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Mariah Carey is widely considered one of the greatest female vocalists and best R&B singers of all time. List of the best Mariah Carey albums, including pictures of the album covers when available. This Mariah Carey discography is ranked from best to worst, so the top Mariah Carey albums can be found at the top of the list. To make it easy for you, we haven't included Mariah Carey singles, EPs, or compilations, so everything you see here should only be studio albums. If you think the greatest Mariah Carey album isn't high enough on the list, then be sure to vote for it so it receives the credit it deserves. Make sure you don't just vote for critically acclaimed albums; if you have a favorite Mariah Carey album, then vote it up, even if it's not necessarily the most popular.

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Butterfly is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Mariah Carey Albums of All Time
Butterfly 1997

1. Honey
2. Butterfly
3. My All
4. The Roof
5. Fourth of July
6. Breakdown
7. Babydoll
8. Close My Eyes
9. Whenever You Call
10. Fly Away (Butterfly Reprise)
11. The Beautiful Ones
12. Outside
13. Honey
14. Honey
15. Mi Todo

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Daydream is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Mariah Carey Albums of All Time
Daydream 1995

1. Fantasy
2. Underneath the Stars
3. One Sweet Day
4. Open Arms
5. Always Be My Baby
6. I Am Free
7. When I Saw You
8. Long Ago
9. Melt Away
10. Forever
11. Daydream Interlude
12. Looking In

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The Emancipation of Mimi is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Mariah Carey Albums of All Time
The Emancipation of Mimi 2005

1. It's Like That
2. We Belong Together
3. Shake It Off
4. Mine Again
5. Say Somethin'
6. Stay the Night
7. Get Your Number
8. One and Only
9. Circles
10. Your Girl
11. I Wish You Knew
12. To the Floor
13. Joy Ride
14. Fly Like a Bird

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Mariah Carey is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Mariah Carey Albums of All Time
Mariah Carey 1990

1. Vision of Love
2. There's Got to Be a Way
3. I Don't Wanna Cry
4. Someday
5. Vanishing
6. All in Your Mind
7. Alone in Love
8. You Need Me
9. Sent From Up Above
10. Prisoner
11. Love Takes Time

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Emotions is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Mariah Carey Albums of All Time
Emotions 1991

1. Emotions (12" club mix)
2. Emotions (12" instrumental)
3. Emotions (album version)
4. There's Got to Be a Way (12" mix)
5. There's Got to Be a Way (vocal dub mix)

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Music Box is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Mariah Carey Albums of All Time
Music Box 1992

1. Dreamlover
2. Hero
3. Anytime You Need a Friend
4. Music Box
5. Now That I Know
6. Never Forget You
7. Without You
8. Just to Hold You Once Again
9. I've Been Thinking About You
10. All I've Ever Wanted
11. Everything Fades Away
12. Héroe

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Merry Christmas is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Mariah Carey Albums of All Time
Merry Christmas 1994

1. Silent Night
2. All I Want for Christmas Is You
3. O Holy Night
4. Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)
5. Miss You Most (At Christmas Time)
6. Joy to the World
7. Jesus Born on This Day
8. Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town
9. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
10. Jesus Oh What a Wonderful Child

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E=MC² is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Mariah Carey Albums of All Time
E=MC² 2008

1. Migrate
2. Touch My Body
3. Cruise Control
4. I Stay in Love
5. Side Effects
6. I'm That Chick
7. Love Story
8. I'll Be Lovin' U Long Time
9. Last Kiss
10. Thanx 4 Nothin'
11. O.O.C.
12. For the Record
13. Bye Bye
14. I Wish You Well

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Rainbow is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Mariah Carey Albums of All Time
Rainbow 1999

1. Heartbreaker
2. Can't Take That Away (Mariah's Theme)
3. Bliss
4. How Much
5. After Tonight
6. X-Girlfriend
7. Heartbreaker
8. Vulnerability (Interlude)
9. Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now)
10. Crybaby
11. Did I Do That?
12. Petals
13. Rainbow (Interlude)
14. Thank God I Found You

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Me. I Am Mariah... The Elusive... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Mariah Carey Albums of All Time
Me. I Am Mariah... The Elusive Chanteuse 2014

1. Cry.
2. Faded
3. Dedicated
4. #Beautiful
5. Thirsty
6. Make It Look Good
7. You're Mine (Eternal)
8. You Don't Know What to Do
9. Supernatural
10. Meteorite
11. Camouflage
12. Money ($ * / ...)
13. One More Try
14. Heavenly (No Ways Tired / Can't Give Up Now)
15. Me. I Am Mariah... The Elusive Chanteuse

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Charmbracelet is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Mariah Carey Albums of All Time
Charmbracelet 2002

1. Through the Rain
2. Boy (I Need You)
3. The One
4. Yours
5. You Got Me
6. I Only Wanted
7. Clown
8. My Saving Grace
9.  You Had Your Chance
10. Lullaby
11. Irresistible (West Side Connection)
12. Subtle Invitation
13. Bringin' on the Heartbreak
14. Sunflowers for Alfred Roy
15. Through the Rain (Remix)

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Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Mariah Carey Albums of All Time
Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel 2009

1. Betcha Gon' Know (The Prologue)
2. Obsessed
3. H.A.T.E.U.
4. Candy Bling
5. Ribbon
6. Inseparable
7. Standing O
8. It's a Wrap
9. Up Out My Face
10. Up Out My Face (The Reprise)
11. More Than Just Friends
12. The Impossible
13. The Impossible (The Reprise)
14. Angel (The Prelude)
15. Angels Cry
16. Languishing (The Interlude)
17. I Want to Know What Love Is

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Mariah Carey First Album is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Mariah Carey Albums of All Time
JuanR.Toro added Mariah Carey First Album

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Merry Christmas II You is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Mariah Carey Albums of All Time
Merry Christmas II You 2010

1. Santa Claus Is Coming to Town
2. Oh Santa!
3. O Little Town of Bethlehem
4. Christmas Time Is in the Air Again
5. The First Noel
6. When Christmas Comes
7. Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane)
8. Charlie Brown Christmas
9. O Come All Ye Faithful
10. O Holy Night
11. One Child
12. All I Want for Christmas Is You – Extra Festive
13. Auld Lang Syne (The New Year's Anthem)

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Glitter is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Mariah Carey Albums of All Time
Glitter

1. Loverboy (Remix)
2. Lead the Way
3. If We
4. Didn't Mean to Turn You On
5. Don't Stop (Funkin' 4 Jamaica)
6. All My Life
7. Reflections (Care Enough)
8. Last Night a DJ Saved My Life
9. Want You
10. Never Too Far
11. Twister
12. Loverboy

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The Essential Mariah Carey is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Mariah Carey Albums of All Time
The Essential Mariah Carey

1. Vision of Love
2. Love Takes Time
3. Someday
4. I Don't Wanna Cry
5. Emotions
6. Can't Let Go
7. Make It Happen
8. I'll Be There
9. Dreamlover
10. Hero
11. Without You
12. Anytime You Need a Friend
13. Endless Love
14. Fantasy