Mariah Angela Carey, better known as Mariah Carey, is an American singer, producer, actress, and songwriter. As of 2023, Mariah Carey has a net worth of $350 million. She is also known as the “SONGBIRD SUPREME” and the “QUEEN OF CHRISTMAS” due to her five-octave vocal range, melismatic singing style, and distinctive use of the whistle register.
She became known in 1990 with the release of his first self-titled album. From “Vision of Love”
to “Emotions”, she was the first artist whose first five songs hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Mariah Carey Biography
American singer Mariah Carey was born on March 27, 1970, and is 53 years old as of 2023. She was born and raised in a wealthy family in Huntington, New York, USA. His father’s father took the surname “Carey” when he moved to New York, changing it from Núñez. She is of African American nationality and believes in the Christian religion.
She completed her undergraduate education at Harborfields High School in Huntington, New York, USA.
She never enrolled in any of the universities. Mariah began writing early songs and poetry when she was at Harborfields High School in Greenlawn, New York. Mariah completed her high school graduation in 1987.
Mariah Angela Carey
Date of Birth
27 March 1970
Huntington, New York, United States
Currently Live In
Beverly Hills, California
53 Years Old
African-American, Venezuelan, and White Irish Descent
Singer, Producer, Actress, and Songwriter
Music Video: Mariah Carey (1990) Film: The Bachelor (1999)
Candy Crush Nip in the TV Series “Ally McBeal” (2002)
Harborfields High School in Huntington, New York
Mariah Carey’s parents are Mr. Alfred Roy Carey and Mrs. Patricia Carey. By profession, her father was an aeronautical engineer and her mother is a former opera singer and voice teacher. Her parents separated when Mariah was only three years old.
Mariah has two elder siblings. Her sister is Alison Carey and her brother is Morgan Carey.
Husband and Children
Mariah Carey is divorced. As of now, she is dating Bryan Tanaka. Before her relationship with Bryan, she married Nick Cannon in 2008 but unfortunately, the couple divorced in 2016. They both have two children together, Moroccan Scott Cannon and Monroe Cannon.
Before Nick, she married Tommy Mottola in 1993, however, the couple sadly became divorced in 1998. Apart from that, she also dated James Packer, Christian Monzón, Luis Miguel, and Derek Jeter.
Father: Alfred Roy Carey Mother: Patricia Carey
Brother: Morgan Carey Sister: Alison Carey
Nick Cannon (2008-2016), Tommy Mottola (1993-1998)
Son: Moroccan Scott Cannon Daughter: Monroe Cannon
Christian Monzón, Derek Jeter, Luis Miguel, James Packer
Mariah Carey is a beautiful lady with an appealing and fascinating character and an adorable smile. She has an attractive figure with measurements of 38-26-35 inches approximately.
Mariah is about 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs about 76 kg. She has silky ash-brown long hair and enthralling brown eyes.
5′ 8″ (1.73 m, 173 cm)
76 kg (168 lbs)
When Carey started writing songs, she was living in Manhattan with four other students and worked as a waitress to pay the bills. She finally managed to record her demo tape but was unsuccessful in releasing it to record labels. Shortly after recording the demo, Mariah met pop singer Brenda Starr.
When Brenda and Mariah became friends, she was very interested in helping Mariah succeed in the industry. Brenda proposed Mariah’s demo tape to the head of Columbia Records and he hired Mariah as he listened to her tape.
When she was in Harborfields, she became friends with Gavin Christopher and Ben Margulies, and soon they brgan writing songs. Even after her graduation, while living in New York City, Mariah, Gavin, and Ben continued to work together to create a full demo.
Mariah released her debut album “Mariah Carey” on June 12, 1990. Columbia reportedly spent $1 million promoting the album. Sales were initially slow, but eventually, the album went 9x platinum in the US alone and sold over 15 million copies around the world. The album topped the Billboard charts and she won Grammy Awards for Best New Artist and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance.
In 1991, Mariah released her second album, “Emotions”, which was also a big hit. Her third album in 1993, “Music Box”, took her career to stratospheric heights. Music Box eventually sold a staggering 28 million copies all over the world after spending 128 weeks on the Billboard charts.
Her success was not short-lived. Her next album, “Merry Christmas”, was also a big hit, selling over 15 million copies worldwide. Her next three albums are set to sell 20 million, 10 million, and 8 million copies respectively.
Mariah’s Christmas album is likely most extraordinary because it includes the song “All I Want for Christmas Is You”, which would eventually go on to become one of the best-selling and most profitable singles of all time, selling 16 million worldwide and the number is still going on. The song has become a massive holiday hit on streaming services like Spotify and Pandora, and has also been featured in dozens of Christmas movies. The song, which reportedly took just 15 minutes to create, brought in around $600,000 a year in royalties for Mariah and producer Walter Afanasieff. The song has earned over $60 million in gross royalties to date.
In April 2001, Mariah left Columbia Records and signed a deal with Virgin Music for five albums for $100 million. That equates to $150 million adjusted for inflation. It was the biggest deal in music history at the time.
Mariah’s first album with Virgin, “Glitter”, was released on August 18, 2001, that was a soundtrack to a movie of the same name that is semi-autobiographical about a fictionalised version of Mariah. Both the album and the film, which was unfortunately released on September 21, 2001, 10 days after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, were panned by critics and viewers alike. The film is considered one of the biggest box office hits of all time.
Even before the film was released, Mariah had to be hospitalised due to extreme exhaustion and reportedly experienced a physical and emotional breakdown.
Ultimately, the album sold 3 million copies which would have been respectable for any other artist. Unfortunately, it was a disaster for Mariah and Virgin’s $100 million deal.
Virgin was so desperate to get rid of her that she received $28 million to break her contract early. Ultimately, Mariah was paid almost $50 million to produce an album for Virgin.
After Virgin dumped her, Mariah signed a $24 million contract with Island Records for five albums. Her Island albums sold relatively well and her biggest hit was 2005’s “The Emancipation of Mimi”, which sold 10 million copies all over the world.
In 2012, she earned $18 million for an appearance on one season of American Idol. She also released an album under Def Jam and later signed to Epic Records in 2015, where she remains to date. The same year, she signed a $30 million contract for a two-year stay at Caesars Las Vegas Palace. This helped her become one of the highest-earning women in music of the year with a combined income of $27 million.