Mariah Carey‘s new album Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel (which was announced on Twitter back in May) will not be released in stores until August 25 but TODAY Mimi will be releasing the first single from the album. Obsessed makes its worldwide premiere on radio later today … but here is our first look at the single’s cover artwork:
Mariah Carey Puts Finishing Touches on Her New Album, MEMOIRS OF AN IMPERFECT ANGEL, for August 25th Release
“OBSESSED,” FIRST NEW SINGLE PICK – GOES TO RADIO ON JUNE 16th – WRITTEN & PRODUCED BY MARIAH, THE-DREAM AND TRICKY STEWART
“The 1st single from my new album MEMOIRS OF AN IMPERFECT ANGEL is called ‘Obsessed’ and will be at radio next Tuesday. I’m a lil’ exc … Seriously, this is one of my favorite songs ever. I love the whole album. I’m completely immersed in it. I can’t wait for you to hear it. LY”
- Mariah Carey, on Twitter
First came the emancipation, then came energy and power, and now comes MEMOIRS OF AN IMPERFECT ANGEL, the new album by international superstar Mariah Carey, scheduled to arrive on August 25th. The first new single pick from MEMOIRS is “Obsessed,” which blasts out to radio today, Tuesday, June 16th. The video for “Obsessed” will be directed by Brett Ratner. “Obsessed” was written and produced by Mariah, The-Dream and Tricky Stewart, who are responsible for the majority of tracks on the new album. MEMOIRS was executive-produced by Antonio “L.A.” Reid. MEMOIRS OF AN IMPERFECT ANGEL, the 12th studio album of Mariah’s career, is the eagerly anticipated follow-up to her RIAA platinum-selling album E=MC² (released April 15, 2008), and her worldwide 10 million selling The Emancipation Of Mimi (released April 12, 2005). Both were Soundscan #1 debut albums that made chart history for Mariah in the U.S. and numerous territories around the globe.
Homegirl needs a hit … here’s hoping Obsessed will be the Summer jam that she’s been lookin’ for. Mariah has tweeted that Obsessed is an “uptempo fun summer record” and that is just what I was hoping to hear. I’m a huge Mariah Carey fan — I’d love for her to add more #1s to her repertoire. Chicago radio station B96 will be premiering the single TODAY … click HERE to stream the station online. I’ll try to add the song later on once the single hits the Internets.
UPDATE: Click HERE to hear the single now!