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Mariah Carey turned 50 this year and one thing that is consistent with the diva whose career has had the most epic of highs and lows is that her fans have been there with her throughout it all. Just look at how Glitter shot to the top 10 of iTunes in 2018, the album that had the industry calling her a has been that needed to retire and go away at 30. And let’s not forget about her reigning title as the Queen of Christmas every year. This is why she just announced a new surprise album on Twitter celebrating the support of her loyal fans.

Titled The Rarities, the album is a collection of unreleased deep cuts of hers over the years. “This one is for you, my fans,” she captioned the album cover. “It’s to celebrate us, and to thank you for years of pure love and support. I am so grateful to you … THE RARITIES album is out October 2.”

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Billboard has reported that the album will have an unreleased track with Lauryn Hill titled Save the Day which is both ironically as Hill has been notorious in recent years for being late so releasing a song with her years later is quite on brand. We still love Hill, though. A bonus set will include 17 Tokyo Dome performances from the ’90s including Emotions, Open Arms, Forever and Fantasy. She also recently released 4 remix EPs from the Daydream period.

To promote the project, Carey appeared on Good Morning America Wednesday morning blowing fans out of the water with a live performance of her first hit Vision of Love from 30 years ago with billboard aptly titling their coverage, “It’s Not Even Noon and Mariah Carey Already Sang a Ridiculously High Note During Her ‘GMA’ Performance”

And for the really dedicated fans, Carey’s releasing a memoir in September. “It took me a lifetime to have the courage and the clarity to write my memoir,” she wrote on Instagram in a July post. “I want to tell the story of the moments — the ups and downs, the triumphs and traumas, the debacles and the dreams, that contributed to the person I am today. … This book is composed of my memories, my mishaps, my struggles, my survival and my songs. Unfiltered.”

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