Mariah Carey Will Release a ‘Rarities’ Collection for 30th Anniversary

The album includes previously unreleased tracks and a Ms. Lauryn Hill collaboration.

Some good news for 2020: Mariah Carey is back with a brand new album. The singer and high-note queen will drop The Rarities album on October 2 as part of the ongoing #MC30 project, which commemorates the 30th anniversary of her debut album.

“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,” Carey tweeted before announcing the official drop of the album.

The Rarities album consists of handpicked musical gems from Carey’s personal archives that contain special meaning and relevance. It includes previously unreleased songs, never-before-heard full-length audio from her Live at the Tokyo Dome concert as part of her 1996 Daydream World Tour, and a new track titled “Save the Day” that samples the iconic Fugees hit “Killing Me Softly With His Song” and features Ms. Lauryn Hill’s vocals.

Although Carey wrote “Save the Day” a few years back, it was only recently completed. And yet, the song remains relevant in these difficult times. In her notes within The Rarities, the singer writes, “The message rings true now more than ever: ‘We’re all in this together.’” The song will be available on all DSPs on August 21.

#MC30 officially kicked off with the release of the digital EP, The Live Debut – 1990 and now includes remixes, bonus cuts, rare tracks, a cappella moments and live performances. Aside from the remarkable musical tracks, the commemorative project includes video footage, photos, and personal notes from the singer.

Carey also recently announced the release of her deep-dive memoir, The Meaning of Mariah Carey, set to hit shelves on September 29. The book will explore topics of race, identity, class, and trauma as we discover the pop icon’s personal resilience throughout her career.

The Meaning of Mariah Carey is available for pre-order now.

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