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Monday, June 18, 2012

Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey is a singer, songwriter, record producer and actress. She made her recording debut in 1990 under the guidance of Columbia Records executive Tommy Mottola, and released their self-titled debut album, Mariah Carey. The album went multi-platinum and produced four consecutive number one singles in the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. After her marriage to Mottola in 1993, a series of hit records, including emotions (1991), Music Box (1993) and Merry Christmas (1994), established her position as Columbia's best-selling act. Daydream (1995), made music history when the second single, "One Sweet Day", a duet with Boyz II Men, spent a record sixteen weeks at the top of the Billboard Hot 100, and remains the longest number of performance of a song on the U.S. chart history . While recording the album Carey began to deviate from his past pop, and little by little over the course of R & B and hip-hop. After her separation from Mottola, this musical change was evident with the launch of the Butterfly (1997).
Carey left Columbia in 2000, and signed a record $ 100 million recording contract with Virgin Records. In 2001, Carey ventured into film with Glitter (2001). Before the release of the film that she suffered a physical and emotional breakdown and was hospitalized for severe exhaustion. After a poor reception of the film, which was acquired from his record $ 50 million, which led to a decline in his career. She signed a contract for several million dollars with Island Records in 2002, and after a period of success, returned to the top of music charts with The Emancipation of Mimi (2005). His second single "We Belong Together", which became his most successful single of the 2000s, and later was named "Song of the Decade" by Billboard. Carey once again ventured into film, and starred in Beautiful (2009). His role in the film was well received, and was awarded the "Breakthrough Performance" in the Palm Springs International Film Festival, and a NAACP Image Award nomination.
In a career spanning over two decades, Carey has sold over 200 million albums worldwide, making it one of the best-selling music artists of all time. In 1998 he was honored as artist of the world's best-selling recording of the 1990 at the World Music Awards. Carey was also named the best-selling female artist of the millennium in 2000. According to the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), which is the third best-selling female artist in the United States, with 63 million certified albums. With the release of "Touch My Body" (2008), Carey earned her eighteenth number one single in the United States, more than any other solo artist. Besides his business achievements, Carey has earned five Grammy Awards, and is famous for its five eighths vocal range, power, melismatic style and use of the signature whistle register.
Background information
Born March 27, 1970 (age 42)
Huntington, New York, United States
Genres R&B, pop, hip hop, soul, dance
Occupations Singer-songwriter, record producer, actress
Years active 1988–present
Labels Columbia (1990—2000)
Virgin (2001)
Island (2002—present)


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