Mariah Carey through the years (16 images)

Mariah Carey, whose falsetto pipes landed her at the top of the music charts in the early '90s, has been a fixture in Hollywood for nearly 30 years. An award-winning singer, songwriter and actress, Carey recently celebrated her 47th birthday with her new boyfriend Bryan Tanaka. Here's a look at Carey through the years.
Updated: March 28, 2017 at 3:01 PM
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Mariah Carey, crowned top pop artist at the 1991 Billboard Music Awards on December 3, 1991, poses backstage with one of the four awards presented to her. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI
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Mariah Carey performs in a outdoor concert on NBC's "Today" in November 1, 1999 in New York City. Photo by Ezio Petersen/UPI
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Mariah Carey arrives at Capitale in New York City for the Island Def Jam "Charmbracelet" CD release party on Dec. 12, 2002. Photo by Ezio Petersen/UPI
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Mariah Carey shows off her butterfly tattoo before proceeding with emcee duties at the UJA-Federation of New York's Music Visionary of the Year Awards ceremonies on June 18, 2003 in New York City. Photo by Ezio Petersen/UPI
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Mariah Carey signs copies of her CD, "The Emancipation of Mimi," at Best Buy in New York on April 12, 2005. Photo by Laura Cavanaugh/UPI
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Mariah Carey performs at the World Music Awards held at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood on August 31, 2005. Photo by Phil McCarten/UPI
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Mariah Carey holds her three awards at the 48th Annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on February 8, 2006. Photo by Phil McCarten/UPI
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