Miguel Makes "#Beautiful" Music With Mariah Carey
Posted by Jonny on Sunday, 19-May-2013, 12:10AM EDT
Miguel had a "beautiful" time working with Mariah Carey on their hit single.
Following the release of "#Beautiful," the 27-year-old singer dished about what it was like to work with the music superstar on the track.
"She's kind of one of the most quick witted and sharp individuals I've ever met," Miguel told us at Wango Tango. "You never know how it's gonna be with another creative individual and how their creative process works with yours, but it was definitely one of the coolest and easiest sessions I've ever done with another artist."
Calling the American Idol judge "brilliant," Miguel added that Mariah has "a lot of foresight."
"Everything she does is very deliberate, which is refreshing," he continued. "She knows exactly what she wants and what she's doing, and the fact that she chose to keep me on the record speaks volumes."
Miguel Talks To Billboard About Working With Mariah
Posted by Jonny on Saturday, 18-May-2013, 10:40PM EDT
Miguel took the Billboard charts by storm with his hit, "Adorn," and Wale's "Lotus Flower Bomb" which he's featured on. "Adorn" is a finalist in the Billboard Music Awards' Top R&B Song categories.
The singer-songer, producer has something special in store for his performance of "Adorn" at the Billboard Music Awards tomorrow (May 19), airing live on ABC from Las Vegas.
"I'm always looking for something that I haven't seen before," he told Billboard. "[Also] something that's going to make an impact [by] using simple elements but creatively so it makes people think a bit."
Miguel recently collaborated with Mariah Carey for her single, "#Beautiful." The duet between both singers continues to make an impact on the charts, currently at No. 24 on the Hot 100.
"Mariah [Carey] is, she is so fast. Her mind is is extmrely sharp," he said of the songstress. "I didn't really know what to expect, how involved she would be creatively but ... she was really behind the vision of '#Beautiful' being a duet between her and I. The video went with all of that. She's a mastermind."
Karen Clark Sheard To Pay Tribute to Mariah
Posted by Jonny on Friday, 17-May-2013, 12:00AM EDT
According to BET, gospel singer Karen Clark-Sheard will pay tribute to Mariah on next week's episode of the docu-drama The Sheards.
BET Gospel .@OfficialKCS gives a memorable tribute performance to pop icon @MariahCarey on the next #TheSheards! 'RT' if your tuning in this Sunday!
The Sheards airs on BET on Sunday nights at 8P/7C. Clark-Sheard's performance will air on Sunday, May 19.
In September 2012, Clark-Sheard serenaded Mariah with her rendition of "Anytime You Need A Friend" at the BMI Urban Awards. It has been indicated that this is the performance that will air on Sunday night.
Photos: Mariah at Idol Finale
Posted by Angie on Thursday, 16-May-2013, 10:19PM EDT
Below are photos of Mariah at the American Idol finale at the Nokia Theatre at L.A. Live in Los Angeles, California on Thursday, May 16, 2013.
Billboard: Mariah Carey Adds To Hot 100 Legacy
Posted by Jonny on Thursday, 16-May-2013, 9:40PM EDT
With the debut of "#Beautiful," Carey pads her historic Hot 100 discography. Plus, Michael Jackson's music is reaching new generations and Rod Stewart returns.
As "#Beautiful" bounds onto the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 24, Mariah Carey continues as one of the chart's most accomplished visitors dating to its Aug. 4, 1958, launch.
The lead single (featuring Miguel) from Carey's 13th studio album marks her 45th Hot 100 hit.
Here's an updated look at the women with the most appearances:
73, Aretha Franklin 58, Taylor Swift 56, Madonna 56, Dionne Warwick 53, Connie Francis 48, Brenda Lee 46, Nicki Minaj 45, Mariah Carey 41, Rihanna 41, Barbra Streisand 40, Mary J. Blige 40, Diana Ross 39, Whitney Houston 39, Janet Jackson
With "#Beautiful" bowing, Carey also claims her 35th top 40 Hot 100 hit, tying Island Def Jam labelmate Rihanna's total.
Here's a look at the solo females to make the most visits to the chart's top 40:
49, Madonna 43, Aretha Franklin 41, Taylor Swift 35, Mariah Carey 35, Rihanna 33, Connie Francis 32, Janet Jackson 31, Dionne Warwick 29, Whitney Houston 29, Brenda Lee
Carey continues to boast one of the most vaunted of all Hot 100 records: her 18 No. 1s are the most among solo acts (and second overall only to the Beatles' 20). With 54 million albums sold, Carey is also the best-selling female album artist since Nielsen SoundScan began tracking U.S. sales in 1991. She trails only overall leader Garth Brooks (68.6 million) and runners-up the Beatles (64.4 million).
From Billboard's "The Juice" Column:
With a 39-7 catapult on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, "#Beautiful," featuring Miguel, becomes the 27th top 10 hit for Mariah Carey. The singer was previously tied with Whitney Houston for the fourth-most top 10s all-time for a female but now claims the position all to herself. Ahead of Carey on the list are Aretha Franklin (52 top 10s), Dinah Washington (35) and Janet Jackson (31). ("All-time" refers to the char's earliest incarnation, dating back to 1942.)
MOST TOP 10 HITS BY A WOMAN ON HOT R&B/HIP-HOP SONGS:
Aretha Franklin - 52 Dinah Washington - 35 Janet Jackson - 31 Mariah Carey - 27 Whitney Houston - 26
The last time Mariah visited the top tier was in 2008 when "Touch My Body" peaked at No. 2. By reaching the region in only two weeks, "#Beautiful" joins Justin Timberlake's "Suit & Tie," featuring Jay-Z, Lil Wayne's "Love Me," featuring Drake and Future, and Drake's "Started from the Bottom" as the fastest-rising songs of 2013 – all reaching the top 10 in their second week.
Posted by Angie on Thursday, 16-May-2013, 10:19AM EDT
Below, find Mariah's chart positions in the May 25, 2013 issue of Billboard magazine.
"#Beautiful" Mariah f/ Miguel Billboard Hot 100: #24 (Debut) Billboard Hot 100 Airplay: #44 (Last Week #44) Billboard Pop 100: #22 (Debut) Greatest Gainer Billboard Hot Digital Songs: #10 (Debut) Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs: #7 (Last Week #32) Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay: #30 (Debut)Greatest Gainer Billboard R&B Songs: #2 (Last Week #16) Billboard R&B Digital Songs: #1 (Debut) Billboard Adult Contemporary: #23 (Debut) Greatest Gainer Billboard Adult Pop Songs: #35 (Debut) BDS audience impressions this week: 31 million (=) Downloads this week: 114,000
Billboard Social 50: #42 (Last week: #38)
From Yahoo Music's Chart Watch: "#Beautiful" by Mariah Carey featuring Miguel enters the Hot 100 at #24, lower than I expected. I bet it's lower than Carey expected, too. The ideal outcome for Carey would have been for Ryan Seacrest to grandly announce on tonight's American Idol that Carey's song entered the Hot 100 at #1. Carey has accomplished that chart miracle three times (more often than any other artist) with "Fantasy," "One Sweet Day" (a collabo with Boyz II Men) and "Honey."
"#Beautiful" enters Hot Digital Songs at #10, with first-week sales of 114K. It's Carey's eighth top 10 hit on the digital sales chart; her first since "Obsessed" nearly four years ago. It holds at #44 on the Hot 100 Airplay chart. It falls short of the Streaming Songs chart with 461K first-week streams.
This doesn't mean the song is a bomb. It merely means it may take more time to build into genuine hit status. I still think it will come through. It helps that it's a great record–one of the most appealing summer jams since Janet Jackson's "That's The Way Love Goes" 20 years ago.
"#Beautiful" is vying to become Carey's 29th top 10 hit on the Hot 100; her first since "Obsessed" hit #7 in September 2009. It's vying to become the first top 10 hit for Miguel, the highly-touted R&B singer whose breakout hit "Adorn" climbed as high as #17.
The casting on this record is ideal. Carey is a household name with a long string of hits. Miguel is far less well-known, but there's probably more heat and buzz on him within the industry "# Beautiful" will appear on Carey's 11th (non-holiday) studio album, which is due this summer.
Source: Billboard | MariahDailyJournal
Mariah Performs at American Idol Finale
Posted by Jonny on Thursday, 16-May-2013, 7:30AM EDT
Tune in to the season 12 finale of American Idol tonight at 8pm on FOX to see Mariah's live performance, filmed last night at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. See below for tidbits regarding the taping.
Mariah's performance was taped after last night's live episode of American Idol finished. The Idol audience left the theatre and were replaced by the fans who received tickets for admission to the filming.
Mariah sang a medley of hits that featured "Vision of Love," "Make It Happen," "Hero," "My All," "We Belong Together" and "#Beautiful."
Mariah's performance of "#Beautiful" was solo. Miguel was not present.
Mariah did three takes of her performance altogether.
In between takes, Mariah sang snippets of fan favorites for the audience, including "Can't Let Go," "Fantasy," "Breakdown," "The Roof," "Always Be My Baby," "Heartbreaker" and "Underneath the Stars."
Source: Jose | MariahDailyJournal
"#Beautiful" Debuts at #24 on Hot 100
Posted by Jonny on Wednesday, 15-May-2013, 3:06PM EDT
The Hot 100's highest debut belongs to Mariah Carey's "#Beautiful," featuring Miguel, which begins at No. 24. The track launched on Hot 100 Airplay at No. 44 last week with 31 million impressions after just two days of airplay, aided heavily on its first day (May 6) by coordinated airplay on Clear Channel Media and Entertainment stations. This week, with that hefty first day of spins now in the previous tracking period, "#Beautiful" maintains its No. 44 Hot 100 Airplay rank and 31 million in audience (up less than 1%). Following its first full week of sales, it enters Hot Digital Songs at No. 10 (114,000), marking her eighth top 10 on the tally and first since "Obsessed" reached No. 6 in 2009. "#Beautiful" falls shy of the Streaming Songs chart with 461,000 first-week streams.
The lead single from Carey's forthcoming 13th studio album charges 32-7 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and 16-2 on R&B Songs and debuts at No. 1 on R&B Digital Songs.
Please note that today's Mediabase report covers the week from Tuesday, May 7 through Monday, May 13, which means the figures on premiere day Monday, May 6 with the Clear Channel deal is not included. "#Beautiful" actually garnered an impressive +6.975 million in audience impressions on Monday, May 13. Below, you will find the daily airplay gains since its premiere.
Day - Audience - Spins Tue, May 7 - +4.523m - +541 Wed, May 8 - +4.419m - +667 Thu, May 9 - +5.785m - +865 Fri, May 10 - +5.631m - +842 Sat, May 11 - +6.730m - +1048 Sun, May 12 - +7.140m - +1068 Mon, May 13 - +6.975m - +1120
Source: MariahDailyJournal | Ritcher | Mediabase
VIBE: 10 Mariah Collabos That Will Never Get Old
Posted by Jonny on Monday, 13-May-2013, 7:15PM EDT
Mariah Carey is a solo legend in her own right, but the multi-octave diva has made a career of putting together some of the most eclectic and interesting collaborations in recent pop music history. From soulful R&B to strange rap, Mariah is the collabo queen. We opened the butterfly vault to look back at some of MC's greatest duets of all time (Inspired by "#Beautiful" with Miguel).
"Fantasy" Remix feat. ODB "Me and Mariah/Go back like babies with pacifers." In 1995, Mariah shocked the world by hooking up with Wu-Tang's Old Dirty Bastard. A New York collabo made in Puffy remix heaven. MC''s good girl-next-door veneer was slowly but surely chipping away with this track and the real diva was coming out.
"The Beautiful Ones" feat. Dru Hill MC and Dru Hill joined forces to cover a Prince classic. The slinky "Beautiful Ones" was one of the standout cuts from 1997's Butterfly.
"The Roof" feat. Mobb Deep After recording with ODB, it was only a matter of time before Mariah snagged vocals from another NY rap establishment, Mobb Deep. "The Roof" turned Mobb Deep's classic "Shook Ones (Part II)" beat into a sultry song about unrequited love.
"Breakdown" feat. Krayzie Bone & Wish Bone Mariah not only got Krayzie and Wish to lend vocals on "Breakdown," she enlisted Jermaine Dupri and Redman (wearing a really strange magician costume) to appear in the video. A classic 90s cross-genre emo fest.
"When You Believe" with Whitney Houston In the late 90s, the diva beef between Mariah and Whitney Houston was too real. The two songstresses put the rumors of ill will to bed by appearing on a beautiful duet for the The Prince of Egypt soundtrack.
"One Sweet Day" feat. Boyz II Men In 1995, you could not escape the sappy sad song "One Sweet Day." The song about not saying what you wanted to spent a whopping 16 weeks atop the Billboard Hot 100 and is the longest running number one song in US chart history.
"Endless Love" with Luther Vandross Classic Luther meets classic Mariah Carey. Two of the most beautiful voices of our time combined on the gorgeous "Endless Love," a cover of Lionel Richie and Diana Ross. Many wedding and prom dances in 1994 were set to this one.
"Always Be My Baby" (Remix) feat. Da Brat and Xscape Catch a very young Kandi and Tiny of Xscape providing background vocals for Mariah on the "Always Be My Baby" remix. Puffy jackets and unflattering hats; the 90s were a strange time.
"Thank God I Found You" (Make It Last Forever remix) feat. Nas and Joe This song was right smack in the era when Mariah wore less and less clothing and sat on more and more rappers' laps. Ignore the weird cuddle session with DJ Clue and "urban cowboy" get up in the music video and the song is pretty nice.
"Up Out My Face" feat. Nicki Minaj Before Mariah and Nicki were throwing side eyes at each other on American Idol and Twitter beefing, they played nice on "Up Out My Face." Maybe this song was a subliminal on their friendship? Boo-hoo-hoo.
Mariah, Miguel Blast Onto Radio Rankings With '#Beautiful'
Posted by Jonny on Monday, 13-May-2013, 7:02PM EDT
The song soars onto a host of airplay tallies, while Emeli Sande and Intocable net new No. 1s.
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Mariah Carey soars onto a host of Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based airplay tallies with "#Beautiful," featuring Miguel. The song starts on Pop Songs at No. 22; Adult Contemporary (No. 23); Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop (No. 29);and Adult Pop Songs (No. 35).
Coordinated airplay on Clear Channel Media and Entertainment stations aided the song's first week. Beginning at 7 a.m. EST on Monday, May 6 (the first day of the chart tracking week), "#Beautiful" played at the top of each hour until 11 p.m. on approximately 230 Clear Channel outlets. Still, stations in other chains played "şBeautiful" over its first seven days of availability, including CBS Radio-owned Pop SOngs panelists WBBM Chicago (61 spins), WNOW New York and KMVQ San Francisco (32 each).
With the bow of "#Beautiful," the lead single from Carey's forthcoming 13th studio album, due this summer, Carey ups her count to 30 Pop Songs entries dating to the chart's Oct. 3, 1992, launch, tying Britney Spears for the second-most appearances. Only Rihanna (35) has tallied more visits. The song's debut rank is Carey's third-best, trailing only the starts of "Dreamlover" (the list's all-time top starter: No. 12 in 1993) and "Endless Love," with Luther Vandross (No. 20, 1994).
"#Beautiful" scores the Highest Debut honor in the following formats: Pop: #21 Rhythmic: #21 AC: #25 Urban: #33 Hot A/C: #36
The Mediabase airplay figures above are based on preliminary data from Monday, May 6 thru Sunday, May 12. It should be noted that the Billboard Hot 100 Airplay chart uses a Wednesday-Tuesday airplay week, while this report uses a Monday-Sunday week. Official Billboard chart positions will be published later this week.
Source: MariahDailyJournal | Ritcher
VIBE: Five Things To Expect on Mariah's New Album
Posted by Jonny on Sunday, 12-May-2013, 2:18PM EDT
It's been four years since Mariah Carey released her last album, Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel. Since then, M.C. has been experiencing a life transition. She gave birth to twins in 2011, became a spokesperson for Jenny Craig and also used her musical expertise as a judge on Season 12 of American Idol. All the while, the 43-year-old singer-songwriter hasn't lost a step. With the release of her new single "#Beautiful," featuring Miguel, we can't help but get excited about MiMi's return.
Check out 5 things you can expect on the new LP.
1. An Ode to Dem Babies This will be MC's first album since giving birth to her twins Monroe and Moroccan. We're sure the proud mama has already written a beautiful ballad in honor of "dem babies." Little Ms. Monroe is already flexing her premature vocal chops and will make her debut feature on mommy's upcoming project.
"My little girl is going to be appearing on the album, I will say that," Mariah told Ryan Seacrest on May 6. "She can't really put a complete sentence together--she was 1 years old when she started--but she did a good job!"
2. Nicki Minaj Shade Nobody throws shade better than MiMi. Subtle yet effective, this diva knows how to get the last laugh. Her Eminem diss track proved that the R&B songbird wasn't afraid to clap back at the hardcore rapper for being "obsessed" with her. Decked out in her best tomboy attire and sporting a goatee, Mariah comically turned the mocking tables on Slim Shady in the music video. Nicki, beware.
3. A Toast To Success Admit it, you didn't think Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon would last five years in marriage. When the couple first announced their relationship back in 2008 a lot of folks were scratching their heads, saying, "huh?" But Mr. and Mrs. Cannon proved that opposites do attract. It would only be right for Mariah to pen a love song in dedication of their matrimony and longevity.
4. Amazing Production When it comes to working with producers, Mariah Carey is known to only select the best of the bunch. Hit-Boy, The-Dream, Jermaine Dupri, Bryan Michael Cox and Rodney Jerkins are only a few of the mega producers she's confirmed to be working with so far. Already sounds like a stellar line-up.
5. Epic Collaborations Mariah already got the current hottest male R&B singer on her first single, so we can only imagine who she's going to collaborate with next. Carey told that she's completed songs with DJ Cassidy and her former "Honey" collaborator Q-Tip. She also expressed interest in collaborating with the top 3 female American Idol finalists. Could be a hit girl power anthem.
"#Beautiful" Music Video BTS
Posted by Angie on Friday, 10-May-2013, 10:46PM EDT
Mariah takes us behind-the-scenes at the filming of the second set-up (the Barn scene) of the "#Beautiful" music video. She reveals that the red vintage Speedster convertible is her late father's car. "It's very exciting for me because there are several elements. We're using or featuring my father's car that he had his whole life and he never was able to finish it up, and I did that in honor of him. This is the first time anyone's ever going to really see it. For me it's a big deal."
Mariah Carey "Watch the first #Beautiful Behind The Scenes featurette on YouTube! More coming soon!!"
Source: Mariah on Twitter
Screen Captures: "#Beautiful" Music Video
Posted by Angie on Friday, 10-May-2013, 1:30PM EDT
Check out some screen captures (1920x1080) from the "#Beautiful" music video that world-premiered on Thursday, May 9, 2013. You can view all 175 screen captures in our Gallery here.