Born in Huntington, New York, to parents of African American,
Afro-Venezuelan and Irish descent, Mariah Caery is an American singer,
songwriter, record producer, and actress who rose to fame with the
release of "Vision of Love" from her eponymous debut album. In 1998,
she was honored as the world's best-selling recording artist of the
1990s at the World Music Awards and subsequently named the best-selling
female artist of the millennium in 2000.