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Mariah Carey

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Mariah Carey was born in Long Island, New York. She is the daughter of Patricia (Hickey), a singer and vocal coach, who is of Irish descent, and Alfred Roy Carey, an engineer, who was of Afro-Cuban ancestry. Mariah attended Greenlawn's Harborfields High School. In June of 1990, Mariah made her debut with "Mariah Carey" which entered at #73, but on August 4, 1990, it reached #1. Her 1990 self-titled debut album went multi-platinum and spawned an extraordinary four consecutive #1 singles: "Vision of Love," "Love Takes Time," "Someday" and "I Don't Wanna Cry," and led to Grammy Awards for Best New Artist and Best Female Vocalist. Her 1993 album titled Music Box went ten-times platinum. On September 30, 1995, she made music history. Her single "Fantasy" from her 1995 Daydream album debuted at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, making her the first female artist to accomplish a number one debut in the U.S. Her other Daydream's single "One Sweet Day" remained for 16 weeks at the top of the charts. She is the only artist since The Beatles to have so many #1 singles and albums. With "Heartbreaker", the first single from her 1999 album Rainbow and also her 14 #1 single, she became the only artist to top the charts in each year of the 1990s, and with "Heartbreaker" at its 60th week atop the Billboard's charts, she pushed ahead of The Beatles's 59-week record as the only artist with the most cumulative weeks spent atop Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart. Following "Heartbreaker," her second single "Thank God I Found You" also from her Rainbow album became her 15th #1. "We Belong Together" from her 2005 album The Emancipation of Mimi became her 16th #1 single and was also her first #1 without any guest artists since her song "My All" (also a #1 single) captured the top spot in May 1998. The single "Don't Forget About Us" also from her 2005 album Emancipation of Mimi became her 17th #1 single, tying her with Elvis Presley's 17 #1 singles. Three more Grammy Awards were gained from The Emancipation of Mimi album. She is the most successful selling female artist in music history and is the only female artist to have the most #1 singles and albums and also holds the record for straight #1 singles and albums each year. Along with numerous awards and incredible vocal range, she also composes all of her own material, with the exception of song covers.In April 2008, the single "Touch My Body" became her 18th #1 single, pushing her ahead of Elvis Presley's 17 #1 singles. Now she is the only artist since The Beatles to have as many number one singles and the only singer alive likely to succeed them.  See full bio on IMDb »

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Mariah Carey -- Boobs Don't Fly with Airports

Mariah Carey
Boobs Don't Fly with Airports

Two airports in Cali want Mariah Carey's boobs up out of their faces -- they're banning the billboards she commissioned because they're way too sexy. Mimi's returning to Vegas later this… READ MORE >

Mariah Carey -- I Have People to Carry My Money, Honey! Street Rapper Gets Zilch (VIDEO)

Mariah Carey
I Have People to Carry My Money, Honey! Street Rapper Gets Zilch

Mariah Carey got free entertainment from a rapper/panhandler -- but it was only free because she stiffed the guy's request for money afterward ... in classic Mariah fashion. Mariah was holding… READ MORE >

- 26 days ago
Mariah Carey -- My Fiance's Got A Real Hold On Me (PHOTOS)

Mariah Carey
My Fiance's Got A Real Hold On Me

Mariah Carey and billionaire fiance James Packer could've filmed an alternate version of her "Touch My Body" video while partying Sunday night at a nightclub in Capri. The couple packed on… READ MORE >

- 36 days ago
Mariah Carey -- Honey, Play Me On Our Boat!!! (PHOTOS)

Mariah Carey
Honey, Play Me On Our Boat!!!

Mariah Carey and James Packer have both an interesting and obvious choice in the music they pipe on his yacht ... Mariah Carey. Mimi and billionaire boo James Packer are cruising Capri… READ MORE >

- 54 days ago
Mariah Carey -- The Second Nick Signs, I'm Getting Hitched

Mariah Carey
The Second Nick Signs I'm Getting Hitched

Mariah Carey has been coy about when she might marry James Packer ... but we're told they now want to seal the deal as soon as the ink is dry on her final divorce docs. As we've been… READ MORE >

- 65 days ago
Mariah Carey -- Your Turn Blac Chyna for a Lap Dance (VIDEO)

Mariah Carey
Your Turn Blac Chyna ... for a Lap Dance

My how things have changed ... Blac Chyna's now on the receiving end of a lap dance, with an assist from Mariah Carey. Chyna showed up at Mariah's concert Saturday night in Vegas, and Mimi pulled… READ MORE >

- 65 days ago
Nick Cannon, Mariah Carey -- We're All Good (PHOTOS)

Nick Cannon, Mariah Carey
We're All Good

Nick Cannon, Mariah Carey and their twins were all smiles on Father's Day ... and Nick took a shot at the "haters" -- presumably us -- who have reported Mariah is at wits' end because he has… READ MORE >

- 71 days ago
Mariah Carey -- Baffled By Cannon Beef ... He's Always Had Access to the Twins

Mariah Carey
Baffled By Cannon Beef He's Always Had Access to the Twins

Mariah Carey doesn't know what the hell Nick Cannon is ranting about in his angry rap about child custody and divorce ... sources connected to the singer tell TMZ. Nick released the song Thursday,… READ MORE >

- 73 days ago
Nick Cannon -- You Win, Mariah ... I'll Sign the Papers (AUDIO)

Nick Cannon's Divorce Rap
You Win, Mariah ... I'll Sign the Papers

Nick Cannon is firing back at Mariah Carey for claiming he's dragging his feet on signing the divorce papers -- and he's doing it with a freestyle rap. Nick dropped, "Divorce Papers" on… READ MORE >

- 74 days ago
Mariah Carey -- Nick Cannon Won't Sign Off On Our Divorce

Mariah Carey
Nick Won't Sign Off On Our Divorce

Mariah Carey wants a divorce and wants it badly, but Nick Cannon will not cooperate ... TMZ has learned. Sources connected with the former couple tell TMZ ... Mariah has been trying to get Nick to… READ MORE >

- 87 days ago

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