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253 American Singer & Songwriter

Mariah Carey (born March 27, 1969) was born in Huntington, New York, United States. She is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and actress. Recognized as the "Songbird Supreme" by Guinness World Records, she is celebrated for her exceptional songwriting skills, remarkable five-octave vocal range, melismatic singing style, and distinctive use of the whistle register. Carey has had a profound impact on contemporary music, influencing vocal styles and seamlessly blending hip-hop with pop music through her collaborations, as well as popularizing the use of remixes.

Notably, she has earned the title of the "Queen of Christmas" due to the enduring popularity of her holiday music, most notably the 1994 hit "All I Want for Christmas Is You," which stands as the best-selling holiday song by a female artist of all time. Carey catapulted to fame in 1990 with her self-titled debut album, which was expertly guided by Columbia Records executive Tommy Mottola, whom she later married in 1993. She remains the only artist to have achieved the impressive feat of having her first five singles reach number one on the Billboard Hot 100, from "Vision of Love" to "Emotions." Carey's success continued to skyrocket worldwide with the release of her albums "Music Box" (1993) and "Daydream" (1995), both of which rank among the best-selling albums of all time. These albums produced numerous chart-topping singles, including "Hero," "Without You," "Fantasy," "Always Be My Baby," and "One Sweet Day," which holds the distinction of topping the US Billboard Hot 100 decade-end chart for the 1990s. Following her separation from Mottola, Carey underwent a transformation, embracing a new urban image and infusing her music with elements of hip-hop and R&B on her album "Butterfly" (1997). By the close of the 1990s, Billboard honored her as the most successful artist of the decade. In 2001, after enjoying an impressive streak of eleven consecutive years with US number-one singles, Carey departed from Columbia and signed with Virgin Records.

Subsequently, Carey faced significant challenges, including a highly publicized breakdown and the disappointment of the film "Glitter" (2001) and its accompanying soundtrack. Virgin Records ultimately bought out her contract, leading Carey to sign with Island Records the following year. Despite this period of relative struggle, Carey made a triumphant return to the top of the charts with "The Emancipation of Mimi" (2005), one of the best-selling albums of the 21st century. The album's second single, "We Belong Together," secured the top spot on the US Billboard Hot 100 decade-end chart for the 2000s. Throughout her career, Carey has explored various ventures, including acting roles in films such as "Precious" (2009), "The Butler" (2013), "A Christmas Melody" (2015), and "The Lego Batman Movie" (2017). Additionally, she served as a judge on "American Idol," starred in the docu-series "Mariah's World," embarked on multiple successful concert residencies, and penned her memoir, "The Meaning of Mariah Carey" (2020).

With over 220 million records sold worldwide, Mariah Carey stands as one of the best-selling music artists in history. She has been inducted into esteemed institutions such as the Songwriters Hall of Fame, the National Recording Registry at the Library of Congress, and the Long Island Music and Entertainment Hall of Fame. VH1 ranked her as the second greatest woman in music in 2012, while Rolling Stone recognized her as the fifth greatest singer of all time in 2023. Billboard honored her as the top-charting female solo artist based on both album and song chart success. Carey holds multiple records, including the most number-one singles on the Billboard Hot 100 by a solo artist, a female songwriter, and a female producer, spending an astounding 91 weeks atop the chart. She is the highest-certified female artist in the United States and ranks 10th overall, with 74 million certified album units. Notably, Carey has been honored with five Grammy Awards, ten American Music Awards, fifteen Billboard Music Awards, and twelve Guinness World Records, among numerous other accolades. Browse A to Z all Mariah Carey Lyrics, songs, and albums below.