Music Box

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Music Box
Studio album by Mariah Carey
Released August 31, 1993
Recorded August 1992–May 1993
Right Track Studios, (Sausalito, CA), The Record Plant (Los Angeles)
Genre Pop, R&B
Length 41:58
Label Columbia
Producer Mariah Carey, Dave Hall, Walter Afanasieff, David Cole, Robert Clivillés, Babyface, & Daryl Simmons
Mariah Carey chronology
MTV Unplugged
(1992)
Music Box
(1993)
Merry Christmas
(1994)
Singles from Music Box
  1. "Dreamlover"
    Released: July 27, 1993
  2. "Hero"
    Released: October 19, 1993
  3. "Without You/Never Forget You"
    Released: January 24, 1994
  4. "Anytime You Need a Friend"
    Released: May 27, 1994

Music Box is the third album by American singer Mariah Carey. It was released on August 31, 1993.

Track listing[change | change source]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Dreamlover"   Mariah Carey, Dave Hall M. Carey, D. Hall, W. Afanasieff 3:54
2. "Hero"   M. Carey, W. Afanasieff M. Carey, W. Afanasieff 4:19
3. "Anytime You Need a Friend"   M. Carey, W. Afanasieff M. Carey, W. Afanasieff 4:26
4. "Music Box"   M. Carey, W. Afanasieff M. Carey, W. Afanasieff 4:57
5. "Now That I Know"   M. Carey, David Cole, Robert Clivillés M. Carey, D. Cole, R. Clivillés 4:19
6. "Never Forget You"   M. Carey, Babyface, M. Carey, Babyface 3:46
7. "Without You"   Pete Ham, Tom Evans M. Carey, W. Afanasieff 3:36
8. "Just to Hold You Once Again"   M. Carey, W. Afanasieff M. Carey, W. Afanasieff 3:59
9. "I've Been Thinking About You"   M. Carey, D. Cole, R. Clivillés M. Carey, D. Cole, R. Clivillés 4:48
10. "All I've Ever Wanted"   M. Carey, W. Afanasieff M. Carey, W. Afanasieff 3:51

International edition

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
11. "Everything Fades Away"   M. Carey, W. Afanasieff M. Carey, W. Afanasieff 5:25

Latin American edition

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
12. "Héroe"   M. Carey, W. Afanasieff M. Carey, W. Afanasieff 4:19

Charts and certifications[change | change source]

Charts[change | change source]

Chart Peak
position
Australian Albums Chart[1] 1
Austrian Albums Chart[2] 1
Belgium (Wallonia) Ultratop 50 Albums Chart[3] 3
Canadian RPM Albums Chart[4] 2
Dutch Albums Chart[5] 1
French Albums Chart[6] 1
German Albums Chart[5] 1
Hungarian Albums Chart[7] 4
Italian Albums Chart[8] 2
Japanese Albums Chart[9] 2
New Zealand Albums Chart[10] 2
Norwegian Albums Chart[11] 2
Spanish Albums Chart[12] 2
Swedish Albums Chart[13] 3
Swiss Albums Chart[14] 1
UK Albums Chart[15] 1
US Billboard 200[16] 1
US R&B/Hip hop Albums[17] 1

Year-end charts[change | change source]

Chart (1994) Position
Austrian Albums Chart[18] 1
Australian Albums Chart[19] 1
Canadian Albums Chart[20] 2
French Albums Chart[21] 2
Swiss Albums Chart[22] 1

End of decade charts[change | change source]

Chart (1990–1999) Position
Austrian Albums Chart[23] 32
U.S. Billboard 200[24] 26

All time charts[change | change source]

Chart Position
Australian Albums Chart[1] 10
Dutch Albums Chart[5] 23
New Zealand Albums Chart[10] 20
Norwegian Albums Chart[10] 33
Swiss Albums Chart[25] 23
Swedish Albums Chart[13] 22

Certifications[change | change source]

Country (Provider) Certifications
Argentina (CAPIF) 2× Platinum[26]
Australia (ARIA) 12× Platinum[27]
Austria (IFPI) 2× Platinum[28]
Belgium (IFPI) 2× Platinum[29]
Brazil (ABPD) Gold[30]
Canada (CRIA) 7× Platinum[31]
Finland (IFPI) Gold[32]
France (SNEP) Diamond[33]
Germany (BVMI) 2× Platinum
Hong Kong (IFPI) 5× Platinum[34]
Italy (FIMI) 4× Platinum[35]
Japan (RIAJ) 11× Platinum[36]
Mexico (AMPROFON) Platinum[37]
Netherlands (NVPI) 6× Platinum[source?]
New Zealand (RIANZ) 5× Platinum[38]
Norway (IFPI) Platinum[39]
Poland (ZPAV) Platinum[40]
Singapore (RIAS) 8× Platinum[41]
South Korea (RIAK) 10× Platinum[42]
Spain (PROMUSICAE) 4× Platinum[12]
Sweden (IFPI) Platinum[43]
Switzerland (IFPI) 4× Platinum[44]
Taiwan (IFPI) 10× Platinum[45]
United Kingdom (BPI) 5× Platinum[46]
United States (RIAA) Diamond[47]

Singles[change | change source]

Year Single Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
US
[48]
US R&B
[49]
US AC
[49]
US Dance
[49]
AUS
[50]
AUT
[2]
CAN FRA
[51]
GER
[52]
IRE
[52]
ITA
[52]
JAP NL
[53]
NZ
[54]
SPA
[55]
SWE
[55]
SWI
[55]
UK
[56]
1993 "Dreamlover" 1 2 2 1 7 1 49 39 19 9 2 31 13 9
"Hero" 1 5 2 7 3 5 41 5 42 13 2 27 7
1994 "Without You" 3 7 4 1 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
"Never Forget You"
"Anytime You Need A Friend" 12 22 5 1 12 25 5 12 41 16 24 1 5 15 8
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or was not released.

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