Mariah Carey - a true legend of the world pop scene. Its bright appearance, soulful vocals and excellent repertoire make the girl one of the most popular and sought after singers of his time. Today, Mariah is not so often delights us with new albums and live performances. But her songs and unforgettable images all too alive in the hearts of millions of fans, like many years ago. Mariah Carey - a star that can not go out. And this story is about her.
Childhood and adolescence Mariah Carey
Mariah Carey was born in a large family of Patricia Hickey and Alfred Roy Carey. Her mother was an opera singer, and his father worked as an engineer in the field of air navigation. The future singer was the third and youngest child in the life of the pair. In his veins flows Mariah Irish, Venezuelan and African blood. Perhaps this "explosive mixture" and determined the bright character of the singer. However, along with the positive aspects of its national and it brought a lot of problems. Thus, at an early age Mariah and other members of her family have been repeatedly attacked by racist neighbors. One day they even poisoned the dog, who lived in their house and set fire to the family car. Trying to escape from similar attacks, Mariah's parents moved to Grinlaun, but soon divorced and lived apart. Thus, in the three years the future singer was left without a father. Her mother constantly disappeared on his numerous works. Soon they began to help her mother and older brother. And because most of the time Mariah spent home alone. When alone with herself, the girl often listened to music and learn your favorite passages from the opera roles. Once, when Patricia Hickey came home from work, her daughter was struck by its perfect execution of a fragment from the opera 'Rigoletto "by Giuseppe Verdi. Talent Mariah is very pleased her mother and some time later she began to give her singing lessons. It is worth noting that Mariah Carey was not a perfect child. She rarely helped her mother around the house, constantly miss school. After graduating from high school I did not even think about entering college. All her spare time took up music. In high school, she met musician Ben Margulis, whose house had its own recording studio. Thus, Mariah Carey got the opportunity to record a demo versions of their songs.
MUSICAL CAREER Mariah Carey AND PROJECTS
After high school, Mariah Carey moved to New York, where he began to sing backing vocals have known at the time the singer Brands K. Starr. Parallel to this, she worked on recording your own demo album. And soon hard work has paid off. At a party with a cassette recording of the songs of Mariah fell into the hands of Tommy Mottola eminent producer. He was very impressed with the repertoire of the young performer, and her soulful voice and immediately offered her a contract. In 1990, with support from the record company Columbia Records, headed by Tommy Motolla, Mariah Carey recorded her debut album, which also got its own name. The plate with a simple and laconic title «Mariah Carey» suddenly became popular in the United States and made the singer begins the real star of the American scene. Just a year after the release of their debut album, Mariah was first nominated for the "Grammy" and won at the ceremony just two statuettes (category "Best pop singer" and "Best beginner artist"). In 1993 he saw the light of the singer's second album - «Music Box», which was named the best album of the year (Grammy Award) and was nominated for many other prestigious awards. The second studio album of Mariah Carey and to this day is her most successful album. However, this fact does not mean that the other her plate was waiting for failure. In 1994, 1995 and 1997, respectively artist has released three more albums - «Merry Christmas», «Daydream» and «Butterfly», which were also very warmly received by the fans of the singer. During this period the artist started attending acting classes and soon appeared on screens already as an actress. Mariah's debut was the film "The Bachelor," in which she performed a major role. Subsequently, the actress will appear more than once in a movie. The most famous acquire such films like Mariah Carey's "Glitter," "State Property 2", "treasure" (nominated for an Academy Award) and several others.
Mariah Carey has paid great attention to the choice and elaboration of their roles in the movie, but the main passion in her life has always been music. In the period from 2001 to 2010 was the singer has recorded six studio records.
Mariah Carey NOW
In 2013, the year should be the last to leave it at the moment album «The Art of Letting Go», which is in the final stages of preparation. Currently, Mariah Carey is one of the most popular singers in the history of the global pop industry.
Charity has always occupied in the life of the singer's important. So Mariah is actively cooperating with the Environmental Defense Fund, "freedom from hunger", as well as many others. As part of the charity work the singer has traveled many parts of Africa, and gave a concert in Kosovo. Apart from everything else on the personal funds Mariah Carey established a children's camp for children from poor families, which allows students to cultivate a particular art.
PERSONAL LIFE of Mariah Carey
In 1993, the year she married the famous producer Tommy Motollu. The pair were inseparable for several years, but in 1996 still fell apart. After this time the singer met with the Mexican singer Luis Miguel (who reportedly just profited from the popularity of his girlfriend and left her at the moment when the singer's album sales went into decline), and the white rapper Eminem.
Second marriage in the life of Mariah Carey's happened already when the singer was almost forty. In 2008, 38-year-old actress was married to a black actor and musician Nick Cannon. Three years later, Mariah gave birth to twins - a son Morokkan Scott and daughter - Monroe Cannon.
Carey parted with Columbia in 2000, and signed a record-breaking $100 million recording contract with Virgin Records America. In the weeks prior to the release of her film Glitter and its accompanying soundtrack in 2001, she suffered a physical and emotional breakdown and was hospitalized for severe exhaustion. The project was poorly received and led to a general decline in the singer's career. Carey's recording contract was bought out for $50 million by Virgin and she signed a multi-million dollar deal with Island Records the following year. After a relatively unsuccessful period, she returned to the top of music charts with The Emancipation of Mimi (2005). The album became the best-selling album in the US and the second-best-seller worldwide in 2005 and produced "We Belong Together," which became her most successful single of the 2000s, and was later named "Song of the Decade" by Billboard. Carey once again ventured into film with a well-received supporting role in Precious (2009), and was awarded the "Breakthrough Performance Award" at the Palm Springs International Film Festival.