Mariah Carey
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1970-03-27
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Mariah Carey Biography (Wikipedia)

Mariah Carey (born March 27, 1969 or 1970) is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and actress. In 1990, she rose to fame with the release of "Vision of Love" from her eponymous debut album. The album produced four chart-topping singles in the US and began what would become a string of commercially successful albums which solidified the singer as Columbia's highest selling act. Carey and Boyz II Men spent a record sixteen weeks atop the Billboard Hot 100 in 1995–1996 with "One Sweet Day", which remains the longest-running number-one song in US chart history. Following a contentious divorce from Sony Music head Tommy Mottola, Carey adopted a new image and traversed towards hip hop with the release of Butterfly (1997). In 1998, she was honored as the world's best-selling recording artist of the 1990s at the World Music Awards and subsequently named the best-selling female artist of the millennium in 2000.

Carey parted with Columbia in 2000, and signed a record-breaking $100 million recording contract with Virgin Records America. In the weeks prior to the release of her film Glitter and its accompanying soundtrack in 2001, she suffered a physical and emotional breakdown and was hospitalized for severe exhaustion. The project was poorly received and led to a general decline in the singer's career. Carey's recording contract was bought out for $50 million by Virgin and she signed a multi-million dollar deal with Island Records the following year. After a relatively unsuccessful period, she returned to the top of music charts with The Emancipation of Mimi (2005). The album became the best-selling album in the US and the second best-seller worldwide in 2005 and produced "We Belong Together", which became her most successful single of the 2000s, and was later named "Song of the Decade" by Billboard. Carey once again ventured into film with a well-received supporting role in Precious (2009), and was awarded the "Breakthrough Performance Award" at the Palm...

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It's Like That (feat. Jermaine Dupri & Fatman Scoop)
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It's Like That (feat. Jermaine Dupri & Fatman Scoop)
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Heartbreaker (Remix) (feat. Missy Elliott & Da Brat)
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Heartbreaker (Remix) (feat. Missy Elliott & Da Brat)
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Shake It Off
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Shake It Off
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It's Like That
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It's Like That
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Dream Lover
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Dream Lover
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We Belong Together
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We Belong Together
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I Know What You Want (feat. Mariah Carey & Flipmode Squad)
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I Know What You Want (feat. Mariah Carey & Flipmode Squad)
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All I Want For Christmas Is You (2010 Version)
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All I Want For Christmas Is You (2010 Version)
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Joy to the World
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Joy to the World
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Emotions
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Emotions
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Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town
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Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town
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All I Want For Christmas vs. Crank That
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All I Want For Christmas vs. Crank That
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