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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.
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 complained her onstage electric fans weren't "blowing air appropriately" during her Amsterdam concert.
Then her performance was interrupted by the singer's complaints about the electric fans that adorned the stage.
The 46-year-old ended the European leg of her Sweet Sweet Fantasy tour at Ziggo Dome in the city on Sunday night (24Apr16). But things didn't go exactly to plan and Mariah kicked off her concert 45 minutes late. She told the audience she had been held up due to celebrating her "dear friend's birthday".
Struggling with the strength of the wind emitted by the fans, Mariah raged: "Urgh, these fans, I just want to fix them. It’s just never how I want it. Don’t you think that if I want the fans to blow air appropriately then that’s what we need to have?
Continue reading: Mariah Carey: 'My Stage Is Never How I Want It!'
Mariah Carey chose not to perform a Prince song as a tribute to the late star during her show in Paris, France on Thursday (21Apr16), because he didn't like cover versions of his tunes.
Hours after news of the music icon's death was released, Mariah tweeted a picture of herself alongside the Purple Rain singer and added the caption: "Genius, legend, inspiration, friend. The world will miss you. I'll never get over it."
She then took the stage at the AccorHotels Arena in Paris, as part of her The Sweet Sweet Fantasy Tour, and took a moment in the middle of her concert to honour Prince, telling the audience, "So it's a very sad day but we remember the life of somebody who will always be treasured.
"He was a friend to me too and he talked me through some times I really, really needed somebody and he was an incredible person if you didn't ever get to meet him and I'm sure his music touched every single person in here. So, let's have a moment of silence for Prince if we could please."
Mariah Carey paid an emotional tribute to her friend Prince during her concert in Paris on Thursday night (21Apr16).
The Purple Rain icon, 57, was found dead at his Paisley Park home in Minnesota on Thursday, and news of his death shocked fans and friends alike, many of whom took to social media to share their condolences.
Among them was Mariah, who tweeted a picture of herself along side Prince, adding the caption, "Genius, legend, inspiration, friend. The world will miss you. I'll never get over it."
Hours after she posted the tribute, she took the stage at the AccorHotels Arena in France, as part of her The Sweet Sweet Fantasy Tour.
Continue reading: Mariah Carey Dedicates Song To Prince At Paris Gig
Singer Mariah Carey will be honoured at the 27th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in New York next month (16).
The Hero star will receive the Ally Award for her support of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community. Director Lee Daniels will present his Precious leading lady with her accolade at the Waldorf Astoria New York on 14 May (16), according to Billboard.com.
Continue reading: Mariah Carey To Be Honoured By Lgbt Organisation
The singer still has 19 more weeks to go to reach Mariah Carey's 79 week record
Comeback Queen Rihanna has broken an impressive record - by clocking up a total of more weeks at number one in the US than The Beatles. With her latest song, Work, now in its ninth week at number one across the pond, the Bajan singer has spent a total of 60 weeks at the top spot with 14 different songs.
Rihanna has scored 60 collective weeks at number one in the US
The Anti album maker has just scraped past the four-piece band by one week but still has a long way to go to eclipse Mariah Carey who is riding high with 79 weeks at number one.
Continue reading: Rihanna Overtakes The Beatles For Most Weeks At Number One In The US
Mariah Carey threw a bizarre party at an Italian villa where all the guests came dressed as the singer.
The 46-year-old star has been using the opulent 18th Century, Villa Napoleon I, a luxury retreat on the shores of Lake Como, as a base while on the mainland European leg of her Sweet Sweet Fantasy world tour.
Over the weekend (16-17Apr16) the star took time out from her busy schedule to throw a party for 40 of her closest friends at the villa.
Her chosen theme for the soiree meant all the partygoers had to come dressed as Mariah except the host herself.
Continue reading: Mariah Carey Throws Bizarre Lookalike Party
Rihanna has tied a Beatles chart record in the U.S. by scoring her 59th week at number one.
The R&B beauty's 14th Billboard Hot 100 leader, Work, has landed an eighth week on top, putting her 20 weeks behind number one queen Mariah Carey.
Rihanna has also edged ahead of Michael Jackson to claim the third-most number ones of all-time in America - she's now four more hits behind Carey and six more behind the Beatles, who lead the chart-toppers list with 20.
Her success at the top of the Hot 100 also means no American-born talent has led the countdown for 40 weeks.
Continue reading: Rihanna Ties Beatles Chart Record In U.s.
Mariah Carey has allegedly insured her voice for $35 million.
The 46-year-old singer is currently touring Europe with her The Sweet Sweet Fantasy Tour and according to TMZ.com, has recently agreed to extend it to South America.
But now she has added even more dates to her roster, her team reportedly encouraged her to get some kind of insurance policy for her most important assets - her voice and her legs.
"Fact is, there are millions of dollars on the line now, and if anything happens to her major assets it could result in an epic loss of profits," a source told the website.
Continue reading: Mariah Carey 'Takes Out $70m Insurance... On Her Body'
Nicki Minaj regrets her celebrity feuds.
The 33-year-old singer has locked horns with stars including Mariah Carey, Miley Cyrus and LIL' KIM in the past. But now she's turned over a new leaf, and finds it tough to think back to the public rows she had with many of her peers.
Nicki took part in Facebook Live chat as she filmed The Ellen DeGeneres Show due to air on Thursday (07Apr16), when a fan asked her if she felt regret over the feuds.
“Yeah, all the time,” Nicki replied. “All my feuds I regret, because I’m a sweet person, and I don’t wanna be mean to people."
Continue reading: Nicki Minaj: 'I Don't Want To Be Mean To People Anymore!'
Rihanna has scored a seventh week at the top of the U.S. pop charts with Work.
It's Rihanna's third seven-week number one behind Umbrella and her Eminem duet Love the Way You Lie. She also has a 10-week chart-topper under her belt in We Found Love, her collaboration with Calvin Harris.
Rihanna is now one of only two artists who have led the Billboard Hot 100 for seven weeks four times. Mariah Carey is the other.
Lukas Graham's 7 Years stays put at two on the new countdown, while Meghan Trainor's No rounds out the top three.
Continue reading: Rihanna Joins Elite Company With Fourth Seven-week Leader In U.s.
Mariah Carey - Mariah Carey leaves her London hotel with her children Monroe and Moroccan Cannon. The family is headed to the airport, where they will fly to Luxembourg for Carey's next performance. - London, United Kingdom - Saturday 26th March 2016
Mariah Carey - Mariah Carey arrives at her afterparty at Nylon Bar in the o2 Arena, after her gig. As she arrives at her hotel later on, she is mobbed by fans and photographers in London. - London, United Kingdom - Thursday 24th March 2016
Date of birth
27th March, 1970
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