Ciara leads Lady Soul Train nods with five

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Aug. 9 (UPI) -- Atlanta teen Ciara received five nods for the Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards, which she is also co-hosting with Brian McKnight and Toni Braxton.

Mariah Carey has No. 1 -- again

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- Mariah Carey's "We Belong Together" chalked up a 10th week atop the Billboard Hot 100 chart and was the No. 1 Hot R&B/Hip Hop Song for the 11th week.

MTV adds to awards performer list

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- MTV Tuesday added Mariah Carey and The Killers to its roster of live performers during its "2005 MTV Video Music Awards."

Mariah Carey atop chart for ninth week

LOS ANGELES, July 28 (UPI) -- Mariah Carey's "We Belong Together" topped the Billboard Hot 100 for a ninth week Thursday, but the hot single was showing signs of cooling off.

Lenny Kravitz gets club to go smoke free

LONDON, July 22 (UPI) -- U.S. rocker Lenny Kravitz recently got a London nightclub to go smoke free.

Mariah Carey still queen of singles

LOS ANGELES, July 21 (UPI) -- Mariah Carey's "We Belong Together" was No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for an eighth week Wednesday and also ruled the Pop 100 and Hot R&B Hip-Hop charts.

Music industry reports album slump

LOS ANGELES, July 18 (UPI) -- U.S. album sales dropped 7.6 percent in the first half of 2005, compared with the same period last year, the music industry said Monday.

Newcomers knocking on chart toppers' doors

LOS ANGELES, July 14 (UPI) -- Mariah Carey, Gwen Stefani and the Black Eyed Peas have the most popular singles in the United States, Billboard reported Thursday.

Mariah Carey loses top on German TV

KARLSRUHE, Germany, July 12 (UPI) -- German TV viewers saw more of singer Mariah Carey than anyone had planned when her dress top fell off during a live broadcast.

Mariah Carey's sister busted for hooking

NEW YORK, July 11 (UPI) -- Alison Carey Scott, the sister of pop singer Mariah Carey, has been arrested twice in the last 10 weeks on prostitution charges, the New York Post reported.

Mariah Carey rebounds on Billboard chart

NEW YORK, June 30 (UPI) -- Mariah Carey's "We Belong Together" jumped back to No. 1 on Billboard's Hot 100 last week vanquishing upstart "American Idol" winner Carrie Underwood.

Mariah Carey regains top album chart spot

NEW YORK, June 8 (UPI) -- Mariah Carey's "The Emancipation of Mimi" climbed back to the top of The Billboard 200 Wednesday, after sitting at No. 3 for three consecutive weeks.

Millions vie for Live 8 tickets

LONDON, June 7 (UPI) -- Cellphone networks were flooded with text messages as more than two million people competed to win tickets to next month's Live 8 concert in London.

Mariah Carey tops Hot 100 chart

NEW YORK, May 26 (UPI) -- Mariah Carey's "We Belong Together" hit the top of the Billboard Hot 100 Thursday, her first No. 1 single since 2000 and 16th of her career.

Stefani still no. 1 on Billboard Hot 100

LOS ANGELES, May 12 (UPI) -- Gwen Stefani held onto No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for the third week Thursday despite challenges from Ciara and Mariah Carey.
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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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