You simply cannot hate on the wonder that is Mariah Carey. Seriously the womans a megastar: five octave voice, awards galore, great body. The world first became majorly enamored with her when she turned one of her troubled relationships into an empowering hit song, Butterfly (Spread your wings and prepare to fly/For you have become a butterfly) for which she won a Grammy. And then theres the Dreamlover music video, in which she wore cut-off jean shorts and a tied flannel top. Never before or since has a woman been able to pull off flannel for Carey its cute and frolicky, for everyone else its grungy and Pearl Jam-esque. The lady was even smart enough to go into hiding after her film/soundtrack Glitter bombed in 2001. After emerging from hibernation, she was awarded with three more Grammys (for the album The Emancipation of Mimi) and a little young husband-cub by name of Nick Cannon. Sigh We, too, have always daydreamed about marrying a member of the Nickelodeon teenage sketch show All That. Check Carey out when she performs tonight at 8 at Hard Rock Live (1 Seminole Way, Hollywood). Tickets cost $50 to $130. Visit ticketmaster.com.
Thu., Jan. 21, 8 p.m., 2010