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Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey
Carey at the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival.
Personal information
GenresR&B, pop, hip hop, soul, dance
OccupationSinger-songwriter, record producer, actress
Years active1988 present
LabelsColumbia, Virgin, Island
Associated actsBrenda K. Starr, Trey Lorenz, Allure, Randy Jackson, Da Brat, Boyz II Men, Whitney Houston, Jermaine Dupri, Bone Thugs N Harmony
Spouse-Tommy Mottola-1993-1998
-Nick Cannon-2008-

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Mariah Carey (born March 27, 1970) is an American R&B/pop singer-songwriter, record producer, and actress. She made her recording debut in 1990 under the guidance of Columbia Records executive Tommy Mottola, and became the first recording artist to have her first five singles top the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart. Following her marriage to Mottola in 1993, Carey enjoyed a series of hit records from the diamond certified albums Music Box (1993) and Daydream (1995). She later released the holiday standard "All I Want For Christmas Is You" from her 1994 album, Merry Christmas, which helped to establish her position as Columbia Records' top-selling act.

Following her separation from Mottola in 1997, she introduced elements of hip hop into her album work, to much initial success, but when she left Columbia in 2001 her popularity was in decline. She signed an unprecedented $100 million deal with Virgin Records, only to be dropped from the label and bought out of her contract in the following year. This turn of events was due to the highly publicized physical and emotional breakdown, as well as the poor reception that was given to Glitter, her film and soundtrack project. In 2002 Carey signed a $24 million deal with Island Records, and after a relatively unsuccessful period, she returned to the top of pop music in 2005 with her album The Emancipation of Mimi. The album became her best-selling album in the 2000s and its single, "We Belong Together", became the most successful solo single of her music career and was awarded "Song of the Decade" by Billboard. Ending the decade, Carey starred in the film Precious (2009), whose performance earned her a "Breakthrough Performance Award" at the Palm Springs International Film Festival, and a NAACP Image Award nomination.

In a career spanning over two decades, Carey has sold more than 200 million albums, singles, and videos worldwide, making her one of the world's best-selling music artists. Carey was cited as the world’s best-selling recording artist of the 1990s at the World Music Awards in 1998, and was named the best-selling female artist of the millennium by the same awards show in 2000. According to the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), she is the third-best-selling female artist, with shipments of 63 million albums in the U.S. In April 2008, "Touch My Body" became Carey's eighteenth number one single on the Hot 100, the most by any solo artist. Aside from her commercial accomplishments, she has earned five Grammys, seventeen World Music Awards, and is known for her five-octave vocal range, power, melismatic style and signature use of the whistle register.

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EXCLUSIVE! Nick Cannon Talks Mariah's First Request After Giving Birth - PopStop TV Tweet this news
PopStop TV---Mariah Carey- is about to give birth any minute now and her husband Nick Cannon couldn't be more excited! When our PopStop TV team asked the “America's Got Talent” host what Mariah's first request was after the twins are bo - Date : Sun, 24 Apr 2011 03:47:21 GMT+00:00
Sally Bailey: Mariah Carey has the diva factor - WalesOnline Tweet this news
WalesOnline--YOU'VE got to love -Mariah Carey-. I loved the story this week that she had suggested to Simon Cowell that she should be the “judge of the judges” on the US X Factor. Awesome diva-ness. Is it just me, or has this whole US ... - Date : Sun, 24 Apr 2011 05:05:32 GMT+00:00
Nick Cannon starts new countdown show on V-103 - Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog) Tweet this news
Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog)--“I've been in the music industry the majority of my life,” said the 30-year-old husband of -Mariah Carey- in an interview with me Friday afternoon by phone from New York. “I've always paid attention to - Date : Sat, 23 Apr 2011 02:18:12 GMT+00:00
Mariah Carey Will Be Involved in X-Factor - Tweet this news mogul Simon Cowell has confirmed reports -Mariah Carey- will be involved in the US version of talent show X-Factor. Cowell had previously denied rumours the Hero hitmaker would join the show as a judge - because she'd be a n - Date : Sat, 23 Apr 2011 09:15:25 GMT+00:00
Nick Cannon's Home Phone Number - RumorFix Tweet this news
RumorFix--The entertainer is on paternity leave because his wife, -Mariah Carey-, is due anytime now. But, the radio show host didn't want to leave his fans high and dry so this is what he said: "Call me at anytime whatever's on your mi - Date : Fri, 22 Apr 2011 00:47:13 GMT+00:00
See Mariah Carey's $135000 nursery - MSN NZ News Tweet this news
MSN NZ News--"I wanted to create a beautiful, tranquil, cozy environment for the babies," -Mariah- explains. "Everything matches, but pieces are individualized to celebrate the twins as separate entities." Rather than o - Date : Thu, 21 Apr 2011 03:15:10 GMT+00:00
People in the news - Columbus Dispatch Tweet this news
Columbus Dispatch--Mother-to-be -Mariah Carey- is sparing no expense regarding the nursery for her twins. During an interview with Life & Style magazine, the Hero singer showed off the elaborate $100000 nursery in her Bel Air, Calif., mansion. The - Date : Fri, 22 Apr 2011 10:20:06 GMT+00:00
923 Now's Nick Cannon blurts out home phone on-air - Radio & Television Business Report Tweet this news
Radio & Television Business Report--The morning team didn't believe him so they called it and his pregnant wife -Mariah Carey- answered. It made for good banter. Cannon will be going on paternity leave as soon as their twins arrive, but his excus - Date : Fri, 22 Apr 2011 16:07:19 GMT+00:00
No more babies for Mariah Carey - iNewsOne Tweet this news
iNewsOne--London, April 22 (IANS) Singer -Mariah Carey- will not plan more babies once her twins are born. In an interview with Life & Style magazine, Carey says she's 'ready to be done' as a mum. The 42-year-old said her pregnancy - Date : Thu, 21 Apr 2011 22:15:53 GMT+00:00
Nick Cannon Rushes To Mariah Carey's Side As Couple Awaits Birth Of Twins - NBC Miami Tweet this news
NBC Miami--By Access Hollywood Nick Cannon had to rush off after promoting Season 6 of "America's Got Talent" at NBC's Summer Press Day 2011 in Pasadena, Calif., on Friday, at wife -Mariah Carey's- insistence. "Sh - Date : Sat, 16 Apr 2011 00:44:03 GMT+00:00

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Billboard Artist of the Decade
Succeeded by

Influences :
Year Title Role class="unsortable"Notes
1999 The Bachelor Ilana
2001 Glitter Billie Frank 2001 Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Actress
2002 WiseGirls Raychel
2003 Death of a Dynasty Herself Cameo appearance
2005 State Property 2 Dame's Wifey
2008 You Don't Mess with the Zohan Herself Cameo appearance
2009 Tennessee Krystal
2009 Precious Mrs. Weiss Breakthrough Performance Award at the Palm Springs International Film Festival
Supporting Actress of the Year at the Capri Hollywood International Film Festival
Nominated Black Reel Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated Black Reel Award for Best Ensemble
Nominated NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
Nominated Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Cast in a Motion Picture
Nominated Critics' Choice Awards for Best Acting Ensemble

Influences :
Year Title Role class="unsortable"Notes
2002 Ally McBeal Candy Cushnip "Playing with Matches" (Season 5, episode 8)
2003 The Proud Family Herself Voice role

Mariah Carey

Studio albumsMariah Carey (1990) * Emotions (1991) * Music Box (1993) * Merry Christmas (1994) * Daydream (1995) * Butterfly (1997) * Rainbow (1999) * Glitter (2001) * Charmbracelet (2002) * The Emancipation of Mimi (2005) * E=MC² (2008) * Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel (2009) *
Live albumsMTV Unplugged (1992)
Compilations#1's (1998) * Valentines (2000) * Greatest Hits (2001) * The Remixes (2003) * The Ballads (2008) * Playlist: The Very Best of Mariah Carey (2010) * LoveSongs (2010)
Video compilationsThe First Vision (1991) * MTV Unplugged +3 (1992) * Here Is Mariah Carey (1993) * Fantasy: Mariah Carey at Madison Square Garden (1996) * Around the World (1998) * #1's (1999) * The Adventures of Mimi (2007)
Concert toursMusic Box Tour (1993) * Daydream World Tour (1996) * Butterfly World Tour (1998) * Rainbow World Tour (2000) * Charmbracelet World Tour (2003-2004) * The Adventures of Mimi Tour (2006) * Angels Advocate Tour (2009-2010)
Headlining performancesMTV Unplugged: Mariah Carey (1992) * Mariah's Thanksgiving NBC Special (1993) * Fantasy: Mariah Carey at Madison Square Garden (1995) * VH1 Divas Live (1998) * Mariah Carey's Homecoming Special (1999) * VH1 Divas 2000: A Tribute to Diana Ross (2000) * A Home for the Holidays with Mariah Carey (2001) * Live at The Pearl (2009)
Featured performancesAmerica: A Tribute to Heroes (2001) * United We Stand: What More Can I Give (2001) * Live 8 (2005) * Shelter from the Storm: A Concert for the Gulf Coast (2005) * Stand Up to Cancer Telethon (2008)
Selected filmographyThe Bachelor (1999) * Glitter (2001) * WiseGirls (2002) * Ally McBeal (2002) * State Property 2 (2005) * You Don't Mess with the Zohan (2008) * Tennessee (2008) * Precious (2009)
CharitiesFresh Air Fund * Make-A-Wish Foundation * Save the Music Foundation
Related articlesCrave Records * MonarC Entertainment * Mariah Carey Wish Icon Award

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