What exactly is megastar Mariah Carey’s place in pop culture? A spectacularly talented performer of pure pop poetry or perhaps you imagine that the “All I Want for Christmas Is You” singer is an explosive, demanding diva prone to tantrums and eccentric demands. The award-winning vocalist has just revealed even more secrets in a BBC radio interview about her electrifying new memoir The Meaning of Mariah Carey. The book toped The New York Times Bestsellers list. Keep reading as we bring you the incredible revelations!
1. The 50-year-old star has been planning her memoir for a decade. People asked why she didn't tell her truth before, but she has been desperate to do this for years. In fact, she admitted she was working on this book when she was pregnant and now her twins are nine years old!
However, the Grammy winner feels that this is the right time to publish her explosive memoir because the issues that made her suffer when she was a little girl are still so relevant in 2020 and can help young people to find their own identity.
2. Mariah's daughter Monroe inspired the “Dreamlover” to pen her autobiography. She hopes that her little lady can learn from the struggles that she herself has gone through in life.
"I wanted Monroe to know that this happened to me and if something like this happens to you, you will have the tools that I didn't have because my parents didn't have the language for it. They didn't understand how to really dive into those issues.”
3. The award-winning artist believes her gender means she doesn't get the recognition as a songwriter that she deserves. Men dominate the music industry, so they don't believe in her abilities as a powerful performer who can create emotional and meaningful songs that resonate with millions of music lovers.
Don’t you think that the billboard chart topper would be even more popular if she were a male artist? We think so! Though, the voice behind hit album “Music Box” is finally getting some recognition as a songwriter, thanks to the recent announcement of her induction into the Songwriters’ Hall of Fame. Way to go Mariah, what an honor!