Mariah Carey is celebrating her latest triumph… some highly anticipated new music.
The 42-year-old part-Venezuelan American singer, rumored to be the top contended to replace Jennifer Lopez on American Idol, has announced that her latest single will be coming out this summer.
“So I can finally announce to you that my new single is coming out early August! It’s called TRIUMPHANT (Get ‘Em) ft. Rick Ross & Meek Mill,” tweeted the Grammy-winning singer on Saturday.
Carey also hinted that the new single could have inspirational lyrics, much like her other popular songs like “Hero.” In a separate tweet, she said, “I wrote TRIUMPHANT when I was going through a difficult time & it helped me get through it. When u hear it, pay attention 2 the lyrics.”
Carey, who will receive the BMI Icon award later this year, co-wrote and co-produced the new single with Jermaine Dupri and Brian Michael Cox, who also worked with her on her singles “Shake It Off” and “Don’t Forget About Us.”
The new single reportedly is a part of the summer treat that the star announced in June through Twitter. She previously teased that she had been “mixing up some concoctions.” She ended the message with the hashtag “MCSummer2012,” the same tag seen on her “Stay Triumphant” note.