Did you know that Mariah Carey recorded an alternative album in the ’90s? The pop superstar secretly recorded the album in 1995 under the stage name Chick after her label would not let her release it.
During an interview on Rolling Stone‘s Rolling Stone Now podcast, Mariah revealed she will finally release the album titled Someone’s Ugly Daughter. Carey shared, “The quest for that version is going great. We actually have it. This was my outlet, and nobody knew about it. Most people, I’d rather they don’t even know about it until we decide exactly what happens from that quest of finding those vocals.”
She continued, “I think this unearthed version will become something that, yes, we should hear. But also, I’m working on a version of something where there’ll be another artist working on this with me as well … Possibly something built around the album. I’m just full of surprises.”
Fun fact: I did an alternative album while I was making Daydream 👀 Just for laughs, but it got me through some dark days. Here's a little of what I wrote about it in #TheMeaningOfMariahCarey 🤟 S/O to my friend Clarissa who performs the lead w/ me as a hidden layer #Chick #TMOMC pic.twitter.com/Re23t5whcd
— Mariah Carey (@MariahCarey) September 27, 2020