With her unique talent and signature vocal abilities, Mariah Carey commanded the world's attention when she made her musical debut in the early nineties. In less than a decade, Mariah Carey emerged as one of the most popular and widely acclaimed talents in music. As a singer and songwriter, Carey has been recognized with the most prestigious accolades in the industry including two Grammy Awards, eight American Music Awards, Billboard's "Artist of the Decade" Award and the World Music Award for "World's Best Selling Female Artist of the Millennium" to name a few. As the best-selling female performer of all time, Mariah Carey has continuously raised the bar and set the standard of excellence within the music industry worldwide.
After more than a decade of hits that include the staggering success of 15 #1 singles, Carey will release her most revealing album to date, The Emancipation of Mimi, in April 2005. Entirely written and co-produced by the gifted Carey, her tenth studio album is an intimate portrayal of both the challenges and successes that she experienced during her rise to unparalleled fame. Carey explains the inspiration behind her new album, "With this album, I am embracing my independence and celebrating the person that I have become. Over the years, I have evolved into a better person and an even better artist. For the first time in my life, I am proud and unafraid to be who I really am, and that's what the music of this album and its title reflect. By naming my album The Emancipation of Mimi and referencing 'Mimi' a nickname only used by those closest to me, I am inviting my fans into my life."
A brilliant artist who has co-written every song on each of her albums since 1990, Mariah Carey has consistently shown her willingness to express herself both as a remarkable vocalist and an acclaimed songwriter. The Emancipation of Mimi offers more than a glimpse into Mariah's world featuring tunes like the heartfelt "Circles" and "Fly Like a Bird," with their positive messages of affirmation and hope. While being honest and vulnerable in expressing her emotions through songs like "I Wish You Knew" and "Joyride," Mariah leaves no doubt that she is a woman who speaks her mind. The infectious, edgy "It's Like That," co-produced by Jermaine Dupri is the album's first hit single and a definitive statement of where Mariah stands at this point in her life, and is her fastest climbing single in five years.