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Butterfly stands as the sixth studio album by American singer-songwriter Mariah Carey, released on 10 September 1997, under Columbia Records. Notably, the album incorporates both hip-hop and urban adult contemporary sounds, departing from the adult contemporary style prevalent in Carey’s earlier work. Teaming up with Walter Afanasieff, her longtime collaborator, Carey also engaged with notable hip-hop producers and rappers such as Sean “Puffy” Combs, Q-Tip, Missy Elliott, and the Trackmasters, a shift that marked a departure from her previous pop-oriented albums.
Marking a creative evolution, Butterfly continued the trajectory initiated by Carey’s preceding album, Daydream (1995), pushing her further into the R&B and hip-hop domains. Carey herself considers Butterfly a magnum opus and a pivotal moment in her life and career, as expressed in the booklet of her twelfth studio album, Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel (2009).
The album spawned five singles, including the lead single “Honey,” which achieved chart-topping success in Canada and the United States, while also performing well internationally. The final single, “My All,” secured a top-ten position in Europe and reached number one in the United States. Carey supported the album with the Butterfly World Tour, covering Australia, Japan, Taiwan, and a single show in the United States. Despite being released amid Carey’s publicized dispute with Sony Music, Butterfly received critical acclaim for its mature sound, production quality, and Carey’s musical direction.
Commercially, Butterfly attained international success, reaching the number one spot on the charts in several countries, including Australia, Canada, Greece, Japan, and the Netherlands, in addition to the United States. Certified five-times Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) in the United States and earning the Million Award in Japan, Butterfly has globally sold over ten million copies.
A3 My All
A4 The Roof
A5 Fourth Of July
A6 Breakdown - feat Krayzie Bone & Wish Bone
B2 Close My Eyes
B3 Whenever You Call
B4 Fly Away (Butterfly Reprise)
B5 The Beautiful Ones
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