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Encyclopedia > Mariah Carey (album)
Mariah Carey
Mariah Carey cover
Studio album by Mariah Carey
Released June 12, 1990 (U.S.)
July 17, 1990 (U.K.)
Recorded January 1990
Genre Pop, R&B
Length 46:27
Label Columbia
CK-45202
Producer Mariah Carey, Rhett Lawrence, Ric Wake, Narada Michael Walden, Ben Margulies, Walter Afanasieff, Tommy Mottola (executive)
Professional reviews
Mariah Carey chronology
Mariah Carey
(1990)
Emotions
(1991)
Singles from Mariah Carey
  1. "Vision of Love"
    Released: May 15, 1990
  2. "Love Takes Time"
    Released: September 09, 1990
  3. "Someday"
    Released: December 21, 1990
  4. "I Don't Wanna Cry"
    Released: April 25, 1991

Mariah Carey is the debut album by American singer Mariah Carey, released in the United States on June 12, 1990 (see 1990 in music) by Columbia Records. Although sales were initially slow, it made Carey a star in her home country and yielded four number-one singles on the Billboard Hot 100, with the album itself spending eleven weeks at the top of the Billboard 200. The RIAA certified Mariah Carey Gold on August 7, 1990 & 9x platinum on December 15, 1999, denoting 9 million shipments in the United States. It is Carey's third best-selling album in the U.S. after Daydream (1995) and Music Box (1993). It is also noted that promotion and production of this album made Carey's debuts one of the most successful and extensive Columbia undertook. Worldwide, the album has sold an estimated 18 million copies. 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. ... 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Contents

Writing and recording

Tommy Mottola and other Sony/Columbia executives believed that Carey had high potential to be the next big superstar, so her debut album was carefully co-ordinated by a panel of executives, and as a result it was deemed unwise for Carey and Margulies to produce. Mottola and the committee wanted a debut album with a more contemporary sound (much like Whitney Houston's 1985 debut album Whitney Houston, which many critics called Carey out for making her album too similar to) that would cross over and appeal to both the R&B and mainstream music markets. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Sony Music Entertainment is a major global record label controlled by the Sony Corporation. ... Whitney Elizabeth Houston (born August 9, 1963) is a six-time Grammy award winning, American R&B singer, soprano, pianist, actress, film producer, and former model. ... Whitney Houston is the self-titled debut album by American R&B singer Whitney Houston, released on February 14, 1985. ...


The committee enlisted some of the top producers of the time to produce the songs that Margulies and Carey had written, and to produce and co-write new material with Carey herself. The producers included Rhett Lawrence, Ric Wake, and Narada Michael Walden, and only six of the nearly twenty songs that Carey and Margulies had written made the album initially. Rhett Lawrence Rhett Lawrence is a record producer and songwriter. ... Ric Wake is a record producer. ... Michael Walden (born April 23, 1952, in Kalamazoo, Michigan USA) is an American producer, drummer, singer, and songwriter. ...


To boost sales in Australia Sony Music released a limited double disc edition of the album with live versions of tracks, exclusive interviews, and "questions and answers" session.


Reception

In order to raise her profile before the release of Mariah Carey, Carey performed three songs, in front of an invitation-only audience at an intimate soirée. She made her television debut on The Arsenio Hall Show, and Columbia Records arranged for her to perform "America the Beautiful" at the NBA National basketball finals. Carey was also asked to go on tour, but she refused as she suffered from severe stage fright at the time. The Arsenio Hall Show is a talk show which aired on late night in syndication from 1989 to 1994. ... America the Beautiful is an American patriotic song. ... NBA redirects here. ...


Mariah Carey entered the U.S. Billboard 200 at number eighty and entered the top twenty in its fourth week. It reached number one in its forty-third week, and stayed there for eleven consecutive weeks — to date, the longest stay at number one in Carey's career. It remained in the top twenty for sixty-five weeks and on the Billboard 200 for 113 weeks, and it was certified nine times platinum by the RIAA on December 15, 1999. It is one of the best-selling debut albums in the country, and by March 2006 it had sold over nine million copies in the U.S.[1] It was also the best-selling album of 1991 in the United States, according to Billboard. The Billboard 200 is a ranking of the 200 highest-selling music albums and EPs in the United States, published weekly by Billboard magazine. ... The description Gold Album is applied to recorded music albums that have sold a minimum number of copies (in the US, currently 500,000 sales). ... RIAA redirects here. ... is the 349th day of the year (350th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Events of 2008: (EMILY) Me Lesley and MIley are going to China! This article is about the year. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar. ... Billboard can refer to: Billboard magazine Billboard (advertising) Billboard antenna In 3D computer graphics, to billboard is to rotate an object so that it faces the viewer. ...


Mariah Carey was moderately successful for a debut album outside the U.S. It experienced most success in Canada, where it topped the charts for a week and went seven times platinum. The album peaked within the top ten in the United Kingdom and Australia; in the former country it spent thirty-six weeks in the top seventy-five, and in the latter it went five times platinum. Its success in Brazil and across continental Europe was limited. As of November 2005, the album had sold approximately 18 million copies worldwide. [2] Continental Europe, also referred to as mainland Europe or simply the Continent, is the continent of Europe, explicitly excluding European islands and, at times, peninsulas. ... Ongoing events • Abramoff-Reed gambling scandal • Al Jazeera bombing memo • Avian influenza (H5N1) outbreak • Black sites scandal • Conservative leadership race (UK) • Fuel prices • Irans nuclear program • Jilin chemical plant explosions • Kashmir earthquake • Malawi food crisis • Malaysian prisoner abuse scandal • New Delhi bombings investigation • Niger food crisis • North Indian cyclone...


The singles released from Mariah Carey were unsuccessful in most music markets but became very popular in the U.S., making Carey a star there. "Vision of Love" became the first of many Billboard Hot 100 number-one hits for Carey, and topped the charts in Canada, Brazil, and New Zealand. "Love Takes Time" reached number one in both the U.S. and Canada, but was only a moderate success in other markets and in some, such as the UK, it failed. "Someday" became another number one for Carey in the U.S. but only reached the top five in Canada, and elsewhere it had little impact. "I Don't Wanna Cry" tied Carey with The Jackson 5 as the act to have their first four singles hit number-one in the U.S., but it had minimal success in other markets except Canada, where it peaked within the top ten. "There's Got to Be a Way" was released in some European countries such as the UK, where it missed the top forty. A fifth single, "Prisoner", was scheduled for release in the U.S. after "I Don't Wanna Cry", but because of the impending release of Carey's second album Emotions, it was used only as a promotional single. MTV Unplugged EP track listing #1s track listing Greatest Hits (CD #1) track listing Vision of Love is a pop/R&B song written by Mariah Carey and Ben Margulies, and produced by Rhett Lawrence for Careys debut album, Mariah Carey (1990). ... “Hot 100” redirects here. ... #1s track listing Greatest Hits (CD #1) track listing Love Takes Time is a pop song written by Mariah Carey and Ben Margulies, and produced by Walter Afanasieff for Careys debut album, Mariah Carey (1990). ... Someday is a song written by Mariah Carey and Ben Margulies, and produced by Ric Wake for Careys debut album Mariah Carey (1990). ... I Dont Wanna Cry is a single by American singer-songwriter Mariah Carey, the fourth from her debut album Mariah Carey. ... The Jackson 5 (also spelled The Jackson Five or The Jackson 5ive, abbreviated as J5, and later known as The Jacksons) was an American popular music quintet (and briefly a sextet and quartet) from Gary, Indiana. ... Theres Got to Be a Way is a single by American singer-songwriter Mariah Carey, the fifth and final from her debut album Mariah Carey. ... This does not cite its references or sources. ... A promo single (short for promotional single) is a single that is released to club or radio outlets for the purpose of promotion of a song. ...


Mariah Carey was nominated for the 1991 Grammy Award for "Album of the Year," while "Vision of Love" received nominations in the categories of "Song of the Year", "Record of the Year" and "Best Female Pop Vocal Performance". Carey won for "Best Female Pop Vocal Performance" and also received the award for "Best New Artist". The "Album of the Year" award was given to Back on the Block by Quincy Jones, Julie Gold won "Song of the Year" for "From a Distance" by Bette Midler, and Phil Collins won "Record of the Year" with "Another Day in Paradise". This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Grammy Award for Album of the Year is the most prestigious award category. ... The Song of the Year is one of the two most prestigious awards in the Grammies, if not in all of the American music industry. ... For the UK music award, see The Record of the Year. ... The Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance is the latest in a series of awards recognizing superior vocal performance by a female in the pop category, the first of which was presented in 1959. ... The Grammy for Best New Artist has been awarded since 1960. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... This article is about the producer and songwriter. ... The song, From a Distance was written in 1985 by American singer-songwriter Julie Gold. ... Bette Midler (born December 1, 1945) is an American singer, actress and comedienne, also known to her fans as The Divine Miss M. She is named after the actress Bette Davis although Davis pronounced her first name in two syllables, and Midler uses one. ... For other uses, see Phil Collins (disambiguation). ... Ray J singles chronology For other uses, see Another Day in Paradise (disambiguation). ...


Track listing

 Audio samples:
  • "Vanishing"
    A gospel-influenced piano ballad.
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  1. "Vision of Love" (Carey, Ben Margulies) – 3:30
  2. "There's Got to Be a Way" (Carey, Ric Wake) – 4:53
  3. "I Don't Wanna Cry" (Carey, Narada Michael Walden) – 4:48
  4. "Someday" (Carey, Margulies) – 4:08
  5. "Vanishing" (Carey, Margulies) – 4:12
  6. "All in Your Mind" (Carey, Margulies) – 4:45
  7. "Alone in Love" (Carey, Margulies) – 4:12
  8. "You Need Me" (Carey, Lawrence) – 3:51
  9. "Sent from up Above" (Carey, Lawrence) – 4:04
  10. "Prisoner" (Carey, Margulies) – 4:24
  11. "Love Takes Time" (Carey, Margulies) – 3:49

Image File history File links MariahCareyVanishing. ... Gospel music is music that is written to express either personal or a communal belief regarding Christian life, as well as (in terms of the varying music styles) to give a Christian alternative to mainstream secular music. ... MTV Unplugged EP track listing #1s track listing Greatest Hits (CD #1) track listing Vision of Love is a pop/R&B song written by Mariah Carey and Ben Margulies, and produced by Rhett Lawrence for Careys debut album, Mariah Carey (1990). ... Ben Margulies is a songwriter and record producer. ... Theres Got to Be a Way is a single by American singer-songwriter Mariah Carey, the fifth and final from her debut album Mariah Carey. ... Ric Wake is a record producer. ... I Dont Wanna Cry is a single by American singer-songwriter Mariah Carey, the fourth from her debut album Mariah Carey. ... Michael Walden (born April 23, 1952, in Kalamazoo, Michigan USA) is an American producer, drummer, singer, and songwriter. ... Someday is a song written by Mariah Carey and Ben Margulies, and produced by Ric Wake for Careys debut album Mariah Carey (1990). ... #1s track listing Greatest Hits (CD #1) track listing Love Takes Time is a pop song written by Mariah Carey and Ben Margulies, and produced by Walter Afanasieff for Careys debut album, Mariah Carey (1990). ...

Chart performance

Chart Peak
position
Certification
Australia 6
Canada 1 7x Platinum
New Zealand 4
Germany 24
Hungary 35
Italy 24
Japan 13
Netherlands 5
Sweden 8
United Kingdom 6 Platinum
United States 1 9x Platinum

As of March 2007, the album has sold 22 million units worldwide.


External links

  • "Someday" music video with lyrics
  • "Vision of Love" music video with lyrics
  • "Love Takes Time" music video with lyrics
  • "I Don't Wanna Cry" music video with lyrics
  • "There's Got to Be a Way" music video with lyrics

See also

See also: 1990 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1990 Record labels established in 1990 list of years in music // January 21 - MTVs Unplugged premieres on cable television with musical guest, Squeeze February 6 - Billy Idol is involved in a serious motorcycle accident, resulting in several broken bones. ... This is a list of best-selling albums in the United States according to the Recording Industry Association of America. ...

Notes

  1. ^ Frere-Jones, Sasha. "On Top: Mariah Carey’s record-breaking career". The New Yorker. April 3, 2006.
  2. ^ Album Mariah Carey
Preceded by
To the Extreme by Vanilla Ice
Billboard 200 number-one album
March 2 - May 17, 1991
Succeeded by
Out of Time by R.E.M.
For other uses, see New Yorker. ... is the 93rd day of the year (94th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... To the Extreme is the mainstream debut album by American rapper Vanilla Ice, released on August 28, 1990 (see 1990 in music). ... Robert Matthew Van Winkle (born October 31, 1967 in Dallas, Texas), best known as Vanilla Ice, is a Grammy Award nominated, American Music Award winning American rapper and actor known for the 1990 smash hit Ice Ice Baby. ... The Billboard 200 is a ranking of the 200 highest-selling music albums and EPs in the United States, published weekly by Billboard magazine. ... These are the Billboard magazine number one albums of 1991, per the Billboard 200. ... -1... is the 137th day of the year (138th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar. ... Alternate cover Artwork from the flip side of the booklet insert This article is about the album by R.E.M.. For other uses of the term, see Out of Time. ... REM or R.E.M. is an acronym for: Rapid Eye Movement, a phase during sleep U.S. rock music band R.E.M., formed in Athens, Georgia in 1980 Roentgen equivalent man, a unit for measuring levels of exposure to radiation. ... This article is about the singer. ... This does not cite its references or sources. ... Singles from Music Box Released: July 27, 1993 Released: October 19, 1993 Released: January 24, 1994 Released: May 27, 1994 Music Box is the fourth album and third studio album by pop and R&B singer Mariah Carey. ... Merry Christmas is the fifth album and fourth studio album by American singer Mariah Carey. ... For the 1966 album by The Lovin Spoonful, see Daydream (The Lovin Spoonful album) Singles from Daydream Released: September 12, 1995 Released: November 14, 1995 Released: March 19, 1996 Daydream is the sixth album and fourth studio album by American singer Mariah Carey, released in the United States on October... Butterfly CD Information Image of the Butterfly compact disc Butterfly Back Cover Butterfly is the seventh album and fifth studio album by American pop/R&B singer Mariah Carey, released in the United States on September 16, 1997 by Columbia Records. ... Rainbow is the ninth album and sixth studio album by American pop/R&B singer Mariah Carey, released in the United States on November 2, 1999 (see 1999 in music) by Columbia Records. ... For the item of jewelry, see Charm bracelet. ... Alternate cover Limited edition cover Singles from The Emancipation of Mimi Released: February 2005 Released: April 2005 Released: July 2005 Released: November 2005 Released: March 2006 The Emancipation of Mimi is the tenth studio album by American singer Mariah Carey. ... #1s is the eighth album by American pop-R&B singer Mariah Carey, released by Columbia Records in Europe on November 16, 1998 (see 1998 in music). ... Greatest Hits is the eleventh album by American singer-songwriter Mariah Carey, released in the United States on December 4, 2001 (see 2001 in music). ... The Remixes is the thirteenth album by American singer Mariah Carey, released in the United States on October 14, 2003 (see 2003 in music) by Columbia Records. ... MTV Unplugged CD Information Image of the MTV Unplugged compact disc MTV Unplugged Back Cover MTV Unplugged is the third album and first live album by American singer Mariah Carey, released in the United States on June 2, 1992 (see 1992 in music) by Columbia Records. ... This page includes the albums discography of Mariah Carey. ... This page lists the singles discography of Mariah Carey. ... This is a list of unreleased songs by Mariah Carey. ... Mariah Carey has accumulated numerous awards since her career began in 1990. ... American singer Mariah Carey has received five Grammy Awards and a total of thirty-one nominations since the start of her career in 1990. ... This page includes the sales and chart achievements for R&B singer, Mariah Carey. ... Category: ... These are the world sales and certifications for Mariah Carey. ...

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