Mariah Carey shares stage with six-year-old namesake

Los Angeles, Jan 5: Singer Mariah Carey shared the spotlight with a six-year-old girl at one of her shows after learning the youngster was named in her honour.

The 42-year-old is currently touring Australia. On Thursday night, Carey brought special guest Mariah Cini onto the stage at Sydney’s Allphones Arena.

Cini’s father Chris met the singer on her 1998 Australian tour and subsequently named his daughter after her, reports femalefirst.co.uk.

“Mariah Carey is truly a beautiful, genuine person. She’s protective of her fans and she’s not above herself at all. I knew when we were having a baby girl that she would be my Mariah Grace,” said Chris.

Carey also dedicated her song “Close My Eyes” to her.

IANS