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Mariah Carey's Rise to Fame Will Be Chronicled in Starz Drama Series

Photo Credit: Getty Images
Photo Credit: Getty Images

Pop icon, possessor of golden vocal cords, and Christmas enthusiast Mariah Carey is helming a drama series based on her rise to fame.

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Deadline reports that Carey will serve as executive producer on an untitled project for Starz, together with her longtime friend Brett Ratner. The series will purportedly be a scripted, fictional narrative based on Carey’s early days as an aspiring singer and songwriter.

Written and directed by Nina Colman, the story follows a 16-year-old biracial girl in 1986 New York City who endures childhood hardship and ultimately soars to meteoric fame in the music industry.

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In other words, it’s a deeply autobiographical pursuit. Carey burst on the scene in 1990, and in the space of one year, released five Hot 100 #1 hits: “Vision of Love,” “Love Takes Time,” “Someday,” “I Don’t Wanna Cry,” and “Emotions.” She is a five-time Grammy winner with a stunning and varied career. Currently, she holds a Las Vegas residency, but will also tour North America with Lionel Richie.

Carey has already appeared on the small-screen via the E! docu-series, Mariah’s World, where she also served as executive producer. However, this new endeavor seems better suited to her pop diva status.

News like this calls for a Mariah playlist. I’ll start with one of my favorites, “Honey” (the video is so delightfully cheesy).

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DISCUSSION

JiminyCricket
JiminyCricket

I legit thought that no one on your staff other than Rich Juzwiak was allowed to even mention Mariah’s name.

I look forward to his 10,000 word think piece on this matter. I wish I was being sarcastic.