- Birthday27th Mar, 70
- Birth PlaceUnited States
- Marital statusMarried
The goddess of style and charismatic Mariah Carey is a renowned American singer, record producer, music video director and an actress. Popular for her voice that spans over more than five octaves, Mariah also writes most of her own music. This high-octave songstress is one of the proud ‘pop-divas’ of 90’s, having sold more than eighty million albums, and has so far sold around 160 million albums worldwide. In terms of giving most number one hit singles in U.S, Carey passed Elvis Presley, and has became second to The Beatles.
Born in 1970, in Long Island, New York, Mariah Carey stunned her mother Patricia Carey, an opera singer and a voice coach by imitating her operatic singing at the age of two, and began taking singing lessons at the age of four. Mariah who also worked as a coat check girl and waitress in Manhattan signed her first music contract with Columbia records at the age of 18, and her first album, Mariah Carey had four hit singles, including ‘Vision of Love’ and ‘I Don’t Wanna Cry’. Later, with other studios she went on to produce multiple super-hit albums and top singles, making her the third best-selling female artist of all times. She reportedly signed a whopping $80 million contract with Virgin records in 2002, but ended up taking only $50 million as part of her severance agreement. The artist is known for her lavish studio production techniques, and even has exclusive recording studios in her uber-luxury mansions.
Mariah has also been involved in multiple relationships; her first marriage was with Mottola, whom she divorced in 1998, and went on to date Luis Miguel, a Latin singer for three years. After dating Luis, she then married actor-rapper Nick Cannon in a secret ceremony in Bahamas in 2008, and the couple is now expecting twins. Nick even appeared in Mariah’s music video Bye Bye. Mariah also got a philanthropic side as well, she is an active fundraiser for The Fresh Air Fund, an organization that provide free summer holidays to more than 1.6 million underprivileged children of New York City since 1877
Family & relationships
New York Triplex apartment
The Art Deco in Mariah Carey’s New York triplex home is truly opulent, and reflects something out of ‘Arabian Nights’. The goddess of style and charismatic Mariah loves luxury, and her apartment is designed luxurious throughout, starting from the halfway of the apartment that looks more like a five-star hotel in Dubai. Dedicated to luxury, the entrance hall is decorated with a palm frond chandelier, along with an Art Deco table with a carved and glided base, and bronze inlaid limestone flooring.
Location: The triplex apartment is located at 90, Franklin Street, New York, U.S.
Accommodation: Mariah’s uber-luxurious master bedroom is utterly feminine, and is decorated with powder-pink color, with lots of silk, art deco mirrors and frills. The corner of the master bedroom looks glamorous with soft-pastel hues and sumptuous textures. Danny Alessandro designed fireplace mantel add serene beauty to the bedroom. Further, Carey’s 30-foot long bath is pure luxury, a dedicated place to linger and relax. The amenities in the bathroom include huge bathing tub, a flat screen television and a lounge covered in peach fabric.
The diva Mariah has her own exclusive clothes room, decorated with unusual organic curved stools, it’s like a boutique with everything on view and arranged by color and type. Beside the cloth room, there is a shoe room filled with hundreds of pair of uber-expensive shoes. The drawing room is open planned and overlooks the living room of the house.
Interior and Decor: Designed by interior designer Mario Buatta, the home has the Art Deco influence that comes from the architecture of the building erected during that time. Mariah’s living room is traditionally decorated by incorporating banana plants, and one of the room windows overlooks the spectacular view of America’s Empire State Building. The drawing room boasts H.M. Luther Antiques stool, table lamps from John Boone and floor lamps from hinson & Company, Lor in Marsh beaded pillow fabric and Scalamandre drapery fabric, all delivers an ecstatic Arabian night feeling. The set of Billy Baldwin upholstered chair grace the dining room. The doors in the living room are painted in a leaf pattern, and are also sheathed in silver leaf.
Opulent entrance of Mariah's New York Triplex apartment
Mariah’s uber-luxurious master bedroom
The living hall
The screen hall
The wardrobe of Carey
Mariah’s cloth room and show room
The dining hall
Long Island born babe, the multi-octave songstress Mariah Carey, owns this 3-acre gated compound, basically a pink pile that overlooks a beach with pink sand. The house features four detached buildings painted a very light blush pink, Mariah’s favorite color, to match the sand of the color. The 3,500 square feet of marble walkways and terraces connects the four structures of the house. The property was earlier listed for sale at $4.9 million, and had been available at a lease for $24,000 per week during the peak season.
The Location: The house is located on the Windermere Island in the Bahamas.
Accommodation: The house boasts 4 luxury bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, and the songstress is reportedly getting some work done in the house; maybe she’s installing a recording studio.
Features: The house comprises of an open air room, featuring the living and dining areas overlooks the sea dazzling with the jewel toned water. The fully updated kitchen house, outside the open air great room, is equipped with all necessary appliances suitable enough for Mariah’s private chef to present fancy feast to the lady. The kitchen house also includes a huge storage area, laundry facilities, a bedroom and marbled bathroom. The cabana beach and a 40-foot long infinity edged pool in the house provide shade for the sun weary. The compound is fully protected with computerized camera security surveillance system.
The Fleur De Lys
For a superstar like Mariah Carey, who insured her body directly to $1 billion worth, it is only fair if she owns one of the world’s most expensive homes. The Fleur De Lys, Mariah and her husband Nick Cannon’s regal and titanic estate sits on 5 acre land of Beverly Hills, and has an asking price of $125 million. Mariah loves luxury, and has set the home to be modeled after the extravagant former home of Marie Antoinette, The Palace of Versaile.
Location: The Fleur De Lys is located on the Beverly Hills, CA.
Features: The mansion is spread widely in the area of around 41,000 foot, and is surrounded by rolling lawns, mature trees and ornamental gardens. This massive French Limestone mansion is featured with a huge library, 50-seater screening room, a ballroom, a private jogging track, a spa and a pool with pavilion, a championship sized tennis court and a garage space for nine cars. It also includes a 3,000 square foot manager’s house along with staff quarter for 10 people.
The Fleur De Lys Estates
Front view of 'The Fleur De Lys Estates'
West Coast Crib
Mariah Carey and her husband Nick Cannon Carey reportedly splashed out $7 million to buy West Coast Crib, a house high on the hills above Bel Air, once belonged to an angel and poster princess Farrah Fawcett. This multi-winged sprawling mansion sits on 9,951 square feet of space.
The Location: The magnificent gated mansion is located on Antelo Road, Bel Air, CA.
Accommodation: A poke around and peep into the property revealed that the house boasts 5 luxury bedrooms and 8 full bathrooms. In addition, it also includes seven fire places and terlit rooms, along with 2-story traditional center hall featuring dining, formal living rooms, family room, library, media room, study and an eat in kitchen. It’s also been reported that house also features an exclusive recording studio, a wonderful convenience for Mariah for sure.
Features: Two motor courts, a large sized swimming pool with a pavilion, a terrace with a full view of the surroundings, perfectly groomed lawns, and a three gated entrance delivering ample security make this house worth of its price.
Mariah Carey moved into a rented apartment in July 2012 along with her husband Nick Cannon and the couple's one year old twins . The diva reportedly pays $150,000 as monthly rent for her new pad which is valued at close to $15 million.
Location: Carey's new home is situated inside the private gated community of Hamptons in the Long Island neighborhood of New York City.
Accommodation: The two storied mansion is situated inside a 2 acre estate and offers a total living space of 7500 square feet. It has been equipped with six bedrooms, dining room, a large living room equipped with a fireplace, modular style kitchen, servant's quarters and seven marble floor bathrooms. The air conditioned garage can hold up to three big cars simultaneously. The terraces offer fantastic views of the Peconic Bay waterfront.
Features: The outdoors of the estate has been aesthetically decorated with well manicured lawns and beautiful gardens. The outdoor area also boasts of a large negative edge swimming pool equipped with a party style spa and a couple of large sunbathing decks. Expensive modern furniture adorns most of the rooms of the mansion. A state of the art home theater system and a wine cellar equipped with a large collection of expensive liquor has been fitted into the basement area. Excellent security features like a remote controlled gate has been installed. The kitchen is well equipped with all the latest electronic gadgets and shaker-style cabinets. Two of the bathrooms have been equipped with Jacuzzis. Another luxury feature is the sophisticated smart house system controllable by an iPad.
Neighborhood: Carey's immediate neighborhood is populated by celebrities like fellow singers Jennifer Lopez, Madonna and Sean Combs, all of whom own homes in the Hamptons gated community.
Footwear and bags collection
The diva Mariah’s hobby of collecting an exclusive range of footwear and bags becomes apparent on seeing her exclusive clothes room or show room, which is like a boutique with everything on view and arranged by color and type. Beside the cloth room, there is a shoe room filled with hundreds of pair of exclusively designed uber-expensive footwear. This special room is designed with limestone flooring, and is decorated with unusual organic curved stools.
Rolls Royce Drophead Coupe
The charismatic Mariah Carey owns a custom black Rolls Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe, a less formal interpretation of classic Rolls Royce. According to its Chief Designer Ian Cameron, this Drophead Coupe is a car that epitomizes romantic, performance motoring. May be this can be the reason that for the first time, Mariah and her husband Nick Cannon has been reportedly seen riding together in this car. Each Drophead Coupe is hand built to order, and Mariah has chosen black as its exterior color along with same colored leather upholstery to complement it.
The prestigious Maybach 62 is the car for people who have an eye for something special and luxurious. It seems like Maybach 62 have hit the right note for multi-octave songstress Mariah Carey, as she loves to travel in her super luxurious ride. According to Mariah, Maybach 62 is the perfect combination of style, comfort and luxury and she even states Maybach to be her favorite out of all the cars she owns. The car ensures that on every occasion the star shall arrive in comfort and style, no matter whether she is in the UK or in the U.S. The powerful Maybach engine promises majestic propulsion and astonishing agility along with lavish spaciousness, thus making it a business jet on wheels.
Mariah Carey's Maybach 62S
Porsche Cayenne SUV
Mariah’s husband Nick Cannon has reportedly bought her a bulbous Porche Cayenne SUV as her special 40th birthday present, and it’s definitely hard to believe that the charismatic beauty has turned 40. Mariah who loves pink must have appreciated her husband’s concern for the color, this Porche Cayenne SUV is custom-made hot pink, and even the rims of the car are pink centered with a black lip. Too much pink in this luxurious and powerful midsize five-seat car is undoubtedly head-turning, and even suits this luxury loving star.
Bulbous pink Porche Cayenne SUV
Rolls Royce Phantom
Mariah Carey and her husband Nick Cannon, blessed with twins, were reportedly spotted leaving the hospital in Rolls Royce Phantom, a generous Christmas gift by Nick with its license plates reading “Mommy MC”. Designed by Ian Cameron, Rolls Royce Phantom is a car with real sense of scale and occasion, and is a truly modern interpretation of a Rolls Royce. Mariah loves to roll in style in her Phantom, and it’s definitely the beginning of many beautiful rides that these new born twins will get in their Mommy’s range of uber-expensive cars.
Rolls Royce Phantom
The acclaimed American singer Mariah Carey seems to be on cloud 9, as she received a black colored Mercedes SLK as birthday gift from her husband Nick Cannon. It's a stylish roadster with sexy curves, blacked out taillights, and pink "M's" embroidered on the headrests. Comfort wise, the SLK is quite firm but somewhat cozy for long distance drives, as it's bigger, fatter, and creates a feel-good effect to the riders. The car is fitted with 5.4L, V8 DOHC engine with 7-speed automatic transmission. Five double spoked 17" alloy wheels adds to the beauty. The Magic Sky Control roof feature a glass that turns tinted dark with a simple touch of switch. Fuel efficiency is 22 mpg city and 32 mpg highway. The car starts at a price around $42,500.
In a world where separation and divorce are usually the words which follow the words wedding or marriage, the union of pop singer Mariah Carey with TV personality Nick Canon in 2008 is a kind of shining beacon. The wedding ceremony in 2008 was a surprise that blossomed in the Bahamas after a whirlwind romance over a few months. Though it was not a very big affair, every year following that, the couple have exchanged and renewed their wedding vows with great enthusiasm and interest. Their third anniversary was special because it was the day when Mariah delivered two beautiful twins.
The fourth anniversary in 2012 saw them mount the Eiffel Tower in Paris for a romantic exchange of vows. It was made more special by the fact that the singer is on the road to rapid recovery from all her dreadful health problems which include kidney disease. Arriving to France in a private jet, the couple enjoyed a day filled with shopping before making their way to the Eiffel Tower. An intimate ceremony followed where Canon, in a suit, went on his knees and proposed. The dinner that followed was at the Jules Verne restaurant. Soon after that, the romantic couple set out for their fourth honeymoon.
Mariah Carey and Nick Canon
Shares a kiss
Will you marry me!
Pop diva Mariah Carey owns four Jack Russell Terriers named Cha-Cha, Jackie Lambchops, JJ and Dolomite. Carey dots on the pooches during her spare time and pampers them no end. One of the pets even made a stage appearance alongside the diva at the 2012 NFL Kickoff Concert where she held the dog in her arms while performing her new hit song "Triumphant (Get 'Em)". The singer regularly updates her fans about the canine’s antics on micro blogging site Twitter. Veterinarian Cindy Bressler once accused Mariah of unpaid bills amounting to $30,000 for treating the pooches.