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IMPORTANT EVENTS

January-March 2007
Mariah is on the set filming for her upcoming film Tennessee

Spring 2007
Exclusive perfume release

Fall 2007
New album release


TV APPEARANCES

February 25, 2007
State Property 2
TMC 10:00pm ET

February 26, 2007
20 Greatest Women in Music
VH1 6:00pm ET

February 26, 2007
State Property 2
SHON 10:00pm ET

March 1, 2007
Forbes' 20 Richest Women in Entertainment
ETV 11:00am ET

March 1, 2007
101 Most Shocking Moments in Entertainment
ETV 2:00pm ET

March 1, 2007
Outrageous Celebrity Feuds
ETV 8:00pm ET

March 2, 2007
Outrageous Celebrity Feuds
ETV 9:00am ET

March 4, 2007
Outrageous Celebrity Feuds
ETV 1:00pm ET

March 5, 2007
State Property 2
SHO 3:15am ET

March 5, 2007
40 More Awesomely Bad Fashion Moments
VH1 4:00pm ET

March 17, 2007
State Property 2
SHO 4:25am ET

March 18, 2007
Death of a Dynasty
SBLK 11:40pm ET


MAGAZINE STAND

March 2007
Playboy Magazine (cover).


POLLING BOOTH

Mariah Daily Poll
What are you excited about most for Mariah's upcoming film Tennessee?

1. Her acting as the country girl Krystal Evans
2. Her upcoming duet with Willie Nelson
3. Hearing her southern accent!
4. Mariah playing guitar in the film


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NEWS ARCHIVES


Monday, January 31 , 2005

Mariah Talks About New Video // 7:28 PM EST Updated by Dino

Mariah Carey is shooting the video for her new single, "It's Like That," this week with director Brett Ratner ("Rush Hour," "Red Dragon"). "I don't want to give it away yet," Carey told MTV Radio recently, "because you know how things change, but it's a Las Vegas casino scene. Brett is great at giving things a cinematic feel. We did the 'Heartbreaker' video together, and it had such a sense of humor to it, that I hope to have that for this video."
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Source: MTV

Important Notice: Digital Downloads to Count Towards Billboard Hot 100 // 7:27 PM EST Updated by Liron

Effective soon, a new Billboard rule is being implemented, allowing digital song sales to count towards the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

This means that every time you'll download "It's Like That" on iTunes or other digital outlets, you're helping Mariah move up on the Hot 100!

A digital download is the equivalent to a single sale's impact on the chart where 1,000 copies sold equals 1 million audience impressions.

You are able to download "It's Like That" from these digital outlets:
iTunes     Musicmatch     MSN Music     Napster

Note: No official statement has been released regarding the date when the rule becomes effective yet. It is said to happen even as early as this week. We'll keep you posted.
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Source: Mariah Daily | Josh

Mariah Frees Herself // 6:15 PM EST Updated by Dino

"Mimi" readies "celebratory" spring album

Pop diva Mariah Carey is set to return this spring with a dance-heavy R&B album, The Emancipation of Mimi. The record, which Carey calls "the real essence of who I am," was titled after the nickname used by those closest to her.

"'Mimi' is a nickname that my friends and loved ones call me, so I wanted to think about that and make it representative of where I'm at as an artist," explains Carey. "It was like, 'OK, this is the fun side, the real me, and not the image and the baggage that comes with the whole "Mariah Carey" thing.' It's a reflection of this being a celebratory moment in my life."

This optimism is in contrast to the drama the diva has experienced of late. While in the studio in November, Carey posted a note on her Web site, stating that for a period she had felt "imprisoned by my insecurities . . . For the first time in my life, I feel free and unashamed to be who I really am." When asked about these issues, Carey replies, "That's just how I've been since I was a child. I come from a bi-racial family, and I moved thirteen times when I was growing up. I had, you know, not the average childhood. Then certain relationships I was in were not that great for someone who does have insecurities . . . And it intensifies when you become famous and you're under a microscope."

The first, club-ready single off Emancipation, "It's Like That," was produced by longtime friend Jermaine Dupri. "I'm really excited about it -- Jermaine and I have such great chemistry in the studio," Carey says. "This song to me is a fun party record, like 'We're just going out, having a good time and not being stressed about anything.'"

The Neptunes' Pharrell Williams also helped set the upbeat tone. "It became like a party atmosphere: He was working with Snoop on his record in one room, and with Nelly in another, and then we all ended up collaborating together," says Carey. "I'd never worked with the Neptunes before, but I'd wanted to since they worked with Jay[-Z]. Then when other female artists worked with them, I was like, 'Now I won't be the first girl!' [laughs] It was a fun moment for us, to finally get in the studio and feel each others' vibe." Snoop and Carey were reunited for the first time since 1999's "Crybaby" (Rainbow), which the singer calls "one of my favorite songs."

In addition to the dance-friendly tracks, Emancipation brings the searching ballads that Carey is known for. "I love [the single] as a first look," she says, "but there are also songs with a little bit of meaning behind them." She dubs the "inspirational" record "Fly Like a Bird" the album's "most introspective moment, and the most powerful vocally and lyrically." The pastor from Carey's church, Pastor Clarence Keaton, actually speaks on the track. "So it's a really special song for me," she confesses. Carey also describes the process of recording these slower tracks as freer and "much more organic." "I went in with live musicians, and I sang the songs with the band: I would sing different guitar riffs with the guitar players," she explains, "and tell the horn players what I was hearing."

With more than a few young pop stars taking to lip-syncing these days, Carey's powerhouse voice puts all that "acid reflux" talk to shame. Performing regularly live, she claims, actually helped rather than hurt her vocals on the new record. "I went on tour [for 2002's Charmbracelet], and that got me in a great place vocally," Carey says. "I would do an entire show of my songs, which are really demanding, and then I would take two days off and sleep and rest and hang out -- that was excellent for my voice. So when I went back into the studio, I was able to experiment vocally and go back to singing in more of a belting register and a higher register -- and yet still do the breathy, soft things that I like."

A tour in support of Emancipation is in the works for this summer. But Carey worries about how to keep her fans happy. "I always want to make sure the fans are happy when they leave, and they've heard all their favorite songs," she admits. "And it's hard because I've had a lot of records! But I think once the fans get this album, they're going to want to hear the new songs."

Meanwhile, Carey is shooting the video for "It's Like That," directed by Brett Ratner (Rush Hour, Red Dragon), this week in Las Vegas. When asked if the honesty of Emancipation will call for more of a stripped-down look, Carey laughs. "I don't think people really want to watch a video of me looking how I look when I'm recording -- which is, like, boxer shorts, no makeup and a tank top," she says. "To me, videos are like dress-up moments. We all want to look good, you know."
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Source: Rolling Stone

Mariah to shoot "We Belong Together" video // 5:26 PM EST Updated by Will

It is reported that in addition to filming the music video for "It's Like That" soon, Mariah will simultaneously be filming the music video for her new album's second single, "We Belong Together". This may give some insight to why the album was delayed until April 12th.
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Source: Shayne

News Tidbits // 4:43 PM EST Updated by Will

-- Please continue to vote for Mariah in Entertainment Weekly's Best Love Song poll, where she is nominated with her debut single "Vision Of Love". Though she initally was leading the poll, she has been eclipsed by Madonna's "Crazy For You."

-- To celebrate the 1,000th number one single on the British music charts, BBC Radio asked its listeners to vote for their favorite number one single. A massive 25,000 responses were gathered, and Mariah's 1994 UK hit single "Without You" was named the ninth greatest number one single in the station's poll.

-- It's that time of the year again! FHM Magazine is compiling their yearly list of the world's sexiest women and they want your input. Please vote for Mariah in their 100 Sexiest Women in the World poll.

-- Mariah is mentioned in a little blurb on the front cover of the latest issue of Radio & Records. It says, "Island/DJMG artist Mariah Carey grabs Most Added at two formats this week as 'It's Like That' hits Urban and CHR/Pop. Taking almost 85% of the Urban panel, Carey snags 58 adds and rises 44-38* while also scoring 54 adds at Pop. Her next album, The Emancipation Of Mimi, hits stores April 12."

-- At All Access, a leading radio industry source, not only is "It's Like That" #1 on the Hot Picks Chart, but they've put the following quote up on their Cool New Music section: "Mariah Carey's 'It's Like That' is the #1 most added song of the week! It ranks #40 in Pop audience - with nearly 8 Million. Charted Urban and Rhythm. And that's the way it is."

-- Channel V, an Australian television network, will present a weekend special dedicated to music's finest and hottest divas. They will air Mariah's "Around The World" concert as part of this special on Saturday, February 19. Log on to channelv.com for additional information.

-- From Malaysia Daily Star: For some strange reason, Mariah Carey is now so emancipated, she sounds like a cross between Jennifer Lopez and something Missy Elliott produces on her new single "It's Like That". Taken off her newest album, which was leaked out online long before she was ready to release it, this track brings Carey back to her pop and R&B roots. Just the way we love her.

Listen to this hot song on Red 104.9 right now. You can also enjoy this and other fresh tracks back-to-back for a whole 30 minutes during weekdays on New Music at 11am in Charge Up with Sheela and New Music at 3pm in Heat with Chris.

-- From Sun Sentinel: Octoroon, Quadroon, Mulatto and Mariah Carey: Blackness as Stigma and Badge of Color, a Black History Month event, will be presented at 4 p.m. on February 24 at Florida Atlantic University's Boca Raton campus, located at 777 Glades Road. Admission is free. Call 561-297-3920 for additional information.

--- From BBC News: A documentary which takes a candid look at the life of chart-topping singer George Michael will be shown at this year's Berlin Film Festival. It will screen in the Panorama section of the festival, which runs from 10-20 February. The film, which includes previously unseen footage of the singer, also features contributions from Sting, Mariah Carey, Elton John, Noel Gallagher, Geri Halliwell and Simon Cowell.

-- From ABC Online: After three months the Vivienne Westwood exhibition at the National Gallery in Canberra has closed. The exhibition featured around 500 pieces of Westwood designs spanning four decades. "The under-16s have been able to see that something like the 70s era and the punk era are still quite contemporary and they've been able to see things that their Beyonce and Mariah Carey wear in their video clips as well," the gallery's Adam Worrall said.
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Source: Myks | SRFRGUY101 | Andy Ariyanto | KETU | Michael Brix Angeles | Robbie Nicholson | Lee Attwood | Nick | Hasnizam Hassan

Download Mariah Radio Interview // 8:32 AM EST Updated by Liron

Click here to download an audio file of Mariah's interview at Channel 95.5 in Detroit, MI that was conducted earlier today.

In another case of two-faced unprofessionalism, the DJs were making fun of Mariah prior to and after the interview.

Feel free to contact them ("Mojo In The Morning") and tell them your thoughts on their behavior:
Phone: (313) 298-9595,
Fax: 800.FAX.95FM
E-mail: mojointhemorning@channel955.com
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Source: hrmfan


Sunday, January 30 , 2005

Lambs Radio Interview Transcript & Audio Clip // 9:37 PM EST Updated by Lynn

The All-Mariah radio show, Lambs Radio had an exclusive interview with Mariah which was aired today on cable 99.3 KCLA FM, Los Angeles at 6:30 PM PST.

Below is the transcript of the interview. Please note that this is a rushed transcript and may not be in its final form and may be updated.

Mariah: Hey…
Lambs Radio (Isabel): Hey Mariah how are you?
MC: I’m great. How are you?

LR: I’m great thank you! Thanks for making the show. Welcome to the Lambs Radio show. It’s your show.
MC: Thanks for having the Lambs Radio Show. I just wanna say that because it is a Lambs Radio Show and I wished I had more time but now I have to go and be dragged out and do some other stuff uhm like all the regular questions that the regular people who don’t know about me asked have been asked all day and are probably gonna be on the internet so you probably wanna ask just the lamb moments.

LR: No problem. Your fans would love to know if you’re gonna have a meet and greet or any tour for the upcoming album?
MC: Yeah I gotta get the tour together but I have to figure out what I wanna do because there’s so many songs in the new album that I wanna do but uhm I always try to give the fans you know the older stuff too but it’s just that there are so many songs that are really like perfect for doing live from this album so… I gotta get it together. Figure it on out.

LR: Actually, you know what, it’s moved right? The album has moved on the…
MC: It’s on the 12th, April 12th.

LR: Instead of the 22nd. So excited about it definitely.
MC: Well you know what? They’re only moving it so that everybody can you know it’s gonna look like we have 19 songs, we have to narrow it down, and it’s really hard for us to pick and choose what we wanna keep, what we wanna not keep coz we’re all really attached. When I say "we" like the whole team that’s been working with me, L.A Reid and pretty much everybody I know that’s like been hearing the stuff. We’re like attached to all the songs in different ways but I can’t have 19 songs so you know we’re trying to just get it together.

LR: How special is this album compared to all the other albums you’ve had in the past?
MC: Well, I feel that it’s very special. I feel that it’s a really good step forward and I feel like you know I hope that the fans are really gonna like it. I think I have a good gauge on that but you know it’s really a fun moment for me and I think that everybody’s gonna feel that when they hear it.

LR: For sure. Definitely. Every song you have out here you know all this love from fans ... spread the lambs for that matter. I just wanna know, like you seem really, really happy and content so that really it shows so that’s great. If happiness could be measured on a 1 to 10 scale, what happy scale are you in at the moment?
MC: Well, actually like to be really honest, this particular moment, I’m just like ugh I’ve been doing interviews and I’m happy to be talking to the Lambs Radio. I wished I would have done the Lambs Radio first.

LR: I’d love for you to do that.
MC: I know but in general, I’m very happy Im just like you know I mean actually you don’t know because you don’t sit there and have people asking questions all day. But it’s cool. I’m happy because it’s a new project and I really want you know people to know about it and if all the people in the land that need to know about it. I’m happy to be talking to you so that you can communicate it on the Lambs Radio.

LR: Thank you so much. You know it’s 2005 and it’s a brand new year for you. It’s been a great start for you definitely, so does Mariah have any New Year’s resolution?
MC: Any New Year’s resolution? Just to make hot tamales!

LR: I just had that last week.
MC: What did you have last week? Tamale candies?

LR: No just the regular tamale thing like wrapped in that brown thing.
MC: You know I need to get that coz I keep on saying hot tamale but I never had one wrapped in a brown …

LR: It’s easy … if you happen to drop by in L.A. and if you like stop by the studio, will give you some hot tamales.
MC: I will, you know what? what if everybody’s started sending me hot tamales?

LR: I know, that will happen soon. Better watch out for that. Here’s a hypothetical question for you. I know you’ve had all questions regarding your new album and stuff. I’ll give you a magical question here. So let’s say you were brought inside a magical room, everything and anything is possible, you can go back to the future or go back to the past or like whatever you choose, can you describe what’s inside that room and who are the people in it or how would that room appear to you?
MC: My goodness… okay, Jack has to be there. We have to have water, haha. I don’t really know if it’s a room.

LR: It’s like a fantasyland.
MC: Okay so we open the door and the room is pink yet lavender. (laughs) it’s like a pink ceiling and lavender walls. And then it’s like open and it’s out to a sandy beach with crystal clear water and then I’ll just be in the ocean. I’m sorry I’m not that creative right now plus I’m like we’re like on the radio so that people that are not lambs can’t really get into to what I would really like I go on tangent with you guys.

LR: ... All lambs are listening to the show. So they would definitely relate to what you’re saying.
MC: I just… haha. You know what I’m saying. But, what else? That’s pretty good for them. They’re looking at me through the freaking door right now like you even know where I’m looking at. You’d be astonished but… By the way, everybody out there. I just wanna know. Have you seen the Elf? The movie Elf?

LR: No I have not. I need to watch that. Everybody says it's such a good movie but I have not.
MC: You have to see Elf, it’s really good and Mean Girls.

LR: I have watched Mean Girls, I was dragged by my niece to watch that.
MC: You didn’t like it?

LR: No I liked it. It was like I wasn’t gonna watch this movie, but I watched it and it was fun.
MC: Oh it's the best. You have to take it to the next level like to really appreciate it, it almost has to be like a cult moment, like you know it could be like The Rocky Horror Picture Show for you. You go everywhere and you can recite the whole thing.

LR: Now it’s like everybody would want to borrow that DVD for sure or buy it because you said it's good. Last question because I know you’re in a hurry.
MC: Yeah we gotta go. No go ahead.

LR: I hope I can have another interview with you
MC: Definitely, we have to set up an interview on a day when I don’t have to do fifty million other interviews so we can talk about fun stuff.

LR: If you have a special message for all your fans out there like how supportive they are, so excited with the new album.
MC: Yeah! Everybody out there that’s listening. You guys are the best and you definitely know, you have to know that I’m so grateful, like seriously I can’t even stress it enough because I know that everybody’s been requesting this song and so supportive and everybody out there should know we had an amazing day at radio today. And so everybody who’s been contributing to that, I thank you so much! Seriously, I can’t thank you enough.

LR: Thank you Mariah. I appreciate your time. I know you’re in a hurry but thank you so much.
MC: No, I feel so great that there’s a Lambs Radio. I love that. It’s great! So alright. They're yelling at me to go, the annoying man in the hat outside the door. Alright, annoying man, I’m coming. Lambs don't like you, annoying man in the hat.

Click here to download a clip of the interview.
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Source: Lambs Radio | Mariah Daily

"It's Like That" - The Daily Thread // 9:16 PM EST Updated by Lynn

Mariah Daily's "It's Like That" radio campaign continues;

Call your local radio stations and request "It's Like That" to be played!

Download The Song!
Lets get "It's Like That" to be the #1 downloaded song on iTunes! Download the song for only 99¢ here. The song is at #15 on Top 100 Songs and #3 on Top 100 R&B.

Countdowns & Online Request Links:
93.7 KRQ, Tucson, AZ
Fell to #2 on the Top 8 @ 8 countdown, 2 votes shy of making it to #1 for the 3rd night. Call to request.
Request Line: (520) 880-5000

Z100, New York, NY
#2 on the Interactive 9 @ 9 Countdown. Click here to vote.
#15 on Z100 Hit List.
Request Lines: (800) 242-0100, (212) 239-2300

KIIS 102.7, Los Angeles, CA
#2 on JoJo's Top 9 @ 9 countdown.
Please vote online (once a day) here and call to request during Jojo's show, phone lines open at 7pm.
Request Line: (800) 520-1027

B96, Chicago, IL
#16 on the playlist. Call to vote for the song for the Top 9 @ 9 countdown.
Request Line: (312) 591-9696

Mix 94.5, Champaign, IL
Call to request the song for Mix Top 20.
Request Line: (217) 352-4141

Power 92.3, Phoenix, AZ
"It's Like That" continues to dominate the interactive Mad 9 @ 9 countdown! The song remains as the #1 Most Requested Song! Continue to vote online here.
Request Line: (602) 260-6923

Y100.7 FM, Miami, FL
#29 on the station's playlist. Please continue to request.
Request Line: (866) 645-Y100

97.1 ZHT, Salt Lake City, UT
#8 on the 9 @ 9 countdown. Call to vote for the song.
(801) 570-1971

Hitz Radio
#1 on the internet radio station's top 7 @ 7 countdown for 10 days in a row! Vote for the song online here (dropdown menu on the left).

Internet Sales
#14 on the Top40-Charts.com Internet Sales (compiled from an internet sample by Top Internet Singles Downloads/Sales from providers/sites: iTunes Apple, Kazaa, Winamp, Winmx, ArtistDirect, EBay).

Impressions Through January 29th:
"It's Like That" reaches a new peak at a weekly total of 47.442 million audience impressions with 4810 spins.
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Source: Mariah Daily | Mediabase |Josie |Marquis | René | Louise |Ofir | SJ | Wendell

News Tidbits // 1:53 PM EST Updated by Dino

-- Check out Ramon's Site for all information regarding the special event, "Mimi's Night" taking place in New York this May.

-- Please continue voting for Mariah at MTV Asia poll.

-- 2 Mariah DVDs are about to be released in Poland. Live at Madison Square Garden (Release date: January 31st, 2005) and Music Box Biographical (Release date: March 14th, 2005).

-- This Mariah picture is featured on page 57 in "In Touch Weekly" magazine, issue dated Feb. 7, 2005. The caption reads: "check out the star snow bunnies! whether they are skiing, shopping or just hanging out with family, stars know how to get the most out of a snow-capped Aspen vacation."

-- Mariah is featured in the March 2005 issue of Oxygen the women's exercise Magazine on page 42 in an Article Titled Mariah Cares. It talks about how Mariah was recently in an issue of Star Magazine and it said she had been working out.
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Source: Ramon | AiharA | Justin | Chris

Blender Magazine scans // 11:14 AM EST Updated by Will

Below are the scans of Mariah gracing the cover of the March 2005 issue of Blender magazine, which will be on sale at news stands everywhere on Tuesday, February 8th. Click each thumbnail for a larger, full-scale view.


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Source: Mariah Daily | Reflection Rain


Saturday, January 29 , 2005

The Secret Life of Mariah Carey // 1:16 PM EST Updated by Will

In his office, Island Def Jam chairman Antonio “L.A.” Reid is playing tracks from the unfinished CD The Emancipation of Mimi. The volume is high. A Dyptique candle burns; the Mona Lisa screensaver on his 20” iMac smirks at him as he strides across the room, grinning madly as he plays air keyboards.

“Isn’t it fantastic?” he asks as he dances.

It is, of course, hard to take the head of a label seriously when he’s enthusing so wildly about his own product. What else is he going to do? But that aside, it’s clear that what we’re listening to is a return to form, of sorts. It may not be a ’90s vintage, multi-multi-platinum piece of finely honed diva pop. But it is a compulsively listenable collection of vibrant, self-assured, dare we say understated R&B songs.

And hovering around the album, swooping in and out of each song, is the Voice. If it ever went away, it’s back. That sometimes-husky, sometimes-silky thing that is stretchier than elastic and yet simultaneously accurate to at least ten decimal places.

It’s been a long journey for 34-year-old singer Mariah Carey. From her position as the MOR queen of the early ’90s, she cleverly reinvented herself in the second half of the decade as R&B’s first lady with a series of high-profile hip-hop collaborations. Financially, The Emancipation isn’t ever going to be the runaway 25-million seller that 1993’s Music Box was, but these are clearly songs from someone who’s as artistically sure-footed as she’s ever been.

L.A. Reid leans across the desk. “The real thing I’ve learned about Mariah,” he says, “is that she’s an innocent. At heart, she’s a little child.”

“Really?” says Blender skeptically. After selling tens of millions of records worldwide, after being married to one of the most powerful people in the record industry and dealing with some of the most hardnosed names in hip-hop, she’s a little child?

“Yes,” insists Reid. “In spite of everything…”

At the appointed time, Carey sweeps into Lure for our face-to-face interview. It’s a large but chic fish restaurant in Manhattan. The maitre d’ flutters. As always, Carey has a small retinue in tow. Her new manager, Benny Medina, who is never far away, places himself at the sort of distance that is tactful but still within eyebrow-raising distance. The same team was there last night, too, at the photo session, along with Jack, Carey’s Jack Russell. Then, Carey had been polite, deliberately un-popstar-like, inquiring, “How’s your hotel? And the weather where you’re from?” with the sort of solicitousness of one keen to avoid appearing too diva-esque.

Tonight she’s taking time out from a last-minute session re-recording vocals for a track with Jermaine Dupri. She freely admits she hates doing interviews when she’s in what she calls her recording phase, but what can you do? Time clearly presses.

Carey scans the menu, not wanting anything. She eventually picks a bowl of clam chowder, of which she will toy with three or four small spoonfuls.

There are three things that every feature about Mariah Carey will mention: let’s get them out of the way:

1) At 18 she was spotted by Sony Music mogul Tommy Mottola; they married in 1993 and split four years later.
2) In 2001, shortly before the release of her flop movie Glitter, she had a very public breakdown, gabbling nonsensically on MTV before checking herself into rehab.
3) Famously, she has a five-octave range. (Actually it’s probably closer to four and a half, but even that’s technically pretty remarkable. Occasionally journalists will say she has a seven-octave range, but that would make her a cross between a bat and Paul Robeson.)

Tonight, after the interview, she will return to the studio to complete work on her tenth studio album. What sets The Emancipation of Mimi apart from Carey’s discography is that it takes aboard the new spirit of R&B authenticity brought to the table by singers like Alicia Keys. Carey says much of it was recorded live, which makes it much more organic-sounding than anything she’s done before. She’d find herself picking up a riff from the guitar player, or singing a part for the horn players to repeat. “They hear where you’re going and they’ll take you to a place where you may not have gone.”

The track “Say Something,” with Snoop Dogg, was recorded in L.A. with the Neptunes. “I love Snoop,” she says. Every time they meet, he tells her now much her debut single, “Vision of Love,” meant to him. “That’s, like, my song,” he says. He was in prison when he heard it. It was his favorite behind-bars tune.

She likes to repeat Snoop’s anecdote. It underlines a point she is keen on making: As far as she’s concerned, right from the start, she’s always been an R&B singer. Her real home has always been urban America.

In L.A., Snoop, Nelly, Pharrell Williams and she were all in the studio together. That in itself was a radical departure for Carey, who usually demands to be alone in the room when she sings. “So it was all of us hanging out, and it was really fun. It was probably like it was in the old days – like in the Motown era, you know what I mean?”

Alongside the sessions in L.A. and Jermaine Dupri’s studio in Atlanta, much of Mimi was laid down in her preferred recording location of recent years, the posh Mediterranean island of Capri. “They leave me alone in Capri. The townspeople treat me like I was born there. It’s very ‘Ciao, Maria!’”

She spends a lot of time there now. She’ll be there at the studio up at the top of the hill until six in the morning, watching the sun come up over the sea through the studio’s big glass windows.

That’s where she recorded her favorite track on the album, the if-Motown-went-gospel soul of “Fly Like a Bird” – a song that sees her return to the full-on vocal backflips of the old days. It’s a spiritual song she dreamed up in the moments before she went to sleep one morning. She roused the studio back up so she could demo the tune. Later she recorded it properly, gazing out the Capri studio’s window, inspired by the sight of the clouds in the Mediterranean sky.

Mariah is a night owl who usually sees mornings only from the wrong side. She’s never found sleeping easy. Exhaustion was one of the factors that contributed to her breakdown in 2001.

“It’s still an issue with me,” she admits. “It’s not so bad. It’s a question of getting myself solidly balanced. But I’m much better at sleeping now because I have to be.”

She’s learned to take regular breaks. She relaxes at home with her cat Willy D and the dog Jack, playing The Sims on her Mac or watching movies like Mean Girls. There are days she doesn’t speak. Friends call her and she doesn’t pick up. Instead she texts them: “I’m having a vocal rest.” She’s aware that it sounds ridiculous, especially when they answer mockingly, “That’s a good one. I’m having one tomorrow.”

L.A. Reid said he thinks you’re happiest at Disney World on a roller coaster.
“He did? Well, he asked me if I believed in Santa Claus.”
Which of course you do.
“I do.”

The thing is, the Voice and Carey’s psyche are closely linked. In surprising ways, the Voice is a big part of who she is. “I feel like it’s always been my secret, my voice. Ever since I was little.”

Like all the best stars, Carey had an unhappy childhood. She is the daughter of an Irish-American opera singer and a Venezuelan/African-American aeronautical engineer.

There’s a photograph of her, age 3. She sometimes looks at it and recognizes the child’s eyes, but to her there’s something really sad in them. It’s as if, she says, “They’ve seen the horror.” It would have been taken at the time her parents were going through their split, which was acrimonious. Afterwards, Carey’s mom, Patricia, raised her. She lived with her brother Morgan, who was nine years older, and sister Alison, ten years older. As a child, Morgan was diagnosed with cerebral palsy. Sister Alison became pregnant at 15, got involved with drugs and prostitution and contracted HIV.

Carey says she saw “a lot of stuff around the house.” With her mother having to work long hours to support them, the older siblings would be left in charge, but Carey frequently found herself alone when her siblings bunked off. The radio kept her company.

“Maybe I grew up a little too soon. I think I did. Maybe because of that, I held on to that beautiful quality of childhood.”

She grew up insecure, uncertain of who she was. “Being biracial, not being pretty…having such a difficult upbringing in a lot of ways,” she says, “I don’t like to say that, because it sounds ‘woe is me’, but music brought me out of it.”

In fact, she remembers exactly the moment when the Voice became an important part of who she was and – more important – who she was going to be. She was in first or second grade, walking along the street with her friend Maureen and singing a song from South Pacific – they were performing it in school. Mariah didn’t even notice Maureen had stopped singing along with her until she told Mariah, “When you sing it’s like there’s music that plays with your voice.”

It was one of the first moments she ever started to feel confident in herself. From then on she convinced herself that the Voice would make her a star, would take her away from all this.

She started listening to Morgan’s Stevie Wonder and Gladys Knight records, wondering how Minnie Ripperton did that thing with her high notes. “This,” she told herself as she practiced, “is going to take me where I need to go.”

Even later, in high school, when she wouldn’t even tell her school friends about it, or she’d even sing deliberately badly to disguise her talent, she’d know, “I’m just as good as everybody else. Because I have this secret. This gift. This thing I know they can’t do. You just wait.”

Unbidden, a waiter brings some sushi. “That’s sweet! Thank you.” It sits on the table for a while.

Because she was raised by her mother the opera singer, everyone assumes that’s where the Voice came from. But Mariah will remind you her black father grew up in the Pentecostal church. Indeed, her parents were married in the Mount Sinal Pentecostal church on Harlem’s 137th Street and Lenox Avenue. Her mother might have provided the genetic material, but gospel ran in Carey’s blood as well.

So as she grew up turning in to the New York R&B station WBLS when she was left alone in the house, it all made sense to her. In fact, growing up with a white mother in a white neighborhood, the Voice was a way for her to rediscover her blackness.

Seventy-five percent of the female contestants on American Idol try to emulate your vocal style. Are you aware that you’ve spawned a lot of truly terrible singers?
She laughs. “I’m sorry about that,” she apologizes. “But I don’t really watch those shows.”
You first hit the charts 15 years ago this year. There’s a new generation of female singers out there – Hilary Duff, Lindsay Lohan (one of her ex-husband Tommy Mottola’s signings). Do you ever wonder where you fit in?
“I’ve never looked at myself as Top 40 artist – although other people did.”
Your ex-husband, for instance?
She laughs briefly, but ignores the bait. “I was an R&B singer first, and R&B fans are less about trends. When they love you, you have a fan base. Pop is a different thing.”
So what advice would you give this new generation?
“I don’t feel they need advice. They started in a different way from me – in a way that’s very foreign to me. I had to really struggle. I had a difficult childhood. Music was my solace. If you love it, do it. If you don’t love it, leave it alone.”

We’d better eat some of this sushi. The chef will be mad at us if we don’t.
“Yeah,” she agrees. She picks a single morsel of fish, dips it in the chili, and eats it.

Last November she woke after sleeping 15 hours, tired from working late in Atlanta. When she picked up her pager, she saw all the messages. One was from urban music entrepreneur Damon Dash. “I’m sorry to have to tell you that ODB passed away.”

Ol’ Dirty Bastard represented a crucial turning point in her career. In 1995 she was moving away from Tommy Mottola’s vision of her, figuring out who she could be by herself. It was Carey who insisted that he release a Sean Combs remix of “Fantasy” featuring Dirty, from the edgiest New York crew of the time, the Wu-Tang Clan. At the time, few of her audience would have ever heard of them, let alone ODB.

Once and for all, the track cemented Carey’s links to the hip-hop community. It remains one of the greatest moments of her back catalogue. These days, as Carey acknowledges, the remix has eclipsed the original. “The classic now is the urban version. It’s one of my favorite records ever.”

She loved ODB – the way he insisted on wearing a wig in the “Fantasy” video. He, too, was sort of innocent. “He was just into it, and present. He loved doing what he did. Even when he was clowning, he really took it seriously.”

She met up with Dirty when he was released from prison in 2003. She feels he should have never been sent there. “I think that contributed to whatever it was that brought him down,” she says sadly. “It’s tough, because I feel that some people go through such deep stuff that it drives them to do things that are detrimental to their health. One thing leads to another, and it ends up killing them.”

A waiter shimmers up to the table and suggests a glass of wine. Carey hesitates, declines. “If I had one, I’d be up all night. Maybe I should have some beverage – like cranberry or orange juice. How many calories would that be?”

The waiter doesn’t know quite how to answer that one. Carey glances around. At the next table they’re drinking something pink. “That looks really good.”

The waiter tells her they’re strawberry martinis. Carey’s face falls. In the end she requests a fruit juice and soda. In a little glass. With a straw.

The biggest and best-known failure in Mariah Carey’s platinum career was the movie Glitter. It arrived at just the time when everyone was happy to see the great Mariah – the biggest-selling female artist of the ‘90s – fall flat on her face.

She has given up trying too hard to defend the movie. “It was,” she now acknowledges, “all over the place. It’s one of those things that was thrown together. But it doesn’t matter, because it made me stronger.”

The scale of its multimillion-dollar failure totally overshadowed the fact that her performance in the following year’s indie thriller Wisegirls was actually, well, pretty impressive. She plays a sassy waitress working in a mob-owned Italian restaurant. The movie gained her a standing ovation at Sundance, but she put her movie career on hold last year to work on The Emancipation of Mimi.

The other consequence of that failure was that when the movie’s soundtrack album, Glitter, failed to match Carey’s previous track record, selling a mere two million, the company, Virgin, dropped her with a $28 million dollar payoff.

Rumor No. 1: You’ve squandered all that money you were given by Virgin/EMI.
“On what?" She says archly.
You don’t have a personal yacht on Capri yet?
“No. I’m a very practical person. I’m very conservative. That sort of thing makes me laugh. It’s so wild.”
But people expect if of you.
“Yeah. And I’m not saying I don’t buy diamonds. I just bought a new bracelet yesterday,” she says showing off the sizeable rocks that adorn her right wrist. “But I didn’t even used to buy the stuff until I learned that this” – she rattles the jewels – “is an investment. It could be in the bank but it’s on me. I haven’t bought a fleet of cars. I don’t know about cars.”

So, rumor No. 2: You didn’t buy a $318,000 Mercedes Maybach the other day?
“No! I do have a Mercedes, but living in New York I don’t care about what I roll in. For me it’s just a place to put my bag.”
How un-diva-like.
“I know. I’ll pretend for the sake of this article, though.”

She buys shoes, of course. Too many to wear. But she says that’s because of the New York winter she spent wearing her mother’s size-too-small shoes and swearing that one day she’d have a whole room full of shoes. Which she does now.

Rumor No. 3: You’re going out with a 28-year-old-employee of yours (who happens to be sitting two tables away right now with her manager).
The Carey jaw drops for a second. There’s a rare flash of irritation. “Oh. Honestly! At this stage in my life, I’m not even getting into that stuff. I’m not getting tied down in any relationship.” Pause. Then, just in case we’re getting the wrong idea, “I don’t have casual flings either.”

Benny Medina, her aforesaid manager, flits up to the table, checking if she’s OK. He sees she’s barely eaten a thing and suggests it would be a good idea to have some food before they return to the studio. It will be a long night.

She tells him she wants to eat but doesn’t want to order in front of the Blender journalist because she doesn’t want us to know what she orders. You do stuff like that when you’re Mariah Carey.

Carey likes to play the innocent. Of course, you wonder just how innocent someone can be who has fought so doggedly to get to where she wants, has earned millions, clearly has a canny business head and who has remained on top of her game for a decade and a half. Not that innocent.

But she’s clearly in love with the idea of innocence. Which isn’t a surprise. It’s a compensation for having to grow up too young, first with her family and then again when as a teenager she started dating a man 20 years her elder. She has sung about that young girl growing up, trying to cling to innocence, on songs like “Petals” or “Close My Eyes.”

But, curiously, listening to the new album, it’s clear there’s nothing about her childhood on it – except for the title itself, The Emancipation of Mimi. “Mimi” was a childhood nickname given her by friends and family. And that’s why it’s an emancipation. She doesn’t feel like writing those songs right now. This is happy Mariah. “This was really kind of ‘let me have some fun.’” It’s about realizing she’s free now. “I’m not saying anything negative about anybody from the past. I’m not dealing with an oppressive structure. Everything is OK. I’m making a record. This is fun. And this,” she says proudly, “is why I started singing.”

The waiters start arriving with trays of succulent food, compliments of the chef. She thanks them warmly and profusely. And then departs, the food untouched.
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Source: Blender Magazine | Mariah Daily | Reflection Rain


Friday, January 28 , 2005

"It's Like That" - The Daily Thread // 10:07 PM EST Updated by Lynn

Mariah Daily's "It's Like That" radio campaign continues;

Call your local radio stations and request "It's Like That" to be played!

Download The Song!
Lets get "It's Like That" to be the #1 downloaded song on iTunes! Download the song for only 99¢ here. The current rankings for the song are:

iTunes USA
#11 - Top 100
#2 - Top 100 R&B/Soul

iTunes Canada
#22 - Top 100 (new peak, up from #26 )
#2 - Top 100 R&B/Soul (new peak, up from #3)

New Radio Stations playing the song:
K94.5 FM, Shreveport, LA
(318) 320-94FM

104.5 The Cat, Lexington, KY
(606) 254-7509

Australia:
NXFM 106.9 FM, Charlestown, NSW
The DJ referred to "It's Like That" as "hot, the song that could put Mariah back on top," and that "Mariah has hit the nail on the head with this single."
(02) 49 423106

Philippines:
99.5 RT, Manila
"It's Like That" is currently the highest new entry on the station's Top 40. Filipinos can request the song by calling the number below or by SMS/text messaging to 2299, key in "RT It's Like That by Mariah Carey feat. FatMan Scoop".
2 976 1995

Countdowns & Online Request Links:
95.7 Jamz, Birmingham, AL
Call or request the song online by clicking here.
Request Line: (205) 741-0957

WMGI Mix 100.7 FM, Terre Haute, IN
Local listeners, call or request online by clicking here.
Request Line: (812) 232-4161, (812) 478-1007

103.7 KISS FM, Milwaukee, WI
Request Lines: (414) 799-1037, (877) 799-KISS
The song was number #4 last night (#5 previously) on the Top 8 @ 8. Call or vote online here.

93.7 KRQ, Tucson, AZ
#1 on the Top 8 @ 8 countdown!
Request Line: (520) 880-5000

KOHT Hot 98.3, Tucson, AZ
Fell one spot to #8 on the Hot 9 @ 9 countdown. Request the song by calling or vote online here.
Request Line: (520) 770-9836

Z100, New York, NY
#2 (was #4 previously) on Shelley's Hi-Noon Countdown. Call or vote online by clicking here.
#2 on the Interactive 9 @ 9 Countdown. Click here to vote.
Request Lines: (800) 242-0100, (212) 239-2300

Power 92.3, Peoria, IL
Call the station and vote for "It's Like That" for the Top 9 @ 9 countdown. Votes are accepted at any time during the day and will be counted for the 9 @ 9 countdown.
Request Lines: (866) 686-9292, (309) 686-9292.

SIRIUS Satellite Radio, New York, NY
Subscribers can request the song at Sirius Hits 1 and Sirius Hot Jamz.

Canada:
CKOI 96.9, Montreal, QC
After falling off the Top 6 @ 6 Countdown (airs at 6pm ET), "It's Like That" is back at #1! Call or vote online by clicking here.
Request Line: (514) 790-CKOI, (514) 790-2564

The Beat 94.5, Vancouver, ON
#1 on the Blazin' 7 @ 7 countdown!
Request Line: (604) 280-0945

Impressions Through January 27th:
"It's Like That" reaches a new peak at a weekly total of 42.592 million audience impressions with 4202 spins.
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Source: Mariah Daily | Mediabase | Lindsey | Laura | René | Jeanette | Josie | Mario | Eric | Matt | Annaleise | Mary Jean | MC.havez | Jeremy | Adam | Sergei | lamb19

The Secret Life of Mariah Carey // 3:03 PM EST Updated by Matt

Blender Magazine has posted a selected few of Mariah's photos and an article on their website. Click below for the images and text:

She’s the super-private diva who doesn’t speak for days at a time. But, for Blender, Mariah Carey opens up about her “horrific” childhood, her friend ODB — and how to spend $28 million.

By William Shaw, Blender, March 2005

In his office, Island Def Jam chairman Antonio “L.A.” Reid is playing tracks from the unfinished CD The Emancipation of Mimi. The volume is high. A Dyptique candle burns; the Mona Lisa screensaver on his 20” iMac smirks at him as he strides across the room, grinning madly as he plays air keyboards.

“Isn’t it fantastic?” he asks as he dances.

It is, of course, hard to take the head of a label seriously when he’s enthusing so wildly about his own product. What else is he going to do? But that aside, it’s clear that what we’re listening to is a return to form, of sorts. It may not be a ’90s vintage, multi-multi-platinum piece of finely honed diva pop. But it is a compulsively listenable collection of vibrant, self-assured, dare we say understated R&B songs.

And hovering around the album, swooping in and out of each song, is the Voice. If it ever went away, it’s back. That sometimes-husky, sometimes-silky thing that is stretchier than elastic and yet simultaneously accurate to at least ten decimal places.

It’s been a long journey for 34-year-old singer Mariah Carey. From her position as the MOR queen of the early ’90s, she cleverly reinvented herself in the second half of the decade as R&B’s first lady with a series of high-profile hip-hop collaborations. Financially, The Emancipation isn’t ever going to be the runaway 25-million seller that 1993’s Music Box was, but these are clearly songs from someone who’s as artistically sure-footed as she’s ever been.

L.A. Reid leans across the desk. “The real thing I’ve learned about Mariah,” he says, “is that she’s an innocent. At heart, she’s a little child.”

“Really?” says Blender skeptically. After selling tens of millions of records worldwide, after being married to one of the most powerful people in the record industry and dealing with some of the most hardnosed names in hip-hop, she’s a little child?

“Yes,” insists Reid. “In spite of everything…”

To read more about Mariah's traumatic childhood, friendship with the Wu-Tang's ODB and what happened with Glitter, check out the March issue of Blender, on newsstands February 8!



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Source: Mariah Daily | Blender

Billboard Magazine Reviews "It's Like That": "Mariah Returns" // 2:59 PM EST Updated by Liron

MARIAH CAREY - It's Like That
Producer(s): Jermaine Dupri, Mariah Carey, Manuel Seal
Writer(s): M. Carey, J. Dupri, M. Seal, J. Austin
Publisher(s): BMI/ASCAP
Genre: POP
Label/Catalog Number: Island Def Jam 16251 (CD promo)
Source: Billboard Magazine
Originally Reviewed: February 05, 2005

After years of underwhelming singles, Mariah Carey finally returns with a certifiably hot track. "It's Like That" is a sparse, bass-heavy, beat-driven cut that is primed for radio and dancefloors. For too long now, Carey's vocals have shifted between breathy near-mumbles ("Boy [I Need You]") and overwrought multilayered wails ("Through the Rain"). With "It's Like That," she goes back to basics. With a mostly straight-ahead delivery, Carey reminds us why we fell for her pipes in the first place. Granted, the selling point of the track here is the beat and its "let's party" message. Still, we'll take it. The single ends on just the right note: a roof-raising call-and-response chant ("Let's go now, what?!"). Carey's eighth studio album, "The Emancipation of Mimi," is due April 12.—KC
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Source: Billboard | marbelous

"It's Like That" at Sirius Satellite Radio // 2:59 PM EST Updated by Liron

Mariah Carey hangs with Sirius Hits 1’s Jason Drew and Sirius Hip Hop Nation’s Amanda Diva. Mariah recently spent more than five hours at SIRIUS' NYC headquarters to conduct interviews with channels SIRIUS Hits 1, Hip-Hop Nation, Hot Jamz, Heart & Soul and MAXIM in anticipation of her upcoming album, EMANCIPATION OF MIMI.



Request "It's Like That" at Sirius Satellite Radio at:
Sirius Hits 1
Sirius Hot Jamz
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Source: Mario | Nacho


Thursday, January 27 , 2005

"It's Like That" - The Daily Thread // 9:16 PM EST Updated by Lynn

Mariah Daily's "It's Like That" radio campaign continues;

Call your local radio stations and request "It's Like That" to be played!

Download The Song!
Let's get "It's Like That" to be the #1 downloaded song on iTunes! Download the song for only 99¢ here. The song is currently at #13 on iTunes USA's Top 100 (peaked at #12).

New Radio Stations playing the song:
106.9 KHITS, Tulsa, OK
(918) 460-1069

Y100.7 FM, Miami, FL
(866) 645-Y100

WA1A 107.1 FM WA1A, Melbourne, FL
(321) 984-1071, (321) 799-WA1A

103.5 The Beat, Miami, FL
#6 on the Top 8 @ 8.
(866) 964-BEAT

100.3 Beat, Los Angeles, CA
#6 on the Top 7 @ 7.
(888) 696-1003

Countdowns & Online Request Links:
Power 92.3, Phoenix, AZ
"It's Like That" continues to dominate the interactive Mad 9 @ 9 countdown! The song remains as the #1 Most Requested Song! Continue to vote online here.
Request Line: (602) 260-6923

KISS FM 104.7, Phoenix, AZ
#16 on the station's playlist. Call to vote for the Hot 8 @ 8 countdown.
Request Line: (602) 260-1047

Z100, New York, NY
Fell to #4 on Shelley's Hi-Noon Countdown. Call or vote online by clicking here to bring the song back to #1!
#2 on the Interactive 9 @ 9 Countdown. Click here to vote.
Request Lines: (800) 242-0100, (212) 239-2300

Power 92.3, Peoria, IL
Last night, one of Power 92's DJs, Brandon, put several people on air that requested Mariah's song. Instead of playing the song, he made negative comments about Mariah and the people requesting the song. Click on the links below to download the conversations with Power 92's Brandon:
-- Clip 1
-- Clip 2
-- Clip 3

The most appropriate way to respond to this situation is to call the station if it is in your area and vote for Mariah's "It's Like That" on the Top 9 @ 9 countdown. Daily voting starts at 8:20pm and ends at 9:00pm (Central Time). The number is toll-free at (866) 686-9292 or locally (309) 686-9292.

You can also leave a message for Power 92 and your opinion on Brandon's comments about Mariah by dialing the Power 92 Listener Line at (866) 669-8771.

106.7 KDL, Dallas, TX
Remains at #1 on the Top 4 at 4! Yesterday, the DJ said, "This is no surprise for anyone since it's been #1 since the beginning of time!" Call daily to request!
Request Lines: (214) 787-1067, (214) 887-9107

93.7 KRQ, Tucson, AZ
#1 on the Top 8 @ 8 countdown!
Request Line: (520) 880-5000

KOHT Hot 98.3, Tuscon, AZ
#7 on the Hot 9 @ 9 countdown. Request the song by calling or vote online here.
Request Line: (520) 770-9836

Canada:
104.5 Chum FM, Toronto, ON
Get the song on The Chum's Chart list by calling the number below or by requesting online.
Request Line: (416) 925-6666

France:
Sky Rock, Bordeaux
Call or request online by clicking here.
Request Line: 33 (0) 5 5652 5157

Impressions Through January 26th:
"It's Like That" reaches a new peak at a weekly total of 40.894 million audience impressions with 3897 spins.
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Source: Mariah Daily | Amy | Joe | Nald | Louise | Stanley | loverboy76 | zondee | Scott | Franck | lamb19 | Josie | Jeremy | Curtis

Billboard Updates // 8:02 PM EST Updated by Will

Here are Mariah's Billboard chart positions for the magazine's issue date February 5, 2005.

It's Like That
Billboard Hot 100: #36 (Last week #53)
Billboard Hot 100 Airplay: #34 (Last week #51)
Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks: #32 (Last week #44)
Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay: #32 (Last week #42)
Billboard Top 40 Tracks: #34 (Last week #39)
Billboard Top 40 Rhythmic Tracks: #19 (Last week #30)

U Make Me Wanna
Billboard Hot 100: #62 (Last week #38)
Billboard Hot 100 Airplay: #61 (Last week #37)
Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks: #25 (Last week #12)
Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay: #25 (Last week #12)
Billboard Hot Rap Tracks: #12 (Last week #10)
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Source: Billboard Magazine

Songwriting Credits // 7:49 PM EST Updated by Will

Below are the songwriting credits for the four new songs Mariah collaborated with producer Jermaine Dupri on for her upcoming album "The Emancipation of Mimi":

It’s Like That - Written by Mariah Carey, Jermaine Dupri, Johnta Austin and Manuel Seal

We Belong Together - Written by Mariah Carey, Jermaine Dupri, Johnta Austin and Manuel Seal

Shake It Off - Written by Mariah Carey, Jermaine Dupri, Johnta Austin and Bryan Michael Cox

Get Your Number - Written by Mariah Carey, Jermaine Dupri and Johnta Austin
Includes a sample of “Just An Illusion” (performed by Imagination) written by Isaac Hayes, Ashley Ingram, John Lee, Steve Jolley and Tony Swain

These are some great names to see credited to a Mariah track. Here is some interesting information about the co-writers, thanks to Curtis Hill:

Manuel Seal worked with Mariah and Jermaine on "Always Be My Baby" and "Long Ago". Manuel also co-wrote "My Boo", "Comeback", "My Way", "Nice and Slow" and "You Make Me Wanna" for Usher, as well as "Let's Do It Again" for TLC.

Bryan Michael Cox co-produced "How Much" on the Rainbow album, as well as "The One", "You Had Your Chance" and "Miss You" on the Charmbracelet album. He is in charge of Blackbaby Inc, and co-wrote "Burn" for Usher's last album and has worked with lots of others like Alicia Keys and Destiny's Child. His recent list of collaborators includes Whitney Houston, 112, Faith Evans and Mary J. Blige, among others. He recently re-teamed with Jermaine for American Idol winner Fantasia Barrino's next single, "You Got Me Waiting."

Johnta Austin is a rapper (featured in Changed Man by Tupac), writer and producer who has worked with some pretty big names. Writing credits include "Sweet Lady" performed by Tyrese, "Miss You" and "I Don't Wanna" performed by Aaliyah, and "Be A Man About It" performed by Toni Braxton. Read more about Johnta at ascap.com
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Source: ASCAP | Dino | Curtis Hill

Mariah's KIIS FM Interview Today - Listen Live! // 5:27 PM EST Updated by Liron

Mariah is going to be interviewed on KIIS 102.7 FM in Los Angeles, CA today on Valentine's show between 3:00pm - 7:00pm PST (6:00pm - 10:00pm EST, 11:00pm - 03:00am GMT).

Click here to listen to the station's live feed online.
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Source: Alex | Joey

Mariah's On The Move! // 4:32 PM EST Updated by Lynn

Friday Morning Quarterback (FMQB), a leading radio and records industry trade organization comments on “It’s Like That”:

FMQB – CHR
Mariah comes out of the gate strong with one of the hottest records of her career. Most added honors with more than 50 first week adds. Early supporters includes KUBE 54x, WIHT 38x and B96, 46x in Chicago where MD Erik Bradley proclaims, "It’s Like That" marks the triumphant return of Mariah Carey to the airwaves. And, believe me, this single is ONLY the beginning. Radio will be playing songs off The Emancipation of Mimi for a very, very long time. This song is one of our most requested songs, with instant and overwhelming positive reaction from the very first play." Major Mariah airplay includes KHTS 38x, Z100 33x, WKKF 38x, KZZP 32x and KRQQ 31x and many more. She’s back in a big way don’t be the last one in.

FMQB – Rhythm
She’s officially back in play! Mariah Carey f/Fat Man Scoop & Jemaine Dupri "It’s Like That" (Island/IDJMG) explodes out-of-the-box and is already on over 80 stations with 40 new reports including WPGC, WBTS, WHHH, KSFM, KKFR, WRDW, KPTY, WMBX and KBMB! The new CD, The Emancipation Of Mimi, will be in stores on April 12. It features Snoop Dogg, Nelly, Twista and production by JD, The Neptunes and Kanye West. Over 1,500 spins with and increase of over 500!
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Source: FMQB | Stanley

What is pop music's ONE best love song? // 9:17 AM EST Updated by Liron

You nominated pop music's most romantic songs. Vote now for the all-time best, and see the results in Entertainment Weekly magazine.

One of the 20 nominated songs is: ''Vision of Love,'' Mariah Carey. Please Click here to vote for Mariah.
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Source: Entertainment Weekly | dutty2001


Wednesday, January 26 , 2005

"It's Like That" - The Daily Thread // 8:28 PM EST Updated by Liron

Mariah Daily's "It's Like That" radio campaign continues;

Call your local radio stations and request "It's Like That" to be played!

Download The Song!
Lets get "It's Like That" to be the #1 downloaded song on iTunes! Download the song for only 99¢ here.
The current rankings for the song are:

iTunes USA
#14 - Top 100 (peaked earlier at #12)
#3 - Top 100 R&B/Soul

iTunes Canada
#40 - Top 100 (peak)
#3 - Top 100 R&B/Soul

New Radio Stations playing the song:
KDWB 101.3 FM, Minneapolis, MN
(651) 989-KDWB

WHOT 101.1 FM, Youngstown, OH
(330) 781-WHOT, (866) 539-WHOT

95.9 KISS FM, Youngstown, OH
(330) 965-1KISS
Note: The station will air an interview with Mariah tomorrow morning!

Countdowns & Online Request Links:
KIIS 102.7, Los Angeles, CA
#1 on JoJo's Top 9 @ 9 countdown.
Please vote online (once a day) here and call to request during Jojo's show, phone lines open at 7pm.
Request Line: (800) 520-1027

KYLD 94.9 FM (Wild 94.9), San Francisco, CA
#3 at the top 4 @ 4 and top 7 @ 7. Please call to vote.
Request Line: (415) 356-0949

Power 106, Los Angeles, CA
Continue to vote online at Top 4 @ 4 and Top 7 @ 7. You may vote for both "It's Like That" and "U Make Me Wanna" which is still on the countdowns!
Request Line: (818) 845-1059

Power 92.3, Peoria, IL
#7 (Monday), #9 (Tuesday) on the top 9 @ 9 countdown. Daily voting starts at 8:20pm and ends at 9:00pm (Central).
Request Lines: (866) 686-9292, (309) 686-9292

103.7 KISS FM, Milwaukee, WI
Debuted at the top 8 @ 8 countdown. Continue voting daily by calling.
Request Lines: (414) 799-1037, (877) 799-KISS

Canada:
The Beat 94.5, Vancouver
#1 on the "Blazin' 7 @ 7" countdown.
Request Line: (604) 280-0945

England:
Galaxy 102 FM
The station is asking their listeners to rate "It's Like That". Click here to help the song!
Studio Line: 0161 832 0102
Studio Fax: 0161 832 1102
Studio Text Messages: 82200

Rock FM
Request the song on Adele's friday smooth groove show by clicking here.

3rd Week Impressions: January 18th to January 25th, 2005:
On its third week on radio, "It's Like That" has reached a peak of 38.79 million audience impressions with 3600 spins, divided at the different radio formats as follows:
Urban AC - 7
Pop - 744
Urban - 698
Rhythmic - 2151

"It's Like That" is expected to jump on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, hopefully into the top 40.

After officially impacting this week, "It's Like That" became the most added song this week at the Pop format (54 adds), Urban format (58 adds) and 2nd most added song at the Rhythmic format (25 adds).
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Source: Mariah Daily | Sergei | Mia | Jeremy | kallixto | Mary Jean | Hijinio | Matt | Nick | Ashes | jLambMN | Josh | Stanley

A Tele'Fun Time With Mariah Carey // 7:38 PM EST Updated by Liron

Lambs Radio, the All-Mariah radio show had an exclusive phone interview with Ms. Mariah Carey yesterday, January 25th. They did not only discuss aspects of the new album but some fun stuff as well that you won't get to hear in her regular radio interviews. So if you're interested in knowing:

  • If there's an upcoming album tour
  • What was behind the album push-back date
  • How special this new album is to Mariah
  • How happy Mariah is
  • What is her New Year's Resolution
  • What food does Mariah want to eat
  • What is inside Mariah's magical room/fantasyland
  • 2 movies Mariah recommends you to watch
  • Most importantly, Mariah's message to her loyal fans/lambs
  • And... Who is the 'Annoying' man behind the glass wearing a hat?

    So if you're interested to know the answers to all these, we invite you to listen to the Lambs radio show this Sunday through cable 99.3 KCLA FM / Los Angeles, through the worldwide webradio KCLA or a phone listening line at 323-461-6675. The interview will be aired at: 6:30 PM PST, 7:30 PM MT, 8:30 PM CT, 9:30 PM EST.

    Mariah Daily will also be posting the audio file and the transcript of the interview on Sunday.
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    Source: Lambs Radio | Mariah Daily

    News Tidbits // 6:48 AM EST Updated by Liron

    -- "Wake Up, Frankie!" - A company that makes girls' bedding sets has named a set inspired by Mariah. It's called "Mariah, Carry Me!" and you can see it by clicking here.

    -- From Brisbane's SCENE Magazine 19.01.05: Foxy Brown has returned to Def Jam Records after seeing her 'III Na Na 2: The Fever' languish in the vaults. Foxy is currently working on her new album entitled 'Black Roses', which will reportedly feature 112, Kanye West, Mariah Carey and Memphis Black.

    -- Back on January 1st, we had posted Bianca's story about meeting Mariah at "Pure" Club on the new year's eve party (Dec. 31st, 2004). Now you can see the picture of Bianca's shoe that was autographed by Mariah during the party. Click on the thumbnail to your right to see a large version of the photo.
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    Source: Michelle | BJ of Mariahdownunder | Bianca

    Lambs Incorporated's "Mimi Anniversary Gathering" // 6:11 AM EST Updated by Liron

    Josue and Kelly are planning their annual gathering in Los Angeles, here's the letter they wrote us:

    "Lambs Incorporated brings you the Mimi Anniversary Gathering, Hosted by Lambs Inc Host - Kelly.

    "It's a special occasion, Mimi's emancipation... a cause for celebration" to be held in Hollywood, March 26th, 2005 at 3:30 pm.

    There will be music, games, and giveaways. Just come if you want to have a good time, meet other MC fans, and celebrate MC’s anniversary as well as the newly released album we are all excited about! There will also be a fan book that will be mailed to MC. You can wish her happy birthday and good luck to her on the success of the album or anything you want to tell her! You can bring your own print outs of your message to her, or there will be markers and stickers provided to make your own page. You can put pictures of yourself or your picture with MC in it, and just show her your love!

    Hope to see you all there!
    Please RSVP by March 5th .

    For more information, visit Lambs Incorporated."
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    Source: Josue | Kelly

    Mariah to move to Britain? // 1:10 AM EST Updated by Lynn

    Pop beauty MARIAH CAREY is considering moving to Britain - if she enjoys her time in London where she'll be starring in West End musical THE PRINCE AND THE SHOWGIRL.

    The GLITTER beauty will play MARILYN MONROE's celebrated movie character ELSIE MARINA in the stage show next year.

    And she's reportedly planning to buy a house in Belgravia if she feels at home in London after her acting stint.

    An insider tells British newspaper the DAILY MIRROR, "She'll be starring as Elsie Marina. And as she's likely to be here for several months, she's looking to buy a place in Belgravia. It has to have at least six bedrooms and it's fair to say that money is no object."
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    Source: ContactMusic


    Tuesday, January 25 , 2005

    "It's Like That" Single and Video Details // 6:15 PM EST Updated by Liron

    The 12" vinyl for "It's Like That" will be available in stores across the US on February 15.

    The picture to your right is the official single cover. Click on the thumbnail to view the high-quality version of the photo.

    Wendy Williams has said today on her radio show that Mariah will be shooting her music video to "It's Like That" in the Bellagio hotel in Las Vegas, NV.

    According to Leo Porter, the video will be shot on February 1st and 2nd.

    Click to enlarge
    The German magazine "Bunte" has published that Mariah will be a guest in the German TV-show "Wetten Dass" (filmed in Berlin) on March 19th, 2005. The article has been scanned by Helen. If the date is not changed, it's likely that this will be one stop in Mariah's European promotion for "The Emancipation of Mimi".
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    Source: MariahCarey.com | Mariah Daily | Kristin | Fly Away

    Radio Interviews // 5:50 PM EST Updated by Liron

    -- Mariah's interview with Shelley Wade will air tomorrow, Wednesday on Z100, 100.3 FM, NYC, NY at 1:00pm EST (6:00pm GMT).

    Fans outside the NY area can listen online here (click on "Listen Live" -- top left on the site.)

    Call Z100 at (800) 242-0100 or (212) 239-2300 to support Mariah and the song.

    -- Mariah's interview with Valentine will air on Thursday morning on Kiss 98.9 FM, Louisville, KY between 6:00 to 9:00 am.

    Call Kiss FM at (502) 571-9898 to support Mariah and the song.

    -- Tomorrow, Mariah's recorded interview with Doug Banks will be aired on his show which is syndicated nationwide.

    Call the show at (800) 757-9240 to support Mariah and the song.
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    Source: Christine | Ryan | Bob

    "It's Like That" - The Daily Thread // 5:38 PM EST Updated by Liron

    Mariah Daily's "It's Like That" radio campaign continues;

    Call your local radio stations and request "It's Like That" to be played!

    Download The Song!
    Lets get "It's Like That" to be the #1 downloaded song on iTunes! Download the song for only 99¢ here.
    The song is currently #13 on the R&B/Soul chart at iTunes.

    New Radio Stations playing the song:
    WSNX 104.5, Grand Rapids, MI
    (616) 770-8104, (877) 320-1045

    Countdowns & Online Request Links:
    KZZP 104.7, Phoenix, AZ
    #17 on the station's playlist. Continue voting at the hot 8 @ 8 countdown.
    Request Line: (602) 260-1047

    Power 92.3, Phoenix, AZ
    #1 most requested song on the Interactive Mad 9 @ 9! Vote online here.
    Request Line: (602) 260-6923

    93.7 KRQ, Tucson, AZ
    #2 on the top 8 @ 8 countdown. It missed about 10 votes from being #1. Continue voting by calling the station.
    Request Line: (520) 880-5000

    KOHT Hot 98.3, Tuscon, AZ
    Entered the hot 9 @ 9 countdown. Request the song by calling or vote online here.
    Request Line: (520) 770-9836

    Power 106, Los Angeles, CA
    Continue to vote online at Top 4 @ 4 and Top 7 @ 7. You may vote for both "It's Like That" and "U Make Me Wanna" which is still on the countdowns!
    Request Line: (818) 845-1059

    WMGI Mix 100.7 FM, Terre Haute, IN
    Call to vote on the Fast 4 @ 4 and Interactive 9 @ 9 countdowns!
    Request Line: (812) 232-4161, (812) 478-1007

    Hitz Radio
    Still #1 on the internet station's Top 7 @ 7 countdown. Vote for the song online here (dropdown menu on the left).

    Australia:
    Nova 96.9, Sydney
    Request online here.

    Nova 93.7, Perth
    Request online here.

    For more information on requesting the song in Australia, please visit Mariah Downunder.

    Canada:
    Mix 96, Montreal
    Won the "Smash it or Trash it" battle for the third night in a row since it has premiered.
    Request Line: (514) 7900-MIX, (514) 989-2536

    CKOI 96.9, Montreal, QC, Canada
    Fell to #5 on the top 6 @ 6 after premiering at #3 the day before. Call or vote online by clicking here.
    Request Line: (514) 790-CKOI, (514) 790-2564

    Lebanon:
    Mix Fm 104.4, Beirut, Lebanon
    The song entered the Mix FM Chart at #20.
    Request Line: 961-1-333288

    Radio One Fm 105.5, Beirut, Lebanon
    "It's Like That" is up to #14 (from #16) on the top 20 countdown.
    Request Line: 961-4-872111

    Indonesia:
    EBS FM, Surabaya
    "It's Like That" is the hot shot debut on the station's top 40 at #23 this week.

    Impressions Through January 24th:
    "It's Like That" reaches a new peak at a weekly total of 37.217 million audience impressions with 3348 spins.
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    Source: Mariah Daily | Louise | Rene | Josie | Steven Duchon | Hendra | Anwar | Lindsey | Mason | Jason | Jordan | Monika

    "It's Like That" available on iTunes // 3:39 PM EST Updated by Will

    Mariah's new single "It's Like That" is now available for legal download in Apple's iTunes Music Store.

    For just 99¢, the single has already become Mariah's most downloaded song in its first day of release. It is also ranking among the top 10 downloads on the iTunes R&B/Soul charts.

    Launch iTunes to download Mariah's new single now!
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    Source: Ryan Nakasato | John Osterholt | Tara Renaud

    Mariah's 'Mimi' Bumped To April // 3:17 PM EST Updated by Will

    Mariah Carey's next Island Def Jam studio album, "The Emancipation of Mimi," has been bumped to April 12 from its originally scheduled March 22 release date. As exclusively revealed here in November, Carey handled the bulk of the writing on the set and also produced the power ballad "Mine Again."

    The Jermaine Dupri-produced first single "It's Like That" was last week's top debut on the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 53, netting Carey her highest-debuting song on that chart in almost five years. The song also opened at No. 58 on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks roundup. As a featured artist, Carey was in the R&B top 10 as recently as three weeks ago when "U Make Me Wanna" by Jadakiss featuring Carey peaked at No. 8.

    A video for "It's Like That" will be shot next week by film director Brett Ratner ("Red Dragon," "Rush Hour").

    The new album also features contributions from producers Kanye West and the Neptunes as well as rappers Nelly, Snoop Dogg and Twista. It's the follow-up to 2002's "Charmbracelet," which debuted at No. 3 on The Billboard 200 and has sold more than 1.1 million copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
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    Source: Billboard Magazine | Geoff

    Mariah Carey Set To Release "The Emancipation of Mimi" on April 12, 2005 // 3:17 PM EST Updated by Will

    Mariah Carey, the best-selling female artist of all time, is set to release her highly anticipated album, The Emancipation of Mimi, on Island Def Jam. Already being heralded as one of the hottest releases of the year, the album is set to arrive in stores on April 12th (and one day earlier in territories outside the US).

    The new single It's Like That (co-produced by über-producer Jermaine Dupri), which was officially released just yesterday, is already a top 20 hit on the Rhythm chart and this week's Hot Shot Debut on the Billboard Hot 100, with over 35 million in audience - all without the support of a music video! The music video will be shot next week by Hollywood A-list director Brett Ratner (Rush Hour, Red Dragon).

    Mariah Carey wrote and co-produced every song on the album, which features guest appearances by superstar artists Snoop Dogg, Nelly and Twista, and features production by The Neptunes, Kanye West and Jermaine Dupri.
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    Source: The Official Mariah Carey Website


    Monday, January 24 , 2005

    Mariah Carey Pushes Back Album, Films Music Video // 9:14 PM EST Updated by Will

    Mariah Carey has pushed back the release date of her tenth studio album, The Emancipation of Mimi, to April 12th. Originally set for March 22nd, the new three-week delay will apparently allow more time for Carey to put the finishing touches on the record and finalize its cover-art and packaging.

    It will also create an apt moment to fully promote the record’s lead single “It’s Like That”, which, as of tomorrow, will officially be sent to radio stations nationwide. Carey is currently gearing up to film a music video for the single. Although she had initially met with director Paul Hunter to discuss possible treatments, the singer has chosen Brett Ratner, who helmed her $2.5 million “Heartbreaker” clip back in 1999, to direct her new music video.

    The video is scheduled to be shot next week. Unconfirmed reports suggest that the Bellagio Casino in Las Vegas will be the video’s central filming location. The resort was famously featured in Steven Soderbergh’s Ocean’s Eleven, and infamously in Rick Salomon’s One Night In Paris.

    The Emancipation of Mimi, which was entirely written and co-produced by Carey herself, will feature collaborations with Snoop Dogg, Nelly and Twista.
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    Source: Nuage9

    New Radio Interviews // 9:14 PM EST Updated by Will

    HOT 99.5 FM - Washington, District of Columbia
    Mariah Carey is back and hotter than ever! She's got her new single out and everyone who's anyone is talking about it! Check her out as she gets messy! Listen to the interview here.

    JAMN 94.5 FM - Boston, Massachussetts
    The Ramiro and Pebbles Morning Show played their inteview with Mariah this morning. Stay tuned to ramiroandpebbles.com for audio. This is what they talked about:
    -- The last time they talked to Mariah was during the "Charmbracelet" era and claimed that Pebbles was the inspriation for the title.
    -- "The Emancipation of Mimi" album title and Mariah explained it, but Ramiro said its too deep for him to understand.
    -- Talked about how she went on tour and she said that was good for her voice and she "got in a good space vocally" and that "this record is vocally, the best work shes done in years by far".
    -- The making of the album and working closely with L.A. Reid and how this album is more about like just having fun and not having to deal with a lot of issues. And that nobody was telling her that she had to make a certain kind of record dealing with drama just so they could go on oprah and whatnot. With this album it was more fun and free.
    -- Her dog Jack and his websites, and how some people come to her concerts dressed up as Jack.
    -- This brought them to Mariah's fans and how dedicated they are, and the DJs were sayin that's a little weird and Ramiro said "you have the most pyschotic fans" and just how they defend Mariah no matter what. They were basically makin fun of the fans, but Mariah got defensive and said "well I think they just know that I actually do care about them" and "I'll stand up for them just as much as they stand up for me!"
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    Source: John Osterholt | RJA366

    "It's Like That" - The Daily Thread // 8:55 PM EST Updated by Lynn

    Mariah Daily's "It's Like That" radio campaign continues;

    Mariah needs your help! Call your local radio stations and request "It's Like That" to be played!

    New Radio Stations playing the song:
    Q105, New London, CT
    (860) 443-1055

    B96 96.3 FM, Minneapolis, MN
    (651) 989-4296

    103.7 KISS FM, Milwaukee, WI
    (414) 799-1037, (877) 799-KISS

    96.1 / 99.3 KISS FM, Poughkeepsie, NY
    (845) 471-2300

    England:
    Choice FM 107.1 / 96.9, London
    0207 766 6597
    The song was played on Dave VJ's Friday afternoon show. Call or request the song online by clicking here.

    BBC Radio 1, London
    08700 100 100
    "It's Like That" was played on Trevor Nelson's Radio 1 Saturday afternoon show at around 2:20pm. At the end, he sang over it, "Let's go now, Let's go now..." about Ashanti leaving the studio, and then said, "Mariah's back!" Call or vote online here.

    Countdowns & Online Request Links:
    106.7 KDL, Dallas, TX
    Once again, the song was #1 on the Top 4 at 4! The DJ said in a joking voice, "Mariah Carey for the second week in a row #1" Call daily to request!
    Request Lines: (214) 787-1067, (214) 887-9107

    Power 92.3, Phoenix, AZ
    #1 most requested song on the Interactive Mad 9 @ 9! Vote online here.
    Request Line: (602) 260-6923

    Power 106, Los Angeles, CA
    #25 on the station's playlist. Continue to vote online at Top 4 @ 4 and Top 7 @ 7. You may vote for both "It's Like That" and "U Make Me Wanna" which is still on the countdowns!
    Request Line: (818) 845-1059

    B96, Chicago, IL
    #4 on the Top 9 at 9 countdown. #17 on the playlist. Continue to request the song by calling the number below.
    Request Line: (312) 591-9696

    CKOI 96.9, Montreal, QC, Canada
    After premiering last Friday in a winning battle against J.Lo's "Get Right," "It's Like That" entered big and strong at #3 on the Top 6@6. DJ Denis said the requests exploded either via the phone, internet, or fax. He also said things were looking promising for the upcoming album release. Call or vote online by clicking here.
    Request Line: (514) 790-CKOI, (514) 790-2564

    Hitz Radio
    Still #1 on the internet station's Top 7 @ 7 countdown. The host said the song made it easily.
    Vote for the song online here (dropdown menu on the left).

    Impressions Through January 23rd:
    "It's Like That" reaches a new peak at a weekly total of 36.677 million audience impressions with 3117 spins.

    Hear the song
    Listen to "It's Like That" here (Real Player is required.) You can also listen to the song on the following sites: Launch Music on Yahoo, AOL, Yahoo! Japan, Netscape's home page and MSN Music.

    Please keep voting on all stations, even if they are already playing the song. Those of you who want to send online requests - the stations' webpages are available at our RADIO REQUEST PAGE but please read the instructions carefully before sending an e-mail.
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    Source: Mariah Daily | jLambMN | Cody | René | Chris | Ashes | Joe | Felipe | Rodrigo | Christine | Rudy

    Mariah Gives Dog First Class Flight // 4:54 AM EST Updated by Lynn

    Pop beauty Mariah Carey was so lonely during a Los Angeles video shoot last week (ends 21 JAN 05) - she paid a staggering $2,850 (GBP1,500) to have her dog flown first class from New York to be with her.

    The Glitter star was moved from a rented Hollywood Hills apartment into Los Angeles' Peninsula Hotel, after fears her forthcoming music demo would be hindered by recent floods.

    But she was miserable in her suite, until her beloved Jack Russell, Jack arrived to keep her company later in the day, reports British newspaper The Sun.

    An insider says, "Mariah felt the only thing that could comfort her was Jack. So he was flown in later the same day."
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    Source: ContactMusic | Shayne


    Sunday, January 23 , 2005

    "It's Like That" - The Daily Thread // 11:01 PM EST Updated by Lynn

    Mariah Daily's "It's Like That" radio campaign continues;

    Mariah needs your help! Call your local radio stations and request "It's Like That" to be played!

    New Radio Stations playing the song:
    XHTO 104.3 FM, El Paso, TX
    (915) 542-2969

    International:
    Italy:
    Radio Deejay 99.7 FM, Milan
    02.342.522

    RTL 102.5, Milan
    02.251515

    Radio Dimensione Suono (RDS), Rome
    39 06 372 8488

    Sweden:
    The Voice 105.9, Stockholm
    08-450 33 00
    The song is the station’s "The Week's Street Hit” ["The Week's Street Hit is a song we at The Voice believe in. Simply, a future hit. This week we're listening to: MARIAH CAREY - IT'S LIKE THAT"] and #16 on its "Voice Most Played/Adds” chart.

    Australia:
    Nova 93.7, Perth
    (08) 9489 1937
    Request the song by visiting the Nova 93.7 website, click on "Nova Nites" on the left hand side, then “Play Me A Song.”

    Canada:
    C100 FM, Halifax, Nova Scotia
    (902) 453-2524

    104.5 Chum FM, Toronto, ON
    (416) 925-6666
    Participate in the Chum FM New Music Survey for “It’s Like That” by voting here.

    Switzerland:
    Rete Tre, Ticino
    091 803 05 03

    La Couleur 3, Lausanne
    41 (21) 318 11 11

    Venezuela:
    Dia Feriado, Aragua State
    (58) (0244) 322 87 77, 808 46 48
    #19 on the station's playlist. "Super Opening of the Week" song. Request the song by clicking here.

    Countdowns & Online Request Links:
    KS 107.5, Denver, CO
    Fell off the 4 Play @ 4 countdown. #18 on the playlist. Please call to get the song back on the countdown.
    Request Line: (303) 631-2448

    98PXY, Rochester, NY
    Request Line: (585) 222-9800

    106.7 KISS FM, Rochester, NY
    Request Line: (585) 222-KISS

    XM Satellite Radio
    Call or request the song to be added to XM Radio’s playlist. Click on the e-mail link on the left hand side.
    Request Line: (866) 267-0441

    AOL Music
    Beyoncé Better Watch Her Back: Sensual siren Mariah Carey reinvents her sound with a Destiny's Child-like twist, punctuated by staccato notes and off-kilter beats, in 'It's Like That.' Who's on board throwin' down rhymes alongside the diva? It's Jermaine Dupri and Fatman Scoop.

    "Mariah is back with 'It's Like That.' Are you feelin' her latest groove?" Share your thoughts on AOL Music's Mariah's Livin' It Up corner by clicking here. [bottom right hand side]

    Impressions Through January 22nd:
    "It's Like That" reaches a new peak at a weekly total of 35.778 million audience impressions with 2942 spins.

    Hear the song
    Listen to "It's Like That" here (Real Player is required.) You can also listen to the song on the following sites: Launch Music on Yahoo, AOL, Yahoo! Japan, Netscape's home page and MSN Music.

    Please keep voting on all stations, even if they are already playing the song. Those of you who want to send online requests - the stations' webpages are available at our RADIO REQUEST PAGE but please read the instructions carefully before sending an e-mail.
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    Source: Mariah Daily | Myheart76 | David | Jordan and Monika | Brian | Pascal | CS | Kelly | Emanuele | Luis | Nacho | Ketu


    Saturday, January 22 , 2005

    "It's Like That" - The Daily Thread // 9:25 PM EST Updated by Lynn

    Mariah Daily's "It's Like That" radio campaign continues;

    Mariah needs your help! Call your local radio stations and request "It's Like That" to be played!

    New Radio Stations playing the song:
    Q 107.5 WHBQ, Memphis, TN
    (901) 375-1075

    102.3 KISS, Albany, NY
    (518) 476-1023

    WJBQ 97.9, Portland, ME
    (207) 775-7979

    Australia:
    Nova 96.9 FM, NSW
    133 969, SMS 199 11 969

    Countdowns & Online Request Links:
    93.7 KRQ, Tucson, AZ
    #1 on the top 4 @ 4 countdown with 160,000 phone votes last night. Call daily to vote.
    Request Line: (520) 880-5000

    KOHT Hot 98.3, Tuscon, AZ
    Added to the playlist. Call daily to vote for the hot 9 @ 9 countdown. To request the song online, click here.
    Request Line: (520) 770-9836

    KUBE 93.3, Seattle, WA
    Continue to request by calling the station or by voting online.
    Request Lines: (206) 421-9393, (877) 933-9393

    106.7 KDL, Dallas, TX
    Once again, the song was #1 on yesterday's Top 4 at 4! Call daily to request!
    Request Lines: (214) 787-1067, (214) 887-9107

    102.3 KISS, Albany, NY
    #8 on 9 Most Wanted. Call or vote online by clicking here.
    Request Line: (518) 476-1023

    KYLD Wild 94.9, San Francisco, CA
    #3 at last night's top 7 @ 7 countdown. The song has been a regular on the countdown and has peaked at #2. Continue to request the song.
    Request Line: (415) 356-0949

    Z100, New York, NY
    #1 on Shelley's Hi-Noon Countdown. Call or vote online by clicking here. Reminder: Shelley's January 20th interview with Mariah will be aired on Wednesday, January 26th during her show, 10am-2pm. Be sure to tune in.
    #7 at the Interactive 9 @ 9 Countdown. Call to vote, or vote online by clicking here.
    Request Lines: (800) 242-0100, (212) 239-2300

    Hitz Radio
    #1 on the internet station's top 7 @ 7 countdown.
    Vote for the song online here (dropdown menu on the left).

    Impressions Through January 21st:
    "It's Like That" reaches a new peak at a weekly total of 34.021 million audience impressions with 2641 spins.

    Hear the song
    Listen to "It's Like That" here (Real Player is required.) You can also listen to the song on the following sites: Launch Music on Yahoo, AOL, Yahoo! Japan, Netscape's home page and MSN Music.

    Please keep voting on all stations, even if they are already playing the song. Those of you who want to send online requests - the stations' webpages are available at our RADIO REQUEST PAGE but please read the instructions carefully before sending an e-mail.
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    Source: Mariah Daily | Josie | Mad Dawg | Raymond | Stina | Jeremy | Cellboy21 | kallixto weathers | Eddie | jtiahmciah | visionsofmariah

    Mariah works on "It's Like That" remix, leaves new voice message // 2:22 PM EST Updated by Will

    Mariah has left a new voice message for her fans over on her official website. Click here to listen, or read the transcript below:

    Hi! Hey lambs. Yeah, I had a whole big plan to leave a nice festive message with Trey and everyone from the studio, but we got carried away doing the remix for “It’s Like That”, but the good news is I think you’re going to like it.

    And the other news is that Trey ain’t here right now. I’m by myself. We all basically had to take some time and get some sleep because it was a long night in the studio. But anyway, I figured a little message by myself would be better than not calling at all, so I’m just calling you to say I love you, appreciate you, and enjoy you, and I can’t tell you how grateful I am for just everything that’s going on with the single right now. I know you guys are really doing your thing out there and being extra, extra supportive as always. I can’t thank you enough.

    I’m so excited and so happy and I just wanted to let you know that hopefully soon, we will have a nice Big Nasty skit prepared for all of the Big Nasty fans. And I will be calling in as soon as I can make that happen, and if I can’t make it happen quick enough, I’ll just call you back and check in again. Okay, I love you much and will chat with you later. Bye, bye.
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    Source: The Official Mariah Carey Website


    Friday, January 21 , 2005

    "It's Like That" - The Daily Thread // 7:39 PM EST Updated by Liron

    Mariah Daily's "It's Like That" radio campaign continues;

    Mariah needs your help! Call your local radio stations and request "It's Like That" to be played!

    New Radio Stations playing the song:
    97.3 Kiss FM, Savannah, GA
    (912) 947-9730, (866) KISS-973

    WMGI Mix 100.7 FM, Terre Haute, IN
    (812) 232-4161

    Club 93.7, Flint, MI
    (866) CLUB-937

    Canada:
    Mix 96, Montreal
    Premiered on "Smash it or Trash it" and won the battle. Vote again tonight at 10:00 pm.
    Request Line: (514) 7900-MIX, (514) 989-2536

    CKOI 96.9, Montreal
    Premiered in a battle against J.Lo's "Get Right" and won by 3 votes.
    Vote at the top 6 @ 6 countdown here.
    This is the #1 Top-40 station in Canada, call daily to vote for the song!
    Request Line: (514) 790-CKOI, (514) 790-2564

    England:
    BBC Radio 1Xtra, London
    "It's Like That" is the Record Of The Week on BBC1 Radio 1Xtra's "Rampage" (Mon-Fri 09:00 - 12:00). The comment alongside the pick says: "Heavyweight collaboration produced by Dupri - Massive!"
    Request Line: 020 8743 8000

    Countdowns & Online Request Links:
    93.7 KRQ, Tucson, AZ
    Jumped from #4 (Wednesday) to #3 (Thursday) on the top 4 @ 4 countdown. Call daily to vote!
    Request Line: (520) 880-5000

    KOHT Hot 98.3, Tuscon, AZ
    Added to the playlist. Call daily to vote on the hot 9 @ 9 countdown.
    Request Line: (520) 770-9836

    99.1 KGGI, Riverside, CA
    On Wednesday, singer Omarion hosted the top 5 at 9 show and when introducing "It's Like That" as the #1 song of the night he exclaimed that he was "feeling it" and that it was a "really hot track".
    Request Line: (866) 991-KGGI

    KIIS 102.7, Los Angeles, CA
    Peaked at #2 on Top 9 @ 9 countdown.
    Please vote online (once a day) here and call to request during Jojo's show, phone lines open at 7pm. Lets get Mariah to #1!
    Request Line: (800) 520-1027

    Power 104.1, Hartford, CT
    #3 on the top 7 @ 7 countdown. Continue voting by phone and online.
    Request Line: (860) 247-1041, (877) 247-1041

    Power 92.3, Peoria, IL
    Vote daily on the top 9 @ 9 countdown. Voting starts at 8:20pm and ends at 9:00pm (Central).
    Request Lines: (866) 686-9292, (309) 686-9292

    Z100, New York City, NY
    #3 on the interactive 9 @ 9 Countdown. Click here or call to vote.
    Request Lines: (800) 242-0100, (212) 239-2300

    Hot 99.5, Washington D.C
    #3 on the hot 5 @ 9 countdown. Continue voting by calling the station.
    Request Line: (877) 955-HOT1

    Hitz Radio
    #1 on the internet station's top 7 @ 7 countdown three days in a row. The host, Sunny, said it was a really big comeback for the best-selling artist ever!
    Vote for the song online here (dropdown menu on the left).

    School Paper Article on "Emancipation of Mimi"
    Jeremy wrote an article about the "Emancipation of Mimi" album in the Pop Dirt section of his school newsletter. Click here to view the article.

    Impressions Through January 20th:
    "It's Like That" reaches a new peak at a weekly total of 32.938 million audience impressions with 2504 spins.

    "It's Like That" 12"
    According to HMV Japan, a vinyl (12" record) of "It's Like That" will be released on February 15th, 2005 and is currently priced at 1,101 Yen.

    Hear the song
    Listen to "It's Like That" here (Real Player is required.) You can also listen to the song on Launch Music on Yahoo and AOL.

    The song is now available to be heard on Yahoo! Japan and on Netscape's home page.

    Please keep voting on all stations, even if they are already playing the song. Those of you who want to send online requests - the stations' webpages are available at our RADIO REQUEST PAGE but please read the instructions carefully before sending an e-mail.
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    Source: Mariah Daily | Lindsey | Heady | Jeremy | Robin | Rene | Josie | Jeramiah | Jay | Monica | Hijinio | Torrence | Paul | Julie | Joe | Pascal | Kotaro

    Download B96 & Kiis FM Radio Interviews // 5:49 PM EST Updated by Liron

    -- Aladerri had recorded Mariah's interview with Eddie & Jobo of B96 Chicago that took place yesterday morning.

    Click here to download the audio file (mp3 format, 10.4 MB) of the interview (11:26 minutes).

    -- Pascal has recorded Mariah's interview with Ryan Seacrest on Kiss 102.7 FM in Los Angeles that took place yesterday morning as well.

    Right-Click here and choose "Save target as..." to download the audio file (mp3 format, 5.87MB) of the interview (8:33 minutes).
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    Source: Mariah Daily | Aladerri | Pascal

    More Radio Interviews, New Title Revealed // 11:58 AM EST Updated by Liron

    Today, Mariah was interviewed on the following radio stations. If you've missed the interview, try to call your local station and ask them to play it again.

    WGCI 107.5, Chicago, IL
    Request Line: (312) 591-1075

    Jam'N 94.5, Boston, MA
    The station will air the interview again on Monday, on the Romiro and Pepples morning show.

    Request Line: (617) 931-1945

    Power 106, Los Angeles, CA
    Mariah had mentioned the tracks she did with Kanye West, Snoop Dogg, Pharell & Nelly for the album and mentioned another collaboration she did with Traxter featuring Twista, titled "One and Only."

    Request Line: (818) 845-1059

    Reminder! Upcoming Radio Interviews:

    Z100 100.3 FM, New York, NY
    Mariah called in to Z100 today and spoke to Shelly. The interview will be aired in the morning show in the next couple of days, so stay tuned!

    Request Lines: (800) 242-0100, (212) 239-2300

    The Doug Banks Show, syndicated nationwide
    On today's show, Doug Banks said that Mariah will be on the show (probably phone interview) next week.

    Request Line: (800) 757-9240
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    Source: Mariah Daily | zondee | STiMeY62483 | Terry

    Mariah in Magazines // 3:02 AM EST Updated by Lynn

    Click to enlarge
    In In Touch Weekly, January 31st issue, Is It True?, page 37: Does Mariah believe that Marilyn Monroe haunts her piano? No. Songbird Mariah Carey is famous for her beautiful ballads, but a widely repeated story claims that a supernatural source was inspiring Mariah to write new songs on her piano - screen legend Marilyn Monroe! "It's as if the keys are haunted," Mariah supposedly said. Mariah's piano, the story reported, was once owned by Marilyn, who starred in such classic musicals as Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and who died in 1962 at the age of 36. "The tunes just come thick and fast," Mariah reportedly said. "It must be inspired."

    However, reps for Mariah say the story, although quite funny, doesn't stand a ghost of a chance!

    "This story is definitely not true," Mariah's rep explains to In Touch. "She does own Marilyn's piano, but it's very old and delicate, and no one plays it - including Mariah!"

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    In Us Weekly, January 31st issue, Fashion Police Extra - Hollywood Knit-mares!, page 96: Clearly, looking cool while staying warm may be simply impossible. What's worse: hat hair or the hats themselves? The knit-mares include Bjork, Britney Spears, Ashley Judd, Mariska Hargitay, Paris Hilton, Gwyneth Paltrow and Mariah. Here's what fashion cop Pescatelli says of Mariah: "Even Princess Leia hits the slopes!"

    Click to enlarge
    In Heat magazine (UK), issue 305 dated January 28th, “What Were You Thinking?”: “Mariah, honey, take the hint. When there's snow on the ground, it means it’s cold out, and that half-acre of bare skin and plunging cleavage is probably not a wise idea. To borrow a phrase from Kate Moss, you'll have nipples like plumbers' thumbs. And we're not even going to mention the Dior moon boots.”
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    Source: Mariah Daily | Chris


    Thursday, January 20 , 2005

    News Tidbits // 3:22 PM EST Updated by Liron

    -- From Fox News: When she [J.Lo] remade "I'm Real" with rapper Ja Rule, it was due to an inside tip from Tommy Mottola that Mariah Carey had done something similar with the same music sample. The "steal" upended Carey's plans for her ill-fated "Glitter" soundtrack.

    -- The rapper "The Game" of G-unit mentions Mariah in the song "Like Father Like Son." The only line in the song that mentions her is:

    "I'm feeling like Mariah Carey, all these butterflies, voices singing to me, sound like Teena Marie"

    -- Trevor Nelson, a UK DJ and a good friend of Mariah's has played "Say Something" on his show last night. You can hear the song on his show's website.

    -- According to Wikipedia, Mariah is #2 on the list of best selling music artists (including groups) worldwide, alltime with 195,000,000 copies of albums and singles sold.

    -- Mariah is on the cover of the "Military Press" newspaper. Here are the scans:

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    Source: Mariah Daily | Greg | dUbscruB | Ketu | Tommy

    More Chart News For "It's Like That" // 3:06 PM EST Updated by Liron



    Congratulations to Mariah whose single "It's Like That" is the hot shot debut on the Billboard Hot 100 at #53 this week.

    In addition, the song moved up 14 places from #58 to #44 on the Hip Hop Chart and debuted at #39 on the Top 40 Chart.

    From The Billboard daily news:
    After an almost two-year absence, Mariah Carey returns to the Hot 100 with this week's top debut, "It's Like That," at No. 53. It's her highest-debuting Hot 100 song in almost five years. Carey made her first appearance on the chart in 1990 with "Vision of Love," which debuted at No. 73 and reached No. 1 in 10 weeks. Over the next decade, 15 Carey songs followed in its No. 1 footsteps.

    From Radio & Records:
    "It's Like That" is the highest debuting song on this week’s CHR/Rhythmic chart at #33. It is the 2nd most added song and #1 song in most increased plays.

    On the Urban charts, "It's Like That" has debuted at #44.

    "It's Like That" will be officially impacting on all formats on January 24th.

    U Make Me Wanna Billboard Updates:

    Hot 100: #38 (Last Week #33)
    Hot Hip-Hop/R&B Tracks: #12 (Last Week #14)
    Hot Rap Tracks: #10 (Last Week #11)

    Lastly, a sheet titled "Billboard Chart Stars: Mariah Carey" can be purchased online through Billboard for $5.95. The description reads:

    Get this concise and colorful report of Mariah Carey's complete chart history from every major Billboard singles and Albums chart on which she has appeared. Also includes a short biography providing a capsule summary of her career. Titles are shown in chronological order, chart-by-chart, and include each title's Debut Date, Peak Position, Total Weeks Charted, Label & Number and Gold & Platinum Certification. The large 8.5" x 11" full-color page size is ideal for framing or storing in a 3-ring binder. Total report size: 4 pages.
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    Source: Mariah Daily | Billboard | Carol0607 | Nacho | Stanley | Rene | Jay | Lee

    Mariah's Radio Interviews Recap // 2:52 PM EST Updated by Liron

    Here's a recap of Mariah's interviews round today on American radio stations. If you are able to record an interview to the computer or write a transcript of it, please send it to us!

    The Morning Show, KTU 103.5, New York, NY
    Mariah called in to KTU's morning show at approximately 7:30 am EST and spoke to the DJs for about 10 minutes. She said her favorite song off the album was a new collaboration with JD, called "We Belong Together." She was asked why is she seen alone in pictures and said "Well, What can I do about it? I'm not alone, my dog's there!"

    Mariah said she will be shooting the video to "It's Like That" this week and next week and after that she'll come back to New York to promote the album. She promised the DJs at KTU that she will actually come into the studio the next time.

    Request Line: (800) 245-1035

    Russ Parr Morning Show, syndicated nationwide
    Mariah called to the show at approximately 8:25 am EST and spoke to Russ for a couple of minutes.

    Mariah started talking about the process of recording "It's Like That". She said that they were in the studio until 6 am. She said she doesn’t get any sleep when she’s in Atlanta and then laughed.

    She talked about another song that JD and her did together called "We Belong Together”. It is a mid-tempo ballad. She talked about JD knowing her as an artist and a person. Russ said he was critical of some of her music because some songs sounded alike. He said that this joint doesn’t sound like anything she’s done. She talked about the Neptunes tracks also being different for her. The girl asked what she thought about people with hit records that can’t sing cause Mariah can sing! She said that she has a lot of friends that are really talented and don’t have record deals.

    Russ said she sounds happy. He said he liked Glitter and saw it 3-4 times. He talked about people being critical even before they saw it. They asked about her supposedly playing a boxer in a movie and she said that it's on and off the table but that she's definitely doing the broadway Christmas show.

    All the girls in the studio sang "Vision of Love". Mariah was laughing and said, "Do I get publishing from this???" The girl asked if there was love in her lifeand Mariah said: “Love should be in everybody’s life”. The girl said, "You're gorgeous, talented, have a great body – you should have anybody you want." Mariah just said, “Thanks”.

    She spoke of the passing of ODB and said that it was really shocking and people come up to her and still sing “Me and Mariah...”. She said she’s going to miss him.

    She said that "It's Like That" is her favorite record in years and that working with LA Reid is a blessing. Russ said he went to private premiere of "Charmbracelet" and mentioned all of the fans there. He said she’s so sweet and how she will come and sit beside you just to talk. He said there is another side of her that people don’t understand.

    She reminded that "The Emancipation of Mimi" is out on March 22 and that the single is out now. Russ said that people were calling in about the single saying “I like that”! And she said, “Well, I like that!”

    Eddie & Jobo Morning Show, B96 Chicago, IL
    Mariah called into B96 at approximately 8:35 am (Central).
    She mentioned how she has taken pictures for the album but has not decided which one will be the cover yet. She said that the pictures were tastefully done and that the cover will be "appropriate."

    Eddie & JoBo asked her if she was in a relationship and in love. She said 'Yes! All I will say is that I'm in a happy place right now, surrounded by cool and awesome people'.

    L.A Reid has asked Mariah to record with Jermaine Dupri again, and that's how they came up with "It's Like That" and the album cut "We Belong Together". She said that Jermaine and her discussed that they had to work on some songs for the album but how they probably wouldn't be as good as their previous work. Fortunately, the results were pleasing.

    She then talked about her party in Las Vegas and how she wanted to see as many fans as possible. Then she talked about the new CD and that right now she is sequencing it. She said there is a good mix of ballads and uptempos, but the ballads are not overproduced which she feels has been done in the past. She is really excited about the collaborations and LA Reid gave her a lot of control.

    She discussed her insecurities back when she was in high school and how it is an endless process.

    She also discussed her trip to Aspen and how she is a hip-hop fan.

    Request Line: (312) 591-9696

    Kiss 103.5 FM, Chicago, IL
    Mariah called the show at approximately 9:30 am (Central).
    The DJ told her that she looks hot on the cover of Blender magazine, and Mariah asked “Is that out yet?”

    The DJ then told Mariah that Paris Hilton is afraid of butterflies. Mariah laughed and said she only became a butterfly fan after writing "Butterfly" because everyone started giving her butterfly things.

    Mariah said that the album track came out as a leak and she was excited because now DJs are playing it.

    She said that she is very tight with her fans. The DJ commented on her the New Year's voicemail she left on her site and played it. Mariah said: "Is that me?" She said she wasn’t drunk yet when she left that message.

    When asked, Mariah laughed and said she was not going to Donald Trump's wedding.

    She talked about the major rainfall that happened during the last time she was in L.A and that the house she'd rented was flooded.

    The DJ said he loved "Wisegirls" and Mariah said she loved making the movie and she loves Mira Sorvino. She continued to say she wants to get back into making Indie films and being able to be creative with her part. She talked about being casted to "Wisegirls" after the producer saw her on the Rosie O'Donnell show speaking in her Long Island accent and Mira Sorvino made the producers call Mariah for the Raychel part.

    Mariah then talked about her Broadway musical in New York. As well as performing her songs off the Christmas album, she said she is writing new songs for the musical and she’s going to be on Broadway by Christmas.

    The DJ said: “You’ve dominated pop music since the 90”s”! Mariah said: “It’s Like That" is a party record and everyone should have a good time!

    The interview ended and the DJ played "It's Like That."

    Request Line: (312) 591-1035

    "Ryan on Air", KIIS 102.7 FM, Los Angeles, CA
    Mariah called in at approximately 8:30am PST and talked to Ryan Seacrest for about 8 minutes. They discussed the following things:

    -- "It's Like That" early release to the radio - Mariah was pleasantly surprised at the positive feedback and that many stations were playing the song prior to its official impact date (January 24th).

    -- The nickname "Mimi" - Mariah clarified that she was not changing her name and that "Mimi" was just a fun nickname.

    -- "The Emancipation of Mimi" - Mariah said that the album is very personal and has a lot of depth but at the same time it's a party album and very fun to listen to. She mentioned how great it was to work with L.A Reid.

    -- Producers she collaborated with - Mariah said that all the collaborations just naturally came together and didn't need much planning ahead. She explained that she never charges money for her guest appearances, but if someone is a writer on a song, they get money from publishing rights. She joked and said she couldn't write the rap and sing it by herself.

    -- Randy Jackson - Mariah said he's a great person who has worked with her and has been in her band from the very beginning. She watched him on "American Idol" last night and said she's happy she did not have to take part in such a competition as she loves the songwriting process and the studio work so this kind of show would not have been something for her. But she still admires these young people as the situation is nerve-wrecking.

    Click here to download an audio file of the interview.

    Here are two more clips from the interview (click and wait for the stream to load): clip 1, clip 2.

    Request Line: (800) 520-1027

    Upcoming Radio Interviews:

    Z100 100.3 FM, New York, NY
    Mariah called in to Z100 today and spoke to Shelly. The interview will be aired in the morning show in the next couple of days, so stay tuned!

    Request Lines: (800) 242-0100, (212) 239-2300

    The Doug Banks Show, syndicated nationwide
    On today's show, Doug Banks said that Mariah will be on the show (probably phone interview) next week.
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    Source: Mariah Daily | Christine | glitterchico | Raimana | Albert | Robin | Kathy | Angel | Kodman00 | Rob | Dan

    Radio Interviews with Mariah Today // 9:52 AM EST Updated by Liron

    Mariah was interviewed today on the following radio station shows:

    -- Russ Parr Morning Show, syndicated nationwide (8:25am EST).
    -- Eddie & Jobo Morning Show, B96 Chicago (8:35am Central).
    Eddie & Jobo are likely to play it again towards the end of their show, so be sure to listen!
    -- Kiss 103.5 FM, Chicago (9:30 Central).
    -- KTU 103.5, New York, NY

    In addition, Mariah is scheduled to call in the Ryan on Air show on 102.7 KIIS FM, Los Angeles today.

    Click here to listen to the station online. The show is aired from 5am to 10am PST, so keep listening until Mariah calls!

    If you have audio files, transcripts or details of the interviews, please e-mail them to us so we can post them on the site.
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    Source: Robin | Terry | Dino | Kathy| Christine


    Wednesday, January 19 , 2005

    "It's Like That" named Hot Shot Debut, opens at No. 53 on Billboard Hot 100 // 11:30 PM EST Updated by Will

    After Mariah Carey’s physical breakdown four years ago, the subsequent flop of her movie and soundtrack Glitter, and the bevy of bad press that followed, the one-time reigning “princess of pop” was put in a unique, albeit tough, position both career-wise and personally.

    Although Glitter, the edgy and upbeat soundtrack album, was generally celebrated among critics (Rolling Stone dubbed the concept record “a big step forward in terms of maturity”), the negative reviews for the banal and downtrodden film of the same name were harsh enough to send Carey into the opposite musical direction.

    The result was 2002’s Charmbracelet, a mellow and mostly un-inventive release touted as a return-to-form to the superdiva’s mid-1990 balladeering days. The album was introduced with “Through The Rain”, a conventional and sparsely-produced tune about overcoming adversity. Carey’s record label undoubtedly thought the inspirational ditty would remind listeners of past hits like 1993’s “Hero”, but the music industry’s acceptance of swooping ballads had greatly changed, and the single stalled at an unimpressive No. 81 on Billboard magazine’s Hot 100 singles chart.

    Though Charmbracelet certainly had its standout moments, the record’s follow-up singles “Boy (I Need You)” and “Bringin’ On The Heartbreak” faced an even worse fate than “Through The Rain” at radio outlets, receiving minimal play and little fanfare. Things were certainly looking bleak for the once-invincible songstress, but Carey took the setbacks with stride and is now finding herself on the brink of a major comeback.

    Just a little over two weeks since its premiere at radio, Carey’s new single “It’s Like That” has accumulated more airplay than all of Charmbracelet’s singles combined. This has merited the singer the title of Billboard’s Hot Shot Debut, where “It’s Like That” makes its bow at No. 53 on the Hot 100 singles chart. Over on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop singles chart, the tune moves to No. 44 after debuting last week at No. 58, the highest new entry for the singer in more than five years.

    “It’s Like That” is the first single from Carey’s forthcoming Island/Def Jam album release The Emancipation of Mimi. She co-produced the single with long-time collaborator Jermaine Dupri, who recently hosted a mix session for Carey’s album with engineer Phil Tan at Silent Sound Studios in Atlanta. The record is due in stores March 22.
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    Source: Nuage9

    "It's Like That" - The Daily Thread // 6:23 PM EST Updated by Liron

    Mariah Daily's "It's Like That" radio campaign continues;

    Mariah needs your help! Call your local radio stations and request "It's Like That" to be played!

    New Radio Stations playing the song:
    KHTS 93.3, San Diego, CA
    (619) 570-1933

    Z95.7, Kansas City, MO
    (816) 576-7957

    Radio Industry / DJ Comments:
    From Hits Daily Double:
    "It’s Like That," as Mariah makes a comeback with the best song she’s delivered to the format in recent memory, debuting #30 [on the Mediabase Rhythmic radio charts].

    From FMQB:
    The song is Burke's choice for the "Best Bet" after having been featured in the "Buzz Bin" the previous week.

    Countdowns & Online Request Links:
    Z95.7, Kansas City, MO
    The song premiered on the "Pump it or Dump it" show and was pumped by the listeners!
    DJ Cabana Boy said “It’s Like That” has gotten some of the best response for a song after one spin since he’s been at the station.
    Request Line: (816) 576-7957

    Jam'N 94.5, Boston, MA
    Added to the station's playlist at #18.
    Request Line: (617) 931-1945

    98.5 LKUC, Las Vegas, NV
    Officially added to the station's playlist.
    (702) 364-9898

    Hot 99.5, Washington D.C
    Call to get the song back on the Hot 5 @ 9 countdown.
    Request Line: (877) 955-HOT1

    Hitz Radio
    #2 on the internet station's top 7 @ 7 countdown.
    Vote for the song online here (dropdown menu on the left).

    2nd Week Impressions: January 11th to January 18th, 2005:
    On its second week on radio, "It's Like That" has reached 30.713 million audience impressions with 2190 spins, divided at the different radio formats as follows:
    Urban AC - 2
    Pop - 403
    Urban - 437
    Rhythmic - 1348

    Hear the song
    Listen to "It's Like That" here (Real Player is required.) You can also listen to the song on Launch Music on Yahoo and AOL.

    The song is now available to be heard on Yahoo! Japan and on Netscape's home page.

    Please keep voting on all stations, even if they are already playing the song. Those of you who want to send online requests - the stations' webpages are available at our RADIO REQUEST PAGE but please read the instructions carefully before sending an e-mail.
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    Source: Mariah Daily | Spooky21 | Cory | Heady | David | Nick | Rene | Kotaro | rbaine | Tommy


    Tuesday, January 18 , 2005

    "It's Like That" - The Daily Thread // 8:19 PM EST Updated by Liron

    Mariah Daily's "It's Like That" radio campaign continues;

    Mariah needs your help! Call your local radio stations and request "It's Like That" to be played!

    New Radio Stations playing the song:
    X102.3 Blazin' Jams, West Palm Beach, FL
    (561) 550-X102, (800) 969-1023

    Hot 103 Jamz, Kansas City, MO
    (816) 576-7103

    Mix 93, Kansas City, MO
    (816) 576-7093

    International:
    Lebanon
    "It's Like That" is on heavy rotation on the country’s leading radio station, "Radio One".

    England
    Kiss 100 - Both "Tonight" and "It's Like That" are on DJ Swerve's playlist.

    BBC Radio - Request the song by calling 0870 100 100 or sending an sms to 81199.

    Countdowns & Online Request Links
    93.7 KRQ, Tucson, AZ
    After 8 days as a champion, "It's Like That" lost the 9 O'clock Knock-out. Call to vote for the song on the top 8 @ 8 countdown.
    Request Line: (520) 880-5000

    B96, Chicago, IL
    #3 on the top 9 @ 9 countdown.
    Request Line: (312) 591-9696

    Z100, New York City, NY
    #1 on the Hi-Noon Countdown (Tuesday). Call to vote, or vote online by clicking here.
    #1 at the Interactive 9 @ 9 Countdown (Monday). Call to vote, or vote online by clicking here.
    Request Lines: (800) 242-0100, (212) 239-2300

    Impressions Through January 17th:
    "It's Like That" reaches a new peak at a weekly total of 29.334 million audience impressions with 2051 spins. At its current pace, it is likely the song will be the "Hot Shot Debut" on Billboard this week.

    Hear the song
    Listen to "It's Like That" here (Real Player is required.) You can also listen to the song on Launch Music on Yahoo and AOL.

    Please keep voting on all stations, even if they are already playing the song. Those of you who want to send online requests - the stations' webpages are available at our RADIO REQUEST PAGE but please read the instructions carefully before sending an e-mail.

    Wallpapers – made by Blackdust and ABHot (last two).

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    Source: Mariah Daily | Stephen | VNJ2005 | Josie | Dan | Anwar | Marc | Lee

    Frank's New Year's Eve with Mariah // 7:10 PM EST Updated by Liron

    Here are Frank's story and pictures from the night of December 31st, 2004 where he met Mariah at "Pure" club in Las Vegas.

    "Fortunately I was able to attend the grand opening of Pure in Las Vegas. Mariah arrived there around 11:40pm, she let the crowd know that she was there, and really got everyone hyped, "It's New Year's, well not yet..." she said, then every minute from then on she said "ten minutes, etc. She shook hands with people in the crowd, drank champagne, and did a toast at midnight. Another highlight of the night (as if seeing Mariah on New Year's wasn't enough) was hearing her premiere the new song "It's Like That." Shortly after midnight, she went up to the roof top to see the fire works, but had missed them. When 12:30am rolled around, she went back down to the main room in the club were she was hanging with Trey, Rachel, Jasmine, nephew Sean, and cousin Velensia, there were a few other people from her entourage including Marc. Around 1:00am, fellow Mariah fan Alex, aka Aladerri, found his way to Mariah's private room, while there, he told her that Frank is from Chicago, the one you met on Oprah is here and wants to see you, that is when I was invited back by Mariah. It was an amazing night that I will never forget, I got to give Mariah a fan book and some pictures that I had taken of her. She left the club at around 3:30am after a fun-filled night with friends, family & fans."


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    Source: Frank

    MC Fan Event 2005 // 6:47 PM EST Updated by Liron

    Ramon is planning a special surprise for Mariah's fans this year. On May 2005, he plans on hosting a fan event that has never been done before. Ramon would like to keep most of the information discreet for now, but he invites you all to take a look at the site he has set up for the event that includes a teaser for it. Click here to visit his site.
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    Source: Ramon


    Monday, January 17 , 2005

    "It's Like That" - The Daily Thread // 9:29 PM EST Updated by Lynn

    Mariah Daily's "It's Like That" radio campaign continues;

    Mariah needs your help! Call your local radio stations and request "It's Like That" to be played!

    New Radio Station playing the song:
    Wild 106, Albuquerque, NM
    (505) 255-1063, (800) 611-1063

    Top 5 Stations Playing the Song (for week Jan. 10 - Jan. 16):
    1. KDDB (Da Bomb) 102.7, Honolulu, HI (82 spins)
        (808) 591-9369

    2. B96, Chicago, IL (74 spins)
        (312) 591-9696

    3. KUBE 93.3, Seattle, WA (54 spins)
        (206) 421-9393, (877) 933-9393

    4. 106.7 KDL, Dallas, TX (53 spins)
        (214) 787-1067, (214) 887-9107

    5. 99.1 KGGI, Riverside, CA (44 spins)
        (866) 991-KGGI

    Countdowns & Online Request Links
    Z100, New York City, NY
    #1 on the Hi-Noon Countdown. Call to vote, or vote online by clicking here.
    Request "It's Like That" for the 9 @ 9 Countdown by clicking here.
    Request Lines: (800) 242-0100, (212) 239-2300

    KTU 103.5, New York, NY
    #8 on the Top 8 @ 8 Countdown.
    Request Line: (800) 245-1035

    KS 107.5, Denver, CO
    John E. Kage, KS 1075 Music Director comments, "After seeing Mariah dress like a stripper, cut her self on a broken plate (Yeah Right) and have a complete meltdown on TRL with an ice cream cart, I thought the chances were better she’d go Akon and get locked up than ever get taken seriously at Hip Hop radio again. That’s why I cringed when I saw her name on the CD when I opened the mail this week. BUT, as all good Music Directors do I listened anyway and couldn’t believe it, the song was THE JAM. Just to be sure I wasn’t dreaming I played it for some people around the radio station and everyone said the same thing, “Wow, this is the bomb.” So Mariah, keep your Prozac prescription filled and welcome back – to KS 1075."

    #1 on the 4 Play @ 4.
    Vote online for the 4 Play at 4 countdown here.
    Request Line: (303) 631-2448

    KIIS 102.7, Los Angeles, CA
    "It's Like That" is back on Top 9 @ 9 countdown at #4 (new peak). After the song, DJ Boy Toy Jessie said, "Oh my gosh! New Mariah... that song is the jam."

    Please vote online (once a day) here and call to request during Jojo's show, phone lines open at 7pm.
    Request Line: (800) 520-1027

    99.1 KGGI, Riverside, CA
    #1 on the top 5@9 countdown for the 3rd consecutive day in a row.
    Request Line: (866) 991-KGGI

    96.1 KWIE, Riverside, CA
    "It's Like That" returned as champ on the 'Boxing Match' feature where two new songs go head to head for listeners' votes. The song easily beat out challenger Benzino's new record. "It's Like That" will continue its champion reign on Tuesday at 7:30pm PT, when it takes on a new challenger.
    Request Line: (866) WILD-961

    Power 92.3, Peoria, IL
    #9 at the 9 @ 9 countdown. Voting starts at 8:20pm and ends at 9:00pm (Central).
    Request Lines: (866) 686-9292, (309) 686-9292

    Manila, Philippines
    Request the song via SMS:

    Wave 89.1: send to 29761891 - key in "Request It's Like That by Mariah Carey feat. FatMan Scoop"
    Magic 89.9: send to 2299 - key in "Magic It's Like That by Mariah Carey feat. FatMan Scoop"
    99.5 RT: send to 2299 - key in "RT It's Like That by Mariah Carey feat. FatMan Scoop"
    Jam 88.3: send to 29761883 - key in "Request It's Like That by Mariah Carey feat. FatMan Scoop"

    Impressions Through January 17th:
    "It's Like That" rises consistently, and peaks at a weekly total of 27.802 million audience impressions with 1918 spins.

    Hear the song
    Listen to "It's Like That" here (Real Player is required.) You can also listen to the song on Launch Music on Yahoo and AOL.

    Please keep voting on all stations, even if they are already playing the song. Those of you who want to send online requests - the stations' webpages are available at our RADIO REQUEST PAGE but please read the instructions carefully before sending an e-mail.
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    Source: Mariah Daily | Christine | SISQO MC | jtiahmciah | SJ | Jeremy | PCMF | Antonio | Jason


    Sunday, January 16 , 2005

    Oprah searches for the biggest Mariah Carey Fan in the World // 11:12 PM EST Updated by Lynn

    Are you the biggest MARIAH CAREY FAN in the world?

    If you think YOU are Mariah Carey's biggest fan -- PROVE IT!

    We are looking for the #1 Mariah Fan in the world. If you can PROVE to us that YOU are TRULY her BIGGEST FAN -- you might just get the opportunity to meet her -- 1 on 1!

    So if your WILDEST DREAM is to meet the beautiful and talented Mariah Carey, send us a tape TODAY!

    ***In order to be considered for this program, you must send us a CREATIVE and UNIQUE videotape ASAP (or a slew of pictures) that vividly describes and clearly explains why you deserve to be chosen for this show.

    Write or tape your contact information on the case of your videotape, and mail to:

    The Oprah Winfrey Show
    I am Mariah's #1 Fan!
    c/o Team AW
    PO Box 917940
    Chicago, IL 60661

    Visit Oprah.com for further details.
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    Source: Oprah.com | DutchLamb

    "It's Like That" - The Daily Thread // 10:26 PM EST Updated by Lynn

    Mariah Daily's "It's Like That" radio campaign continues;

    Mariah needs your help! Call your local radio stations and request "It's Like That" to be played!

    New Radio Stations playing the song:
    Wild 101.1, Buffalo, NY
    (905) 371-WILD, (866) 461-WILD

    93.7 WBLK, Buffalo, NY
    (716) 852-9393

    98.9 Magic, Colorado Springs, CO
    (719) 59MAGIC

    International:
    Mix Fm 104.4, Beirut, Lebanon
    961-1-333288

    Radio One Fm 105.5, Beirut, Lebanon
    961-4-872111

    Wave 89.1, Manila, Philippines
    SMS 29761891 - key in "Request It's Like That by Mariah Carey feat. FatManScoop"

    Radio538, The Netherlands
    0909 3000 538

    Countdowns & Online Request Links
    KIIS 102.7, Los Angeles, CA
    The DJ introduced "It's Like That" by saying "Here is "It's Like That," a phat new track by Mariah Carey featuring JD and fatman scoop!"

    Fell off JoJo's top 9 @ 9 countdown. To request "It's Like That," call (800) 520-1027 during Jojo's show, phone lines open at 7pm or vote online by clicking here.

    Power 106, Los Angeles, CA
    Added to the station's playlist.
    Vote online, once an hour at the Top 4 @ 4 and Top 7 @ 7. You may vote for both "It's Like That" and "U Make Me Wanna" which is still on the countdowns!
    Request Line: (818) 845-1059

    Hot 99.5, Washington D.C
    Fell off the Hot 5 @ 9 countdown.
    Request Line: (877) 955-HOT1

    96.1 KWIE, Riverside, CA
    Please continue to vote for "It's Like That" on the station's 'Boxing Match' feature where they premiere new music. Current champ "It's Like That" will continue its reign on Monday when it takes on a new challenger.
    Request Line: (866) WILD-961

    KS 107.5, Denver, CO
    Vote online at the 4 play at 4 countdown here.
    Request Line: (303) 631-2448

    Power 92.3, Peoria, Illinois
    Take part in the survey for the most requested song of the day. Requests from now until midnight tonight will be counted. Results will be announced Monday.
    Request Lines: (866) 686-9292, (309) 686-9292.

    Impressions Through January 15th:
    "It's Like That" rises consistently, and peaks at a weekly total of 26.454 million audience impressions with 1789 spins.

    Hear the song
    Listen to "It's Like That" here (Real Player is required.) You can also listen to the song on Launch Music on Yahoo and AOL.

    Please keep voting on all stations, even if they are already playing the song. Those of you who want to send online requests - the stations' webpages are available at our RADIO REQUEST PAGE but please read the instructions carefully before sending an e-mail.
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    Source: Mariah Daily | HoneyG19 | NtenseChris | JayC | David | PMCF | Sergio | Mssfijunke | Jeremy

    Mariah Enjoys Chart Success // 7:35 AM EST Updated by Liron

    Mariah Carey has her highest new entry on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks in more than five years, thanks to the No. 58 debut of "It's Like That" (MonarC/Island). The last time Carey had a higher opening number was in September 1999, when "Heartbreaker" bowed at No. 33.

    In its first week, "It's Like That" is already Carey's highest-charting song as a lead artist since October 2001, when "Don't Stop (Funkin' 4 Jamaica)" went to No. 42. As a featured artist, Carey was in the R&B top 10 as recently as three weeks ago. "U Make Me Wanna" by Jadakiss featuring Carey peaked at No. 8.
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    Source: Reuters


    Saturday, January 15 , 2005

    "It's Like That" - The Daily Thread // 7:12 PM EST Updated by Liron

    Mariah Daily's "It's Like That" radio campaign continues;

    Mariah needs your help! Call your local radio stations and request "It's Like That" to be played!

    New Radio Stations playing the song:
    Q104.7, Santa Barbara, CA
    (805) 654-1526

    96.1 KWIE, Riverside, CA
    (866) WILD-961

    Kiss 103.5, Chicago, IL
    (312) 591-1035

    Top 5 Stations Playing the song:
    1. KDDB (Da Bomb) 102.7, Honolulu, HI (79 spins)
    (808) 591-9369

    2. B96, Chicago, IL (68 spins)
    (312) 591-9696

    3. KUBE 93.3, Seattle, WA (50 spins)
    (206) 421-9393, (877) 933-9393

    4. 106.7 KDL, Dallas, TX (49 spins)
    (214) 787-1067, (214) 887-9107

    5. Jammin 95.5, Portland, OR (47 spins)
    (503) 417-9595

    Countdowns & Online Request Links
    KZZP 104.7, Phoenix, AZ
    #7 on the Hot 8 @ 8 countdown.
    Request Line: (602) 260-1047

    Q104.7, Santa Barbara, CA
    #3 on the top 9 @ 9 countdown.
    Request Line: (805) 654-1526

    96.1 KWIE, Riverside, CA
    "It's Like That" has been the champion for a couple of days on the station's 'Boxing Match' feature where they premiere new music. The song easily beat out Boo's "I'm Ready". All the listener votes that were aired voted for Mariah. "It's Like That" will continue its champion reign on Monday, when it takes on a new challenger.
    Request Line: (866) WILD-961

    99.1 KGGI, Riverside, CA
    #1 on the top 5@9 countdown.
    Request Line: (866) 991-KGGI

    Power 106, Los Angeles, CA
    Added to the station's playlist.
    Vote online, once an hour at the Top 4 @ 4 and Top 7 @ 7. You may vote for both "It's Like That" and "U Make Me Wanna" which is still on the countdowns!
    Request Line: (818) 845-1059

    KIIS 102.7, Los Angeles, CA
    Fell off JoJo's top 9 @ 9 countdown.
    Please vote online (once a day) here and call to request.
    Request Line: (800) 520-1027

    Hot 99.5, Washington D.C
    #4 on the Hot 5 @ 9 countdown.
    Request Line: (877) 955-HOT1

    KS 107.5, Denver, CO
    Vote online at the 4 play at 4 countdown here.
    (303) 631-2448

    KDDB (Da Bomb) 102.7, Honolulu, HI
    #1 on the top 5 @ 5 countdown.
    Request Line: (808) 591-9369

    Z100, New York City, NY
    #1 on the Interactive 9 @ 9 Countdown. Call to vote, or vote online here.
    The song moved from #125 to #19 on the station's weekly playlist.
    Request "It's Like That" for the Hi-Noon Countdown by clicking here.
    Request Line: (212) 239-2300

    106.7 KDL, Dallas, TX
    #1 on the top 4 @ 4 countdown (2nd night in a row).
    Up to #2 on the top 7 @ 7 countdown.
    Request Line: (214) 887-9107

    The Beat 94.5, Vancouver, Canada
    #3 on the "Blazin' 7 @ 7" countdown.
    Request Line: (604) 280-0945

    Impressions Through January 14th:
    "It's Like That" rises consistently, and peaks at a weekly total of 25.025 million audience impressions with 1635 spins.

    Hear the song
    Listen to "It's Like That" here (Real Player is required.)

    You can also hear the song on AOL by clicking here.

    Please keep voting on all stations, even if they are already playing the song. Those of you who want to send online requests - the stations' webpages are available at our RADIO REQUEST PAGE but please read the instructions carefully before sending an e-mail.
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    Source: Mariah Daily | SJ | Jason | Michael | Neil | Scott | MilkCow | Curtis | Katie | Jay

    Mariah, An Inspiration To Many // 6:21 PM EST Updated by Liron

    -- From Broadway World:
    As Brooklyn, the Musical released its original cast recording entitled “Brooklyn: Live!” we checked in with the show’s belting star, Eden Espinosa:

    "As I got older, Debbie Gibson was my idol when I was 10, she really cinched it for me as a pop singer, and I wanted to be a recording artist before I ever wanted to be in theater. I think I really started the whole belt thing when Mariah Carey came out, because I never heard anyone as young as she was sing like her. I’d just try to emulate everything that she did in my room until I got it right, so she had a great influence on me too when I was young.”

    -- From the MetroWest Daily News:
    Ally Matteodo, Tracy Nygard and Anne Freund will perform tonight in the finals of Boston's first official musical talent search: "Indy Production's Search for a Superstar."

    At the Sorenson Performing Arts Center at Babson College, Matteodo will sing Mariah Carey's "Hero" for the fighting soldiers in Iraq. She admires their courage for helping to instill democracy.

    "To leave everything they know and go to a place that is uncertain, be fighting for something greater and give people something we have taken for granted in America that's why they are heroes and why the song is appropriate," said the songstress.
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    Source: --


    Friday, January 14 , 2005

    "It's Like That" - The Daily Thread // 6:47 PM EST Updated by Liron

    Mariah Daily's "It's Like That" radio campaign continues;

    Mariah needs your help! Call your local radio stations and request "It's Like That" to be played!

    New Radio Stations playing the song:
    Channel 93.3, San Diego, CA
    (619) 570-1933

    95.1 The Beat, Melbourne, FL
    (321) 308-BEAT

    Fun 107.1, Fairhaven, MA
    (508) 994-1071

    Jammin 95.5 FM, Portland, OR
    (503) 417-9595

    Z100 100.3, Portland, OR
    (503) 460-0100

    X104.5, Seattle, WA
    (206) 275-X104

    International:
    -- Israel: Premiered on one of the most popular radio stations in Israel, "Galgalatz".

    -- Brazil: "Hot Hits" at 100.1, Transamérica will premiere the song on Saturday at 8:00pm.

    -- Greece: Charted on Radio1 88FM at:
    Most Wanted Chart
    (Jan 10th) #15
    (Jan 11th) #13
    R&B Jump
    (Jan 12th) #11
    (Jan 13th) #10

    Radio Industry / DJ Comments:
    From FMQB:
    Mariah Carey f/Fat Man Scoop & JD "It’s Like That" (MonarC/IDJMG) also adds another dozen stations. KXJM/Portland PD Mark Adams believes Mariah may have a hit here. B96/Chicago and APD/MD Erik Bradley is also vibin’ on MC with over 50 spins already

    From All Access:
    Top 40/Rhythm-Crossover - MARIAH CAREY "It's Like That" (MonArc/IDJMG) - "My favorite song of the first quarter thus far. It walked right on the radio and was accepted with open arms by our audience. Immediate and overwhelming positive reaction -- MC is back!!" - WBBM/CHICAGO APD/MD ERIK BRADLEY

    Urban/UAC - MARIAH CAREY/"It's Like That" (Island/Def Jam) - "We really like this jam, We just added it this week. I think it's going to blow up!" - WKKV/MILWUKEE MD BAILEY COLEMAN

    From Radio and Records:
    Mariah Carey's "It's Like That" featuring Fat Man Scoop is going to put the girl back on the map. Okay, so she had a few shaky years in there, but this track is hottttttttttttt. Someone leaked it, and if you can get your hands on it, I'd recommend you do so. - Dana Hall.

    Countdowns & Online Request Links
    93.7 KRQ, Tucson, AZ
    Won the 9 O'clock Knock-out for the 6th night in a row, by getting 664 votes and beating the new song by Snoop Dogg. Vote again on Monday at 9:00pm (Mountain).
    Request Line: (520) 880-5000

    Power 106, Los Angeles, CA
    Added to the station's playlist.
    Vote online, once an hour at the Top 4 @ 4 and Top 7 @ 7. You may vote for both "It's Like That" and "U Make Me Wanna" which is still on the countdowns!
    Request Line: (818) 845-1059

    99.1 KGGI, Riverside, CA
    #1 on the top 5@9 countdown.
    Request Line: 1-866-991-KGGI

    KIIS 102.7, Los Angeles, CA
    #7 on JoJo's top 9 @ 9 countdown.
    Vote online (once a day) here.
    Request Line: (800) 520-1027

    Power 92, Peoria, IL
    On its 3rd night, "It's Like That" jumped up two more spots to #5 on the top 9 @ 9 countdown.
    Call between 8:20 and 9:00 PM (Central Chicago Time) to vote again tonight.
    Request Line: (866) 686-9292, (309) 686-9292

    Z100, New York City, NY
    #1 on the high noon countdown.
    #2 on the Interactive 9 @ 9 Countdown. Call to vote, or vote online here.

    "It's Like That" is featured on the station's music survey. Fans who are registered at the Z100 music panel can rate the song. Register here.
    Request Line: (212) 239-2300

    Hot 106.3 Providence, RI
    #3 on the nightly countdown.
    Request Line: (888) 224-1063

    106.7 KDL, Dallas, TX
    #1 on the top 4 @ 4 countdown.
    #6 on the top 7 @ 7 countdown.
    Request Line: (214) 887-9107

    103.7 KISS FM, Hales Corners, WI
    Mariah won the Kiss Kombat against Snoop Dogg. After winning for five nights straight, "It's Like That" retired as a champion.
    Request Line: (414) 799-1037

    Hitz Radio
    #4 on the internet station's countdown.
    Vote for the song online here (dropdown menu on the left).

    Impressions Through January 13th:
    "It's Like That" continues to rise, and peaks at a weekly total of 23.504 million audience impressions with 1472 spins.

    Hear the song
    Listen to "It's Like That" here (Real Player is required.)

    You can also hear the song on AOL by clicking here.

    Please keep voting on all stations, even if they are already playing the song. Those of you who want to send online requests - the stations' webpages are available at our RADIO REQUEST PAGE but please read the instructions carefully before sending an e-mail.
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    Source: Mariah Daily | Cory | Mike | Darcie | Stanley | Daniel | Shayne | thebadglitterboy | SJ | Josie | Tommy | Jeremy | Keita | Jason | Curtis | Rene

    Mariah in Magazines // 4:36 AM EST Updated by Lynn

    Click to enlarge
    In Entertainment Weekly, January 21st issue with Nicole Kidman and Will Ferrell on the cover, page 52, 2005 Forecast in Music: When Island Def Jam chief L.A. Reid invited EW over to preview tracks from the new Mariah Carey album, The Emancipation of Mimi, he danced around his Manhattan corner office, fists raised in the air in celebration. “I don’t know if you can tell,” he grinned, mid-spin, “but I’m really happy with it.” So is Carey, whose previous two discs suffered on the sales rack (her doomed Glitter soundtrack led to EMI buying her out of her contract for a reported $28 million in 2002). With her 10th studio CD, the five-octave singer is trying to refocus her vision of love with the help of superstar producers like Neptunes, Jermaine Dupri, and man of the moment, Kanye West. Carey hopes the upbeat disc, which includes guest appearances by Snoop and Twista, among others, will have a broad appeal. “I know that my hardcore fans will have the ballads that they can cling to,” she says, “but people who haven’t been fans in the past will be able to pick out songs they like as well. It’s not formulaic. I’m one of those people who likes to stay with what’s familiar, but what was cool with this project was stretching.” That newfound sense of liberation is reflected by Emancipation’s title (“Mimi” has long been a nickname used by Carey’s closest friends and family). When the name of the album leaked to the press late last year, tongues wagged that Carey was pulling a P. Diddy. “A lot of people were like, ‘Uh-oh, is she changing her name!?’” she laughs. “There was this whole big drama. I’m like, It’s really not that deep. It’s what I felt like expressing at that moment.”

    Click to enlarge
    In Star, January 24th issue, page 78, Star Style & Error, Puffy Coats - The Good: Aspen regular Mariah kept warm and toasty in a basic black puffy jacket and super-cool moonboots both from Dior by John Galliano.

    Click to enlarge
    In People, Photo Special, Photo #9: For Mariah Carey (left, in New York City in June; right, in L.A. in September) to undergo a style transformation, she has to learn how to balance her body. "If you're going to show a lot on top, don't show a lot on bottom," advises Weiss. And, suggests Bloch, "More clothes, less skin. Stop cutting every gown into a minidress. You don't have to always show cleavage."

    Below are additional scans from New York Post, New York Daily News, and Life and Style. Click each thumbnail for a larger, full-scale view.

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    Source: Mariah Daily | Janel


    Wednesday, January 12 , 2005

    "It's Like That" makes Billboard charts // 8:20 PM EST Updated by Will

    Mariah's new single has made its first impact on the Billboard charts. In the January 22 issue, "It's Like That" debuts at #58 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks tally, and just misses the Hot 100 by debuting at #4 on the Bubbling Under chart ("It's Like That" would be #104 if the Hot 100 chart included more than 100 entries.)
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    Source: Billboard Magazine | Josh

    "It's Like That" - The Daily Thread // 4:32 PM EST Updated by Liron

    Mariah Daily's "It's Like That" radio campaign continues;

    Mariah needs your help! Call your local radio stations and request "It's Like That" to be played!

    New Radio Stations playing the song:
    KYLD Wild 94.9, San Fransisco, CA
    (415) 356-0949

    Hot 104.7 FM, Modesto, CA
    (209) 567-1047

    WIZF 100.9 FM, Cincinnati, OH
    (513) 679-6000

    Hot 93.3, Austin, TX
    (512) 390-5933, (888) 331-9393

    Hits 103.5, Toronto, Canada
    (416) 798-1035

    Countdowns & Comments:
    93.7 KRQ, Tucson, AZ
    Won the 9 O'clock Knock-out with 764 phone votes. Vote again today at 9:00pm (Mountain).
    Request Line: (520) 880-5000

    KOHT 98.3 FM, Tucson, AZ
    On "Bomb and Booty", "It's Like That" won "The Bomb" votes by 74% of the votes.
    Request Line: (520) 770-9836

    99.1 KGGI, Riverside, CA
    #2 on the top 5@9 countdown (Tuesday).
    Request Line: 1-866-991-KGGI

    KYLD Wild 94.9, San Fransisco, CA
    #5 on the daily countdown.
    Request Line: (415) 356-0949

    KIIS 102.7, Los Angeles, CA
    The station has "It's Like That" on high rotation after announcing the many requests the song gets.
    Vote (once a day) for "It's Like That" on the Top 5 Countdown of the #2 station in America. The song is listed on the dropdown menu.
    Request Line: (800) 520-1027

    Power 92, Peoria, IL
    #9 on the top 9 @ 9 countdown on its first night eligible for the countdown. Call between 8:20 and 9:00 PM (Central Chicago Time) to vote for again.
    Request Line: (866) 686-9292, (309) 686-9292

    Jam'N 94.5, Boston, MA
    On its 4th consecutive night, "It's Like That" has won the "Battle of the Beats" against 50 Cent. Mariah took 83% of the internet votes.
    Request Line: (617) 931-1945

    Z100, New York City, NY
    "It's Like That" is featured on the station's music survey. Fans who are registered at the Z100 music panel can rate the song. Register here.
    Request Line: (212) 239-2300

    WIZF 100.9 FM, Cincinnati, OH
    Won "Battle of the Beats" against Eminem, and will compete again tonight. Call to vote!
    Phone Line: (513) 679-6000

    KRBE 104.1 FM, Houston, TX
    "It's Like That" lost a battle of songs and is now struggling to be played on the station. Call to request, or request online here.
    Request Line: (713) 390-5723

    103.7 KISS FM, Hales Corners, WI
    Mariah won the Kiss Kombat against Simple Plan and is now up against Omarion's "O" (3rd consecutive night). Vote online here.
    Request Line: (414) 799-1037

    Hits 103.5, Toronto, Canada
    "It's Like That" will be featured in the "Pump It or Dump
    It" show tonight at 7:00 p.m. Call the station to vote and "pump" the song.
    Request Line: (416) 798-1035

    1st Week Impressions: January 4th to January 11th, 2005:
    On its first week on radio, "It's Like That" has reached 19.063 million audience impressions with 1102 spins, divided at the different radio formats as follows:
    Urban AC - 1
    Hot AC - 1
    Pop - 132
    Urban - 271
    Rhythmic - 697

    In one week, "It's Like That" has surpassed the peak of impressions "Through The Rain" has reached in 2002.

    Hear the song
    Listen to "It's Like That" here (Real Player is required.)

    Mariah's Official Site has added a one minute preview of the song in the music section of the site.

    Please keep voting on all stations, even if they are already playing the song. Those of you who want to send online requests - the stations' webpages are available at our RADIO REQUEST PAGE but please read the instructions carefully before sending an e-mail.
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    Source: Mariah Daily | maverick020 | Jeremy | SJ | Freddy | Hijinio | JuanC | kallixto | Alex | Adam | Josie | George | Phoenix | TJ | Steve

    2004 Mariah chronicle // 3:27 PM EST Updated by Liron

    Check out Butterflies Are Free for their Mariah's 2004 year in review. It's located at the chronicle section of their site. Congratulations to the site and its webmasters Honey & Kate for their successful five year run with the site!
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    Source: Butterflies Are Free


    Tuesday, January 11 , 2005

    "It's Like That" - The Daily Thread // 8:54 PM EST Updated by Liron

    Mariah Daily's "It's Like That" radio campaign continues;

    Mariah needs your help! Call your local radio stations and request "It's Like That" to be played!

    New Radio Stations playing the song:
    B95, Frenso, CA
    (559) 247-5595, (800) 431-5267

    WKCI 101.3 FM, New Haven, CT
    (203) 230-1013

    95.5 The Beat, Atlanta, GA
    (404) 741-0955

    E93 Jamz, Savannah, GA
    (866) 399-0093

    DA BEAT, 95.9, Hilo, HI
    (808) 296-2328, (808) 296-BEAT

    WHHH 96.3 FM, Indianapolis, IN
    Request Line: (317) 239-9696

    WAMO 106.7 FM, Pittsburgh, PA
    (412) 471-2181, (412) 488-8257

    Power 102.1 KPPR, El Paso, TX
    (915) 566-9301

    International:
    KISS 100 FM, one of the biggest radio stations in London, England has played "It's Like That". In addition, had an old school battle between an old SWV hit and Mariah's 'Honey (Bad Boy Remix)'. DJ Swerve said "So obviously Mariah has won the battle, I know she has loads of fans out there and it was a great summer jam. Mariah is on fire."

    Countdowns & Comments:
    99.1 KGGI, Riverside, CA
    #1 on the top 5@9 countdown for Monday.
    Request Line: 1-866-991-KGGI

    KIIS 102.7, Los Angeles, CA
    Vote (once a day) for "It's Like That" on the Top 5 Countdown of the #2 station in America. The song is listed on the dropdown menu.
    Request Line: (800) 520-1027

    B96, Chicago, IL
    Added as #17 on the station's playlist.
    Request Line: (312) 591-9696

    Power 92, Peoria, IL
    Call between 8:20 and 9:00 PM (Central Chicago Time) to vote for "It's Like That" which is now eligible for the top 9 at 9 countdown.
    Request Line: (866) 686-9292, (309) 686-9292

    WHHH 96.3 FM, Indianapolis, IN
    Won Monday's "Battle of The Beats" against Nas and will compete again tonight at 7pm. Call to vote!
    Request Line: (317) 239-9696

    Jam'N 94.5, Boston, MA
    On "Battle of the Beats," "It's Like That" was back as the defending champion for night 3 and was up against Red Cafe. The DJ said: "We all knew what was gonna happen. This wasn't really a fair one. Red Cafe has a good record but Mariah's got a smash!" Mariah took 92% of the phone votes and 97% of the internet votes. Vote online here at 9pm. If Mariah wins tonight, she will be retired as a four night champion.
    Request Line: (617) 931-1945

    Z100, New York City, NY
    Added as #28 on the station's playlist.
    Monday: #3 on the top 9@9 countdown.
    Tuesday: #5 on the top 9@ 9 countdown.
    Request Line: (212) 239-2300

    WAMO 106.7 FM, Pittsburgh, PA
    #4 at the 4 @ 4 countdown.
    Request Line: (412) 471-2181, (412) 488-8257

    103.7 KISS FM, Hales Corners, WI
    Mariah won the Kiss Kombat against Eminem and is now up against Simple Plan's "Shut Up". Vote online here.
    Request Line: (414) 799-1037

    Hitz Radio
    The popular internet radio station Hitz Radio played "It's Like That" at #7 on the top 7 @ 7 countdown. Vote for the song online here (dropdown menu on the left).

    Impressions through January 10th, 2005:
    So far, "It's Like That" has reached 17.572 million audience impressions with 936 spins in 3 main formats (Pop, Rythmic & Urban). It is possible, but not yet assured that the song is now in the top 75 airplay chart and will debut on the Billboard Hot 100.

    Hear the song
    Listen to "It's Like That" here (Real Player is required.)

    Please keep voting on all stations, even if they are already playing the song. Those of you who want to send online requests - the stations' webpages are available at our RADIO REQUEST PAGE but please read the instructions carefully before sending an e-mail.
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    Source: Mariah Daily | Angel | Nikki Spencer | Ryan | Luis | Brandon | Bob | Andy | Marilyn | Jay | Rory | Roland | Andrew | Mary Jean | Micah | Jeff | Jeremy | Amy

    Mariah's 2004 SoundScan Sales Wrap-Up // 7:45 PM EST Updated by Liron

    Here's the tally of the number of copies Mariah's albums have sold (according to SoundScan) in the past year:

    1. Merry Christmas: 111,265
    2. Greatest Hits: 104,310
    3. Remixes: 62,595
    4. #1s: 54,030
    5. Charmbracelet: 16,745
    6. Music Box: 16,350
    7. Butterfly: 14,030
    8. Glitter: 10,945
    9. Rainbow: 9,550
    10. Daydream: 7,800
    11. Mariah Carey: 4,695
    12. MTV Unplugged EP: 3,195
    13. Emotions: 1,980

    DVDs:
    Around the World: 8,935
    #1s: 13,495
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    Source: JRKing | SoundScan

    Paul Hunter to Direct "It's Like That" Music Video // 7:36 PM EST Updated by Liron

    Mariah Carey has picked Paul Hunter to direct the first video for her upcoming album, The Emancipation of Mimi. After what was to be her first single leaked, Carey has chosen "It's Like That" to be her initial offering instead. Carey's label rep said that the final treatment for the clip has yet to be determined.
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    Source: MTV News | Lakerbabigrl8

    Jasmine's Juice // 3:15 PM EST Updated by Will

    The following report was written by Mariah's friend and MTV News reporter Jasmine Dotiwala:

    My Christmas was unforgettable for many reasons. It was once again glamorous, rural, festive and it made me acknowledge how blessed we are.

    I spent the holidays with my Christmas cousin, Mariah, who (as only she can) does-it in style. On Christmas Eve I did a triple trudge across the Atlantic from London to Chicago to Denver to snow-covered, bourgeois Aspen where MC’s driver scooped me straight up and off to meet the fam’ who were all waiting for me at our table at Nobu. (Yep – there’s a Nobu in every stoosh location in the world!) After dinner we explored our house on our private mountain. Yes, we even had a mountain to ourselves (how bling-blow is dat?) which was on top of the highest peak and surrounded by snowy, majestic mountains. I gasped for breath every morning as I sat up in my bed, mesmerised by the panoramic, 360-degree postcard-view! Check out the snowman me ’n’ Mariah made.

    Christmas Day was like something out of a storybook. We all had pancakes and waffles with fresh fruit and hot scotch toddies before settling in front of the biggest tree in the house (there were five) to open our pressies. Mine included a jasmine-scented candle; brown suede, Gucci, knee-high boots; a Manolo Blahnik shoe horn; a fluffy bathrobe; the usual awful tacky Christmas knickers (why?); nice-naughty underwear; Ugg slippers; a Gucci purse; white, cashmere mittens and loads of naughty hip-hop board games which I can’t imagine why I got. Everyone insisted it was ’cos of my crazy hysterical obsession last year with Ghettopoly. The rest of the afternoon was spent playing hip-hop knowledge games accompanied by lots of screaming and joy. I then took MC’s 12-year-old-Jack Russell terrier, Jackson P Mutley, for his daily sprint up the mountain where we watched little rich kids sledging in the ice and tried to stop Jack from fighting the reindeer which are a million times bigger and more dangerous than him. (I guess it’s true what they say about pets being like their owners – Jack’s sure got gallons of attitude and won’t be put down!) We had ’nuff fun getting dressed in our various ensembles for the traditional American Christmas dinner where we wore long, glamorous gowns and had two turkeys, sweet potato, mash, ham, stuffing, rice, black beans and my favourite… butternut squash soup.

    After sneaking in the obligatory lil’ nap to recuperate, we got dressed for our Christmas party in town, showing up in a horse-drawn carriage no less – as you do. In the house were hip-hop mogul Steve Stoute; Eminem’s boss and Interscope head Jimmy Lovine; Denise Rich; Diandra Douglas (Michael Douglas’s ex);-and a hot African American actor who was very attentive to me but un-namable in case I bump into him again. Also in town for Xmas were Will Smith and his family; former US tennis star Chris Evert; Martina Navratilova; actor Kevin Costner and the old playboy actor and legend Jack Nicholson.

    For more on our New Years Eve party watch this space.
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    Source: The Voice


    Monday, January 10 , 2005

    Carey Comeback: It's Like That // 8:57 PM EST Updated by Will

    It's a project that's endured more than one false start, but it seems the Mariah Carey comeback is finally kicking into gear. After internet piracy saw two of her newly recorded tracks circulate around the world via chat rooms and message boards, the 34-year-old singer/songwriter has finally unveiled a track that she's ready for the world to hear.

    'It's Like That', an up-tempo, club-orientated r'n'b groove, is already picking up considerable US airplay, after debuting earlier this week, and it's being acclaimed by industry insiders as the comeback record the chart-topping diva's being looking for.

    The track's now set to be the first single from Carey's cryptically titled new album 'The Emanciaption of Mimi', due for release in March, which apparently mixes 80s flavoured retro grooves with Gladys Knight-style soul balladry. With the album, the follow-up to 2002's 'Charmbracelet', being seen within the industry as crucial for Carey, the singer and her label Island Def Jam are clearly determined to succeed. Production work comes courtesy of long-term collaborator Jermaine Dupri, who helped fashion previous Carey hits such as 'Always Be My Baby', while Carey is currently talking promo video concepts with director Paul Hunter, who has worked with the likes of Snoop Dogg, Brandy and Lenny Kravitz, and directed Mariah in the James Bond flavoured 'Honey' video.

    For those who prefer a club-orientated Carey, there's further good news. House supremo David Morales recently revealed that he's been working with Carey on re-sung vocals for a house remix of her latest single. The partnership has previously produced highly acclaimed re-workings of hits such as 'Dreamlover', 'Fantasy' and 'My All'.

    Meanwhile, 'Say Something', the Snoop Dogg duet Carey previously intended as the lead-off single from the project, before an unintended internet leak, is strongly tipped to be the follow up single after gaining positive reviews.

    If March still seems too far off, you can get your Mariah fix later this month when her 1995 'Fantasy: Live At Madison Square Garden' concert finally gains a DVD release on the 24th.
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    Source: AAA Australia | Mariah Connection | LuvMariah81

    "It's Like That" - The Daily Thread // 7:38 PM EST Updated by Liron

    Mariah Daily's "It's Like That" radio campaign continues;

    Mariah needs your help! Call your local radio stations and request "It's Like That" to be played!

    New Radio Stations playing the song:
    "It's Like That" has been played internationally in:

    Australia:
    On Nova Perth's Urban Essentials Show.
    The show plays on Friday and Sunday evenings.

    France:
    On Ado FM, a popular radio station in Paris.

    Top 5 Stations playing the song
    1. B96, Chicago, IL
    (312) 591-9696

    2. Kube 93.3, Seattle, WA
    (206) 421-9393, (877) 933-9393

    3. 106.7 KDL, Dallas, TX
    (214) 787-1067

    4. WKYS 93.9, Washington D.C
    (202) 432-WKYS

    5. 107.9 The Beat, Lexington, KY
    (859) 280-2328

    Countdowns & Comments:
    KIIS 102.7, Los Angeles, CA
    Vote (once a day) for "It's Like That" on the Top 5 Countdown of the #2 station in America. The song is listed on the dropdown menu.
    Request Line: (800) 520-1027

    B96, Chicago, IL
    #2 on the evening version of Top 9 @ 9 countdown.
    Request Line: (312) 591-9696

    103.7 KISS FM, Hales Corners, WI
    Vote for Mariah on the Kiss Kombat against Eminem, to remain the champion here.
    Request Line: (414) 799-1037

    Impressions through January 9th, 2005:
    So far, "It's Like That" has reached 14.678 million audience impressions with 725 spins in 3 main formats (Pop, Rythmic & Urban).

    Hear the song
    Listen to "It's Like That" here (Real Player is required.)

    Mariah's fan club, Honey B. Fly has made it available to hear the song on the fan club's site.

    Please keep voting on all stations, even if they are already playing the song. Those of you who want to send online requests - the stations' webpages are available at our RADIO REQUEST PAGE but please read the instructions carefully before sending an e-mail.
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    Source: Mariah Daily | Aladerri | Tara | Alex | Sven | Dino

    "Ladies Night" To Start Shooting In May // 9:49 AM EST Updated by Liron

    LEE DANIELS says he's "relieved and really happy that we've finally given birth again."

    "I have the stretch marks to prove it," says the Wynnefield native, producer, of "The Woodsman," which premieres Wednesday at the Annenberg Center.

    Daniels says the film, directed by fellow homegirl Nicole Kassell, was "a test of wills to prove the Hollywood system wrong."

    It's about a sex offender (Center City's Kevin Bacon) dealing with life after prison. It doesn't humanize pedophiles, says Daniels, but instead tells a story of abuse that affects many Americans.

    Daniels is still editing "Shadowboxer," which filmed here over the summer.

    Next up, he says, is a musical called "Ladies Night," to start filming here in May.

    "It's like 'Waiting to Exhale' meets 'Chicago' meets animation," says Daniels.

    He says he's cast Indian actress Aishwarya Rai, Mo'Nique, Macy Gray, Missy Elliot, Alicia Keys, Mariah Carey, and Patti LaBelle and hopes to cast Beyonce.
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    Source: Philly.com | Shayne


    Sunday, January 9 , 2005

    "It's Like That" - The Daily Thread // 7:54 PM EST Updated by Liron

    Mariah Daily's "It's Like That" radio campaign continues;

    Mariah needs your help! Call your local radio stations and request "It's Like That" to be played!

    New Radio Stations playing the song:
    KHTE 96.5 FM, Little Rock, AR
    (501) 433-0965

    Hot 98, Santa Rosa, CA
    (707) 585-9999

    104.5 WSNX, Grand Rapids, MI
    (616) 770-8104, (877) 320-1045

    Jammin 95.5, Portland, OR
    (503) 417-9595, (800) 378-2795

    Hot 106, Providence, RI
    (401) 224-1063, (888) 224-1063

    Top 5 Stations playing the song
    1. B96, Chicago, IL
    (312) 591-9696

    2. Kube 93.3, Seattle, WA
    (206) 421-9393, (877) 933-9393

    3. 106.7 KDL, Dallas, TX
    (214) 787-1067

    4. WKYS 93.9, Washington D.C
    (202) 432-WKYS

    5. 107.9 The Beat, Lexington, KY
    (859) 280-2328

    Countdowns & Comments:
    KIIS 102.7, Los Angeles, CA
    Vote (once a day) for "It's Like That" on the Top 5 Countdown of the #2 station in America. The song is listed on the dropdown menu.
    Request Line: (800) 520-1027

    HOT 94.1, Bakersfield, CA
    The station is holding a poll, asking "Which Artist's Album Are You Most Anticipating In '05?"
    Vote for Mariah here.
    Request Line: (661) 328-1410

    B96, Chicago, IL
    #1 on the morning version of Top 9 @ 9 countdown.
    Request Line: (312) 591-9696

    Impressions through January 8th, 2005:
    So far, "It's Like That" has reached 11.342 million audience impressions with 545 spins in 3 main formats (Pop, Rythmic & Urban).
    The song has now reached more airplay in four days than "Bringing' On The Heartbreak" and "Boy (I Need You)" ever did. In order to debut on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles chart, the song would have to climb up to at least 15-20 million impressions.

    Hear the song
    Listen to "It's Like That" here (Real Player is required.)

    Please keep voting on all stations, even if they are already playing the song. Those of you who want to send online requests - the stations' webpages are available at our RADIO REQUEST PAGE but please read the instructions carefully before sending an e-mail.
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    Source: Mariah Daily | Zaloa | Mason | Julie | Amy | Antonio


    Saturday, January 8 , 2005

    "It's Like That" - The Daily Thread // 6:09 PM EST Updated by Liron

    Mariah Daily's "It's Like That" radio campaign continues;

    Mariah needs your help! Call your local radio stations and request "It's Like That" to be played!

    New Radio Stations playing the song:
    KDDB 102.7 FM, Honolulu, HI
    (808) 591-9369

    WJLB. 97.9, Detroit, MI
    (313) 298-7098

    WPRO 92 FM, Providence, RI
    (401) 224-1234

    Hot 104.5, Knoxville, TN
    (865) 656-1045

    Power 98.7 Amarillo, TX
    (806) 355-9777

    Countdowns & Comments:
    KIIS 102.7, Los Angeles, CA
    Vote (once a day) for "It's Like That" on the Top 5 Countdown of the #2 station in America. The song is listed on the dropdown menu.
    Request Line: (800) 520-1027

    99.1 KGGI, Riverside, CA
    #4 on the top 5@9 countdown for two days in a row.
    Request Line: (909) 431-5991

    B96, Chicago, IL
    #2 on the night version of Top 9 @ 9 countdown.
    Request Line: (312) 591-9696

    Z100, New York City, NY
    "It's Like That" was #5 on the 9@9 countdown. Please make sure to call only if you're in NY. Vote online here.
    Request Line: (212) 239-2300

    Impressions through January 7th, 2005:
    So far, impressions for "It's Like That" stand at 8.666 million with 415 spins in 3 main formats (Pop, Rythmic & Urban). The song is rising fast specifically on the Rythmic stations and is currently the seventh greatest increase at the format over the past week.

    Hear the song
    Listen to "It's Like That" here (Real Player is required.)

    Please keep voting on all stations, even if they are already playing the song. Those of you who want to send online requests - the stations' webpages are available at our RADIO REQUEST PAGE but please read the instructions carefully before sending an e-mail.
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    Source: Mariah Daily | Jeremy | Josh | AnGeLeYeZx626 | Justin | Andrew | HeartOfATaurus | MilkCow | Steph

    More “Pure” Pictures // 3:14 AM EST Updated by Lynn

    Julian caught up with Mariah as she was making her way to open Pure club in Las Vegas on New Year’s Eve. Here are his pictures of Mariah. Click on each thumbnail to enlarge.

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    Source: Julian for Mariah Daily

    Fans' Corner // 3:12 AM EST Updated by Lynn

    --There is a fan book project called MCFlavaStyle FanBook and every Mariah fan is invited to be a part of it. Please send your entries to Tara M. Renaud at mariah-twin21@honeybfly.com by January 15, 2005.

    --The Official Mariah Downunder Forum has found a new home at www.mariahdownunder.tk. Jessica invites all Australian Fans, “Come join us at the forums. We are a very close family of lambs, and are in the process of construing some exciting plans for promotion in Australia!”

    --Aladerri will host the 2nd Illinois Fan Gathering on January 16, 2005 at 3:00pm in Lakeview, Chicago. Everyone is invited. His only request? Be a Mariah fan! “Feel free to bring Mariah presents to share with the other lambs, and if you have something extra to finally auction it and benefit the Fresh Air Fund,” he suggests. Aladerri can be reached at Aladerri@honeybfly.com. Please let him know if you are attending and how many people are coming with you as well as for any other question.
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    Source: --


    Friday, January 7 , 2005

    "It's Like That" - The Daily Thread // 6:45 PM EST Updated by Liron

    Mariah Daily's "It's Like That" radio campaign continues;

    Mariah needs your help! Call your local radio stations and request "It's Like That" to be played!

    New Radio Stations playing the song:
    KIIS 102.7, Los Angeles, CA
    (800) 520-1027

    WGCI 107.5, Chicago, IL
    (312) 591-1075

    B-97, New Orleans, LA
    (504) 260-9797, (888) 340-9797

    FM98 WJLB, Detroit, MI
    (313) 298-7098

    98.5 LKUC, Las Vegas, NV
    (702) 364-9898

    Q102, Philadelphia, PA
    (215) 263-1021

    WXSS 103.7, Milwaukee, WI
    (414) 799-1037

    International:
    The song was played in Northern Greece (Star FM 97.1) and Manila, Philippines.

    Countdowns & Comments:

    93.7 KRQ, Tucson, AZ
    Won the 9 O'clock Knock-out for the second night in a row with over 600 votes. Vote again today at 9:00pm (Mountain).
    Request Line: (520) 880-5000

    B96, Chicago, IL
    #1 on the morning version of Top 9 @ 9 countdown.
    Request Line: (312) 591-9696

    Power 92, Peoria, IL
    Won for the third night in a row against "Down" by Jule Santana and will be returning as the champion to compete again today at 8:00pm (Central). The BEST time to call and vote is about 8:05 PM, because by then they have already finished Mariah's song and it is elgible to receive votes. Voting lasts about 10 minutes.
    Request Line: (866) 686-9292, (309) 686-9292

    Jam'N 94.5, Boston, MA
    On "Battle of the Beats," "It's Like That" was up against Nas and won the battle for the second night in a row with 95% of the internet votes and 65% of the phone votes. Vote for Mariah again on Monday where she will return as the champion here.
    Request Line: (617) 931-1945

    Z100, New York City, NY
    "It's Like That" was #3 on the countdown. The DJs keep playing the song and say that there are "millions of requests" for it, and suspect most of them are coming from "Mariah Carey's fan club." Please make sure to call only if you're in NY. Vote online here.
    Request Line: (212) 239-2300

    Kube 93.3, Seattle, WA
    Played during the 5 O'clock traffic jam; The station's music director - DJ Eric Powers and DJ Big Mike both praised the song and "Say Something" as well. They called a psychic named "Sonya the Psychic" who said this album will be a big seller and put Mariah back on top of the charts. She also said to expect big things from Mariah in the next six years.
    Request Line: (206) 421-9393, (877) 933-9393

    WXSS 103.7, Milwaukee, WI
    Won the Kiss Kombat Thursday night and will be going up against Eminem's "Toy Soldiers" on Monday night. Vote online here.
    Request Line: (414) 799-1037

    Flow 93.5, Toronto, Canada
    Won the "Showdown" battle for the 2nd night in a row and will come back on Monday as the champion.
    Request Line: (416) 935-1935

    Impressions through January 6th, 2005:
    So far, impressions for "It's Like That" stand at 5.91 million with 279 spins in 3 main formats (Pop, Rythmic & Urban).

    Hear the song
    Listen to "It's Like That" here (Real Player is required.)

    Please keep voting on all stations, even if they are already playing the song. Those of you who want to send online requests - the stations' webpages are available at our RADIO REQUEST PAGE but please read the instructions carefully before sending an e-mail.
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    Source: Mariah Daily | All4Mariah | Hijinio | Lisa | Hotboy | Brian | Mary Jean | Amy | Josie | fkladis | Aladerri | Jeremy | PMCF | Kevin | Rory | Nick | Foni

    Watch out, dummy // 6:26 PM EST Updated by Liron

    Mariah Carey reportedly had a run-in with another dummy at the Gucci boutique in Aspen. A source told Star magazine that the singer leaned against one of the store's mannequins assuming it was anchored in place (which it wasn't) and nearly hit a fellow shopper. Luckily, a salesperson saw the mannequin falling and was able to catch it before it hurt anyone.
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    Source: San Francisco Examiner | Shayne

    Vote for Mariah's Comeback // 6:10 AM EST Updated by Liron

    The radio station K 104.7 in Poughkeepsie, NY is holding a poll, asking their listeners: "Who is the artist you would like to see come back strong in 2005?"

    The options are: Mariah Carey, Jennifer Lopez, Justin Timberlake, Janet Jackson, Bon Jovi & Pink.

    Mariah currently trails behind Jennifer Lopez, Bon Jovi & Justin Timberlake with 16.3% of the votes.

    Click here to vote for Mariah's comeback. The poll is located at the bottom left part of the site, refresh till you get to the comeback poll.

    Update: Mariah now leads the poll with 42.9% of the votes!
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    Source: 6 and a half


    Thursday, January 6 , 2005

    More Mariah in Aspen // 8:01 PM EST Updated by Will

    December 29, Mariah Carey shopping at a jewelry store in Aspen, Colorado.



    December 30, Mariah Carey skiing with family and friends at a resort in Apsen, Colorado.


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    Source: Grosby Group

    Mariah Carey soars with "It's Like That" // 7:40 PM EST Updated by Will

    Mariah Carey’s never been one to cede the spotlight to fellow singers and she refused to be overshadowed again this week when the singer’s team leaked her latest single, “It’s Like That,” to radio one day after Jennifer Lopez’ “Get Right” hit the airwaves.

    The release of Carey’s single, from her forthcoming album, The Emancipation of Mimi, came as a surprise since most expected the singer to release “Say Something” to radio on January 25. Both “Say Something” and “Tonight” (featuring Pharrell) had been leaked via the Internet in early December.

    Carey’s new album will hit store shelves March 22. The album includes production from The Neptunes, Kanye West, R. Kelly, and Jermaine Dupri.

    "For the first time in my life, I feel free and unashamed to be who I really am," Carey said. "I am celebrating that I've grown into a person and artist who no longer feels imprisoned by my insecurities ... I can now honestly say, 'This is me, the real me, take it or leave it.”

    "It's Like That," aired first on Hot 97 in New York City. Since the leak, over 40 stations have begun playing the track which is getting a great response. The singer is planning to shoot the video with director Paul Hunter. "I'm actually in L.A, getting ready to meet with Paul Hunter, who you know, did ‘Honey’ with me a long time ago and did the ‘Drop It Like It's Hot’ video," she told DJ Angie Martinez.

    Carey is also launching the fashion line Kiss Kiss next year, planning to pen a series of children’s books and plans to take on Broadway. The Emancipation of Mimi, will be her first album since the release of Charmbracelet in 2002.

    Visit "2005 GV Music & Fashion Awards Voting Booth", to vote for Mariah Carey.
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    Source: GrooveVolt Newswire | Shayne

    Mariah Heats Up The Cover Of Blender Magazine // 4:16 PM EST Updated by Liron

    Blender Magazine is serving up an early Valentine's Day treat for you this year so be sure to hit the newsstands on February 8 to pick up your copy of Blender Magazine which features smoldering new photos of Mariah!
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    Source: Mariahcarey.com | Victor

    "It's Like That" - The Daily Thread // 2:47 PM EST Updated by Liron

    Mariah Daily's "It's Like That" radio campaign continues;

    Mariah needs your help! Call your local radio stations and request "It's Like That" to be played!

    New Radio Stations playing the song:
    93.7 KRQ, Tucson, AZ
    (520) 880-5000

    KDON 102.5 FM, Santa Cruz, CA
    (888) 558-5366

    Hot 99.5, Washington D.C
    (877) 955-HOT1

    XL 106.7, Orlando, FL
    (407) 919-1067, (877) 919-1067

    Q100 , Atlanta, GA
    (404) 741-1005

    Power 92 Peoria, IL
    (309) 686-0101,(866) 686-9292

    Jam'N 94.5, Boston, MA
    (617) 931-1945

    Power 105.1, NYC, NY
    (800) 585-1051

    Countdowns & Comments:
    93.7 KRQ, Tucson, AZ
    Won the 9 O'clock Knock-out. Vote again today at 9:00pm (Mountain).
    Request Line: (520) 880-5000

    99.1 KGGI, Riverside, CA
    #3 on the top 5@5 countdown.
    Request Line: (909) 431-5991

    KDON 102.5 FM, Santa Cruz, CA
    The DJ commented: "wait for the video - she will be filming in lingerie" (we'll have to wait and see if he was serious or just hopeful.)
    Request Line: (888) 558-5366

    Hot 99.5, Washington D.C
    At 6:00pm, on a "Hot or Not" vote, the song was voted 65% Hot. At 10:00pm, the song's votes were at 90% hot!
    Request Line: (877) 955-HOT1

    Q100 , Atlanta, GA
    The DJ Jeff Miles played the song after saying he has personally received it from his friend Jermaine Dupri. A Mariah fan was on the air requesting the song prior to its premiere.
    Request Line: (404) 741-1005

    B96, Chicago, IL
    #4 on the Top 9 @ 9 countdown.
    Request Line: (312) 591-9696

    Power 92, Peoria, IL
    "It's Like That" won by 4 votes against "Country Boys" and will be returning as the champion to compete again today at 8:00pm (Central).
    Request Line: (866) 686-9292

    Jam'N 94.5, Boston, MA
    On "Battle of the Beats," "It's Like That" was up against "Get Right" by J.Lo who has been the champion for a couple of nights. When the results came in, the DJ said: "This is the biggest blowout I've ever seen." Mariah won the battle with 95% of the internet votes and 98% of the phone votes. Vote for Mariah again tonight here.
    Request Line: (617) 931-1945

    Flow 93.5, Toronto, Canada
    "It's Like That" won 103 votes against "Back Of The Club" with 54 votes.
    Request Line: (416) 935-1935

    Impressions through January 5th, 2005:
    In only two days, impressions for "It's Like That" stand at 4.092 millions with 167 spins in 3 main formats (Pop, Rythmic & Urban).

    Upcoming Radio Interviews
    Mariah will be calling in to Chicago's B-96 soon, and will speak to Eddie & Jobo on the morning show to promote the song. Stay tuned for further information.

    Hear the song
    Listen to "It's Like That" here (Real Player is required.)

    Please continue sending us any information about the song; new stations, interesting DJ comments, countdown positions and request numbers (if not available on our RADIO REQUEST PAGE.
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    Source: ADani1224 | mariah illusions | Dan O | Jay | Josie | zondee | Jeremy | Andrew | Rory | Scott | Teresa

    "U Make Me Wanna" Drops on Billboard // 1:34 PM EST Updated by Liron

    On its 9th week at the Billboard Hot 100 (Issue Date: January 15, 2005), Jadakis & Mariah's "U Make Me Wanna" drops 9 spots from #24 to #33.
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    Source: Billboard

    Mariah Shops in Aspen // 1:29 PM EST Updated by Liron

    Mariah Carey dropped close to $10,000 at the Dior boutique in Aspen. (The PETA-friendly diva wouldn't touch anything trimmed in fur). A source says she wasn't as carefree with the driver who shlepped 1,200 pounds of her luggage from the airport. He got a $50 tip.
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    Source: NY Daily News


    Wednesday, January 5 , 2005

    Hot 97 Interview (Audio & Transcript) // 5:39 PM EST Updated by Liron

    Earlier today, Mariah called in to Hot 97 in New York and spoke with Angie Martinez. You can download the audio in mp3 format here, thanks to Vinny.

    Here is our transcript of the short interview:

    Angie Martinez: Is that Mariah on the phone? Is that her representitive? Hello?
    Mariah Carey: Helloooo

    AM: Ohhh, is it you?
    MC: It's me!

    AM: I thought I was gonna get the "Please hold for Mariah"...
    MC: No darling, I dialed myself!

    AM: Oh she's so fabulous and so regular at the same time! Of course, the fabulous superstar Mariah Carey is on the telephone.
    MC: *laughs* Happy new year! Happy new year, Merry Christmas, everything!

    AM: What did you do for new year's?
    MC: Well I was in Aspen for Christmas, and that was very fun, very festive and then..

    AM: Hold on hold on please, because I am picturing you in Aspen, and I'm picturing the fury boots...
    MC: The fury boots, yes

    AM: With a heel probably
    MC: *laughs* How do you know this?? You know, I had the regular boots that don't have the heels too, you know.

    AM: I haven't seen you in flats ever!
    MC: I know but when they're like the skate boot type thing, it's okay because they give you a little lift anyway.

    AM: O.K, O.K...
    MC: But your baby's adorable, everyone says the baby is gorgeous!

    AM: Thank you, thank you! he's getting so big.
    MC: He is SO gorgeous. He is so cute.

    AM: I did good, right?
    MC: You really did! And she's so skinny, I'm like "how did that happen?"

    AM: Coz I didn't eat for four months after I had the baby, that's what I did.
    MC: *laughs* He is gorgeous.

    AM: So what about you? what's the plan? what are we doing? Do we have an album date? Do we have.. what?
    MC: Album is like March 22nd, I believe, and umm you know, just getting ready to do the video and stuff.

    AM: Did you have a treatment and everything?
    MC: Yeah, I'm going to have a meeting right now, I'm actually in L.A, getting ready to meet with Paul Hunter, who you know, did "Honey" with me a long time ago and did the "Drop It Like It's Hot" video.

    AM: So we're doing a hot, hot...
    MC: Hot Tamale moment!

    AM: We're doing a hot tamale video, is that what's gonna happen?
    MC: It must be hot tamale!

    AM: I know you're in L.A, I'm glad you called coz I definitely wanted to just let everyone know what's going on. We played your song yesterday, we're going to rock it today, we got Remy Martin coming a little bit later.
    MC: Ooh tell her I said hey, she came to my Halloween party and you know the "Ante Up" remix is my favorite and her section would be my favorite as well. I told her that at the Halloween party, I don't know if she believed me.

    AM: I would love to see you reciting Remy's verse on "Ante Up".
    MC: You don't want me to sing it, I request it everywhere I go, they're like... "what?"

    AM: I need to know, do you know Remy's verse word for word?
    MC: Yes I do! It begins with "I catch it backstage" *laughs* Yes we know and love Remy's verse.

    AM: Listen, will you come up please before the album so we can do like a real sit down and you talk to people and all that?
    MC: Definitely, I would love to coz I really wanna play you know, play a few songs, because I know like, you know, there's gonna be like those ballads and stuff like that that people are probably like expecting, but we just wanted to go with a fun uptempo record that's just what I was feeling at the time.

    AM: I heard you got a crazy Snoop record too, that is the word on the streets.
    MC: Mmmhmm, Snoop and Pharrell, yep.

    AM: So we'll make a day of it, you'll come by, we'll play a couple of songs?
    MC: Exactly, show me some more pictures of the baby...

    AM: I will! We'll have balloons, we'll bring champagne, we'll make it a party, we'll make it festive for you.
    MC: You know how I do... it will be very festive, exactly.

    AM: Lets get to it now, this is the first joint we are getting to hear off Mariah's album which will be in stores in March featuring our very own Fatman Scoop,
    MC: Mmhmm, and Jermaine Dupri and it's called "It's Like That".
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    Source: Mariah Daily

    "It's Like That" - The Daily Thread // 4:52 PM EST Updated by Liron

    After over two years of a long wait, Mariah comes back with a smashing single off her new album "The Emancipation of Mimi".

    "It's Like That" Featuring Jermaine Dupri and Fatman Scoop has finally premiered on radio stations across America.

    The single has received great responses from listeners and industry people and has potential to become a huge radio hit for Mariah.

    In order to achieve great success, it is our turn as fans to help Mariah and get the song to #1!

    All you have to do is pick up the phone, dial your radio station's phone # and request the song.

    From today on, Mariah Daily will be posting a daily thread for "It's Like That" that will contain any relevant information about the song. We will also be reminding you to cast your daily requests!

    You can find numbers and online information for your local stations on our RADIO REQUEST LINKS.

    Please continue sending us any information about the song; new stations, interesting DJ comments, countdown positions and request numbers (if not available on our local radio stations page.)

    Radio Stations currently playing the song:
    Power 92.3, Phoenix, AZ
    (602) 260-6923

    104.7 KissFm, Phoenix, AZ
    (602) 260-1047

    101.9 KIYS, Jonesboro, AR
    (870) 931-0101

    106.1 KMEL, San Jose, CA
    (415) 896-5635

    Power 106, Los Angeles, CA
    (818) 845-1059

    99.1 KGGI, Riverside, CA
    (909) 431-5991

    Hot 94.1, Bakersfield, CA
    (661) 328-1410

    Q97, Fresno, CA
    (559) 255-9797

    93.7, Hartford, CT
    (860) 677-6700, (800) 488-9307

    Power 104.1, Hartford, CT
    (860) 247-1041

    WKYS 93.9, Washington D.C
    (202) 432-WKYS

    WEDR 99 Jamz, Miami, FL
    (866) 991-JAMZ

    B96, Chicago, IL
    (312) 591-9696

    97.5, Las Vegas, NV
    (702) 320-5834

    Hot 97, NYC, NY
    (800) 223-9797

    Z100, NYC, NY
    (800) 242-0100

    WBLS 107.5, NYC, NY
    (212) 545-1075

    KTU 103.5, NYC, NY
    (800) 245-1035

    Power 99, Philadelphia, PA
    (215) 483-8900, (800) 521-1021

    103.9 The Beat, Philadelphia, PA
    (610) 276-1100

    106.7 KDL, Dallas, TX
    (214) 787-1067

    97.1 ZHT, Salt Lake City, UT
    (801) 570-1971

    Kube93, Seattle, WA
    (206) 421-9393, (877) 933-9393

    Flow 93.5, Toronto, Canada
    (416) 935-1935

    Impressions for January 4th, 2005:
    The day of its premiere (January 4th), the song received 1.491 million impressions and 44 spins (in three radio formats: Pop, Rythmic & Urban).

    Music Video
    On her Hot 97 interview with Angie Martinez, Mariah's mentioned that she's going to have a meeting with Paul Hunter, the director of "Honey" in hopes of getting him to direct the music video for "It's Like That". Stay tuned for more information about the interview.

    Hear the song
    Listen to "It's Like That" here (Real Player is required.)

    Wallpaper (made by Antonio)
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    Source: Mariah Daily | LuvMariah81 | jakejam | FRESH2DEFF05 | Alan | FrOmThE757 | Kodman00 | Benish | Angel | Pedro | Maciej | SJ | Dan | Jason | Heath | marbelous | Destiny | Antonio | Louise


    Tuesday, January 4 , 2005

    "It's Like That" (feat. JD and Fatman Scoop) Lyrics // 8:14 PM EST Updated by Matt

    Here are the lyrics to Mariah's new single "It's Like That" which features JD and Fatman Scoop. The song has premiered on several big-name U.S. radio stations. If you aren't in a large city, the single is set for a January 25th nation-wide radio impact date.

    "It's Like That" (feat. JD and Fatman Scoop)

    Jermaine Dupri:
    'Dis is, the point when I need e'rybody get to the dance floor
    It's like that y'all (that y'all), that y'all (that y'all)
    Da da da da, I like that y'all (that y'all)
    It's like that y'all (that y'all), that y'all (that y'all)
    Like da da da da, I like that y'all (that y'all) (MC)

    Mariah Carey:
    I came to have a party
    Open up the Bacardi
    Feeling so hot tamale
    Boy I know you watchin' me
    So what's it gonna be?
    Purple taking me higher
    I'm lifted and I like it
    Boy you got me inspired
    Baby, come and get it
    If you're really feeling me

    Bridge:
    'Cause it's my night
    No stress, no fights
    I'm leaving it all behind
    No tears, no time to cry
    Just making the most of life

    Chorus:
    Everybody is livin' it up
    All the fellas keep lookin' at us ('cause)
    Me and my girls on the floor like what
    While the DJ keeps on spinning the cut
    It's like that y'all (that y'all), that y'all (that y'all)
    It's like da da da da, I like that y'all (that y'all)
    It's like that y'all (that y'all), that y'all (that y'all)
    It's like da da da da, I like that y'all (that y'all)

    You like this and you know it
    Caution, it's so explosive
    Them chickens is ash and I'm lotion
    Baby come and get it
    Let me give you what you need
    It's a special occasion
    Mimi's emancipation
    A cause for celebration
    I ain't gonna let nobody's drama bother me

    Bridge:
    'Cause it's my night
    No stress, no fights
    I'm leaving it all behind
    No tears (no tears), no time to cry
    Just making the most of life

    Chorus:
    Everybody is livin' it up
    All the fellas keep lookin' at us ('cause)
    Me and my girls on the floor like what
    While the DJ keeps on spinning the cut
    It's like that y'all (that y'all), that y'all (that y'all)
    It's like da da da da, I like that y'all (that y'all)
    It's like that y'all (that y'all), that y'all (that y'all)
    It's like da da da da, I like that y'all (that y'all)

    Bridge:
    'Cause it's my night (it's my, it's my night)
    No stress, no fights
    I'm leaving it all behind
    No tears (no tears), no time to cry
    Baby I'm making the most of life

    Chorus:
    Everybody is livin' it up (I said everybody)
    All the fellas keep lookin' at us ('cause)
    Me and my girls on the floor like what
    While the DJ keeps on spinning the cut
    It's like that y'all (that y'all), that y'all (that y'all)
    It's like da da da da, I like that y'all (that y'all)
    It's like that y'all (that y'all), that y'all (that y'all)
    It's like da da da da, I like that y'all (that y'all)

    This is my night

    Fatman Scoop:
    Let's Go Now (what), Let's Go Now (what)
    Here we go now (what), Here We Go Now (what)
    Let's Go Now (what), Let's Go Now (what)
    Here we go now (what), Here we go now (what)

    Fatman Scoop and Mariah in unison:
    Let's Go Now (what), Let's Go Now (what)
    Here we go now (what), Here we go now (what)
    Let's Go Now (what), Let's Go Now (what)
    Here we go now (what), Here we go now (what)
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    Source: Mariah Daily

    Mariah Leaks Again // 7:59 PM EST Updated by Lynn

    A third song from Mariah Carey's upcoming album, The Emancipation of Mimi, has been leaked, only this one has the makings of a radio hit. "It's Like That," featuring Jermaine Dupri, is getting play on urban radio stations in New York, Chicago and Dallas so far, though there's no word yet from Carey's label if this song will eventually be released as a single.
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    Source: MTV | Shayne

    "It’s Like That" Airplay Update // 7:11 PM EST Updated by Lynn

    --"It’s Like That" has crossed the Canadian border and was heard on Toronto’s FLOW 93.5 FM at around 5:40pm today. You can request the song via email to request@flow935.com or by sending a text message to 935935. Listen live to FLOW 93.5 FM by clicking here.

    --More U.S. radio stations have reportedly followed suit. Reports have it that "It’s Like That" has been played on the following radio stations:
       - WEDR 99 Jamz (S. Florida)
       - Power 106 (Los Angeles, CA)
       - 99.1 KGGI (Riverside, CA)
       - 97.1 ZHT (Salt Lake City, UT)
       - 101.9 KIYS (NE Arkansas)
       - 106.1 KMEL (San Jose, CA)
       - KUBE 93 (Seattle, WA)
       - KTU 103.5 (New York, NY)
       - HOT 97.5 (Las Vegas, NV)
       - 104.7 KISS (Phoenix, AZ)

    Please let us know if the song has played in your area. You can refer to our Request Lines page for your local radio station information to request it.
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    Source: Teresa | LuvMariah81 | humptydumptyLA | Allan | Dan | FRESH2DEFF05 | Heath | Jason | Roland | Brandin | Maciej

    Interview with Mariah on Hot 97 Tomorrow // 4:42 PM EST Updated by Liron

    Mariah will call in to the NYC radio station Hot 97 tomorrow to talk about her new single "It's Like That". She is supposed to call in to talk to Angie Martinez during the countdown at 4:00pm EST.
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    Source: Dino | Katie

    Listen to "It's Like That" Here! // 2:51 PM EST Updated by Liron

    An authorized promotion snippet of 1:30 minutes from "It's Like That" is now available to be heard by clicking here (Real Player is required.)

    The preview was published by FMQB which lists the official radio release date, like All Access, to be January 25th, 2005.
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    Source: FMQB | Chris

    "It's Like That" To Play on KDL, Dallas & WBLS, NY // 2:04 PM EST Updated by Liron

    "It's Like That" will be played in Dallas, TX for the first time on the station 106.7 KDL, today at 2:00pm (Central). Dallas fans, it's your turn to listen and request the song!

    Meanwhile, the song was already #4 on the daily top 9 countdown on Chicago's B-96.

    Wendy Williams has played the song for the first time on her show in the NY radio station 107.5 WBLS. Her show airs from 2:00pm to 6:00pm EST and she is likely to play the song again during the show.

    Update: Wendy Williams has played the song twice by now and has promised to play it again without interruptions later on. Stay tuned!

    Update #2: WFBC-B93.7 at Greenville, SC will be playing "It's Like That" tonight as well.
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    Source: Mariah Daily | Raymond | Keita | John | Jason


    Monday, January 3 , 2005

    B96 Chicago To Premiere "It's Like That" NOW! (and at 8:00pm) // 6:56 PM EST Updated by Liron

    Fans from the Chicago area, tune in to B96 now for the world premiere of Mariah's new single "It's Like That" !!!

    Update: The song has received great response and will be played again a little after 8:00pm Chicago time on B96's STYLZ & ROMAN show (J. Roman has also opened a show for Mariah on the Charmbracelet tour.)

    Update #2: At 8:50pm EST, the song was played on Hot 97in NYC. Fans have described the song as being an uptempo club hit with intro by JD and rap outro by FatmanScoop.

    Please request the song at both of these stations and let us know if other stations have played it!
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    Source: Mariah Daily

    Pictures of Mariah at Pure Club // 6:48 PM EST Updated by Liron

    Aladerri was lucky enough to be able to hang out with Mariah at her VIP lounge at the Pure club in Las Vegas on new year's eve. Here are some of the pictures he took while partying with Mariah, including one of both of them together:






    The last two pictures were sent by Bianca whose story was posted here yesterday.
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    Source: Aladerri for Mariah Daily

    First Single: "It's Like That" // 3:00 PM EST Updated by Liron

    We are now able to reveal that Mariah's new single is titled "It's Like That" and as previously reported, should hit the radio stations up to mid-January.

    Though the title contradicts recent fan reports of a song named "My Night" that was played at Pure Club on New year's eve, this information comes from All Access, the biggest radio industry information source.

    Be sure to keep checking the site for information on the song's radio premiere date.

    Update: All Access has now updated their site with the following information:

    January 25:
    SINGLES:
    MARIAH CAREY / It's Like That (IDJMG)
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    Source: Mariah Daily | All Access | Dino

    "Just an Illusion" - New Title or just Sample? // 12:16 PM EST Updated by Liron

    According to a new article in the Latin magazine Prensa Latina, a song titled "Just an Illusion" will be featured on Mariah's new album "The Emancipation of Mimi." This title was previously mentioned on the Billboard article about the new album, stating that "Get Your Number" samples the 80s hit "Just an Illusion."

    Here is a rough translation of the article:

    The American singer Mariah Carey, one of the most popular voices in her country, has announced today that in March of 2005, she will put out a new CD, the first one in two years, named "The emancipation of Mimi".

    In the album, the "Hero" singer will go back to her roots of pop and rythym and blues, which will mix with the hip-hop genre. "It is a very personal CD in which I wrote and produced the majority of the tracks," she said.

    "More importantly," she said, "this CD reflects how much I have grown as a person and how I left behind my insecurities, I feel free."

    For "The emancipation of Mimi", she was supported by A-list collaborators such as the rappers Nelly, Jay-Z and Snoop Dogg, who accompanies her in the first single "Say something". She's also received the aid of the producers The Neptunes and Kanye West.

    The album, with over 10 tracks, includes songs like "Get Your Number," "Just an Illusion," "Shake you Off" and "Mine Again," a beautiful ballad written by the singer.

    Translated by Nacho for Mariah Daily.
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    Source: Prensa Latina | Le Mejor de Mariah Carey


    Sunday, January 2 , 2005

    Mariah Daily's Christmas Contest // 12:23 AM EST Updated by Will

    During Christmas week, Mariah Daily announced our annual Christmas Contest, in which we asked Mariah fans to test their singing abilities and become a diva for a day by covering one of Mariah’s original Christmas tunes.

    We received over thirty renditions of “All I Want For Christmas Is You”, “Miss You Most (At Christmas Time)” and “Jesus Born On This Day”, but the competition was narrowed down to five semi-finalists: Adrian Le, Jeremy Bachelor, Lucie Jaquez, Mark Youhanan and Rachael Conrad. These five nominees were presented on our site so visitors could personally decide who the rightful winner would be.

    1,331 of those visitors voted and Lucie Jaquez was officially proclaimed the winner of Mariah Daily’s Christmas Contest! Lucie’s a cappella version of “All I Want For Christmas Is You” grabbed 582 votes (43% of the total vote), though she was followed closely by Jeremy Bachelor, who received 576 votes. For her efforts, Lucie will receive an album authentically autographed by Mariah herself!

    Congratulations to Lucie and for everyone else: be sure to keep checking back to MariahDaily.com for future contests!
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    Source: Mariah Daily


    Saturday, January 1 , 2005

    Mariah at Pure Club // 9:41 PM EST Updated by Will



    As you know by now, Mariah rang in the New Year and premiered her new single, reportedly titled "My Night", at Club Pure in Las Vegas. Brad Catoe, who sent the pictures above, was lucky enough to meet her at the event. "I got to sneak backstage and chat with her! She was nice as usual and being her divalicious self. I enjoyed myself so much and hope to see her again."

    David Vader, a Mariah impersonator who goes by the name "Bianca Nunez", also met Mariah. "She signed my fuschia, sparkly Steve Madden heels! It was the only thing I had and thought for sure a nice stiletto would get her attention. Mariah was so nice, dancing up a storm and drinking wine. I was right there next to her. I had a supernice New Years at Pure, which by the way is as gorgeous as Mariah herself."

    Stay tuned to MariahDaily.com for further information and pictures from Mariah's appearance at Pure.
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    Source: Mariah Daily | Brad | Bianca

    Mariah Wishes Fans a Happy New Year! // 3:39 PM EST Updated by Liron

    Mariah has left a public voice message to her fans on MariahCarey.com, wishing everyone a happy new year. Here's a rough transcript of what she said:

    Mariah (and other people): "Happy new year, Happy new year lambs!"
    Mariah: "*laughs* Yes lambs, happy new year! So we just umm actually it's not even new year's here yet where we are but since it's... we're feeling the spirit of watching everybody on TV in New York and stuff so happy new year! I hope everybody had the most fabulous holiday season ever and I'm very very very excited for for you to all hear the new single which will be happening very soon. So I love you, appreciate you and enjoy you. O.K bye bye."


    Note: We have been getting tips from several people that Mariah's new single is indeed scheduled to premiere on the radio very soon, possibly even this week. It was also played last night at the PURE club in Las Vegas where Mariah hosted the countdown to 2005. Be sure to be on the lookout for Mariah's new song and listen to the big radio stations across the US.
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    Source: MariahCarey.com | Mariah Daily | Aladerri | Dino

    Mariah Scans // 2:15 AM EST Updated by Lynn

    Click to enlarge
    In Star magazine, January 10th issue with Nicole Kidman on the cover, page 65: Mariah is the Most Chic Girl of the Week. “Mariah goes neutral from head to toe in sandy shades of suede and leather at The Woodsman premiere in NYC on Dec. 15.” Star offers tips on how to look like Mariah.

    Click to enlarge
    Also in the same issue of Star, on page 67: “With her funky Dior moon boots and snowy white parka, Mariah Carey is all set to hit the slopes for the holidays in Aspen.”

    Here are additional scans from other print media - Chicago Sun Times, New York Daily News and New York Post. Click each thumbnail for a larger, full-scale view.

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    Source: Raymond | Aladerri | Janel | Mariah Daily

    News Tidbits // 2:11 AM EST Updated by Lynn

    --About.com is conducting a poll which asks the question: “Who makes your champagne bubbly -- even after the party's over?” Choices are: Linkin Park, Elvis, Eminem, Kelly Clarkson, Mariah Carey, Las Vegas lounge singers in general, Gwen Stefani, 50 Cent, Missy Elliot, Clay Aiken. Click here to vote.

    --Mariah’s comment in an interview with Access Hollywood at her Thanksgiving dinner has made the list of
    San Francisco Chronicle’s “The Things They Said In 2004, Celebrity Quotes From The Year That Was”: "I do actually cook. I don't really use an apron when I cook, though. I do cook in high heels." -- Mariah Carey insists she isn't a diva.

    --From Washington Post: A few years ago, around the time her deliriously bad movie "Glitter" tanked, Mariah Carey pulled some pretty loopy stuff in public and was finally shut away by her handlers, who sent out the news: She was exhausted. Here, finally, was the great diagnosis of our era, with just a whiff of "Valley of the Dolls" enigma around it: It's all too much -- the jetting around, the boutique hotels, the sound checks, the lip-syncing, the modeling, the acting, the eponymous lines of beauty products, the reality cameras and press photographers and Internet gossipers that seem to be everywhere. Who wouldn't be exhausted?

    --From Guam PDN: At just 18 years old, Rachelle Ann Go already has garnered the title of Grand Champion of Search for A Star 2004. With a voice that's been compared to Mariah Carey's, she has gained popularity with her cover of Carey's "Through the Rain."
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    Source: --