The Barbie Version of Mariah as repainted and restyled by Noel Cruz.

Carey rose to fame in 1990 with her self-titled debut album under the guidance of Columbia Records executive Tommy Mottola, whom she later married in 1993. She is the only artist to date to have their first five singles reach number one on the Billboard Hot 100, from “Vision of Love” to “Emotions“. Carey gained worldwide success with her albums Music Box (1993) and Daydream (1995)―both of which rank among the best-selling albums and spawned singles such as “Dreamlover“, “Hero“, “Without You“, “Fantasy“, “Always Be My Baby” and “One Sweet Day“. The lattermost of these topped the US Billboard Hot 100 decade-end chart (1990s). In 1994, she released her Christmas album Merry Christmas, which contained the single “All I Want for Christmas is You“. A recurring chart-topper on the Hot 100, the song’s popularity earned her the title “Queen of Christmas”. After separating from Mottola, Carey adopted a new urban image and began incorporating hip-hop and R&B elements with the release of Butterfly (1997) and Rainbow (1999). By the end of the 1990s, Billboard ranked Carey as the most successful artist of the decade in the United States. She left Columbia Records in 2001 after eleven consecutive years of US number-one singles and signed a record deal with Virgin Records.

Mariah Carey (/məˈraɪə/;[1] born March 27, 1969)[a] is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and actress. Referred to as the “Songbird Supreme” by Guinness World Records, she is regarded as one of the greatest singers in the history of music and is noted for her songwriting, five-octave vocal rangemelismatic singing style and signature use of the whistle register.[2] An influential figure in popular music, Carey is credited with influencing vocal styles, merging hip-hop with pop through her collaborations and popularizing remixes. She has also been dubbed the “Queen of Christmas” for the enduring popularity of her holiday music, particularly the 1994 song “All I Want for Christmas Is You“, which is the best-selling holiday song by a female artist.

Following a highly publicized breakdown and the failure of her film Glitter and its accompanying soundtrack, Virgin bought out Carey’s contract, and she signed with Island Records the following year. After a brief, mildly successful period, Carey returned to the top of the charts with The Emancipation of Mimi (2005) which became one of the best-selling albums of the 21st century. Its second single, “We Belong Together“, topped the US Billboard Hot 100 decade-end chart (2000s). Her subsequent ventures included roles in the films Precious (2009), The Butler (2013), A Christmas Melody (2015), and The Lego Batman Movie (2017), being an American Idol judge, starring in the docu-series Mariah’s World, performing multiple concert residencies, and publishing the memoir The Meaning of Mariah Carey (2020).

Carey is one of the best-selling music artists, with over 220 million records sold worldwide,[3] and is an inductee of the Songwriters Hall of Fame, the National Recording Registry at the Library of Congress and the Long Island Music and Entertainment Hall of Fame.[4][5][6] She was ranked as the second-greatest woman in music by VH1 in 2012 and the fifth-greatest singer by Rolling Stone in 2023. Billboard named her the top-charting female solo artist, based on both album and song chart success. She holds the record for the most Billboard Hot 100 number-one singles by a solo artist (19), a female songwriter (18), and a female producer (15), spending a record 93 weeks atop the chart. Carey is the highest-certified female artist in the United States and 10th overall, with 75 million certified album units. Among her accolades are 5 Grammy Awards, 10 American Music Awards, 20 Billboard Music Awards and 12 Guinness World Records.

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