Hot mama! Mariah Carey flaunted her bikini body while vacationing on a yacht in Ibiza with her adorable daughter Monroe on June 30, 2015. Things seem to be getting pretty serious between the singing sensation and her billionaire boyfriend James Packer, who was also present on the luxury vacation. The new couple visited a spiritual adviser in Jerusalem this weekend sparking rumors they’re planning to marry.
Carey parted with Columbia in 2000, and signed a record-breaking $100 million recording contract with Virgin Records America. In the weeks prior to the release of her film Glitter and its accompanying soundtrack in 2001, she suffered a physical and emotional breakdown and was hospitalized for severe exhaustion. The project was poorly received and led to a general decline in the singer’s career. Carey’s recording contract was bought out for $50 million by Virgin and she signed a multi-million dollar deal with Island Records the following year.
After a relatively unsuccessful period, she returned to the top of music charts with The Emancipation of Mimi (2005). The album became the best-selling album in the US and the second best-seller worldwide in 2005 and produced «We Belong Together,» which became her most successful single of the 2000s, and was later named «Song of the Decade» by Billboard. Carey once again ventured into film with a well-received supporting role in Precious (2009), and was awarded the «Breakthrough Performance Award» at the Palm Springs International Film Festival.