Carey's made a pop album with equal parts levity and gravity. The song's music video was directed by film-maker , who had previously worked with the singer on five other music videos. On March 25, 2008, Carey was featured as the special guest performer at season premiere party, an event marking the start of a span of ten episodes airing in between and. In his review of the album, Alex Macpherson from described his thoughts on its title, as well as its meaning: It is worth pondering what the title of Mariah Carey's eleventh studio album could refer to. Maybe emancipation isn't a continuing procedure; maybe it only comes once.
Throughout other countries where it found release, the song achieved relatively weak charting, peaking within the top ten in New Zealand, and in the top-fifty in Canada, Ireland, Slovakia, and the United Kingdom. This was her highest peak position in the United Kingdom since 1997 , which peaked at number two. I could not pass seventh grade math even in the lowest class with the worst kids. Archived from on January 27, 2014. Archived from on March 7, 2012. Archived from on August 7, 2012.
Archived from on June 3, 2009. According to reports, the episode gained a large increase in viewers due to Carey's presence, and was able to surpass its long-time rival program, , in the ratings. In the album's cover art, she holds almost the exact pose as from her last album, only with different lighting and wardrobe. Throughout 2007, Carey recorded the album in a studio built into her private villa in , in the. Archived from on January 11, 2012. The song's instrumentation is derived from a piano melody, and is backed by a strong computerized drum-beat. It is a word play on 's famous and has been dubbed as the sequel and improved counterpart to The Emancipation of Mimi.
It was meant to be a continuation, or a second part of her tenth studio album, 2005. The album revealed a more personal side of the singer, illustrated in its declarative theme of emancipation from her previous marriage, and from her personal and professional setbacks. In its second week, the album remained at number one on the albums chart, with 182,000 copies sold. Archived from on July 14, 2011. As he fixes her computer, he enters a fantasy in which the pair perform several activities together, including a , playing , and , and throw a , all while showing off Carey's figure in several revealing outfits.
Even though it's been 11 years since they split up, she sings in a lower register that she's still 'wakin' up scared some nights. There's a reason for that, as she explains on 'Side Effects', which is the emotional abuse she says she suffered during her marriage to music mogul Tommy Mottola. Additionally, its hook and instrumentation is derived from sampling 's. Select albums in the Format field. Although hailed by critics, and expected to have achieved large commercial success, the song stalled at number nineteen on the Hot 100, and managed to chart weakly internationally. It became her first number one album in Canada since before 1999, as and The Emancipation of Mimi both opened at number two.
On the , it debuted at its peak position of number eleven on April 19, 2008. But I think it's important to tour with this album, because there are so many songs that I really want to sing live, that I really enjoy. Year-end lists Publication Accolade Rank Ref. Archived from on January 10, 2007. Fortunately for Carey, the tabloid-tailored real-life back story on one side and the producer's craft on the other matter more than the art of singing in this particular fairy tale. Archived from on April 14, 2009.
Archived from on October 26, 2014. It features a black backdrop, with Carey completely naked, except for a large feathered shawl covering her body. On the , the album debuted at number three, selling 34,800 copies. Additionally, Carey's newly slimmed figure began to change, as she stopped her exercise routines and gained weight. Wearing a long black gown, she performed the song after receiving an honorary award for her achievements in music.
She would look hot in a paper bag. Archived from on December 31, 2010. Then again, she could just be identifying herself alongside Einstein as a fellow genius. During the first verse, she discusses the pair's background, and how she was young and naive, and believed everything he preached to her. It follows around a story revolving around a computer employees fantasy as he visits Carey's home. For that reason, she cancelled the tour, and lost the child only two months later. Overall, critics noted how a Carey themed week would be extremely difficult for the performers, due to their vocally strenuous nature.