Happy 42nd Birthday Mariah! See 12 Of The Diva’s Most Iconic Looks

Incredible. Iconic. Inspirational. Mariah Carey has influenced  a generation of singers with her amazing octaves and trendsetting style. The glamour girl turns 42 today, and has never looked better!

Whether she’s channeling Marilyn Monroe, or kicking it with the hip-hop guys, this songbird always stays fly. Take a stroll back through your childhood and check out MC’s style evolution over the years.  

 A fresh-faced Mariah bursts on the scene with her smash self-titled debut album.

All she does is win. Adding to her vast collection of American Music Awards.

She donned the now iconic swimsuit for her Honey video that featured Bad Boy’s finest, Puff Daddy, Ma$e and The Lox.

Mariah and the late all-star diva, Whitney Houston, made us do a double take with their matching brown Vera Wang dresses at the MTV Video Music Awards in 1998.

Mariah steps out in style for a Vanity Fair party in 1999.

Mariah’s signature butterfly is a common wardrobe favorite, from sparkly tops to her bright blinged-out rings.

The birthday girl has 18 Billboard  Hits under her belt, and has more #1s than any other female artist in history.

Strike a pose. Mariah wows the red carpet in a curve-hugging red ensemble.

Mariah keeps in step with her dancers during an appearance on a German Entertainment Show.

All smiles with her hubby, Nick Cannon, and the very fashionable Minnie and Mickey.

The Queen Diva gave birth to her adorable twins, Monroe and Moroccan, last April.

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