Celebrity Portrait

Mariah Carey

Proving to the world she’s still #1.
By Ryan Slattery


Photography by Robert Ascroft/CPi Syndication

Mariah Carey is ready for the glitz and glitter of Las Vegas.

“I have devoted my life to traveling the world, meeting fans and performing across the globe,” Mariah says, just days after announcing her Caesars Palace residency. “Las Vegas will allow me to showcase my music in a way it’s never been presented before.”

Having sold over 200 million records worldwide, Mariah is one of the best-selling artists of all time. With songs that include “Dreamlover,” “Hero,” “Honey” and “We Belong Together,” her 18 chart-topping songs have her in elite company. In 2008, when “Touch My Body” rose to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart, Mariah surpassed Elvis Presley to become the top solo artist with the most number-one singles in America. Only The Beatles, with 20, have more top hits.

So naturally on a stage this big, in a city that bills itself as The Entertainment Capital of the World, the songstress is focusing solely on her greatest hits in a show she’s calling “Mariah Carey #1’s.”

“Revisiting these songs for the show has really let me reconnect with them,” Mariah says. “The power of music has guided me throughout my life, for as long as I can remember, and I’m hoping fans will be able to share the joy of music with me and take that feeling home with them.”

To read our full feature on Mariah Carey, visit: http://blog.caesars.com/las-vegas/

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