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She was one of the most successful female performers of the s and remained popular into the early 21st century. Carey, whose mother was a vocal coach and former opera singer, began performing as a child. She made a demo tape that led Tommy Mottola, an executive at Columbia Records, to sign her in ; the couple married in It was a huge success, and in Carey won Grammy Awards for best new artist and best female pop vocalist. That same year the title track from her follow-up album, Emotions , became her fifth consecutive chart-topping single. Subsequent hit albums included Music Box and Daydream , both of which sold some 10 million copies in the United States, as well as the holiday-themed Merry Christmas All the recordings were accompanied by music videos that helped make Carey a fixture on the cable network MTV. Despite such success, Carey grew tired of the sweet and wholesome image that her label had developed for her. After announcing her separation from Mottola in they divorced in , she released Butterfly , which reflected her new independence. The album was heavily influenced by hip-hop and rap , and the related music videos revealed a more sexual Carey.
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More Images. Please enable Javascript to take full advantage of our site features. Edit Artist. According to Billboard magazine, she was the most successful artist of the 90s in the United States. Music critic Jim Farber of Daily News said that Carey has "a range wide enough to cover all the octaves between an alto and a soprano and the agility to move between those roles with swiftness and aplomb", and her vocal trademark is her ability to sing in the whistle register. Carey has cited Minnie Riperton as the greatest influence on her singing technique and from a very early age, she attempted to emulate Riperton's high notes, to increasing degrees of success as her vocal range expanded. In , her voice was ranked first in MTV and Blender magazine's countdown of the 22 Greatest Voices in Music, as voted by fans and readers in an online poll. Carey said of the poll, "What it really means is voice of the MTV generation. Of course, it's an enormous compliment, but I don't feel that way about myself. But considers herself an alto Vocal range: 5 octaves 2 notes and a semi-tone.

She was one of the most successful female performers of the s and remained popular into the early 21st century. Carey, whose mother was a vocal coach and former opera singer, began performing as a child. She made a demo tape that led Tommy Mottola, an executive at Columbia Records, to sign her in ; the couple married in It was a huge success, and in Carey won Grammy Awards for best new artist and best female pop vocalist.

That same year the title track from her follow-up album, Emotions , became her fifth consecutive chart-topping single. Subsequent hit albums included Music Box and Daydream , both of which sold some 10 million copies in the United States, as well as the holiday-themed Merry Christmas All the recordings were accompanied by music videos that helped make Carey a fixture on the cable network MTV.

Despite such success, Carey grew tired of the sweet and wholesome image that her label had developed for her. After announcing her separation from Mottola in they divorced in , she released Butterfly , which reflected her new independence. The album was heavily influenced by hip-hop and rap , and the related music videos revealed a more sexual Carey. The achievement underscored her status as one of the best-selling vocalists in the world that decade. Her career quickly took a downturn, however, as she suffered a breakdown and was hospitalized following erratic behaviour.

Carey revealed in that she had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder. She starred in Glitter , but both the semiautobiographical film and its accompanying album fared poorly. In Virgin terminated its contract with Carey. However, her follow-up, The Emancipation of Mimi , was a critical and commercial success, becoming the top-selling album of the year in the United States, with more than six million copies sold. Her later recordings included Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel , a second Christmas album , Me. In addition to her recording career, Carey continued to act.

After appearing in the drama Tennessee , she earned praise for her portrayal of a social worker in the critically acclaimed Precious In she joined the television talent show American Idol as a judge for its 12th season, and two years later she began a series of residencies in Las Vegas. Mariah Carey. Article Media. Info Print Cite. Submit Feedback. Thank you for your feedback. The Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica Encyclopaedia Britannica's editors oversee subject areas in which they have extensive knowledge, whether from years of experience gained by working on that content or via study for an advanced degree See Article History.

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