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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 and African-American 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.

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Mariah Carey -- Buyer Backs Out -- Anybody Want A $13M Mansion?

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Buyer Backs Out Anybody Want A $13M Mansion?

Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon aren't packing up their toothbrushes just yet ... their Bel Air mansion -- which they thought was sold -- is BACK on the market, TMZ has learned.Real estate sources… READ MORE >

Mariah Carey -- Bel Air is for Princes, Not for Queens

Mariah Carey
Bel Air is for Princes Not for Queens

Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon just freed up a big chunk of Bel Air, selling their massive estate and pocketing a few mil in the process.The couple sold the 3 acre, 7-bedroom Colonial for a… READ MORE >

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Mariah Carey Riding the Subway ... in an Evening Gown

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Just Another Subway Rider ... in Evening Wear

Mariah Carey pulled a major diva move by riding an actual NYC subway! The subway's not the diva part -- the fact she rode in a full-length evening gown WITH gloves is what makes this… READ MORE >

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Mariah Carey -- Loopy And Aggressive ... I Terrorize Nannies

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I Terrorize Nannies

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Mariah Carey -- Dictator ... He Hardly Knew Her!

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Dictator ... He Hardly Knew Her!

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- 241 days ago
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Nick Cannon
Impostor Pulls Off Jewelry Heist

People in Nick Cannon's life have a problem with Glitter ... someone pretended to be part of Nick's posse and stole thousands of dollars worth of jewelry from Fred Segal.Here's what… READ MORE >

- 303 days ago
Mariah Carey -- BLASTS 'AMERICAN IDOL' ... It Was Like Working In Hell!!!

Mariah Carey
BLASTS 'AMERICAN IDOL' It Was Like Working In Hell!!!

Mariah Carey says she HATED being a judge on "American Idol" -- claiming everyday it was like "working in hell with Satan."Carey never mentioned Nicki Minaj by name during the explosive interview… READ MORE >

- 306 days ago
Mariah Carey -- The Right to Bear Arm

Mariah Carey
The Right to Bear Arm

Mariah Carey made the fashion statement of the season -- and the great news is you don't have to be super rich like her to get the same look ... but you do have to dislocate your shoulder.… READ MORE >

- 428 days ago
Mariah Carey -- My Gimp Arm ... IS FABULOUS

Mariah Carey
My Gimp Arm ... IS FABULOUS

This is painful ... Mariah Carey was so self-conscious about wearing a sling on stage this weekend in NYC, she tried to disguise her broken wing with ridiculous fashion accessories -- but it… READ MORE >

- 428 days ago
Mariah Carey -- Kinda Hot or SUPER Hot?

Mariah Carey
Kinda Hot or SUPER Hot?

Mariah Carey is either a 6 or a 10 on the hot scale depending on which photo you're looking at from her Italian vacation. Not that we're complaining about bikini pics.Grazie, Mimi!  READ MORE >

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