Fun Facts About Mariah Carey More Impressive Than A Five-Octave Register

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Though Mariah Carey titled her mid-career comeback The Emancipation of Mimi, the elusive chanteuse was actually free from the very beginning as evidenced by fun facts about Mariah Carey. The only things that match the dramatics of her vocal register are Mariah Carey fun facts, moments she's been getting lost in since her career began. With a net worth totaling over $500 million, Carey can and does live in a reality all her own. It's comprised of high heels, her biggest hits, and more shade than a skyscraper can provide.

These facts, from her tour rider requests to her pets' lavish lifestyles, nearly eclipse her music career entirely. One could easily spend an entire afternoon reading about Mariah Carey's life without ever needing to put her music on – though putting "Fantasy" on in the background feels quite appropriate.

But you may not realize the young Mariah Carey dealt with a number of hardships before she hit the big time, particularly due to her mixed-race heritage. And her career, though gaudy and glittery most of the time, still suffered from personal difficulties like a mental breakdown and a miscarriage. Despite these hardships, Mariah Carey shakes them off and continues to live as if she is the center of the universe. Truly, at the end of the day, everyone's a little bit obsessed with Mariah Carey.


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    Her Cribs Episode Was Epic

    Her Cribs Episode Was Epic
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    The workout room, the butterfly guest room, the bathtub scene. No other episode of MTV's Cribs reached the whistle-register heights of Carey's grand tour of her home. Every room she takes you through never lets you forget that you, a plebeian, are in the home of the Songbird Supreme. Her bedroom remains off limits, but guests get to stay in the butterfly room surrounded by fan art from her beloved lambs.

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    She Throws Shade Like No Other

    She Throws Shade Like No Other
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    Everyone knows Mariah Carey does not, in fact, know Jennifer Lopez, but she also can't be bothered with Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj, or Kim Kardashian. Instead of resorting to insults, Carey lets the facts speaks for themselves. No, she never heard the bad things Madonna said about her because she only listened to Madge "back when she was popular." You're not beneath her, darling, it's just not your fault you don't have a number one on Billboard.

    You'll never hear Carey ever say a mean thing about anybody, usually because she's already forgotten their name.

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    Her Music Follows Her Everywhere


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    No one loves Mariah Carey more than Mariah Carey, who also loves listening to Mariah Carey all the time. Her ex-husband Nick Cannon revealed he and Mimi made love almost exclusively to her material, conspicuously noting the lyrics "when a hero comes along." When dining on vacation in Italy, Carey requested the restaurant play only her music, which proved to be a hit when "Fantasy" came on rotation. Carey even had her twins to the sounds of a live recording of "Fantasy" recorded at Madison Square Garden. Cannon said she wanted her babies to come "out to to a round of applause."

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    Her 2017 NYE Performance Devolved Into A Mess

    Her 2017 NYE Performance Devolved Into A Mess
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    Even if others are to blame, this performance unfortunately made no one excited for 2017. "It doesn't get any better." No, Mimi, it does not.

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    She Does Everything In Heels


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    When you hit the high notes, you need some high heels. From performing to exercising to bowling, Carey does it in heels.

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    She Made A Tipsy Acceptance Speech At A Film Festival

    She Made A Tipsy Acceptance Speech At A Film Festival
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    For those who may not remember (though how could you forget), Carey played a social worker in the film Precious, a role that won her the Breakthrough Actress award at the Palm Springs Film Festival. In the way only a diva can, Carey upstages that performance with her acceptance speech, a monologue that reminds you why people go to Palm Springs. It's more entertaining than the entire Oscars.

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