Mariah Album Pushed To September
Virgin has bumped the release of "Glitter," Mariah Carey's debut album for the label, to Sept. 11. The move comes just a few days after Twentieth Century Fox pushed back the U.S. opening of the film "Virgin has bumped the release of "Glitter," Mariah Carey's debut album for the label, to Sept. 11. The move comes just a few days after Twentieth Century Fox pushed back the U.S. opening of the film "Glitter," which features Carey in her first starring role, to Sept. 21.
"Mariah is looking forward to being able to participate in both her album and movie projects and we are hopeful that this new soundtrack release date will allow her to do so," Nancy Berry, vice chairman of Virgin Music Group Worldwide said in a statement. "She has been making great recovery progress, and continues to grow stronger every day. Virgin Music Worldwide continues to give its absolute commitment and support to Mariah on every level."
As previously reported, Carey checked herself out of a Connecticut clinic where she was being treated after suffering an emotional breakdown last month. Carey's spokesperson said the singer was overworked promoting both "Glitter" projects and working on another film, "Wise Girls." The spokesperson denied various reports suggesting that Carey attempted suicide.
The "Glitter" album was originally due out Aug. 21, with the film to follow ten days later. "Loverboy," the first single from the set, peaked at No. 2 on The Billboard Hot 100. The track is at No. 9 in its ninth week on the chart.
The album will feature guest appearances by Mystikal, Nate Dogg, Ja Rule, Busta Rhymes, and DJ Clue, as well as producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, who contribute to a remake of the song "I Didn't Mean to Turn You On," which the pair originally wrote and produced for Cherelle. The song, which was peaked at No. 79 on The Billboard Hot 100 in 1984, became a hit two years later when recorded by Robert Palmer, who took the song to No. 2 on the chart.