Friday, November 14, 2008

Mariah is Rolling Stone's 79th Greatest Singer

The November issue of Rolling Stone names the 100 Greatest Singers of All Time. Mariah is ranked at no. 79.

79 | Mariah Carey

Born:
March 27th, 1970
Key Tracks:
"One Sweet Day," "Vision of Love," "Fantasy"
Influenced:
Brandy, Christina Aguilera, Leona Lewis

"When I was little," Mariah Carey says, "I used to wake up with a really raspy voice and"--she shifts to her signature squeak--"talk in a really high voice. My mother couldn't understand it, and she's an opera singer. But then I started to try to sing using that voice." Carey is famous for her staggering vocal range -- including those ravishing high notes -- and power. Her mastery of melisma, the fluttering strings of notes that decorate songs like "Vision of Love," inspired the entire American Idol vocal school, for better or worse, and virtually every other female R&B singer since the Nineties. But technical skill alone doesn't make for hits, and Carey's radiant, sweetly sexy presence has been knocking them out of the park for two decades. She's scored more Number One singles than any solo artist -- 18 and counting.

For the complete Top 100 list, click here.

2 comments:

salingPUSA said...

syempre ang number 1 Mariah fan nasa PINAS----c marvin...

then again, I also think she is a great singer. bakit 79 lang?

marvz said...

well, pinabigay na lang nya sa iba yung title ksi dami na nya hawak na record eh...

hehehe... ok lang na no.79 basta na-recognize... di ba?