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Mariah Carey was born in Long Island, New York. She is the daughter of Patricia (Hickey), who is of Irish descent, and Alfred Roy Carey, who was of Afro-Venezuelan and African-American 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.

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Mariah Carey -- I May Not Be a Wife ... But I'm Still a Mom!

Mariah Carey
I'm Not a Wife Anymore ... But I'm Still a Mom!

Mariah Carey still won't talk about her impending divorce from hubby Nick Cannon, but she put her kids on full display on Twitter ... to show she's still a loving mother.Carey posted a trio of… READ MORE >

Mariah Carey and Adele -- Top Colosseum Wish List as Celine Dion Bows Out

Mariah & Adele
Top Colosseum Wish List As Celine Bows Out

Mariah Carey could pull a Britney Spears by taking her kids to Vegas and pulling down a huge paycheck to do shows there -- as Caesars Palace eyes huge new names to put on it's… READ MORE >

- 1 day ago
Nick Cannon -- No Wedding Ring ... on America's Got Talent

Nick Cannon
No Wedding Ring On 'America's Got Talent'

It seems Nick Cannon is making his break-up with Mariah Carey official ... 'cause he appeared on "America's Got Talent" Tuesday night sans wedding ring.Cannon was hosting a live episode of the… READ MORE >

- 1 day ago
Nick Cannon -- I've Been Saved ... From Mariah Carey

Nick Cannon
I've Been Saved ... From Mariah Carey

Nick Cannon had that "single guy glow" Monday afternoon as he left his soon-to-be ex Mariah Carey's apartment in NYC.Freedom is a wonderful thing.As TMZ first reported, Nick and Mariah are on good… READ MORE >

- 3 days ago
Mariah Carey, Nick Cannon -- Absence Makes the Heart Fonder ... But Not That Fond

Mariah and Nick
Absence Makes the Heart Fonder But Not That Fond

Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon are actually getting along -- way better than when they were together and loathed each other -- but TMZ has learned there is NO chance of a reconciliation.TMZ first… READ MORE >

- 4 days ago
Mariah Carey -- Divorce is Hot Topic ... Too Hot

Mariah Carey
Divorce is Hot Topic ... Too Hot

Mariah Carey had a chance to spin her divorce with Nick Cannon, but she said it's simply "too hot" to talk. Mariah was walking around NYC Monday with her nephew. As the video starts,… READ MORE >

- 4 days ago
Nick Cannon -- I'm The One Who Left the Relationship

Nick Cannon
I'm the One Who Left the Relationship NOT MARIAH

Nick Cannon is the one who decided to bail on his marriage -- not Mariah -- sources connected with the couple tell TMZ.Nick has made it clear to all involved ... he's deeply concerned about… READ MORE >

- 7 days ago
Mariah Carey & Nick Cannon -- Mariah Muzzles Nick In Divorce!

Mariah Carey
Muzzles Nick in Divorce!

Mariah Carey has gagged Nick Cannon -- but not in a good way. He's not allowed to say boo about their divorce ... or else.Sources close to the couple tell TMZ ... Nick and Mariah's lawyers… READ MORE >

- 8 days ago
Nick Cannon -- Naked But Not Afraid of Mariah Carey

Nick Cannon
Naked But Not Afraid Of Mariah

Nick Cannon took the first public shot at his estranged wife Mariah Carey ... by putting his soon-to-be single body on display ... for the sake of charity of course.TMZ broke… READ MORE >

- 8 days ago
Mariah Carey & Nick Cannon: Divorce 'A Done Deal' -- Separated For Months

Mariah Carey & Nick Cannon
Divorce 'A Done Deal' Separated for Months

Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon separated back in May -- and are living apart ... and we're told divorce lawyers have been negotiating a property settlement and custody agreement for months and… READ MORE >

- 9 days ago

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