We, here at THP, adore Mariah Carey. Ever since unleashing her massive first single ‘Vision of Love’ in 1990, Mariah has earned her status as a legend. The elusive chanteuse has broken records, defeated the odds, and remained relevant for over three decades! While we recognize it’s impossible to list only five reasons to stan Mimi, here are our top five:
1. Her Astonishing Achievements
Mariah is one of the most accomplished artists of all time. She has five Grammys, 19 World Music Awards, 10 American Music Awards, and 15 Billboard Music Awards to her name. Also, with 19 Billboard Hot 100 #1s, Mariah has the most hits of any solo artist in history. A truly gifted songwriter, Mariah wrote 18 of those #1s! If all of those accolades weren’t enough, Mimi has spent a whopping 84 weeks at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100. But, don’t take our word for it. Here are two of Mariah’s most iconic hits.
2. Mariah Invented Christmas!
Well, technically, Mariah didn’t invent Christmas. However, her 19th #1 hit ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’ has become a Christmas classic. What other modern artists have written a holiday staple that has been covered many times over, including this metalcore version. The Queen of Christmas even took her kids on a road trip to Aspen in a luxury RV last December. Check it out!
How cool is that? THP stans Mariah’s album Merry Christmas so much that it made it to our 5 Best Christmas Albums Of All Time! Hopefully, Mimi will be able to resume her annual Christmas shows this year and spread cheer to her adoring fans.
3. Her Sense of Humor
You might not know this about Mariah, but she has a great sense of humor. From her witty stage banter during her shows to her #Mariahisms, our girl Mimi is a natural ham. One of our favorite Mariah videos, for the song ‘Touch My Body,’ features the comedic actor Jack McBrayer.
Even Mariah throwing the ceremonial first pitch at a Japanese baseball game became one of the funniest GIFs we’ve seen.
Of course, Mariah somehow manages to make baking cookies look hilarious in this segment.
Whether it’s a witty retort of “I Don’t Know Her“ or an exasperated “dahhhling,“ Mariah always keeps us laughing.
4. Mariah Has A Special Relationship With Her Fans
Mariah’s fans refer to themselves as “Lambs“ and she affectionately calls them her “Lambily.“ Before the age of social media, Mimi interacted with the lambs by leaving voice messages on her official website. But, she has proven she can adapt to the times, by using Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok to communicate directly. Additionally, Mariah has a designated room in one of her homes for all the gifts her fans give her. However, our favorite lambily moment was when she surprised her biggest lamb with a hug on the show Beat Shazam.
5. Mariah Carey Is THE Voice
Mariah was dubbed “The Voice“ by music executive LA Reid and we, at THP, have no choice but to agree. Blessed with a five-octave range and an expressive whistle register, Mariah is considered one of the greatest voices ever. Also, Mariah can sing everything from pop to jazz to rock to gospel to R&B. We stan versatility. Mariah has influenced singers such as Christina Aguilera, Kelly Clarkson, Beyoncé, and even Mary J. Blige. Her voice has shattered records around the world. But, did you know her voice is powerful enough to open bottles? There is nothing The Voice can’t do.
There are many reasons to love Mariah Carey. Therefore, we decided to give you a stan starter kit. If you have been tardy for the party, it’s never too late to join the lambily. If you are already a diehard Mariah lamb, tell us why you stan her. Let us know in the comments below or over on our Facebook or Twitter!
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