Mariah Carey was simply one of many many celebrities devastated by the demise of singer and actor Olivia Newton-John. The “Dreamlover” singer grew up listening to Newton-John’s music, and shortly gained an appreciation for her as an artist.
Mariah Carey seemed up to Olivia Newton-John
Following Newton-John’s demise from breast most cancers in August 2022, Carey took to Instagram to share an outpouring of affection for the late Grease star.
“I first fell in love with Olivia’s voice when I was a little girl and heard ‘I Honestly Love You.’ Songs like ‘Magic,’ ‘Suddenly,’ and ‘Have You Never Been Mellow’ showcased her beautiful airy tone and signature sound. And THEN there was GREASE. I was obsessed,” she stated. “I dressed up as Bad Sandy for Halloween in 5th grade and thought I was everything.”
Mariah carried out with Olivia in Australia
Carey went on to recount an expertise she had on her Butterfly World Tour in 1998. She was down in Newton-John’s hometown of Melbourne, Australia when the Grease star joined Carey on stage for a particular rendition of “Hopelessly Devoted to You,” Newton-John’s beloved tune from the Grease film.
“Years later, THE one and only Olivia Newton-John actually walked out onto my stage in Melbourne, Australia and we sang our hearts out together to ‘Hopelessly Devoted To You,’” Carey remembered. “This is a moment I will never ever forget.”
“I was also blessed to be in her presence on many other occasions and she was one of the kindest, most generous and lovely people I’ve ever met,” she concluded. “She will be missed. She will be remembered. She will be loved. Olivia, I honestly love you.”
They’re each Grammy icons
Each Olivia Newton-John and Mariah Carey have loved profitable careers with a number of No. 1 hit singles and Grammy Awards to their identify.
Newton-John’s first No. 1 single on the Billboard Scorching 100 chart was none apart from “I Honestly Love You.” The tune additionally earned her a Grammy Award for File of the 12 months and Greatest Feminine Pop Vocal Efficiency. She received her first Grammy for Greatest Feminine Nation Vocal Efficiency the 12 months prior for her tune “Let Me Be There.” Her different songs that went on to turn into No. 1 hits: “Magic,” “Have You Never Been Mellow,” “You’re the One That I Want,” and “Physical.”
Carey, in the meantime, boasts the second-most No. 1 singles of all time, behind The Beatles. She’s additionally earned 5 Grammy Awards through the years, whereas Newton-John earned 4.
John Travolta shared his feelings
Newton-John’s Grease co-star John Travolta additionally shared his sorrow following the singer’s demise on his Instagram.
“My dearest Olivia, you made all of our lives so much better,” he stated. “Your impact was incredible. I love you so much. We will see you down the road and we will all be together again. Yours from the first moment I saw you and forever!”