Much like many of secular music’s most respected vocalists (see: Whitney Houston, Patti Labelle, Aretha Franklin, Mary J. Blige, Beyonce, Christina Aguilera, etc.), Mariah Carey has made no secret of her admiration of Gospel royals The Clark Sisters.
The feeling has long been noted as mutual as the sister act have expressed their apprecation of the Songbird Supreme, even tackling some of her most famous hits in tribute.
Now, if word from one of the quartet’s members is to be believed, they’ve finally taken to the studio to blend their powerful voices for new music.
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The Clarks are credited as pioneers of blurring the lines between Gospel and secular music – a nod they’ve only cemented by collaborating with the likes of Snoop Dogg, Jermaine Dupri, Mary J. Blige, Missy Elliott, Anita Baker, Stevie Wonder, and many others over the years.
Appears they’re not done yet.
Sunday (August 8), Dr. Dorinda Clark-Cole – one-fourth of the legendary Clarks – took to her home church, Detroit’s Greater Emmanuel Institutional, to dish on the latest happenings of the sister ensemble. Among her announcements was news that the group had tag-teamed with Carey for a new track.
While the purpose of the tune was not disclosed (i.e. holiday-themed, Gospel album, etc.), just the mere revelation was enough to send both acts’ fans into a frenzy.
The report is the latest in a slew of whispers about the Pop diva’s next project which – if the rumor mill is to be believed – will be lined with a series of duets, including work with Brandy and possibly Celine Dion. Click here to read more about that.