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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 »

LATEST STORIES
  
Mariah Carey -- James Packer Tells Team, 'F*** Off' ... I'm Getting Married!!!

Mariah Carey
James Packer Tells Team, 'F*** Off' I'm Getting Married!!!

We spoke to a rep for James Packer who tells TMZ, the prenup offer "is grossly inaccurate and completely untrue."Mariah Carey has demanded $50 million from ex-fiance James Packer because that is… READ MORE >

Mariah Carey to Backup Dancer -- Baby, You Can Drive My Cart (PHOTO GALLERY)

Mariah Carey to Backup Dancer
Baby, You Can Drive My Cart

There's a new dude in Mariah Carey's driver seat, and James Packer's gonna be pissed. MC hit the road with her choreographer/dancer, Bryan Tanaka, on Halloween -- he was behind the wheel… READ MORE >

- 38 days ago
Mariah Carey -- For This I Divorced Nick Cannon???

Mariah Carey
For This I Divorced Nick Cannon???

Mariah Carey's timing is worse than a Jewish dance troupe's ... her divorce from Nick Cannon became final after years of waiting ... just days before her relationship with James Packer exploded.… READ MORE >

- 38 days ago
Nick Cannon -- Ike Turner Don't Wanna Talk About Mariah Carey (VIDEO)

Nick Cannon
Ike Turner Don't Wanna Talk Mariah

Nick Cannon's answer to questions about Mariah Carey, divorce and/or James Packer ... is Ike Turner. We got Nick outside the Halloween party at Vandal in NYC, and of course, he got a heavy dose… READ MORE >

- 38 days ago
Mariah Carey -- James Packer Super Lovey Dovey Before Yacht Trip

Mariah Carey
James Packer Super Lovey Dovey Before Yacht Trip

James Packer was hopelessly in love with Mariah Carey, even giving her his name ... just a month before an ill-fated yacht trip in Greece. Packer sent emails to Mariah as late as last month,… READ MORE >

- 39 days ago
Mariah Carey, James Packer -- Deep in 'Settlement Negotiations' ... She Blames Ex-Scientology Honcho for Breakup

Mariah Carey, James Packer
Deep in 'Settlement Negotiations' She Blames Ex-Scientology Honcho for Breakup

Mariah Carey was ordered out of the house she was sharing with billionaire James Packer, but she's staying put and demanding that he buy her an L.A. mansion as PART of a settlement in what has… READ MORE >

- 39 days ago
Mariah Carey -- I Have the Ring of Truth on My Side (VIDEO)

Mariah Carey
I Have the Ring of Truth on My Side

Mariah Carey is suddenly out every night after her breakup with James Packer ... making a statement with her presence and her ridiculously large engagement ring. We got Mariah leaving Au… READ MORE >

- 39 days ago
Mariah Carey -- Catch Me if You Can (VIDEO)

Mariah Carey
Catch Me if You Can

Mariah Carey clearly wanted to be seen Saturday night ... rolling into Catch, the restaurant du jour always swarmed by paparazzi, but she was short on words. Mariah and backup dancer Bryan Tanaka… READ MORE >

- 40 days ago
Mariah Carey -- Rejects Cheating Rumor ... No Premarital Sex for Me, Ask James Packer

Mariah Carey
Rejects Cheating Rumor No Premarital Sex for Me, Ask Packer

Mariah Carey has the ultimate defense against claims she was banging her choreographer -- namely, she doesn't bang before marriage, and yeah ... that includes James Packer.  Sources… READ MORE >

- 41 days ago
Mariah Carey to James Packer -- Pay Me $50 Million for My Troubles

Mariah to James Packer
Pay Me $50 Million for My Troubles

Mariah Carey has privately made a demand to James Packer ... he needs to pay her $50 mil ... or else. Sources connected to the now warring ex-couple tell TMZ ... Mariah believes James has cost… READ MORE >

- 42 days ago

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