Miss Mariah Carey was born in Huntington, Long Island, New York on March 27, 1970 to Alfred Roy Carey, who was of African American and Afro-Venezuelan descent; her mother, Patricia Hickey, is of Irish American descent.
She took voice lessons at the age of four, and at the age of eighteen she signed with Columbia Records. Her debut album had four number one hits.
Mariah Carey is an American singer, songwriter, actress, record producer and an entrepreneur. She is referred to as the “Songbird Supreme” by the Guinness World Records. She is known for her five-octave range and her singing style, and is often called a “master of melisma.” She sings R&B, pop, hip hop and soul. She rose to fame in the 1990’s after signing to Columbia Records and releasing her eponymous debut album, which topped the “U.S. Billboard 200” for eleven consecutive weeks.
Mariah’s first husband was Tommy Mottola, whom she was married to from 1993-1998. In 2008, she married Nick Cannon and had a set of twins: a boy named Morocoan Scott Cannon, and a girl named Monrow Cannon. In 2016, she and Nick Cannon divorced.
Mariah is the best-selling female artist of all time, with more than two hundred million albums sold to date. She wrote, sang and produced “All I Want For Christmas Is You”, alongside Walter Afanasheff. This song is one of the ten most popular Christmas songs recorded. Bing Crosby’s “White Christmas” is still number one with over fifty million records sold.
“All I Want for Christmas Is You” was recorded in August, 1994 and took only fifteen minutes to compose. Columbia Records released it on October 29, 1994.
Mariah Carey has unveiled her new album, “Merry Christmas: Deluxe Anniversary Edition.” It is a two-disc version of Mariah’s landmark album. The album features un-released recordings and bonus material for the first time in history, NOW AVAILABLE EVERYWHERE!!