Always Be My Baby

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"Always Be My Baby"
Single by Mariah Carey
from the album Daydream
B-side
  • "Slipping Away"
  • "Long Ago"
ReleasedMarch 9, 1996 (1996-03-09)
Format
RecordedDecember 1994
Genre
Length4:18
LabelColumbia
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
  • Mariah Carey
  • Jermaine Dupri
  • Manuel Seal
Mariah Carey singles chronology
"Open Arms"
(1995)
"Always Be My Baby"
(1996)
"Forever"
(1996)
"Open Arms"
(1995)
"Always Be My Baby"
(1996)
"Forever"
(1996)

"Always Be My Baby" is a song by American singer and songwriter Mariah Carey from her fifth studio album Daydream (1995). It was released by Columbia Records in March 9, 1996 as the third US single and fourth overall. The song was written by Carey, Jermaine Dupri and Manuel Seal. A mid-tempo song, "Always Be My Baby" became Carey's eleventh number one single on the Billboard 100.

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Credits and personnel[change | change source]

Credits adapted from the Daydream liner notes.[7]

Charts and certifications[change | change source]

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Preceded by
"Closer to Free" by BoDeans
Canadian RPM 100 number-one single
May 20, 1996
Succeeded by
"Old Man & Me" by Hootie & the Blowfish
Preceded by
"Because You Loved Me" by Céline Dion
Billboard Hot 100 number-one single
May 4, 1996 – May 11, 1996
Succeeded by
"Tha Crossroads" by Bone Thugs N Harmony
Preceded by
"You're the One" by SWV
Billboard Hot R&B Singles number one single
May 4, 1996