- Real nameMariah Carey
- Date of birthMarch 27, 1969
- Age51 years
- Zodiac signAries
- BirthplaceLong Island, New York, USA
Parents and family
- Father Alfred Roy Carey
- Mother Patricia Carey (nee Hickey)
- Sister Alison Carey
- Brother Morgan Carey
Mariah Carey is a music legend who has earned dozens of accolades, comprising 5 Grammys, 19 World Music Awards plus 10 American Music Awards, and serves as a source of inspiration for other artists.
Mariah fell in love with singing and songwriting in childhood. However, she got a chance to demonstrate her talent to the whole world only in 1990, when her eponymous debut album, which reached 9-time platinum certification, was released. It was followed by 14 more studio albums, including diamond-certified Music Box and Daydream as well as Merry Christmas, one of the best-selling Christmas albums ever.
Mariah Carey made an acting debut in 1999 film The Bachelor. Now, she is famed for her parts in Glitter, Wise Girls, Tennessee, Precious, The Butler and A Christmas Melody films. By the way, she directed the latter. Moreover, the artist provided soundtracks to some films, for instance Men in Black and How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Additionally, Carey was engaged into some TV projects, including her judging work at American Idol season 12 and her own reality show titled Mariah’s World.
On June 5, 1993, Mariah got hitched to music executive Tommy Mottola. However, the spouses had many conflicts and that led to their divorce in 1998. In 1998-2000, she was romantically linked to musician Luis Miguel.
Carey first met Nick Cannon at 2005 Teen Choice Awards but the chemistry arose between them only in 2008 after Cannon appeared in her music video Bye Bye. On April 30, 2008, Nick espoused his sweetheart at a low-key ceremony in the Bahamas. The spouses made matching tattoos: Mariah had Mrs Cannon inking on her lower back while Nick adorned his back with his spouse’s name. Exactly three years after the nuptials, they became parents of fraternal twins, daughter Monroe and son Moroccan. However, Mariah and Nick broke up in 2014 before finalizing their divorce in 2016.
In 2015-2016, the celebrity dated businessman James Packer and even planned to tie knots with him. And in 2016, she became romantically involved with dancer Bryan Tanaka.
A curious fact: before becoming famous, Mariah Carey had to try various jobs and worked as a hostess, hair sweeper in hairdressing salons and waitress.