When it comes to famous female singers, few are more famous than Mariah Carey. She’s been around for almost three decades and is one of the best selling music artists of all time. Since she’s launching a new show, here are 11 things you didn’t know about the celebrated singer:
Her father, Alfred Roy, was of African American and Afro-Venezuelan descent and her mother Patricia (Hickey) was a white Irish-Catholic woman. Growing up, her family struggled in their community because of their ethnicity.