Contributed by NJHottie24:
On the night Mariah Carey landed in the Philippines for the first time, Filipino fans followed her into Makati City Hotel, where they got a chance to talk to her people while in the lobby.
One of those people was Lionel Cole, Mariah’s pianist and co-writer of several Charmbracelet album cuts (including “Through The Rain”). While talking, fans were able to ask him about plans to release a new Mariah album next year.
According Lionel, they are already gathering new material and are planning some concepts but it might be impossible to release next year due to Mariah’s future commitments after her world tour ends. He rather added that it is more possible that the new album will be released in 2005.
Mr. Cole also commented on how Charmbracelet is doing on the chart and sales wise.”It’s doing well! Slowly but surely”, he said.
Source: Philippine Mariah Carey Fan Club/ Mariah Daily