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