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Some of her prestigious awards include 5 Grammies, numerous grammy nominations, numerous Radio Music Awards, many American Music Awards, Billboard's "Artist of the Decade" Award and the World Music Award for "World's Best Selling Female Artist of the Millennium" to name a few. (imdb.com)

Ranked #47 in Askmen's "Most Desirable Woman" (2001) (imdb.com)

Her wedding to Tommy Mottola was modeled after the royal wedding of Prince Charles and Princess Diana. Her excuse for using the royal wedding as basis for her own was that she never really had much interest in weddings as a girl, and she wanted to know what such a gala affair should be like. Even the tiara she wore, a family heirloom, was redesigned to look like Princess Diana's. Her wedding dress was an ivory-silk duchess satin gown designed by Vera Wang, with a 8.25 m (27') train and matching satin pumps. The whole affair cost almost $US0.5M, not including the 1893 sixpence Mariah put in one of her shoes for luck. (imdb.com)

Her paternal Venezuelan grandfather's name was Francisco Nuñez. He changed his last name Nuñez to Carey after moving to New York City; he hoped an American name would help him make a good life in the US. He took the name Carey from his biological father. Francisco's mother Margarita Nuñez was with a man named Carey, but they were not married. (imdb.com)

Dated Latin singer Luis Miguel. (imdb.com)

According to some reports, insured her body for $10M during the shooting of Glitter (2001). (imdb.com)

Her mother Patricia discovered Mariah's talent in 1972 while rehearsing at home for her New York City Opera debut as Maddalena in Verdi's Rigoletto. Patricia said, "From the time Mariah was a tiny girl. she sang on true pitch; she was able to hear sound and duplicate it exactly. I missed my cue, but Mariah didn't. She sang it - in Italian - at exactly the right point. She wasn't even yet 3." From then on, Patricia began coaching Mariah. (imdb.com)

Named one of People Magazine's '25 Most Intriguing People of 2001'. (imdb.com)

She is in 2nd place among all artists with the most No. 1s in music history, tying Elvis Presley's in second place with a total of 17 #1 hits, with The Beatles remaining in first place with 20. (imdb.com)

Studied over 500 hours of beauty school and hair salon prior to becoming a singer. (imdb.com)

Composes all of her own material, except for song covers. (imdb.com)

The first single from the Glitter (2001) soundtrack, "Loverboy," was the #1 best selling single in the year 2001. (imdb.com)

Her mother Patricia Hickey is a former mezzo-soprano New York City opera singer and a freelance vocal coach. Patricia was also Mariah's vocal coach. Her father Alfred Roy Carey was an aeronautical engineer. (imdb.com)

With "Heartbreaker," the first single from her 1999 album Rainbow, she became the only artist to top the charts in each year of the 1990s. (imdb.com)

Some of her albums feature the serif typeface friz quadrata. (imdb.com)

Used to be a backup singer for Brenda Starr. (imdb.com)

v*rgin Records bought out her $80 million contract for $28 million. The primary reason being the failure of her Glitter (2001) album and film. [26 January 2002] (imdb.com)

Signed an $80 million deal with v*rgin Records for her next four albums. [2001] (imdb.com)

Measurements: 34BC-22-35 (before implants in 1998). (Source: Celebrity Sleuth magazine) (imdb.com)

Ranked #17 in FHM's "100 Sexiest Women" (2000) (imdb.com)

Mariah writes and co-writes as well as produces and co-produces her own songs, including all of her number one hits (with the exception of her cover of "I'll Be There"). (imdb.com)

Ranked #19 on VH1's 100 Sexiest Artists. (imdb.com)

Got her name from the song "They Call The Wind Maria" (spelled 'Maria' without the H, but pronounced 'Mariah'). The popular Lerner & Loewe musical Paint Your Wagon (1969), starring Lee Marvin and Clint Eastwood, which was enjoying a great deal of success after its release in 1969, and the song containing Mariah's name, was a favorite of mother Patricia. (imdb.com)

Her godmother is Patti LaBelle (imdb.com)

Is mentioned in the Vanessa Hudgens song, 'Promise' and the Freeway song 'Flipside'. (imdb.com)

Owns a three floor apartment in New York City (imdb.com)

Attended Oldfield Middle School and Harborfield High School. (imdb.com)

Worked a variety of odd jobs to support herself, including hat/coat-checker, hostess, hair sweeper in hair salons, and waitress. She stated that she got fired from all her jobs because of her attitude and was concentrating of becoming a backing singer and mixing demos. (imdb.com)

Has worked with an extensive amount of musicians, including: Brian McKnight, Whitney Houston, Boyz II Men, Jay-Z, Snoop Dogg, Cam'ron, Carole King, Céline Dion, Michael Jackson, 98 Degrees, Joe, Da Brat, Missy 'Misdemeanor' Elliott, Aretha Franklin, Shania Twain and many, many more. (imdb.com)

Made music history when "Fantasy" (from her 1995 album Daydream) became a #1. With "Fantasy", Mariah became the first female artist to debut at number one in the U.S. on the Billboard Hot 100s. "Heartbreaker," the first single from her 1999 album Rainbow became her 14#1 single, and with "Heartbreaker", it marked Mariah's 60th week atop the charts, which broke a long-standing 59-week record established by the Beatles as the artist with the most weeks at #1 in the 41-year history of the Billboard's Hot 100. "Thank God I Found You" also from Rainbow album was her 15 #1. "We Belong Together" from her 2005 album The Emancipation of Mimi became her 16th #1 single, is also Hot 100's Greatest Airplay Gainer, and moved to #1 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart to become her ninth #1 chart topper there. It is also her first #1 without any guest artists since her song "My All" captured the top spot in May 1998. "Don't Forget About Us" became her 17th#1 single, tying her with Elvis Presley's 17 #1 singles. (imdb.com)

Her seventh studio album, titled 'Charmbracelet', will be released on December 3, 2002, a week earlier than originally planned. (imdb.com)

Some of her musical influences include Aretha Franklin, Gladys Knight, Minnie Riperton and Stevie Wonder. (imdb.com)

Founder of Camp Mariah, a serene escape located in Fishkill, New York for inner-city youth to embrace the arts, introduce career opportunities, and build self-esteem. (imdb.com)

She has twice recorded Phil Collins' song "Against All Odds", initially on her album "Rainbow" and then a collaboration with Westlife hit number one in the UK in 2000. (imdb.com)

Named #28 in FHM magazine's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2006" supplement. (2006). (imdb.com)

Single 'One Sweet Day' holds the record for the single staying most weeks at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 (a record 16 weeks) (imdb.com)

Ranked #99 in FHM's "100 Sexiest Women" (2001) (imdb.com)

Her longest note is in her song "Lead the Way", where she holds a note for about 21 seconds long. In full-voice (no Whistle) she can sing up to G6, as in the song "You're So Cold" where she Ad-Libs down to F2 (two notes lower than the A2 in 'My All') and back up to F6, seconds later, she hits F7# in the Whistle register. (imdb.com)

The first presents that Mariah indulged herself, were a Ford Mustang convertible and an apartment with a stunning view in New York's Upper East Side on the 21st floor of a high-rise building. She decorated it with her idol's posters (Marilyn Monroe) and lived there with her two cats Ninja and Thompkins. (imdb.com)

Her siblings are Alison and Morgan, and are significantly older by eight years. (imdb.com)

Signed a three-album deal with Island/Def Jam records for a reported $21-24 million. She had already started work on a new album, which had no release date at that point. Meanwhile, WiseGirls (2002), her movie with Mira Sorvino, premiered on HBO in the fall of 2002. [May 2002] (imdb.com)

Named #15 in FHM's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2005" special supplement. (2005) (imdb.com)

Use to be a vegetarian but stopped for ex-husband Tommy Mottola. (imdb.com)

Voted in at #36 in FHM's Sexiest Girls of 2002 poll, American edition. (imdb.com)

Father is Black/Venezuelan American. Mother is White Irish-American. (imdb.com)

Had the nickname "Mirage" in high school, because she never showed up for class. (imdb.com)

For the first time in history, a non current song, "All I want for Christmas is you" (1994) reached the #1 spot in the Digital Songs and Tracks the week of December 22th 2005. (imdb.com)

The Emancipation Of Mimi, named the biggest-selling album of 2005, generated an all-time career-high 8 Grammy nominations for Mariah. The album includes Mariah's 16th and 17th #1 career singles, "We Belong Together" and "Don't Forget About Us," respectively - which tied one of the most enduring chart records in Billboard Hot 100 history, Elvis Presley's 17 #1's. Mariah is now positioned as the only active recording artist in the 47 years of the Hot 100 (which began in 1958) with the potential to match or surpass the Beatles' all- time high 20 #1 hits. (imdb.com)

According to her spokesperson, Mariah suffered a physical and emotional breakdown, and spent the next couple weeks recovering in a Connecticut mental hospital. [25 July 2001] (imdb.com)

Made her singing debut, age 20. [1990] (imdb.com)


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