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Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey (born March 27, 1970 or 1969; sources vary) is an American R&B/pop singer-songwriter, record producer and actress. She made her recording debut in 1990 under the guidance of Columbia Records executive Tommy Mottola, and became the first recording artist to have her first five singles top the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart. Following her marriage to Mottola in 1993, a series of hit records including "Dreamlover", "Hero" and "Without You" from the diamond album Music Box established her position as Columbia Records' highest-selling act. Following her separation from Mottola in 1997, she introduced elements of hip hop into her album work, to much initial success, but when she left Columbia in 2001 her popularity was in decline. She signed an unprecedented $100 million deal with Virgin Records, only to be dropped from the label and bought out of her contract in the following year. This radical turn of events was due to the highly publicized physical and emotional breakdown, as well as the poor reception that was given to Glitter, her film and soundtrack project. In 2002 Carey signed a $24 million deal with Island Records, and after a relatively unsuccessful period, she returned to the top of pop music in 2005 with her album The Emancipation of Mimi. The album became the best-selling album of the 2000s decade and its single, "We Belong Together," became her most successful solo single of her music career and was also awarded Song of the Decade by Billboard. In a career spanning over two decades, Carey has sold more than 200 million albums, singles, and videos worldwide, according to Island Def Jam, which makes her one of the world's best-selling music artists. Carey was cited as the world’s best-selling recording artist of the 1990s at the World Music Awards in 1998, and was named the best-selling female artist of the millennium by the same awards show in 2000. According to the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), she is the third-best-selling female artist, with shipments of 63 million albums in the U.S. In 2006 Carey was listed in 6th place on the Forbes Richest 20 Woman In Entertainment list. In April 2008, "Touch My Body" became Carey's eighteenth number one single on the Hot 100, the most by any solo artist. Carey was included in Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the world in 2008. Carey starred in the film Precious (2009), which earned her a Breakthrough Performance Award at the Palm Springs International Film Festival and an NAACP Image Award nomination. Aside from her commercial accomplishments, she composes all her own material, has earned five Grammy Awards, seventeen World Music Awards, and is known for her five-octave vocal range, power, melismatic style and signature use of the whistle register. Description above from the Wikipedia article Mariah Carey, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Mar 27, 1969 In Huntington, New York, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Mariah Carey: Mariah Carey
Latest Project:
Movie FOX Presents the iHeart Living Room Concert for America 2020-03-29
Known For
Poster of The Keys of Christmas
Poster of Mariah's World
Poster of The Late Late Show with James Corden
Poster of Mariah Carey: Mariah Carey
Movie Mariah Carey: Mariah Carey 2021
Movie So So Def All-Star 20th Anniversary Concert Herself 2021
Movie FOX Presents the iHeart Living Room Concert for America Herself 2020-03-29
Movie The Lego Batman Movie Mayor McCaskill (voice) 2017-02-08
Movie Girls Trip Herself 2017-07-21
Movie The Star Rebecca (voice) 2017-11-15
Movie Mariah Carey's All I Want for Christmas Is You Older Mariah (voice) 2017-09-11
Movie Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping Mariah Carey 2016-06-03
Series Mariah's World Herself 2016-12-04
Movie Disney Parks Magical Christmas Celebration Herself 2016-12-25
Movie The Keys of Christmas Herself 2016-12-19
Series The Late Late Show with James Corden Herself - Carpool Karaoke 2015-03-23
Movie Mariah Carey's Merriest Christmas Herself 2015-12-19
Movie A Christmas Melody Melissa Atkinson 2015-12-19
Series The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Herself 2014-02-17
Movie The Butler Hattie Pearl 2013-08-16
Series Cachitos de hierro y cromo Unknown 2013-10-27
Movie Michael Bublé’s 3rd Annual Christmas Special Herself 2013-12-18
Movie Bad 25 Herself 2012-11-22
Series Alan Carr: Chatty Man Unknown 2009-06-14
Movie Michael Jackson Memorial Herself 2009-07-07
Movie Precious Mrs. Weiss 2009-11-06
Series Live from Studio Five Unknown 2009-09-14
Movie Tennessee Krystal 2008-04-26
Movie You Don't Mess with the Zohan Mariah Carey 2008-06-05
Movie The Adventures of Mimi 2007-12-04
Movie Live 8 Herself 2005-11-07
Series Top of the Pops Reloaded Unknown 2005-09-17
Series The Sunday Night Project Unknown 2005-02-04
Movie State Property 2 Herself 2005-04-13
Series The Tyra Banks Show Unknown 2005-09-12
Series The X Factor Unknown 2004-09-04
Series The Paul O'Grady Show Unknown 2004-10-11
Series Jimmy Kimmel Live! Unknown 2003-01-26
Series The Ellen DeGeneres Show Unknown 2003-09-08
Series American Idol Unknown 2002-06-11
Movie WiseGirls Raychel 2002-12-06
Movie Glitter Billie Frank 2001-09-21
Series The Proud Family Unknown 2001-09-15
Movie America: A Tribute to Heroes 2001-09-21
Movie Around the World Herself 1999-05-03
Movie The Bachelor Ilana 1999-11-05
Series Rove Herself 1999-09-22
Series Making the Video Unknown 1999-07-11
Movie Pavarotti & Friends 99 for Guatemala and Kosovo Herself 1999-06-01
Movie VH1: Divas Live Mariah 1998-04-14
Movie Mariah Carey: #1's Herself 1998-11-12
Series VH1 Divas Unknown 1998-04-14
Series CD:UK Unknown 1998-08-29
Series The View Unknown 1997-08-11
Series Ally McBeal 1997-09-08
Series Die Harald Schmidt Show Unknown 1995-12-05
Movie Fantasy: Mariah Carey at Madison Square Garden Herself 1995-01-01
Movie Here Is Mariah Carey Herself 1993-11-25
Series The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
Movie MTV Unplugged Herself 1992-04-03
Movie Commercial Entertainment Product Herself (archive footage) 1992-11-24
Series MTV Unplugged Unknown 1989-11-26
Series Live with Regis and Kathie Lee Unknown 1983-04-04
Series Wanna bet, that..? Unknown 1981-02-14
Series Top of the Pops Unknown 1964-01-01
Series The Academy Awards Unknown 1953-03-18