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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 and Elton were paid a total of £3.5 million to play at the wedding of Irene Kogan, the granddaughter of Russian business tycoon Valery Kogan.
The two pop icons performed as the highlights of a nine-hour programme of entertainment at the wedding of 19 year olds Irene Kogan and Daniel Kenvey on Saturday (January 14th) held at London’s Landmark hotel. The extravagant, star-studded bill was footed by Irene’s grandfather, Russian business tycoon Valery Kogan.
The singer's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame was painted with graffiti over the weekend.
Police are hunting for the person who vandalised Mariah Carey’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame over the weekend, after the paving slab was tagged with graffiti that read ‘?’ next to her name.
The 46 year old singer took a shellacking on social media after her live performance on New Year’s Eve in New York’s Times Square was beset by technical difficulties and saw Mariah suffer something of a meltdown on stage. She later blamed her production team for the mistakes, and even fired her creative director.
Now, Los Angeles police are studying security footage to try to detect the vandal that daubed the question mark on her Walk of Fame star over the weekend, with the crime considered as felony vandalism.
Continue reading: Police Investigating Vandalisation Of Mariah Carey's Walk Of Fame Star
Mariah Carey is suing FEG Entreteniminetos after she was forced to cancel her shows in South America last year.
Mariah Carey has taken legal action against the promoters of her cancelled shows.
The 'Hero' hitmaker was set to perform in Chile and Argentina last year but has claimed she was forced to axe the gigs in South America due to late payments from FEG Entretenimientos and now she wants the firm to cough up for her the fees in total because they've allegedly breached the contract they agreed on.
However, the bitter legal battle is set to get sticky as FEG have fired back at the singer and accused her of harming their reputation by not performing.
Continue reading: Mariah Carey Sues Over Cancelled Shows
Carey was ridiculed on social media after her performance at ‘Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve’ went horribly wrong.
Mariah Carey has addressed her now infamous New Year’s Eve performance, saying it “turned into an opportunity to humiliate me”.
In an audio recording uploaded to her Twitter account, Carey placed the blame on ‘technical issues’ with the production team, including an ear monitor which she said was not working.
Mottola had criticised his ex-wife’s management team after her NYE performance.
The former Sony chairman had told Page Six that while he believed what happened to Carey, “could’ve happened to anyone”, he advised his former wife to “find her way to the right professionals for guidance”.
Mariah Carey’s manager has hit back at the singer’s ex-husband Tommy Mottola
Continue reading: Mariah Carey's Manager Hits Back At Singer's Ex Husband Tommy Mottola
The singer stormed off stage on Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve
Mariah Carey probably had one of the worst starts to a New Year of any celebrity for quite a few years after her disastrous New Year’s Rockin’ Eve Show in Time’s Square. The rumoured diva stormed off stage after suffering technical difficulties and has been the topic of a lot of people’s conversations ever since.
Mariah Carey's NYE performance ended with the star storming off stage
The star, 46, was left embarrassed when her ear-in monitors stopped working and she struggled to hear her backing track; however, she has since gained support from a most unusual source: her ex-husband.
Continue reading: Mariah Carey Gets Support After NYE Performance From Ex-Husband
The singer has pointed the blame for her catastrophic performance.
It's safe to say that Mariah Carey didn't exactly have the best start to the new year. Her performance on 'Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest' was shambolic to say the least, and now the singer has opened up about the extreme technical difficulties that plagued her show.
Mariah Carey opens up about NYE performance
It was painful to watch; seeing Mariah attempting to sing along to her own music while clearly being unable to hear the backing track, and then deciding to just lip sync for the rest of the performance - which made it even worse if that were possible. It didn't start off too badly; her 'Auld lang Syne' was sensational, if marred a little by her inability to stop fiddling with her ear piece, but now we know why.
Continue reading: Mariah Carey 'Mortified' After A 'Horrible New Year's Eve'
Michael was the first person to sing in a car with Corden back in 2011.
Michael, who passed away on Christmas Day, took part in a Comic Relief sketch with the comedian in 2011, which would go on to inspire Corden’s hugely successful Carpool Karaoke segment.
James Corden has paid tribute to George Michael
Mariah Carey's performance on New Year's has made the headlines for all the wrong reasons
It wasn't a great turn of the year for pop icon Mariah Carey after a botched performance during her Dick Clark New Year's Rockin' Eve show. Carey's set was littered with technical issues with a supposed problem with her earpiece resulting in the star not being able to hear her backing track. But now Carey's team have claimed that Dick Clark Productions deliberately sabotaged the star to create more publicity and some "Mariah drama".
Mariah Carey at the Unholy Night Premier
Prior to Mariah's Time Square performance, which goes live to millions on ABC, she repeatedly told stage managers and producers that she was unable to hear her "inner ear", meaning that she could not hear the audience reactions. The star was then repeatedly told that "it would be fine once she was on stage", but this wasn't the case, leaving the Carey team embarrassed.
Continue reading: Mariah Carey Blames New Year's Horror Show On TV Execs
‘Rockabye’ has topped the festive charts.
Clean Bandit have won the chart race to become this year’s UK Christmas number one.
The trio claimed the festive top spot with ‘Rockabye’, a song that first entered the chart nine weeks ago and is now on its seventh week at number one. The song is now one of the year’s biggest hits across both downloads and streams, having racked up 589,000 combined chart sales to date.
Clean Bandit are this year’s Christmas number one
Continue reading: Clean Bandit Are This Year's UK Christmas Number One
Music icon Mariah Carey Flips the Switch at the Empire State Building's Symbolic Lighting Ceremony to kick off the Holiday Season and Promote the 2016 Holiday Light Show - New York, United States - Tuesday 6th December 2016
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
Date of birth
27th March, 1970
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