[artist id="976"]Mariah Carey[/artist]‘s rep told us to be poised for a big announcement from her on Twitter Wednesday afternoon (May 20), and sure enough, it came:
“Bcuz I Love U, I want u to be the first to know the title of my new album Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel. It’s very personal & dedicated to u.”
While Mariah’s rep confirmed that the Tweet was legit, further details were not disclosed beyond the fact that the album is “coming soon.”
However, back in January, songwriter/ producer/ artist
The-Dream told KIIS-FM about some tracks he’d begun working on with the singer the week before. The-Dream and his frequent collaborator Tricky Stewart produced the hit “Touch My Body” from Mariah’s last album, E=MC2
“I’m trying to do the whole [album],” The-Dream told the station’s DJ Skee.
“I love her, she’s everything,” he said of Carey. “She’s down, she’s cool, she gets it. You think she’s this big, but she gets it. She’s all the way in there. I told her we need to get back in there. It’s not like it used to be where you can wait to come out with an album. I’m like, ‘Let’s go, let’s do it!’ And she’s up for it.”
The-Dream said he wouldn’t want to take Mariah too far from the style that’s brought her so much success in the past.
“It’s like we’re trying to make a greatest hits without using the greatest hits,” he said. He added that he thought the album would be called MC3, but apparently that plan has changed.
Carey has said in the past how much she enjoys collaborating with other songwriters like The-Dream.
“Sometimes it’s perhaps a co-writer, which you can definitely feed off that other person’s energy or where they’re coming from, and go back and forth with different ideas,” Carey said in a statement. “That’s a process that really inspires me and that I really love.”