About Mariah Carey
Mariah Carey is considered as one of the best selling and most popular singers in the history of music. It also has been stated that Mariah Carey net worth reaches 510 million dollars, which makes her one of the richest female singers. In addition to being a singer, Mariah Carey is also a very talented song writer, record producer and has also been involved into acting, which all increase the overall amount of Mariah Carey net worth by a mile.
Talking about the Billboard charts, according to them, Mariah Carey is considered to be the best selling female singer. Up to date, it is known that Mariah Carey has sold more than 200 million copies of her albums on an international scale. In 2000, Mariah Carey signed a record deal with Virgin Records, which was worth 100 million dollars. At that time, this contract was regarded as the biggest contract in the history of music.
Mariah Carey grew up in Long Island. There, in order to support her aspiring career as a singer, she took a variety of jobs. Soon, she was noticed by Tommy Mottola who promoted the singer and who was a producer of Columbia Records.
Her debut album was self-titled and it proved to be successful. It landed in the first place of Billboard charts and also because of it Mariah Carey was nominated to get a Grammy award, which she actually won in the categories of the Best New Artist and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. She stayed with the Columbia Records and released quite a few successful albums after that. One of these albums were “Music Box” and “Daydream”. The former album spent almost 130 weeks on the charts, whereas the latter one included several of her most well known hits and also got a title of the most successful album on American radio in 1996. These albums also increased the total amount of Mariah Carey net worth.
However, one year later she divorced from Tommy Mottola which resulted into her leaving the Columbia Records and also some personal problems. In 2005, she released an album called “The Emancipation of Mimi”, which was a successful come back in the industry. The album got a title of the best seller of the year.