Happy Birthday Mariah Carey! TGJ Counts Down Our Favorite 50 Minutes Of The Timeless Diva

Published: Friday 27th Mar 2020 by Rashad

March 27 marks the 50th birthday anniversary of Pop icon Mariah Carey‘s arrival to Earth.

A larger-than-life diva whose enormous talent has only been matched by her equally magnetic personality and incomparable chart stats, Carey’s 30-year catalog of memorable moments are voluminous (to say the least).

With a library of inimitable vocal moments and career milestones to her credit, That Grape Juice – in honor of her 50th – has assembled 50 of our favorite Mimi minutes 

Take a look and weigh in below:

A star is born:  Mariah’s first single, ‘Vision of Love,’ becomes her first of 19 historic Hot 100 chart-toppers.

Mariah makes her Grammy debut at the 1991 ceremony, where she also collected her first two trophies: Best New Artist and Best Female Pop Vocal.

Mariah became the Queen of Christmas with the introduction of enduring classic, ‘All I Want for Christmas is You.’

Mariah made history when ‘Fantasy’ not only made her the first female artist to debut atop the Hot 100, but also by merged Pop, R&B, and Hip Hop in ways the genres hadn’t known prior.

Mariah made history again when her Boyz II Men duet, ‘One Sweet Day,’ topped charts for a whopping 16 consecutive weeks. The song held the title for ‘longest consecutive reign’ on the Hot 100 for 23 years.

Mariah shed her cookie-cutter image to produce her most celebrated album to date, 1997’s ‘Butterfly,’ kicked off by the delectable, ‘Honey.’

The single’s #1 premiere on the Hot 100 made her the ONLY artist in history to have debuted at least 3 songs atop the tally since its inception in 1958.

Mariah was a member of the inaugural set of VH1 ‘Divas,’ a historic lineup which also included Aretha Franklin, Celine Dion, Gloria Estefan, and Shania Twain.



Mariah teamed with another top diva, Whitney Houston, to record the unforgettable duet, 1998’s ‘When You Believe’ (from Disney’s ‘Prince of Egypt’ soundtrack). 

The union put to rest years of rumors the vocal powerhouses were rivals.

Conversely, Carey inadvertently confirmed she was beefing with another chart-topping diva, Jennifer Lopez, in a now iconic interview where she told the reporter, ‘I don’t know her’ (when asked about her relationship with J.Lo).

After a number of slew of missteps on the Billboard 200 and Hot 100 respectively, Mariah staged one of the most celebrated comebacks of music history with 2005’s ‘Emancipation of Mimi’ (which includes the megahit ‘We Belong Together’).

The song became the longest-running #1 single by a female artist of the 2000s, racking up a whopping 14 weeks at the chart’s summit.

Carey’s ‘Mimi’ rocked the 2006 Grammys with a memorable performance and the most Golden grammophones she’d ever picked up in one night.

What’s your most memorable Mariah moment?

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  1. IG: mixedboy March 27, 2020

    What a legend. Accolades on accolades! My Queen! ?

    • Fancy BISH March 27, 2020

      Yes! ✅ ?

    • Theelusive1 March 27, 2020

      ?????????

    • Andrew March 28, 2020

      50 and already legendary ??

  2. Fancy BISH March 27, 2020

    Y’all should put this at the top of the page for today! ❤️

  3. Clarks0o0ñ March 27, 2020

    A number 1 song is hard to get, not everyone has that to their credit.

    Happy birthday mariah
    I bought the emancipation of the mini
    It was such an iconic era.
    Its such a shame it’s like that and shake it off mossed the number 1 spot.

    I stay in love in a bop also
    Angel’s cry
    Can I get your number
    Are all under rated bops.

    Gtfo was supposed to be a big hit but as usually u tasteless rats let it flop.

    • ??? March 27, 2020

      lmaoooo flopmila will NEVER know this type of historic slayage lmfaoooooooooooo

    • I love big black c** March 27, 2020

      Migrate is my jam, should’ve released as a single. I’m that chick is hot as well. E=MC2 is way too underrated which is full of bops

  4. Clarks0o0ñ March 27, 2020

    Incase you guys dont realise it yet, mariah is coming this year also. Yes u heard me right

    In the next 9 months this woman gonna be number one on the charts again.

    Christmas queen.
    Every year this woman gonna hit number one.
    Billboard should pass a rule cause its gonna get really weird seeing Mariah on the list of artistes who scored a number every year.

    • ??? March 27, 2020

      lmaoooooo too bad flopmila will be back working at taco bell by the end of the year lmfaoooooooooooooooooooo

  5. Nicky March 27, 2020

    Mariah the Queen of Solo #1s

    Stream Bromance by Camicky Cancello for terrible acne.

    • Clarks0o0ñ March 27, 2020

      Nicky
      March 26, 2020

      How hilarious is this 

      Elton John “praises” Camicky but isn’t even invited to perform.

      Fake love

      Elton champions minority rights. He hates those who doesn’t.

      Another L for Camicky Cancello

      ??

      .@Camila_Cabello was added to @iHeartRadio and @FOXTV’s iHeart Living Room Concert for America, hosted by @eltonofficial.

      ???

      When u do clownery…. the clown comes back to bite

      Elton John knows Camila

      Where is normani? Lol

      Hold the L

      • Nicky March 27, 2020

        ???

        Great for Camicky Cancello

        Her fans can enjoy the show bc those rescheduled dates ain’t happening anytime soon

      • Clarks0o0ñ March 27, 2020

        Hold the L

        JUST ANNOUNCED! @samsmith, Dave Grohl, @HERMusicx, & @Camila_Cabello will be joining our incredible lineup for the iHeartRadio Living Room Concert For America.

        In addition, we’ll be raising money for @FeedingAmerica & @1strcf. Watch this Sunday on @FOXTV! ❤️
        HOSTED BY ELTON JOHN.

        ??
        Hold the L
        Another day another L for u.

        Ur such a loser.

      • ??? March 27, 2020

        lmaooooo so elton is doing charity work now cuz flopmila’s tour tankedt lmfaoooooo, but what about NOmance? lmfaoooooooooooooooooooooo

  6. I love big black c** March 27, 2020

    Whitney still don’t think of her….

    • MessyBoots March 27, 2020

      Whitney loved Mariah and vice versa.

      They did an entire PR promo run for When You Believe (MTV Special, VMA presenters, Oprah, Oscar performance etc

  7. Onika The R***** Whisperer March 27, 2020

    Wow. Didn’t know whales lived that long.

    • Bluebird March 28, 2020

      and you MOM is still alive???

  8. Nicky March 27, 2020

    Mariah doesn’t know Camicky. I’m sure she knows Normani just like Rih , Bey, Kelly C and other huge acts do.

    Normani – Brit Nomination, 3 Hits, VMA Award, Rolling Stone Cover, Billboard Cover, Industry Praise and more. No album out.

    The first girl from 5H to achieve all these things before a debut album release.

    • Clarks0o0ñ March 27, 2020

      Nicky
      March 26, 2020

      How hilarious is this 

      Elton John “praises” Camicky but isn’t even invited to perform.

      Fake love

      Elton champions minority rights. He hates those who doesn’t.

      Another L for Camicky Cancello

      Meanwhile…

      .@Camila_Cabello was added to @iHeartRadio and @FOXTV’s iHeart Living Room Concert for America, hosted by @eltonofficial.

      When u do clownery…. the clown comes back to bite

      Elton John knows Camila

      Where is normani? Lol

      Hold the L

      ????

      • ??? March 27, 2020

        lmaoooooo wheres flopmila’s tour sis? lmfaooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

  9. What would Whitney Houston would do March 27, 2020

    Like when he had to kick Mariah off set of the movie…..

    the industry hates her they loved Whitney Houston .

    • MessyBoots March 27, 2020

      Lies.

  10. Rashad March 27, 2020

    I love this post. Happy Bday Mariah!!

  11. What would Whitney Houston would do March 27, 2020

    $

    Whitney love to snort cocaine then Mariah is a snorter too cuz she said Whitney the voice Houston was her friend.

  12. MessyBoots March 27, 2020

    Happy Birthday Mariah!

    A queen of Pop in every sense.

    Thank you for sharing your gifts with us despite 30 years of scrutiny and ridicule in the public eye you held together STRONGER even THROUGH THE RAIN. Youre such an inspiration for anyone who has ever felt alone or insecure.

    Your music/voice/lyrics continues to uplift me and millions around the globe everyday.

    Happy HAPPY Birthday and many more!??

  13. Shayla Queen ? March 27, 2020

    Rashad, you are a TERRIBLE writer, reporter and should NOT be writing for a blog,..

    Prince of Egypt is NOT Disney.

    Your writing and spelling is also atrocious!

  14. Fancy BISH March 27, 2020

    Where do I begin? Right at the beginning….treated me KIND, sweet DESTINY ? That’s all I needed to hear! ? It’s really been a pure slay ever since, FACTS ? Love love love you, Mariah Carey! ❤️ Happy Birthday! ????

    • Hung Up March 27, 2020

      ???Time goes by… So slowly… Time goes by… So slowly…
      Every little thing that you say or do, I hung up, I hung up on you.. waiting for your call Baby night and day, I’m fed up… I’m tired of waiting on you…???

  15. Meteorite March 27, 2020

    A true LAMB and credible source would know it’s ANNIVERSARY

  16. Hologram March 27, 2020

    My favorite Mariah Carey songs are: Without You and Against All Odds featuring Westlife. Those singles are timeless.

  17. ??? March 27, 2020

    lmaooooooo happy 50th birthday mariah! certain flops will never see your success, even when they release 1000 album covers, hop on every rap c*ck in the bizness and start a fake relationship just to see their album & tour FLOP off the face of the earth lmfaoooooooooo

    • Hung Up March 27, 2020

      @??? Are u buying Camila Cabello’s red Vinyl copy of Romance?

  18. What would Whitney Houston would do March 27, 2020

    Boyz 2 men wrote.. One Sweet Day…… She didn’t write alone…

  19. Okay? March 27, 2020

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY MIMI??

  20. Gee March 27, 2020

    Many blessings, and happy anniversary to the incomparable Mariah Carey. Your gifts are truly a gift from God, your music has been a source of inspiration and I just want to say thank you, and wishing you many more blessed anniversaries.

  21. Gigi March 27, 2020

    The QUEEN of music!

  22. Tokyo Vanity Fan March 27, 2020

    FYI, Prince of Egypt isn’t a Disney film. It’s Dreamworks

  23. PinotNoir March 27, 2020

    Anytime You Need A Friend made me a fan. I think it’s her best song.

  24. Juwsa March 27, 2020

    QUEEN! !

    Meanwhile 5th harmony’s Professional squealer c*mila Hasn’t sold a single ticket for her Flopt tour from her flopt album
    ???
    Thr floppage is REAL With this Meanwhile 5th harmony’s Professional squealer c*mila Hasn’t sold a single ticket for her Flopt tour from her flopt albumz
    ???
    Thr floppage is REAL With this one
    No female artist in history has ever flopped so bad. Lol miarah and c*mila
    No female artist in history has ever flopped so bad. Lol mariah and c*mila Night and day Completely.

    • HavanaONana March 27, 2020

      Camilla is better than all the other girls in fifth Harmony combined. Even ofbu combined those four flops, They don’t even half of Camilla’s success and networth. Periodt.

  25. Justafan March 27, 2020

    You left out other moments like her unparalleled cultural relevancy #bottlecapchallenge #obsessedtiktok #justiceforglitter

  26. Jungkook March 28, 2020

    – a fat hater
    – she is a has been internationally
    – she is maybe a little relevant in US
    – so many #1 for nothing
    – after many years on the industry she has zero stage presence , it’s not about dance or make a choreo you can see at lizzo
    – beside US and maybe uk she is nothing , she is a “star” only in her country.

    • my name March 28, 2020

      you are a delusional hater and you know what? it’s sad

  27. What would Whitney Houston would do March 28, 2020

    Whitney Houston can still sing way better than her even dead she blowing Mariah out the water…… Tour doing better too

    • What would Whitney Hthe first time… ouston would do March 28, 2020

      … Ask Mariah why. when she saw Whitney for the first time she walked right past her it’s on film B**** how do you just glance at Whitney. First impressions, mean Alot.. You’re not friends

    • my name March 28, 2020

      I hope you get paid to write these hateful comments.

  28. my name March 28, 2020

    anyone writing negative comments and not getting paid for it, is an ass backwards person or persons

  29. Charli Cheer Up March 28, 2020

    Happy Birthday Diva Queen!

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