Mariah Carey (born March 27, 1970) is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and actress.
She made her recording debut in 1990 at Columbia records with a self-entitled album that went multi-platinum and spawned four consecutive number one singles, on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart. She also had hit records in 1991, 1993, 1994 and 1995
Her 1991 single "One Sweet Day" a duet with Boyz II Men, spent a record sixteen weeks on top of the Billboard Hot 100, and remains the longest running number one song in US chart history. \
She slowly traversed into R&B and Hip-hop and the musical change was evident with the release of Butterfly (1997).
Carey left Columbia in 2000, and signed a record-breaking $100 million recording contract with Virgin Records. In 2001, Carey ventured into film with Glitter (2001). Before the film's release she suffered a physical and emotional breakdown and was hospitalized for severe exhaustion. Following the film's poor reception, she was bought out of her recording contract for $50 million, which led to a decline in her career.
She signed a multi-million dollar contract deal with Island Records in 2002, and after an unsuccessful period, returned to the top of music charts with The Emancipation of Mimi (2005). Its second single "We Belong Together", which became the most successful solo single of her music career, and was later named "Song of the Decade" by Billboard.
In a career spanning over two decades, Carey has sold more than 200 million records worldwide, making her one of the best-selling music artists of all time.
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