On this day in 2002, ‘Through The Rain’ was released as the lead single from Mariah Carey’s ninth studio album ‘Charmbracelet’.
The uplifting inspirational song topped Billboard’s ‘Hot Singles Chart’, which measures physical sales of commercial singles, and also became Mariah’s eighth song to top Billboard’s Dance Club Songs chart.
It was a Top 10 hit in a number of countries including Canada and the UK, and peaked at #15 in Australia.
The remix, which was the final track on the ‘Charmbracelet’ album, featured singers Joe and Kelly Price.
The music video was directed by Dave Meyers, and starred Jamie-Lynn Sigler. It is loosely based on Mariah’s parents and their interracial relationship. The scenes where Mariah is singing in a church covered in sunflowers is a tribute to her father who passed away earlier that year, and is actually a re-creation of his funeral.
Mariah performed ‘Through The Rain’ at the 2003 American Music Awards to a standing ovation.
In January 2021, a 13-track EP was released for ‘Through The Rain’, and the music video was remastered in HD.
Listen to the EP: