Artist: Mariah Carey Biography

10 Feb 2006, 23:58  73,036,777  2,453,063

Mariah CareyMariah Carey (born March 27, 1970 in Huntington, New York, United States) is a singer, songwriter, producer, actress, writer, director, model and philanthropist. Carey came to prominence following the release of their eponymous debut album in June 1990, which was certified multi-platinum and yielded four singles that led the US table Billboard Hot 100. Under the guidance of the then executive director of Columbia Records and later husband Tommy Mottola, she gained international success with their subsequent studio albums Emotions (1991), Music Box (1993) and Merry Christmas (1994); This success has made it to be established as the artist of Columbia's biggest selling. Her fifth studio album Daydream (1995) entered the history of music when their second single "One Sweet Day," a duet with Boyz II Men group, remained for sixteen consecutive weeks atop the Billboard Hot 100, a non-record equaled or surpassed to this day. While recording the album, Carey began to deviate from its initial musical styles like R & B and pop, starting his work with hip hop. This musical change became evident with the release of their subsequent design Butterfly (1997), first album of the singer made after his split with Mottola.

Carey left Columbia in 2000 and signed a five-album deal worth US $ 100 million with Virgin Records, a subsidiary of EMI Music. Before the release of the film Glitter (2001), in which she played the protagonist Billie Frank, she suffered an "emotional and physical collapse" and was hospitalized due to severe exhaustion. With poor critical and commercial reception of the film and its homonymous soundtrack (2001), Carey had her contract with Virgin possibly canceled and the record company paid her only US$ 49 million. The following year, she was hired by Island Records and her popularity has been taken up with the release of her tenth studio album, The Emancipation of Mimi (2005). The second single from it, "We Belong Together" was the most famous song in the United States in the 2000s, receiving the award for "Song of the Decade" by Billboard. In 2009, she made another film role, participating in the film Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire; Carey was also awarded the prize for "Breakthrough Performance Award" in ceremonies Palm Springs International Film Festival, Black Reel Awards and NAACP Image Awards 2010.

Throughout her career, Carey sold over 200 million records worldwide, making it one of record sales record holders. In 1998, she was honored as the artist with the most albums sold in the 1990s in the United States during the World Music Awards. In 2000, Carey was declared the female artist who sold more albums in America this millennium. According to the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), she was positioned in third place among the female artists with best-selling in the United States with sales estimated at 64 million albums, behind only Barbra Streisand and Madonna. With the release of "Touch My Body" (2008), Carey got her 18th number one in the United States, surpassing the record previously held by Elvis Presley among solo artists with higher numbers one in the country. In 2012, Carey was second in the list of the top 100 women in music, published by VH1. In addition to its commercial awards, Carey has earned 5 Grammy Awards, 20 World Music Awards, 23 American Music Awards and 32 Billboard Music Awards. Known as the "wild supreme" by Guinness World Records, she is also known for her vocal reaches five octaves, her style melisma and the recurrent use of the register whistle.

Top Track "Mariah Carey"

We Belong Together - Mariah Carey

We Belong Together

438,263
2,860,384
Always Be My Baby - Mariah Carey

Always Be My Baby

311,829
1,640,243
Touch My Body - Mariah Carey

Touch My Body

309,335
1,754,169
Hero - Mariah Carey

Hero

300,278
1,372,944
Without You - Mariah Carey

Without You

270,561
1,375,486
Fantasy - Mariah Carey

Fantasy

245,816
1,279,283
Obsessed - Mariah Carey

Obsessed

224,848
1,735,999
Shake It Off - Mariah Carey

Shake It Off

223,366
1,147,516
My All - Mariah Carey

My All

196,955
1,234,042
It's Like That - Mariah Carey

It's Like That

149,869
919,521
Honey - Mariah Carey

Honey

148,940
895,388
Vision of Love - Mariah Carey

Vision of Love

143,420
872,352
Dreamlover - Mariah Carey

Dreamlover

137,710
644,558
One Sweet Day - Mariah Carey

One Sweet Day

131,833
657,620
Bye Bye - Mariah Carey

Bye Bye

128,644
826,637
Emotions - Mariah Carey

Emotions

126,474
833,208
O Holy Night - Mariah Carey

O Holy Night

125,735
415,092
#Beautiful - Mariah Carey

#Beautiful

103,886
589,130
Heartbreaker - Mariah Carey

Heartbreaker

99,980
586,522
I Stay in Love - Mariah Carey

I Stay in Love

99,129
654,363
I'll Be There - Mariah Carey

I'll Be There

90,842
385,100
Silent Night - Mariah Carey

Silent Night

85,987
286,063
Joy to the World - Mariah Carey

Joy to the World

82,781
285,294
Love Takes Time - Mariah Carey

Love Takes Time

82,200
460,764
Don't Forget About Us - Mariah Carey

Don't Forget About Us

81,939
586,339
Someday - Mariah Carey

Someday

79,988
440,353
I Still Believe - Mariah Carey

I Still Believe

77,756
434,584
Mine Again - Mariah Carey

Mine Again

77,005
406,465
Butterfly - Mariah Carey

Butterfly

74,166
521,750
Stay the Night - Mariah Carey

Stay the Night

62,755
344,834
Can't Let Go - Mariah Carey

Can't Let Go

61,865
412,315
Fly Like a Bird - Mariah Carey

Fly Like a Bird

61,394
486,910
I Don't Wanna Cry - Mariah Carey

I Don't Wanna Cry

58,809
316,254
I'm That Chick - Mariah Carey

I'm That Chick

56,355
346,656
Oh Santa! - Mariah Carey

Oh Santa!

56,048
363,155
Make It Happen - Mariah Carey

Make It Happen

56,041
349,078
Jesus Born on This Day - Mariah Carey

Jesus Born on This Day

55,974
188,620
Open Arms - Mariah Carey

Open Arms

55,471
325,710
Circles - Mariah Carey

Circles

55,041
324,932
Your Girl - Mariah Carey

Your Girl

51,739
251,930
H.A.T.E.U. - Mariah Carey

H.A.T.E.U.

51,692
661,762
Through the Rain - Mariah Carey

Through the Rain

50,468
375,894