As even the loyalest of lambs would agree, it’s been a rocky road for Mariah Carey‘s new studio album.
The long-awaited set (the diva’s first traditional effort since 2009’s ‘Memoirs of An Imperfect Angel’) has been preceded by three “lead singles” that ironically led to nothing but delays. 2012’s ‘Triumphant’ was anything but, while management changes and a so-so stint on American Idol quelled the momentum last Spring’s ‘Beautiful’ built. Winter’s ‘The Art of Letting Go’ was also a chart disaster.
However, as Mimi history has taught us: never count the diva out. Indeed, without the ‘Charmbracelet’s and ‘Glitter’s’ before it, we’d have never have been blessed with the brilliance of ‘The Emancipation’.
It appears this is a memo Mariah herself has embraced, for she is gearing up to release her latest “lead single” – one a prominent industry figure has deemed “extremely radio friendly”.
Details after the jump…
Erik Bradley, who serves as Music Director of major Chicago radio station B96, appears to have been granted a listen of the as yet untitled cut, taking to Twitter early today reply to questions from the singer’s ever-loyal fans:
Bradley’s comments come on the heels of Mimi teasing a major announcement for this coming Monday (January 13th):
Though we’ve been hoodwinked one too many times re “new Mimi”, we hope this time she’s blended the right mix of ingredients to serve up a hit that appeases both her fans and critics.