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Mariah Carey shocks in shock ‘non-shocking shock LP’ shocker

By | Published on Monday 28 April 2014

Mariah Carey

Gasp! Mariah Carey is going to ‘do a Beyonce’, and shock-release an LP. And soon, too. Shhhh, though, you’re not meant to know. It’s meant to be a bolt from the blue. Like ‘Beyonce’ was, you know?

Only slightly* (*totally) spoiling the whole ‘shock’ tactic thing by going and revealing the plan to Billboard, a not-so-sly Mariah said she’d be releasing the body of the LP, and all its side trappings – title, artwork, tracklisting and the like – all on the same day, at the same time, via TBA ‘digital partners’. With a physical copy of it coming out the following week.

“I have to be the one that announces this, especially the title”, Carey told Billboard, adding a hint that the LP’s name is a “personal possession of mine that’s part of an entity that I’ve had almost all my life”.

I’m trying to think of bits of ‘entities’ that Mariah might’ve had nearly all her life. I can’t think of any, apart from maybe like car keys or a Barbie’s head. So you’ll all have to just wait, and/or speculate, until the thing comes out.