Charmbracelet is the ninth studio album by American singer Mariah Carey, released in the United States on December 3, 2002 by Island Records. It was her first album on the label and was also her first following the release of her film Glitter (2001) and its accompanying soundtrack album Glitter, both of which were critical and commercial disappointments. Sales of Charmbracelet were an improvement over those of Glitter, and the album went platinum in the United States. The album was unable to garner any U.S. hits, as none of its singles made the top 80 of the Billboard Hot 100. She once again collaborated with many artists on this album such as rappers Cam'ron, Jay-Z, Freeway, Westside Connection and R&B artists Kelly Price and Joe. To date, Charmbracelet has sold over 4 million copies worldwide.
The first single from Charmbracelet, "Through the Rain", only peaked at number 81 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, but it was more successful in Canada and the UK where it reached the top ten. It also hit number 1 on the U.S. sales and dance charts. In association with the album's release, Carey was the subject of an MTV special, Shining Through the Rain.
The album debuted at number three on the U.S. Billboard 200 with 241,200 copies sold in its first week, just behind Tim McGraw's Tim McGraw and the Dancehall Doctors which held the number two spot in a second consecutive week after selling over 250,000 copies, and Up! by Shania Twain which held the top spot for the third consecutive weeks with 317,000 copies sold. Charmbracelet remained in the top twenty for just three weeks and on the chart for twenty-three. The second single, "Boy (I Need You)", failed to chart on the Billboard Hot 100 and Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles. Another track from the album "Irresistible (Westside Connection)" peaked at number 81 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs.
Carey's tour in support of the album, the Charmbracelet World Tour: An Intimate Evening with Mariah Carey, was the biggest tour of her career, lasting over eight months with more than sixty shows across many countries. During the tour, "Bringin' On the Heartbreak" was issued as the third single. The album was re-released in Asia and Europe to support the concert tour under the title Charmbracelet: Limited Edition with four bonus, unreleased tracks and videos for "Through the Rain" and "Boy (I Need You)".
Charmbracelet was certified platinum by the RIAA. On May 18, 2005 "My Saving Grace" was solicited as a promotional single to gospel radio stations across the U.S. with "Fly Like a Bird", a song from Carey's tenth album The Emancipation of Mimi (2005).
"You Got Me" also appeared on collaborator Freeway's debut album, Philadelphia Freeway, released in February 2003.