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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 »

LATEST STORIES
  
Mariah Carey -- I Have the Ring of Truth on My Side (VIDEO)

Mariah Carey
I Have the Ring of Truth on My Side

Mariah Carey is suddenly out every night after her breakup with James Packer ... making a statement with her presence and her ridiculously large engagement ring. We got Mariah leaving Au… READ MORE >

Mariah Carey -- Catch Me if You Can (VIDEO)

Mariah Carey
Catch Me if You Can

Mariah Carey clearly wanted to be seen Saturday night ... rolling into Catch, the restaurant du jour always swarmed by paparazzi, but she was short on words. Mariah and backup dancer Bryan Tanaka… READ MORE >

- 84 days ago
Mariah Carey -- Rejects Cheating Rumor ... No Premarital Sex for Me, Ask James Packer

Mariah Carey
Rejects Cheating Rumor No Premarital Sex for Me, Ask Packer

Mariah Carey has the ultimate defense against claims she was banging her choreographer -- namely, she doesn't bang before marriage, and yeah ... that includes James Packer.  Sources… READ MORE >

- 86 days ago
Mariah Carey to James Packer -- Pay Me $50 Million for My Troubles

Mariah to James Packer
Pay Me $50 Million for My Troubles

Mariah Carey has privately made a demand to James Packer ... he needs to pay her $50 mil ... or else. Sources connected to the now warring ex-couple tell TMZ ... Mariah believes James has cost… READ MORE >

- 86 days ago
Mariah Carey -- In Your Face, Packer ... with My Backup Dancer!!! (VIDEO)

Mariah Carey
In Your Face, Packer With My Backup Dancer!!!

Mariah Carey showed James Packer who's boss Thursday night by chowing down with the guy who made her ex-fiance crazy. Mariah sushied out at Nobu in Malibu with Bryan Tanaka, the backup dancer who… READ MORE >

- 86 days ago
Mariah Carey -- James Packer Went Berserk On Dancer ... Banned Him From Her Shows

Mariah Carey
Packer Went Berserk on Dancer ... Banned Him From Her Shows

James Packer went crazy on a guy he suspected was making moves on Mariah Carey ... sources connected with Mariah tell TMZ. Our Mariah sources say Packer grew jealous of her… READ MORE >

- 87 days ago
Mariah Carey -- James Packer 'Mentally Unstable' and 'Violent'

Mariah Carey
Packer 'Mentally Unstable' and 'Violent'

James Packer "is not in his right mind" ... so claim people who Mariah Carey has downloaded with info about her bitter breakup. Our Mariah sources tell us, "she had to leave him" and he… READ MORE >

- 87 days ago
Mariah Carey, James Packer -- Done for Good ... Bad Blood Flows

Mariah Carey, James Packer
Done for Good Bad Blood Flows

Mariah Carey and James Packer are not only broken up for good, there is extreme animosity between the two ... sources connected with the former couple tell TMZ. TMZ broke the story ... the… READ MORE >

- 87 days ago
Mariah Carey, James Packer -- Something Really Bad Happened in Greece

Mariah, James Packer
Something Really Bad Happened in Greece

Mariah Carey and James Packer haven't seen each other or spoken for more than a month, after something happened during their vacation on a yacht in Greece ... TMZ has learned. Sources connected… READ MORE >

- 87 days ago
Mariah Carey, James Packer -- Done for Now ... Maybe for Good

Mariah Carey, James Packer
Done for Now ... Maybe for Good

Mariah Carey and James Packer have called it quits, but from what we're hearing the door is not completely shut ... yet. Sources connected with Mariah's reality show tell TMZ, the show has been… READ MORE >

- 87 days ago

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