Mariah Carey performs during the 2018 iHeartRadio Music Festival at T-Mobile Arena on September 21, 2018, in Las Vegas, Nevada
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Mariah Carey is a Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter, and record producer famous for her stunning vocals and five-octave range. She began her meteoric rise in the music industry in 1990 with the chart-topping “Vision of Love” off her self-titled debut album.

Since then, the Songbird Supreme has sold more than 200 million albums and notched numerous other Billboard number-one songs, including “Fantasy,” “Hero,” “Dreamlover,” and “Always Be My Baby.” In addition, her modern classic “All I Want for Christmas Is You” is the first holiday single to receive the RIAA Diamond Award for selling over 10 million copies.

Plus, the multihyphenate is a New York Times best-selling author thanks to her memoir, The Meaning of Mariah Carey. She has also dabbled in acting, with notable roles in movies such as Glitter and Precious.

As for her personal life, Carey was married to record executive Tommy Mottola and comedian Nick Cannon. Mariah Carey’s kids are twins Moroccan Cannon and Monroe Cannon.


  • Full name: Mariah Angela Carey
  • Born: March 27, 1970
  • Hometown: Huntington, New York
  • Net worth: $320 million
  • Height: 5’8″
  • Spouse: Nick Cannon (m. 2008-2016), Tommy Mottola (m. 1993-1998)
  • Children: Moroccan Scott Cannon, Monroe Cannon
  • Genres: Pop, R&B, gospel
  • Top tracks: “All I Want for Christmas Is You,” “Always Be My Baby,” “Anytime You Need a Friend,” “Dreamlover,” “Emotions,” “Fantasy,” “Hero,” “One Sweet Day,” “Vision of Love”
  • Top albums: Butterfly, Daydream, E=MC2, The Emancipation of Mimi, Mariah Carey, Music Box
  • Fun fact: She studied cosmetology before finding success as a singer.
  • If you like this artist, you might also like: Christina Aguilera, Beyoncé, Kelly Clarkson, Céline Dion, Ariana Grande, Whitney Houston, Janet Jackson, Rihanna, Sia

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