Mariah Carey was born on March 27, 1969, in Huntington, New York. Growing up in an incredibly musical family, Mariah was the daughter of a former opera singer and vocal teacher who married an engineer. Her mother was her first vocal teacher, and young Mariah quickly displayed a knack for singing. While she initially set out to go to cosmetology school, she ended up landing her first gig as a backup singer for Brenda K. Starr, a Puerto Rican artist.
The rest is history – Mariah Carey has had an extremely successful career, going on to become one of the biggest stars in pop in the early 21st century. She’s known for inspiring other pop and contemporary R&B stars, including Ariana Grande and many more. Keep reading to learn all the details about Carey’s life and career.