Mariah Carey has morphed into kind of a cartoon version of her former self in recent years.  Musically she seems to have lost the comeback momentum fueled by 2005's release The Emancipation of Mimi, and her stint on American Idol is doing more harm than good to her reputation as a diva.  But Mariah is smart enough to seek reinforcement from the industry's trendiest artists.  In fact she worked with stars like Jay Z and Nicki Minaj before either were household names.  And now her new single '#Beautiful' aligns her with Grammy-nominated R&B star Miguel.  Take a listen and tell us what you think!

 

Mariah Carey's forthcoming13th studio album is due this summer.  The music video will premiere this Thursday on the American Idol results show.  Listen to '#Beautiful' featuring Miguel: