|Mariah Carey has become one of the most recognizable faces in popular American media throughout the course of her career. Though she is best known as a singer, Carey has also lent her talents to the realms of acting, producing and songwriting over the years. Carey brings an incredible vocal range to the table, incorporating different styles of singing into her music which transcends the genres of pop, hip-hop, R&B and more. An exceptional performer, Carey is known for selling out arenas across the country and regaling audiences with classic hits, covers and pop songs alike. To take in this vocal wonder live, purchase your Mariah Carey tickets today!
Carey was born in Long Island, New York in 1969. Her father worked as an engineer, and it is believed that much of her musical influence came from her mother, an established vocal performance coach and opera singer. Carey expressed an interest in music, particularly in singing, from a young age and was encouraged by her family to pursue it. Her parents divorced when she was only a few years old, and Carey stayed with her mother, who eventually moved to a different area of New York to raise her children in a better neighborhood. While attending high school in Greenlawn, New York, Carey began to write her own songs, singing them with a number of other students. Ultimately, she would move to Manhattan with a group of friends and recorded a demo tape.
Rise to fame
At first, Carey’s tape garnered no attention from any major labels. However, she remained persistent, convinced that she would make it in the music industry. By networking with others in the music scene, Carey eventually found herself at a party in 1988 that was also being attended by a number of Columbia Records executives. She gave her demo tape to Tommy Mottola, who immediately signed her to the label and began promoting her work. After countless recording sessions, an eponymous debut album was released in 1990 and saw incredible success. Mariah Carey earned the singer three Billboard Hot 100 singles, countless radio plays and an appearance at the 1990 Grammy Awards.
To say that Carey’s career since the release of her first album has been successful would be a vast understatement. The singer has become one of the most established female vocalists of her time through the release of thirteen additional albums. Among her other records are Emotions, Merry Christmas, Daydream, The Emancipation of Mimi, Charmbracelet, Rainbow, Music Box and even more. She has appeared in more than half a dozen feature length films and has been touring steadily, both in the U.S. and abroad, since the early 1990s. Among countless other hit singles, Carey has become synonymous with her pop hit, “All I Want for Christmas Is You.” With a range of talents covering everything from the silver screen to the recording booth, Carey has truly established herself as a national treasure.