This is awful!
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We are SO confused!!
Or at least her record label is!
According to Laura Swanson, Def Jam's exec VP of media, the album will be released in a VERY traditional way—with a physical copy and digital download available the same day.
"Mariah will announce the date and title in advance of the on-sale date."
The VP also revealed that the cover art and tracklist will be seen before the actual disk hits stores—further dashing Mimi fans of a super secret Queen Bey-esq. reveal!
The new music was supposed to be released in May of 2013, but has been plagued by setbacks and injury recovery on Mariah's end—so we're just hoping the jams are worth the wait.
Stans, be patient!