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Mariah Carey

Singer Mariah Carey was born on March 27, 1970. She was raised on Long Island, NY and fell victim to bullying and discrimination as a child because she is bi-racial. Her mom, Patricia Carey, a former opera singer, is of Irish descent. Carey’s dad, Alfred Carey, an engineer, was African American and Venezuelan. He died of cancer in 2002. The couple split when Carey was three-years-old. She lived with her mom and moved 13 times. Her sister, Alison, lived with their father. Alison turned to drugs and prostitution and contracted HIV. They also have a brother, Morgan. Carey has been married twice. She wed music executive Tommy Mottola in 1993, but they divorced in 1998. In a whirlwind romance, Carey eloped with Nick Cannon in 2008 in the Bahamas. They renewed their vows nearly every year for their anniversary before calling it quits in 2014. They co-parent their twins, Moroccan and Monroe, who they affectionately call “Roc and Roe” and “dem babies.” Their son and daughter were born in April 2011. Carey said “Yes” to Australian billionaire James Packer, but they never made it to “I do.” The couple broke off their engagement in 2016. She’s also dated Derek Jeter, Luis Miguel, and her backup dancer Bryan Tanaka. The singer suffered an emotional and physical breakdown in 2001, which forced her to be hospitalized and cancel appearances as she sought treatment for exhaustion. In her decades-long career, Carey has released such hits as “All I Want For Christmas Is You,” “Hero,” “Touch My Body,” “Always Be My Baby,” “We Belong Together,” “Butterfly,” and so many other chart-toppers. She headlines a Las Vegas concert residency called “Mariah #1 To Infinity” at The Colosseum inside Caesars Palace and takes her show on the road when she goes on tour. Her shelves are overflowing with trophies. Carey has taken home Grammys, Billboard Music Awards, American Music Awards, World Music Awards, and more. Carey gave fans a peek behind-the-scenes when her docu-series, “Mariah’s World,” premiered on E! in December 2016. She also appeared in an episode of the scripted series “Empire” and in the films “Lee Daniels’ The Butler,” “Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ By Sapphire,” and “Glitter.” Following the success of her directorial debut of the Hallmark Channel original movie “A Christmas Melody,” Carey signed a deal to partner with the network on additional made for TV movies. She is also known for her fragrances.

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Mariah Carey Sued For Stiffing Christmas Choir Singers

Mariah Carey
Bah, Humbug!! Sued For Stiffing Christmas Choir Singers

Mariah Carey went full Scrooge on a bunch of Christmas choir singers -- allegedly skipping out on nearly $70k in payments to the group -- and now they're suing. According to the docs, obtained by… READ MORE >

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'Despacito' Can Tie Our Record ... We Got Others

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- 22 days ago
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The Ultimate Fantasy For New Mobile Game

Alexis Ren just joined the Arnold Schwarzenegger, Kate Upton and Mariah Carey ranks ... becoming the new face of a mobile game. Final Fantasy XV: A New Empire is about to unveil a new ad campaign… READ MORE >

- 28 days ago
Mariah Carey Dropping New Hook for French Montana's 'Unforgettable'

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I'm Making French's Hook 'Unforgettable'

French Montana's hit, "Unforgettable," is about to be just that -- or even more so -- now that Mariah Carey is adding her vocals to a remix. TMZ got this clip of the new version, which drops… READ MORE >

- 28 days ago
Nick Cannon Says His and Mariah Carey's Daughter's Talent is in the Genes, But Whose?

Nick Cannon
My Kid's Talent is all in the Genes ... Whose, Exactly?

Nick Cannon says his and Mariah Carey's daughter is a natural born star 'cause her musical talent runs deep in her veins ... but it's unclear who he thinks passed it on. We got Nick Wednesday in… READ MORE >

- 49 days ago
Mariah Carey's Daughter Monroe Makes Hollywood Bowl Debut

Mariah Carey
Child, Please ... Monroe Sings at the Bowl!

Mariah Carey is passing her microphone, and tiara, down to her daughter, Monroe ... who made her singing debut at the legendary Hollywood Bowl. Monroe took center stage at the venue Monday… READ MORE >

- 51 days ago
Mariah Carey's Bodyguard Allegedly Attacks Reporter, Who She Says Is a Fraud

Mariah Carey
Bodyguard Allegedly Attacks Reporter ... She Says Guy's a Fraud

Mariah Carey's bodyguard dragged a guy out of the backstage area ... who claims he was a credentialed journalist -- but Mariah's team is calling BS.  James Pablo tells TMZ he was backstage… READ MORE >

- 53 days ago
Mariah Carey's Ex-Fiance James Packer Feeling Blue in Tahiti

Mariah Carey's Ex-Fiance
Feeling the Blues

Mariah Carey's ex-fiance is letting loose these days ... at least that's how he rolls on vacay. James Packer was aboard his yacht in Tahiti Thursday ... and from the look of things, he's… READ MORE >

- 91 days ago
Mariah Carey Plays Marriage Counselor, Talks Nick Cannon Reunion (VIDEO)

Mariah Carey
Here's My Advice on Marriage ... (Listen Up, Nick!)

Mariah Carey dropped some knowledge on us about marriage -- when to get into it, and when to get out -- and also dropped a big hint about what's really going on with Nick Cannon these days. Mimi… READ MORE >

- 117 days ago
Celine Dion, J Lo, Mariah Carey and Backstreet Boys Not Backing Down in Wake of ISIS Threats

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ISIS Won't Scare Us Away from Vegas

Celine Dion, Jennifer Lopez, Mariah Carey and the Backstreet Boys are standing firm ... they will all take the stage in Las Vegas despite an ISIS threat to hit the Strip. We… READ MORE >

- 119 days ago
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