— Charmbracelet is the name of Mariah Carey’s upcoming debut album for her MonarC Music label, according to the singer. The album is due out December 10.
“Charm bracelets have always had a personal and sentimental significance for me,” Carey explained in a statement. “Charms are like pieces of yourself that you pass on to other people…items that tell your story, and that can be shared…like a song. The bracelet represents the foundation of this album, a body of work that encompasses many feelings.”
Carey worked with producers Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, Jermaine Dupri, DJ Quik, 7 Aurelius, Irv Gotti, and Damizza on Charmbracelet. She also recently announced that *NSYNC (news – web sites) singer Justin Timberlake (news) will likely appear as one of several guests on the album. Carey’s MonarC Music imprint is a part of the Island/Def Jam Music Group.
— Jason Gelman, New York