In , she rose to fame with the release of "Vision of Love" from her eponymous debut album. Throughout her career, Carey has sold more than million records worldwide, making her one of the best-selling music artists of all time. In the weeks prior to the release of her film Glitter and its accompanying soundtrack in , she suffered a physical and emotional breakdown and was hospitalized for severe exhaustion. The album became the best-selling album in the US and the second best-seller worldwide in and produced "We Belong Together", which became her most successful single of the s, and was later named "Song of the Decade" by Billboard. After a relatively unsuccessful period, she returned to the top of music charts with The Emancipation of Mimi
Raina. Age: 24.
Aside from her commercial accomplishments, Carey has won 5 Grammy Awards, 19 World Music Awards, 11 American Music Awards, and 14 Billboard Music Awards and has been consistently credited with inspiring a generation of singers.
Ellen. Age: 22.
Category: Mariah Carey
The project was poorly received and led to a general decline in the singer's career. Carey once again ventured into film with a well-received supporting role in Precious , and was awarded the "Breakthrough Performance Award" at the Palm Springs International Film Festival. Following a contentious divorce from Sony Music head Tommy Mottola, Carey adopted a new image and traversed towards hip hop with the release of Butterfly After a relatively unsuccessful period, she returned to the top of music charts with The Emancipation of Mimi