The ’90s block party just added a diva to the mix! Legendary songstress Mariah Carey will be an honoree at Hip Hop Honors: The 90’s Game Changers. Carey will be honored for her groundbreaking hip-hop collaborations. With Regina Hall hosting and Missy Elliott set to perform, that puts three powerful ladies front and center when Hip Hop Honors airs on Monday, September 18th at 9PM ET/PT. Can you handle it?
Mariah Carey is amazing, and not just because she gave us this gif:
But because she is a true trailblazer. Carey has earned acclaim in all facets of her career as an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and actress. As the best-selling female artist of all time, with more than 220 million records sold and eighteen #1 singles–the most for any solo artist in history–Carey is the definition of a game changer.
Carey has been recognized with Grammy Awards, American Music Awards, Billboard Music Awards and BMI’s coveted Icon Award, among myriad others, and was named Billboard’s Artist of the Decade and the World Music Awards’ World’s Best Selling Female Artist of the Millennium.
And did y’all know that Carey penned all but one of her #1 singles? That’s right, not only does she have a five-octave vocal range, she single handedly brought us bops like “Fantasy,” “Always Be My Baby,” “Hero,” “Touch My Body,” “One Sweet Day” and “We Belong Together.” That is more than literally any other recording artist.
Fun fact about me that no one asked for: I used to sit on the tire swing at recess manically singing “You’ll Always Be My Baby” while the other 4th graders looked on, confused and a little scared. Thanks, Mariah!
Mariah may be a ’90s game changer, but she isn’t a diva. Let her explain why in this vintage VH1 clip!