Mariah Carey's finally ready to release her new album
May 1st, 2014
11:45 AM ET

Mariah Carey's finally ready to release her new album

Mariah Carey's new album is poised to be the most revealing one yet.

At least, that's what we're guessing from the long-delayed disc's official title, "Me. I Am Mariah…The Elusive Chanteuse."

Carey shared that title along with a new release date and album artwork on Facebook Thursday, following speculation that she might pull a Beyoncé and release the new music all at once.

Instead, the pop star's planning to drop "Me. I Am Mariah..." the traditional way on May 27.

"On the back cover of this album is a personal treasure," Carey says in a promo video for the record. "This is my first and only self-portrait. I drew it when I was three-and-a-half, and entitled it, 'Me. I am Mariah.' Please don't judge me for such a simplistic title. ... It was a creative visualization of how I saw myself with the purity of a child's heart before it was ever broken."


"Me. I Am Mariah" is a "reflection of some of the peaks and valleys that have made me who I am today," she went on. "I have decided to share (this drawing) with those of you who actually care and have been here for me through it all. I've been through a lot, but I've always known me. I am Mariah."

So what's the "elusive chanteuse" part about? That's one of her latest "nicknames," Carey explains.

The album, her 14th, will feature her already released singles "#Beautiful" and "You're Mine (Eternal)."



"Me. I Am Mariah...The Elusive Chanteuse" is currently available for pre-order.

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