Mariah Carey (born March 27, 1970) is an American musician and actress. Under the auspices of Columbia Records manager Tommy Motola, he made his debut in the music business in 1990 and became the first music artist to reach the top of the US Billboard Hot 100 charts in the first five singles.
After marrying Motola in 1993, a series of hit records stabilized her position as Columbia’s most commercially successful singer. According to Billboard magazine, she is the most successful musician of the 1990s in the United States and the second most successful in the world after Madonna.
In 1997, after divorce from Motola, Kerry introduced hip-hop elements to her songs and albums. In 2001, she left Columbia Records and Kerry’s popularity immediately waned.
The following year, she was also fired from Virgin Records after a published physical and mental breakdown, as well as poor reviews of Glitter, her film and original music recording project. In 2002, Kerry signed a record deal with Island Records and returned to pop music in 2005 after a relatively unsuccessful period.
In 2000, the World Music Awards recognized Kerry as the most commercially successful female pop artist of the millennium. Most of all, she has had number one hits as a solo artist in the United States (eighteen; second overall overall after The Beatles), where, according to the Recording Industry Association of America.
she is the third most commercially successful female artist and sixteenth overall. . In addition, Kerry has received five Grammy Awards and is well known for her wide vocal range, forceful melismatic style and use of the whistle register. So far, her albums have sold a total of about 200 million copies, making her one of the most successful singers in world history.
Mary Carey was born in Huntington, Long Island, New York. She is the third and youngest child in the family of Patricia Hikeja, a former opera singer and vocal trainer of Irish descent, and Alfred Roy Kerry, an aeronautical engineer of Afro-Venezuelan descent.
Kerry’s parents divorced when she was three years old. While living in Huntington, her neighbor racists poisoned the family dog and set fire to their family car. After her parents divorced, Kerry had minimal contact with her father, and her mother worked in several jobs to support the family.
She spent a lot of time at home alone and turned to music to employ herself. She started singing at the age of about three. After Kerry imitated her mother, singing Verdi’s opera Rigoletto in Italian, her mother began teaching her.
Mary Carey graduated from Harvardfield High School in Greenlavn, New York. She often did not attend school while making her own demo recordings to submit to local record companies; as a result, classmates gave her the nickname “Mirage“.
Her work on the Long Island music scene gave her the opportunity to work with musicians such as Gavin Christopher and Ben Margville, with whom she co-wrote the material for her demo.
After moving to New York, Kerry worked part-time to pay rent and completed five hundred hours at a beauty school. Eventually, she became the backing singer for Puerto Rican freestyle singer Brenda K. Starra.
In 1988, Kerry met Tommy Motol, head of Columbia Records. It happened at a party during which Starra gave him a demo of Kerry. Motola listened to the recording leaving the event and was very impressed.
She returned to the party to find Kerry, but she was already gone. However, Motola found him and signed a record deal with Kerry. This Cinderella-type story became part of the standard publicity that surrounded Kerry’s entry into the industry.
Date of Birth: March 27, 1970
Famous: Mariah Carey American Women
Age: 50 Years, 50 Year (2020)
Sun Sign: Aries
Born In: Huntington
Height: 5’8″ (173 cm), 5’8″ Females
Spouse/Ex-: Nick Cannon, Tommy Mottola
Father: Alfred Roy Carey
Mother: Patricia Hickey
Siblings: Alison, Morgan
Occupation: Singer-song writer record
Years active: 1989–present
Children: Monroe Cannon, Moroccan Scott Cannon
U.S. State: New Yorkers
Net worth: U.S. $300–$520 million
On her 1990 debut album, Mariah Carey Kerry was actively co-authoring her own songs. Since then, she has always co-authored most of her songs and projects. During the recording sessions,
She has shown resentment and resistance to producers such as Rick Wake and Reth Lavrenc, who were assigned by Columbia executives to help make the album commercially viable.
With a significant advertising budget, the album reached number one on the American Billboard 200 chart, where it was for several weeks. The album included four singles from the first number, making Kerry a star in America, but the songs were less successful in other countries.
Critics rated the album very well, and Kerry won two Grammy Awards: in the category of “Best Young Artist” and for her debut single – “Vision of Love” – “Best Female Pop Vocal Performance“.
Kenneth “Babyface” Edmons, in consultation with Kerry, created the album Music Box, which was released the same year later, and became Kerry’s most successful album in the world. The album included her first number one hits in the UK, a singles chart, a cover version of Badfinger’s song Without You, and US number one hits Dramlover and Hero.
Billboard’s album was declared “heartbreaking and the most profound of Kerry’s albums, with her vocal erythema naturally merging with the songs,” but TIME magazine lamented Kerry’s attempt to produce a mature work, “[Music Box] looks sloppy and almost insensitive. Kerry might be great in pop-soul music, but once again she has created a sloppy work. “
To such comments, Kerry replied, “As soon as you have great success, many people do not like it. There is nothing I can do there. All I can do is make music that I believe in.” Most critics were contemptuous of her next US Music Box Tour.
Kerry and Motola officially divorced in 1997. Although the marriage was happy in the public sphere, Kerry said that in reality she felt trapped in her relationship with Mole and that she often felt controlled.
They formally confirmed their divorce in 1997, but were not fully registered until the following year. Shortly after the divorce, Kerry hired an independent advertising agent, a new spokesperson and a manager. During this period, she continued to write and produce songs for other artists, releasing her debut albums Allure and 7 Mile in her short-lived recording studio Crave Records.
After receiving the Billboard Artist of the Decade Award and the World Music Award for Best Female Millennium Artist, Kerry left Columbia and signed a $ 80 million record deal with EMI Virgin Records.
She often said that Columbia considered her a commodity, and that after her divorce from Motola, her relationship with his record company executives had worsened. Just a few months later, in July 2001, the media reported that Kerry was suffering from a physical and emotional breakdown.
She had left a message on her website in which she lamented that she had been overhauled and that there had been tensions in her relationship with Luis Miguel, which had led to the couple’s divorce. In an interview, she said, “I was with someone who didn’t really know me at all, and I didn’t have a personal assistant.
I had interviews all day and I slept two hours a day. ”During the MTV Total Request Live show, Kerry began distributing fruit ice cream to the audience, which was later described as“ striptease ridicule ”. At the end of the month, she had gone to the hospital to be checked, and her publicist confirmed that Kerry would take a break and refrain from appearing in public.
Kerry’s tenth studio album, The Emancipation of Mimi (2005), included collaborations with producers such as The Neptunes, Kanye West and Kerry’s longtime partner,Jermain Dupri. Kerry said it was “very much a party recording process of applying makeup and getting ready to go to a party I wanted to record an album to reflect that.”
The Emancipation of Mimi became the best-selling album in the United States in 2005, and The Guardian critic described it as ” cool, focused on urban sound of the first Meraia Kerry tunes in years to come, for which I wouldn’t have to pay, to listen to ”.
The album gave Kerry a Grammy Award for “Best Contemporary R&B Album” and the single We Belong Together won the “Best Female R&B Vocal Performance” and “Best R&B Song” categories. We Belong Together held the top position on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for fourteen weeks, topping her longest time as a solo artist.
At the same time, the single Shake It Off reached number two for one week, making Kerry one of the few artists to top the charts at the same time and the first female artist to take both tops with two lead vocals. (In first place in 2002, singer Ashanti was a guest artist in the second single.)