Mariah Carey is ecstatic she's now the most popular female artist in the
history of the US singles charts after scoring her 16th number one.
Carey's WE BELONG TOGETHER toppled Gwen Stefani's HOLLA BACK GIRL from the
BILLBOARD Hot 100 this week (begs23MAY05).
Only THE Beatles, with 20 number ones, and Elvis Presley, with 18, can
boast more Billboard chart-toppers than Carey.
But the new record has left Carey feeling blessed, even if the news has
yet to sink in properly.
She says, "It's incredible. You know what? That just doesn't even seem
like reality, because I just do what I do.
"I'm just really thankful that people are responding to this record the
way people are responding to it because I put so much into it, just my whole
"And I'm just thankful that this whole thing is an enormous blessing and
I'm just grateful to God for everything.