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This page includes the albums discography of Mariah Carey. Listed are all fourteen of Carey's album releases from Columbia Records, Virgin Records, and Island Def Jam Records in order of their release. Additional information includes release dates, chart positions, RIAA certifications and sales, single releases from each album, and worldwide album sales.

For Carey's singles discography, please see singles discography.

NoteEdit

The U.S. sales are certified by the RIAA. However, no official tracking system exists to track worldwide sales.

Studio albums List of studio albums, with selected chart positions and certifications Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales Certifications US [25] AUS [26][27] CAN [25][28] FRA [29][30] GER [31] JPN [32] NL [33] NZ [34] SWI [35] UK [36] Mariah Carey

   Released: June 13, 1990
   Label: Columbia (#CK-45202)
   Formats: LP, cassette, CD

1 6 1 — 24 13 6 4 15 6

   World: 15,000,000[18][37]


   RIAA: 9× Platinum[10]
   ARIA: Platinum[38]
   BPI: Platinum[39]
   CRIA: 7× Platinum[40]
   IFPI SWI: Gold[41]
   RIAJ: 3× Platinum[42]
   RMNZ: 4× Platinum[43]

Emotions

   Released: September 17, 1991
   Label: Columbia (#CK-47980)
   Formats: LP, cassette, CD

4 8 6 — 46 3 9 6 15 4

   World: 8,000,000[44]
   US: 3,595,000[24]
   FRA: 100,000[45]
   JPN: 1,000,000[44]


   RIAA: 4× Platinum[10]
   ARIA: Platinum[38]
   BPI: Platinum[39]
   CRIA: 4× Platinum[40]
   IFPI SWI: Gold[46]
   RIAJ: 4× Platinum[42]
   RMNZ: Platinum[47]
   SNEP: Gold[48]

Music Box

   Released: August 31, 1993
   Label: Columbia (#CK-53205)
   Formats: LP, cassette, CD

1 1 2 1 1 2 1 2 1 1

   World: 32,000,000[49]
   US: 7,277,000[50]
   FRA: 1,418,100[51]
   JPN: 2,200,000[52][53]


   RIAA: Diamond[10]
   ARIA: 12× Platinum[54]
   BPI: 5× Platinum[39]
   BVMI: 2× Platinum[55]
   CRIA: 7× Platinum[40]
   IFPI SWI: 4× Platinum[56]
   RIAJ: Million[42]
   RMNZ: 5× Platinum[47]
   SNEP: Diamond[48]

Merry Christmas

   Released: November 1, 1994
   Label: Columbia (#CK-64222)
   Formats: LP, cassette, CD

3 2 26 44 19 1 4 10 4 32

   World: 15,000,000[57]
   US: 5,370,000[58]
   CAN: 200,000[59]
   JPN: 2,500,000[60]


   RIAA: 5× Platinum[10]
   ARIA: 5× Platinum[61]
   BPI: Gold[39]
   BVMI: Gold[62]
   CRIA: Platinum[40]
   IFPI: Platinum[63]
   IFPI SWI: Gold[56]
   RIAJ: 2× Million[64]
   RMNZ: 2× Platinum[65]

Daydream

   Released: October 3, 1995
   Label: Columbia
   Formats: LP, cassette, CD

1 1 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1

   World: 25,000,000[18]
   US: 7,657,000[50]
   FRA: 730,400[66]
   JPN: 2,100,000[67]


   RIAA: Diamond[10]
   ARIA: 5× Platinum[38]
   BPI: 2× Platinum[39]
   BVMI: Platinum[55]
   CRIA: 7× Platinum[40]
   IFPI: 3× Platinum[68]
   RIAJ: Million[69]
   RMNZ: 5× Platinum[47]
   SNEP: 2× Platinum[48]

Butterfly

   Released: September 16, 1997
   Label: Columbia
   Formats: LP, cassette, CD

1 1 1 6 7 1 1 4 3 2

   US: 3,807,000[24]
   FRA: 292,000[70]
   JPN: 1,000,000[71]


   RIAA: 5× Platinum[10]
   ARIA: 2× Platinum[72]
   BPI: Gold[39]
   CRIA: 2× Platinum[40]
   IFPI: Platinum[68]
   IFPI SWI: Gold[73]
   RIAJ: Million[74]
   RMNZ: Platinum[47]
   SNEP: 2× Gold[48]

Rainbow

   Released: November 2, 1999
   Label: Columbia (#63800)
   Formats: LP, cassette, CD

2 4 2 1 3 2 4 11 2 8

   US: 2,968,000[24]
   CAN: 300,000[75]
   FRA: 413,300[76]


   RIAA: 3× Platinum[10]
   ARIA: Gold[77]
   BPI: Gold[39]
   BVMI: Platinum[55]
   CRIA: 2× Platinum[40]
   IFPI: Platinum[78]
   IFPI SWI: Platinum[79]
   RIAJ: 4× Platinum[80]
   RMNZ: Platinum[47]
   SNEP: Platinum[48]

Charmbracelet

   Released: December 3, 2002
   Label: Island
   Formats: LP, cassette, CD

3 42 30 12 32 4 30 — 9 52

   US: 1,166,000[24]
   FRA: 183,600[45]
   UK: 122,010[81]


   RIAA: Platinum[10]
   BPI: Gold[39]
   CRIA: Gold[40]
   IFPI: Gold[82]
   IFPI SWI: Gold[83]
   RIAJ: Platinum[84]
   SNEP: Gold[48]

The Emancipation of Mimi

   Released: April 4, 2005
   Label: Island
   Formats: CD, digital download

1 6 2 4 14 2 8 12 9 7

   World: 12,000,000[85]
   US: 6,000,000[50]
   FRA: 169,200[45]
   JPN: 259,000[86]
   UK: 621,352[81]


   RIAA: 6× Platinum[10]
   ARIA: Platinum[87]
   BPI: 2× Platinum[39]
   CRIA: 3× Platinum[40]
   IFPI: Platinum[88]
   RIAJ: Platinum[89]
   SNEP: Gold[48]

E=MC²

   Released: April 8, 2008
   Label: Island
   Formats: CD, digital download

1 2 1 6 7 7 11 10 5 3

   World: 2,500,000[90]
   US: 1,289,000[24]
   FRA: 32,800[91]
   JPN: 146,000[92]
   UK: 136,986[93]


   RIAA: Platinum[10]
   ARIA: Gold[94]
   BPI: Gold[39]
   CRIA: Platinum[40]
   RIAJ: Gold[95]

Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel

   Released: September 28, 2009
   Label: Island
   Formats: CD, digital download

3 6 5 10 27 9 26 25 18 23

   World: 2,000,000[23]
   US: 549,000[96]
   UK: 80,308[97]


   RIAA: Gold[10]
   BPI: Silver[39]

Merry Christmas II You

   Released: October 29, 2010
   Label: Island
   Formats: CD, digital download

4 27 14 82 77 24 52 — — 101

   US: 523,000[24]


   RIAA: Gold[10]

Me. I Am Mariah... The Elusive Chanteuse

   Released: May 23, 2014
   Label: Def Jam
   Formats: CD, digital download

3 5 8 26 27 25 14 11 16 14

   US: 117,000[98]


"—" denotes releases that did not chart or was not released Soundtrack albums List of soundtrack albums, with selected chart positions and certifications Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales Certifications US [25] AUS [26] CAN [28] FRA [29][30] GER [31] JPN [32] NL [33] NZ [34] SWI [35] UK [36] Glitter

   Released: September 11, 2001
   Label: Virgin
   Formats: LP, cassette, CD

7 13 4 5 7 1 12 11 10 10

   US: 652,000[24]
   FRA: 121,100[45]
   JPN: 450,000[99]
   UK: 55,080[100]


   RIAA: Platinum[10]
   IFPI SWI: Gold[101]
   RIAJ: Platinum[102]
   SNEP: Gold[48]

"—" denotes releases that did not chart or was not released Live albums List of live albums, with selected chart positions and certifications Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales Certifications US [25] AUS [26] CAN [28] FRA [29][30] GER [31] JPN [32] NL [33] NZ [34] SWI [35] UK [36] MTV Unplugged

   Released: June 2, 1992
   Label: Columbia (#CK-52758)
   Formats: LP, CD, cassette

3 7 6 22 30 13 1 1 19 3

   US: 2,774,000[24]
   FRA: 144,700[70]


   RIAA: 3× Platinum[10]
   ARIA: Platinum[38]
   BPI: Gold[39]
   CRIA: Platinum[40]
   IFPI SWI: Gold[103]
   RMNZ: 2× Platinum[43]
   SNEP: 2× Gold[104]

"—" denotes releases that did not chart or was not released Compilation albums List of compilation albums, with selected chart positions and certifications Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales Certifications US [25] AUS [26][27] CAN [25][28] FRA [29][30] GER [31] JPN [32] NL [33] NZ [34] SWI [35] UK [36]

  1. 1's
   Released: November 17, 1998
   Label: Columbia (#CK-69670)
   Formats: LP, CD, cassette

4 6 6 2 10 1 15 13 3 10

   US: 3,798,000[24]
   FRA: 732,400[105]
   JPN: 3,250,000[106]


   RIAA: 5× Platinum[10]
   ARIA: Platinum[72]
   BPI: 2× Platinum[39]
   BVMI: Gold[55]
   CRIA: 3× Platinum[40]
   IFPI: 2× Platinum[68]
   RIAJ: 3× Million[107]
   RMNZ: 2× Platinum[43]
   SNEP: 2× Platinum[108]

The Ballads

   Released: October 17, 2008
   Label: Columbia / Legacy
   Formats: CD, digital download

10 79 — 39 — 19 5 19 — 13

   US: 160,000[24]


   BPI: Gold[39]
  1. 1 to Infinity
   Released: May 18, 2015[109]
   Label: Epic
   Formats: LP, CD, digital download

To be released "—" denotes releases that did not chart or was not released Greatest hits albums List of greatest hits albums, with selected chart positions and certifications Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales Certifications US [25] AUS [26][27] CAN [25][28] FRA [29][30] GER [31] JPN [32] NL [33] NZ [34] SWI [35] UK [36] Greatest Hits

   Released: December 4, 2001
   Label: Columbia / Virgin
   Formats: LP, CD, cassette

52 47 — 3 36 3 37 11 17 7

   US: 1,167,000[24]
   FRA: 137,600[45]
   JPN: 100,000[110]


   RIAA: Platinum[10]
   ARIA: 2× Platinum[111]
   BPI: 2× Platinum[39]
   RIAJ: Platinum[112]
   RMNZ: Platinum[43]
   SNEP: Gold[45]

Playlist: The Very Best of Mariah Carey

   Released: January 26, 2010[113]
   Label: Columbia / Legacy
   Formats: CD, digital download

— — — — — — — — — — The Essential Mariah Carey

   Released: January 7, 2011
   Label: Columbia / Legacy
   Formats: CD, digital download

— 86 — — — — — — — — Extended plays List of extended plays and details Title Album details Valentines[114]

   Released: January 1, 2000
   Label: Columbia (#A31158)
   Formats: CD, cassette

Remix albums List of remix albums, with selected chart positions and certifications Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales US [25] AUS [26][27] FRA [29][30] JPN [32] NL [33] NZ [34] SWI [35] UK [36] The Remixes

   Released: October 14, 2003
   Label: Columbia, Virgin, Island
   Formats: CD, cassette

26 78 60 95 99 36 69 35

   US: 280,000[24]

"—" denotes releases that did not chart or was not released Box sets List of box sets, with selected chart positions and certifications Title Details Notes 12s[115]

   Released: 1998
   Label: Columbia
   Format: Vinyl


   Limited edition 10 record box set of 12" remixes.
   Features "Someday", "There's Got to Be a Way", "Honey", "My All", "Fantasy", "Anytime You Need a Friend" and "Dreamlover".

3CD Collector's Set[116]

   Released: October 5, 2009
   Label: Island
   Formats: CD, digital download


   3-CD boxset containing Charmbracelet, The Emancipation of Mimi and E=MC² and extra space for Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel.

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