Mariah Carey was born on March 27, 1970 and is an American singer and songwriter. She climbed to fame after the debut of her first single taken from the album, "Vision of Love" in 1990. Carey produced four singles to top the charts in the United States and started what would develop into a strand of successful albums. During the entirety of her music career, Mariah Carey has sold more than 200 million records globally, making her one of the best-selling artists of all time and Columbia's highest selling act. Carey has a five piano octave vocal range, and has the capability to hit notes above the 7th octave.