06/06/2013 09:57 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Mariah Carey's New Album Set For July 23 Release, Will Usher In 'New Era' For The Singer


Will it be lucky No. 13 for Mariah Carey? We'll find out on July 23, when she releases her newest studio album.

Carey revealed the date with a pithy tweet on Wednesday:

The still-untitled album features a host of collaborators, including R. Kelly, Da Brat, Q-Tip, Jermaine Dupri, Hit-Boy, The-Dream and Rodney Jenkins. Carey's latest single, the Miguel collaboration "#Beautiful," debuted May 6 and currently sits at No. 17 on the Billboard Hot 100.

"I'm collaborating with a lot of my favorite people, but the main thing is [that] I'm not trying to follow any particular trend," Carey told Billboard last August, around the time the single "Triumphant (Get 'Em)" was released. "I want it to be well received. I want to stay true to myself and the music that I love and make the fans happy."

Carey performed "#Beautiful" on last month's "American Idol" finale, as well as a medley of past hits "Vision of Love," "Make It Happen," "My All" and "Hero." Watch the performance here:



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