Mariah Carey titles new album: Me. I Am Mariah... The Elusive Chanteuse

Published Thursday, May 1 2014, 12:30 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Mariah Carey has revealed her forthcoming 14th studio album will be called, Me. I Am Mariah... The Elusive Chanteuse.

Superstar Mariah made the announcement on Twitter this morning, telling fans that the album will be released on 27 May.

Mariah Carey unveils the standard album cover for Me. I Am Mariah... The Elusive Chanteuse. (1 May 2014).

© Twitter / @MariahCarey

Mariah's new album - standard edition.

In a video posted to YouTube, Mariah called the album a "personal treasure" and explained that the name derives from a self-portrait she drew of herself when she was three and a half years old.

Giving fans a personal feel, a copy of her childhood drawing is also printed on the back of the album cover.

"Please don't judge me for such a simplistic title," said Mariah. "Come on, I was only three-and-a-half. It was a creative visualisation of how I saw myself with the purity of a child's heart before it was ever broken."

Mariah, who is married to presenter and rapper Nick Cannon, continued: "I've been through a lot but I've always known me."

Mum-of-two Mariah continued to explain the many nicknames she has been called in her time, but revealed that lately she has been given the name of, "The Elusive Chanteuse".

The 15-track standard edition album features appearances from Nas, Wale, Fabolous and Miguel. The deluxe edition features three additional tracks with collaborations from Mary J. Blige and R. Kelly.

Mariah Carey unveils the deluxe album cover for Me. I Am Mariah... The Elusive Chanteuse. (1 May 2014).

© Twitter / @MariahCarey

Mariah also posted the artwork for the deluxe edition.

'Hero' singer Mariah has kept fans eagerly awaiting details of her album since summer last year. Despite suffering from a dislocated shoulder in July, Mariah continued working on new material in the recording studio and even provisionally tilted the album The Art Of Letting Go.

Me. I Am Mariah... The Elusive Chanteuse, which is due for release on 27 May, is a follow-up to her 2009 album, Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel.

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