Mariah Carey has won several GRAMMYs but she insists she doesn’t make music just to win awards. While some artists will consciously release an album ahead of the GRAMMY deadline, that just doesn’t play into Mariah’s schedule.
“Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn,” she tells “V” magazine. “I mean, I have five GRAMMYs. That’s cute.”
But while she may sound flippant about not winning, she does seem to feel a bit slighted by the GRAMMYs, since she’s been nominated 34 times and only won five, with her first coming in 1991 for Best New Artist.
“There’s people that have been doing this half the time that have twice as many. I won two GRAMMYs the first year I started, but after that, [the GRAMMYs] are like, ‘We don’t go with the people that are selling a lot of records and are popular; we’re gonna go the opposite way,’” she says. “So I got screwed out of certain years.” She adds, “I wasn’t bitter about it. I was just like, okay, well, I guess I’m not standing here barefoot onstage singing and trying to go a certain way. I’m just me.”
Mariah thinks she’s been snubbed because she doesn’t fit people’s image of a songwriter. She adds, “I also have that diva thing attached to me,” noting, “I mean, I’m sitting here doing an interview in lingerie. But I was just like, you’re totally gonna understand that this is what I’m gonna wear! Why should I wear something uncomfortable? This is what I like.”
Source: V Magazine