Mariah Carey released her song Honey in 1997 as the lead single from her sixth album Butterfly, with Columbia Records. The song was a writing and production team effort by Carey, Sean "Puff Daddy" Combs, Kamaal "Q-Tip" Fareed, and Steven "Stevie J" Jordan.
Honey was Carey's third single to debut at number one on the US Billboard Top 100 chart. The song was nominated for two Grammy Awards in 1997 (Best Female R&B Vocal Performance and Best R&B Song). The music video for the song portrayed Mariah as a more sexual artist than before. Mariah Carey has performed the song live many times.