Mariah Carey Biography

Published On Feb 07, 2017
Facts of Mariah Carey
Date of Birth: 1969 , March-27
Birth Nation: United States
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Mariah Carey is the most successful selling female artist in music history and she 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. 

Moving to her personal life, she was previously married to Tommy Mottola on  June 5, 1993. The two were met while recording Music Box. Later, the couple announced their separation and their divorced case was finalized in 1998. Then, Carey married Nick Cannon on April 30, 2008, in The Bahamas. The two met while they shot her music video for her song “Bye Bye”. They welcomed their fraternal twins, Moroccan and Monroe. But after few year, Cannon confirmed their separation. Their divorce case was finalized in 2015. On January 21, 2016, Carey and Australian billionaire James Packer announced that they were engaged. But after few month they announced that the engagement had ended. 

Mariah Carey also dated very shortly to Christian Monzon, Mark Sudack, Eric Benét, Luis Miguel, Marcus Schenkenberg and Derek Jeter. Mariah Carey is rumored to have a relationship with Brett Ratner, Eminem,  Jamie Theakston, Eddie Griffin, Trey Songz and Stevie JCurrently, Mariah Carey and  Bryan Tanaka has been dating since  November 2016.The couple was met in 2005, and they have been good friends ever since. They were first reported to be dating in November 2016 when they spent a romantic weekend in Hawaii together and were reportedly spotted smooching on a beach. 

Regarding her nationality and ethnicity, she is a white American singer. Mariah Carey earns her salary from her singing/acting career, which adds up her recent net worth of $ 520 million.

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Born in United States

March 27 , 1969

Mariah Carey was born on March 27, 1969, in Long Island, New York. She is the daughter of Alfred Roy Carey, a Venezuelan aeronautical engineer; and Patricia Carey, a voice coach and opera singer. She two older siblings, Morgan and Alison.

 

Debuted with Mariah Carey

1990

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. 

Made her music history through "Fantasy

1995

On September 30th, 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 singe album Don't Forget About Us

2005

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. 

 

Appeared on MTV's Unplugged

1992

 On March 1992,  Mariah Carey appeared on MTV's Unplugged. This performance was released as an album and a home video, resulting in another No. 1 single (a cover of The Jacksons' "I'll Be There").

Best-selling album The Emancipation of Mimi

2005

 Her album "The Emancipation of Mimi" became the best-selling album in the US and the second best-seller worldwide in 2005 and produced "We Belong Together", which became her most successful single of the 2000s, and was later named "Song of the Decade" by Billboard. 

 

Appeared in the film Precious

2009

 She appeared as a supporting role in the drama film " Precious" in 2009  and was awarded the "Breakthrough Performance Award" at the Palm Springs International Film Festival. Which was directed and co-produced by Lee Daniels.
 

Ranked second on VH1's list of 100 Greatest Women in Music

2012

In 2012, Carey was ranked second on VH1's list of the "100 Greatest Women in Music." Billboard magazine ranks her at number five on the Billboard Hot 100 All-Time Top Artists, making Carey the second most successful female artist in the history of the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

Second Christmas album Merry Christmas II You

2010

 In the year 2010, Carey's 13th album and second Christmas album, Merry Christmas II You, debuted at No.1 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, making it only the second Christmas album to top that chart. 

 

Married with Tommy Mottola

1993

She got married to Tommy Mottola on  June 5, 1993. The couple were met while recording Music Box. Her husband, Thomas Daniel "Tommy" Mottola is an American music executive and the co-owner of Casablanca Records in a joint venture with the Universal Music Group.

Divorced with Tommy Mottola

1998

She and her husband Tommy Mottola divorced in 1998. The couple were met while recording Music Box. Her husband, Thomas Daniel "Tommy" Mottola is an American music executive and the co-owner of Casablanca Records in a joint venture with the Universal Music Group.

Married with Nick Cannon

2008

Carey and   Nick Cannon married on April 30, 2008, in The Bahamas. The two were met while they shot her music video for her song “Bye Bye”. They welcomed their fraternal twins, Moroccan and Monroe. But after living together around seven years together they divorced.

Engaged with James Packer

January 21 , 2016

Mariah Carey began to date Australian billionaire, James Packer and after dating few months, the couple announced their engagement on January 21, 2016. But  following year unfortunately, the couple announced that their engagement was over. 

 

Affair with Bryan Tanaka

2016

Currently, Mariah Carey is in a romantic relationship with  Bryan Tanaka. The couple has been dating since  November 2016. They were met in 2005, and they have been good friends ever since. They were first reported to be dating in November 2016 when they spent a romantic weekend in Hawaii together and were reportedly spotted smooching on a beach.