Artist Spotlight: Mariah Carey
by Rachel Devitt | July 18, 2013
Twenty-some years ago, a young singer with a massive voice and an operatic amount of hair walked into a recording studio -- and subsequently our hearts -- when she cut a clutch of tracks that showed off one dazzling vocal range (can you say whistle register??). We've been through a lot together since then, us and Mimi: (break)ups and (break)downs, divorces and twins, Idol and Glitter. But no matter what, one thing remains the same: Mimi lays down the often fierce, always sexy soulful pop songs -- and we gobble them up like whipped cream on a sundae. Case in point: her latest, "#Beautiful," a sunny, seductive, quintessential summer jam of a groove that purrs like Miguel's bike. You'll find that and all of Mimi's biggest hits, most beloved songs and killer guest spots on this primer.