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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.

LATEST STORIES
  
Mariah Carey to Fergie: Don't Listen to the Haters!

Mariah Carey
Advice to Fergie ... Don't Listen to the Haters!

It ain't ALL hate for Fergie after that bizarre national anthem at the NBA All-Star Game -- with Mariah Carey dishing out some advice on how to deal with the negativity.  A glammed up Mariah… READ MORE >

LisaRaye McCoy's House Burglarized, $160k in Valuables Taken

LisaRaye McCoy
Hit in $160,000 Burglary

LisaRaye McCoy now knows how Mariah Carey and Kyle Richards feel, and not in a good way -- she was hit in a huge burglary ... TMZ has learned. Law enforcement sources tell us the… READ MORE >

- 22 days ago
Mariah Carey Countersued by Promoters Over Canceled Concerts

Mariah Carey Sued
She's Trying to Blame Us After SHE Bailed on Shows!!!

Mariah Carey tried to pass the buck on South American promoters, laying the blame on them for her canceled 'Sweet Sweet Fantasy' gigs ... according to a countersuit they've just filed. The… READ MORE >

- 34 days ago
Mariah Carey Explains Stealing Meryl Streep's Golden Globes Seat

Mariah Carey
Yeah, I Stole Meryl Streep's Seat at the Globes, But ...

Mariah Carey had a huge "oops" moment at the Golden Globes ... and no one was more understanding than Meryl Streep. We got Mariah leaving Poppy in WeHo Sunday night and asked her about… READ MORE >

- 43 days ago
Celebrity Burglaries Heavy in San Fernando Valley, Cops Say Multiple Bling Rings Involved

Celebrity Burglaries
Thieves Target The Valley Multiple Bling Rings in Play

Kyle Richards, Yasiel Puig, Mariah Carey, Jason Derulo and Scott Disick ... ya know what they have in common? They've all been hit by burglars, and now we know cops have a take on who's doing it.… READ MORE >

- 45 days ago
Cristiano Ronaldo, Kim, Kanye and Others Captured in Awesome New Year's Eve Photos

Cristiano, Kim, Kanye and Company
Captured in Awesome New Year's Eve Photos

The stars were out in force on New Year's eve -- some working and some partying -- and the pics are fantastic. Check out Demi Lovato and Rae Sremmurd performing at the Fountainbleau in Miami… READ MORE >

- 50 days ago
Mariah Carey Redeems Herself With New Year's Eve Performance

Mariah Carey
New Year's Eve Redemption

Mariah Carey took the stage once again during Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve ... and this year the performance was seemingly flawless.  Mimi braved the frigid temps in Times Square… READ MORE >

- 51 days ago
Mariah Carey Nails Rehearsal, Soundcheck for New Year's Eve Performance

Mariah Carey's NYE
Nails Rehearsal, Full Soundcheck

Mariah Carey didn't cut any corners ahead of her NYE redemption performance in Times Square ... 'cause she just completed a full soundcheck and rehearsal. Mariah wrapped her rehearsal and… READ MORE >

- 51 days ago
Mariah Carey Gets The Chair For Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve

Mariah Carey
Dick Clark Productions Says ... Give Her The Chair!!

Mariah Carey's second attempt at ringing in the New Year is fraught with peril and ice. Some honchos connected to Dick Clark Productions tell us Mariah will be scrambling just before the clock… READ MORE >

- 53 days ago
R&B Singer Tank Laughs Hard that Mariah Carey Will Perform Again on New Year's Eve

R&B Singer Tank
Chuckle Chuckle Mariah Going Back to Scene of the Crime

R&B star Tank could barely contain himself  when he found out Mariah Carey is looking for a little New Year's Eve redemption. We got Tank at LAX on XMAS Eve, and he chuckled… READ MORE >

- 57 days ago
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