TMZ

Our TV Shows

Got a Tip?

Call TMZ at (888) 847-9869 or Click Here

Mariah Carey

Powered by imdb

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.

  See full bio on IMDb »

LATEST STORIES
  
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 >

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 >

- 465 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 >

- 466 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 >

- 492 days ago
Mariah Carey -- BOMBS AWAY ... In Skimpy Bikini

Mariah Carey
BOMBS AWAY During Beach Day in Italy

Mariah Carey's bikini top successfully held on for dear life as the singer climbed onto her boat off the coast of Italy today. Damn. Oh yeah ... Miguel was there, too. READ MORE >

- 493 days ago
Mariah Carey & Nicki Minaj -- One and Done, They Officially Quit 'American Idol'

Mariah Carey & Nicki Minaj
One & Done They Officially Quit 'Idol'

Mariah Carey made it official ... she will NOT be back at the "American Idol" judges' table for a second season -- and just a few hours later her 'AI' nemesis Nicki Minaj also bolted. Mariah… READ MORE >

- 511 days ago
Nicki Minaj BLASTS Mariah Carey -- You're a Bitter Old Woman!

Nicki Minaj
BLASTS Mariah You're a Bitter Old Woman!

In case you forgot ... Nicki Minaj STILL HATES Mariah Carey ... and moments ago, she went after the diva AGAIN ... calling her a bitter old woman with no personality. Minaj just unloaded on… READ MORE >

- 540 days ago
'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 >

- 548 days ago
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 >

- 594 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 >

- 682 days ago

Around The Web