Mariah Carey (album)

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Mariah Carey
Studio album by Mariah Carey
Released June 12, 1990 (U.S.)
Recorded December 1988—March 1990 at the Skyline Studios New York City, NY, Cove City Studios, Glen Cove, NY; May 1990, Tarpan Studios, San Rafael, CA
Genre R&B, soul, pop
Length 46:41
Label Columbia
CK-45202
Producer Mariah Carey, Rhett Lawrence, Ric Wake, Narada Michael Walden, Ben Margulies, & Walter Afanasieff
Mariah Carey chronology
Mariah Carey
(1990)
Emotions
(1991)
Singles from Mariah Carey
  1. "Vision of Love"
    Released: May 15, 1990
  2. "Love Takes Time"
    Released: September 9, 1990
  3. "Someday"
    Released: November 13, 1990
  4. "I Don't Wanna Cry"
    Released: April 25, 1991
  5. "There's Got to Be a Way"
    Released: May 6, 1991

Mariah Carey is the debut album by American singer Mariah Carey. It was released on June 12, 1990 on Colombia Records. It reached number one on the Billboard 200 chart. The album has sold over 15 million copies worldwide. Her four singles "Vision of Love", "Love Takes Time", "Someday" and "I Don't Wanna Cry" all reached number one in the US.

Track listing[change | change source]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Vision of Love"   Mariah Carey, Ben Margulies Rhett Lawrence, Narada Michael Walden 3:28
2. "There's Got to Be a Way"   M. Carey, Ric Wake Ric Wake, N. M. Walden 4:53
3. "I Don't Wanna Cry"   M. Carey, N. M. Walden N. M. Walden 4:47
4. "Someday"   M. Carey, B. Margulies Ric Wake 4:06
5. "Vanishing"   M. Carey, B. Margulies M. Carey 4:11
6. "All in Your Mind"   M. Carey, B. Margulies B. Margulies, Ric Wake 4:43
7. "Alone in Love"   M. Carey, B. Margulies R. Lawrence 4:11
8. "You Need Me"   M. Carey, R. Lawrence R. Lawrence 3:51
9. "Sent from Up Above"   M. Carey, R. Lawrence R. Lawrence 4:05
10. "Prisoner"   M. Carey, B. Margulies Ric Wake 4:22
11. "Love Takes Time"   M. Carey, B. Margulies Walter Afanasieff 3:48

Charts and certifications[change | change source]

Charts[change | change source]

Chart Peak
position
Australian Kent Music Report 6
Canadian RPM Albums Chart[1] 1
Dutch Albums Chart[2] 53
French Albums Chart[3] 17
German Albums Chart[4] 24
Japanese Albums Chart[5] 13
New Zealand Albums Chart[6] 4
Norwegian Albums Chart[2] 4
Spanish Albums Chart[7] 35
Swedish Albums Chart[2] 8
Swiss Albums Chart[2] 15
UK Albums Chart[8] 6
U.S. Billboard 200[9] 1
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums[10] 3

Certifications[change | change source]

Country (Provider) Certification
(sales thresholds)
Australia (ARIA) Platinum
Canada (CRIA) 7× Platinum[11]
Netherlands (NVPI) Platinum[source?]
New Zealand (RIANZ) 4× Platinum[12]
Spain (PROMUSICAE) Gold[7]
Sweden (IFPI) Platinum[13]
Switzerland (IFPI) Gold[14]
United Kingdom (BPI) Platinum
United States (RIAA) 9× Multi-Platinum[15]

Decade-end chart[change | change source]

Chart (1990–1999) Position
U.S. Billboard 200[16] 27

Singles[change | change source]

Year Single Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
US
[17]
US R&B
[18]
US AC
[18]
US Dance
[18]
AUS
[19]
AUT
CAN
[11]
FRA
[20]
GER
[4]
IRE
[21]
ITA
[22]
JAP
NL
[23]
NZ
[24]
SPA
[25]
SWE
[25]
SWI
[25]
UK
[8]
1990 "Vision of Love" 1 1 1 9 1 25 17 10 8 1 17 24 9
"Love Takes Time" 1 1 1 14 1 57 24 9 37
1991 "Someday" 1 3 5 1 44 5 38 48 29 14 38
"I Don't Wanna Cry" 1 2 1 49 7 13
"There's Got to Be a Way" 54
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or was not released.

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