Mariah Carey Wowed the Crowd with a Spanish Song at LA Pride
Mariah Carey is one of the most successful pop singers of all time, but she also has a connection to Latin music. The diva revealed in 1999 that her father and grandfather were of Afro-Venezuelan descent, and that her original last name was changed to Carey when her grandfather immigrated to the US.
Since then, Carey has recorded some of her songs in Spanish, such as “Hero”, “My All” and “Open Arms”. She even released an EP in 2020 titled Mariah En Español, featuring seven of her Spanish versions.
On Saturday night (June 10), Carey performed at LA Pride, a celebration of LGBTQ+ culture and rights, and she had a special treat for her Latine fans. She sang the first part of her 1997 hit “My All” in Spanish, as “Mi Todo”. Before starting the song, she said: “Tonight’s something a little different. Let’s see how it works.”
The crowd cheered as Carey showed off her bilingual skills and her vocal range. The video of the moment went viral on social media, with many fans expressing their admiration and excitement for the singer.
Carey’s performance at LA Pride was also remarkable for other reasons. She sang some of her rare remixes, such as the Rainbow Interlude and three versions of “Fantasy”. She also looked stunning in a glittery silver dress and high heels.
Carey is not only a pop icon, but also a supporter of LGBTQ+ causes. She has received awards from GLAAD and The Trevor Project for her advocacy and allyship. She also dedicated her song “One Sweet Day” to the victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting in 2016.
Bio of Mariah Carey
Mariah Carey is a singer, songwriter, producer and actress who has sold over 200 million records worldwide. She is known for her five-octave vocal range, her signature whistle register and her ability to blend different genres of music.
Carey rose to fame in 1990 with her self-titled debut album, which spawned four number-one singles on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. She continued to dominate the charts throughout the 1990s and 2000s, with albums such as Music Box, Daydream, Butterfly, The Emancipation of Mimi and E=MC2.
Carey has won five Grammy Awards, 19 World Music Awards, 10 American Music Awards and 15 Billboard Music Awards. She is also the recipient of the Billboard Icon Award, the World Music Legend Award and the Songwriters Hall of Fame Icon Award.
Carey has also ventured into acting, starring in movies such as Glitter, Precious, The Butler and A Christmas Melody. She also created and starred in her own reality show, Mariah’s World, in 2016.
Carey is widely regarded as one of the most influential and talented artists of all time, and has inspired many singers across genres and generations. She is also a philanthropist who supports various charities and causes, such as Camp Mariah, Make-A-Wish Foundation and Save the Music Foundation.