Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Mariah Carey Postponing New Album Release Three Weeks Away


Uh-oh. It does look like Mariah Carey is postponing the release of her new album. It was due for release on July 23rd, with the single “#Beautiful.” But Carey just announced on Twitter that she’s not ready. Whoops. Island Def Jam had been poised for the release.

All day I was trying to get three different people on the phone– not about this. They were all weirdly tied up. Now I see that their respective silences all had to do with this. There had been a big problem with this album. No title. Every time I asked, there was a vague answer. I actually suggested, as a joke, “Meezus.” Anyway a title went viral on Twitter but the label told me it wasn’t correct.

Hmmm….Keep updating. This is going to get interesting. This is just a guess but I do think that Mariah wants to keep singing hip hop while others around her are imploring her to sing more songs like “Beautiful.” They would be correct. What Mariah doesn’t have his an album that showcases her voice a la “Vision of Love.” “#Beautiful” is a step in that direction. She needs to– as they say– throw down. There is no record of her doing classics, whether American songbook (Ella, Sarah) or R&B (Aretha, Gladys). The time is now.


Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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