Mariah Carey is an American-based singer, songwriter, record producer, and actress. The Guinness World Records called her the “Songbird Supreme.” Mariah is known for her five-scale vocal range, signature use of the whistle register, melismatic singing style, and songwriting. She rose to fame in 1990 with her debut album. Mariah is the first artist to have her first 5 singles reach No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Mariah’s successful albums list includes Music Box, Merry Christmas, and Daydream, with hit singles like “Hero,” “All I Want for Christmas Is You,” “Without You,” “Always Be My Baby,” “Fantasy,” and “One Sweet Day.” Further, she adopted a new artist image and introduced new elements of hip-hop in her album Butterfly.
Mariah has worked with records like Columbia, Virgin, Crave, Monarc, Island, Def Jam, Epic, and Butterfly MC. She has also performed in numerous award functions and has appeared in American Idol as a judge, further starred in the docu-series Mariah’s World. Mariah has also appeared in the films like The Butler, A Christmas Melody, and The Lego Batman Movie and published her 2020 memoir The Meaning of Mariah Carey.
Mariah earned 5 Grammy Awards, 19 World Music Awards, 10 American Music Awards, and 15 Billboard Music Awards. She is an inductee of the Songwriters Hall of Fame, and in 2015, Mariah achieved a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. For 87 weeks, she has topped the Billboard Hot 100.
Mariah is also a philanthropist and has been involved with various charitable organizations.
Mariah Carey’s All I Want For Christmas is You copyright case dropped
Songwriter Andy Stone sued Mariah Carey in June; he claimed to co-wrote a song with the same name 5 years earlier. This allegation was dropped on Tuesday by him.
We are talking about Mariah’s hit playlist, one of best known Christmas records of all time. In 1994, since appearing on the album Merry Christmas, this song had topped the charts in numerous countries and by 2017 had reportedly earned Mariah around $60m in royalties.
According to the rolling eye, Andy claimed at least $20m in damages, arguing that Mariah exploited his style and popularity. However, it’s not confirmed whether he has received any claim amount after the judgment.
Though the title is the same as claimed by Andy but both songs are musically different. He also claimed that she did not ask permission to use the song name and had, over the years, earned “undeserved profits” from his work.
It is common to have the same name for different songs, and the United States Copyright Office has 177 entries on its website under the same title as All I Want for Christmas is You.
Mariah Carey Early Life:
Mariah was born on 27th March 1969 in Huntington, New York. Mariah has mixed descent, her mother is an Irish-American, and her father is an African-American and black Venezuelan-American lineage.
Mariah’s first name is derived from the song “They Call the Wind Maria,” an original from the 1951 Broadway musical Paint Your Wagon.
Mariah began her vocal training in her childhood day under the guidance of her mother. Though her mother was a trained classical opera singer, she never pressured Mariah about a career in classical opera.
In high school, Mariah was often absent as she used to work as a demo singer, resulting in her classmates giving her the nickname Mirage. When she worked in the Long Island music scene, she got the opportunity to work along with musicians, including Gavin Christopher and Ben Margulies.
Later, Mariah moved to New York City, worked part-time jobs to pay her rent, and completed 500 hours of beauty school. She then moved into a one-bedroom apartment with four female students as roommates. Further, she began singing as a backup for singer Brenda K. Starr.
At the age of six, Mariah made her first public performance, and by sixteen, she was skipping classes to write songs. Her brother paid for her first recording session.
Mariah Carey Family Background:
Mariah’s parents are Alfred Roy and Patricia Carey. Alfred was an aeronautical engineer, and Patricia was a former opera singer and vocal coach. Mariah’s parents got divorced when she was three, and she had little contact with her father; further, her mother started working worked several jobs to support the family.
Mariah has two siblings, one sister named Alison and one brother named Morgan, and she is the youngest of all. Further, Alison moved in with their father, and Mariah and Morgan lived with their mother.
Mariah Carey Education:
During Mariah’s elementary school days, she excelled in the arts, like music and literature. She attended Harborfields High School in Greenlawn, New York, and began writing poetry and lyrics during this period. In 1987, she graduated.
Mariah Carey Physical stats:
Mariah stands 5 ft 9 in and weighs around 76 kg. Earlier she weighed more, but in 2017, she lost around 11kg. Mariah has silky blonde long hair and beautiful brownish eyes. Further, her distinctive features are her curvaceous and buxom figure; and a mole mark below her lips. She had breast implants in the past, and her legs are insured for $1 billion.
Mariah’s trainer is Bernardo Coppola. Together, they do their workouts, weight training, and several aquatic exercises to ton the body. Bernardo also makes his clients eat 6 meals daily to increase their metabolism, resulting in weight loss. This is why Mariah is getting younger each year despite her growing age.
Mariah Carey Birth Signs:
Mariah’s zodiac sign is Aries, and according to astrologers, Aries are passionate, Courageous, motivated, Competitive, confident leaders, Honest, spontaneous, etc. Further, their ruling planet is Mars; Aries is one of the most active zodiac signs.
Mariah Carey Net Worth:
Mariah is an American singer, producer, actress, and songwriter. As of 2022, her estimated net worth is around $350 million. She has been in the music industry since 1990 and has given numerous hits, from “Vision of Love” to “Emotions,”; Mariah was the first artist to have her first five songs chart at no.1 on the Billboard Hot 100.
About Mariah’s assets, she has a home in New York City in a triplex apartment, a vacation property in the Bahamas, and a 12,575-square-foot house in Atlanta, Georgia, which she recently listed. The home in Atlanta is for $6.5 million.
Further, Mariah is one of the 15 best-selling music artists, and to date, she has sold over 200M albums worldwide. She is the 2nd best-selling female artist of all time, after Madonna.
Mariah and her singing career have also endorsed several brands, including Chanel, Forever, Elizabeth Arden, Lollipop Bling, Jenny Craig, Luscious Pink, Pepsi, etc.
Mariah Carey Relationship Status:
Mariah is currently single, and her marital status is divorced. While working on her third album ‘Music Box,’ Mariah dated Tommy Mottola, and they married on 5th June 1993. The couple was together for 4 years and got separation in May 1997.
Later, on 30th April 2008, she married Nick Cannon, a comedian actor, in The Bahamas. On 30th April 2011, Mariah gave birth to familial twins named Monroe and Moroccan. In 2014, the couple announced their separation.
Further, in 2015, Mariah started dating James Packer, an Australian billionaire and was briefly engaged to her before parting away in 2016. In the same year, she dated choreographer, Bryan Tanaka.
Mariah Carey Career:
Before Mariah became famous, she did several odd jobs, such as a beautician, waitress, hair sweeper in a salon, and coat check girl. Later, after struggling for several years, Mariah earned a nice amount of money to move to a well-off sector in New York City finally.
In 1988, the Head of Columbia Records, Tommy Mottola, signed her. He produced Mariah’s debut, self-titled album, ‘Mariah Carey,’ which included four No.1 hits. All these songs charted the Billboard Hot 100 for weeks and earned her several prestigious nominations and awards.
In 1991, ‘Emotions’ was released; it was a mature album compared to the quality of its songs and music.
Later, in 1992, Sony capitalized on Mariah’s song’s success and released it as an EP. The EP earned a triple-platinum certification from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and several Gold and Platinum certifications in European markets.
In the ’90s, Mariah’s many hit singles like ‘Endless Love’ and ‘All I Want for Christmas Is You’ made her popular as a popular pop star, and soon she began releasing more albums.
In October 1995, ‘Daydream’ was released and explored new avenues with R&B, hip-hop flavors, and her signature pop tunes. In collaboration with the R&B group Boys II Men, the album’s song ‘One Sweet Day’ was sung. This song remained on the American Music charts for around 16 weeks.
Further, In 1997, Mariah introduced ‘breathy vocals,’ a new sultry style of singing, with her album ‘Butterfly.’ The album received positive reviews from both listeners and critics.
In 1998, Mariah recorded a duet with Whitney Houston titled, ‘When You Believe,’ the duet was for the animated film, ‘Prince of Egypt.’
Further, in 1999, Mariah released the triple-platinum album, ‘Rainbow.’ The album was released under Columbia Records, which was compared to her ‘Butterfly’ in terms of the song’s pattern. The song, ‘Heartbreaker,’ from the album was a smash hit and topped the music charts.
In 2001, Mariah starred as ‘Billie Frank’ in ‘Glitter,’ a girl who became a pop star overnight after meeting with a DJ.
In 2002, her 9th album, ‘Charmbracelet’ was released; it received mixed reviews from critics and listeners. The album’s most successful single out of all others was ‘Through the Rain.’
In 2005, ‘The Emancipation of Mimi’ was released. This album was considered her ‘comeback’ album, and two singles from it, ‘It’s Like That’ and ‘We Belong Together, became instant chartbusters.
Further, Mariah’s 2008 album, titled ‘E=MC2’, gained her the top position in the pop-music charts of the United States.
In 2009 Mariah again worked in the film ‘Precious,’ as a social worker.
In 2010, she released, ‘Merry Christmas II You; this became the top holiday album in the United States and the second ‘Christmas’ album to top the ‘R&B/Hip-Hop’ charts.
In 2011, Mariah collaborated with Justin Bieber, a teenage sensation, for his holiday album, ‘Under the Mistletoe,’ and re-recorded her hit song, ‘All I Want for Christmas is You.’
In 2012, Mariah wrote and recorded the song, ‘Mesmerized’ for the film, ‘The Paperboy.’ The same year, she also appeared on the reality singing show, ‘The American Idol as a judge.
In 2014, her 14th album, ‘Me. I Am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse’ was released.
In 2015, Mariah made her directorial debut with the Hallmark Channel Christmas movie ‘A Christmas Melody’; she also acted in the movie.
In 2016, Mariah was seen in the docu-series ‘Mariah’s World,’ which was broadcast on the E! network.
Later, in 2017, she released the singles “The Star” and “I Don’t.” She also created an animated Christmas film, “Mariah Carey’s All I Want For Christmas Is You,” which was released direct-to-video.
In 2018, Mariah released her 15th album’ Caution’. In 2019, she re-released her holiday album ‘Merry Christmas’ on its 25th anniversary.
On 4th December 2020, a Christmas special starring Mariah Carey, ‘Mariah Carey’s Magical Christmas Special,’ premiered on Apple TV+.
On 16th September 2022, an expanded version of the album Butterfly was released for the 25th anniversary of the album.
Mariah’s major works include her debut album, released in 1990, which sold over 15 million copies worldwide and contained 4 hit singles that charted the ‘Billboard Hot 100’ for several weeks.
The album was also certified platinum 9 times by the RIAA, and she became the 1st artist to have her 4 singles topping the music charts in the United States after ‘The Jackson 5’.
Mariah Carey Social Appearance:
Mariah has a massive fan following on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, with more than 11.2M, 21.5M, and 24M followers, respectively. Further, on Youtube, she has around 9.05M subscribers. Her fan following count itself reflects her popularity.