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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), who is of Irish descent, and Alfred Roy Carey, who was of Afro-Venezuelan 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 -- I'm Directing A Christmas Movie ... And My Favorite 'Mean Girl' Is In It (PHOTO)

Mariah Carey
I'm Directing A XMAS Movie ... And My Favorite 'Mean Girl' Is In It

Mariah Carey is directing a Hallmark movie for the holidays starring her favorite character, Gretchen Weiners from "Mean Girls." Our Mariah people say she started working on "A Christmas Melody"… READ MORE >

Lee Daniels -- Mariah Runs Ham-Muck at 'Empire Viewing' Party (PHOTOS)

Lee Daniels
Mariah Runs Ham-Muck at 'Empire' Viewing Party

Lee Daniels had an "Empire" viewing party Wednesday night at his NYC loft, and Mariah Carey watched the show in a fur-laced hammock.    Mariah took advantage of a new court ruling,… READ MORE >

- 251 days ago
Mariah Carey -- Flash in the Pan for Game of War Commercial (VIDEO)

Mariah Carey
Flash in the Pan For Game of War Commercial

Mariah Carey's Game of War commercial is in the can, and we got hold of it ... watch carefully, because if you blink twice you'll miss her. Mariah shows up on camera for 2 seconds during the 1… READ MORE >

- 261 days ago
Mariah Carey, Justin Bieber, French Montana, T.I. Join Forces in Song -- 'Why You Mad?'

Mariah, Justin, French, T.I.
Join Forces in Song 'Why You Mad?'

Mariah Carey has been secretly recording a new song that we think will blow you away. She went to a recording studio in Hollywood last week and laid down tracks with French Montana and T.I.… READ MORE >

- 298 days ago
Mariah Carey -- Nick Cannon's Dragging His Feet in Our Divorce (VIDEO)

Mariah Carey
Nick Cannon's Dragging His Feet In Our Divorce

Mariah Carey is nothing if not deliciously diabolical ... we found out she had dinner with her divorce lawyers this week to come up with a plan to put the screws to Nick Cannon, who's dragging… READ MORE >

- 299 days ago
Mariah Carey -- Did You Go To Your H.S. Reunion? (VIDEO)

Mariah Carey
Did You Go To Your H.S. Reunion?

A: "Why would I go to anything I didn’t create myself?"    READ MORE >

- 300 days ago
Mariah Carey -- My Son Jacked My Walk Of Fame Moment! (VIDEO)

Mariah Carey
My Son Jacked My Walk of Fame Moment!

Mariah Carey's 4-year-old son Moroccan clearly has his mom's DNA ... he made a beeline for the spotlight during mommy's Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony. Carey received her long overdue star… READ MORE >

- 301 days ago
Mariah Carey -- Engaged? Who ... Me? (VIDEO)

Mariah Carey
Engaged? Who ... Me?

Mariah Carey isn't ready to talk marriage to James Packer just yet ... at least not publicly.  Mimi dined out Monday night at Mastro's in Beverly Hills where our photog pretty slickly tried… READ MORE >

- 302 days ago
Justin Bieber Crashes Mariah Carey/French Montana Sesh

Justin Bieber
Crashes Mariah/French Recording Sesh

Justin Bieber made a very spontaneous decision to appear in a Mariah Carey and French Montana song. We're told Mariah and French were working on a new song Thursday night at a… READ MORE >

- 306 days ago
Mariah Carey -- I Used Airbnb ... For My Sick Malibu Rental (PHOTOS)

Mariah Carey
I Used Airbnb ... For My Sick Malibu Rental

Mariah Carey has proven Airbnb isn’t just for 20-year-old hipsters traveling on the cheap, but not every traveler on the Internet lodging site can afford a $10,000/night house in… READ MORE >

- 307 days ago

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