NBC EXCLUSIVE PRIMETIME SPECIAL/"MARIAH CAREY: AT HOME IN CONCERT WITH MATT LAUER"
NEW YORK - May 29, 2014 - In an NBC primetime special with Matt Lauer, global superstar Mariah Carey does something she has never done before. For the first time, Carey performs in a one-of-a-kind special concert from the house she shares with husband Nick Cannon in Bel-Air, overlooking the Hollywood Hills. Carey sat down with Matt Lauer in a personal interview and opens up about her childhood, her family life, and her critically-acclaimed, autobiographical new album, "Me. I Am Mariah... the Elusive Chanteuse," which has received reviews that surpass her biggest selling albums. The album was released on May 27, 2014.
NBC takes you on a musical journey with Mariah, highlighting tracks from the new record and going inside the global icon's home, showing glimpses of her life with exclusive home video with her friends and family, including twins Moroccan and Monroe. The concert includes special performances by artists Fabolous and Wale.
NBC's primetime special, "Mariah Carey: At Home In Concert With Matt Lauer" airs Saturday, May 31 at 8pm/7c.
An excerpt from the interview follows. If used, please credit NBC's "Mariah Carey: At Home In Concert With Matt Lauer" with airdate of Saturday, May 31.
Where are you in life now, Mariah? Where are you? I mean -- you know, describe the place you inhabit right now emotionally.
Look, I've always been a pretty vulnerable person. But I built up -- I have learned how to build up a wall. So when I have to, I can put up that wall, and leave it there, and walk in the other direction. And that's what I have to do sometimes with people in my life when they just don't get it, that I'm a person like them.
NBC's "Mariah Carey: At Home In Concert With Matt Lauer"
"Mariah Carey: At Home In Concert With Matt Lauer" is an NBC News production. David Corvo is senior executive producer, Aretha Marshall is executive producer, and Tim Uehlinger and Marianne Haggerty are producers of the primetime special.
Mariah Carey is the best-selling female artist of all time with more than 200 million albums sold to date and 18 Billboard Hot 100 #1 singles (17 self-penned), more than any solo artist in history. With her distinct five-octave vocal range, prolific songwriting, and producing talent, Mariah has defined the modern pop performance. As a singer/songwriter/producer, she has been recognized with multiple Grammy Awards, 21 American Music Awards, Billboard's "Artist of the Decade" Award, the World Music Award for "World's Best Selling Female Artist of the Millennium," and BMI's "Icon Award" for her outstanding achievements in songwriting, to name a few. Mariah Carey's ongoing impact transcends the music industry to leave an indelible imprint upon the world at large. She has made substantial marks in film with critically acclaimed roles in Lee Daniel's Precious (2009) and The Butler (2013). A Congressional Award recipient, Mariah has generously donated her time and energy to a range of philanthropic causes near to her heart including Save the Music, the Make-A-Wish Foundation, World Hunger Relief, and the Elton John AIDS Foundation, among many others. A tremendous supporter of children's charities, both domestic and international, Mariah founded Camp Mariah in partnership with the Fresh Air Fund, a retreat for inner city children to explore career development. Mariah has just released her critically-acclaimed new album, Me. I Am Mariah... the Elusive Chanteuse, on May 27th, 2014 (Def Jam Recordings).