Mariah Carey

  • 09 June 2004

Date of birth

27th March, 1970




1st January, 1970



Mariah Carey (born 27.3.1970) Mariah Carey is an American R&B and pop singer / songwriter. She first found chart success in the 1990s and her musical career has continued for over a decade.

Net worth: Mariah Carey's net worth was estimated at $510 million in 2013. (Celebritynetworth) Childhood: Mariah Carey was born in New York. Her parents are Patricia Hickey (an opera singer and vocal coach) and Alfred Carey (an aeronautical engineer). Mariah's parents divorced when she was three and Carey's mother began teaching Mariah to sing. After graduating from Harborfields High School, Mariah moved to New York City. In 1988, she attended a party at which she met Tommy Mottola, a Columbia Records executive. Mottola was given Mariah's demo tape and liked the tape so much that he tracked her down after the party and gave her a record deal with Columbia.

Career: Mariah Carey's eponymous debut album was released in 1990. She co-wrote the tracks on the album and has continued to do so since. Mariah Carey reached number one on the Billboard 200 chart. Four number one singles were released from the album and Carey won two Grammys - Best New Artist and Best Female Vocal Pop Performance (for 'Vision of Love.')

The second album, Emotions was a tribute to Motown. Released in 1991, Emotions did not sell as well as her debut, nor did it fare as well with the music press. However, when the title track was released as a single, Mariah Carey became the only act in history to have their first five singles go to number one in the US. Eager to quash rumours that her voice was heavily effected in the studio, Carey overcame the stage fright that prevented her from touring and featured on MTV Unplugged in 1992.

In 1993, her third album, Music Box was released and spawned her first UK number one single, a cover of Badfinger's 'Without You'. 'Dreamlover' and ''Hero' were both US number ones. The next year, Carey duetted with Luther Vandross on a cover of Lionel Richie and Diana Ross' 'Endless Love'.

The track was a hit and Carey followed it up with a festive album, Merry Christmas. The original track, 'All I Want For Christmas Is You' was a huge worldwide hit (her first in Japan). The album became the most successful Christmas album of all time.

1995 saw the release of Mariah Carey's fifth album, Daydream. 'Fantasy', the single featuring rapper Ol' Dirty Bastard, debuted at number one and the album became her biggest selling release in the US, as well as gaining her six Grammy award nominations.

Butterfly was released in 1997 and although it was a success, failed to achieve the sales of her previous releases. In 1998, Mariah Carey recorded a duet with Whitney Houston. 'When You Believe' was recorded for the Prince of Egypt soundtrack and won an Academy Award. Rainbow was Carey's seventh album, released in 1999. 'Heartbreaker', featuring Jay-Z, was a number one single and made Carey the only artist to have had a number one in each year of the 1990s. Leaving Columbia records at the turn of the century, Carey signed a contract with EMI. The deal was reported to be worth $80 million. When Carey eventually released Glitter, (the semi-autobiographical film and accompanying soundtrack that she had been working on for some time), it was largely derided by the press and proved to be Mariah's worst selling release. Shortly after the release of Glitter, Columbia released a Greatest Hits album. However, this also failed to sell well.

In 2002, Virgin bought out Carey's contract for $28 million. With a new contract under her belt, Carey released Charmbracelet. The album preformed badly in the album charts and her vocal abilities were criticised in the media. In 2004, however, she was awarded the Chopard Diamond award for selling more than 100 million albums worldwide. The Emancipation of Mimi was Carey's 10th album, released in 2005. The album became the best-selling album of the year in the US. Two years later, she received a 'recording star' on the Hollywood Wall of Fame. She was inducted into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame the same year. E=MC2, Carey's 11th album, as released in 2008. The lead single, 'Touch My Body' became her 18th number one in the Billboard Hot 100, making her second only to The Beatles, who have had 21 number one singles. E=MC2 was her sixth number one album.

In 2008, she appeared briefly in the comedy 'You Don't Mess with the Zohan' opposite Adam Sandler. The following year she appeared in the drama 'Precious' with Gabourey Sidibe. Her twelfth studio album was 'Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel' which became her lowest selling album so far. It featured the single 'Obsessed' which was thought to include a dig at Eminem after his Nick Cannon gibe.

She celebrated the release with her Angels Advocate Tour. In 2010, she performed 'Hero' during President Barack Obama's Neighborhood Inaugural Ball. She then released a second Christmas album entitled 'Merry Christmas II You' - a follow up to her best-selling festive album. She also sang a duet of 'When Do The Bells Ring For Me' with Tony Bennett which appeared on his 'Duets II' album.

2011 saw her record a duet of 'All I Want for Christmas Is You' with Justin Bieber for his 'Under the Mistletoe' album. She appeared on 'American Idol' as a judge for the twelfth season, but later revealed not to have enjoyed it due to several spats with co-panellist Nicki Minaj. In 2013, she appeared alongside Forest Whitaker in Lee Daniels' 'The Butler'. That year she recorded 'Almost Home' for the movie 'Oz the Great and Powerful'. The next year she unveiled her thirteenth album 'Me. I Am Mariah' which included the single 'Beautiful' featuring Miguel.

Personal Life: Mariah Carey married Tommy Mottola in 1993 before divorcing in 1998 due partly to his controlling behaviour. Mariah Carey surprised celebrity news sites everywhere when she married Nick Cannon in a secret ceremony in 2008. Their marriage came after just 6 weeks of dating. The pair subsequently gave birth to twins named Monroe and Moroccan in 2011, having previously suffered a miscarriage the previous year. Mariah suffered many complications during the pregnancy including pre-eclampsia, and gestational diabetes.

Mariah Carey To Headline Blackpool Festival

By Ed Biggs in Music / Festivals on 11 May 2018

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Carey will be interrupting her Las Vegas residency to headline Blackpool's LiveWire festival in August.

Mariah Carey has surprised her British fanbase by announcing a festival appearance in Blackpool later this summer, swapping her lucrative Las Vegas residency for the delights of the English seaside.

The 48 year old diva, one of the most iconic figures in pop and who has sold more than 200 million albums worldwide, will headline the Livewire Festival at the Tower Headlands Arena in Blackpool on August 24th, with a handful of support acts, yet to be confirmed.

She’ll be jetting over from her upcoming ‘The Butterfly Returns’ residency at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas to perform at the five-day event, which is being held from August 23rd-27th and will also feature Matt Goss and Boyz II Men.

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Mariah Carey Reveals She's Been Diagnosed With Bipolar Disorder

By Charlotte Court in Music / Festivals on 11 April 2018

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The superstar artist was diagnosed in 2001 but hasn't sought treatment until more recently

Pop sensation Mariah Carey has revealed she is finally receiving treatment for diagnosed bipolar disorder despite being in denial over her condition for a number of years.

Mariah Carey has opened up about her mental health problems

The singer and songwriter - who has been in the pop business for three decades - admitted she was first diagnosed in 2001 after a breakdown but failed to seek treatment until recently.

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Mariah Carey at the 2018 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards, held at The Forum in Inglewood, California. Among this years winners were Favorite TV Actress Millie Bobby Brown, Favorite Female Singer Demi Lovato and Favorite Movie Actor Dwayne Johnson - Inglewood, California, United States - Saturday 24th March 2018

James Corden Confesses To Stealing A Candle From Mariah Carey's House

By Ed Biggs in Lifestyle / Showbiz on 22 March 2018

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Corden was playing 'Spill Your Guts Or Fill Your Guts' with guest John Boyega and Drew Barrymore on 'The Late Late Show' this week.

James Corden has revealed that he once stole a candle from Mariah Carey’s house, after the singer kept him waiting for more than three hours to film an interview.

The 39 year old British ‘Late Late Show’ host was joined by guests John Boyega and Drew Barrymore on Wednesday night’s edition of the show, and they played the now-infamous truth-or-dare game ‘Spill Your Guts Or Fill Your Guts’. The segment, as ever, requires the guest to either answer a revealing personal or professional question, or eat/drink some disgusting mystery item.

Deciding to turn the tables on the host, Star Wars actor Boyega asked Corden: “Have you ever stolen anything, if so, from where?”

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Mariah Carey Wanted Game Thrones Spoilers From Kit Harington

By Charlotte Court in Movies / TV / Theatre on 11 January 2018

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The singing diva is apparently a huge fan of the fantasy show

Game of Thrones has enthralled a legion of fans for seven nail-biting series with everyone asking just one question: how is it going to end? And it seems the average Joe is desperate to find out what happened as much as the world’s most famous superstars after Mariah Carey cornered GOT star Kit Harington at the Golden Globes and pressed him for spoilers.

Mariah Carey is a big fan of Game of Thrones

The Sun reported the legendary diva, who was attending the awards show’s after party, approached Kit, who plays Jon Snow in the show, and was "all over him" according to an onlooker.

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Mariah Carey at the 75th Annual Golden Globes Awards which took place at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Among this year's Golden Globe winners were 'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri' and 'Big Little Lies' - Beverly Hills, California, United States - Monday 8th January 2018

Ten Mind-Blowing Mariah Carey Facts

By Stephanie Chase in Music / Festivals on 24 December 2017

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There’s a lot more to this platinum-selling artist than you already know.

She’s one of the biggest-selling artists of all time and the undisputed Queen of Christmas, but there’s a lot more to Mariah Carey. We’ve compiled a list of 10 interesting facts about the singing superstar that will ensure your entry into her Lambily.

Image caption Mariah Carey at VH1's Divas Holiday: Unsilent Night
  1. She was named after a song from musical ‘Paint Your Wagon’ - Mariah’s mother Patricia Hickey must have had an idea her daughter would follow a career in music, as she named her after the song ‘They Call The Wind Mariah’ from the musical ‘Paint Your Wagon’.

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How Much Does Mariah Carey Make On Her Christmas Hit?

By Charlotte Court in Music / Festivals on 30 November 2017

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All I Want For Christmas is widely regarded as one of the best festive tunes every year

It’s that time of the year again when Christmas songs are constantly played whether people like it or not. Alongside Jingle Bells and Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer, there is the obligatory brilliance of Mariah Carey’s All I Want For Christmas. But how much does the Queen of Christmas earn from the recycling of her epic tune?

Image caption Mariah Carey rakes in royalites from his hit Christmas song every year

The Daily Mail reported the singer earns a cool £376,000 and in 2015 the hit song also topped Spotify’s list of most-streamed Christmas tunes for that year.

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It's Not Christmas Yet For Ill Mariah Carey

By Stephanie Chase in Music / Festivals on 25 November 2017

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Mariah has had to cancel three more dates on her All I Want For Christmas Is You tour.

She's the most festive popstar of them all, but Mariah Carey's Christmas is getting off to a rocky start this year.

The singer has been forced to cancel three more dates on her All I Want For Christmas Is You tour, as she continues to recover from a respiratory infection.

The tour, which was initially meant to start on November 27th, now wont kick off until December 2nd in New York.

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Mariah Carey Postpones Christmas Show After Falling Sick

By Holly Mosley in Music / Festivals on 16 November 2017

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The singer has received an unwanted early Christmas present.

Mariah Carey might usually be in her element at this time of year as Christmas swiftly approaches, but the excitement seems to have taken its toll on her as she is forced to cancel her tour dates for the next couple of weeks due to an extended illness.

Image caption Mariah Carey at the Chinese Theater's Hand and Footprint Ceremony

The 47-year-old has had to postpone her All I Want For Christmas tour until November 27th after falling victim to a nasty respiratory infection. Now she will begin her show series with a 6-date run at the Beacon Theatre in New York City.

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Have Haters Driven Mariah Carey To Weight-Loss Surgery?

By Holly Williams in Music / Festivals on 10 November 2017

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The singer has recently undergone a gastric sleeve surgery.

There's definitely something wrong with the world when a beauty like Mariah Carey feels she needs to undergo invasive weight-loss surgery to stem the flow of online abuse about her body. Alas, she's still gone and done it, so we hope it makes her happier.

Image caption Mariah Carey at Chinese Theatre Hand and Footprint Ceremony

It's true that the 'All I Want For Christmas Is You' singer has been looking curvier than usual, but what else can one expect from a woman in her late 40s with two young kids? She's still not 'fat' by any stretch of the imagination, but that hasn't stopped her going under the knife for gastric sleeve surgery six weeks ago.

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Mariah Carey Accused Of Sexual Harassment By Former Head Of Security

By Ed Biggs in Lifestyle / Showbiz on 09 November 2017

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Michael Anello also claims she made racist remarks about him and his colleagues, and that she owes his company money.

Megastar singer Mariah Carey has been sensationally accused of sexual harassment by her former head of security, Michael Anello, according to new reports.

TMZ reported on Wednesday (November 8th) that Anello, head of L.A.-based Anello Security and Consulting and who worked for Mariah from June 2015 to May this year, is preparing a lawsuit against her, a draft of which claims that she committed “sexual acts with the intent that they be viewed by Anello”.

These accusations appear to consist of Carey apparently sexually harassing him while he was doing his job, describing an incident in Cabo San Lucas in which the diva requested Anello to come to her room to move some luggage. When he arrived, she was allegedly wearing a see-through, undone negligee. He said that he tried to leave but that she insisted he move the cases. He says that no physical contact took place.

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Mariah Carey amd Moroccan Scott Cannon at Nickelodeon's 2017 Kids' Choice Awards held at the Galen Center - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 12th March 2017

Mariah Carey wears a little black dress to Nickelodeon's 2017 Kids' Choice Awards held at the Galen Center - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 11th March 2017

Mariah Carey wearing sexy holdups and revealing much of her bottom at 1 Oak Nightclub. The singer was at the Las Vegas nightclub to make her debut as a DJ. - Las Vegas, Nevada, United States - Saturday 25th June 2016