American Music Awards nods announced

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- The American Music Awards nominations are based on record sales, so it's no surprise Mariah Carey led all nominees announced Tuesday with four nods.

Jackson draws big names to charity song

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- Big names including Mariah Carey, Snoop Dogg and Jay-Z have reportedly signed on to sing Michael Jackson's hurricane-relief charity single.

Big winners no-shows at Lady Soul Awards

PASADENA, Calif., Sept. 8 (UPI) -- Mariah Carey, Destiny's Child, Alicia Keys and Missy Elliott were the big winners at the 2005 Lady of Soul Awards -- and none of them were there.

Source says WMA taping disastrous

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- The World Music Awards taping in Los Angeles was "a disaster," a source told Sunday's New York Daily News.

World Music Awards presented

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- Destiny's Child opened the World Music Awards ceremony in Los Angeles and took home a number of the trophies based on record sales.

Mariah Carey has the top two U.S. singles

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- Mariah Carey joined an elite group Thursday, notching the No. 1 and No. 2 spots atop Billboard's Hot 100 singles chart.

MTV announces Alicia Keys 'Unplugged'

NEW YORK, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- MTV announced Tuesday it was kicking off a new generation of its "MTV Unplugged" series with a concert by Grammy-winning singer Alicia Keys.

James Denton tapped for WMAs

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- "Desperate Housewives" husband James Denton has been tapped to host this year's World Music Awards ceremony. The awards, established in 1989, honor the best-selling artists internationally, and will be given out Sept. 13 at Hollywood's Kodak Theatre.

Mariah Carey still rules singles roost

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- Mariah Carey's "We Belong Together" held onto the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for a 13th week Wednesday.

R. Kelly added to MTV awards performers

MIAMI, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- Controversial but popular R&B singer R. Kelly was added Tuesday to the list of performers for the MTV Video Music Awards ceremony in Miami.

Gwen Stefani to boycott MTV awards?

NEW YORK, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- "Hollaback Girl" Gwen Stefani is nominated for six MTV Video Music Awards but she's reportedly boycotting the Miami ceremony at the end of this month.

World Music Awards gala starts to gel

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- The 2005 World Music Awards will feature performances by Mariah Carey, Destiny's Child and Diana Ross at Hollywood's Kodak Theatre.

Coldplay, 50 Cent to play MTV Video Awards

MIAMI, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- MTV Tuesday added 50 Cent and Coldplay to the growing number of live performances during the 2005 MTV Video Music Awards.

'Notebook,' 'Napoleon' lead Teen's Choice

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 15 (UPI) -- "The Notebook" and "Napoleon Dynamite" were the big winners at the 2005 Teen Choice Awards with each taking a cool dozen in the ceremony.

Mariah Carey is No. 1 for 11th week

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- Mariah Carey's "We Belong Together" topped the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart Thursday for the 11th week in a row.
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Mariah Carey
Mariah Carey and husband Nick Cannon arrive on the red carpet at the 82nd Academy Awards in Hollywood on March 7, 2010. UPI/David Silpa


Mariah Carey (born March 27, 1970 or 1969; sources vary) is an American R&B/pop singer-songwriter, record producer and actress. She made her recording debut, in 1990, under the guidance of Columbia Records executive Tommy Mottola, and became the first recording artist to have her first five singles top the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart. Following her marriage to Mottola, in 1993, a series of hit records including, "Dreamlover" and "Hero" from the diamond album, Music Box established her position as Columbia Records' highest-selling act.

Following her separation from Mottola, in 1997, she introduced elements of hip hop into her album work, to much initial success, but when she left Columbia in 2001, her popularity was in decline. She signed a record $80 million deal with Virgin Records, only to be dropped from the label and bought out of her contract in the following year. This radical turn of events was due to the highly publicized physical and emotional breakdown, as well as the poor reception that was given to Glitter, her film and soundtrack project. In 2002, Carey signed a $24 million deal with Island Records, and, after a relatively unsuccessful period, she returned to the top of pop music, in 2005, with her album, The Emancipation of Mimi. The album sold over 10 million copies worldwide and it's single "We Belong Together," became her most successful solo single of her music career and was awarded Song of the Decade by Billboard

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