Everything I Need To Know I Learned From Mariah Carey

10 Jun

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I have 153 Mariah Carey songs on my ipod. That’s not a joke, a humble brag, an overt brag, or any type of brag at all. It’s simply a fact. I love Mariah Carey.

Mariah first entered my life when I was an impressionable elementary-schooler convinced “Fantasy” was the best song ever created. I’ve stuck by her side through the highs, the lows, the Bieber.

Mariah gets a lot of flack for her diva behavior and sometimes (often?) questionable interviews, but in the end, the woman can sing and she can sell a record and she does it all looking fabulous and never apologizing for who she is.

With her recent run on American Idol  and the success of her newest song “#Beautiful” (more on the title later), Mariah is back on the public’s radar. She never left mine. Here are a few things Mariah Carey taught me.

Read the rest of my article for Portable here.

I know I say “favorite” a lot, but my goodness was this article a delight to write.

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2 Responses to “Everything I Need To Know I Learned From Mariah Carey”

  1. writingmom2013 June 10, 2013 at 1:04 pm #

    Congratulations on being published in Portable! I love the idea of this article – but I would have liked to have seen more relatable subject matter. I felt that most of the things you learned are kind of specific to the music industry.

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