Although it has been nearly two months since she released the single, the new Mrs. Nick Cannon (which is still hard to think about) refuses to say adios to her latest Stargate-produced record. Following a radio-remix with former labelmate Jay-Z, Mariah has re-remixed Bye Bye with the help of two of the largest artists in music: Akon and Lil’ Wayne. Despite the fact that the new version has plenty of star power, it is Carey who takes a back seat to her collaborators and doesn’t provide anything new in vocal-land. In their quest for E=MC2 to reach multi-platinum certification, Island Records will release the DJ Toomp-produced, I’ll Be Lovin’ U Long Time, on June 30, as the album’s third official single.
Note: The streaming of “Bye Bye (Remix)” has temporarily been suspended.