Friday, June 21, 2024

Mariah Carey’s First Epic Album Will Have Greatest Hits, New Songs, And No Xmas


I did tell you first that Mariah Carey was returning to Sony and Epic records.

I told you next that she’d signed a deal with Epic, and would release an album of 18 number 1 hits to coincide with her Caesar’s Palace run that starts May 6th in Las Vegas.

Today someone suggested that Mariah was going to make a Christmas album for Epic. I can tell you that she is not. She is continuing with the Greatest Hits album. And I guess the only news is that the album will have a couple of new tracks, maybe as many as four. This is typical of greatest hits albums. And some of them have launched new classics. Think of “Ribbon in the Sky” and “Do I Do” on Stevie Wonder’s greatest hits many moons ago. It happens.

Do look for Mariah’s “All I Need for Christmas Is You” on the album. Maybe that’s what the fuss was about. That song is the best selling Christmas tune of all time. It must be included. I hope that the “new” songs are covers a la “I’ll Be There” or “Without You.” But we shall see, and soon. Carey’s been in Los Angeles working hard on the Vegas show and this album.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
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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