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Mariah Carey to Release Her New Album in Beyonce-Esque Fashion

April 25, 2014 (4:44 pm) GMT
The wife of Nick Cannon plans to reveals the title, track list, artwork, and music of her next studio installment all at the same time.

plans to follow ' footsteps. The singer will announce the title, track listing, artwork, and music of her 14th studio album all at once via digital partners, similar to what Beyonce did with her self-titled LP last year except that Queen Bey didn't warn her fans beforehand.

"I have to be the one that announces this, especially the title," the mother of two explains in the newest issue of Billboard magazine where she graces its cover. The clue for the album's title is that it will be taken from a "personal possession of mine that's part of an entity that I've had almost all my life."

She has been working on the album since 2010 before she welcomed her twins with husband . She assembled top-notch producers like Rodney Jerkins, , Hit-Boy & , featured guests such as , & , and a secret collaborator. "A special guest star that I'm not allowed to reveal," she teases.

The songstress notes the journey to get it done is a long and rocky one. While her duet with in a song called "#Beautiful" managed to climb to a notable No. 15 on Billboard Hot 100 last year, she acknowledged that some of her singles failed to meet expectations.

"You would think I would be all about the singles-driven situation, and I am in a way, but with this particular album I want my fans to hear it as a body of work," so she says. "This is my life since we last left off. Just picture a dot dot dot, and then here's the album."

She sparked retirement rumor after saying, "If this were to be my last album, people would hear everything they needed to hear," on 's "Watch What Happens Live", but she now clears it up to Billboard, "I will always make music. When I said it could be my last, that's because tomorrow's not promised to anyone."

Aside from prepping her next studio installment, Mariah also hopes to return to TV despite her catfight drama with on "". For her next venture on the small screen, she would love to become a producer. "I have another project that I'm so very excited about that's finally coming to fruition," she teases.

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