27th Anniversary of Mariah Carey’s ‘Emotions’ album

On this day in 1991, Mariah Carey released her second studio album, ‘Emotions’, which went on to sell over 8 million copies.


The lead single, ‘Emotions’, became Mariah’s fifth consecutive #1 single in the US. Mariah still holds the record for being the first and only artist to have their first 5 singles all peak at #1. The single also topped Billboard’s R&B and Dance charts.


‘Can’t Let Go’ ended the consecutive streak of #1 singles, peaking at #2 after Sony pulled the physical single from the shelves to focus sales on the album instead. The song did however peak at #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart.


The final single from the album, ‘Make It Happen’, peaked at #5 in the US.


A live version of ‘If It’s Over’, which Mariah co-wrote with Carole King, was released from her 1992 MTV Unplugged EP, and another song from the album, ‘And You Don’t Remember’, was used in a Sony MiniDisc television commercial.


Fun fact: the album was originally intended to be titled ‘The Wind’, and the lead single was going to be ‘You’re So Cold’.


Album Chart Positions:

  • Australia: #8
  • Japan: #3
  • New Zealand: #6
  • UK: #4
  • US: #4

Music Videos:

Mariah has just released a promotional single called ‘GTFO‘, which is dominating digital sales charts worldwide this week and already generated endless viral memes. You can hear it here:

The official lead single from her upcoming album, titled ‘With You’, is set to be released on October 5th.


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