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Mariah Carey

Born -- March 27, 1969
Huntington, New York, U.S.

Most successful female singer-songwriter of all time … has a five-octave vocal range and an affinity for butterflies.

Was a backup singer for Brenda Starr … signed with Columbia Records in 1990 … cranked out four consecutive hits … won two Grammys.

Married Columbia executive Tommy Mottola in '93 … got divorced in '98 … dated musician Luis Miguel, the "Elvis of Mexico".

Signed the largest record contract in history with Virgin Records in 2001 for $80 million. Got bought out in 2002 for $28 million.

Made her feature film debut with "Glitter" and everything kind of got weird for a while. Remember when Mariah passed out popsicles and yabbered on about some pretty random stuff during a surprise appearance on "TRL"? Yeah, she checked into a mental facility pretty soon after that.

Made her comeback in 2005 with "The Emancipation of Mimi," which got her three more Grammy Awards. Married "America’s Got Talent" host Nick Cannon in 2008 … gave birth in 2011 to twins at the ripe age of 41.

Became the highest-paid judge in reality television with a one-year "American Idol" deal worth close to $18 million.

Girl’s still got it.

'American Idol' Approaches Jennifer Lopez to Replace Mariah Carey

'American Idol'
JLo WILL Return Asked to Replace Mariah

Jennifer Lopez has been approached by Fox execs to return to "American Idol" for the balance of the season ... to replace Mariah Carey ... sources connected with the network confirm to TMZ.We've… READ MORE >

Nick Cannon -- Mariah Won't Spank Our Kids ... I WILL!!!

Nick Cannon
Mariah Won't Spank the Kids BUT I WILL!!!

Nick Cannon plans on instituting a good cop/bad cop parenting strategy with wife Mariah Carey when it comes to his children ... and he sounds downright excited to be doing the dirty work!Cannon… READ MORE >

- 405 days ago
Nick Cannon -- Mariah Carey & I  Do the Dirty to Her Music

Nick Cannon
Mariah & I Do the Dirty To Her Music

Mariah Carey's greatest hits just took on a whole new meaning -- because according to her husband Nick Cannon, when it's time for sex, the deed is done to her music.Nick was on Howard Stern this… READ MORE >

- 493 days ago
President Obama to Mariah Carey & Nicki Minaj -- STOP THE FIGHTING!!

President Obama to
Mariah Carey & Nicki Minaj STOP THE FIGHTING!

President Barack Obama has a message for Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey -- GIVE PEACE A CHANCE!!!!!The war at the "American Idol" judges' table was escalated all the way to the Commander In Chief… READ MORE >

- 550 days ago
Jennifer Hudson -- 'American Idol' Feud is Total Bull Crap!

Jennifer Hudson
'American Idol' Feud ... is Total Bull Crap!

Jennifer Hudson knows a thing or two about "American Idol" ... which is why it's very interesting that she's calling total BS on the war between Mariah Carey vs. Nicki Minaj. "I don't believe it,"… READ MORE >

- 550 days ago
Mariah Carey -- Breaking Bread with Randy Jackson

Mariah Carey
Breaking Bread with Randy Jackson

Not every judge on "American Idol" wants to shoot Mariah Carey (yet) ... the diva had dinner last night in the Valley with the dawg himself, Randy Jackson.Fun Fact: Randy and Mariah actually go… READ MORE >

- 552 days ago
Nick Cannon -- Mariah's Feud with Nicki Minaj Is 'No Big Deal'

Nick Cannon
Mariah's Feud with Nicki Is 'No Big Deal'

Nick Cannon is doing his husbandly duty to downplay the beef between his wife, Mariah Carey, and her "American Idol" judging partner Nicki Minaj ... telling our photog the whole thing has been… READ MORE >

- 559 days ago
Steven Tyler Calls Bulls**t on Mariah Carey/Nicki Minaj Feud

Steven Tyler
Calls Bulls**t on Nicki/Mariah Feud

Steven Tyler thinks the entire Nicki Minaj/Mariah Carey beef is being orchestrated by the show for ratings ... and as a former judge on the show, he's one to know. Our photog spotted the… READ MORE >

- 559 days ago
'American Idol' -- You Be the Judge

'American Idol'
You Be the Judge

"American Idol" could be a big hit ... apparently much to the dismay of producers who are trying to tame Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj. So we gotta ask ...  READ MORE >

- 559 days ago
Nicki Minaj -- Bitchy to Mariah Carey For Years

Nicki MInaj
Bitchy to Mariah For Years

Nicki Minaj was supremely disrespectful to Mariah Carey 2 years before she exploded on the set of "American Idol" this week ... TMZ has learned.Nicki and Mariah teamed up in 2010 for a music video… READ MORE >

- 559 days ago

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