American Singer Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey Profile:
Name: Mariah Carey
Date of Birth: 27 March 1970
Birthplace: Huntington, Long Island, New York
Maiden Name: Carey
Build: Athletic
Height: 5' 9" (175 cm)
Eye Color: Brown - Dark
Hair Color: Blonde
Star Sign:  Aries
Claim to Fame:  Seventeen #1 hits
Occupation: Singer, Songwriter
Religion:  Anglican / Episcopalian
Occupation Category:  Singer
Nationality: American
Music Genre: Pop, R&B
Music Style:  Adult Contemporary, Club/Dance, Dance-Pop, Electronic, Pop, Pop/Rock, Urban
Music Mood: Amiable/Good-Natured, Bright, Carefree, Confident, Energetic, Exuberant, Fun, Laid-Back/Mellow, Party/Celebratory, Playful, Refined/Mannered, Reflective, Romantic, Sensual, Sentimental, Sexy, Slick, Sparkling, Stylish, Sweet, Theatrical
Musical Instrument: Vocals
Alternative Names: Mimi, Maraya, Mermaid

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Biography for Mariah Carey
Mariah Carey (born Mar. 27, 1970 (41 years ago)) is an American R&B singer, songwriter, record producer, and actress. She made her recording debut in 1990 (21 years ago) under the guidance of Columbia Records executive Tommy Mottola, and became the first recording artist to have her first five singles top the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart. Following her marriage to Mottola in 1993 (18 years ago), a series of hit records established her position as Columbia's highest-selling act. According to Billboard magazine, she was the most successful artist of the 1990 (21 years ago) in the United States.

Carey was named the best-selling female pop artist of the millennium at the 2000 (11 years ago) World Music Awards. She has the most number-one singles for a solo artist in the United States (eighteen; second artist overall behind The Beatles (31 walls)), where, according to the Recording Industry Association of America,
Actress Mariah Carey
Actress Mariah Carey
she is one of the best-selling female artists and sixteenth overall recording artist. In addition to her commercial accomplishments, Carey has earned five Grammy Awards, and is well-known for her vocal range, power, melismatic style, and use of the whistle register. She is ranked as the best-selling female artist of the U.S. Nielsen Soundscan era (third best-selling artist overall), with sales of over 62.5 million albums in the U.S. and has sold over 200 million albums worldwide.

Life and music career
Childhood and youth:
Mariah Carey was born in Huntington, Long Island, New York. She is the third and youngest child of Patricia Carey (née Hickey), a former opera singer and vocal coach of Irish descent, and Alfred Roy Carey, an aeronautical engineer of Afro-Venezuelan descent. Her paternal grandfather, Francisco Nuñez, changed his surname to Carey to better assimilate upon moving to the United States from Venezuela. Carey was named after the song "They Call the Wind Mariah". Carey's parents divorced when she was three years old. While living in Huntington, racist neighbors allegedly poisoned the family dog and set fire to her family's car. After her parents' divorce, Carey had little contact with her father, and her mother worked several jobs to support the family. Carey spent much of her time at home alone and turned to music to occupy herself. She began singing at around the age of three, when her mother began to teach her after Carey imitated her mother practicing Verdi's opera Rigoletto in Italian.

Carey graduated from Harborfields High School in Greenlawn, New York. She was frequently absent because of her work as a demo singer for local recording studios; her classmates consequently gave her the nickname "Mirage." Her work in the Long Island music scene gave her opportunities to work with musicians such as Gavin Christopher and Ben Margulies, with whom she co-wrote material for her demo tape. After moving to New York City, Carey worked part-time jobs to pay the rent, and she completed 500 hours of beauty school. Eventually, she became a backup singer for Puerto Rican freestyle singer Brenda K. Starr.

In 1988 (23 years ago), Carey met Columbia Records executive Tommy Mottola at a party, where Starr gave him Carey's demo tape. Mottola played the tape when leaving the party and was impressed. He returned to find Carey, but she had left. Nevertheless, Mottola tracked her down and signed her to a recording contract. This Cinderella-like story became part of the standard publicity surrounding Carey's entrance into the industry.

Early commercial success (1989-1992)
Singer Mariah Carey
Singer Mariah Carey
Carey co-wrote the tracks on her 1990 (21 years ago) debut album Mariah Carey, and she has co-written most of her material since. During the recording, she expressed dissatisfaction with the contributions of producers such as Ric Wake and Rhett Lawrence, whom the executives at Columbia had enlisted to help make the album more commercially viable. Backed by a substantial promotional budget, the album reached number one on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart, where it remained for several weeks. It yielded four number-one singles and made Carey a star in the United States, but it was less successful in other countries. Critics rated the album highly, and Carey won Grammys for Best New Artist, and—for her debut single, "Vision of Love"—Best Female Pop Vocal Performance.

International success (1993-1996)
Carey and Tommy Mottola had become involved romantically during the making of her debut album, and in Jun. 1993 (18 years ago), they were married.

Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds consulted on the album Music Box, which was released later that year and became Carey's most successful worldwide.

In late 1994 (17 years ago), after her duet with Luther Vandross on a cover of Lionel Richie and Diana Ross's "Endless Love" became a hit, Carey released the holiday album Merry Christmas.It became one of the most successful Christmas albums of all time.

In 1995 (16 years ago), Columbia released Carey's fifth album, Daydream, which combined the pop sensibilities of Music Box with downbeat R&B and hip hop influences. The short but profitable Daydream World Tour augmented sales of the album, which received six Grammy Award nominations.

Carey's next album, Butterfly (1997, 14 years ago), yielded the number-one single "Honey," the lyrics and music video for which presented a more overtly sexual image (wallpaper) of her than had been previously seen. The album was a commercial success—although not to the degree of her previous three albums—and "My All" (her thirteenth Hot 100 number-one) gave her the record for the most U.S. number-ones by a female artist.

Personal and professional struggles (2001-2004)
After receiving Billboard's Artist of the Decade Award and the World Music Award for Best-Selling Female Artist of the Millennium, Carey parted from Columbia and signed a contract with EMI's Virgin Records worth a reported US$80 million.

Later in the year, Columbia released the low-charting compilation album Greatest Hits shortly after the failure of Glitter, and in early 2002 (9 years ago), Virgin bought out Carey's contract for $28 million, creating further negative publicity. Carey later said her time at Virgin was "a complete and total stress-fest...I made a total snap decision which was based on money, and I never make decisions based on money. I learned a big lesson from that." Later that year, she signed a contract with Island Records, valued at more than $22.5 million. and launched the record label MonarC. To add further to Carey's emotional burdens, her father, with whom she had little contact since childhood, died of cancer that year.

In 2002 (9 years ago), she performed the American national anthem, in front of an audience at the Super Bowl XXXVI at the Louisiana Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana. Following a well-received supporting role in the 2002 (9 years ago) movie WiseGirls, Carey released the album Charmbracelet, which she said marked "a new lease on life" for her. Sales of Charmbracelet were moderate, and the quality of Carey's vocals came under severe criticism. The Boston Globe declared the album "the worst of her career, revealing a voice no longer capable of either gravity-defying gymnastics or soft coos", and Rolling Stone commented, "Carey needs bold songs that help her use the power and range for which she is famous. Charmbracelet is like a stream of watercolors that bleed into a puddle of brown." The album's only charting single in America, "Through the Rain", was a failure on pop radio, which had become less open to maturing "diva" stylists such as Celine Dion, or Carey herself in favor of younger singers such as Christina Aguilera (88 walls), who had vocal styles very similar to Carey's.

"I Know What You Want", a 2003 (8 years ago) Busta Rhymes single on which Carey guest starred, fared considerably better and reached the U.S. top five; it was also included a Columbia's release of The Remixes, a compilation of Carey's best remixes and some new tracks. That year, she embarked on the Charmbracelet World Tour and was awarded the Chopard Diamond award for selling over 100 million albums worldwide. She was featured on rapper Jadakiss's 2004 (7 years ago) single "U Make Me Wanna", which reached the top ten on Billboard's R&B/Hip-Hop chart.

Return to prominence (2005-present)
Carey's tenth studio album, The Emancipation of Mimi (2005, 6 years ago), contained contributions from producers such as The Neptunes, Kanye West and Carey's longtime collaborator, Jermaine Dupri. Carey said it was "very much like a party record...the process of putting on makeup and getting ready to go out...I wanted to make a record that was reflective of that."; The Emancipation of Mimi became 2005's best-selling album in the U.S., and The Guardian reviewer defined it as "cool, focused and urban [... some of] the first Mariah Carey tunes in years I wouldn't have to be paid to listen to again". The album earned Carey a Grammy Award for Best Contemporary R&B Album, and the single "We Belong Together" won Best Female R&B Vocal Performance and Best R&B Song. "We Belong Together" held the Hot 100's number-one position for fourteen weeks, her longest run at the top as a solo lead artist. Subsequently, the single "Shake It Off" reached number two for a week, making Carey the first female lead vocalist to have simultaneously held the Hot 100's top two positions (While topping the charts in 2002 (9 years ago), Ashanti was the "featured" singer on the #2 single.)

Carey began a concert tour in mid-2006, called The Adventures of Mimi Tour, which was the most successful tour of her career, although some dates had to be canceled. In separate appearances on 106 & Park and TRL Carey announced plans to go back on tour in Nov. or dec. 2008 (3 years ago). She appeared on the cover of the Mar. 2007 (4 years ago) edition of Playboy magazine on a non-nude photo (wallpaper) session. In early 2007 (4 years ago), she was featured with Bow Wow on the Bone Thugs-n-Harmony single "Lil' L.O.V.E.". Later in the year, Carey received a "recording star" on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Carey performing on stage with her dancers in summer 2008By spring 2007 (4 years ago), she had begun working on her eleventh studio album, E=MC². Asked about the album title and its meaning, Carey said "Einstein’s theory? Physics? Me? Hello!...Of course I’m poking fun." She characterized the project as "Emancipation of Mimi to the second power", saying she was "freer on this album than" any other. Like her previous one, this album mainly concentrates on pop and R&B, but also borrows hip hop, gospel and even reggae ("Cruise Control") elements. Although E=MC² was well received by most critics, some of them criticized it for being "a clone of The Emancipation of Mimi". Bleu Magazine's critic said that the "facsimiles aren't terrible, they're just boring and forgettable at this point". Two weeks before the album's release, on Apr. 2, 2008 (3 years ago), "Touch My Body", her first single from the album, became Carey's eighteenth number-one single on the Hot 100, pushing her past Elvis Presley into second place for the most number-one singles among all artists in the rock era, according to Billboard magazine's revised methodology. Carey is now second only to The Beatles (31 walls) who have twenty number-one singles.

Carey's singles have, collectively, topped the charts for seventy-nine weeks, which places her just behind Presley, who topped the combined charts for eighty weeks. Carey has also had notable success on international charts, though not to the same degree as in the United States. Thus far, she has had two number-one singles in Britain, two in Australia, and six in Canada. Her highest-charting single in Japan peaked at number two.

On Apr. 30, 2008 (3 years ago), Carey married actor Nick Cannon, at Carey's private estate on Windermere Island in the Bahamas. Confirming rumors of the marriage, Carey stated that she felt the pair were "soulmates". Carey was inducted into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame on Oct. 30, 2008 (3 years ago) at the Garden City Hotel in Garden City, New York. Carey performed "Hero" at the Neighborhood Inaugural Ball after Barack Obama was sworn in as the first African-American president in history on Jan. 20, 2009 (2 years ago). Carey was featured on the second single from The-Dream's sophomore album Love vs. Money called "My Love".

In early 2009 (2 years ago), singer-songwriter The-Dream stated that he and Carey had already begun working on her next studio album:

“ I think it’s about just writing an album that includes the focus of all the hits that she’s had. She can’t take a loss; she has to do everything to the T. So it’s basically like we’re trying to make a greatest hits album without using the greatest hits. ”

On May 20, Carey announced on her Twitter page the title of her new album, Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel.

On Jun. 9, it was announced that the first single will be "Obsessed". The single premiered on Chicago radio station B96 on Jun. 16, 2009 (2 years ago). The song debuted at number 11 on the Billboard Hot 100. This marked Carey's fortieth entry on the Hot 100, making her just the eighth woman in the chart's history to make 40 or more appearances. It is also her highest Hot 100 debut since 1998 (13 years ago). The album will be released on Aug. 25, 2009 (2 years ago)..

On Jul. 7th, 2009 (2 years ago), Carey, alongside Trey Lorenz, performed at the memorial for Michael Jackson (60 walls), at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. She performed the Jackson 5 song "I'll Be There", a song which she had previously covered as a single with Lorenz in 1992 (19 years ago).

Acting career
Carey began to take professional acting lessons in 1997 (14 years ago), and in the coming year, she was auditioning for movie roles. She made her debut as an opera singer in the romantic comedy The Bachelor (1999, 12 years ago), starring Chris O'Donnell and Renée Zellweger. CNN referred derisively to her casting as a talentless diva as "letter-perfect...the "can't act" part informs Carey's entire performance".

 Mariah Carey
 Mariah Carey
Carey's first starring role was in Glitter (2001, 10 years ago), in which she played a struggling musician in the 1980 (31 years ago) who breaks into the music industry after meeting a disc jockey (Max Beesley). Though Roger Ebert said "[Carey]'s acting ranges from dutiful flirtatiousness to intense sincerity", most critics panned it: Halliwell's movie Guide called it a "vapid star vehicle for a pop singer with no visible acting ability", and The Village Voice observed: "When [Carey] tries for an emotion — any emotion — she looks as if she's lost her car keys." Glitter was a box office failure, and Carey earned a Razzie Award for her role. She later said that the movie "started out as a concept with substance, but it ended up being geared to 10-year-olds. It lost a lot of grit...I kind of got in over my head."

Carey, Mira Sorvino and Melora Walters co-starred as waitresses at a mobster-operated restaurant in the independent movie WiseGirls (2002, 9 years ago), which premiered at the Sundance movie Festival but went straight to cable in the U.S. Critics commended Carey for her efforts — The Hollywood Reporter predicted, "Those scathing notices for Glitter will be a forgotten memory for the singer once people warm up to Raychel", and Roger Friedman, referring to her as "a Thelma Ritter for the new millennium", said, "Her line delivery is sharp and she manages to get the right laughs". WiseGirls producer Anthony Esposito cast Carey in The Sweet Science (2006, 5 years ago), a movie about an unknown female boxer recruited by a boxing manager, but it never entered production.

Carey was one of several musicians who appeared in the independently produced Damon Dash movies Death of a Dynasty (2003, 8 years ago) and State Property 2 (2005, 6 years ago). Her TV work has been limited to a Jan. 2002 (9 years ago) episode of Ally McBeal. Carey had a cameo appearance in Adam Sandler's 2008 (3 years ago) movie You Don't Mess with the Zohan, playing herself.

In 2006 (5 years ago), Carey joined the cast of the indie movie Tennessee (2008, 3 years ago), taking the role of an aspiring singer who flees her controlling husband and joins two brothers on a journey to find their long-lost father. The movie received mixed reviews, but most of them raved about Carey's performance and praised it as "understated and very effective." In 2009 (2 years ago), she appeared as a social worker in Precious, the movie adaptation of the 1996 (15 years ago) novel Push by Sapphire. Variety described her acting as "pitch-perfect".

    1999 (12 years ago): The Bachelor(role: Ilana)
    2001 (10 years ago): Glitter(role: Billie Frank)
    2002 (9 years ago): WiseGirls(role: Raychel)
    2003 (8 years ago): Death of a Dynasty(role: Herself)
    2005 (6 years ago): State Property 2(role: Dame's Wifey)
    2008 (3 years ago): You Don't Mess with the Zohan(role: Herself)
    2009 (2 years ago): Tennessee(role: Krystal)
    2009 (2 years ago): Precious (role: Mrs. Weiss)

TV-shows (series
    Ally McBeal
    The Proud Family

    Studio albums:
    Mariah Carey (1990, 21 years ago)
    Emotions (1991, 20 years ago)
    Music Box (1993, 18 years ago)
    Merry Christmas (1994, 17 years ago)
    Daydream (1995, 16 years ago)
    Butterfly (1997, 14 years ago)
    Rainbow (1999, 12 years ago)
    Glitter (2001, 10 years ago)
    Charmbracelet (2002, 9 years ago)
    The Emancipation of Mimi (2005, 6 years ago)
    E=MC² (2008, 3 years ago)
    Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel (2009, 2 years ago)
    Other albums:
    MTV Unplugged (1992, 19 years ago)
    #1's (1998, 13 years ago)
    Valentines (2000, 11 years ago)
    Greatest Hits (2001, 10 years ago)
    The Remixes (2003, 8 years ago)
    The Ballads (2008, 3 years ago)
    Music Box Tour (1993, 18 years ago)
    Daydream World Tour (1996, 15 years ago)
    Butterfly World Tour (1998, 13 years ago)
    Rainbow World Tour (2000, 11 years ago)
    Charmbracelet World Tour (2003-2004)
    The Adventures of Mimi Tour (2006, 5 years ago)

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