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Mariah Sings the Blues

Mariah Sings the Blues

Date: Aug 12 2001


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Mariah Carey is one of the world’s most famous performers. She has sold millions of albums and produced 15 #1 hits – more than any other woman in history.
However, three weeks ago Mariah suffered a serious emotional breakdown.
Listen to Tanis and Nedra discuss the situation.


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Nedra:  I was at the grocery store last night and I was standing in line and I looked at the National Enquirer and it said that, um, Mariah Carey’s having a breakdown.

Tanis:  Oh my gosh. I heard about that on the radio. I heard that she just has had a complete breakdown. She had to go to the mental hospital.

Nedra:  Yeah. It sounds like she’s just flipped her lid.

Tanis:  I can’t believe that. Do you remember when she came out and she was so… just so different than she is now.

Nedra:  She was a beautiful woman.

Tanis:  Yeah! I mean, she still is but it’s just really different and I guess that she was on her, uh, her website – just in the chat rooms rambling on and on and on to fans and not making any sense. And, and this came right after, um, she had some kind of bizarre appearance on Total Request Live[/def] with 60. I, I feel pretty sorry for her.

Nedra:  I do too. I hope she’s getting some help because she really is a talented person.

Tanis:  Yeah, she has a beautiful voice. It’s just uh, I guess the fame just gets to you after a while.

Nedra:  Yeah – high expectations.



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It goes to show that all the money and fame in the world can’t protect a person from pain and suffering. Mariah is obviously facing a very difficult situation. We should all hope that she returns to normal and is able to continue her amazing career.
Are you a Mariah Carey fan? Do you like the way her music has changed over the years? Come to the “MUSIC MIX” Message Board and let us know!
Take it easy,


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