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Released: June 12, 1990

Rating: 3.417 (average of 6 ratings)

Genre: pop

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Album Tracks:

  1. Vision of Love
  2. There’s Got to Be a Way
  3. I Don’t Wanna Cry
  4. Someday
  5. Vanishing
  6. All in Your Mind
  7. Alone in Love
  8. You Need Me
  9. Sent from Up Above
  10. Prisoner
  11. Love Takes Time


sales in U.S. only 9 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 17 million


peak on U.S. Billboard album chart 1 11
peak on U.K. album chart 6

Singles/Hit Songs:

  • Vision of Love (6/2/90) #1 US, #9 UK, #1 AC, #1 RB. Gold single.
  • Love Takes Time (9/15/90) #1 US, #37 UK, #1 AC, #1 RB. Gold single.
  • Someday (1/19/91) #1 US, #38 UK, #5 AC, #3 RB. Gold single.
  • I Don’t Wanna Cry (4/6/91) #1 US, #1 AC, #2 RB
  • There’s Got to Be a Way (6/1/91) #54 UK


Rated one of the top 1000 albums of all time by Dave’s Music Database. Click to learn more. Billboard Magazine’s Album of the Year

Mariah Carey
Mariah Carey
“This extremely impressive debut is replete with smooth-sounding ballads and uplifting dance/R&B cuts. Carey convincingly seizes many opportunities to display her incredible vocal range on such memorable tracks as the popular Vision of Love (featured during her television debut on The Arsenio Hall Show, an appearance noted by many as her formal introduction to stardom), the energetic Someday, and the moody sounds of the hidden treasure Vanishing. With this collection of songs acting as a springboard for future successes, Carey establishes a strong standard of comparison for other breakthrough artists of this genre” (Battel).

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Next Album: Emotions (1991)

Last updated December 25, 2008.