Mariah Carey is one of the most well-known vocal artists of the 21st century with a career that has spanned for almost two decades now.
She’s established herself as a singer who has a five-octave range and can even be able to hit high notes that can shatter glass.
The singer has already sold more than 200 million albums worldwide making her one of the best- selling recording artists of all time. She has been at the top of the Billboard charts from her best selling hits like “One Sweet Day” and “I Want to Know What Love Is”.
If you want to know more about her then keep reading as we’ll further talk about her career, net worth, personal life, and more.
Early Life of Mariah Carey
Mariah Carey Care was born on March 27, 1970, in Huntington, Long Island New York. Her father worked as an aeronautical engineer while her mother was a voice coach and opera singer.
Both of them filed for divorce while Carey wast still three years old. She then stayed with her mother and had little to no contact with her father.
Due to how she was stunned with her mother’s singing, she decided to have singing lessons while she was four, enabling her to develop her vocal range at a very young age.
She then had her education at “Harborfields High School” and graduated in 1987. Carey then proceed to live in Manhattan, New York to pursue her career in music while working in multiple small-time jobs.
Getting a Breakthrough in Her Career
While Mariah was still struggling to pay her bills while she was living in Manhattan. She was already writing songs during her free time and try to find big breakthroughs to pursue a career in music.
The artist at this time was trying to find record labels who would listen to her demo tapes. This proved to be unsuccessful until she met the pop singer Brenda Star. Both of them became good friends and Brenda wanted help Mariah in getting into the music industry.
With Starr’s connections, Mariah’s demo tape was able to be heard by the Head of Colombia Records which led to her getting signed into their label.
Becoming a Music Celebrity
Upon signing into Columbia Records, Mariah Carey immediately went and produced her debut album “Mariah Carey” where four of its songs became huge hits and even stayed in the “Top US Countdowns” for a few weeks and also had a total sale of $15 million worldwide.
By 1991, she released her second album “Emotions” which still managed to gain popularity but wasn’t able to reach the same heights like her first album. She then appeared in MTV Unplugged and showed off her raw vocal talent which awed everyone and the RIAA even gave her Unplugged Album a Triple-Platinum certification.
She then went on and released a few more albums and hit singles like the holiday standard song “All I want for Christmas is you”. This allowed her to cement her image as one of the top pop singers of the 21st century.
She then explored with other genres such as R&B and hip-hop with her 1995 album “Daydream”, which was said to be one of Carey’s best albums to date. It also stayed in the “Billboard Hop 100’s” for 16 weeks.
Mariah then released more album in the following years like her triple-platinum album “Rainbow” in 1999, “Charmbracelet” in 2002 which contained the hit single “Through the Rain”, and her 2008 comeback album “E=MC2”.
Awards and Achievements Mariah Carey Received
With the vast amount of success that Mariah was able to gain throughout her career, she managed to get a total of 212 awards on her belt and also gold and platinum certifications on most of her albums.
She won awards like in the “Peoples Choice Awards” for “Favorite R&B Artist” and “Favorit Music Performer”, multiple nominations and awards in the “Billboard Music Awards”, and even received 34 nominations in the “Grammy Awards” where she also won 5 of them.
Mariah Carey Net Worth
Mariah has been one of the best-selling musical artists in history with over 200 million albums sold worldwide. She’s made a fortune from her singing career and also made a lot of money from record deals, tours, endorsements, and her different tv and movie appearances.
This helped her create a total net worth of $320 million dollars.
Dealing with her Mental Health
In 2018, Carey has admitted to the public that she’s been having a long battle with Bipolar Disorder. She was diagnosed with a mental disorder back in 2001, when she got hospitalized after suffering from a mental breakdown.
She only told everyone recently as she was afraid of what would happen if she got exposed. She then decided to finally ask for help which led to her seek therapy and have regular medication to help her win against her problem.
Personal Life and Controversies
Mariah is currently married to the American comedian and actor Nick Cannon. They had their marriage back in 2008 and three years later, she gave birth to non-identical twins named Monroe and Moroccan. Their marriage sadly didn’t last that long as they filed for divorce in 2014.
The singer has had multiple relationships after their separation and since 2016, she’s currently dating an American Choreographer named Bryan Tanaka.
She has also been in a few controversies back in the early 2000s like the time where Eminem stated the she was dating him in one of his songs. She denied these claims and even made the song “Obsessed” which added fuel to the fire. This made the rapper make a diss’ track about her.
In 2012, she’s also had some problems with her Nicki Minaj during time as judges in American idol. Mariah always seemed to try and interrupt or even mock Nicki during their time on the show.