Mariah Carey is due to release an album in the coming weeks (January 20th to be exact!) that features many of her most well known and well loved ballads. The collection is entitled well ~sigh~ The Ballads which is a totally lame title but I guess I shouldn't have expected much considering her album of number one singles released in 1998 was called #1s. LOL. My favorite tracks that Mariah has released over her very long career have definitely been her ballads. She is one of the most prolific balladeers without question. Mariah re-recorded her 90s hit HERO for the collection and it's lovely - you can watch the video below. I guess all this loving going on with new husband Nick Cannon has gotten her in the mood. I'm looking forward to this collection - you can pre-order it HERE. xxxooo.