Mariah Carey

Get excited, lambs!

Mariah Carey has announced a new album, titled Me. I Am Mariah, which will debut May 27. The 45-year-old singer shared the artwork for her 14th studio album via Twitter as well as a video announcement explaining the inspiration for her latest musical effort.

"On the back cover of this album is a personal treasure," she says. "This is my first and only self-portrait. I drew it when I was three and a half and entitled it 'Me I am Mariah.' Please don't judge me for such a simplistic title. C'mon I was only three and a half, it was a creative visualization of how I saw myself with the purity of a child's heart before it was ever broken."

She continues: "I've kept this story private for so long, but because this album is a reflection of some of the peaks and valleys that have made me who I am today, I've decided to share it with those of you who actually care and have been there for me through it all. I've been through a lot, but I've always known me. I am Mariah. Along the way, there have been a couple nicknames and I've been inadvertently embodied many personas. Lately they've been calling me 'The Elusive Chanteuse.'"

The clip also includes a preview of the track list, which features songs such as "Cry," "Faded" and "#Beautiful."

Mariah Carey

On the album cover, Mariah sports a nude mesh swimsuit and strikes a sexy pose, flaunting her killer cleavage and curvaceous bod. She also shows off her flawless faces in another close-up shot, letting her blond locks fall in front of her face as the sun shines in the background.

Mariah Carey


But while Mariah undoubtedly looks beautiful on the album cover, we can't help but wonder if the curvy beauty may have been a bit digitally slimmed down as her legs and hips appear slightly thinner when compared to her Instagram pics.

During a side-by-side comparison, it appears that the image may have been Photoshopped, although we suspect that many prefer Mimi with her natural curves. 

And since we know Mariah loves to show off her hot bod, girl should work what she's got!

What do you think of the album cover? Tell us in the comments.

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