MC on People Magazine's Top 100 People That Define Our Time
A five-octave voice and a big life to go with it
Her story starts out like Cinderella: A Long Island native whose parents divorced when she was 3, Carey was still in her teens when she met music mogul Tommy Mottola at a party. In the two decades since, she's had more No. 1 Billboard hits - 18 - than any solo female artist in music history.