Mr. & Mrs. Cannon are featured in the new issue of Elle magazine but in all honesty, Mariah Carey is the focus of the piece. Mimi talks to Elle about her new album Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel and touches briefly on her marriage with Nick (who is only included in the Elle photoshoot incidentally). Here are pics of the happy couple frolicking together in their beachy photospread and Mariah‘s interview with Elle:
Mariah Carey has sold more than 160 million albums worldwide, and, if radio play for the first single on her new album, Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel, is any indication, she’s on the verge of racking up more No. 1 hits than the Beatles. But underneath the pop varnish, Carey’s just a smitten newlywed in the middle of a home renovation, juggling a job and a new puppy. Sort of…
Congratulations on the album! Can you describe the new sound?
Each song is its own snapshot of a moment in a story. But overall, the vibe is R&B hip-hop with a lot of slow jams.
What kind of mood were you in when you wrote the album?
Each song has its own mood; some flow seamlessly into each other, and that was the purpose, and others are very different. The album has a sense of humor‹you can hear me laughing out loud at certain points‹but it also has deep and introspective moments.
Is there a track that holds special meaning for you?
Since I write almost all my songs, they all do. But a song like “The Impossible” is very much where my life is right now because I am actually in love for the first time.
Congratulations on celebrating your one-year wedding anniversary with Nick Cannon. How’s married life?
Amazing, better every day.
How do you two spend your free time?
We travel a lot. I think we’ve been to over 35 cities already.
Did Nick weigh in on the album?
We tend to do our own thing, but I did like sharing the process of this album with him, as we have the same taste in music and he’s a great DJ and loves music.
LMAOOOOOOO!! Mariah *has* to be in love for her to go on the public record to call her young pup of a hubby “a great DJ”. LOL!! After the jump, read the rest of Mimi‘s Elle interview and find out what she has to say about her new life as the happily married Mrs. Cannon … More »