Mariah Carey is looking to extend her Christmas dominance by conquering the book charts.
Fresh off of another successful holiday season, in which her 1994 hit All I want for Christmas is you won first place on the US Billboard Hot 100 charts, the singer released her first children’s book.
Co-written with Michaela Angela Davis, The Princess of Christmas will be out in the fall, according to publishers Henry Holt.
The plot is based on the experiences of Little Mariah, a lonely child, who discovers “the healing power of her voice to spread the Christmas spirit at home and around the world”.
Carey said the story was inspired by her own childhood experiences.
“Little Mariah represents my inner child who believes in her own vision, she represents all children, especially those who feel like strangers or ‘others’, striving to believe in themselves,” he said. she posted on Instagram.
“It was empowering to transform the troubles of my childhood into a modern classic fairy tale full of wonder and boundless hope.”
Carey joins a growing number of celebrities publishing fiction books for children and young adults.
Here are five others who put their talents to use on the page.
1. Serena Williams
Inspired by the tender moments shared with her daughter, the tennis great announced in December 2021 that she would be making her literary debut with Adventures of Qai Qai.
Coming out in September 2022 and named after her daughter’s favorite doll, the picture book’s plot sees Baby Girl go on an adventure where she learns the importance of self-confidence.
2. Jimmy Fallon
The TV host’s foray into children’s literature was spurred by a little friendly competition at home.
Fallon wrote her first book, 2015 Your baby’s first word will be Dada, to make sure her child’s first words were “dada”.
The sequel 2017 Everything is mom was written as a result of what happened next.
“His second, third and fourth words were ‘mom’,” he said People. “If you have a 3-year-old, he’ll love the photos. And if you have a 1-year-old, he’ll love the taste.”
3. Kelly Clarkson
The singer made her daughter, River Rose, the star of her books.
In 2017, Clarkson released River Rose and the Magical Christmas, whose main character visits Santa Claus at the North Pole.
The predecessor of 2016, River Rose and the magic lullaby came with an online link to a Clarkson song inspired by the story.
Further proof that he is one of the hardest workers in show business, the comedian and movie star also had time to publish a book in 2021.
The Illustrated Novel Marcus makes a movie follows a young college student who transforms drawings of superheroes from his notebook into a movie featuring his classmates, teachers, and a local bully.
5. Lil Nas X
The rapper’s first book, last year’s C is for Country, was partly inspired by the success of his hit single Old Town Road.
The plot has a young black cowboy and a trusty Panini horse as they travel a winding path shaped like all the alphabets.
Updated: January 14, 2022, 04:11