Mariah Carey’s upcoming highly anticipated album finally has a title! Thanks to longtime collaborator and friend Jermaine Dupri, who made the official announcement last night. The Art Of Letting Go will be released on July 23rd. As you know the album will feature contributions from of course Jermaine Dupri, Bryan-Michael Cox, Mike Will Made It, Hit-Boy, The-Dream, Big Jam Wright, R. Kelly, Darkchild, and Miguel.
From that tweet one would gather that Carey has now finished putting the final touches on her new album, which I’m beyond excited for. So far lead single "#Beautiful," which features talented vocalist Miguel has thus far peaked at #15 on Billboard Hot 100. Speaking on "#Beautiful" Carey recently shared some behind the scenes photos and tweets leading one to believe that there could be a remix on the raise.
Whatever the case I cannot wait to hear this album! Based off the title I’m guessing there will be a lot of ballads, which is the strongest area Carey shines in. I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s revealed that Carey will be one of the performers for the upcoming BET Awards. Meanwhile all we need is one last album announcement from one person….
Appearing on What Happens Live last night, L.A. Reid has announced that a release date for Ciara’s long over due album, One Woman Army has now been set. The music mogul revealed the album should be dropping near Thanksgiving. Ciara has been working nonstop for the past couple of months in the studio with the likes of Da Internz, Hit-Boy, Tricky Stewart, Jermaine Dupri, Bryan-Michael Cox, and many more. Reid also confirmed that Ciara will indeed release a new single and will have completed two videos by the end of August.
Hopefully everything will work out for Ciara, because she has a very promising list of producers working behind her. Now it’s just up to her and the label to make sure everything goes accordingly to plan.