Mariah Carey was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame on Thursday, and during her induction speech, she reminded some folks about her resume! The five-time Grammy winner spoke about the adverse road she traveled to get to success, while congratulating the other inductees including Jody Gerson, The Isley Brothers, The Neptunes and Rick Nowels.
At one point in her speech Carey reflected on her “dysfunctional childhood,” and learning to write songs despite the bumpy road. Mariah Carey is one of the most recognized singers of all time with 18 songs topping the Billboard Hot 100 chart and many more accolades. Mariah released her debut album, Mariah Carey, at the age of 20. Despite all of that success, Carey said she’s had to work twice as hard to ensure her other talents are acknowledged.