Mariah Carey: Performing live on South African soil

Legendary soul, R&B and pop diva, Mariah Carey, is finally heading to South Africa and fans are on the edge of their seats, no longer able to contain their excitement for this artist’s biggest hits. With a track record that oozes hit after hit, it is easy to see why long-time fans are scrambling to get their hands on Mariah Carey tickets.


Today, the Junk Mail team not only wanted to give you some information on concert tickets, but also take the time to highlight a little more about why the Mariah Carey South Africa tour is such a big deal. Enjoy!

Who is Mariah Carey?

Her first performance on South African soil, Mariah Carey boasts a distinctive five-octave vocal range and is not only a singer, but a producer and songwriter as well. Selling over 220 million records, this artist also put pen to paper, resulting in 17 of her 18 Number 1 singles on the Billboard Hot 100 being self-penned.


A Grammy Award Winner, this American born artist also holds 21 American Music Awards, a World Music Award for the ‘World’s Best Selling Female Artist of the Millennium’ and the ‘Icon Award’ from BMI for her achievements in song writing, to name but a few examples.

Born in March of 1970, Carey started work on her first, self-titled LP in 1990, delivering four number one singles, which included ‘I Don’t Wanna Cry’ and ‘Love Takes Time’. This resulted in Carey’s first Grammy Award for Best Female Vocalist and Best New Artist.

Since 1990, Carey went from strength to strength, becoming the first artist to top music charts in each year of the 1990s. Though the early 2000s were not Carey’s best years, 2005 saw the release of The Emancipation of Mimi – an album that went multi-platinum and reaped in three Grammy Awards including Best R&B Song.

Not only an extraordinary musical talent, this artist also makes her mark on the film industry boasting a role in the 2009 Precious and the 2013 Lee Danial’s The Butler. This artist has also recently made her directorial debut with the Hallmark film titled A Christmas Melody.

Mariah Carey’s Billboard Hot 100 Success

Not yet convinced that you need to find Mariah Carey tickets? With tons of success over the decades, Mariah Carey in South Africa promises to bring all her greatest hits to life in an evening of fun filled entertainment. To highlight some of the hits you might be hearing at ‘The Sweet Sweet Fantasy Tour’ we wanted to give you the lowdown on the success this talented artist has experienced on the Billboard Hot 100 Charts, starting in 1990.

The 1990s

Billboard Hot 100 Success for Mariah Carey in the 90’s

YearSong TitlePeak Position on the Billboard Hot 100
1990Vision Of love1
1990Love Takes Time1
1991I Don’t Wanna Cry1
1991Can’t Let Go1
1992Make it Happen5
1992I’ll Be There1
1994Never Forget You3
1994Anytime You Need A Friend12
1996Always Be My Baby1
1998My All1
1999I Still Believe4

The 2000s

Mariah Carey’s Billboard Hot 100 positions in 2000 - 2009

YearSong TitlePeak Position on the Billboard Hot 100
2000Thank God I Found You1
2001Never Too Far81
2003Through The Rain16
2005It’s Like That16
2005We Belong Together1
2005Shake It Off2
2005Don’t Forget Us1
2006Say Somethin’79
2008Touch My Body1
2008Bye Bye19
2008I’ll Be Lovin’ U Long Time58
2009Obsessed 7
2009I Want To Know What Love60

The 2010 – 2016

Latest Mariah Carey Billboard Hot 100 Success

YearSong TitlePeak Position on the Billboard Hot 100
2010Up Out My Face100
2011Oh Santa!100
2014You’re Mine88
2016All I Want For Christmas is You11

Whether you are attending the Mariah Carey Cape Town show or the Johannesburg show, it promises to be a night filled with big hits ranging from We Belong Together, to Hero and Fantasy, so get your hands on some Mariah Carey tickets today!

Mariah Carey in South Africa

‘The Sweet Sweet Fantasy Tour’ will finally hit South African shores on the 26th of April, 2016. The Mariah Carey Cape Town leg of the tour takes place on the 26th of April at the Cape Town Stadium, with prices starting at R 340 and peaking at R 1 020.


Image Source: Big Concerts Website.

The Mariah Carey Durban leg of the tour will take place on the 29th of April, 2016, at the Moses Mabhida Stadium. Ticket prices at Computicket start at R 359 with the most expensive tickets peaking at a cost of R 1 499.

Mariah Carey Johannesburg fans will be treated to two performances – one taking place on the 1st of May, 2016, and the second taking place on the 2nd of May, 2016. Hosted at the Ticketpro Dome in Johannesburg, tickets start at a price of R 565 and peak at a price of R 1 415.

If you are looking for a little more than just concert tickets, The Sweet Sweet Fantasy Tour also offers VIP Packages that will make any fan weak at the knees.

The Meet and Greet Package @ R 7 190

If you are stoked about the Mariah Carey South Africa tour, this might just be the package for you. This Package includes an exclusive meet and greet after the show with the artist herself as well as a professional photo op.

The Meet and Greet package includes a top priced ticket in the second row, a designated check-in, a tour gift, a tour laminate and a lanyard.


The Front Row Package @ R 3 290

This is a stunning package for long-time fans. Including a seated ticket in the front row, you will also receive an exclusive tour gift, as well as a tour laminate and a lanyard. Like with the Meet and Greet package, you also have a designated check-in.

The Hot Ticket Gold Package @ R 2 430

The most affordable package on offer, the Hot Ticket Gold package includes a top priced seated ticket (between row three and ten), an exclusive Mariah Carey tour gift, a tour laminate, designated check-in and a lanyard.


Image Source: Mariah Carey Website.

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