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Mariah Carey Finally Announces New Album: ‘Me. I Am Mariah…The Elusive Chanteuse’

After a week filled with album speculations, Mariah Carey puts the rumors to rest with the official announcement of her new album, Me. I Am Mariah…The Elusive Chanteuse. As promised, the 44-year-old diva revealed all the details surrounding her fourteenth album including the release date, cover art, and tracklisting. The title was inspired by a self-portrait that she drew when she was three years old. The illustration is also featured on the back cover. “Please don’t judge me for such a simplistic title. Come on, I was only three-and-a-half,” Mariah says in the announcement video. “It was a creative visualization of how I saw myself with the purity of a child’s heart before it was ever broken.” The album, which is now available for pre-order on iTunes, will be released on May 27 featuring the singles “You’re Mine (Eternal)” and “#Beautiful.” The deluxe edition will include three additional tracks: last year’s “The Art of Letting Go” and her collaborations with R. Kelly and Mary J. Blige off her scrapped Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel remix album. Watch Mariah’s big announcement and see the tracklisting below!

Pre-order Mariah Carey’s new album Me. I Am Mariah…The Elusive Chanteuse on iTunes NOW!

1. Cry.
2. Faded
3. Dedicated (feat. Nas)
4. #Beautiful (feat. Miguel)
5. Thirsty
6. Make It Look Good
7. You’re Mine (Eternal)
8. You Don’t Know What to Do (feat. Wale)
9. Supernatural (feat. Dem Babies)
10. Meteorite
11. Camouflage
12. Money ($ * / …) [feat. Fabolous] 13. One More Try
14. Heavenly (No Ways Tired/Can’t Give Up Now)
15. Me. I Am Mariah…The Elusive Chanteuse

Deluxe Edition:
16. It’s a Wrap (feat. Mary J. Blige)
17. Betcha Gon’ Know (feat. R. Kelly)
18. The Art of Letting Go

Pre-order Mariah Carey’s new album Me. I Am Mariah…The Elusive Chanteuse (Deluxe) on iTunes NOW!

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6 Comments

  • Lila

    That cover is possibly more photoshopped than her TEOM album cover HAHAHAHAHA. “Elusive Chanteuse” like Mariah we already know you love yourself but c’mon now.

    I do however love that she features Dem Babies hahahaha

  • Drew

    I don’t know what’s more “elusive”, the “Chanteuse” herself or the record sales.

    Is it just me or has this woman put out the same record, literally (marketing, promo shots and all) for the past 20 years? Same airbrushed, photoshopped picture on the cover, same font, same slow-to-midtempo outdated R&B melodically weak, hookless jams?

    I understand playing to your strengths and sticking with the familiar (to a degree) but how can one of the world’s most successful recording artists of all time not ever take even the slightest chance and stray from the formula? Hell, even Madonna, who never had a fraction of MiMi’s talent reached far outside the box a few times (1998’s Grammy winning Ray of Light for example) Good things can happen when you try different sounds and work with new producers.

    Hopeful, but REALLY setting the bar LOW.

    • Jasmine

      That is because she does not know how to take a break from recording and rushing out albums instead of taking her time gathering good songs together for a project. For example, this CD’s deluxe edition features two re-worked songs from old recordings:

      16. It’s a Wrap (feat. Mary J. Blige) – Rework of Mary’s 2009 song.
      17. Betcha Gon’ Know (feat. R. Kelly) – Rework of Mariah’s 2009 song.

      To me this is an indication that she did not record enough material to be considered for the album. Also including flop singles like
      “You’re Mine (Eternal)” and “The Art of Letting Go” is also a sign she did not record enough songs. In fact the single “The Art of Letting Go” flopped so hard that she had to rename the title of this album.

      • Maria

        I agree but I don’t think she needs a “break.” She just needs a hit song. She had a hit with “Beautiful (Featuring Miguel)” but waited too long to release an album after that. I agree that she needs to reinvent the wheel. When the milk expires some people like orange juice. Mariah’s milk (whispery song coupled with wanna-be sexy video) is expired. Hence, the fail in the You’re Mine (Eternal) song / video. I swear when I watched that video with her and Trey Song she looked old enough to be his mother.

        Mariah and Mary J. did good working with Johnta Austin and Brian Michael-Cox (“We Belong Together” / “Be With You”) so perhaps she should go back to working with them again instead. That might not be her preferred style of singing but a hit is a hit.

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