Mariah plans remixed ‘Memoirs’ re-release for February

11.30.09 8 years ago

The album may not have fared as well as Island Records would have liked back in September, so Mariah Carey’s “Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel” is getting a facelift and a re-release in February.

The set is being remixed, as Trey Songz and Tricky Stewart announced in October, and it looks like Target will be the exclusive retailer to nab it. The diva’s manager Chris Lighty made the latter comment in a Twitter post over the weekend: “Listen Memoirs remix LP February … no date set working on Target exclusive,” according to

Stewart is taking on a revamp of Carey’s Foreigner cover “I Wanna Know What Love Is” while Songz is on “Inseperable.” Swizz Beatz, R. Kelly, T-Pain, Gucci Mane and OJ Da Juiceman will also be contributing to the remixed set. 

Initial sales of Mariah’s “Memoirs” were disappointing, compared to her 2008 set “E=MC2”: as previously reported, she only came in with 168,000 at No. 3 on The Billboard 200, behind Barbra Streisand and Paramore. She got some slack when it was announced the CD booklet to “Memoirs” would feature ads and as rumors swirled on just how much it cost to produce, market and sell the album.

The singer is set to perform at a sold-out concert at Madison Square Garden on New Year’s Eve. She will also be accepting an award from The Palm Springs Film Festival in January for her acting performance in the movie “Precious,” out now.

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