One of the biggest divas in the music industry, Mariah Carey, finally cemented her place in history. On the 1st of November, the 47-year-old singer joined the long list of celebrities who have left their mark at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles.
The practice to have stars of the big screen leave their handprints, footprints, and signatures into slabs of cement began in the 1920s. Over the years, the tradition has been changed to welcome musicians, athletes, producers and others members of the entertainment industry as well. Now, the Forecourt Of The Stars is home to hundreds of prints left by the greatest entertainers of all time.
Mariah Carey was not afraid to get her hands dirty
The diva knelt on the plush red cushion as she sunk her hands in the wet cement.
The TLC aides helped her when it came to leaving her footprints as she smiled happily for the cameras.
The superstar, in true diva fashion, chose to keep her $900 Christian Louboutin heels on when she stepped into the cement.
Carey wore a black dress that perfectly hugged her figure and a plunging neckline that showed off her ample cleavage. She also sported mesh nylons and the gorgeous black stilettos. Her chic look was accentuated with diamond earrings and bracelets with vintage black sunglasses.
The “Heartbreaker” singer was introduced by Lee Daniels, the director of The Butler and Precious, movies in which Carey had acting roles. Lee spoke to Variety and said that “there was an immediate tight bond” between himself and Mariah.
Carey told Variety that the ceremony was a very humbling experience. “It’s something that feels humbling, and I feel honored by it,” she said.
The singer also admitted to keeping a photograph of Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell from when the two of them left their handprints at the ceremony in 1953. “It’s an iconic photograph, and I have it hanging in my living room,” she added.
Mariah’s boyfriend, 34-year-old dancer Bryan Tanaka, was sitting in the front row taking photos of the ceremony. The pair got together earlier this year, but split up after five months. They reconciled in June, and have been dating since.
Mariah was previously married to actor and comedian Nick Cannon. She has two children from that marriage: six-year-old twins Moroccan and Monroe.
Mariah Carey has had 18 number one hits on the Billboard charts, and is tied second with Elvis, behind the Beatles who have 20. She has released a great number of albums, including fourteen studio albums and three greatest hits albums. Carey is one of the best selling music artists of all time with over 200 million albums sold worldwide. She’s received countless awards, including five Grammys. It’s no wonder she has inspired a whole new generation of singers.