Mariah Carey Information Continued
Mariah Carey (born March 27, 1970) is an American pop and
R&B singer-songwriter, record producer and occasional actress.
Mariah Carey made her debut in 1990 under the guidance of
Columbia executive Tommy Mottola and became the first recording act
to have her first five singles top the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart.
According to Billboard magazine, she was the most successful artist
of the 1990s in the U.S.
In 2000 the World Music Awards named Mariah Carey the
best-selling female artist of all time, and she has recorded the most
U.S. number-one singles by a female artist. In addition to her
commercial accomplishments, she is well-known for her melismatic
singing voice which has been noted for its range, power and technical
ability. According to most sources, she has a five-octave vocal
range, though some credit her with as many as eight octaves.
Mariah Carey's ninth studio album, The Emancipation of
Mimi, was released in 2005 and contained collaborations with
producers such as The Neptunes and Kanye West. The Emancipation of Mimi became the year's
best-selling album in the U.S. and won three Grammy Awards (including
"Best Contemporary R&B Album"), bringing her career total to five.
The single "We Belong Together" occupied the Hot 100's number-one
position for fourteen weeks (her longest run at the top as a solo
artist) and was the biggest hit of 2005, with heavy radio airplay
across the world. "Don't Forget About Us" became Mariah
Carey's seventeenth number-one in the U.S., tying her with Elvis
Presley for the most number-ones by a solo act according to Billboard
magazine's revised methodology. By this count Carey is behind only
The Beatles, who have twenty number-ones.