Mariah Carey reveals she ‘owns all’ of her master recordings while teasing TV show based on memoir


Mariah Carey reveals she ‘owns all’ of her master recordings while teasing miniseries based on her 2020 memoir

Unlike pop star Taylor Swift, five-time Grammy winner Mariah Carey actually owns all of her master recordings including 86 singles and 15 studio albums dating back to 1990.

The 53-year-old R&B diva made the revelation while discussing what actress could portray her in the upcoming small-screen adaptation of her 2020 memoir, The Meaning of Mariah Carey.

‘I’m here to do anything we need to do. I own all my old masters,’ Mariah – who’s sold over 220M records globally – told USA Today on Tuesday.

‘I own all my old masters’: Unlike pop star Taylor Swift, five-time Grammy winner Mariah Carey actually owns all of her master recordings including 86 singles and 15 studio albums dating back to 1990 (pictured in 2021)

‘I don’t think it’s about “cast the girl who sings the Mariah Carey style” – whatever that is. It’s about casting a great actress with a somewhat similar look and just making sure the acting is there. Because we have the music – they can sing along to it.’

Carey’s miniseries will be helmed by her good friend – two-time Oscar nominee Lee Daniels – who previously directed her in his gritty dramas The Butler (2013) and Precious (2009).

The native New Yorker’s literary debut – co-written by author Michaela Angela Davis – detailed her meteoric rise to fame and difficult Long Island upbringing as biracial and bipolar.

On Monday, Mariah – who boasts 73.5M social media followers – shared a video of herself wearing a witch Halloween costume before being transformed into her All I Want For Christmas Is You glory captioned: ‘It’s time!’

Casting process: The 53-year-old R&B diva made the revelation while discussing what actress could portray her in the upcoming small-screen adaptation of her 2020 memoir, The Meaning of Mariah Carey (pictured in 2020)

Casting process: The 53-year-old R&B diva made the revelation while discussing what actress could portray her in the upcoming small-screen adaptation of her 2020 memoir, The Meaning of Mariah Carey (pictured in 2020)

Mariah told USA Today on Tuesday: 'I don't think it's about "cast the girl who sings the Mariah Carey style" - whatever that is. It's about casting a great actress with a somewhat similar look and just making sure the acting is there. Because we have the music – they can sing along to it'

Mariah told USA Today on Tuesday: ‘I don’t think it’s about “cast the girl who sings the Mariah Carey style” – whatever that is. It’s about casting a great actress with a somewhat similar look and just making sure the acting is there. Because we have the music – they can sing along to it’

Maestro: Carey's miniseries will be helmed by her good friend - two-time Oscar nominee Lee Daniels (L, pictured in 2020) - who previously directed her in his gritty dramas The Butler in 2013 and Precious in 2009

Maestro: Carey’s miniseries will be helmed by her good friend – two-time Oscar nominee Lee Daniels (L, pictured in 2020) – who previously directed her in his gritty dramas The Butler in 2013 and Precious in 2009

On Monday, the native New Yorker shared a video of herself wearing a witch Halloween costume

'It's time!' She's then transformed into her All I Want For Christmas Is You glory

‘It’s time!’ On Monday, the native New Yorker shared a video of herself wearing a witch Halloween costume before being transformed into her All I Want For Christmas Is You glory

Carey will next use her five-octave soprano pipes during her four-date Merry Christmas To All Tour, which kicks off December 9 at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto.

‘I’m trying to make [these concerts] as magical as possible,’ the Big Energy belter noted.

‘Oftentimes as a child, or even throughout earlier parts of my career, I did not feel loved. I certainly never felt unconditional love and that’s what I have with my fans – that connection. So I’m extremely excited.’

Mariah also reteamed with author Michaela Angela Davis to co-write her 48-page, semi-autobiographical children’s book The Christmas Princess, which hit shelves on Tuesday.

Next month! Mariah will next use her five-octave soprano pipes during her four-date Merry Christmas To All Tour, which kicks off December 9 at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto

Next month! Mariah will next use her five-octave soprano pipes during her four-date Merry Christmas To All Tour, which kicks off December 9 at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto

Hit shelves on Tuesday! Carey also reteamed with author Michaela Angela Davis to co-write her 48-page, semi-autobiographical children's book The Christmas Princess

Hit shelves on Tuesday! Carey also reteamed with author Michaela Angela Davis to co-write her 48-page, semi-autobiographical children’s book The Christmas Princess



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