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Mariah Carey will release duet, remix album

February 26, 2010 |  3:21 pm

MC Fans flocking to see Mariah Carey on her “Angels Advocate Tour” -- which made two stops at Gibson Amphitheatre this week -- might be surprised at what they don’t hear.

Carey, touring to support last year's “Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel,” only performs four or five (depending on where you see her) tracks from the album despite releasing a slew of videos from the project.

The album -- despite getting strong reviews, including one from The Times -- stalled on the charts and in record sales. "Memoirs" peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 and currently sits at the No. 124 slot.

So has Mimi given up on the album?

She announced to the crowd at Tuesday’s show that a remix version of the album would be released at some point, although she wasn’t sure when because she doesn’t "make those decisions.” 

But fans will be pleased to know the album is coming sooner rather than later.

“Angels Advocate,” the album, will feature remixes and duets of songs featured on “Memoirs” and possibly some new tracks, including "100%," which was originally slated to appear on the soundtrack single to "Precious" but is now in support of the 2010 Winter Olympics.

Over the last few months, a handful of tracks have leaked and have featured T-Pain and Trey Songz. Mary J. Blige, Fabolous, R. Kelly, The-Dream, Ludacris and Snoop Dogg are also scheduled to contribute, and Carey has already released two videos for the project that feature Ne-Yo and Nicki Minaj.

The album, which will be released March 30, will be sold exclusively at Target and iTunes.

-- Gerrick D. Kennedy (Follow me on Twitter @GerrickKennedy)

Photo: Mariah Carey. Credit: Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times


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