It was 18 years ago today that "Always Be My Baby" peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot 100, so the fan favorite was a great choice for Mimi to perform live this morning on Today.

And she did all her classic Mariah-isms, with the twinkly fingers and pronunciation of "darling" as "dah-ling." She was promoting the upcoming release of her first studio album in four years, Me. I am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse. The clunky title will be released May 27 followed by a primetime special on NBC on May 31.


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