Mariah Angela Carey on March 27, 1969 in Huntington, NY.
"There is a light at the end of the tunnel...hopefully it's not a freight train!"
In May 2008, Nick Cannon proposed to Mariah with a huge sparkler and the two tied the knot within weeks.
Mariah dated Latin singer Luis Miguel. She was married to music mogul Tommy Mottola from 1993 to 1998.
Mega Music Success:
Mariah is the most successful female singer/songwriter of all time. She had 17 songs that hit #1 and sold more than 160 million records worldwide.
Mariah loves butterflies so much that she labels her albums, videos, photographs, and clothing with them.
Marilyn Monroe Fan:
In 1999, she purchased Marilyn Monroe's white lacquered baby grand piano at auction and paid $600,000 for the vintage piece.
In July 2001, according to her PR team, Mariah suffered a physical and emotional breakdown and spent a few weeks 'recovering' in a Connecticut mental hospital.
Early Work Experience:
Before being discovered, Mariah worked various odd jobs to pay the bills, including coat-checker, hostess, salon hair sweeper, and restaurant waitress.