Album artist 22 - Mariah Carey

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This page lists the album chart runs of Mariah Carey. A list of songs by Mariah Carey can be found here. The albums are listed with the most widely successful first.

# Artist Album Title Year Chart Entries
1 Mariah Carey Daydream 1995 UK 1 - Oct 1995 (46 weeks), Billboard 1 - Oct 1995 (81 weeks) (6 weeks at number 1) (29 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 6 weeks - Oct 1995, Germany 1 for 1 week - Nov 1995, Germany 1 - Oct 1995 (21 weeks), Europe num 1 for 1 week - Oct 1995, Switzerland 1 - Oct 1995 (27 weeks), Australia num 1 for 1 week - Oct 1995, New Zealand 1 for 1 - Oct 1995, Japan 1 for 2 weeks - Sep 1995, US 10 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Dec 1998), UK 2 x Platinum (certified by BPI in Dec 1995), France 2 X Platinum (certified by SNEP Jan 2000), Europe 3 x Platinum (certified by IFIP in 1996), US 2 of 1996, Grammy in 1995 (Nominated), Germany Platinum (certified by BMieV in 1996), Norway 3 - Oct 1995 (21 weeks), Japan 3 of all time (international albums) (sales 2.20), US BB 4 of 1995, Austria 5 - Oct 1995 (6 months), Sweden 6 - Oct 1995 (21 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 7 of 1995 (peak 2, 55 weeks), Australia (ARIA) 9 of 1995, US sales 10 M (according to RIAA), Italy 26 of 1995, Global 34 - 20 M claimed, Internet 38 - 22 M claimed (1993), Worldwide 49 - 16 M, Defin200 116 (1995)
2 Mariah Carey Music Box 1993 UK 1 - Sep 1993 (77 weeks), Billboard 1 - Sep 1993 (128 weeks) (8 weeks at number 1) (33 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 8 weeks - Dec 1993, Germany 1 for 11 weeks - Apr 1994, Germany 1 - Mar 1994 (59 weeks), Europe num 1 for 11 weeks - Mar 1994, Austria 1 - Oct 1993 (10 months), Switzerland 1 - Sep 1993 (69 weeks), Australia num 1 for 18 weeks - Mar 1994, Australia (ARIA) 1 of 1994, US 10 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Nov 1997), UK 5 x Platinum (certified by BPI in Oct 1994), France Diamond (certified by SNEP Feb 1995), Germany 2 x Platinum (certified by BMieV in 1994), US 2 of 1994, Norway 2 - Sep 1993 (48 weeks), US BB 3 of 1994, Sweden 3 - Sep 1993 (55 weeks), Italy 4 of 1994, France (InfoDisc) 5 of 1993 (peak 1, 59 weeks), US CashBox 7 of 1994, Japan 8 of all time (international albums) (sales 1.58), US sales 10 M (according to RIAA), Global 12 - 25 M claimed, Internet 20 - 27 M claimed (1993), Worldwide 26 - 19 M, Billboard200 87
3 Mariah Carey Mariah Carey 1990 Billboard 1 - Jun 1990 (113 weeks) (11 weeks at number 1) (49 weeks in top 10), US 1 of 1991, US num 1 for 11 weeks - Mar 1991, US BB 1 of 1991, Canada 1 for 1 week - 1991, US 9 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Dec 1999), Grammy in 1990 (Nominated), UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Jun 1994), US CashBox 3 of 1991, Norway 4 - Jul 1990 (15 weeks), UK 6 - Sep 1990 (40 weeks), Australia (ARIA) 6 of 1991, Sweden 8 - Aug 1990 (28 weeks), US sales 9 M (according to RIAA), Switzerland 15 - Aug 1990 (15 weeks), Billboard200 50, Global 58 - 16 M claimed, Internet 65 - 17 M claimed (1990), RYM 186 of 1990
4 Mariah Carey Butterfly 1997 Billboard 1 - Oct 1997 (55 weeks) (1 week at number 1) (12 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 1 week - Oct 1997, Canada 1 for 1 week - 1997, Australia num 1 for 1 week - Sep 1997, Japan 1 for 1 week - Aug 1997, US 5 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Dec 1999), UK 2 - Sep 1997 (27 weeks), France 2 X Gold (certified by SNEP Sep 1998), Hong Kong Platinum (certified by IFPI-HK in 1997), Europe Platinum (certified by IFIP in 1997), Switzerland 3 - Sep 1997 (17 weeks), Sweden 4 - Sep 1997 (6 weeks), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Sep 1997), Norway 5 - Sep 1997 (4 weeks), Germany 7 - Sep 1997 (5 weeks), US BB 11 of 1997, Austria 16 - Sep 1997 (4 months), US sales 5 M (according to RIAA), Australia (ARIA) 27 of 1997, Italy 34 of 1997, France (InfoDisc) 36 of 1997 (peak 6, 32 weeks), Internet 73 - 16 M claimed (1997)
5 Mariah Carey Number Ones 1998 Japan 1 for 1 week - Nov 1998, Japan 1 of all time (international albums) (sales 2.80), US 5 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jan 2003), France 2 X Platinum (certified by SNEP Nov 1999), Europe 2 x Platinum (certified by IFIP in 2003), UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Nov 1998), Switzerland 3 - Nov 1998 (24 weeks), Billboard 4 - Dec 1998 (62 weeks) (8 weeks in top 10), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1999), Austria 6 - Dec 1998 (4 months), Norway 6 - Jan 1998 (11 weeks), Sweden 8 - Nov 1998 (20 weeks), UK 10 - Nov 1998 (12 weeks), Germany 10 - Nov 1998 (13 weeks), US sales 5 M (according to RIAA), US BB 23 of 1999, France (InfoDisc) 24 of 1998 (peak 2, 47 weeks), Italy 38 of 1999, Australia (ARIA) 43 of 1998, Global 68 - 14 M claimed, Internet 83 - 15 M claimed (1999), Worldwide 94 - 10 M
6 Mariah Carey Merry Christmas 1994 Japan 1 for 3 weeks - Oct 1994, US 5 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jan 2003), Europe Platinum (certified by IFIP in 1996), Billboard 3 - Nov 1994 (59 weeks) (6 weeks in top 10), Austria 4 - Dec 1994 (2 months), Switzerland 4 - Nov 1994 (8 weeks), Sweden 4 - Dec 1994 (5 weeks), Japan 4 of all time (international albums) (sales 2.09), US (Sup) Gold (certified by RIAA in Jan 2011), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Dec 1994), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1994), Norway 11 - Dec 1994 (5 weeks), Australia (ARIA) 11 of 1994, US sales 5 M (according to RIAA), Italy 29 of 2004, UK 32 - Nov 1994 (7 weeks), US BB 35 of 1994, US CashBox 39 of 1995, Global 68 - 14 M claimed, Internet 73 - 16 M claimed (1994)
7 Mariah Carey The Emancipation Of Mimi 2005 Billboard 1 - Apr 2005 (74 weeks) (2 weeks at number 1) (34 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 2 weeks - Apr 2005, US 6 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Feb 2006), UK 2 x Platinum (certified by BPI in Jan 2006), Canada 2 X Platinum (certified by CRIA in Nov 2005), Grammy in 2005 (Nominated), Europe Platinum (certified by IFIP in 2005), US BB 3 of 2005, US 4 of 2005, France Gold (certified by SNEP Sep 2005), UK 7 - Apr 2005 (43 weeks), Switzerland 9 - Apr 2005 (14 weeks), US sales 6 M (according to RIAA), Germany 14 - Apr 2005 (1 week), Austria 24 - Apr 2005 (1 month), Billboard 27 of the 2000s, Australia (ARIA) 27 of 2005, Sweden 32 - Apr 2005 (2 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 50 of 2005 (peak 4, 51 weeks), Billboard200 52, Chart2000.com album 6 of 2005
8 Mariah Carey E=mc2 2008 Billboard 1 - May 2008 (27 weeks) (2 weeks at number 1) (7 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 2 weeks - May 2008, Canada 1 for 1 week - 2008, US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jul 2008), Canada Platinum (certified by CRIA in Sep 2008), UK 3 - Apr 2008 (13 weeks), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Apr 2008), Switzerland 5 - Apr 2008 (10 weeks), Germany 7 - Apr 2008 (1 week), Norway 20 - Apr 2008 (1 week), Sweden 22 - Apr 2008 (2 weeks), US BB 25 of 2008, Italy 76 of 2008, France (InfoDisc) 86 of 2008 (peak 6, 20 weeks), Chart2000.com album 42 of 2008
9 Mariah Carey MTV Unplugged 1992 New Zealand 1 for 3 - Aug 1992, US 3 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Dec 1994), UK 3 - Jul 1992 (10 weeks), Billboard 3 - Jun 1992 (57 weeks) (12 weeks in top 10), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Jul 1992), France Gold (certified by SNEP Feb 1995), US BB 15 of 1992, US CashBox 16 of 1992, Norway 18 - Aug 1992 (2 weeks), Switzerland 19 - Sep 1992 (5 weeks), Austria 21 - Aug 1992 (3 months), Australia (ARIA) 25 of 1992, Sweden 36 - Aug 1992 (2 weeks)
10 Mariah Carey Rainbow 1999 Europe num 1 for 1 week - Nov 1999, US 3 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Dec 1999), Billboard 2 - Nov 1999 (35 weeks) (6 weeks in top 10), Switzerland 2 - Nov 1999 (16 weeks), France Platinum (certified by SNEP Jan 2000), Germany Platinum (certified by BMieV in 1999), Europe Platinum (certified by IFIP in 1999), Germany 3 - Nov 1999 (4 weeks), Austria 4 - Nov 1999 (3 months), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Feb 2000), UK 8 - Nov 1999 (4 weeks), Norway 11 - Nov 1999 (3 weeks), Sweden 15 - Nov 1999 (2 weeks), US BB 24 of 1999, France (InfoDisc) 39 of 1999 (peak 1, 34 weeks), Italy 65 of 1999, Australia (ARIA) 71 of 1999, Chart2000.com album 69 of 2000
11 Mariah Carey Emotions 1991 US 4 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Sep 1994), UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Jun 1992), UK 4 - Oct 1991 (40 weeks), Billboard 4 - Oct 1991 (54 weeks) (12 weeks in top 10), France Gold (certified by SNEP May 2001), Norway 8 - Oct 1991 (6 weeks), US BB 12 of 1991, Sweden 13 - Sep 1991 (10 weeks), Switzerland 15 - Oct 1991 (9 weeks), US CashBox 20 of 1992, Italy 81 of 1991
12 Mariah Carey Charmbracelet 2002 US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jan 2003), Billboard 3 - Dec 2002 (22 weeks) (1 week in top 10), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Jul 2003), France Gold (certified by SNEP Nov 2003), Canada Gold (certified by CRIA in Apr 2003), Switzerland 9 - Dec 2002 (7 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 74 of 2002 (peak 12, 30 weeks), US BB 83 of 2002
13 Mariah Carey Glitter 2001 US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Oct 2001), France Gold (certified by SNEP Dec 2001), Billboard 7 - Sep 2001 (12 weeks) (1 week in top 10), Germany 7 - Sep 2001 (1 week), UK 10 - Sep 2001 (1 week), Switzerland 10 - Sep 2001 (4 weeks), Norway 11 - Sep 2001 (1 week), Sweden 30 - Sep 2001 (1 week), US BB 111 of 2001
14 Mariah Carey Memoirs Of An Imperfect Angel 2009 Billboard 3 - Oct 2009 (27 weeks) (3 weeks in top 10), US (Sup) Gold (certified by RIAA in Dec 2009), Switzerland 18 - Oct 2009 (6 weeks), UK 23 - Dec 2009 (5 weeks), US BB 101 of 2009
15 Mariah Carey Mariah Carey's Greatest Hits 2001 US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jan 2003), UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Dec 2005), France Gold (certified by SNEP Feb 2002), UK 7 - Oct 2005 (30 weeks), Switzerland 17 - Dec 2001 (5 weeks), Sweden 28 - Dec 2001 (3 weeks), Billboard 52 - Dec 2001 (13 weeks)
16 Mariah Carey The Ballads 2009 Billboard 10 - Feb 2009 (9 weeks) (1 week in top 10), UK 13 - Nov 2008 (12 weeks), Sweden 22 - Apr 2009 (2 weeks)
17 Mariah Carey The Remixes 2003 Billboard 26 - Nov 2003 (5 weeks), UK 35 - Oct 2003 (2 weeks)
18 Mariah Carey Merry Christmas II You 2010 Billboard 4 - Nov 2010 (15 weeks) (1 week in top 10)
19 Mariah Carey Me. I Am Mariah... The Elusive Chanteuse 2014 Billboard 3 - Jun 2014 (8 weeks) (1 week in top 10)
20 Mariah Carey No. 1 To Infinity 2015 Billboard 29 - Jun 2015 (5 weeks)

In addition to the above listed albums Mariah Carey also contributed to the following entries:

# Artist Album Title Year Chart Entries
1 Celine Dion, Gloria Estefan, Aretha Franklin, Shania Twain & Mariah Carey Vh1 Divas Live 1998 US Gold (certified by RIAA in Nov 1998), Norway 9 - Oct 1998 (7 weeks), Switzerland 11 - Oct 1998 (14 weeks), Austria 15 - Nov 1998 (3 months), Billboard 21 - Oct 1998 (20 weeks), Australia (ARIA) 42 of 1998, Italy 45 of 1998

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Previous Comments (newest first)

26 Sep 2016

(2) Double Listings

#5 & #20 are the same (Number Ones). Also #15 & #22 (Greatest Hits).

Data fixed, thanks


27 Feb 2015

Double Listing - MTV Unplugged

#9 & #17 are the same.

Data fixed, thanks


1 Jan 2010

Mariah vs. Madonna

Up to this point Madonna is still more successful around the world than she isin the U.S., and Mariah is still somewhat more successful in the U.S. than she is around the world.

Madonna continuously keeps making top ten hits even number 1's around Europe, Latin America, Canada, Australia and Asia. It's easy to prove that Madonna has had at least 2 top tens from each one of her albums in the UK, Canada, Australia and many more countries.

She also has scored at least 1 top ten from every of her albums in the U.S. except for her Celebration (2009), You Can Dance (1987), Remixed and Revisited (2004) and GHV2 (2001) albums, all of them are compilation albums and the last three didn't even had new world wide single releases made. Even her three soundtracks were able to spawn at least 1 top 10 each one. Madonna also has the most number ones and top ten's in the United World Chart, 29 top ten's and out of those 15 are number 1's and there is still more number ones and top tens to come, because United World Chart week by week keeps posting past charts.

On the other hand Mariah only has 18 top tens and out of those only 2 are number 1's in the United World Chart. Madonna managed to make her latest single Celebration to peak at No. 6 in the United World Chart where Mariah's not latest single but latest moderate successful single Obsessed peaked at No. 14. This shows how much of an impact charting in the U.S. and in the rest of the world does. This is why I respect and honor the methodologies that they used for these "countdowns".


18 Dec 2009

lol, you dont know mariah carey? words from an idiot are not taken into consideration

You know I think that user comment was maybe not quite serious. Your life would be easier if you moderated your responses a bit.

I'm surprised, most people I have met in Malaysia have a sense of humour.


14 Dec 2009

Totally true! Madonna is the most successful artist of the 90`s. I love Celine Dion, REM, and Prince, Who is Mariah Carey?


11 Nov 2009

RE: mariah vs madonna

ok.. so with ur computation.. u actually weighed north america and europe equally... and in fact according to your reply they are not equal and also aside from europe and north america, there are also other large markets like Japan where 7 of mariah's 90s album amassed million/s of sales each... and all other female intl artist that follows sell less than half of Mariah's... mariah's singles are also very successful in Japan...

so i kinda doubt the quoted statement below..

"So no, sorry even if the scores are adjusted according to the size of themarket Mariah doesn't beat Madonna. We've tried a variety of different ways to look at the data and they all result in Madonna being above Mariah. Your intuition was just plain wrong. Of course this tells us that Madonna was more successful round the world in the 1990s, it does not prove that her music was in any way better."

No you're wrong we didn't weigh them equally, Europe got a weight of 9.01 and North America got 15.14 (based on the sales numbers).

So lets look at Japan. In Japan Madonna had 28 hit songs in the 1990s and Mariah had 25. Mariah's hits were slightly higher in the charts so her total score was 22.47 while Madonna's was 21.67. In other words Madonna scored 96% of Mariah's score. Now, in fact the sales of "International" music in Japan is only about 10% of the market, so Japan's factor should be 0.643, but lets be generous to Mariah and pretend that all $6.43B was "International" music.

If we add these results into the mix we get:

Madonna: 0.94*15.14 + 1*9.01 + 0.96*6.43 = 29.41 Mariah: 1*15.14 + 0.53*9.01 + 1*6.43 = 26.34

...and Madonna *still* beats Mariah.

It is possible that Mariah's albums outsold Madonna's in Japan in the 1990s. We have no reliable data that supports that, but it is possible. If the low percentage of "International" music is taken into account then Madonna could have sold absolutly nothing in Japan in the 1990s and her global total would still beat Mariah.

It doesn't matter how much you "doubt the quoted statement", it remains true even with the scores weighed by sales and with Japan included. Mariah was beaten by Madonna in the 1990s. As we said, we tried a variety of ways of looking at the data and Madonna wins every time.

The problem is that you clearly don't appreciate just how much more popular Madonna was in Europe in the 1990s.

Speaking personally (SH) I don't understand *why* she was so popular, her 1990s material doesn't sound good to me. But that's exactly the point, on this site no-one gets to vote the data determines the outcome, personal opinion doesn't have any influence. If the data didn't sometimes tell us something that is against initial expectation then we wouldn't have created the site.


16 Oct 2009

Mariah v Madonna in the 1990s

This site treats all the charts in the world equally... thats why, they comeup with Madonna no.1 and Mariah no.2.. if they would give higher regard to bigger markets like USA... Mariah wud take the top spot easily...

Your first comment is exactly right, all the charts are weighed equally in the standard calculation. If only the North American charts were counted Mariah would be the number 1, but of course that would hardly give us a reasonable view of the world's music.

You are also correct that the number of chart entries does over emphasise the European nations since each one of them contributes more entries than can be justified by their share of the world music market. This is a side effect of the fact that each European country has people who want to publish their particular national chart, while there is less incentive for the inhabitants of, for example, Wyoming to publish their own weekly state chart for the 1990s.

However those two facts don't necessarily mean that Mariah would take the top slot in any properly weighed summary, and certainly not "easily".

Since we have data immediately available for the success of songs in North America and Europe let's try a quick test with that. In North America Mariah Carey's total score for the 1990s was 84.75, Madonna's was 79.97 of course the absolute values are meaningless, but the relative difference gives us a measure of their performance, Madonna has 94% of Mariah's score.

In Europe Mariah Carey's total score for the 1990s was 90.35, Madonna's was 169.88 Mariah has 53% of Madonna's score.

According to the IFPI the biggest 10 music markets in 1999 were: USA $14.25B, Japan $6.43B, UK $2.91B, Germany $2.83B, France $1.98B, Canada $0.88B, Brazil $0.67B, Australia $0.66B, Spain $0.64B, Italy $0.64B Which gives North America $15.14B and Europe $9.01B (we'll ignore the smaller countries that would bring the Europe total to more than $14B).

If we give the top artist 1 and the lower one a proportional score and then scale by the number of billion dollars in each region Mariah gets 1*15.14 + 0.53*9.01 => 19.93 and Madonna gets 0.94*15.14 + 1*9.01 => 23.29

So no, sorry even if the scores are adjusted according to the size of the market Mariah doesn't beat Madonna. We've tried a variety of different ways to look at the data and they all result in Madonna being above Mariah. Your intuition was just plain wrong.

Of course this tells us that Madonna was more successful round the world in the 1990s, it does not prove that her music was in any way better.