Year Eligible: 2015
Debut Album: Mariah Carey
Why She Should Be Inducted: Aside from holding the Guinness World Records for the Biggest Record Deal and Most Consecutive Weeks at Number One for a single at one point or another, Carey has reportedly sold more than 200 million records worldwide and has had more Number One songs than any other solo artist. Over the past two decades, she's claimed the Top Spot more times than Elvis.
Possible Drama: None, as long as no one flips the script if and when she is inducted. Last year, Carey issued a "diva in distress" missive apologizing for one of her employees posting the wrong mix of her new single "The Art of Letting Go." "There's no doubt in my mind that this sounds like a self-absorbed diva on a 'woe-is-me' tangent about a couple of adlibs or some other triviality," she wrote, "but the reality is this is me, focusing solely on the record, wanting you to hear it and experience it the right way."