Did you know?

  • Mariah was the top-selling recording artist in the 1990s.
  • Her mother is Irish-American and her father is African-American and Venezuelan.
  • Carey was married to Sony Music president Tommy Matola for nearly 5 years in the 1990s. She claimed to being smothered by his constant attention.
  • She can sing in an astounding eight octaves.
  • Mariah is the only performer to release at least one #1 single every year for a decade straight.
  • Mariah has one older brother, Morgan, and one older sister, Alison.
  • Mariah's parents divorced because of racial difficulties. Her father is Venezuelan/African-American and her mother is Irish.
  • Mariah was nicknamed "Mirage" in high school because she was only seen there on occasion. She missed quite a bit of school because she was practicing and recording in a borrowed studio.
  • Mariah's singing career started as a back-up singer for Brenda K. Starr. She took a big step at a party one night and tied to pass out her demo tape to different record executives, but Tommy Mottola got to it first, listened in his limo and signed her almost immediately.
  • Mariah married Nick Cannon in 2008.
 

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