However, as she prepares to release her 14th studio album, the singer shows she’s still got the powerful voice – and sexy looks – to trump her rivals.
The mother-of-two, 44, showed off her stunning curves in a sexy photoshoot with Terry Richardson for Wonderland magazine.
Wearing just a bra, open jacket and leather gloves, Mariah does the ‘diamond authentication check’ by biting on a choker in one of the shots from the mag’s summer issue.
Mariah is the cover star for the summer edition of the London-based glossy, which comes out on May 1.
The star, who is the best-selling female artist of all time having shifted over 220million sales, is no doubt looking forward to hitting the charts with her next release, although she is keeping the title under wraps.
It’ll be the first new material since the release of Memoirs Of An Imperfect Angel in 2009.
Of course, since her last album, her life has changed dramatically after becoming mother to twins Moroccan and Monroe in April 2011.
Speaking to Wonderland, Mariah revealed how her children have inspired her upcoming album: ‘There’s a song on the record called Supernatural that I haven’t talked to the media about before – it features Roc and Roe. Especially Monroe – that’s her song.
‘She opens the song, actually. It was something along the lines of “Goo goo goooo.” For a two and a half year old, she was a steady vibrato.’
A hit single with Miguel last summer, #Beautiful, buoyed the diva as it hit No. 15 in the charts and selling over 1.2M downloads.
Mariah Carey’s as yet untitled album will be released at the end of May.