In a conference call yesterday, Mariah Carey unveiled her new single “Triumphant (Get ‘Em),” featuring Rick Ross and Meek Mill, and she discussed her upcoming, still untitled album, reports Billboard.
“Working with Ross and Meek on the same record was incredible. Obviously Ross is a star and everybody loves him. I’m a fan of his music,” said Carey on the collaboration. “I really, really wanted to work with him. I love the tone of his voice. I think the contrast of his voice and mine would be something special. I always like to do collaborations that people might think are different.”
Carey also spoke about her upcoming album, revealing, “I’m collaborating with a lot of my favorite people, but the main thing is [that] I’m not trying to follow any particular trend. I want it to be well-received. I want to stay true to myself and the music that I love and make the fans happy.”
Despite R&B playing a large role in mainstream pop, Carey expressed hopes that the genre would return to “the days where R&B songs didn’t have to cross over. . . It makes me sad there are so many talented R&B artist that don’t get the chance that they should,” she said.
Carey’s last non-Christmas studio album, Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel, was released in 2009. She recently signed on as a judge on American Idol for $18 million.