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"Can I put on Mariah?"

Updated: Nov 12, 2023


In the fast-paced world of Coin 8, Cam Barbeau stands out with his unique obsession – vinyl records, especially those of Mariah Carey. Cam is a dedicated employee who has made his workspace a haven for vinyl enthusiasts.


Cam's vinyl journey began when he was given Mariah's Christmas album on red vinyl for his birthday. The warm, nostalgic sound of vinyl along with her warm buttery voice hooked him instantly. What's remarkable about Cam's collection is that it spans the globe, with rare editions and singles shipped in from various corners of the world.


One thing that makes Cam's story special is his boss, Nicola, who not only supports but encourages his passion. Nicola understands that happy employees are productive employees and is happy to let Cam play his vinyl records during work hours.


While Mariah Carey takes the spotlight in Cam's collection, he's also a fan of other divas like Janet Jackson, Whitney Houston, Shania Twain, Celine Dion, and more. Cam believes that collecting their vinyl records is a way to pay homage to their incredible talent.


Cam's vinyl collection keeps growing, he has even pressed his own custom versions of singles that have never received a 12 inch release such as Mariah's 1991 hit "I Don't Wanna Cry" and a Deluxe Version of the soundtrack "Glitter" on vinyl. He has every intention of continuing to collect and track down rare pressings.


Coin8 inspired him to go out and buy a turn table for his apartment which he uses daily. Lana Del Rey and The 1975 have been the latest additions to his collection and he still looks for special variants of their pressings.


In short, Cam Barbeau's passion for vinyl records, especially Mariah Carey's, adds a unique charm to the Coin8 office. It's a reminder that in a fast-paced world, personal passions can bring joy and a touch of nostalgia to our daily lives.



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