It's been a big week for Mariah Carey as the superstar finally released her memoir, The Meaning of Mariah Carey. But, Mimi also dropped her new album The Rarities, and it is a must-listen for any Mariah Carey fan out there.
The Rarities contains a collection of previously unreleased songs, ranging from tracks from her early career in the 90s to the 2000s and 2010s. The album also features "Save The Day," which includes a sample of Lauryn Hill from The Fugees' hit "Killing Me Softly."
The new album also features live versions of songs in a bonus disc, Live at Tokyo Dome recorded in 1996, that includes tracks like "Emotions," "Fantasy," "Always Be My Baby," "Hero," and more.
In releasing her new album, she explained on Instagram, "I truly feel like this album ties together so many defining eras of my life and my journey as an artist. I hope you enjoy reliving the splendor with me."
Carey added in a video message, "Just to kind of explain, these are all previously unreleased recordings from all the eras of my life as a recording artist, and even some things I've been singing since I was a little girl. The amazing thing is it just so happens a lot of the songs that I sort of found in the vault are also stories in the book."
Earlier this week, Mariah released her memoir, The Meaning of Mariah Carey, which details the stories about all of the ups and downs in her professional and personal lives that have helped shape her into who she is today. The book also talks about some of the songs included on The Rarities.
As she explained in a note to fans on social media of the memoir, "This book is composed of my memories, my mishaps, my struggles, my survival and my songs. Unfiltered. I went deep into my childhood and gave the scared little girl inside of me a big voice. I let the abandoned and ambitious adolescent have her say. And the betrayed and triumphant woman I became tell her side."
Listen to Mariah Carey's The Rarities on iHeartRadio.