It Looks Like Mariah Carey WON’T Release Her New Album On July 23 After All

"I just don't feel I would be doing it justice ..."

Earlier this month Mariah Carey announced that she would be releasing a new album next month on July 23. Shortly thereafter, it appeared that WalMart inadvertently announced the title of Mimi‘s upcoming new album … information that she seemed to confirm after the album title leak took place. Last night, Mariah posted a couple of tweets on her official Twitter profile that appear to inform fans that she has decided to delay the release of the album so that she can do it “justice” so as not to exclude songs that she wants to release but, apparently, aren’t quite ready yet. Click below to read Mimi‘s tweet messages to fans about the delay of her forthcoming album.

While making this album, I got so immersed in the creative process that I just don’t feel I would be doing it justice to release it on 7/23. / I’d rather not exclude meaningful songs. I want to give you this album as it’s meant to be heard.When I’m ready, you’ll be the first 2 know!

BOOOO! I mean, I get MC‘s desire to make sure that her album is absolutely perfect before she releases it but it’s kinda cruel to give fans a release date and then yank the rug out from under them by delaying the album. It sounds to me like Mariah has cooked up one, two or more “meaningful songs” that she deffo wants to release to fans so … I guess we’ll just have to wait a bit longer to get the album. Hopefully the delay won’t be too long … I can wait a few more months, I don’t think I can wait until next year, tho. It’s possible that Mimi might also change the title of her new album The Art of Letting Go to something else. I can’t say I’m crazy about this title so if she’s gonna delay the album, maybe she’ll change the title as well. Mimi promises to let us be the first to know when a new album release date is announced so … stay tuned.

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  1. Matty

    This is disappointing, but remember the last time Mariah did this? It was The Emancipation of Mimi album and one of the last songs she recorded was We Belong Together. As of matter of fact, I believe that and the two other singles off the album (It’s Like That and Shake it Off) were all recorded late and contributed to the delay of that album. It’s possible Mariah has come up with some new stuff and wants to include it because it has a lot of potential. There is clearly a #Beautiful remix on the way based on the fact that her and Miguel were filming another video in Capri. My only fear is the recent pictures of her in the studio with Young Jeezy and Mike Will Made It. I was really hoping she would steer clear of the rappers after the bomb of Triumphant. I really want this album to be a hit, but not getting it out during the American Idol season was a huge loss in publicity.

    • @Matty — “I was really hoping she would steer clear of the rappers after the bomb of Triumphant.”

      I totally agree. I’m trying to look on the positive side because, as you make clear, Emancipation was made so much better by the inclusion of those songs so … here’s hoping we won’t have to wait too much longer ;)

  2. Matty

    It’s also a possibility she will wait until fall. Maybe September. Summer months aren’t great for album releases typically. Hopefully the next single will be released 7/23. Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel had no rappers on it, which fans had asked for forever. It was a great album but was her lowest selling at that point in 8 years. So fans get what they want and still didn’t support it. I guess time will tell. I’m just looking forward to something new.

  3. well now the picture she posted with the caption “still editing lyrics” makes sense. im sad for the push back, but if it means waiting for something great, then i can deal with it.

  4. Brady Alcon

    I’m not a twelve year old girl but I’m about to sound like one. I’m happy she pushed her release date back because now Selena Gomez’s STARS DANCE record will have a chance to shine and maybe be her first #1 album! That would make me explode with rainbows cupcakes and crushes on cute boys XD

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