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Mariah Carey Celebrates 16th Anniversary of 'The Emancipation of Mimi' in Style

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Mariah Carey during VH1 Save The Music: A Concert To Benefit The VH1 Save The Music Foundation - Show - Day 1 at Beacon Theatre in New York City.

Mariah Carey celebrated the sweet 16 anniversary of 2005's The Emancipation of Mimi album with a minute-long video for her Lambily set to her hit "Shake It Off."

The throwback homage cued to images from the album's third single opens with a white tank top and bedazzled baseball hat-wearing Mariah scrawling her nickname on the bleachers before the words burst into giant glittery letters she dances in front of.

"Thank you for my Emancipation," Carey wrote alongside the video clip, along with a butterfly and heart emoji and the #HappyAnniversaryTEOM hashtag for the album, which dropped on April 12, 2005.

After a few disappointing efforts, Carey's 10th studio album marked her return to the pop spotlight thanks to a a number of signature hits, including "Shake It Off," "It's Like That" and "We Belong Together," which earned her the first No. 1 debut on the Billboard 200 album chart since 1997's iconic Butterfly.

Carey has been looking back on her long, illustrious career all year as part of the #MC30 celebration, which has included posting throwback videos, a series of remix EPs and deluxe versions of albums. In February, that included a series of remix EPs and HD videos from the Emancipation era.

Watch the video below.

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