Mariah Carey is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, actress, and philanthropist. Under
the guidance of Columbia Records executive Tommy Mottola, Carey released her self-titled debut
studio album Mariah Carey in 1990.
Referred to as the "songbird supreme" by the Guinness World Records, she is famed for her five-octave
vocal range, power, melismatic style and signature use of the whistle register.
In a career spanning over two decades, Carey has sold more than 200 million records worldwide,
making her one of the best-selling music artists of all time. In 1998, she was honored as
the world's best-selling recording artist of the 1990s at the World Music Awards.
Carey was also named the best-selling female artist of the millennium in 2000.
According to the Recording Industry Association of America, she is the third best-selling
female artist in the United States, with 63.5 million certified albums.
March 27, 1970 ( age
Huntington, New York, U.S.
Oldfield Middle School
Harborfields High School (graduated in 1987)
Alfred Roy Carey
(African-American/Venezuelan; aeronautical engineer; divorced in 1973)
(Irish-American; a former opera singer with the New York City Opera and a vocal coach)
Nick Cannon (m. 2008)
Tommy Mottola (m. 1993-1998)
Moroccan Scott Cannon
hip hop soul
Singer, songwriter, record producer, actress, philanthropist
Brenda K. Starr
Boyz II Men
Bone Thugs N Harmony
Mariah Carey Quotes
On marriage after her split from Tommy Mottola: "Stay away from it!. I would marry again if it were about having kids, but other than that, I can't see myself doing it."
About her sexy image. "I know I have this image that's sexy, but I'm basically like Mary Poppins. That's my nickname! I'm prudish."
"This is for all of you out there tonight, reaching for a dream - don't ever give up! Never ever listen to anyone, when they try to discourage you, because they do that, believe me!" (Madison Square Garden, 1995)
"There is a light at the end of the tunnel...hopefully it's not a freight train!"
"One person could say "Hero is a schmaltzy piece of garbage, but another person can write me a letter and say, 'I've considered commiting suicide every day of my life for the last ten years until I heard that song and I realized after all I can be my own hero.' And that, that's an unexplainable feeling, like I've done something with my life, ya know?" -
"I'm not one of those people that goes into details of my personal life on national TV to get attention. Some things are better left unsaid"
Mariah Carey Awards
American Music Awards - 11 Wins - 38 Nominations
BET Awards - 12 Wins - 20 Nominations
Billboard Music Awards - 31 Wins - 43 Nominations
Brit Awards - 5 Nominations
Grammy Awards - 5 Wins - 34 Nominations
MOBO Awards - 6 Nominations
MTV Europe Music Awards - 1 Win - 5 Nominations
MTV Video Music Awards - 7 Nominations
NAACP Image Awards - 2 Wins - 14 Nominations
Soul Train Music Awards - 9 Wins - 15 Nominations
World Music Awards - 17 Wins - 17 Nominations