Mariah Carey Covers Wonderland Magazine / Rep Denies Surprise Album Release / by


What is she trying to prove? Mariah Carey gives us a look at what she wishes she still looked like. The singer covers Wonderland magazine in lingerie while holding pearls and an almost empty glass of wine. The photo was shot by Terry Richardson.

The Summer issue of the magazine will hit newsstands this coming Friday across the pond. It serves as promotion for her upcoming 14th studio album. A few days ago, Billboard reported that she was going to have a surprise album release similar to Beyonce's, but Mariah's rep has denied such things. See the story below.
Def Jam, Carey’s label, is now telling a different story. According to Laura Swanson, the label’s exec VP-media, the album will, in fact, be preceded by a traditional strategy leading up to a “late May” simultaneous digital/physical street date. “Mariah will announce the date and title in advance of the on-sale date,” she said, noting that the cover and confirmed tracklist will all be included. 
Swanson had initially declined comment for Billboard’s cover story before it hit subscribers last Friday (April 25), with Carey’s publicity team at PMK-BNC only indicating that the album’s initial release date, May 6, was inaccurate. Def Jam Recordings CEO Steve Bartels was unable to provide specific details about the project when asked on multiple occasions for an interview.

Source: Billboard

Well, that's that! Who knows, this could be apart of the release strategy. All I know is Mariah looks smoking hot on that photo-shopped and airbrushed cover. But we all know what she REALLY looks like.