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Mariah Carey Net Worth, Biography & Wiki in 2017

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Mariah Carey net worth:
$550 Million

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Mariah Carey Net Worth, Wiki & Biography in 2017

American singer, songwriter, musician, record producer, voice actor and model Mariah Angela Carey, was born on 27 March 1970, in Huntington, New York State, of part-Irish descent through her mother, and part Afro-Venezuelan through her father. Her multi-faceted successful career in show business means that almost everyone interested in pop music around the world today knows of ‘the Songbird’.

So just how rich is Mariah Carey, as of early 2017? Authoritative sources estimate that Matiah has been able to accumulate a net worth of over $550 million during her career, which now spans almost 30 years, unsurprising as she is the best-selling female artist of this millennium, and has signed a $100 million contract with Virgin Records,

Mariah Carey Net Worth $550 Million

Mariah’s musical talent apparently started to show when she was just two years old, amazing her mother by imitating her opera voice. At four years, Carey was already taking musical lessons with a private teacher, but she didn’t associate her future with music until after school, meantime taking many types of part-time jobs just to earn some money. For example, she was working as a waitress until she signed a contract with Columbia records, which led her to fame.

Mariah released her first, self-titled album in 1988, which stayed atop the Billboard chart for 13 weeks, earning her 15 million dollars world-wide, then in 1991, Mariah’s net worth rose again thanks to the second album she released – “Emotions”. However, her biggest success was after the “Music Box” album appeared in stores in 1993, outstripping all with sales of $32 million. Her later releases saw a decrease in earnings, for example in 2008 her album “E=MC2” added ‘only’ $2,500,000 to her net worth!

Regardless, Mariah has now released 14 studio albums, with success being relative – her latest is “Me. I Am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse”, but other sales including videos have maintained an impressive net worth for the singer.

Additionally, Mariah Carey has shown her talent as an actress; she played Bilie Frank in “Glitter” directed by Vondie Curtis-Hall, Ilana from “The Bachelor”, Raychel from “WiseGirls”, and Krystal from “Tennessee”. She is also a frequent guest on many TV shows, such as “All Access Pass with LL Cool J”, “The 71st Annual Academy Awards”, “Super Bowl XXXVI” and “Idol Gives Back”, indicating her enduring popularity.

In her personal life, Mariah Carey was married to Tommy Mottola from 1993 to 1998, then in a relationship with Luis Miguel until 2001. She met and eventually married Nick Cannon, in 2008, and they had twins, but finally divorced in 2016. She divides her time between her New York apartment, a Bahamas mansion on Windermere Island, a Hamptons home, and another in Beverly Hills, California.


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Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Coronation StreetTV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2014 - 2016 writer - 2 episodes, 2014 - 2016
BET Awards 20162016TV Movie writer: "Don't"
Mike & MikeTV Series performer - 4 episodes, 2013 - 2015 writer - 4 episodes, 2013 - 2015
Tu cara me suena2011-2015TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Dolezal BackstageTV Series documentary performer - 1 episode, 2015 writer - 1 episode, 2015
Ferdinando ShowTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2015 writer - 1 episode, 2015
Todd's Pop Song ReviewsTV Series documentary performer - 3 episodes, 2014 - 2015 writer - 3 episodes, 2014 - 2015
Official! Biggest Hits of the 90s2015TV Movie performer: "All I Want for Christmas Is You" / writer: "All I Want for Christmas Is You"
2015 Billboard Music Awards2015TV Special performer: "Vision Of Love", "Infinity"
The Late Late Show with James CordenTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2015 writer - 1 episode, 2015
One Hit WonderlandTV Series documentary performer - 1 episode, 2015 writer - 1 episode, 2015
Guapas2015TV Series performer - 1 episode
Christmas in Rockefeller Center2014TV Special lyrics: "All I Want for Christmas Is You" / music: "All I Want for Christmas Is You" / performer: "All I Want for Christmas Is You"
Peter Andre's Xmas Extravaganza Top 502014TV Movie performer: "All I Want for Christmas Is You" / writer: "All I Want for Christmas Is You"
Dancing with the Stars2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Voice Kids2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
Big Brother2014TV Series performer - 1 episode
Tu cara me suena - ArgentinaTV Series producer - 1 episode, 2014 writer - 1 episode, 2014
The Voice2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
Rap Critic Reviews2011-2014TV Series performer - 3 episodes
The Voice UK2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
è solo questione di tempo2013performer: "All I Want for Christmas" / writer: "All I Want for Christmas"
Gimme Shelter2013performer: "Here Comes Santa Claus Right Down Santa Claus Lane/Housetop Celebration"
Parks and RecreationTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2013 writer - 1 episode, 2013
HaKochav HaBa2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Voice of the Philippines2013TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Oz the Great and Powerful2013performer: "Almost Home" / producer: "Almost Home" / writer: "Almost Home"
EastEnders: All I Want for Christmas Is...2012TV Short performer: "All I Want for Christmas Is You" - uncredited / writer: "All I Want for Christmas Is You" - uncredited
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2011-2012TV Series writer - 4 episodes
The Mistle-Tones2012TV Movie writer: "All I Want for Christmas"
The X FactorTV Series performer - 9 episodes, 2004 - 2009 writer - 8 episodes, 2005 - 2012
Britain's Got Talent2012TV Series performer - 1 episode
No me la puc treure del cap2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
Britain's Favourite Christmas Songs2011TV Movie documentary performer: "All I Want for Christmas is You" / writer: "All I Want for Christmas is You"
Kirstie's Handmade Britain2011TV Series performer - 1 episode
Glee2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Footy ShowTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2011 writer - 1 episode, 2011
Warehouse 13TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2010 writer - 1 episode, 2010
Big Time Rush2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
Die Liebe kommt mit dem Christkind2010TV Movie performer: "All I Want for Christmas Is You"
Los nuevos y clásicos bloopersTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2010 producer - 1 episode, 2010 writer - 1 episode, 2010
Get Him to the Greek2010performer: "Touch My Body" / writer: "Touch My Body"
Live from Studio FiveTV Series performer - 5 episodes, 2009 - 2010 writer - 3 episodes, 2009
Alan Carr: Chatty ManTV Series writer - 1 episode, 2009 performer - 1 episode, 2009
Angela and FriendsTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2009 writer - 1 episode, 2009
Oi Fashion Rocks2009TV Movie "Daydream Interlude Fantasy Sweet Dub Mix" / performer: "Touch My Body", "Obsessed", "Daydream Interlude Fantasy Sweet Dub Mix" / writer: "Touch My Body", "Obsessed"
Late Show with David LettermanTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2009 writer - 1 episode, 2009
Dancing with the Stars2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
Loose WomenTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2009 writer - 1 episode, 2009
Michael Jackson Memorial2009TV Movie documentary performer: "I'll Be There"
American Idol2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Bob Zula2009Short performer: "We Belong Together" / writer: "We Belong Together"
Gavin & StaceyTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2008 writer - 1 episode, 2008
You Don't Mess with the Zohan2008performer: "Fantasy", "The Star-Spangled Banner", "I'll Be Lovin' You Long Time" / writer: "Fantasy", "I'll Be Lovin' You Long Time"
Video on Trial2008TV Series performer - 1 episode
Tennessee2008performer: "Right to Dream" / writer: "Right to Dream"
Saturday Night LiveTV Series performer - 4 episodes, 1990 - 2008 writer - 2 episodes, 1997 - 2008
Holiday Festival on Ice 20072007TV Movie performer: "All I Want For Christmas" / writer: "All I Want For Christmas"
Idols2002-2007TV Series writer - 5 episodes
Patinando por un sueño2007TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Idool 20072007TV Series writer - 1 episode
Cesko hledá SuperStar2006TV Series writer - 1 episode
Australian Idol2003-2006TV Series writer - 6 episodes
AshensTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2006 writer - 1 episode, 2006
Deutschland sucht den Superstar2003-2006TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Idols!2004-2006TV Series writer - 3 episodes
The 48th Annual Grammy Awards2006TV Special performer: "We Belong Together / Fly Like a Bird" / writer: "We Belong Together / Fly Like a Bird"
Idol2004-2005TV Series writer - 4 episodes
Shelter from the Storm: A Concert for the Gulf Coast2005TV Special performer: "Fly Like a Bird" / writer: "Fly Like a Bird"
Canadian Idol2003-2005TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Idool 20042004TV Series writer - 1 episode
Indonesian Idol2004TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Breakin' All the Rules2004performer: "I Know What You Want"
New Zealand Idol2004TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Idol - Jakten på en superstjerne2003-2004TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Ídolos2003TV Series writer - 1 episode
Pop Idol2001-2003TV Series writer - 4 episodes
Love Actually2003as Carey, "All I Want For Christmas Is You" 1994
Idool 20032003TV Series writer - 1 episode
Operación triunfoTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2002 writer - 1 episode, 2001
The 8th Annual Walk of Fame Honoring Stevie Wonder2002TV Special performer: "You and I"
Verbotene Liebe2002TV Series writer - 4 episodes
Ally McBeal2002TV Series performer - 1 episode
Power of Love 22002Video performer: "Without You"
Stars 2001 - Die Aids-Gala2001TV Special documentary performer: "Never Too Far", "Hero" / writer: "Never Too Far", "Hero"
2001 Top of the Pops Awards2001TV Special performer: "Never Too Far", "Hero"
America: A Tribute to Heroes2001TV Special documentary performer: "Hero" / writer: "Hero"
Glitter2001performer: "Twister", "If We", "All My Life", "I Didn't Mean To Turn You On", "Lead The Way", "Loverboy", "Want You", "Never Too Far", "Last Night A DJ Saved My Life", "Reflections Care Enough" / producer: "Lillie's Blue", "If We", "All My Life", "Lead The Way", "Loverboy", "Last Night A DJ Saved My Life", "Reflections Care Enough" / writer: "Lillie's Blue", "Twister", "If We", "Lead The Way", "Want You", "Never Too Far", "Reflections Care Enough"
How the Grinch Stole Christmas2000writer: "Where Are You, Christmas?"
Top of the PopsTV Series performer - 13 episodes, 1994 - 2000 writer - 5 episodes, 1994 - 2000
Stars in Their Eyes1993-1999TV Series writer - 5 episodes
The 71st Annual Academy Awards1999TV Special performer: "When You Believe"
Daria1999TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Prince of Egypt1998performer: "When You Believe"
The Oprah Winfrey Show1998TV Series performer - 1 episode
Rush Hour1998performer: "Fantasy" / writer: "Fantasy"
Música síTV Series performer - 1 episode, 1998 writer - 1 episode, 1998
Divas Live: An Honors Concert for VH1 Save the Music1998TV Special documentary performer: "Chain Of Fools"
Men in Black1997writer: "Make You Happy"
Brit Awards 19961996TV Special performer: "Fantasy" / writer: "Fantasy"
Matimbang pa sa dugo1995performer: "Hero" / writer: "Hero"
Unplugged1992TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Wogan1992TV Series performer - 1 episode
Hasta luego cocodriloTV Series performer - 1 episode, 1992 writer - 1 episode, 1992
MTV Video Music Awards 19911991TV Special performer: "Emotions" / writer: "Emotions"

Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Lego Batman Movie2017post-productionMayor Marion Grange (voice)
Empire2016TV SeriesKitty
The Reside of the Perhaps2016TV SeriesLeni Foet
A Christmas Melody2015TV MovieMelissa McKean-Atkinson
Mariah Carey: You're Mine2014Video short
American Dad!2013TV SeriesLaura / Gina's Replacement Waitress
The Butler2013/IHattie Pearl
Stay in the Middle2009Video shortMariah
Precious2009/IIMs. Weiss
You Don't Mess with the Zohan2008Mariah Carey
Tennessee2008Krystal
State Property 22005Professionally Dressed Woman
WiseGirls2002Raychel
Ally McBeal2002TV SeriesCandy Cushnip
Glitter2001Billie Frank
The Bachelor1999Ilana

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mariah Carey's Merriest Christmas2015TV Movie executive producer
A Christmas Melody2015TV Movie executive producer
Mariah Carey: Live from Central Park2014executive producer / producer
Mariah Carey: Merry Christmas to You2010TV Movie executive producer
The Adventures of Mimi2007Video executive producer
Lovers & Haters2007Short executive producer
Mariah Carey: Around the World1998TV Movie executive producer
Fantasy: Mariah Carey at Madison Square Garden1995TV Movie documentary executive producer
Here Is Mariah Carey1993TV Movie documentary executive producer

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Big Time RushTV Series 2 episodes, 2011 song composer - 3 episodes, 2010

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Big Time Rush2011TV Series song composer - 2 episodes
Glitter2001executive music producer
1998 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards1998TV Special song performer

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Christmas Melody2015TV Movie
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony: Greatest Video Hits2000Video video "Breakdown"
Mariah #1's1999Video videos "Fantasy", "Always Be My Baby"

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Filthy Preppy Teen$2015TV Series very special thanks - 3 episodes
George Michael: A Different Story2005Documentary thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 48th Annual Grammy Awards2006TV SpecialHerself - Performer
The 63rd Annual Golden Globe Awards2006TV Movie documentaryHerself - Presenter: Best Original Song
B InTune TV2005-2006TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Idols!2005TV SeriesHerself
New Year's Rockin' Eve 20062005TV SpecialHerself - Performer
The Show with A.J. Calloway2005TV MovieHerself
2005 Radio Music Awards2005TV SpecialHerself - Winner
The 2005 Billboard Music Awards2005TV SpecialHerself
Today with Des and Mel2005TV SeriesHerself
Bambi Verleihung 20052005TV MovieHerself
2005 American Music Awards2005TV SpecialHerself
The 3rd Annual Vibe Awards2005TV SpecialHerself
MTV Europe Music Awards 20052005TV SpecialHerself - In Video Clip on Bob Geldof
Top of the Pops: Reloaded2005TV SeriesHerself
Tickled Pink2005TV Movie documentaryPerformer
CD:UK2001-2005TV SeriesHerself
The 2005 World Music Awards2005TV SpecialHerself - Performer
Shelter from the Storm: A Concert for the Gulf Coast2005TV SpecialHerself
MTV Video Music Awards 20052005TV SpecialHerself - Performer
The Teen Choice Awards 20052005TV SpecialHerself - Attendee
Gottschalk & Friends2005TV SeriesHerself
Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular2005TV MoviePerformer
Live 82005TV Special documentaryHerself
BET Awards 20052005TV SpecialHerself
Uncut Mariah Carey2005TV MovieHerself
2005 MTV Movie Awards2005TV SpecialHerself - Performer
The Best Hit USA2005TV SeriesHerself
Save the Music Concert2005TV MovieHerself / Perfomer
Store studio2005TV SeriesHerself
Echo - Deutscher Musikpreis2005TV SeriesHerself - Performer
Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway2003-2005TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Performer
Total Request Live2005TV SeriesHerself
Tout le monde en parle2005TV SeriesHerself
Wetten, dass..?1996-2005TV SeriesHerself
Making the Video1999-2005TV Series documentaryHerself
George Michael: A Different Story2005DocumentaryHerself
Cribs2002-2005TV SeriesHerself
Walt Disney World Christmas Day Parade2004TV SpecialHerself
Maxim Hot 1002004TV Movie documentaryHerself (#32) (Interviewee)
Luther Vandross: From Luther with Love - The Videos2004Video documentaryHerself (segment "Endless Love")
Ride with Funkmaster Flex2004TV SeriesHerself
It's Good to Be...2003TV Series documentaryHerself
Mariah Carey: The Billion Dollar Babe2003TV Movie documentaryHerself
I Love the '80s Strikes Back2003TV Series documentaryHerself
The Proud Family2003TV SeriesHerself
Inside Out2003TV Series documentaryHerself
Good Day Live2003TV SeriesHerself
Intimate Portrait2003TV Series documentaryHerself
Death of a Dynasty2003Herself (uncredited)
The National Lottery Wright Ticket2003TV Series documentaryHerself
V Graham Norton2003TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Eurobest2003TV SpecialHerself
The 17th Annual Soul Train Music Awards2003TV SpecialHerself
50 Sexiest Video Moments2003TV Movie documentaryHerself
The 30th Annual American Music Awards2003TV SpecialHerself
Behind the Scenes of 'Wisegirls'2002Video short documentaryHerself / Raychel
Film Trix 20022002Documentary shortHerself
Children in Need2002TV SeriesHerself
SM:TV Live2001-2002TV SeriesHerself
Fame Academy2002TV SeriesHerself
Operación triunfo2002TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest
Millionär gesucht! - Die SKL Show2002TV SeriesHerself
The 8th Annual Walk of Fame Honoring Stevie Wonder2002TV SpecialHerself
20/201998-2002TV Series documentaryHerself
Super Bowl XXXVI2002TV SpecialHerself - National Anthem Performer
Exclusif2002TV SeriesHerself
Muhammad Ali's All-Star 60th Birthday Celebration!2002TV SpecialHerself
It's Your New Year's Eve Party2001TV SpecialHerself
Stars 2001 - Die Aids-Gala2001TV Special documentaryHerself
2001 Top of the Pops Awards2001TV SpecialHerself - Performer
VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards2001TV SpecialHerself
America: A Tribute to Heroes2001TV Special documentaryHerself - Performer
Total Access 24/72001TV SeriesHerself
Mundo VIP1999-2001TV SeriesHerself
Rove Live2001TV SeriesHerself
Die Harald Schmidt Show2001TV SeriesHerself
MTV20: Everybody Talk About Pop Music!2001TV Movie documentaryHerself
Babyface: A Collection of Hit Videos2001VideoHerself (segment "Everytime I Close My Eyes")
VH1 Divas 2000: A Tribute to Diana Ross2000TV SpecialHerself
Tours 2000: Backstage, Behind the Scenes & Over the Top2000TV MovieHerself
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony: Greatest Video Hits2000VideoHerself (segment "Breakdown")
Mariah T.V.2000TV SpecialHerself
Música sí1998-2000TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest
The 2000 World Music Awards2000TV SpecialHerself - Winner
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1996-2000TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The 27th Annual American Music Awards2000TV SpecialHerself
MADtv2000TV SeriesHerself
Tapis rouge1999-2000TV SeriesHerself
TRL Italy2000TV SeriesHerself
ABC 2000: The Millennium1999TV Movie documentary
Feliz 20001999TV MovieHerself
Mariah Carey's Homecoming Special1999TV Movie documentaryHerself
Pavarotti & Friends 99 for Guatemala and Kosovo1999TV Movie documentaryHerself
Tina Turner: Celebrate Live 19991999Video documentaryHerself
The 1999 Billboard Music Awards1999TV SpecialHerself
Mariah #1's1999VideoHerself
Teleshow1999TV SeriesHerself
MTV Europe Music Awards 19991999TV SpecialHerself - Performer
Sen kväll med Luuk1999TV SeriesHerself
Gala de la hispanidad 19991999TV MovieHerself
1999 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards1999TV SpecialHerself
The 71st Annual Academy Awards1999TV SpecialHerself - Performer: 'When You Believe'
The Howard Stern Radio Show1999TV SeriesHerself - Guest
VH1 to One: Mariah Carey1999TV Movie documentaryHerself
Fantástico1999TV Series documentaryHerself
Die Lotto-Show1999TV SeriesHerself
30th NAACP Image Awards1999TV SpecialHerself
1999 Essence Awards1999TV SpecialHerself
Mariah Carey: Around the World1998TV MovieHerself
The 1998 Billboard Music Awards1998TV SpecialHerself
The 40th Annual Grammy Awards1998TV SpecialHerself
When You Believe: Music from 'The Prince of Egypt'1998TV Movie documentaryHost / Performer
MTV Video Music Awards 19981998TV SpecialHerself
La llamada de la suerte1998TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest
Essence Awards1998TV SpecialHerself
Divas Live: An Honors Concert for VH1 Save the Music1998TV Special documentaryHerself
Howard Stern1998TV SeriesHerself - Guest
1998 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards1998TV SpecialHerself
Motown 40: The Music Is Forever1998TV Movie documentaryHerself
Especial Nochevieja 1997: Seguimos siendo la primera1997TV MovieHerself - Performer
The 24th Annual American Music Awards1997TV SpecialHerself
Nobel Peace Prize Concert1997TV MovieHerself
The Gift of Song1997TV MovieHerself
Talking Telephone Numbers1997TV Series
The National Lottery1997TV SeriesHerself
1997 VH1 Fashion Awards1997TV SpecialHerself
Hey! Hey! Hey! Music Champ1997TV SeriesHerself
Power Vision - Pop Galerie1997TV Series documentaryHerself
MTV Video Music Awards 19971997TV SpecialHerself
MTV Video Music Awards 19961996TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
The 38th Annual Grammy Awards1996TV SpecialHerself
The 23rd Annual American Music Awards1996TV SpecialHerself
1996 Billboard Music Awards1996TV SpecialHerself
Especial Nochevieja 19941995TV MovieHerself - Performer
Fantasy: Mariah Carey at Madison Square Garden1995TV Movie documentaryHerself
Mariah Carey Rockumentary1995TV Movie documentaryHerself
The 22nd Annual American Music Awards1995TV SpecialHerself
The 1994 Billboard Music Awards1994TV SpecialHerself - Via Satellite
Verstehen Sie Spaß?1994TV SeriesHerself
Here Is Mariah Carey1993TV Movie documentaryHerself
Unplugged1992TV Series documentaryHerself
Ebony/Jet Showcase1992TV SeriesHerself
Wogan1992TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Soul Train1992TV Series documentaryHerself - Guest
Mariah's World2016TV Series documentaryHerself
The 34th Annual Grammy Awards1992TV SpecialHerself - Performer
Entertainment Tonight2008-2016TV SeriesHerself
The 19th Annual American Music Awards1992TV SpecialHerself
Extra2015-2016TV SeriesHerself
MTV Video Music Awards 19911991TV SpecialHerself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2006-2016TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Herself
1991 Billboard Music Awards1991TV SpecialHerself
Live with Kelly and Michael2005-2016TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Herself - Musical Guest
The 33rd Annual Grammy Awards1991TV SpecialHerself
Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping2016Herself
The 18th Annual American Music Awards1991TV SpecialHerself
Access Hollywood2008-2016TV SeriesHerself
MTV Video Music Awards 19901990TV SpecialHerself
Access Hollywood Live2016TV SeriesHerself
The Arsenio Hall Show1990TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Mariah Carey's Merriest Christmas2015TV MovieHerself
Mariah Carey's Holiday Sketchtacular2015TV Mini-SeriesHerself
Good Morning America1994-2015TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Herself - Musical Guest
Steve Harvey2015TV SeriesHerself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2005-2015TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Herself
2015 Billboard Music Awards2015TV SpecialHerself - Performer
Cooking with Mariah Carey2015ShortHerself
The Insider2014-2015TV SeriesHerself
The Late Late Show with James Corden2015TV SeriesHerself - Carpool Karaoke
Real Husbands of Hollywood2014-2015TV SeriesHerself
Mariah Carey: Live from Central Park2014Herself
Christmas in Rockefeller Center2014TV SpecialHerself - Performer
Late Show with David Letterman1994-2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Herself
The BET Honors2014TV MovieHerself
The Tanning of America2014TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The View2005-2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest
E! Live from the Red Carpet2014TV SeriesHerself
Michael Bublé's 3rd Annual Christmas Special2013TV MovieHerself
Christmas in Rockefeller Center2013TV MovieHerself - Performer
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2012-2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Black Girls Rock! 20132013TV MovieHerself
Wild 'N Out2013TV SeriesHerself
Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular2013TV MovieHerself
BET Awards 20132013TV SpecialHerself
American Idol2008-2013TV SeriesHerself - Judge / Herself / Herself - Mentor
Nick Cannon's Big Surprise2013TV SeriesHerself (rumored)
R&B Divas of All Time2013TV Movie documentaryHerself
Big Morning Buzz Live2013TV SeriesHerself
So So Def All-Star 20th Anniversary Concert2013TV MovieHerself
Christmas in Rockefeller Center2012TV MovieHerself - Performer
Bad 252012DocumentaryHerself
BET Awards 20122012TV SpecialHerself
The BET Honors2012TV MovieHerself
Piers Morgan Tonight2011TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Disney Parks Christmas Parade Special2010TV MovieHerself
Christmas in Washington2010TV MovieHerself - Performer
Mariah Carey: Merry Christmas to You2010TV MovieHerself - Performer
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition2010TV SeriesHerself
TeenNick Halo Awards2010TV SpecialHerself
Christmas in Rockefeller Center2010TV MovieHerself
A Precious Ensemble2010Video documentary shortHerself
25th Film Independent Spirit Awards2010TV SpecialHerself
41st NAACP Image Awards2010TV SpecialHerself
At the Movies2010TV SeriesHerself
16th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2010TV SpecialHerself
Golden Globes Red Carpet Live2010TV MovieHerself
The 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards2010TV SpecialHerself - Audience Member
The Best of the World Music Awards2010TV SpecialHerself
The 36th Annual People's Choice Awards2010TV SpecialHerself
Pop Profiles2010TV SeriesHerself
Oi Fashion Rocks2009TV MovieHerself - Performer
Larry King Live2009TV SeriesHerself - Guest
GMTV2009TV SeriesHerself
The X Factor2008-2009TV SeriesHerself - Special Guest
Alan Carr: Chatty Man2009TV SeriesHerself
Le grand journal de Canal+2008-2009TV Series documentaryHerself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2009TV SeriesHerself
T42009TV SeriesHerself
The Jay Leno Show2009TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Oprah Winfrey Show1992-2009TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Shooter Series: Vol. 12009VideoHerself
Check It Out! Video2009TV SeriesHerself (segment "Breakdown")
Michael Jackson Forever2009TV MovieHerself
Michael Jackson Memorial2009TV Movie documentaryHerself
Punkt 122009TV SeriesHerself
The 2009 Independent Spirit Awards2009TV SpecialHerself
TV Festival Du Cannes 20092009TV MovieHerself
Rachael Ray2008-2009TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Pacquiao vs. Hatton: The Battle of East and West2009TV MovieHerself
An Evening of Stars: Tribute to Patti LaBelle2009TV MovieHerself
The Neighborhood Ball: An Inauguration Celebration2009TV MovieHerself - Performer
2008 World Music Awards2008TV SpecialHerself
The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show2008TV SpecialHerself
2008 American Music Awards2008TV Special documentaryHerself - Performer
The Xtra Factor2008TV SeriesHerself
Fashion Rocks2008TV MovieHerself
Stand Up to Cancer2008TV MovieHerself
The Teen Choice Awards 20082008TV SpecialHerself
Weekend Sunrise2008TV SeriesHerself
Fama ¡a bailar!2008TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest
Deutschland sucht den Superstar2008TV SeriesHerself
The Friday Night Project2008TV SeriesHerself - Guest Host
The Paul O'Grady Show2005-2008TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Saturday Night Live1990-2008TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest
The Adventures of Mimi2007VideoHerself
Rap City Top 102007TV SeriesHerself
Lovers & Haters2007ShortHerself
Happy Birthday Elton! From Madison Square Garden, New York2007TV MovieHerself
Building a Dream: The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy2007TV Movie documentaryHerself
Corazón, corazón2007TV SeriesHerself
Forbes 20 Richest Women in Entertainment2007TV MovieHerself
Taff2007TV SeriesHerself
Mon plus grand moment de cinéma2006TV Series shortHerself
E! True Hollywood Story2001-2006TV Series documentaryHerself
The Advocate Newsmagazine2006TV SeriesHerself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1993-2006TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Top of the Pops1991-2006TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest / Herself / Herself - Performer
Corazón de...2005-2006TV SeriesHerself
Legends Ball2006TV Movie documentaryHerself
Lockdown, USA2006DocumentaryHerself
Definition of a Diva2006Video documentaryHerself
The Barbara Walters Summer Special2006TV SeriesHerself
The Tyra Banks Show2006TV SeriesHerself - Guest

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Entertainment Tonight2013-2016TV SeriesHerself
Extra2015-2016TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Author, All I Want For Christmas Is You
The Insider2014-2016TV SeriesHerself
Good Morning Britain2016TV SeriesHerself
Inside Edition2014-2016TV Series documentaryHerself
Dolezal Backstage2015TV Series documentaryHerself
Tu cara me suena - Argentina2013-2015TV SeriesHerself
Official! Biggest Hits of the 90s2015TV MovieHerself
Peter Andre's Xmas Extravaganza Top 502014TV MovieHerself
Peter Andre's 90 Party Hits of the 90s2014TV MovieHerself
New Year's Rockin' Eve Presents the 30 Greatest Women in Music2013TV MovieHerself - Performer
Live with Kelly and Michael2013TV SeriesHerself
RuPaul's Drag Race2013TV SeriesHerself
Big Evening Buzz with Carrie Keagan2013TV SeriesHerself
Soul Power!2013TV Series documentaryHerself
Britain's Favourite Christmas Songs2011TV Movie documentaryHerself
Tina Turner: Simply the Best2011TV Movie documentaryHerself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2011TV SeriesHerself
NeoMusic Portrait2011TV Series documentaryHerself
Biography2011TV Series documentaryHerself
Los nuevos y clásicos bloopers2010TV SeriesHerself
Live from Studio Five2010TV SeriesHerself
The Paul O'Grady Show2009TV SeriesHerself
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien2009TV SeriesHerself
Video on Trial2005-2009TV SeriesHerself - Accused / Herself
The O'Reilly Factor2008TV SeriesHerself - 'Pinhead' (segment "Pinheads & Patriots")
Fama ¡a bailar!2008TV SeriesHerself
2006 MuchMusic Video Awards2006TV SpecialHerself
Taff2006TV SeriesHerself
CD:UK2006TV SeriesHerself
Stars on Trial2005TV MovieHerself - Accused (uncredited)
Brain Fart2005TV MovieHerself
Corazón de...2005TV SeriesHerself
Greatest TV Comedy Moments2005TV Movie documentaryHerself (uncredited)
Favouritism2005TV SeriesHerself
On a tout essayé2005TV SeriesHerself
101 Biggest Celebrity Oops2004TV Special documentaryHerself - #73 Actress: Glitter
Diva Graham Norton2003TV MovieHerself
101 Most Shocking Moments in Entertainment2003TV Movie documentaryHerself
Top of the Pops1994-2000TV SeriesHerself
SNL: 25 Years of Music1999TV MovieHerself
Música sí1998TV SeriesHerself
Brit Awards 19961996TV SpecialHerself - Nominee, Best International Female Award
Top of the Pops 21994TV SeriesHerself
Grammy's Greatest Moments Volume II1994VideoHerself (Performer)
EBN: Commercial Entertainment Product1992Video shortHerself (uncredited)

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameRecordingOn August 5, 2015. At 6270 Hollywood Blvd.
2010Breakthrough Performance AwardPalm Springs International Film FestivalPrecious (2009)
2009BSFC AwardBoston Society of Film Critics AwardsBest Ensemble CastPrecious (2009)· Mo'Nique
· Paula Patton
· Sherri Shepherd
· Lenny Kravitz
· Gabourey Sidibe
· Chyna Layne
· Amina Robinson
· Stephanie Andujar
· Angelic Zambrana
2009Capri Supporting Actress AwardCapri, HollywoodPrecious (2009)
2006GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Female R&B Vocal PerformanceFor the song "We Belong Together."
2006GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Contemporary R&B AlbumFor the album "The Emancipation of Mimi."
2006GrammyGrammy AwardsBest R&B Song· Johnta Austin (Songwriter)
· Jermaine Dupri (Songwriter)
· Manuel Seal (Songwriter)
2005BambiBambi AwardsPop - International
2002Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst ActressGlitter (2001)
2001Stinker AwardThe Stinkers Bad Movie AwardsWorst ActressGlitter (2001)
1999Stinker AwardThe Stinkers Bad Movie AwardsMusicians Who Shouldn't Be ActingThe Bachelor (1999)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014Hollywood AwardAcapulco Black Film FestivalBest Ensemble CastThe Butler (2013)· Vanessa Redgrave
· Terrence Howard
· David Oyelowo
· Oprah Winfrey
· Michael James Madsen
· Minka Kelly
· Yaya DaCosta
· Liev Schreiber
· Alan Rickman
· Robin Williams
· Lenny Kravitz
· Jane Fonda
· Alex Pettyfer
· Forest Whitaker
· Cuba Gooding Jr.
2014GFCA AwardGeorgia Film Critics Association (GFCA)Best Original SongOz the Great and Powerful (2013)· Mikkel Storleer Eriksen
· Justin Gray
· Tor Erik Hermansen
· Simone Porter
· Lindsey Ray
2014ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion PictureThe Butler (2013)· John Cusack
· Jane Fonda
· Cuba Gooding Jr.
· Terrence Howard
· Lenny Kravitz
· James Marsden
· David Oyelowo
· Alex Pettyfer
· Vanessa Redgrave
· Alan Rickman
· Liev Schreiber
· Forest Whitaker
· Robin Williams
· Oprah Winfrey
2010Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsBest Supporting ActressPrecious (2009)
2010Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsEnsemble CastPrecious (2009)· Lenny Kravitz
· Mo'Nique
· Paula Patton
· Sherri Shepherd
· Gabourey Sidibe
2010Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion PicturePrecious (2009)
2010Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst Actress of the DecadeGlitter (2001)
2010ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion PicturePrecious (2009)· Lenny Kravitz
· Mo'Nique
· Paula Patton
· Sherri Shepherd
· Gabourey Sidibe
2009WAFCA AwardWashington DC Area Film Critics Association AwardsBest EnsemblePrecious (2009)· Mo'Nique
· Lenny Kravitz
· Paula Patton
· Gabourey Sidibe
· Sherri Shepherd
· Stephanie Andujar
· Chyna Layne
· Amina Robinson
· Xosha Roquemore
2007GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Female R&B Vocal PerformanceFor the song "Don't Forget About Us."
2006BritBrit AwardsInternational Female Solo Artist
2006GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Female Pop Vocal PerformanceFor the song "It's Like That."
2006GrammyGrammy AwardsSong of the Year· Johnta Austin (Songwriter)
· Jermaine Dupri (Songwriter)
· Manuel Seal (Songwriter)
2006GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Traditional R&B Vocal PerformanceFor the song "Mine Again."
2006GrammyGrammy AwardsAlbum of the YearFor the album "The Emancipation of Mimi."
2006GrammyGrammy AwardsRecord of the YearFor the song "We Belong Together."
2002ALMA AwardALMA AwardsOutstanding Performance in a Music, Variety or Comedy SpecialAmerica: A Tribute to Heroes (2001)
2002Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst Screen CoupleGlitter (2001)
2001Stinker AwardThe Stinkers Bad Movie AwardsWorst On-Screen CoupleGlitter (2001)· Max Beesley
2000Blockbuster Entertainment AwardBlockbuster Entertainment AwardsFavorite Song from a Movie (Internet Only)The Prince of Egypt (1998)· Whitney Houston
1999ALMA AwardALMA AwardsOutstanding Performance of a Song for a Feature FilmThe Prince of Egypt (1998)· Whitney Houston
1999ALMA AwardALMA AwardsOutstanding Performance by Individual in a Music Series or SpecialMariah Carey: Around the World (1998)
1999Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Performance in a Variety Series/Special· Whitney Houston
1999Stinker AwardThe Stinkers Bad Movie AwardsWorst Screen DebutThe Bachelor (1999)
1996Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Performance in a Variety Series/Special
1996Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Performance in a Variety Series/SpecialFantasy: Mariah Carey at Madison Square Garden (1995)

TitleSalary
American Idol: The Search for a Superstar (2002)$17,000,000 (2012)

#Fact
1Mariah and fiancé James Packer have split up [October 2016].
2Moved in with fiance James Packer in November 2015.
3When they got engaged, both Carey and James Packer were still legally married; Mariah to Nick Cannon, James to Erica Packer.
4Mariah and billionaire James Packer announced their engagement on Thursday, 23rd January, 2016, after the businessman popped the question in Carey's hometown, with a diamond ring which weighs in at around 35 carats.
5Her new property, with James Packer, is on 1 acre, took 5 years to build and was reportedly, never put up for sale.
6In a relationship with Australian billionaire James Packer, as of the middle of 2015.
7She was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 6270 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on August 5, 2015.
8Gave birth to her twins (her first and second children) at age 41, a son Morrocan "Roc" Scott Cannon and a daughter Monroe "Roe" Cannon on April 30, 2011. Children's father is her now-estranged 2nd husband, Nick Cannon.
9Separated from her second husband of 6 years Nick Cannon. [May 2014]
10Is a staunch liberal Democrat.
112009: Debut of her perfume "Luscious Pink".
12(April 30, 2008) Married for the second time her boyfriend of a month Nick Cannon following a 5-day-long engagement.
13Returned to work 6 months after giving birth to her twins Monroe and Moroccan to begin recording her 14th studio album.
14According to several interviews with Mariah Carey, her birth certificate, and her twins' birth certificates, Mariah has no middle name. Mariah said in a CNN interview (04/30/2005), her mother did not give her a middle name because she felt the full name "Mariah Carey" can be her "stage name". Mariah's daughter, Monroe Cannon, also does not have a middle name because Mariah herself does not have one.
15Her legs are insured for $1 billion.
16Founded Crave Records (1997-1998).
17Was originally cast as Tangie Adrose/Orange in For Colored Girls (2010), but after dropping out due to medical reasons she was replaced by Thandie Newton.
18Was one month pregnant with her twins Monroe and Moroccan when she completed performing on "The Angels Advocate Tour".
19Her publicist is Cindi Berger.
20Has a dog named JJ.
21Ranked #71 on Maxim magazine's Hot 100 Women of 2008 list.
22Merited a place in Time magazine's "100 Most Influential People in the World" (Artists & Entertainers section) with a tribute written by Stevie Wonder (Issue May 12, 2008).
23154,000 copies of her album, "E=MC2", were sold on its first day of release. [April 2008]
24Wanted to be a genie when she was a kid.
25In the mid 1990s, she thanked her mother by buying her a house. She gathered her mother's possessions and put them in the new house, as well as framing photos and putting them on the wall. Then she pretended they were just looking at the house. Mariah says: "It was the most incredible thing I've ever been able to do.".
26Failed her driver's license test three times.
27Named "America's Most Misunderstood Black Woman", by Essence magazine.
28Admires Marilyn Monroe.
29Her official website features "Mariahisms", her favorite sayings, including "Lamb", "Bing bong" and "Okie dokie smokey".
301998: Toured Australia and said the highlight of her trip was swimming with dolphins.
31The Guinness Book of World Records awarded her the record for the highest note hit by a human, after she hit the G7# note during a live performance of "The Star-Spangled Banner". She also held the record for possessing the largest vocal range A2-G7#. [March 2003]
32Is the only act to have had a number one single in the United States every year of the 1990s.
332001: Had a breakdown with the press, grabbed an interviewer's tape recorder and spoke directly to her fans: "I want them to know that this is a freaking, complete clown-fest".
34Is mentioned in the Vanessa Hudgens song "Promise", and the Freeway song "Flipside".
35According to some reports, she insured her body for $10M during the shooting of Glitter (2001).
36Ranked #19 on VH1's 100 Sexiest Artists.
37Used to be a vegetarian but stopped for ex-husband Tommy Mottola.
38The first presents that Mariah indulged herself, were a Ford Mustang convertible and an apartment with a stunning view in New York's Upper East Side on the 21st floor of a high-rise building. She decorated it with her idol's posters (Marilyn Monroe) and lived there with her two cats Ninja and Thompkins.
39Gave acclaimed performances at State Kremlin Palace, Moscow and in St. Petersburg, Russia in 2003.
40Named #28 in FHM magazine's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2006" supplement.
41Studied over 500 hours of beauty school and hair salon prior to becoming a singer.
42Her longest note is in her song "Lead the Way", where she holds a note for about 21 seconds long. In full-voice (no Whistle), she can sing up to G6, as in the song "You're So Cold" where she ad-libs down to F2 (two notes lower than the A2 in "My All") and back up to F6, seconds later, she hits F7# in the Whistle register.
43Named #15 in FHM magazine's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2005" special supplement.
44Her godmother is Patti LaBelle.
45Was among the guests at Usher Raymond's 26th birthday party.
46For the first time in history, a non current song, "All I Want for Christmas Is You" (1994) reached the #1 spot in the Digital Songs and Tracks the week of December 22, 2005.
47"The Emancipation of Mimi", named the biggest-selling album of 2005, generated an all-time career-high eight Grammy nominations for Mariah. The album includes her 16th and 17th #1 career singles, "We Belong Together" and "Don't Forget About Us", respectively - which tied one of the most enduring chart records in Billboard Hot 100 history, Elvis Presley's 17 #1's. She passed Presley with her 18th #1 single, "Touch My Body". Mariah is now positioned as the only active recording artist in the 50 years of the Hot 100 (which began in 1958) with the potential to match or surpass The Beatles' all-time high 20 #1 hits.
48Some of her musical influences include Aretha Franklin, Gladys Knight, Minnie Riperton and Stevie Wonder.
49Ranked #47 in Ask men's top 99 "most desirable" women of 2001.
50Ranked #99 in the 2001 FHM list of "100 Sexiest Women in the World".
51Ranked #17 in the 2000 FHM list of "100 Sexiest Women in the World".
52Some of her albums feature the serif typeface friz quadrata.
53Her mother Patricia discovered Mariah's talent in 1972 while rehearsing at home for her New York City Opera debut as Maddalena in Giuseppe Verdi's "Rigoletto". Patricia said, "From the time Mariah was a tiny girl. she sang on true pitch; she was able to hear sound and duplicate it exactly. I missed my cue, but Mariah didn't. She sang it - in Italian - at exactly the right point. She wasn't even yet 3." From then on, Patricia began coaching Mariah.
54Some of her prestigious awards include five Grammy Awards, numerous Grammy nominations, numerous Radio Music Awards, many American Music Awards, Billboard's "Artist of the Decade" Award and the World Music Award for "World's Best Selling Female Artist of the Millennium" to name a few.
55Made music history when "Fantasy" (from her 1995 album "Daydream") became a #1. With "Fantasy", she became the first female artist to debut at #1 in the United States on the Billboard Hot 100s. "Heartbreaker", the first single from her 1999 album "Rainbow" became her 14th #1 single, and with "Heartbreaker" it marked Mariah's 60th week atop the charts, which broke a long-standing 59-week record established by The Beatles as the artist with the most weeks at #1 in the 41-year history of the Billboard's Hot 100. "Thank God I Found You" also from the "Rainbow" album, was her 15 #1. "We Belong Together" from her 2005 album "The Emancipation of Mimi" became her 16th #1 single, is also Hot 100's Greatest Airplay Gainer, and moved to #1 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart to become her ninth #1 chart topper there. It is also her first #1 without any guest artists since her song "My All" captured the top spot in May 1998. "Don't Forget About Us" became her 17th #1 single, tying her with Elvis Presley's 17 #1 singles. She beat Presley's record with "Touch My Body" as her 18th #1 single.
56With "Heartbreaker", the first single from her 1999 album "Rainbow", she became the only artist to top the charts in each year of the 1990s.
57Her wedding to Tommy Mottola was modeled after the royal wedding of 'Prince Charles' and Princess Diana. Her excuse for using the royal wedding as basis for her own was that she never really had much interest in weddings as a girl, and she wanted to know what such a gala affair should be like. Even the tiara she wore, a family heirloom, was redesigned to look like Princess Diana's. Her wedding dress was an ivory-silk duchess satin gown designed by Vera Wang, with a 8.25 m (27') train and matching satin pumps. The whole affair cost almost $US0.5M, not including the 1893 sixpence Mariah put in one of her shoes for luck.
58Mariah writes and co-writes as well as produces and co-produces her own songs, including all of her number one hits (with the exception of her cover of "I'll Be There").
59Her siblings are Alison and Morgan, and are significantly older by eight years.
60Her highest note thus far was a G#7 (a few keys from the top of a piano) hit during two live performances of "Emotions" in 1991. Also, she has hit an A2 in her 1998 hit "My All", verifying her five-octave range. Also, celebrity vocal coach Mark Baxter says that he has heard Mariah sing past the top note on the piano.
61Mariah's mother, Patricia (Hickey), is a former mezzo-soprano New York City opera singer and a freelance vocal coach. Patricia was also Mariah's vocal coach. Mariah's father, Alfred Roy Carey, was an aeronautical engineer.
62She has twice recorded Phil Collins' song "Against All Odds", initially on her album "Rainbow" and then a collaboration with Westlife hit number one in the United Kingdom in 2000.
63Has worked with an extensive amount of musicians, including: Brian McKnight, Whitney Houston, Boyz II Men, Jay Z, Snoop Dogg, Cam'ron, Carole King, Céline Dion, Michael Jackson, 98 Degrees, Joe, Da Brat, Missy Elliott, Aretha Franklin, Shania Twain and many, many more.
64The first single from the Glitter (2001) soundtrack, "Loverboy", was the #1 bestselling single in the year 2001.
65Used to be a backup singer for Brenda K. Starr.
66Her paternal grandfather, Roberto Nuñez, changed his last name to "Carey" after moving to New York City from Cuba; he hoped a British Isles surname would help him make a good life in the United States. He took the name Carey from his biological father. Roberto's mother, Margarita Nuñez, was with a man named Carey, but they were not married.
67Is the most successful female singer-songwriter of all time, with 17 #1 hits and more than 160 million records sold worldwide.
68Her seventh studio album, titled "Charmbracelet", was released on December 3, 2002, a week earlier than originally planned.
69Ranked #36 in the American edition of FHM magazine's Sexiest Girls of 2002 poll.
70Signed a three-album deal with Island/Def Jam records for a reported $21-24 million. She had already started work on a new album, which had no release date at that point. Meanwhile, WiseGirls (2002), her movie with Mira Sorvino, premiered on HBO in the fall of 2002. [May 2002]
71Owns a three-floor apartment in New York City.
72With 18 #1 hits, she is in second place among all artists with the most No. 1 hits in music history, with The Beatles remaining in first place with 20 #1 hits. She surpassed Elvis Presley's 17 #1 hits with "Touch My Body" as her 18th #1.
73Single "One Sweet Day" holds the record for the single staying most weeks at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 (a record 16 weeks).
74(January 26, 2002) Virgin Records bought out her $80 million contract for $28 million. The primary reason being the failure of her Glitter (2001) album and film.
75Named one of People magazine's "25 Most Intriguing People of 2001".
76Founder of Camp Mariah, a serene escape located in Fishkill, New York for inner-city youth to embrace the arts, introduce career opportunities, and build self-esteem.
772001: Signed an $80 million deal with Virgin Records for her next four albums.
78Appeared 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 Center tragedy. [September 2001]
79(July 25, 2001) According to her spokesperson, Mariah suffered a physical and emotional breakdown, and spent the next couple weeks recovering in a Connecticut mental hospital.
80Had the nickname "Mirage" in high school, because she never showed up for class.
811990: Made her singing debut at age 20.
82Is the only female artist (and second artist or group ever) to have 18 #1 songs on the US Billboard Hot 100 charts.
83Honored by the Congressional Award in Washington, D.C. with the 1999 Horizon Award. The Horizon Award is a special recognition from the Joint Leadership of the United States Congress and the Congressional Award Board of Directors. The Horizon Award is presented to individuals from the private sectors who have contributed to expanding opportunities for all Americans through their own personal contributions, and who have set exceptional examples for young people through their successes in life.
84Her paternal grandfather was an Afro-Cuban immigrant and her paternal grandmother was African-American. Her mother, who is Caucasian, is of Irish descent. While Mariah's grandfather, Roberto Nuñez (later Robert Carey), is often described in news reports as having been from Venezuela, all censuses and records indicate he was born in Cuba.
85Attended Oldfield Middle School and Harborfield High School.
86Worked a variety of odd jobs to support herself, including hat/coat-checker, hostess, hair sweeper in hair salons, and waitress. She stated that she got fired from all her jobs because of her attitude and was concentrating of becoming a backing singer and mixing demos.
87Got her name from the song "They Call the Wind Maria" (spelled 'Maria' without the H, but pronounced 'Mariah'). The popular Lerner & Loewe musical Paint Your Wagon (1969), starring Lee Marvin and Clint Eastwood, which was enjoying a great deal of success after its release in 1969, and the song containing Mariah's name, was a favorite of mother Patricia.
88Bought Marilyn Monroe's white lacquered baby grand piano at auction in October 1999 for $600,000 plus commission.

#Quote
1[on not wanting to have kids] I would feel violated . . . I know that's a kind of weird thing to say, but that's how I am . . . It's hard to have kids in this world. I don't think I could properly educate a child right now. Maybe in the future, but I actually haven't thought about it. For now I enjoy my dog Jack's company. It's definitely because of childhood traumatic stuff. The whole not wanting to have a baby as a baby.
2I was the world's worst waitress.
3I can remember when I told myself for the first time, "I'm going to be rich and famous". I was about 5 or 6. I was in my mother's car, an old green dirty car. My sister was there, too. She was humming; she was about 15, she had just gotten married because she was pregnant. We were on a supermarket parking lot, and I was looking at the wealthy people through the window; I told myself, "I am going to be a star and I'll buy all these things for us".
4I'd humbly like to become an inspiration to the biracial kids, who are the population of the new millennium. I'm everything and nothing at the same time: white, black and Latino. If I've managed to be accepted, the others can do it, too.
5I rarely go to bed before 5 or 6 am. I am a girl of the night. I hate getting up before 2 pm. And when I get up, I don't have breakfast, just a slice of pizza. I'm composing my songs in bed, because I'm getting inspired when I'm about to sink into sleep. The night inspires me.
6[on her height] I don't know why, but everybody thinks that I'm short. When they see me for the first time, women are always surprised to be obliged to raise their head.
7[on her glamor influences] Raquel Welch, Ursula Andress--I liked their little ensembles . . . You've got to throw Farrah Fawcett in there, too. I had the Farrah doll. She was my little style inspiration.
8There was a time when all I was allowed to do was go to gay clubs, because my quote-unquote husband was so afraid of me being around straight people.
9And maybe there are some people out there who think a quarter Venezuelan is not a lot . . . Well, I may be only one quarter, but it's a strong quarter.
10I've always said that my father is half black and half Venezuelan and my mother is Irish. But people don't understand. They can't fathom that I'm African-American, Venezuelan and Irish.
11[on her parents' divorce] They went through some very hard times before I was born. They had their dogs poisoned, their cars set on fire and blown up. It put a strain on their relationship that never quit. There was always this tension. They just fought all the time.
12Someone said I never paid any dues. I feel my whole life was struggling, because we were poor. We were alone, we had nothing--no security. I feel I have paid my dues. I've been paying my dues all my life.
13There's never been anything else in my life that inspired me at all. It's crazy, but I've always loved music and I've always known this was what I wanted to do. I can't remember a time when I didn't want to be a singer.
14What I write is all from my imagination. Fact is, I haven't had time to experience all that, but that doesn't mean to say that I don't write from the heart, because I do. I put myself in other women's shoes, I can feel their pain and joy when I think about it. It's all the same, we're all women.
15People all of a sudden just see me and hear me having hit records and it seems to have come out of the blue. But really I have been working towards this my whole life, and this is what I say when people say I haven't paid my dues.
16I prayed very hard for this to happen and it happened. I don't even think about what I've achieved, I haven't focused on it and I wish I had, because I really want to enjoy it, and I don't know if I am enjoying it, because I am going through my life like a bulldozer. I still haven't marveled at it. I don't mind being compared to [Whitney Houston], there are people miles worse to be compared to, but if you really listen there's a difference.
17It's hard to be someone that people talk about and write about, you know? They don't know me.
18I decided to make my own ski-wear range after I found there were no fashion outfits for me to wear on the piste.
19I'm not vain, I'm insecure.
20A lot of people are singing about how screwed up the world is, and I don't think that everybody wants to hear about that all the time.
21I'm not one of those people that goes into details of my personal life on national TV to get attention. Some things are better left unsaid
22Butterflies are always following me, everywhere I go.
23[interview in Hip Hop Magazine] A lot of the time they [the media] form the idea in listeners' minds. Calling me a "pop diva" without listening to my work so when I come out with an urban song it's like, "Pop diva goes black". I mean, puh-lease.
24[on the importance of her music] One person could say, "'Hero' is a schmaltzy piece of garbage', but another person can write me a letter and say, "I've considered committing suicide every day of my life for the last ten years until I heard that song and I realized after all I can be my own hero". And that, that's an unexplainable feeling, like I've done something with my life, ya know?
25Music is what I love and it's what I feel and it's in me and to know that I can do something that I enjoy and hopefully bring some enjoyment to other people through what I do is an incrediable feeling and I am just really thankful for it
26There is a light at the end of the tunnel . . . hopefully it's not a freight train!
27[taking a swipe at her critics at the 1999 Billboard Music awards] Forget the image, forget the ensemble, forget the rumors, forget the short skirts, the big hair, whatever! I owe this to the fans and I will never forget you so I want to accept this award on behalf of all of you. We've come a long way and I feel like I'm just getting started. Because as an artist, and most importantly as a person, I am genuinely happy to finally be free to be who I am. Thank you.
28[Madison Square Garden, 1995] This is for all of you out there tonight, reaching for a dream - don't ever give up! Never ever listen to anyone, when they try to discourage you, because they do that, believe me!

#Trademark
1Exponent of the "melisma" style of vocal articulation where several different notes are often sung over the length of a word or syllable
2Beauty mark below her mouth
3Curvaceous, buxom figure
4Husky speaking voice contrasting her light, airy singing vocals
5Spectacular vocal range spanning five octaves
6Labels her albums, videos, photographs, and clothing with butterflies

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