Mariah Carey is an award-winning singer, songwriter and record producer, actress, and philanthropist. She’s a woman of many talents. Her career spans over two decades and has sold more than 200 million records worldwide, making her one of the best-selling music artists of all time.
Mariah Carey has a five-octave vocal range and can reach notes beyond the 7th octave. Carey was influenced by R&B and soul musicians such as Billie Holiday and Sarah Vaughan. She also credits The Clark Sisters, Shirley Caesar and Edwin Hawkins as the most influential gospel singers in her early years.