Mariah Carey says new album thanks fans for ‘years of love and support’

‘The Rarities’ is set for release on Oct. 2 and is currently available for pre-order.

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Mariah Carey performs during a concert celebrating Dubai Expo 2020 One Year to Go, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019.

Mariah Carey performs during a 2019 concert in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.


Get excited, Mariah Carey fans — new music is on the way!

The singer, 50, announced an upcoming album, titled “The Rarities,” on Instagram late Tuesday.

“This one is for you, my fans. It’s to celebrate us, and to thank you for years of pure love and support. I am so grateful to you,” she captioned a photo of what appears to be the album cover. In the black-and-white photo, Carey is seen wearing natural makeup with her hair curled and blowing in the wind.

The album is set for release on Oct. 2 and is currently available for pre-order.

The comment section was filled with congratulations and excitement for the upcoming project, including from fellow celebrities.

Singer Jordin Sparks wrote, “OH MY GOODNESS! Yes, thank you for this!! 🙌🏽😭”

Choreographer Bryan Tanaka, who is dating Carey, wrote, “I’m so happy for you babe! This album is everything! 🙌🏼😄🙌🏼”

Carey’s makeup artist Kristofer Buckle shared a bunch of star emojis.

“The Rarities” announcement comes just months after Carey celebrated 30 years in the music industry in June. The singer has been an icon in the pop sphere since her self-titled debut studio album dropped in June 1990.

In December 2019, she hit another impressive milestone, becoming the first artist to have a No. 1 song on Billboard’s Hot 100 list in four different decades, according to Billboard.

The song? The timeless “All I Want For Christmas is You.”

Carey’s song was released in 1994 and spent time in the number one spot in the ‘90s, the 2000s, the 2010s and now the 2020s.

The song’s ability to stand the test of time comes right on the heels of the Grammy-winning artist celebrating its 25th anniversary.

Speaking with USA TODAY in November 2019, Carey reflected on her song reaching the 25-year milestone.

“It’s so funny, somebody was just asking me, ‘What were you doing 25 Christmases ago?’ “ Carey said. “I would probably say somebody was giving me a bottle and they were singing me a sweet lullaby Christmas tune. Because I was just 1 year old, so I don’t know! 

“It’s very much like I live in the land of the Tooth Fairy and Santa Claus,” she said wryly. “I don’t acknowledge time, I don’t know what it is. I rebuke it!”

Contributing: Rasha Ali and Patrick Ryan, USA TODAY


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