Before we dig a bit deeper in the chart accomplishments of Mariah on the Billboard magazine, on this site, I wanted to take the time and opportunity to actually reflect on the reason, why sites like this are being run up until this day by dedicated fans all around the world, in short: why Mariah Carey is - and more than she has been - should be remembered as an outstanding artist and contributor to contemporary music history.
More so than through her superb chart and sales stats, it is the artist in her that was the indisputable fundament for all of the commercial success to even be possibly accomplished. It is without doubt that Mariah Carey has inspired legions of aspiring singers on both an technical level by defining, what a human voice can do, and on an artistic level by perfecting the idea of a well-gifted singer-songwriter, that would be able to provide him- or herself with song material that would prevail due to its manieristic lyricism and profound melodies.
Unfortunately, the artistic value of the franchise "Mariah Carey" has not in the slightest been as much recognized as her amazing charts and sales stats, which is a shame. But still, we want to remind ourselves of the handful and so well-deserved moments, when THE ARTIST "Mariah Carey" and not so much her "franchise" has been recognized in the music industry as one of its leading creative forces....
"Six women have been nominated for Producer Of The Year (though, as yet, no woman has taken home the award). Janet Jackson was the first woman to be nominated. Jackson, Jam and Lewis were cited as a team in 1989 — the year of her hit-laden album, Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation 1814. In a similar fashion, Mariah Carey and Afanasieff were nominated as a team in 1991 — the year of her sophomore album, Emotions. Paula Cole was the first woman to make the Producer Of The Year finals on her own. She was nominated in 1997, the year of her breakthrough album, This Fire. In 1998, for the first (and, so far, only) time, the Producer Of The Year finals included two women: Sheryl Crow and Lauryn Hill. Crow was nominated for her work on The Globe Sessions; Hill for her work on The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill and Aretha Franklin's "A Rose Is Still A Rose." The sixth and most recent instance of a woman receiving a Producer Of The Year nomination came in 2003 when the writing/producing team the Matrix, which includes Lauren Christy, were nominated. The team's work that year included tracks by Liz Phair and Hilary Duff." (https://www.grammy.com/grammys/news/producer-year-category-turns-40)
Only on this basis of true artistry, Mariah then could settle on her even more so impressive commercial legacy, which is best represented by her incredible domination of the US Billboard charts like no other artist since her debut in 1990.
The following overview (a more detailed breakdown of the information of the previous
page) is dedicated to Mariah's outstanding performance on Billboard charts and
displays the performance of her albums and singles an all individual main and sub-charts of the the respective magazine:
Enjoy the ride!
* The page is going to updated successively ;)
Charts on display:
- most #1 hits by a solo-artist (18)
- longest-running #1 hit (One Sweet Day - 16 weeks #1) (tie with "Despacito")
- second longest-running #1 hit (We Belong Together - 14 weeks #1) (tie with several other songs)
- most weeks spent at #1 on the Hot 100 (79 weeks)
- most #1's for a female songwriter (17 #1's)
- most #1's for a female producer (14 #1's)
- most #1 debuts on the Hot 100 (Fantasy, One Sweet Day and Honey (3))
- highest debut on the Pop Chart (#12 Dreamlover (tie with Taylor Swift)
- one of the highest debuts on Radio Songs (#4 I'll Be There)
- simultaneously occupying the #1 and #2 spot on the Hot 100 as a solo artist, songwriter and producer (without featurings)
- most weeks spent at #1 on Radio Songs/Hot 100 Airplay (94 weeks)
- the artist with the most double-digit #1 runs according to Nielsen BDS with 5 songs spending at least 10 weeks atop the airplay chart:
- second most #1 hits as per BDS (not counting Vision of Love):
- replacing herself at number one two times in her career:
- third highest audience impression-total of all time:
- breaking three major audience impression thresholds:
220 million "Blurred Lines", Robin Thicke featuring Pharrell and T.I. August 24, 2013
210 million "We Belong Together", Mariah Carey July 9, 2005
200 million "We Belong Together", Mariah Carey July 2, 2005
190 million "We Belong Together", Mariah Carey June 18, 2005
180 million "Let Me Love You", Mario January 22, 2005
170 million "In da Club", 50 Cent March 29, 2003
160 million "Hot in Herre", Nelly July 27 2002
150 million "Foolish", Ashanti May 11, 2002
140 million "No Scrubs", TLC May 1, 1999
- most weeks spent at #2 on the airplay chart with "Always Be My Baby" spending 10 weeks in the runner-up spot (tie with 3 other songs)
- most top 10 debuts on the airplay chart (2) with "I'll Be There" (#4) and "Fantasy" (#8)) (tie with Janet Jackson)
- simultaneously occupying the #1 and #2 spot on the Digital Songs as a solo artist, songwriter and producer (without featurings):
Billboard Pop Catalogue Album Chart