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The New Era Begins: Mariah Carey Announces Album Release Date

Get excited, Mariah Carey fans! Even though she won’t be on American Idol next season, we’re likely going to start seeing a lot more of the singer…because she’s announced the release date for her upcoming album!

“The New Era Begins.. 7/23 #MC723,” she tweeted Wednesday. We knew a new album would be coming soon, considering she’s already released the song “#Beautiful” with Miguel, and reportedly quit American Idol to plan a World Tour, but who had any idea it would be coming so soon!?

If the date July 23 sounds familiar to you at all, though, that’s because Selena Gomez also recently announced she’ll release an album on that day. Selena took a short break from music to focus on her film career, particularly the talked-about project Spring Breakers, and hasn’t released an album since Summer 2011. However, Mariah hasn’t put out new music since 2009, and has been focusing on her family and, more recently, American Idol during the hiatus.

So, which gal do you think will have the bigger comeback this summer?! Get more details on Mariah’s new music in the video:

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