Mariah Carey’s ‘Merry Christmas II You’ Is Certified Gold

Published: Sunday 16th Jan 2011 by Trent

Mariah Carey has yet another reason to celebrate as her ‘Merry Christmas II You’ album has become her 16th gold-certified album in the US. The icon’s 2nd Holiday collection was released on November 2nd and sold over 435k units in stores (with shipments exceeding 500k) after only 8 weeks in the US despite limited promotion. The gold certification was officially issued on January 11th.

These latest figures have taken Carey’s total album sales in the US to 53.2 million since 1991, giving her the highest numbers amongst women in the SoundScan era ahead of Celine Dion (51.1 million), Shania Twain (34 million) and Britney Spears (31.6 million). Moreover, Carey has the 3rd highest album sales of any artist (male or female) in that territory in the last 20 years.

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In terms of shipments, the diva has moved over 63.5 million units in the US since her debut in 1990, placing her 3rd amongst women behind only Barbra Streisand (71.5 million) and Madonna (64 million). Legendary.

Sidebar: unlike conventional releases, Carey could promote this album during every Christmas season like she did with her 1st Holiday project. This means that ‘Merry Christmas II You’ has the potential to keep selling at the end of each year, eventually achieving platinum status and beyond. That is the key difference between Christmas records and standard LPs.

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  1. ThatMigrator January 16, 2011

    Legendary indeed.

  2. Scoota January 16, 2011

    Why didn’t you post Whitney’s numbers. She sold 44mill of The Bodyguard

  3. Jordan January 16, 2011

    Great Job. That’s amazing

  4. Max January 16, 2011

    How did she go Gold when she didn’t even scan Gold?

  5. queenbeyonce10 January 16, 2011

    WHO GIVES A S*** LOL Only because it’s a Christmas album, but if it was a regular album no one would give a ish about it. MARIAH CAREY IS OVER.

    ACCEPT IT TRENT.

    GOLD AIN’t S*** ANYWAYS, JUST LOOK AT BEYONCE’s Receipts *files nails*

  6. BEE January 16, 2011

    Just another day in the life of MARIAH~

  7. F****** January 16, 2011

    Mariah’s numbers are inflated. Fat neck lipsinging w****

  8. BEYONCESTAN4LIFE January 16, 2011

    Mariah Carey who??????????????

    Gold my ass lol

    Sold only 400,00k FLOP!!!!!!

  9. BEYONCESTAN4LIFE January 16, 2011

    QUEENBEYONCE10: “JUST LOOK AT BEYONCE’s Receipts ”

    Yes, we know Beyonce buys loads of copies of her own albums. She’s said so herself.

  10. BEYONCESTAN4LIFE January 16, 2011

    No one cares Trent.

    Mariah Carey and her fail ass album, if Beyonce released a Christmas album it would be 2x platinum by now in the US.

  11. Kirk January 16, 2011

    YASSS!!!
    MARIAH is QUEEN OF MUSIC!!!! END OF DISCUSSION!! 😛

  12. BEYONCESTAN4LIFE January 16, 2011

    Yall know damn well this project is a FAIL

  13. R u LOUD……Cuz Im LOUD!!! January 16, 2011

    Rihanna’s at almost 800k in the U.S…..#TryAgain…

  14. queenbeyonce10 January 16, 2011

    LOL US BEY Stans are coming for Mariah Carey’s irrelevant ass.

    Seriously like GOLD aint’ s***.

    Tell me platinum and then we’re talking.

  15. Geronimo Deuces-Champion January 16, 2011

    what about kanye’s sales ……………….

  16. Stoney-Brie January 16, 2011

    urrghh >> slows news or what? .. ..

  17. queenbeyonce10 January 16, 2011

    LOL EVEN RIHANNA IS SELLING MORE THAN THIS HORRIBLE ASS ALBUM.

    Mariah Carey is over.

  18. REASONABLE VOICE January 16, 2011

    And why is this a reason to celebrate? Susan Boyle (who hasnt been in the game for 16 years)’s Christmas album shipped 3 million albums in the US alone without any singles and one Oprah performance unlike Mariah whose album wasnt even top 10 during the Christmas holiday week. Stop being delusional. Mariah is done and this isn’t coming from someone who dislikes her either.

  19. BEYROCK January 16, 2011

    Must be a slow business day cause no one gives a s***. IT’s not even GOLD really until it sells 500,000 and Gold ain’t nothing lol

    Anywho…….

    ROUND 4 is coming hide your FAVS!!!

  20. Kirk January 16, 2011

    To the Fool Bey Stans: Mariah had like 0 tv promos!! and did GOLD in 8 weeks!!
    Rihanna 800k in 3 months with a ton of promos is unacceptable!! smh!!

    #SITDOWN Mariah===Legend! and u know it!

  21. BEYROCK January 16, 2011

    IF BEY has a Christmas album it would be diamond by now. This flop ass b**** aint s***.

    GOLD!!! WOWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!

  22. Who’s Cedric? January 16, 2011

    The f***? That is NOT impressive. Trent, gwarl…ta ta, so long!

  23. Janhovaswitness January 16, 2011

    It’s because of shipments. Cowriah has a habit of confusing shipments for actual scanned units. Poor cow!

  24. Jay January 16, 2011

    LOL beyonce fans know they need to sit down..thats not even called for. Its sad that someone has worked theyre ass off for 20 years, yet people dont even RESPECT THAT. I really think shes gonna stay around for a while

  25. TRUTH TELLER January 16, 2011

    YOU BEYONCE FANS ARE REALLY PRESSED BY OTHER SUCCESSFUL FEMALE ARTISTS WHY IS THAT?
    BEYONCE IDOLISES MARIAH SO Y ARE YOU HERE CHATTING S*** WHEN THE NUMBERS SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES

    CHRISTMAS ALBUMS ‘NEVERRRR’ SELL AS MUCH AS COMMERCIAL ALBUMS SO FOR HER TO GET THAT GOLD CERTIFICATE IS A BIIIGG DEAL IN MUSIC INDUSTRY SENSE
    WHO ELSE HAS DONE THAT?
    I KNOW DAMN SURE DC’S XMAS ALBUM FLOPPED DIDNT EVEN REACH TOP 50

    THE NUMBERS ARE THERE BUT YOU ALL JUST SOO DELUSIONAL ITS ACTUALLY SCAREY SOMETIMES

    BEYONCE AINT EVEN IN THE TOP 10 BEST SELLING FEMALES OF ALL TIMES AND MC IS TOP 3 AND YOUR STILL HERE TRYING TO TAKE THAT AWAY FROM HER
    LOVE WHO YOU LOVE BUT DONT DISCREDIT SOMEONE ELSE’S TALENT IN THE PROCESS
    YOU ALL KNOW MC HAS HAD ALL THE SUCCESS…SHE HAS BEEN IN THE GAME FOR 20+ YEARS SO SHE HAS EARNED HER RIGHT TO BE RESPECTED EVEN IT IS BY A BUNCH OF MINDLESS FOOLS WHO ACT LIKE A CELEBRITY IS THEIR GOD
    GROW THE F*** UP MAN….OR CHILD/TRANNIE/

    GET SOME F****** LIVES…BETTER YET GO SEEK SOME PSYCHO-THERAPY FOR YOU DUMB-ASS DELUSIONAL MINDS

    BLESS X

  26. KL January 16, 2011

    Mariah is the Queen..I love how people are comparing new music acts sales against Mariahs whos been in the game for 20 years..how long has ur fave?

    when Beyonce, Rihanna, Taylor, Subo sell over 30 million with one album let me know, cause Mariah did with Music Box, and 25 million with Daydream

    #SITurASSdown

  27. UGh January 16, 2011

    guys xmas albums are different. Who’s going to listen to xmas music in January. The Christmas season is gone. it has done very well for a Christmas album.

  28. Ariana January 16, 2011

    So happy for her! This album is amazing and I’m sure the sales will increase year after year on the holidays.
    Oh, didn’t know she was just 500 k away of Madonna — give it a little time and MC will be the second biggest selling artist of all time, just behind Barbra WOW.

    It’s true, Susan sold over a million copies of her xmas album and that’s indeed impressive, just let’s not forget that this is her second album and people seem to love more her background or life story instead of her music, for her own sake she should stop singing someone else’s songs, why can’t she sing her own music?

    I’m sure Mariah will come back stronger than ever as soon as she releases a new album. BTW there’s no need to fight over who’s a better or more successful singer, just when your favorite after 20 years keep selling albums and with such an amazing voice then you can compare it to Mariah. Meanwhile, leave MC alone because she’s still relevant after all these years. Don’t believe me, just look again at those soundscan sales figures and you’ll see I’m not lying. Also, she was one of the TOP ARTISTS – INTERNET STREAMS and she barely promoted a xmas album on december. How great is that?

  29. TRUTH January 16, 2011

    NO BEYONCE WILL NEVER MAKE A CHRISTMAS ALBUM
    becauses shes a devil worshipping b**** whos sold her soul while mariahs christian thats why everyones hatin on her….. mariah for lifee <3

  30. KL January 16, 2011

    @TRUTH

    u aint lien about that devil worshiping .. her, jay z, rihanna..

  31. dboy January 16, 2011

    i’d like to say not all beyonce fans have disregard

    i’m a bey fan and i absolutely adore mariah, why shouldnt i? beyonce does and the feeling is mutual

    likes of @queenbeyonce10 make ppl go in on bey unnecessarily

  32. BEYONCE IS QUEEN, F*** MOODONA CACA & S******!!!!!!! January 16, 2011

    BEYONCE= 30+ Million sold in the US(11.3M Sold Solo)

    Congrats Mariah. 🙂

    The Trinity: MJ, Beyonce, Mariah. F*** Madonna!!

  33. BEYROCK January 16, 2011

    Destiny Child???????????? LMFAO

    We talking about Beyonce as a solo artists. Beyonce’s Christmas album would outsell Mariah’s Last three albums combined!

    #SLAYED Sit down sheeps!!!!

  34. Mari January 16, 2011

    [email protected]** Bey stans shading Mariah over Christmas album sales . . . smdh Bey’s receipts will never be as long as MC’s

    . . . and tell Bey, Lil’ Kim said thanks for loaning her that yaki and those booty pads that she wore to the club last night.

  35. TRUTH January 16, 2011

    ALL THIS MEDIA BRAINWASHING US FROM SEEING THE TRUTH OF WHAT IS REALLY GOING ON IN THE WORLD, THE GOVERNMENT IS POISIONING US THROUGH THE WATER SUPPLY, KILLING US OFF, LEADING TO WORLD WAR 3 WHEN WE WILL ALL BE KILLED OFF EXCEPT THE FEW THAT ARE STUPID AND CAN BE CONTROLED, WHO THEN WILL BE TRACKED BY EVERY MOVE BY RFID CHIPS WORSHIPPING THE DEVIL WITHOUT KNOWING. PLEASE SEARCH THE TRUTH. SEARCH THE NEW WORLD ORDER AND HELP STOP IT BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE.

  36. BEYONCE IS QUEEN, F*** MOODONA CACA & S******!!!!!!! January 16, 2011

    But my problem with BOO-Riah though is that to start with Most her #1s arent even all that (she got MOST of them the same way Rihanna does by; Name, Unique Voice, & LUCK Alone) but anyway my main problem with Mariah is SHES PUSHING 50 but shes still trying to keep up with the Youngins!!… The Beyonces/Britneys, Rihannas & hell even the WILLOWS!! With all that Autotune garbage, same goes for X-Tina, You are not Beyonce or MJ your voice isnt meant for Ballads ANDDDD UP-TEMPOS!!.

    ~Sorry but Mimi’s last 2 albums (3 if you count the Xmas effort) was A HOT ASS MESS!! but ofcourse her stans will pretend its the best thing ever just cause Its Mariah 😐 & her music in general is too Soft & theres too much Harmonizing (much like Janet) IMO. Still kinda Like her though.

  37. Reasonable Voice January 16, 2011

    Idiot Rihanna has sold 2.58 million copies (shipped 2.9 million) in less than 2 months so please shut up. And secondly, Rihanna almost always has a cross on, celebrates Christmas (what Devil worshipper would celebrate the birth of Christ), and she’s been seen praying before concerts and in Israel she toned down her outfit out of respect for the Holy land. Try again.

  38. TRUTH January 16, 2011

    its all a show.

  39. TRUTH January 16, 2011

    check jay-z lyrics, check lil wayne lyrics, check kanyes lyrics, all of them

  40. BEYONCE IS QUEEN, F*** MOODONA CACA & S******!!!!!!! January 16, 2011

    IDK though why so many on here seem to HATE Mariah?? Its like ever since she turned into a Big FAT BLOB(/Fat-iah) Ppl started dis-owning her 😐

    Anyone care to tell me ‘WHY’ though?? http://i52.tinypic.com/18gk0j.gif

    The (Greatest) Trinity: MJ, Beyonce, Mariah.

    The Vocal Trinity: Whitney, Mariah, Beyonce

  41. TIMMI January 16, 2011

    LOL AT ALL THESE BEYONCE (AKA QUEEN OF SONG-STEALING, UNORIGINAL, LYING ASS, BITCHY, TWO-FACE, SPOTLIGHT-HOGGING) TRYNA COME HARD AT MIMI.

    I’VE SAID IT TIME AND TIME BEFORE AND I’LL SAY IT TIME AND TIME AGAIN. MARIAH IS THE ONLY REASON BEYONCE SINGS. SHE SAID IT HERSELF. EVERYBODY KNOWS HOW MUCH BEYONCE IS INFLUENCED BY MARIAH. JUST YOUTUBE IT.

    BEYONCE WILL NEVER ACHIEVE WHAT MARIAH HAS OR BREAK MARIAH’S RECORDS. AND IF SHE KEEPS GOING WITH HER FAME-HUNGRY ASS (YA’LL KNOW SHE NEED TO SIT DOWN AND TAKE A BREAK FOR A WHILE), END OF THE DAY, EVERYTHING MARIAH ACHIEVED SHE CAN LOOK BACK AND SAY, YEAH, I WROTE THIS SMASH HIT RECORD. THIS IS MY PIECE OF ART. A LOT MORE THAN YOU CAN SAY FOR BEYONCE RIGHT?

    THERE’S A MILLION OTHER B****** OUT THERE WHO CAN CHOOSE A SONG DEMO AND RE-SING THE DAMN SONG, ADDING A LITTLE ADLIB HERE AND THERE.

    xxx

  42. JAYLA January 16, 2011

    OMG YOU F*** NEED A LIFE! CONGRATS MARIAH, ITS CRAZY THAT 90 % OF THE PEOPLE COMMENTING ARE BEYONCE FANS, LIKE WTF? WHY DO YOU WASTE TIME CLICKING ON A STORY ABOUT MARIAH IF YOU DONT LIKE HER? JUST TO POST NEGATIVE STUFF? GET A F****** LIFE, GO WATCH FOOTBALL THE PLAYOFFS ARE ON F******.!

  43. Gus January 16, 2011

    Great mimi good album and the futureof her music will be the boom!!!!!!!!

  44. KAT DELUNA FAN January 16, 2011

    Rihanna stans are such f***** liars.she is at 2.3 by now and hasnt even outsell Rated R yet at the same period.

    Beyonce stans are annoying as f***..leave mariah alone

  45. Sokiuia January 16, 2011

    Mariah has musicality, she doesn’t YELL and GRUNT like Stealyoncé.

  46. BEYONCE IS QUEEN, F*** MOODONA CACA & S******!!!!!!! January 16, 2011

    I understand the hate for a lot of Celebs but why for MARIAH??

    Again, Anyone?? http://i52.tinypic.com/18gk0j.gif

  47. Sokiuia January 16, 2011

    and lmao @ beyonce in the vocal trinity. LMAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO i just can’t!

  48. BEYONCE IS QUEEN, F*** MOODONA CACA & S******!!!!!!! January 16, 2011

    @ Sokiuia

    Beyonce has an abundance of Musicality also. & It can be argued that Bey & Mimi(overall) are on the same LVL Vocally believe it or not. & it especially can be argued these days that Beyonce can out-sing Mariah being that Mimi is still great but not how she was in her Prime…

  49. BEYONCE IS QUEEN, F*** MOODONA CACA & S******!!!!!!! January 16, 2011

    @ Sokiuia

    DONT UNDER-RATE THE QUEEN OF POP/SOUL:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D8wtoMPlrvM

    The Vocal Foursome: Whitney, Mariah, Beyonce, Celine

    The Noise: Scream-Tina OffKeyGorrilera 🙂

  50. mmmmmmm January 16, 2011

    [its hilarious how Beyonce fans try so hard to prove who she is “queen.” IF someone is really running things and “snatching wigs” u dont have to try and prove anything it would speak for itself…but thas obviously not that case here which is why people try so hard to validate her.]

  51. RihannaForever January 16, 2011

    @Scoota
    It’s because Trent loves Mariah but Sam loves Whitney.

  52. M4R14H January 16, 2011

    Nice job Mariah!

  53. Nichole January 16, 2011

    Tsk tsk. Look at this shade from BeYAWNce, and Goat stans.

    Lets see….when Corruptyonce’s fake, booty pad wearing, greasy nappy lace front, phony songwriting, song stealing, swagger jacking, not an original bone in her body ass accomplish half of what Mariah has, then you goons can talk.

    Not even Fakeyonce’s 16 grammy’s that her daddy bought, will ever put her on the same level as Mariah vocally nor artistically. BeYAWNce is a fraud, and I can’t wait for the day she flops so I can laugh in her fans faces.

    As for Goat, she doesn’t have an ounce of musical talent, a #1 album and some of her 9 #1 singles are more than likely inflated. Loud has been in stores for nearly 3 months, and hasn’t even topped 1 million sold in the US yet. Yet you all want to stomp on a woman who has paved the way, and owns your faves. Go sit your asses down. Mariah is one of the greatest singers of all time, and has accomplished many things in music that you guys’ faves could NEVER. Not in this lifetime.

    Mariah>>>>>>BeYAWNce, Rihanna….

  54. BEYONCE IS QUEEN, F*** MOODONA CACA & S******!!!!!!! January 16, 2011

    @ mmmmmmm

    H** HUSH, If nobody ever told me MJ was the King I honestly would not know & My dumbass would be calling Justin Beiber the King!! H** just Sit & Spread the Word Of Beysus Christ!!!!

  55. Agent_Mariah January 16, 2011

    @SCOTTA – Probably because the Bodyguard soundtrack is not Whitney’s album. She only sand 6 song out of the 12 on the soundtrack. That is a various artist album, not a Whitney Houston Album.

  56. BEYONCE IS QUEEN, F*** MOODONA CACA & S******!!!!!!! January 16, 2011

    @ Nichole

    H**, go comb your NAPPY HAIR!!

    LMAO, Its always the BURNT GORRILLAS trying to come for The Queen.

    Success is NOT a meature of anything but SUCCESS.

    Bey & Mariah are inevitably EQUAL.

  57. Nichole January 16, 2011

    Congrats, Mariah! Oh Santa is a winner, and will definitely keep MCIIU selling year after year.:-)

  58. RihannaForever January 16, 2011

    @Nichole
    I want to agree with you but I also want to roll my eyes right now.

  59. BEYONCE IS QUEEN, F*** MOODONA CACA & S******!!!!!!! January 16, 2011

    Royal Trinity: MJ, MBeyonce, Mariah.

    ^^^ The GREATEST Artist of all time. Dont Agree Kiss My Ass!!

  60. Pamela January 16, 2011

    Nichole for President!!

    I want beyonce to flop really bad just to annoy her stupid fans. I’m gonna start a campaign in order to make this b**** flop before the start of her new era. WHo’s with me? They did that to Christina Aguilera. Why not BeYAWNce?

    I repeat: who’s with me?

  61. BEYONCE IS QUEEN, F*** MOODONA CACA & S******!!!!!!! January 16, 2011

    Royal Trinity: MJ, Beyonce, Mariah.

    ^^^ The GREATEST Artist of all time. Dont Agree? Kiss My Ass!!

  62. RihannaForever January 16, 2011

    @Agent_Mariah
    But it still sold 44 million…

  63. Drew January 16, 2011

    @BeyonceIsQueen
    Oh, PLEASE. I’m a HUGE B stan, but she is NOT up there with Mariah and MJ.

  64. BEYONCE IS QUEEN, F*** MOODONA CACA & S******!!!!!!! January 16, 2011

    @ Pamela

    Unless you can create another Music-Making, Wig-Snatching, Vocal Power-House, Boss B**** Machine to compete with The Queen. Then unfortunately you are outdone & are stuck for another 10-15 more years or until she retires. I suggest either get over it, Cope with it, or Kill yourself. Doesnt make me any difference. #BOW DOWN

  65. Drew January 16, 2011

    @Pamela
    I’m a Beyonce stan and I don’t want Beyonce to experience any failures, but I do wish some of her stans would be less delusional.

    Most Beyonce stans are as, if not more, delusional than Rihanna’s stans but it’s unfair because it’s almost like the Beyonce stans get a free pass for stanning for an artist with more credibility than Rihanna.

  66. BEYONCE IS QUEEN, F*** MOODONA CACA & S******!!!!!!! January 16, 2011

    @ Drew

    Gerl, So True. Beyonce >>> Mariah & MJ, How dare I put them on the same LVL??

  67. Nichole January 16, 2011

    @BeYAWNCE is Queen.

    Before you go telling me to comb my nappy hair, perhaps that is something that you should tell BeYAWNce because she has a really bad habit of stepping out in public with ridiculously nappy lace fronts. At least when I step out in public, my hair is done. By the way, there is no same in black people wearing our hair how it was naturally created. And before you come after me, lets see how you look. More than likely, you probably look like a skeleton on meth.

    You are correct, it is definitely gorillas that come after The QUEEN, which is Mariah. That would also include YOU, and the rest of these imbecilic Bey stans under this post.

    Now, go take your bipolar nut job ass on somewhere and sit, b****.

  68. Drew January 16, 2011

    @BeyonceIsQueen
    #imdone

  69. Nichole January 16, 2011

    ‘By the way, there is no same”

    *shame.

  70. Drew January 16, 2011

    @Nichole
    You might as well give up. BeyonceIsQueen is hilariously entertaining. Allow the trolls to troll. They ignore you no matter what.

  71. Agent_Mariah January 16, 2011

    RIHANNAFOREVER I know how much it sold but that wasn’t the point. He asked why didn’t he post Whitney’s numbers? They aren’t Whitney’s numbers. It a various artist soundtrack. Besdies it came out in 1992. Why would anybody talk about it?

    Mariah Carey – Music Box (32 million)
    Mariah Carey – Daydream (25 million)

    and they are both her albums.

  72. Pamela January 16, 2011

    @BeyonceisSHIT

    It’s not our fault if your musical knowledge doesnt go beyond ten years ago. POW

  73. Pamela January 16, 2011

    And nichole you don’t have to justify. you look great and way better than this crazy bipolar beyonce stan who must be so ugly.

  74. TIMMI January 16, 2011

    I’M DYINGGGGGGGGGGGG AT BEYONCE BEING PART OF THE VOCAL TRINITY.

    I AIN’T SAYING SHE CAN’T SING.

    BUT ANYBODY WHO KNOWS ANYTHING KNOWS THE VOCAL TRINITY IS

    MARIAH, WHITNEY, CELINE

    BEYONCE COULD NEVER. DON’T GET ME WRONG, SHE’S TALENTED. BUT IN TERMS OF HER VOICE SHE’S ALONGSIDE MOST OF THE OTHER BLACK RNB FEMALES OUT THERE. SHE WILL NEVER BE PART OF THE VOCAL TRINITY. WHERE SHE RISES ABOVE THE REST OF THE RNB SINGERS IS WITH HER STAGE PRESENCE, DANCING, OVERALL PERFORMANCE. SHE’S DEFINITELY GOT THAT ON LOCK.

    BUT VOCAL TRINITY?

    NEVER.

  75. BEYONCE IS QUEEN, F*** MOODONA CACA & S******!!!!!!! January 16, 2011

    ^^^ NEVER UNDER-RATE THE QUEEN OF POP/SOUL:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D8wtoMPlrvM

    The Vocal Foursome: Whitney, Mariah, Beyonce, Celine

    The Noise: Scream-Tina OffKeyGorrilera 🙂

  76. MissNicoleBaby January 16, 2011

    That’s cool that a Christmas album like that went Gold. If it goes Platinum, then I’ll be impressed.

    @BeyonceisQueen
    What drugs are you taking? Beyonce is not the queen of anything.

  77. Pamela January 16, 2011

    ^
    yeah in your dreams!

  78. RihannaForever January 16, 2011

    @Agent_Mariah
    I guess that’s a good point, but Whitney has sold 170 million copies of her records overall.

    Also, the only reason he didn’t post about Whitney is because he doesn’t like Whitney. It’s just like how Sam doesn’t like Mariah.

  79. RihannaForever January 16, 2011

    ^^that was me. I just mispelled my e-mail.

  80. MissKylieBaby January 16, 2011

    @Pamela
    I’m MissNicoleBaby. I just mispelled my name the first time because I was reading something about a “Nicole”. Anyways, what do you mean “in your dreams”?

  81. Kirk January 16, 2011

    tsk tsk tsk *sigh* !!! These Bey Stans are just really ridiculous!! *put all biased minds and thinking aside* You Know that Beyonce is not Yet on the Level with Mariah or Even whitney! Whether vocally or sales wise!
    So stop the nonsense!
    If u dont want to admit it then dont, but dont come #shading legends like Mariah and Whitney!
    Also; Beyonce LOVES Mariah and said that MC’s Voice is a Gift from God, and she is fascinated at how she sings so unique. and MC LOVES Bey tooooooooo/
    #DEALWITHIT

  82. Pamela January 16, 2011

    my comment was not for you Misskyliebaby. It was for the delusional ass beyonce stan.

  83. MissKylieBaby January 16, 2011

    ^^Good, LOL.

  84. LTM January 16, 2011

    im going to assume your a mariah carey fan?
    cause going gold is nothing special.

  85. TIMMI January 16, 2011

    DEADDDDDDDDDDDD

    BEYONCE CAN SING DANGEROUSLY IN LOVE BACKWARDS TEN TIMES OVER IN EIGHTEEN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES.

    SHE IS STILL, AND NEVER WILL BE, PART OF THE VOCAL *TRINITY*

    THERE’S NO SUCH THING AS VOCAL FOURSOME, LMAOOO, WHO YOU FALLING? DELLUSIONAL ASS.

  86. gfhfgh January 16, 2011

    “Mocha & Milk” is a perfect match like “black & white” people

    😛 ____ Bla c k ‘w h it e ‘F li rts. C” 0- M _____ 😛

    The most successful interra cial da t ing c lub. If you are still waiting for your sweet “milk” or “mocha”, don’t hesitate to check it !! Don’t let your babies wait too long for you !!

  87. RihannaForever January 16, 2011

    @LTM
    It is for a Christmas album.

  88. Chimier January 16, 2011

    Congrats Mimi!

  89. Chimier January 16, 2011

    One more thing, The Bodyguard IS Whitney’s album, hence why she won the Grammy for Album for the Year for it, not various artists. She’s recognized by every major music company as being the artist of that album. Get over it.
    Once again, congrats to MC for her success! I hope the album goes platinum next year.

  90. sugarwalls January 16, 2011

    I will say this over & over again…
    U can’t put a good artist down!!
    People will always hunger for real talent and that is Mariah!!!

  91. Scoota January 16, 2011

    @Agent_Mariah, The Bodyguard is counted as a Whitney album, because she has six songs on the album. Whenever an artist have 6 songs or more on an album, it is counted as their album. Besides, it was Whitney who sold that soundtrack to the biggest selling album by a female artist WW. It is accounted for for her sales as well

  92. F****** January 16, 2011

    F****** is a flop and a has-been, #TEAMJANET

    Mariah and her camp has been known to inflate her numbers, nothing new. She is a s fake as her studio vocals

  93. F****** January 16, 2011

    Mariah promoted this album everywhere and still flopped. Susan and Jackie tortured this h** and left her in the dust. It must be hard to go from TEOM to a total has-been flop diva

  94. sane beyhanna stan January 16, 2011

    Here we go with bey stans coming for a legend! Just becuz bey is more talented then the lessers of today doesn’t mean she out paces or comes close to the living legends who preceded her. Mariahs album going gold is good for her I guess I’d like to see a platinum certification tho 🙂 but please bey stans stop ur making bey look really bad right now and karma is a b**** and will come back to haunt you…

  95. Andreas Greece UK January 16, 2011

    Beyonce said it was mariah that first made her want to sing.

    Come on, mariah is the best.

    When Beyonce beats mariah for the most number ones or the most albums sold then we will talk.

    As for Rihanna, anyone hear her sing Hero? haha another sing that idolises mariah

    AMAZING… ALL THE FANS THAT RIDE BEYONCE’S P**** AND RIHANNA’S P**** DISS MARIAH WHEN THESE SINGERS NEVER DISS MARIAH CUZ THEY LOVE HER.

    NOW ALL YOU HATERS, GET THE F*** OUT OF HERE…. BEYONCE IS A SELL OUT W**** WHO NEEDS TO SING WITH GAGA TO LOOK ‘DIFFERENT’

    RIHANNA IS A S*** SINGER WHO NEEDS TO SING WITH EMINEM TO LOOK GOOD

    MARIAH.. MC ,., IMITATED NEVER DUPLICATED…

    AND BACK TO THE POINT OF SHIPMENT SALES… ITS A XMAS ALBUM NOT EVERYONE BUYS THEM OBV……STILL GOOD ME THINKS… WHEN ANYONE IN HERE WHO IS A HATER CAN SELL OVER 100 CD’S LET ME KNOW M************…

  96. Andreas Greece UK January 16, 2011

    PS. CRACK IS WACK…. IV MADE TOO MUCH MONEY TO EVER DO CRACK..

    DO NOT EVEN TALK ABOUT S****** IN HERE

  97. BEE January 16, 2011

    This whole “disrespecting legends and icons like Mariah” foolishness is getting OLD. Stans, get it together!

  98. CHECKMATE January 16, 2011

    BLAH, BLAH, Blah, blah… Let’s put it in perspective here. The Glee xmas album was released at about the same time as Fat-riah’s cd. Glee xmas album was certified platinum selling over 918k units and shipping over a million as of Jan 14/2011 by the RIAA.

    NEXT!!!!!!!!!!!

  99. True Blue January 16, 2011

    I can’t stand most Rihanna stans, but I wouldn’t wish for her to flop JUST so I can laugh at her dumb, delusional stans. Although when those same stans put down other artists and make outlandish predictions about her album sales, it seems that the opposite of what they want to happen comes true, so maybe there is something about delusional stans causing their fave to reap bad karma (in that case, Nichole as a Britney stan should keep her mouth shut about wanting Beyonce to flop lest her ill wishes backfire on her fave) .

    And as for the most delusional stan on here, @ S*** aka BEYONCE IS QUEEN, F***
    MOODONA CACA &
    S****** !!!!!!!, I don’t believe that you are a true Beyonce stan, otherwise you would know that going on EVERY post of EVERY female artist and start talking about how inferior they are to your fave makes you AND Beyonce look like douchebags. You’re exactly like Psycho Nicky.

  100. CHECKMATE January 16, 2011

    BLAH, BLAH, Blah, blah… Let’s put it in perspective here. The Glee xmas album was released at about the same time as Fat-riah’s cd. Glee xmas album was certified platinum selling over 918k units and shipping over a million as of Jan 14/2011 by the RIAA.

    NEXT!!
    ________________________

    FAT-RIAH IS AN ######EPICFAIL!!!!!!!!

  101. True Blue January 16, 2011

    Now I’m starting to wonder if most Christina stans behave like @ S***, which may explain why Bionic flopped catastrophically. Same pattern with Rihanna stans, the more delusional they get, the less impressive her album sales become.

  102. KaVion January 16, 2011

    Why is it that all the other beyonce stans other than me, drew & true blue feel the need to diss every other female artist out there? this is why SO MANY ppl hate on beyonce..not becuause of her but becuase of her STUPID ASS STANS, same with justin bieber [not to put him on the level of b but..] all of his teenage fans annoy the s*** out of everyone, so they hate jb for it. You all are making all of beyonce’s fans look IGNORANT.
    I love beyonce more than any other female artist..ever but Mariah is a musical LEGEND,same with whitney & brandy/aaliyahh/mary j blige/monica deserve respect to..you DONT have to drag other people down in order to lift beyonce up.
    “B****** IS LIKE CRABS IN A BUCKET”-Nicki Minaj

    If you have any ounce of sense, youll understand that.

    Congratulations Mariah

  103. Pamela January 16, 2011

    what will do S*** the day beyonce flops? It’s gonna be some scary s*** IMO.

  104. Pamela January 16, 2011

    and Kavion you’re right: people hate beyonce because of her dummy stans. It’s not a good move, think about it bee stans.

  105. Scoota January 16, 2011

    @AdreasGreeceUk Whitney was dubbed the greatest singer from her generation

    Sit

  106. Jazlene January 16, 2011

    Why are these Imbecilles coming for Queen Whitney? Whitney is the voice of a generation….

  107. Jazlene January 16, 2011

    Trent as despearte of a Mariah fan you are….you would obviously call this news….And don’t cough up the lame ‘it’s aChristams “album excuse for her poor sales..SuBo;s X-mas album has surpassed the 3 mill mark. Mariah has lost the public’s interest.. 20 years in the game with 19 alleged #1s and she STILL can’t sell platinum…#Legendarystatusrevoked.

  108. Nichole January 16, 2011

    Whitney is greatest voice of her generation through opinions. That doesn’t make it a fact. By the way, Frank Sinatra is “The Voice” and was originally dubbed so. Whitney fans like Oprah, and such just decided to use the title.

    She didn’t top MTV’s list of the 22 Greatest Voices. Mariah came in at #1.

    Whitney fans are so desperate, that they are pissed at Trent for not mentioning The Bodyguard. You are all pressed, and this is typical of you. Get over it.

    And Jazelene, you want to talk s*** about Mariah’s poor sales for her X-Mas album but she actually sold more than Whitney’s disastrous flop that is One Wish. Get the fvvk outta here with that crap. At least Mariah does have a blockbuster X-Mas album, and classic song to go along with it.

    Go sit.

  109. Gucci January 16, 2011

    Lol at this being news. Let’s ignore the fact that Mariah got her wig snatched by Glee, Susan Boyle’s and Jackie Evancho’s Christmas albums with 10 times more promotion. The funniest part is that Mariah stans swore this album was going to slay and it was still underwhelming. You have real legends like Sade outselling Mariah’s entire existence in week 1.

    500k is her limit now. I doubt she will ever see a platinum plaque again.

  110. ~BeySoBreezy~ January 16, 2011

    Some of you Beyonce and Rihanna stans ought to be ashamed of yourselves. Mariah has broken down musical barriers, and paved the way for so many singers that have come after her. Not only that, but shes been doing this for 2 decades, HAVE SOME F****** RESPECT! If you dont like Mariah, thats fine and dandy. But dont try to downplay her body of work. If you really want to know the truth, singers of our generation have a long way to go before they reach the status of Mariah, Whitney, Janet, MJ..etc… Thats what a hate about my generation. People like to compare todays artist with legends. Its gonna take alot more than some #1 albums and singles for these singers of today to even be considered a legend..

    Anyways, congratulations to Mariah. She deserves all the success that she receives 🙂

  111. JM January 16, 2011

    I wish Mariah would make a huge comeback again!

  112. Ariana January 16, 2011

    @~BEYSOBREEZY

    You speak the truth! Couldn’t agree more with you.
    People should not compare Mariah to the these reality or tv show stars, or any younger singer. They’re so in vogue right now, but I wonder if any of these acts will stay relevant after 20 years. Honestly, don’t think so.

  113. Avenger January 16, 2011

    Man, this is a bunch of b*******. That Christmas album of hers flopped and everyone knows it. Susan Boyle **wrecked** Mariah’s jaw with hers. You idiot ass Mariah fans swore up and down when this trainwreck of an album was released in November to a very COLD reception that it would blow up during the Xmas season: didn’t happen. A “Gold” album ain’t s***. Although that lackluster certification is starting to look awfully familiar in Mariah-land isn’t it? Her second album in a row to only see Gold, as opposed to Platinum. Barbra Steisand, Susan Boyle, Paramore, Jackie Evancho, Eminem…they’ve all been upstaging the hell out of and moping the floor with her fake ass these past few years.

    And stop calling this fake b**** a legend, she ain’t. Mariah Carey is a manipulative, corporate create phony, who broke down NO barriers and in no way “opened doors” for anyone who came behind her. Her success is every bit as svengalied and puppet mastered as Britney Spears.

    …and no, I’m not a Beyonce fan…or a Whitney fan…or a Rihanna fan…or a fan of any of these corny pretend diva’s that you corny ass gay men and dumbass teenage girls come here and wave pompom’s for 24/7, looking like complete idiots in the process.

  114. ICON January 16, 2011

    Reading through is was just shameful. Mariah is a legend she’s heavily pregerant of course she’s “fat” u uneducated BeYAWNce stans. Mariah will be better vocally than BeYAWNce. BeYAWNce fans are delusional (besides Drew and Kavion). BeYAWNce will always be a fraud and a product by her father.

    NEXT!

  115. Bubbles January 16, 2011

    Lol this post is a mess!! I can’t take all the shade being thrown around! And *dead* at ‘Corruptyonce!’ lmao that is a new one and I loves it!

  116. Bullet January 16, 2011

    And Celine is the best selling female artist in the World with over 200 million albums sold. The US is NOT the only market guys!!!! Wake up!!! Why do you think Celine did so well in Vegas (and will again this March)??? Because of her international status. People fly to Vegas from Europe, Asia, Australia, to see her!!! And she’s #2 in Soundscan era in the US alone. Not bad… and soon she will surpass Whoriah’s sorry ass in the US, just like she did Worldwide!!!

  117. Scoota January 16, 2011

    Nichole

    Whitney is greatest voice of her generation through opinions. That doesn’t make it a fact. By the way, Frank Sinatra is “The Voice” and was originally dubbed so. Whitney fans like Oprah, and such just decided to use the title.

    She didn’t top MTV’s list of the 22 Greatest Voices. Mariah came in at #1.

    Whitney fans are so desperate, that they are pissed at Trent for not mentioning The Bodyguard. You are all pressed, and this is typical of you. Get over it.

    And Jazelene, you want to talk s*** about Mariah’s poor sales for her X-Mas album but she actually sold more than Whitney’s disastrous flop that is One Wish. Get the fvvk outta here with that crap. At least Mariah does have a blockbuster X-Mas album, and classic song to go along with it.

    Go sit.
    ———————————————————————————————————————–

    Rolling Stones, BET, and many other outlets has put Whitney above Mariah in terms of ‘better vocalist’. The public is much more hard on Whitney because they know she is capable and is the best singer from her generation. H** sit your nappy head kola Boof looking ass down somewhere.

    Whitney has been honored and rewarded more for her vocals than Mariah, hell the woman has 2 Emmys for her voice, where is Mariah’s? Whitney has been getting it hard for her live vocals lately, cause they know she is the greatest female live singer behind Aretha, it has been stated plenty of times. She has the accolades and performances to prove it.

    Whitney did not promote One Wish, and still went Gold, and would had done better had she promoted it.. Mariah promoted the hell out of MC2U and still was dismantled by an old lady and a little girl. Don’t come for the queen of voice. Afterall, Whitney paved the way for Mariah h**

    now you sit ugly b****

  118. Jazlene January 16, 2011

    @ Nihcole..Chile you’re all over the place like your weave. It is not an opinion that Whitney is THE VOICE of a generation she in fact IS!!! This woman broke the Gotdamn Star Spangled Banner A Powerful moment in the history of America & her career….Set the Vocal standard with her International Iconic Mega hit IWALY…AND STILL TODAY …Both female and males try to emulate Whitney Houston…A true testament of the huge Impact/ Influence that Whitney still has on today’s generation & most certainly in the forseeable future.
    Now you’re gonna quote Mariah acing the MTV greatest singer Poll and expect me to take you seriously?!? ..LMAO Girl not only was Whitney on that list…no Aretha…no Jennifer Holliday…No Ella Fitzgerald..Hell that list is an utter humiliation of what the Music World has become…ONE HUGE VOID!!!
    Who cares if Whitney’s One wish didn’t do well…she only did ONE promo on GMA & that was it…Mariah had a concert, several apperances and she took 8 weeks to reach GOLD…Have Mercy that is almost excrutiating for an alleged legend.

  119. BREEZYTHEBEST January 16, 2011

    Go girl.

  120. RosaRubbel January 16, 2011

    I think someone is mad cause their fave can’t do it 🙁

  121. GROW UP PLEASE!!!!!!!!! January 16, 2011

    I love Bey and Rihanna but y’all r annoying me. Mariah has been here’ for 20yrs. Bey and Rihanna have a long way to go

  122. CHECKMATE January 16, 2011

    @NICHOLE

    Anyone who believes MTV as the bastian of the best singers has got to be on crack!! Anyone who has their fingers on the music internet knows RS TOP 100 singers of all time is “the bible”. Notice your fav’s like non-singers Beyaawnce, Rihanna, Lady CaCa, et al arent even on it. Whitney is ranked #34 whilst the next currently recognizable singer is Xtina at #58. All ur other fav’s are EPIC FAILS. Now sit down HO…. dayummm! just sayin.

  123. JohnVidal January 16, 2011

    I can´t!!! I have so many things to say I just can´t:

    – I´m a Mariah and Whitney fan. Please don´t try to bring down one of them cos there is nobody NO f****** body out there right now that could come close
    – Beyonce stans are becoming more delusional than Rihanna´s. Beyonce in a vocal trinity????? Or royal trinity?? With Michael or Mariah or Whitney?? Are u 10 years old? The vocal trinity is Whitney, Mariah and Celine Dion. No Beyonce can´t do it.
    – People learn to read: numbers Trent posted are right. Since 1991 Mariah is the best female seller in the USA. And overall she is the 3th, after Barbra and Madonna (Madonna better prepare herself to be 3rd cos I thought the difference was bigger). Whitney must be 4th I suppose. He didn´t mentioned her cos he only talked about the top 3. For people talking about The Bodyguard: in the USA it has sold like 16 million (absolutely incredible) and WW like 40, but that is not enough to be among the 3 best sellers IN THE USA.
    – This is for Beyonce stans: she has sold like how many?? 10-15 million in the USA? haha. She has lied about songwriting in the past and is nowhere near the trinity vocally, she has not their skills and musicality
    – How is it Beyonce stans are dissing about a Mariah´s Xmas album when DC tried it and was and absolutely epic fail???? It was horrendous and it also floped hard. At this point for a pop/R&B artist who has done it all in her career and slayed all your fake queens so many times, is 40, 20 years of relevancy and didn´t do much promo, going gold these days is pretty good (dead at some people trying to compare Glee, the tv show of the moment to an artist, if being a f****** tv show is not promotion I don´t know what it is).
    – Those Bey stans trying to use Susan karaoke Boyle to bring down Mariah!!!!! hahaha. Now that you use Susan numbers… we are gonna wait and see if Beyonce can sell 2 milliuon in less than 2 months in the USA. You are f****** stupid, she slayed everybody, not only Mariah
    – Finally: is it really necessary to explain the facts over and over again to delusional people who should be able te read them for themselves and comprehend them without others help?? You couldn´t recognize real talent, the greatest even if u had it riaght in your face. Beyonce is no queen of anyfucking thing, and I don´t even want to start with Briteny, Rihanna, JLO and those things.

    Hope you learned! xxx

  124. mariah fan January 16, 2011

    whats so sad is how much you people hate. period. all you all care about is album sales but not the music itself.

  125. mariah fan January 16, 2011

    and how you all keep saying a LEGEND is over, is beyond me. Not everyone should be compared to beyonce. You can never erase what Mariah Carey has done in the game. If you want to keep it on a level of records, why doesn’t Beyonce have more number one hits? I mean she does release like seven singles at a time. Mariah sits high on her records and does not have to sell another album. Her name is in stone. Just like Whitney Houston. RESPECT THE ONE’S WHO CAME AND SLAYED BEFORE THE CHILDREN OF TODAY!

  126. ShirazJ786 January 16, 2011

    Really guys, if everyones so hell bent about comparing other artists to Mariah, why dont you compare Mariahs entire career, rather her last album? Why not compare Mariahs first christmas album to Susan Boyles – Why not? because there is no comparison, not only is it one of the best selling xmas albums of all time but produced THE definitive xmas pop song of all time.
    All this talk about Gold certification is irrelevant, tell me how many diamond albums does Beyonce or Rihanna has? Mariah has 2 certified and her debut album is 9 x Platinum and selling by the day. Furthermore, if there was no Mariah, there would be no Beyonce or Rihanna (their words, not mine) .
    Mariah Carey is the most influential, successful and the most important and still relevant female artist of the last 25 years, probably the most consistent hit maker of all time, and simply, like Brett Hart, the best there is, the best there was and the best there ever will be!

    (and yes, the above is my twitter, lambs feel free to follow me)

  127. Andreas Greece UK January 16, 2011

    Susan boyle went on tv in america and couldnt sing through the whole song….. dont compare that b**** to mariah…

    she has released an album and a xmas album what next for susan boyle? will she last the 20 years as mariah has? F*** SAKES U M************ ARE COMPARING HER TO MARIAH… F****** BASTARDS

    AS FOR THE 1990’S AND 2000’S MARIAH HAS THE BIGGEST SONGS OF EACH DECADE AS RECORDED BY BILLBOARD, ONE SWEET DAY AND WE BELONG TOGETHER… YOU STUPID FOOLS….. IF BEYONCE RIHANNA AND WHITNEY ARE BETTER THEY WOULD HAVE SURELY CONQUERED THAT TITLE? OBV THEY HAVENT?

    MOST NUMBER ONES? MARIAH

    PS. THESE SINGERS LOVE MARIAH AND THEY HAVE SAID IT, WHY YOU CHATTING NEGATIVE STUFF ABOUT HER?

    STUPID PEOPLE

  128. sane beyhanna stan January 16, 2011

    Rih and bey stans need to sit. U don’t come for or disrespect legends whether you like mariah or not her influence and acheivements far outpace these”pop stars” today. Give respect and recognize that your fave idolizes, grew up listening to, and. Strives for what mariah has acheived in the 2 decades of her career *walks out of post*

  129. Avenger January 16, 2011

    Mariah fans are funny, always wanting someone to compare a certain artists current album that is outselling her current album one of Mariah’s pasts. Why the F*** would anybody do that? This is 2011. Not 2005, not 1994. To compare Susan Boyle’s Christmas album to Mariah’s 1994 crap is stupid, because the standard of the music industry has changed since then. Duh. You dumbasses tried to pull the same crap when I LOOK TO YOU beat out MEMOIRS OF AN IMPERFECT ANGEL in sales….trying to throw shade by saying “compare ILTY to TEOM”. No. Thats stupid. You don’t compare today to yesterday (hell, by that token, Mariah is true flop, since she can’t even live up to her own past glory and shows that her audience is shrinking.)

    It’s all about the here and now. Think, you idiots. I always knew Mariah Carey fans had less than average intelligence, but it never ceases to astound me when I see continued examples of it.

    Bottom line: Mariah and Susan released new albums at the same time, and Susan beat her ass…bad.

  130. truthteller January 16, 2011

    @Nichole stop talking out your b***. Whitney’s ‘one wish’ is gold and has scanned near 500k with no promotion and no restock. If you want to talk numbers, ‘ilook to you’ sold over 2.5mil ww and 980k in the us which is probably just as much or more than MOIA and MC2Y in the US with half the promotion.

    Whitney is ‘The Voice’ and that name has been picked up from Oprah and carried forth in just aobut every write up about her. She IS the standard and Mariah’s teacher.
    Congrats to Mariah but don’t ever come for NIPPY!

    She has over 413 awards to her name and the most American Music Awards of any female 22 and the 2nd most Billboard awards for any female behind Janet. Where’s mimi?
    again, congrats to Mariah but dont come for Whitney!

  131. Leo January 16, 2011

    To Agent Mariah

    Whitney: Whitney Houston 25mil
    Whitney: The Bodyguard 44mil

    These are both recognized as her albums. The ovewhelming reason why people bought TBG was for Whitney’s ‘IWALY’, ‘IHN’ AND ‘IEW’ as well as her starring role in the block buster TBG movie. She has won countless awards for that album not ‘various artists’ and Billboard magazine, the bible of music has credited her as the artist so have a seat!

    congrats to Mariah but to her stan and Trent quit lying she did lots of promo with tv specials, baby talk, radio spots, christmas special etc

    Rhianna fan is absolutely correct, Trent left Whitney out because he hates to give her credit – how lame

  132. ScouseBaby January 16, 2011

    Congrats mariah, I love you so much, i cant wait for your future albums your voice is stunning and will be forever, your music is the best, all these other singers today all want your success but wont achieve as much as you have, what a true artist. love you lots xox

  133. Musiq January 16, 2011

    Trent is a Whitney Hater. Mariah is only 8.5mil albums ahead of Whitney with her putting out way more cds than whitney and with Waiting to Exhale not counting as a Whitney cd even more reason why Whitney’s stats are incredible.

    Congrats to Mimi but Trent you don’t wear green well. Also proof the RIAA counts The Bodyguard as Whitney’s. Bye haters!

    http://www.riaa.com/goldandplatinumdata.php?table=tblTopArt

    Top Selling Artists

    BACK

    First 1 2 3 Next Last
    Artist Certified Units in Millions
    BEATLES, THE 177
    PRESLEY, ELVIS 129.5
    BROOKS, GARTH 128
    LED ZEPPELIN 111.5
    EAGLES 100
    JOEL, BILLY 79.5
    PINK FLOYD 74.5
    STREISAND, BARBRA 71.5
    AC/DC 71
    JOHN, ELTON 70
    JACKSON, MICHAEL 69.5
    STRAIT, GEORGE 68.5
    AEROSMITH 66.5
    ROLLING STONES, THE 66
    SPRINGSTEEN, BRUCE 64.5
    MADONNA 64
    CAREY, MARIAH 63.5
    METALLICA 60
    VAN HALEN 56.5
    HOUSTON, WHITNEY 55
    U2 51.5
    ROGERS, KENNY 51
    DION, CELINE 50
    FLEETWOOD MAC 48.5
    DIAMOND, NEIL 48.5
    TWAIN, SHANIA 48
    KENNY G 48
    JOURNEY 47
    ALABAMA 46
    SANTANA 43.5
    GUNS ‘N ROSES 43.5
    JACKSON, ALAN 43
    CLAPTON, ERIC 42.5
    MC ENTIRE, REBA 41
    SEGER, BOB AND THE SILVER BULLET BAND 41
    PRINCE 39.5
    CHICAGO 38.5
    SIMON & GARFUNKEL 38.5
    2 PAC 37.5
    FOREIGNER 37.5
    STEWART, ROD 37
    DYLAN, BOB 37
    BACKSTREET BOYS 37
    MC GRAW, TIM 35.5
    DEF LEPPARD 35
    NELSON, WILLIE 35
    BON JOVI 34.5
    COLLINS, PHIL 33.5
    KELLY, R. 33
    TAYLOR, JAMES 33
    DOORS, THE 32.5
    QUEEN 32.5
    DENVER, JOHN 32.5
    MATTHEWS, DAVE BAND 32
    SPEARS, BRITNEY 32

  134. Andreas Greece UK January 16, 2011

    Avenger chats s*** BECAUSE MARIAH’S XMAS ALBUM SELLS WELL EACH YEAR now u can f*** off cuz ur useless

    AS FOR WHITNEY BEING JUST BEHIND MARIAH…. WHY NOT USE UR BRAIN? YES MARIAH HAS PRODUCED MORE ALBUMS BUT WHITNEY STARTED YEARS BEFORE MARIAH SO I GUESS U FAIL TOO

    MARIAH UR THE BEST and let these HATERS KEEP ON HATING CUZ THEIR VENOM AINT DOING F*** ALL

  135. Andreas Greece UK January 16, 2011

    Record Sales
    •Mariah Carey sold more than any female artist in the 1990’s, selling over 150 million albums and singles worldwide (115M albums + ~ over 35M singles). That’s over a quarter of a million records sold every week during the 90’s!

    •Mariah Carey is the best selling female artist of the Soundscan era (US sales since 1991).

    •Mariah Carey is the only female artist to have 8 albums sell 5 million (5x Platinum) or more in the US.

    •Mariah Carey is the only female artist to have 9 consecutive albums sell 3 million (3x Platinum) or more in the US.

    •Mariah Carey is the fastest selling female artist in the US of all time, selling over 63 million albums in the US in 16 years.

    •Mariah is one of three women (Madonna and Barbra Striesand are the others) to sell in excess of 60 million albums in the US.

    •Mariah Carey is the best selling (non Japanese) artist of all time in Japan, selling over 17 million albums. She’s sold more than twice as much as any other non-Japanese female artist (Madonna, Celine Dion and Whitney Houston are in order the 2nd, 3rd and the 4th best selling non-Japanese female artists in Japan).

    •Mariah Carey is the only (non-Japanese) artist to sell 1 million copies of an album in a single week, with ‘#1’s’

    •Mariah Carey is one of the two (non-Korean) women (Whitney Houston is the other) to have a million seller in Korea, with ‘Music Box’.

    •Mariah Carey is one of six women (Madonna, Shania Twain, Delta Goodrem, Alanis Morissette and P!nk are the others) to have an album sell in excess of 700,000 copies in Australia (10x Platinum).

    •’Music Box’ is the best selling studio album by a R&B female artist of all time.

    •’Music Box’ was the best selling album of 1994 in Australia.

    •’Music Box’ is one of the two (non-Dutch) female albums (Celine Dion’s Falling Into You is the other) to sell in excess of 600,000 copies (6x Platinum) in the Netherlands.

    Chart
    •Mariah Carey has more #1 singles (18) on the Billboard Hot 100 than any female or active artist ever.

    •Mariah Carey’s #1 singles have cumulatively spent 77 weeks at #1 on the Hot 100, more than any female artist and only 2 weeks short of surpassing Elvis Presley.

    •Mariah Carey is the only artist to have her first five singles reach #1 on the Billboard Hot 100.

    •Mariah Carey is the only artist to have a #1 single for every year of a single decade.

    •Mariah Carey has more #1 airplay hits (13) than any artist.

    •Mariah Carey has the #1 and #2 longest running #1 singles of all time, spending 16 and 14 weeks at #1, respectively, with ‘One Sweet Day’ and ‘We Belong Together.’

    •Mariah Carey is the only artist to have 3 singles debut at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100.

    •Mariah Carey has the longest running #1 airplay hit by a solo artist spending 16 consecutive weeks on top, with ‘We Belong Together’.

    •Mariah Carey holds the record for the most heard single in radio history getting more than 200 million listeners in a single week, with ‘We Belong Together’.

    •Mariah Carey is the only artist to hit #1 on four formats (Pop, Urban, Rhythmic and Adult Urban) simultaniously, with ‘We Belong Together’.

    •Mariah Carey was the first female artist to have a single debut at #1 with ‘Fantasy’.

    •Mariah Carey is the first artist to have a seasonal ringtone certified by the RIAA with All I Want For Christmas Is You going Gold (500,000).

    •Mariah Carey is the only female to simultaneously top the Billboard 200 and Pop Catalog chart, with ‘Daydream’ and ‘Merry Christmas’.

    •Mariah Carey is the only female artist to have her singles from one album spent over 25 weeks at #1.

    •Mariah Carey is the only female artist to occupy the #1 and #2 position on the Billboard Hot 100 in week with ‘We Belong Together’ at #1 and ‘Shake It Off’ at #2.

    •Mariah Carey is tied with Janet Jackson for the most #2 singles for a R&B female artist.

    •Mariah Carey has more #1 singles on the New Zealand singles chart than any female artist ever with seven.

    •Mariah Carey is the only (non-Japanese) to have 6 albums debut and reach #1 on the Overall Japanese Charts.

    Awards
    •Mariah Carey has more World Music Awards (16) than any artist.

  136. Andreas Greece UK January 16, 2011

    Actually, to all those who mariah you have no logic in your points.

    YOU IDOLISE SINGERS THAT DONT SAY BAD STUFF ABOUT MARIAH SO WHY U HATIN ON HER FOR?

    YOU STUPID IGNORANT PEOPLE

    BEYONCE BOUGHT MARIAH A MASSIVE BUTTERFLY WITH JEWELS…. THAT COST A FAIR BIT OBV === LOVE FOR MARIAH

    RIHANNA HAS SAID MORE THAN 5 TIMES IN INTERVIEWS WITH OPRAH AND OTHERS THAT SHE LOVES AND WAS INSPIRED BY MARIAH ===== LOVE FOR MARIAH

    WHITNEY HOUSTON SAID SHE RESPECTS MARIAH AND KNEW SHE WAS DOING HER OWN THING WHEN SHE CAME OUT AND THAT THEY ARE FRIENDS = LOVE FOR MARIAH

    BUT YOU LOT ARE SAYING BAD STUFF….LEARN FROM THE SINGERS U F****** LISTEN TO

    MARIAH IMITATED NEVA DUPLICATED…

  137. Andreas Greece UK January 16, 2011

    MARIAH, THE PERSON
    Derek Jeter: “I was intrigued with Mariah because we had a lot of similarities. Like me, she has a mixed heritage. She has White Irish mother and an African-American Venezuelan Father. Like me, she had a dream in life that she zealously pursued. She knew she wanted to be a singer, and made that her mission. Like me, she still works extremely hard at her profession. she’s a beautiful woman, on the inside and outside, and I had a deep respect for her and the way she handled herself. she started out with nothing but a dream that she would be a BIG STAR, and to this day, she still works hard at fulfilling that dream. She’s constantly writing, she’s constantly in the studio, she’s constantly trying to get better. She’s someone a lot of people can learn from. I know I did. Whether you like her music or you think it’s terrible, you could learn a lot of the way she pursued her goal.” (Excerpts from “The Life You Imagine: Life Lessons For Achieving Your Dreams” Book)

    Anastacia: “Just after her individual performance, I met Mariah. She actually came up to me, it was so weird. I had no idea that she even knew I existed. She came and told me that she loves my voice and she loved my “Not That Kind” album. I freaked out, haha! I couldn’t believe how nice she was, I never expected it from all the rumours I hear. But she’s extremely kind and down-to-earth and you know what? We chatted for a while and she told me to sing at the front with her at the end when we performed “What More Can I Give.” It was an honour.” (Australia’s Dope Music Magazine, 2002)

    Janet Jackson: “I have met [Carey] before and she’s really cool and so funny. Everyone has been given the wrong impression of her, and maybe it is her doing. But you have to remember that celebrities are always in the spotlight and are sometimes forced to conduct them selves in a different way than they normally do. That?s how it is in the business. I have met artists who are real divas, but Mariah Carey is not one of them. She is a very sweet person, and what nobody sees off camera is the real person she is on the inside.” (Music Beat)

    Damizza: “They say all these negative things about her like she dates rappers or about the way she dresses. If anybody were to meet her, they’d know she’s Mary Poppins. She doesn’t smoke, she hardly drinks, she doesn’t do drugs. She’s got a very sensitive voice so that if she walks into a room with smoke she can’t sing for three days, or she can’t talk. It’s funny to be her friend and read all these things about her. Tabloids are always saying she’s off on holiday but she’s the hardest working person I’ve ever met in my life. She works 23 hours a day, literally, she never sleeps and she takes care of everybody. When I hear someone say something about her I usually get offended because she gave me my shot, she gave Shade his shot, she gave us all our shots. She gave ODB his first light of day past Wu Tang Clan, and she invented the whole pop-rap collaboration. Nobody would have done a song with ODB at that level – this is a lady who’d sold a 100 million records at that point. She did not have to do that record, she wasn’t trying to get street credibility. When we did ‘Cry Baby’ for her album a long time ago, I called Snoop and said what we wanted to do and he said “‘Vision of Love’ is my favourite record of all time.” Everybody has a soft spot for Mariah. She’s the greatest in the world.”

    Diane Warren: “She works really hard. No matter what she’s done, there’s a hunger there. She doesn’t have to prove herself, but she feels like she does.”

    Jamie Theakson: “Mariah Carey is the perfect modern celebrity – larger than life, glamorous and totally over the top. I think some women disagree with her diva-like behaviour, but without her, the world of entertainment would be a much duller place.

    I first met her in 1997 when she was promoting her album Butterfly and we hit it off immediately. With everything that had been written about her I had no idea what to expect, but she was smart, warm and very funny. She’s a lot of fun to be around and unlike a lot of celebrities, can really laugh at herself. When she performed on Top Of The Pops we started a rumour she’d demanded puppies in her dressing room and it became instant Mariah folklore. But she loved it because it was all harmless fun, and that’s what she’s all about.” (Glamour UK)

    Shania Twain: Mariah is very grounded, a smart and level-headed person. I don’t understand why people criticize her intelligence when she can do something as miraculous as recover from a physical and exhaustion breakdown, a record label buy-out, a film flop, and a soundtrack whose sales has proven to have received little to no recognition and absolutely no promotion. She can’t be that simple if she can make a come back the way she did. She hasn’t been given enough credit in my opinion. She has to be some sort of a genius actually just to have focused on becoming a stronger person and not letting people like the media destroy her completely. There are some people out there that can’t handle the pressure of being a celebrity and the criticism and knowing that besides success there is always failure that you have to lean to recover from, and Mariah has proven to be the type of person who doesn’t let anyone or anything break her down. She knows how to keep her life on track and if that isn’t intelligence then I don’t know what is.”

    Whitney Houston: “We’ve never met or talked before. It was our first time working together. In the studio, we were laughing a lot and talking in between a song, we had a great time together. She’s a vivid minded girl, she’s a smart lady. I really like Mariah.”

    Jimmy “Jam” Harris: “From a personal stand point, Mariah’s kindness stood out the most. She’s a very caring person. We know from listening to her records how talented she is, but we didn’t really know how talented she really is until we work with her in the studio. After working with Mariah, I can say, she’s part of our family now. She’s workaholic and definitely the mother of her career.”

    Max Beesley, co-star in “Glitter”: “She was lovely. I actually kidnapped her one night! I wanted to take her out for a meal to thank her for taking such good care of us all for four months. So I took her out into New York, and told her that the night was on me, and we just going to relax. But she said, ‘Well I’ll get the wine then.’ So I just picked out any bottle, and she ordered three of it. I was downing them like a proper Manc – like it was a pint of beer – when the bill arrived and she started laughing. 900 dollars each! I was really embarrassed!” (BBC1 Interview)

    Missy Elliott: “MC is a funny girl and always makes me laugh no matter what. I love her!”

    Shade Shiest: “I don’t think it’s because she’s Mariah Carey, I don’t think she’s being singled out. It’s because anyone successful is always going to be the target of negativity. She’s a wonderful person, she’s like a big sister to both of us and I have never seen her act any different from her normal self which is just like any other person. She’s talented and she’s just a regular person.”

    Sharlee Jeter: “She’s a very nice person and I love her to death. But what happened to them [Mariah & Derek] is between them.”

  138. Andreas Greece UK January 16, 2011

    MARIAH’S MUSIC
    Kelly Clarkson: “Mariah is an excellent writer and singer. I believe she doesn’t receive the credit she deserves.” (The Straits Times)

    Mary J. Blige: I love Mariah Carey. Mariah Carey’s music saved little ghetto children’s lives. Songs like “Visions of Love” gave us hope and we would sing those songs and try to hit every note like Mariah — which we can’t. I don’t think she knows what a big part she plays in Mary J. Blige’s life. And then to meet her… she’s such a beautiful person that you can’t do anything but defend her when [the media] starts acting stupid on her. She doesn’t deserve that. (Barnes and Noble interview)

    Mary J. also said in her acceptance speech at the 2005 Vibe Awards where Mariah was in the audience, “Mariah I love you, and I’m so happy for you. (Talking about Mariah’s success with “The Emancipation of Mimi”)

    Busta Rhymes: “One of the best singers in the game, hands down…” (Blender)

    Aretha Franklin: “[Erykah] Badu is a very good vocalist. I like her wit. She’s kind of a cross between Diana Ross and Billie Holiday. Mariah Carey has done some things I like. Her vocals and production have a very tight quality.” (Time)

    Walter Afanasieff: “She actually knows every song ever written. She’s a walking encyclopedia of songs, from every Stevie Wonder song all the way to every Police record ever made. She carries around this ‘hard disk’ full of songs. And there’s nothing she can’t sing.” (Fred Bronson’s The Billboard Book of Number 1 Hits)

    Whitney Houston: When asked if she remembered first hearing Mariah’s music, Whitney replied by singing a line from “Vision of Love” and said, “Yep, I remember it. It was like, kinda, my tone, not quite me. Who is she?” (MTV interview with John Norris)

    David Foster: “Working with Mariah was an extraordinary opportunity for me. It goes without saying that she’s one of the world’s greatest singers, but it was her musicianship that stunned me. She thinks like a record producer and lays her vocals down like a virtouso guitarist. Singer, Songwriter, Producer Mariah is a triple treat. Working with her was a wonderful experience from beginning to end.”

    Ben Folds: “She’s got the most amazing voice. Although the production on her new album, “The Emancipation of Mimi,” may turn some off, I find the sheer talent involved reason enough to listen. I love classic soul ballads like “Mine Again” and “Fly Like a Bird.” I also like that she’s using her voice on this album more like a male singer might, like Prince. She could show off and belt, but she’s evolving and doesn’t seem to need to prove herself every bar, so you get the interpretation of an amazing singer.” (The New York Times)

    Patti LaBelle: Has often complimented Mariah (“She has a great voice. I don’t know, I love her talent!”) and has even called her, her god-daughter. She introduced her at the 1999 Billboard Awards and has duetted with Mariah. She also gave a standing ovation to her when Mariah performed a medley of “If Only You Knew/Somewhere Over The Rainbow” “Mariah has an amazing gift from God that has no color, no boundaries and no limitations. You hear the passion and honesty within her music.”

    Jessica Simpson: “Oh, my Gosh! Can you imagine they’re comparing me to her…I mean she’s the biggest selling artist of the decade, and I admire her too.”

    “I’m a huge fan of Mariah Carey. I admired her music for so long. It’s hard to follow on her footstep. She’s so successful. Mariah’s Mariah. To be compared to her is a huge compliment.”

    Jessica said that “My All” was her favorite song of 1998, and also said that she used to warm up by singing “Hero.”

    Nelly: “Mariah Carey, she’s possibly the best singer I’ve heard. And you watch someone such as Mariah, who went from the highest of the high to the lowest of the low, and come back like she never missed a beat, and stand up and smack everybody in the face like, ‘I’m still here; matter of fact I’m better” that gives you inspiration. That keeps me going.”

    P!nk: “I love her style, I love especially her covers and samples. I think ‘Glitter’ is great. It´s a shame that the press never understood how honest this movie is.”

    Toni Braxton: “I really admire Mariah Carey. I think she’s a underrated, because she’s a great producer, a wonderful writer, and no one gives her props for that. They always say ‘Oh look, did you see what she had on?’ And this and that. I’m like she’s 30 years old, she’s not 70 with breast hanging like chickens. She’s young, she’s beautiful, she has a great body. I just think she’s wonderful, and I think people beat her up a lil’ too much.

    Especially Mariah’s ‘One Sweet Day’ – the one she did with Boyz II Men. Oh my God, that really helped me through a rough time.”

    Probably Ella Fitzgerald, that’s past, but if you’re talking currently, I really like Mariah Carey. She’s wonderful, she’s a writer, and a producer, and I don’t think people give her credit as she should.

    “I like the things that Irv Gotti is doing with hip-hop tracks and R&B with Ashanti. To be honest, Mariah Carey really pioneered that. All people wanted to talk about was her shorty-short shorts, but forget the chances she took. “Mariah with ODB…what was she thinking?” When I heard it, I said, “I get it, Mariah. Hands up, girl!” (Network Magazine, Nov. 2002)

    Joe Elliott, lead singer – Def Leppard: “Mariah Carey has also covered it…and about bloody time! It took 21 years for someone to do a proper cover of one of our songs. Apparently she was listening to Vault when she decided to get back in the studio and add it to her own already finished album. Because ‘Bringin’ On The Heartbreak’ is the final track it suggests she listened right through to the end. That makes it hard not to say, ‘God bless ya, girl.'” (In the liner notes of “Rock of Ages” album)

    “I think she’s done a very good job [with “Bringin’ On The Heartbreak”]. It’s faithful to the arrangement, but not done like a rock song. Some astonishing vocal gymnastics toward the end that make Minnie Riperton sound like Tom Waits.” (Las Vegas Sun)

    Phil Collen, guitarist – Def Leppard: Praised Mariah’s cover of “Bringin’ On The Heartbreak” as a “genuine version of our song” and defended it from Def Leppard’s more critical fans: “The fans really get it wrong sometimes. She’s on our side and it’s an honour she’s done it. Really, that’s the only way we’re getting played. One of the best singers in the game, hands down…” (Rolling Stone)

    “She’s an icon. She’s one of the most influential singers of the last decade. I mean, someone like Christina Aguilera is trying to imitate what Mariah did.” (Calgary Herald)

    John Mayer: “There’s something about Mariah Carey. She’s super hot and people don’t realize how much influence she’s had.” (Blender)

    Rhett Lawrence, Producer: “I literally got goosebumps on my arms when I heard her sing. I couldn’t believe the power and maturity of her voice. It was obvious that she was great – she was amazing.”

    Shawn Stockman, Boyz II Men: “Of course. Mariah is talented, and you can’t denounce her talent. Yeah, she’s gone through a couple of personal things, but that didn’t change the quality and the texture of her voice. It was only a matter of time before she would rise again and be on top.”

    Thalia: “She has a voice that started a new era in music in the 90s. I used to listen to her songs. She’s accomplished so much in her career with her numerous number one songs.”

    Mark Feehilly, Westlife:”You know the way you see people’s names on the credits, and it’s like, I wonder if she actually really did that or are they just getting their name on there [because they’re] such a big artist?” vocalist Mark Feehilly asks. “I always wondered that about Mariah Carey, and I was so happy to find out that she actually sat there at the desk, pushing up and down the buttons. She actually does produce her own songs and she writes her own songs, too. So, as a big fan, it made me respect her even more.” (Rolling Stone, July 2000)

  139. Andreas Greece UK January 16, 2011

    MARIAH’S MUSICAL INFLUENCE
    Nelly Furtado: “All that rap and R&B I listened to as a kid made an impression on me; I used to write R&B songs in my bedroom that sounded like Mariah Carey songs.” (Billboard)

    “The first singer I really got into was Mariah Carey when I was about 12. She kind of taught me how to sing ’cause, you know, couldn’t really afford singing lessons. So, I would just listen to Mariah Carey’s CD over and over again, and learn all her lyrics.”

    Kelly Clarkson: Often cites Mariah as a source of inspiration and frequently covers her songs live such as “Love Takes Time” when she was in American Idol, she couldn’t sing Mariah songs but got around it by singing the same covers as her such as “Without You,” “Open Arms” and “Don’t Play That Song.”

    “I grew up listening to her and I love her and I love her new CD [“The Emancipation of Mimi”].”

    In reply to the question, “Everyone has posters on their bedroom walls growing up, who was on your bedroom wall?” Kelly said, “Oh, I had Mariah Carey, Reba McEntire, Aerosmith, Guns N’ Roses, had a bunch. I had a lot of Mariah Carey though.” (Total Request Live interview)

    At Zootopia 2003 Concert where they were both performing, Randy Jackson shoved her into a room with Mariah against her will (Kelly was too nervous). And Kelly told Mariah (accidentally) “Oh my God, I think I’m going to throw up!” She said Mariah laughed at her and was nice about it. Evidently, Kelly really vividly remembers that meeting, because she tells that story every time Mariah is brought up. (Interview with Ryan Seacrest, KISS 102.7)

    Beyonce Knowles: “‘Vision of Love,’ when I first heard that song, I knew it, my mind was made up – I had to be a singer.”

    Kelly Rowland: “Mariah Carey is another hero of mine. I remember meeting her and how nice she was, and how I recently saw her, and she was telling me about stole and how she loved the video. And I literally, my mouth was open! I’m 22 years old and I mean at some point you just can’t help but get a little star struck, and Mariah is just so incredible! I remember listening to “Dreamlover” when it first came out, and me trying to cut my shorts like hers, and have little plat shirts and show some belly like her! And oh my gosh, I love her! Love her!! She is a very incredible human being!! Listening to her voice just made me want to try even more with my vocals, cos she can do anything with her voice. Her voice is just like the ultimate instrument! She can hit high notes and her bottom voice is just so big and it’s beautiful! There’s no singer on this earth that can do what Mariah does!!!”

    Nivea: “Mariah Carey. She has been my main inspiration.” (Teen Scene Magazine)

    “I was watching ‘The Arsenio Hall Show,’ and Mariah was performing ‘Vision of Love,'” the singer recalls. “The way she projected her voice, she just had so much power. I knew then that I wanted to make people feel the way she made me feel. I bought all her albums and learned all the songs. That’s all I would do all day long sing Mariah Carey songs…” (Yahoo! Music Interview)

    Melody Thorton, Pussycat Dolls: “My first album was Mariah Carey’s “MTV Unplugged” and I still listen to it on a regular, to this day. (And you played it the other day. Over and over.) All the time. I met Mariah and she was great and I really, really, like it’s amazing when you meet someone with that much like (charisma), yeah. She’s done this before. She’s like blah-blah-blah talking to me and then I was like just couldn’t talk and when she left us I was like crying for an hour. It was crazy. It was great! She said, ‘Don’t mess up my body make-up.’ That’s what she said!” (AOL Music Sessions)

    “Some girls have said, ‘It’s my dream to be in a pop group,’ and I’m like, ‘OK, because I want to be Mariah Carey.'” (Blender)

    Lucie Silvas: “I was obsessed. I remember the moment I first heard Vision of Love, then I saw this white girl with a black voice on television, and everything about her bowled me over. You could relate to her and yet she was a magical icon, and throughout my school days all I dreamed of was being like Mariah Carey. She sang with a gospel choir around her, which was always my dream. I just wanted to be her.” (Guardian Unlimited)

    Britney Spears: “Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston were my biggest influences. Madonna and Janet were too. I love their style (Mariah & Whitney) and the way their voices electrify you.”

    “When I was little Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, and I love listening to Michael Jackson…Yeah, I’ve always loved Mariah Carey, I guess because she writes her music, most of her music, and because she comes up with the BEST melodies. Her range is just from here to there, and she’s probably my role model.”

    Anastacia: “From her very first album till now her voice has been absolutely glorious to listen to. I am affected by every note she hits, which is practically every note on the keyboard.”

    “You know later in life I was inspired to sing and that would’ve been Aretha, Chaka Khan, Mariah – the typical divas were the inspiration. I’ve always enjoyed all those singers.”

    Singer Anastacia told Dope Music Magazine in Sydney that one of the most intimidating performances of her career was at the United We Stand concert in 2002, with Michael Jackson and Mariah: “Before it, I was so nervous. I was sweating like a pig, seriously. The thought of singing with Michael Jackson and Mariah Carey at the same time was indescribable. I never imagined singing with my life time idols”.

    Christina Aguilera: In the early stages of her career, Aguilera often cited Mariah as a source of inspiration. “I discovered Mariah in my room one day listening to the radio, and as soon as ‘Vision of Love’ came on, I ran downstairs going, ‘Mommy, Mommy’ – I just found the greatest person in the world! I just heard the greatest new voice!

    Jessica Simpson: Jessica has cited Mariah as a source of inspiration, and after seeing her perform “We Belong Together” at the 2005 MTV Movie Awards, she can be seen mouthing “I love her!”

    Mya: “Wow! That rings a bell – ‘Mya and Mariah’ that would be nice, she’s one of my influences as well. Anything is possible. She has a beautiful voice.”

    Bethany Joy Galeotti (“One Tree Hill”): “I wrote my first song when I was maybe like four years old. I was always wandering around the house making things up. Back then, I learned a lot about singing from listening to Mariah Carey. I would sing to her [albums] and try and get all her riffs and stuff. I would be in my room for hours until I could get it right, it helps being an only child because I didn’t have anything else to do!” (IMDb)

    MISCELLANEOUS
    Celine Dion: Despite rumors of rivalry between the two around the time of Divas Live in 1998, Celine has reportedly commented on Mariah when asked if she would ever duet with her and said something along the lines of “If Mariah was to ask me to duet with her, I will travel immediately 20000 km in order to sing with her for sure!”

    Christina Aguilera: “I’m presenting actually, right after she performs. So we were getting, we just did the rehearsal for it, and she just walked by me. I’m like OMG! it’s her! I don’t think I get starstruck with anyone the way I do with Mariah. I’m still waiting to meet her. I hope…When you interview her, tell her Christina Aguilera thinks she’s amazing. She looks amazing…” (Interview with Chris Connelly of MTV News)

    Gloria Estefan: Gloria once commented on Mariah saying that it was okay she was cut out of the press photo for Divas Live, because they “had to make room for Mariah’s hair.”

    Keisha Cole: “At the end of the day, I feel blessed to be named with the names in my category, like Mariah.”

    Missy Elliot: “Mariah, she listens to RAP. She’s just straight up cool.”

    “I remember, when my manager asked me to work with Mariah. I thought I would faint immediately. I mean, the legendary Mariah Carey wanted me to rap on her CD? I was shocked, excited, honored and happy.”

  140. JohnVidal January 16, 2011

    So now that Beyonce retarded stans understood she is nothing compared to the likes of Carey and Houston (it seems they read my previous comment and learned something) are u people going to start a ridiculous fight between 2 real legends and artists? Let it be. Whitney is out of this world and so is Mariah. But this post is about Mariah and Trent didn´t throw sade on Whitney this time (I know he loves her too anyway). He didn´t have to mention her, only the ones that have sold more albums on the uSA than Mariah and there are only 2: Barbra and Madonna. Why should he talk about the ones that sold less? In that case u would be saying Trent did it to talk s*** about Whitney cos she is behind Mariah! It´s ridiculous. Both have so many succes and talent that is ridiculous.
    Just concentrate make negative critics on the lesser ones like fake queens like Beyonce or total crap like Britney, Rihanna, Katy, etc

  141. Andreas Greece UK January 16, 2011

    i WILL ALWAYS LOVE U IS WRITTEN AND ORIGINALLY SANG BY DOLLY PARTON.

    That is what sets mariah out from the rest, she actually writes her own music.

    When she was being signed up by sony, she demanded that she only sang songs that she wrote. And she got that condition placed into her contract.

    At the age of 17/18 she did this! Now that is professionalism.

  142. Andreas Greece UK January 16, 2011

    Beyonce is funny… she needs to make a song called diva saying she is one. No beyonce…. you need to act like one then get called the title lol

  143. Andreas Greece UK January 16, 2011

    “We Belong Together” is a song recorded by Mariah Carey for her tenth studio album The Emancipation of Mimi (2005) and released as the album’s second single in 2005. Written and produced by Carey, Jermaine Dupri, Manuel Seal, and Johntá Austin, the song was inspired by 1980s R&B and soul. Its arrangement is built on simple piano chords and an understated backbeat, and its lyrics chronicle a woman’s desperation for her former lover to return after their separation.

    Following a decline between 2001 and 2005, Carey achieved major worldwide success with “We Belong Together” as the song topped the charts in Australia and the United States (for 14 non-consecutive weeks). In the U.S., the song also repeatedly broke many BDS Airplay records and was warmly received by critics. It won Carey a number of industry awards, including two Grammy Awards in 2006.[1] The song has been certified platinum by the RIAA, and has sold over 5 million copies worldwide. [2] Billboard magazine listed “We Belong Together” ninth on The Billboard: All-Time Hot 100 Top Songs[3] and the most successful song of the 2000s

    Most popular song from 2000 till 2010! not beyonce… not whitney… not rihanna.. no one just mariah

    oh and who got the most popular song from 1990-2000, mariah again …

    she is the queen and NO ONE CAN TAKE THAT AWAY….

  144. Avenger January 16, 2011

    Heads up folks:

    Only sad losers with no life, and too much free time on their hands, come to music blogs with a bunch of long winded stats they copied from fan encyclopedia’s in a desperate bid to try and contradict random naysayers. It proves nothing and impresses few, as most people will probably scroll right past what you took over five minutes searching for.

    You’ve embarrassed yourself in the worst way Andreas Greece UK, what a clown you are. Mariah Carey still reeks like two week old hot-dogs.

  145. Ariana January 16, 2011

    @ANDREAS GREECE UK

    Preach darling! All the information you posted is real and you can even find it on YouTube told by the artists themselves, some people may not like what you wrote in here but there aren’t lies. I’ve seen them, read them on many different respectable sources (MTV, Billboard, Rolling Stone, etc) and I’m glad you brought them up because it’s kind of annoying that some stans really hate on Mariah when their favorites clearly love her 🙂

  146. Andreas Greece UK January 16, 2011

    Avenger facts are facts, thats what makes them better than your b******* opinions.

    Is your comment meant to do anything?

    You replied with speculation, i repleid with facts.

    Im just guna shake u off … with a def bye bye cuz u aint no hero 😛

    lambs r the best mariah forever

    Thank you Ariana mariah has sold over 200 million records, obv there are more lovers than haters, IT JUST SEEMS TO BE THAT THE HATERZ KEEP ON COMMING ONTO MARIAH THEMED TOPICS…. THEY R OBSESSED LIKE THE SONG SHE MADE..

    it must be the E it must be the weed :p

  147. Andreas Greece UK January 16, 2011

    Avenger i mean what a name is that…. you aint in hollywood u stupid b******

  148. Lissie January 17, 2011

    There’s only one real singer – MARIAH CAREY. Whitney used to be good, too, but drugs destroyed her voice for good.

  149. theman January 17, 2011

    You people are losers.

    MARIAH THE BEST !!!!!!!!!!!

    THIS WOMANS CHRISTMAS ALBUM WENT GOLD IN LESS THAN 8 WKS. THAT IS A HUGE ACCOMPLISHMENT NOW.

    SUSANS AUDIENCE IS DIFFERENT FROM MARIAHS. DON’T GIVE ME THAT. MARIAH WAS GOING TOE TO TOE WITH RIHANNA IN ALBUM SALES WITH THIS CHRISTMAS ALBUM. HER ALBUM IS MILES AHEAD OF ALL OF THIS GARBAGE THATS OUT NOW.

    DON’T BE MAD CAUSE YOUR FAVORITE NOTHING IS FLOPPING. MARIAH REIGNS AND THATS HOW IT IS. SO SHUT UP AND GET USED TO IT.

    IS RIHANNA PLATINUM YET ? NO, SHE HAS TWO SMASH SINGLES, AND HER FIRST WEEK ALBUM SALES WERE P*** POOR. SHE IS NOT AN ALBUM SELLER. WHITNEYS CHRISTMAS ALBUM DID NOT SCAN GOLD, AND IF IT DID IT DIDN’T SALE OVER 350K.

    YOU HATERS STAY MAD, BUT YOU GOT EVERY REASON TO BE. MARIAH IS THE BEST SELLING FEMALE ARTIST PERIOD.

    CONGRATS TO HER ON THIS GREAT SUCCESS. SO MANY NEW ARTISTS COULD’NT SALE THIS WITH HITS AND PROMO. WHAT Y’ALL IDIOTS TALKING ABOUT.

    WHITNEY NOR BEYONCE HAS ANYTHING TO DO WITH THIS. BEYONCE’ IS NOWHERE NEAR CLOSE TO MARIAH VOCALLY, NOWHERE NEAR IT. BEYONCE’ IS ONLY A DECENT SINGER AT BEST. THATS AN EMBARRASSSMENT COMPARING MARIAH TO HER. BEYONCE’ STRUGGLES TO GO 3X PLATINUM NOW WITH 24 HR. PROMO AND BIG HITS.

    ALL OF HER HYPE STILL COULDN’T GARNER HER A MASSIVE SELLING ALBUM. MARIAH> ANYBODY ELSE. LET BEYONCE’ STAY IN HER LANE. SHE’S ONE OF THE GREATEST PERIOD !!!!!!

    BOYLE HAS A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT FANBASE, EVANCHO CAME OFF OF A MASSIVE SHOW AND OPRAH, HER SOUND IS LIKE SUSANS, AND GLEE IS ONE OF THE BIGGEST SHOWS OUT, SO ALMOST ANYTHING THEY RELEASE DOES WELL. Y’ALL HAVE NO MERIT !!!

    SHUT UP !!!

  150. GETURFACTSJM January 17, 2011

    How could anyone call E=MC2, MOAIA, and MCIIY flops???? E=MC2 sold over 1.2 million copies world wide. MOAIA may have not went platinum in the U.S but it sold 1,000,000 copies worldwide. the only cd that has not sold over 1,000,000 that mariah has ever made is MCIIY. but she doesn’t need to impress anyone except her Fans.

  151. Andreas Greece UK January 17, 2011

    Mariah will always rule….mariah has never said she was inspired by beyonce or rihanna wheras those two singers say they were inspired by mariah.

    Recently beyonce went on british radio and said it was vision of love that made he want to do ‘runs’ in a song . Come on people wake up…. mariah is amazing

  152. Jamie January 17, 2011

    CONGRATS MARIAH!!!!!!!! i would like to see beyonce sell over 200 million albums,250 million singles 18 no.1s and become the BIGGEST SELLING FEMALE ARTIST IN MUSIC HISTORY!!!!!

  153. Andreas Greece UK January 18, 2011

    Beyonce is too busy having a nose job or wearing weaves…

    i love mariah’s hair always real haha

  154. Brian January 18, 2011

    “Limited promotion”? Iif the writer of this little article considers all of the promo she did for the album “limited,” I can only imagine what he/she would consider heavy promotion!

    – Multiple appearances on Home Shopping Network
    – Interviews with various media outlets (including “Access Hollywood,” radio shows, etc.)
    – Appearance on Ellen show
    – Appearance on Lopez Tonight
    – Performance on NBC’s Christmas at Rockefeller Center
    – Hosting American Top 40 on radio
    – Appearance on ABC’s Extreme Makeover holiday edition
    – Use of “Oh Santa!” in intro for ABC Family’s “Christmas Cupid” movie
    – ABC concert special (Merry Christmas II U)
    – Performance on TNT’s Christmas n Washington
    – ESPN/ABC’s NBA Christmas Special (sporadic clips of video of “Oh Santa” and “All I Want For Christmas is You” throughout the day)
    – Performance on ABC’s Walt Disney World Christmas Day Parade
    – Release of three promotional video clips: “Oh Santa!”/”O Come All Ye Faithful”/”Auld Lang Syne (The New Year’s Anthem)”
    – “Auld Lang Syne” video airing on Fox’s New Years’ Eve show

    Yeah, that’s pretty “limited.”

  155. Brian January 18, 2011

    A couple more:
    * Holiday mash-up of “Oh Santa! with “All I Want For Christmas is You”
    * Perfume commercials that included “Oh Santa!” and the album

  156. nke January 18, 2011

    congrats @mariahcarey she is amazing true talent

  157. chris January 18, 2011

    “Limited” my ass. Mariah whored herself to every media outlet she could to promote that turkey of an album. And yet, not many cared.

  158. WHOREdonnaSucks January 18, 2011

    Andreas Greece UK Slutyoncé’s stans big time. That cow doesn’t even appear on the RIAA best selling acts of all time. What the f*** are you thinking?

    Shityoncé’s level of influence is not comparable to Mariah’s one. I am sorry! And Shityoncé will never be #1. I can assure you that. Nobody (singers) likes Beyoncé. And see how many people were praising Mariah. Ah ah ah. Shityoncé used Destiny’s Child to become famous because that rotten cow knows she is AN IRRELEVANT TALENTELSS W****! And she can’t sing, she SCREAMS!

  159. Andreas Greece UK January 18, 2011

    Truth isBeyonce is a b**** to her ex bandmates and to her father, steals songs and COMES UP WITH SASHA FIERCE to blame stuff off on haha

    she steals mariah’s logic of mimi….

  160. Andreas Greece UK January 18, 2011

    I repeat, dont compare boyle to mariah.

    One has sold a few million cuz of a sensation but she couldnt finish a song off her christmas album on US television and the other is mariah … a singer who is an icon, sang from everyone from missy elliot to luther vandross to pavarotti… selling over 200 million

    I LOVE U MARIAH and none of these haters can hate on facts…

  161. shitriah January 26, 2011

    Everybody knows that that fat feted c*** Mariah’s music career has seen it’s better days. Record breaking sales and Numba 1’s are a thing of the past at this point in her career. And at her haggard age it’s only going to get worse. She just gets more and more desperate trying to score a hit single and album. People are sick of her tired ass music and obnoxiouspersonality and over inflated ego.

    But i prefer her to stick around and keep trying . Seeing her flop time and again the past few years is more entertainment than I deserve.

    Her next album – Memoirs of a Desperate Has-been will be released to coincide with her children’s birth to exploit them in a sad attempt for album sales. She’s the P.I.M.P.

    Oh, Mariah!

  162. Porkriah January 28, 2011

    …. hahaha, yeah , early word is Mariah will give free placenta to anyone who buys a copy of her next flop album. And the lamb that buys the most copies will get to cut the chords!

  163. TRASHyoncé February 6, 2011

    F*** you TRASHyoncé’s deluded fans. That black cow can’t sing. She screams like a f***** up cow. And she only sold 25 million albums. Mariah sold 160 million albums. Cuntyoncé is an irrelevant piece of s***.

    Mariah is more importan than Cuntyoncé.

  164. SHITdonna Ciccone February 6, 2011

    This comment is dedicated to that cow’s fan who is always trasjing Mariah,

    AIDSdonna can’t sell s*** you animal. That cow sold 1 MILLION COPIES in the USA with 3 RELEASES (Flop Candy, FLopbration and Stinky & Shitty). The cow is over. Go tell your PIGdonna not to f*** with little boys. That horrible tranny is a p******** always f****** around. She has to die. LOL

    Your PIGdonna is OVER!

  165. WHORIAH Carey February 16, 2011

    Mariah whoring on HSN , AGAIN! That floozie is so desperate. You loony lambs are delusional. Take away the Emancipation of Mimi and b**** really hasn’t had much of a career the past 10 years or so. Glitter was an epic flop, Charmbracelet, E=MC2, Memoirs, and Merry Christmas 2 You were all stains on her otherwise flawless career.

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