Throwbacks

28th 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.

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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.

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‘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.

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

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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.

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

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Album Chart Positions:

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

Music Videos:

Look out for Mariah’s new song, ‘In The Mix’, which she wrote, recorded and co-produced specifically to serve as the theme song for the upcoming television show ‘mixed-ish’. The song will be available to stream and download tomorrow, and the show will premiere on September 24th.

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