With a five-octave vocal range, Mariah Carey is known as one of the most powerful pop and R&B singers.

Her rise to fame began in 1990, with her self-titled debut album. Before the end of the decade, she accomplished 14 No. 1 singles on the Billboard Hot 100 including 'Vison of Love,' 'Fantasy' and 'Always Be My Baby.'

In 1998, the World Music Awards honored Carey for her accomplishments with the award for the Best-Selling Recording Artist of the 1990s.

She continues to hold the record for having the most No. 1 singles for a solo artist, with 18 overall. She surpassed Elvis in 2008.

 
 

Watch Mariah Carey's World Music Awards Acceptance Speech