Tag: Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and actress. Born Mariah Angela Carey, She was one of the most successful female performers of the 1990s and remained popular into the early 21st century.

Referred to as the “Songbird Supreme” by Guinness World Records, she is noted for her songwriting, five-octave vocal range, melismatic singing style and signature use of the whistle register.

An influential figure in popular music, Carey is credited with influencing vocal styles, merging hip-hop with pop through her collaborations and popularizing remixes.

She has also been dubbed the “Queen of Christmas” for the enduring popularity of her holiday music, particularly the 1994 song “All I Want for Christmas Is You”, which is the best-selling holiday song by a female artist.

Mariah Carey is one of the 15 best-selling musical artists in history. To date she has sold over 200 million albums worldwide. Mariah is the second best-selling female artists of all time, behind Madonna.

She has more #1 songs than any other female writer/producer in US chart history. As of this writing she has won five Grammys, 10 AMAs, and 15 Billboard Music Awards.

Childhood & Early Life

Mariah Angela Carey was born to Patricia (Hickey), an Irish-American mezzo-soprano opera singer, and Alfred Roy Carey, an aeronautical engineer.

Her mother was a vocal coach and former opera singer, and Carey began performing as a child.

After graduating (1987) from high school in Greenlawn, New York, she moved to New York City to pursue a singing career.

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