Mariah Carey reportedly planning to drop a surprise, secret album. 

It's been a long road to Mariah Carey's 14th album — a project she first began working on in 2010, before the birth of her nearly three-year-old twins Moroccan and Monroe — that has been stalled over the years after stiff-performing singles and numerous tweaks to the track listing. But, as Billboard exclusively reveals in its latest cover story, Carey will be taking a surprise approach to the project by revealing her new album's title, track listing, artwork and music all at once via to-be-announced digital partners (a physical release at retail is expected the following week.)

"I have to be the one that announces this, especially the title," Carey says, noting that the album takes its name from a "personal possession of mine that's part of an entity that I've had almost all my life."