Mariah Carey (born March 27, 1970) is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and actress. She made her recording debut in 1990 under the guidance of Columbia Recordsexecutive Tommy Mottola, and released her self-titled debut studio album, Mariah Carey. The album went multi-platinum and spawned four consecutive number one singles, on the U.S.Billboard Hot 100 chart. In 2012, Carey was ranked second in VH1's top 100 most influential women in music. Her newest album is called #1 to Infinity, which will be released on May 18th, 2015.