The Recording Academy Association of America (RIAA) has declared Mariah Carey as the top certified female artist based on album certifications.
The songstress has amassed over 69.5M+ records sold which spans across sixteen separate releases including her fifth album, 'Daydream', which has achieved Diamond status with over 11 million units sold and her Multi-Platinum singles "Always Be My Baby" (5M+ units sold), "Fantasy" (5M+ units sold), and "Honey" (2M+ units sold).
In 2021, Mariah earned the first Diamond certification on a holiday single for her globally renowned record, "All I Want For Christmas Is You".
This news also comes on the heels of the announcement of Mariah's upcoming MasterClass which is slated for an April 2022 release.
In the class, Carey teaches how to use the voice as a vehicle for expression through music.
Additionally, Carey is slated to release her first children's book, "The Christmas Princess", written with Michaela Angela Davis and illustrated by Fuuji Takashi, which is slated for a Fall 2022 release
About Mariah Carey
MARIAH CAREY is an author, entrepreneur, philanthropist, producer and multiple award-winning artist and songwriter.
She is the best-selling female artist of all time with more than 200 million albums sold to-date and 19 Billboard Hot 100 #1 singles (18 of which are self-penned) – more than any solo artist in history.
With her distinct five-octave vocal range, prolific songwriting, and producing talent, Carey is truly the template of the modern pop performance.
Mariah is also an inductee to the Songwriters Hall of Fame, and has been recognized with multiple Grammy Awards, numerous American Music Awards, three Guinness World Record titles, both Billboard's "Artist of the Decade" and "Icon" awards, the World Music Award for "World's Best Selling Female Artist of the Millennium," the Ivor Novello Award for "PRS for Music Special International Award," and BMI's "Icon Award" for her outstanding achievements in songwriting, to name a few.
Carey's cultural impact has transcended the music industry to leave an indelible imprint upon the world at large.
In 2009, Carey was recognized with the Breakthrough Performance Award at the Palm Spring International Film Festival for her critically acclaimed role in Lee Daniels' "Precious".
A Congressional Award recipient, Carey has selflessly donated her time and energy to a range of philanthropic causes near to her heart including Save the Music, the Make-A-Wish Foundation, World Hunger Relief, and the Elton John AIDS Foundation, among many others.
A tremendous supporter of children's charities, both domestic and international, Carey founded Camp Mariah in partnership with the Fresh Air Fund, a retreat for inner city children to explore career development.
In 2020, Mariah's riveting memoir The Meaning of Mariah Carey was recognized as a New York Times #1 bestseller upon release.
In 2021, she launched her foray into the world of spirits with Black Irish – an Irish cream with a name that serves as a playful nod to her family heritage.
In 2021, Mariah earned the first Diamond certification on a holiday single for her globally renowned song "All I Want For Christmas Is You".
In April 2022, RIAA declared Mariah as the most certified female artist for album certifications, achieving over 69.5M album sales and streams.