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Charted: October 5, 1991

Rating: 3.000 (average of 5 ratings)

Genre: pop

Quotable: --

Album Tracks:

  1. Emotions
  2. And You Don’t Remember
  3. Can’t Let Go
  4. Make It Happen
  5. If It’s Over
  6. You’re So Cold
  7. So Blessed
  8. To Be Around You
  9. Till the End of Time
  10. The Wind


sales in U.S. only 4 million
sales in U.K. only - estimated 300,000
sales in all of Europe as determined by IFPI – click here to go to their site. --
sales worldwide - estimated 10 million


peak on U.S. Billboard album chart 4
peak on U.K. album chart 4

Singles/Hit Songs:

  • Emotions (8/31/91) #1 US, #17 UK, #3 AC, #1 RB. Gold single.
  • Can’t Let Go (11/16/91) #2 US, #20 UK, #1 AC, #2 RB
  • Make It Happen (2/22/92) #2a US, #17 UK, #13 AC, #4a RB

Mariah Carey
“A strong follow-up to Carey’s self-titled debut album, Emotions puts to rest any concern of a ‘sophomore jinx.’ The same mix of dance/R&B/ballads that gave Carey’s debut such tremendous auditory appeal can be found with equal strength on this release, indicating that placing firm belief in the notion of ‘Why fool with success?’ may, in fact, have its merits” (Battel).

“Most notably, the gospel influences of If It’s Over (with music co-written by Carole King), the yearning cries for a lost love in Can’t Let Go, and the catchy, upbeat title track, all serve to send the listener on a musical journey filled with varying emotions. However, the one emotion that prevails upon completion of the album is definitely a positive one – satisfaction!” (Battel).

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Last updated March 26, 2008.