With the success of her debut album, Carey and top Sony/Columbia executives such (More)
With the success of her debut album, Carey and top Sony/Columbia executives such as Tommy Mottola and Don Ienner realised it was time to decide her future plans. Carey was now given permission to produce (which had been denied for most of her first album) and the option to work with producers of her choice. She decided she wanted to give her album a very soulful R&B feel, unlike the mainstream-crossover feel of her debut.
Many options were considered: Carey could delay her second album and release more singles from her first album; she could stop releasing singles and work on her second album slowly, taking a break for a few years to give the public a rest in order to avoid overexposure; or she could release her new album while she was still a popular artist. After much deliberation, it was agreed that her second album would be released soon after the last single from her first album. (Less)