Birth Name: Mariah Carey

Birthdate: March 27, 1970
Birthplace: Huntington, Long Island, New York
Height: 5' 9" (1.75 m)
Weight: 125 pounds (56.7kg)
Occupations: Actor, Writer, Musician, Producer, Composer, Director

Quotes: "Butterflies are always following me, everywhere I go." - Mariah Carey

"This is for all of you out there tonight, reaching for a dream - don't ever give up!
Never ever listen to anyone, when they try to discourage you, because they do that, believe me!" - Mariah Carey

"Whatever you're going through in your life, don't ever give up." - Mariah Carey

Claim to Fame: 1995: Mariah Carey (1990)

Spouse:  (April 30, 2008 - present) Nick Cannon (actor, musician)
(June 5, 1993 - March 1998) Tommy Mottola (Sony Record Executive Producer)

Significant Other(s):
Luis Miguel, (Puerto Rican; musician; separated in July 2001)
Derek Jeter, (New York Yankees' player)

Father: Alfred Roy Carey (African-American/Venezuelan; aeronautical engineer; divorced in 1973)
Mother: Patricia Hickey (Irish-American; a former opera singer with the New York City Opera and a vocal coach)
Sister: Alison (older)
Brother: Morgan (older)

Oldfield Middle School, Greenlawn's Harborfields High School (graduated in 1987)

Favorite Singer: Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder
Favorite Actor / Actress: James Dean, Marilyn Monroe
Favorite Movies: Comedy and Horror
Favorite Spot to Relax: Beach, Amusement Park
Favorite Activities: Riding Roller Coasters, Swimming
Favorite Color: Pink
Favorite Food: Pasta and Salad
Favorite Juice: Cranberry Juice

Quick Facts: Uniquely melding R&B, soul, gospel, and hip hop influences, Carey has recorded the most US number one singles for a solo artist (18, surpassing Elvis Presley), and is in second place among artists with the most singles in the rock era. Behind only The Beattles, who had 20 number one's.

Growing up in the heart of New York, Mariah struggled through the first 19 years of her life. Then everything seemed to happen over night, making her the top selling artist of the decade. For the past seven years Mariah has devoted day and night to her music, releasing an astounding seven albums.

Got her big break by giving her demo to Sony president Tommy Mottola at a party.

In 2006, created her own fragrance and jewelry lines, and was signed to produce musical ringtones on cell phones for Pepsi.

Landed her first starring role in the semi-autobiographical film Glitter, a box-office bomb in 2001.

Insured her legs for $1 billion.

Mariah is the only female artist who had 7 albums go triple platinum in the US. She is the only artist with three debuts at #1 and she was the first artist who's first 5 US singles reached #1.


Award-giving Body
 2008     World Music Awards  Special Achievement Award
 2006  Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop  Awards  Top R&B/Hip-Hop Album
 2006  Grammy Awards  Best Contemporary R&B Album
 2006  Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop  Awards  Top R&B/Hip-Hop Artist - Female
 2006  Grammy Awards  Best Female R&B Vocal Performance
 2006  Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop
 Top R&B/Hip-Hop Album Artist
 2006  Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop  Awards  Top R&B/Hip-Hop Song Artist
 2005  Teen Choice Awards  Worst Actress
 2005  Billboard Music Awards  Hot 100 Single of the Year
 2005  American Music Awards  Favorite Female Artist - Soul / Rhythm & Blues
 2005  Billboard Music Awards  R&B/Hip-Hop Female Artist of the Year
 2005  Teen Choice Awards  Music: Choice Love Song
 2002  Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop
 Top R&B/Hip-Hop Single - Sales
 2002  Soul Train Music Awards  Quincy Jones Award - Career Achievement (Female)
 2002  Razzie Award  Worst Actress
 2002  Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop
 Best Single
 2000  World Music Award  Pop Female Artist of the Millennium
 1999  Billboard Music Awards  Artist of the Decade
 1999  American Music Awards  Award of Achievement
 1998  World Music Awards  Best Selling R&B Artist and the Legend Award for World's Best Selling Recording Artist of the 1990's
 1997  American Music Awards  Favorite Female Artist - Soul / Rhythm & Blues
 1996  American Music Awards  Favorite Female Artist, Pop/Rock and Favorite Female Artist, Soul/R&B
 1996  Billboard Music Awards  Hot 100 Singles Artist of the Year, Special Hot 100 Singles Award
 1995  World Music Award  World's Best Selling Pop Artist, World's Best American Recording Artist, and World's Overall Best Performing Artist
 1995  American Music Awards  Favorite Female Artist, Pop/Rock
 1995  American Music Awards  Favorite Female Artist, Soul/Rhythm & Blues
 1994  American Music Awards  Favorite Female Artist, Pop/Rock
 1994  Billboard Music Awards  Top Female Artist
 1994  MTV Europe Awards  Best Female
 1993  American Music Awards  Favorite Female Artist, Pop/Rock and Favorite Album, Adult Contemporary
 1992  American Music Awards  Favorite Album, Adult Contemporary
 1992  American Music Awards  Favorite Female Artist, Pop/Rock
 1992  American Music Awards  Favorite Female Artist/R&B
 1991  Billboard Awards  Top Adult Contemporary Artist, Top Pop Artist, Top Pop Album Artist, Top Pop Singles Artist, and Top Pop Singles
 1991  American Music Awards  Favorite Female Artist - Soul / Rhythm & Blues
 1991  Grammy Awards  Pop Female Vocalist
 1991  Grammy Awards  Best New Artist
 1990  Grammy Awards  Best New Artist and Best Pop Vocal Female
 1990  Soul Train Awards  Best RB/Urban Contemporary New Artist, Best RB/Urban Contemporary Album (Mariah Carey) and Best RB/Urban  Contemporary Single, Female