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.
Pitbull and Mariah Carey will guest star in the upcoming second season of ‘Empire’.
Pitbull and Mariah Carey will guest star in the upcoming season of Empire. The news about Carey’s role was revealed earlier this week at the unveiling of Carey's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame by the show’s creator, Lee Daniels. The network behind the show, Fox, made the announcement about Pitbull on Thursday morning (6th August) at the Television Critics Association Press Tour in Los Angeles.
Mariah Carey at the unveiling of her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in August 2015.
The Grammy-winning, multi-platinum selling singer will also be making a guest appearance in the next season of 'Empire', it was revealed.
Mariah Carey chose a blazing hot day to receive the honour of a star on the legendary Hollywood Walk of Fame, but there was more in store for fans as one of the ceremony’s special guests revealed that the singing superstar would be making a guest appearance in the second season of ‘Empire’!
At the unveiling of the 2,556th star at the corner of Hollywood Boulevard and Argyle Avenue on Wednesday morning (August 5th), she was accompanied by her four year old twins Moroccan and Monroe. As small children tend to do, both threatened to upstage the Grammy Award-winning singer by taking turns to grab the microphone and adorably proclaim “I love you, mommy!”
Mariah Carey with her two children, Moroccan and Monroe, at the ceremony
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Mariah Carey is rumoured to be dating the Aussie businessman who was once linked to Miranda Kerr.
Singer Mariah Carey has apparently bagged herself a billionaire, as the diva is reportedly dating Australian businessman James Packer. The pair have been pictured walking hand in hand together in Italy on Friday, amid reports that they are on an 'extended holiday.’
Mariah is said to be dating James Packer, an Australian billionaire.
In the pictures, published by Britain’s Daily Mail, Carey and Packer are showing enjoying a romantic hand-in-hand walk through the cobbled streets of Capri in the south of Italy. Carey was dressed in a low cut red and orange maxi dress for the stroll, accessorising with some designer shades while wearing her hair in loose curls.
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The video also features an appearance from model Tyson Beckford and ‘Empire’ star Jussie Smollett.
Mariah Carey has finally released the video for her latest single ‘Infinity’, showing the pop diva during her Las Vegas residency at Cesar’s Palace. The video lets us in on Mariah’s new life in Vegas, showing us that when she’s not performing sold out shows the diva likes nothing more than to sing in her closet and drink champagne, while searching for dates on Match.com.
Mariah Carey has dropped her new video for ‘Infinity’.
Mariah unveiled the video on Tuesday morning, telling fans on Twitter ‘It's here!!!’ and thanking director Brett Ratner and co-stars Tyson Beckford and ‘Empire’s' Jussie Smollett. In the clip, footage of the singer performing the song at one of her Cesar's Palace shows is interspersed with moments of Mariah being the ultimate diva as she tries to move on from a breakup.
The singer appeared as a judge on the reality show in 2013.
Mariah Carey is one former ‘American Idol’ judge who definitely won’t be headed back to the table for the show’s final season, as the singer has described her 2013 stint on the series as the "worst experience of my life.” Carey has never shied away from criticising the show in the past, but when appearing on an Australian radio show Thursday, the singer went a little deeper into why she hated her ‘Idol’ experience so much.
Mariah doesn’t appear to have enjoyed her time on ‘American Idol’.
"It's so boring and so fake. I’m sorry ... when I say it's fake, I mean ... you have to make up things to say about people. Half the time the performances are good, you just be like 'It was good' and you feel like ending it there," she told Australia's KIIS-FM.
Mariah Carey dazzles in a pink dress as she leaves the studio where she appeared on 'Live! with Kelly and Michael' at Disneyland in Los Angeles, California. She can be seen waving to her fans as her entourage usher her away from the crowd. As she walks, she points to one fan (out of shot) and says, 'I love your shirt!'.
Mariah Carey cancelled her Las Vegas show on Wednesday night. The 'All I Want For Christmas Is You' singer was suffering from bronchitis
Mariah Carey was forced to cancel one of her Las Vegas shows and it was only a week into her residency. The 45-year-old singer embarked on her Las Vegas residency, entitled Mariah Carey #1s, on 6th May. The series of concerts is being held at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas but some unfortunate fans will not be seeing Carey after she was forced to cancel Wednesday night's (13th May) show due to illness. The concert will not be rescheduled, according to reports.
Mariah Carey was forced to cancel a show after suffering from bronchitis.
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Mariah Carey is back in top form this week.
It’s been a busy week for Mariah Carey. After conquering the Las Vegas strip, (allegedly) receiving jewellery from a fan and a lapdance from Tyson Beckford, it’s back to business for the diva. Carey’s new single, Infinity is a breakup ballad in the R’n’B superstar’s classic, chilled out style.
Carey performing live onstage in Vegas.
Following up on the May 6 launch of her Vegas residency, Mariah Carey #1's, and ahead of the show's May 18 companion hits set, Infinity entered the Billboard Hot 100 chart at No.82 – not a bad start for Carey’s first single since the infamously terrible release of 2014’s Me. I am Mariah... The Elusive Chanteuse.
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Date of birth
27th March, 1970