Mariah Carey and Janet Jackson

Mariah Carey and Janet Jackson: A Comparison of Two Singers
Few people and critics may dispute the view that Mariah Carey and Janet Jackson are perhaps two of the greatest female musicians to have ever graced the music scene, yet the extent to which the two contrast each other is amazing with greatness being the only table they share. It is thus in order to compare the two living legends highlighting the differences that have made them that similar in terms of success.
The two songstresses have given a series of classics and hits in careers spanning over two decades for each of them and one might wonder. exactly how does their careers in music compare? To start off, while the theme or content of Carey’s music is mainly centered on love, Jackson is the Mother Teresa of the entertainment scene covering topics on self-actualization and feminist and political bearing. It has to be noted however that both claim to perform autobiographical music, leading to the next focus of comparison. symbolism.
In a total contrast from the aforementioned themes, Jackson evolved herself into the erotic queen of pop, while Carey seemed much comfortable cutting the image of a teen-pop sensation. Most people are usually not preoccupied with the vocal ranges of their favorite singers. This can however not be ignored here considering the fact that Mariah is as chirpy as the bird that woke you up this morning, winning accolades and numerous polls thanks to her 5 octave vocal range. How does Jackson compare? She has a smooth soprano 3 octave vocal range that is complemented to great effect through emotional and poetic content. Away from their vocal cords Mariah is less adventurous towards other areas of entertainment albeit being versatile in terms of genre exploration. Jackson on the other hand not only explores other genres in her music but has also tried her hand in several movies. Finally, the two songbirds have had similar career paths characterized by peaks and dominance, recession and the astounding and successful comebacks.
References
Ankeny, J. (2010). Mariah Carey. Retrieved September 16, 2011 from http://www.allmusic.com/artist/mariah-carey-p62404/biography
Huey, S. (2008). Janet Jackson Biography. Retrieved September 16, 2011 from http://www.allmusic.com/artist/janet-jackson-p4572/biography

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