Mariah Carey Biography

Mariah Carey was born with the name Mariah Angela Carey on March 27, 1970 in Huntington, Long Island, New York, United States. He is the youngest of three brothers from the Alfred Roy Carey, an aeronautical engineer of Afro-Venezuelan descent, and Patricia Carey, an opera singer of Irish descent. Saudarana named Morgan Carey and Alison Carey. During his stay in Huntington, Mariah and her family became victims of racist neighbors. These neighbors allegedly poisoned their dog and set fire to their car.

At the age of three years, his parents divorced and his mother Mariah follow. Since then Mariah is almost never met his father, until reunited in 2002 (where his father also died of cancer that year). . After the divorce, Mariah's mother had to work at several jobs to support his family. He, too, who taught Mariah singing since the age of three years beginning from when Mariah imitating her mother practicing Verdi's opera, Rigoletto in Italian. Mariah attended Harborfields High School in Greenlawn, New York. School friends nicknamed him "Mirage" because he was often absent because of work sambilannya as a demo singer in several local recording studio. After graduation, Mariah moved to New York City, New York. He later became the singer for Brenda K. Starr, a singer from Puerto Rico Freestyle flow.

Since childhood, Mariah Carey terinispirasi of musicians R & B and Soul like Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan, Gladys Knight, Whitney Houston, and Aretha Franklin. His music is also quite influenced by Gospel music and Gospel favorite musicians such as The Clark Sisters, Shirley Caesar and Edwin Hawkins. Mariah admitted that he also grew up with Hip-hop and rappers favorite rapper like The Sugarhill Gang, Eric B. & Rakim, the Wu-Tang Clan, The Notorious B.I.G. and Mobb Deep. Musically, vocal quality, along with its popularity, making Mariah Carey often disejejerkan with diva-diva like Whitney Houston and Celine Dion. But not like Whitney Houston and Celine Dion, Mariah Carey writes his songs since the beginning of his career until now.

Mariah Carey is famous for his vocal range and incredible strength. He could have a high vocal range up to 5 octaves in the whistle register techniques. Singer Minnie Riperton was his inspiration in the use of such techniques. Interestingly, his voice is actually kind of low alto. Therefore, Mariah Carey can master a very low tone to a very high tone. The uniqueness of Mariah Carey's voice is a rare talent. MTV and Blender magazine in the "22 Best Sound in Music" based on a poll, placing first in the order of singer Mariah with the best sound. Ability to play the tone in tenik melisma also frequently praised by music critics apart from the color of wet hoarse voice that is unique and melodious.

In a party, 1988, Mariah met Columbia Records executive at the time, Tommy Mottola. Brenda gave a demo tape Mariah. After the party ended, Tommy listened to the tape and is very interested in the voice Mariah. Tommy went back to the location of the party but Mariah has left the place. However, Tommy managed to sign him to sing on the record company. For the public, this story seems similar to the Cinderella story.

Mariah wrote the songs for her debut album Mariah Carey, mostly he wrote with Ben Margulies. But Mariah and Ben Margulies are not allowed to produce his songs. This has led to disappointment for Mariah. By Tommy, made even this album is too similar to Whitney Houston's debut (which was also criticized similar to the debut album Whitney, Whitney Houston) for a mere commercial kepentigan. Tommy and the record producer also told Mariah to write a more mellow songs that are less consistent with what is actually desired by Mariah. W

However after this album was released in 1990, success in America. Singles like "Vision of Love", "Love Takes Time", "Someday", and "I Do not Want to Cry" was ranked number one in Billboard. This album makes Mariah won 2 Grammy Awards, "Best Newcomer" and "Best Female Pop Vocal Performance" for "Vision of Love". Vision of Love was dubbed the "Magna Carta of Melisma" because this song became the first song that popularized the game tone technique called "Melisma" to the world of music R & B. Even singer Beyonce and Christina Aguilera is very inspired by this song. Mellisma a la Mariah Carey became popular and imitated from the stars R & B after that until the American Idol contestants.

Mariah released her second album, Emotions (1991), which spawned the hit single "Emotions", which also topped the Billboard charts in 1991. On this album, Mariah allowed to produced all the songs, and he collaborated with Walter Afanasieff and C + C Music Factory. Although music critics so highly critical of the Emotions, most of them feel a high noise Mariah is false, but because the result of studio effects, especially on the song "Emotions" itself. Exhausted from critics doubting his voice, Mariah finally appeared on MTV Unplugged in 1992. Critics who initially doubted the high voice, came to believe that high note Mariah produced is genuine. In the event, Mariah sang a song from The Jacksons 5, "I'll Be There" with background singers, Trey Lorenz. Mariah compilation album out MTV Unplugged EP (1992) and the single "I'll Be There" was number one on Billboard.

Mariah Carey and Tommy Mottola eventually married in 1993. In the same year, the third album titled Music Box, which involves the musician Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds was released and became the most successful album abroad. Singles like "Dreamlover" and "Hero" number one on the Billboard singles chart in America and "Without You" which is a cover of Badfinger singles occupied the number one in the UK and most countries in the world. Billboard magazine gave very positive comments on this album, while the magazine Rolling Stone commented that some of the songs in this album still has a lot of influence from some of Whitney Houston songs. Mariah held a tour titled Music Box Tour.

In 1994, Mariah released a Christmas album titled Merry Christmas. This album is one of the most successful Christmas album of all time. The single "All I Want For Christmas Is You" is very popular in America, especially the end of each year. Singel is also popular in many countries, especially Japan.

In 1995, Mariah released her next album titled Daydream with the influence of R & B and Hip Hop is more powerful. The first single titled "Fantasy" ranked at number one on Billboard. A remix of this single featuring rapper Ol 'Dirty Bastard, is for the first time in the world where the song bermelodi combined with rap songs and Mariah Carey becoming the first to introduce such innovations. These innovations then give a very big change in the development of music R & B and Hip hop forever.

Many singers like Beyonce, Ashanti, Usher, Jay Z, P Diddy, Missy Elliot, and others who inspired and influenced from these innovations. The single "One Sweet Day" sung with Boyz II Men occupied the number one on Billboard and became the longest song in the top one in Billboard history, making it the most successful singles for Mariah and Boyz II Men. The single "Always Be My Baby" also ranked number one on Billboard. This album became the most successful albums in the United States. The album is further strengthening its public titles as a diva like Whitney Houston and Celine Dion. Mariah also organized a tour titled Daydream World Tour.

Mariah Carey and Tommy Mottola divorced in 1997. Mariah claimed to be unhappy and depressed because they do not have a stout freedom from her husband who is too powerful and the press during their marriage. After the release of Mariah's next album, entitled Butterfly. In this album, Mariah feel freer in music and worked primarily with the executive's post-divorce. Then to freedom he gained, the first single entitled "Honey" featuring lyrics that are more sexy and erotic than previous albums. In this single video clip, Mariah looking sexy and seductive.

Even so, many magazines are responding positively to changes in the way of singing, composing a song, and a fresh appearance. Single "Honey" and "My All" occupied the number one on Billboard. The album was a success but not as successful as previous albums. Mariah conducting a tour titled Butterfly World Tour. During the production of this album, Mariah Carey was dating New York Yankees baseball player named Derek Jater. Then ended in 1998.

In 1998, a compilation album titled # 1s was released. This album contains the single-number-one singles in the United States and some new singles like "When You Believe" a duet with Whitney Houston which is the soundtrack to the film The Prince of Egypt. Duet two top diva has won awards from the Academy Award. This album is also the most successful foreign albums in Japan.

In 1999, the next album was released with the title Rainbow involving Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. The songs in this album has elements of R & B and Hip hop is more powerful mainly because Mariah Carey collaboration singers such as Jay Z, Snoop Dogg, Missy Elliott, Da Brat, and Usher. In addition, he also collaborated with Joe, 98 Degrees, and Westlife. Single "Heartbreaker" and "Thank God I Found You" peaked number one on Billboard, but unfortunately "Cry Baby" / "Can not Take That Away" became Mariah's first single that is not top 20.

This album was also not as successful as previous albums. Mariah blames the company's label in this case. Mariah also recognizes that there are strong people who deliberately try to ruin his career. Nevertheless Mariah Carey continued to receive awards Billboard's Artist of the Decade Award and the World Music Award for Best-Selling Female Artist of the Millennium of the glorious achievements of his early career in the early decades of the 90s until well into the new decade. Mariah menyeleggarakan tour titled Rainbow World Tour. In 2000, Mariah released a compilation album titled EP welcomes Valentines for Valentine's Day.

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