"Honey (So So Def Mix featuring Da Brat and Jermaine Dupri)"
Released: August 5, 2003
"Fantasy (featuring Ol' Dirty Bastard)"
Released: October 22, 2003
The Remixes is the first remix album by American singer Mariah Carey, released in the United States on October 3, 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.
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. The album was to heavy promotion, however Carey declined several interviews in favor of performing on her world tour.
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.