Mariah Carey Bio, Age, Height, Weight, Family, Net Worth, Husband, Children

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Mariah Carey Biography

Mariah Carey is famous as an American singer, songwriter, actress, and record producer.  She is referred to as the “Songbird Supreme” and the “Queen of Christmas”. Therefore her five five-octave vocal range, melismatic singing style, and signature use of the whistle register that’s why she is well known. In addition to that Mariah rose to fame in 1990 after realizing her eponymous debut album. And she was the first artist to have her first five singles reach number one on the Billboard Hot 100, from “Vision of Love” to “Emotions”.

Mariah Carey Age

Carey was born in the year 1969 on March 27th.  She is currently 54 years of age and she celebrates her birthday party every 27th of March.

Mariah Carey Height

Mariah has an impressive height which does get her the center stage light every time. So her height stands at 5 feet 9 inches which is the same as 1.73 meters tall.

Mariah Carey Weight/Weight Loss

Carey never mentions her weight though, she went for surgery for  ‘secret gastric sleeve surgery’ caused her weight loss through her appearance. But as we fetch information about her we will update

Family and Early Life

Mariah Carey was born in Huntington, New York. However,  her name Mariah originated from the song “They Call the Wind Maria. Her mother’s name was  Patricia and she was a former opera singer and also a vocal coach of Irish descent.

Her father’s name was Alfred Roy Carey, and he was an aeronautical engineer of African-American and Afro-Venezuelan lineage. In addition to that, Mariah got her last name Carey from her Venezuelan grandfather.

After Carey married a black man, her family abandoned her. So the racial tensions prevented the Carey family from integrating into their community.

Carey was the youngest of three children in her family. After her parents’ divorce, Carey had little contact with her father, and her mother worked several jobs to support the family. Therefore,  she did spend most of her time alone at home which even inspired her to start singing at the age of three.

She often imitated her mother’s take on Verdi’s opera Rigoletto in Italian. During their parent’s separation, Carey and her older brother Morgan took off with their mother while her elder sister Allison remained with their father.


Mariah went to elementary school at first, and during her studies, her interest was in the arts, such as music and literature.  Carey began writing poetry and lyrics while attending Harborfields High School in Greenlawn, New York. Carey began vocal training under the tutelage of her mother

During her time in high school, Carey used to be absent due to her work as a demo singer. That is to say that she was even given a nickname by her fellow classmate Mirage.

Her work in the Long Island music scene gave her opportunities to work with musicians such as Gavin Christopher and Ben Margulies, with whom she co-wrote material for her demo tape.

Carey landed a gig singing backup for freestyle singer Brenda K. Starr

Mariah Carey Career

In December 1988, after Carey had accompanied  Starr to a CBS record executives’ gala, she handed her demo tape to the head of Columbia Records, Tommy Mottola. After listening to the tape during the ride home, he immediately requested the driver turn around.

Then after Motola found Carey he did sign her to Columbia and enlisted the talents of top producers Ric Wake, Narada Michael Walden, and Rhett Lawrence.

Columbia marketed Carey as the main female artist on their roster, competing with Arista’s Whitney Houston and Madonna of Sire Records

Later Carey did less pop and adult contemporary-tinged balladry and then impressed heavy elements of hip-hop and R&B.

In July 2001, Carey suffered a physical and emotional breakdown. She began posting disturbing messages on her website and behaved erratically in live promotional outings.

Mariah did a role in a movie called  Precious the movie adaptation of the 1996 novel Push by Sapphire in 2009.

In 2018, Carey signed a worldwide deal with Live Nation Entertainment. The first commitment out of the deal was her new Las Vegas residency, The Butterfly Returns, which was launched in July 2018 to critical acclaim.

Carey from her childhood was inspired and influenced by Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan, and R&B and soul musicians such as Al Green, Stevie Wonder, Gladys Knight, and Aretha Franklin.

There was a time when Carey was called the “Queen of Remixes” because of her helping some rappers gain popularity when she was featured in the songs. It was on  her post of 1995 songs

Carey’s vocal style, as well as her singing ability, have significantly impacted popular and contemporary music.

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Mariah Carey’s Net Worth

Above all, she has an incredible net worth which stands at $340 million. Therefore,  She has sold over 200 million records during her career, which automatically makes her one of the best-selling music artists of all time. Read Also Anita Vogel

Mariah Carey Husband

Carey was first a wife to Tommy Mottola in 1993 and divorced in 1998. Later after some time she again got married to Nick Cannon an American comedian from 2008 to 2016. So is currently a wife to no one


She has two kids

  1. Moroccan Scott Cannon ( born 2011)
  2. Monroe Cannon (born 2011)

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  • All i want for Christmas is you
  • without you
  • we belong together
  • when you believe
  • Santa Claus is coming to town
  • Hero
  • Always be my baby
  • My all
  • Obsessed
  • Thank god i found you
  • Fantasy
  • One sweet day
  • Touch my body
  • Through the rain
  • Endless love
  • Oh, Santa!
  • Carey’s vision of love


  • Billboard Music Award for Top Female Artist
  • Grammy Award for Best New Artist
  • Grammy Award for Best R&B Song
  • Billboard Music Award for Artist of the Decade
  • Billboard Music Award for Top Artist
  • Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance
  • Grammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance
  • American Music Award for Favorite Female Artist Pop/Rock
  • World Music Award- Chopard Diamond Award
  • Billboard Music Award for Top Hot 100 Song
  • Billboard Icon Award
  • NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Duo or Group
  • Grammy Award for Best Contemporary R&B Album
  • American Music Award for Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist
  • NRJ Music Award for International Female Artist of the Year
  • Teen Choice Award for Choice Music: Love Song
  • NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Album

What is Mariah Carey’s net worth?

Mariah Carey has a net worth that stands at $340 Million. She is however considered one of the greatest selling of all time.

What ethnicity is Mariah Carey?

Carey is the youngest of three children born to Patricia, who was then a former opera singer and vocal coach of Irish descent, and Alfred Roy Carey, an aeronautical engineer of African-American and Afro-Venezuelan lineage.

Does Mariah Carey have kids?

Carey has two kids Monroe Cannon and Moroccan Scott Cannon