see yourself fitting into this big field of music five years down the road?
I feel that 5 years down the road, if I become successful or not, I’ll still be doing music and producing it. All will fall into place with time because maybe the singer that would make you famous is still a child. I see myself fitting into the big field of music easily because with all the knowledge I have gained with Full Sail all I have to do is find an amazing singer close to what Mariah Carey did and produce a great demo tape and hopefully have her get signed to a label.
Born in March 27, 1990 in Long Island New York, a new star by the name of Mariah Carey became the top singer of the century. She began taking vocal lessons at the age of 4 because her mother knew she had some unique talent. She use to sing in clubs just to get her name out there, and at the age of 18 a day after her high school graduation she moved to Manhattan New York to pursue her career in music and that’s exactly what happen. She put out a demo tape and She got signed to a Record label by Tommy Mottola whom later down the road became her husband. Mariah Carey has more #1’s than any other singer in the world. 5 years later she divorced Tommy, and released the album Butterfly. She then signed with virgin records for roughly 80-100 million dollars. Mariah released a movie called Glitter and also the soundtrack to the movie, which became a flop, and didn’t really sell that much. Virgin records would then drop her from the label and Mariah at the time was depressed. People started to question her, she felt lost, and she definitely needed help. On July 25, 2001 Mariah’s mom called 911 seeking help for her daughter. She was hospitalized from physical and emotional breakdown. People then believed her career was over. In 2005 Benny Medina would then manager her to have her achieve 3 more Grammy awards with the release of the emancipation of Mimi. Later down the road she released an album called touch my body and with the great success that album received she was in the same category as Elvis Presley and The Beatles as the best three top selling artist of the last half century. I’ve never seen an artist reach the top and go all the way to the bottom and then come back from the bottom to reach the top spot again, Mariah is the only person I know that did that.
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