Pop and R&B diva Mariah Carey has dominated the music industry for decades, as 18 of her songs (including "Touch My Body", "We Belong Together" and "Always Be My Baby") have hit the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100. Expanding her reach, Carey went on to feature in movies such as the 2001 star vehicle Glitter and the 2009 Oscar-winning drama Precious. Tonight (Oct. 5), the legendary singer will appear as Kitty in the critically acclaimed primetime soap Empire, one of her most anticipated appearances yet.
In honor of Mariah Carey's Empire debut, here's a look at the star's best roles over the years.