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THE V-FILES: Mariah Carey

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    ©Getty Images Bought Marilyn Monroe's white lacquered baby grand piano at auction in October, 1999 for $600,000 plus commission.
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    ©Getty Images Worked a variety of odd jobs to support herself, including hat/coat-checker, hostess, hair sweeper in hair salons, and waitress. She stated that she got fired from all her jobs because of her attitude and was concentrating of becoming a backing singer and mixing demos.
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    ©Getty Images Father is Black/Venezuelan American. Mother is White Irish-American.
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    ©Getty Images Made her singing debut, age 20. [1990]
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    ©Getty Images Had the nickname "Mirage" in high school, because she never showed up for class.
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    ©Getty Images According to her spokesperson, Mariah suffered a physical and emotional breakdown, and spent the next couple weeks recovering in a Connecticut mental hospital. [25 Jul 2001]
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    ©Getty Images Signed an $80 million deal with Virgin Records for her next four albums. [2001]
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    ©Getty Images Named one of People Magazine's '25 Most Intriguing People of 2001'.
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    ©Getty Images Owns a three-floor apartment in New York City.
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    ©Getty Images Is the most successful female singer-songwriter of all time, with 17 #1 hits and more than 160 million records sold worldwide.
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    ©Getty Images Used to be a backup singer for Brenda Starr.
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    ©Getty Images The first single from the "Glitter" soundtrack, "Loverboy," was the #1 best selling single in the year 2001.
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    ©Getty Images Voted in at #36 in FHM's Sexiest Girls of 2002 poll, American edition.
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    ©Getty Images Ranked #47 in Askmen's "Most Desirable Woman" (2001)
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    ©Getty Images Her godmother is Patti LaBelle.
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    ©Getty Images Studied over 500 hours of beauty school and hair salon prior to becoming a singer.
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    ©Getty Images According to some reports, insured her body for $10M during the shooting of "Glitter".
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    ©Getty Images Named "America's Most Misunderstood Black Woman," by Essence magazine.
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    ©Getty Images Wanted to be a genie when she was a kid.
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    ©Getty Images Failed her driver's license test three times.