Singer, songwriter, actress, and record producer Mariah Carey
has received five Grammy Awards and thirty-three nominations. Uniquely melding R&B, soul, gospel, and hip hop influences, Carey has recorded the most US number one singles for a solo artist (18, surpassing Elvis Presley
), and is in second place among artists with the most singles in the rock era. She has been recognized as Billboard's Artist of the Decade
, and the Best-Selling Female Pop Artist of the Millennium
at the 2000 World Music Awards. Her five-octave voice was voted Greatest in Music
(MTV 2003) and Number One on the 22 Greatest Voices in Music
(Blender Magazine). Carey's The Emancipation of Mimi
was 2005's best-selling album and a Grammy-winner for Best Contemporary R&B Album
. Her eleventh studio album, E=MC˛
, released in 2008, debuted at number one on the Billboard 200, and remained there for two consecutive weeks. Her highly-anticipated upcoming album Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel
will be released this August.
Carey began her acting career with a small role in the 1999 romantic comedy THE BACHELOR and followed with the lead in the semi-autobiographical GLITTER, with Terrence Howard. She received rave reviews for her performance in the independent film WISEGIRLS, which premiered at the 2002 Sundance Film Festival. Carey previously teamed with producer/director Lee Daniels for the film TENNESSEE, which premiered at the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival.
: This profile was written in or before 2009.
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