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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), who is of Irish descent, and Alfred Roy Carey, who was of Afro-Venezuelan 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 »

LATEST STORIES
  
Mariah Carey -- Warned Not to Perform Birthday Concert in Brussels

Mariah Carey
Warned Not to Perform Birthday Concert in Brussels

Mariah Carey has been warned in the strongest of terms not to perform her scheduled concert in Brussels ... TMZ has learned. Mariah's concert is set for Sunday, but we're told her security team is… READ MORE >

Mariah Carey -- Caribbean Queen! Getting Hitched Island Style

Mariah Carey
Caribbean Queen! Getting Hitched Island Style

Mariah Carey's upcoming wedding to billionaire James Packer will be a private affair with only 50 guests on the exclusive island of Barbuda in the Caribbean ... TMZ has learned. Sources close to… READ MORE >

- 77 days ago
Mariah Carey -- I Still Don't Know J Lo (VIDEO)

Mariah Carey
I Still Don't Know J Lo

Mariah Carey was in a bad mood Monday night, and she took it out on mortal enemy Jennifer Lopez. We got Mariah leaving The Beverly Hilton hotel when she reaffirmed her dislike for J Lo,… READ MORE >

- 85 days ago
Mariah Carey -- Wheeled Around Vegas ... the Shoes Made Me Do It! (VIDEO)

Mariah Carey
Wheeled Around Vegas... The Shoes Made Me Do It!

Mariah Carey is not lazy, she just has fab shoes that KILL her feet. Video surfaced this week of Mariah getting wheeled around Caesars Palace to her show at the Colosseum. People chalked it up to… READ MORE >

- 96 days ago
Stevie J to Nick Cannon -- I Banged Mariah Twice

Stevie J to Nick Cannon
I Banged Mariah Twice

Nick Cannon got more than he bargained for when some "Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta" stars went on his show and one bragged about banging his estranged wife. Stevie… READ MORE >

- 111 days ago
Mariah Carey -- White Billionaires Who Can't Dance ... And the Women Who Love Them (VIDEO)

Mariah Carey
White Billionaires Who Can't Dance ... And the Women Who Love Them

Mariah Carey may have to get a restraining order against her billionaire fiance ... to keep him in his seat during her concert. James Packer joyously and (arguably) adorably celebrated… READ MORE >

- 118 days ago
Mariah Carey -- Oh, This Little Thing? (PHOTO)

Mariah Carey
Oh, This Little Thing?

Mariah Carey flashed her giant engagement sparkler Thursday night in L.A.  for all to see. The black tie event was the first time Mariah and James Packer were photographed together since… READ MORE >

- 124 days ago
Mariah Carey, James Packer -- Shackin' Up in Calabasas

Mariah and James
Shackin' Up in Calabasas

Mariah Carey and James Packer have just leased a home in Kardashian-land, and it's all about family ... TMZ has learned. Mariah and James leased a mansion in The Oaks, a fancy gated community in… READ MORE >

- 128 days ago
Nick Cannon -- Hilariously Congratulates Mariah on Engagement!

Nick Cannon
Hilariously Congratulates Mariah on Engagement!

Nick Cannon was hospitalized after getting the news soon-to-be-ex-wife Mariah Carey got engagement to a billionaire ... so he joked. Nick posted this meme on Instagram ... the pic is from "Real… READ MORE >

- 130 days ago
Mariah Carey, James Packer -- Oops ... Neither of Us Are Divorced

Mariah and James
Oops ... Neither of Us Are Divorced

Newly engaged couple Mariah Carey and James Packer have a teeny tiny issue -- they're both married to other people.   TMZ has learned, Mariah is still not divorced from Nick Cannon. Our… READ MORE >

- 130 days ago

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