Mariah Carey Partners with PushBlack
PushBlack, the digital hub for daily inspiring Black stories, has partnered with award-winning singer, songwriter and producer Mariah Carey in a first of its kind partnership between a non-profit and recording artist. Carey has lent her anthem Save The Day to PushBlack to serve as a call to action and to encourage Americans to enact social change.
As the country continues to navigate a historic watershed moment with an unremitting pandemic, political and social uprisings in response to police brutality against Black communities, confusion and fear surrounding the economy, historic unemployment, and a consequential election that ends in less than 10 days, Save the Day’s poignant message sends a clear message to everyone through the song’s lyrics: “We’re all in this together, and that it’s up to us.”
“We are truly grateful to Mariah Carey for partnering with PushBlack on the Save the Day video,” said Julian Walker, Interim Co-CEO of PushBlack. “This is such a transformative time in America’s history, and we have the opportunity to add fuel to our community’s cultural movement through this powerful song and music video. Now more than ever, we must come together to tackle oppressive systems and emphasize the importance of Black Americans exercising their rights to both vote and protest.”
A new fully-realized studio version of a previously self-penned song that was never recorded, Save the Day was released on Carey’s special two-disc album The Rarities. Written by Mariah Carey, the song samples the iconic Fugees hit ‘Killing Me Softly with His Song’ and features Lauryn Hill’s transcendent vocals from the original song. “Save The Day” sends a message that inspires hope, resilience, and, most importantly, people coming together for the collective good.
“Our country is at a critical moment in history and I felt compelled to do what I could using my platform of music to encourage us all to take action,” said Carey. “My hope is that the Save The Day video will serve as an inspiring message and spark meaningful dialogue and action across the country, for each of us to do our part to “save the day”. The lyrics of this song are all about doing your part to make a difference and highlighting the impact that each of us can make. Whether you’re an essential worker, a protestor, a student, a young parent making it work, or a first-time voter, we each have a duty to support our communities.”
The video was made by an Emmy nominated team consisting of artist Molly Crabapple with directors Kim Boekbinder & Jim Batt (Sharp As Knives) known for their videos on climate and racial justice (Message from the Future with Rep. Ocasio-Cortez, The War on Drugs is an Epic Fail with JAY-Z) as well as a series of videos with the Equal Justice Initiative. The 4-minute “Save the Day” lyric video features stunning illustrated portraits by Ms. Crabapple of Congressman John Lewis, Breonna Taylor, as well as trans activist and writer Raquel Willis, front-line and essential workers and other historic Black leaders including Sojourner Truth and Fredrick Douglass. Carey is joined by Kerry Washington, PushBlack’s Julian Walker, and the agency Maestra’s De’Ara Balenger and Zara Rahim as executive producers. The video was brought to life through the support of Karla Jurveston.
“Breonna’s life was tragically and wrongfully taken from her, but her death cannot be in vain,” said Tamika Palmer, the mother of Breonna Taylor. ” There is so much at stake and we all must do our part. Having my beautiful daughter featured in the video is a testament to our people coming together in the face of tremendous adversity.”
PushBlack is the nation’s largest non-profit media organization for Black Americans, currently serving 9 million people across all platforms, including 5 million subscribers on Facebook Messenger. PushBlack uses the power of narrative, especially Black History, to educate and activate subscribers to build personal power and create lasting economic and political change.
About Mariah Carey
Mariah Carey is the best-selling female artist of all time with more than 200 million albums sold to date and 19 Billboard Hot 100 #1 singles (18 self-penned), more than any solo artist in history. She recently published her memoir, The Meaning of Mariah Carey which landed at #1 on the New York Times best seller list. An inductee to the Songwriters Hall of Fame, Carey is a singer/songwriter/producer recognized with multiple Grammy Awards, numerous American Music Awards, three Guinness World Record titles, Billboard’s “Artist of the Decade” Award, Billboard’s “Icon Award,” the World Music Award for “World’s Best Selling Female Artist of the Millennium,” the Ivor Novello Award for “PRS for Music Special International Award,” and BMI’s “Icon Award” for her outstanding achievements in songwriting, to name a few—with her distinct five-octave vocal range, prolific songwriting, and producing talent, Carey is truly the template of the modern pop performance. Carey’s ongoing impact has transcended the music industry to leave an indelible imprint upon the world at large. In 2009, Carey was recognized with the Breakthrough Performance Award at the Palm Spring International Film Festival for her critically acclaimed role in Lee Daniels’ “Precious.” Carey went on to appear in Daniels’ ensemble piece “The Butler” (2013). A Congressional Award recipient, Carey has generously donated her time and energy to a range of philanthropic causes near to her heart including Save the Music, the Make-A-Wish Foundation, World Hunger Relief, and the Elton John AIDS Foundation, among many others. A tremendous supporter of children’s charities, both domestic and international, Carey founded Camp Mariah in partnership with the Fresh Air Fund, a retreat for inner city children to explore career development.
Mariah Carey Partners with PushBlack