Mariah Carey – The Butterfly Returns
July 1 – August 31
The best-selling female artist of all time – whose seventeen #1 singles rival all but Elvis Presley and The Beatles – Mariah Carey has made an indelible impact on the global music industry and audiences everywhere. Blessed with a stunning five-octave range and signature vocal abilities, the singularly talented superstar continues to reach new heights of artistic growth and popularity. As a singer and songwriter, she has been recognized with five Grammy Awards, nine American Music Awards, Billboard’s “Artist of the Decade” Award and the World Music Award for “World’s Best Selling Female Artist of the Millennium,” to name but a few honors.
Carey’s most recent album is also her most intimate, a frank portrayal of both the challenges and successes experienced throughout her rise to fame. Released in April 2005, The Emancipation of Mimi (Island Def Jam) strongly resonated with audiences, becoming that year’s best-selling album in the U.S. and selling more than eight million units worldwide to date. While capturing three Grammys for Best Contemporary R&B Album, Best Female R&B Vocal Performance and Best R&B Song, Carey broke milestones with the album’s three singles. “We Belong Together” (which spent an astonishing fourteen weeks at #1) and “Shake It Off” made her the only female artist ever to occupy the Billboard Hot 100’s #1 and #2 spots in the same week. Her subsequent stand-alone single “Don’t Forget About Us” became the biggest American radio hit of the year.