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Caution (Mariah Carey album)

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Caution
A blue-tinted image of Carey, against a light-pink background.
Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 16, 2018 (2018-11-16)
Studio
Genre
Length38:26
Label
Producer
Mariah Carey chronology
#1 to Infinity
(2015)
Caution
(2018)
Singles from Caution
  1. "With You"
    Released: October 4, 2018

Caution is the fifteenth studio album by American singer and songwriter Mariah Carey, released on November 16, 2018, by Epic Records.[5] The album was supported by the lead single "With You", as well as by the promotional singles "GTFO", "The Distance", and "A No No". It is Carey's first studio project in four years, following Me. I Am Mariah... The Elusive Chanteuse (2014). Caution received universal acclaim from critics.[6]

Critical reception

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
AnyDecentMusic?7.5/10[7]
Metacritic82/100[6]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]
Clash8/10[8]
Consequence of SoundB−[9]
Entertainment WeeklyB+[10]
musicOMH5/5 stars[11]
Pitchfork7.5/10[12]
Rolling Stone4/5 stars[3]
Slant Magazine3.5/5 stars[13]

At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream publications, Caution received an average score of 82, based on nine reviews, indicating "universal acclaim".[6]

Accolades

Publication Accolade Rank Ref.
Complex The Best Albums of 2018
48
Crack Magazine The Top Albums of 2018
49
DJ Booth The Best Non-Rap Albums of 2018
Unranked
Vulture The 15 Best Albums of 2018
10

Commercial performance

Caution opened at number five on the US Billboard 200 with 51,000 album-equivalent units, which included 43,000 pure album sales, becoming Carey's eighteenth top-ten album in the United States.[18] In the United Kingdom, Caution debuted at number 40 on the UK Albums Chart.[19] On Australia's ARIA Albums Chart, it entered at number 15.[20]

In its second week, Caution sold 14,000 units in the US, moving from number one to eight on the Top R&B Albums chart.[21]

Singles

"With You" was released on October 4, 2018, and served as the album's lead single.[22] "GTFO" was released as the first promotional single from Caution on September 13, 2018. "The Distance", which features American singer Ty Dolla $ign, succeeded it as the second promotional single from the album.[23] "A No No" was released as the album's third promotional single on November 1, 2018.[24][25]

Track listing

Caution – Standard edition[26][27]
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."GTFO"
3:27
2."With You"
3:47
3."Caution"
3:15
4."A No No"3:07
5."The Distance" (featuring Ty Dolla Sign)3:27
6."Giving Me Life" (featuring Slick Rick and Blood Orange)
  • Carey
  • Hynes
6:08
7."One Mo' Gen"3:25
8."8th Grade"
4:48
9."Stay Long Love You" (featuring Gunna)3:01
10."Portrait"
  • Carey
  • Daniel Moore II
  • Carey
  • Moore
4:01
Total length:38:26

Notes

  • ^a signifies a co-producer
  • ^b signifies additional production

Sample credits

Charts

Chart (2018) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[30] 15
Australian Urban Albums (ARIA)[31] 2
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[32] 54
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[33] 38
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[34] 37
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[35] 15
Czech Albums (ČNS IFPI)[36] 55
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[37] 38
French Albums (SNEP)[38] 71
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[39] 67
Irish Albums (IRMA)[40] 63
Italian Albums (FIMI)[41] 35
Japanese Albums (Oricon)[42] 30
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[43] 40
Portuguese Albums (AFP)[44] 22
Scottish Albums (OCC)[45] 55
Spanish Albums (PROMUSICAE)[46] 19
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[47] 35
UK Albums (OCC)[48] 40
UK R&B Albums (OCC)[49] 1
US Billboard 200[18] 5
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[50] 1

See also

References

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