Mariah Carey (born March 27, 1969 or 1970) is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and record producer. Referred to as the "Songbird Supreme" by Guinness World Records, she is noted for her five-octave vocal range, melismatic singing style, and signature use of the whistle register.
She rose to fame in 1990 after signing to Columbia Records and releasing her eponymous debut album, which topped the U.S. Billboard 200 for eleven consecutive weeks. Soon after, Carey became the only artist ever to have their first five singles reach number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart, from "Vision of Love" to "Emotions".
Mariah Carey released her first memoir, The Meaning of Mariah Carey, to critical acclaim. The artist recounts details from her award-winning career, her tumultuous childhood in the '70s and '80s, and her experiences with racism within her family and the industry, as a biracial daughter of divorced parents.
She also, in self-aware fashion, makes mention of the pop culture moments for which she has been at times responsible and at other times unwittingly drawn into, including some of the Internet's most longstanding memes.Over the years, Carey has become a source of inspiration behind many memes, from the classic "I don't know her " to "moments" to just about anything regarding the hatred of overhead lighting.