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Best known acting projects: “Glitter,” “Precious,” “Lee Daniel’s The Butler.”
Best known music projects: “Mariah Carey,” “Emotions,” “Music Box,” “The Emancipation of Mimi.”
What's better: Music or acting? Music, of course, my lambs: she’s one of the most successful artists of in the modern pop era, having sold more than 54 million albums. But here’s the thing, for all the critical drubbing she received for 2001s “Glitter”—and we’re not saying it wasn’t deserved— she proved she can definitely act in both “Precious” and, in a smaller part, “The Butler.” She just needs the right roles.
What's next for either: Sadly, apparently divorce court, as well as a tour.
- Melinda Newman