Mariah Carey wasn't always a wife or a mom. Once upon a time, she was a wild-haired young pop star who belted out tunes like it was nobody's business.

Carey is still making music -- she just released her CD Merry Christmas II You -- but now she has a little bit more company by her side in the form of husband Nick Cannon and twins Monroe and Moroccan.

As Carey enters a new phase of her life, fans can take a walk down memory lane and remember the singer circa her Daydream and Butterfly albums.

Here is a look at the singer long before she was thinking babies and working with Jenny Craig.