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Mariah Carey net worth:
$550 Million

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Mariah Carey Net Worth, Biography, Wiki 2017-2016

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 Street TV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2014 - 2016 writer - 2 episodes, 2014 - 2016
BET Awards 2016 2016 TV Movie writer: "Don't"
Mike & Mike TV Series performer - 4 episodes, 2013 - 2015 writer - 4 episodes, 2013 - 2015
Tu cara me suena 2011-2015 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Dolezal Backstage TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode, 2015 writer - 1 episode, 2015
Ferdinando Show TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2015 writer - 1 episode, 2015
Todd's Pop Song Reviews TV Series documentary performer - 3 episodes, 2014 - 2015 writer - 3 episodes, 2014 - 2015
Official! Biggest Hits of the 90s 2015 TV Movie performer: "All I Want for Christmas Is You" / writer: "All I Want for Christmas Is You"
2015 Billboard Music Awards 2015 TV Special performer: "Vision Of Love", "Infinity"
The Late Late Show with James Corden TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2015 writer - 1 episode, 2015
One Hit Wonderland TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode, 2015 writer - 1 episode, 2015
Guapas 2015 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Christmas in Rockefeller Center 2014 TV 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 50 2014 TV Movie performer: "All I Want for Christmas Is You" / writer: "All I Want for Christmas Is You"
Dancing with the Stars 2014 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Voice Kids 2014 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Big Brother 2014 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Tu cara me suena - Argentina TV Series producer - 1 episode, 2014 writer - 1 episode, 2014
The Voice 2014 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Rap Critic Reviews 2011-2014 TV Series performer - 3 episodes
The Voice UK 2014 TV Series writer - 1 episode
è solo questione di tempo 2013 performer: "All I Want for Christmas" / writer: "All I Want for Christmas"
Gimme Shelter 2013 performer: "Here Comes Santa Claus Right Down Santa Claus Lane/Housetop Celebration"
Parks and Recreation TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2013 writer - 1 episode, 2013
HaKochav HaBa 2013 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Voice of the Philippines 2013 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Oz the Great and Powerful 2013 performer: "Almost Home" / producer: "Almost Home" / writer: "Almost Home"
EastEnders: All I Want for Christmas Is... 2012 TV Short performer: "All I Want for Christmas Is You" - uncredited / writer: "All I Want for Christmas Is You" - uncredited
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2011-2012 TV Series writer - 4 episodes
The Mistle-Tones 2012 TV Movie writer: "All I Want for Christmas"
The X Factor TV Series performer - 9 episodes, 2004 - 2009 writer - 8 episodes, 2005 - 2012
Britain's Got Talent 2012 TV Series performer - 1 episode
No me la puc treure del cap 2011 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Britain's Favourite Christmas Songs 2011 TV Movie documentary performer: "All I Want for Christmas is You" / writer: "All I Want for Christmas is You"
Kirstie's Handmade Britain 2011 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Glee 2011 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Footy Show TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2011 writer - 1 episode, 2011
Warehouse 13 TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2010 writer - 1 episode, 2010
Big Time Rush 2010 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Die Liebe kommt mit dem Christkind 2010 TV Movie performer: "All I Want for Christmas Is You"
Los nuevos y clásicos bloopers TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2010 producer - 1 episode, 2010 writer - 1 episode, 2010
Get Him to the Greek 2010 performer: "Touch My Body" / writer: "Touch My Body"
Live from Studio Five TV Series performer - 5 episodes, 2009 - 2010 writer - 3 episodes, 2009
Alan Carr: Chatty Man TV Series writer - 1 episode, 2009 performer - 1 episode, 2009
Angela and Friends TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2009 writer - 1 episode, 2009
Oi Fashion Rocks 2009 TV 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 Letterman TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2009 writer - 1 episode, 2009
Dancing with the Stars 2009 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Loose Women TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2009 writer - 1 episode, 2009
Michael Jackson Memorial 2009 TV Movie documentary performer: "I'll Be There"
American Idol 2009 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Bob Zula 2009 Short performer: "We Belong Together" / writer: "We Belong Together"
Gavin & Stacey TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2008 writer - 1 episode, 2008
You Don't Mess with the Zohan 2008 performer: "Fantasy", "The Star-Spangled Banner", "I'll Be Lovin' You Long Time" / writer: "Fantasy", "I'll Be Lovin' You Long Time"
Video on Trial 2008 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Tennessee 2008 performer: "Right to Dream" / writer: "Right to Dream"
Saturday Night Live TV Series performer - 4 episodes, 1990 - 2008 writer - 2 episodes, 1997 - 2008
Holiday Festival on Ice 2007 2007 TV Movie performer: "All I Want For Christmas" / writer: "All I Want For Christmas"
Idols 2002-2007 TV Series writer - 5 episodes
Patinando por un sueño 2007 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Idool 2007 2007 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Cesko hledá SuperStar 2006 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Australian Idol 2003-2006 TV Series writer - 6 episodes
Ashens TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2006 writer - 1 episode, 2006
Deutschland sucht den Superstar 2003-2006 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Idols! 2004-2006 TV Series writer - 3 episodes
The 48th Annual Grammy Awards 2006 TV Special performer: "We Belong Together / Fly Like a Bird" / writer: "We Belong Together / Fly Like a Bird"
Idol 2004-2005 TV Series writer - 4 episodes
Shelter from the Storm: A Concert for the Gulf Coast 2005 TV Special performer: "Fly Like a Bird" / writer: "Fly Like a Bird"
Canadian Idol 2003-2005 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Idool 2004 2004 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Indonesian Idol 2004 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Breakin' All the Rules 2004 performer: "I Know What You Want"
New Zealand Idol 2004 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Idol - Jakten på en superstjerne 2003-2004 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Ídolos 2003 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Pop Idol 2001-2003 TV Series writer - 4 episodes
Love Actually 2003 as Carey, "All I Want For Christmas Is You" 1994
Idool 2003 2003 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Operación triunfo TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2002 writer - 1 episode, 2001
The 8th Annual Walk of Fame Honoring Stevie Wonder 2002 TV Special performer: "You and I"
Verbotene Liebe 2002 TV Series writer - 4 episodes
Ally McBeal 2002 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Power of Love 2 2002 Video performer: "Without You"
Stars 2001 - Die Aids-Gala 2001 TV Special documentary performer: "Never Too Far", "Hero" / writer: "Never Too Far", "Hero"
2001 Top of the Pops Awards 2001 TV Special performer: "Never Too Far", "Hero"
America: A Tribute to Heroes 2001 TV Special documentary performer: "Hero" / writer: "Hero"
Glitter 2001 performer: "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 Christmas 2000 writer: "Where Are You, Christmas?"
Top of the Pops TV Series performer - 13 episodes, 1994 - 2000 writer - 5 episodes, 1994 - 2000
Stars in Their Eyes 1993-1999 TV Series writer - 5 episodes
The 71st Annual Academy Awards 1999 TV Special performer: "When You Believe"
Daria 1999 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Prince of Egypt 1998 performer: "When You Believe"
The Oprah Winfrey Show 1998 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Rush Hour 1998 performer: "Fantasy" / writer: "Fantasy"
Música sí TV Series performer - 1 episode, 1998 writer - 1 episode, 1998
Divas Live: An Honors Concert for VH1 Save the Music 1998 TV Special documentary performer: "Chain Of Fools"
Men in Black 1997 writer: "Make You Happy"
Brit Awards 1996 1996 TV Special performer: "Fantasy" / writer: "Fantasy"
Matimbang pa sa dugo 1995 performer: "Hero" / writer: "Hero"
Unplugged 1992 TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Wogan 1992 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Hasta luego cocodrilo TV Series performer - 1 episode, 1992 writer - 1 episode, 1992
MTV Video Music Awards 1991 1991 TV Special performer: "Emotions" / writer: "Emotions"

Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Lego Batman Movie 2017 post-production Mayor Marion Grange (voice)
Empire 2016 TV Series Kitty
The Reside of the Perhaps 2016 TV Series Leni Foet
A Christmas Melody 2015 TV Movie Melissa McKean-Atkinson
Mariah Carey: You're Mine 2014 Video short
American Dad! 2013 TV Series Laura / Gina's Replacement Waitress
The Butler 2013/I Hattie Pearl
Stay in the Middle 2009 Video short Mariah
Precious 2009/II Ms. Weiss
You Don't Mess with the Zohan 2008 Mariah Carey
Tennessee 2008 Krystal
State Property 2 2005 Professionally Dressed Woman
WiseGirls 2002 Raychel
Ally McBeal 2002 TV Series Candy Cushnip
Glitter 2001 Billie Frank
The Bachelor 1999 Ilana

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mariah Carey's Merriest Christmas 2015 TV Movie executive producer
A Christmas Melody 2015 TV Movie executive producer
Mariah Carey: Live from Central Park 2014 executive producer / producer
Mariah Carey: Merry Christmas to You 2010 TV Movie executive producer
The Adventures of Mimi 2007 Video executive producer
Lovers & Haters 2007 Short executive producer
Mariah Carey: Around the World 1998 TV Movie executive producer
Fantasy: Mariah Carey at Madison Square Garden 1995 TV Movie documentary executive producer
Here Is Mariah Carey 1993 TV Movie documentary executive producer

Composer

Composer

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

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Big Time Rush 2011 TV Series song composer - 2 episodes
Glitter 2001 executive music producer
1998 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards 1998 TV Special song performer

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Christmas Melody 2015 TV Movie
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony: Greatest Video Hits 2000 Video video "Breakdown"
Mariah #1's 1999 Video videos "Fantasy", "Always Be My Baby"

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Filthy Preppy Teen$ 2015 TV Series very special thanks - 3 episodes
George Michael: A Different Story 2005 Documentary thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 48th Annual Grammy Awards 2006 TV Special Herself - Performer
The 63rd Annual Golden Globe Awards 2006 TV Movie documentary Herself - Presenter: Best Original Song
B InTune TV 2005-2006 TV Series Herself - Guest
Idols! 2005 TV Series Herself
New Year's Rockin' Eve 2006 2005 TV Special Herself - Performer
The Show with A.J. Calloway 2005 TV Movie Herself
2005 Radio Music Awards 2005 TV Special Herself - Winner
The 2005 Billboard Music Awards 2005 TV Special Herself
Today with Des and Mel 2005 TV Series Herself
Bambi Verleihung 2005 2005 TV Movie Herself
2005 American Music Awards 2005 TV Special Herself
The 3rd Annual Vibe Awards 2005 TV Special Herself
MTV Europe Music Awards 2005 2005 TV Special Herself - In Video Clip on Bob Geldof
Top of the Pops: Reloaded 2005 TV Series Herself
Tickled Pink 2005 TV Movie documentary Performer
CD:UK 2001-2005 TV Series Herself
The 2005 World Music Awards 2005 TV Special Herself - Performer
Shelter from the Storm: A Concert for the Gulf Coast 2005 TV Special Herself
MTV Video Music Awards 2005 2005 TV Special Herself - Performer
The Teen Choice Awards 2005 2005 TV Special Herself - Attendee
Gottschalk & Friends 2005 TV Series Herself
Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular 2005 TV Movie Performer
Live 8 2005 TV Special documentary Herself
BET Awards 2005 2005 TV Special Herself
Uncut Mariah Carey 2005 TV Movie Herself
2005 MTV Movie Awards 2005 TV Special Herself - Performer
The Best Hit USA 2005 TV Series Herself
Save the Music Concert 2005 TV Movie Herself / Perfomer
Store studio 2005 TV Series Herself
Echo - Deutscher Musikpreis 2005 TV Series Herself - Performer
Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway 2003-2005 TV Series Herself / Herself - Performer
Total Request Live 2005 TV Series Herself
Tout le monde en parle 2005 TV Series Herself
Wetten, dass..? 1996-2005 TV Series Herself
Making the Video 1999-2005 TV Series documentary Herself
George Michael: A Different Story 2005 Documentary Herself
Cribs 2002-2005 TV Series Herself
Walt Disney World Christmas Day Parade 2004 TV Special Herself
Maxim Hot 100 2004 TV Movie documentary Herself (#32) (Interviewee)
Luther Vandross: From Luther with Love - The Videos 2004 Video documentary Herself (segment "Endless Love")
Ride with Funkmaster Flex 2004 TV Series Herself
It's Good to Be... 2003 TV Series documentary Herself
Mariah Carey: The Billion Dollar Babe 2003 TV Movie documentary Herself
I Love the '80s Strikes Back 2003 TV Series documentary Herself
The Proud Family 2003 TV Series Herself
Inside Out 2003 TV Series documentary Herself
Good Day Live 2003 TV Series Herself
Intimate Portrait 2003 TV Series documentary Herself
Death of a Dynasty 2003 Herself (uncredited)
The National Lottery Wright Ticket 2003 TV Series documentary Herself
V Graham Norton 2003 TV Series Herself - Guest
Eurobest 2003 TV Special Herself
The 17th Annual Soul Train Music Awards 2003 TV Special Herself
50 Sexiest Video Moments 2003 TV Movie documentary Herself
The 30th Annual American Music Awards 2003 TV Special Herself
Behind the Scenes of 'Wisegirls' 2002 Video short documentary Herself / Raychel
Film Trix 2002 2002 Documentary short Herself
Children in Need 2002 TV Series Herself
SM:TV Live 2001-2002 TV Series Herself
Fame Academy 2002 TV Series Herself
Operación triunfo 2002 TV Series Herself - Musical Guest
Millionär gesucht! - Die SKL Show 2002 TV Series Herself
The 8th Annual Walk of Fame Honoring Stevie Wonder 2002 TV Special Herself
20/20 1998-2002 TV Series documentary Herself
Super Bowl XXXVI 2002 TV Special Herself - National Anthem Performer
Exclusif 2002 TV Series Herself
Muhammad Ali's All-Star 60th Birthday Celebration! 2002 TV Special Herself
It's Your New Year's Eve Party 2001 TV Special Herself
Stars 2001 - Die Aids-Gala 2001 TV Special documentary Herself
2001 Top of the Pops Awards 2001 TV Special Herself - Performer
VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards 2001 TV Special Herself
America: A Tribute to Heroes 2001 TV Special documentary Herself - Performer
Total Access 24/7 2001 TV Series Herself
Mundo VIP 1999-2001 TV Series Herself
Rove Live 2001 TV Series Herself
Die Harald Schmidt Show 2001 TV Series Herself
MTV20: Everybody Talk About Pop Music! 2001 TV Movie documentary Herself
Babyface: A Collection of Hit Videos 2001 Video Herself (segment "Everytime I Close My Eyes")
VH1 Divas 2000: A Tribute to Diana Ross 2000 TV Special Herself
Tours 2000: Backstage, Behind the Scenes & Over the Top 2000 TV Movie Herself
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony: Greatest Video Hits 2000 Video Herself (segment "Breakdown")
Mariah T.V. 2000 TV Special Herself
Música sí 1998-2000 TV Series Herself - Musical Guest
The 2000 World Music Awards 2000 TV Special Herself - Winner
The Rosie O'Donnell Show 1996-2000 TV Series Herself - Guest
The 27th Annual American Music Awards 2000 TV Special Herself
MADtv 2000 TV Series Herself
Tapis rouge 1999-2000 TV Series Herself
TRL Italy 2000 TV Series Herself
ABC 2000: The Millennium 1999 TV Movie documentary
Feliz 2000 1999 TV Movie Herself
Mariah Carey's Homecoming Special 1999 TV Movie documentary Herself
Pavarotti & Friends 99 for Guatemala and Kosovo 1999 TV Movie documentary Herself
Tina Turner: Celebrate Live 1999 1999 Video documentary Herself
The 1999 Billboard Music Awards 1999 TV Special Herself
Mariah #1's 1999 Video Herself
Teleshow 1999 TV Series Herself
MTV Europe Music Awards 1999 1999 TV Special Herself - Performer
Sen kväll med Luuk 1999 TV Series Herself
Gala de la hispanidad 1999 1999 TV Movie Herself
1999 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards 1999 TV Special Herself
The 71st Annual Academy Awards 1999 TV Special Herself - Performer: 'When You Believe'
The Howard Stern Radio Show 1999 TV Series Herself - Guest
VH1 to One: Mariah Carey 1999 TV Movie documentary Herself
Fantástico 1999 TV Series documentary Herself
Die Lotto-Show 1999 TV Series Herself
30th NAACP Image Awards 1999 TV Special Herself
1999 Essence Awards 1999 TV Special Herself
Mariah Carey: Around the World 1998 TV Movie Herself
The 1998 Billboard Music Awards 1998 TV Special Herself
The 40th Annual Grammy Awards 1998 TV Special Herself
When You Believe: Music from 'The Prince of Egypt' 1998 TV Movie documentary Host / Performer
MTV Video Music Awards 1998 1998 TV Special Herself
La llamada de la suerte 1998 TV Series Herself - Musical Guest
Essence Awards 1998 TV Special Herself
Divas Live: An Honors Concert for VH1 Save the Music 1998 TV Special documentary Herself
Howard Stern 1998 TV Series Herself - Guest
1998 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards 1998 TV Special Herself
Motown 40: The Music Is Forever 1998 TV Movie documentary Herself
Especial Nochevieja 1997: Seguimos siendo la primera 1997 TV Movie Herself - Performer
The 24th Annual American Music Awards 1997 TV Special Herself
Nobel Peace Prize Concert 1997 TV Movie Herself
The Gift of Song 1997 TV Movie Herself
Talking Telephone Numbers 1997 TV Series
The National Lottery 1997 TV Series Herself
1997 VH1 Fashion Awards 1997 TV Special Herself
Hey! Hey! Hey! Music Champ 1997 TV Series Herself
Power Vision - Pop Galerie 1997 TV Series documentary Herself
MTV Video Music Awards 1997 1997 TV Special Herself
MTV Video Music Awards 1996 1996 TV Special Herself - Presenter
The 38th Annual Grammy Awards 1996 TV Special Herself
The 23rd Annual American Music Awards 1996 TV Special Herself
1996 Billboard Music Awards 1996 TV Special Herself
Especial Nochevieja 1994 1995 TV Movie Herself - Performer
Fantasy: Mariah Carey at Madison Square Garden 1995 TV Movie documentary Herself
Mariah Carey Rockumentary 1995 TV Movie documentary Herself
The 22nd Annual American Music Awards 1995 TV Special Herself
The 1994 Billboard Music Awards 1994 TV Special Herself - Via Satellite
Verstehen Sie Spaß? 1994 TV Series Herself
Here Is Mariah Carey 1993 TV Movie documentary Herself
Unplugged 1992 TV Series documentary Herself
Ebony/Jet Showcase 1992 TV Series Herself
Wogan 1992 TV Series Herself - Guest
Soul Train 1992 TV Series documentary Herself - Guest
Mariah's World 2016 TV Series documentary Herself
The 34th Annual Grammy Awards 1992 TV Special Herself - Performer
Entertainment Tonight 2008-2016 TV Series Herself
The 19th Annual American Music Awards 1992 TV Special Herself
Extra 2015-2016 TV Series Herself
MTV Video Music Awards 1991 1991 TV Special Herself
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2006-2016 TV Series Herself - Guest / Herself
1991 Billboard Music Awards 1991 TV Special Herself
Live with Kelly and Michael 2005-2016 TV Series Herself - Guest / Herself - Musical Guest
The 33rd Annual Grammy Awards 1991 TV Special Herself
Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping 2016 Herself
The 18th Annual American Music Awards 1991 TV Special Herself
Access Hollywood 2008-2016 TV Series Herself
MTV Video Music Awards 1990 1990 TV Special Herself
Access Hollywood Live 2016 TV Series Herself
The Arsenio Hall Show 1990 TV Series Herself - Guest
Mariah Carey's Merriest Christmas 2015 TV Movie Herself
Mariah Carey's Holiday Sketchtacular 2015 TV Mini-Series Herself
Good Morning America 1994-2015 TV Series Herself - Guest / Herself - Musical Guest
Steve Harvey 2015 TV Series Herself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show 2005-2015 TV Series Herself - Guest / Herself
2015 Billboard Music Awards 2015 TV Special Herself - Performer
Cooking with Mariah Carey 2015 Short Herself
The Insider 2014-2015 TV Series Herself
The Late Late Show with James Corden 2015 TV Series Herself - Carpool Karaoke
Real Husbands of Hollywood 2014-2015 TV Series Herself
Mariah Carey: Live from Central Park 2014 Herself
Christmas in Rockefeller Center 2014 TV Special Herself - Performer
Late Show with David Letterman 1994-2014 TV Series Herself - Guest / Herself
The BET Honors 2014 TV Movie Herself
The Tanning of America 2014 TV Mini-Series documentary Herself
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2014 TV Series Herself - Guest
The View 2005-2014 TV Series Herself - Guest
E! Live from the Red Carpet 2014 TV Series Herself
Michael Bublé's 3rd Annual Christmas Special 2013 TV Movie Herself
Christmas in Rockefeller Center 2013 TV Movie Herself - Performer
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2012-2013 TV Series Herself - Guest
Black Girls Rock! 2013 2013 TV Movie Herself
Wild 'N Out 2013 TV Series Herself
Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular 2013 TV Movie Herself
BET Awards 2013 2013 TV Special Herself
American Idol 2008-2013 TV Series Herself - Judge / Herself / Herself - Mentor
Nick Cannon's Big Surprise 2013 TV Series Herself (rumored)
R&B Divas of All Time 2013 TV Movie documentary Herself
Big Morning Buzz Live 2013 TV Series Herself
So So Def All-Star 20th Anniversary Concert 2013 TV Movie Herself
Christmas in Rockefeller Center 2012 TV Movie Herself - Performer
Bad 25 2012 Documentary Herself
BET Awards 2012 2012 TV Special Herself
The BET Honors 2012 TV Movie Herself
Piers Morgan Tonight 2011 TV Series Herself - Guest
Disney Parks Christmas Parade Special 2010 TV Movie Herself
Christmas in Washington 2010 TV Movie Herself - Performer
Mariah Carey: Merry Christmas to You 2010 TV Movie Herself - Performer
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition 2010 TV Series Herself
TeenNick Halo Awards 2010 TV Special Herself
Christmas in Rockefeller Center 2010 TV Movie Herself
A Precious Ensemble 2010 Video documentary short Herself
25th Film Independent Spirit Awards 2010 TV Special Herself
41st NAACP Image Awards 2010 TV Special Herself
At the Movies 2010 TV Series Herself
16th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2010 TV Special Herself
Golden Globes Red Carpet Live 2010 TV Movie Herself
The 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2010 TV Special Herself - Audience Member
The Best of the World Music Awards 2010 TV Special Herself
The 36th Annual People's Choice Awards 2010 TV Special Herself
Pop Profiles 2010 TV Series Herself
Oi Fashion Rocks 2009 TV Movie Herself - Performer
Larry King Live 2009 TV Series Herself - Guest
GMTV 2009 TV Series Herself
The X Factor 2008-2009 TV Series Herself - Special Guest
Alan Carr: Chatty Man 2009 TV Series Herself
Le grand journal de Canal+ 2008-2009 TV Series documentary Herself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan 2009 TV Series Herself
T4 2009 TV Series Herself
The Jay Leno Show 2009 TV Series Herself - Guest
The Oprah Winfrey Show 1992-2009 TV Series Herself - Guest
The Shooter Series: Vol. 1 2009 Video Herself
Check It Out! Video 2009 TV Series Herself (segment "Breakdown")
Michael Jackson Forever 2009 TV Movie Herself
Michael Jackson Memorial 2009 TV Movie documentary Herself
Punkt 12 2009 TV Series Herself
The 2009 Independent Spirit Awards 2009 TV Special Herself
TV Festival Du Cannes 2009 2009 TV Movie Herself
Rachael Ray 2008-2009 TV Series Herself - Guest
Pacquiao vs. Hatton: The Battle of East and West 2009 TV Movie Herself
An Evening of Stars: Tribute to Patti LaBelle 2009 TV Movie Herself
The Neighborhood Ball: An Inauguration Celebration 2009 TV Movie Herself - Performer
2008 World Music Awards 2008 TV Special Herself
The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2008 TV Special Herself
2008 American Music Awards 2008 TV Special documentary Herself - Performer
The Xtra Factor 2008 TV Series Herself
Fashion Rocks 2008 TV Movie Herself
Stand Up to Cancer 2008 TV Movie Herself
The Teen Choice Awards 2008 2008 TV Special Herself
Weekend Sunrise 2008 TV Series Herself
Fama ¡a bailar! 2008 TV Series Herself - Musical Guest
Deutschland sucht den Superstar 2008 TV Series Herself
The Friday Night Project 2008 TV Series Herself - Guest Host
The Paul O'Grady Show 2005-2008 TV Series Herself - Guest
Saturday Night Live 1990-2008 TV Series Herself - Musical Guest
The Adventures of Mimi 2007 Video Herself
Rap City Top 10 2007 TV Series Herself
Lovers & Haters 2007 Short Herself
Happy Birthday Elton! From Madison Square Garden, New York 2007 TV Movie Herself
Building a Dream: The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy 2007 TV Movie documentary Herself
Corazón, corazón 2007 TV Series Herself
Forbes 20 Richest Women in Entertainment 2007 TV Movie Herself
Taff 2007 TV Series Herself
Mon plus grand moment de cinéma 2006 TV Series short Herself
E! True Hollywood Story 2001-2006 TV Series documentary Herself
The Advocate Newsmagazine 2006 TV Series Herself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1993-2006 TV Series Herself - Guest
Top of the Pops 1991-2006 TV Series Herself - Musical Guest / Herself / Herself - Performer
Corazón de... 2005-2006 TV Series Herself
Legends Ball 2006 TV Movie documentary Herself
Lockdown, USA 2006 Documentary Herself
Definition of a Diva 2006 Video documentary Herself
The Barbara Walters Summer Special 2006 TV Series Herself
The Tyra Banks Show 2006 TV Series Herself - Guest

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Entertainment Tonight 2013-2016 TV Series Herself
Extra 2015-2016 TV Series Herself / Herself - Author, All I Want For Christmas Is You
The Insider 2014-2016 TV Series Herself
Good Morning Britain 2016 TV Series Herself
Inside Edition 2014-2016 TV Series documentary Herself
Dolezal Backstage 2015 TV Series documentary Herself
Tu cara me suena - Argentina 2013-2015 TV Series Herself
Official! Biggest Hits of the 90s 2015 TV Movie Herself
Peter Andre's Xmas Extravaganza Top 50 2014 TV Movie Herself
Peter Andre's 90 Party Hits of the 90s 2014 TV Movie Herself
New Year's Rockin' Eve Presents the 30 Greatest Women in Music 2013 TV Movie Herself - Performer
Live with Kelly and Michael 2013 TV Series Herself
RuPaul's Drag Race 2013 TV Series Herself
Big Evening Buzz with Carrie Keagan 2013 TV Series Herself
Soul Power! 2013 TV Series documentary Herself
Britain's Favourite Christmas Songs 2011 TV Movie documentary Herself
Tina Turner: Simply the Best 2011 TV Movie documentary Herself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2011 TV Series Herself
NeoMusic Portrait 2011 TV Series documentary Herself
Biography 2011 TV Series documentary Herself
Los nuevos y clásicos bloopers 2010 TV Series Herself
Live from Studio Five 2010 TV Series Herself
The Paul O'Grady Show 2009 TV Series Herself
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien 2009 TV Series Herself
Video on Trial 2005-2009 TV Series Herself - Accused / Herself
The O'Reilly Factor 2008 TV Series Herself - 'Pinhead' (segment "Pinheads & Patriots")
Fama ¡a bailar! 2008 TV Series Herself
2006 MuchMusic Video Awards 2006 TV Special Herself
Taff 2006 TV Series Herself
CD:UK 2006 TV Series Herself
Stars on Trial 2005 TV Movie Herself - Accused (uncredited)
Brain Fart 2005 TV Movie Herself
Corazón de... 2005 TV Series Herself
Greatest TV Comedy Moments 2005 TV Movie documentary Herself (uncredited)
Favouritism 2005 TV Series Herself
On a tout essayé 2005 TV Series Herself
101 Biggest Celebrity Oops 2004 TV Special documentary Herself - #73 Actress: Glitter
Diva Graham Norton 2003 TV Movie Herself
101 Most Shocking Moments in Entertainment 2003 TV Movie documentary Herself
Top of the Pops 1994-2000 TV Series Herself
SNL: 25 Years of Music 1999 TV Movie Herself
Música sí 1998 TV Series Herself
Brit Awards 1996 1996 TV Special Herself - Nominee, Best International Female Award
Top of the Pops 2 1994 TV Series Herself
Grammy's Greatest Moments Volume II 1994 Video Herself (Performer)
EBN: Commercial Entertainment Product 1992 Video short Herself (uncredited)

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015 Star on the Walk of Fame Walk of Fame Recording On August 5, 2015. At 6270 Hollywood Blvd.
2010 Breakthrough Performance Award Palm Springs International Film Festival Precious (2009)
2009 BSFC Award Boston Society of Film Critics Awards Best Ensemble Cast Precious (2009) · Mo'Nique
· Paula Patton
· Sherri Shepherd
· Lenny Kravitz
· Gabourey Sidibe
· Chyna Layne
· Amina Robinson
· Stephanie Andujar
· Angelic Zambrana
2009 Capri Supporting Actress Award Capri, Hollywood Precious (2009)
2006 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Female R&B Vocal Performance For the song "We Belong Together."
2006 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Contemporary R&B Album For the album "The Emancipation of Mimi."
2006 Grammy Grammy Awards Best R&B Song · Johnta Austin (Songwriter)
· Jermaine Dupri (Songwriter)
· Manuel Seal (Songwriter)
2005 Bambi Bambi Awards Pop - International
2002 Razzie Award Razzie Awards Worst Actress Glitter (2001)
2001 Stinker Award The Stinkers Bad Movie Awards Worst Actress Glitter (2001)
1999 Stinker Award The Stinkers Bad Movie Awards Musicians Who Shouldn't Be Acting The Bachelor (1999)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014 Hollywood Award Acapulco Black Film Festival Best Ensemble Cast The 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.
2014 GFCA Award Georgia Film Critics Association (GFCA) Best Original Song Oz the Great and Powerful (2013) · Mikkel Storleer Eriksen
· Justin Gray
· Tor Erik Hermansen
· Simone Porter
· Lindsey Ray
2014 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture The 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
2010 Black Reel Black Reel Awards Best Supporting Actress Precious (2009)
2010 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Ensemble Cast Precious (2009) · Lenny Kravitz
· Mo'Nique
· Paula Patton
· Sherri Shepherd
· Gabourey Sidibe
2010 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture Precious (2009)
2010 Razzie Award Razzie Awards Worst Actress of the Decade Glitter (2001)
2010 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture Precious (2009) · Lenny Kravitz
· Mo'Nique
· Paula Patton
· Sherri Shepherd
· Gabourey Sidibe
2009 WAFCA Award Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards Best Ensemble Precious (2009) · Mo'Nique
· Lenny Kravitz
· Paula Patton
· Gabourey Sidibe
· Sherri Shepherd
· Stephanie Andujar
· Chyna Layne
· Amina Robinson
· Xosha Roquemore
2007 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Female R&B Vocal Performance For the song "Don't Forget About Us."
2006 Brit Brit Awards International Female Solo Artist
2006 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Female Pop Vocal Performance For the song "It's Like That."
2006 Grammy Grammy Awards Song of the Year · Johnta Austin (Songwriter)
· Jermaine Dupri (Songwriter)
· Manuel Seal (Songwriter)
2006 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance For the song "Mine Again."
2006 Grammy Grammy Awards Album of the Year For the album "The Emancipation of Mimi."
2006 Grammy Grammy Awards Record of the Year For the song "We Belong Together."
2002 ALMA Award ALMA Awards Outstanding Performance in a Music, Variety or Comedy Special America: A Tribute to Heroes (2001)
2002 Razzie Award Razzie Awards Worst Screen Couple Glitter (2001)
2001 Stinker Award The Stinkers Bad Movie Awards Worst On-Screen Couple Glitter (2001) · Max Beesley
2000 Blockbuster Entertainment Award Blockbuster Entertainment Awards Favorite Song from a Movie (Internet Only) The Prince of Egypt (1998) · Whitney Houston
1999 ALMA Award ALMA Awards Outstanding Performance of a Song for a Feature Film The Prince of Egypt (1998) · Whitney Houston
1999 ALMA Award ALMA Awards Outstanding Performance by Individual in a Music Series or Special Mariah Carey: Around the World (1998)
1999 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Performance in a Variety Series/Special · Whitney Houston
1999 Stinker Award The Stinkers Bad Movie Awards Worst Screen Debut The Bachelor (1999)
1996 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Performance in a Variety Series/Special
1996 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Performance in a Variety Series/Special Fantasy: Mariah Carey at Madison Square Garden (1995)

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

#Fact
1 Mariah and fiancé James Packer have split up [October 2016].
2 Moved in with fiance James Packer in November 2015.
3 When they got engaged, both Carey and James Packer were still legally married; Mariah to Nick Cannon, James to Erica Packer.
4 Mariah 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.
5 Her new property, with James Packer, is on 1 acre, took 5 years to build and was reportedly, never put up for sale.
6 In a relationship with Australian billionaire James Packer, as of the middle of 2015.
7 She was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 6270 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on August 5, 2015.
8 Gave 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.
9 Separated from her second husband of 6 years Nick Cannon. [May 2014]
10 Is a staunch liberal Democrat.
11 2009: 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.
13 Returned to work 6 months after giving birth to her twins Monroe and Moroccan to begin recording her 14th studio album.
14 According 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.
15 Her legs are insured for $1 billion.
16 Founded Crave Records (1997-1998).
17 Was 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.
18 Was one month pregnant with her twins Monroe and Moroccan when she completed performing on "The Angels Advocate Tour".
19 Her publicist is Cindi Berger.
20 Has a dog named JJ.
21 Ranked #71 on Maxim magazine's Hot 100 Women of 2008 list.
22 Merited 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).
23 154,000 copies of her album, "E=MC2", were sold on its first day of release. [April 2008]
24 Wanted to be a genie when she was a kid.
25 In 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.".
26 Failed her driver's license test three times.
27 Named "America's Most Misunderstood Black Woman", by Essence magazine.
28 Admires Marilyn Monroe.
29 Her official website features "Mariahisms", her favorite sayings, including "Lamb", "Bing bong" and "Okie dokie smokey".
30 1998: Toured Australia and said the highlight of her trip was swimming with dolphins.
31 The 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]
32 Is the only act to have had a number one single in the United States every year of the 1990s.
33 2001: 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".
34 Is mentioned in the Vanessa Hudgens song "Promise", and the Freeway song "Flipside".
35 According to some reports, she insured her body for $10M during the shooting of Glitter (2001).
36 Ranked #19 on VH1's 100 Sexiest Artists.
37 Used to be a vegetarian but stopped for ex-husband Tommy Mottola.
38 The 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.
39 Gave acclaimed performances at State Kremlin Palace, Moscow and in St. Petersburg, Russia in 2003.
40 Named #28 in FHM magazine's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2006" supplement.
41 Studied over 500 hours of beauty school and hair salon prior to becoming a singer.
42 Her 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.
43 Named #15 in FHM magazine's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2005" special supplement.
44 Her godmother is Patti LaBelle.
45 Was among the guests at Usher Raymond's 26th birthday party.
46 For 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.
48 Some of her musical influences include Aretha Franklin, Gladys Knight, Minnie Riperton and Stevie Wonder.
49 Ranked #47 in Ask men's top 99 "most desirable" women of 2001.
50 Ranked #99 in the 2001 FHM list of "100 Sexiest Women in the World".
51 Ranked #17 in the 2000 FHM list of "100 Sexiest Women in the World".
52 Some of her albums feature the serif typeface friz quadrata.
53 Her 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.
54 Some 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.
55 Made 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.
56 With "Heartbreaker", the first single from her 1999 album "Rainbow", she became the only artist to top the charts in each year of the 1990s.
57 Her 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.
58 Mariah 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").
59 Her siblings are Alison and Morgan, and are significantly older by eight years.
60 Her 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.
61 Mariah'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.
62 She 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.
63 Has 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.
64 The first single from the Glitter (2001) soundtrack, "Loverboy", was the #1 bestselling single in the year 2001.
65 Used to be a backup singer for Brenda K. Starr.
66 Her 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.
67 Is the most successful female singer-songwriter of all time, with 17 #1 hits and more than 160 million records sold worldwide.
68 Her seventh studio album, titled "Charmbracelet", was released on December 3, 2002, a week earlier than originally planned.
69 Ranked #36 in the American edition of FHM magazine's Sexiest Girls of 2002 poll.
70 Signed 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]
71 Owns a three-floor apartment in New York City.
72 With 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.
73 Single "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.
75 Named one of People magazine's "25 Most Intriguing People of 2001".
76 Founder 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.
77 2001: Signed an $80 million deal with Virgin Records for her next four albums.
78 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 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.
80 Had the nickname "Mirage" in high school, because she never showed up for class.
81 1990: Made her singing debut at age 20.
82 Is the only female artist (and second artist or group ever) to have 18 #1 songs on the US Billboard Hot 100 charts.
83 Honored 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.
84 Her 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.
85 Attended Oldfield Middle School and Harborfield High School.
86 Worked 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.
87 Got 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.
88 Bought 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.
2 I was the world's worst waitress.
3 I 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".
4 I'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.
5 I 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.
8 There 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.
9 And 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.
10 I'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.
12 Someone 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.
13 There'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.
14 What 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.
15 People 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.
16 I 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.
17 It's hard to be someone that people talk about and write about, you know? They don't know me.
18 I decided to make my own ski-wear range after I found there were no fashion outfits for me to wear on the piste.
19 I'm not vain, I'm insecure.
20 A 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.
21 I'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
22 Butterflies 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?
25 Music 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
26 There 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
1 Exponent of the "melisma" style of vocal articulation where several different notes are often sung over the length of a word or syllable
2 Beauty mark below her mouth
3 Curvaceous, buxom figure
4 Husky speaking voice contrasting her light, airy singing vocals
5 Spectacular vocal range spanning five octaves
6 Labels her albums, videos, photographs, and clothing with butterflies

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