Jermaine Dupri is hoping to lead the production team behind R&B singer Mariah Carey‘s upcoming 13th studio album and tells that he’s in the early stages of recording Mimi’s follow-up to her 2009 album Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel.

“We started last week and we don’t take long when we get in, so hopefully a single before the end of the year,” he told Bryan-Michael Cox and Johnta Austin are also involved with Mimi’s new music.

Meanwhile, Mariah is also working on a Christmas album and did a shoot for it with photographer to the stars David LaChapelle.

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