With just some of these stats:
* Carey is the most successful active artist in Billboard Hot 100 Chart history.
* Carey is the most successful female artist in Billboard Hot 100 Chart history based on no. 1 hits. On April 2nd, 2008, Mariah passed Elvis Presley with most no. 1 hits as a solo artist, when Touch My Body became her 18th #1.
* Carey holds the record for most #1 hits of any female in Billboard Hot 100 chart history. Madonna is at a distant 2nd place with (12), followed closely by Whitney Houston with (11), and Janet Jackson with (10.) She is in prime position as the only active artist who has a realitic shot at beating the The Beatles, who holds the record with 20 # 1 hits. As of April 2nd, 2008, Carey's Touch My Body reached #1 thanks to digital release, thus surpassing her tie with Elvis. She now has 18 #1 hits, thereby making her the most successful Solo artist in Billboard Hot 100 Chart history, placing Elvis in 2nd place with (17,) and followed by Michael Jackson who has (13,) and Madonna with (12.)
* Carey holds the record for the largest jump for a single to the number two position on the Hot 100 with "Loverboy" which jumped from 60 to 2.
I'd think I was all that... She also co-wrote 17 of her 18 #1 hits.