On April 15, pop star Mariah Carey will release her new album, *E=MC ^{2}*. Here is a quick look at how Carey compares to the master of E=MC

^{2}, Albert Einstein.

**Carey: **Publishes *E=MC ^{2}* at age 38.

**Einstein:**Wrote E=MC

^{2}in 1905, when he was 26 years old.

**Carey:** E=MC^{2} 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=MC^{2} 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=MC^{2} by himself, but it is not clear whether he always credited contributions by his wife Mileva.

**Carey:** Will probably receive Platinum for *E=MC ^{2}*, adding to her collection of awards.

**Einstein:**Won only one Nobel Prize, which wasn’t for E=MC

^{2}.

**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.

**Carey:**Her

*E=MC*album already led to the single “Touch My Body;” more singles will follow.

^{2}**Einstein:**His E=MC

^{2}discovery led to the formulation of the theory of special relativity.

**Carey: **The world will probably have forgotten Carey’s *E=MC ^{2}* 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.