Mariah Carey To Release Beyonce-Style Surprise Digital Album
|New Mariah Carey Album To Be Surprise Digital Only|
In a move from the Beyonce playbook, Mariah Carey will be releasing her 14th album to a digital retailer (most likely iTunes) before the physical disc is available the following week. Although she openly talked about it with Billboard, the album is meant to be a surprise. (Um, Ms Carey – it’s not a surprise when you announce it before hand).
The planned album, The Art of Letting Go, has been scrapped after three of the four singles from the album failed to make any traction at all on the Billboard charts. Beautiful (featuring Miguel) hit #15 in 2013. Although she’s released 11 singles since 2009, only Obsessed went Top 10. Her last proper studio album, Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel , only hit #3 on the Billboard 200 and has sold a little over 500,000 copies and a bit over 1 million total worldwide.