Mariah smashes Elvis Presley's record of Hot 100 hits

Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey has surpassed Elvis Presley’s record 18 number one hits on the Billboard Hot 100, this with her new single, “Touch My Body.”

She reaches a once-in-a-lifetime career achievement as she is now the only active recording artist in the 50 years of the Hot 100 (which began in 1958) with the potential to surpass the Beatles’ all-time high of 20 number one hits.

“Touch My Body” is number one with an all-time record-setting debut week at number one on the Billboard hot digital songs chart; and a Hot 100 airplay radio audience exceeding 115 million. The video is now at number one on the Yahoo Music Video Chart.

The first single from Mariah’s highly anticipated hot new album titled “E=MC²,” “Touch My Body,” will be available in stores as of April 15. Pre-orders are now underway for “E=MC²,” with iTunes customers receiving “Touch My Body” instantly with their pre-order.

“Touch My Body” was produced by Mariah Carey, C. “Tricky” Stewart, and fellow Island Def Jam artist The-Dream. Other guest producers joining Mariah on “E=MC²” include Jermaine Dupri, DJ Toomp, Stargate, Will I Am, Bryan Michael Cox, Nate “Danjahandz” Hills and James Poyser. The album is executive produced by Mariah Carey and Antonio “LA” Reid, Chairman, Island Def Jam Music Group.

As the 11th studio album of her career, “E=MC²” follows “The Emancipation Of Mimi,” Mariah’s worldwide 10 million selling number one album, that generated three Grammy awards – including Best Contemporary R&B Album, two number one singles, and countless more honours during its 18-month stay on the charts. Released April 12, 2005, ‘Mimi’ was an industry phenomenon for the mega-platinum award-winning superstar. Soundscan’s biggest-selling album of the year, it brought total sales of Mariah’s albums, singles and videos to over 160 million worldwide, making her the top-selling female recording artist in history.


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