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Mariah Carey

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Mariah Carey (born March 27, 1969) is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and actress. Known for her five-octave vocal range, melismatic singing style, and signature use of the whistle register, she is referred to as the “Songbird Supreme” and the “Queen of Christmas.” She rose to fame in 1990 with her eponymous debut album, released under the guidance of Columbia Records executive Tommy Mottola, who married her three years later. Carey is the first artist in history to have their first five singles reach number one on the Billboard Hot 100, from “Vision of Love” to “Emotions.” After eleven consecutive years charting a U.S. number-one single, Carey parted ways with Columbia in 2001 and signed a $100 million recording contract with Virgin Records in April of that year.

However, following her highly publicized physical and emotional breakdown, as well as the critical and commercial failure of her film Glitter (2001) and its accompanying soundtrack, her contract was bought out for $28 million by Virgin and she signed with Island Records the following year. After a relatively unsuccessful period, she returned to the top of music charts with The Emancipation of Mimi (2005), the world’s second-best-selling album of 2005. Its second single, “We Belong Together,” topped the US Billboard Hot 100 decade-end chart (the 2000s). Her performance in the 2009 film Precious won her the Breakthrough Actress Performance Award at the Palm Springs International Film Festival. Carey’s subsequent ventures included serving as a judge on American Idol, starring in the docu-series Mariah’s World, and appearing in the films The Butler (2013), A Christmas Melody (2015), and The Lego Batman Movie (2017).

Awards

Carey holds the record for the most number-one singles by a solo artist as well as a female songwriter and a female producer. Carey has amassed two diamond-certified albums, Music Box and Daydream. Carey has also received nominations and awards for other works in retail and film. In 2009, she won a Breakthrough Performance Award at the Palm Springs International Film Festival for her work in Precious.

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