Mariah Carey

Biography

Mariah Carey (born March 27, 1970 or 1969; sources vary) 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, a series of hit records including "Dreamlover", "Hero" and "Without You" from the diamond album Music Box established her position as Columbia Records' highest-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 radical 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 the best-selling album of the 2000s decade and its single, "We Belong Together," became her most successful solo single of her music career and was also awarded Song of the Decade by Billboard.

In a career spanning over two decades, Carey has sold more than 200 million albums, singles, and videos worldwide, according to Island Def Jam, which makes 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 2006 Carey was listed in 6th place on the Forbes Richest 20 Woman In Entertainment list. In April 2008, "Touch My Body" became Carey's eighteenth number one single on the Hot 100, the most by any solo artist. Carey was included in Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the world in 2008. Carey starred in the film Precious (2009), which earned her a Breakthrough Performance Award at the Palm Springs International Film Festival and an NAACP Image Award nomination.

Aside from her commercial accomplishments, she composes all her own material, has earned five Grammy Awards, 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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Mariah Carey (born March 27, 1970 or 1969; sources vary) 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, a series of hit records including "Dreamlover", "Hero" and "Without You" from the diamond album Music Box established her position as Columbia Records' highest-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 radical 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 the best-selling album of the 2000s decade and its single, "We Belong Together," became her most successful solo single of her music career and was also awarded Song of the Decade by Billboard.

In a career spanning over two decades, Carey has sold more than 200 million albums, singles, and videos worldwide, according to Island Def Jam, which makes 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 2006 Carey was listed in 6th place on the Forbes Richest 20 Woman In Entertainment list. In April 2008, "Touch My Body" became Carey's eighteenth number one single on the Hot 100, the most by any solo artist. Carey was included in Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the world in 2008. Carey starred in the film Precious (2009), which earned her a Breakthrough Performance Award at the Palm Springs International Film Festival and an NAACP Image Award nomination.

Aside from her commercial accomplishments, she composes all her own material, has earned five Grammy Awards, seventeen World Music Awards, and is known for her five-octave vocal range, power, melismatic style and signature use of the whistle register.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Mariah Carey, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Personal Info

Gender -

Known Credits 49

Birthday 1969-03-27

Place of Birth Huntington, New York, USA

Adult Actor False

Official Site http://mariahcarey.com/

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Known For

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2017 The Lego Batman Movie as Mayor Marion Grange (voice)
2016 Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping as Herself
2015 A Christmas Melody as Melissa Atkinson
2015 Mariah Carey's Merriest Christmas as Herself
2015 The Late Late Show with James Corden(1 episode) as Herself - Carpool Karaoke
2014 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon(1 episode) as Herself
2013 Michael Bublé’s 3rd Annual Christmas Special as Herself
2013 The Butler as Hattie Pearl
2012 Bad 25 as Herself
2009 Precious as Mrs. Weiss
2009 Live from Studio Five(1 episode)
2009 Michael Jackson Memorial as Herself
2009 Alan Carr: Chatty Man(1 episode)
2008 You Don't Mess With the Zohan as Mariah Carey
2008 Tennessee as Krystal
2007 Mariah Carey - The Adventures of Mimi
2005 Live 8 as Herself
2005 Top of the Pops Reloaded(1 episode)
2005 The Tyra Banks Show(1 episode)
2005 State Property 2 as Professionally Dressed Woman
2005 The Sunday Night Project(1 episode)
2004 The Paul O'Grady Show(1 episode)
2004 The X Factor (UK)(2 episodes)
2003 The Ellen DeGeneres Show(3 episodes)
2003 Jimmy Kimmel Live!(2 episodes)
2002 WiseGirls as Raychel
2002 American Idol(3 episodes)
2001 Glitter as Billie Frank
2001 The Proud Family(1 episode)
1999 Mariah Carey: #1's as Herself
1999 The Bachelor as Ilana
1999 Rove(1 episode) as Herself
1999 Making the Video(1 episode)
1999 Mariah Carey - Around the World as Herself
1998 CD:UK(7 episodes)
1998 VH1: Divas Live as Mariah
1997 Ally McBeal(1 episode)
1997 The View(2 episodes)
1995 Die Harald Schmidt Show(1 episode)
1995 Mariah Carey: Fantasy - Madison Square Garden as Herself
1993 Here Is Mariah Carey as Herself
1992 Mariah Carey: MTV Unplugged as Herself
1992 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno(1 episode)
1989 MTV Unplugged(1 episode)
1983 Live with Regis and Kathie Lee(2 episodes)
1981 Wanna bet, that..?(3 episodes)
1964 Top of the Pops(1 episode)
1944 Golden Globe Awards(1 episode)
1929 The Academy Awards(1 episode)

Directing

2015 A Christmas Melody … Director
1999 Mariah Carey: #1's … Director

Production

2015 A Christmas Melody … Executive Producer

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