Mariah Carey’s 14th studio album will be titled Me. I Am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse.
The songstress made the big reveal in a YouTube clip, announcing the project, which will now arrive on May 27th. As she explains in the footage, the title is derived from her “first and only self-portrait” drawn when she was only three-years-old. This image will also be featured on the album’s back cover. “Please don’t judge me for such a simplistic title,” MC quips, before continuing, “Come on, I was only three and a half.”
As for the second part of the album’s title, “The Elusive Chanteuse,” the singer says it’s based on the new nickname she’s adopted recently.
The big reveal comes after it was specualted last week that MC would be planning a “surprise” release for her long-pending LP. “I have to be the one that announces this, especially the title,” Carey, 44, said to Billboard. “[The name is from a] personal possession of mine that's part of an entity that I've had almost all my life.” And, well, while there are no surprise strategies, she did do what she planned, which was to personally unveil the album title, new artwork and new release date.
Mariah's new album features production from Jermaine Dupri, Rodney Jerkins, Hit-Boy, Mike WiLL Made It, as well as guest appearance from Nas, Wale, Miguel, Fabolous, and Ms. Carey’s twins Moroccan and Monroe. Mary J Blige and R. Kelly also appear for respective duets on the deluxe version of the LP.
Me. I Am Mariah…The Elusive Chanteuse Tracklisting:
3. Dedicated (Ft. Nas)
4. #Beautiful (Ft. Miguel)
6. Make It Look Good
7. You’re Mine (Eternal)
8. You Don’t Know What To Do (Ft. Wale)
9. Supernatural (With Special Guest Stars “Dembabies” a.k.a. Ms. Monroe & Mr. Moroccan Scott Cannon a.k.a. Roc ‘N Roe)
12. Money ($ * / …) (Ft. Fabolous)
13. One More Try
14. Heavenly (No Ways Tired/Can’t Give Up Now)
15. It’s a Wrap (Ft. Mary J. Blige)
16. Betcha Gon’ Know (Ft. R. Kelly)
17. The Art of Letting Go
18. Me. I Am Mariah…The Elusive Chanteuse