Mariah Carey

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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.

Mariah Carey: Net worth
Mariah Carey's net worth was estimated at $510 million in 2013. (Celebritynetworth)

Mariah Carey: 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.

Mariah Carey: 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.

Mariah Carey: 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.

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heyyz, um... i've been reading thiz whole opage but i still kant find out who is mimi? i've been wondering for a long time... is she mariah carey'z real name? wat duz her album hav to do wit? -the emancipation of mimi?

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"mimi" it her a.k.a. her nick name or you could just call her "m"and mimi is mariah carey.hello all you out there go to www.mariah daily.com and lok at pictures and go to guessbook and meet more people who love mimi too im one of them...and go vote for mimi and go to www.mariah carey.com and become a member and go to amazon.com and get cds movies videos of mariah and i know there are a lot of roomers going around but become a meber and and ask mariah her self and last thing go to www.mariah carey's history chart .com today please...love ya ...appreshat ya...and injoy ya ilove mariah carey ya i said it....

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marie Boden

hey mariah, i love ur music is brilliant plz keep on going with ur music its fab i try and buy all ur albulms ur music makes me soooooooo happy when i have a bad day thanks mariah ur great!!!!!

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first of all listen to you people you sound crazy mariah is real god give her to us and her amasing voice to help people like me get through the rain you no yall said her voice is not real thats like saying god ant real and hunny you better wake up god is verry real and so is mariah you better listen to that god given voice hunny and stop being jelous and injoy the gifts that god gives us sorry so blunt but thats life .... and mariah you keep singing you have alot of people out here that loves you baby so you do what you do and ma god walk with you every day and i love you and so does god like whitney would say i will always love you .....

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You can get the touch my body at http://www.amazon.com/Touch-My-Body/dp/B00160WGVO/ref=sr_f2_1?ie=UTF8&s=dmusic&qid=1206395540&sr=102-1. I love this song.Carrie - UMGD

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who is the bloke in the honey video? the bloke at the end of the video on the beach?

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BAGI

Hy Erica.I wana tell you something about youre proposition about writing gram. corect.I am from Europe and it is hard for me to write right,i have learnd english over the tv and i know allot but it is hard to learn how to write on youre own.I speak perfectly but i cant write good and that doesent make me or Mariah stupid.I also wanted to ask you why do you give a f.c. abot what other people ar saying so much!!!!?????Mariah is a person just like all of us with qualitis and flows,if we her fans akcepted her as the person she is and if WE love her why do you ned an recognition for M by the people who hate her!!!!???I say f.c. them!!!!Mariah we ar all you need!!If they wanna talk bad about M,let them talk.Well talk good about her and than we will be eaven!Noone will change oure minds about M,we will always love and respect her!I think i talk in the name of all Ms fans!!She is unique and noone will aver sing better then her!!!!Mariah if enyone bothers you,you tell me and i will kick their asses!!!!Come to Croatia!LOVE YOU!!!!

8 years 3 weeks ago
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What CD are you talking about hun?To all the others who have posted a comment; it's always great and welcome to come out in support of MiMi, of course, all is welcome. But if I could just make a tiny suggestion (this is not a criticism just an observation), it would be to ask that you please, please try to write in a bit more of a literate sense? What I mean by that, is that some of the comments that I have come across in different places do not always come across as particularly intelligent because of the way in which the comments are expressed. That in turn doesn't reflect particularly well on Mariah, and just gives the haters of this world more fodder for use against her.Like I said earlier, this is not a criticism, I'm just suggesting that you consider how what you write comes across to others reading your messages after you do. Don't get me wrong, I'm often guilty of typos and/or missing out words when I'm hurrying away, so I'm just as guilty more often than not. I'm just saying can we all make just that bit more of a conscious effort to present our defense and responses to and for Mariah in a little bit more of a grammatically correct form.After all, there are enough people saying that Mariah is a brainless bimbo etc., when she's actually an extremely intelligent woman. And by the same token she is often accused of being a bad role model. It doesn't do much for our defense of her if people read comments and think she doesn't encourage her fans to smart, and all they can be because that is not reflected in any of the means her fans use to discuss her. I don't know about you, but I'm hard-tasked to think of any recording act out there today that uses as diverse a spectrum of the English Language as she does - this from the girl they nicknamed 'Mirage' in school because she was never there!!!

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i like mariah carey so much , and i want to tell her that she is great woman , and she have wonderful sound , and sexy body .and i want to say to mariah that (when u came to this world , it was raining , but that rain was not a water , it was tears from angels who were crying , cause they lost one of them , thats you mariah )thankshabib joumalodz - poland

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hey mariah I think you and nick are going to make great parents and I give you all my best!

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