Next week, Mariah Carey will finally be receiving her very own star in the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
According to the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, Careh will be getting the 2,556th star on Aug. 5. Brett Ratner and Lee Daniels will be in attendance as guest speakers in the event, as well as L.A. Reid, who has collaborated with Carey for a long time and CEO for Epic Records. With millions of albums sold, 18 No. 1 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 and five Grammy awards, Carey is undoubtedly one of the most successful of music acts.
In May, she launched a Las Vegas residency, where she can be heard performing her No. 1 hits, like "We Belong Together," "Hero" and "Vision of Love." Carey is best known for having a voices that spans over five octaves.
Born in Huntington, Long Island, New York on March 27, 1970, Carey was taking voice lessons by the time she was four years old. She was 18 when she signed her first record deal with Columbia Records. Her first album, the self-titled Mariah Carey, had four No. 1 singles.
Carey was most active in her career during the 1990s but had always enjoyed a following even after being in the business for 25 years. She has now released 13 studio albums, the most recent of which was "Me. I am Mariah... The Elusive Chanteuse." The album came out in 2014.
With her 2008 hit "Touch My Body," Carey went on to surpass Elvis Presley and claim the second spot for having the most number of No. 1 hit singles in the U.S. The Beatles have the distinction of being in the top spot.
In 2012, she was chosen to be a judge for season 12 of American Idol alongside Keith Urban, Nicki Minaj and Randy Jackson.
Outside of Music, Carey is active in The Fresh Air Fund, a nonprofit agency providing free summer vacations to over 1.6 disadvantaged children in New York since 1877.
She married Nick Cannon in 2008 and had the twins Monroe and Moroccan. They separated in 2014, with Cannon officially filing for divorce in January. Before the rapper-TV host, Carey was married to Tommy Mottola. They were also divorced in 1998.
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