“I cried on my 18th birthday. I thought I was a failure because I didn’t have a record deal yet,” Mariah Carey writes in her memoir, “The Meaning of Mariah Carey,” which comes out on Tuesday. Now 50, the singer and songwriter has recorded 15 studio albums, including more No. 1 singles than any other solo artist. Here is what she tells readers in her new book.
She knows what domestic violence looks and sounds like.
“By the time I was a toddler, I had developed the instincts to sense when violence was coming,” Carey writes. “As though I was