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Bought Marilyn Monroe's white lacquered baby grand piano at auction in October, 1999 for $600,000 plus commission. (

Appeared on the benefit concert "A Tribute To Heroes" and sang the song "Hero" in dedication to the families, friends, victims, and heroes of the World Trade Center tragedy. [September 2001] (

Was among the guests at Usher Raymond's 26th birthday party. (

In 1999 Mariah won the Horizon Award at the Congressional Foundation Awards for her work with and for children. (

Gave acclaimed performances at State Kremlin Palace, Moscow, and in St. Petersburg, Russia, in 2003. (

The only female artist (and third artist or group ever) to have 17 #1 songs on the US Billboard Hot 100 charts. (

Her highest note thus far was a G#7 (a few keys from the top of a piano) hit during two live performances of "Emotions" in 1991. Also, she has hit an A2 in her 1998 hit "My All," verifying her 5-octave range. Also, celebrity vocal coach Mark Baxter says that he has heard Mariah sing past the top note on the piano. (

Is the most successful female singer-songwriter of all time, with 17 #1 hits and more than 160 million records sold worldwide. (

Her highest octave is two octaves higher than normal soprano. (

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

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] (

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. (

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. (

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

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

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

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

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

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] (

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

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. (

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. (

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

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

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

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. (

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. (

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

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

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. (

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

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. (

Attended Oldfield Middle School and Harborfield High School. (

Owns a three floor apartment in New York City (

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

Her godmother is Patti LaBelle (

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. (

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

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"). (

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

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

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

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] (

Used to be a backup singer for Brenda Starr. (

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

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. (

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. (

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

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

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

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