Mariah Carey Plans Surprise Release for New Album

Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey is practicing the art of surprise for her next album. The pop diva has decided to take the Beyoncé approach and keep the title and release date under wraps until it drops.

In the latest issue of Billboard, Mariah opens up about her 14th album, which was originally due May 6.

She will reveal the title, tracklisting, artwork, and music all at once via undisclosed digital partners. A physical release is expected the following week.

“I have to be the one that announces this, especially the title,” Mariah told the magazine.

She did, however, say that it was inspired by a “personal possession of mine that’s part of an entity that I’ve had almost all my life.”

Expect big ballads and uptempo bangers courtesy of hitmakers Jermaine Dupri, Rodney Jerkins, Hit-Boy, and Mike WiLL Made It, plus features from Wale, Nas, Trey Songz, and “a special guest star that I’m not allowed to reveal.”

Her twins Moroccan and Monroe are also featured on a song called “Supernatural.”

“You would think I would be all about the singles-driven situation, and I am in a way, but with this particular album I want my fans to hear it as a body of work,” said Mariah, whose single “You’re Mine (Eternal)” debuted in February. “This is my life since we last left off. Just picture a dot dot dot, and then here’s the album.”



You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

 

46 Comments

  1. bEEzy69

    Well if she says she plans on releasing something it’s not a surprise anymore, just saying

    [Reply]

    Mario Reply:

    @bEEzy69, right but now it’s just one if those things where “oh my gosh this girl could drop it any day so in a sense, it’s still a surprise because now we have to expect the unexpected.

    [Reply]

    Mandela Barb Reply:

    @bEEzy69, This sounds really familiar: surprise album, kid(s) on a song…
    This bitch is so transparent, she’s fourteen albums deep and only now she decides that she wants the album to be heard in its entirety after Beyoncé dropped her masterpiece just five months ago? How dare she shade Beyoncé at any given opportunity and then bite her tact. I’m disgusted and this will not – cannot – be tolerated.

    [Reply]

    HoneyBFly Reply:

    @Mandela Barb, U Got Issues like really who cares about beyonce this is about mariah

    [Reply]

    Mandela Barb Reply:

    @HoneyBFly, People who try to discredit Beyoncé don’t love themselves and that is fact.
    Everything that I’ve stated in my comment is also fact, so I really don’t get why you’re tripping.

    [Reply]

    anti-barb Reply:

    @Mandela Barb, Who the hell are you for her to care if you don’t tolerate her actions your not god you flippin computer hoodrat

    [Reply]

    Mandela Barb Reply:

    @anti-barb,
    1. I understand that you’re upset, BUT name something that I said that’s not true.

    2. My name is clearly M-a-n-d-e-l-a B-a-r-b. D-o Y-o-u u-n-d-e-r-s-t-a-n-d ? It’s displayed above my comment. And it can always be found there should you get confused.

    3. I don’t expect that Mariah cares for what I have to say, and have never stated so.

    4. I never claimed to be God, you’re making faulty analogies out of thin air. Why? Because you are defensive and cannot upend my case.

    #comecorrecthoe

    [Reply]

    Mandela Barb Reply:

    @anti-barb, Be glad that Rap-Up is withholding my comment in reply to you.

    Change your name or I kill your commenting career.

    [Reply]

  2. Kyle

    Interesting…I’ll be anxious to hear some of the tracks but I’m still kind of lost after she released “You’re Mine (Eternal).” That was her worst song in years IMO.

    [Reply]

    T Reply:

    @Kyle, same! Not complete garbage just so overwhelmingly mediocre coming from an artist of her caliber! *Ye Shrug*

    Mike-Will-Made It and Hit Boy? No disrespect to either of them but Mariah usually so quick to look down her nose and throw shade at artist who don’t seem to fit her idea of musical standards, but she always runs to the hood/trendy producers when her pop/R&B sh*t goes left or for an extra kick of relevancy.

    I guess.

    [Reply]

  3. But Actually

    She’s only saying it’s not a singles-driven project because her singles didn’t do very well and any smart artist would want to disassociate themselves with disaster.

    Interested in hearing the material though nonetheless. She’s still a legendary vocalist.

    [Reply]

    King Fierce Reply:

    @But Actually, Amen! Because if the album wasn’t single driven she would have been releasing a “first ” single every 6 months for the past two years.
    /-)

    [Reply]

  4. lmaoAtHaters

    Welp it wont be much of a surprise with her talking about it. She needs momentum before dropping an album and those singles lost everyone. Still will be checking for it tho.

    [Reply]

  5. Tevin

    She just won’t quit lol

    [Reply]

  6. King

    Everybody wanna do the surprise approach so nobody can leak their album and number 2 buy it because at the moment this is the only way u can cop it. But I Look at her like her husband career #whocares

    [Reply]

  7. meme

    everyone wanna be beyonce but no one have beyonce strings to pull off a surprise album. I wish ppl would be original and stop trying to copy others success.

    [Reply]

    Lala Reply:

    @meme, yeah…Beyonce is very original! LMAO
    David Bowie (you probably don’t know him-Google – dropped an album on his Birthday a few years ago.
    Kate Bush -watch out she has real hair and wears no leaotard to go grocery shopping- dropped a surprise album a few years ago…
    You basic bitches kill me!
    I jus’ can’t deal LMAOOOO

    [Reply]

    Kilyan Reply:

    @Lala,

    Yaaaaaaaassss junte ! Read them Copyince who thinks the sun shines out of her ass. She is def not an original !

    [Reply]

    Kilyan Reply:

    @Kilyan,

    * Yaaaaaaaas hunty

    [Reply]

    tala Reply:

    @Kilyan, as long as she has ”sheeps” following her it will work.
    We have seen bigger stars selling repetitive shit!

    [Reply]

    Dede Reply:

    @Lala, and guess what she still ain’t go sell.

    [Reply]

    Mandela Barb Reply:

    @Lala, The artists that you mentioned were big and famous in their own right, but fame in 2013/2014 is an entirely different monster. The scale of what they did pales in comparison to what and how Beyoncé did with her album. And to top that off, Beyoncé didn’t just release an album, she released a V I S U A L A L B U M successfully without the filming of any of it leaking. Don’t diminish her success.

    [Reply]

    Gurlplease Reply:

    @meme, girl you are lucky Rap Up is censoring my comments!

    [Reply]

    Mandela Barb Reply:

    @Gurlplease, LOL, they do that to your comments too? I thought my Internet connection was just being a hoe.

    [Reply]

  8. unknown

    New Mariah Carey Album “Heavenly Existence” set for a surprise digital release.

    [Reply]

  9. Realness

    I fell in love with mariah towards the mid late 90s I know this album will be great but I hope they have more than 16 songs since they had so much studio time and please support the album fan or not

    [Reply]

    Mandela Barb Reply:

    @Realness, I’ll buy if you buy Her Minajesty’s.

    [Reply]

    Realness Reply:

    @Mandela Barb, word I will

    [Reply]

    Mandela Barb Reply:

    @Realness, Don’t lie hoe, I take my deals very seriously. If I’m going to be buying Her Minajesty’s American Idol nemesis’s album, we will need to construct some means to confirm the honoring of this agreement. What do you suggest?

    [Reply]

  10. CurtisDonDeano

    No one really claims that Bey was first, but she was just really successful when she did it. Mind you she was given money from Pepsi to promote her album…and it was released on her own label so SHE could have spent as much as she wanted on her album. BUT SHE DIDN’T….Mariah is shady though…especially when Beyonce’s reasoning for a surprise album was to release a body of work

    [Reply]

  11. JD

    Well this is just testament to what a game changer Beyoncé is. People get caught up in the politics but this is great for the music scene and if Mariah puts out a good, strong body of work then fair play to her. I’m looking forward to hearing it.

    [Reply]

  12. RihannaNavy!!!

    Beyoncé most INFLUENTIAL! Bow Down Bitches! she is so good she have Mariah copying her. Roger dat Copy Cat! I think Ri Ri will be next. You know how much she admire Bey – just kidding. Mimi;s album will still flop. People bought Bey’s album b/c they were surprise that she had the balls to try a surprise album and she pull it off. Beyoncé is such a game changer. Now every body and they mama gonna try.

    [Reply]

    loveides Reply:

    @RihannaNavy!!!, people didn’t buy it because she had the balls to release it without any promo. People bought it because it came with multi videos with it and also with Grown Woman a song that was promoted with that Pepsi commercial and fail to go on the album.

    [Reply]

  13. Andy

    she even have a song with her twins, will be a personal album and will be a “surprise”. L.M.A.O. This has BEYONCÉ written all over it.

    Bye Mariah!

    [Reply]

    King Reply:

    @Andy my point exactly blue Ivy was a recording artist before her twins lol

    [Reply]

    loveides Reply:

    @Andy, she had recorded the song with her twins before Beyonce dropped her album and there been other artist have used their children on their songs.

    [Reply]

    Youngboy Reply:

    @Andy, bye Andy you fool mariah is here to stay

    [Reply]

  14. Gerald Sealy

    For all of you so in the know the song supernatural was written and recorded over a year ago. Also Beyonce has been inspired by MC vision of love anyone Beyonce confirmed this herself it made her practice her vocal runs. Anyway I can’t wait to see what this album is all about.

    [Reply]

  15. Tmaiteem

    OMG what the hell is wrong with all of you?!

    I just can’t wait to listen to her album, all she has to do is release an uptempo song for da clubs and that’s it!

    I love Mariah’s music!!! ❤️

    [Reply]

  16. surprise

    the surprise is that each and every songs on the album will be released as a single all 15 songs will be a hit surprise !!!!

    [Reply]

  17. For The Record

    People kill me. This is hardly the same as Beyoncé’s album release which was intended to be a surprise. Mariah has made it known that she’s been working in the studio. This is simply an all-at-once digital release (which is actually very smart business wise because it prevents the album from leaking). Similar concept but hardly the same because we have been made well aware that an album is coming. Billboard is shady for calling it a Beyoncé-release (notice Mariah didn’t reference any artist because it’s not the same) lol As far as her song “supernatural” featuring her children, this was mentioned back around the time her album was originally slated to come out (back in July of last year) which in case you aren’t clear was before Beyoncé’s album was even released. People love to create hype over nothing – it’s not necessary to create competition between these two artists they are both extremely successful in their own right and incomparable because they appeal to different demographics. And furthermore, they’ve made it clear that they are friends.

    [Reply]

    kal Reply:

    @For The Record, Amen.

    [Reply]

  18. quanisha

    Mariah Carey Ft Beyonce Further Up has leaked!!!!

    [Reply]

  19. Tmaiteem

    @For The Record thank you, the wisest comment I’ve read on rap-up thus far!!

    [Reply]

  20. Bitches In Paris

    ok

    [Reply]

  21. Jalapina

    this is no surprise most informations on the album have already been leaked.

    [Reply]

Leave a Reply