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Mariah Carey is back, kids. New York's hometown chanteuse, famous for lots of things including an eight-octave range, is getting her new album ready for a Dec. 4 release.
The album is the follow-up to her mega-selling "Emancipation of Mimi." So far, the new one, Mariah told me Thursday night, does not have a name.
"We're working on that," she said, "and we're working on an R&B song like 'Fly Like a Bird' from the last album. But we have lots of songs."
Carey looked sensational in a tight-fitting blue gown as she was honored by VH-1 Save the Music along with former President Bill Clinton and VH-1's John Sykes.
Later, I told her that there had been a small war going on between Madonna's fans and hers, and that some of it resulted in nasty e-mails to this column.
"What? Why?" she asked. "I mean, I think I was in sixth grade when Madonna got started."
Carey's old rivalry used to be with Whitney Houston, who was closer in age. But with Houston in semi-retirement for now, somehow Madonna became her peer.
Carey's unnamed album hits stores on Dec. 4, although L.A. Reid told me he might hold off one more week to the 11th and hit the holiday sales big time. Are there any singles, I asked?
"It's like only singles so far," Carey said, laughing. "I don't want to give it away. But wait 'til you hear it." She has about a month to six weeks left to finish it.
Also, HMV UK list the title as " Sweet Soul Odyssey".
Can you believe it's been exactly 10 years since Butterfly album?