How Mariah Carey Uses Songwriting to Get Through Hard Times

Aired on 12/03/2002 | CC tv-pg
Mariah Carey's fans aren't the only ones who find strength in her music—the singer/songwriter has also found solace in her art, which helps her get through hard times. "Making music and writing songs has been something that carried me through the rain or whatever situation I've been through, even as a little girl," she said during a 2002 Oprah Show interview to promote the album Charmbracelet.

Here, Mariah opens up to Oprah about the process of crafting her music.