American singer-songwriter Mariah Carey has released seventy-five official singles , eighteen promotional singles , and has made five guest appearances. With the release of Carey's third studio album , Music Box , the singer's international popularity surged upon release of " Hero " and the album's third single, her cover of Harry Nilsson 's " Without You ", which became the singer's first number-one single in several countries across Europe. With its continual expanding legacy, the song remains her highest seller and one of the best-selling singles of all time, with global sales of over 16 million copies. In , the singer released her fifth studio effort, Daydream. Largely considered her come-back album, Carey's tenth studio effort The Emancipation of Mimi revived faith in the singer's stock, with single " We Belong Together " becoming her strongest international showing in years, and topping the chart in the US for weeks and breaking several radio airplay records.
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American singer, songwriter and producer Mariah Carey has recorded songs for fifteen studio albums , including a soundtrack and two Christmas albums , as well as two compilations , a greatest hits , a remix album and an extended play EP. She has occasionally appeared as a featured artist on songs by other performers and she has also contributed vocals to multiple charitable releases. After working as a backing vocalist for the American singer Brenda K. Starr ,  Carey signed with Columbia Records a record label owned by Sony Music in with the help of Starr and released her eponymous debut album in She co-wrote all of the ten songs, seven of which were with her writing partner Ben Margulies. From then on she released a series of critically acclaimed and commercially successful albums in nearly every year of the remaining decade, including Music Box and Daydream , both of which are certified diamond by the Recording Industry Association of America RIAA. Carey has been noted for co-writing and producing all of her original material.
S he bathes in milk. She sleeps with 20 humidifiers in her room to care for her voice. She is our favourite diva. She is Mariah Carey. The pop legend was born in Long Island, New York, in With record sales of 54 million, she is one of the bestselling female artists of all time. Another love song, the song saw her at number one in the US for a huge 14 weeks. I had a great feeling about it when we finished writing the song, and I was flying back from Atlanta at some crazy hour of the morning But we were listening to it on the plane ride on the way home, and even from the demo version, I really felt something very special. Released after her divorce from music executive Tommy Mottola, "Heartbreaker" tells the story of a man who never lives up to his promises.
Over the last couple years, Carey has been more present than ever in culture with her reality show Mariah's World , her first European tour in years, a Vegas residency and an upcoming tour with Lionel Richie. In honor of her new release, we asked our readers to vote for the best Mariah Carey song. Here are the results. The romantic, midtempo tune is one of her more straightforward pop hits from the early portion of her career, featuring a catchy chorus and one of her most tender vocal performances. Jermaine Dupri co-wrote and produced the song and later released his own official remix featuring guest verses from Da Brat and Xscape. Dupri and Carey re-teamed for The Emancipation of Mimi in It is one of Carey's most inspirational songs, and she's performed it at many patriotic events, including Barack Obama's inaugural ball in It was also her eighth Number One single, a feat she achieved in three years.