Mariah Carey Pulling a Beyonce for 14th Album, May Come Back to TV
Mimi's turn! It looks like Mariah Carey is taking a page straight out of Beyonce's playbook. The singer revealed in the new issue of Billboard that she will soon be dropping her 14th album—and all of its details—using a surprise approach similar to Queen Bey's. Back in December, the "Drunk In Love" singer made music history when she released her self-titled fifth album with no warning at midnight on Dec. 13.
"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."
"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 continued. "This is my life since we last left off. Just picture a dot dot dot, and then here's the album."
The mom of two isn't the only artist to latch onto Beyonce's successful idea. Last February, hip-hop singer Kid Cudi released his fourth studio alum, Satellite Flight: The Journey to Mother Moon, unexpectedly on iTunes on Feb. 25. "Time to make the world stand still," he tweeted.
It's yet to be determined if Carey will find the same success as Beyonce with her upcoming album, but that doesn't seem to be a worry for the diva. "I will always make music," she said. When asked if she would ever return to TV, she quipped: "I have another project that I'm so very excited about that's finally coming to fruition." (Back in May 2013, the "We Belong Together" singer left American Idol after judging for just one season. Nicki Minaj, who she often squabbled with, also exited the FOX series after Season 12.)