Carey first struck us all with her superhuman notes on hit songs that soon became every '90s teen girl's anthem. Now, the singer is using her expertise as a judge on American Idol alongside Nicki Minaj, despite tension that may exist.
"The whole thing is convoluted," Carey said of their heated debate. "It's a distraction from the show. It's a distraction to the contestants."
But one, or rather two, things that may happily distract Carey are her 20-month-old twins Moroccan and Monroe with husband Nick Cannon.
As for Fergie, the pregnant star recently admitted on Good Morning America about becoming a mother for the first time, "I have no idea what I'm doing! I'm just going to play it by ear and see how things go, and let the natural instinct kick in."
And in the slim chance they don't, hubby and actor Josh Duhamel will fill in daddy duties as needed.
As Mariah turns 43 and Fergie turns 38, the singing beauties are feeling the love from family, friends and fans. So in honor of that, we're toasting their birthdays with a collection of our favorite photos they've shared. VIEW THE GALLERY: MARIAH CAREY & FERGIE'S BEST FAMILY PHOTOS
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