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Mariah Carey: An Artist with Lots of Challenges

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Categorized as one of the most successful US female pop and R&B singers, Mariah Carey was the first artist who had her first five singles beat the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart, during the 1990’s.

In 2000, since The World Music Awards nominates the quality and the number of copies sold, they chose Mariah Carey the best-selling female artist of all time. She also has won Grammy Awards for Best New Artist and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. With this brilliant career, and a Cinderella story behind the scenes, Carey has coped with many different situations in her life: first, her parents got divorced, and since her father’s racial background is of Afro-Venezuelan descent, the members of her family underwent racial hostility. Even though these misfortunes occurred during her infant years, Mariah Carey has prevailed over the negative situations. 

After the separation from the producer Tommy Mottola, Mariah became primarily a songwriter and a talented producer for new artists. Though her career as an actress has not been laureate or welcomed, Carey, has co-starred Mira Sorvino and Melora Walters, performing as waitresses at a restaurant in the independent film WiseGirls, which first performance took place at the Sundance Film Festival, in 2002.

She has been influenced by many soul and R&B musicians, such as Aretha Franklin and Gladys Knight. Love, spirituality, death and racism are some of the subjects that Carey has portrayed when creating a new song. She has also gotten involved in volunteering and philanthropic concerns; she has contributed with money and time for several organizations such as the Fresh Air Fund, which helps youth to have an opportunity to insert into the society, studying and working for a better future.

Multi-faceted, talented and successful, Mariah Carey has demonstrated that life goes on even though there are many obstacles in the road.

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