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Mariah Carey

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Mariah Carey was born in Long Island, New York. She is the daughter of Patricia (Hickey), a singer and vocal coach, who is of Irish descent, and Alfred Roy Carey, an engineer, who was of Afro-Cuban 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 »

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Mariah Carey, James Packer -- Oops ... Neither of Us Are Divorced

Mariah and James
Oops ... Neither of Us Are Divorced

Newly engaged couple Mariah Carey and James Packer have a teeny tiny issue -- they're both married to other people.   TMZ has learned, Mariah is still not divorced from Nick Cannon. Our… READ MORE >

Mariah Carey -- I'M ENGAGED!!!

Mariah Carey
I'M ENGAGED!!!

Mariah Carey has a brand new piece of jewelry -- a massive engagement ring -- 'cause her billionaire boyfriend James Packer just popped the question ... and Mariah said YESSSSS!!!! It all went… READ MORE >

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Mariah Carey -- My New BF Doesn't Rock Like Nick

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My New BF Doesn't Rock Like Nick

Mariah Carey went solo in Aspen Monday when she walked the streets in her signature red and black XMAS outfit with no one by her side. Mariah and Nick Cannon were a staple in the ritzy mountain… READ MORE >

- 284 days ago
Mariah Carey Hospitalized with Severe Flu

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- 308 days ago
Mariah Carey -- I Got Myself ANOTHER Massive Malibu Rental

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I Got Myself Another Massive Malibu Rental House

Mariah Carey is turning into Airbnb's best customer -- she is currently renting her second Malibu mansion and it has the same massive price tag as her first one.  According to our sources, MC… READ MORE >

- 311 days ago
Mariah Carey -- My New Boyfriend and I Are Shackin' Up!!!

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My New BF and I Are Shackin' Up!!!

Mariah Carey is now living with James Packer, TMZ has learned, 5 months after they started dating. TMZ has learned ... following her big Halloween soiree, Mariah's staff packed up her… READ MORE >

- 327 days ago
Mariah Carey -- Parties with Nick Cannon AND New BF ... It's Magic!! (PHOTOS)

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Parties with Nick & New BF ... It's Magic!!

Mariah Carey can still cast one helluva spell -- she managed to spend Halloween her ex-hubby Nick Cannon and also her billionaire BF, James Packer.  Mimi slipped into a sexy witch… READ MORE >

- 334 days ago
Makeup Artist to the Stars -- Dead From Apparent Suicide

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Dead from Apparent Suicide

The celebrity makeup artist who made a name for himself working with Katy Perry, Selena Gomez and Mariah Carey ... is dead after an apparent suicide in L.A.  Law enforcement sources tell TMZ… READ MORE >

- 344 days ago
Mariah Carey -- My 'Auld Lang Syne' Will Cost You Millions!!!

Mariah Carey
My 'Auld Lang Syne' Will Cost You Millions!!!

If Mariah Carey's New Year's resolution is to make more money in 2016, she's gonna be starting the new year off right. We're told Carey just signed a multi-million dollar deal for a one-off NYE… READ MORE >

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