Who Is Mariah Carey? Mariah Carey is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and record producer. She began her career in 1990 when she signed with Columbia Records. Her self-titled debut album was released in June 1990 and launched her into international stardom. She has since become one of the best-selling music artists of all time, with more than 200 million records sold worldwide. Her success has earned her numerous awards, including five Grammy Awards and 21 American Music Awards.Early Life Mariah Carey was born in Huntington, New York, on March 27, 1970. She grew up in Long Island with her father Alfred Roy Carey, an aeronautical engineer, her mother Patricia Hickey, an opera singer and vocal coach, and her older brother Morgan. Carey became interested in singing at an early age and started writing songs when she was just 18.Career Highlights Carey's debut album Mariah Carey was released in June 1990 and was a commercial success. The album spawned four number-one singles on the Billboard Hot 100 chart: "VisionofLove", "LoveTakesTime", "Someday", and "IDon'tWannaCry". In 1991, she released her second studio album Emotions which also topped the charts worldwide. The album spawned the hit single "Can'tLetGo".Collaborations Throughout her career, Mariah Carey has collaborated with many other artists. She has worked with Eric Clapton on the song “Lead Me On” and Missy Elliott on “Heartbreaker”. She also collaborated with Ludacris on “Lovers & Friends” and Bone Thugs-n-Harmony on “Breakdown”. In 2018, she collaborated with rapper YG on the single “I Don't”.Awards & Achievements Mariah Carey has won numerous awards throughout her career including five Grammy Awards (for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance in 1992 and 2008; Best Pop Vocal Album in 1994; Best R&B Song in 1997; and Best Contemporary R&B Album in 2011). She has also won 21 American Music Awards, 8 MTV Video Music Awards, 10 BMI Awards, 15 Billboard Music Awards and 6 Soul Train Music Awards.Personal Life In 1993, Mariah Carey married Sony Music executive Tommy Mottola. The couple divorced in 1998. Since then she has been linked to several high profile celebrities including Luis Miguel, Nick Cannon, James Packer and Bryan Tanaka. She currently lives in Los Angeles with her two children.Legacy Mariah Carey is one of the most successful singers of all time. She is listed as one of the best-selling music artists of all time with more than 200 million records sold worldwide. Her influence continues to be felt today as she continues to inspire new generations of singers.