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Mariah Carey: Wembley Arena, London

Lisa Verrico, The Times, 28 February 2000

IF PROOF were needed that sex sells, Mariah Carey would be a Class A exhibit. Since shelving her sugary image for skintight clothes and raunchy videos, the 29-year-old New Yorker has sailed past Whitney Houston to become the world’s most successful female recording artist. To date, she has sold more than 80 million albums, topped the US singles chart 14 times and amassed a personal fortune said to be £200 million.

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