Mariah Carey told reporters, “Working with Ross and Meek on the same record was incredible. Obviously Ross is a star and everybody loves him. I’m a fan of his music. I really, really wanted to work with him. I love the tone of his voice. I think the contrast of his voice and mine would be something special. I always like to do collaborations that people might think are different. Meek adds an excitement, a newness to the record that is pretty rare right now.
This is Mariah’s 14th studio album, which is currently untitled.
Mariah said, “I’m collaborating with a lot of my favorite people but the main thing is [that] I’m not trying to follow any particular trend. I want it to be well received. I want to stay true to myself and the music that I love and make the fans happy.”
On the current state of R&B and its mainstream cross-ove rMariah said, “It would be incredible if we can bring back the days where R&B songs didn’t have to cross over. It makes me sad that there are so many talented R&B artists that don’t get the chance that they should.”
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