Mariah Carey
8.16.2009 Uncategorized

Mariah to Release Ballad as New Single?

After a rocky start with her single “Obsessed” and a couple album pushbacks, Mariah Carey is resorting to plan B.

SHOWBIZ 411’s Roger Friedman reports that Mariah will release a “powerhouse ballad along the lines of ‘Vision of Love'” as the follow-up to “Obsessed,” which currently holds the No. 14 spot on the Billboard Hot 100.

She is also back with her old publicist Cindi Berger of famed public relations group PMK/HBH. The two parted ways after Mariah’s Charmbracelet project.

The pop diva’s 12th studio album, Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel, has been rescheduled for the second time. The set will now arrive on September 29.

Berger explained the reason for the delay. “Record release dates change all the time,” she told PEOPLE. “It’s nothing unusual and it doesn’t signal anything. There are a lot of moving parts to Mariah’s professional life … She’s making sure the record is how she wants it to be and it’s no big deal.”