Mariah Carey (born March 27, 1969 or 1970) is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and record producer. Referred to as the "Songbird Supreme" by Guinness World Records, she is noted for her five-octave vocal range, melismatic singing style, and signature use of the whistle register.
She rose to fame in 1990 after signing to Columbia Records and releasing her eponymous debut album, which topped the U.S. Billboard 200 for eleven consecutive weeks. Soon after, Carey became the only artist ever to have their first five singles reach number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart, from "Vision of Love" to "Emotions".
Gallery: Loose lips sink ships! Stars who committed career suicide in interviews (BANG Showbiz)The Grammy-winner is pleased she had the chance to release her memoir, 'The Meaning of Mariah Carey', last year because it meant she got to tell the stories of who she is as she wants to be remembered for more than just her career and thinks it was important to document her struggles.Read more on msn.com