Mariah Carey's next album featured ''live-sounding'' tracks following an appeal from fans.
Mariah Carey took advice from fans for her new album.
The 'Fantasy' singer decided to take on board requests she has received from her followers, who posted messages onto her page on social networking website Twitter, when recording 'Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel'.
She explained: "I worked with Big Jim Wright, who works with Sounds of Blackness a lot, and so there's live-feeling songs on the album. A lot of my fans, since I've been twittering, a lot of the fans are like, 'We want some live-sounding stuff,' so you have to find that middle ground."
Mariah also teamed up with producer Timbaland on the record, and says she loved the collaboration.
She said: "I worked with Timbaland for the first time. I'm a fan of Timbaland's, so I enjoyed it. The song hasn't even been mixed yet but I think it's really cool."
However, her favourite partnership was with long-term collaborator Jermaine Dupri.
She added to MTV News: "I worked with JD again. I always love working with Jermaine. Every time it's just ... it reminds me of the first time we worked together, which was 'Always Be My Baby.' Once you do a song like that and you have it forever, you wanna just continue to try and re-create that magic, so that's what we do."