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post #46 of 51 (permalink) Old Feb 3rd, 2013, 05:03 PM
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Re: Who is more famous globally:Serena Williams or Mariah Carey?

It's obviously Mariah. Everyone in Asia knows who Mariah Carey is.

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The real battle is between the gay fanbases, let's not lie.
By this measure, Mariah wins hands down too. Not every gay person follows tennis.
On the other hand, every gay person has an opinion about Mariah Carey.

A single flow'r he sent me, since we met./All tenderly his messenger he chose;
Deep-hearted, pure, with scented dew still wet - One perfect rose.
I knew the language of the floweret;/'My fragile leaves,' it said, 'his heart enclose.'
Love long has taken for his amulet/One perfect rose.
Why is it no one ever sent me yet/One perfect limousine, do you suppose?
Ah no, it's always just my luck to get/One perfect rose.
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post #47 of 51 (permalink) Old Feb 4th, 2013, 11:20 PM
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Re: Who is more famous globally:Serena Williams or Mariah Carey?

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Mariah isn't even that well known outside of the US anyway. Maybe back in the mid-nineties or like 2005.
Everybody here knows who Mariah is.
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post #48 of 51 (permalink) Old Feb 6th, 2013, 12:21 PM
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Lol, what a question
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post #49 of 51 (permalink) Old Feb 6th, 2013, 01:18 PM
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Re: Who is more famous globally:Serena Williams or Mariah Carey?

Originally Posted by Griffin. View Post
Agreed with everything till the last sentence
They've done face/name recognition surveys at the USO numerous times and Serena has always come ahead of Fedal

And can someone ban the OP troll. I mean he is from China. He knows that Mariah is one of the most famous Western stars EVER in Asia. Walking around Shanghai you still hear "Hero" playing in the streets and malls in 2012.

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(1)A lot is being made of the record Serena has vs Sharapova. It is being used as THE reason she will win again lol. Good thing we have players like Tomas Berdych (who had an even worse record vs Nadal) to remind us of the fallacy of this nonsense logic.
(2)You stans may as well sleep well tonight because tomorrow the a replay of Lucie's winning moment over and over again will haunt your dreams for weeks to come
(3)The stars have aligned perfectly for the upset of the 21st century. All the best Garbine
(4) There is no path to victory for Williams.Keys wins in straight easy sets.
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post #50 of 51 (permalink) Old Feb 7th, 2013, 12:16 AM
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Re: Who is more famous globally:Serena Williams or Mariah Carey?

Globally Mariah is probably more popular than Serena thanks to the fact musics has a broader approach to regular audience than a specific sport event.

Still, I'm not really sure about this. We need to collect stats in order to be sure.

There is another related point that I'd like to discuss though.

Serena at least can say she is the best in the world in her profession in this era and even can be in the discussison of the best of all time while Mariah can't say that ( she is the best comparing to her competitors in said field) about her profession even at of now.

The competition in sports is more clear, cut and dry, while in the music entertainment industry, it depends on many other factors to determind one's talent that leads to the popularity of an artist.

Pop music is more popular among other kinds of musics but tastes are different in every country and even every single person. Mariah can't say she is more talents than Celine Dion, Whitney Houston, Janet Jackson, Beyonce, Madona, or it's debatable that she is more well- known than Rhinana, Britney, Gwen,... world wide. We need surveys and collect information for those.

Another point that is often overlooked is while artists from English speaking country is more popular world wide, there is no reason to believe they are the top talents in the world, comparing to other countries. There are tons of artists from every country like in Europe : Italy, Russia, Germany, France, Poland, Greece, Sweeden, etc.. From America like Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Canada, Chile,Columbia, Peru, etc... Asia like China, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, India, Indonesia, Philipine,etc..and then Africa, Australia,..... basically every country has tons of their own talent artists, opera singers. They don't have a chance to be known world wide as much as American singers due to many reasons, but it doesn't mean they are less talents, if not more.
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post #51 of 51 (permalink) Old Feb 7th, 2013, 12:19 AM
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Re: Who is more famous globally:Serena Williams or Mariah Carey?

Carey, but don't underestimate just how much of an icon Williams is.
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