Career: Mariah got her big break in 1998 when she met Columbia Records executive Tommy Mottola at a party. He listened to her demo tape and offered her a record deal. She released her debut album, Mariah Carey, in 1990 and it made her a huge star in the US. Her 1993 album Musicbox made her an international star and her 1997 album Butterfly revealed a new, sexier image. She also starred in and recorded the soundtrack to the film Glitter, which was not well received, and won rave reviews for her role in 2009 film Precious.
Relationships: Mariah and Tommy Mottola started dating during the recording of her debut album and married in June 1993. They separated in 1997 and divorced the following year. She met actor, comedian and rapper Nick Cannon when they shot the video for her single Bye Bye and they married on 30th April 2008. On 28th October 2010 he announced Mariah was pregnant, and later confirmed that they were expecting twins in spring 2011. Mariah named her baby boy Moroccan Scott after the Moroccan themed room in their house where Nick proposed and her daughter Monroe after Marilyn Monroe.
FYI: Mariah was named the world’s best-selling recording artists of the 1990s at the 1998 World Music Awards.