Mariah Carey Fast Facts

Here's a look at the life of Grammy Award-wi...

Posted: May 2, 2018 9:04 AM
Updated: May 2, 2018 9:04 AM

Here's a look at the life of Grammy Award-winning singer and actress, Mariah Carey.

Personal:
Birth date: March 27, 1969 (some sources say 1970)

Birth place: Long Island, New York

Birth name: Mariah Carey

Father: Alfred Roy Carey, aeronautics engineer

Mother: Patricia (Hickey) Carey, opera singer and voice coach

Marriages: Nick Cannon (2008-2016, divorced); Tommy Mottola (1993-1998, divorced)

Children: with Nick Cannon: Moroccan and Monroe (twins)

Other Facts:
Has a five-octave vocal range.

Supported herself as a waitress and back-up singer before being signed to Columbia Records.

Has won five Grammys and has been nominated for 34.

Timeline:
1988 - Columbia Records executive Tommy Mottola listens to Carey's demo tape and signs her to the label.

1990 - Her debut album, "Mariah Carey," is released. It goes on to sell more than six million copies and spawn four number one singles.

1991 - Carey wins two Grammy Awards: Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female, for "Vision of Love" and Best New Artist.

1994 - Joins the board of directors of the Fresh Air Fund. She is a supporter of the fund's Career Awareness Program, which is named Camp Mariah, in honor of her.

Summer 2001 - She suffers an "emotional and physical breakdown" and is hospitalized.

September 2001 - Carey stars in a semi-autobiographical movie, "Glitter," and releases an album of the same name. Both the album and movie are unsuccessful.

2002 - Virgin pays Carey a reported $28 million to end her contract. She later signs a $20 million deal with the Island Def Jam Music Group.

2006 - Wins three Grammy Awards: Best Contemporary R&B Album, with Brian Garten and Dana John Chappelle for "The Emancipation of Mimi," Best R&B Song, with Jermaine Dupri, Johnta Austin, and Manuel Seal Jr., for "We Belong Together," and Best Female R&B Vocal Performance for "We Belong Together."

2009 - Portrays a social worker in the film "Precious," directed by Lee Daniels.

March 2011 - Following reports that she accepted payment in 2009 to perform for Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, Carey releases a statement that she was "na-ve and unaware of who I was booked to perform for. I feel horrible and embarrassed to have participated in this mess."

2013 - Appears as a judge for the 12th season of "American Idol."

August 5, 2015 - Carey is honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

December 4, 2016 - The eight-episode E! docuseries "Mariah's World" premieres.

December 31, 2016 - Experiences an audio track malfunction while lip-syncing in front of a live audience on ABC's "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest."

April 2018 - Carey reveals she has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder. In an interview in People magazine, she says she is now in therapy and is taking medication for bipolar II disorder, which involves periods of depression as well as hypomania.

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