Mariah Carey was born in Long Island, New York. She is the daughter of Patricia (Hickey), a singer and vocal coach, who is of Irish descent, and Alfred Roy Carey, an engineer, who was of Afro-Cuban ancestry. Mariah attended Greenlawns Harborfields High School. In June of 1990, Mariah made her debut with Mariah Carey which entered at #73, but on August 4, 1990, it reached #1. Her 1990 self-titled debut album went multi-platinum and spawned an extraordinary four consecutive #1 singles: Vision of Love, Love Takes Time, Someday and I Dont Wanna Cry, and led to Grammy Awards for Best New Artist and Best Female Vocalist. Her 1993 album titled Music Box went ten-times platinum. On September 30, 1995, she made music history. Her single Fantasy from her 1995 Daydream album debuted at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, making her the first female artist to accomplish a number one debut in the U.S. Her other Daydreams single One Sweet Day remained for 16 weeks at the top of the charts. She is the only artist since The Beatles to have so many #1 singles and albums. With Heartbreaker, the first single from her 1999 album Rainbow and also her 14 #1 single, she became the only artist to top the charts in each year of the 1990s, and with Heartbreaker at its 60th week atop the Billboards charts, she pushed ahead of The Beatless 59-week record as the only artist with the most cumulative weeks spent atop Billboards Hot 100 Singles chart.