|Singer, Songwriter, Actress
|Source Of Income
|Beverly Hills, California
Undoubtedly, the ‘Songbird Supreme,’ Mariah Carrey is one of the celebrated names in the Vocal Pop arena. The pop icon has made Christmas in every American household a little more special! Along with this, she has recorded and released some of the best and most commercially viable records. She debuted with a self-titled album in 1990 with Columbia Records. The album went on to become certified 9x Platinum in the USA.
It earned her her career’s first two Grammy Awards for ‘Best New Artist’ and ‘Best Female Pop Vocal Performance.’ Mariah Carey is the second best-selling female artist after Madonna. She has managed to sell more than 200 million albums worldwide. With all the success in her lap, how much wealth has the ‘Music Box’ artist accumulated?
Mariah Carey Net Worth
Currently, Mariah’s net worth stands at $350 million as per Celebrity Net Worth. The artist has donned many hats as an actress, reality TV judge, producer, singer, and songwriter. Her 2015 contract of $30 million to acquire residency in Las Vegas’ Caesars Palace was considered a profitable move.
To host an episode of American Idol, she charged $18 million. The Christmas anthem has led to royalties worth $50 million. She has recently listed her Atlanta home for a whopping amount of $6.5 million.
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Mariah Carey: Early Life
The icon was born on March 27, 1970, in Huntington Long Island, New York to Patricia and Alfred Roy Carey. Her mother was an opera singer and voice coach, whereas her father was an aeronautical engineer.
When Mariah was three, her parents divorced because her maternal side pressurized her mother to do so. After all, she married an African-American man. This did not deter the spirits of young Mariah and her interest in singing was only heightened. She continued with her studies and polished her musical skills.
Mariah Carey’s Career
While in high school, Carey began seriously writing, recording, and producing music. After graduation, she moved to Manhattan and signed up for a Cosmetology course along with pursuing music. Mariah was determined to earn a big name in the music industry, so she actively started distributing her demos with the aid of Brenda K. Starr, and this is how she landed her contract with Columbia Records during a gala meet with the then President of the Columbia Records and Mariah Carey’s ex-husband, Tommy Mottola. Her career had a great kick-start and the rest is history!
The first breakthrough in her career was the album filled with love, titled ‘Music box.’ The album was promoted as one expressing love “as a form of escape.” It became one of the best-selling albums of all time with astounding sales of 28 million copies and dominated the Billboard charts for 128 weeks. The next milestone that followed was the iconic Christmas song ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’ that she released on her 1994 Studio Album ‘Merry Christmas.’ It was known that she wrote that song in 15 minutes, but the single profited Columbia Records a global sales of $16 million. She still receives royalties for the smashing Christmas classic.
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