19th Anniversary of Mariah Carey’s ‘Loverboy’

Released: July 16th, 2001

Mariah Carey released ‘Loverboy’ as the lead single from the ‘Glitter’ soundtrack. The song samples ‘Candy’ by Cameo, which was a hit in the late ’80s.


‘Loverboy’ spent four consecutive weeks on Billboard’s Hot Singles Sales chart, and ended the year as the best-selling single of 2001 in the US. It peaked at #2 on Billboard’s Hot 100, and #1 on the R&B chart.

It also became a Top 10 hit in Canada and Australia.

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A remix featuring Ludacris, Da Brat, Shawnna and Twenty II was also included on the ‘Glitter’ album. A music video was filmed for the remix with all guest rappers making appearances, as well as Cameo lead singer, Larry Blackmon.

Both music videos were directed by David LaChapelle, and the filming process was documented for MTV’s ‘Making The Video’.

Earlier this year, the ‘Glitter’ soundtrack was added to streaming services worldwide for the first time ever.

Listen to ‘Loverboy’:

Mariah recently announced that her memoir ‘The Meaning of Mariah Carey’ will be released on September 29th. You can pre-order here.

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