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The Queen DIVA Mariah Carey turns 49 today! Here are 5 facts you NEVER Knew!
1. She has the most No. 1 Hot 100 hits in history! She shares the title with other legends like The Beatles with 20, then her with 18, and Michael Jackson with 13.
2. Since her father was black and her mother was white, during the 1960’s they received a lot of hate. People threw a burning cross on her lawn, poisoned their dogs, blew up their cat, and shot through their kitchen window while they ate dinner. Mariah’s mom spoke about it on The Oprah Winfrey Show.
3. Before her singing career took off, she worked odd jobs to support herself, including hat/coat-checker, hostess, hair sweeper in hairdressing salons, and waitress. She also received her degree in cosmetology. She started her singing career as a backup dancer for Brenda K Starr.
4. Mariah got her big break when one of her demo tapes got into the hands of Sony Music executive Tommy Mottola. This lead to a contract with Columbia Records, and she released her self-titled debut album in 1990.
5. Mariah Carey goes all our for her dog! Her dog has a private limo and she spent $200,000k so they could go on a luxurious vacation!
Happy birthday to the Diva! Check out the time when she stopped by the Hot 97 station to kick it with Nessa: