This weekend, along with Easter Sunday, Mariah Carey is celebrating the 15th anniversary of The Emancipation of Mimi, one of her most iconic albums.
In Twitter, the legendary songstress wished a happy anniversary to her 2005 studio album. She wrote that she had a couple of fun surprises for her fans, but first, she made a Twitter poll to make her fans choose their favourite Mimi singles.
The 50-year-old singer shared a video of herself singing a snippet of “Fly Like A Bird”, the album’s closing track, where she is dressed in a silk robe in true Mimi fashion. She added that the song couldn’t be more appropriate for Easter Sunday.
She shared the same snippets of herself showing off her amazing vocals on Instagram, hoping that her fans would enjoy those lil moments from the album, hash-tagged, #TEOMAnniversary.
Carey told the publication that the album was like a coming together of a lot of things and it’s more than just a comeback album for her. She added that if the fans want to, they can call it that way.
Across 2006 and 2007, TEOM received 10 Grammy nominations and sold six million copies in the United States.
Carey said that the first memory that comes to her mind from that peak of her career was that it really did feel special – the timing was just right when she thinks about the different collaborators and all the various TEOM songs. She also shared that from that time, her most sacred memory was in Capri, when she recorded the vocals for “Fly Like a Bird.” There, she recorded plenty other tracks too, but she just remembers finishing that song and that one special feeling about it. She added that she works at night, especially when she’s singing, so she was watching the sunrise while listening to song, just feeling so proud about it.
With regards to her favourite tracks off the album, she said that it was hard to pick, but she went with “Fly Like a Bird” and “Your Girl.”
According to her, she simply appreciates the making of the album from start to finish and that she just had the best working on it, and that in the process, she really got absorbed.- Advertisement -
As to what she believes her album said about her legacy as an artist, Carey shared that she looked at it as a very important time in her career and a very significant time for her as an artist. She added that it was a sense of feeling triumphant when it came out to be successful as it was and that she knows that a lot of people were introduced to her from that album. The singer expressed that she would just love for people to take away the music from that album, and hopes that it makes people feel good, for that’s the goal.