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Mariah Carey Net Worth

January 23, 2019
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What is Mariah Carey’s net worth? $520 Million 

How did Mariah Carey earn her money and wealth?

Mariah Carey is the best-selling American songwriter and singer who was born on 27th March 1969. According to Guinness World Record, she is known as the “Songbird Supreme” because of her powerful voice, five-octave vocal range as well as melismatic style. She is one of the biggest solo artists who has sold more than 200 million records worldwide. She has released 18 number of singles and has won 18 World Music Awards, 5 Grammy Awards, 32 Billboard Music Awards and ten American Music Awards in her 25 years of career.

Despite having a weak start in her career, she still didn’t give up and became one of the most popular singers in the 21st century. Her albums have sold millions of copies that have increased global sales. In 2015, she played a lead character of the Hallmark Channel movie named as Christmas Melody. She also announced The Sweet Sweet Fantasy Tour the same year which grossed over 30.03 million dollars. She also played the voice actor for the Mayor of Gotham City in The Lego Batman Movie. She also played a small cameo in a movie called Girls Trip, starring Jada Pinkett Smith, Queen Latifah and Regina Hall.

Her song We Belong Together that belonged from The Emancipation of Mimi CD was named as the Song of the Decade by Billboard Magazine in 2010. The song was also considered as the ninth most famous songs of all time. She was also awarded the Legend Award at the World Music Awards held in Monte Carlo. She is the second artist who has 18 number one singles after the Beatles who have 20 number of hits. She also won Best Female R&B Vocal Performance and Grammy Awards for Best R&B Song for “We Belong Together” in 2006.

She started gaining popularity from the 1990s when she released her debut album that ranked first for 11 continuous weeks on the US Billboard 200. She is also the first female singer who has her first five singles reach number one rank on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart. In 2008, she set a new record after releasing her song named Touch My Body which became a huge hit. On 6th February 2006, she also won 3 trophies at the 48th annual Grammy Awards that was held in Los Angeles. She was also awarded for Best R&B  Song, and Best Female R&B Vocal Performance for “‘We Belong Together” and Best Contemporary R&B Album for “The Emancipation Of Mimi.”

Later on, she started a tour along with Lionel Richie which was titled All the Hits Tour. In 2017, she released a single The Star. She was also featured in the most popular Unforgettable song by French Montana. She also created and recorded a song known as Lil’ Snowman for an animated Christmas movie titled as Mariah Carey’s All I Want For Christmas Is You. In 2018, she signed a deal with Live Nation Entertainment and embarked on a concert tour to Asia on her Mariah Carey: Live in Concert. While on tour, she was also presented with a certificate accomplishing 1.6 billion sales units in the Asia Pacific.

What are the highest grossing Albums of Mariah Carey?

1 Music box (1993): 28,000,000 copies
2 Daydream (1995): 20,000,000 copies
3 Mariah Carey (1990): 15,000,000 cassettes and cds
4 Merry Christmas (1994): 15,000,000 copies
5 Butterfly (1997): 10,000,000 copies
6 The emancipation of mimi (2005): 10,000,000 copies
7 Emotions (1991): 8,000,000 copies
8 Rainbow (1999): 8,000,000 copies
9 Charm bracelet (2002): 3,000,000 copies
10 E=MC² (2008): 2,500,000 copies
11 Glitter (2001): 2,000,000 copies
12 Memoirs of an imperfect angel (2009): 2,000,000 copies

Cover Photo Courtesy: Billboard.com

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