Mariah Carey Starts Work on ‘MC3’ Album

The-Dream appeared on DJ Skee’s HD2 New Music Show on 102.7 KIIS FM on Sunday where he discussed working with Mariah Carey on her twelfth studio album, tentatively titled MC3.

“I’ve been working on this Mariah Carey thing for the last four days. Her working title for this next album, which is what I call it, is MC3,” said the man behind Mariah’s No. 1 hit “Touch My Body.” “Mariah is everything—she’s down, she’s cool, she gets it.”

While still in its early stages, the singer-songwriter revealed that he’s trying to helm the songbird’s entire new album. “I’m trying to do the whole thing.”

As for the direction Mariah will take on the follow-up to 2008’s chart-topper E=MC², the hitmaker divulged, “I think it’s about just writing an album that includes the focus of all the hits that she’s had. … She can’t take a loss, she has to do everything to the T, so it’s basically like we’re trying to make a greatest hits without using the greatest hits.”

Mariah Carey’s most recent album, E=MC², was released in April 2008. It debuted at No. 1 selling 463,000 copies in its first week.

Watch The-Dream’s full interview below.