Although she would probably rather we didn't bring it up, Mariah Carey
is officially 42 years young today.
To celebrate, we've reminded ourselves of her intimidatingly long list of musical achievements to date.Mariah Carey has sold over 200 million records, making her one of the best-selling female artists of all time.The singer has scored the most number ones on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for a female artist, currently totalling 18 hits over a record-breaking 79 weeks. The full list appears below:
1990: 'Vision of Love'
1990: 'Love Takes Time'
1991: 'I Don't Wanna Cry'
1992: 'I'll Be There'
1995: 'One Sweet Day'
1996: 'Always Be My Baby'
1998: 'My All'
2000: 'Thank God I Found You'
2005: 'We Belong Together'
2005: 'Don't Forget About Us'
2008: 'Touch My Body'
Watch the 'Vision of Love' music video below:
Carey holds the record for the most amount of weeks spent at number one on the US chart with 'One Sweet Day' - a collaboration with Boyz II Men. Her hits 'We Belong Together' and 'Without You' tie for second-longest reign on the US singles chart, both tallying 14 weeks at the top. Her festive hit 'All I Want For Christmas Is You' is the most-downloaded holiday song ever, selling 2.1 million in America alone. The album Merry Christmas has sold over 9 million copies worldwide. In her 24-year career, she has picked up 11 American Music Awards, 17 World Music Awards and five Grammys, including 'Best R&B Album' for The Emancipation of Mimi.
Watch the video for 'Don't Forget About Us' taken from Emancipation
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