Mariah Carey Talks About Title Of New Album

Mariah Carey in a dress

On ’s offical website, she writes about the reason she named her album ” The Emancipation of Mimi “:

So obviously my album title has leaked out way before I intended. (the single isn’t even out yet…hello???)

Knowing that the title was very different for me and might cause some confusion, I had a whole explanation to go along with the press release which was supposed to come out in February, but basically that got foiled.

So here it is…”Mimi” is a very personal nickname only used by those closest to me…just one of those little things that I’ve kept for myself in an attempt to have some delineation between a public persona and a private life.

By naming the album The Emancipation of Mimi I am letting my guard down and inviting my fans to be that much closer to me..Most importantly, I am celebrating the fact that I’ve grown into a person and artist who no longer feels imprisoned by my insecurities or compelled to try and live up to someone else’s vision of “Mariah Carey” I now feel I can honestly say “this is me, the real me, take it or leave it” For the first time in my life, I feel free and unashamed to be who I really am..And that’s what the music of this album and it’s title reflect..

As always, I love ya, appreciate ya and I enjoy ya!!! MC a.k.a Mimi.

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10 thoughts on “Mariah Carey Talks About Title Of New Album

  1. JLOVER101 says:

    Following in the steps of: J-Lo and Damita Jo…..not such a good idea.

  2. mandysdandy says:

    Oh I get it.. Mimi is one of her various personalities. However, one thing they all share is flopped singles and albums.

  3. jazzprofounder says:

    Well that’s really sweet. One of the things I like about Mariah is how she seems to be more personal with her music, and not afraid to invite her fans along the ride. The title is different, but its the music that matters most.

  4. coco says:

    Aw she’s so sweet, you gotta love her anyways, I can’t for her album to come out I’m hoping and praying that she finally has some good hits on it. she’s so freaking talented, and its a shame for all that talent to go to waste. I’m just sick of seeing all those untalented sluts like JLo. I want to hear some GOOD MUSIC finally.

  5. trongtn2002 says:

    Its amazing how you haters can already bash an album you haven’t heard just based on the title. And no, Mariah isn’t just following in the footsteps of Janet and J.Lo by using her nickname in the title. Janet’s “Damita Jo” is her middle name and J.Lo just came outta nowhere with “J.Lo”. Cam’ron has referred to Mariah before as “Mimi” in the phone call in the video for “(Boy) I Need You”. Its not like she just made it up for the sake of having a nickname. Haters trash Mariah for having one-word titles that seem childish. Now that she’s got a mature title, you haters can only hope it bombs. But from the early reviews from Billboard and such, Mariah’s album is the best of her career so far.

  6. iloveChristinaAguilera says:

    As long as she comes out with an album that’s good! Music is what matters!

  7. mandysdandy says:

    When has any Mariah album been good? The public would like to know.

  8. estephania says:

    Why do you always have to call artists “sluts”or other names? it really shows your maturity, or lack there of rather. Not to mention how you comment on your own replies! You really are a geek! I’m sorry, I don”t want to stoop to your 12 year old level and call you names, but after I read all your stupid comments, I just can’t help it!

  9. disisme_2004 says:

    Why? J-Lo sold 12 million copies Damita Jo on the other hand not so much, but Mariah did expose a nasty floppy breast on TV so maybe it will work.

  10. coco says:

    Because that’s how I view them, if you don’t like my posts don’t read them and don’t comment. If you don’t like my opinion, DON’T READ my posts., plain and simple. You are pretty immature yourself if you feel the need to judge a “kid” like me. If you think that I am so immature, simply don’t read my posts. The fact that you take your time to insult me shows your lack of maturity, because a truly MATURE person would not be bothered to judge others’ opinions. So, honey before you rush to call me “immature”, think about your own behavior. :)

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