Mariah Carey is back. Today, more than ever. Here’s how the media covered her now

Let me be the first to pronounce it: Mariah Carey is back! With a monster new album, a tour, and an SNL gig coming up, the pop superstar sent some tweets we just had…

Mariah Carey is back. Today, more than ever. Here’s how the media covered her now

Let me be the first to pronounce it: Mariah Carey is back! With a monster new album, a tour, and an SNL gig coming up, the pop superstar sent some tweets we just had to share.

From Carey:

I’ve been in the studio working on new music for years. Wishing I could share it! Lifestyle album coming soon. Love to you #melb 🎄🎁🎅 — Mariah Carey (@MariahCarey) November 6, 2016

I have a new record coming on 1st Dec! Don’t let the studio drums fool you. The music speaks for itself 🖤 Hope you’re ready for this Christmas 🎄🎁🎄 — Mariah Carey (@MariahCarey) November 6, 2016

But let’s get back to the prime interest of this post: the media, its reporters, and Carey herself.

Since losing a lucrative endorsement deal with Weight Watchers to join a nationwide eating disorder awareness campaign, the uber-private diva had been evasive about her plans for the future. Now, with “A Melody Decade” dropping Friday, there’s no hiding. As Page Six points out, the album includes a “hit” called “Your Body,” which features a sonically bisexual Drake, which is weird but seems sincere. It seems Carey, who once made an R&B duet with Joe called “It’s Your Cheating, Stupid,” decided to co-create a whole record that merges hip-hop beats with a feel-good pop singer’s voice — the same oomph as “All I Want for Christmas Is You,” “Fantasy,” and everything in between.

Her follow-up tweet was more coy than outspoken:

thank u i️ for trusting in me and @chuckproduce and @snickeringmusk ❤️🎄🎁🎄❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ pic.twitter.com/LfOZYScKNd — Mariah Carey (@MariahCarey) November 6, 2016

She was also asked about Drake again:

We asked @MariahCarey about “Your Body” featuring @chuckproduce and @snickeringmusk — NYDN Pop Gossip (@NYDNPopGossip) November 6, 2016

But when Variety quizzed her about the record, she answered a few more questions herself — and the magazine got to ask a related but more pointed question about the state of her relationship with ex-fiancé James Packer:

Variety: Is there a (anti-domestic-violence) theme on the album? Carey: Yeah, it’s about power, control, and being able to be who you want to be — and also being able to be vulnerable. It’s definitely the most vulnerable I’ve ever been. This album is really, really different for me. Where this one is, is kind of – it’s a story and it’s about me trying to find who I am and sometimes I win and sometimes I lose.

She’s funny and sweet and open. Yes, she’s still the queen of Christmas, whatever you were arguing about during the holiday season.

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