Is that thunder we hear or just the egos of two of the world’s biggest divas going head-to-head in the stratosphere? Earlier today, word got round that Mariah Carey’s “pulling a Beyoncé” — a turn of phrase the die-hard Mimi-ites might take offense at.

It’s also not 100 percent accurate since Mariah’s upcoming album (her 14th!) isn’t exactly the kind of undercover project as Bey’s self-titled work released last December. After all, Mariah’s already spilled the beans!

“I have to be the one that announces this, especially the title,” Mariah told Billboard, hinting at the “secrecy” part we’re thinking drummed up those comparisons to Bey. Mimi adds she’ll be announcing the track listing, artwork, music, and, yes, the title all in one go.

“[The name is from a] personal possession of mine that’s part of an entity that I’ve had almost all my life.”

Color us intrigued! Mariah’s been in the game a long time so our minds are racing as to what she could possibly have up her bedazzled sleeve.

“You would think I would be all about the singles-driven situation,” she continues, “and I am in a way, but with this particular album I want my fans to hear it as a body of work. This is my life since we last left off. Just picture a dot dot dot, and then here’s the album.”

We like it particularly since Mariah’s had her fair share of major life milestones since she released Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel in 2009. There’s her relationship with hubby Nick Cannon and, of course, the arrival of her two darlings, Moroccan and Monroe, in April 2011. We can hardly wait to see what the hot mama’s been up to in the studio since!

Source: Billboard

Elisabeth Kramer is an Assistant Editor at Wetpaint Entertainment and our resident Downton Abbey expert. Follow her on Twitter and Google+!