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Mariah Carey promises to please at Jazz and Blues tonight, requests playlist from radio stations

Published:Friday | January 30, 2015 | 1:40 PM
Carey... Will perform tonight at Jamaica Jazz and Blues

Janet Silvera, Senior Gleaner Writer



WESTERN BUREAU:

Multi-platinum, Billboard chart topper and superstar, Mariah Carey, has requested the playlist of Jamaica's radio disc jockeys, as she prepares to deliver her first Caribbean performance at the Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival tonight.




Carey, renowned for hits such as Emotions, Music Box and Merry Christmas, arrived in Montego Bay late last night aboard a private aircraft.



"She says she wants to please the audience, by taking them down memory lane and singing the songs they too love to sing," the festival's executive director, Walter Elmore told The Gleaner on Thursday.



Elmore has described Carey's appearance in Jamaica as a lifetime opportunity to see one of the biggest stars in the world.



"It's her first time performing in the region," he stated, adding that her set will last between an hour and a half to two hours.



Carey shares the limelight tonight with big names such as Arturo Tappin, Jamaica's Richie Stephens and Morgan Heritage.



Carey departs the island immediately after her performance.



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