Mariah Carey Tickets for Sale
Mariah Carey tickets had not been available to see the sultry R&B singer live on tour since 2006's The Adventure of Mimi Tour. She did not even take to the road to promote her 2008 album E=MC2. This is a new decade though, and now Mariah Carey is coming out of the word work to embark on the Angels Advocate Tour. The tour has concerts scheduled from December 31, 2009 to February 27, 2010 for a trip across North America.
The concerts begin, fittingly, in New York City at Madison Square Garden and end in Las Vegas at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace. The album and the tour come after she emerged as a media darling for her role in the heralded 2009 film Precious and a short four-concert limited engagement at the Pearl Concert Theater in the Las Vegas in September 2009.
Some may feel Mariah Carey has the fashion sense of a 1970s porn star, but her dazzling, multi-octave voice defined '90s "diva-tude." Carey ruled the charts during the Clinton decade -- literally, her 1990 debut album alone spawned four No. 1 hit singles and set the stage for Celine Dion's less R&B/dance-oriented approach. Her albums are always expertly crafted and performed, making her MTV Unplugged EP a surprisingly warm change of pace. Carey has entered the new century ready to defend her urban vocalist crown against Whitney Houston or any other iron-lunged singer that her ex-beau, music mogul Tommy Mottola, decides to promote.
Born on the 27th of March in 1970 in Huntington, New York City, New York, this pop diva enjoyed an unprecedented string of US chart-toppers that helped establish her as the most successful female solo artist of the 90s. Carey is the third child of an Irish-American mother, a former opera singer turned voice tutor, and a half-Venezuelan father. As a schoolgirl she began singing on R&B sessions in New York when she met keyboard player and songwriter Ben Margulies who became her songwriting partner and close friend. With Carey writing the melodies and most of the lyrics, and Margulies arranging the songs, they developed a simple blend of soul, gospel and pop that showed off Carey's amazing vocal range to the full. Carey struggled as a waitress until fortune smiled on her.
While at a show business party, a friend of the singer thrust a demo cassette into the hands of Sony Music's US president Tommy Mottola. While driving home from the party Mottola played the cassette in the car and was so impressed that he immediately set out on a Prince Charming-like quest to find his Cinderella.
Carey was duly signed and her debut single, "Visions Of Love", was a smash hit. It became the first of five US number 1s. Managed by Randy Hoffman (whose roster also includes Hall And Oates) the success story proved swift and efficient in construction. In addition to providing four chart-topping singles ("Vision Of Love", "Love Takes Time", "Someday" and "I Don't Wanna Cry"), her debut album stayed on top of the US album charts for 22 weeks, as she duly picked up 1991 Grammys for Best Female Vocalist and Best New Artist, an extraordinary start to a career. The title track of Emotions gave Carey a record fifth consecutive US number 1. Subsequent number 1 singles included a cover of the Jackson Five's "I'll Be There" (from MTV Unplugged), "Dreamlover" and "Hero" (both from Music Box). Her only UK number 1 to date, however, came with a cover version of Badfinger's "Without You" in February 1994. In 1993, she married Mottola (they subsequently divorced in 1997). Her seasonal Merry Christmas featured another hit single, "All I Want For Christmas Is You". Her 1995 release, Daydream, exceeded all expectations and notched up sales of over six million in the USA within three months of release.
Some critics did question whether Daydream was a controlled exercise in vacuous formula writing, with little emotion or heart. Nevertheless, it produced two further huge-selling number 1 singles, "Fantasy" and "One Sweet Day", the latter a collaboration with Boyz II Men that topped the US charts for a staggering 16 weeks. Butterfly featured Carey's most adventurous collection of songs to date, and inevitably repeated the success of her previous albums. "My All" became Carey's thirteenth American number 1, placing her behind only Elvis Presley and the Beatles in the all-time US singles chart. "When You Believe", a duet with fellow diva Whitney Houston taken from the animated DreamWorks movie The Prince Of Egypt, was a huge worldwide hit during 1998. Carey returned in October 1999 with yet another US chart-topper, "Heartbreaker", featuring rapper Jay-Z. "Thank God I Found You", featuring Joe and 98°, repeated the success the following February. Her records have already sold over 110 million copies worldwide, establishing her as the biggest-selling female solo artist of the 1990s.
In 2001, Carey signed a four album, $80 million recording contract with Virgin Records. Shortly before the release of her debut for the label, the soundtrack to a movie loosely based on her life, Carey was admitted to hospital suffering from mental and physical exhaustion. The album was one of the year's most high-profile failures and prompted speculation about the future of her Virgin contract. The rumors became fact in January 2002 when Carey parted company with the label. Later in the year she signed a multi-album recording contract with Island Def Jam, and formed her own imprint, Monarc Music. The first release on the label was Carey's new studio album, Charmbracelet.
After the release of The Emancipation of Mimi in 2005 Mariah Carey successfully emerged as the best selling artist once again. The album moved away from soulful R&B and featured tracks that had a club feel. The Neptunes, Kanye West, and Jermaine Dupri all helped produce the album. Mariah Carey's financial success was recognized by the major award shows. She won Best Contemporary R&B Album, Best Single (for We Belong Together), Best Female R&B Vocal Performance, and Best R&B Song.
She took to the road, going on the Adventures of Mimi Tour. Mariah Carey had waited until 2006 to have the most successful promotional concert tour of her long career. The album took her back into prominence and spurred another work on another album, E=MC2. Again she chose to pursue a creative direction that focused more on pop, though there were still hints of hip hop, gospel, and also reggae. Before the album reached the shelves Mariah Carey posed for the cover of Playboy. Though she remained very partially clothed, she managed to make her sensual comeback in the age of the Cougar.
The first single from the new album, Touch My Body, topped the Hot 100 charts. The single was her 18th number one single and moved her passed Elvis Presley into second place on the list of artists with number one singles in the modern music era. The second single, My Love, was written by young R&B singer-songwriter The Dream.
Mariah Carey married the much younger Nick Cannon in the Bahamas on April 30, 2008. The marriage, the album, and her figure once again made her a sex symbol, this time in the era of the Cougar when the 40 is the new 20.
After the marriage she went back to work in the studio. The result of her efforts was her 12th album, Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel. The album's first single, Obsessed, debuted at number 11 and peaked at number seven on the Billboard Hot 100. Now, she remains behind just Aretha Franklin as the woman with the most entries into the Billboard Hot 100. Since releasing the album Mariah Carey has performed at the Neighborhood Inaugural Ball for the swearing in of President Barrack Obama and performed with Trey Lorenz for the Michael Jackson memorial at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, singing I'll Be There with the Jackson 5.