Mariah Carey, Queen of the High Note, has released a new album celebrating her reign.
With her third compilation album, Carey collects her 18 number-one songs. The international version of the album will replace strictly American chart toppers “Someday,” “I Don’t Wanna Cry,” and “Thank God I Found You” (featuring Joe and 98 Degrees) with number-one hits from around the world “Without You,” “Endless Love” (with Luther Vandross), and “Against All Odds” (featuring Westlife). The chronological tracks take you through the journey of Carey as an icon of pop music, and it culminates in a single new track, “Infinity.”
With a powerful message that the singer insists isn’t about her former husband, “Infinity” is a breakup anthem that celebrates a woman ridding herself of someone who she thought was going to be her forever without losing hope of finding it. With Carey’s signature breathy style and stratospheric range, the new track cements the album as what could possibly be considered the perfect breakup album. It’s got ballads to cry with, inspiration to get you off the floor, and forward-looking hope for better in the future.
The album came as Carey began her first Las Vegas residency. Caesar’s Palace is hosting Carey from May 6 to July 26 with a show titled “Mariah Carey’s #1’s.” The set list will follow the track list of #1 to Infinity so that the songstress will perform the jewels of her 27-year career. Details: mariahcarey.com. —Bradley Donalson