1. Mariah released “#Beautiful,” featuring Miguel, this morning, because she loves us and wants us to have the best Monday ever.
(Let’s just all just pretend the hashtag’s not there, okay?)
2. Mission accomplished.
Miguel takes the front seat for much of the song (which is by no means a bad thing, as he’s amazing), but we do eventually get classic, old-school Mariah soaring vocals, giggles, low-register cooing, and – YES – her trademark whistle notes.
3. “#Beautiful” is the first single off MC’s upcoming 14th studio album, set for release this summer.
The album will feature collaborations with the likes of R. Kelly (!!), The-Dream, Jermaine Dupri, Hit-Boy, and Mike WiLL Made It.
- Iran's parliament approved a nuclear deal with six other world powers, including the U.S. ›
- Police officers in the UK will record anti-Muslim hate crimes as a specific category in crime statistics for the first time. ›
- There were three stabbings in Jerusalem on Monday, part of a monthlong wave of violence between Israelis and Palestinians. ›