Monday, May 24, 2010

Mariah Carey

 Mariah Carey was born March 27, 1970.  Mariah is an American singer, songwriter, record producer and actress. She made her recording debut in the year 1990 under the guidance of Columbia Records through the executive Tommy Mottola.  She became the first recording artist to have her first five singles top the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart.

She was considered According to Billboard magazine, the most successful artist of the 1990s in the United States.  Mariah has sold more than 175 million albums, singles and videos worldwide.  She was named the best-selling female pop artist of the millennium at the 2000 World Music Awards.  According to the Recording Industry Association of America, she is the third best-selling female artist and sixteenth overall recording artist with shipments of over 63 million albums in the US.  In 2008, Mariah passed Elvis Presley for the most number-one singles for a solo artist in the United States with eighteen, just behind The Beatles.  She is well known for her five-octave vocal range,powerful voice and melismatic style and her impressive use of the whistle register.
 Carey was born in Huntington, Long Island, New York. She is the third and youngest child of Patricia Carey (née Hickey), a former opera singer and vocal coach, and Alfred Roy Carey, an aeronautical engineer.  Unfortunately her parents divorced when she was three years oldwhich I guess is not to uncommon these days.  After her parents' divorce, Mariah had little contact with her father, and her mother worked several jobs to support the family. She spent much of her time at home alone and turned to music to occupy herself. She began singing at around the age of three, when her mother began to teach her after she was imitating her mother practicing opera  in Italian.
1988, is when Mariah Carey met Columbia Records executive Tommy Mottola at a party, where Starr gave him Mariah Carey's demo tape. Mottola played the tape when leaving the party and was impressed. He returned to find her, but she had already left the party. Nevertheless, Mottola tracked her down and signed her to a recording contract. A bit like a fairy tale the story became part of the standard publicity surrounding Mariah's entrance into the industry.  Mariah Carey and Mottola had a relationship from 1993 but then officially separated in 1997. Although the public image of the marriage was a happy one, she said that in reality she had felt trapped by her relationship with Mottola, whom she often described as controlling.
Mariah has many albums Self titled Mariah Carey in 1990, Emotions in 1991,MTV Unplugged 1992,Music Box 1993,Merry Christmas 1994,Daydream 1995,Butterfly 1997,#1's 1998,Rainbow 1999,Valentines 2000,Glitter and her Greatest Hits in 2001,Charmbracelet 2002,The Remixes 2003,The Emancipation of Mimi 2005,E=mc² and The Ballads 2008,Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel 2009,Playlist: The Very Best of Mariah Carey, Love Songs and TBA in 2010.
I like the one quote by Mariah Carey ""My voice is my instrument; it always has been."

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