Mariah Carey honored with hand-and-footprint ceremony in Hollywood (9 images)

Mariah Carey's legacy was recognized on Wednesday at the TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood. The singer/actress continues to tour and has two holiday-themed films coming out later this month. Photos by Jim Ruymen/UPI
Updated: Nov. 2, 2017 at 11:54 AM
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Singer and actor Mariah Carey participates in a hand-and-footprint ceremony immortalizing her in the forecourt of TCL Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles on Wednesday.
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Carey reacted to the honor saying, "Oh my god, please! I'm just happy. I'm honored to be here. This is like a childhood dream. It's awesome."
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Director Lee Daniels, who worked with Mariah on the film "The Butler" said of Carey at the ceremony, "Her acting, when she turns it over, when she turns herself over, she metamorphosizes into the beautiful soul that she is. This is so deserving, nobody deserves this more than you," Daniels told Carey at the ceremony Wednesday.
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Mariah has sold upwards of 220 million records in her career and tops the list of artists with singles at the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Top 100 list. She shares the title with "Despacito" artists Luis Fonzi and Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber.
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Mariah has two new projects debuting this month with Christmas-themed animated films "All I Want for Christmas is You" and "The Star" coming out on DVD and all digital platforms.
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Mariah wore a pair of Louboutins to cement her legacy. She said of the style choice, "They weren't the most comfortable, but I'll always remember what they were for."
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Mariah will be headlining a North American holiday tour starting in late-November that will start and end in Las Vegas.
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