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1: Mariah Carey was born in Huntington, Long Island, New York. | Her mother is Irish American and her father is of Afro-Venezuelan and African American descent; her paternal grandfather, Roberto Nuñez, changed his surname to Carey to better assimilate upon moving to the United States from Venezuela
2: Carey was named after the song "They Call the Wind Mariah". | Carey's parents divorced when she was three years old. | Carey spent much of her time at home, alone, and turned to music to occupy herself.
3: Carey graduated from Harborfields High School in 1987. She was frequently absent, because of her work as a demo singer for local recording studios; her classmates consequently gave her the nickname "Mirage".
4: On April 30, 2008, Carey married Cannon at her private estate on Windermere Island in The Bahamas.