Mariah Carey is an American singer, songwriter, record producer and actress.
She is known for her remarkable vocal range, which spans five octaves, and her signature use of the whistle register.
Carey has sold over 220 million records worldwide and is one of the best-selling music artists of all time.
Some of her most popular songs include Hero, Fantasy, We Belong Together and All I Want for Christmas Is You.
Carey has won numerous awards throughout her career, including five Grammy Awards.
She is also an inductee of the Songwriters Hall of Fame, the National Recording Registry at the Library of Congress, and the Long Island Music and Entertainment Hall of Fame.
In addition to her music career, Carey has also acted in films and television shows, including Precious and Empire.
Mariah Carey net worth
According to multiple sources,Carey’s net worth as of 2023 is estimated to be $340 million.
Her primary sources of income include album sales, concerts, product endorsements, singing contracts, merchandise, publishing royalties, film roles and songwriting credits.
Carey’s most successful song, All I Want for Christmas Is You, still earns her $3 million every holiday season, even 30 years later.
Additionally, she owns 19 houses and apartments in Los Angeles and New York, and she also owns a stock portfolio valued at $70 million.
Carey’s net worth has fluctuated over the years due to various factors, such as her divorce from Nick Cannon.
Despite some discrepancies in reported figures, it is clear that Carey is one of the most successful and wealthy musicians in the world.
Mariah Carey career
Carey began performing as a child and moved to New York City after graduating from high school in 1987 to pursue a singing career.
She made a demo tape that led Tommy Mottola, an executive at Columbia Records, to sign her in 1988.
Her debut album, Mariah Carey (1990), showcased her incredible vocal range and blended several musical genres, including gospel, pop, and rhythm and blues (R&B).
It was a huge success, and in 1991 Carey won Grammy Awards for best new artist and best female pop vocalist.
She rose to fame in 1990 with her eponymous debut album under the guidance of Columbia Records executive Tommy Mottola, who married her in 1993.
She is the only artist to date to have their first five singles reach number one on the Billboard Hot 100, from Vision of Love to Emotions.
Carey gained worldwide success with the albums Music Box (1993) and Daydream (1995) ― both of which rank among the best-selling albums and spawned singles such as Dreamlover and Hero.
Additionally, she has released several more albums and top singles, becoming one of the most commercially successful artists of all time with 19 No. 1 hits and more than 200 million records sold.
Carey has also been dubbed the Queen of Christmas for the enduring popularity of her holiday music, particularly the 1994 song, All I Want for Christmas Is You, which is the best-selling holiday song by a female artist.
She has also acted in several films and television shows, including Precious (2009) and Empire (2015-2016).
In 2013, she joined the television talent show American Idol as a judge for its 12th season, and two years later she began a residency at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.
Carey’s later recordings included Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel, a second Christmas album, Me. I Am Mariah…The Elusive Chanteuse and Caution.
She also starred in Mariah Carey’s Magical Christmas Special and Mariah’s Christmas: The Magic Continues (2021), both of which aired on Apple TV+.
Carey has won five Grammy Awards throughout her career.
She won her first two Grammys, including Best New Artist, at the 33rd Grammy Awards in 1991.
Carey also won Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for Vision of Love in 1991, Best Contemporary R&B Album for The Emancipation of Mimi in 2006, Best R&B Song for We Belong Together in 2006, and Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance for Satisfy My Soul in 2009.