Industrial-Sized Deals Shop all Back to School Shop Women's Handbags Learn more nav_sap_SWP_6M_fly_beacon $5 Albums $5 Off Fire TV Stick Off to College Essentials Shop Popular Services pivdl pivdl pivdl  Amazon Echo Starting at $99 Kindle Voyage Nintendo Digital Games Shop Back to School with Amazon Back to School with Amazon Outdoor Recreation Baby Sale
Your Amazon Music account is currently associated with a different marketplace. To enjoy Prime Music, go to Your Music Library and transfer your account to Amazon.com (US).
  
Qty:1
& FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
Only 2 left in stock.
Sold by IMS Distribution and Fulfilled by Amazon.
Gift-wrap available.
The Emancipation of Mimi has been added to your Cart
Used: Good | Details
Sold by 2swellguys
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: Eligible for Amazon Prime and Super Saver shipping programs! 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed!
Other Sellers on Amazon
Buy Used - Good
$3.88
+ Free Shipping
& FREE Shipping on orders over $35.00. Details
Sold by: Creative Solutions Worldwide LLC
Seller Rating: (130)
Add to Cart
Buy New
$3.99
+ $3.99 shipping
Buy New
$7.35
+ $3.99 shipping
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
Color:
  • The Emancipation of Mimi
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
  • Image not available
  • To view this video download Flash Player
      

The Emancipation of Mimi

1,714 customer reviews

See all 24 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Audio CD, April 12, 2005
$16.61
$1.73 $0.01
$16.61 & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details Only 2 left in stock. Sold by IMS Distribution and Fulfilled by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

The Emancipation of Mimi + Butterfly + Daydream
Price for all three: $26.59

Buy the selected items together

Editorial Reviews

Product Description

Mariah Carey ~ The Emancipation of Mimi

Amazon.com

Early buzz on The Emancipation of Mimi predicted that this would be the disc to mark "the return of the voice"--the voice being that glass-shattering instrument that propelled Carey to bestselling female artist of all time status--and mostly it is. But because of the small army of talent involved in its assembly, the album is way more than just a comeback vehicle. For proof, try straight-ahead, look-out-Beyonce-Mimi's-still-got-it "Mine Again," or '70s-soul cuddle-up, "Circles:" a don't-attempt-on-American-Idol love song, or the gospel dazzlers "Fly Like a Bird," and "Stay the Night." But for songs that steer this disc directly into 2005, no looking back, scan the jewel case for the tracks followed by the word "featuring": "To the Floor," with Nelly, bumps along to maximum booty-shaking effect, while Twista spins his natural-disaster-force vocals into "One and Only." Snoop Dogg, Pharrell Williams, and Jermaine Dupri also pitch in; between them and the highwire vocals, Emancipation works the kind of pure-pop magic that sets us all free. --Tammy La Gorce

More from Mariah


Mariah Carey

Emotions

Music Box

Merry Christmas

# 1's

Glitter


Listen to Samples and Buy MP3s

Songs from this album are available to purchase as MP3s. Click on "Buy MP3" or view the MP3 Album.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

Samples
Song Title Time Price
  1. It's Like That (Main Version) 3:23$1.29  Buy MP3 
  2. We Belong Together (Album Version) 3:21$1.29  Buy MP3 
  3. Shake It Off (Album Version) 3:53$1.29  Buy MP3 
  4. Mine Again (Album Version) 4:02$1.29  Buy MP3 
  5. Say Somethin' (Album Version) [feat. Snoop Dogg] 3:44$1.29  Buy MP3 
  6. Stay The Night (Album Version) 3:57$1.29  Buy MP3 
  7. Get Your Number (Album Version) [feat. Jermaine Dupri] 3:15$1.29  Buy MP3 
  8. One And Only (Album Version) [feat. Twista] 3:15$1.29  Buy MP3 
  9. Circles (Album Version) 3:31$1.29  Buy MP3 
10. Your Girl (Album Version) 2:46$1.29  Buy MP3 
11. I Wish You Knew (Album Version) 3:35$1.29  Buy MP3 
12. To The Floor (Album Version) [feat. Nelly] 3:27$1.29  Buy MP3 
13. Joy Ride (Album Version) 4:04$1.29  Buy MP3 
14. Fly Like A Bird (Album Version) 3:54$1.29  Buy MP3 

Product Details

  • Audio CD (April 12, 2005)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Island
  • ASIN: B0007GAERG
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,714 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #69,589 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

234 of 265 people found the following review helpful By MovedbyMusic on April 12, 2005
Format: Audio CD
Whatever Mariah did to prepare for this cd was ingenious. The choices are catchy - club conscious and youthfully contemporary (check out "To the Floor" with Nelly to hear what I mean) but not so urban it disenfranchises her very earliest fans.

My favorite track is "It's Like That" but the choices are incredible so it doesn't feel as if a single track is just filler material. I love how much vocal flare she uses to her fullest possible potential on this cd. She never wavers or cracks and it's wonderful to hear her in top form again.

"Mine Again" is for her fans from the beginning as is "Circles," a genuine love song that proves she-has-no-rival-as-a-pop-diva. I absolutely love her gospel sound in "Fly Like a Bird."

She has some of the most contemporary brilliance behind her like Twista, and Jermaine Dupri but she managed to hold onto what makes her who she is. She incorporated the best in current R&B and balances all the best of her own vocal league into a fantastic cd. VERY highly recommended.
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
64 of 70 people found the following review helpful By Rudy Palma on April 24, 2005
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
A solid collection of soulful ballads, heady r&b and addictive pop, Mariah Carey's "The Emancipation of Mimi" is by far the most viable release of her career. Her first to hit the summit of the Billboard albums chart since 1997's powerful "Butterfly," each of its fourteen tracks is an undisputed home run, marking new territory for the songbird while keeping true to what she has made her name with.

With the autobiographical "It's Like That" finally losing airplay power, the confessional "We Belong Together" has already usurped its place. However, the potential hits are limitless. Fine examples are "Stay the Night," which will have fans swooning at her pristine vocals, and the Neptunes-produced "Say Somethin'," which floats serenely, save for smart machine gun-style drumming that buoys the melody.

The singer/songwriter also articulates extreme insecurity with the likes of "I Wish You Knew" and "Circles," the latter of which would frighten American Idol contenders:

"Saturday I saw you/Holding hands with someone new/Somehow I kept my composure/Just like everything was cool/But inside I kept repeating/Don't you let them see you cry/So I casually turned my head/As the tears rolled down my eyes."

The bittersweet "Mine Again" finds Carey yearning to rekindle an old flame:

"I just can't accept the possibility/We weren't made for each other's arms/I know you're my destiny.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
23 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Anonymous on November 15, 2005
Format: Audio CD
What the Reviewers said:

This CD, when originally released, received 4 star ratings from Blender and Vibe magazine. (Other reviewers gave generally favorable reviews). The re-release contains all of the orginal 14 tracks plus 4 new songs, including Don't Forget About Us.

What I say:

From people I have talked to, everyone has 5 or 6 favorite songs and they are rarely the same. This just proves that there is a song for everyone on this CD. Whether you like Adult contemporary, R&B, or pop, you are guaranteed to find songs you love. In the End, you are bound to enjoy 3/4 of the record (if not the whole CD).

How has the general public responded?

-3.7 million copies sold in the US (6 million worldwide)

-Won awards at the World Music Awards, Teen Choice Awards, 4 awards at the Vibe Awards, and a couple at the Lady Soul Train Awards
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
29 of 31 people found the following review helpful By Andrew G. Vatterott on January 2, 2006
Format: Audio CD
Mariah Carey regained her crown with this album. She truly does deserve the 8 Grammy Nominations. People need to stop comparing people. I read a review for Mary J. Blige's "The Breakthrough", which is also an amazing album. The reviewer said "use The Emancipation Of Mimi as a coaster and get The Breakthrough". Is it not possible to have more than one amazing album released in one year. Both of these two women are amazing and both of them released amazing albums. Also, I read something about Mariah Carey fans trying to make Madonna's album flop, which is ridiculous. People always have to compare people. But anyways, back to this album. With this album, you can tell Mariah is in a new place and she's finally free. The title fits very well for the album, because it just sounds like she just let go of everything. The music doesn't like it's being controlled, there's just this strong feel of freedom.

The album jumps off with the first single, "It's Like That". This free-spirited party-starter is produced by Jermaine Dupri and Mariah Carey. I love the song, but the first verse is definately very shocking to all the long-term Mariah fans, as she makes drug and alcohol references ("I came to have a party, open up the Bacardi....Purple taking me higher, I'm lifted and I" like it). But regardless, the song is still amazing. The second track on the album is the second single, "We Belong Together", which is also produced by Jermaine Dupri and Mariah Carey. The song is her first number one hit in over five years, and it's an absolutely amazing song. Mariah Carey describes the song as "Anytime You Need A Friend" meets "Breakdown", and Jermaine Dupri describes it as the biggest song of his career.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Forums

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions

Topic From this Discussion
I hate Mariah Carey.
"Did Mariah Carey have #1 hits? No."

-She is the only artist since the Beatles and Elvis Presley to have so many #1 singles and albums. Along with numerous awards, she is the most successful selling female artist in music history and is the only female artist to have straight #1... Read More
Sep 30, 2006 by Annie Feng |  See all 25 posts
Mariah Carey deserves hatred!
Get a life buddy
Nov 5, 2006 by JJ fan |  See all 7 posts
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 



What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Want to discover more products? Check out these pages to see more: soul, vinyl pop