Mariah Carey Readies New Christmas Album, Shoots Packaging

Mariah Carey

It’s only April, but Mariah Carey is already getting in the holiday spirit. The pop diva recently shot the packaging for her new Christmas album with famed photographer David LaChapelle.

U.K. newspaper The Times interviewed LaChapelle while he was prepping for his festive shoot with the singer at his Los Angeles studio. He photographed Carey for her 1999 album Rainbow and directed her “Loverboy” music video.

The seasonal visuals called for a graffitied city backdrop, fake snow, a “hideous” silver tree, and wooden cutout reindeers. “Mariah wanted real ones,” said LaChapelle. “Flown from Nebraska. Can you imagine, real reindeer?”

Despite her request for real reindeer, he insisted the songbird “isn’t a diva,” adding, “She never pisses on the little people.”

Carey hinted that she was working on a new project after scrapping plans for her Angels Advocate remix album. She has been in the studio recording with Jermaine Dupri, but it is unknown where that material will end up.

Her first Christmas album, 1994′s Merry Christmas, has sold 12 million copies worldwide and spawned the classic “All I Want for Christmas Is You.”

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  1. Harvey

    I think it would be cool if she packaged the Angels Advocate album with the Christmas album as a 2-disc special edition or something. Like how R. Kelly did with Loveland and Chocolate Factory. It doesn’t have to be a full LP, an EP will do.


  2. kim

    YESSSSSS! :)


  3. J-Dolla

    I agree with you Harvey. That would be a great idea. I have been dying to hear the It’s A Wrap Remix w/Mary J.


  4. bryant

    mariah better bring it


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  7. Ray Ray

    Hope Mariah will finally record “Where Are You Christmas” herself.

    And some songs with gospel choir like “Go Tell It On The Mountain”.


  8. Lil' Nello

    This is real good to hear & I agree with Harvey! Maria looks so cute in that pic with her dog to!


  9. cash

    she needs to work with walter, this xmas album and her next studio album has to be a masterpiece. “Memoirs…” was critically acclaimed, and it just did not sell well, she needs to come back even harder this time.


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  11. PD

    I can’t wait for the new christmas album out by the end of the year and Mariah’s 13th studio album next year, that she is currently working on also! I hope she redos all i want for christmas is you for the album, just like she did for hero for the ballads!!!


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