Mariah Carey honored with hand-and-footprint ceremony in Hollywood(9 images)
Mariah Carey's legacy was recognized on Wednesday at the TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood. The singer/actress continues to tour and has two holiday-themed films coming out later this month. Photos by Jim Ruymen/UPI
Director Lee Daniels, who worked with Mariah on the film "The Butler" said of Carey at the ceremony, "Her acting, when she turns it over, when she turns herself over, she metamorphosizes into the beautiful soul that she is. This is so deserving, nobody deserves this more than you," Daniels told Carey at the ceremony Wednesday.
Mariah has sold upwards of 220 million records in her career and tops the list of artists with singles at the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Top 100 list. She shares the title with "Despacito" artists Luis Fonzi and Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber.