"Emotions" became Carey’s fifth consecutive number 1 hit on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, giving her the distinction of being the first and to date only act to have their first five singles make number 1 on the Hot 100. (She had previously shared a record of four with The Jackson 5.) It reached number 1 in its seventh week and spent three weeks at the top, from October 6 to October 26, 1991.
Today we’re celebrating 23 years of Emotions!
Critics dubbed the song her musical comeback, as many had considered her career over. They described it as Carey’s “return to form” and referred to it as the “return of The Voice.”