As you’re planning your 2015 travel, Jamaica should be on the radar. At the top of the year, Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival will welcome Mariah Carey and Charlie Wilson as part of their all star line up on January 29-31st at Trelawny Stadium in Montego Bay. The festival, which has become a world-renowned music event welcoming over 30,000 fan-goers each year, is sure to be no different this year with the announcement of this years stellar line up. “Welcoming Mariah Carey to Jamaica’s shores is truly exciting and we are extremely pleased to announce this iconic star as our headline act for 2015,” says Festival Producer Walter Elmore. “Her agreeing to perform on our stage is a testament to the quality of our production. We are the only Festival in the Western Hemisphere to present Mariah Carey since her last tour in 2006,” Elmore added.
Mariah Carey is the ‘Best Selling Female Artist of All Time’, logging more than 200 million records sold and 18 Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 Singles, more than any solo artist in history. With her distinctive five-octave vocal range and prolific songwriting and producing talent, Carey has defined the modern multi-format performer.
She has received multiple GRAMMYÂ® Awards, 21 American Music Awards, Billboard’s Artist of the Decade Award, the World Music Award 2014 Pop Icon and Artist with Most No. 1 Singles in America Awards, and BMI’s Icon Award for her outstanding achievements in songwriting, among other notable accomplishments.
Her set list for Jamaica is expected to be an exciting mix of her biggest fan-favorite pop and dance hits, R&B ballads, and hip-hop jams. “I’m thrilled to be performing in Jamaica for the first time ever”, says Mariah. “I can’t wait to connect with my Jamaican fans and I am really looking forward to spending some time “pon de island” as well!”.
“Jamaica Jazz & Blues Festival is all about creating memorable musical experiences,” says Elmore, “and patrons can expect a fantastic show for 2015. We have more acts to announce in the coming weeks that will certainly delight our audiences.”