This week I’m celebrating Mariah Carey!
Mariah Carey is my favorite singer of all time. She just announced on The Ellen DeGeneres Show she’ll be doing a residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas starting May 6th! It’ll be a career retrospective of her record-breaking 18 #1’s!
Naturally, when I found out tickets were on sale, I rearranged my work schedule and started booking flights and bought the ticket! So, I’m Vegas bound for her May 13th show!
Here’s a clip of her announcement on The Ellen DeGeneres Show including a fun surprise for select fans and the entire audience member:
Of her 25 years in the music industry, I’ve been a fan of hers since the Daydream album- 15 years! I remember recording “One Sweet Day” (her duet with Boyz II Men) off the radio to a cassette and writing the lyrics through the process of pressing play-pause-rewind-play.
I remember seeing her in concert for the first time in 2013- coincidentally at the same venue as her current gig! It was one of the best days of my life.
And, it’s never officially Christmas until her holiday hit “All I Want for Christmas is You” plays non-stop.
Aside from her amazing career accomplishments and immense talent, I just admire her as a human being. People are quick to dismiss her or to write her off as a ditzy diva but she keeps coming back and she keeps coming out on top. I can’t say how many times I’ve used her music unwind or to get through a tough time. Her songs have become a soundtrack to my life.
My video pick of the week is “Hero”- one of her signature songs that means a lot to many people,including myself:
What are you celebrating this week?