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The project was poorly received and led to a general decline in the singer's career.
Carey's recording contract was bought out for million by Virgin and she signed a multi-million dollar deal with Island Records the following year.
With the release of "Touch My Body" (2008), Carey gained her 18th number-one single in the United States, more than any other solo artist.
She never said, 'Give it more of an operatic feel.' I respect opera like crazy, but it didn't influence me." While in high school, Carey began writing songs with Gavin Christopher.
They needed an assistant who could play the keyboard: "We called someone and he couldn't come, so by accident we stumbled upon Ben [Margulies].
Carey once again ventured into film with a well-received supporting role in Precious (2009), and was awarded the "Breakthrough Performance Award" at the Palm Springs International Film Festival.
Throughout her career, Carey has sold more than 200 million records worldwide, making her one of the best-selling music artists of all time.
Carey later explained that growing up, she felt a notion of neglect from her maternal family, a mark that affected her greatly."It's been difficult for me, moving around so much, having to grow up by myself... And I always felt kind of different from everybody else in my neighborhoods. Carey would grow apart from her father, and would later stop seeing him altogether.