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Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey (born March 27, 1969 or 1970)[3] is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and occasional actress. Born and raised on Long Island, New York, Carey came to prominence after releasing her self-titled debut studio album Mariah Carey in 1990; it went multiplatinum and spawned four consecutive number one singles on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart. Under the guidance of Columbia Records executive and later husband Tommy Mottola, she continued booking success with followup albums Emotions (1991), Music Box (1993), and Merry Christmas (1994), Carey was established as Columbia's highest-selling act. Daydream (1995) made music history when its second single "One Sweet Day", a duet with Boyz II Men, spent a record sixteen weeks on top of the Billboard Hot 100, and remains the longest-running number-one song in U.S. chart history. During the recording of the album, Carey began to deviate from her R&B and pop beginnings and slowly traversed into hip hop. This musical change became evident with the release of Butterfly (1997), at which time Carey had separated from Mottola.

She insists that bendy straws be provided backstage at her concerts.
She was a backup singer for Brenda K. Starr. In 1999, she covered Starr's "I Still Believe."
In 1990, she won the Grammy for Best New Artist. At the American Music Awards, she lost the Favorite New Artist award to Vanilla Ice.
In 2001, after a promotional tour for Glitter, a movie she starred in and co-produced, she had a nervous breakdown and was hospitalized. She missed the MTV 20th anniversary special, which she was supposed to headline, as a result.
Mariah's heritage is multiracial. Her mother, Patricia Carey, is Irish-American and her father, Alfred Roy Carey, is African-American and Venezuelan.
Mariah sings in a 5 octave range and she masters the whistle register. She made the Guiness book of world records for the highest whistle register in history.
As of January 2006, Carey has had 17 #1 singles on Billboard's Hot 100 chart. She is in a second place tie with Elvis Presley for the act with the most #1s, and they are second only to The Beatles, who have 20.
Mariah was conspicuously omitted from VH1's televised countdown of "The 100 Top Women of Rock," despite being the top-selling female of the entire decade of the 1990s, and having 15 #1 singles to her credit at the time the special aired.
Carey is the first recording artist in history to have her first 5 singles hit the #1 spot on the Hot 100: "Vision of Love" (1990), "Love Takes Time" (1990), "Someday" (1991), "I Don't Wanna Cry" (1991), "Emotions" (1991).
Her older sister Alison was arrested twice in 2005 for prostitution. She is HIV positive.
Mariah moved around a lot growing up. At one point she lived in Rosie O'Donnell's neighborhood in Commack, Long Island. Rosie was in high school and Mariah was just a little girl.
When Mariah was in high school, she was already busy juggling her fledgling professional singing career, doing studio work and back up singing gigs. As a result, she frequently missed school. Her classmates grew so accustomed to her absences that they began to refer to her by the nickname, "Mirage."
Despite her diva reputation, Mariah is known for her sense of humor. She likes to joke with interviewers about her 500 hours of beauty school education, which she endured in order to have a fall-back plan if singing failed to pay the bills. On the Rosie O'Donnell Show she even gave the host a brief on the spot makeover, in order to vouch for her cosmetic skills. Mariah assessed Rosie's "photogenic qualities" and decided that a flip of the hair and a re-location of the part line would improve Rosie's look. Rosie did look pretty fashion-forward as a result.
Mariah has a great ear for music and can mimic just about anything she hears with pinpoint accuracy. This ability came to new use when she guest-mentored on the 7th season of American Idol, and was able to work with the contestants on their vocal and music arrangements. Mariah gave many astute and helpful suggestions, like telling David Archuleta not to be afraid to go to his falsetto range, and offered him an example of what she meant, singing the melody for him. The contestants from season 7 have said that Mariah was really nice and down to earth, that she gave them thoughtful advice and was great to work with.

90's Hits

Always Be My Baby
Dream Lover
I Don't Wanna Cry
I'll Be There
Love Takes Time
Vision Of Love
Without You


All I Want For Christmas Is You
Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)
Hark,The Herald Angels Sing
Joy to the World
O Holy Night
Oh Santa
Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town
Silent Night

Jazz Music

Shake It Off
We Belong Together
You'll Always Be My Baby


Beautiful (feat. Miguel)
Heartbreaker (and Jay Z)
One Sweet Day (and Boyz II Men)

Today's Hits

Bye Bye
Don't forget about us
Touch My Body
We Belong Together (Remix)


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