The superstar of the 1990s, Mariah Carey, has approached the glory top by means of her stunning voice in five octaves, whose flexible talent turned easily from romantic ballads to the dance-pop inspired by hip-hop. She has deserved frequent comparison with such competitors as Whitney Houston and Celine Dion, but she has a benefit – she composed her own repertoire.
About Mariah Carey
She was born in Huntington, New York, on March 27, 1970. Carey left for New York at 17 to begin her musical career. There she helped the keyboard player Ben Margulies.
After the contract with Columbia Records, she started working on a debut album, which was called “Mariah Carey”. The actively promoted album became the blows to tops of charts, as it has generated at least four hits number one: “Vision of Love”, “Love Takes Time”, “Someday”, and “I Don't Wanna Cry”.
Her unexpected success brought her the Grammy award as Best New Artist and Best Female Vocalist. The expectations for the second album “Emotions” (1991) were high. The album succeeded the same as the track with the same name.
The first tour of Carey has been subjected to sharp criticism. Fearlessly, she repeated it in 1994 with the festive release called “Merry Christmas”, the most outstanding song of which was “All I Want for Christmas Is You”.
“Daydream” (1995) reflected a new artistic maturity. The first track “Fantasy” debuted with the stunning success, making Carey the first singer ever making such feat. Continuation, “One Sweet Day” in cooperation with Boyz II Men, repeated the trick, occupying the tops of charts within the record 16 weeks.
Then followed some other excellent top singles such as “The Prince of Egypt (When You Believe)”, the duet with Whitney Houston, which effectively connected two of the most successful singers in history, followed at the end of the next year.
With “Heartbreaker”, the first song from “Rainbow” (1999), Carey was the first actor who was at tops of charts every year in the 1990s.
In 2001, she had to overcome public, personal, and professional recession. Only in 2005, Carey issued the hit “The Emancipation of Mimi”, her most successful record in recent years.