Global music sensation Mariah Carey will be headed to the 2015 edition of the Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival.
Organizers report she will deliver her first-ever Caribbean performance, headlining the 19th annual event from Jan. 29 to 31, 2015, at the Trelawny Stadium in Falmouth.
“Welcoming Mariah Carey to Jamaica’s shores is truly exciting, and we are extremely pleased to announce this iconic star as our headline act for 2015,” said veteran festival producer Walter Elmore, who believes Carey’s agreeing to perform is a testament to the quality of the annual production.
“We are the only festival in the Western Hemisphere to present Mariah Carey since her last tour in 2006,” he reported.
According to her website, Mariah Carey is the best-selling female artist of all time, logging more than 200 million records sold and 18 Billboard Hot 100 no. 1 singles, more than any solo artist in history.
With her distinctive five-octave vocal range and prolific songwriting and producing talent, Carey has defined the modern multiformat performer. She has received multiple Grammy Awards, 21 American Music Awards, Billboard’s Artist of the Decade Award, the World Music Award 2014 Pop Icon and Artist with Most No. 1 Singles in America Awards and BMI’s Icon Award for her outstanding achievements in songwriting, among other notable accomplishments.
Her set list for Jamaica is expected to be a mix of her biggest fan-favorite pop and dance hits, R&B ballads, and hip-hop jams, along with popular selections from her critically acclaimed CD “Me. I am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse.”
“I’m thrilled to be performing in Jamaica for the first time ever,” Carey stated in an event news release. “I can’t wait to connect with my Jamaican fans, and I am really looking forward to spending some time ‘pon de island’ as well!”
“[The] Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival is all about creating memorable musical experiences,” stated Elmore, “and patrons can expect a fantastic show for 2015.”
For festival information, visit www.jamaicajazzandblues.com.