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 Posted: Wed Sep 11th, 2019 09:46 pm
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Mariah Carey had a huge comeback album in 2006 with "The Emancipation of Mimi". It was her best selling album since 1997's "Butterfly", selling 10,000,000 copies worldwide, including 6,100,000 in the U.S. where it went multiplatinum to #1, gave her two #1 singles and a #2, and in "We Belong Together" one of her biggest ever hits. It could be argued that she probably lost sales on this album and its singles due to illegal downloading. It can definitely be said that the failure of "Glitter" and the coinciding stories of her increasingly odd and diva like behavior robbed her career of a ton of momentum, however. She had an album between "Glitter" and this one that did well and restored some of the luster, but her output in this era was way down from her 1990s peak. She went longer between albums than ever before, something that probably cost her a lot of sales and money at the twilight of the era when it was still possible to have big selling albums in a way that few artists have now.