Def Jam Denies Mariah Carey Surprise Album Release

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Def Jam has confirmed that Mariah Carey’s 14th studio album will not be a surprise release a la Beyonce.

Laura Swanson, Executive Vice President for Media and Artist Relations at Def Jam, said, “Mariah will announce the date and title in advance of the on-sale date.”

Taking the traditional album release route may be the best course of action for Mariah given the many push back this project has experienced. The album was originally set for a May 2013 release, which is almost a year ago.

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