Mariah Carey (born March 27; 1970) is a Grammy Award-winning American singer; songwriter; record producer; and actress. She made her recording debut in 1990 under the guidance of Columbia Records executive Tommy Mottola; and became the first recording artist to have her first five singles top the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart. Following her marriage to Mottola in 1993; a series of hit records established her position as Columbias highest-selling act. According to Billboard magazine; she was the most successful artist of the 1990s in the United States.Carey was named the best-selling female pop artist of the millennium at the 2000 World Music Awards. She has had the most number-one singles for a solo artist in the United States (eighteen; second artist overall behind The Beatles); where; according to the Recording Industry Association of America. "I Want to Know What Love Is" was covered by American singer Mariah Carey as the second single from her twelfth studio album, Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel (2009). The single, produced by Carey, C. "Tricky" Stewart and James "Big Jim" Wright, was released in Europe on August 28 and will be released in the United.