Vision Of Love

Album: Mariah Carey (1990)
Charted: 9 1

Songfacts®:

  • This was Mariah Carey's first single, it was released in late May 1990. The song debuted at #73, but two months later, in August, spent four weeks at the #1 spot. The orchestral ballad showcased Carey's outrageous vocal range and the video provided a great look at the singer, with lots of close-ups. Carey built off the song's success and became the top selling female artist of the '90s.
  • Mariah wrote this with keyboard player Ben Margulies when she was 17 years old. She was working as a waitress when they started writing songs together.
  • This won the 1990 Grammy for Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female. Carey also won the Best New Artist Grammy for that year - a far better choice than the previous winner, Milli Vanilli.
  • The album sold over 17 million of copies around the world and included three other US #1 singles: "Love Takes Time," "Someday" and "I Don't Wanna Cry." >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Carlos - Buenos Aires, Argentina, for all above

Comments: 6

  • Camille from Toronto, OhMichaela, I agree!
  • Michaela from Brooklyn, NyThis song should be played on the air more.
  • Camille from Toronto, OhWhat a memorable first single for an artist! This, along with Mariah's "Dreamlover" stand out as my two favorite Mariah Carey songs.
  • Allox from Qld, AustraliaYeah, dis is one of my favourites of hers, along with 'Shake It Off'
  • Paul from Detroit, Mi15 years later, Mariah is still cranking out hits. She's currently at #1 on Billboard with her latest (and 17th number 1) Don't Forget About Us.
  • Ben from Dallas, TxI love this song so much!! She has had numerous hits and albums over the past 15 years, but I think this is still one of my faves. It has a retro 50s shuffle sounding rhythym that is so cool and her vocals are impeccable.
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