Last Lap: When Is Mariah Carey Releasing Her Next Album?

George Clinton plans to publish a memoir, Daft Punk’s album gets comfortable at No. 1, and country music gears up for the glitz of the CMT Music Awards.

  • Fans of Mimi can mark their calendars for July 23. Mariah Carey is releasing her first studio album in four years, quite possibly making the summer a little hotter than originally thought. [Rap-Up]
  • Funk legend George Clinton is writing an autobiography that’s slated to be published in 2014, just enough time to brush up on that Parliament-Funkadelic catalog. [Rolling Stone]
  • Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories is officially on a winning streak, sitting atop the charts for a second straight week. [MTV]
  • Don’t miss a second of tonight’s action at the CMT Music Awards, starting with coverage from the red carpet at 7 p.m. ET on CMT. Keep it locked for the awards show at 8 p.m., featuring performances from Hunter Hayes, Carrie Underwood, and more! [CMT]

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