121. Mariah Carey

Top 5 Albums from Last.FM

  • Merry Christmas

  • Daydream

  • The Emancipation of Mimi

  • Music Box

  • Merry Christmas II You

Mariah Carey
Her huge success is unquestionable. Mariah Carey is not only one of the most successful artists all time in the United States but in the world.


Her vocal skills are undeniable, and when people discuss who is the greatest singer ever, her name belongs in the discussion.

What may be in question for Mariah Carey is whether she has enough of a Rock star sound for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.  What may work in her favor is as opposed to her vocally proficient divas; Carey was far more musically involved in her effort, especially in her later years.  Her forays into danceable R&B and Urban sounds certainly play to her favor here, though it was her ballads that were her staple, and frankly what he was best at. Still, considering how big a star she is, she could easily get in just on her fame quotient alone.



The Bullet Points:
Previous Rank:
N/A

Eligible Since:
The 2015 Vote

Country of Origin:
U.S.A. (Huntington, NY)

Why She Will Get In:
Her star power is undeniable.

Why She Won’t Get In:
A lot of ballads and soft R&B make here easy to not induct.

Nominated In:
Never

Essential Albums:
Mariah Carey (1990)
Music Box (1993)
Butterfly (1997)
The Emancipation of Mimi (2005)

Our Five Favorite Songs as Chosen by Each Member of the NIHOF Committee:
Vision of Love (From Mariah Carey, 1990)
Emotions (From Emotions, 1991)
One Sweet Day (From Daydream, 1995)
Honey (From Butterfly, 1997)
We Belong Together (From The Emancipation of Mimi, 2005)

Should Mariah Carey be in the Hall of Fame?

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Definitely put her in! - 33.3%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 33.3%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 11.1%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 22.2%

Last modified on Sunday, 18 January 2015 19:03
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0 #6 Daylen 2015-03-02 02:52
Maria the voice of the generation say she isn't look up her 5 octave voic . Look at her amazing accomplishments she totally should be in
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0 #5 Daylen 2015-03-02 02:48
Such idiots whoever is disagreeing that Queen Mariah should be in the hall of fame who could deserve it more. Sold over 200 million albums has 18 number ones only below the beatles. Let's be real she's running with the lions so don't hate you don't have to like her voice or music but don't scream her failures and whisper her accomplishments
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-1 #4 Scott Scott 2015-02-14 11:13
Mariah was certainly successful, but there are quite a few more deserving ladies that are ahead of her.
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+1 #3 Scott Banks 2015-02-03 19:03
Janet Jackson should get in first. And then maybe Whitney. Mariah might have to wait a few years.
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+2 #2 catwoman 2014-12-01 23:02
:lol: yuck Mariah Carey is not an impressive singer. Ronstadt has more rock and roll cred in her pinky than trash singers like Carey and Madonna have in their whole body. Big difference between talent and marketing.
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-3 #1 Steve Horton 2014-11-04 12:25
She is the most successful female artist of all time. She is the only artist in history to have a number 1 song every year for a decade. She wrote and composed most of her songs. She also has a top 5 voice of all time. If Linda Ronstadt and Madonna gets in so should Mariah Carey.
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