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 Splits With Boyfriend Bryan Tanaka


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Mariah Carey has reportedly split up with her boyfriend Bryan Tanaka, after just five months of dating, after the professional dancer reportedly became jealous of Mariah’s ongoing relationship with her ex-husband Nick Cannon.

The glamorous diva and her backing dancer Tanaka grew close late last year in the immediate aftermath of the collapse of Mariah’s engagement to billionaire James Packer. In February this year, the singer went public with the relationship after three months of dating.

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Mariah Carey's All I Want For Christmas Song Will Be Made Into A Movie


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Mariah Carey's 'All I Want For Christmas' song is set to be made into a movie.

The golden-haired powerhouse released the popular track in 1994, and over 20 years later the blonde beauty has revealed the single will be transformed into a film.

The star announced the news on social media on Tuesday (21.03.17). She tweeted: ''My song is becoming a movie! You're the first to hear about this exciting news! Follow @AllIWantMovie for more updates. #AllIWantMovie (sic).''

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Mariah Carey's Christmas Hit Becoming An Animated Movie


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Mariah Carey is determined to squeeze every conceivable drop out of her utterly ubiquitous festive hit ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’, announcing that a new CGI-animated movie will be based on the song.

The diva herself unveiled a teaser clip for the upcoming animated feature, the existence of which was confirmed by The Hollywood Reporter later on Tuesday (March 21st) and is due to hit cinemas later in 2017.

The movie’s plot apparently expands on that of Mariah’s children’s book of the same name, which was released back in 2015. Directed by Guy Vasilovich from a script by Temple Mathews, Carey herself is set to narrate the film as well as hold down an executive production role, which features a voice cast including Henry Winkler, Lacey Chabert, Breanna Yde, Phil Morris, Laya Hayes and Keiko Agena.

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Mariah Carey amd Moroccan Scott Cannon at Nickelodeon's 2017 Kids' Choice Awards held at the Galen Center - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 12th March 2017

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Mariah Carey wears a little black dress to Nickelodeon's 2017 Kids' Choice Awards held at the Galen Center - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 12th March 2017

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Mariah Carey wears a little black dress to Nickelodeon's 2017 Kids' Choice Awards held at the Galen Center - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 11th March 2017

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Mariah Carey Says She'll Always Have Ex Nick Cannon's Back


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Mariah Carey posted a message of support for ex husband Nick Cannon on Instagram, Sunday, defending him over "false allegations looming in the press.”

The singer did not state what the allegations against the father of her children were, however her post comes just days after Cannon hit out at the National Enquirer over a story they appear to be planning to run, alleging that Carey will be petitioning for full custody of their children because of Cannon's “erratic behaviour”.

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Mariah Carey seen arriving at the ABC studios for Jimmy Kimmel Live - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 15th February 2017

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The Lego Batman Movie Review

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A spin-off from 2014's awesome The Lego Movie, this raucously paced action-comedy is proof that nonstop hilarity isn't enough. Genre fans will adore the relentless barrage of silliness, as wordplay, sight-gags, film references and elaborate jokes pile on top of each other. But it's all rather exhausting, because the story is simply too slippery for the audience to hold onto.

When we catch up with Batman (again voiced by Will Arnett), he's revelling in his lonely life surrounded by his huge collection of gadgets in the cave under Wayne Manor, where his only companion is his sardonic butler Alfred (Ralph Fiennes). But an encounter with the Joker (Zach Galifianakis) gets him thinking about his solitude, and new commissioner Barbara Gordon (Rosario Dawson) wants to work with him rather than let him do everything on his own. Then he inadvertently adopts the orphan Dick (Michael Cera), just as the Joker puts into motion a nefarious plan to unleash an army of bad guys on Gotham City.

The film pings from one crazed action set-piece to the next, packing comical touches into every image and each line of dialogue. The audience has little choice but to hold on for the ride, and since it's impossible to see every gag that flies at us, this is clearly a movie that requires multiple viewings. The problem is that the story and characters aren't very inviting. Arnett's gruff whisper is genuinely hilarious, especially in his postmodern flights of fancy, but Batman is a preening idiot, really. Dawson, Cera, Fiennes and Galifianakis are more likeable, but are sidelined in the story. And the sprawling, mega-starry supporting cast offers a continual stream of solid laughs. But it's all so frantic that the sentimental themes in the story never get a chance to resonate before the script makes fun of them.

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Mariah Carey Knew She Wanted Someone Else On I Don't


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Mariah Carey always knew she wanted someone to join her on her break-up song 'I Don't'.

The 'Without You' hitmaker was only put in touch with YG, 26, after her agent Chris Hart recommended him ''24 hours'' before the song was finished.

Mariah explained: ''I knew we would want someone featured on it but it wasn't until Chris Hart, my agent, was like, 'Do you know YG? We rep him. Would you want to put him on a song?' And I was like, 'Of course.'

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Mariah Carey Blames New Year's Horror Show On TV Execs


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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". 

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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. 

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Clean Bandit Are This Year's UK Christmas Number One


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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. 

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Mariah Carey, Adele, Chris Martin And More Do Carpool Karaoke's 'All I Want For Christmas Is You'


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Christmas 'Carpool Karaoke' is here and it's better than we ever could have hoped. It seems James Corden has been planning this all year, secretly getting all his previous guests to sing along to Mariah Carey's 'All I Want For Christmas Is You' for a mega karaoke montage.

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An uber glamorous Mariah Carey joined a Christmas jumper wearing James Corden for 'The Late Late Show''s best segment 'Carpool Karaoke' last night (December 15th 2016), helping the latter out with a spot of Christmas shopping. As they drove along in a car full of wrapped Christmas presents and a tree strapped to the roof, the singer revealed her holiday wishes.

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Beyonce Greets Mariah Carey Backstage At New York Show


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Mariah Carey got a surprise when she performed her latest show at New York City’s Beacon Theater this weekend, with none other than Beyonce going backstage to meet her – where the pair took a rare selfie.

“I love you @Beyonce thank you sooooo much for coming out tonight,” the ‘Mariah’s World’ star excitedly shared via Instagram on Sunday night (December 11th).

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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

Date of birth

27th March, 1970

Occupation

Musician

Sex

Female

Height

1.75




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Mariah Carey Movies

The Lego Batman Movie Movie Review

The Lego Batman Movie Movie Review

A spin-off from 2014's awesome The Lego Movie, this raucously paced action-comedy is proof that...

The Lego Batman Movie Trailer

The Lego Batman Movie Trailer

Everyone knows how committed Batman is to his cause, he spends his days in the...

The Butler Movie Review

The Butler Movie Review

This is an strangely slushy movie from Lee Daniels, whose last two films (Precious and...

The Butler Trailer

The Butler Trailer

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The Butler Trailer

The Butler Trailer

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Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire Trailer

Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire Trailer

Watch the trailer for Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire Precious is the...

Glitter Movie Review

Glitter Movie Review

After enduring Mariah Carey's film debut, Glitter, I'm reminded of a bit from Chris Rock's...

The Bachelor Movie Review

The Bachelor Movie Review

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