Case Study on Mariah Carey
Mariah Carey (born March 27th, 1970) is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, actress, film producer and model.Mariah Carey was born to parents in 1970 to Patricia Hickey andAlfred Roy Carey. She moved to New York City when she was 17 tofulfil her ambition of becoming a star. Mariah Carey eventuallybecame a back up singer for Puerto-Rican freestyle singer Brenda K.Starr, who gave Carey's demo tape to Tommy Mottola who was at thetime the head of Columbia Records. Mottola suddenly signed Mariahwho in a few years became the best-selling female performers of the1990's.Mariah is most famously known for her and is known for her five-octave vocal range, power, melismatic style and signature use of thewhistle register (the highest register of the human voice).With a music career spanning over two decades, her achievementsare endless. Mariah Carey has won 249 awards in total, including 5Grammy Awards and 17 World Music Awards. She is famous for beingthe first recording artist to have her first five singles to top the USBillboard Hot 100 Chart, one of the world's best selling music artists.Also, she is the only artist to have 18 number one singles on the Hot100 and she has sold over 200 million albums, singles and videosworldwide, which therefore makes her one of the biggest sellingartists in music history. Carey's album
is thebiggest selling Christmas album of all time. She has also has 12platinum singles which is the most achieved by any female artist.With all these it is no wonder that Mariah Carey has influenced someprominent figures in the music industry such as: Christina Aguilera,Beyonce, Rihanna, Nelly Furtado amongst many others.