Mariah Carey is back at No. 1.
Mariah Carey has officially earned her eighth No. 1 album on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart with her most recent Caution effort hitting the top spot on the latest edition of the chart. The effort marks Carey’s first full-length release via her Butterfly MC/Epic Records imprint and earns the veteran songstress 51,000 equivalent album units sold in its first week.
Carey officially moves past Janet Jackson and Alicia Keys to hold the third most No. 1s on the chart’s history. Now she’s only behind Mary J. Blige and Aretha Franklin, who are tied in second with 10 and The Temptations who have the most No. 1 albums on the chart with 16.
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Caution now joins the host of Mariah Carey albums to hold the honor at No. 1
Album Title, Weeks at No. 1, Date Reached No. 1
Caution, one (to date), Dec. 1, 2018
Me. I Am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse, one, June 14, 2014
Merry Christmas II You, one, Nov. 20, 2010
Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel, one, Oct. 17, 2009
E=MC2, three, May 3, 2008
The Emancipation of Mimi, five, April 30, 2005
Daydream, one, Oct. 21, 1995
Music Box, two, Sept. 18, 1993
Currently, Caution has debuted at No. 1 on the Top R&B Albums chart and at No. 5 on the all-genre Billboard 200 albums chart. The project received a cushioned roll out with the arrival of tracks that included “GTFO” and “The Distance,” featuring Ty Dolla $ign.
With the buzz around Caution, past selections from Carey’s catalog have also found themselves on the charts once again including 2001’s Glitter soundtrack in addition to “All I Want For Christmas” which makes its routine return to the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 29.