Mariah Carey Readying 'Aggressive' New Music With Jermaine Dupri

By James Dinh

August 12, 2018

Mariah Carey is working steadily on her comeback and the pop veteran is making sure that she returns to the scene in top-notch fashion, as per longtime collaborator Jermaine Dupri, who has cooked up some of the biggest hits in her catalogue, including "Always Be My Baby," "We Belong Together" and "Shake It Off."

"I don't know I if I can tell you what she's working on now but, I mean, it's music," the R&B titan, who was recently inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, admitted during a recent interview with iHeartRadio. "She's got a bunch of songs. I just did a bunch of songs for her. It feels aggressive, I can tell you that. When that's happening, ain't no telling what's about to happen." Dupri is just one of the collaborators working on Carey's follow-up to 2014's Me. I Am Mariah... The Elusive Chanteuse. Among the other luminaries reportedly in the studio with MC include Prince Charlez, No I.D., Johnta Austin, Crystal Nicole, Eric Hudson, Priscilla Renea, and Diane Warren. 

Back in March, Carey shared a few details about her forthcoming project via her cover story with V Magazine. "I'm kind of restarting, and I’m working with Roc Nation now, so that's great. I had a really incredible meeting—just a musical, good meeting of the minds—with Jay Brown, JAY-Z, and Tata [Tyran Smith], who’s an incredible person," she said. "We all just kind of threw some ideas around, so we’re starting from the musical place rather than, like, what’s the hook? It’s gotta be done that way."

Fingers crossed that we'll hear some of that new material when Mariah Carey takes the stage at our 2018 iHeartRadio Music Festival, which will also feature performances from Justin Timberlake, Childish Gambino, Fleetwood Mac, Shawn Mendes and more.


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