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Music Blog - Memoirs of An Imperfect Angel by Mariah Carey
Following Mariah Carey’s ongoing musical success we can now announce that her 12th studio album “Memoirs Of An Imperfect Angel”, has been released on 23rd November 2009 in the UK. Written by Mariah Carey, Christopher “Tricky” Stewart and Terius “The Dream” Nash.
Excited fans gathered at the Westfield Shopping Centre in London which was beautifully decorated with big gold butterfly’s all around the walls and hanging from the ceiling, in November 2009 to celebrate the launch of Mariah’s new album and fragrance “Forever”.
The 40 year old Island Records singer spent a few hours with fans signing copies of the album “Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel” as well as pictures. Lucky fans who managed to scoop a wristband after buying Mariah’s fragrance “Forever” from Boots pharmacy in the shopping centre even got a chance to meet the star and have their picture taken with her.
The Long Island New York born star describes the album as “being very personal and dedicated to the fans”. Each song on the album has a little story behind it. The feeling of this R&B, hip hop and slow jam album, was to try to make something for all who liked her “Butterfly” album and older albums.
The packaging for the album is different to previous albums. Instead of the plastic case “Memoirs Of An Imperfect Angel” has a 3 panel soft pack and a mini Elle magazine inside which contains lyrics for the songs on the album and a few of Mariah’s personal pictures.
Although being happily married to husband Nick Cannon, Mariah wanted to produce an album with different songs and emotions that everyone can relate to. So not only does she sing about a heartbreaking moment in her life (song named “Betcha Gon Know” the prologue) she also covered “I Want To Know What Love Is” (originally sang by “Foreigners” band) and dedicated slow jam song “The Impossible” to husband Nick.
Also featured on the album is top ten selling single “Obsessed” baiting rapper Eminem?! In the video of “Obsessed” Mariah plays herself and a male stalker, dressed in a big tracksuit and a goatee. Could this male stalker be Eminem?!
“Memoirs Of An Imperfect Angel” managed to reach spot three in US charts within its first week of release, after selling 168,000 copies.
In support of the album the Diva started “Angels Advocate” US tour in January 2010 through to March 2010 which took place in North America. What an amazing tour it was. With sold out tickets, plenty of costume changes for Mariah (what a beautiful collection of dresses & shoes), lots of glitter, wonderful performances from the diva and not forgetting many surprises for the fans.
Also due for release is the remixes from Memoirs Of An Imperfect Angel album. Featured on the remixes are Nicki Minaj on song “Up out my Face”, Neyo on “Angel’s cry” Trey Songz on “Inseperable”, Gucci Mane on “Obsessed” and Jermaine Dupri on “H.A.TE.U”.