7. Mariah Carey
Stock Watch: Up. She’s got a five-octave range and has notched more No. 1 hits than any solo artist in history – only the Beatles have more. And no matter how many missteps she makes (“Glitter,” “Charmbracelet”), she always bounces back (“Precious”). 2009’s “Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel” was one of the poorest-reviewed and lowest-selling albums of Carey’s career, yet she’s as popular as ever, due in part to the much-publicized birth of her twins.
Latest Album: 2010’s “Merry Christmas II You”
Extracurricular Activities: At the moment, Carey spends most of her time changing the diapers of her two-month-old babies, Monroe and Moroccan. However, hubby Nick Cannon has revealed that Mariah is already working on a new record inspired by her pregnancy. —Jeff Royer
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