Mariah Carey May Pull a Beyonce Move With ‘The Art of Letting Go’
Last week, we touched on rumors that Mariah Carey’s The Art of Letting Go may be delayed again. The album originally scheduled to come out last summer had been pushed back to May – and now looked to be removed from her label’s release schedule.
A Billboard interview with Carey somewhat confirmed this, with the singer implying she might do a Beyonce-type move. Not so much as not releasing without an announcement, but rather, she claimed, putting out an album that feels like a full release, rather than a bunch of singles. She told the magazine that The Art of Letting Go should seem: “as a body of work […] as if they were listening to it with me for the first time.”
Reports also claim that the album is getting delayed from its May 6 release date because of Carey’s perfectionism and control throughout everything.
On the other hand, label Def Jam claimed to be doing a standard release format, with the title and release date announced before physical distribution. However, it appears that a label representative claims the May 6 release date is also inaccurate.
For those not following Carey’s recent career, the gap between The Art of Letting Go and her last release is the largest in her career. And while single “#Beautiful” did well this time last year, subsequent tracks, including “The Art of Letting Go” and “You’re Mine (Eternal),” barely cracked the Hot 100 or didn’t chart at all. Do you think that all of the delays and fine-tuning will amount to one big flop, or will it turn out to be a success?
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