Mariah Carey recording heartbreak album
Mariah Carey is recording a break-up album.
The 46-year-old singer split from her fiancé, billionaire businessman James Packer, last month and is reportedly planning to reveal her heartbreak in a new record.
A source told Us Weekly: "Mariah has been putting all her pain into a new album. She wants it to have the big heartbreak ballads she’s famous for."
Meanwhile, it has been claimed that Mariah and James are still battling over a financial settlement following their split.
A source told Entertainment Tonight: "They’re not close to reaching a settlement. Mariah has not spoken to James.
"[Packer] is causing Mariah severe emotional distress especially at such an important time of her life. He knows she is the queen of the holiday season and she knows he’s trying to ruin it for her."
Mariah was said to have been left "blindsided" when James called off their engagement.
Another source recently said: "The split has been devastating for Mariah. She loved James and was planning to marry him. She made life changes for this man to prepare for their future as husband and wife, even relocating to Los Angeles, at James’ request, so he could be closer to his children.
"Everything she has done over the past year is to prove how fully committed she is to their life together. She really wanted this to work. And then, completely out of the blue, it imploded."
And the singer – who has five-year-old twins Moroccan and Monroe with her ex-husband Nick Cannon – is said to be seeking a $50 million settlement from James because she had to uproot her life and move to Los Angeles for him.
But a source close to the couple recently said: "Of course Mariah wants money, but she’s not getting $50 million. There’s no negotiations about money because they haven’t spoken since the split.
"He let her keep the engagement ring, and she isn’t getting a cent more."