Home Uncategorized Mariah Carey Stans ‘Fame’ Star Irene Cara in Memoir Sneak Peek

Mariah Carey Stans ‘Fame’ Star Irene Cara in Memoir Sneak Peek

Mariah Carey provided a sneak preview of her upcoming memoir, The Meaning of Mariah, on Thursday morning (Sept. 17), revealing the critical role that the movie musical Fame played in her career. In a tweet in which she flips the book open to a page with a story about her early days soundtracked by the iconic Irene Cara ballad from the 1980 movie, “Out Here 0n My Own,” MC describes what it meant to her.

“The fact that I believed I could become a successful artist is one of my greatest strengths,” the page she revealed showed. “Around the same time, my mother entered me in a talent competition in the city, and I sang one of my favorite songs, ‘Out Here on My Own,” by Irene Cara. I felt ‘Out Here on My Own’ described my entire life, and I loved singing that way — singing to reveal a piece of my soul. And I won doing it. At that age. I lived for the movie Fame, and Irene Cara was everything to me.”

Carey, who has often spoken about what it was like growing up biracial, said she not only related to Puerto Rican/Cuban singer/actress Cara’s “multicultural look,” but she also appreciated her ambition and accomplishments: winning an Oscar for best original song for “Flashdance… What a Feeling,” which also won a Grammy, Golden Globe and American Music Award. “But ‘Out Here on My Own’ was such a pure song that touched my heart, and I couldn’t believe I won a trophy for singing a song I loved,” Carey explains in the memoir, which is due out on Sept. 29.

On Monday, Carey shared her excitement with opening up a box of the books and laying her eyes on the memoir for the first time. “Quite an emotional moment, seeing The Meaning of Mariah Carey in print for the very first time I’m so proud of it and I can’t wait for you to read it,” she wrote.

Check out Mariah’s tweet below.

Must Read

Nick Jonas Suffers a ‘Cracked Rib’ During On-Set Bike Accident

Nick Jonas is assuring fans he’s “OK” after reports that he suffered an on-set injury over the weekend. On Monday night’s (May 17) new episode...

See Which Stars Are Joining Will Smith’s #BigWillieChallenge Fitness Journey

Will Smith showed “the body that carried me through an entire pandemic” on Instagram, encouraging A-listers like Dr. Dre to do the same as motivation to...

Brothers Osborne, Kristin Chenoweth Set to Headline Ty Herndon’s Concert for Love & Acceptance

Brothers Osborne, Kristin Chenoweth, Terri Clark and Tenille Townes are among the artists who will appear during the 2021 Concert for Love & Acceptance,...

Here Are the Lyrics to The Weeknd & Ariana Grande’s ‘Save Your Tears’ Remix

The Weeknd and Ariana Grande’s fans had no tears left to cry when their favorite artists reunited for the Billboard Hot 100-topping “Save Your...

Tencent Music Reports Steady Q1 as China’s Streaming Market Grows

Tencent Music Entertainment rode China’s booming music market to a 24% gain in revenues from January to March, the company announced in its first...