Mariah's Thankful She Found 98 Degrees And Joe

Nothing less than the best will do for Ms. Mariah Carey, and that credo certainly carries over to the guests appearing on her next LP.

For "Rainbow," Carey recruited an all-star lineup of artists and producers, including Jay-Z, Snoop Dogg, Jermaine Dupri, Usher, Da Brat, Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott, and producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis.

As we reported last month, the singer also recorded a collaboration with some very smooth-sounding men (see "98 Degrees Records With Mariah, Preps Christmas Album, Gets Tour Rolling"). She gave MTV News' John Norris the 411.

"It's a collabo with Joe, myself, and 98 Degrees, and it's called 'Thank God I Found You,'" Mariah told Norris. "What I did with this album, it's sort of like it tells a story, from 'Heartbreaker' to 'Thank God I Found You,' and it goes through a lot of emotional moments and stages

prior to getting to that."

"Usually I wouldn't put a song like that as my last song," she continued. "Sequentially, I would put that, like, second or third. But it's a story that I'm telling here." [RealVideo]

You can hear the results when "Rainbow" hits stores on November 2.

-- Kara Manning