Mariah carey is one of the most talented female singers in pop history, but there’s one line in her CV that still sparks a lot of debate among fans and critics: Shine.
The film premiered in September 2001 when the singer struggled with serious personal issues. She had recently broken up with her then-boyfriend, Luis Miguel, after three years of dating, and she was still working alongside her ex-husband Tommy Mottola. In July 2001, she was hospitalized after suffering emotional breakdown and making an erratic appearance on MTV. TRL.
Almost 20 years later, Carey revealed she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 2001, but kept it a secret because she feared the stigma surrounding mental illness could hamper her career. Although she was diagnosed the same year she was hospitalized, the New York native said it took her years to realize she needed treatment.
The “Hero” singer later described this period as one of the most intense moments of her life. “It was a difficult time when [Glitter] is out, ”she said during an appearance in November 2018 on Tonight’s Show with Jimmy Fallon. “It was a whole; it was a drama.
Critics did not help the situation, pointing out what they saw as the flaws in the film and noting that the soundtrack did not sell as well as Carey’s other hits. “The press shouldn’t have really compared Shine to another Mariah Carey album, because it’s an original soundtrack, a concept album with a retro 80’s theme, ”she said. United States today in November 2002. “We don’t expect soundtracks to [sell] like other artist records. … But I still think there are some really good songs on this record.
In 2018, however, the singer’s fans – known as Lambily – managed to push the Shine # 1 in the iTunes album chart after a social media campaign known as #JusticeForGlitter. Despite her complicated history with the album, the “Fantasy” crooner acknowledged her fans’ efforts in interviews and social media posts, saying the LP’s renewed success was all due to the fans.
“The fact that Shine same income is one thing, ”she said Jimmy fallon after the album hit its late milestone. “Who thought he was going to reach number 1 all these years later? But it’s a good album and the fans made it. I had nothing to do with it. The Lambily supported him. … It’s a movement, it’s bigger than me.
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