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Encyclopedia > Glitter (Mariah Carey album)
Glitter
Glitter cover
Soundtrack by Mariah Carey
Released Flag of the United States September 11, 2001
Recorded 2000
Genre Pop, R&B
Length 51:45
Label Virgin
Producer Mariah Carey (also executive), Jimmy Jam (also executive), Terry Lewis (also executive), James Wright, DJ Clue, Duro, Clark Kent, Damizza, Rick James, Walter Afanasieff
Professional reviews
Mariah Carey chronology
Valentines
(2000)
Glitter
(2001)
Greatest Hits
(2001)
Singles from Glitter
  1. "Loverboy"
  2. "Never Too Far"
  3. "Don't Stop (Funkin' 4 Jamaica)"
  4. "Reflections (Care Enough)"
  5. "Last Night a DJ Saved my Life"

Glitter is a soundtrack album and the eighth studio album by American singer-songwriter Mariah Carey, recorded for the film Glitter. It was Carey's first album (after changing labels and signing a new deal with Virgin Records) to be released by Virgin on September 11, 2001 (see 2001 in music). The album was a commercial failure and caused Carey to be dropped from the label after signing a highly publicized deal and releasing only one album with the company. Reviews of the album either praised it for the new territory she explored (Rolling Stone declared it "a big step forward in terms of maturity for one of pop music's eternal kids ...[1]), or criticized it as a totally disconcerting departure. Image File history File links File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... In film formats, the soundtrack is the physical area of the film which records the synchronized sound. ... 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There have been several people named James Wright. ... // Ernesto Shaw (born January 8, 1975 in Jamaica, Queens, New York City, New York, USA), better known as DJ Clue?, is a Mixtape DJ known for his involvement in the Mixtape circuit and for being one of the first DJs not to mix songs in his mixtapes. ... The following are fictional planets set in the Star Wars universe. ... Super DJ Clark Kent (born Rodolfo Franklin) is a hip hop DJ, record producer and music executive. ... Damion Young, better known by his pen name, Damizza, is a record producer famous for his underground hip-hop work and his production work and friendship with Mariah Carey. ... Rick James (born James Ambrose Johnson, Jr) (February 1, 1948 – August 6, 2004) was one of the most popular artists on the Motown label during the late 1970s and early 1980s. ... Walter Wally Afanasieff (born 1958-02-10) is a Grammy-award-winning record producer and songwriter who started out as Whitney Houstons arranger, but rose to success co-writing and co-producing music with Mariah Carey. ... The All Music Guide (AMG) is a metadata database about music, owned by All Media Guide. ... Image File history File links 1. ... E! (Entertainment Television) is an American cable television and direct broadcast satellite network. ... Entertainment Weekly (sometimes abbreviated EW) is a magazine published by Time Inc. ... This article is about the magazine. ... Image File history File links 3_stars. ... Slant Magazine is a non-commercial film and music review website. ... Image File history File links 3_stars. ... Mariah Carey (born March 27, 1970) is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, music video director, and actress. ... 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Contents

Description

As a concept album of the sounds of the early 1980s, Glitter features contributions from dominant figures of the period: Rick James wrote "All My Life", Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis reworked their song "Didn't Mean to Turn You On" and wrote with Carey the retro track "Want You", while Cameo are featured on lead single "Loverboy". The album also includes collaboratons with rappers Busta Rhymes, Mystikal, Da Brat, Ludacris, Fabolous, Ja Rule, and Nate Dogg. Rick James (born James Ambrose Johnson, Jr) (February 1, 1948 – August 6, 2004) was one of the most popular artists on the Motown label during the late 1970s and early 1980s. ... James Jimmy Jam Harris III (born on June 6, 1959 in Minneapolis, Minnesota) and Terry Lewis (born November 21, 1956 in Omaha, Nebraska) are an American R&B and pop songwriting and record production team. ... Cameos latest album cover: The Definitive Collection Cameo is a funk, R&B and dance group, best known for the 1986 hit Word Up!. Their lead singer is Larry Blackmon. ... Trevor Smith (born on May 20, 1972), better known as Busta Rhymes, is an American hip hop musician and actor. ... This article contains a trivia section. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... “Luda” redirects here. ... John Jackson (born November 18, 1980),[1] better known by his stage name Fabolous, is an American rapper who was raised in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York. ... Jeffrey Atkins (born February 29, 1976), better known by his stage name Ja Rule is an American rapper from Hollis, Queens, New York City, New York, United States. ... Nathaniel Dawayne Hale (born August 19, 1969), commonly known by stage name Nate Dogg, is an American hip hop artist born in Long Beach, California. ...


Chart performance and singles

It was released shortly before the film Glitter, in which Carey starred, which was a critical and commercial failure. Carey blamed the September 11, 2001 attacks as the reason for the album's failure. In an interview she said, "I released it on 9/11. The talk shows needed something to distract from 9/11. I became a punching bag. They tore me down because my album was at number two instead of number one [a reference to the peak position of single "Loverboy", and not actually to the album]. The media was laughing at me and attacked me." (It is not known why Carey would believe the media was focusing on her chart position at a time when the nation was going through its devastating terrorist attack.) In reality, the album debuted respectably at number seven on the U.S. Billboard 200 album chart but immediately had a dramatic slide. It remained in the top twenty for just two weeks and on the chart itself for just twelve weeks. It has currently sold about 1.3 million copies worldwide but struggled to be certified gold (500,000 copies) in the U.S. at its time of release[2] however, 633,000 copies have been sold in the U.S. as of April 2007. - meaning that of the 1 million copies shipped (the necessary amount to be certified platinum,) over 360,000 went unsold.[citation needed] However, Glitter was a number-one selling album in Japan, where it became the first international soundtrack to reach the number one position. It also had some success (albeit modestly) in smaller markets such as Greece, South Korea, the Philippines, Spain, and Italy.[3] A sequential look at United Flight 175 crashing into the south tower of the World Trade Center The September 11, 2001 attacks (often referred to as 9/11—pronounced nine eleven or nine one one) consisted of a series of coordinated terrorist[1] suicide attacks upon the United States, predominantly... Loverboy is a song written and produced by American singer Mariah Carey for her tenth album, Glitter. ... The Billboard 200 is a ranking of the 200 highest-selling music albums and EPs in the United States, published weekly by Billboard magazine. ... This article or section needs additional references or sources to improve its verifiability. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...


Lead single "Loverboy" peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot 100. After the song initially began stalling on the charts, Virgin Records lower the price to 99cents (unheard of at the time for an artist of Carey's stature) to boost sales.[4]). Follow-up singles "Never Too Far" and "Don't Stop (Funkin' 4 Jamaica)" both failed to chart, making it the first time in Carey's career that her singles did not even appear on the Hot 100. A music video was also filmed for another single ("Last Night a DJ Saved My Life") but was immediately shelved after Virgin Records decided not to continue promotion with the album and dropped Carey from the label. “Hot 100” redirects here. ... Never Too Far was the second single from Mariah Careys tenth album, Glitter. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Glitter (Mariah Carey album). ... A music video is a short film or video that accompanies a complete piece of music, most commonly a song. ... Last Night a DJ Saved My Life is a song written by Michael Cleveland for R&B/dance group Indeep. ...


The song "If We" was later re-worked by Damizza and released as a single titled "What Would You Do" with Butch Cassidy, Nate Dogg and Carey in 2004 (see 2004 in music). Conflict between Damizza and Shade Sheist led Damizza to recruit Cassidy to replace Sheist on the single version. Sheist retaliated with his own remix titled "G-Mix", which is a re-worked version featuring Nune and Carey. However, "What Would You Do" would also fail to make the Hot 100 and receive minimal airplay in Europe as well. Damion Young, better known by his pen name, Damizza, is a record producer famous for his underground hip-hop work and his production work and friendship with Mariah Carey. ... Butch Cassidy (13 April 1866 - c. ... Nathaniel Dawayne Hale (born August 19, 1969), commonly known by stage name Nate Dogg, is an American hip hop artist born in Long Beach, California. ... See also: 2004 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 2004 Record labels established in 2004 2000s in music. ... Nune Yesayan/Նունե (born August 5, 1969 in Yerevan, Armenia) commonly known simply as Nune and Nouné is a popular Armenian pop singer who began singing with an Armenian jazz band in the early 1990s before becoming a lounge singer at resorts in the Middle East. ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ...


"Glitter" would become Carey's lowest selling album, moving just 633,000 copies in the U.S. The subsequent release of her "Greatest Hits" album on Columbia Records also would struggle to go gold upon its release.


Track listing

  1. "Loverboy" (Remix) featuring Da Brat, Ludacris, Twenty II, Shawnna – 4:30
  2. "Lead the Way" – 3:53
  3. "If We" featuring Nate Dogg and Ja Rule – 4:20
  4. "Didn't Mean to Turn You On" – 4:54
  5. "Don't Stop (Funkin' 4 Jamaica)" featuring Mystikal – 3:37
  6. "All My Life" – 5:09
  7. "Reflections (Care Enough)" – 3:20
  8. "Last Night a DJ Saved My Life" featuring Busta Rhymes, Fabolous, DJ Clue – 6:43
  9. "Want You" featuring Eric Benét – 4:43
  10. "Never Too Far" – 4:21
  11. "Twister" – 2:26
  12. "Loverboy" featuring Cameo – 3:49

Loverboy is a song written and produced by American singer Mariah Carey for her tenth album, Glitter. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... “Luda” redirects here. ... Shawnna (born Rashawnna Guy on October 1, 1979 in Chicago, Illinois), is the first African American female artist signed to Def Jam, through Ludacris Disturbing tha Peace Records. ... Nathaniel Dawayne Hale (born August 19, 1969), commonly known by stage name Nate Dogg, is an American hip hop artist born in Long Beach, California. ... Jeffrey Atkins (born February 29, 1976), better known by his stage name Ja Rule is an American rapper from Hollis, Queens, New York City, New York, United States. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Glitter (Mariah Carey album). ... This article contains a trivia section. ... Reflections (Care Enough) was the fourth single from Mariah Careys tenth album, Glitter. ... Last Night a DJ Saved My Life is a song written by Michael Cleveland for R&B/dance group Indeep. ... Trevor Smith (born on May 20, 1972), better known as Busta Rhymes, is an American hip hop musician and actor. ... John Jackson (born November 18, 1980),[1] better known by his stage name Fabolous, is an American rapper who was raised in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York. ... // Ernesto Shaw (born January 8, 1975 in Jamaica, Queens, New York City, New York, USA), better known as DJ Clue?, is a Mixtape DJ known for his involvement in the Mixtape circuit and for being one of the first DJs not to mix songs in his mixtapes. ... Eric Benét Jordan (born October 15, 1966 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin) is a platinum-selling American R&B and Neo-soul singer. ... Never Too Far was the second single from Mariah Careys tenth album, Glitter. ... Cameos latest album cover: The Definitive Collection Cameo is a funk, R&B and dance group, best known for the 1986 hit Word Up!. Their lead singer is Larry Blackmon. ...

Tracks in relation to the Glitter movie

  1. "Loverboy": The main character, Billie Frank's, mainstream breakthrough single. At first, it is overloaded with effects, before it is toned down to sound more like how it appears on the album.
  2. "Lead the Way": Played during the ending credits and when Billie first kisses Dice, Billie's producer and boyfriend.
  3. "If We": Played before Billie and Dice's first date.
  4. "Didn't Mean to Turn You On": The first song Billie makes with Dice; it becomes an underground hit and Billie performs it at the USA Music Awards.
  5. "Don't Stop (Funkin' 4 Jamaica)": Bridge is performed by Billie during a freestyle at Dice's club.
  6. "All My Life": A song made by the fictional pop star Sylk in which Billie first is hired to sing back-up vocals for. After the producer of the song heard how well Billie could sing, they got her to sing the song and release it under Sylk's name. However, after a performance where Sylk gets Billie to 'ghost' the song and she takes full credit for singing the song, Billie gets angry and shows Dice that she was the real singer of the song.
  7. "Reflections (Care Enough)": A song Billie writes about her mother. However, the record company did not approve of the 'woe is me' attempt that she made.
  8. "Last Night a DJ Saved my Life": Played at a club; intro bassline and drums only.
  9. "Want You": Billie records this song with fictional RNB singer Rafael; it becomes a hit.
  10. "Never Too Far": A song Billie and Dice both write at the end of the movie regarding their break-up. She sings the song at her sold-out show in Madison Gardens Square after Dice dies.
  11. "Twister": Played when Billie was taken away from her mother in the beginning of the movie.

Charts, sales and certification

Country Chart[5] Peak
position[5]
Certification[5] Sales[5]
Worldwide 2,800,000
US RIAA 7 Platinum 633,0001[6]
Japan RIAJ 1 (1 weeks) 2x Platinum 400,000
France IFOP 4 Gold 125,000
Italy FIMI 5 Gold 50,000
Spain EIM 3 Gold 50,000
Singapore RIAS 2x Platinum 30,000
South Korea RIAK Platinum 100,000
Switzerland Hit Parade 10 Gold 20,000
Country Peak[5]
Canada 4
Germany 7
UK 10
New Zealand 11
Norway 11
Netherlands 12
Australia 13
Austria 14
Sweden 30
Hungary[7] 37

1 This figure only includes Soundscan sales.

Notes

  1. ^ http://www.rollingstone.com/reviews/album/_/id/148748/mariahcarey?pageid=rs.ArtistDiscography&pageregion=triple1 Rollingstone.com
  2. ^ http://www.mariah-carey-fan.com/albgl.htm Mariah-carey-fan.com August 16, 2006. and has now been certified platinum by the RIAA and Retrieved August 17, 2006.
  3. ^ http://www.mcarchives.com/news/?id=1996 MCarchives.com
  4. ^ Cook, Shanon. "Mariah before breakdown -- 'It all seems like one continuous day'". CNN. August 14, 2001. Retrieved March 17, 2006.
  5. ^ a b c d e MariahJournal
  6. ^ http://www.mariahjournal.com/infozone/charts/archives/mariahsoundscan123106.html Mariahjournal.com
  7. ^ mahasz.hu Top 40 Albums; archive

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