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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
SUV Head-On Crash No Problem for Me

Mariah Carey is living proof the show must and will go on ... even if she gets knocked semi-senseless. Mariah was leaving Mr Chow, talking her prized Marilyn Monroe piano, when she slammed her… READ MORE >

Mariah Carey -- Butter Up the Rolls ... Maybe for My Wedding! (PHOTO)

Mariah Carey
Butter Up the Rolls ... Maybe for My Wedding!

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Mariah Carey -- Soakin' Up the Spotlight (VIDEO)

Mariah Carey
Soakin' Up the Spotlight

Mariah Carey is a breath of fresh air ... finally a celeb who goes to an L.A. restaurant known as a paparazzi hangout, and then doesn't pretend she's shocked or put out. Mariah owned the moment… READ MORE >

- 129 days ago
Mariah Carey -- Star of Million Dollar Bat Mitzvah

Mariah Carey
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- 144 days ago
Mariah Carey -- The Queen Of Paris ... For A Pretty Penny

Mariah Carey
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- 157 days ago
Mariah Carey -- Shopping Trip Starts Le Brawl en Paris (VIDEO)

Mariah Carey
Shopping Trip Starts Le Brawl en Paris

When Mariah Carey goes highbrow shopping in Paris, you know what has to happen -- two chicks smacked up a guy ... on camera! Mimi was fine, but the fans who rallied Wednesday outside the famed… READ MORE >

- 160 days ago
Mariah Carey -- I'm Italian Neighbors with Clooney! (PHOTOS)

Mariah Carey
I'm Italian Neighbors with Clooney!

Mariah Carey is shacking up at Lake Como in Italy ... which means she can literally row over and ask George Clooney for a cup of sugar ... if she baked. Or rowed. Mimi got hooked up with an 8… READ MORE >

- 162 days ago
Mariah Carey -- My Body Parts are Worth $70 Million

Mariah Carey
My Body Parts are Worth $70 Million

Mariah Carey no doubt has the most expensive vocal cords and hamstrings in America ... because we found out she's insured both for $70 million.  Mariah's on tour now, and it's so… READ MORE >

- 173 days ago
Mariah Carey -- I Cleaned House ... Staff Didn't Have My Back

Mariah Carey
I Cleaned House ... Staff Didn't Have My Back

Mariah Carey wants to make something very clear -- her ex-staff members didn't walk out on her ... she showed them the door, and she couldn't be happier about the changes.    Mariah… READ MORE >

- 179 days ago
Mariah Carey Cancels Concert -- Belgium's Too Dangerous Now

Mariah Carey
Cancels Concert Belgium's Too Dangerous

Mariah Carey's pulling the plug on her birthday concert in Brussels in the wake of the terrorist attacks. Mariah was scheduled to do a show there on Easter Sunday -- which is also her 46th… READ MORE >

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