Mariah Carey Research Paper

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Tyesha Florence Alexis Long English 111-710 30 October 2012 Mariah Carey Research Mariah Carey is arguably the best singer in the world. To her remarkable vocal range, top of the pop charts, top selling artist of the late nineties to the early 2000s, Mariah Carey has tremendously change the music industry. Summing that all up, who is Mariah Carey? How did her wonderful career take affect? Wondering minds, may want to know, “What made Mariah Carey who she is today?” Mariah Carey was born March 27, 1970 in Long Island New York. Her mother(Patricia Hickey)being an Irish decent and her father(Alfred Roy Carey) African American and Venezuelan decent, makes Mariah Irish, black and Venezuelan. Mariah got her name from the song “They Call the Wind Maria”: it was her mother favorite song. She has two older siblings Morgan (her brother), Alison (her sister). Growing up, having a mother that was a vocal coach, inspired Mariah to be a singer. After her parents got a divorce, Mariah stayed with her mother. Being that her mother was an Opera singer it showed early signs of Mariah wanting to become a singer; as she went around imitating her mother’s opera. Patricia discovered Mariah's talent in 1972 when she was rehearsing at home for her New York City Opera debut as Magdalena in Verdi's Rigoletto. From the time Mariah was a little girl, she sang so high; she was able to hear the sound and double it exactly. ( One time Mariah went with her mother to one of her shows; as they was singing her mother missed her cue, but Mariah didn't. She sang it at the right point. And the clever thing about it, she wasn't even three yet. From then on, Patricia began coaching Mariah. At the age of four, she was already getting singing lessons and singing at her brother’s radio station. ( She went to Oldfield Middle

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