Mariah Carey Prepares to Release New Album - 3 Reasons We're Excited

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Mariah Carey is feeling "Emotions" this week after being named the new judge of "American Idol" but the Grammy award winning singer is pretty stoked for another reason: she's just announced her new single "Triumphant" will be released in early August and is the lead single from her fourteenth studio album.

Mariah tweeted, "I can finally announce to you that my new single is coming out early August! It's called TRIUMPHANT (Get 'Em) ft. Rick Ross & Meek Mill. I wrote TRIUMPHANT when I was going through a difficult time & it helped me get through it. When you hear it, pay attention to the message and the lyrics. #WIN."

The singer has been teasing her fans all summer about her summer recording project, tweeting pics and updating her status about being in the studio. No word on what her next album will be called but we're looking forward to MiMi getting back on the charts and in the spotlight.

Here are a few reasons we're super excited for Mariah's next album.

It's Three Years in the Making

Although Mariah released her second Christmas album "Merry Christmas II" in 2010 her last real album "Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel" was released back in the fall of 2009. It's been three years! It's been a busy few years for the singer between giving birth to her beautiful twins, getting back in shape, and working on other projects but it's time for her to release new material. Her last album was the most disappointing in terms of sales out of her entire career but we believe the singer can bounce back. Will "Triumphant" be just as popular as "Obsessed" was when she first released it? We hope for her sake it is.

New Material

Mariah is known for her songwriting. She's won countless awards for it and has produced many hits over the years. The songwriter is also known for writing deeply personal songs in regards to her difficult childhood, her oppressive marriage and divorce to Sony CEO Tommy Mottola, and of course, falling and being in love. Mariah writes love songs unlike no other singer. We can't wait to see what kind of juicy details about her life Mariah will sing about next. Mariah has already clued us in that her lead single, "Triumphant" has a particular message she wants her fans to know about and we're excited to listen.

She's Back in the Spotlight

Mariah has had a lot of great moments in her career from the height of her success in the mid '90s to her reigning moments with "The Emancipation of Mimi." Although "The Emancipation of Mimi" brought Mariah's career back from the dead and she continued to have a few hits afterwards Mariah really needs to be back in the spotlight giving this new album everything she has. It's probably not a coincidence Mariah's news as an "Idol" judge and the news about her new album have been released in the same week. Mariah is clearly using her position on "Idol" to boost her career. We're looking forward to Mariah showing her worth as a spectacular vocalist.

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