The Hollywood Chamber Of Commerce has announced that Mariah Carey will receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on August 5.
Carey will be the 2,556th star on the Walk of Fame.
Guest speakers will include Lee Daniels, Brett Ratner, and Epic Records CEO L.A. Reid. It is not known yet if her beau, James Packer, will be in attendance. The ceremony will be held on the 5th of next month at 11:30 a.m. The star in the category of recording will be dedicated in front of the W. Hollywood Hotel at 6270 Hollywood Boulevard.
Mariah Carey to receive star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame:
“Finally, all questions regarding when Mariah Carey will be honored with a star are answered! Fans have repeatedly asked us when their favorite singer would be honored, and now is the time! We are thrilled that we can add one of the world’s biggest talents to our Walk of Fame,” stated Ana Martinez, Producer of the Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremonies.
According to the Walk of Fame website, Mariah Carey is the best-selling female artist of all time, with more than 200 million albums sold to date and 18 Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 singles (17 self-penned), more than any solo artist in history. Mariah is a singer, songwriter, and producer recognized with multiple Grammy Awards, 21 American Music Awards, Billboard’s “Artist of the Decade” Award, the World Music Award for “World’s Best Selling Female Artist of the Millennium,” and BMI’s “Icon Award” for her outstanding achievements in songwriting, to name a few. With her distinct five-octave vocal range, prolific songwriting, and producing talent, Mariah is truly the template of the modern pop performance.
I think this is long overdue; her voice is one that can’t be matched.