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Mariah Carey Gushes About New Single “Obsessed,” Due June 16th

Mariah Carey continues to stock her Twitter followers with breaking news, revealing yesterday that the first single from her upcoming album will hit radio on June 16th. “The 1st single from my new album Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel is called ‘Obsessed’ and will be at radio next tuesday. I’m a lil’ excited!,” Carey wrote, pushing the 140-character cap to the limit. “Seriously, this is one of my favorite songs ever. I love the whole album. I’m completely immersed in it. I can’t wait for you to hear it.”

Previously, Carey revealed via tweet that her follow-up to last year’s E=MC2 will be called Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel. While not much is known about Memoirs, some details have trickled out in the past few weeks. Carey said on her Twitter back in March that The-Dream, who co-wrote Carey’s “Touch My Body” and got Mariah to guest on “My Love” on his Love Vs. Money, is producing at least two tracks. At last month’s Island Def Jam Spring conference L.A. Reid reportedly played a new Carey song called “Hate U,” Rap Up reports.

As for next week’s new single, Carey describes “Obsessed” as the perfect summer song: a fun, uptempo tune. “We were gonna go w/the ballad 1st but don’t worry, it’s coming. I tried to make something (cont),” Carey wrote, aware of Twitter’s threshold. “For all who love Butterfly, and even older albums, but “Obsessed” has to come out 1st, asap!! Its different for me, but clearly, its SO me!” We’re not entirely sure what time zone Carey is right now, but her Twitter indicates she was tweeting from the studio five hours before press time, so we know she’s still working on Angel. No official word of the release date has not been confirmed.

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