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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 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 >

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 >

- 112 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 >

- 114 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 >

- 119 days ago
Mariah Carey's Redemption Performance on ABC's 'New Year's Rockin' Eve'

Mariah Carey
Redemption Performance On ABC's 'New Year's Rockin' Eve'

Mariah Carey will get another chance at ringing in the New Year the right way, because ABC is bringing her back after the disastrous New Year's Eve performance in 2016. ABC sources tell TMZ,… READ MORE >

- 121 days ago
Mariah Carey Fan Calls Cops for Alleged Bodyguard Beatdown (UPDATE)

Mariah Carey
Fan Accuses Bodyguard ... I Caught a Las Vegas Beating!!!

7:20 PM PT -- Mariah's reps tell us the alleged incident did not involve any members of her security team, and instead it was the venue's security.All one of Mariah Carey's fans wants for… READ MORE >

- 124 days ago
Nick Cannon Cast Mariah Carey's Dog Look-alike In 'Dream Girl' Vid

Nick Cannon
It's a Doggone World Because I Ain't Over Mariah

Mariah Carey is still Nick Cannon's dream girl ... at least she is in his latest music video, which features a diva doggie version of his ex. Nick just dropped his Ncredible Gang vid for "Dream… READ MORE >

- 131 days ago
Kurtis Blow Says Hip-Hop Needs to Embrace Christmas More

Kurtis Blow
Christmas Needs More Hip-Hop Ho, Ho, Hos!!!

Kurtis Blow isn't just a rap pioneer ... he's a Christmas rap pioneer, but this holiday season he's inviting all of hip-hop to join him by the yuletide fire. We got the NYC legend Tuesday at… READ MORE >

- 152 days ago
Mariah Carey, Security Guard Claims Sexual Harassment, Says She Also Called Him Nazi, Skinhead

Mariah Carey
Security Guard Claims Sexual Harassment Says She Also Called Him Nazi, Skinhead

Mariah Carey's former security company has threatened to sue her ... and the guy who owns the company says she constantly humiliated him by referring to him as a Nazi, a skinhead, a KKK member and… READ MORE >

- 166 days ago
Andy Cohen On His NYE Gig with CNN, Shades Kathy Griffin

Andy Cohen
Goes Full Mariah ... I Don't Know Kathy Griffin!!!

Andy Cohen's stoked about co-hosting CNN's New Year's Eve show with his pal, Anderson Cooper, this year, but has severe amnesia about the comedian who had the gig before him. The 'Watch What… READ MORE >

- 178 days ago
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