International superstar Mariah Carey has completed her 13th studio album, ANGELS ADVOCATE, a brand new collection of newly remixed duets with some of her favorite artists, performing Mariah’s favorite songs from her #1 R&B album Memoirs Of An Imperfect Angel (released September 2009). ANGELS ADVOCATE will be released on March 30th.
In advance of the ANGELS ADVOCATE album release, two new Mariah Carey singles are on the way this week – “Angels Cry” featuring fellow Island Def Jam artist Ne-Yo is impacting at Urban A/C radio, and “Up Out My Face” featuring Nicki Minaj is impacting at Urban and Rhythm radio formats. New videos for both tracks were co-directed by Nick Cannon and Mariah Carey. Both videos will premiere at #1 search site VEVO.com on Thursday, January 28th, followed by Friday debuts on MTV and BET. The videos will be available at all platforms starting Monday, February 1st.
Mariah is in the second week of her six week “Angels Advocate” Tour across North America – her first major tour since The “Adventures of Mimi: The Voice, The Hits, The Tour” of August-October 2006. The opening act on the “Angels Cry” Tour is RydazNrtist, a new R&B group signed to Nick Cannon‘s NCredible Entertainment. (Since mid-January, the tour has played through MGM Grand Theater at Foxwoods in Mashantucket, CT; Fox Theatre in Atlanta; Seminole Hard Rock Hotel in Hollywood, FL; and Fox Theatre in Detroit. Please see remaining tour dates below.)
ANGELS ADVOCATE (and Memoirs Of An Imperfect Angel) follow up Mariah’s multi-platinum E=MC(2) (2008), and worldwide 10 million selling The Emancipation Of Mimi (2005). The Emancipation Of Mimi generated three Grammy awards (including Best Contemporary R&B Album), two #1 singles, and countless more honors during its 18-month chart stay. Soundscan’s biggest-selling album of 2005, Mimi featured “We Belong Together” (Grammy winner for Best Female R&B Vocal and Best R&B Song) and “Don’t Forget About Us,” Mariah’s 16th and 17th #1 career singles respectively. They tied one of the most enduring chart records in Billboard Hot 100 history, Elvis Presley‘s 17 #1’s.
Three years later, Mariah surpassed Elvis when “Touch My Body” (from E=MC(2)) became her 18th #1 Hot 100 hit. “Touch My Body” spent two weeks at the top, Mariah’s 78th and 79th cumulative career weeks at #1, which tied Elvis’ long-standing all-time high of 79 weeks at #1, as calculated by Billboard. Mariah is now positioned as the only active recording artist in the 50 years of the Hot 100 (which began in 1958) with the potential to surpass the Beatles’ all-time high of 20 #1 hits. The success of E=MC(2) brought total sales of Mariah’s albums, singles and videos to more than 175 million worldwide, distancing her even further from the pack as the top-selling female recording artist in history.
MARIAH CAREY – “ANGELS ADVOCATE” TOUR
Jan. 27 Washington, DC DAR Constitution Hall
Jan. 30 Boston, MA Wang Theatre
Feb. 1 Philadelphia, PA Susquehanna Bank Center
4 Montreal, Que. Bell Centre
6 Ottawa, Ont. Scotiabank Place
9 Toronto, Ont. Air Canada Centre
10 Columbus, OH Schottenstein Center
13-14 Chicago, IL Chicago Theatre
18 Dallas, TX Nokia Theatre
20 Phoenix, AZ Dodge Theatre
23-24 Los Angeles, CA Gibson Amphitheatre
26 Oakland, CA Oakland Arena
27 Las Vegas, NV Caesars Palace