2009

Mariah Carey

September 29

Mariah's Memoir

Carey releases her twelfth album, Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel, which peaks at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 albums chart. But it's the lead single, "Obsessed," which makes headlines as Carey dresses in an outfit similar to feuding ex-flame Eminem's wardrobe in the music video.

Mariah Carey

November 06

Is that Mariah?

Carey undergoes an "ugly" makeunder for her pivotal role as a social worker in the acclaimed drama, Precious. Her part in the film, which stars newcomer Gabourey Sidibe, earns Carey rave reviews, with Time calling her scenes "powerful as anything on film this year."

2010

Mariah Carey

October 28

Mariah & Nick's Baby News

After months of speculation, Carey, 41, confirms that she is pregnant. "It's been a long journey," the singer reveals on the Today show. "It's been tough because I've been trying to hold on to a shred of privacy." An "emotional" Cannon echoes his wife's excitement, adding, "The greatest gift on earth is a child," before revealing that they're having twins.

2011

Mariah Carey

April 30

Arrival Party

Carey and Cannon celebrate their third wedding anniversary with the birth of their daughter Monroe and son Moroccan Scott Cannon. "My wife just gave me the most incredible anniversary gift ever in life! I won't ever be able to top this!" the new father Tweeted of his twins' arrival.

2012

Mariah Carey

July 23

Joining Idol

After weeks of speculation, Fox confirms that Carey has signed on as a judge for the 12th season of American Idol. "I am so excited to be joining Idol," the Grammy winner told reporters in a phone interview at the Television Critics Association summer tour. "This all kind of just happened real quickly, so I can't wait to get started in a couple months."

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BIOGRAPHY (top to bottom): Amazon.com; Lionsgate; iSnaper/CelebrityVibe; Donna Svennevik/ABC; Lionel Cironneau/AP

Edited by Julia Wang

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