Kelly Clarkson Praises Mariah Carey’s Songwriting Genius

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Kelly Clarkson has recently sparked a conversation on social media, praising Mariah Carey for her songwriting prowess. This was in response to a Twitter thread discussing some of the most underrated songwriters in the music industry.

“Can we just talk about the writing genius of Mariah Carey for a second?” Clarkson tweeted, followed by examples of Carey’s lyrical creativity from songs like “Emotions“, “Dreamlover” and the iconic “All I Want for Christmas Is You“. The original “American Idol” winner opined that Carey deserves more acknowledgment for her writing talent.

I think she’s one of the best songwriters of our time. I’d argue that she gets overlooked because she’s a powerhouse vocalist.


Fans of both artists quickly took to Twitter, sharing their thoughts and discussing their favorite Mariah Carey-written songs.

Previously, Clarkson has shown her admiration for other artists, such as P!nk in a charity event where their combined efforts raised $60,000. Also, her duet with Sam Smith brought back early 2000s nostalgia for many fans.

Notably, Carey recently acquired the masters of her entire discography, allowing her more control over her music.

About Kelly Clarkson

Kelly Clarkson, the first winner of American Idol, has been a staple in the pop scene since her win in 2002. Known for her powerful voice and heartfelt lyrics, Clarkson has consistently put out hit after hit, earning numerous accolades. She’s also recognized for her talk show and her role as a coach on “The Voice”.