The Meaning of Mariah Carey

The Meaning of Mariah Carey
Author: Mariah Carey
Rating: 4.04
Bestsellers Rate: 47560
Publisher: Pan MacMillan
Book Format: Hardback
Binding: Твердый
Pages: 368
Hours of reading: 6.1 hours
Publication Date: 2021
Languages: | English |
Price: 17,56 €

About the book

The global icon, award-winning singer, songwriter, producer, actress, mother, daughter, sister, storyteller and artist finally tells the unfiltered story of her life in The Meaning of Mariah Carey. It took me a lifetime to have the courage and the clarity to write my memoir. I want to tell the story of the moments - the ups and downs, the triumphs and traumas, the debacles and the dreams - that contributed to the person I am today. Though there have been countless stories about me throughout my career and very public personal life, it's been impossible to communicate the complexities and depths of my experience in any single magazine article or a ten-minute television interview. And even then, my words were filtered through someone else's lens, largely satisfying someone else's assignment to define me. This book is composed of my memories, my mishaps, my struggles, my survival and my songs. Unfiltered. I went deep into my childhood and gave the scared little girl inside of me a big voice. I let the abandoned and ambitious adolescent have her say, and the betrayed and triumphant woman I became tell her side. Writing this memoir was incredibly hard, humbling and healing. My sincere hope is that you are moved to a new understanding, not only about me, but also about the resilience of the human spirit. Love, Mariah

Reviews

Captivating . . . Carey recounts many of the worst parts of her life with a deadpan, self-aware wit . . . a carefully pieced together self-portrait of one of this generations most fascinatingly idiosyncratic, frequently misunderstood artists Guardian

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Captivating . . . Carey recounts many of the worst parts of her life with a deadpan, self-aware wit . . . a carefully pieced together self-portrait of one of this generations most fascinatingly idiosyncratic, frequently misunderstood artists * Guardian * A perfectly pitched modern pop autobiography, addressing tough, timely issues of racism, sexism, power and trauma with humanity and candour . . . With The Meaning of Mariah Carey, she proves once again that she is what she has always wanted to be: a class act * Sunday Times * Blistering * Daily Mail * It is all quite wonderful * The Times * Carey's memoir is an incisive, entertaining, and impressively well-written account of her road from poverty and obscurity to superstardom * New Yorker * Mariah Carey's memoir is her best performance yet * Los Angeles Times * The Meaning of Mariah Carey is an instant classic of pop diva lit * Rolling Stone * Page-turning . . . A wholly entertaining tale of a woman who made a harmony out of the discordant elements of her life -- Time magazine Mariah Carey's new book makes it official: We are in the golden age of the celebrity memoir * New York Post *

Mariah Carey Biography

Mariah Carey (; born March 27, 1969) is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and record producer. Referred to as the "Songbird Supreme" and the "Queen of Christmas", she is known for her five-octave vocal range, melismatic singing style, songwriting, and signature use of the whistle register. Carey rose to fame in 1990 with her eponymous debut album. She was the first artist to have her first five singles reach number one on the Billboard Hot 100, from "Vision of Love" to "Emotions". Carey's debut album was released under the guidance of Columbia Records executive Tommy Mottola, whom she married three years later. Carey achieved further success with the albums Music Box (1993), Merry Christmas (1994), and Daydream (1995), with singles including "Hero", "Without You", "All I Want for Christmas Is You", "Fantasy", "Always Be My Baby", and "One Sweet Day", which topped the US Billboard Hot 100 decade-end chart (1990s). After separating from Mottola, Carey adopted a new image and incorporated more elements of hip hop with Butterfly (1997). Billboard named her the Artist of the Decade (1990s), while the World Music Awards honored her as the best-selling female pop-artist of the millennium. In 2001, after eleven consecutive years of U.S. number-one singles, Carey left Columbia and signed a $100 million record deal with Virgin Records. Following her highly publicized physical and emotional breakdown and the failure of her film Glitter (2001) and its soundtrack, Virgin bought her contract for $28 million and the following year she signed with Island Records. After some unsuccessful years Carey returned with The Emancipation of Mimi (2005), which became the best-selling album in the US and the world's second best-selling album of 2005. Its second single, "We Belong Together", topped the US Billboard Hot 100 decade-end chart (2000s). She won the Breakthrough Actress Performance award at the Palm Springs International Film Festival for her role in the 2009 film Precious. Carey's next ventures included being an American Idol judge, starring in the docu-series Mariah's World, appearing in the films The Butler (2013), A Christmas Melody (2015), and The Lego Batman Movie (2017), and publishing her 2020 memoir The Meaning of Mariah Carey. Carey is regarded as one of the most celebrated singer-songwriters of her generation and is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, with sales of over 220 million records worldwide. Nineteen of her songs have topped the Billboard Hot 100. She holds the record for the most number-one singles by a solo artist, a female songwriter (eighteen), and a female producer (fifteen). Carey is the highest-certified female artist in the United States, with 69.5 million certified album units. She was ranked second on VH1's list of the 100 Greatest Women in Music, and in 2019, Billboard named her "top-charting female solo artist", based on both album and song chart performances. Carey has won five Grammy Awards, nineteen World M ... Read full biography

Authors: Mariah Carey
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Publisher: Pan MacMillan
Imprint: MACMILLAN
Languages: | English |
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ISBN13: 9781529038958
ISBN10: 1529038952
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Book Format: Hardback
Book Binding: Твердый
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Pages: 368
Book Weight: 618
Book Dimensions: 162x241x37
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Publication date: Oct. 1, 2020
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Publication City/Country: London, United Kingdom

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