Mariah Carey is a renowned American singer, songwriter, actress and record producer. She is regarded as one of the greatest solo artists of all time and has produced a number of smash hits over the course of her career that has spanned around three decades. Carey gained recognition for the song ‘Vision of Love’ that was released as part of her debut album. Over the years, she has smashed sales records and collected a slew of music related awards to emerge as one of the greatest musical stars of the modern era. As a matter of fact, she has sold a staggering 200 million copies of her albums on a global scale throughout her career. However, Carey’s career has not only been about the fame and fortune that you would associate with a legendary pop star. She has been involved in philanthropic activities right from the time when she first shot to prominence and has expressed her thoughts and worked for the causes closest to her heart at every opportunity. Carey has spoken about music, the struggles with stardom and a range of other topics at different points of her career. Here, we have collected some famous quotations and sayings by the versatile star. Go through some of her most notable thoughts and quotes that are sure to inspire you.
Forget the image, forget the ensemble, forget the rumours, forget the short skirts, the big hair, whatever! I owe this to the fans and I will never forget you so I want to accept this award on behalf of all of you.
My brother and sister had a much worse childhood, I think, because they were older, and they had to deal with a lot more racism because they grew up in the '70s and I grew up more in the '80s. So they had to deal with crosses being burned on their lawn and their dogs being poisoned.
It's in my genes. My mother was an opera singer. I'm clearly dramatic.
I think certain people like to torture me because they think I've had it easier than I actually have and they think: 'Oh, she's got this, she's got that, she's always had everything perfect,' and it's sooo not true.
Especially since I started studying acting, I feel like I'm always super-aware of my emotions and my feelings and what's going on with me at every moment. I definitely think I wasn't very present prior to that.
I'm actually a really good cook, and people don't believe this about me!
My fans have made all my career moments special for me. They are the ones that have gotten me through every single thing - good times and bad, they are who I go to and lean on. I am very thankful for that.
The best part of making music, for me, is collaborating and working with new people and fresh sounds and all those things that gets people excited to continue in this business that we all love so much.
My father identified as a black man. No one asked him because he was clearly black. But people always ask me. If we were together, people would look at us in a really strange way. It sucked. As a little girl I had blond hair and they'd look at me, look at him, and be disgusted.
Prince was one of the best people I've met. He didn't care about the big system. I was always like, at any time, Prince could write a No. 1 song because he's that talented, but he chooses to do what he wants. I respect that. He actually helped me through a lot of situations with his knowledge.
Marilyn Monroe Productions was the first female-owned production company in Hollywood. She paved the way for women in Hollywood, and every single woman owes something to her for that, whether they agree with her image or not.