With sales of her smash hit single ‘Beautiful’ make their way to the 2 million mark, Mariah Carey pens a fresh letter on its supporting album ‘The Art of Letting Go‘ today, explaining the honest and organic path she took craft it and its single of the same name.
Why the icon felt goosebumps during the recording process?
Mimi’s words below…
Kudos to Mariah for keeping her fans in the loop with regards to the release, building anticipation for the project while humanising herself in the process.
Our only concern is this. While we’re sure the material will be stellar, there’s no denying that its the star’s live performances that need the most work, especially with her cause still feeling the sting from her BET Awards performance and the ‘aged diva’ act she pulled at ‘Good Morning America‘ during ‘Beautiful’s promo run.
While it’s at endearing at times, it does build a wall that separates the world from her more endearing / ‘down to earth’ qualities. The very qualities, that Jennifer Lopez plays on to keep her brand young, fresh and inviting despite being the same age as Mariah.
How can she rectify this problem?
Well, with much of today’s generation unaware of Mariah’s layered story, a brand spanking new ‘VH1: Behind the Music‘ special pushing a ‘rags to riches’ agenda would do the trick.
For, how many know of today’s music lovers truly know about her formative years- the struggle to find acceptance as a biracial girl living in a black and white world- her stints as a waitress- how her parents’ divorce shaped the woman/mother she is today.