Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey

Biography

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.



Biography by Contactmusic.com

Mariah Carey Poses In Bathtub On Instagram After Long Night In The Studio


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After a hard days work even Mariah Carey likes to relax with a bubble bath. But unlike regular people, the pop diva’s bath time includes wearing full make-up, a whole lot of diamond jewellery and uploading a pic to Instagram. 

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Mariah Carey's Older Sister Arrested For Prostitution


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Mariah Carey’s estranged elder sister, Alison, has been arrested on a charge of prostitution in the town of Saugerties in New York state, it has been reported.

Local paper The Daily Freeman published a report at the weekend that Alison Carey, 55, was arrested after she solicited money from an undercover local police officer (posing as a customer) in exchange for sexual favours at an unidentified hotel in the town on Friday (August 26th).

Mariah CareyMariah's older sister, Alison, was arrested on a charge of prostitution

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The Lego Batman Movie Trailer


Everyone knows how committed Batman is to his cause, he spends his days in the Batcave plotting different ways to save Gotham from the constant threat The Joker and his other cronies currently hold over the city. The one person who knows Batman better than anyone is his butler Alfred but his ageing helper has grown increasingly worried about his master's current mental state.

Wishing to find a new outlet and possibly offer some joy to Bruce's life, Alfred revokes Batman's Batcave computer privileges in an attempt for the caped crusader to bond with his adopted son. Batman is far from enthused and literally knows nothing about the kid who's living in Wayne Manor but when Dick accidentally stumbles upon the Batcave and all of Batman's elaborate toys, he can't believe his luck! First job is to find a suitable costume and young Dick takes no time re-working a Reggae style outfit.

Now Batman has found a side-kick, how will the two get on and find a way to save the city from The Joker who's planning on taking over control of Gotham.

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Mariah Carey Describes Being A Judge On 'American Idol' As An "Abusive Experience"


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Mariah Carey has spoken badly of her time as a judge on ‘American Idol’, describing it as an “abusive experience”.

Carey was speaking at an informal press conference at the Television Press Critics Summer Press Tour this week, according to Billboard, when she was asked about her short-lived stint on the Fox series’ 12th season in early 2013.

“Ugh! It was the most the most abusive experience! By the way, you’ve just driven me to drink,” she said, raising a glass of champagne to underline her point. When pressed to elaborate on her point, however, she dodged the question.

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Mariah Carey Reveals Fiancé James Packer Is A Big Fan Of Her Music


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Mariah Carey has revealed that her billionaire fiancé, Australian businessman James Packer, is a big fan of her music. The couple became engaged in January, after less than a year of dating, and they're currently busy planning their wedding, while Carey also films her first reality show for E!.

Mariah Carey and James PackerJames Packer is a big fan of fiancée Mariah Carey’s music.

Speaking to Complex magazine, Carey said that Packer had long been “obsessed” with her music and even listens to different playlists of her while he travels. Carey added that she wasn't scared off by him being a huge fan as it actually makes things easier.

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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

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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

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'We're Happier Than Happy': Nick Cannon Shares Father's Day Snap With Mariah Carey


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Nick Cannon proved that he and ex Mariah Carey are still on good terms, despite rumours that the TV presenter has infuriated the singer by deliberately dragging out divorce proceedings. Nonetheless, he posted a Father's Day snap of the pair with their children Monroe and Moroccan looking pretty happy indeed.

Nick CannonNick Cannon insists he and Mariah Carey are still good

Last week, Nick Cannon launched a freestyle rap called 'Divorce Papers', describing the real situation between him and Mariah, his antipathy towards those suggesting there's any animosity between them and praising his children for their 'resilience'. He also denies that he's refusing to sign off the divorce papers officially.

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Nick Cannon Raps About Mariah Carey In New Freestyle 'Divorce Papers'


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Nick Cannon has opened up about his divorce from Mariah Carey in new freestyle track ‘Divorce Papers’. The couple separated in 2014 and have two children together, twins Monroe and Moroccan, but Cannon says they're still on good terms.

Nick CannonNick Cannon has released a new freestyle titled ‘Divorce Papers’.

Cannon released the track on KarenCivil.com along with a lengthy explanation about the song. “My purpose for creating this ‘Divorce Papers’ freestyle was not to feed the tabloid chatter, or even to diffuse it,” he explained. “This was strictly a creative way for me to express my frustrations with the media, the naysayers, myself and ultimately with the voices in my head.”

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Did Demi Lovato Just Weigh In On Mariah Cary And Jennifer Lopez's Feud?


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Demi Lovato reportedly threw some serious shade Mariah Carey’s way on Thursday (June 16), in a series of now deleted (but of course screencapped) Instagram comments. Lovato was responding to a meme that negatively compared friend Ariana Grande to Mariah, causing her to bring up the pop diva’s rumoured feud with Jennifer Lopez.

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Is Nick Cannon Refusing To Finalize Divorce From Mariah Carey?


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It is not unusual for a divorce to take a matter of years to finalize, but the legal marriage between Nick Cannon and Mariah Carey is purportedly lasting much longer than necessary because the TV presenter is just refusing to sign his half of the petition. 

Nick CannonDoes Nick Cannon still love Mariah Carey?

Despite the fact that the 'America's Got Talent' host initially filed for the divorce himself in December 2014 after being separated from his wife since August of that year, he is now neglecting to take the last step in order to allow Mariah Carey to marry her new fiance, billionaire investment magnate James Packer, according to reports. 

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Mariah Carey - Celebrities outside the 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' studios at Jimmy Kimmel studio - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 1st June 2016

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Mariah Carey - Mariah Carey seen arriving at the ABC studios for Jimmy Kimmel Live - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 1st June 2016

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Mariah Carey Still Doesn't 'Know' Jennifer Lopez, But There's No Feud


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Mariah Carey has stated once and for all that there’s no real beef between her and Jennifer Lopez. The two multitalented artists have been rumoured to be feuding ever since the early 2000s, when Carey was asked about Lopez by a reporter and responded, "I don't know her.”

Mariah CareyMariah Carey has spoken about rumours of a feud with J-Lo.

Appearing on 'Watch What Happens Live', Andy Cohen asked Carey about her infamous J-Lo comments. "That was so long ago," she said. "I can't believe people still make such a big deal out of it."  

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Mariah Carey

Date of birth

27th March, 1970

Occupation

Musician

Sex

Female

Height

1.75




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Mariah Carey Movies

The Lego Batman Movie Trailer

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The Butler Movie Review

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Glitter Movie Review

Glitter Movie Review

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The Bachelor Movie Review

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Glitter Movie Review

Glitter Movie Review

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