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By Erin Clements

Mariah Carey turned 45 on Friday, and to celebrate the inimitable pop diva's birthday, we've dug into our archives and found some of her unforgettable visits to TODAY.

Check out the footage, which includes a 1991 interview in which a fresh-faced Carey discusses how her mother inspired her to become a singer.

Carey also appeared on the show in 1997 for a chat with Matt Lauer following the release of her album "Butterfly."

The five-time Grammy winner and mom-of-two seems to be having an eventful birthday week. If you missed it, check out her carpool sing-along from Wednesday's "Late Late Show" with James Corden.