Mariah Carey, a legend in the music industry, is the very definition of the term diva. Carey has been producing hit singles and albums ever since she released her debut album in 1990. Other than being a singer, Mariah Carey is also a songwriter, actress, and record producer.
Her fame and status as a music superstar is demonstrated by the fact that she has sold over 200 million records around the globe, has won numerous music awards, and has more than twenty hit songs. Carey has arguably one of the most powerful voices out there. Moreover, Carey has been a part of many films like Precious and a judge on the television show American Idol.
Carey’s single “Beautiful” is from her upcoming album The Art of Letting Go scheduled to be released in July 2013 from Island Records. The song “Beautiful” is the first single from that album and it was released in May of 2013. “Beautiful” was written by Carey, Miguel Pimentel, Nathan Perez, and Brook Davis. Pimentel, also known by his stage name as just Miguel, adds his vocals to the song as well as helping produce it along with Carey.
The music video for “Beautiful” was directed by Joseph Kahn, who has directed other music videos for Kylie Minogue and Sisqo. The music video was produced by Ron Mohrhoff, and HSI was the production company. In the video, Carey wears an outfit designed by Christian Louboutin.
The music video for “Beautiful” starts out with Mariah Carey riding on the back of a motorcycle with Miguel as they ride through the countryside. There are shots of the two of them riding interspersed with Carey herself on the bike posing like a supermodel. During the chorus, Miguel is shown sitting in a red Porsche convertible in a wood building of some sort with chandeliers hanging from the ceiling.
Carey stands before him in a bright yellow dress while the car’s headlights are illuminating her. During this segment, Carey smiles and giggles as she looks good for her man. These scenes continue as there are more shots of Carey on the motorcycle. At one point, Miguel gets up to sit on the back of the car and beckons her to come. Towards the end of the video, there are more shots of Miguel and Carey actually riding the motorcycle down the road.
The meaning of the song “Beautiful” is fairly obvious. The singer reminds his woman over and over again about how beautiful she is, and there is a sense that he is blown away by her good looks. During the first verse, the singer invites her to “hop on the back of my bike” praising her smile, her tight jeans, and how she dances. During the second verse, the singer expresses “how you thrill me” and that she can “take me anywhere.” The chorus repeats the phrase “you’re beautiful” several times.