Mariah Carey released her new album 'Caution' last Friday. While working on The Emancipation of Mimi , Carey was hoping to bounce back from Glitter and Charmbracelet , both of which failed to meet her towering commercial expectations though the former has developed a fervent following in the years since. On top of that, her new album was also her first release on Epic Records after a decade-plus relationship with the Island Def Jam Music Group which split up in and then Def Jam on its own. Instead, the album stays resolutely unrattled. More importantly, a few of these songs are the strongest Carey has released in a decade. In practice, this meant a rearrangement of personnel.
Mariah Carey born March 27, or is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, actress, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. She was signed to Columbia Records in and rose to fame after releasing her eponymous debut album two years later. Carey is the first artist in history to have their first five singles become consecutive number one songs on the Billboard Hot from "Vision of Love" to "Emotions". Renowned for her five-octave vocal range, melismatic singing style, and signature use of the whistle register, Carey is referred to as the "Songbird Supreme" by Guinness World Records. She achieved worldwide success with follow-up albums Music Box , Merry Christmas , and Daydream After separating from Mottola, Carey adopted a new image and incorporated more elements of hip hop into her music with the release of Butterfly and Rainbow
American singer, songwriter and producer Mariah Carey has recorded songs for fifteen studio albums , including a soundtrack and two Christmas albums , as well as two compilations , a greatest hits , a remix album and an extended play EP. She has occasionally appeared as a featured artist on songs by other performers and she has also contributed vocals to multiple charitable releases. After working as a backing vocalist for the American singer Brenda K. Starr ,  Carey signed with Columbia Records a record label owned by Sony Music in with the help of Starr and released her eponymous debut album in She co-wrote all of the ten songs, seven of which were with her writing partner Ben Margulies. From then on she released a series of critically acclaimed and commercially successful albums in nearly every year of the remaining decade, including Music Box and Daydream , both of which are certified diamond by the Recording Industry Association of America RIAA. Carey has been noted for co-writing and producing all of her original material. Of her nineteen Billboard Hot number-one singles in the United States — the most among soloists — she has written eighteen of them. Aside from writing and recording her own material, Carey has also recorded cover versions of other artist's songs at various points throughout her career.