Mariah Carey is an American singer and songwriter. After signing to Columbia Records, she released her debut album, Mariah Carey , which spawned four number-one singles on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart: "Vision of Love," "Love Takes Time," "Someday," and "I Don't Wanna Cry." Following her marriage to Sony Music head Tommy Mottola, Carey became the label's highest-selling act with the albums Music Box , Merry Christmas , and Daydream . These albums spawned a string of successful singles including the international number-one "Without You," holiday track "All I Want for Christmas Is You," and "One Sweet Day," which became the longest-running U.S. number-one single in history with a total of 16 weeks. After divorcing Mottola, Carey adopted a new image and incorporated more elements of hip hop into her music with the release of Butterfly . Billboard named her the most successful artist of the 1990s in the United States, while World Music Awards honored her as the world's best-selling recording artist of the 1990s.