Anybody who knows the 10 year challenge from last year would remember Mariah Carey’s amazing response to the trend. True enough, the goddess doesn’t age, and some might even argue she ages in reverse, remaining as bright and beautiful as her five octave vocal range.
There exists, though, another controversy regarding the star’s age – whether she’s born in or 1969 or 1970 – so undecided even Wikipedia states so.
But whether it’s her 50th, 51st or 12th (as she says so herself) this year, one known fact for sure is that it’s definitely Mariah’s birthday today (March 27). Being the absolute icon she is, the mum-of-two doesn’t even call them birthdays – “I don’t count years, but I definitely rebuke them – I have anniversaries, not birthdays, because I celebrate life, darling.”
This year, the songstress is celebrating her birthday by taking part in a celebrity fund-raising “living room” gig hosted by Sir Elton John, which sees other top musicians like Billie Eilish and Alicia Keys joining forces on March 29 to entertain fans from their homes during this time of social distancing and isolation. The hour-long concert will pay tribute to US healthcare workers, where fans can donate to charities to support these frontline workers.
So to mark our favourite diva’s milestone birthday (assuming it IS her 50th), who better to ask than our very own SPH Radio DJs? Find out their answers below!