Carey releases her twelfth album, Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel, which peaks at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 albums chart. But it's the lead single, "Obsessed," which makes headlines as Carey dresses in an outfit similar to feuding ex-flame Eminem's wardrobe in the music video.
After months of speculation, Carey, 41, confirms that she is pregnant. "It's been a long journey," the singer reveals on the Today show. "It's been tough because I've been trying to hold on to a shred of privacy." An "emotional" Cannon echoes his wife's excitement, adding, "The greatest gift on earth is a child," before revealing that they're having twins.
After weeks of speculation, Fox confirms that Carey has signed on as a judge for the 12th season of American Idol. "I am so excited to be joining Idol," the Grammy winner told reporters in a phone interview at the Television Critics Association summer tour. "This all kind of just happened real quickly, so I can't wait to get started in a couple months."
Though they've often been the picture of marital bliss, in August 2014, word leaks that Carey and Cannon are living apart. According to a source, their six-year marriage "has been bad for a while," possibly because of Carey's declining album sales. "While she can be very down-to-earth and hilarious, she can also be high-maintenance," the source adds. "There is a lot to fight over."
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