Thirty years ago, Mariah Carey's career was born.

Thirty years ago today, Mariah Carey released her debut single, 'Vision Of Love.' It launched her career and she became one of the most iconic and best-selling artists in music history.

Mariah recorded this song when she was 17/18. Back when she was being marketed to the same audience as Shania Twain and Celine Dion. I treasure all of MC's music. However, I never became fully enabled with her until that 'Daydream' album in 1995. When she released 'Butterfly' in 1997 (which saw her go full fledged R&B with a much sexier image post divorce) I became diehard, and you couldn't tell me NOTHING. I was ready to slit throats.