Mariah Carey to Get a Little Help from Husband Nick Cannon on her Next Album

Nick Cannon is quickly forging a new career as his wife's favorite collaborator. Mariah Carey's hubby recently directed a music video for her single, "My Love," and now France's Tele Loisirs magazine reports that he's helping her write new songs, too.

According to the scoop, Mimi has already begun work on her next album and will co-write a track with Cannon for the project...even though she can take her pick from any number of chart-topping, professional songwriters. And yes, even though her last album was a disappointment, which means that it would be in her best interest to guarantee a hit right about now!

Sigh. Hasn't Mariah learned anything from Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony? When you're one of the biggest female pop stars in the world, it's best to leave your career decisions to the experts and keep your spouse far, far away.