- Category : Entertain-Music-Vocalist-Pop,-Rock,-etc.
- Type : GP
- Profile : 3/5 - Martyr / Heretic
- Definition : Split - Small (34,57)
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Service 1
American singer, songwriter, record producer, and actress, a superstar at the turn of the century.
The daughter of a Venezuelan aeronautical engineer and mom Patricia Carey, a voice coach and opera singer, Mariah has two older siblings: a brother, Morgan, and a sister, Alison. Mariah's parents divorced when she was three. She stunned her mother by imitating her operatic singing as early as age two, and was given singing lessons from age four.
After graduating in 1987 from Harborfields High School in Greenlawn, New York, she moved to Manhattan where she worked as a waitress, coat check girl, and studied cosmetology while writing songs and actively pursuing a music career at night.
At 18, Mariah and her friend, singer Brenda K. Starr, went to a party hosted by CBS Records. She took along a demo tape that Tommy Mottola, the president of Columbia Records (later Sony) listened to on his way home. He signed her immediately and put out her first album, "Mariah Carey," 1990. Her second LP "Emotions" was released in 1992; the title track became her fifth No. 1 single, and included hits "Can’t Let Go" and "Make it Happen."
Carey's career soared. With a voice that spans more than five octaves and writing most of her own music, she became one of the top "pop divas" of the '90s, selling more than eighty million albums worldwide.
In June 1993, Carey married Mottola in a spectacular ceremony at Manhattan’s St. Thomas Episcopal Church, a marriage that ended in divorce five years later. She had a three-year relationship with Latin singer Luis Miguel, 31, that completed in April 2001.
Carey is active in fundraising for The Fresh Air Fund, an independent non-profit agency that has provided free summer vacations to more than 1.6 million disadvantaged New York City children since 1877.
In January 2002 the pop diva pocketed $28 million to sever her ties with Virgin Records.
Carey married Nick Cannon at sunset on 30 April 2008 at her Bahamian estate. She gave birth to fraternal twins by Caesarean section on 30 April 2011 at 9:07 AM PDT in Santa Monica. The twins' birth certificates show that Nick Cannon's birth date is 8 October 1980.
On 21 January 2016, Carey and Australian billionaire James Packer announced that they were engaged. By October, however, they had ended their engagement.
Carey is an active Episcopalian. She stated in 2006: "I do believe that I have been born again in a lot of ways. I think what I've changed are my priorities and my relationships with God. I feel the difference when I don't have my private moments to pray. ... I feel like I've had endless second, third, fourth, fifth and sixth chances. It's by the grace of God I'm still here".