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?