Mariah's new CD going to be a hit!
November 1, 2004
New Album Looks To Be A Monster Hit For Mariah!
Liz Smith of the New York Post writes...
Mariah Carey is out and about, looking good and looking confident. Carey, who has seen her stock rise and fall, and then rise again, is said to have a monster hit with her new album from Island/Def Jam Records. And she hasn't even finished recording it yet! First listeners say it is "the strongest album of Mariah's career." In a career that has seen some stratospheric highs, that's saying a lot.
The label's big honcho, LA Reid, has worked closely with Mariah on this effort, as has producer Jermaine Dupri, who has a current hit with Usher and Alicia Keys.
I wish all the best for Mariah, a girl who has had her share of problems but who is, I think, essentially a young woman to whom fame — in the person of career-molder Tommy Mottola — came too fast and too furious. Her 1994 Christmas album remains constantly in my CD player during the holiday season. It is my favorite Mariah recording. (Her "O' Holy Night" is stupendous.)