Why Mariah Will Always Be Grateful to Tommy Mottola

Tommy Mottola and Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey and Tommy Mottola’s marriage may not have ended on a happy note, but there’s still one piece of advice Carey will always treasure from her ex-husband.

Mrs. Cannon revealed that it was Mottola’s idea to record her classic Merry Christmas album, which spawned the holiday staple “All I Want for Christmas Is You.” “I didn’t want to do a Christmas album. It was Tommy’s idea,” she told Liz Smith. “And I was all, ‘Please, I’m a young girl. People don’t do Christmas albums until they are, like, 50. Some sort of last resort.’ But he insisted. ‘No, no. Do it. It’ll be a big hit.’ So I did and it was, and I’ll always be grateful for that.”

She is also planning a new Christmas collaboration with her mother, an opera singer. “I’m going to record another Christmas song, with my mother. I’m going to sing in my style, and she is going to sing operatic, which is her style.”

Spotted at Mariah Daily

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  1. Christy

    I love her Christmas album and I love her new CD. The best female’s voice ever.


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  3. bkdude14

    Her Christmas album is a classic. The song Miss You Most (At Christmas Time) is vocally one of her most impressive songs of all time. By the way, she looks stunning in that photo. I love this woman!!!!


  4. Giselle

    I would be grateful too. That album and song sales millions every holiday season. Those checks must look lovely…


  5. Maik

    i’m so happy for her


  6. MACH

    Mimi’s “O Holy Night” NEVER fails to give chills. Absolutely the best rendition – so rousing!


  7. Alex

    Mariah’s MERRY XMAS album is the best one of all time! IMO
    Love her voice on that!!


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