Mariah Carey to pull her own Beyoncé. Could happen any moment

After releasing a few one-off songs, it seemed the much-anticipated Mariah Carey album would never see the light of day. Although she's thrown out release dates since last July and been working on it since 2010, Mariah's pushed back the album to ensure it's perfect. At least, that's what she told us. Could it be it just wasn't ready?

Now, a new Billboard cover story reveals Mariah will lift the veil on everything at once: album title, tracklist, cover, and the music itself. There's no word on which digital retailer will have the rights to the album, but this surprise release means we could get it literally any moment. It could be up as I'm typing this, really. 

Mariah is fully aware she'll be compared to Beyoncé's and her surprise release strategy, but someone had to follow that act and who better than the artist with the most number 1s behind the Beatles? 

SHE’S AWARE OF THE FAILED SINGLES. Carey will cop to a few of the pre-release singles not doing as well as past hits, pausing to note that 2013’s Stargate-produced “Almost Home” was intended for the “Oz, Great and Powerful” soundtrack. “You would think I would be all about the singles-driven situation, and I am in a way, but with this particular album I want my fans to hear it as a body of work,” she says. “This is my life since we last left off. Just picture a dot dot dot, and then here’s the album.”
— Mariah Carey to Billboard