Mariah Carey Hits All the Right Notes at Essence Fest Debut

Mariah Carey Hits All the Right Notes at Essence Fest Debut

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It's undeniable that Mariah Carey is pop and R&B royalty, so it only makes sense she made her Essence Festival debut perched on a regal sofa, carried by her all-male buff backup dancers. Taking the stage, the diva (in the best possible sense of the word) belted out Emancipation of Mimi favorite "Shake It Off."

Mariah kicked the tempo up with a rousing rendition of "It's Like That," including a surprise appearance from longtime collaborator Jermaine Dupri. Mariah took the Superdome back to '91 with "Emotions," a vocally demanding song that takes full advantage of Mariah's famous 5-octave range. How'd she do? She. Killed. It.

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