On April 15, pop star Mariah Carey will release her new album, E=MC2. Here is a quick look at how Carey compares to the master of E=MC2, Albert Einstein.
Carey: Publishes E=MC2 at age 38.
Einstein: Wrote E=MC2 in 1905, when he was 26 years old.
Carey: E=MC2 stands for: Emancipation equals Mariah Carey to the second power. (The Emancipation of Mimi was the title of Carey’s comeback album in 2005.)
Einstein: E=MC2 stands for: Energy is equivalent to mass. The speed of light squared tells us exactly how much energy a given amount of
Carey: Said on MTV that creating the perfume [M by Mariah Carey] and working on her album influenced each other.
Einstein: Said that God does not play dice.
Carey: Worked with several producers and singers, all acknowledged on the cover.
Einstein: Published his paper on E=MC2 by himself, but it is not clear whether he always credited contributions by his wife Mileva.
Carey: Will probably receive Platinum for E=MC2, adding to her collection of awards.
Einstein: Won only one Nobel Prize, which wasn’t for E=MC2.
Carey: Tied with Elvis Presley for second place for most Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 singles. First place: The Beatles.
Einstein: Ranks third in royalties earned by dead celebrities. First place: Elvis Presley.
Einstein: His E=MC2 discovery led to the formulation of the theory of special relativity.
Carey: The world will probably have forgotten Carey’s E=MC2 album one hundred years from now.
Einstein: The world celebrated the 100-year anniversary of Einstein’s magic papers in 1905 with the World Year of Physics.