In 2005, Mariah Carey released We Belong Together from her 10th studio album The Emancipation of Mimi.
She was the best selling musician of the whole entire 90’s decade, named one of the best selling artists of all time, with albums like Music Box in 1993 selling over 32 million copies making it onto the list of best selling albums worldwide and her 1994 Christmas album Merry Christmas still remains the best selling Christmas album of all time.
Mariah started the 2000’s decade with mediocre success. Her first big on screen film Glitter flopped, as well as the soundtrack which didn’t have much success either. Mariah parted ways with her record label and found herself another label.
It came to 2005 when Mariah showed that she wasn’t a 90’s has been and that she really is one of the best vocalists of all time. At this point in Mariah’s career she had reached another peak.
We Belong Together put Mariah back on the map worldwide. She may have never gone anywhere and was still having success but this was her ‘I’m still one of the best selling artists worldwide bitch and I’m still your competition’ *Mariah hair flick* moment.
The single became her 27th chart topper in the US. After staying at number one for fourteen non-consecutive weeks, the song became tied for the second longest running number one song in US chart history, behind Carey’s One Sweet Day in 1995. The song was described as her “return to form”.
The single was a worldwide success going platinum in the US, Australia and New Zealand.
Billboard listed it as the “song of the decade” and the ninth most popular song of all time.
Mariah was back!
Let’s not forget that video that featured Wentworth Miller in it where she wore her wedding dress:
We Belong Together is Mariah’s best selling single of the 2000’s decade.