(born March 27, 1970) is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and actress. She made her recording debut in 1990 under the guidance of Columbia Records executive Tommy Mottola, and released her self-titled debut studio album, Mariah Carey. The album went multi-platinum and spawned four consecutive number one singles on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart. Following her marriage to Mottola in 1993, a series of hit records, including Emotions (1991), Music Box (1993) and Merry Christmas (1994), established her position as Columbia's highest-selling act. Daydream (1995), made music history when the second single, "One Sweet Day" a duet with Boyz II Men, spent a record sixteen weeks on top of the Billboard Hot 100, and remains the longest-running number-one song in U.S. chart history. During the recording of the album, Carey began to deviate from her R&B and pop beginnings, and slowly traversed into hip hop. After her separation from Mottola, this musical change was evident with the release of Butterfly (1997).
04.10.2012 [News & Issues] - To say that new American Idol judges Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj aren't getting along is the understatement of the decade. Minaj reportedly threatened to kill Carey after a spat during Idol Season 12 auditions in Charlotte, North Carolina. Mouth to
05.10.2012 [Hollywood.com] - In fact, this American Idol “feud” between Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey is clearly just getting started. Great. Just great. While the Internet is gobbling up every piece of debris breaking off from this whirling Idol tornado (unfortunately, myself
16.09.2012 [Zimbio] - After weeks and weeks and weeks of rumors about which other stars would share American Idol judging duties with Mariah Carey, it's finally confirmed: Keith Urban and Nicki Minaj, and Randy Jackson's officially coming back. The big news was announced
16.09.2012 [Hollywood Reporter] - The photo, which was taken on the first day of auditions for season 12, was released just hours after the network confirmed that hip-hop artist Nicki Minaj and country singer Keith Urban would join previously announced Mariah Carey on the show this season.