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Mariah should be in the hall no doubt
Posted by j on Tuesday, 01.16.07 @ 21:21pm
Of Course, she's the Queen of R&B.
Posted by Master on Saturday, 01.20.07 @ 19:46pm
Mariah No bloody way
Posted by zman on Saturday, 01.27.07 @ 19:25pm
There is no question. Her Fantasy (Remix) revolutionized music today. The first pop artist to work with a rapper...she's influenced every popular artist today not to mention the show American Idol. You can't go anywhere with out hearing a hit of hers, past or present, on the radio. Plus the fact this woman composes all of her own material, I would say it's not even a contest. Oh yeah did I mention she can sing too? The range should be merrit alone.
Posted by Matt on Wednesday, 02.28.07 @ 11:08am
Mariah is the 90's, undisputed, Queen of Pop and has proven in this new millenium, that she is still a force to be reckoned with. I think she will be a dead Lock in 2017--and as others have pointed out, the Vocal range alone is a testament to her inevitable induction!
of course she will! She is a living Legend thus far!
Posted by hotness on Wednesday, 02.28.07 @ 14:11pm
While its pretty easy to dislike someone like her, it is undeniable what influence Mariah Carey has had on the music industry. She doesn't seem to get any credit, but she has revolutionized music in her own way and will be remembered for a spectacular voice and her way with a melody in her songwriting.
Posted by whydoesitmatter? on Wednesday, 02.28.07 @ 14:32pm
Well, this is NO-BRAINER. Of course she will be inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. She has affected the very landscape of music as we know it today. You don't tie Elvis Presley for most #1's AND you don't surpass the Beatles for most weeks at #1 and not get into the HOF. She's a shoe-in for 2015. Go MC!
Posted by Mike on Wednesday, 02.28.07 @ 14:49pm
She's an Icon to all young inspiring singers. You only need to watch shows like X Factor and American Idol to see the whole objective of these shows are to recreate a Mariah Carey.
Posted by Max Carren on Wednesday, 02.28.07 @ 15:53pm
Of Course!! She deserves it. She's inspire everyone to try n hit that high note. Lol. She mesmerize us w.her music
Posted by Frank! on Wednesday, 02.28.07 @ 19:32pm
Definitely, no question(s) needed to be asked. Mariah Carey deserves, belongs, and is eligible to be inducted in in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2015. Her music is timeless and has influence so many of her many fellow music artists and up and coming/aspiring artists. She's the best selling female artist of all time and has had more #1 hits than any other female artists. She's been active in the music business for over 17 years and only need 8 years to be inducted to the Rock & Roll HOF.
Posted by Jeane on Wednesday, 02.28.07 @ 20:30pm
Mariah is clearly a respected supertalent in the business...a real contender. I look forward to it. Mariah Carey, 2015..right where she belongs...inducted into the rock and roll hall of fame.
Posted by mike on Wednesday, 02.28.07 @ 21:22pm
Mariah you are in The Hall Of Fame just!!! We love you and you will be the Queen of R&B in the history of music.
Posted by Fabio on Thursday, 03.1.07 @ 03:04am
I should have been there already dah!
Posted by javier on Thursday, 03.1.07 @ 06:15am
Mariah deserves this. She deserves to be recognized for 16 years of working herself to the ground and changing music in a way where many people try to recreate her mix of r&b/pop/hip hop and fail. She's a unique aspect of music history and there won't ever be another that will achieve what shes achieved thus far
Posted by Shaquana on Thursday, 03.1.07 @ 08:27am
Posted by Matthew on Thursday, 03.1.07 @ 09:14am
Nobody deserves this more than Mariah Carey. She's earned this 4 her & her fans... MC is just shockingly talented, and beautiful (inside & out) Evasen - South Africa
Posted by Evasen on Thursday, 03.1.07 @ 12:07pm
It doesn't matter how much albums and how many number one singles you have.the ROF doesn't pay attention to that. It only focuses on the artist's contribution and prepetuation and evolution of rock and roll. Is Mariah one of the most successful arists now, yes. Is she one of the greatest artists ever, barely. According to the criteria.
Posted by Anthony on Thursday, 03.1.07 @ 12:32pm
You are all the same person.
Posted by Kit on Thursday, 03.1.07 @ 17:07pm
Mariah Carey is a LEGEND!!! GO MARIAH!!
Posted by XTINA on Friday, 03.2.07 @ 05:10am
Of course!!!Mariah's a living legend and with those multi octaves she have....man!!!!Seh totally deserve to be inducted but she wrote all her songs and she's the no. 1 female artist of all time. Go MIMI
Posted by kenshin99 on Friday, 03.2.07 @ 05:38am
no bloody way. just because u sell 100 million doesn't mean your a lock for it. you can;t even sing like a normal person you squeel
Posted by simon on Sunday, 03.4.07 @ 03:16am
There's a lot of what ifs on this one. The only way to consider her is to forget the second half of her career altogether because it has been horific. Then you have to wonder about her early career seeing as how she was just a puppet and Tommy Mottola was pulling the strings.
Posted by AZ Dave on Sunday, 03.4.07 @ 10:33am
I think she will eventually.
Posted by Kathy on Sunday, 03.4.07 @ 12:03pm
Mariah stood the test of times. Bounced back from a very publicized humiliation. The "Breakdown". Came back stronger than ever. She writes each and every one of her songs except for the very very very few covers. She owns the 90's and is still coming strong. 17 #1's, 5 #1 albums, sold over 200 million records. And she is the best selling female artist EVER!! You guys are complete fools for not giving it to her yet. You guys re blind and very foolish. She should have had this when she was honored as artist of the decade 8 years ago.
Posted by Curtis on Sunday, 03.4.07 @ 12:03pm
No, she's just a good singer. She's not a great rock artist. Would you put her on an equal footing with Janis Joplin, Aretha Franklin,Tina Turner, Patti Smith...?
Posted by roméo on Monday, 03.5.07 @ 10:18am
Why do Mariah fans have to lie and say she is the best selling female artist of all time? She isnt. She isnt even second. It goes Madonna, Celine then Mariah.
Posted by Kim on Monday, 03.5.07 @ 22:42pm
I would say Whitney Houston influenced more of the over the top divas than Mariah. Mariah is a Whitney clone. Neither has any songwriting talent. Madonna influenced just about every female artist that actually makes a difference. Tori Amos, Alanis, Kelly Clarkson, Christina Aguilera, and many many others. There is a website that lists various quotes from very prominent female artist, who have depth to their music, who say it was Madonna who influenced them. Now of course some tarts were influenced by Madonna as well but that comes with being such a force in the industry.
Posted by Hillary on Wednesday, 03.7.07 @ 21:37pm
mariah is the best singer ever so YES !!!!
Posted by mike on Sunday, 03.11.07 @ 01:26am
No way no bloody way. she isnt not influential or innovating or inspiration.
Posted by Martin on Tuesday, 03.13.07 @ 05:00am
Mariah is finally deserved the R/R Hall of Fame.She scored the most #1 17 #1 hits along side the Beatles and Elvis.She is the biggest selling female recording artist in history.She sold over 190-200 million albums in world-wide.She had 5 Grammy Awards.10 American Music Awards;9 Soul Train Music Awards,16 World Music Awards,and 23 Billboard Music Awards.As a songwriter,she a lot of BMI Awards,and ASCAP Awards.VH1 voted Mariah in 1997 for Artist of the Year.In 1999,she is named Artist of the Decade.In 2000,she recevied the Best Selling Female Recording Artist of 2000.In 2003,she is VH1's Sexist Artist Women of all time.And later in 2007,she in going to received Hollywood Walk Of Fame this year.IT'S ABOUT TIME.GOOD LUCK MARIAH YOU GO GIRL!she be working in ballads,and in R&B in Hip-Hop like THE LATE ODB, JAY-Z,NAS,DIDDY,JD,DABRAT,AND BOTH,AND DUET WITH JOE ARETHA,WHITNEY,AND BOYZ ll MEN AND FINALLY WORKING WITH SCOTT STORCH,AND SWIZZ BEATZ.THIS IS GONING TO BE FUN.I CAN'T WAIT.
Posted by Amie on Tuesday, 03.20.07 @ 01:14am
There is no doubt about it Mariah carey should be in the Rock and Roll Hall of fame. This lady's got it all as a singer/songwriter, producer she is fabulous. Truely the best singer of our generation.
Posted by Heather on Friday, 03.23.07 @ 07:49am
At this point, I doubt Mariah will be considered for induction. Regardless of her vocal prowesss, her material has been samey through the years, in terms of what she sings about and her lyrical approach to it. Being a huge commercial success isn't enough for the HOF.
Posted by JT on Wednesday, 03.28.07 @ 11:19am
On her albums Madonna's songs and her voice are cloudy .
Posted by johammes on Saturday, 03.31.07 @ 18:21pm
Posted by Mela on Saturday, 03.31.07 @ 18:28pm
I doubt of the veracity of this votations this is so cloudy , disc's sales arent with reciprocity to what this site demostrates , the first commentary is very insinuating , your situation about videos aren't just , Cyndi Lauper has not nor a one , I don't like to do a vote
Posted by Netis on Saturday, 03.31.07 @ 18:55pm
What are you people smoking? I see all you morons saying that she had a big effect on the MUSIC industry. Well it's not the MUSIC hall of fame, it's the ROCK AND ROLL hall of fame. She is NOT ROCK AND ROLL, and shouldn't be inducted. Period. Build a Go damned POP hall of fame if you like her so much.
Posted by Eric on Thursday, 04.26.07 @ 00:02am
I'm a major Mariah fan, so I certainly believe that she'll make it in.
Posted by Michael H. on Friday, 06.8.07 @ 22:00pm
Since Madonna is a lock for the HOF, considering what she's done in her work and how her music is the template for pop music over the last 25 years, why is she being discussed in this section?
Posted by JT on Thursday, 08.30.07 @ 23:14pm
If selling records and topping some Billboard Charts makes one a legend, then sure Mariah is a legend. But we have to ask ourself, what is her contribution to ROCK & ROLL? Is she significant? The answer is no. Her music is juvenile and repetitive. There is no denying her impact on the Billboard Charts, but in the grand scheme of music, she's a lightweight. If Mariah never recorded an album, would music be at a loss? Would it be any different? The answer is no. She isn't significant enough to deserve a place. The same is true of Celine Dion.
Posted by Jason on Friday, 09.21.07 @ 17:27pm
Oh my god, what is this crazy talk you say Jason? With out Mariah there would be no Kelly Clarkson, no Fergie, no Ciara! What a wasteland. As if!
Posted by shawn on Friday, 09.21.07 @ 17:33pm
Does Mariah even have any song that can be called a true CLASSIC? Her peers (Madonna, Whitney, Michael all have lots, even Celine does). Her songs are so forgettable.
Posted by Colson on Saturday, 09.22.07 @ 21:01pm
The only Mariah song I've heard in 17 years that leaves any impression on me in a favorable way in terms of meaning and music is Make It Happen.
Posted by SG on Saturday, 09.22.07 @ 21:20pm
hey mariah i cant wait to see u make it u have inspired me and all my friends because of u we now sing for our small city called joliet and we hope to be as great as u one day
Posted by cielo on Sunday, 09.23.07 @ 10:12am
No way, she dont deserve it. Shes a chav and personally i dont think she even has a great voice, its more like an annoying warbling.
Posted by dean on Friday, 09.28.07 @ 04:36am
Mariah Carey is the epitome of "mainstream hack". Her entire career has been an unadventurous, lazy stroll down the middle of the road. Her bland, soulless, watered-down version of R&B makes Lionel Richie sound like James Brown in comparison. In her nearly two-decade career, her music has never said anything interesting, important, or remotely memorable. Her lyrics read like rejected verses from Hallmark greeting cards. Hell, even Barry Manilow was more musically adventurous, at least he had the chutzpah to try something as off-the-wall as "Copacabana".
Posted by ezwriter on Friday, 10.5.07 @ 01:18am
Mariah Carey has already influence generations. With her voice and RnB. She produces Writes and Sings all her work and in many eyes a musical geniuss. She has sold over 100 Million albums.
Posted by Lex on Tuesday, 01.22.08 @ 08:15am
Once again- nope, Mimi unlikely to even be comsidered. As Barbra Streisand can attst, big commercial success and a great/bog voice aren't enopugh. The material has been- and continues to be- too ordinary, too insignificant, too lightweight. But, enjoyable at times, sure- though not enough for HOF contention.
Posted by JR on Monday, 03.10.08 @ 21:39pm
she hasn't been out long enough to be inducted yet.
Posted by amber on Tuesday, 03.11.08 @ 01:00am
to the person that doubted that mariah had classics:
Posted by mary on Saturday, 04.5.08 @ 22:13pm
ofcourse!Mariah deserves to be inducted..in terms of sales, awards. talent.
Posted by emil on Thursday, 07.10.08 @ 22:02pm
I wouldn't mind being above her.
Posted by Brian on Thursday, 07.10.08 @ 23:20pm
No Way, Mariah has a lot of covers, a lot of sampleos, just has a good voice, but she is copying herself (E=MC² is the second part of The emancipation of mimi), she loses her mind esasyly, fist of all, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame has to recognize phill collins, journey, def leppard,Tom Tom Club,Robert Palmer, Brenda Star, etc....and all the artist she had been copying, couse this Artist had been a great influence to her, in this case Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame has to consider Tommy Mottola, couse Mariah Carey is a product of him
Posted by Gen on Friday, 07.11.08 @ 00:26am
Oh YES! Mariah definitely deserves to be in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. If other (non-talented) artists such as Madonna can be inducted-why can't Mariah? I've really looked into this website, and noticed that some of the inductees aren't even rock. Aretha Franklin? SOUL! Smokey Robinson? MOTOWN! The Supremes? POP! Ruth Brown? R&B!!! Mariah has influenced just about 80% of the young artists today.
Posted by Chris on Thursday, 08.14.08 @ 12:43pm
she deserves it...
Posted by kulith on Friday, 11.14.08 @ 01:30am
Make her drop some acid.
Posted by denyo on Thursday, 11.20.08 @ 13:35pm
Posted by Skye009 on Monday, 12.1.08 @ 17:05pm
"All you haters ... write a letter to Christina, Mary, Beyonce, Brandy, Leona, Britney, Kelly,..."
Posted by boobhead on Monday, 12.1.08 @ 19:07pm
she should be in their.
Posted by will on Friday, 01.23.09 @ 15:04pm
I cannot forgive her for destroying "Bringin' on the Heartbreak"
Posted by Dameon on Friday, 01.23.09 @ 15:27pm
Dameon...UGH!!!! I don't think I EVEN want to hear that!!!!
Posted by Gitarzan on Friday, 01.23.09 @ 16:55pm
com'on....how do u saying Mariah influnced to to Christina, Mary, Beyonce, Brandy, Leona, Britney, Kelly??...they always say influenced by Mariah, Aretha, Stevie Wonder even Madonna....so??...Mariah has voice's patent??...Mariah just influence to little girls in American Idol just 4 voice...couse Mariah doesn't sell well out of USA...Mariah is nothing in Europe (thats why she doesn't have greatest tours like Madonna there), Mariah isn't knowing in SouthAmerica...she is Luis Miguel' ex-girlfriend there...she always cancel shows even USA where all her fans sayin she is the bigger seller of all the time, with a lot of "World?? Music Award"...where is her "world"?? couse Europe or Southamerica aren't...
Posted by Gen on Tuesday, 02.10.09 @ 08:50am
NO WAY IN HELL! she's a pop tart who is irrelevant to the music industry and has created nothing new. At least Madonna was an innovator and Celine changed the face of Las Vegas and future concert venues but what has this carey person done besides making a fool of herself trying to dress trampy to attract younger audiences. Your 40 grow up.
Posted by Ray on Thursday, 03.26.09 @ 19:36pm
I dont get what the big deal about this Rock N Roll Hall of Fame is about anyways. Should a singer do everything they can to try to get in?
Posted by Eva on Monday, 04.13.09 @ 15:57pm
Mimi Carey's body of work is too lightweight for her to be considered strongly for the HOF- that, and the fact that she pretty much sticks to formula, and is stuck in the eigth grade (eternally, as she has said more than once). She's never been interested in progressing as an artist, and that keeps the fans happy.
Posted by JR on Monday, 04.27.09 @ 22:05pm
0MG!!! it took mariah a decade to achieve everything madonna did. On a UK tv show they mentioned mariah was bigger than michael jackson and madonna,thats so true.not only is she bigger than elvis now,where's celine,whitney,aretha,patti labelle? And shes way on her way beating the Beatles! Hell yeah this woman should be inducted! Shes a living legend!!! She was named one of Time magazines most influential people in the world. Now you people wanna tell me she did nothing to change music? Hail queen of r&b mc.
Posted by Garth on Thursday, 04.30.09 @ 14:50pm
Although I personally despise her music and find nothing original about her, I have to admit that Mariah Carey will probably go in to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Her longevity, combined with her commercial and critical success (her last two records were among the best recieved albums of their respective years, if I'm not mistaken), renders her worthy of induction. Congratulations, Miss Carey; you've won over arguably your biggest critic...but I'm still going to pan you regardless.
Posted by AreUExperienced on Monday, 07.13.09 @ 19:21pm
You would be a little mistaken. :) Check out www.acclaimedmusic.net to see what the most acclaimed albums were of a given year. Emancipation was her among her best-received work, but didn't far all that hot in year-end summations and such.
Posted by JR on Thursday, 08.20.09 @ 21:08pm
I think any person who is objective knows she belongs there... shes up there with all the big ones!
Posted by Lishes on Wednesday, 02.17.10 @ 12:14pm
Let Mariah continue to sell lots of records, have many more #1 hits. Fine by me!! But as long as she's NEVER in the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame I'll be happy.
Posted by Barry on Wednesday, 03.24.10 @ 09:13am
A true hidden jem She should be in.
Posted by L-7 on Wednesday, 03.24.10 @ 11:40am
The woman writes her own songs, produces her materials, makes her covers special and has beneffited from and heavily influenced the R&B/Pop music of today. Without You is one reason alone why she should be inducted. All of this, not to mention that buttery tone that she has that has withstood the test of time and ups and downs in vocal range ability through the years. American Idol, many singers (female AND male) owe a great deal to her. She is deffinetly underated, her pop hits (many - which is why they can be forgotten) have inspired many and healed many. If anyone this generation deserves to get into this Hall of Fame, it's Mariah Carey!
Posted by alex on Thursday, 03.25.10 @ 23:25pm
of course mariah should be inducted her melismatic technique influenced every r&b artist since 1990 it also influenced the entire american idol generation she has also infleunced the most successful artist of the past decade (beyonce, britney spears, christina aguilera, leona lewis, rihanna, mary j blige, jordin sparks, kelly clarkson, and many more)
Posted by Bryant on Monday, 03.29.10 @ 10:50am
All you people are idiots complaining that Mariah isn't in yet. SHE'S NOT EVEN ELIGIBLE FOR ANOTHER 5 YEARS!!!!!
Posted by Milestones on Tuesday, 04.20.10 @ 15:59pm
Ms Carey should definitely be entered into the HoF when she is eligible. Her influence is undeniable (whether you like her music or not) and in reality, when I think of her, my first thought is 'musician'. She composes, produces and sings to such a high standard. It will only be (sadly) when she passes that her true musical ability and shine will be reconsidered and noted for what it is - magical.
Posted by Lawrence Fox on Thursday, 06.24.10 @ 10:44am
she the one who made the world of rnb better than madonna and of cours for the world she is the lord diva.
Posted by khem martin on Wednesday, 07.14.10 @ 04:25am
Mariah should definetly be inducted. Well she's the Queen of R&B and Pop she is the most seeling female artist of all time. I think she should be inducted.
Posted by Zzzzzz on Saturday, 07.17.10 @ 05:06am
Shouldn't Whitney Houston get the credit for the divas? Mariah is pretty hot though.
Posted by Sam on Wednesday, 07.21.10 @ 17:40pm
She along with Whitney Houston should be inducted. They're the greatest and most influential female singers of their generation.
Posted by KyoHanjin on Thursday, 08.12.10 @ 11:08am
it should also be noted that Mariah Carey covered a rock song 'bringing on the heartbreak' by def lepard and got complimented for the great job she did by the artists.
Posted by Neko on Thursday, 08.12.10 @ 11:31am
"Whitney should be inducted too. Both ladies are the most influential artists"
Posted by Sam on Thursday, 08.12.10 @ 17:00pm
How can Mariah Carey have a 38% chance of induction and Boyz II Men only have a 5% chance of induction? Mariah Carey was the number 1 charting female artist of the 90s and Boyz II Men were the number 1 charting R&B group of the 90's.
Posted by Roy on Friday, 09.24.10 @ 21:41pm
She sho can Sing
Posted by mrxyxomg on Friday, 09.24.10 @ 21:42pm
I'd support Carey being inducted into any other music hall. Rock and Roll, I'm not so sure. BUT, she has had a connection to the RRHOF. She was chosen to induct Gladys Knight in the mid-90's. She also covered some rock songs (Without You, Open Arms, etc.) and made her versions a staple on shows like American Idol. There are also some independant rock bands that have covered some of her music.
Posted by jerry on Thursday, 09.30.10 @ 19:22pm
Why do they keep adding random R&B, Rap and Hip-Hop artists on the ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME? No, if they want to be in, they should go make one for R&B, Rap, and Hip-Hop then, keep your shit out of the Hall. This is for influential Rock Bands who have earned it, and I doubt very much that most of these Hip-Hop artists deserve it.
Posted by Brittany on Thursday, 10.28.10 @ 08:19am
To Brittany: Aretha is also RnB, therefore you're argument is invalid,Michael was never Rock! although Beat It, still he is the King of POP.
Posted by Winston Lazarte on Monday, 11.1.10 @ 03:48am
No, I just don't want Mariah in for a reason, and I never said Micheal was rock. I don't think she has enough talent to be in the Hall that's why I say no.
Posted by Brittany on Monday, 11.1.10 @ 09:56am
I don't think 38% is going to get her in, sorry. I would think that you would need at least above 50%, the Hall doesn't need her.
Posted by Brittany on Monday, 11.1.10 @ 09:58am
@ Brittany, if you think that she doesn't have enough talent, then you know nothing about music.
Posted by kelly on Wednesday, 11.24.10 @ 11:58am
Mariah's incredibly talented. She's just cheapened her image lately by putting out lesser-quality songs in the past few years. "We Belong Together" was tolerable, but the more recent material hasn't been as high of caliber as her early work.
Posted by Philip on Wednesday, 11.24.10 @ 13:14pm
She has been an incredible talented vocalist, but that's not enough for HOF induction (and we know the large commercial success isn't pertinent).
Posted by JR on Friday, 11.26.10 @ 15:56pm
If anything, only the fact that she's been light will harm her. Talent may not be enough, but they pretty much say that only "unquestionable musical excellence" is needed, which implies the necessity of talent. They do look at innovation and influence, but even those things aren't enough anymore. I&I simply isn't even their primary grading scale anymore.
Posted by Philip on Friday, 11.26.10 @ 16:42pm
Part 2 - Influence on a Worldwide Basis.
Posted by Winston Lazarte on Saturday, 01.1.11 @ 09:27am
Influencing Britney Spears, Nsync, Backstreet Boys. Beyonce, and Justin Beiber is the exact reason she shouldn't be in.
Posted by GFW on Saturday, 01.1.11 @ 13:52pm
"Influencing Britney Spears, Nsync, Backstreet Boys. Beyonce, and Justin Beiber is the exact reason she shouldn't be in."--GFW
Posted by Philip on Saturday, 01.1.11 @ 14:19pm
Hahaha.. funny comment.
Posted by Paul on Sunday, 01.2.11 @ 04:26am
Yeah I can actually imagine that
Posted by GFW on Sunday, 01.2.11 @ 07:18am
I'm now for her being inducted. Influence is influence, and I can tell she's had quite a bit of that.
Posted by Sam on Sunday, 01.2.11 @ 10:30am
Posted by Paul on Monday, 01.3.11 @ 06:12am
Actually the hall was started in 1986 and opened the susbsuquent year.
Posted by GFW on Monday, 01.3.11 @ 15:41pm
In reality, most of the big-name/successful acts get in (see Neil Diamond's 22-year wait)- it's just a matter of when. However, I maintain that the HOF committee won't bee rushing to consider Mimi when she becomes eligible. I mean, it did not have Whitney Houston on the nominees list the last two years, and I believe she would be considered more strongly than Mimi.
Posted by JR on Monday, 01.3.11 @ 16:57pm
Chart-topper, record-breaker, history-maker. This artist has an unparalleled vocal range. Trend-setter (Fantasy remix paved the way for all the pop/hip hop collaborations we hear today; it was the first time the world had heard such a collabo , and many, many followed). Classic tale of a poor, innocent girl finding fame and fortune, marrying and then divorcing her millionaire boss, thereafter partying, dating, changing her hair and look by dressing sexy and provocatively, changing her style of music and ultimately becoming a diva. She is controversial, beautiful, odd, talented, famous, infamous - the perfect ingredients to create a hall-of-famer.
Posted by Emily Smith on Sunday, 02.13.11 @ 10:51am
Biggest pop artist of the 1990's. Still one of the biggest pop singers of the 2000's. Has the most #1 singles of everyone after the Beatles right now. She may surpass the Beatles by 2015 or 2016 since she'll probably release at least one more new album by then. That's not even adding that she wrote almost all of her songs, and produced almost all of them too. She wasn't the first pop singer to experiment with hip hop but she did it often and did so successfully with a number of her hits, some of them becoming nearly as popular as the original songs themselves.
Posted by ACL on Tuesday, 02.15.11 @ 14:04pm
18 number 1s
Posted by tane on Tuesday, 05.10.11 @ 21:19pm
HAHAHA. Poor haters they don't realize how influential Mariah Carey is, look at her wikipedia page in the LEGACY section and you can tell that she is really that IMPORTANT.
Posted by roc on Saturday, 05.21.11 @ 14:08pm
I wouldn't want her in, but if it comes down to her or say, Britney then I'll go for Mariah.
Posted by GFW on Saturday, 05.21.11 @ 14:55pm
Anyone who has doubts or against Mariah please read.
Posted by MC Legend! on Sunday, 06.19.11 @ 14:14pm
(I just have to repost it cause this legacy section of hers is a good smack in the face to the haters[not necessarily haters, but those who doubt her in terms of influence and her contribution to music])
Posted by MC Legend! on Monday, 06.20.11 @ 01:23am
Mariah Carey = Minnie Riperton wannabe (only not nearly as talented)...end of story!
Posted by Gitarzan on Monday, 06.20.11 @ 08:24am
Posted by MC Legend! on Monday, 06.20.11 @ 11:04am
Posted by MC Legend! on Monday, 06.20.11 @ 11:07am
I just know what I hear...which is always a good way to evaluate music and/or artists. That being said, you can post whatever you want...won't change my mind.
Posted by Gitarzan on Monday, 06.20.11 @ 11:23am
Mariah Carey is already considered a legend, she is the most successful artist of all time, she re-created herself with The Emancipation of Mimi, she is considered "The Voice" of music, face it, Mariah Carey is THEE FORM of MUSIC!!!!!
Posted by Troy Bourland on Monday, 06.20.11 @ 14:29pm
Gitarzan: What's up? Wrong thread, but I actually don't participate in the Song Project. I relate to cohesive albums far more than songs. The Album Project and Revisited/Projected are what I do.
Posted by Sam on Monday, 06.20.11 @ 14:50pm
"she is the most successful artist of all time"
Posted by Sam on Monday, 06.20.11 @ 14:51pm
Sam...here's an example of Minnie riperton for you;
Posted by Gitarzan on Monday, 06.20.11 @ 20:49pm
To Sam and Gitarzan:
Posted by MC Legend! on Tuesday, 06.21.11 @ 01:45am
Indeed, MC Legend- to which her chances are not very high. Neither she nor her music have garnered all that much acclaim through the years (visit acclaimedmusic.net to understand better). She is far from a shoo-in- the Rock Hall has not nominated Whitney Houston since she became eligible a couple of years ago- and it's unlikely to consider Carey seriously once she's eligible. If it were a Hall of Fame of chart stats and sales, yeah, then she'd be in. But, that's not what the Hall of Fame is about.
Posted by JR on Tuesday, 06.21.11 @ 23:24pm
To JR: Just read my posts above and see what I mean.
Posted by MC Legend! on Monday, 06.27.11 @ 12:14pm
MARIAH CAREY'S LEGACY,
Posted by RRHOF on Tuesday, 08.16.11 @ 09:24am
2 - a.)LEGACY AND INNOVATION OF GENRE(ex.POP/RnB and Hip Hop collaboration with a Rap artist)
Posted by RRHOF on Tuesday, 08.16.11 @ 09:25am
4.) HER RECORD BREAKING ACHIEVEMENTS ARE A BONUS(some may or may not consider it, but able to achieve this feats, means that there is a credibility in this artist and how she really is important and influential and her IMPACT and LEGACY solidifies it.)
Posted by RRHOF on Tuesday, 08.16.11 @ 09:28am
Mariah's influence is evident in today's generation of artists.
Posted by Bastian on Tuesday, 11.29.11 @ 22:12pm
after Glitter, I would have said NO!
Posted by Bastian on Tuesday, 11.29.11 @ 22:15pm
Mariah's LEGENDARY status was just re-affirmed.
Posted by Bastian on Monday, 12.12.11 @ 11:11am
Ok lets put it this way. Outside of the beatles mariah is the only artist of that caliber of success to actually be creating the music she sings. To this day people sing hero and vision of love in school. To hell with american idol. Almost every up and coming singer I know tries to sound like her. Hell brett manning vocal coach uses her as a standard and everyone tries to hit that hogh noe. FYI Mariah is so damn influential half people saw her cut off jeans in heartbreaker and started the hip hugging trend. Like her music or not if you are honest you would have to admit that even if someone else was writing her stuff she would still be a better artist than madonna. I love Mariah and I listen to real music from Joe Strummer to Jimi Hendrix and out of moat popular artist she is one of the few to actually be deemed an artist as she is creating the music she makes. Where as Elvis
Posted by bright on Tuesday, 02.21.12 @ 14:45pm
Madonna actually does write most of her own music.
Posted by GFW on Tuesday, 02.21.12 @ 14:46pm
I agree bright
Posted by Happy on Tuesday, 02.21.12 @ 15:20pm
Mariah has an excellent voice, but with the exception of her first two albums and a handful of subsequent singles, her output has a 'sameness' to it that bores me silly. While Madonna certainly doesn't have the same natural talent when it comes to vocals, the production and song choices (through Confessions) are superior.
Posted by Paul on Tuesday, 02.21.12 @ 17:07pm
I'm not a fan, but I wouldn't have too much of an issue with her induction for the reasons bright stated, and she does have an excellent voice. I must for once disagree with GFW:
Posted by Sam on Tuesday, 02.21.12 @ 18:49pm
Actually Madonna didn't write the main hits on her first three albums such as Holiday, Borderline, Like a Virgin, Material Girl, Dress You Up. She also didn't write her 1985 hit Crazy For You. The problem is that she had a tendency to shoehorn in on songwriting credits. This really begins on her third album. For example, she didn't write her hit Papa Don't Preach (Wikipedia notwithstanding), but a note on the albums states that she added "additional lyrics." A pattern developed where she would get fully written songs and then change a few lyrics, if at all. (Anyone ever see the lyric sheets?) The apparent price of her using the song was then her being given a songwriting credit. This happened with Open Your Heart and Isla La Bonita, both songs previously written for other artists. All this culminates with Justify My Love, a song written and demoed by the singer Ingrid Chavez. According to a lawsuit Chavez filed which settled in her favor, she presented the song to Madonna and Lenny Kravitz in the studio. Madonna then changed a couple of words and copied Chavez's vocal style. Chavez was then asked to sign a nondisclosure agreement and Madonna's name mysteriously appears on the songwriting credits.
Posted by astrodog on Wednesday, 02.22.12 @ 02:15am
Lets get a few things STRAIGHT! Mariah has had more od an influence on music and Madonna has had more of an influence on pop culture. MC got famous for wowing us with her range and madge for pushing the envelope. People want to sing like mc and get attention like madge. They are both great at what they do. Mimi clearly the artist, madge clearly the icon. Celine Dion is nothing, but a singer who has made no impact whatsoever. That being said people have a hard time giving people credit for there gifts wherewver they happen to be. Anyway as far as Mariah not being respected
Posted by SoundBox on Wednesday, 02.22.12 @ 14:10pm
madonna's sold more.
Posted by GFW on Wednesday, 02.22.12 @ 14:25pm
"Celine Dion is nothing, but a singer who has made no impact whatsoever."
Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Wednesday, 02.22.12 @ 14:30pm
I would hope Madonna would have sold more considering she has been out longer and has twice as many albums. Hello people if you averaged it out ai am pretty sure Mariah has sold more.plus she looks better sounds better and has a ccomplished more in less time.
Posted by beatit on Wednesday, 02.22.12 @ 23:16pm
My guess is YES!!!
Posted by Happy on Wednesday, 03.21.12 @ 22:46pm
There are some CRAZY OBSESSED fans of hers here!
Posted by genesix on Friday, 03.30.12 @ 10:14am
Well, It's tough to say.
Posted by Erock on Tuesday, 06.11.13 @ 15:06pm
no dice! Lip syncher.
Posted by Benny on Monday, 07.1.13 @ 15:18pm
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