The highly successful Mariah Carey will be honored at this year’s VH1 Hip Hop Honors for rap collaborations. The well-known list of rappers Mariah has worked with includes JAY-Z, Nas, Diddy, Snoop Dogg, Busta Rhymes and more. But what’s causing Carey to want to check into a high-end treatment center either in California or New York?
Could it be all the pressure that comes with success? Carey rose to fame in 1990 with the release of her debut album. That album produced four chart-topping singles and began a string of commercial successes for Columbia Records. She even holds the longest-running number-one song with ‘One Sweet Day.’ A collaboration with Boyz II Men which was and still is record-breaking for the number one spot on Billboard Hot 100 – a total of sixteen weeks.
With all that success the singer, songwriter, record producer, and actress was under a lot of stress and pressure. By 2000 Carey parted ways with Columbia Records and signed a record-breaking $100 million recording deal with Virgin Records America. In 2001, weeks prior to her movie release ‘Glitter’ and a soundtrack Mariah suffered a physical and emotional breakdown. This was beginning of a very unsuccessful period for Carey.
Carey has won tons of awards including 5 Grammy Awards, 19 World Music Awards, 11 American Music Awards, and 14 Billboard Music Awards. With all those accolades she has won it would seem that it’s time for Carey to think of her own well-being.
The ‘Hero’ singer has reportedly gained 60lbs in the last year and is now wanting to get diet and fitness experts to help her shed the weight and regain self-control.
“It’s the last thing Mariah thought she’d have to do but she wants to book a stay at a high-end treatment centre in California or New York as soon as her schedule permits.” “She wants to get things under control and to drop at least 50lbs.” unnamed Source
The insider told heat magazine: “Mariah has realized that she may have a major issue with overeating and it’s impacting her life in a negative way.” “In the old days, she would have just had surgery – like lipodissolve – and hit the gym for a bit if she’d put on weight, but that’s not enough now.”
Carey says she has always had low self-esteem but no one recognizes that. Carey admitted too that her self-confidence is fragile and images of her being poor and an aspiring singer still haunts her.
Carey believes other factors causing her to lose self-control of her weight are a grueling work schedule and raising her kids.
“Growing up different, being biracial, having the whole thing where I did not know if I fit in … That is why music became such a big part of my life, because it helped me overcome those issues.” “Sometimes it is hard to let your guard down.”
Carey has sold more than 200 million records worldwide and is one of the most successful recording artists of all time.