The Remixes (Mariah Carey album)

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The Remixes
Remix album by Mariah Carey
Released October 14, 2003
Recorded 1992–2003
Genre
Length 2:20:29
Label Columbia, Island, Virgin
Producer Mariah Carey, David Morales, Junior Vasquez, Hex Hector, David Cole, Robert Clivillés, Jermaine Dupri, Bryan-Michael Cox, DJ Clue, Duro, Sean Combs, Stevie J, Damizza, Clark Kent, Rick Rock
Mariah Carey chronology
Charmbracelet
(2002)
The Remixes
(2003)
The Emancipation of Mimi
(2005)
Singles from The Remixes
  1. "I Know What You Want"
    Released: March 13, 2003

The Remixes is the first remix album by American singer Mariah Carey, released in the United States on October 14, 2003 by Columbia Records. It is primarily a collection of remixes of some of Carey's songs: disc one is compiled of club mixes, while disc two contains Carey's hip hop collaborations and remixes.

Production[edit]

The album features Carey's duet with Busta Rhymes, "I Know What You Want" (2003), originally recorded for Rhymes' album It Ain't Safe No More. It also includes two tracks previously only available in Japan: the So So Def Remix of "The One", an aborted single from Carey's Charmbracelet (2002) album; and "Miss You" featuring Jadakiss (which was originally recorded for Charmbracelet). Five of the tracks on disc two - "Breakdown" (1997), "Sweetheart" (1998), "Crybaby" (2000), "Miss You" and "I Know What You Want" - are not remixes at all. All three of Carey's record labels - Columbia Records, Virgin Records and Island Records - agreed to license tracks for the album, while "I Know What You Want" was licensed from J Records.

Commercial reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[2]
Slant Magazine 3/5 stars[3]

Like Carey's other partially authorized compilation album, Greatest Hits (2001), The Remixes was given limited promotion. Knowing that the album was a contractual matter, and with her ex-husband Tommy Mottola fired from Sony/Columbia, Carey was able to have greater input into the project and consequently gave some interviews in support of the album. The album peaked at number 1 for ten consecutive weeks on Billboard's Top Electronic Albums chart, selling 40,697 copies in its first week of U.S. release. It debuted at number 26 on the Billboard 200, spent five weeks on the chart and it is Carey's first album not to have been given a certification by the RIAA. The Remixes has sold 280,000 copies in the US as of March 2013.[4]

Back catalog sales of the album began to sell at a moderate pace following the success of Carey's tenth album, The Emancipation of Mimi (2005).

Track listing[edit]

  • CD 1 (House mixes)
  1. "My All" (Morales "My" Club Mix) – 7:12
  2. "Heartbreaker/If You Should Ever Be Lonely" (Junior's Heartbreaker Club Mix) – 10:18
  3. "Fly Away (Butterfly Reprise)" (Fly Away Club Mix) – 9:50
  4. "Anytime You Need a Friend" (C+C Club Version) – 10:54
  5. "Fantasy" (Def Club Mix) – 11:17
  6. "Honey" (Classic Mix) – 8:06
  7. "Dreamlover" (Def Club Mix) – 10:44
  8. "Emotions" (12" Club Mix) – 5:50
  9. "Through the Rain" (HQ2 Radio Edit) – 4:09
  • CD 2 (Hip hop mixes)
  1. "Fantasy" (Bad Boy Remix) featuring Ol' Dirty Bastard – 4:52
  2. "Always Be My Baby" (Mr. Dupri Mix) featuring Da Brat and Xscape – 4:40
  3. "My All/Stay Awhile" (So So Def Remix) featuring Lord Tariq and Peter Gunz – 4:44
  4. "Thank God I Found You" (Make It Last Remix) featuring Joe and Nas – 5:09
  5. "Breakdown" featuring Krayzie Bone and Wish Bone – 4:44
  6. "Honey" (So So Def Remix) featuring Da Brat and Jermaine Dupri – 5:12
  7. "Loverboy" (Remix) featuring Da Brat, Ludacris, Shawnna and Twenty II – 4:31
  8. "Heartbreaker" (Remix) featuring Da Brat and Missy Elliott – 4:38
  9. "Sweetheart" featuring Jermaine Dupri – 4:22
  10. "Crybaby" featuring Snoop Dogg – 5:21
  11. "Miss You" featuring Jadakiss – 5:09

Chart performance[edit]

As of March 2013, The Remixes has sold 280,000 copies in the US.[5]

Chart Peak
position
Australian Albums Chart[6] 78
Dutch Albums Chart[7] 99
French Albums Chart[7] 60
Japanese Albums Chart[8] 95
New Zealand Albums Chart[7] 36
Swiss Albums Chart[7] 69
UK Albums Chart[9] 35
US Billboard 200[10] 26
US Billboard Dance/Electronic Albums[10] 1
US Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums[10] 25

U Like This (Megamix)[edit]

Main article: U Like This (Megamix)

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