Independent Research Entry (Blog) (Mariah Carey)

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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One thought on “Independent Research Entry (Blog) (Mariah Carey)

  1. Hello David,

    I do believe I will forfeit my comments on your particular blog entry and instead utilize this opportunity to comment on your work as an entirety. I am very proud to see the progress you have made over this month, and in your time at Full Sail. I know that sometimes you come down on yourself pretty hard for a B+ instead of that A, but it can’t be all about grades. The most important fact is that you grow in knowledge and confidence toward your ultimate goal, and you are accomplishing that feat quite well. Even if you don’t feel like you are, or you don’t see it in yourself. Myself, and others I’m sure, have noticed your progression from the start, and I can confidently assure you that you are leaps and bounds ahead of where you started. Don’t think that you won’t accomplish great things just because you might struggle occasionally. It’s that fight to achieve that keeps us moving on and committed to bettering ourselves. When in doubt for the future; take the time to look back at what you have done here on your blog, and in your time at Full Sail. See it for it’s true value. Not for what you have accomplished, … but for what you have struggled with and became a better person for continuing to fight and win.

    -Tommy Figueroa-

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