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Mariah Carey redeems herself with ‘Hero,’ ‘Vision of Love’

Mariah Carey (Facebook/Mariah Carey)

Mariah Carey (Facebook/Mariah Carey)

In 2006, Mariah Carey performed live on “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” at Times Square in New York City, New York for the first time. In 2016, she returned to the event with a devastating performance of “All I Want for Christmas is You” that turned into controversies.

Broadcast annually by ABC, “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” created by the late Richard “Dick” Wagstaff Clark. It features the annual ball drop event along with live and performances by popular musicians in Times Square.

On Dec. 31, 2017, Carey returned to Times Square and performed for a live audience again minutes before the ball drops on New Year’s Eve. She sang her hit songs “Hero” and “Visions of Love” and made a successful comeback.

Released on Oct. 19, 1993, “Hero” is the second single from Carey’s second studio album “Music Box.” She wrote the song herself and co-produced it with Walter Afanasieff.

On the other hand, “Visions of Love” was Carey’s debut single, which she co-wrote with Ben Margulies. It is the lead single from her self-titled debut album, which was released by Columbia Records on June 12, 1990.

It has been more than three years since Carey released her most recent studio album, which was titled “Me. I Am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse.” It was her 14th studio album and was released on May 23, 2014.

“Me. I Am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse” has 15 tracks. The album has several collaboration songs including “Dedicated” featuring Nas, “#Beautiful” featuring Miguel and “You Don’t Know What to Do” featuring Wale.

In 1994, Carey released her first holiday album “Merry Christmas,” which includes the song “All I Want for Christmas is You.”  Meanwhile, watch her recent “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” performance here:

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