(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, MariahCarey. 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).
Once named the most successful artist of the 1990s by Billboard magazine, pop diva MariahCarey overcame an industry biased towards her mixed ethnicity to become one of the most successful solo artists of all time.
05.10.2012 [Hollywood.com] - In fact, this American Idol “feud” between Nicki Minaj and MariahCarey 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 [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 MariahCarey on the show this season.