April 28, 2014


Mariah Carey's Label Denies She's Pulling a "Beyonce" With New Album

UPDATE (4/28): According to Mariah's label, the diva extraordinaire isn't taking a page from Beyonce's book. After speaking with a Def Jam label exec, Billboard says Mariah's new album "will be preceded by a traditional strategy leading up to a 'late May' simultaneous digital/physical street date"—aka the way all albums are released nowadays. Mimi will be the one to reveal the release date, cover art, confirmed tracklist and title.

Original Story: Good news for Lambs everywhere! In an interview with BillboardMariah Carey revealed her long-awaited 14th studio album will drop in Beyonce-style surprise fashion.

"I have to be the one that announces this, especially the title," Carey explained. The new album, its title, tracklisting and artwork will be revealed via digital partners with a physical release likely dropping a week layer. The singer said the title is a "personal possession of mine that's part of an entity that I've had almost all my life." We have no idea what that means, but okay!

The album has a long list of collaborators, including WaleNasTrey SongzHit-BoyMike Will Made It and arranger Larry Gold and the Love Unlimited Orchestra.

Carey also revealed that the album won't be her last—regardless of comments she's made in the past. "I will always make music. When I said it could be my last, that's because tomorrow's not promised to anyone."

Check out everything we know about the album formerly titled The Art of Letting Go in our Complete Guide.