Mariah Carey (born March 27, 1969 or 1970) is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and record producer. Referred to as the "Songbird Supreme" by Guinness World Records, she is noted for her five-octave vocal range, melismatic singing style, and signature use of the whistle register.
She rose to fame in 1990 after signing to Columbia Records and releasing her eponymous debut album, which topped the U.S. Billboard 200 for eleven consecutive weeks. Soon after, Carey became the only artist ever to have their first five singles reach number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart, from "Vision of Love" to "Emotions".
The musical documentary Silent Night—A Song For The World will re-air on the CW on November 26 beginning at 8 p.m. ET. An encore presentation is set for December 8 at 8 p.m.
ET. Narrated by Downton Abbey star Hugh Bonneville, Silent Night tells the story behind the titular song written and composed by Joseph Mohr and Franz Gruber in 1818.
The special also features musical performances by Kelly Clarkson, David Foster, Katharine McPhee, Joss Stone, Gavin Rossdale, Sheléa, Ailee, Josh Groban, The Vienna Boys Choir, Anggun, Lina Makhoul, The Tenors, Rolando Villazon, among others.
John Rhys-Davies will make an acting appearance. The film chronicles the creation and cultural impact of the famous Christmas carol which has now been translated into 350 languages.Read more on deadline.com