April 7, 2022 (New York, NY) – The Recording Academy Association of America (RIAA) has declared Mariah Carey as the top certified female artist based on album certifications. The songstress has amassed over 69.5M+ records sold which spans across sixteen separate releases including her fifth album, Daydream, which has achieved Diamond status with over 11 million units sold and her Multi-Platinum singles Always Be My Baby (5M+ units sold), Fantasy (5M+ units sold), and Honey (2M+ units sold). In 2021, Mariah earned the first Diamond certification on a holiday single for her globally renowned record, All I Want for Christmas is You. This news also comes on the heels of the announcement of Mariah’s upcoming MasterClass which is slated for an April 2022 release. In the class, Carey teaches how to use the voice as a vehicle for expression through music. Additionally, Carey is slated to release her first children’s book, The Christmas Princess, written with Michaela Angela Davis and illustrated by Fuuji Takashi, which is slated for a Fall 2022 release.