Mariah Carey's Best Performances, Ever

Did you miss Mariah Carey's performance at the 2013 BET Awards this past weekend? The 43-year-old diva drew a lot of skepticism from some viewers who believed she was actually lip-syncing instead of doing the real deal. 

Whether she did or not doesn't really matter - Carey has definitely proved she has a golden voice, time and time again. Don't believe us? Click through to watch our picks of her best performances... ever:

1. Mariah Carey Perform 1 - BET

BET Awards

The superstar diva received some criticism over her recent BET Awards performance (with Miguel) because many believed she was lip-syncing. Still, her voice was as beautiful as ever. Watch the video and judge for yourself:

2. Mariah Carey Perform 2 – 2005 VMA

2005 Video Music Awards

Carey brought her leggy sex appeal and power vocals to this live performance of her 2005 slow jam, “Shake It Off.” Jermaine Dupri served as a decent hype man during the diva’s performance, which transitioned into a sort of remix. Watch below to see what we mean:

3. Mariah Carey Perform 3 – Jimmy Fallon

Fun with Jimmy Fallon & The Crew

Last Christmas, Carey warmed our hearts with this super cute performance of her seasonal classic  “All I Want For Christmas Is You” alongside Jimmy Fallon, The Roots, and some adorable elementary school kids. Check it out:

4. Mariah Carey Perform 4 – Live 8

Live 8 Concert

On July 2, 2005 at London’s insanely huge Live 8 concert, the diva gave a great live performance of her hit song “We Belong Together.” Watch the video and you will even see Victoria Beckham jamming to Carey’s amazing voice!

5. Mariah Carey Perform 5 – Tatou Club

New York’s Tatou Club

Nothings beats vintage Mariah! Check out this old-school clip of a curly-haired, young Carey belting out both “Love Takes Times” and “Vision of Love” at New York’s Tatou Club.

6. Mariah Carey Perform 6 – Would You Believe

1999 Academy Awards

This performance gives us goose bumps every time. Relive Mariah Carey’s performance with the late legend Whitney Houston as they sang “When You Believe” during the 71st Annual Academy Awards on March 21, 1999. The song is from DreamWorksThe Prince of Egypt

7. Mariah Carey Perform 7 – Hero


Watch the gifted diva deliver chills through her live performance of her beloved hit “Hero” on The X Factor. We love when the contestants on the singing competition show join the superstar on stage – that made this performance even richer. 

8. Mariah Carey Perform 8 – If It’s Over

“If It’s Over”

A young and stunning Carey moves the crowd at the 1992 GRAMMY Awards with “If It’s Over.” You can feel her emotions through your screen - powerful.