Mariah Carey’s Influential Albums and Film Career

Written by MasterClass

Last updated: Apr 14, 2022 • 5 min read

Heralded as the “Queen of Christmas” and “the elusive chanteuse,” recording artist Mariah Carey has become one of the most iconic and versatile singing voices in history over her thirty-plus-year career. In addition to influencing generations of other pop stars—from Ariana Grande to Beyoncé—Mariah has written and performed some of the biggest hits of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Few can deny that this legendary diva has changed the face of pop and R&B forever.