Mariah Carey: The Emancipation of Mimi CD (New)
Mariah Carey: The Emancipation of Mimi
1 CD. New, unopened, still sealed in shrink-wrap.
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The Emancipation of Mimi is the tenth studio album by American singer-songwriter and producer Mariah Carey, released in 2005. It was considered Carey's "comeback album" by critics and became her highest-selling release in the US in a decade. In composing the album, Carey collaborated with many songwriters and producers throughout 2004, including Jermaine Dupri, Snoop Dogg, Twista, Nelly, Pharrell Williams, and James "Big Jim" Wright, many of whom appeared as featured guests on select tracks.
Although this album has similar vocal production to her previous works and an inclination towards her signature ballads, the album encompasses dance-oriented and uptempo styles. Critics noted the theme of independence and lack of restraint, dubbing the album a "party" record.
It became her first album since Butterfly (1997) to debut at number one on the US Billboard 200, selling over 404,000 copies in its first week and becoming the country's best-selling album of 2005. The Emancipation of Mimi has sold over 10 million copies worldwide, making it one of the best-selling albums of the 21st century.