MARIAH CAREY NETS HER 16th #1 DANCE HIT WITH LATEST SINGLE, “TRIUMPHANT (GET ’EM),”
ONCE AGAIN CONTINUING TO LEAD ON THE CUTTING EDGE OF NEW MUSIC
(Oct. 12, 2012 – New York, NY) Multi-platinum global superstar Mariah Carey notches her Sweet 16th #1 hit on the Billboard Dance/Club Play Songs chart with her latest single, “Triumphant (Get ’Em).” Mariah’s previous #1 hits on the Billboard Dance chart include “Dreamlover,” “Fantasy,” “Honey,” “We Belong Together,” “Don’t Forget About Us,” “Touch My Body.” and “Obsessed.”
“This is another tremendous achievement for Mariah,” said Steve Bartels, President & COO, Island Def Jam Music Group. “As one of the world’s reigning artists, she continues to set chart records and surpass even her own record-breaking accomplishments. Congratulations to Mariah and to the IDJ staff that worked to bring home this incredible club sensation.”
Mariah, who will join the judges’ panel of FOX’s American Idol when the series returns in 2013, boasts an unparalleled music catalog with #1 hits in multiple formats on the Billboard charts. The original version of “Triumphant (Get Em)” feat. Rick Ross and Meek Mill was followed-up with the “Pulse Club Remix” and the “Vintage Throwback Mix,” as well as four additional remixes by Laidback Luke, Chus and Ceballos, Danny Verde, and Papercha$er. “I've always had so much fun re-singing my songs for the club/dance mixes,” said Mariah. “It gives me the freedom to sing as powerfully as I want and to rewrite the songs specifically for the genre.”
“Triumphant (Get ’Em)” is the first advance single from five-time Grammy Award®-winner Mariah’s 14th studio album, whose release will be announced in the months ahead. The new album follows up Mariah’s worldwide multi-million-selling Memoirs Of An Imperfect Angel (released September 2009), her multi-platinum E=MC²(2008), and worldwide 10 million selling The Emancipation Of Mimi (2005).
The Emancipation Of Mimi generated three Grammy awards (including Best Contemporary R&B Album), two #1 singles, and countless more honors during its 18-month chart stay. Soundscan’s biggest-selling album of 2005, Mimi featured “We Belong Together” (Grammy winner for Best Female R&B Vocal and Best R&B Song) and “Don’t Forget About Us,” Mariah’s 16th and 17th #1 career singles respectively. They tied one of the most enduring chart records in Billboard Hot 100 history, Elvis Presley’s 17 #1’s.
Three years later, Mariah surpassed Elvis when “Touch My Body” (from E=MC²) became her 18th #1 Hot 100 hit. “Touch My Body” spent two weeks at the top,Mariah’s 78th and 79th cumulative career weeks at #1, which tied Elvis’ long-standing all-time high of 79 weeks at #1, as calculated by Billboard. Mariah is now positioned as the only active recording artist in the 50 years of the Hot 100 (which began in 1958) with the potential to surpass the Beatles’ all-time high of 20 #1 hits. The success ofE=MC² brought total sales of Mariah’s albums, singles and videos to more than 200 million worldwide, distancing her even further from the pack as the top-selling female recording artist in history.
With a distinct five-octave vocal range, prolific songwriting and producing talent, Mariah has defined the modern pop performance. As a singer/songwriter/producer, she has been honored with five Grammy Awards®, nine American Music Awards, Billboard’s Artist of the Decade Award, the World Music Award for World’s Best Selling Female Artist of the Millennium, and BMI’s Icon Award, to name a few.
She has two consecutive and unparalleled Billboard Song of the Decade titles: “One Sweet Day” (with Boyz II Men, 1995); and “We Belong Together” (2005), further marking her massive presence on the charts since her 1990 song debut “Vision of Love.” Mariah’s original holiday classic, “All I Want For Christmas is You,” redefined its place in pop culture as one of the greatest holiday hits of all time when it reached #1 on the Billboard charts in 2011, 17 years after its debut. Mariah’s influential and stellar contribution to music spans multiple genres and is showcased through her multifaceted hit catalog and a long list of diverse collaborations.