Mariah Carey

Born Mar 27, 1969

Mariah Carey 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.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Mariah Carey.


1969 Birth Born on March 27, 1969.


1987 18 Years Old Carey had begun writing poems and adding melodies to them, thus starting as a singer-songwriter while attending Harborfields High School in Greenlawn, New York, where she graduated in 1987. … Read More
1988 19 Years Old As Starr's friendship with Carey grew, so did her interest in helping Carey succeed in the industry. In December 1988, Carey accompanied Starr to a record executives' gala, where she handed her demo tape to the head of Columbia Records, Tommy Mottola, who listened to it on his way back home. … Read More


1990 21 Years Old 1 More Event
…  In 1990, she rose to fame with the release of "Vision of Love" from her eponymous debut album. … Read More
Mariah Carey finished as the best-selling album in the United States in 1991, while totaling sales of over 15 million copies.
1992 - 1993 3 More Events
…  Following Music Box, Carey took a relatively large period of time away from the public eye, and began working on an unknown project throughout 1994.
1995 - 1997 3 More Events
…  On April 14, 1998, Carey partook in the VH1 Divas benefit concert, where she sang alongside Aretha Franklin, Celine Dion, Shania Twain, Gloria Estefan, and Carole King. … Read More


During the spring of 1999, Carey began working on the final album per her record contract with Sony.
After she received Billboards Artist of the Decade Award and the World Music Award for Best-Selling Female Artist of the Millennium, Carey parted from Columbia and signed a $100 million five-album recording contract with Virgin Records America (EMI Records) in April 2001. … Read More
2002 - 2007 9 More Events
2008 39 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2008, Carey also played an aspiring singer named Krystal in Tennessee and had a cameo appearance in Adam Sandler's film You Don't Mess with the Zohan, playing herself. … Read More


On January 20, 2009, Carey performed "Hero" at the Neighborhood Inaugural Ball after Barack Obama was sworn as the first African-American president of the United States.
In May 2010, Carey dropped out of her planned appearance in For Colored Girls, the film adaptation of the play For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf, citing medical reasons.
In February 2011, Carey announced that she had officially began writing new material for her upcoming fourteenth studio album.
2012 43 Years Old 1 More Event
On March 1, 2012, Carey performed at New York City's Gotham Hall; her first time performing since pregnancy. … Read More
In February 2013 Carey recorded and released a song called "Almost Home," for the soundtrack of the Walt Disney Studios film Oz the Great and Powerful. … Read More
2014 45 Years Old In October 2014, Carey announced All I Want For Christmas Is You, A Night of Joy & Festivity, an annual residency show at the Beacon Theatre in New York City. … Read More
Carey announced the second leg in October, 2015. … Read More
Carey has yet to announce a third leg as of July, 2016.
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