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Rainbow is the ninth album and sixth studio album by American singer Mariah Carey, released in the United

States on November 2 1999 by Columbia Records. It is a collaboration-heavy album which found Carey working with a wide range of producers and artists that dominated the music scene of the late 1990s. Rolling Stone called the album "a sterling chronicle of accessible hip-hop balladeering at the close of 1999".

It debuted at number two on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart with 323,000 copies sold in its first week, stayed in the top twenty for ten weeks and on the chart for thirty-five (making one re-entry). The album's weekly sales peaked at 369,000 copies in its eighth week (when it was at number nine), and it was eventually certified three times platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). While a commercial success, it was Carey's first studio album since Emotions (1991) not to reach number one in the U.S. and her lowest-selling up to that point; as of 2005, it had sold 2.9 million copies in the U.S. (according to Nielsen SoundScan) and ten million worldwide.[1] [2]

Rainbow yielded two number-one hits on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100: "Heartbreaker" and "Thank God I Found You". A re-recorded version of "Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now)" (a cover of the Phil Collins song) featuring Irish boyband Westlife was released in the UK and became Carey's second number-one single there, but the double A-side "Can't Take That Away (Mariah's Theme)"/"Crybaby" became her first single to miss the U.S. top twenty.

Track listing[edit | edit source]

  1. "Heartbreaker" featuring Jay-Z — 4:46
  2. "Can't Take That Away (Mariah's Theme)" — 4:33
  3. "Bliss" — 5:44
  4. "How Much" feat. Usher — 3:31
  5. "After Tonight" — 4:16
  6. "X-Girlfriend" — 4:00
  7. "Heartbreaker" (remix) featuring Da Brat and Missy Elliott — 4:32
  8. "Vulnerability (Interlude)" — 1:12
  9. "Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now)" — 3:25
  10. "Crybaby" featuring Snoop Dogg — 5:20
  11. "Did I Do That?" featuring Mystikal and Master P — 4:16
  12. "Petals" — 4:23
  13. "Rainbow (Interlude)" — 1:32
  14. "Thank God I Found You" featuring 98 Degrees and Joe — 4:17

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