Mariah Carey is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and record producer. Referred to as the “Songbird Supreme” and the “Queen of Christmas”, she is known for her five-octave vocal range, melismatic singing style, and signature use of the whistle register. Carey rose to fame in 1990 with her eponymous debut album.
Mariah Carey Biography
|Full Name||Mariah Angela Carey|
|Nickname||Mimi, Mary Poppins,
|Age||52 years old|
|Date Of Birth||March 27, 1970|
|Birth Place||Long Island, Huntington, New York,
|Hometown||Huntington, New York|
|Height||5 ft 9 in (175 cm)|
|Weight||76 kg (167.5 lbs)|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
|Hair Color||Light Brown|
|Father||Alfred Roy Carey|
|Mother||Patricia (née Hickey)|
|Religion||Anglican / Episcopalian|
Mariah Carey Net Worth
|Mariah Carey Net Worth:||$320 Million|
|Date of Birth:||Mar 27, 1970 (52 years old)|
|Height:||5 ft 8 in (1.75 m)|
|Profession:||Record producer, Singer, Songwriter, Musician, Model, Author, Composer, Actor, Film Producer, Voice Actor|
|Nationality:||United States of America|
Mariah Angela Carey was born on the 27th of March 1970, in Huntington long Island, New York to Alfred Roy Carey who is an African-American and Afro-Venezuelan descent. Her mother Patricia (née Hickey) is of Irish descent. Mariah’s dad worked as an Aeronautical Engineer while her mother is a voice coach and Opera Singer.
When Mariah was just three years old her parents divorced perhaps due to pressure her mother received for marrying a man. As young as too, she began initiating her mom’s singing and was given classes starting at the age of 4. Her interests in music led her to write poems and early songs while studying at Harborfields high school.
Carey met Gavin Christopher and Ben Margulies at Harborfields and soon they began composing music and full tracks with lyrics. They continued working together to make a full-length demo before graduating from high school.
After completing her studies at Harborfields High School in Greenlawn, New York in 1987 Mariah moved to Manhattan where she worked as a waitress, and co-check girl and studied Cosmetology while writing and recording in pursuit of a career in the music industry.
Mariah began recording her own demo tape however she failed in attempting to pass it on successfully to record labels. From that point forward Mariah has introduced Brenda Starr a pop singer after recording to demo. The two quickly became besties and Brenda helped her to achieve her goals in the music industry.
Sometimes did lessons until 3 am at 16 years old, but she wouldn’t have to do this for a long because at the age of 18 demo tape got into the hands of the President of Columbia Records, Tommy Mottola, and later Sony who signed her on the spot and married her a few years later in a larger than life ceremony.
In 1993 Mariah married Tommy Motalla. They divorced in 1998. She was married to actor Nick Cannon from 2008 to 2016. They have two children together, twin boys who were born in April 2011. She was briefly engaged to Australian billionaire James Packer in 2016 and dated singer Luis Migeul between 1998 and 2001.
Mariah Carey Success
Mariah’s self-titled debut album was released on June 12, 1990. Columbia reportedly spent $1 million promoting the record. Sales were slow at first but eventually the album would eventually be certified 9X platinum in the US alone, selling more than 15 million copies worldwide. The album reached number one on the Billboard charts and earned her a Grammy for Best New Artist and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance.
Mariah’s next album, 1991’s “Emotions” was also an enormous success but it was her third album, 1993’s “Music Box” that took her career to stratospheric levels. Music Box spent 128 weeks on the Billboard chart and eventually sold an astonishing 28 million copies worldwide. It is one of the best-selling albums of all time.
Her success was not short-lived at all. Her next album “Merry Christmas” was also a monster, selling more than 15 million copies worldwide. Her next three albums would sell 20 million, 10 million and 8 million copies worldwide, respectively.
On the 12th of June 1990, Mariah Carey came up with the release of her self-titled debut album which was promoted by Columbia Records and the label reportedly spent $1 million to promote the album. Slowly but surely the album hit the charts and eventually became a massive success in her career by receiving 9x platinum certification in the United States alone. On top of that, the project has managed to sell more than 15 million copies worldwide reaching number 1 on the Billboard charts. The album led Mariah to earn a Grammy Award in the categories of Best New Artist and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. As soon as Mariah hit the top of the charts and at the height of her fame her debut album titled Mariah Carey had four chart-topping singles. After getting huge fame in the music Mariah decided to release her second album titled Emotions which broke the previous records and became a tremendous success and shot to number one.
The biggest breakthrough moment of her career came in 1993 Mariah Carey released her third album, Music Box hit the Billboard chart selling over 28 million copies globally as well as spending 128 weeks on the charts. The album also became one of the best-selling albums of all time and earned her numerous awards and accolades. Merry Christmas was her fourth album which was released on October 28, 1994. Like her previous albums, it was also a big commercial success and has sold over 15 million copies all across the world. Mariah then dropped 3 more albums which sold twenty million, ten million, and eight million copies worldwide, respectively.