facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Mariah Carey unveils new album: 'Me. I Am Mariah ... The Elusive Chanteuse'

Carey says the new album "reflects the peaks and valleys that made me who I am today."
By Annie Martin   |   May 1, 2014 at 12:59 PM   |   Comments

1 of 5
| License Photo
LOS ANGELES, May 1 (UPI) -- Mariah Carey has announced the details of her so-called secret album.

The upcoming album is the 45-year-old singer's 14th studio release, and is titled Me. I Am Mariah ... The Elusive Chanteuse. The star had hinted in a recent interview with Billboard that the title refers to a "personal possession of mine that's part of an entity that I've had almost all my life."

That possession has been revealed to be her "first and only self-portrait," which includes the words "Me. I Am Mariah." Carey drew the picture in her childhood, and the drawing is now featured on the back cover of the album.

"Please don't judge me for such a simplistic title," she jokes. "Come on, I was only three and a half." As for "The Elusive Chanteuse," the singer says the moniker is a nickname she recently adopted.

Carey says the new album "reflects the peaks and valleys that made me who I am today." She has released the track list in addition to the title and cover art, and Nas, Fabolous, Mary J. Blige and R. Kelly are some musicians who make guest appearances.

The tracks reportedly explore Carey's "feel-good, hip-hop/R&B side," and include introspective songs as well. Me. I Am Mariah ... The Elusive Chanteuse debuts online and in stores May 27.

Follow @littlemannie and @UPI on Twitter.
© 2014 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Led Zeppelin loses first round in 'Stairway to Heaven' plagiarism lawsuit Led Zeppelin loses first round in 'Stairway to Heaven' plagiarism lawsuit
2
Ricki Lake, husband Christian Evans reportedly split Ricki Lake, husband Christian Evans reportedly split
3
Evan Rachel Wood says Vanity Fair cover made her 'like meat' Evan Rachel Wood says Vanity Fair cover made her 'like meat'
4
Missy Elliott shows off dramatic weight loss in NYC Missy Elliott shows off dramatic weight loss in NYC
5
Kris Jenner responds to Bruce Jenner dating rumors Kris Jenner responds to Bruce Jenner dating rumors
Trending News
Around the Web
x
Feedback