Mariah Carey Reveals New Album Title, Artwork & Release Date
Mimi fans can get their hands on a copy of her 'Me. I Am Mariah... The Elusive Chanteuse' LP on May 27...
Mariah Carey has confirmed details of her forthcoming album, revealing it will be called Me. I Am Mariah... The Elusive Chanteuse.
The former American Idol judge took to Twitter this morning (May 1) to make the announcement, also revealing the LP artwork and release date of May 27.
Carey also posted a YouTube video to explain the meaning behind her album title, stating it refers to a "self-portrait" of herself she drew when she was 3-and-a-half years old.
The mother-of-two said: "It was a creative visualisation of how I saw myself, with the purity of a child's heart before it was ever broken.
"I've kept this story in private for so long, but because this album is a reflection of some of the peaks and values that have made me who I am today I've decided to share it with those of you who actually care and have been here for me through it all."
She added: "I've been through a lot but I've always known me... I am Mariah. Along the way there's been a couple of nicknames and I've inadvertently embodied many personas.
"Lately they've been calling me 'the elusive chanteuse'."
Carey previously hinted in an interview with Billboard that she would be pulling a Beyoncé and releasing her new record as a surprise - with her label Def Jam recently denying her claims.
Mariah Carey - Me. I Am Mariah... The Elusive Chanteuse tracklist:
Dedicated (feat. Nas)
Make It Look Good
You Don't Know What to Do (feat. Wale)
Money ($ * / …) (feat. Fabolous)
One More Try
Heavenly (No Ways Tired/Can't Give Up Now)
It's a Wrap (feat. Mary J. Blige)
Betcha Gon Know (feat. R. Kelly)
The Art of Letting Go
Me. I Am Mariah…The Elusive Chanteuse