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M4. What records and precendents has Mariah Carey set?




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This article is from the Mariah Carey FAQ, by Kade Hansson kade_fh@postoffice.utas.edu.au with numerous contributions by others.

M4. What records and precendents has Mariah Carey set?

Worldwide:

* On average, one Mariah Carey album is bought every three seconds.
* Mariah has sold over 120 million albums in her first ten years.
(Mariah Carey, Emotions, MTV Unplugged EP, Music Box,
Merry Christmas, Daydream, Butterfly, Number Ones)
* Music Box has sold over 25 million copies.
* Daydream has sold over 20 million copies.
* Mariah Carey was one of the first artists to release an interactive
CD Extra.

In the US:

* Mariah has spent more weeks at Billboard #1 than any other artist.
(60 weeks)
* Mariah is second only to the Beatles and Elvis Presley in total
number of #1 singles.
(14)
* Mariah and Boyz II Men jointly hold the record for most
consecutive weeks at Billboard #1 for a single.
(One Sweet Day)
* She was the first artist in Billboard history to have her first 5
singles reach #1.
(Vision Of Love, Love Takes Time, Someday,
I Don't Wanna Cry, Emotions)
* 13 of Mariah's 16 solo US singles have gone to #1 on the Billboard
chart.
(Vision Of Love, Love Takes Time, Someday,
I Don't Wanna Cry, Emotions, I'll Be There,
Dreamlover, Hero, Fantasy, Always Be My Baby,
Honey, My All, Heartbreaker)
* Mariah has cowritten 13 of her 14 #1 hits
(Vision Of Love, Love Takes Time, Someday, I Don't Wanna Cry,
Emotions, Dreamlover, Hero, Fantasy, One Sweet Day,
Always Be My Baby, Honey, My All, Heartbreaker)
* Mariah has coproduced 10 of her 14 #1 hits
(Emotions, I'll Be There, Dreamlover, Hero, Fantasy, One Sweet Day,
Always Be My Baby, Honey, My All, Heartbreaker)
* She was only the second artist in Billboard history to debut at #1.
(Fantasy)
* The was the first artist in history to do it three times, twice
with a solo single.
(Fantasy, Honey)
* She is the only artist to have two Billboard #1 debuts, with
successive singles.
(Fantasy, One Sweet Day)
* She is the only artist to debut in the Billboard airplay charts
top ten twice.
(Fantasy, Honey)
* She holds the most weeks at Billboard #1 for a female artist.
* She holds the most weeks at Billboard #1 for a Sony artist.
* Mariah has had eight consecutive albums go triple platinum.
(Mariah Carey, Emotions, MTV Unplugged EP, Music Box,
Merry Christmas, Daydream, Butterfly, Number Ones)
* Mariah has 84 RIAA gold, platinum and multi-platinum certifications
(includes singles, albums and video albums)
* She holds the record for most number ones by a female songwriter.
(Vision Of Love, Love Takes Time, Someday,
I Don't Wanna Cry, Emotions, Dreamlover, Hero, Fantasy,
Always Be My Baby, Honey, My All, Heartbreaker)

In Australia:

* Music Box has sold over 1.5 million copies. That is one for every
fifteen Australians.
* Fantasy debuted at ARIA #2, and reached #1 in its second week
* During December 1995, Mariah had three simultaneous ARIA top 40
singles
(Fantasy, One Sweet Day, Joy To The World)

In Japan:

* Daydream sold 0.5 million copies in its first week, beating the
previous record by 0.1 million. This was the best performance of
any album in its debut week in any country in the world!
* Number Ones has sold 3.5 million copies in Japan, and is the
best selling foreign album in Japan.

(Editor's note: if you have any statistics or facts to add, perhaps about
your own country, please submit them to me. Note that I cannot include
information for awards unless you have the award title and date.)

 

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