Mariah Carey Moves ‘Art of Letting Go’ Release Date

Published: Monday 24th Jun 2013 by Rashad


‘Butterfly’ beauty Mariah Carey may be flying high on charts with her Miguel-assisted hit ‘#Beautiful’, but lambs following the pop icon on Twitter were dealt a disappointing announcement moments ago regarding its parent album.

Christened ‘The Art of Letting Go’, the album was believed to be “all systems go” for a July 23rd release date.  That, according to Carey herself, has apparently changed…


While we await news on the album’s newest release date, we can’t help but admit we saw this coming.  Even with ‘#Beautiful’ performing as well as it is on charts, the buzz surrounding the track is quickly fizzling.

With the ‘American Idol‘ platform in her rearview as a launching pad for new material, here’s hoping the single’s follow-up – as well as the new additions to the album from Urban music’s top craftsmen and working the award show circuit (see:  BET Awards, MTV VMA) – regenerate much deserved interest in the project.

However, as we are anxious to hear what Carey’s cooking up, we’re hoping she doesn’t follow J.Lo’s lead by pushing the album back all the way to the fall.

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  1. JER June 24, 2013


    • HerNameIsSasha June 25, 2013

      She knows she’s gonna flop so wants that fourth quarter sales.

    • FAF June 25, 2013

      I told y’all it wasn’t coming out July 23 & I was thumbsed down. U apes know NOTHING about music! Having a successful single doesn’t mean an album is ready to release

  2. bibi93 June 24, 2013

    We love U Mariah

  3. I AM above U June 24, 2013

    THe f****** QUeen! Deal h***!

    • FentySoSnatched June 25, 2013

      Oh please. She’s probably trying to find out how much money she needs to pay Clear channel to play the WHOLE album on radio.

  4. THEFAMOUSHIVE June 24, 2013



    • just sayin’ June 25, 2013

      says the HIVE member who cant even get a new single after the superbowl

  5. Lovebird June 24, 2013

    Yassss Mariah, so here for the VOCAL QUEEN, TRUE LEGEND.

    Cannot wait for the new material.

    At least you have a genuine reason to shift the date, the other one keeps on getting blocked by the label and pushing back release dates as well as snippets galore and commercial jingles….YAWN.

    We need serious divas in the business,who are not scared to release material, go Mimi.

    • Miss M June 25, 2013

      But… This is a Mariah Carey post has nothing to with anyone else (as you would say)! Lmao you’re ridiculous.

  6. B****** ARE A MESS June 24, 2013

    I wonder what kind of drink will Nicflop Minaj be serving the queen before she performs next time….

  7. QueenKhia June 24, 2013

    She need to drop her album in October or November… The Queen has spoken

  8. HOWYOULIKEIT June 24, 2013

    Take your time and give us the best album.
    You know that you dont have to put an album out (like some) every year to stay relevant.
    (Playing “joy ride”. what a hot song)

  9. MC June 24, 2013

    I’m calm, I’m cool. I can wait, I can wait. Breathe in, breathe out. It’s okay, I’m not mad.

  10. Hue June 24, 2013

    The Queen Has Spoken… I will Waite till its Ready! “the Art of Letting go”

  11. HoneychildPlease June 24, 2013

    LOVE YA!!! peasants should only be allowed in your presence when serving the queen! Nicki will let you know when your services is needed b****!

  12. bitchplease June 24, 2013

    Translated into: my album sucks o we are re recording it.


    oh my name…

  14. Lovebird June 24, 2013

    Why are you lambs going in on Nicki, so unnecessary. Don’t be the next hive.

  15. Jay Jay June 24, 2013

    Saw this coming. But it’s weird that her, beyonce, and gaga has been pretty quiet of their projects as of late

  16. Queen Barb June 24, 2013

    The b**** is scared she knows its guna flop so shes wasting more time.

  17. Mark111 June 24, 2013

    That s*** was gonna flop harder then Bionic. I love the I got more to offer BS. Just say Yo, we need a hit to drive the album.

    • Queen Barb June 24, 2013

      Nah this s*** was gon flop harder then BASIC INSTINCT lololol

      • Tyler June 25, 2013

        Sorry barb, Nothing could flop harder than your monkey queens FLOP re-up LP and “high-school” single. nobody’s checking for minaj anymore.

    • Common Sense June 25, 2013

      Flop harder than Bionic? You mean like Lotus? Doubtful.

  18. Onika Tanya Maraj June 24, 2013

    She’s scared to go head to head with K. Michelle. She knew the deal. #PHLOP

    • Queen Barb June 24, 2013


    • just sayin’ June 25, 2013

      you sound foolish….K.Michelle though? when has she ever had anything for anyone to afraid of….oh that’s right K.Michelle is the #1 selling female of….?????

  19. Kemar June 24, 2013

    Damn! Damn! Damn! I was just getting so hype and ready. I guess I’ll be patient and hold on. I personally think the real reason is because while #Beautiful is a hit (currently sitting at #15 on Hot 100), it’s not the MONSTER hit she needs to lead the album. I’ll just remain positive and wait for the new music to come. At this point in her career, she had NOTHING to prove (200 million records sold) but she still needs to plan her moves carefully in today’s market. I’ll be waiting for the arrival of The Art of Letting Go!

    • XXX June 25, 2013

      I’m so sick of this “she has nothing to prove” b*******. of course, she has to. she has to every time she releases a goddamn record.

      yes, she is a legend
      yes, she sold many many records and owns many no. 1’s

      but I bet she does not want to go into retirement with the knowledge of all of her last albums being flops (speaking of Mariah’s caliber). so she has to prove, that she’s still got it. if she would have wanted to go another, not mainstream, not sale based route she would have promoted her new music in other ways and not as big as she did. let’s face it – she’s in a market where you’re just as good as your last record and mariah is no dumb b****. she knows that.

  20. rih rox June 24, 2013

    At least She’s keeping her fans notified and keeping in touch with them, unlike that chicken s*** Beyonce who only teases hers with snippets.

  21. ratedxxx(my favs stays on)) June 24, 2013

    so we bashing mariah for taking her time to release a perfect album,

    how many times has beyonce’s new album been pushed back, Ill wait, how many singles has so called leaked(we all know the bish released those singles to see how people are feeling about her)
    …oh when its your fav who pushes back their album its call, “they are trying to make the perfect album”

    but when its people you hate on 24/7 “its called they are scared to release a flop”…

    get the f*** out of here with this huge mariah fan, I approve of her taking her time, because the last two album she release were garbage…she was trying so hard to compete with the likes of rihanna, katy perry, kesha and so on…

  22. Beystan June 24, 2013

    Mariah u can’t sing anymore please hang it up

    • just sayin’ June 25, 2013

      ummmm…. yeah… apart of the world and I do not approve this message #TRYATLIFEAGAIN

  23. ratedxxx(my favs stays on)) June 24, 2013

    and I cannot stand that beautiful song with a passion..miguel’s voice annoys the f*** out of me….

    this site is so f****** biased thats its not funny….they praise b****** all day and night who wish they can have a little taste of mariah’s flopped album sales..

    and I don’t like the fact that she’s working with jermaine dupri..i saw the way he f***** up janet’s last album …..

    can;t wait to hear what she has to offer for her fans..key word FANS…if you’re not a fan your ass shouldnt be worried about her flop, fat ass..

    • XXX June 25, 2013

      which one of janet’s albums did he f***** up? 20 y.o.? it wasn’t such a bad record

  24. Mooriah Calories June 24, 2013

    There’s not enough autotune in the world to save this flop album so of course moo moo’s record company pushed it back.

  25. #DIRTYLaundry June 24, 2013

    Scary h**… She knew she was only guna push 30k so shes calling more people probably Pharrel & Drake so she can get more beats and have hotter material

  26. JT June 24, 2013

    People…Mariah pushes back EVERY album. She’s NEVER on time delivering her albums to the label. And did you really think she was going to be done by July 23 when she’s been busy jet-skiing around Capri and posing in a bikini? Mimi has a full-time job being glamorous — she’ll finish that album when she damn well feels like it.

    • TheArtOfLettingGo (johnvidal) June 25, 2013

      It´s more like Mariah does everything in her albums, or is totally involved. Almost none of the others do it. So yeah it´s true that her label usually announces a date and she feels like it´s not still perfect. But she can do it. She did it with her last Xmas album. Only a few months and done. And I know she recorded even in October, but the album was out by the frist week of November. She can do it and she could say she has the album made, but she feels music, and she feels like creating all the time. Of course, marketing also matters, and it´s possible they decided to do all this upcoming promo in July, and deal with the album release in August.

  27. chad June 24, 2013

    Yall need to be honest!!! Wtf is mariah doing. GOD!!! This album has been pushed back fucken months!!!!wen she released truiumphant she said she had recorded 170 song for the album. Now bron another 70 since then. How the f*** can’t she find 15 great songs out of over 200 recorded tracs.she needs to get her act together. Yes I love mariah but I’m tired of waiting. If the art is not as amazing as this wait has been draining she must hang it up cuz with all the push backs it better be butterfly good. And lastly – I don’t care who you are but pushing back an album sucks!!! Finish the fucken thing, choose lead single and follow up single, cove, release tracklisk, epic promo campain and then go for it. Have s*** in order b4 leading us on.

    • cde June 25, 2013

      What the hell are you talking about CHAD. There has only ever been one release date for this project and that is/was 7/23/2013. Triumphant was never never said by MC or her label to be the lead single off any album….Rappers, R&B artists..etc release buzz singles all the time…mixed tapes, remixes this day and age an artist does not need an accompanying album to release music…as for your comments…they remain baseless and irrelevant just like your false facts…For the record please go back and check the records before you come spitting and spewing out that NONEsense..#YouFailed…dust off your ashy knees and #TryAgain…don’t ever try and come for MC unless she buys, pays and sends for you..

  28. Suicide Blonde June 24, 2013

    At this point the album is going to be released next year.

    • steph June 25, 2013

      Yep, Mariah Carey just don’t really give a f*** anymore. She wants to be a mom and wife now

  29. Artists who don’t care about their fans June 24, 2013

    I love mariah but I cant with her she’s gonna play around into know one cares to hear her music smh I was so hype to pick up that cd on July 23 its a real shame I’m not following anymore of her news really dispointed my heart dropped in bad way real talk we support these people and they do this beyonce and her both madonna never took this long to make an album smh I feel like crying we wait since last year summer

  30. The real xoxo June 25, 2013

    I have no issue with this.
    Give me a well thought out, inspired album over a half rushed uninspired project anyday.

  31. Common Sense June 25, 2013

    7/23 seemed way too rushed for her to release the album since #Beautiful is just over a month old. She still needs to release and promote a 2nd single before releasing the album.

  32. Mariah is a hot mess! June 25, 2013

    Who didn’t see this coming. She really has been on a decline since May 2008 musically! Her recent performances are awful, she should be a freakin perfectionist by now. I don’t know, it’s like she doesn’t care anymore. Maybe she lost her creative streak. If she doesn’t care, why should we?!?

    This is selfish of me but she should just take care of her kids now, why bother making music when you’re not gonna commit 100% anymore. Poor MooMoo.

  33. Miss M June 25, 2013

    Im cant wait whenever she decides to release!!

  34. Charlie June 25, 2013

    I dont think that an album push back equates to a fail, it can equate to anticipation.

  35. ItsCheryl2bh June 25, 2013

    She better be careful she doesn’t release anywhere near Beyonce, Rihanna or Gaga but you know they’ll sell more in their first week than she will in a month!

    • #Hive June 25, 2013

      No lies doe F*** the lambs

      • just sayin’ June 25, 2013

        we still love the HIVE
        love the Lambs

    • just sayin’ June 25, 2013

      looks at Mariah’s total record sales and looks at everyone else sales.
      Basically your comment only makes sense to the hating mind.

  36. DOSSOME June 25, 2013

    I won’t say i’m not disappointed but she knows what she’s doing so i trust her……

  37. Selenator June 25, 2013

    Her label is smart. They knew better than to release her album the same day as Selena Gomez releases Stars Dance, especially when Selena is at her peak. Good luck to her.

    • #Hive June 25, 2013

      B**** Selena will do 60k at most have a seat w****

      • Selenator June 25, 2013

        Sis Selena has done more than 60k in her previous albums without every having a top 20 hit. Come & Get It is a top 10 hit. At the least she’ll do 95k. And lets be real, Im no Mariah hater but this album isn’t going to do more than 120k its 1st week.

    • Shymir06 June 25, 2013

      Honey, sweetie, darling…
      NO ONE is afraid of Selena Gomez. Don’t even flatter yourself. Gomez is not even a real person, she’s just a DIsney Channel cartoon aimed at 6 years.

      I could release an album of the sound of me pissing in the toilet on the same day as Selena’s, and it’ll sell more than hers.

      • Selenator June 25, 2013

        Selena has 3 certified gold albums with no top 20 hits and sold out tours. Girl bye. Come & Get It is her 1st top 10 hit, almost a #1. Stars Dance will slay

    • Savannah June 25, 2013

      Selena who? She probably won’t even sell more than Demi (115k)

      • Selenator June 25, 2013

        Like Miley, Demi gets most of her sales in the first 2 weeks then fades out and falls into oblivion. Selena is a long term seller.

  38. #Hive June 25, 2013

    Oh Mariah n the excuses just admit that you fear the album will flop like the last one the gworls aint checking for ya B******* BYE FAT ASS!!!!

    • just sayin’ June 25, 2013

      So, what is Beyonce’s reason?
      I’ll wait for your excuse

  39. steph June 25, 2013

    OH well. I was so ready to buy this album but not anymore since its not coming out. I guess ill just continue listening to her other 13 albums. Take your time Mariah Carey WE DONT WONT NO RUSHED ALBUM!!!! LIKE MADONNAS MDNA

  40. Bow down b****** June 25, 2013

    She has to collect coins to pay clear channel to play the 2nd n 3rd single first yall before she drop a album shes more pathetic then R**** tbh

    • just sayin’ June 25, 2013

      gives you a side eye. you should really think about what you are saying. Mariah who is worth 550+ million has to collect to pay anyone….you sound foolish

  41. XtinaaLovee June 25, 2013

    Desperate f*** tryna get every popular artist on her album so it can actually do real numbers this time lol shes sooooo DESPERATE!

    • steph June 25, 2013

      Xtina is such a desperate FLOP

    • just sayin’ June 25, 2013

      says the xtina fan, cause’ Bionic and Lotus were HUGE….yeah

    • TheArtOfLettingGo (johnvidal) June 25, 2013

      Nothing more desperate than a collabo with pitbull. That´s low and called betraying your artistry.
      And real numbers??? ahahaha Even Mariah´s last album, her 12th studio album or so, still debuted with 165,000 copies first week. How many did Xtina (no shade to her) sold with her last two? 🙂

  42. Ant June 25, 2013

    This news honestly comes as no surprise to me. If you’ve been a fan of Mariah’s for awhile you know that all her albums get pushed back. Every one since “Glitter” (Charmbracelet, Emancipation of Mimi, E=MC2, and Memoirs) have all seen their original release date pushed back by at least 3 to 4 weeks. And the reason is Mariah doesn’t know when to quit….she just keeps writing and writing and keeps wanting to record which ultimately leads the release date to be shifted. I knew it was never going to be able to come out in 3 weeks being that Mariah hasn’t even been able to start promoting it internationally at all yet either. This is most definitely for the best, but it’s certainly annoying for the fans who’ve been patiently waiting for the album. Either way I’m still excited to hear what she’s been working on. (Don’t forget, if Mariah didn’t push back the release of Emancipation of Mimi we would’ve never been given the amazing classic that is We Belong Together, as that was the last song she recorded for that album!!!)

  43. DOSSOME June 25, 2013

    Considering WBT was recorded after the initial release date of TEOM,I don’t see what the big deal is

  44. just sayin’ June 25, 2013

    I get it, just like I get Beyonce’s delay. These woman are perfectionist and in NO way will they release an album just to release an album.

  45. Yeah I Said It June 25, 2013

    Haha you know we are in a world of fast food music when majority of people see delaying an album to craft it properly as a negative. That goes for both Beyonce and Mariah two notirious perfectionists.

  46. pat June 25, 2013

    these fading divas are afraid to Flop…..damn..i miss the days when people just released good music for their fans, and took their flops in stride

  47. TaylorSwift1Stan June 25, 2013

    Awww Mooriah is scared of Selena Gomez! She can’t compete she’s scared. Piglet
    Selena is slaying this b**** from left to Right

    • TheArtOfLettingGo (johnvidal) June 25, 2013

      Is that Selena girl even an album seller?

  48. TheArtOfLettingGo (johnvidal) June 25, 2013

    It´s frustrating for a fan like me that it´s excited. But obviously it´s not a big deal. An hour later, I can normally breathe 🙂
    No, seriously, I know Mariah is almost never totally happy and she continues and continues to create. But she has to know when to stop sometimes. No big deal really.
    And I´m excited about all the promo in July. She will be in Central Park again too, with the New York Philharmonic!

  49. KATY KAT June 25, 2013


  50. Cal3bg June 25, 2013

    I’m not even her huge fan, but this talk of “flop” nonsense in regard to Mariah Carey needs to stop. Whether you like her or not, she is undoubtedly a LEGEND, meaning she has enough fans to buy her sh*t no matter what she puts out and that’s one of the perks about being a Legend who been around for multiple decades in this industry now. Even “Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel” had sales many of your faves would kill to have! But like I said, it doesn’t matter anymore anyway because she’s well past Legendary status.

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