Saturday, February 13, 2010

Mariah Carey

Carey at Edwards Air Force Base during the mak...Image via Wikipedia
Mariah Carey was born March 27th, 1970 to an Irish mother and an Afro-Venezuelan father, who named their third child after the song "They Call the Wind Mariah".
Carey graduated from high school in Green Lawn, New York, despite missing numerous classes due to her side job as a demo-singer for a local recording studio.
In 1988, Carey met 'Columbia Records' executive Tommy Mattola at a party, and offered him her demo tape before quickly leaving.  He then spent three days tracking her down before frantically signing Carey to a contract.
This "Cinderella"-like story became standard publicity surrounding Carey's entrance into the industry, which was followed by her marriage to Mattola....and their eventual divorce.
In 1990, she co-wrote the tracks to her debut album 'Mariah Carey', which produced five hit singles along with three 'Grammy Awards'.... also establishing Carey as the first recording artist ever to have her first five singles top  the U.S. 'Billboard Hot-100' list.
In 1997, Carely introduced elements of hip hop into her album work, which met limited success prior to a much publicized emotional and physical breakdown in 2001.  One year later, Carey signed on with 'Island Records', and would eventually return to the top of pop
music by 2005.
Carey has sold over 175-million albums, singles and video's worldwide, winning her the best selling pop artist of the millennium at the 2000 'World Music Awards'.  According to the 'Recording Industry Association of America', she is the third best-selling female artist ever, and the 16th best overall.
Carey also has the most number-one singles for a solo artist in the U.S. (eighteen), second only to the 'Beatles'!
In 2008, 'Billboard Magazine' ranked her number six on the 'Billboard Hot-100' all time list....and the second most successful female artist in the history of the chart.
Carey has gone on to win a total of five Grammy's, and is well known for her five-octave vocal range, melismatic style, and use of the whistle register.
Without a doubt, the music world will forever call this wind, this beautiful, whistling wind of romantic melodies...this beautiful wind, MARIAH CAREY!
Thanks and best wishes,

                          MARIAH CAREY CONCERT TOUR 2010

Sat, Feb. 13th, 2010 08:00 PM Chicago Theater (Chicago, IL)   
Sun, Feb. 14th, 2010 07:00 PM Chicago Theater (Chicago, IL)   
Wed, Feb. 17th, 2010 08:00 PM Verizon Wireless Theater-TX (Houston, TX)
Thu, Feb. 18th, 2010 07:30 PM NOKIA live at Grand Prairie (Grand Prairie, TX)                                    Sat, Feb. 20th, 2010 08:00 PM Dodge Theater (Phoenix, AZ) 
Tue, Feb. 23rd, 2010 08:15 PM Gibson Amphitheater (Universal City, CA)   
Wed, Feb. 24th, 2010 08:00 PM Gibson Amphitheater (Universal City, CA)  
Fri, Feb. 26th, 2010 08:00 PM ORACLE Arena (Oakland, CA)   
Sat, Feb. 27th, 2010 09:00 PM Caesars Palace (Las Vegas, NV)    
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