Mariah Carey's next Island Def Jam studio album, "The Emancipation of Mimi," has been bumped to April 12 from its originally scheduled March 22 release date.
Mariah Carey's next Island Def Jam studio album, "The Emancipation of Mimi," has been bumped to April 12 from its originally scheduled March 22 release date. As exclusively revealed here in November, Carey handled the bulk of the writing on the set and also produced the power ballad "Mine Again."
The Jermaine Dupri-produced first single "It's Like That" was last week's top debut on the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 53, netting Carey her highest-debuting song on that chart in almost five years. The song also opened at No. 58 on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks roundup. As a featured artist, Carey was in the R&B top 10 as recently as three weeks ago when "U Make Me Wanna" by Jadakiss featuring Carey peaked at No. 8.
A video for "It's Like That" will be shot next week by film director Brett Ratner ("Red Dragon," "Rush Hour").
The new album also features contributions from producers Kanye West and the Neptunes as well as rappers Nelly, Snoop Dogg and Twista. It's the follow-up to 2002's "Charmbracelet," which debuted at No. 3 on The Billboard 200 and has sold more than 1.1 million copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.