Mariah Carey

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Mariah Carey

Born

3/27/1969, Huntington, NY, USA

Birth Name

Mariah Carey

Gender

Female

Also Known As

M, Mimi, MC
  • Mariah Carey on American Idol Season 12.
  • Mariah Carey on American Idol Season 12.
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8.9
out of 10
User Rating
163 votes

Biography

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With her unique talent and signature vocal abilities, Mariah Carey commanded the world's attention when she made her musical debut in the early nineties. In less than a decade, Mariah Carey emerged as one of the most popular and widely acclaimed talents in music. As a singer and…more

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Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Mariah was paid US$1 million to sing just four songs at a New Year's Eve party at the Nikki Beach Club on the Caribbean island of St Barts. The party was held by Libyan dictator Colonal Gaddafi's son Saif.

    • Mariah married actor Nick Cannon on April 30th, 2008.

    • In January 2008 it was reported that Mariah had dismissed rumors she would team up with J-Lo for a duet, stating that she would "rather be on stage with a pig."

    • Mariah owns a dog named Jackson P. Muttley - Jack in short.

    • Mariah launched her debut fragrance M in December 2007. The ads for the perfume were played world-wide.

    • Mariah's song, I Still Believe is a remake of the song by Brenda K. Starr who she used to be a backup singer for.

    • Mariah's remix to her song Heartbreaker, which features Da Brat and Missy Elliott, samples and intorpolates Snoop Dogg's Ain't No Fun (If The Homies Can't Have None). Snoop Dogg's Ain't No Fun (If The Homies Can't Have None) originally sampled Think (About It) by Lyn Collins.

    • Mariah's worst selling album, Glitter, was released on the tragic day of September 11, 2001.

    • Mariah was asked by Mary J Blige to personally appear in her No More Drama video along with Sean "Diddy" Combs, because she felt that they both had their fair share of drama in their lives.

    • Mariah tried to block porn star-turned politician Mary Carey from trade-marking her similar-sounding stage name, saying that fans could get the two performers confused. However the adult film actress, whose real name is Mary Cook, said she would not be intimidated by Mariah and will press forward with her trademark application.

    • In 2006, Mariah began working with a Beverly Hills tanning centre to create a fake tan containing 24-carot gold! The bronzed skin is supposed to glitter in the sun. Mariah loves the expensive tan so much, she has it sprayed on her every night before she goes on stage.

    • Mariah is in 2nd place among all artists with the most No. 1 hits in music history, tying with Elvis Presley in second place with a total of 17 #1 hits, with The Beatles remaining in first place with 20. Mariah is the only female artist to have 17 #1 songs on the US Billboard Hot 100 charts. Her single One Sweet Day holds the record for the single staying the longest (16 weeks) at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100. [2008]

    • In 2001, Mariah signed an $80 million deal with Virgin Records for her next four albums.

    • Mariah had the nickname "Mirage" in high school, because she never showed up for classes.

    • Mariah's mother named her from the song They Call The Wind Mariah, from the 1969 movie Paint Your Wagon.

    • Mariah founded 'Camp Mariah', a serene escape located in Fishkill, New York for inner-city to embrace the arts, introduce career opportunities, and build self-esteem for youths.

    • In October 1999, Mariah bought Marilyn Monroe's white baby grand piano at auction for $600,000 plus commission.

    • In September 2001, Mariah appeared on the benefit concert A Tribute To Heroes and sang the song Hero in dedication to the families, friends, victims, and heroes of the World Trade Centre tragedy.

    • Mariah has appeared on the following lists:
      Maxim
      2008 - #71 position 'Hot 100 Women'

      Mr Blackwell
      2006 - #5 position 'Worst-dressed Women'

      FHM
      2007 - #45 position '100 Sexiest Women in the World'
      2002 - #36 position 'Sexiest Girls of 2002'

    • Mariah has worked a number of odd jobs to support herself, including hat/coat-checker, hostess, hair sweeper in hairdressing salons, and waitress.

    • In 1999, Mariah won the Horizon Award at the Congressional Foundation Awards for her work with and for children.

    • Mariah attended Oldfield Middle School and Harborfield High School.

    • Mariah suffered a physical and emotional breakdown, and spent a few weeks recovering in a Connecticut mental hospital in 2001.

    • Mariah loves swimming and water aerobics.

    • Mariah sang the National Anthem at Super Bowl XXXVI in 2002.

    • Mariah is reportedly afraid to come into contact with germs. She was overheard demading an antiseptic handwipe at the Live 8 concert in London (July 2, 2005), "It is just really essential because I can't get germs, because I've touched a lot of fans outside."

    • Discography:
      1990 - Mariah Carey
      1991 - Emotions
      1993 - Music Box
      1994 - Merry Christmas
      1995 - Daydream
      1997 - Butterfly
      1999 - Rainbow
      2001 - Glitter
      2002 - Charmbracelet
      2005 - The Emancipation of Mimi
      2005 - The Emancipation of Mimi Platinum Edition
      2005 - The Emancipation of Mimi (Ultra Platinum Edition with dvd)
      2008 - E=MC²

    • Grammy Awards:
      Best New Artist
      Best Female Pop Vocal Performance - Vision Of Love
      Best Contemporary R&B Album - The Emancipation of Mimi
      Best Female R&B Vocal Performance - We Belong Together
      Best R&B Song - We Belong Together

    • Mariah is the only female singer that can hit a five octave range with her voice. She actually has an 8-octave vocal range. Her highest octave is two octaves higher than normal soprano.

    • Mariah's best selling album to date is Music Box. [2008]

  • Quotes

    • Mariah: I know I can be diva-ish sometimes, but I have to be in control. The nature of my life, the nature of what I do, is divadom, it really is.

    • Mariah: (revealing she was inspired to write Hero while using the bathroom) Sometimes I wake up and in the middle of the night and have an idea and have to get up and record it straight away before I forget it. Or with Hero, I was in the studio and someone was telling me about this film Hero with Dustin Hoffman in it. I took a walk to the loo and when I came back I had this idea for a song, and that was what then became Hero.

    • Mariah: (on her role in Push) I'm not going to be a pretty picture but actually it wasn't about that. The role is a supporting part, a little scene, but it's a very important scene.

    • Mariah: You really just want to know that somebody loves you for you. Sometimes you feel like an ATM machine with a wig on it.

    • Mariah: (denying she said she'd rather "be on stage with a pig" than duet with J-Lo) This is just some Internet gossip and it's pathetic that people actually entertain the thought that this could be real. This is another sad example of two strong women being pitted against each other.

    • Mariah: I'd rather be onstage with a pig - a duet with Jennifer Lopez and me just ain't going to happen.

    • Mariah: (on protecting her voice) Literally, I'll have twenty humidifiers around the bed. Basically, it's like sleeping in a steam room. The bed is all terry-cloth, the ceiling is pitched so the water can't fall on my head, and it drips down to my side, and the TV is behind glass. I think that a lot of women are just trying to live up to the stereotypes and to the standard that's set on TV and in magazines, which is airbrushed women who weigh 3 pounds. And it's not fair. It's not easy. But everybody gets really protective of me. They're, like, 'Be less sexy.' If I look too sexy it's not intentional - if you film my body a certain way, it's gonna look like a certain way.

    • Mariah: Whenever I watch TV and see those poor starving kids all over the world, I can't help but cry. I mean I'd love to be skinny like that, but not with all those flies and death and stuff.

    • Mariah: One day I promised God that if he would give me my voice back I would never smoke again. I got three octaves back after quitting.

    • Mariah: There is a light at the end of the tunnel... hopefully its not a freight train!

    • For more quotes please see the Quips & Quotes thread in the forum.

SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Great singer only.

    6.0
    Full of herself.
  • Sexiest women alive. Great singer & inspiration.

    10
    Mariah Carey truely the most beautiful women I've ever seen. She's been my celebrity crush as long as I can remember. She's a great singer & inspiration to women everywhere. She's the greatest female singer I know of. If there's anyone better (which I doubt there is), then I don't know her. She's the queen of pop, basically. Nick Cannon, Tommy Mottola, & anybody else who's been with her are very lucky. My favorite songs of hers are "I'll be Loving U Long Time", "Bye Bye", "We Belong Together", & any other song she's done by her. Any woman singer fails in comparison to her. I'll Be Lovin U' Long Time, Mariah Carey!!moreless
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