Mariah Carey Scores Her 18th #1
April 2, 2008 at 7:45 AM (PT)
ALL ACCESS sends congratulations to superstar MARIAH CAREY and the staff at ISLAND DEF JAM RECORDS, as the songstress reaches a once-in-a-lifetime career achievement as her current single, "Touch My Body," goes to #1 on THE HOT 100 this week and becomes her 18th career #1 hit -- surpassing one of the most enduring chart records in BILLBOARD HOT 100 history, ELVIS PRESLEY's 17 #1's.
CAREY is now positioned as the only active recording artist in the 50 years of the HOT 100 (which began in 1958) with the potential to surpass THE BEATLES' all-time high of 20 #1 hits.
"Touch My Body" was one of two songs CAREY performed last month on NBC's SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE (show to be rerun on MAY 3rd). On APRIL 9th, CAREY will join an all-star cast for the second annual "IDOL Gives Back" two-hour TV special, a music celebration raising awareness and benefiting various U.S. and international charities. The first special raised $76 million last year, and won a prestigious Governor's EMMY AWARD.