Mariah Carey (born March 27, 1969 or 1970) is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and record producer. Referred to as the "Songbird Supreme" by Guinness World Records, she is noted for her five-octave vocal range, melismatic singing style, and signature use of the whistle register.
She rose to fame in 1990 after signing to Columbia Records and releasing her eponymous debut album, which topped the U.S. Billboard 200 for eleven consecutive weeks. Soon after, Carey became the only artist ever to have their first five singles reach number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart, from "Vision of Love" to "Emotions".
Chaka Khan is backtracking on her comments over Rolling Stone‘s Greatest Singers list and apologizing. The 69-year-old legendary songstress issued an apology on social media over the weekend and clarifying her stance on the list. Keep reading to find out more… If you missed it, Chaka was questioned about the list that Rolling Stone put out, and shared her opinion on those who were listed higher than herself.
For context, Chaka was listed at #29 out of 200 singers, but did not top Adele, Beyonce or Mariah Carey. Barbra Streisand, Cher, nor Celine Dion weren’t even on the list.
In her apology, she also mentioned how she was cornered into answering the question, as well. “Recently, I was asked about a list of the ‘greatest singers of all time’ and instead of questioning the need for such a list, I was pitted against other artists and I took the bait,” she shared on Instagram. “As artists, we are unfairly put into ‘boxes’, ‘categories’ or on ‘lists.’ Being an artist or musician is not a competition.
It’s a gift, for which I am truly grateful.” Chaka went on, saying, “It was not my intention to cause pain or upset anyone.Read more on justjared.com
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