Mariah Walks 'Through The Rain'

Mariah Carey's new single, the Jimmy Jam/Terry Lewis-produced ballad "Through the Rain," is streaming exclusively on such MTV Networks' Web sites as MTV.com and BET.com through midnight tonight (Sept.

Mariah Carey's new single, the Jimmy Jam/Terry Lewis-produced ballad "Through the Rain," is streaming exclusively on such MTV Networks' Web sites as MTV.com and BET.com through midnight tonight (Sept. 26). The song is due to arrive tomorrow at U.S. radio outlets for airplay consideration. Carey's as-yet-untitled new album will be issued Dec. 10 on Carey's own MonarC Music imprint via Island Def Jam.

Next month, Carey is expected to visit radio stations in New York, Boston, Atlanta, and Los Angeles to promote the track, which is musically reminiscent of her 1993 No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 hit "Hero." A video for "Through the Rain" was shot this week in New York by director Brett Ratner, who has previously directed Carey's clips for "Thank God I Found You" and "Heartbreaker."

"There are a lot of songs I've done in the past that are very introspective and personal," Carey told the Hollywood Reporter in May. "This album has a lot of those type of songs. But it also has celebratory, fun songs; I'm not going to sit there and dwell. People are always asking, 'Is everything OK?' Look, I was not depressed; I was freaking exhausted."

Carey is referring to her much publicized breakdown in the summer of 2001, which some say contributed to disastrous box-office numbers for her feature film debut, "Glitter," and the Virgin soundtrack of the same name. "Glitter" was the only album Carey issued on Virgin after leaving her long-time home of Columbia Records. In January, she exited a long-term contract with Virgin for a buyout of close to $30 million.
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