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Mariah Carey: all news and scoops!

  • Occupation: singer
  • Sign: Aries
  • Date of birth: Friday 27 March 1970 (age: 50)
  • Country: United States

Mariah Carey, born March 27, 1970 in Long Island, New York, is an American singer-songwriter, producer and actress. Revealed by the eponymous album in 1990, she is one of the most profitable singers in the history of music.

Nicknamed Mimi, the diva has sold more than 200 million albums worldwide and has won 5 Grammy Awards. After Emotions, MTV Unplugged and Music Box between 1991 and 1993, she released Merry Christmas, the world’s best-selling Christmas album, whose original title All I Want For Christmas still sells well today. Her music evolved with Butterfly (1997) and Rainbow (1999), served by the hit Heartbreaker. For the cartoon The Prince of Egypt, she recorded When You Believe with Whitney Houston in 1998. The song won an Oscar for Best Original Song. In 2001, the film Glitter and the eponymous album were a flop and forced her to change record companies. After several commercial failures, The Emancipation Of Mimi (2005) generated several hits, such as We Belong Together. Suit E=MC: with the hit Touch My Body, she becomes the artist who has installed the most singles number 1 in the USA. In the cinema, she appeared unrecognizable in the films Precious (2009) and The Butler (2013). The same year, she was a juror for the show American Idol. The singles #Beautiful and The Art of Letting Go prefigure a new album to be released.

On the heart side, Mariah Carey is divorced from Tommy Mottola (1993-96), former boss of Sony BMG. In 2008, she married actor and musician Nick Cannon. After a miscarriage in 2008, the couple has twins: Monroe and Moroccan Scott, born in April 2011. In 2015, the couple began divorce proceedings. In January 2016, the singer gets engaged to her partner of a few months, James Packer, an Australian businessman. They break up in October 2016. At the beginning of November 2016, her divorce with Nick Cannon is pronounced.

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