- Title: GERMANY: MARIAH CAREY GIVES HER FIRST CONCERT IN GERMANY
- Date: 14th June 1996
- Summary: (JUNE 15) CAREY SAYING IT'S A DIFFICULT THING BECAUSE I REALLY HAVE TO TAKE CARE OF MY VOICE AND WHAT I USUALLY LIKE TO DO AFTER I SING IS NOT TALK THE NEXT DAY. OBVIOUSLY I'M NOT DOING THAT TODAY. BECAUSE THE SHOW IS SO DEMANDING ON ME VOCALLY IT'S NOT EASY TO JUST GO AND LIKE PEOPLE DO A BIG TOUR THEY DO NIGHT AFTER NIGHT. I CAN'T DO THAT. I WON'T PUT THAT MUCH STRESS ON MY VOICE. I REALLY ENJOY DOING IT. IT'S SOMETHING I'VE GROWN TO LOVE BECAUSE WHEN I FIRST STARTED I DIDN'T HAVE ANY EXPERIENCE. I DIDN'T DO CLUBS, I DIDN'T DO THE NORMAL THING THAT PEOPLE DO SO I HAD TO LEARN IN BIG ARENAS AND ON TV SHOWS WITH TELEVISION CAMERAS IN YOUR FACE. BUT THAT'S NOT WHAT IT'S ABOUT, IT'S ABOUT BEING WITH PEOPLE. (ENGLISH) WIDE OF CAREY AT NEWS CONFERENCE CAREY SAYING WELL I'M REALLY NOT CONCERNED WITH NOT BEING ABLE TO WALK THROUGH CENTRAL PARK ANYMORE. I USED TO WORK IN CENTRAL PARK. THERE'S A RESTAURANT IN THERE SO I'VE HAD MY SHARE OF DOING THAT. I CAN GO OUT WHEN I FEEL LIKE IT IF I DON'T MAKE A BIG PRODUCTION OUT OF IT AND GET ALL DRESSED UP. PEOPLE DON'T REALLY BOTHER ME FOR THE MOST PART. IT'S OKAY (ENGLISH)
- Reuters ID: LVAMGRXXQOSN67ATK6BUAR5105J
- Location: FRANKFURT, GERMANY
- Country: Germany
- Duration: 00:01:26
- Topics: Entertainment
- Story Text: Thousands of fans flocked to Frankfurt to hear American popstar Mariah Carey give her first concert in Germany on Friday (June 14).
The venue was packed out for the sell-out gig and some fans desperate to catch a glimpse of their idol paid up to 1,000 marks (560 U.S. dollars) for a ticket on the black market.
Since her 1990 debut, Carey has sold more than 80 million records worldwide. She has had 11 number-one hits in the U.S. and has received sixteen Grammy nominations and won two Grammy Awards.
Carey also holds the record for the longest stay at the top of the pops for her duet "One Sweet Day" with the group Boyz II Men.
As well as old favourites like "Vision of Love" and "Emotion", Mariah Carey also played several numbers from her Grammy-nominated album "Daydream".
At a news conference after the concert, Carey explained she's not an artist who can perform a series of consecutive shows.
"I really have to take care of my voice and what I usually do after I sing is not talk the next day," she said.
"Obviously I'm not doing that today...the show is so demanding on me vocally. People do a big tour night after night. I can't do that. I won't put that much stress on my voice." The Frankfurt gig was the start of Carey's European tour but she will only hold three more concerts -- in the Netherlands on June 17, Paris on June 20 and Britain on June 23.
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