Artist: Mariah Carey Biography

10 Feb 2006, 23:58  74,946,891  2,464,792

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 her eponymous debut album in June 1990, which was certified multi-platinum and yielded four singles that topped the US Billboard Hot 100. Under the guidance of the then executive director of Columbia Records and later husband Tommy Mottola, she gained international success with her subsequent studio albums Emotions (1991), Music Box (1993) and Merry Christmas (1994); This success established her as the biggest selling artist of Columbia. Her fifth studio album Daydream (1995) made history when the second single "One Sweet Day," a duet with the group Boyz II Men, remained for sixteen consecutive weeks atop the Billboard Hot 100, a record that has not been surpassed to this day. While recording the album, Carey began to deviate from her initial musical styles like R & B and pop, starting her work with hip hop. This musical change became evident with the release of her subsequent album Butterfly (1997), which was the first album Carey made after her 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 canceled and the record company paid her only US$ 49 million. The following year, she was hired by Island Records and made a comeback 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 did 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 the Palm Springs International Film Festival, Black Reel Awards and NAACP Image Awards 2010.

Throughout her career, Carey sold over 200 million records worldwide, making her one of the biggest selling musical artists of all time. 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 the most 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

443,866
2,927,469
Always Be My Baby - Mariah Carey

Always Be My Baby

316,027
1,678,117
Touch My Body - Mariah Carey

Touch My Body

312,266
1,786,297
Hero - Mariah Carey

Hero

303,890
1,402,328
Without You - Mariah Carey

Without You

273,595
1,402,668
Fantasy - Mariah Carey

Fantasy

249,401
1,313,361
Obsessed - Mariah Carey

Obsessed

228,303
1,775,749
Shake It Off - Mariah Carey

Shake It Off

225,379
1,169,767
My All - Mariah Carey

My All

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1,262,079
It's Like That - Mariah Carey

It's Like That

151,825
940,560
Honey - Mariah Carey

Honey

151,226
927,999
Vision of Love - Mariah Carey

Vision of Love

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893,890
Dreamlover - Mariah Carey

Dreamlover

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658,193
One Sweet Day - Mariah Carey

One Sweet Day

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Bye Bye - Mariah Carey

Bye Bye

129,733
836,407
Emotions - Mariah Carey

Emotions

129,613
864,407
O Holy Night - Mariah Carey

O Holy Night

125,816
416,532
#Beautiful - Mariah Carey

#Beautiful

104,892
599,764
Heartbreaker - Mariah Carey

Heartbreaker

102,145
606,457
I Stay in Love - Mariah Carey

I Stay in Love

99,762
661,271
I'll Be There - Mariah Carey

I'll Be There

91,891
391,383
Silent Night - Mariah Carey

Silent Night

86,025
286,373
Love Takes Time - Mariah Carey

Love Takes Time

83,097
471,319
Joy to the World - Mariah Carey

Joy to the World

82,839
285,797
Don't Forget About Us - Mariah Carey

Don't Forget About Us

82,700
594,718
Someday - Mariah Carey

Someday

80,764
448,307
I Still Believe - Mariah Carey

I Still Believe

78,321
440,610
Mine Again - Mariah Carey

Mine Again

77,786
413,989
Butterfly - Mariah Carey

Butterfly

75,122
540,208
Stay the Night - Mariah Carey

Stay the Night

63,455
351,036
Can't Let Go - Mariah Carey

Can't Let Go

62,603
424,810
Fly Like a Bird - Mariah Carey

Fly Like a Bird

62,036
496,262
I Don't Wanna Cry - Mariah Carey

I Don't Wanna Cry

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323,066
I'm That Chick - Mariah Carey

I'm That Chick

56,777
350,385
Make It Happen - Mariah Carey

Make It Happen

56,678
360,212
Open Arms - Mariah Carey

Open Arms

56,268
333,938
Oh Santa! - Mariah Carey

Oh Santa!

56,062
363,519
Jesus Born on This Day - Mariah Carey

Jesus Born on This Day

56,012
188,922
Circles - Mariah Carey

Circles

55,644
331,490
H.A.T.E.U. - Mariah Carey

H.A.T.E.U.

52,329
669,194
Your Girl - Mariah Carey

Your Girl

52,295
256,085
Through the Rain - Mariah Carey

Through the Rain

51,098
383,446