Incoming! Mariah Carey hits the first New Music Friday of September with a meteorite of four vaulted EPs.
For the first three music projects, the R&B diva digs beneath the elusive stardust of her massive catalog and uncovers iconic remakes (Sweetheart, I Still Believe, and Do You Know Where You’re Going To) from her 1998 compilation album #1s.
“Do You Know Where You’re Going To,” known as the theme song for 1975’s film Mahogany, was originally recorded by Diana Ross, who also starred as the lead in the glamorous picture. Meanwhile, “I Still Believe” is a Brenda K. Starr remake and “Sweetheart” was done first by Rainy Davis in 1986.
Carey sweetens the pot of rarities this week with the release of a Spanish-language EP. It includes Spanish versions of “Hero,” “Open Arms” and “My All.”
The four EPs come on the heels of Carey revisiting the Butterfly era. She also shared a series of other nostalgic projects (Music Box, Daydream, Emotions, The Live Debut), which all coincide with her celebratory #MC30 campaign.
The set of new projects also follows the news on Carey’s upcoming holiday-inspired special. In partnership with Apple, Mariah Carey’s Magical Christmas Special is set to globally premiere sometime later this year on Apple TV.
Later this month, on September 29, the most-gifted superstar will release her first-ever book The Meaning of Mariah Carey. “This book is composed of my memories, my mishaps, my struggles, my survival and my songs,” Carey wrote in a statement on Instagram. “Unfiltered, I went deep into my childhood and gave the scared little girl inside of me a big voice. I let the abandoned and ambitious adolescent have her say, and the betrayed and triumphant woman I became tell her side.”
On October 2, Carey will drop the new album The Rarities. It will include her newest track “Save The Day” featuring Lauryn Hill, along with other obscure gems from her celebrated career. The two-disc album will also contain songs performed live at Tokyo Dome in 1996, when she was on her Daydream World Tour.
Stream Mariah Carey’s new EPs (Sweetheart, I Still Believe, Do You Know Where You’re Going To, Mariah En Espanol) below.