Mariah Carey is a multi-dimensional personality. She is an American singer, songwriter, actress, director, television judge, entrepreneur, philanthropist and record producer. She was born in Long Island, New York, United States on March 27, 1969 or 1970 (sources differ on Carey’s birth year). She is very famous for her vocal range, her signature use of whistler register and melismatic singing style. She also has her presence in “Guinness World Records” and they have been referred to her as the “Songbird Supreme”.
Mariah Carey’s Parents
Carey’s father, Alfred Roy Carey, was an African American while her mother, Patricia Carey, is of Irish descent. Alfred Roy Carrey was a singer as well as an aeronautical engineer. Her mother was a voice coach and opera singer. The last name Carey was adopted by her grandfather. Carey’s parents divorced when she was just three years old. Carey spent much of her time at home and she started singing when she was three years old. Her first singing teacher was her mother. She was inspired by her mother. Though her mother was an opera singer, but she never forced her daughter to pursue a career in classical opera. Carey’s elder sister, Allison Carey, moved with her father while Morgan Carey, her elder brother stayed with Carey and her mother. Her father died with cancer.
She started to get singing lessons at age four. During her school life, she wrote poetry and lyrics. She graduated in 1987 from Harborfields High School from Greenlawn, New York United States. She started her musical career with musician Gavin Christopher and Ben Margulies. Mariah began singing as a Puerto Rican singer with Brenda K. Starr & after a short interval of time, she became very a famous singer.
Mariah Carey married Sony Music head “Tommy Mottola” in 1993, the man who signed her to Columbia. After that she focused on a singing career and achieved worldwide success with her husband. But after a few years, she divorced in 1998 as a result of severe clashes with the husband. After that, she married Nick Cannon in 2008 but unfortunately again she divorced in 2016. Mariah Carey has two children. Presently, she is living with her family in New York.
Her first album, “Mariah Carey” was released in 1990 including four popular songs Vision of love, Love takes time, Some day, I Don’t Wanna Cry. “Emotion” was her second album, released in 1992. Its two popular tracks were “Can’t let go” and “Make it happen”. Same year she appeared on MTV in 1992 and this performance was also released as an album (a cover of The Jackson “I will be there”). Next album, “Music box” was released in 1993. In 1994 “Merry Christmas” album was released while in 1995, she released “Daydream”. Since then, she has been released 25 albums in which 15 studio albums, 7 compilation albums, 2 extended play and 1 remix album include so far. The latest she has released from 2018 to present are Caution, Merry Christmas 25 and Songwriters Hall of Fame induction.
The main subject of the majority of Carrey’s lyrics is love but she also has written about many other subjects like social alienation, racism, world hunger, spirituality and death. Though her life is full of passion and conflict, but she has said that most of her work is partly autobiographical. Carey becomes very overwhelmed to put her passion into words. She has an excellent ability to express a greater range of emotional expressions in words and smarter poetry. Carey’s singing ability and vocal style have become significantly popular. In addition, she also has been credited for her role and impact as a producer and songwriter for contemporary music.
Life Awards and honors
In her career life, she has achieved and nominated many awards such as Billboard Music Awards. She has spent 82 weeks as the No.1 position on Billboard Hot 100. There is a long list of awards she has won including Grammy Award, American Music Award, World Music Award, Echo Award, Soul Train Music Award, NAACP Image Award, GLAAD Media Ally Award and many others.
She is actively involved in Philanthropy. She has been involved with many charitable organizations. In 1990, she became associated with the “Fresh Air Fund” and is the co-founder of a camp in New York. Cary also donated royalties from his hits to charities. She is generously donating charity to Old age homes, Hospitals, Medical centres, Children shelter homes, and many other donating spots. She is a very successful lady and is a good example of all new comer artists. Carey is also an active Episcopalian. She said, “I do believe that I have been born again in a lot of ways. I think what I have changed are my priorities and my relationships with God.”
Her current total net worth is established to be between $300 million $520 million US dollars. She is the world’s 10th richest recording artist. She has got all this with her solid record sales, a very well established perfume empire, multiple branding endorsements and successful tours all over the world. She has millions of fans across the globe. She has many top notch houses, a lot of latest unique model expensive cars and is spending a luxurious lifestyle. During her long career life, she has many tours like Music box tour, Daydream world tour, Butterfly world tour, Rainbow world tour, Charmbracelets world tour, The sweet sweet fantasy tour as well as several many other tours as well.
Like all other celebrities, Carey also involves some controversies. She was born on March 27, 1969 or 1970 (sources differ on Carey’s birth year) in Long Island, New York, United States. She is a famous American singer and prominent celebrity. She made her singing debut in 1990 at the age 20. Carey performed in a concert for the family of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi in 2008, later she was embarrassed to have participated in. Her Saudi Arab performance in 2019 is also controversial. Mariah Carey is approximately 50 to 51 years old. Her birth year is controversial.