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.
Carey is engaged to billionaire businessman James Packer.
Mariah Carey is one happy lady! Last week, the pop diva announced her engagement to Australian billionaire James Packer, who presented her with a massive 35-carat engagement ring. Speaking for the first time since the news was announced, Carey gushed about her fiancé to E! News on Friday and revealed her wedding plans.
Mariah Carey is engaged to James Packer.
"I'm feeling fantastic, better than ever," Carey said. Describing the proposal, the 45-year-old said it was "very romantic. He's an exceptional person and really...it gets more romantic by the day, so it's very sweet.”
Carey is engaged to Australian billionaire businessman James Packer.
On Friday it was revealed that Mariah Carey is engaged to boyfriend James Packer, after the Australian billionaire businessman popped the question with a 35-carat engagement ring. But since the news broke people have been wondering what Carey’s ex Nick Cannon makes of the news and it turns out he has nothing but congratulations for the couple.
Nick Cannon has shared his thoughts on ex’s Mariah Carey’s engagement.
On Instagram Cannon shared a funny image of himself and Kevin Hart from their satirical BET reality show 'Real Husbands of Hollywood', which read, ‘It’s just a ring Nick.’ ‘Congrats to @MariahCarey and James! May God Bless Your Future Union... #GreatPeople #GreatCouple,’ Cannon captioned the image.
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The casino tycoon proposed to Mariah at a special dinner he organised in New York on Thursday evening.
Mariah Carey is engaged to her boyfriend James Packer, the fourth richest man in Australia, after less than a year of dating.
The couple went public with their relationship in June 2015, and have enjoyed a whirlwind romance despite not having met that long ago. According to TMZ and other reports, the 47 year old billionaire got down on one knee at a special dinner he had organised at Eleven Madison Park in New York on Thursday (January 21st), which was attended by some of Mariah’s closest friends.
Mariah Carey and James Packer are engaged, after a year of dating
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Mariah Carey - Mariah Carey wearing a bright red jacket and sky high heels, goes shopping at Van Cleef & Arpels on Rodeo Drive at beverly hills - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 13th January 2016
The Sweet Sweet Fantasy tour will begin next March at Glasgow SSE Hyrdo arena.
Mariah Carey is finally making her return to Europe after 13 years away. Following the success of her sell-out Las Vegas residency earlier this year, the multi-platinum singer will embark on the Sweet Sweet Fantasy tour in 2016, taking her across Europe.
Mariah Carey has announced her first European tour in 13 years.
Carey’s first stop will be in Glasgow at the SSE Hydro arena on March 15th. She will then travel across the UK, hitting Leeds, Manchester, Birmingham, Cardiff and London, where she will play the capital’s O2 Arena.
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The singer was so dehydrated through battling flu that an ambulance was called for her on Wednesday, but she's expected to recover quickly.
Mariah Carey has been hospitalised with a severe case of the flu, according to reports. The multi-platinum selling singer was taken to hospital in New York City on Wednesday (December 2nd) after falling ill the previous day.
Carey, 45, had attended the Pier 1 Christmas Pop Up Storybook launch in SoHo on Tuesday night, where she was fighting the illness she had contracted the same day but was “the ultimate professional” in getting on with her duty. However, the next morning, things had gotten worse and TMZ reported that she had become so dehydrated that her team called for an ambulance.
Mariah Carey at the Macy's Day Thanksgiving Parade 2015
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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.
Date of birth
27th March, 1970
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