The decision to push Mariah’s album back a few months ago wasn’t the result of her unfortunate fall on the set of the unfinished short film she was shooting for “#Beautiful” the remix featuring Young Jeezy.. Though we’re sure that would have caused a push back, the initial reason for the move was Kanye’s “Yeezus” album which was going to suck Def Jam’s promo budget for the 4th quarter DRY! Mimi and Mr West had reportedly been squabbling over promo dollars and Def Jam’s effect ions all year. Mariah, Rihanna and Yeezy are there three biggest, most lucrative artist but with sales down, money has to be divided and distributed more carefully.
Mariah released her second single from the album to remarkable reviews but slow downloads, that on top of Beyonce’s triumphant return has reportedly birthed a return to form. Mariah’s next single will either be her collaboration with Wale recorded this past fall or one of 3 heavy bass club tracks produced by either The Dream (Touch My Body) or her new co manager, Jermaine Dupre (It’s Like That)…
The album is slated for a February release and the title is being reconsidered in order to distance the project from the tanked second single… Sources say we could hear new music as early as the new year from Mimi!
This record is VERY important! Beyonce has become the King of Pop in the past 3 weeks, releasing the most fire we’ve seen from any artist all year and Rihanna’s hitting the Hot 100 like Joe Frazier, nailing down 2 more this year, 13 in all…. Mariah Carey is NOT ready to retire and she still has something unique to offer. She’s the last voice standing and she’s use to being #1 above all! The material recorded over the past year and the strength of this promo campaign are said to be a reflection of that. We hope so! Good luck diva!