The Divas special has always been Mariah Carey‘s playground. After VH1 recently announced Mimi as the first act to perform for the beloved franchise’s holiday special Unsilent Night next month, visions of Carey’s past two stints for the star-studded VH1 show came sashaying back.
Carey has been a Divas veteran, since performing for the inaugural event in 1998. Unsilent Night will mark her third go.
“My All” — VH1 Divas Live (1998)
Strutting onto the stage in a shimmering, champagne gold gown and voluminous waves, Carey delivered a stunning rendition of her 1998 hit “My All,” which transformed from power ballad to dance remix.
“Make It Happen” — VH1 Divas Live (1998)
“Anybody get up if you feel the need,” Carey urged attendees to get on their feet and sang to the heavens for 1991’s soulful number “Make It Happen.”
Aretha Franklin and Mariah Carey “Chain of Fools” — VH1 Divas Live (1998)
Franklin and Carey called out the fools for a “YASSSS”-worthy rendition of The Queen of Soul’s 1968 single.
Gloria Estefan, Celine Dion, Shania Twain, Mariah Carey, Aretha Franklin and Carole King “A Natural Woman” — VH1 Divas Live (1998)
The best voices in the business banded together for a solid performance of Franklin’s 1967 smash “A Natural Woman” (co-written by King).
“Love Hangover/ Heartbreaker” — VH1 Divas Live: A Tribute To Diana Ross (2000)
For VH1’s Diana Ross tribute at 2000’s Divas Live, Carey paid homage to the iconic Supremes songstress by merging Ross’ 1976 cut with her 1999 hit “Heartbreaker”
Mariah Carey and Diana Ross “Baby Love” — VH1 Divas Live: A Tribute To Diana Ross (2000)
“Can’t Take That Away” — VH1 Divas Live: A Tribute To Diana Ross (2000)
“I wrote this song for anybody going through going any type of adversity, any sort of struggle, any kind of pain,” Carey said as she stepped out in a floor-length black grown and straight tresses to deliver the uplifting track off her seventh studio effort, 1999’s Rainbow.
Diana Ross, Donna Summer, Mariah Carey and Faith Hill “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” — VH1 Divas Live: A Tribute To Diana Ross (2000)
Ain’t no mountain high enough to keep these pop titans from performing the 1970 hit. Other performers took the stage including drag queen star RuPaul and Destiny’s Child.