Mariah Carey’s Elusive Chanteuse Album Sales Projections Revealed

Mariah Carey's new album, "Me. I Am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse," is off to a slow start.

According to trusted sources, the "Thirsty" led album is projected to sell just 65-70,000 copies within its first week.

Low for the "Emancipation of Mimi" star and Grammy winner, the projections, if panned out, will give Carey her lowest opening in quite some time (even below first week numbers for "Glitter").

Even with those projections, the album has received solid reviews. Some say the album is great. Some say it's not her best.

As previously reported, the album has been marred by singles that have failed to perform well for Carey, including "Beautiful" and "You're Mine (Eternal)." Official numbers will be released next week.