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The Internet is having a blast with Mariah Carey’s new album, ‘Me. I Am Mariah … The Elusive Chanteuse’

Me. I Am Mariah ... The Elusive Chanteuse isn't out yet, but it's already a phenomenon.


Miles Klee

Internet Culture

Posted on May 2, 2014   Updated on May 31, 2021, 9:22 am CDT

Firstly, if you haven’t heard the title of Mariah Carey’s 14th studio album, catch yourself up:

Practically any aspect of a phrase like Me. I Am Mariah … The Elusive Chanteuse would have been weird enough on its own—I don’t know that you could really call a globally famous pop star “elusive”—but the sum total has had an amazing effect on Internet people’s brains.

Not everyone was on board:


Others got into the spirit:

Hi @MariahCarey you’ve really inspired me today #ElusiveChanteuse

— Me. I Am Jasmin (@ladyjazmana) May 1, 2014


But whatever your feelings on the title, the resulting mashups (many courtesy of Photoshop wizard and Carey superfan Bobby Finger) were pure gold:

help i can’t stop

— bobby finger (@bobbyfinger) May 2, 2014

@diablocody the santa part was too much.

— bobby finger (@bobbyfinger) May 2, 2014


I do think that ultimately this is for her own good. #mariahcarey #elusivechanteuse #iammemariah

— Rachel Redwood (@rachredwood) May 1, 2014

I think I found Mariah Carey’s inspiration for her new album title, “Me. I Am Mariah…The Elusive Chanteuse.”

— Ben Greenman (@bengreenman) May 1, 2014

Now, while we wait for J.K. Rowling to turn Harry Potter and the Elusive Chanteuse into a profitable reality, you can generate your own bizarre, Mariah-esque album title. Because at the end of the day, we’ve all got a little diva in us.


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*First Published: May 2, 2014, 3:37 pm CDT