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2003 January, February.
updated byLiron February 28th, 2003 4:15PM
Carey For Chicago Follow Up (RUMOR Alert)
February 28, 2003
Curvy singer Mariah Carey is following in the footsteps of Welsh rose Catherine Zeta-Jones - by starring in the Chicago makers' next big screen musical.

Carey, who made her movie debut in fateful 2001 flop Glitter, has reportedly signed to star in a remake of Guys And Dolls - opposite action hero Vin Diesel.

And insider says, "For Guys and Dolls they wanted someone who can really belt 'em out - a trained singer.

"Mariah is the most successful female singer of all time so she should make the grade."

Teen Music

'I Know What You Want' Info
Weekly chart facts--exclusive to Billboard Online. By Fred Bronson
February 28, 2003, 12:20 PM

Mariah Carey makes her first appearance on Billboard's Hot Rap Tracks chart as "I Know What You Want" (J/MonarC) enters at No. 16. The song is credited to Busta Rhymes & Mariah Carey featuring the Flipmode Squad.

On the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks tally, "I Know What You Want" leaps 38-27. That's Carey's highest position since "Loverboy" went to No. 1 in August 2001.

"I Know What You Want" earns Hot Shot Debut honors on the Hot 100, where it opens at No. 57. It's also the highest-ranking Carey song on this chart since "Loverboy," which peaked at No. 2 in August 2001.

Desiree, Billboard - Chart Beat

Pre-Order IKWYW European CD Singles
Moni found out you can pre-order the European release for "I Know What You Want" (CD1, CD2 & Vinyl) on HMV Japan listed under April 28th.

Today's Airplay Status
CHR/Rhythmic - 36-26 with 16.485 million impressions
Urban - up 38-28 with 15.595 million impressions
*32.080 million impressions total

CHR/Rhythmic - 51-44 with 5.624 million impressions
Urban- up 54-51 with 3.822 million impressions
CHR/Pop - down 84-93 with 467,000 impressions
*9.913 million impressions total
(Thanks Jason)

In France, "I Know What You Want" is # 1 on Skyrock (a radio station where listeners vote for the chart songs) for the 16th day in a row (Thanks Mathieu)

Darnelle Makes It To Round 2
Darnelle, a Mariah fan who is competing to be a DJ on Star 100.7 in San Diego made it to the next round and will have his own radio show tomorrow (Saturday) from 12:00pm - 2:00pm Pacific Time.

Darnelle spoke about Mariah and will mention her tomorrow on his show as well, lets support him and vote for him (from tomorrow through Monday) on this site.

Support Mariah Tomorrow!
Evelyn would like to get together with the fans who want to go to the Soul Train Music Awards and show support for MC. If you're interested in getting together - e-mail Evelyn at lis63@msn.com.

New Wallpapers + Link
Jo from Mariah Carey Rules Forever sent me a wallpaper for March and Mark sent me two nice wallpapers that you can check in the Calendar/Wallpaper section.

Joanne asked me to tell you about a great site that has lots of beautiful Mariah Wallpapers by a girl named Aram. Check out her site here.

'Boy' Dropping On Video Charts
This week, "Boy" dropped from #1 to #5 on THE FRIDGE, yesterday it dropped to to #7 on BET (who announoced the 3rd single will be 'Bringin' On The Heartbreak') and it wasn't on TRL at all for the last couple of days. Please continue voting for Mariah on all the countdowns below!

Vote For "Boy (I Need You)" On:
MTV - TRL Online (N/A)
BET - 106 & Park (#7)
MTV Europe - The Fridge (#5)
MTV Canada - Select (#4)
MTV Spain (#1)
MTV Italy (#8)
MTV Asia (N/A)
Radio (Vote For "Boy" AND "I Know What You Want")
updated byLiron February 27th, 2003 6:45PM
Arizona Tour Date - False Alarm
Apparently there has been some kind of a mistake at MariahCarey.com and the AZ tour date has been taken off the site.

Get Intimate with Mariah!
If you missed it the first time, Lifetime Television will re-air Mariah Carey's "Intimate Portrait" on Wednesday, March 12th at 7pm EST- Mark your calendars!


Cam'ron & Busta Rhymes About MC
Cam'ron - Cam'ron was on TRL today (although no "Boy" on the countdown) and he said that MC flew him to Italy in a G4 Plane (plane where you can sleep while taking off) to record "BOY" (Thanks MCFan4Evr)

Busta Rhymes - In the March 2003 issue of "Blender", there are "33 Things You Should Know About Busta Rhymes", factoid #28 is "When Busta Met Mariah". "She was cool" he says of Mariah Carey who sings on It Ain't Safe No More. "She's incredibly professional, incredibly beautiful. One of the best singers in the game, hands down, despite the trials and tribulations. On every level it was extremely pleasant." (page 89) (Thanks Lyn!)

International News
#29 SOMEDAY (Resonance Q)
Big up to everyone at All Around The World records who read these words every week and take great delight in my ignorance or lack of appreciation of their latest releases. Actually just for a change this is an example of Eurotrance finally getting it right. Someday began life as a Mariah Carey song, appearing on her debut album. It was her third single here and charted in early 1991 in a dramatically remixed version after it had become clear that (at that time) Britain was failing to get to grips with the idea of this hot new American star. Despite heavy promotion the single crashed out at Number 38 and effectively derailed her career in this country for 18 months. Resonance Q actually turn the song into the club stormer it always should have been, bringing out the soul of the song rather than destroying it and proving that not all cover versions are lesser recordings than the original. Oh don't worry, I'm not going soft - there is worse to come.


Meeting Mariah
Just a sneak preview on something coming soon. Mariah will be in the UK around the release of the new single. We are currently organising a competition to meet Mariah which you will be able to enter online. Stay tuned for more details on MariahCarey.com.

Source: Ashes, RPG

* CB is down 26 spots to # 71
* TTR is down 11 spots to # 43
(Thanks Mathieu)

Order "Boy" Single
HMV US has already included Boy (I Need You) in Japanese 5" CD Single in their list as pre -order.
Release Date: 2003-03-19
Catalogue Number: UICL5014
(Thanks Ahmad)

Help A Fellow Mariah Fan
Darnelle wrote me the following e-mail, please read it and help him out!

"I'm writing to you because I need a little help. The largest radio station in San Diego (STAR 100.7) is having a contest for the next on air personality (or basically a DJ). Well, I sent in a demo tape and I was chosen to be on the radio tonight along with 3 other people show what I can do and how funny I can be! It will be between 5:30pm and 7:00pm tonight and I believe people can listen through there website at www.histar.com, all of our pictures will be on the website today and 2 people will be chosen to go onto the next round.

Tonight I will be talking about how much Mariah inspires me in addition to other things! It would be great to have the support of other lambs if I am one of the 2 people chosen tonight! The station doesn't not play Mariah often enough, however; some of her music fits there format and if given the chance I would love to play Bringing On The Heartache this weekend!

The reason I'm writing is to receive the support from other lambs, if they hear me on the radio (if I make it to the next round) they can vote for me on the website! I think my chances are really good because they keep taling about me on the radio and how good I am.

Thank you so much for any support that you can offer. And the number to the station is 619-570-1007!"

updated byLiron February 27th, 2003 4:25PM
Fans In California: Important! Show Support For Mariah!
Do you live in the Los Angeles / Pasadena area? Wanna see Mariah this Saturday?
If so, now you have a chance to say hello to Mariah and show her some Red Carpet Love!
This is your opportunity to be part of the Soul Train Awards Red Carpet arrivals.

On, Saturday March 1st please arrive at the PASADENA CIVIC AUDITORIUM, 300 East Green Street, Pasadena by 3pm PCT for your chance to see Mariah as she arrives at the awards.


Can You Outsmart Mariah?!
Wanna play against Mariah?! Click on the image below or here to play the coolest game on the net - where you play "trivia" against Mariah herself (you can hear her answering the questions) and try to outsmart her!
Good Luck! Mariah's pretty good! (Thanks Lyn)

updated byLiron February 27th, 2003 8:25AM
1st Tour Date Announced?
MariahCarey.com announced the following on the 'Tour' section of the site:

Date: 3/27/03
Location: Tempe, AZ
Venue: Bash On Ash
Notes: w/ Switchfoot

Notice this is on Mariah's birthday, it seems a bit too early for the tour to start (moreover Bash on Ash is a nightclub and Switchfoot is a rock band) so we'll have to wait for more details as to what exactly this is.

New Official Boy Remix by DJ Vice
Spooky21 writes: "I heard it today on Power 106 (top Hip Hop station) in LA this evening and it was awesome. It doesn't have any of the beats of the Cameron song and I think its better than the Cameron/Free version and the album version. its samples and really poppy song and its very good.
It came in number 5 on the countdown and all the DJ's were singing along.

Mariah Miracle
Mariah Carey made it "through the rain", and in December she made a chronically ill fan's wish come true. Caleb Boulter, 16, of North Conway, N.H. got to meet his idol. A short time later, he suffered a terrible setback. Now, Mariah talks to Access Hollywood about what happened, and how she helped Caleb "make it through."

"Mariah Carey is the best, greatest, most incredible, sincere singer that the world can imagine," said Caleb. But just hours after their meeting, he nearly died after suffering a severe seizure on the plane ride home. "Probably the reason why that seizure occurred was due to all the excitement of meeting Mariah Carey and going to the concert," claims Caleb.

That elation, coupled with severe turbulence, apparently set off the seizure, a symptom that, along with chronic kidney disease, Caleb often suffers from. His parents, Chris and Al, told Access that "Quickly it rose into a major seizure, Caleb was jerking wildly, out of control."

Caleb miraculously survived. When Mariah heard the news, she sent flowers and a note that said: "Dear Caleb, I hope you feel better soon. God bless and get well soon."

Caleb feels an incredible connection to Mariah's music, especially the song "Hero", which lifted him out of a dark time in his life. "It just helped me dig deep inside and realize that despite being a little different from the general population, I can still be a special person," said Caleb. "It gave him the extra oomph he needed to deal with the different issues in his life," added his parents.

Caleb was speechless when Access delivered one more special surprise from Mariah -- a videotaped message: "We love you Caleb, you're amazing, you're an incredible person, keep going."

John, Access Hollywood

BUSTA RHYMES f/Mariah Carey & The Flipmode Squad
"I Know What You Want"

The song is #1 on The Hottest New Rhythm Records in America This Week!
(According To The Nation's Most Influential Rhythm Programmers)

BUSTA RHYMES f/Mariah Carey & The Flipmode Squad " I Know What You Want" (RCA/J RECORDS)
Big props to MICHAEL WILLIAMS and RICHARD PALMESE on the #1 MOST ADDED record in the world! As we predicted two weeks ago, this record would make a major market debut and was founded on the LP by none other than MARK ADAMS, PD of KXJM/Portland as his "Pick To Click" along with a small assortment of very astute programmers. Look what happened, not only is this record #1 MOST ADDED, but also #1 MOST DISC-OVERED in our DISC-OVERY Club. Rotations are well over 1,500 detections as we speak and making major moves at radio. Don't sleep on this one, just check out the calls. POWER106, THE BEAT, WPHI, KBFB, WJMN, POWER96, 92Q, WLLD, WXSS, WCHH, KVEG, WJMH, KQBT, KXMG, WJBT, WHZT, KBOM, KDGS, KFFM, KHTE, KNDA, KPRR, KSXY, KXME, KYWL, WBTT, WJFX, WXIS and more.

Here are some DJ comments:

"Finally, he delivers the strongest single!"

"Smash! He's got it right this time."

"A heater and should do better than Make It Black."

ANT DOGG, PD, KKUU, Palm Springs

R DUB!, PD, KOHT, Tucson
"Top 10 phones with limited airplay!"

"There's a big buzz on this!"

"This one's the hit!"

Stanley, HitMakers Magazine

Just a reminder to keep requesting "Boy (I Need You)" AND "I Know What You Want" by Busta Rhymes & Mariah which is a HOT SHOT DEBUT this week on the Billboard Hot 100 (at #57) and is doing very well on the radios (as you probably read above) - if we keep requesting it, we can make it Mariah's 16th #1!

Vote For "Boy (I Need You)" On:
MTV - TRL Online (N/A)
BET - 106 & Park (#7)
MTV Europe - The Fridge (#1)
MTV Canada - Select (#4)
MTV Spain (#1)
MTV Italy (#8)
MTV Asia (N/A)
Radio (Vote For "Boy" AND "I Know What You Want")
updated byLiron February 26th, 2003 8:20PM
IKWYW Debuts At #57 On Billboard
Busta Rhymes & Mariah Carey - "I Know What You Want" DEBUTS on the Billboard HOT 100 at #57 this week! This is Mariah's most successful debut into the Hot 100 since the Rainbow era. It's also at #27 on the R&B chart.

"Through the Rain" drops one spot to #94 this week on the Billboard HOT 100. It's also at #83 on the Hot 100 R&B Chart.

Mariah's "Boy (I Need You)" remains at #70 on the Hot 100 R&B Chart for the third week in a row. No debut on the HOT 100 yet.

VocalWonder, Billboard

"Boy" dropped to #7 on 106 & Park today and is #8 on MTV Italy (Thanks Jason).

Vote For "Boy (I Need You)" On:
MTV - TRL Online (N/A)
BET - 106 & Park (#7)
MTV Europe - The Fridge (#1)
MTV Canada - Select (#4)
MTV Spain (#1)
MTV Italy (#8)
MTV Asia (N/A)
Radio (Vote For "Boy" AND "I Know What You Want")
updated byLiron February 26th, 2003 4:35PM
"Charmbracelet" Goes Up On Billboard!
"Charmbracelet" goes up two spots to #64 this week selling 17,939 copies (940,127 in total)

"Through The Rain" drops two spots on the sales chart to #3 selling 9,125 copies (33,647 in total).

VocalWonder, SoundScan.

Soul Train Awards to Honor Mariah!
STA Poster The 17th Annual Soul Train Music Awards will present Mariah Carey with the 2003 Quincy Jones Award for Outstanding Career Achievements in the Field of Entertainment (female) during the live broadcast of the ceremony on March 1st. Mariah will also be performing at the show so be sure to tune in and catch the award winning songstress deliver yet another mesmerizing performance!

Check your local listings for details.

Nathan (MariahBliss.tk), MariahCarey.com, Soul Train Awards

MC & Caleb Tonight On Access Hollywood
Mariah Carey
How the superstar is making a critically ill fan's dream come true

Be sure to watch the show tonight at 7:30pm EST

Desiree, Access Hollywood

MC Mentioned In Tommy Mottola Article
...But there were also the sanctioned leaks to the press. When Mottola divorced pop star Mariah Carey and she was negotiating her release from the Sony label, items ran in the press about his ex that Carey wanted dusted for Mottola’s fingerprints: Mariah was feuding with fellow Virgin Records artist Janet Jackson. Mariah threw a salt shaker at Mira Sorvino. Tommy was now training a 16-year-old singer who could be her next serious rival. Carey almost sued Mottola and Sony after it appeared that he arranged for some music she was using in a single from her first film to debut on a Jennifer Lopez album six months earlier. “He had an emotional response to her leaving him,” says a source close to Sony, “but she would call him after her crack-up for advice, and he would be there for her. He still holds a little bit of a candle for her.”

He told a friend he had a brief post-Carey fling with Jennifer Lopez, who records for the Sony label (Lopez has denied the two ever had a relationship). And then Lopez went and fell in love with Sean Combs. “He was bad-mouthing Puffy all over town,” says a longtime friend.

“When Tommy has it in for somebody he can be unbelievably petty. He’ll call maître d’s to make sure people aren’t given tables,” says an acquaintance. Mottola’s tactics were often brass-knuckle, but those who’ve known him for many years describe him as a gangster groupie who purposefully adopted the shiny-suited look of a Mafia lieutenant. “I think he created a persona that came back to haunt him when he needed to appear presidential,” says a source close to Sony.

Amanda, New York Metro

Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis About MC
The following is an excerpt from an interview Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis gave to The Network Magazine:

Q: What do you draw out of each artist when you're working with them?

A:It starts with inspiration, because we are songwriters and producers. The song has to be inspired from somewhere. We generally let the artist inspire the song and the direction that we go. Most artists would say, "Just produce whatever you all want to do." Nowadays, artists have a very clear-cut sense of what they'd like to talk about lyrically--the way they'd like their music to sound. Also, because now we have a pretty vast catalog, a lot of times artists will come with specific songs and say, "Do you guys remember when you did this song...?"

Mariah [Carey] is somebody who's like that. For instance, she will come to us and say, "Remember when you guys did 'Bended Knee'? Remember that one chord change there," or, "That one piano change there?" Or, "Maybe we can combine that with a little bit of something like you did." Artists now do that, where they'll go, "You know, I loved that song back in the day and if you guys could do this," etc.

Tom, The Network Magazine

"Boy (I Need You)" Airlay News
CHR/Pop- Moves 83-85 with 155 spins, 0.513 million impressions
CHR/Rhythmic- Moves 53-43 with 546 spins, 5.784 million impressions
Urban- Moves 58-53 with 433 spins, 3.795 million impressions

Total: 10.092 million impressions, 1,084 spins

CHR/Rhythmic- Moves 40-29 with 1150 spins, 15.175 million impressions
Urban- Moves 40-29 with 897 spins, 14.887 million impressions

Total: 30.062 million impressions, 2,047 spins

As you can see, the airplay is increasing for both songs and we must keep requesting them! IKWYW is expected to enter the Hot 100 this week due to the high airplay. (Thanks Michael)

In addition, Marquis tells me that "Boy" has been added to VH1's playlist and slipped to #5 on Launch.com . "Boy" missed TRL's countdown today for the 2nd day in a row... keep voting!

updated byLiron February 25th, 2003 11:50AM
"Boy (I Need You)" European Singles Tracklistings
Today, we received the "Boy" singles tracklistings from Universal Denmark. In Europe, the commercial release of the single is set for March 24th with three formats available simultaneously on this date. They include the hot new remix feat. Cam'ron, Juelz Santana, Jimmy Jones and Freeway, which was produced and remixed by Just Blaze, as well as remixes by Danish production team the Copenhaniacs (Nelly, Toya) and French remixers Top Notch.

Maxi-Single (0779382)
1. Boy (LP Version Feat. Cam'ron)
2. Boy (Radio Edit W/O Rap)
3. Boy (Top Notch TOX Mix)
4. Through The Rain (Video)
(Enchanced CD incl. collector's poster)

Maxi-Single (0779392)
1. Boy (LP Version Feat. Cam'ron)
2. Boy (Remix Feat. Cam'ron, Juelz Santana, Jimmy Jones and Freeway) (Radio Edit)
3. Boy (Copenhaniacs Remix)
4. Boy (Video)
(Enchanced CD)

Single (0779402)
1. Boy (LP Version Feat. Cam'ron)
2. Boy (Remix Feat. Cam'ron, Juelz Santana, Jimmy Jones and Freeway) (Radio Edit)

Universal Denmark, MariahCarey.dk

Busta Rhymes Tomorrow on TRL
Wednesday 2.26
Fabolous brings his sly, laid-back style and 'Hollywood-ready good looks' to TRL and Busta Rhymes will be here too.

So watch TRL tomorrow to see if Busta talks about the new video with MC. (Thanks Andrew)

UK Update
Someday cover enters UK Charts
Rezonance q's cover of Someday entered the UK charts at no.29! (Source: Vicky @ RPG)

Mariah's Boy making UK Radio station DJ Charts
Capital FM's Sunday night RNB chart- Boy was at no.10! This is an airplay chart.
Kiss's Smoooth Grooves chart at the same time had it as a new entry at no.9!

I know what you want on UK Radio Charts
Rock FM - Every friday night between 10 and 2am which you can vote for by txt 07781484974 email adele@rockfm.co.uk
Chart postition: currantly #12 last week #7

Radio 1 - Tim Westwood has 'I know what you want' with Busta and Mariah at no.6 on his 'Top Ten at Ten' chart.

Ashes, Mariah Connection

MC Partying in NYC
HANGING out with Prince is a sobering experience. When the fuschia-loving funkster showed up at Rehab the other night, the club's owner sent over several magnums of Veuve Clicquot. Prince - a non-drinker - refused the bubbly not only for himself, but for the 50 pals he'd brought with him. After he insisted all alcohol be removed from their tables, the whole crew drank bottled water. Also on hand, but not part of the prohibition pack, were Mariah Carey, Wyclef Jean and Antonio Sabato Jr.

Tom, NY Post

Various Articles
Whisper to a Scream: Mariah Carey’s Return to Formlessness - Stylus Magazine (thanks Harris)

Hello Kitty is the cat's meow - USA Today (Thanks Evelyn)

SPORTS MEDIA: This weekend needs Mariah - The Atlanta Journal

Best New Artist? It could be a curse - Thestate.com

Vote For Mariah
Virgil told me you can vote for Mariah (vs. J. Lo) on the AOL poll here (AOL Members only).

Vote For "Boy (I Need You)" On:
MTV - TRL Online (N/A)
BET - 106 & Park (#6)
MTV Europe - The Fridge (#1)
MTV Canada - Select (#4)
MTV Spain (#1)
MTV Italy (N/A)
MTV Asia (N/A)
Radio (Vote For "Boy" AND "I Know What You Want")
updated byLiron February 23rd, 2003 9:15PM
MTV Presents Mariah Carey - Clip
MTV Europe premiered the UK Special "MTV Presents: Mariah Carey" tonight. Check out a short clip of Mariah singing "Bringin' On The Heartbreak" on the show on MTV Europe's website.

Information About "Sweet Science"
On Friday, Feb. 21st, 2003 - TRL announced that Mariah has signed on the movie "Sweet Science". This is the first time it has been said affirmatively, up until now it has been labeled as a rumor. Here are some old articles (the "story" broke out on Feb. 20, 2002) that include some details about the film:

Sweet Science
In Theaters: Estimated for August 2003
Starring: Mariah Carey
Genre: Drama
Synopsis: A female boxing manager takes a young, talented female boxer under her wing with the hopes that the young boxer will make them both famous.

Video ETA

"SWEET SCIENCE" - Mariah Carey ("Wisegirls") will play a boxing manager who recruits an unknown female boxer to gain fame for both of them in this drama. (Distribution to be set)

Box Office Magazine

Mariah Gets Back into Acting Ring
Feb 20, 2002, 10:45 AM PT
... She has signed to star in the pugilism drama Sweet Science, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Carey will play a strong-willed manager who recruits a young female boxer to take the not-so-glamorous boxing world by storm.

The project would reteam Carey with Anthony Esposito, the producer of her yet-to-be-released second flick, Wisegirls.

"I had such a great experience with Mariah Carey on Wisegirls that I wanted to make another film with her," Esposito gushes to the Hollywood Reporter. "Her performance in Wisegirls is outstanding...I feel [that] given the right role, the depth of Mariah's performance will make everyone take notice of her great acting ability."

E Online

Mariah's Next Movie: Not So Fast
A lot of press announcements came out this week regarding Mariah Carey's next movie deal. Producer Anthony Esposito told the willing and waiting wire services that Mariah would star in a new movie called Sweet Science, and play a boxing coach.

But hold it, say Carey insiders.

Apparently Esposito, who was the man behind Carey's Wisegirls, decided to make his announcement independent of having a deal, a signed contract, or even a distributor for Wisegirls. That's right. He's so busy getting ready to make a new movie that Esposito apparently still hasn't found someone to take on the one he's got in the can.

I will say that Esposito did tell me at Sundance he fully expected to make another movie with Mariah. He's been planning Sweet Science for some time.

But Carey has not agreed to anything. In fact, I doubt she will until she and her management sees how Esposito fares with placing Wisegirls.

Fox News

Despite 'Glitter,' Mariah Carey's Movie Career Could Still Sparkle
02.20.2002 4:39 PM EST
Mariah Carey — whose recent Sundance Film Festival selection, "Wisegirls," appears to be a step toward saving the singer's acting career after the disastrous "Glitter" — has signed on for another indie drama.

In "Sweet Science," Carey will play a determined boxing manager who drafts an unknown female boxer to make a name for them both, according to the film's co-producer, Anthony Esposito.

After working with the pop star as the co-producer of "Wisegirls," Esposito said he believes in Mariah and likened her to Cher, who was at first ridiculed for her attempt at the big screen but went on to win an Oscar.

Esposito is still looking for a director for "Sweet Science," which is scheduled to begin shooting this summer. He is also still casting the role of the boxer, which he toyed with offering to Carey, but she would've needed serious training, he said.

Gary Goldman ("Total Recall"), Stan Seidel ("One Night at McCool's") and Rick Angres wrote the "Sweet Science" screenplay

MTV News

Mariah's "Sweet Science"
Thu 21 Feb 2002 16:02
Mariah Carey is to star as a boxing manager in a new film, according to reports.

The US diva, who suffered box office humiliation with the release of her movie debut, 'Glitter', is take on the role in the forthcoming, 'Sweet Science'.

Co-producer, Anthony Esposito, who worked with Carey on the critically acclaimed indie movie 'Wisegirls', explained: "I had such a great experience with Mariah Carey on 'Wisegirls' that I wanted to make another film with her."

He added: "Her performance in 'Wisegirls' is outstanding with reviews from Sundance [Film Festival] praising her work."

"I feel that given the right role, the depth of Mariah's performance will make everyone take notice of her great acting ability."

Carey's role in 'Sweet Science' is that of a determined boxing manager who makes a name for herself after achieving success with an unknown female boxer.

According to MTV News, the film is due to begin shooting this summer.

Ernesto, Dotmusic

Singapore Tour Date Announced (Not Confirmed)
According to the 'Life!' section of Singapore's main English newspaper The Straits Times (Mon, Feb. 24, 2003), Mariah will be holding a concert in Singapore on June 11th, 2003.

Fairus sent me the scan of the article with a Mariah picture (Gallery 1), and the article is also available online here (thanks Soulster).

Will Mariah Win Soul Train's Achievement Award?
Johannes told me that according to RockOnTV, Mariah will be getting a special award for outstanding achievements. This information has NOT been listed on the official Soul Train Awards site, so we'll have to wait until March 1st to see the awards. Mariah has already been confirmed as a performer.

The 17th Annual Soul Train Music Awards...will include Special Award presentations of the Quincy Jones Award for Outstanding Career Achievements in the field of entertainment (Female and Male) to world renowned musical superstar Mariah Carey and Def Jam Records' Hip Hop music superstar and actor LL Cool J.

MC On Jay-Z Special
Showtime aired a Jay-Z Special and Mariah was one of the people speaking about him. One thing she mentioned was that he listened to the Heartbreaker beat about 3 times, and went straight into the studio & recorded the rap, without ever having to write any lyrics down. I believe Mariah said "he killed it" (Thanks 'Shady Clown').

Partial Billboard Update
"Boy (I Need You)" - R&B Airplay at #74
"I Know What You Want" R&B Airplay at #37
"I Know What You Want" Hot R&B Charts at # 38
(Thanks Jose)

International Update
Taiwan: (Thanks Allen)
Mariah's new hit "Boy(I Need You)" debut #2 on the UFO Radio mandarin Billboard chart in Taiwan.

Thailand: (Thanks Ballsath)
"Boy ( I Need You)" debuted last week at #39 on Get 102.5 FM "Top 40 Countdown" and this week move up 7 places to #32.

Philippines: (Thanks Richard)
Last week, "Boy" debuted (#25) at the countdown of the most listened radio station in the Philippines. This week, it jumped 12 spots to land on #13. Please vote for it here.

Norway: (Thanks Mariah's Crybaby)
Mariah's "Boy" is now #8 on Universal's Top10 list in Norway. Click on the song to vote for it here.

Vote For "Boy (I Need You)" On:
MTV - TRL Online (#9)
BET - 106 & Park (#5)
MTV Europe - The Fridge (#1)
MTV Canada - Select (#4)
MTV Spain (#1)
MTV Italy (N/A)
MTV Asia (N/A)
Radio (Vote For "Boy" AND "I Know What You Want")
updated byLiron February 22nd, 2003 9:15PM
Mariah Carey Named 10th Most Elligible Single Female
Star magazine named Mariah Carey as its 10th most elligible bachelorette, and included the following ficticious singles ad: "Love takes time, DWF, 32, blonde/brown. Statuesque (5-feet-9, 140 pounds) solo singer looking to duet with a Dreamlover. OK, so I've been called a Heartbreaker by my ex-husband and datemates like Derek Jeter and Eminem. And I've had a few down spots, like being hospitalized for exhaustion and my less-than-golden movie 'Glitter'. But I have a lot ot offer the right guy who will Always Be My Baby. Must not mind legions of fans, whom I call my 'lambs' and spend oodles of time with on my website. Got what it takes? Give me a shot - even divas need love."


Nivea Wants To Follow Mariah Carey As A Fly
Teen Scene magazine asked Nivea whose wall she would land on if she were a fly. "Mariah Carey. She has been my main inspiration," Nivea responded. Since she couldn't decide whether she would rather land on the wall of Mariah's recording studio or in her home, she said she would just follow her around. Read more.

Sanyell, R&B Dirt

More Daytona Pictures
BELTING IT OUT: Mariah Carey gets into the racing motif as she sings the song "Through the Rain" (off her latest album, Charmbracelet) at Daytona International Speedway as part of the pre-race festivities at the Daytona 500. (Jeff Siner/CHARLOTTE OBSERVER/Newscom) (AOL)

2 Pictures from Daytona (the one captioned above plus a scan from Ma'ariv thanks to Liat) are in Gallery 1 plus a picture of the "Boy" VHS that some of the TRL charmers got for voting (Thanks Alan)!

Update From The UK
Yet again Mariah's next UK visit has been rescheduled and her appearance on Graham Norton is back on! It's a very popular comedy chat show. She's going to perform Boy (I Need You) live and hopefully she'll have a short interview too!

Here's an upcoming TV Schedule of MC shows in the UK:

Sun 23rd / 9pm / C4
The Bachelor

Sun 2nd / 1:30pm / MTV Base
Making The Video: Boy

Mon 3rd / 11:30am / MTV Base
Making The Video: Boy

Tue 4th / 7am / MTV Base
Making The Video: Boy

Tue 4th / 3pm / MTV Base
Shining Through The Rain

Fri 7th / 2am / MTV Base
Shining Through The Rain

Sun 9th / 11am / MTV Base
MTV Presents Mariah Carey


Vote For "Boy (I Need You)" On:
MTV - TRL Online (#9)
BET - 106 & Park (#5)
MTV Europe - The Fridge (#1)
MTV Canada - Select (#4)
MTV Spain (#1)
MTV Italy (N/A)
MTV Asia (N/A)
Radio (Vote For "Boy" AND "I Know What You Want")
updated byLiron February 21st, 2003 6:30PM
"Boy (I Need You)" #1 On MTVE / #9 On TRL!!
"Boy (I Need You)" keeps succeeding all over the globe! It is now #1 on MTV Europe's weekly countdown "The Fridge" which is the channel's most important countdown (equivalent to TRL). It is Mariah's 2nd #1 on "The Fridge", TTR peaked at #1 as well!

Please keep voting for the song here.

I will be adding daily reminders to vote for Mariah's "Boy" on the main music channels around the globe along with the latest positions, PLEASE take a few minutes to vote every day.
Mariah is aware of all the hard work we do worldwide (not just TRL) as you can read in the new voice message transcript below!

Vote For "Boy (I Need You)" On:
MTV - TRL Online (#9)
BET - 106 & Park (#5)
MTV Europe - The Fridge (#1)
MTV Canada - Select (#1)
MTV Spain (#1)
MTV Italy (N/A)
MTV Asia (N/A)
Radio (Vote For "Boy" AND "I Know What You Want")

TRL Confirms "Sweet Science"
Today on TRL, other than "Boy" being #9 on TRL, the VJ confirmed that Mariah has signed to play on the movie "Sweet Science". The rumors about it have been going for awhile, and this is the first time it's been confirmed. Hopefully we'll hear more details about it soon.

New Voice Message
Feb. 20th, 2003
"Hey lambs! Yeah, I'm calling you from a cell phone on my way to the airport but I'm gonna be quick, 'cause I don't wanna get cut off, but I just wanted to say how grateful I am that... for your support, everybody calling all the various video places and everything around the world that you guys are doing, it's so great and I'm so thankful 'cause Charmbracelet means so much and the response and everything, the support, it's just... I can't even tell you how grateful I am to you, for everything you're giving me! So I love ya, I appreciate ya, I enjoy ya and yeah, you're making it happen. And I, I will holler back soon, I will call you from the vacation spot and Big Nasty says hello and he's gonna... you gotta hear his new album, it's gonna be fabulous and he's gonna leave a message soon, alright? Love you much, bye bye!"

MariahCarey.com, transcript by MariahCarey.DK

IKWYW Review
Busta Rhymes F/Mariah Carey "I Know What You Want" (J Records)
I've been sitting on this pick since Busta's new CD It Ain't Safe No More. hit the stores. But I'll credit KXJM/Portland PD Mark Adams with getting me re-fired up about this off-the-hook joint from Busta-Bus and the Flipmode Squad featuring Mariah. It's Busta at his best with MC delivering a soulful riff that works BIGTIME. Busta is on a roll while Mariah is heating up on the heels of her hot performance at the 2003 NBA All-Star Game in Atlanta. Her tribute to MJ was near-perfection and she and Busta slam-dunk this one! BET ON IT!

Friday Morning Quarterback (Thanks MariahWorld.com)

updated byLiron February 20th, 2003 6:20PM
"Boy (I Need You)" #7 On TRL / #5 on BET!!
Today, thanks to all the fans who voted, "Boy" peaks at #7 on TRL! Gotta keep voting to keep it on the countdown tomorrow. Start calling on 3:30pm EST. Mariah left a message to TRL charmers saying how much she appreciates the voting, so lets not let her down!

Just came in.. "BOY" was also #5 on BET's 106 & Park for the 3rd day in a row!!

Don't forget to vote on:
MTV - TRL Online (#7)
BET - 106 & Park (#5)
MTV Canada (#1)
MTV Spain (#1)
MTV Italy (N/A)

TTR Drops To #93 On Billboard
"Through The Rain" drops to #93 on the Billboard Hot 100 and drops to #10 on the Hot Dance/Club Charts. Here's an explanation on how TTR is #1 on the sales chart (two weeks in a row) but fails to do well on the hot 100, taken from Billboard Daily News:

Kid Rock's "Picture" featuring Sheryl Crow or Allison Moorer is the Hot 100's fastest-growing track at retail and holds at No. 11. The single is No. 2 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles Sales tally, behind Mariah Carey's "Through the Rain." Despite the sales, Carey's cut suffers from scarce radio airplay, causing an 84-93 tumble on the Hot 100.

"IKWYW" Debuts At #105
Busta Rhymes Ft. Mariah - "I Know What You Want" debuts on Bubbling Under the Hot 100 at #5 (equals to #105). Mariah is credited as a featured artist on the song which means IF the song peaks at #1, it WILL count as Mariah's 16th #1. The song debuted on the chart based on airplay (21.652 million impressions currently) alone. In order for it to rise higher on the chart, we have to request it!

"Boy" Gains Airplay
'Boy (I Need You)'s airplay increases every week and is now at a peak of 8.69 million audience impressions. Just like IKWYW, to help the song chart on Billboard, we have to request it! Michael suggests to concentrate on POWER 106 (L.A) & WKTU (N.Y) which affect the airplay immensly.

MC On International TV
The Oprah show with MC will air tommorrow- 21 Feb in South Africa. The channel is E.tv at 5:05pm (Thanks David)

The Mariah special "Shining Through the Rain" is airing over at MTV Philippines on March 4, 2003, Tuesday, at 6:00 p.m.

I just finished watching the E! True Hollywood Stories on Mariah over at E! Philippines and the one they showed was the original version, not the one where E! added the Charmbracelet part. (Thanks Jun)

updated byLiron February 19th, 2003 5:45PM
"Boy (I Need You)" #10 On TRL / #1 On MTVC / #5 on BET!!
All the hard work paid off lambs! "Boy" finally made its debut on TRL at #10 today! Please keep voting for it by calling (on the NEW times, see yesterday's update) and by voting online. Lets get it higher! (Thanks Alyssa, Gary, Adnan & Jason)

Jason & Antoine told me that "Boy" reached #1 on MTV Canada's TRL - "Select", Click here to vote for it!

And on BET's 106 & Park, Mariah stays #5 for the 2nd day in a row! Keep voting for her here.

4 MC Albums on BMG Music Club's Top Sellers
Celebrating 14 years as the world's largest music club currently serving more than 20 million members announced their all time sellers today.

The BMG Music Club sold more than 300 million cassettes and CD's in it's 14 years in business, and this month will honor the clubs Top 100 Selling CD's with a special Plaque, plus all Top 100 will be included BMG's music publication issued to club members at a special discount price.

Four Mariah albums entered the BMG Music Club Top 100 Best Selling Albums Of All Time list:

39. MARIAH CAREY - #1's (SONY) (1.00 million units)
65. MARIAH CAREY - DAYDREAM (SONY) (848,000 units)
76. MARIAH CAREY - MUSIC BOX (SONY) (735,000 units)
93. MARIAH CAREY - RAINBOW (SONY) (443,000 units)

TCorey, Music Industry News Network

"I Know What You Want" Video To Be Shot This Week
For The Record: Quick News On Mariah Carey And Busta Rhymes
Maybe now that she's not running around with Cam'ron so much, Mariah Carey will have time for Busta Rhymes. The pop princess is scheduled to finally team up with the animated MC next week in Los Angeles for the "I Know What You Want" video. Bussa Bus is scheduled to co-direct the clip with Chris Robinson. ...

Alexandra, Alan, MTV News

More from MTV News...
Cam'ron Says The NBA 'Robbed' Him During All-Star Weekend, Seeks Compensation
Mariah Carey may need a boy like Cam'ron, but evidently the NBA does not. The reason why, however, is up for debate.

Cam'ron is claiming that the NBA showed him — and rap in general — no love on February 9 when it stopped him from performing with Carey at a half-time tribute to Michael Jordan during All-Star weekend in Atlanta. The rapper says that Carey asked him to perform "Boy (I Need You)" with her at the show and that the NBA flatly rejected the idea, claiming first that they didn't want rap performed at their half-time shows, and later, that a civil suit the NBA filed against his former label, Untertainment, was the reason they did not want him to participate. The suit in question pertained to the unauthorized use of the NBA's trademarked logo in the 1999 promotion of Cam'ron's S.D.E. album. As a result, Cam's then-label was forced to pull the ads.

However, a spokesperson for the NBA credited an entirely different basis for the league's decision, stating that representatives from Cam'ron's current label, Island Def Jam, made them aware that Cam'ron had an outstanding gun charge against him, and that together, the NBA, Island Def Jam and Mariah Carey's label, Monarc, decided that it was not appropriate to incorporate him into the show. The spokesperson added that because the show had had already been billed as Mariah Carey's tribute to Michael Jordan, creatively the duet did not make sense.

The gun charge in question occurred when Cam'ron was pulled over for a traffic violation in New York in July (see "Cam'ron Arrested On Drug, Gun Charges"). After police saw marijuana in open view, they searched the rapper's vehicle and found a .22 caliber handgun. Cam'ron pleaded not guilty to charges of criminal possession of a firearm, criminal possession of marijuana and criminal possession of a forged fire department placard, and posted bail. At the time, Cam'ron's label issued a statement saying that it fully supported him and that it believed when the truth came out he would be vindicated.

Whatever the NBA's reason was for not including Cam'ron, he is clearly not happy about it. "There is nothing that will be bigger than a Michael Jordan tribute. I feel robbed," Cam'ron said. "Sitting up in a skybox, watching the All-Star Game, seeing the half-time show, I felt like I was supposed to be out there. I'm on a 40-city tour to promote the Diplomats album, so that means 40 cities are going to hear my opinion on this. This protest is just the beginning. I want compensation. I'm going to take this all the way to the championships."
—Kristin Roth

International Update
Philippines: (Thanks Mariahism, Francis & Richard)
Boy (I Need You) Chart Update
MYX (Daily Top 10)
February 12- #9 (debut)
February 14- #7 (peak)
February 17- #8

MYX (Weekly Top 20)
Week 1: #11 (debut/peak)

Magic 89.9 (Early Returns Countdown) - Vote here.
February 13- #10 (debut)
February 17- #7 (peak)

Final Countdown(Weekly Top 30)
Week 1: #25 (debut/peak)

France: (Thanks Mathieu)
CB is down 5 spots to # 45.
TTR is down 6 spots to # 32.

Spain: (Thanks Mari)
"Charmbracelet" has been certified gold in Spain!
"Boy (I Need You)" is currently #1 on MTV Spain. Vote for it here.


  • Mariah is currently in the latest US Weekly (February 17). Mariah is featured in the 'Loose Talk' column on page 34. This page is more or less a dedication of celebrity quotes. There is a quote from Mariah that states, "It would be nice to find somebody who's not threatened by a girl's success", along with a picture. Sarah Kozer, Evan Marriot (Joe Millionare), Randy Jackson, Paula Abdul, Simon Cowell, Britney Spears, and Colin Farrell are all on the cover. (Thanks Holly)

  • Check out the American Idols Contestants page to see some of the comments the contestants said about Mariah. (The person who sent me this - I tried to reply to your email, but it gets sent back...)

    Manuela's doing a fanbook for Mariah's birthday and asked me to post the following information:
    Please email a 1 page only letter (shorter than A4) to m.vanaerle@chello.nl by March 15th. You can include pictures if you want.

    Zarko sent me 2 wallpapers of TTR & Breakdown video pictures and Armando sent me 2 wallpapers with pictures from the NBA All-Star game. Check them out in the Wallpapers section.

  • updated byLiron February 19th, 2003 12:00PM
    TTR Remains #1 on Sales Chart / CB Down To #66
    "Through The Rain" remains #1 on Billboard's single sales chart selling 10,699 copies this week (24,522 in total). We'll let you know its Billboard Hot 100 position as soon as it becomes available.

    "Charmbracelet" falls 13 places to #66 but increases its sales from last week and sells 24,991 copies this week (922,188 in total).

    Thank you VocalWonder for these figures from SoundScan.

    updated byLiron February 18th, 2003 9:05PM
    "Boy" #3 on MTVC & Launch / #5 on BET / #1 on Nick
    "Boy (I Need You)" is the 3rd most requested video on MTV Canada. Click here to vote for it! (Thanks Antoine)

    "Boy" is also #3 on Launch's top 10 most videos (jumped 20 spots from last week!) and #9 on the overall videos chart. Click here and rate it to get it higher! (Thanks Marquis, John & Stanley)

    "Boy" jumps up one spot on BET's 106 & Park to #5!! Keep voting for her here.

    And finally, "Through The Rain" was picked as video of the day on Nickelodeon and will be played again as one of the top 5 videos on Sunday.

    TRL - Important Note!
    The voting times have changed
    Jam the phone lines at 1-800-DIAL-MTV (1-800-342-5688):
    CALL from 3:30 - 4:00P (Eastern Time)
    CALL from 2:30 - 3:00P (Central Time)
    CALL from 1:30 - 2:00P (Mountain Time)
    CALL from 12:30 - 1:00P (Pacific Time)

    Click here to vote for "Boy" online, lets not give up on TRL!

    Pictures Update
    Chris sent me a scan from a Detroit newspaper about Mariah's recent sports outfits, Aaron sent me his pic with Mariah from the Boston meet & greet, Angela sent in two of her Mariah paintings, Robin sent in the pictures she took when she met Mariah in Atlanta, and Matte sent us pictures from Mariah's visit to London last November plus some screencaptures from her recent MTV UK Special.
    All of these pictures are in Gallery 1.

    Fan Sites / Chat / Competition
    Legend: Mariah has been revamped with a new design, so check it out!

    WildWritings is going to have a chat on Wednesday, February 19 2003 at 9:00 PM ET where you can win some prizes including Mariah's single TTR, so don't forget to join it!

    Monarc-Island is a web design company that does web hosting and e-mail hosting. Justin, who owns the company is holding a competition and will give away an entier Mariah site to whoever e-mails him with the best entry explaining why they want to have a Mariah site and what they want to include on their site. E-mail Justin with your entries!

    updated byLiron February 17th, 2003 7:10PM
    Mariah Wins TRL Award
    Mariah won the "Free Ride Award" (Best vehicle given away on TRL) of the first TRL Awards for the "Loverboy car" she gave away on TRL in June 2001.

    Mariah pre-recorded her winning speech last time she was on TRL and said:
    "Thank you so much for voting for me, I just wanna say that I appreciate the fact that you guys are acknowledging these little gifts coz I enjoy giving them to you, so thank you and I love you!" (little, Mariah?)

    John Mayer Talks About MC
    Blender: You've just come offstage after a sold-out show, and you're feeling manly and virile. Which rock goddess would you most like to find backstage wearing nothing but a smile?

    John Mayer: There's something about Mariah Carey--she's superhot and people don't realize how much influence she's had. But I don't watch TV and think "I want to be with them." I'd rather beat off in the shower to my schoolteacher from the second grade or whatever. It's just so much more possible.

    Blender Magazine, Moni.

    MTVE Mariah Schedule
    Wednesday- 19/02
    Go behind the scenes and follow the music video making process

    Saturday- 22/02
    This series has seen the inside of many celebrity pads, but this episode with the ultimate diva Mariah Carey, takes us to places we've never been before!

    Sunday- 23/02

    RCardoso, MTV Europe

    Mariah To Do A Concert In China?
    Sina.com.cn reports that Mariah is scheduled to have a tour stop in Beijing later this year.

    "You Got Me" On Freeway's Album
    Freeway's album "Philadelphia Freeway" includes "You Got Me" Ft. Mariah as the 15th track and it is a different version from the one on "Charmbracelet" - there are added vocals by Mariah and the song is longer.

    "Boy" 7th Hottest New Song / #6 on BET
    Hitmakers Magazine names "Boy (I Need You)" the #7 most disc-overed song this week (the list of The Hottest New Top40 Records in America This Week According To The Nation's Most Influential Top40 Programmers).

    Jake told me that "Boy" slipped one place to #6 on BET's 106 & Park today. Keep voting!

    Mari wants to ask everyone to vote for Mariah on the Spanish Hello! Magazine here.

    Pictures Update
    Eric sent me a scan of a nice MC picture from the recent "Latina" magazine, mcfanatic sent me a scan from "Fuze" and Tarvo sent me a high quality picture of Mariah from the NBA All-Star game (from stars2ya.com). Check them all out in Gallery 1. More pictures & wallpapers coming up tomorrow.

    Mariah @ Daytona 500
    If you didn't catch Mariah's performance at the Dayton 500 visit the Mariah Moments section on the photos page for a peek at what you missed.
    Mariah who sported a crowd pleasing race suit performed her emotionally charged hit ballad Through The Rain and the National Anthem, as cheers from the crowd filled the raceway.
    Congratulations's to Michael Waltrip, the winner of the 2003 Daytona 500!

    "Fox showed Mariah Carey, in an amply unzipped jumpsuit covered in corporate logos, sing a prerace ballad about the lost space shuttle." (USA Today)

    Call it a tale of two celebrities. While race grand marshal John Travolta and his wife Kelly Preston moved freely among fans in the infield, diva Mariah Carey - on hand to perform one song and the national anthem - didn't take a step without a gaggle of bodyguards and handlers.
    So needy was Carey, she had a bodyguard-assistant cram onto the flagman's stand when she waved the green flag to start the race. (NY Daily News)

    Fan Site
    Vicky has a nice Mariah page with a lot of articles about Mariah from the past decade. Visit it here.

    updated byLiron February 16th, 2003 7:25PM
    Mariah Sings The Anthem & TTR At Daytona
    MC Singing National Anthem At Daytona 500 Wearing a provocative skin-tight race suit, top-selling recording artist Mariah Carey, who performed at last Sunday's NBA all-star game, sang a dedication to the seven astronauts killed in the space shuttle crash last week and the national anthem, as fireworks and cheers erupted around her.

    Pop singer Mariah Carey gets ready to wave the green flag for the start of the Daytona 500 at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida February 16, 2003. Forty three drivers are competing in the 45th running of the 'Great American Race.' REUTERS/Pierre Ducharme

    Pop singer Mariah Carey entertains the crowd during pre-race ceremonies before the running of the Daytona 500 at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida February 16, 2003. Forty three drivers are competing in the 45th running of the 'Great American Race.' REUTERS/Mark Wallheiser

    Mariah Carey sings the National Anthem before the Daytona 500 race Sunday, Feb 16, 2003 at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Peter Cosgrove)

    Captured pictures are available in Gallery 1 thanks to Yahoo! and Mariahsweb.

    Check out more pictures in Wireimages.

    Mariah Timeline has the mp3 of the performance to download (Thanks Lydia!)

    Yahoo! News / Reuters

    Greatest Hits Certified Platinum
    Jose told me that on the Feb 22nd, 2003 issue of "Billboard" magazine, it states that Mariah's "Greatest Hits" (Sony) has been certified platinum by the RIAA.

    updated byLiron February 15th, 2003 6:50PM
    Drafts From Daytona
    Posted on Sat, Feb. 15, 2003

    When he was in high school, Steve Park would often give his girlfriend and a friend of hers a ride home.

    The East Northport, N.Y., native said he and his girlfriend were always trying to get the friend to go to the beach or to a movie.

    But the friend always had a voice class or some kind of musical commitment and never went.

    Park and girlfriend came to feel a little sorry for the friend, he says.

    On Sunday, the NASCAR Winston Cup driver will have the chance to see first-hand how all those music lessons turned out for his old girlfriend's friend.

    Since that friend -- Mariah Carey -- will be at the Daytona 500 to sing the national anthem.

    "Even in high school, she knew she wanted to be a singer and I knew I wanted to race cars," Park said yesterday. "Now, we've both done pretty well. It's pretty cool."

    Lexington Herald Leader

    Mariah Invites You To Daytona
    "Hi everybody, it's Mariah. And I just wanna let you know, that um, the Daytona 500 is coming up very soon and you can catch me at the great American race, Sunday February 16th at Daytona International Speedway. The Daytona 500 will be broadcast live on FOX at 1pm. It's history, it's speed, it's drama, it's excitement, and it's NASCAR!

    I'll be there where it all gets started on Pitt Road to sing the National Anthem and possibly another little surprise. So tune in and join me for the biggest stockcar event of the year."

    Listen to the above message from Mariah and see a picture gallery in the Official Daytona 500 Site


    Mariah Poll
    Andre told me that the Canadian music channel "Much" has a Mariah poll on their entertainment section. The question is:
    What image best depicts Mariah Carey?
    (a) A prude
    (b) Sex kitten

    Cast your vote here.

    updated byLiron February 14th, 2003 8:50PM
    Remix Album Pushed Back
    Sony has decided to postpone the release date for Mariah's remix album from March 25th to June 24th, 2003. (Thanks Heather, FYE)

    MC #5 On 106 & Park
    Great job once again!! "Boy (I Need You)" was #5 today on BET's 106 & Park! It's the highest position of the song on this countdown so far, so lets keep voting for it and get it higher!

    Vote For MC In Russia
    Jarom sent me two places where he'd like you to vote for "Through The Rain" in Russia:
    - Once a week at MTV Russia,
    - And once a week at MUZ-TV.

    updated byLiron February 14th, 2003 3:55PM
    Happy Valentines Day
    Happy Valentines Day, Mariah fans! Hope you have a great day with your special someone!

    Happy V-Day! Check out this Valentine Poll (AOL Members only) that Angel & Heather told me about here.
    The question is "Who would you want to be your Valentine?" and so far the results are:

    43% Mariah Carey
    22% Shania Twain
    16% Ashanti
    14% Gwen Stefani
    5% Missy Elliott

    RAvant just told me that Today on TRL's Valentines Day Special "Heartbreaker" was #8!

    Lets try to get Mariah's "Boy (I Need You)" on BET!

    Mariah Carey and Cam'ron Host 106 & Park
    By The Blackspot, BET.com Staff Writer
    Posted Feb. 12, 2003-- Who says that Mariah Carey is limited to only singing in front of the camera? On the next episode of "106 & Park: Prime," Mariah and Cam'ron will be holding down the host positions as they countdown the week's top ten videos and give the low down on what's happening in music and entertainment. The show's guest will be Michael Clarke Duncan who will be there to chat about his career in film and his latest role as Kinpin in the upcoming movie, Daredevil.

    BET, pictures in Gallery 10.

    updated byLiron February 13th, 2003 6:30PM
    Rapper Cam'ron Says N.B.A. Snubbed Him
    By Nolan Strong With Jigsaw
    Date: 2/13/2003 5:30 PM

    Cam'ron claims the NBA snubbed him during the NBA All-Star game tribute to Michael Jordan on February 9.

    The league initially agreed to let the Harlem bred rapper to rhyme while Carey sang to Jordan and then went back on their word.

    Cam said that Carey had fought to get the rapper a spot during the tribute, but the NBA reneged, blaming a lawsuit against Cam's former label, Untertainment.

    Cam said that the leagues commissioner, David Stern, never intended to let him perform.

    "They told her yes until the last two days," Cam'ron told AllHipHop.com. "Then they brought up when Untertainment [used] the [NBA logo] for S.D.E. album. They said they sued Cam'ron when I had the gun in the NBA logo. It was really Untertainment and they were like, 'we don't care, its Cam'ron.'"

    The NBA, which relies heavily on hip-hop in various marketing campaigns and commercials told Cam and crew that they were actually trying to stay away from rap.

    "The NBA said that they don't do any rap so they didn't let me perform," Cam continued frustrated. "I mean they act like they are such an elite group of people- no disrespect because I have friends in the NBA. Its like realistically, they got people that beat they wives up, get caught with guns, smoking weed - all types of stuff - and then they say they [don't use] rap."

    Jimmy Jones, co-CEO of Diplomat Records was equally angry. "David Stern, you get the third finger from the left or the right," Jones said snickering. "We're starting the F**k David Stern Campaign."

    "The only reason they said "Yeah" is because Mariah Carey insisted. They were trying to tell her "No, we don't do rap. We are staying away from rap. To deprive me of the tribute to Michael Jordan, such a prestigious event at the All-star game, I felt like it was a miscarriage of justice," Cam continued.

    The NBA was not available for comments at press time.

    mcfanatic, AllHipHop

    MD's TTR Contest Winners
    First of all - thank you for everyone who bought the single and participated in the contest! I am sure Mariah appreciates the support and Mariah's fans can be proud for getting her to #1 on the singles sales chart!

    The winners will be notified personally tomorrow with all the details, and here are their names:

    Eric, Jay, Bine, Matt M., Steve, Lisa Z., Igal, Dan, Helen, Angel, Stanley, Jim and Alex. Congratulations!!

    "Boy (I Need You)" #6 on BET
    Great job everyone!!! "Boy (I Need You)" came at #6 on BET's 106 & Park today! Please continue voting for it!

    updated byLiron February 13th, 2003 2:10PM
    Mariah's MSN Chat Transcript
    Mariah Carey
    She loves butterflies, she calls her fans lambs and her latest release is "Charmbracelet." What else do you want to know about the world's best selling female performer? Ask Mariah Carey anything.

    Last night, Mariah was a celebrity guest on MSN's chat. She chatted with the fans for about 30 minutes and answered interesting questions. She talked about "Bringin' On The Heartbreak" most likely being the 3rd single from "Charmbracelet", the duet with Justin ("Yours") being up to HIS record label and shooting a video with Busta Rhymes to "I Know What You Want". Here's the question that I got to ask MC:

    Liron_MariahDaily_MCRulz in Onstage1 asks:
    Dear Mariah, you have such a huge catalogue. What are your top 5 all-time favorite songs of yours? - Love, Liron.

    Mariah Carey says: Hey Liron! I know you! I would have to put them in categories if I were to do that because they're all different for me but I guess we could start with "Underneath the Stars," "Saving Grace," "Vanishing," "Fantasy with ODB," and "Clown."

    Read the entire chat transcript here.

    Billboard Update: February 22, 2003
    "Through The Rain"
    The Billboard Hot 100
    This Week: #84 (RE-ENTRY)
    Last Week: n/a
    Weeks On Chart: 7 (Peak: #81)

    Hot 100 Singles Sales
    This Week: #1 (NEW)
    Weeks On Chart: 1

    Canadian Singles Chart
    This Week: #19
    Last Week: #15
    Weeks On Chart: 12 (Peak: #5)

    Hot Dance Music/Club Play
    This Week: #7
    Last Week: #2
    Weeks On Chart: 10 (Peak: #1)
    Note: Now listed as "Through The Rain (Full Intention, M. Joshua, & H. Hector Mixes)"

    Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks
    This Week: #69 (NEW)
    Weeks On Chart: 1

    Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles Sales
    This Week: #2 (NEW)
    Weeks On Chart: 1

    "Irresistible (West Side Connection)" (Mariah Carey featuring Ice Cube, Mack 10, & WC)
    Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles Sales
    This Week: #68
    Last Week: #40
    Weeks On Chart: 5 (Peak: #34)
    Note: Now listed as "Irresistible (West Side Connection)/Boy (I Need You)"

    "Boy (I Need You)" (Mariah Carey featuring Cam'ron)
    Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks
    This Week: #70 (NEW)
    Weeks On Chart: 1

    Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay
    This Week: #72 (NEW)
    Weeks On Chart: 1

    "I Know What You Want" (Busta Rhymes f/ Mariah Carey & The Flipmode Squad)
    Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks
    This Week: #49 (Peak)
    Last Week: #54
    Weeks On Chart: 4

    Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay
    This Week: #46 (Peak)
    Last Week: #53
    Weeks On Chart: 4

    The Billboard 200
    This Week: #53
    Last Week: #40
    Weeks On Chart: 10 (Peak: #3)

    Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
    This Week: #29
    Last Week: #23
    Weeks On Chart: 10 (Peak: #2)

    Billboard's Daily Music News
    Kid Rock's "Picture" featuring Sheryl Crow/Allison Moorer gains 15-11 on the Hot 100, but surrenders the lead on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles Sales tally after four weeks. Mariah Carey's "Through the Rain" thunders onto that chart at No. 1, priced at a budget $1.99, and re-enters the Hot 100 at No. 84.

    Jessica, Billboard

    New Voice Message
    There's a new voice message from Mariah (Feb. 11th, 2003), check it out on her Official Site.

    The transcript will be added later to the Voice Messages page.

    Watch MC Hosting 106 & Park Prime
    106 & Park Prime (9 p.m.-10 p.m., BET) - Mariah Carey and Cam'ron are guest hosts, and Michael Clark Duncan makes an appearance.
    Please notice the show starts at 9:00pm EST, and not 6:00pm as stated before.

    Mariah Carey Says She Doesn't Want A Boyfriend Yet
    Mariah Carey says she doesn't want to have a boyfriend at the moment as she continues her comeback from a breakdown last year.

    She's posed for a series of photographs appearing in the new edition of Vibe magazine.

    In an interview she says in real life she's a prude and nothing like her sex-kitten alter ego.

    Pictures in the magazine show her bra-less as she unbuttons a micro-mini skirt and tight black jacket to reveal her tan lines.

    "It's just me playing dress up," she said.

    Daily Mirror reports Mariah as saying she received "a lot more" than the reported £30m pay-off from her record label EMI

    The singer denied she tried to commit suicide last year, but said her childhood had been "no picnic". "I was the one calling 911 when I was a six-year-old and there was stuff going on in the house."

    She says she was disappointed with her debut film Glitter, which was panned by the critics. But she says she hopes her latest comedy, Wisegirls, in which she plays a drug-dealing waitress, will do better.

    "Celebrity stuff is fluff. None of it is real at the end of the day."


    Merry Christmas Certified 5 Multi Platinum By RIAA
    Mariah Carey also saw two albums from her former home at Columbia Records certified five times Platinum as both “Merry Christmas” and “#1’s” crossed the five million sales mark. Her Island/Def Jam debut “Charmbracelet” was certified both Gold and Platinum last month as well.

    Sel4Ever19, RIAA

    Carey: After Getting Her Act Together, Taking It On The Road
    DIVA DELIVERY: Word has it that Mariah Carey is preparing to mount a 20-date U.S. shed/arena tour this summer. The jaunt is reportedly being skulled out by John Marks at William Morris. Carey’s debut for her own MonarC/IDJ imprint debuted in December. (2/12a)

    Kodman00, Hits Daily Double

    Tommy Mottola Surfaces
    Meanwhile, former Sony CEO Tommy Mottola surfaced last night at the UJA dinner for record biz lawyer Joel Katz (see yesterday's column for Katz's back story).

    Mottola, who was never much for showing at industry functions, turned up with his wife, Mexican soap star Thalia. He was described by those who spoke to him as "approachable" and not surrounded by his usual phalanx of bodyguards. Of course this is what happens when honchos are deposed. Suddenly they're very friendly.

    Katz's dinner was notable for attracting a huge crowd of record-industry heavyweights, including the whole gang from moribund Virgin/EMI Records (Matt Serletic, Dave Munns) and about 30 of Katz's colleagues from the Atlanta law firm of Greenberg Traurig.

    RCA/J Records impresario Clive Davis made a lovely and articulate speech about Katz from the floor. But the real showstopper was Lava/Atlantic's Jason Flom, who did so well as the night's Georgie Jessel that he may have a career doing Friars Roasts.

    No one asked Mottola about all the Michael Jackson news, but even more intriguing is how he feels about his ex, Mariah Carey, doing so well in her current incarnation.

    Carey is managing to sell copies of her Charmbracelet album despite a bad industry recession right now. And guess what? A duet she recorded with Busta Rhymes, called "I Know What You Want," is turning into a hit after months of hiding out on Busta's latest album.

    Mariah is also photographed in a men's mag this month looking foxier than ever. Her new video is said to be a jab back at Sony and Mottola. The girl is resilient, that's for sure.

    As for Mottola, he's reactivated his Champion Management company, which was his before he took the reins at Sony 14 years ago. The question is: Did Champion really ever disappear, or was it waiting there all along? Some say the latter, since the Champion name was still registered to Mottola with an office address on East 55th St. in New York.

    For years, Champion's biggest client was Mariah Carey, but recently — operating as Randy Hoffman Management — the company was down to about five clients. Mottola will have to sign some big names now to restart the office and make it into a power again.

    Adam, Fox News

    Famous Texas Athlete Likes MC
    Charmolando told me that Kerron Clement, a 17 year old athlete from Texas talked about Mariah in a recent interview with VHS:

    "Don't misunderstand me. When I am competing at the state or national level, I am very serious," he said. "I stay relaxed by talking and laughing with my friends and by listening to Mariah Carey. You can't go wrong with Mariah! She's the best!"

    Vote For Mariah

  • Vote for "Through The Rain" on BET's countdown "Slowin It Down (THE BEST OF MIDNIGHT LOVE)" here.

  • Vote for MC on MTV Europe's Top 10 @ 10 Love Songs here.


    International Charts Update
    France: CB is down 9 spots to # 40, TTR is down 4 spots to # 26.
    Universal France has announced that "Charmbracelet" sold 200,000 copies in France (Thanks Mathieu)

    Pictures Update / SOTM / Fan Site

  • Paul sent me a better scan of the charms he got from Team Mariah and Amberto sent me a picture of Mariah & him in Spain. Both in Gallery 10.

  • Jennifer from Sweetest Mariah awarded MD as January's "Site of The Month", Thanks!

    MD - SOTM
  • Melissa has a new site called Charmbracelet, check it out!
  • updated byLiron February 12th, 2003 9:05AM
    'Through The Rain' Is The #1 Selling Single In The US / CB Down To #53
    Mariah's "Through The Rain" is the #1 selling single this week in the US. According to Soundscan, the single sold 12,931 copies this week (and 13,823 in total - including vinyl sales). Its position on Billboard's HOT 100 single charts will be available tomorrow.

    "Charmbracelet" is down 13 spots to #53 selling 20,962 copies this week (897,197 in total).
    (Thanks VocalWonder)

    Winners of the TTR Contest will be announced tomorrow!

    Mariah Goes Back To The UK
    Mariah's going back to the UK next week for another mini promotion tour (probably due to the upcoming release of "Boy" in the UK).
    Here are the details (as provided on The Official Site)

    3/18/03 Travel to UK Travel Day TRAVEL DAY- ARRIVE UK
    3/20/03 TOTP Top of the Pops Performance
    3/21/03 Graham Norton Graham Norton (UK) pre-taped show.
    3/21/03 Lottery Show Lottery Show Lottery Show pre-tape
    3/22/03 CD:UK CD:UK show taping
    3/26/03 Eurobest Eurobest tv taping

    More Details About AIR Awards
    Luther Vandross and Mariah Carey sprinkled some stardust on the 2003 New York Achievement in Radio (AIR) Awards Monday night.

    Vandross presented the Lifetime Achievement Award to Hal Jackson of WBLS, while Carey presented the new Broadcast Leadership Award to Frankie Blue of WKTU.

    NY Daily News

    updated byLiron February 11th, 2003 8:10PM
    MC In NY For Radio Awards
    In NY, Feb 10
    The March of Dimes 6th Annual New York Metro Achievement in Radio Awards, Puck Building, NY - Honoring Frankie Blue (February 10th, 2002)

    Go to Gallery 10 to see pictures from the event.

    Mariah Goes Primetime
    It's MC TV again!!! Tune in to BET on Thursday, February 13 at 9pm EST where Mariah and Cam'ron will host this weeks 106 & Park: Prime. Not only will the sexy songstress co-host the show she will also perform her latest single Boy (I Need You) featuring Cam'ron and her smash hit Through the Rain

    Be sure to vote for Boy (I Need You) on BET's 106 & Park daily countdown.


    MC Radio Interviews Postponed
    Morning show interviews with WKYS and WPGC have been postponed.
    The scheduled morning show interviews that were to take place tomorrow with WKYS & WPGC have been postponed and will be rescheduled at a later date.


    Deal To Offer Live Concert CDs
    February 11, 2003
    A group of music executives has started a new company that will allow concert-goers to buy recordings of shows as they leave the venue.

    The new company, called DiscLive, is to be unveiled today.

    The founders of the company believe they have developed a new revenue stream for the beleaguered music industry, but its success will depend on how many record labels and big-name artists it gets on board.

    "There really is no downside to anyone," said Rich Isaacson, DiscLive's CEO and former president and co-owner of hip-hop label Loud Records, which was sold last year to Sony Music. "It's all incremental profit for the labels, because they don't have to put out a nickel."

    There are still obstacles, he acknowledged, chiefly over copyrights held by the music labels. Record companies are not known for budging when it comes to intellectual property rights.

    "We're going to the labels as a distributor," he said. "We don't want to compete with them."

    The company was founded by entrepreneurs Jake Walker and David Blanchard.

    On the company's board are several prominent music execs, including Jerry Blair, president of Mariah Carey's label Monarc Entertainment

    NY Post

    Listen To Mariah's Interview With Doug Banks
    Mariah Carey talks with Doug and the crew about her "alleged diva demands, her new record label and new album "Charmbracelet".

    Mariah Carey stops by and Doug has a moment.

    Mariah talks about her NBA All-Star attire. What happened to the shoe's.

    Mariah talks about her fans, fashion and what really happened when she passed out.

    Mariah gives the real deal on her entourage, the press and the industry.

    Click here to listen to the interview.

    Fan Sites

  • Adi created a new Mariah page called Mariah Switzerland including mpg & mp3, so check it out!

  • George has a new site where he's going to put multimedia files of Mariah's appearance. Right now he has the first part of the Oprah After show on his site - check it out here.

    Mariah's Top Diva on VH1
    Daniel told me that VH1 Europe counted down the top 10 divas today and Mariah reached the top spot (#1) with "Boy (I Need You)".

    TRL Charmers Win MC Gifts
    Alan & Marisa are two of the lucky charmers who won charmbracelets from Team Mariah for their constant effort in voting on TRL & BET! Check out the pictures in Gallery 10 and keep voting for Mariah!!!!!

    Also added to Gallery 10 - scans from today's Israeli's newspapers: Maariv & Yediot (thanks mcfanatic).

  • updated byLiron February 10th, 2003 8:45PM
    MTV Presents: Mariah Carey
    MTV Europe Special Mariah Carey fans had the chance to question their idol in the exclusive programme 'MTV Presents Mariah Carey', which will air on MTV UK and Ireland later this month.

    Mariah performed tracks from her new album ‘Charmbracelet’ during the 30-minute programme, and answered a live Q&A session with some of her biggest fans.

    Featuring a total of three tracks from ‘Charmbracelet’ (including a live performance of her recent hit ‘Through The Rain’ and album track ‘Yours’), 'MTV Presents Mariah Carey' also boasts a cover of the Def Leppard track ‘Bringin’ On The Heartbreak’.

    Between each performance Mariah answers questions from fans, ranging from her thoughts on the press coverage she’s received over the last year, to what she listens to when she’s "getting it on"!

    ‘MTV Presents Mariah Carey’ will be aired across MTV Europe from February 14, 2003.

    MTV UK

    Various Reviews of M's NBA Performance
    Mariah Performs MJ Tribute Tears were brought to many, including Barkley and Johnson, when the stirring Chicago Bulls theme music preceded singer Mariah Carey's introduction of Jordan. The adoring crowd wouldn't stop cheering, though Barkley joked later that he was ''thinking more of Mariah's (flashy) skirt.'' (USA Today)

    Halftime also featured a tribute to Jordan. Mariah Carey, wearing a skin-tight dress with a top designed like a Wizards jersey, bounced onto the court and passed the spotlight off to Jordan.
    Carey introduced Jordan to the crowd as if she were the public address announcer at the United Center. With that dated Alan Parsons Project music playing just as it did for so many of Jordan's intros in Chicago, Carey looked out at the crowd at Philips Arena and yelled, "And at guard, 6-foot-6 from North Carolina, Michael Jordan!" (Newsday)

    After a 3-for-12 first-half performance, Jordan was treated to a 20-minute halftime tribute by Mariah Carey as several video screens played a montage of Jordan's greatest hits in the background. Then, as All-Stars from both teams watched while sitting on the court, the lights were turned off and the familiar Chicago Bulls' intro music - the Alan Parsons Project's instrumental "Sirius" - played. Carey then announced, "From North Carolina, a 6-6 guard, Michael Jordan!" (NY Daily News)

    At halftime, Mariah Carey belted out "Hero" and memorable moments from Jordan's career were shown as Bryant, Yao Ming and basketball's future stood and watched. (Yahoo! News)

    The league paid tribute to the man rated by many as the best to ever play the game with a lavish halftime show, that included recording artist Mariah Carey dedicating her hit "Hero" to Jordan while performing in a number 23 Bulls jersey he made famous leading Chicago to six NBA titles.
    As Carey called Jordan onto the stage, the crowd again rose to its feet and for nearly two minutes refused to let him speak. (Reuters)

    And perhaps the biggest highlight took place at halftime as Jordan was serenaded by Mariah Carey singing "Hero." Then the 23 other All-Stars and more than 20,000 fans stood for several minutes in salute to one of the greatest figures in American sports history. (Black Voices)

    At halftime, singer Mariah Carey wore a stylized, body-hugging Chicago Bulls No. 23 gown and paid tribute to Jordan through her hit song "Hero." No. 23 never looked so good. (The Philipine Star)

    Adam Sandler was interviewed by Access Hollywood before the performance and said he knows Mariah's going to do great (Thanks Deus)

    Michael Clark Duncan Looks For MC
    'Daredevil' Premiere
    Their arrival sent fans into a frenzy as Ben Affleck and Jennifer dazzled the crowds and the cameras. The power couple signed autographs before joining Jennifer Garner, Scott Foley, Colin Farrell, and Michael Clarke Duncan on the red carpet for the Hollywood premiere of "Daredevil."

    As for big Mike, he says he's still looking for love. He says, "I'm hoping Mariah Carey will hear me. I invited her to this. Did you know that?"

    Extra TV

    Mariah #3 on VIBE's Top 25 Remixes of All-Time
    1. Love Is The Message, MFSB, remixed by Tom Moulton, 1974
    2. The Pressure Pt 1, Sounds of Blackness, remixed by Frankie Nuckles, 1991
    3. Dreamlover, Mariah Carey, remixed by David Morales, 1993

    "Vibe" Magazine, Jason, Robbie.

    updated byLiron February 10th, 2003 6:55PM
    Mariah Scores Big at the NBA All-Star Game
    NBA Photo of The Day If you missed Mariah dazzle the crowd during her halftime tribute to Michael Jordan visit NBA.com for a complete All-Star game recap and a snapshot of Mariah's trendsetting take on one of Michael's favorite jerseys!

    NBA Photo of The Day (right)
    Mariah Carey sang her 1993 mega-hit "Hero" as part of a tribute to Michael Jordan. (Andrew D. Bernstein NBAE/Getty Images)

    MC - ESPN Winner
    Winners: Mariah Carey. Jahidi White might not have looked so good in a slinky full-length Wizards No. 23 jersey, but Carey, um, did it justice ... A touched MJ, whose halftime speech was most memorable for its "Now I can go home and feel at peace with the game of basketball" kicker.

    Loser: Kool and the Gang. It probably wasn't their fault, but did they have to play music over the pregame player intros? Both fans and players lose out.

    Fan Story
    Check out Stephany's fantastic fan story of meeting Mariah here.

    MariahCarey.com, NBA, ESPN, Deland, more pictures in Gallery 10.

    Who Wants To Chat With Mariah?
    OK Lambs, what's that one question that you always wanted to ask but never had the chance to do so? Wait, don't tell me just yet! Add that to the long list of questions you have because on Wednesday, February 12 @ 9pm/EST the opportunity has arrived for you to chat live with Mariah!!

    Log on to MSN.com on Wednesday, February 12 @ 9PM/EST for your opportunity to ask Mariah anything!


    Radio Interviews Schedule
    Listen, Record & Send us - please!

  • Mariah to appear on the Russ Parr MORNING SHOW!
    On Tuesday, February 11th Russ Parr will interview Mariah on his MORNING SHOW. The interview will be carried on the following stations:

    KBFB 97.9 Dallas, TX
    KBTT 103.7 Shreveport, LA
    KEDG 106.9 Alexandria, LA
    WBOT 97.7 Boston, MA
    WCHH 92.7 Charlotte, NC
    WDHT 102.9 Dayton, OH
    WDTJ 105.9 Detroit, MI
    WEMX 94.1 Baton Rouge, LA
    WENZ 107.9 Cleveland, OH
    WHHH 96.3 Indianapolis, IN
    WKYS 93.9 Lanham, MD
    WNPL 106.7 Nashville, TN
    WQOK 97.5 Raleigh, NC
    WZFX 99.1 Fayetteville, NC

    The morning show airs from 5-10AM.

  • 2/11/03 09:00 AM LANHAM , MD WPGC - 95.5 FM Donnie Simpson morning show

  • In addition Mariah was interviewed on the the Doug Banks MORNING SHOW and the Tom Joyner MORNING SHOW which you can listen to HERE.

  • Mariah did an interview this morning in Atlanta on star 94 (94.1) it was pretty standered she just talked about last nights all star game and how much she loves Atlanta and that she is comming here in May for her tour.

    MariahCarey.com, Ronnie.

    New Voice Message
    February 10th, 2003
    Mariah: Hi *high note*! Yeees, helllloooo! Hey lambs, I just left the nice All-Star game and I had a really good time. I'm just calling to thank everybody who went out and bought the nice "Through The Rain" single and things of that nature, and, I wanted to say that there were some really really really sweet fans that I have met this week, umm some girls that came to the All-Star game and were waiting outside, they got sold some fake, dumb tickets from some idiots that I'm really mad at - They, they stole money from those girls and it was fake tickets but fortunately, I was able to find them and meet them and it was a really nice moment. I got a beautiful fanbook the other day at one of the umm, one of the radio stations that I was at. But right now, I don't have Big Nasty here but I do have the infamous and world famous Randy Jackson who wants to give you all a message in song (and it goes: one, two, three)
    Randy and Mariah (singing): "You're a shining star, No matter who you are..."
    Mariah (singing): "Don't know the rest of the words.." *laughing*
    Randy: What's up, what's up, what's up, what's upppp?? Come on, come on, make it real, whatever you're gonna do, y'all. Make it real, It's got to be real!
    Mariah (singing): "It's got to be real"
    Randy: That was a good song too, M..
    Mariah: Yes, it was.
    Randy: Yes!
    Mariah: So say hi to the nice fans so they'll love you.
    Randy: Hello fans, whatcha all doing? Come on now, I know you all love 'American Idol', come on! (Mariah laughing in the background) You know M is the first idol, you know what I'm saying? So you know come on now.
    They're just trying to be like M, (-something-..... song), trying to be like M, trying to be like M!
    (Mariah in the background: "Hey! Ohhh Randy, Ohhh dear")
    Mariah: I am not feeding him a script! *Randy laughing* Randy, you keep doing your thing.
    Randy: Yes, yes, thank you, M, Thank you fans.
    Mariah: Yes, exactly, tell them all that you love them please!
    Randy: You know I love all and each and everyone of y'all.
    Mariah: Keep singing!
    Randy: Keep on singing, Stay strong! Believe y'all, believe! Mariah: That's right! Anyway, love ya much, and umm I will holler back soon, hopefully with Big Nasty but he sends his regards.
    (singing): "Big Nasty won't ya come to Brasil", Bye, bye!

    MariahCarey.com, Ronnie.

    Billboard Review of "Boy"
    Producer(s): Just Blaze, Roc the World, Mariah Carey
    Writer(s): M. Carey, J. Smith, N. Whitfield
    Publisher(s): Sony/ATV/Rye/F.O.B./N.Q.C./Universal-Duchess, BMI
    Genre: POP
    Label/Catalog Number: Monarc/Island 15793 (CD promo)
    Source: Billboard Magazine
    Originally Reviewed: February 15, 2003

    About 10 minutes after releasing lackluster "The One" as the second single from Mariah Carey's current Charmbracelet, label honchos reneged on the decision in favor of "Boy (I Need You)." Good thinking. This relaxed slow jam gives the diva's career a nudge with its playful, sped-up chirp of the word "boy" throughout, which is positively infectious. Carey sings quietly alongside with stacked layers of harmony creating a surreal, swirling effect, until Cam'ron takes over at the midsection with the requisite rap. Structurally, "Boy" is more of a groove than a song. It really is all about the cartoony "boy" but it's a step in the right direction to keep Charmbracelet shining. CT

    Michael, Billboard.

    New "Boy" Remix
    Today on the Tom Joyner morning show, they played a NEW remix to "Boy (I Need You)" featuring Freeway. The remix had new vocals including high notes and a new beat! (Thanks Robbie & Bella)

    "Boy" On 106 & Park, MTV Canada
    Great news just in: "Boy (I Need You)" was #8 on BET's 106 & Park countdown and #2 on MTV Canada's "Select"! Keep VOTING!!

    Dedicate "Boy" For Valentine's Day
    Jake told me you can dedicate the "Boy (I Need You)" video to whoever you want to through MTV.

    MC #8 on EIL Top Selling Artists List
    MC jumped up to No.8 from No. 24 on eil.com's Top Selling Artists List. This means that there has been increased activity on the site for her catalogue items! (Thanks Marquis)

    Mariah On The Cover of "Latina" Magazine
    Latina Magazine Mariah's on the cover of the March issue of "Latina" magazine.
    106-- In Search of Mariah
    A reunion with the father who was a stranger most of Mariah's life, and a trip to Venezuela with then-novio Luis Miguel, helped answer many questions in this pop-diva's search for her Latina roots-and her identity. By Suzan Colón

    Nicole, Latina

    Mariah at #16 on Blender's Top Rock Goddess / Vibe Scans
    Andrew got the March issue of "Blender" magazine that lists the top 50 Rock Goddess. Mariah came at #16 WHY SHE'S SEXY: True, She might appear to just been sculpted by a surgeon, but the honey voiced diva is undoubtedly a peach, with hot pants collection to rival J.lo's. The figure is pure hourglass, and the eyes are those of bambi. And who could ever resist Bambi?
    NOBODYS PERFECT: Has Been know to be just a tad unstable.
    FINEST HOUR: #1's [Columbia, 1998]

    Scan available at Gallery 10 as are better scans of the pictures from "Vibe" magazine (thanks mcfanatic).

    Dru Hill To Be Opening Act On MC's Tour?
    Last week, Dru Hill was on 100.3 The Beat, a popular hip-hop and R&B radio station in Los Angeles, and mentioned the possibility of going on tour with Mariah Carey to promote Carey's Charmbracelet album. Carey's tour is slated to start later in the year and go around the world. Dru Hill is in negotiations to become the opening act overseas.

    Brandon, Rap-Up

    Fan Sites

  • Check out J's new Mariah Carey forum at the-roof.com.

  • Matt wrotes: "I have a website where I promote my own music (you can listen to some of my songs and read the lyrics, poetry i write, and much more) But I also have some Mariah Carey pages I put together to help support and promote her." Click here to visit his site.

    Reminder!! TTR Contest
    Reminder: Today's the last day to buy "Through The Rain" single and count for first week's sales. If you didn't buy your copy yet - go out and buy it! The deadline to send in the receipts for the contest is Wednesday, Feb. 12th.

  • updated byLiron February 9th, 2003 10:50PM
    Mariah Performs Tribute To Michael Jordan
    Mariah Performs MJ Tribute Tonight at the 2003 NBA All Star game, Mariah performed a tribute to Michael Jordan who's retiring from playing professional basketball at age 40. Mariah kicked off her performance with "Boy" (withot Cam'ron) wearing a red jersey and a mini skirt while MJ videoclips were in the background. Then Mariah came in a blue jersey-dress and sang "My Saving Grace" and the last part of "Hero" right after it. She then presented Michael Jordan who came on stage to give his goodbye speech. Check out pictures from Mariah's performance on Gallery 10 (Thanks Regine).

    Mariah Performs MJ Tribute Mariah Carey, wearing a Michael Jordan (23) jersey from the Chicago Bulls performs during halftime of the 2003 NBA All Star Game in Atlanta Sunday, Feb. 9, 2003. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

    The Washington Wizards (news) Michael Jordan, appearing in his 14th and final NBA All-Star game, is greeted by singer Mariah Carey (R) after she sang a tribute to Jordan during half-time festivities for the NBA legend at the 52nd annual NBA All-Star game played in Atlanta, February 9, 2003. REUTERS/Tami Chappell

    Mariah Carey gets a kiss from Michael Jordan wearing a Washington Wizards Jordan (23) shirt during the halftime show of the 2003 NBA All Star Game in Atlanta Sunday, Feb. 9, 2003. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

    Yahoo! News - The captioned pictures are in Gallery 10.

    updated byLiron February 8th, 2003 6:55PM
    Mariah Deejays For The Beat
    Mariah in Atlanta Traffic jams brought Atlanta's All-Star weekend jamming to a standstill Friday afternoon, but a soothing and familiar voice was there to ease the frustration, courtesy of 95.5 The Beat. Songbird Mariah Carey popped into the station to play deejay for two hours. Sporting a Michael Jordan college jersey, she slipped listeners the skinny on the tribute she'll perform to the hoops great during halftime at the game Sunday night.

    She also promoted her latest album, "Charmbracelet" and rang up Busta Rhymes, a co-collaborator on the album, for a chat.

    No word if Carey later dropped into the Q100 studios to retrieve the partially eaten turkey sandwich she left there last fall. It later became an unsuccessful auction item on eBay.


    Justin told me that Mariah was scheduled to be on 95.5 (The Beat) on 11:45am yesterday but instead she took over the airwaves from 4pm to 6pm.

    I added pictures of Mariah from the station to Gallery 10 plus pictures of Maggie (PlanetMariah.com) with Mariah in Atlanta.

    Mariah Talks About Tomorrow's Performance
    Last evening at the Q100atlanta interview Mariah said that she would be wearing an MJ jersey that he had given her, to the performance. But she said she would play around with it a bit.. do something funky with it to make it interesting. In the morning at the V 103.3 interview she said that there's gonna be a compilation of MJ's greatest moments on screen while she performs she said, I presume to Hero. (Thanks Shezz)

    Various Countdown Bits

  • This weeks VH1's Top 20 Video Countdown, Mariah falls two places..after 12 weeks and peaking at #15 she lands at #17 (Thanks Mason).

  • Mariah came in at no. 24 with Fantasy in "The Lick" top 100 (MTV Europe & UK R&B Show with Trevor Nelson). Please request "Boy" on the show by emailing thelick@mtvne.com (Thanks Gurjeet).

  • Mariah is #1 on MTV Brasil's Top 20 (Thanks Rod)

    Fred Bronson Predicts Top 10 For TTR
    Next week's Hot 100 will bring another example of the disparity between sales and airplay, by the way. Mariah Carey's "Through the Rain" (MonarC/Island) only managed to peak at No. 81 as an airplay track. But the song is poised for re-entry next week, thanks to the late release of a commercial single. "Rain" has the potential to sell enough copies to trigger a re-entry in the top-10 of the Hot 100.

    Billboard - Fred Bronson's Chart Beat

    #1's Certified 5 Multi Platinum By RIAA
    Weekly Multi-Platinum Album Certifications
    Latest Certifications

    Title Artist Release Date Millions Label Cert. Date
    #1'S "CAREY, MARIAH" 11/4/1998 5 COLUMBIA 01/24/2003

    FelipeMC, RIAA.

    New Wallpapers / Pictures
    Zarko & Dan sent me wallpapers with the "Vibe" pictures - take a look at them here.

    Also, check out Aram's site with wallpapers that she designed here.

    Added to Gallery 10 - Scan from the Hebrew edition of Guinness' world book (2003) including Mariah's records for biggest contract and longest time for a record on the #1 spot on Billboard (Thanks Roi). Plus pictures of Mariah in Cannes last month thanks to MariahCarey.dk.

  • updated byLiron February 7th, 2003 12:00PM
    MC On ESPN's 'Hot List'
    What's hot, not for the All-Star Game
    By Dan Shanoff
    Page 2 columnist

    Beyond the dunks (it's a weak field, anyway) ... beyond the 3-point frenzy (oh, great: Antoine Walker) ... beyond the three-on-three exhibition (forget celebrity participant Ashton Kutcher -- where's his honey, Brittany Murphy?) ... beyond the Mariah Carey halftime spectacular ... NBA All-Star Weekend wouldn't be the same without a look at What's Hot and What's Not in the league at midseason.

    Check out this list, and have some interesting talking points when you aren't judging the slam-dunk contest (or Mariah's performance):

    Category: Halftime entertainment
    Hot: Revitalized Mariah Carey (MJ tribute)
    Not: Overexposed Ja Rule (Jam Session performer)

    Katie, Jeff, ESPN

    'Boy' Making The Video on MTV Europe
    MTV Europe will premiere "Making The Video" for "Boy (I Need You)" on Feb. 19th, 2003 at 21:00 CET (Thanks Tomer)

    MC Appearances on Malaysian TV (Thanks Desmond)
    NBA All-Star Game (LIVE) on ESPN (Channel 81, ASTRO) at 9AM, February 10

    An Audience With Mariah Carey on Channel [V] (Channel 72, ASTRO) at 4PM, February 13

    Billboard Update: February 15, 2003
    "Through The Rain"
    Adult Contemporary
    This Week: #30
    Last Week: #26
    Weeks On Chart: 17 (Peak: #17)

    Canadian Singles Chart
    This Week: #15
    Last Week: #11
    Weeks On Chart: 11 (Peak: #5)

    Hot Dance Music/Club Play
    This Week: #2
    Last Week: #1 (Peak)
    Weeks On Chart: 9
    Note: Now listed as "Through The Rain (Full Intention, M. Joshua, & H. Hector Mixes)"

    "Irresistible (Westside Connection) (Mariah Carey featuring Ice Cube, Mack 10, & WC)"
    Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles Sales
    This Week: #40
    Last Week: n/a
    Weeks On Chart: 4 (Peak: #34)

    "Boy (I Need You) (Mariah Carey featuring Cam'ron)"
    Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Singles
    This Week: #25
    Last Week: #18 (Peak)
    Weeks On Chart: 2

    "I Know What You Want (Busta Rhymes f/ Mariah Carey & Flipmode Squad)"
    Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks
    This Week: #54 (Peak)
    Last Week: #56
    Weeks On Chart: 3

    Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay
    This Week: #53 (Peak)
    Last Week: #54
    Weeks On Chart: 3

    The Billboard 200
    This Week: #40
    Last Week: #34
    Weeks On Chart: 9 (Peak: #3)

    Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
    This Week: #23
    Last Week: #21
    Weeks On Chart: 9 (Peak: #2)

    Jessica, Billboard.

    The Rock Goddess 50
    'Blender' magazine (March 2003 issue) lists the 50 sexiest women in music.

    Beyoncé, Mariah, Alicia, Gwen: They make us dance, moan, sweat and wail — and sometimes we even sing along to their CDs, too! C’mon over and spend some time with the 50 sultriest, sexiest women in pop.

    Blender Online lists places 50-41. To find out Mariah's position, you gotta pick up the magazine (Thanks Andrew)

    "Boy" Added To Radio
    According to R&R (Radio & Records), "Boy (I Need You)" is the 2nd most added track in the crossover R&B radio format, with 22 adds this week.

    It is also the 5th most added song in the Urban format with 27 adds (Thanks Mike!)

    The song is going for adds in pop stations on Feb. 24th.

    Various Bits

  • Alisha was interviewed for MTV2's "22 Greatest Voices show" and you can read about her experience here. The show is scheduled to premiere on March 15th on MTV2.

  • Tiago writes: On the portuguese portal VOXPOP, there's a poll: "After Shakira books a concert in Portugal, who's next?" The competition is between Christina Aguilera, Kylie Minogue, Jennifer Lopez, Mariah Carey and Britney Spears. vote here.

  • Andrew sent me a scan of a nice review for "Charmbracelet" from his high school paper. Added to Gallery 10.

  • Also in Gallery 10 - a big picture of Mariah outside the TRL studios thanks to Stars2ya.com .
  • updated byLiron February 6th, 2003 2:40PM
    New Voice Message
    Feb 5th 2003
    "Hello, hey lambs - I'm just calling you from Atlanta, getting ready to do this tribute to Michael Jordan on Sunday, wanted to call and check in and let you know that it's been fun, had a little vacation, spent some time with some nice friends, Jack was there, yeaah everything was quite wonderful. And umm just I've been enjoying meeting up with fans as usual whenever I've been meeting people and the nice feedback you've been giving me about "Charmbracelet" so thank you, thank you, thank you! And umm the "Through The Rain" remix of the different mixes and whatever is out this week in the nice stores and umm the "Boy" video is on so we like when we see it on the nice TRL. Anyway, I love you much and I will be checking in with a lot of interesting and fun tidbits. 2003 is the year of the fun tidbits that I'll be giving to you on a regular basis. Bye bye!"


    Mariah To Host 106 & Park
    On Feb. 13th (6:00pm), Mariah's going to host & perform on BET's 106 & Park, so check it out!

    New Radio Interviews Schedule:
    2/7/03 07:00 AM ATLANTA , GA WVEE - 103.3 FM in studio interview on Frank Ski morning show

    2/7/03 08:30 AM ATLANTA , GA WHTA - 107.9 FM Ryan Cameron Morning Show remote at Clark University

    2/7/03 11:45 AM ATLANTA , GA WBTS - 95.5 FM live on air interview

    2/7/03 01:15 PM ATLANTA , GA WWWQ - 100.5 FM live on air interview

    2/11/03 08:00 AM WASHINGTON , DC WKYS - 93.9 FM Russ Parr syndicated morning show

    2/11/03 09:00 AM LANHAM , MD WPGC - 95.5 FM Donnie Simpson morning show

    2/11/03 05:00 PM DAYTONA BEACH , FL WVYB - 103.3 FM LIVE phoner to talk about CD and her appearance at Indy 500.


    Mariah Among Most Desired Single Celebs
    NEW YORK, Feb. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- With what unattached celeb would you want to share some "pillow talk"? According to a W Hotels/Match.Com online survey the men clearly love Angelina Jolie while the gals are head-over-heels for George Clooney.

    Mariah came 8th among the women with 3%.

    PR Newswire

    Pre-Order Japanese "Boy"
    Ahmad told me that HMV Japan has already started listing 'Boy (I Need You) as a pre-order CD single in their website.

    Title : Boy (I Need You)
    Release Date : 2003/03/19
    Catalogue Number : UICL5014

    Click here to pre-order the single.

    'Good Morning Lambs' Radio Show
    Isabel writes: "Good Morning Lambs" radio show, every Fridays, broadcasted worldwide through the webradio at www.kclafm.com and if they're in the Los Angeles area, particularly Hollywood, Malibu,and the valley area, they can tune in to cable fm 99.3 kcla; and they can also tune in over the phone by dialling (323) 461-6675. Here in the U.S. it is broadcasted at 9:30am Eastern time//6:30am Pacific time. For our international MC fans, they can just check their time conversion chart for the time it airs in their country basing it from the US time.

    If they have any comments, suggestion, concerns or anything of that nature,they can e-mail me at goodmorninglambs@yahoo.com.

    Fan Sites

  • Check out Olivier's new MPG page where you download the first part of Shining TTR (16 min) and the live version of Endless Love.

  • Vasily created a new Mariah fan site in Russian called Mariah.Ru and would also like to hold a fan meeting for Russian fans. Email him at vasily@mariah.ru for more details.

    Magazine News / Scans
    Mariah's in the March issue of Vanity Fair (Thanks Jim)

    Mariah is in the new Vanidades Continental Ano 43 Numero 3 Feb 4, 2003 pictures on pages 83, 96 (Thanks Janel)

    Check out the scans from the latter plus a scan from this week's Israeli magazine 'Pnai Plus' and a collage (thanks Janel & mcfanatic) on Gallery 10.

    Mariah Debuts At #6 On MTV Canada
    Jeff wrote to inform us that Mariah's new video "Boy (I Need You)" debuted on MTV Canada's version of TRL - "Select" at #6 yesterday. Canadian fans - keep voting for it!

    Mariah DJs On Radio@Netscape Plus
    Radio @ Netscape Plus, which can be downloaded for free at spinner.com features celebrity DJ stations. They currently have a "Mariah DJs" station. It features Mariah's song hits & picks (including songs from "Charmbracelet"), as well as a feature commentary of sorts on her career achievements and new album (Thanks Jeff!)

  • updated byLiron February 5th, 2003 3:00PM
    "Charmbracelet" Drops To #40 On Billboard
    "Charmbracelet" sold 22,414 copies this week, dropping 6 places to #40 on the Billboard 200 Albums Chart. Total of the copies that were sold in the US stands at 876,235.

    Remix Album Date Changed
    According to the FYE upcoming releases list, Mariah's remix album has been pushed forward one week and is now set to be released on March 25th.

    BET Turnstyle Premiere Date
    Jen told me that BET Turnstyle with Mariah will kick off the new season of the show on March 4th, 2003.

    updated byLiron February 4th, 2003 11:45AM
    Buy "Through The Rain" THIS WEEK! More Prizes, 13 Winners!
    Mariah's first commercial single from "Charmbracelet" has been released today in the US. "Through The Rain" is a must-have CD for every Mariah fan. The single (which is a perfect valentine gift by the way) includes two different versions of the inspirational "Through The Rain" and an exclusive previously unreleased version of the album track "Bringin' On The Heartbreal" performed LIVE;

    1. Through The Rain (Album Version)
    2. Through The Rain (Hex Hector/Mac Quayle Radio Edit)*
    3. Bringin' On The Heartbreak (Live Version)

    If you live outside the US or can't find the single in your local store but still want to purchase it, get it for only $1.99 at:
    CD Universe OR Amazon

    MD's Contest - More Prizes!
    Here are the rules and prizes of the "Through The Rain" contest:

    1. Buy at least 2 copies of the commercial US CD single - "Through The Rain" between Feb. 4th and Feb. 10th.

    2. Scan your receipts and send them to liron@mariahfans.net. Online purchases are counted as well - just forward the email that varifies the purchase. Deadline to send the receipts: Feb. 12th, 2003.

    Note: The more singles you buy, the more chances you have at winning. Every extra single is an extra entry.


  • The two people who buy the MOST copies of "Through The Rain" will receive one of the following prizes:

    - 3 'Through The Rain' postcards, a sealed US CD single of 'When You Believe' AND a very rare UK CD single #2 of 'I Still Believe' (picture CD) thanks to Pete!

    - A VHS tape of "Mariah Carey: The First Vision (1990)" thanks to Vladimir!

  • Three random winners will each get a 'Through The Rain' postcard and a sealed US CD single of 'When You Believe' Thanks to Pete!

  • Two extra random winners will receieve a double computer CD set that includes performances of "Through The Rain" at: AMAs, NRJ Music Awards, MTV Special, Oprah, Goldenes Lenkrad, Star Academy, TOTP, CD UK, Operacion Triunfo & Millionaer Gesucht.

  • And last but not least - Pete will give away 6 'Through The Rain' postcards for 6 random winners.

    So what are you waiting for? Go and buy the single!! And then call your local radio station and request the song!

    Mariah To Perform On The 2003 Soul Train Awards
    LOS ANGELES (The Hollywood Reporter) --- Soul divas Ashanti and Amerie lead the nominees for the 19th annual Soul Train Music Awards with three mentions each, including best female R&B soul album.

    Arsenio Hall announced the nominees Monday during a news conference at Spago in Beverly Hills. Mariah Carey, Timberlake, Nelly and LL Cool J were in attendance. The awards will be handed out March 1 at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium.

    The 17th Annual Soul Train Awards will take place at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium on March 1. The event will be hosted by Queen Latifah and Arsenio Hall. Some of the scheduled performers include Mariah Carey, Nelly, LL Cool J, and Justin Timberlake.

    Yahoo! News / The Hollywood Reporter, Launch

    Vote For Mariah on TRL Awards
    Mints UK told me that TRL is hosting its first awards on Monday, February 17 at 4:00 p.m. Mariah is nominated for the "Free Ride Award" (Best vehicle given away on TRL). Click here to vote for Mariah's "Loverboy" Hot Rod.

    Mariah To Do 2 Radio Interviews In Atlanta
    2/7/03 07:00 AM ATLANTA , GA WVEE - 103.3 FM in studio interview on Frank Ski morning show

    2/7/03 08:30 AM ATLANTA , GA WHTA - 97.5 FM Ryan Cameron Morning Show remote at Clark University

    Please tune in and give us all the details about the interviews and if possible - send us the sound files, thanks!


    Chart Bits

  • Mason told me that "Through The Rain" stays on #15 for a 2nd week in a row on the VH1 top 20 videos countdown.

  • Varun told me that "Charmbracelet" is doing really good in India and MTV India chose Mariah as the "Artist of The Month" and will air "Making of The Video" and "Shining Through The Rain".

  • In France, "Through The Rain" is up 4 spots and peaks at #22 on the official French singles chart (Thanks Mariahfanclub.com)

    Magazine News / Scans
    In Touch ~ Feb 10, 2003 page 65
    Heat Febraury 1-7, 2003 page 43
    Glamour UK ~ February 2003 page 16
    New York Daily News ~ Feb 3, 2003 article page 14
    Enquirer February 11, 2003 pages 14, 50
    Sophisticate's Hair Style Guide March 2003 MC cover and pages 1, 6, 34
    JET February 3, 2003 pages 52, 56

    Check out Gallery 10 for scans from the last 3 magazines (thank you Janel!) and two more scans from OK magazine & People magazine (thanks mcfanatic).

  • updated byLiron February 3rd, 2003 3:15PM
    Contest - Buy "Through The Rain" and Win!
    Ready to win some prizes?? Vladimir has been kind enough to offer the VHS tape of "Mariah Carey: The First Vision (1990)" to the winner of our competition.

    In addition, 2 runner ups will receive a double computer CD set that includes performances of "Through The Rain" at: AMAs, NRJ Music Awards, MTV Special, Oprah, Goldenes Lenkrad, Star Academy, TOTP, CD UK, Operacion Triunfo & Millionaer Gesucht.

    How do you win?
    1. Buy at least 2 copies of the commercial US CD single - "Through The Rain" that comes out tomorrow - Tuesday, Feb. 4th, 2003.

    2. Make sure you buy the single between Feb. 4th and Feb. 10th.

    3. Scan your receipts and send them to liron@mariahfans.net. Deadline to send the receipts: Feb. 12th, 2003.

    4. The more singles you buy, the more chances you have at winning. Every extra single is an extra entry.

    Good luck!

    Mariah Carey To Perform Tribute To MJ
    Special Jordan tribute to be seen by worldwide audience

    NEW YORK, Feb. 3 -- Mariah Carey will perform a special tribute to NBA superstar Michael Jordan during the 2003 NBA All-Star Game, which takes place at Philips Arena in Atlanta, GA, on Sunday, February 9, it was announced today.

    As part of the special tribute, Carey will perform the epic ballad "Hero," during her halftime performance. She will also perform two songs from her new album Charmbracelet, including "Boy (I Need You)" and "My Saving Grace."

    "Michael Jordan is one of the greatest athletes that has ever lived and has done so much for basketball and the world of entertainment over the years," said Carey. "He is truly a hero and I am honored to perform this special tribute to him during this year's All-Star festivities."

    The 2003 NBA All-Star Game and Mariah's tribute will be televised live on TNT in the U.S. with coverage beginning at 8:00 p.m./ET. Viewers in 212 countries will be able to tune into the game and the halftime event. The halftime show will be produced by NBA Entertainment.

    Mariah Carey is the world's No. 1 selling female performer of all time. Possessing a spectacular five-octave range, Mariah has proven that she is equally at home with sweeping ballads and pop, often incorporating elements of dance and hip-hop into the mix. Carey has had an incredible 15 No. 1 singles, has achieved numerous Grammy Awards and American Music Awards, as well as Billboard's "Artist of the Decade" Award and the World Music Award for "World's Best Selling Female Artist of the Millennium.”

    The 52nd NBA All-Star Game will feature the top players from the Eastern and Western conferences going head to head at Philips Arena in Atlanta, GA. It is the culmination of a week of activities that will showcase the greatest athletes in the world playing basketball at the highest level on an international stage, and will display the league’s deep commitment to its community. For more information and full coverage of the NBA All-Star Game and All-Star 2003 events, visit the official All-Star section on NBA.com.

    Sherrylynn, NBA, PR Newswire, MariahCarey.com

    UK Dance Act covers Mariah Classic
    A Liverpool based group called Rezonance Q (the singer is called Nazene) is going to cover Mariah's "SOMEDAY" which will be released on Monday, 17th Feb 2003 according to according to HMV/Amazon.

    Mints UK, Victoria @ RPG

    Fan Book
    Maggie writes: "I know this is very short notice, but I am putting together a little book for Mariah. I will *try* to get it to her at the NBA All-Stars game in Atlanta on Sunday (I don't have tickets, so I will try and meet her outside). The theme of the fanbook is "Life Might as Well Be a Party with Mariah", and it's something to make Mariah happy, make her laugh. Here are the details:"

    -Make Mariah Laugh-
    That’s the idea of this fanbook…so if you are going to send a letter, please do not send a 9 page story that will make Mariah sad. I am sure she loves hearing you’re stories, but save them for another fanbook. This fanbook is purely to make Mariah smile! Fill it with funny stories : ).

    *”What was she thinking?”-The first section will be filled with Mariah photos, mostly candids, that have edited by the fans to show what they thought Mariah was thinking, or a funny caption. This is the main part of the book, so make send one in if ya got a little extra!

    *The second section is the fan letters part

    *The third section is poems, songs, art, etc.

    Please send all entries to mariah_book@yahoo.com. All entries MUST be sent in by Friday, February 7th. Thank you much!

    updated byLiron February 2nd, 2003 3:05PM
    Mariah On "Vista" Magazine Cover (+ Scans)
    Mariah... She's Back
    After driving herself to the edge, Mariah Carey has returned with a new album and a new attitude.

    By Kev Lewin & Ari Fischbach
    Recording her new hit album under the the calming Italian sunshine of the island of Capri apparently had an effect on Mariah Carey, now triumphant and revitalized after a torrid period of time, when her movie and music careers practically collapsed.

    Now, she's back! The pop superstar has a new album, Charmbracelet, that is at the top of the charts, and this time she's doing everything her way.

    Many felt sure, about a year a a half ago,when Mariah was struggling with her own sanity after a breakdown left her craving some needy care, that her career was finished.Years of giving it all had taken their toll on her, and Mariah fell to a deep depression, for which she needed hospitalization.

    After all, it had been nothing short of a 10-year-long roller-coaster in which she released album after album, coped with 20 hour days and a tough marriage to Sony Records boss Tommy Mottola. When she escaped from the gilded cage, or “Sing-Sing,” as she called the house they shared, she finally had the creative freedom she craved. But somewhere between the remixes and collaborations, she began to lose control.

    When her Glitter didn’t sell immediately, Virgin Records––the label she joined after she left Sony––bought out her contract after less than a year. Several labels were courting her when she picked up and went to Capri to start working on Charmbracelet, which she calls “an intense turning point.”

    Carey is signed with Island Def Jam now, where hip-hop impresario Lyor Cohen is banking on this record to be a huge success. The first single, Through the Rain, is already in heavy rotation, so it’s not as if he has to salvage a wreck.

    So now, Mariah Carey feels great again ––and according to her, it's all thanks to recording her new album miles away from the hectic life she has known for the past decade, in rural Italy. There, she recharged her batteries, produced what she calls a great album and mused about her life. Now, she insists she's wiser, healthier––and raring to go for it all over again.

    Q: You look great. Come on, what’s your secret?
    A: I’m taking care of myself.

    Q: You obviously learned a lot from your ill health last year.
    A: Oh yeah. I’m a lot healthier.

    Q: So much has been said about your exhaustion, the breakdown, the hospitalization. What was really going on?
    A: Well, it was less of a breakdown and more of a physical situation. If I didn’t allow you to sleep, and you worked 20–hour days for two months, you’d suffer—I don’t care who you are. You physically cannot do it. And then, when there are paparazzi chasing you, hiding in the bushes, it’s tough. Literally, I was passed out.

    Q: Why did you push yourself so hard?
    A: I’ve been kind of self-parenting myself since I was little. My parents divorced when I was three: people do not really know about that. Kids who go through that don’t take care of themselves as well as they should. So that was my thing. I was more on a work spiral, a tangent that should have been more organized. I also own my own management company. I have my own stuff–– I control my own career and I produce and write all my songs. It’s tough.

    Q: And you’re all over the tabloids.
    A: Yes, of course. The tabloid stuff, that’s our society. We sell papers through shock. We love shock TV. We love reality TV shows, which are really reality-enhanced. We love that. We love trash talk shows. And we love to talk about celebrities...

    Q: But you love all that, too, right?
    A: It’s interesting. I find myself listening, going: ‘Who did what?’ I go, ‘Wait a minute, what publication was this in?’ I’ve learned that even the most respected newspapers in the world sometimes don’t fact-check. Sometimes they’ll misquote you, sometimes they’ll just write things.

    Q: So, how do you get away from that?
    A: You just do. I did my new album on a little island in the middle of the Mediterranean, right off of Italy, and I slept in the apartment above the studio. It was like this one little building on top of a hill and there is like no pollution, because you can’t drive around there. It was really nice, because it was just a fun environment. You can work hard, but in a stress-free way. I was working around the clock, but sleeping when I felt like it. It’s so gorgeous there. The ocean is just so amazing, and just these different little caves that have been there since the Roman Empire. It’s great.

    Q: Where was this paradise?
    A:I can’t tell you because then it won’t be my place.

    Q: Why are you calling the new CD Charmbracelet?
    A: Charm bracelets are sort of sentimental objects that represent a person. My grandmother had one. It’s something that has a lot of sentimental value to me. So it’s like giving a gift to my fans in a way. It’s like each song has it’s own charm. It represents part of my life.

    Q: We’ve seen two distinctly different sides of your music lately ––the uptempo hip-hop songs and the ballads. Which do you prefer?
    A: I like both. I have a lot of different influences. I grew up mostly on R&B music. My mother is an opera singer. I’ve done a lot of different collaborations, like with Pavarotti. He sang Hero in Italian, and I sang it in English for his charity event that he has every year. I don’t want to limit myself to one thing; I’ve always liked working with all different types of artists.

    Q: The first CD came out in 1990 and instantly made you a star. How has 12 years of life as a celebrity affected you?
    A: I feel like I grew up in the public eye. I’m sort of eternally 12 in my mind. I don’t know, I didn’t really feel famous. It’s like I just started out, and it was about the music and the singing and all that stuff. The fame thing is just, I don’t know. I feel like the same person. And it’s a weird thing. I feel it when it’s invasive, when people are hiding in bushes and taking your pictures and you are in tabloids. But other than that, I don’t know. I feel close to the people that I meet who have grown up listening to those records. That’s how I chronicle my life. Someone would say, `Well, when did we do this?’ and I’ll be like, `OK, what album did I have out?’ It’s either what grade was I in, or what album did I have out?

    Q: When you’re in the public eye, there’s a lot of pressure to look good. How do you stay in shape?
    A: I go up and down. But when I get a chance to exercise, it’s not like it takes me that long. I don’t have one of those regims that some of those other people have. I do have a nutritionist that I’m talking to. For the most part, I go on the stationary bike and watch movies. It passes the time (laughs). I either have to be on the phone or watch movies. If I watch a two-hour movie, I get two hours of cardio, which is great.

    Q: If we’re to believe the tabloids, your love life is quite complicated. What does it take for a guy to get a date with Mariah Carey?
    A: People sometimes think they have to say things in a certain way to be cool or to look unimpressed. That’s nice, but I’m unimpressed. Who wants to be approached with some drab remark? I’m just like anybody else. It’s not like that big of a deal. I don’t have a big book of requirements.

    Q: One final thing, what are you most excited about right now–– apart from your new record?
    A: I have this artist I’m working with, and I’m really excited about her. She is 13 and she is really beautiful and has a really good voice. I’m looking forward to putting a CD out. She’s like my little sister, my secret little sister.

    Scans: Check out Gallery 10 for scans of the magazine thanks to Angel and bigger scans of the VIBE magazine thanks to Daniel. Also check out the Wallpapers section for two new wallpapers by Dan & Renee.

    Angel, Vista Magazine

    Download Mariah As a DJ On BLI
    Yesterday, Mariah was a DJ on WBLI (Long Island radio station) for two hours. Alan edited the parts from the show where she introduced some songs and you can download it HERE (please don't directly link to the file).

    Here's the list of songs Mariah presented:
    12:13 p.m. '03 Bonnie And Clyde - Jay-Z
    12:30 p.m. Through The Rain - Mariah Carey
    12:37 p.m. Lady - Modjo
    12:51 p.m. Hey Ma - Cam'ron
    1:02 p.m. Bump Bump Bump - B2K
    1:13 p.m. Oh Boy I Need You - Mariah Carey
    1:35 p.m. Blowin' Me Up - JC Chasez

    Map Yourself On the MC Fans Map
    Sofia found This Page that lists fan locations of different artists. Go there to add yourself and your location on the Mariah fans page.

    Upcoming UK TV Schedule
    6 Feb / 7:30pm / MTV Base Making The Video: Boy

    6 Feb / 10:30pm / E4 Infamous Fives

    7 Feb / 10:00pm / E4 Infamous Fives

    9 Feb / 7:30pm / MTV Base Making The Video: Boy

    9 Feb / 10:40pm / E4 Infamous Fives

    10 Feb / 2:10am / E4 Infamous Fives

    10 Feb / 10pm / E4 Infamous Fives

    11 Feb / 12:55am / E4 Infamous Fives

    14 Feb / 9:00pm / MTV MTV Presents Mariah Carey

    In addition, check out new fan pic that was taken on 15 Jan as Mariah was leaving the UK MTV studios on Gallery 10.


    Mariah #1 on MTV Asia
    Rod, Iwan and Cyril told me that "Through The Rain" has reached the #1 position on MTV Asia's hitlist knocking off J Lo's "Jenny From The Block" after spending two weeks at #2. Keep voting for her on MTV Asia's Site.

    Vote For Mariah

  • Vote for Mariah as 'Best Chart Act' on the 2003 Dancestar awards HERE (thanks mcfanatic).

  • Vote for Mariah on the Spanish Magazine "Hola" HERE (Thanks Ana).

    Billboard Update: February 8, 2003
    Through The Rain
    Adult Contemporary
    This Week: #26
    Last Week: #19
    Weeks On Chart: 16 (Peak: #17)

    Canadian Singles Chart
    This Week: #11
    Last Week: #10
    Weeks On Chart: 10 (Peak: #5)

    Hot Dance Music/Club Play
    This Week: #1 (Peak)
    Last Week: #3
    Weeks On Chart: 8
    Note: Now listed as “Through The Rain (Full Intention, M. Joshua, & H. Hector Mixes)

    I Know What You Want (Busta Rhymes f/ Mariah Carey & Flipmode Squad)
    Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks
    This Week: #56 (Peak)
    Last Week: #73
    Weeks On Chart: 2

    Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay
    This Week: #54 (Peak)
    Last Week: #71
    Weeks On Chart: 2

    The Billboard 200
    This Week: #34
    Last Week: #37
    Weeks On Chart: 8 (Peak: #3)

    Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
    This Week: #21
    Last Week: #20
    Weeks On Chart: 8 (Peak: #2)

    Jessica, Billboard.

    Mariah's Shoes & Cars
    Famous shoe obsessionists
    Singer Mariah Carey says her shoe obsession started as a child. "There was a time in my life that I only had one pair of shoes. But the girl who had only one pair now has many. The thing about my shoes is they always hurt, but they look good."


    Driving Test
    MOST celebrities have at one time or another seen the back of Paul Monroe's head. They have seen it nod, shake and loll from one side to the other.

    But now thanks to the National Enquirer, the stars who were ferried about New York for seven years by chauffeur Paul get to see his face. And they also get to see his mouth, which is wagging up and down, desperate to tell "all".

    From Stevie Wonder ("We had an SUV and a limo to transport them an all their gear"), through Mariah Carey ("two SUVs, four sedans, one Mercedes and a stretch limousine"), right up to David Letterman ("David has two cars commissioned every day"), we hear Monroe spill his guts.

    Yahoo! News

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