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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


Friday, December 31 , 2004

More New Mariah Photos // 12:53 PM EST Updated by Will

Below are more high-quality photos of Mariah in Aspen, Colorado. Click each thumbnail for a larger, full-scale view.

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Source: Mariah Daily

"U Make Me Wanna" continues fall on Billboard // 12:19 PM EST Updated by Will

Jadakiss and Mariah's single "U Make Me Wanna" continues it's chart decline. In its 8th week on the Billboard Hot 100, the track falls another place to #24 after fallling two places from its peak position of #21 to #23 last week.

On the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles tally, it falls five spot to #14 (it is also #14 on the R&B/Hip-Hop airplay chart), and falls one spot to #10 on the Hot Rap Tracks chart. Please continue to request the song on your local radio station.
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Source: Billboard Magazine

Blinging Joy To Mariah // 8:43 AM EST Updated by Liron

She has developed a bizarre habit of turning up to parties in full bridal gear and it looks as though Mariah Carey's hint-dropping has paid off.

The singer received a £260,000 diamond necklace as a Christmas present from a mystery suitor, along with a note saying: 'I want to spend my life with you.'

A source close to the warbler confides: 'Mariah is in Aspen with family and friends and, on Christmas Day, she was shocked when a package arrived addressed 'To my butterfly, MC' - a reference to her mega 1997 CD.

'Inside was a huge diamond-encrusted platinum pendant in the shape of a butterfly. But the note was the biggest surprise - especially as she has no clue who it was from.'

Mariah, 34, who is launching a range of sexy lingerie next year, is apparently 'desperate' to track down her minted admirer.

The source continues: 'She's a single girl and obviously any man who goes to that much effort to surprise her has to be worth meeting.'

We'll say...
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Source: The Mirror | David

News Tidbits // 3:39 AM EST Updated by Lynn

--On BET’s 106 & Park last night, Free sent a message out to Mariah to send her some free Lingerie and that Mariah should come and do a fashion show on 106 & Park for her Lingerie line. Mariah’s new CD due out in early 2005 was also mentioned.

-- Check out the new Mariah e-card greetings for the New Year on Butterflies Are Free.

-- Wild Writings has named Mariah one of the best dressed people for 2004!

-- Please vote for "Say Something" on the famous Australian radio station Hot 30.

-- Mariah was mentioned in Slant Magazine's review for Kelly Clarkson's new album:

"Though her rocky leanings were hinted at on the less coherent Thankful, Clarkson has always cited Mariah Carey as a primary influence and she still owes a lot to that former powerhouse—vocally, Clarkson tears it up. In a way, Breakaway is what Mariah might sound like if she ever decided to rock out."

-- Mariah song "Vision Of Love" is featured on Time Life's new Ultimate Love Song Collection. The compilation CD has other songs like Celine Dion's "Power of Love", All 4 One's "I Swear" and Luther Vandross's "Here and Now". The album can be purchased through Time Life's website.

-- Mariah's "Merry Christmas" album came in at #4 on E!'s top 10 Christmas Albums. Jamie Foxx, Paris Hilton, Reese Witherspoon and other celebrities commented about the album and how much they loved it.

-- Mariah tops the Rolling Stone's news briefs: "Drop the ball with Mimi: MARIAH CAREY will be in Las Vegas hosting the opening of Caesars Palace new nightclub, Pure, on New Year's Eve."

-- From Everything Cleveland: Apparently, the Colorado hot spot was the Christmas spot for celebs, including "I, Robot" star Will Smith and his lovely wife, Jada Pinkett-Smith. Especially if you wanted to be the Grinch to your fellow hobnobbers. Case in point: Smith and his entourage were invited to Mariah Carey's swankfest at Aspen's Sky Hotel. Being wary of actually coming in contact with real people, even if they were invited riff-raff, Smith had someone call ahead and make sure that a fourth of the bar was reserved for his posse. Huffy guests were moved, and the area was cleared. Would've been nice, then, if Smith, et al had shown up . . . which they didn't.

-- From Canoe: The 'P. Diddy Repackaged Goods' Slammy:
Jointly awarded to Madonna (who hates the nickname Madge and wants to be called Esther), Jennifer Lopez (who nixed J.Lo and wants to be called Lola), Mariah Carey (who favours the nickname Mimi) and Janet Jackson (who put out an album as Damita Jo, as opposed to, say, P. Titty).

--From Seattle PI: Mariah Carey, for starters, arrived with 14 trunks (we don't know about you, but 14 trunks could hold all of our worldly possessions as well as those of all immediate family members).

--From NWI Times: Comedian Rob Stapleton also caught the attention of hip-hop impresario Damon Dash, who recruited him to portray Jay-Z in the Dash-directed comedy "Death of a Dynasty." The film, which chronicles the fall of Dash's Rock-a-Fella Records and features cameos by Jay-Z, Mariah Carey and "Sopranos" Jamie-Lynn Sigler and Lorraine Bracco, to name just a few, debuted last year at New York's Tribeca Film Festival, and is expected to hit theaters in early 2005.

--From The Star Malaysia: Malaysia didn’t lag that far behind in the concert scene. Chart busting US alternative rock outfit Hoobastank, as well as Alicia Keys, Incubus, Black Eyed Peas, Mariah Carey, Hanson, Gareth Gates, Blue, Bellefire and Guy Sebastian joined the ranks of illustrious international artistes that performed live in Kuala Lumpur this year.

--From New York Times: Egos on Wheels. This formula, simple and infinitely repeatable, has proved so successful that among young viewers, the ratings for "Pimp," in its second season, have zoomed past all the other car programs, and the show has inspired two knockoffs. One is "Ride With Funkmaster Flex" (Saturdays on Spike), a magazine-style show, more music-intensive, in which the Funkmaster, a hip-hop D.J., travels around, inspects some customizing and gets to ride shotgun in the lavishly appointed vehicles of pop stars like Ashanti and Mariah Carey.

--From The Daily Star: Worth noting is that a huge number of international musicians from all genres visited the Arab region this year. From Mariah Carey in Beirut and Dubai in February to the massive-selling British boy band Blue - beloved by teens everywhere, and playing to 20,000 in Egypt in the summer - and it is a wonder to think that politically the Arab region is in such a violent and depressing mess, viewed as a seething dangerous mass of keffayeh-ed terrorists by so many.

--From Metroactive: Last season's American Idol auditions yielded the usual crop of Mariah Carey overemoters. So it was with giddy surprise that William Hung appeared on the tube and immediately crossed over into the public consciousness. With his bad voice, buck-toothed grin and awkward dance moves, Hung slaughtered Ricky Martin's "She Bangs."
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Source: MCrises | Lyn | Cory Robinson | Honey & Kate


Thursday, December 30 , 2004

News Tidbits // 12:04 PM EST Updated by Will

-- On December 19, we announced the tentative titles of two new songs Mariah recorded with producer Mahogany: "Sprung" and "Feeling It". Now, we have a little more information regarding the tracks. Our source describes them as "straight up hip-hop and R&B; something Jay-Z would rap over." The source also says Mariah is "throwing it down" vocally.

-- From Philadelphia Inquirer: Maybe the high altitude made everyone's blood run a little loopy in Aspen this year. Even perennially nice guy Will Smith made Mariah Carey's "naughty" list when he pulled rank at her swanky Christmas bash at the Sky Hotel's sleek 39 Degrees lounge.

Smith insisted one-fourth of the entire bar be reserved for him, his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, and their posse, according to the New York Post, despite grumblings from dozens of guests invited by Carey who were booted from their bar stools and told to move. Then, of course, Smith and Co. never showed. Humbug!

-- From New York Daily: This year, Star magzine's growing specialty was very candid camera. The redesigned weekly had its biggest newsstand sale in the first half of 2004 with "Best & Worst Beach Bodies," showing curvy Mariah Carey (best) and once-curvy Jerry Hall (worst). It was such a hit that Star all but duplicated the cover a few weeks later. "Busts & Butts!" again featured shapely Carey opposite another fleshy backside in a white bikini, this one belonging to Britney Spears.

-- From Pop and Politics: ODB always seemed to be having fun and therefore his music was fun. His appeal crossed over into the world of pop when he was a guest on Mariah Carey’s #1 single, “Fantasy.” It was on this track that ODB delivered one of the most memorable song lines of the 90s: “Me and Mariah go back like babies and pacifiers.”

-- From BBC News: Band Aid 20's charity hit "Do They Know It's Christmas" has topped the download charts for another week, raising loads more money for people in Africa. Mariah Carey's "All I Want For Christmas Is You" was up two to five.
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Wednesday, December 29 , 2004

More Mariah in Aspen // 10:50 PM EST Updated by Will

-- Here are high-quality photos of Mariah in Aspen, Colorado. Click each thumbnail for a larger, full-scale view.



-- From People Magazine: Snow honey Mariah Carey stays hot in Hollywood's favorite winter wonderland, Aspen, where she skipped the slopes Christmas Eve to do some shopping.

-- From New York Daily News: Aspen's New Year's party week kicked off with a bang last night at gala parties thrown by Chopard and Bulgari. Mariah Carey was spotted arriving in town (with a mere 14 trunks) to join the likes of Kate Hudson and family, Jack Nicholson, Kevin and Christine Costner, Will and Jada Pinkett Smith, Katie Couric and Owen and Luke Wilson.

-- From Daily Star: Mariah Carey enjoyed her "apres ski" with female friends in Aspen, Colorado. Loud laughter was coming from their table at the exclusive Cache Cache restaurant. The 34-year-old singer says the resort is "romantic." We'll keep our fingers crossed that the busty babe gets lucky.

-- From New York Post: Elsewhere in Aspen, there was little good will toward Will Smith at Mariah Carey's packed Christmas party in the Sky Hotel's sleek 39 Degrees lounge. Smith's people called ahead "to make sure that one-fourth of the entire bar was reserved for him, Jada Pinkett-Smith and their posse," says our source. "They wanted it held open all night long." The request was granted despite grumblings from dozens of invited guests who were immediately uprooted and sat in less desirable corners. Their "Botox Martinis" (a house special) tasted even more sour when Smith and his entourage failed to show up.

-- From Daily Star: We have to hand it to Mariah Carey for cheering up fed-up punters in a post-Christmas queue at the trendy Aspen ski resort in Colorado. The bootilicious blonde took it upon herself to walk around warbling away. But at least it made her fellow snow-seekers smile. And no matter that the temperatures were of the brass monkey variety. Ms. Carey, 34, made sure that plenty of flesh was on display in case the world had forgotten her splended assets. As if...
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Source: Mariah Daily | Lakerbabigrl | Salvador

Mariah named 3rd Worst Rock-Star Actor Of All Time // 10:50 PM EST Updated by Will

When singers become actors, the results are not always high art. That's the thinking behind Blender magazine's list of the 25 worst rock-star actors of all time.

Madonna tops the list. Bob Dylan is second, followed by Mariah Carey.

Of the melismatically trilling queen of Long Island, Blender says, "Neither her appearance as an opera star in The Bachelor or as a zonky homeowner on MTV Cribs prepared the public for Glitter, the semiautobiographical masterpiece of bloated pop-diva vanity. The movie bombed, the soundtrack tanked and Carey snapped, handing out Popsicles on TRL before retreating from public for a rest-cure."

Carey's worst on-screen moment? In Glitter, of course, thirty-six minutes in, when after their first date, Carey, in bed with sweaty boyfriend, says, "I just have a little bit of a tough time trusting people."

To view the aforementioned Blender magazine feature on Mariah, click on each of the thumbnails below.

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Source: Associated Press | Blender

All He Wants For Christmas // 10:49 PM EST Updated by Will

Hi Fred,
As a big Mariah Carey fan, I regretted when "All I Want for Christmas Is You" wasn't commercially released in the United States in 1994. I think it was one of the first Mariah Carey songs [that wasn't eligible for] the Hot 100 without official single release.

After Billboard introduced airplay-based tracks on the Hot 100 at the end of nineties, the song appeared briefly on the chart during the Christmas season in 1999-2000, [peaking at No. 83].

I am glad to see that airplay and download sales are confirming the strong demand for this single. Seeing a 10-year-old song competing at No. 6 on the Hot Digital Tracks chart next to current hot stars like Nelly, Destiny's Child and Kelly Clarkson leads to my only question: What might have been its highest position in 1994, if it had been released as a single at that time?

Martin Caslavka
London

Dear Martin,
"All I Want for Christmas Is You" is one of my favorite Mariah Carey songs, including all of her non-holiday material. I love the Phil Spector-like production and Mariah's energetic vocals.

While I'm glad that the song is still popular after a decade, there's no way to say with any certainty what position it would have reached on the Hot 100 had it been eligible to chart in 1994. As you know, there was a single issued in the United Kingdom and it peaked at No. 2, making it one of Mariah's biggest British hits.
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Source: Billboard Magazine

News Tidbits // 6:24 PM EST Updated by Lynn

-- Yahoo France is polling its viewers on who the best singer is. Mariah is currently ranked at #22, while Britney Spears takes the #1 slot. Please show your support by voting at yahoo.com.

-- After being ridiculously left off VH1's retrospective series "I Love The 90's", Mariah will be featured on the follow-up show, "I Love the 90's Part 2", for the years 1990 and 1995. Click here for the airing schedule.

-- Sam Goody is now reserving Mariah's new album, "The Emancipation of Mimi". The reservation number is 12000020 and it will only cost $2.00 to hold one. As of right now you have to go into a store to do this but you can do it at Sam Goody, Media Play, and On Cue. Let's all go out and show advance support for this album to aide in it becoming a success!

-- Mariah was featured on Extra, an entertainment program, last night. They were talking about the recent Walt Disney Christmas Parade in which Mariah performed. They featured a brief interview with Mariah, which was filmed the day of the parade. She said (in regards to singing "All I Want For Christmas Is You" at the event), "It means a lot to me to see the crowd singing a song I wrote over 10 years ago."

-- In the year-end issue of Billboard magazine, Mariah's "Through The Rain" was named #22 in the Dance Singles of the Year tally.

-- From Newsday: Convinced she was destined to become a rock star, Mariah Carey missed so many classes while attending Harborfields High School in Greenlawn that she earned the nickname "Mirage." In 1987, Carey moved to New York City the day after graduation to pursue a singing career and she soon became a back-up singer for Brenda K. Starr. Carey’s prediction about her inevitable stardom soon came true: she signed with Columbia Records the following year, going on to become the biggest-selling female recording artist of the 1990’s, with over 120 million album sales worldwide. Carey released her latest CD, "Charmbracelet," in December 2002.
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Source: SRFRGUY101 | Jeremy | Alex | Jason | Robbie | MCrises | thebigham


Tuesday, December 28 , 2004

Mariah Daily's Winter Style Report // 4:03 PM EST Updated by Will

Every quarter, Mariah Daily posts tips on how you can buy Mariah's latest fashions and duplicate her style for the current season. The report for winter 2004 can be found below. Be sure to check out our Mariah Style section for additional fashion tips and links.

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With temperatures dropping to all sorts of lows and winter weather becoming an ever-increasing hassle, it is no wonder that most people just want to stay inside and keep warm. Realistically, however, we know that we have to leave the house at some point, so you might as well do so in style – Mariah style!

While Mariah is enjoying her Christmas break in the winter wonderland known as Aspen, Colorado, she buttons up just enough to avoid catching cold. Her coat, insulated boots, and custom jeans help to achieve that. Although Mariah has been known to spend thousands of dollars on high-fashion ski apparel, such as her Christian Dior moon boots, you can achieve the same look for much less. Here are some suggestions:

The obvious standout of Mariah’s outfit is her vintage Barbie tee. You can purchase the exact same product at Nordstrom Clothing for only $25 – on sale from its list price of $40!

Also at Nordstrom, you’ll be able to find a pink rabbit fur jacket – faux fur, of course, for $98. It is a good substitute for Mariah’s $2,000 Dior jacket, but if you’re looking for something a little less furry, shop for the Houndstooth wool jacket, available in pink or black, also for $98 at Nordstrom.

If you have to brave the snow and ice this year, try the Sporto “Alissa” waterproof boot, marked down from $60 to $51 at JC Penney. Complete the ensemble by throwing on your favorite dark-washed stretch jeans (such as DKNY’s Downtown jean).

If you’re into wearing sunglasses at night, Mariah’s boxed-glasses are called Bagles and are made by the trendy Blinde Company. They’re $215, though, so you might want to start saving up, or just simply find knockoffs at your local shopping mall.
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Source: Mariah Daily


Monday, December 27 , 2004

Mariah in Aspen // 10:49 AM EST Updated by Will

Mariah has been spotted at her usual Christmas-time retreat in Aspen, Colorado. Use the following links below to view images from her visit there.

  • December 25: Mariah hosts the Christmas Night Soiree at the Sky Hotel
  • December 26: Mariah shops in Aspen's South Galena Street
  • December 27: Mariah models a Barbie shirt while taking a stroll around Aspen
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    Source: Wire Image | Kika Press


    Saturday, December 25 , 2004

    Christmas Contest Top Finalists // 9:52 PM EST Updated by Lynn

    Here are the top 5 finalists for the Mariah Daily Christmas contest:

  • Adrian - Miss You Most (At Christmas Time)
  • Jeremy - All I Want For Christmas Is You
  • Lucie - All I Want For Christmas Is You
  • Mark - Miss You Most (At Christmas Time)
  • Rachael - Miss You Most (At Christmas Time)

    Please take the time to download all the submissions and vote for your favorite one in our poll, located on the right sidebar, under the important dates table.

    The five finalists were chosen from over 30 song entries that have been submitted. Mariah Daily would like to thank everyone who took the time to participate in its 2nd Christmas Contest. The response from Mariah fans has been overwhelming and we thank you for making this year's contest a success!

    The winner will be announced one week from today. Good luck to Adrian, Jeremy, Lucie, Mark and Rachael. In a week, one of you will be the proud owner of an autographed CD by Mariah!
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    Source: Mariah Daily

    Poll Results for Most Anticipated Song // 9:51 PM EST Updated by Lynn

    Here are the results of our last poll: "Based on their titles, which of the following new songs are you anticipating the most?"

  • 40% (1725 votes) Say Something
  • 24% (1055 votes) Stay The Night
  • 17% (717 votes) Shake 'Em Off
  • 10% (420 votes) Tonight
  • 6% (264 votes) Can I Get Ur Number
  • 4% (159) Yur Girl
    Total Votes: 4340

    Thanks to everyone who participated in the poll.
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    Source: Mariah Daily

    Mariah at Disney World Christmas Day Parade Screen Captures // 9:24 PM EST Updated by Lynn

    Here are screen captures from the 21st Annual Walt Disney World Christmas Parade, shown today at 1:00pm on ABC as Mariah performs:

    All I Want For Christmas Is You



    and Joy To The World.


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    Source: Mariah Daily

    Merry Christmas!!! // 7:39 AM EST Updated by Will

    Merry Christmas from MariahDaily.com!

    MariahDaily.com would like to wish all of you a safe and Merry Christmas. Remember to ring in the holidays as Mariah performs "All I Want For Christmas Is You" and "Joy To The World" at the 21th Annual Walt Disney World Christmas Parade, airing today at 1pm on ABC.
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    Source: Mariah Daily


    Friday, December 24 , 2004

    Official Mariah Merchandise Finally Available // 7:55 PM EST Updated by Will

    After many delays and over a year's worth of waiting, Mariah's official fan club has finally unveiled their greatly-hyped merchandise section. Here’s the formal announcement:


    The Official Mariah Carey fan club, Honey B. Fly, is now offering exclusive merchandise to its club members. There are some stellar items such as a Honey B. Fly Hoodie, cute Automatic Princess ladies undies, a great tank-top and sexy gym shorts. We are also making the year one Honey B. Fly shirt available at a discounted price.

    These are the first of many items to be offered exclusively to Honey B. Fly members. If you are a member you can go to HoneyBFly.com and click on the merchandise link to go to the store. All items are available world wide and will be sent to the address you provide. There are many more items to come, but these are a great start.

    Enjoy the last few days of 2004 and celebrate 2005 with a new item just from Honey B. Fly.

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    Source: The Official Mariah Carey Newsletter

    All I Want For Christmas: Songstress Mariah Carey Planning a Holiday Broadway Show for 2005 // 7:53 PM EST Updated by Will

    While her seasonal "All I Want For Christmas Is You" plays on the radio again and the songstress prepares to headline the ABC's "Walt Disney World Christmas Day Parade," Mariah Carey is looking to a Christmas future on Broadway.

    The artist reveals her plans for a "Broadway show for Christmas 2005" in a release for the upcoming Christmas Day special airing on ABC-TV at 1 PM (ET.) Check your local listings.

    MTV News reports that the project is in its early development, but plans are underway for the singer to "create, produce and star in an annual Christmas musical, according to her label publicist."

    Carey rose to fame in the 90's, blending the upper-register trills of her five octave scale into pop hits like "Vision of Love," "Someday" and "I Don't Wanna Cry." Since her 1990 self-titled debut, the singer had hit #1 on the singles charts so many times, her label released a compilation in 1998 titled simply "#1's," featuring over a dozen of her chart-toppers. Carey released her "Merry Christmas" holiday album in 1994 featuring the original song "All I Want For Christmas Is You" which continues to garner airplay during every holiday season — it is currently one of iTunes' top ten most downloaded songs.

    Other songs by the diva include "Honey," "Always Be My Baby," "One Sweet Day" (with Boyz II Men), "When You Believe (The Prince of Egypt)" (with Whitney Houston), "Fantasy," "Hero," "Dream Lover" and "Heartbreaker." Her forays into film acting include the features "The Bachelor" and "Glitter."

    This December saw holiday shows of two vocalists — both already familiar to the Broadway audiences — with Jekyll & Hyde star Linda Eder's The Holiday Concert and former Into The Woods witch Vanessa Williams' Silver & Gold both at the Palace Theatre.

    For more information on Carey, visit her official website at www.mariahcarey.com.
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    Source: Playbill News


    Thursday, December 23 , 2004

    Mariah in Magazines // 5:56 PM EST Updated by Lynn

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    As reported earlier, Mariah will grace the cover of Blender magazine's March issue, which will go on sale Tuesday, February 8th. Click on the thumbnail for a larger, full-scale view!

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    In Star magazine dated January 3, 2005, Mariah is featured in a two-page spread with the heading "Mariah’s Christmas Special":

    Mariah Carey is celebrating Christmas Disney-style this year! The pop superstar took a break from recording her new album, The Emancipation of Mimi, due out March 22, to perform “All I Want For Christmas Is You” and “Joy To The World” for Disney World’s 21st Annual Christmas Day Parade TV special. She taped the show, which airs Christmas day on ABC, on Dec. 5. As if that wasn’t enough to put her in a holiday mood, Mariah’s already at work on a Broadway Christmas show for next year! But the busy singer, 34, is still making time to do her holiday shopping. “I don’t want to give anything away,” she says, “but I bought my dog [a Jack Russell terrier] Jack lots of toys!”

    Click on the thumbnail to see exclusive photos and interview from Star.
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    Source: Mariah Daily

    "Say Something" shelved as first single from 'Mimi' // 1:41 PM EST Updated by Liron

    According to Universal Music Italy, Mariah's first single from her upcoming album has been replaced and will no longer be "Say Something". It is reported that Mariah is still recording her album under the supervision of label executive L.A. Reid, and is possibly recording a new song that will be the lead single, which will supposedly premiere around January 14, 2005. The date is subject to change.

    One rumored theory suggests that the new single will be a newly-recorded song produced by Jermaine Dupri. Earlier in the year, Jermaine told MTV News that he and Mariah had tracked two songs together. Yesterday, however, he announced that he and Mariah had done four songs together.

    Last month, Mariah told fans at a Fresh Air Fund benefit that she would be traveling to Atlanta to finish the album. Jermaine Dupri's studios, of course, are located in Atlanta.
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    Source: Universal Italy | Glittering Forum | Shayne | Mariah Live

    News Tidbits // 5:27 AM EST Updated by Lynn

    --The current issue of Blender magazine with Snoop Dogg on the cover shows a preview of next month’s issue with Mariah on its cover! Be sure to check it out!

    --In People’s year-end issue, O.D.B. is in the 'Tributes' section for those who died in 2004. The quote for him is by Mariah: "My friend had a sound and a style that was truly unique."

    --From Chart Attack: The pop-diva holiday record benchmark is still held by Mariah Carey's 1994, er, "gift," Merry Christmas, but ReJoyce still gives us something we didn't expect: a Jessica Simpson record that's actually good.

    --From Oconomowoc Focus: With all the classic, the new, the secular and the religious holiday songs in play, the Oconomowoc Focus set out to ask area residents what makes their best and worst lists. Focus reporter Jonna Clark admits to secretly liking Mariah Carey's, "All I Want for Christmas is You." She said it is a guilty pleasure similar to reading a tabloid while in line at the grocery store.

    --From Windy City Media Group: We wade through some unnecessary rush releases pushed under our noses for the Christmas market in dread, while visions of next year’s new releases dance in our heads. 2005 will bring us new material from the likes of Erasure, Madonna, Billy Idol, the Pet Shop Boys, Tina Turner, Texas and Mariah Carey.

    --From AllHipHop: Mark Ronson: "I think it’s sort of a joke. Six or seven years ago, I started DJ’ing a places that were sorta model-y and stuff. They would only play House music or Club music at that time. Every Tuesday, the hottest club in New York at the time, Life, would say, ‘Mark Ronson and his random music is ruining our VIP room. Now Damon Dash and Jay-Z and Puffy and Mariah Carey wanna come and bring their people with them.’ So, now it’s come completely full circle. The people that are going out now don’t really have the history of the music, and they don’t even care. These guys just want to hear Ja Rule and Ashanti and that’s about it. "
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    Source: Dino | Jason


    Wednesday, December 22 , 2004

    Mariah Carey best dressed for 2004 // 10:43 AM EST Updated by Will

    Mariah Carey has been crowned "Best Dressed for 2004 Celebrity" in a poll undertaken by FemaleFirst.

    The two million users were asked to who they thought was the best dress celebrity for 2004.

    The "Dream Lover" star pipped surprise entrant Paris Hilton and rising music star Charlize Theron to the first place.

    10 Best Dressed Celebrities for 2004: Mariah Carey, Paris Hilton, Halle Berry, Charlize Theron, Gwen Stefani, Sarah Jessica Parker, Jennifer Lopez, Cameron Diaz, Reese Witherspoon, and Uma Thurman.
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    Source: Female First | srfrguy101

    Stocking Filler // 10:40 AM EST Updated by Will

    Seeing as she's not having a huge amount of luck interesting people in her singing or acting skills these days, elasti-throated songstrel Mariah Carey has decided to branch out into another career.

    So, if you're stuck for ideas for what to buy the diva in your life this Xmas, you could do worse than considering a pair of super-bling stockings, designed by Mariah herself.

    Sources close to the star have blabbed to the papes that she has designed a range of swanky tights, some of which have real diamonds embedded in them.

    One of them told the Mirror: "Mariah is bringing out a range of hosiery called Mariah Kiss Kiss next year. As part of this range she's designed some diamante-encrusted, old-fashioned stockings, but for her closest pals she's had some made up with real diamonds."

    The bad news is that the diamond tights cost a whopping £15,000 a pair, so if you are considering getting some for that special popstrel in your life make sure you're gonna get more than a Mariah Kiss Kiss in return!
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    Source: Top Of The Pops News


    Monday, December 20 , 2004

    Mariah Daily's Christmas Contest // 3:42 PM EST Updated by Liron

    Mariah Daily is happy to announce its second annual Christmas contest. This year, we're calling out all the Mariah fans who are divas-in-training (and in hiding) and asking them to sing out loud!

    Some of Mariah's Christmas songs have been covered professionally in the past; "All I Want For Christmas Is You" was sung by Shania Twain, Play, the Candy Butchers, Samantha Mumba and last year, Olivia Olson's rendition has appeared on the soundtrack to "Love, Actually" and on the movie itself. In addition, a cover of "Jesus Born on This Day" was recorded by Avalon recently.

    Do you think you can do a better job? Are you interested in sharing your talents with the online Mariah fan community? If so;

    Don't hesitate and send us by e-mail your recorded version of one of Mariah's very own Christmas songs ("All I Want For Christmas Is You," "Miss You Most (At Christmas Time)," "Jesus Born On This Day").

    On Christmas day, we will announce the top finalists out of all the submissions and allow our visitors to vote on their favorite rendition.

    The winner will receive a very special Christmas gift: an autographed CD by Mariah herself!

    Good luck!
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    Source: Mariah Daily

    News Tidbits: "All I Want For Christmas Is You" Shines // 3:25 PM EST Updated by Liron

    -- From PR Newswire: Verizon Wireless ring tone providers are turning up the tunes and offering customers the most popular holiday downloads for the season:

    Track Magnet by Ztango, Inc.
    # 1. All I Want for Christmas is You by Mariah Carey (Sony BMG)

    Ringster(TM) by InfoSpace Mobile(TM)
    # 4. All I Want for Christmas is You by Mariah Carey

    View the full lists of popular ringtones here. Learn more about downloading ringtones at Verizon Wireless.

    -- Mariah's 1994 smash "All I Want For Christmas Is You" rises to #14 on the UK's official download chart. Although the track may not be new material, it is Mariah's 15th consecutive year to have a hit in the country. It has also been voted the #6 most popular Christmas song of all time in the UK according to the BBC.

    -- From MTV News: With easy-to-use computer programs so prevalent, it's simple for Santa's little helpers to burn Mariah Carey's "All I Want for Christmas Is You" and Jessica and Ashlee Simpson's "Little Drummer Boy" on a CD and call it a mix. Watch Mariah's video to "All I Want For Christmas Is You" on MTV Online.

    -- 'Say Something' was played last night on an Australian radio station in Sydney. It was played on 104.1 FM (2DayFM) and it was on their 'rate the music' segment. The song was up against Australian Idol 2 runner up Anthony Callea's new single 'The Prayer' and unfortunately, Mariah lost to 'The Prayer' by getting only 10% of the votes. If you are a listener of that station, please vote for Mariah more often!
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    Source: BMC | Ernesto | David E


    Sunday, December 19 , 2004

    New 'Mimi' Song Titles: "Sprung" and "Feeling It" // 2:53 PM EST Updated by Liron

    We have just received information about two new song titles from Mariah's upcoming album "The Emancipation of Mimi". The tracks are tentatively titled "Sprung" and "Feeling It" and both were produced by Mahogany.

    Note: Though the information came from a reliable source, Mariah Daily is currently unable to confirm it with an official source, so as always, please take it with a grain of salt.
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    Source: Mariah Daily


    Friday, December 17 , 2004

    Mariah buys house in Capri? // 2:48 PM EST Updated by Will

    After a gust of bad house-hunting luck, singer Mariah Carey has found a new home and has already convened there with her adoring mother. Thanks to a new recording contract, the ex-girlfriend of Latin star Luis Miguel has finished buying a 7.5 million-dollar mansion on the island of Capri, where she tries to enjoy life whenever her busy schedule allows her.
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    Source: La Botana | Nacho

    "Say Something" officially premieres on radio // 2:02 PM EST Updated by Will

    Mariah's forthcoming single “Say Something” featuring Snoop Dogg has received it's official radio premiere. Los Angeles-based station Power 106 has been playing the track for the last week. According to those who are tuning in, the station has dubbed the song a “Power 106 exclusive”. Also, reports suggest that the version being played on air is apparently different from the audio file that was leaked onto the internet several weeks ago. “It is better,” said one listener. Another commented, “The beat sounds harder, and the synth track that runs thoughout the song is faded down, and Mariah's voice sounds clearer.” Mariah’s friend and producer Damion “Damizza” Young serves as the senior director of artist relations and programming for the station.

    In related news, “Tonight”, a song that was prematurely leaked from Mariah’s new album, has also been receiving play on Greek’s biggest radio station, Star97 FM. The song has been included in their weekly top 30 chart, entering at number 29.
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    Source: Mariah Daily | Charles Long | Jeff Guillermoj | Newtrek5 | Foni Kakoulidou

    Mariah Attends “The Woodsman” Party // 1:31 PM EST Updated by Lynn

    Damon Dash had been dancing up a storm at the club NA during Wednesday's afterparty for "The Woodsman," the psychodrama starring Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick that Dash co-produced. On the red carpet, Dash gave Mariah Carey, Benjamin Bratt, Bacon and Sedgwick Rocbox MP3 players.

    Below are photos of Mariah arriving at "The Woodsman" premiere after party on December 15, 2004. Click each thumbnail for a larger, full-scale view.

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    Source: New York Daily News | Shot News | bubbelita | Globe Photos

    Mariah in Magazines // 4:38 AM EST Updated by Lynn

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    In Us Weekly, December 27th issue, page 59, Romance Report: Hot New Hookups!: Mariah’s Secret Man! Mariah Carey, 34, and Mark Sudack, 28 part of her management team, have dated on the sly for two years, says a source. Carey tells Us, “I just have a really good relationship with somebody that I work with.”

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    In In Touch Weekly, December 27th issue, page 84, In the Know: Mariah strikes out with Derek. Is Scarlett on deck? Looks like Mariah Carey is still hung up on her ex, Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter. But she has some stiff competition: Derek has made a connection with starlet-of-the-moment Scarlett Johansson! Mariah went to Derek sister’s Sharlee’s birthday party at the Manhattan club Hue, but the Yankee hunk was a no-show. “He was out of town with his new woman, which is surprising since he and sister are so close,” a source tells In Touch. Mariah spent the night chilling with Sharlee and toasted the birthday girl at midnight with a glass of Everglo, a glow-in-the-dark liqueur. It turns out Derek, who’s also been linked lately with with MTV VJ Vanessa Minnillo, was out in LA, where he and Scarlett attended the Microsoft Christmas party at the hot new nightspot Geisha House. Witnesses said the two stayed by each other’s sides and flirted all night. Some reports even said that they left the party together.

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    In Star Magazine, December 18th issue: Mariah’s Vision of Love. Mariah Carey, 34, is now using the name Mimi – a nickname her friends and family have called her for years – and, my spies say, she’s ready for romance. Sources tell me the songstress had been “nursing a broken heart” after her failed romance with Yankee stud Derek Jeter, but is now on a mission “for Mr. Right.” Says a source: “She looks and feels better than ever. She’s ready for another relationship.”
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    Source: Mariah Daily | Jeremy


    Thursday, December 16 , 2004

    Mariah & The Walt Disney World Christmas Day Parade // 3:07 AM EST Updated by Liron

    Mariah Carey Set as Featured Musical Artist for 21st Annual Walt Disney World Christmas Day Parade Airing Christmas Day on ABC-TV

    Mariah Carey will be a featured performer at this year's Walt Disney World Christmas Day Parade, airing on Christmas Day on ABC-TV. Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa will be hosting the two hour event with a star-studded lineup.

    Mariah Carey -- the biggest-selling female artist of all time with over 150 million records sold worldwide -- will be a featured artist on the Walt Disney World Christmas Day Parade airing on ABC-TV Christmas Day from 1:00PM to 3:00PM (EST), 12:00PM to 2:00PM (CT), 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM (MST) and 3:00PM to 5:00PM (PST).

    The renowned singer will perform the holiday favorites "Joy To The World" and her popular "All I Want For Christmas," which ranks as the #1-selling holiday song on iTunes.

    March 22 is the date for Mariah Carey's newest album, entitled "Emancipation of Mimi." Ms. Carey, who has amassed fifteen #1 singles throughout her brilliant career, is also working on a Broadway show for Christmas 2005.

    A 21-year television tradition, the Walt Disney World Christmas Day Parade decks the halls with a star-studded line-up of major musical performers and favorite celebrities for two hours of holiday cheer. Presiding over the festivities are Regis Philbin -- who has hosted more Walt Disney World Christmas Day Parades than anyone -- and his Live! With Regis & Kelly co-star (and star of ABC-TV's Hope & Faith), Kelly Ripa.
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    Source: Walt Disney World | PR Newswire (Official Press Release)

    N.O.R.E's Album Pushed Back // 3:07 AM EST Updated by Liron

    It seems that N.O.R.E's new album titled "One Fan a Day" has been pushed back from its original release date on December 21st to an undetermined date. The album features the track "Friendz" - a collaboration with Mariah and Big Pun.
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    Source: The Rebirth Experience | Amazon


    Wednesday, December 15 , 2004

    Totaling Mariah // 3:49 PM EST Updated by Liron

    Question: Hi Keith,

    I thoroughly enjoy reading your column every week and you certainly impress me with a lot of the questions you are able to answer.

    I have always wondered what are the sales totals for all of Mariah Carey's albums? I have heard so many different things, but I would like you to set the record straight. Also, could you contrast that with the former diva, Whitney Houston. Yes, "former!"

    Thanks so much,

    John

    Billboard's Answer: Hi John,

    Oh, you're just trying to get Whitney fans upset with you, right? I think it's still safe to say that Houston is still a diva, as is Carey.

    According to Nielsen SoundScan, Mariah Carey has sold 43 million albums in the United States. Because the company began tracking sales information in 1991, that means some of the sales of her breakthrough self-titled debut are not included in the overall number as "Mariah Carey" was released in the summer of 1990.

    Houston's SoundScan-era releases, along with the sales of both the soundtracks to "The Preacher's Wife" and "The Bodyguard," total 17.4 million in U.S. sales.

    If you also consider 1985's "Whitney Houston" and 1987's "Whitney" -- certified by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for 22 million units shipped in the United States -- her total would be around 39.4 million.
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    Source: Ask Billboard | Luis

    Mariah & Mickey on Main Street U.S.A. // 5:42 AM EST Updated by Lynn

    On Christmas Day, the Walt Disney World Christmas Day Parade decks the halls with a star-studded line-up of major musical performers and favorite celebrities for two hours of holiday cheer.

    Mickey Mouse and Mariah Carey will be just two of the stars featured during the 21st annual "Walt Disney World Christmas Day Parade," airing Christmas Day on ABC-TV from 1 to 3 p.m. (EST), noon to 2 p.m. (CT), 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (MT) and 3 to 5 p.m. (PST).

    More parade highlights can be found at Walt Disney News. Click the thumbnail for a larger, full-scale view.
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    Source: Walt Disney News | Shayne


    Tuesday, December 14 , 2004

    Mariah Carey chillin' at the Canal Room // 8:27 PM EST Updated by Will

    You may remember that on Saturday, December 4, the New York Post reported news that Mariah was seen leaving the Canal Room with Andre Harrell in New York as two fans got into a fight over a photo of her and got themselves arrested.

    Well, to your right is a picture, taken by industry photographer Walik Goshorn, of Mariah posing with a fan at the event in question. Looks like she is a bit kinder to those who know how to control themselves. Click the thumbnail for a larger, full-scale view.
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    Source: Heroes Of Mariah | R. Groeber