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 >
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.
Mariah Carey got a full police AND umbrella escort on her way out of an "American Idol" photo shoot in Baton Rouge yesterday -- 'cause the only thing more harmful than angry rappers are those damn… READ MORE >
Mariah Carey just made it clear -- TMZ was dead on when we reported Nicki Minaj threatened to shoot her.Barbara Walters reported on "The View" today she spoke with Mariah, who said she was… READ MORE >
Nicki Minaj is FURIOUS with "American Idol" producers -- telling her peeps they goosed Mariah Carey into starting beef on the set.Sources connected with Nicki tell us ... she's convinced producers… READ MORE >
Nigel Lythgoe tells TMZ, "The statement [that Nicki made a death threat] is absolute rubbish. It's absolutely not true in any way, shape or form." Nigel adds that Mariah confronted Nicki… READ MORE >
There's a reason Ryan Seacrest is so rich ... he KNOWS conflict makes shows successful -- claiming yesterday's Nicki Minaj-Mariah Carey blowout is a good thing ... for "American Idol"… READ MORE >