Can Mariah Carey revitalize her career again? She’s one of the best-selling artists in music history dating back almost 30 years, though with a few rough patches along the way. Now she’s proceeding with “Caution” — that’s the title of her recently announced 15th studio album, which is scheduled for release on November 16.
Carey was an unstoppable force throughout the 1990s with a string of seven multi-platinum albums, including two that achieved diamond certification: “Music Box” (1993) and “Daydream” (1995). But then came “Glitter,” the 2001 album that accompanied her critically panned film of the same name. Though it still went platinum, it was a disappointment relative to her past hits. She ended up with a Razzie Award for the film and was dropped by her label, Virgin Records.
She redeemed herself in 2005 with “The Emancipation of Mimi,” which returned her to the top of the charts and produced arguably the biggest hit of her career, “We Belong Together,” which spent 14 weeks on top of the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. She ended up winning three Grammys for that album and song, which were the first Grammys she had won since her breakthrough 15 years earlier when she claimed Best New Artist.
Unfortunately, record sales slumped again for subsequent albums, culminating in “Me. I Am Mariah … The Elusive Chanteuse” (2014), which was her poorest performing album to date, spending only eight weeks on the charts and selling just 122,000 copies. And in 2016 she had an embarrassing stalled performance during “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve.” Nevertheless, she persisted with a Golden Globe nomination for her song “The Star” from the 2017 Christmas film of the same name, a redemptive “New Year’s” performance in 2017, and a Las Vegas residency that started in 2018.
Carey has already released two singles from “Caution,” “GTFO” and “With You,” the latter of which she performed for the first time at the 2018 American Music Awards. Will they help her stage another career comeback? Watch her videos for her new singles below.
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