Mariah Carey, renowned for her five-octave vocal range, announced she would release an album called ‘The Rarities’ on October 2, one year after launching her holiday album ‘Merry Christmas’ for its 25th anniversary. The recipient of countless music awards also stated that album included its lead single called ‘Save the Day,’ featuring Lauryn Hill, and some of her biggest hits such as ‘Always Be My Baby’ and ‘Hero.’
Carey released the news regarding the album, featuring 32 tracks, some of which have never before been released, through social media. She shared the black and white cover photo of the album for the first time and wrote on Twitter:
“This one is for you, my fans. It’s to celebrate us and to thank you for years of pure love and support. I am so grateful to you. THE RARITIES album is out October 2.”
‘The Rarities’ also contains the “never finished” songs from Carey’s various stages of her career. Apart from the totally new 15 songs, a bonus set includes 17 songs recorded at the Tokyo Dome, such as ‘Emotions,’ ‘Fantasy,’ and ‘Forever.’
Here is Carey’s tweet.
This one is for you, my fans. It's to celebrate us, and to thank you for 🤫 years of pure love and support. I am so grateful to you 🐑❤️ THE RARITIES album is out October 2 🦋 Pre-order now: https://t.co/vZ4SBXQ8hg pic.twitter.com/4JRW51QxVq
— Mariah Carey (@MariahCarey) August 19, 2020