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One Of The World’s Top Recording Artists Reveals She’s Latina, Not Irish Like Everyone Thought

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“My grandfather made up the name Carey when he came to America to be more accepted, I guess.”

That’s right. In case you didn’t know, Mariah Carey is totally one of us. Old interview footage was recently posted by a Mariah Carey YouTube fan page, MariahRaw. The interview revealed that the world-renowned singer, with the highest high note ever heard (not really), isn’t really who we think she is.

Carey let us in on a little known secret, her real last name would’ve been Nuñez BUT her grandfather, out of fear of discrimination, changed his last name to Carey. Interestingly, as she points out, Carey is an Irish last name and during that time the Irish were facing their own discrimination problems. Seems like Mariah’s grandfather should have done a little more research before picking his new, last name.

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Mariah Carey And Ariana Grande Harmonized Their Whistle Tones On ‘Oh Santa!’ And 2020 Is Saved

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Mariah Carey And Ariana Grande Harmonized Their Whistle Tones On ‘Oh Santa!’ And 2020 Is Saved

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Mariah Carey is the queen of Christmas and Christmas music. Well, she is at it again with her new Christmas boop “Oh Santa!” The Queen of Christmas is joined by Jennifer Hudson and Ariana Grande to bring a little ray of light this holiday season after a crazy 2020.

First of all, Mariah Carey has heard your 2020 woes and has gifted you all a new Christmas anthem with “Oh Santa!”

“Oh Santa!” is an upbeat and exciting new Christmas tune that is here to save us from the depressive 2020 we have been experiencing. The music video is filled with lights, red and green outfits, three unstoppable divas, dancing elf, and a partridge in a pear tree. It is the second most exciting thing to happen in 2020, just behind the vaccine news for Covid-19.

The girl group for Santa is clearly an exciting achievement for Carey.

There is something so magical about these amazing ladies takin the stage in the music video and making our Christmas wishes come true. If you didn’t know you needed this festive mega-collab, give “Oh Santa!” listen. You quarantine 2020 Christmas is about to get so much better thanks to these three unstoppable divas.

Fans are living for the moment where Grande and Carey harmonized.

Not just a normal harmonization. Puh-lease. As if these women would do anything normal and expected. The two singers made it a point to harmonize their whistle tones and it was clearly the work of Christmas magic. Carey is basically Christmas personified so it just makes sense that she would be able to create this magically music Christmas moment.

The musical icons have such similar voices that this moment needs to be experienced by everyone.

It is truly a magical moment. Something to behold, tbh. There are few things in this world that can spark a lot of joy in people given the spectacularly terrible year 2020 has been but “Oh Santa!” does just that. We are literally here for any and all special moments to make the rest of this year even halfway better.

Thank you, Mariah. You have blessed us with something great and we can never repay you.

She has taken an otherwise disastrous year and given us something that will keep us moving forward. It gives you another song to play while FaceTiming your mami and papi this year so you can enjoy a spectacularly safe Christmas.

READ: Mariah Carey Says Her Love Of Christmas Was Actually Sparked By Her ‘Dysfunctional’ Upbringing—”I created the Christmases that I wanted to have”

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Mariah Carey Says Her Love Of Christmas Was Actually Sparked By Her ‘Dysfunctional’ Upbringing—”I created the Christmases that I wanted to have”

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Mariah Carey Says Her Love Of Christmas Was Actually Sparked By Her ‘Dysfunctional’ Upbringing—”I created the Christmases that I wanted to have”

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If the Christmas season is a mood for the rest of us, Mariah Carey has proved time and again that it’s a lifestyle for her.

Like Saint Nick himself, the “All I Want for Christmas Is You” singer has become a figure of the Yuletide season in so many ways herself. So much so that she’s become a Christmas fixture featuring holiday-themed TV specials and concerts. You’d think Carey’s passion for Christmas was inspired by her own personal and familiar experiences with the holiday season but recently the singer revealed her love for the holidays is related much more to her “dysfunctional” upbringing.

In a recent interview, the 51-year-old singer revealed that even though she always wanted a perfect holiday, she never quite experienced one as a child.

“I think it’s just that longing that I had as a child, that I always wanted things to be perfect for the holidays. And they never were,” Carey explained to Elle magazine in an interview. “It was always somebody ruining the moment, always these dysfunctional family members who came around and foiled everything. And so I just made a pact with myself that I wasn’t going to allow that to happen anymore.” Carey revealed that as an adult she “created the Christmases that I wanted to have.”

Carey revealed that this desire to create special festivities has inspired elaborate festivities for her and her kids.

“I literally go to a snowy place. Reindeer are there,” Carey shared. “I’m not making this up. Santa Claus comes, hangs out with the kids. And by the way, even if I didn’t have kids, I would be doing this.”

This year, Carey suggested that the holidays would be a bit bittersweet. Referring to the current coronavirus pandemic plaguing families across the country this season, Carey commented that “It’s been such a hard year, and I really feel like people so need a celebratory moment. At every turn, it’s like, ‘We can’t be [together]; you can’t celebrate. This is canceled; that’s canceled.’ “

Carey finished the video saying “I’m festive. I can’t help it!”

Carey’slatest latest holiday special, “Mariah Carey’s Magical Christmas Special,” premieres Friday on Apple TV Plus.

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