Reid agreed with this decision and felt that the live vocals made the album sound more authentic. The Emancipation of Mimi was Carey’s most expressive album to that point according to Fox News ; it signified her creative freedom, as she had been oppressed by the expectations of record executives in the past. I had a great feeling about it when we finished writing the song, and I was flying back from Atlanta at some crazy hour of the morning Reviewing “Fly Like a Bird”, Sinclair concluded, “It’s so moving that we’ll resist the temptation to be crass and interpret the song as a plea for heightened record sales. He said Carey would have performed as long as she was compensated, regardless of attendance. Vibe writer Dimitri Ehrlich described it as “a musical oddity”, and characterized the production as “strange instrumentation, weird melodic shifts, hectic drum patterns and a bed of synths.

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The Emancipation of Mimi received a 64 out of oc “generally positive reviews” on Metacritica website that averages professional reviews from critics into a numerical score.

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Retrieved May 30, July 12, ” Get Your Number ” Released: But we were listening to it on the plane ride on the way home, and even from the demo version, I really felt something very special.


Recording Industry Association of America. It was the best-selling album by a solo and female artist. I’ll listen to that song when I’ve just come out of an annoying meeting. It illustrates the strong basslinealigned with piano and string notes.

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Furthermore, Carey embarked on her sixth concert tour, the emancipation of mimi ultra platinum edition The Adventures of Mimistarting in July 22, and ending on October 28, Dupri Carey Cox co. Reid — executive producer Joe Romano — flugelhorntrumpet tracks 4, 9, 11 Manuel Seal — producer tracks 1—2 Ernesto Shaw — mixing Marc Shemer — producer track 10 Dexter Simmons — mixing David Styles — vocals Phil Tan — audio mixing tracks 1—5, 7, 9, 11—14 Maryann Tatum — background vocals tracks 1, 9—11, 14 Sherry Tatum — background vocals tracks 1, 9, 11, 14 Pat Viala — audio mixing tracks 8, 10 Jeff Villanueva — engineer Kanye West — producer track 6 Pharrell Williams — producer, additional vocals tracks 5, 12 James Wright — producer 9, 11, 14keyboards 9, Views Read Edit View history.

Retrieved September 14, Retrieved February 5, Retrieved February 4, Retrieved January 9, Mariah Carey, Pete Molinari and more Musicology — Prince Retrieved February 27, Mimi pulls Carey in two opposite directions. It returned to the top five after the release of the Ultra Platinum Edition, which helped the album rebound to number four, with sales ofunits.


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Retrieved June 15, Soul Food — Various artists He praised the album’s singles, but called some of its music emancipagion and “unnecessarily overproduced”.

This clip features the hand claps and whistles used throughout the song. After Reid listened to the album, however, he suggested the singer compose a few more “strong” singles to ensure the project’s commercial success.

Retrieved June 22, Retrieved February 3, This page was last edited on 3 Januaryat Dupri Carey Seal co. Retrieved October 7, The album spent a total of forty-six weeks on the chart. Carey later returned to Atlanta for a second meeting with Dupri; they then penned the last two songs for the album: In an interview with the Hartford CourantCarey spoke about the album’s lack of creative restraint she felt was not featured on Charmbracelet.

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