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Mariah Carey unveils 'You're Mine' single

Mariah Carey unveiled her new single,

Mariah Carey unveiled her new single, "You're Mine" Wednesday night. Credit: Getty Images / Nicholas Kamm

Mariah Carey is ready to let go. She unveiled her new single “You’re Mine (Eternal)” (Island) Wednesday night, a big love ballad just in time for Valentine’s Day, and restarted the rollout for her much-delayed new “The Art of Letting Go” album, now set for a May 6 release.

This time, she’s not playing. “You’re Mine” is the real deal – another smash in the midtempo ballad market Mariah cornered long ago. This one, which she co-wrote with Rodney Jerkins, fits right between the lush beauty of “I Don’t Wanna Cry” from her debut and the cool of “We Belong Together,” the biggest hit of this millennium so far.

The Greenlawn native takes the modern, more groove-based inflections of “We Belong Together” and applies them to the kind of straightforward love ballad that she did in her early days, complete with the high-powered high note at the top of her five-octave range.

Everything about “You’re Mine,” including the simple video, shows that Carey is ready to launch her new album in the blockbuster style she has grown accustomed to.

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