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Greatest Hits

Greatest Hits

4.8 40
by Mariah Carey

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With a physical and emotional breakdown and a lamentable movie debut in the musical bio-pic, Glitter, Mariah Carey's star may have faded a bit in the new millennium, but let us remember who still holds the title of best-selling female performer of the 1990s. Carey rose to superstardom on the strength of her stunning five-octave voice, a


With a physical and emotional breakdown and a lamentable movie debut in the musical bio-pic, Glitter, Mariah Carey's star may have faded a bit in the new millennium, but let us remember who still holds the title of best-selling female performer of the 1990s. Carey rose to superstardom on the strength of her stunning five-octave voice, a gift that she applied to both syrupy ballads and hip-hop-inspired dance-pop. During her early career, she evoked frequent comparisons to rivals Whitney Houston and Celine Dion, but showed them both up by composing all of her own material. So it's not hubrist that this is her second greatest hits package. In addtion to all of the chart-topping singles included on her 1998 #1's collection ("Vision of Love," "Hero," and "One Sweet Day" just to name a few), this two-disc set also features hits from her last two discs for Sony - 1997's Butterfly and 1999's Rainbow. Highlights from those discs include the club thumpers "Honey" and "Heartbreaker," and the moving ballad "Thank God I Found You," featuring Joe and 98 Degrees. Personal problems aside, Carey is still a pop-music making force, and these are the songs that make the whole world sing.

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Mariah protested loud and often when her first hits collection, #1's, was released that the album was not a hits collection: "I haven't been recording long enough for that!" Nothing will age your catalog like leaving your record label, however, so when she flew the Columbia coop for Virgin in 2000, her old label assembled Greatest Hits for release a couple months after the monumental disaster of Glitter, her Virgin debut. Now, this move was surely designed to further wound the ailing Mariah, but this kind of collection was essentially inevitable, and it's about as good as it could be, containing all of her big hits (including songs that did not make it to the top of the charts) over the course of 28 tracks. This is certainly helpful, since it rounds up everything, but its double-disc running time is a bit of a detriment, since it simply is too much. By the end of the second disc, the collection feels a little padded, and her music simply sounds better in the more concentrated collection of #1's, since it runs smoother and has all the really big hits (with the notable exception of the original version of her best single, "Fantasy"). But if you want more simply for archival reasons, this will suit the bill (even though the packaging is unbearably skimpy: no notes, just publishing information and thumbnails of the single covers, which is like having no packaging at all).

Product Details

Release Date:
Columbia Europe


Album Credits

Performance Credits

Mariah Carey   Primary Artist,Vocals,Background Vocals
Boyz II Men   Vocals,Background Vocals
Whitney Houston   Track Performer
Luther Vandross   Track Performer
Trey Lorenz   Track Performer
Joe   Track Performer
JD   Track Performer
Jay-Z   Track Performer
98°   Track Performer
Bow Wow   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Babyface   Composer,Producer
Adrian Belew   Composer
Phil Collins   Composer
Lionel Richie   Composer
Luther Vandross   Duet
Lincoln Chase   Composer
Rainy Davis   Composer
Sass Jordan   Composer
David Morales   Composer
Beppe Cantarelli   Composer
Mariah Carey   Arranger,Composer,Lyricist,Producer,Vocal Arrangements
Robert Clivillés   Arranger,Composer,Producer
David Cole   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Sean "Puffy" Combs   Composer,Producer
Hal Davis   Composer
Jermaine Dupri   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Tom Evans   Composer
Chris Frantz   Composer,Lyricist
Berry Gordy   Composer
David Hall   Arranger,Producer
Pete Ham   Composer
Willie Hutch   Composer
Jimmy Jam   Arranger,Producer
Rhett Lawrence   Producer
Terry Lewis   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Michael McCary   Composer,Lyricist
Narada Michael Walden   Arranger,Composer,Producer,rhythm arrangement
Nathan Morris   Composer,Lyricist
Wanya Morris   Composer,Lyricist
Manuel Seal   Composer,Producer
Steven Stanley   Composer
Shawn Stockman   Composer,Lyricist
Chris Toland   Arranger
Rick Wake   Producer
Diane Warren   Composer
Tina Weymouth   Composer,Lyricist
Ken "Duro" Ifill   Producer
James Harris   Composer
Walter Afanasieff   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Jay-Z   Composer
Christopher Austopchuk   Art Direction
Stevie J.   Producer
Ummah   Producer
Ben Margulies   Arranger,Composer
Antonina Armato   Composer
Shirley Elliston   Composer
Kamaal Fareed   Composer
Pete Warner   Composer
B.J. Robinson   Composer
DJ Clue?   Producer
Mike Mason   Producer
Stephen Schwartz   Composer,Lyricist
Dave Hall   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Steven "Steven J." Jordan   Producer
Ria Shibayama   Cover Design
Bob West   Composer
June Shellene   Composer
Jeffrey Cohen   Composer

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Greatest Hits 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 40 reviews.
TONYAT More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
Mariah is truly a legend in the music industry and no one will ever come close to her! Mariah is just pure talent and she puts all those teeny-boppers to shame! Mariah is #1 ALWAYS & FOREVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I LOVE MARIAH! She is an exceptional artist, producer, writer and actress. This album is a must have for all Mariah's fans.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Mariah Carey is definitely one of the greatest singer to ever walk the planet earth. I believe this best thing she could have done by bringing the greatest hits of all time together on one album. SHE IS JUST SIMPLY THE BEST!!!!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
the greatest hits album is really, really great although i think that breakdown, loverboy and never too far should be included in this album. i really love all mariah albums including glitter. i think the glitter soundtrack could have done better if there wasn't a glitter movie. although i won't consider the glitter soundtrack a flop since it reaches platinum certification by the RIAA.
Guest More than 1 year ago
MABUHAY! I really love Mariah. There is no other singer the way she does.There is only one Mariah Carey.She is a good model in the music industries.i love listening to mariah coz it touches the heart of an individual it inspires everyone. Mariah will always be a part of my life! in the present and in the future.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Mariah Carey made a big album of her greatest hits!! It's just the best.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love Mariah! I've been a fan of hers for a long time.She's one of the great singers of today and she is a great actress. She is one of my favorite singers and i'm only 18! I love all her songs on her album. I recommed this album to any one who is a fan of Mariah's. keep up the great work Mariah!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Ok I just wanna say that this is an AMAZING album and everyone should go buy this to see why Mariah has been such a big artist in the past decade!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Mariah is one of the best singers of today! What more can I say?
Guest More than 1 year ago
This album showcases Mariah's work from when she started, to present day. It chronicles her career with her biggest hits and few that our close to her heart. This is a great album for a new fan or a person who might not have all her CDs. It's great for those who don't have all her albums because in just one album you can get all the hits that you love without buying all the other CDs! It is also great for the collectors because any new Mariah CD is a great asset to any collection. Go buy this album, it makes an especially good gift!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Mariah has finally put together a collection of all her best songs. This certainly won't be her last greatest hits album, because she just keeps going on!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Mariah Carey has finally released a greatest hits album. She's been around for a long time, and her music style has changed. You can definately see the changes in the songs she sings, and that makes it better. This certainley won't be her last greatest hits album, because she will have many more hits to come! Go Mariah!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Unbelievable! This has to be one of the best greatest hits collections to come out in a while on a single disk. You can tell she put this collection together her self. These are all songs that best convey her vocal skills. Mariah is such a talented artist; I hope this collection doesn't mean the end!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This album is great better than Mariah´s 1# on this album she picks some songs that didn´t reach the top but still Mariah´s best songs as Can´t Let Go ,Make It Happen,Forever,Endless Love with Luther Vandross.I Love this album it is the best Greatest Hits album ever and i think it is better than Whitney Houstons Greatest Hits album that was realized in 2000 and Mariah´s in november 2001.Mariah is my all time favorit Diva with Celine Dion they both have amazing voices and i love them both as much. The only wrong thing with this album is that she uses the same songs on this album as on the no 1# album all the 16 number 1#singles are on The Greatest Hits album from 1990-2000 2 more no 1# on this album because the no 1#album was realized in 1998 and Mariah got 2 more after that Heartbreaker feat Jay-Z and in 2000 Thank god I found you with Joe and the 98 degrees. The 12 other songs are Mariah´s greatest singles that didn´t get the 1# as Can´t Let Go no 4#,Make It Happen no 3#,I Still Believe no 2# in 1999 and the duet with Whitney Houston When You Believe from the Prince of Egypt and many more. This album is great and Mariah should have left to make the no1# album in 1998 and realized it in 2001 in stead because this album is so much better with stunning 16 number 1#singles and 12 others. I Recommend this album to all Mariah fans and nonfans.
Guest More than 1 year ago
With all her 15 #1's plus many top 10 hits, she has really set a new way of music to every genration. Having the most hit songs, and being the best-selling artist of all time, this greatest hits compilation is a sure must-have. So all LAMBS out there, buy the album and let's make this album go to #1. Go QUEEN O' DIVA. Go MARIAH CAREY!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Mariah carey is all that.And for all you haters you can go somewhere...she has a beatiful voice and a pretty personality, and yes i know her.peace
Guest More than 1 year ago
Mariah Carey is the comparison to all things that can write and sing with passion and feeling. No other artist can compare to Mariah's immortal voice, rapture, and power that's combined with the force of nature and the power of the universe. Unlike many artists these days that always sing to get attention with their body image (instead of showcasing some pure, raw talent beside it), and the sometimes incoherent, provacative lyrics (which portray no depth or feeling), Mariah Carey is the one that breaks the shield of "pop princess" on today's very "unfair" business of pop and R&B music. She's not trying to be a "pop princess" or "pop diva" like many pop artists that seem to be desperately trying. She's just being Mariah. Every song she frees into this world is a symbol to not just herself, but to many people all over the world. Her music is passion, an imitation of the sun, the beauty of all light, and the memories of all life which truly makes her, and her music, truly unforgettable.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Following the disasterous reception or Glitter and the Glitter soundtrack - Mariah Carey offers her best-of compiled on quite an exceptional set. Including all of her biggest and most memorable hits ''My all'', ''Fantasy'', ''Hero'', ''Anytime you need a friend'' and the gorgeous bonus track ''Cant take that away'' and a lush remix of ''All I want for Christmas'' - you wont be disappointed. You wont find ''loverboy'' or ''never too far'' here - simply because they just dont cut it! Thank god Mariah is putting Glitter very quickly behind her!
Guest More than 1 year ago
There is nothing else to say than Mariah! She is the best singer EVER! He voices capture my heart since her very first single Vision of Love and I've been a fan since then. I love all her albums, including the new Glitter, even when people say otherwise. It is just another style, but it is still MARIAH! #1 singer in the whole world! This is a must for all Mariah fans and music lovers! ^__^
Guest More than 1 year ago
this is truly the best CD out their and mariah carey is a fabulous singer and i love all of her songs . and i definitely recommend this CD.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This CD is the best! Her number 1's album didn't have many of the songs she has on her Greatest Hits. So this CD totally beats every CD out on the block right now! She is a wonderful singer and I hope she continues to make awesome songs just like her Greatest Hits Album. I LOVE YOU MARIAH!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This album is the proof of why Mariah is the biggest selling female artist of the all time.She sold more than 150 millions.Maybe you can say that it's similar to #1's but i should remind that the tracklisting is the discography of Mariah's music career and this collection contains non-released tracks like ''All I Want For Christmas Is You'' Jermanie Dupri and Lil Bow Bow Remix.
Guest More than 1 year ago
oh my god, what can i say? Mariah is totally awesome! she's the greatest!!! i love her!! she's the best!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
i think that Mariah Carey is the greatest diva of all time. all of her music has been an influence in my life. i think that if it wasn't for her, i wouldn't be who i am today. her music has influenced me in a positive way and i know that each and everyone who has taken the time to listen to her music and what it means has also be influenced in a positive way as well. that's actually what her music does, it influences people in a positive way.