Mariah carey net worth: Mariah Carey is an American singer, songwriter, and actress who was born in Los Angeles, California. She is referred to as the “Songbird Supreme” and the “Queen of Christmas” for her five-octave vocal range, melismatic singing style, and characteristic use of the whistle register, among other things.
Carey first came to public attention in 1990 with her self-titled debut album, which was released under the leadership of Columbia Records executive Tommy Mottola, with whom she would subsequently marry three years later. In history, she is the first and only artist to have their first five singles chart at number one on the Billboard Hot 100, starting with “Vision of Love” and ending with “Emotions.” Carey’s follow-up albums, Music Box (1993), Merry Christmas (1994), and Daydream (1996), all earned international success for the singer (1995).
These albums gave birth to some of her most popular singles, including “Hero,” “Without You,” “All I Want for Christmas Is You,” “Fantasy,” “Always Be My Baby,” and “One Sweet Day,” which peaked at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart at the end of the decade in the United States (the 1990s).
The publication of Butterfly marked the beginning of Carey’s new image, which included the incorporation of additional elements of hip hop into her music, following her separation from Mottola (1997). Billboard awarded her the Artist of the Decade (the 1990s), and the World Music Awards dubbed her the Best Selling Female Pop Artist of the Millennium. She has also received numerous other awards.
Carey severed ties with Columbia Records in 2001 after eleven consecutive years with a number-one hit on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. In April of that year, he signed a $100 million recording contract with Virgin Records. The following year, following her widely publicized physical and emotional breakdown, in addition to the critical and commercial failure of her film Glitter (2001) and its accompanying soundtrack, her contract with Virgin was bought out for $28 million, and she signed a recording contract with Island Records.
After a period of relative obscurity, she returned to the top of the music charts with The Emancipation of Mimi (2005), which went on to become the best-selling album in the United States and the second-best-selling album in the world for the year 2005. Its second single, “We Belong Together,” peaked at the top of the Billboard Hot 100’s decade-ending chart in the United States (the 2000s).
Her performance in the film Precious, which premiered at the Palm Springs International Film Festival in 2009, earned her the Breakthrough Actress Performance Award. The next year, Carey appeared as a judge on American Idol, starred in the docuseries Mariah’s World, appeared in the films The Butler (2013), A Christmas Melody (2015), and The Lego Batman Movie (2017), and published her memoir, The Meaning of Mariah Carey, which will be published in 2020.
She is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, having sold more than 200 million recordings in her home country alone. Carey has collected a large body of work, with nineteen of her songs reaching the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart. She also holds the record for the most number-one singles by a solo artist, a female songwriter, and a female producer in the history of the Billboard Hot 100.
With 68.5 million certified album units, she is tied with Barbra Streisand for the highest-certified female artist in the United States, according to the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), which certifies artists in the country. In 2008, Rolling Stone named her the 79th best vocalist of all time, and in 2012, she was named the second greatest female vocalist of all time by VH1’s list of the 100 Greatest Women in Music. Her achievement on the album and song charts earned her the title of “all-time top female artist” in the United States, according to Billboard in 2019.
Besides commercial success, Carey has garnered five Grammy Awards, nineteen World Music Awards, ten American Music Awards, and fifteen Billboard Music Awards to her credit.
She is a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame and is known for her ability to inspire other musicians in the pop and contemporary R&B music genres.