Appreciating all that makes America special

Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey,

Her first album didn’t just go platinum, it went 9x platinum – in the US alone. Uploaded by

Somewhere in America, there’s a little kid who’ll see Mariah Carey on some talk show, won’t know that she’s sold more than 200 million records, won’t know about all the number one hits, won’t know about all the Grammy Awards. This kid will see her and think, Isn’t she one of the judges on American Idol?

Mariah Carey,

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From the release of her debut single “Vision of Love”, it was obvious that a tremendous new talent had burst onto the music scene. Her debut album (with the mysterious title Mariah Carey) went 9x Platinum and included four songs that reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100. There’s been no stopping her since.

In one of the greatest “Well, duh” moments in music history, Carey won the Best New Artist Grammy in 1991. Among way too many awards to be mentioned here, she was named by MTV in 2003 as number one in its listing of the 22 Greatest Voices in Music.

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