Portal:Mariah Carey

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Carey performing live on Good Morning America in May 2013

Mariah Carey (born March 27, 1969 or 1970) is an American singer and songwriter. Referred to as the "Songbird Supreme" by the Guinness World Records, she is noted for her five-octave vocal range, power, melismatic style, and signature use of the whistle register. She rose to superstardom in 1990 after signing to Columbia Records and releasing her eponymous debut album, which peaked atop the Billboard 200. Carey became the first and only artist to have their first five singles reach number-one on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart, from "Vision of Love" to "Emotions".

Following her marriage to Sony Music head Tommy Mottola, Carey became the label's highest-selling act with the follow-up albums Music Box (1993), Merry Christmas (1994), and Daydream (1995). These albums spawned some of Carey's most successful singles, including "Hero", "Without You", "All I Want for Christmas Is You", and "One Sweet Day"; the latter became the longest-running U.S. number-one single in history with a total of 16 weeks. After divorcing Mottola, Carey adopted a new image and incorporated more elements of hip hop into her music with the release of Butterfly (1997). Billboard named her the most successful artist of the 1990s in the United States, while World Music Awards honored her as the world's best-selling recording artist of the 1990s.

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Mariah Carey discography
Studio albums 12
Live albums 1
Compilation albums 4
Compilation EP 2
The albums discography of American singer-songwriter Mariah Carey consists of twelve studio albums, six compilation albums, one compilation EP and one live album. In 1988 Carey began recording music for her debut album, Mariah Carey which was released in June 1990.[1] The album was certified 9x Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), denoting shipments of over nine million copies in the United States and spawned four US number-one singles. By 1993, Carey achieved worldwide success and released her most successful studio album worldwide Music Box, which was certified Diamond in the United States..


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Mariah Carey during red carpet interviews at the 82nd Academy Awards.

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Fantasy: Mariah Carey at Madison Square Garden is Mariah Carey's fourth DVD/home video release. It presents Carey performing live at the Madison Square Garden on October 10, 1995. The home video was originally released in early 1996, and the DVD was released in late 2004. The concert featured a number of guest stars.


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"All I Want for Christmas Is You" is a song by American singer Mariah Carey and Walter Afanasieff, recorded for Carey's fifth album Merry Christmas (1994). Its protagonist declares that she does not care about Christmas presents or lights; all she wants for Christmas is to be with her lover. It is unrelated to the 1989 Christmas hit single by novelty act Vince Vance & The Valiants. It was released as the album's first single in December 1994 and reached the top ten in several countries. In 2000, the song entered the Billboard Hot 100 charting at number 83 for its one-week tenure in the chart that year. (After 1998, singles were allowed to chart on the Hot 100 without a commercial release; the song received enough radio airplay that year to appear on the chart.) Billboard magazine has since added restrictions to Christmas songs, but with the growth of all-holiday-music formats in the U.S., the song is played on the radio at the end of every year.


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The Emancipation of Mimi is the tenth studio album by American singer Mariah Carey. It was released by Island Records on April 4, 2005, and in North America on April 12, 2005. The album focuses on several R&B-related genres, ranging from 1970s retro soul to quiet storm, gospel, and others. It received generally positive reviews and won a Grammy Award in 2006 for Best Contemporary R&B Album. After debuting at number 1 with Carey's highest first-week sales during that time, it became the best selling album of 2005 in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The Emancipation of Mimi has been certified 6x platinum by the RIAA, and it is Carey's best-selling album in the U.S. since Daydream (1995). In August 2006, Def Jam reported that the album had sold over 10 million copies worldwide, and is the 28th best-selling album of the 2000s. In a recent decade end poll by Rolling Stone, The Emancipation of Mimi was voted as the 16th greatest album of the decade.



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  1. ^ Nickson 1998, p. 34
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