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MARIAH CAREY SALES FIGURES

Accounting for album sales has always posed challenges. In numerous countries, there’s no standardized album accounting system, making it difficult to obtain accurate numbers. Certifications often lag behind, requiring artists or labels to request them for a fee. Recently, certifications have integrated streaming figures, complicating the distinction between physical and digital sales versus streaming equivalents.

The most approximate figure states 193,654,000 equivalent album sales and counting.

While we’ve delved into historically well-accounted figures, it’s important to note that current values may slightly exceed those presented. This includes daily rising streaming figures, uncertified copies, and re-release shipments yet to be tallied. For the latest streaming counts of albums, refer to daily figures here. Please let us know in the comments if you are aware of official sales data not included below.

Mariah Carey album cover

MARIAH CAREY (1990)

WORLDWIDE: 19.6 million units

  • USA: 9,235,000 (9xPlatinum)
  • Canada: 780,000 (7xPlatinum)
  • Brazil: 92,500
  • Mexico: 55,000
  • Argentina: 25,000
  • Japan: 925,000 (3xPlatinum)
  • Australia: 350,000 (5xPlatinum)
  • New Zealand: 62,500 (Platinum)
  • UK: 465,000 (Platinum)
  • France: 102,500
  • Germany: 300,000
  • Italy: 100,000
  • Spain: 80,000 (Gold)
  • Sweden: 130,000 (Platinum)
  • Netherlands: 160,000 (Platinum)
  • Switzerland: 42,500 (Gold)
  • Austria: 15,000
  • Norway: 31,467

WORLDWIDE: 14.8 million units

  • USA: 4,475,000 (4xPlatinum)
  • Canada: 430,000 (4xPlatinum)
  • Brazil: 70,000

  • Japan: 1,060,000 (5xPlatinum)
  • Australia: 130,000 (Platinum)
  • New Zealand: 25,000 (Gold)
  • UK: 412,500 (Platinum)

  • France: 112,500 (Gold)
  • Germany: 185,000 

  • Italy: 80,000

  • Spain: 65,000

  • Sweden: 100,000 (Platinum)
  • Netherlands: 115,000 (Platinum)
  • Switzerland: 30,000 (Gold)
  • Austria: 10,000
  • Finland: 12,500
Mariah Carey Emotions album cover

EMOTIONS (1991)

Mariah Carey MTV Unplugged

MTV UNPLUGGED (1992)

WORLDWIDE: 6.9 million copies

USA: 4,100,000 (4xPlatinum)
Canada: 200,000 (Platinum)
Brazil: 150,000
Japan: 525,000
Australia: 150,000 (2xPlatinum)
New Zealand: 40,000 (Gold)
UK: 300,000 (Gold)
France: 225,000 (2xGold)
Germany: 300,000
Italy: 75,000
Sweden: 40,000
Netherlands: 240,000 (2xPlatinum)
Switzerland: 35,000 (Gold)
Austria: 25,000

WORLDWIDE: 35.6 million copies

USA: 10,630,000 (Diamond)
Canada: 840,000 (7xPlatinum)
Argentina: 135,000
Brazil: 325,000 (Gold)
Mexico: 175,000
Japan: 2,400,000 (Million)
South Korea: 1,000,000
Taiwan: 500,000 (10xPlatinum)
Hong Kong: 120,000
Singapore: 160,000 (Platinum)
Australia: 860,000 (12xPlatinum)
New Zealand: 90,000 (Platinum)
UK: 1,750,000 (5xPlatinum)
France: 1,290,000 (Diamond)
Germany: 1,250,000 (2xPlatinum)
Italy: 575,000
Spain: 450,000 (4xPlatinum)
Sweden: 210,000 (Platinum)
Netherlands: 640,000 (6xPlatinum)
Switzerland: 225,000 (4xPlatinum)
Austria: 110,000 (2xPlatinum)
Finland: 50,000 (Gold)
Belgium: 100,000 (2xPlatinum)
Norway: 160,000 (8xPlatinum)
Portugal: 160,000 (4xPlatinum)

Mariah Carey Music Box

MUSIC BOX (1993)

MARIAH CAREY MERRY CHRISTMAS

MERRY CHRISTMAS (1994)

WORLDWIDE: 24.2 million copies

USA: 9,000,000 (9xPlatinum)
Canada: 312,500 (3xPlatinum)
Brazil: 80,000
Mexico: 12,500
Argentina: 7,500
Japan: 2,807,000 (2Million)
Singapore: 10,000 (Platinum)
South Korea: 541,623 (RIAK)
Australia: 490,000 (6xPlatinum)
New Zealand: 45,000 (Platinum)
UK: 375,000 (Platinum)
Germany: 380,000 (Gold)
France: 80,000
Italy: 407,500 (2xPlatinum)
Spain: 65,000
Netherlands: 215,000 (Platinum)
Sweden: 107,500
Denmark: 80,000 (4xPlatinum)
Norway: 60,000 (3xPlatinum)
Switzerland: 55,000 (Gold)
Austria: 45,000 (Gold)
Finland: 10,000
Iceland: 2,500

WORLDWIDE: 35.6 million copies

USA: 11,000,000 (11xPlatinum)
Canada: 800,000 (7xPlatinum)
Brazil: 172,500
Mexico: 120,000
Argentina: 110,000
Japan: 2,627,500 (Million)
Singapore: 70,000
Australia: 400,000 (5xPlatinum)
New Zealand: 80,000 (5xPlatinum)
UK: 852,500 (2xPlatinum)
Germany: 645,000 (Platinum)
France: 675,000 (2xPlatinum)
Italy: 220,000
Spain: 237,500 (2xPlatinum)
Netherlands: 180,000 (Platinum)
Sweden: 82,500
Norway: 50,000 (Platinum)
Switzerland: 95,000 (Gold)
Austria: 45,000 (Gold)
Finland: 25,000
Belgium: 50,000 (Platinum)
Poland: 50,000 (Gold)
Latvia: 4,000 (Gold)

Mariah Carey Daydrean

DAYDREAM (1995)

Mariah Carey Butterfly

BUTTERFLY (1997)

WORLDWIDE: 16.2 million copies

USA: 5,350,000 (5xPlatinum)
Canada: 340,000 (2xPlatinum)
Brazil: 147,500
Mexico: 90,000
Argentina: 25,000
Japan: 1,585,000 (Million)
Hong Kong: 20,000 (Platinum)
Singapore: 80,000
Australia: 165,000 (2xPlatinum)
New Zealand: 25,000 (Platinum)
UK: 300,000 (Platinum)
Germany: 285,000
France: 247,500 (2xGold)
Italy: 160,000
Spain: 125,000 (Platinum)
Netherlands: 77,500 (Gold)
Sweden: 25,000
Switzerland: 47,500 (Gold)
Austria: 25,000
Finland: 10,000
Belgium: 25,000 (Gold)
Poland: 50,000 (Gold)

WORLDWIDE: 16.6 million copies

Argentina: 30,000 (Gold)
Australia: 140,000 (2xPlatinum)
Belgium: 50,000 (Platinum)
Brazil: 100,000 (Gold)
Canada: 300,000 (3xPlatinum)
France: 600,000 (2xPlatinum)
Germany: 250,000 (Gold)
Japan: 3,600,000 (3Million)
Netherlands: 50,000 (Gold)
New Zealand: 30,000 (2xPlatinum)
Norway: 25,000 (Gold)
South Korea: 352,405 (RIAK)
Spain: 100,000 (Platinum)
Sweden: 80,000 (Platinum)
Switzerland: 50,000 (Platinum)
UK: 600,000 (2xPlatinum)
USA: 6,000,000 (6xPlatinum)

Mariah Carey #1's

#1’s (1998)

Mariah Carey Rainbow

RAINBOW (1999)

WORLDWIDE: 9.9 million copies

USA: 3,475,000 (3xPlatinum)
Canada: 300,000 (2xPlatinum)
Brazil: 310,000 (Platinum)
Mexico: 70,000
Argentina: 40,000 (Gold)
Japan: 847,500 (4xPlatinum)
South Korea: 87,159 (RIAK)
Hong Kong: 20,000 (Platinum)
Australia: 85,000 (Gold)
New Zealand: 15,000 (Platinum)
UK: 230,000 (Gold)
Germany: 345,000 (Platinum)
France: 445,000 (3xPlatinum)
Italy: 95,000
Spain: 107,500 (Platinum)
Netherlands: 57,500 (Gold)
Belgium: 25,000 (Gold)
Sweden: 15,000
Switzerland: 55,000 (Gold)
Austria: 25,000
Finland: 5,000

WORLDWIDE: 4.7 million copies

Australia: 210,000 (3xPlatinum)
Brazil: 125,000 (Platinum)
France: 100,000 (Gold)
Ireland: 15,000 (Platinum)
Japan: 219,268 (Platinum)
South Korea: 177,945 (RIAK)
New Zealand: 15,000 (Platinum)
UK: 900,000 (3xPlatinum)
USA: 2,000,000 (2xPlatinum)

Mariah Carey Greatest Hits

GREATEST HITS (2001)

Mariah Carey Glitter

GLITTER (2001)

WORLDWIDE: 2.5 million copies

USA: 1,000,000 (Platinum)
Canada: 50,000
Brazil: 65,000
Mexico: 17,500
Argentina: 12,500
Japan: 450,000 (Platinum)
South Korea: 68,903 (RIAK)
Australia: 15,000
New Zealand: 5,000
UK: 60,000
Germany: 82,500
France: 120,000 (Gold)
Italy: 40,000
Spain: 50,000 (Gold)
Netherlands: 20,000
Sweden: 5,000
Switzerland: 20,000 (Gold)
Austria: 5,500
Finland: 1,000

WORLDWIDE: 4.4 million copies

USA: 1,255,000 (Platinum)
Canada: 80,000 (Gold)
Brazil: 55,000 (Gold)
Mexico: 12,500
Argentina: 7,500
Japan: 370,000 (Platinum)
South Korea: 54,730 (RIAK)
Australia: 30,000
New Zealand: 7,500
UK: 130,000 (Gold)
Germany: 82,500
France: 260,000 (Gold)
Italy: 42,500
Spain: 60,000 (Gold)
Netherlands: 30,000
Sweden: 10,000
Switzerland: 30,000 (Gold)
Austria: 10,000
Finland: 2,500

Mariah Carey Chrambracelet

CHARMBRACELET (2002)

Mariah Carey The Remixes

THE REMIXES (2003)

WORLDWIDE: 570,000

USA: 500,000 (Gold)
South Korea: 7,010 (RIAK)
Japan: 10,000

WORLDWIDE: 12.9 million copies

USA: 7,000,000 (7xPlatinum)
Canada: 325,000 (3xPlatinum)
Brazil: 75,000 (Gold)
Mexico: 25,000
Argentina: 10,000
Japan: 337,500
Hong Kong: 40,000 (2xPlatinum)
South Korea: 30,000 (RIAK)
Malaysia: 25,000 (Platinum)
Taiwan: 30,000 (Platinum)
Thailand: 40,000 (Platinum)
Australia: 132,500 (Platinum)
New Zealand: 20,000 (Platinum)
UK: 665,000 (2xPlatinum)
Germany: 145,000 (Gold)
France: 187,500 (Gold)
Italy: 30,000
Spain: 12,500
Netherlands: 32,500
Sweden: 10,000
Switzerland: 20,000
Austria: 10,000
Finland: 2,500

Mariah Carey Emancipation of Mimi

THE EMANCIPATION OF MIMI (2005)

Mariah Carey E=MC2

E=MC2 (2008)

WORLDWIDE: 4 million copies

USA: 1,000,000 (Platinum)
Canada: 100,000 (Platinum)
Brazil: 37,500 (Gold)
Mexico: 6,500
Argentina: 5,000
Japan: 170,000 (Gold)
South Korea: 7,532 (RIAK)
Russia: 10,000 (Gold)
Australia: 35,000 (Gold)
New Zealand: 5,000
UK: 150,000 (Gold)
Germany: 47,500
France: 57,500
Italy: 12,500
Spain: 4,500
Netherlands: 6,000
Sweden: 4,000
Switzerland:6,000
Austria: 3,000
Finland: 1,000

WORLDWIDE: 3.1 million copies

USA: 1,000,000 (Platinum)
Canada: 40,000
Brazil: 65,000 (Gold)
Mexico: 5,000
Argentina: 2,500
Japan: 102,500
Singapore: 5,000 (Gold)
Australia: 25,000
New Zealand: 2,000
UK: 90,000 (Silver)
Germany: 25,000
France: 32,500
Italy: 17,500
Spain: 4,000
Netherlands: 3,000
Sweden: 2,500
Switzerland: 2,500
Austria: 1,000
Finland: 500

Mariah Carey Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel

MEMOIRS OF AN IMPERFECT ANGEL (2009)

Mariah Carey Merry Christmas II You

MERRY CHRISTMAS II YOU (2010)

WORLDWIDE: 1.5 million copies

USA: 615,000 (Gold)
Canada: 40,500
Brazil: 5,000
Mexico: 2,500
Argentina: 1,500
Japan: 40,000
Australia: 35,000
New Zealand: 3,000
UK: 25,000
Germany: 50,000
France: 12,500
Italy: 12,500
Spain: 5,000
Netherlands: 7,500
Sweden: 7,500
Switzerland: 1,500
Austria: 5,000
Finland: 1,000

WORLDWIDE: 979,000

USA: 140,000
Canada: 10,000
Brazil: 25,000
Mexico: 3,000
Argentina: 1,000
Japan: 32,500
South Korea: 1,647 (RIAK)
Australia: 7,500
New Zealand: 1,000
UK: 15,000
Germany: 12,500
France: 7,500
Italy: 2,500
Spain: 2,000
Netherlands: 1,500
Sweden: 1,000
Switzerland: 1,000
Austria: 500
Finland: 250

Mariah Carey Me I Am Mariah

ME. IAM MARIAH… THE ELUSIVE CHANTEUSE (2014)

Mariah Carey Caution

CAUTION (2018)

WORLDWIDE: 391,000

USA: 117,500
Canada: 5,000
Brazil: 2,000
Mexico: 1,000
Argentina: 500
Japan: 12,500
China: 17,927
Australia: 5,000
New Zealand: 500
UK: 7,500
Germany: 7,500
France: 3,750
Italy: 1,500
Spain: 1,250
Netherlands: 1,000
Switzerland: 500
Austria: 250
Finland: 150

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