Mariah Carey
Performer, Composer, Singer

Born: March 27, 1970

Mariah was born and raised in Long Island, NY. Sometimes Mariah experienced discrimination as she was growing up, because of her Irish/African-American/Venezuelan descent. On the day following her graduation from high school, Mariah moved to New York City to persue her music career.

Mariah's music break came when she was hired to be a back upvocalist for dance-pop singer Brenda K. Starr. Brenda shared Carey's demo tape with the head of Columbia Records,Tommy Mottola. After signing a contract with Columbia in 1990, Mariah recorded her first album. She became an overnight success and won the 1990 Grammy awards for Best New Artist and Best Female Vocalist. Mariah topped the charts every year from 1990 to 1999.

Mariah's skyrocketing career took an emotional and physical toll on her. She took a brief break from the music world in 2002, but is currently staging a comeback with her new album The Emancipation of Mimi.

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