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Name: Mariah Carey                                                                 
Born: 27 March 1970 Huntington, Long Island, New York, United States               
Mariah Carey (born March 27, 1970) is an American pop and R&B singer-songwriter,   
record producer, and actress. She made her recording debut in 1990 under the       
guidance of Columbia Records executive Tommy Mottola, and became the first         
recording artist to have her first five singles top the U.S. Billboard Hot 100     
chart. Following her marriage to Mottola in 1993, a series of hit records           
established her position as Columbia's highest-selling act. According to           
Billboard magazine, she was the most successful artist of the 1990s in the         
United States.                                                                     
Carey took control over her image and music following her separation from           
Mottola in 1997, and introduced elements of hip hop into her album work. Her       
popularity was in decline when she left Columbia in 2001, and she was dropped by   
Virgin Records the following year following a highly publicized physical and       
emotional breakdown, as well as the poor reception given to Glitter, her film       
and soundtrack project. In 2002, Carey signed with Island Records and after a       
relatively unsuccessful period, she returned to the forefront of pop music in       
Carey was named the best-selling female pop artist of the millennium at the 2000   
World Music Awards. She has recorded the most number-one singles seventeen for     
a female solo artist in the United States, where, according to the Recording       
Industry Association of America, she is the third best-selling female recording     
artist. In addition to her commercial accomplishments, Carey has earned five       
Grammy Awards, and is well-known for her vocal range, power, melismatic style,     
and use of the whistle register.