The ultra-famous pop diva dubbed by the Guinness World Records as the 'Songbird Supreme' who gained a lot of attention for her five-octave vocal range. She worked with the band 'Boyz II Men' as well.
March 27, 1970
Huntington, New York
Mariah Carey is the highly successful music icon named as the ‘Songbird Supreme’ by the Guinness World Records. Born to an aeronautical engineer and an opera singer and vocal coach parents, it only proves that her musical prowess runs in her blood. Famous for her timeless tracks ‘All I Want for Christmas Is You’ (1994), ‘Always Be My Baby’ (1995), and ‘One Sweet Day’ (1995), she is critically recognized for her five-octave vocal range, melisma style of vocal articulation, and signature whistle register.
She was named after her mother’s favorite musical ‘Paint Your Wagon”s (1969) track, ‘They Call the Wind Maria’. Her grandfather Francisco Núñez acquired the surname Carey when he moved to New York from Venezuela. In high school, she often missed classes, therefore, earning the nickname Mirage.
While trying it out in the music industry, she confessed that she got fired from all the jobs she did, such as a salon hair sweeper, waitress, hostess, and coat checker. This was because she was so focused on becoming a backup singer.