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Download: The Fabulous Life of Mariah & Nick
Posted by Lynn on Saturday, 12-Apr-2014, 11:44AM EDT

The Fabulous Life of Mariah Carey & Nick Cannon - VH1, April 2014
DOWNLOAD: PART 1 | PART 2
(Files available until April 19, 2014)
Source: MariahDailyJournal

Mariah Was 'Convinced' She Never Wanted Children
Posted by Jonny on Friday, 11-Apr-2014, 6:03PM EDT
When Mariah Carey's new album comes out next month, we'll be able to hear the singing debut of her twins, Monroe and Moroccan, or "Dem Babies," as she affectionately calls them.

Speaking to ET Canada, Carey reveals that her kids "give me a reason to live," and adds, "I wrote a song for them on this album, and it's called 'Supernatural,' and Dem Babies are on the song." She adds, "They were singing this when they were, like, just two. Mainly it's Ms. Monroe singing, and Roc is on there...You'll hear, I can't give it away. She is actually singing though."

Carey also reveals that she never saw herself as a mom.

"I remember being a little girl and going, 'I don't think I'm going to have babies when I grow up' ... for a while I was probably convinced of that, and I just realized things change and that's what happens," she reveals.

Of course, one of the things that changed was meeting future husband Nick Cannon and deciding she wanted to start a family after all.

But even though the twins are singing on Carey's album, Canon said he has no interest in them going into showbiz.

Asked at recently if he'd let them audition for something like his show, "America's Got Talent," he said immediately, "Absolutely not!"

"I want 'em to strive for something more than what's in their wheelhouse," Cannon told reporters. "For them to be entertainers is gonna be pretty easy; I mean, mom and dad work in entertainment. So I want to encourage something [where] that they can have their own sense of accomplishment."

Nick also said that based on his own experiences, he knows that showbiz can be rough on young kids and would rather not have them go through that. Ultimately, he realizes that if it's their dream, he may have to deal with it.

"Sometimes you can't stop the kids," he says. "I mean, if my kids came to me and said, 'All I want to do is sing, dance or act,' as much as I wouldn't want them to do it, if this is their passion, I wanna support it. But I definitely don't wanna encourage it, like, I don't wanna be a stage parent. If this is what they want to do with their lives, I would encourage school plays, choirs at church, and then when they reach a certain age and they've gotten the education that they want, then I'll say, 'OK, let's pursue it as an adult.'"

Carey and Cannon still have a ways to go before they have to make that decision, though: The twins will turn three this month.
Source: ABC News

Part Two Of Mariah's etalk Interview
Posted by Jonny on Friday, 11-Apr-2014, 2:42PM EDT
Last night, Canada's etalk aired part two of their interview with Mariah, which was conducted earlier this week in New York. Here's what she had to say:

On twins Moroccan and Monroe:

Both of them are so musical, but Miss Monroe will sing, and she's singing right with me... They are chock full of personality!

On her and Nick's different parenting styles:

The dynamic is totally different. I'm trying to do my best to be aware, and not to make mistakes, and I know that's impossible, because everybody makes mistakes. You can't not make mistakes, because no matter what, they'll just be like "oh she should have done this!" You know what I mean?

On the new album:

I need for people to hear this as an album because if you take just a few songs out of context and just let people critique those, it's really not the same as some as something that was made, almost like it's one song.

Watch the video here.
Source: etalk | Transcription: MariahDailyJournal

DJ Camper Talks Working With Mariah on "Dedication"
Posted by Jonny on Friday, 11-Apr-2014, 12:28PM EDT
Super-producer DJ Camper, who recently worked with artists such as John Legend and Tamar Braxton, talked to online R&B magazine YouKnowIGotSoul about working with Mariah for her new album:

DJ Camper: Yep, me and Mariah definitely did something really special. I did that song with Hit-Boy too and Nas is featured on it. It's going to be crazy. The song is called "Dedication." I definitely had an overwhelming excitement putting piece together for her. I didn't know it was going to be for her, but I got the call that said "Yeah, Mariah Carey picked it. She wants it." I was like "Okay, she's a legend and I love her. Let's do it!" I'm very excited for everyone to hear that. That album is coming soon, so stay tuned for that.

Listen to DJ Camper's interview with YouKnowIGotSoul here. The segment about Mariah starts immediately upon playing the video.

Mariah Talks Justin Bieber, Kids, And Her New Album
Posted by Jonny on Thursday, 10-Apr-2014, 3:10PM EDT
Rick Campanelli sat down with Mariah Carey in New York City this week and the diva really lived up to her name! Although she might have kept Rick in suspense for a while, the mom of two opened up about how motherhood's changed her life, Justin Bieber and of course, her highly anticipated upcoming album.

Opening up about her one-time duet partner, The Biebs, Mariah says "I think that [Never Say Never] gave people greater insight," before joking that she loves Justin, "but not that I need to sit here and promote him."

With less than a month before the release date, Mariah, known for her perfectionism, tells Rick she's still putting some finishing touches on her new album. "All I'm trying to do it get this album to completion and there's just little things that are so important to me, but they are minute details that other people probably wouldn't even notice," she says. Adding that other people tend to not get it, saying, "they don't care as much obviously!"

In regards to the pressure that comes with releasing a new album, Mariah says that it's tough to tell when it's on. "Here's the thing," she tells Rick, "sometimes you know when you have that and sometimes you don't."

"I still want to be able to do things that make me happy," she continues about her 14th release. "If a mid-tempo record makes me happy and it's a bit of an old school, hip hop beat, then cool."

And from her new baby to her 3-year-old twins, Morocco and Monroe, Mariah opens up about how she went from not wanting to have kids to loving motherhood!

"I never thought I was going to have kids," Mariah tells Rick. "I remember being a little girl and going 'I don't think I'm going to have babies when I grow up for a while I was probably convinced of that and I just realized things change and that's what happens." Adding that motherhood has brought around new inspiration for her work, Mariah says her kids "give me a reason to live" and that she's even written a song for them on her new album. "It's called 'Supernatural'," she adds.

That's not all, it seems that talent may run in the family. "Them babies are on the song," Mariah says. "And they were singing this one when they were just 2-years-old."

"You'll hear, I can't give it away," she adds. "Mainly it's miss Monroe singing but Rocco is on there."

ET Canada and etalk Interviews Continue Tonight
Posted by Jonny on Thursday, 10-Apr-2014, 2:28PM EDT
As confirmed by each program via Twitter, ET Canada and etalk will both air part two of their interviews with Mariah tonight.

Catch ET Canada at 7:30pm ET/PT on Global. See a clip where Mariah talks about "the real reason she's sporting a single glam glove" below:



Apr 10, 2014 | MC takes a cue from MJ! @MariahCarey shares w/ @RCampanell the real reason she's sporting a single glam glove! by ETCanada on Keek.com



See etalk at 7pm ET on CTV and 7:30pm ET on CTV 2.
Source: ET Canada via Twitter and Keek | etalk via Twitter |

"You're Mine" Rises To #6 on Billboard Dance Chart
Posted by Jonny on Thursday, 10-Apr-2014, 1:46PM EDT
On the April 19, 2014 issue of Billboard, "You're Mine (Eternal) (The Dance Remixes)" rises to #6 (up from #12 last week) on the Dance Club Songs chart. With this, "You're Mine (Eternal)" becomes Mariah's latest top ten hit on the dance chart, with the potential to become her 17th #1 dance song.
Source: Billboard | Text: MariahDailyJournal

The Fab Life Of Mariah & Nick By The Numbers
Posted by Jonny on Thursday, 10-Apr-2014, 12:10PM EDT
Welcome to The Fabulous Life of Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon. The two musicians/actors certainly live lavish lives on their own, having raked in millions with their successful careers, but the two combined are living large and in charge. Whether it's their robust homes with an endless number of rooms, spas, barbershops, basketball courts, and pools there's no reason to ever go outside. But of course, these two travel the world and don't travel lightly. Just for an afternoon delight, Nick shut down a Six Flags so that the couple could enjoy some privacy.

But they really live lavishly when it comes to their kids. These two spare no expense on making sure their twins are taken care of. $100,000 on furniture for the nursery? You've got it. $1,200 on a stuffed giraffe? No problem. Nothing is too small or too expensive for them.

If you missed the episode, don't worry it'll be available in full on the VH1 app. In the meantime, check out the bonus clips that didn't make it in the episode. How does an A-list celebrity shop away from the ever-present paparazzi? Well when you're Nick or Mariah, you don't have to even ask.




Watch the full episode of The Fabulous Life Of Mariah Carey & Nick Cannon here.
Source: VH1

New Song Title Revealed: "Supernatural"
Posted by Jonny on Wednesday, 09-Apr-2014, 11:49PM EDT
As reported previously, Mariah appeared on ET Canada and Canada's etalk earlier tonight.

On ET Canada, Mariah revealed a new song title to host Rick Campanelli. "Supernatural" is a song she wrote for dem babies, and they are featured on the song. According to Mariah, Monroe sings the first line. See the video clip here. (Note that the video is not available in all countries.)

A tweet from Campanelli earlier today indicated that footage from the interview will continue to air throughout the week, so stay tuned!


In tonight's etalk clip, Mariah talked with host Ben Mulroney to talk about how the twins have influenced her music and was treated to a special video greeting from Mulroney's own twin boys. See the clip here.
Source: Varune | ET Canada | etalk | Text: MariahDailyJournal

Reminder: The Fabulous Life Of... Premieres Tonight
Posted by Jonny on Wednesday, 09-Apr-2014, 1:47PM EDT
As a reminder, be sure to tune in for the premiere of The Fabulous Life of Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon on VH1 tonight at 10pm ET. If you're unable to catch it then, take a look at the repeat dates underneath "On The Tube" on our sidebar.
Source: MariahDailyJournal

Mariah To Be Featured on CNN Leading Women
Posted by Jonny on Wednesday, 09-Apr-2014, 12:27PM EDT
According to Elisa Berkowitz, executive producer of CNN International, Mariah will be featured on CNN Leading Women on May 6.

Last night, Mariah sat down with CNN's Nischelle Turner to talk about her new album. Check out some tweets from Nischelle about her time with Mariah:

Nischelle Turner ‏@nischelleturner
@MariahCarey told me she's a background singer at heart...wht she thinks abt "diva" & the health scare tht shook her!

Nischelle Turner ‏@nischelleturner
"@Lattisaw: @nischelleturner What did Mariah have to say regarding the new album? Did you hear any of the new songs?" We talked abt it ALL!

Nischelle Turner ‏@nischelleturner
"@Gaz241985: @nischelleturner did Mariah speak about any collaborations????" @QtipTheAbstract is on the album as well as @MiguelUnlimited

Nischelle Turner ‏@nischelleturner
"@EmpireStateLamb: @nischelleturner is that all the collabs that there are?!" That I don't know.


See photos of Nischelle and Mariah here and here.
Source: Nischelle Turner via Twiter | Elisa Berkowitz via Twitter

Canadian Fans: Catch Mariah on ET & etalk Tonight!
Posted by Jonny on Wednesday, 09-Apr-2014, 12:12PM EDT
This morning, Mariah did a series of interviews with international press, in anticipation of her upcoming album release. Among the TV shows she will be on are ET Canada and etalk.

Below, see a series of tweets from ET Canada's co-host Rick Campanelli:

Rick Campanelli ‏@RCampanelliETC
Minutes ago finished one of my fave interviews of all time w/@MariahCarey in @TwitterNYC...She is a true pro...Watch @ETCanada later tonight

Rick Campanelli ‏@RCampanelliETC
Great early am fun w/@MariahCarey in @nycgov! We chat about Stevie Wonder on her new album, her kids & @justinbieber!

Rick Campanelli ‏@RCampanelliETC
Thank you @MariahCarey for one of the most memorable interviews in my 18 year TV career. She gave me prosecco people!

Accordng to Campanelli, the interview will be aired throughout this week, and a half-hour special is in the works.

See photos here and here.

Catch ET Canada at 7:30pm ET/PT on Global.


Also tonight, tune in to see Mariah on CTV's etalk:

etalk ‏@etalkCTV
.@benmulroney brings only the best champagne for @mariahcarey! Watch our intimate NYC sit down on @etalkctv tonight!

View a photo of Mariah and etalk host Ben Mulroney here.

etalk airs at 7pm ET on CTV and 7:30pm ET on CTV 2.
Source: Rick Campanelli via Twitter | etalk via Twitter

What's Mariah Carey's Latest Diva Demand?
Posted by Jonny on Monday, 07-Apr-2014, 9:05PM EDT
Source: VH1

The Complete Guide To Mariah Carey's New Album
Posted by Jonny on Thursday, 03-Apr-2014, 10:24PM EDT
Here's everything we know about the diva's 13th LP, formerly titled 'The Art of Letting Go'

The Buildup

Mariah Carey's 2009 album Memoirs of an Imprefect Angel boasted a Top 10 hit "Obsessed" and sold an impressive (but rather low for Mariah) 546,000 copies total. Five years later, she's on the verge of releasing a new album with the usual hype and excitement that follows a Mariah record, and the stakes are higher than ever.

With six years since the 2008 smash "Touch My Body" hit No. 1, this year will mark the longest amount of time Mimi has ever gone without a chart-topping single - the previous stretch was five years between 2000's "Thank God I Found You" and "We Belong Together" in 2005.

After canceling an R&B remix album of Memoirs in 2010 in favor of recording her 13th studio album, Mimi said she's gone through a "journey" and "been through a lot" over the last few years. That's no joke: She dropped her Merry Christmas II You album, gave birth to twins in a "really difficult" pregnancy with hubby Nick Cannon and joined the controversy-bogged American Idol judging panel with "Satan," presumed to be fellow judge Nicki Minaj.

In late summer 2012, Mariah started giving the first hints about the record. "I'm not trying to follow any particular trend," she told Billboard. "I want it to be well received. I want to stay true to myself and the music that I love and make the fans happy. I can't even express this properly but I feel like this is gonna be my favorite album." Lambs, are you ready?

The Music

Our first taste of new Mariah music came in August 2012 via the hip hop/R&B collabo "Triumphant (Get Em)" featuring Rick Ross and Meek Mill. Curiously, the rappers handled the verses while Mimi only sang on the chorus and bridge. The result was lackluster and failed to chart on the Hot 100, demoting the track to a "buzz single" that will presumably not make the final album.

Nine months later, "#Beautiful" featuring Miguel was billed as the album's lead single. The silky-smooth R&B jam became a summer anthem and peaked at No. 15 on the Hot 100. It was the diva's biggest chart hit since 2009.

Mariah dropped the "The Art of Letting Go" on November 11, 2013. Despite a "genius" Facebook release model and her surprise serenades for fans, the track didn't connect and missed the Hot 100.

The single was originally set to be the title track off the record. But Mariah told MTV that when the album cover leaked and she started adding new songs, she decided the title was no longer representative of the album.

As a Valentine's Day present, Mariah announced she'd release her new love ballad "You're Mine (Eternal)." The track came as a solo version with the following steamy music video...

...along with a remix version featuring Trey Songz that came with its own sensual visual. The track garnered acclaim for its similarities to Mariah's megahit "We Belong Together" and peaked at No. 88 on the Hot 100 so far.

Mariah also told MTV the new album "is all for the nostalgia" of her past classic albums and doesn't dabble in today's EDM-obsessed culture. "While I was writing, there were conversations where I asked, 'So, I have to jump on the techno bandwagon? Because I'd rather stay off the bandwagon if that's the case.' Not everybody has to be on that type of beat to get on the radio."

Collaborators

The album boasts a long list of collaborators (both rumored and confirmed) that could hopefully see Mimi taking some risks:

-Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins: A previous Mariah collaborator ("So Lonely" featuring Twista) produced single "The Art of Letting Go."

-Q-Tip: The Tribe Called Quest frontman told us he was working on the album in August 2012.

-Jermaine Dupri: A producer working with Mariah since the '90s ("Always Be My Baby," "Sweetheart," "We Belong Together"). Watch their undeniably chemistry in this Fuse News interview.

-David Morales: The dancefloor maestro who's served remixes like the "My All (Morales 'My' Club Remix)," featured on Mimi's official The Remixes album.

-Bryan-Michael Cox: A producer with two singles off her comeback album The Emancipation of Mimi ("Shake It Off" and "Don't Forget About Us").

-Hit-Boy: A new Mimi collaborator, rumored to have crafted a track titled "Thirsty." He's risen to A-list producer status with tracks like Kanye West & Jay Z's "N****s in Paris," Beyonce's "XO" and Lil Wayne's "Drop the World."

-The-Dream: A recent favorite of Mariah who worked on her last No. 1, "Touch My Body," and co-produced almost every track on her Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel LP.

-Mike WiLL Made It: R&B-pop's go-to guy, (Miley Cyrus' "We Can't Stop," Ciara's "Body Party") is a new collaborator for Mimi, confirmed in a Billboard interview.

-R. Kelly: While Mariah teased a studio snap with Kellz saying "working on a new song!" we're wondering if it's for the Chicago crooner's Trapped in the Closet series. No official word yet.

-Loris Holland: The singer tweeted she was in the studio with Holland, who worked on her past albums such as 1995's Daydream and 2005's The Emancipation of Mimi.

As Billboard noted in a February feature, it's unclear who will end up on the album.

Set Backs

Mariah's faced a few hurdles with this project. In early July, the diva was rushed to a hospital after dislocating her shoulder while shooting a video for the remix of "#Beautiful."

The album's original release date of July 23, 2013 was also pushed back indefinitely after Mariah "got so immersed in the creative process." She told fans on Twitter, "I just don't feel I would be doing it justice to release it on 7/23. I'd rather not exclude meaningful songs. I want to give you this album as it's meant to be heard."

Producer Bryan-Michael Cox cited Mariah's difficult pregnancy and Idol as other roadblocks, but he likens the record's evolution to cooking "a honey-baked ham." He told Billboard, "Over the past couple of years we've added songs, scratched songs, slow-baking this record like a honey-baked ham—when you take a bite of that ham, people will be extremely and pleasantly surprised."

This February, Mariah announced the album will drop May 6 via a two-minute video reminding the world of everything the singer has accomplished—including a scan of every Billboard Hot 100 chart for each of her 18 No. 1 songs.

There's still a lot more to come from the record—including its title, album art and tracklist—so keep checking Fuse for more details.
Source: Fuse

Radio Programmers Event Held In New York
Posted by Jonny on Thursday, 03-Apr-2014, 2:53PM EDT
On Wednesday, April 2, a radio programmers hangout was held in New York for Mariah's new album. The event was well-attended, with DJs coming from around the country to hear details on Mariah's project. As tweeted by Jermaine Dupri moments ago:

We had programmers from all over the country come in and kick it with MC and get a full confirmation on MAY 6TH

Although several of the invited guests and staff from the event tweeted yesterday that they were going to a "listening party," no new music from the album was played, though it was confirmed that the album is still set for a May 6, 2014 release.

Click here to see photos from the event on Jermaine Dupri's Global-14 website.
Source: Jermaine Dupri | Text: MariahDailyJournal

Reminder: "You're Mine (Eternal)" Dance Mixes Now Available
Posted by Jonny on Tuesday, 01-Apr-2014, 1:43PM EDT
As previously announced, the dance remixes for "You're Mine (Eternal) have been made available worldwide on iTunes and Amazon mp3. Be sure to check your local stores and purchase them today!
Source: MariahDailyJournal

Universal Music Group Breaks Up Island Def Jam
Posted by Jonny on Tuesday, 01-Apr-2014, 1:26PM EDT
Universal Music Group, the giant record company that sells almost 40 percent of the world'S music, made a series of structural changes on Tuesday, splitting up one of its major divisions and displacing Barry Weiss, the former Sony executive who was brought in three years ago to run the company’s East Coast operations.

In the reorganization, the Island Def Jam Music Group, one of the four umbrella units for Universal's dozens of record labels, "will cease to exist," according to a news release. Instead, its constituent labels, including Def Jam (home to superstars like Rihanna and Kanye West), Island (Bon Jovi, Justin Bieber) and Motown, will operate separately, with some changes in their leadership and operations.

Since it was created in the late 1990s through a series of label deals and consolidations, Universal has been organized in separate divisions that each include several record labels. Among these are Interscope Geffen A&M, Republic and the Capitol Music Group, which houses labels like Capitol and Virgin that Universal acquired as part of the breakup of EMI in 2011.

But the announcement on Tuesday served as an acknowledgment that Island Def Jam no longer functioned as well as it once did.

"The fact is: No matter how much we might work to build 'IDJ' as a brand, that brand could never be as powerful as each of IDJ’s constituent parts," Lucian Grainge, the chairman of Universal, wrote in a note to employees on Tuesday.

The changes to Island Def Jam also confirmed what has been whispered about among music executives for months: that Mr. Weiss — a highly regarded executive who came to Universal as part of a swap that sent Universal's former chairman, Doug Morris, to Sony — had never found a clear role at Universal. He had been hired to run the label's New York labels, which include Republic and Island Def Jam, but that job was ill-defined, and the labels remained somewhat autonomous.

Universal's announcement on Tuesday said that Mr. Weiss had stepped down from his position "In order to enter into discussions with U.M.G. about a new venture together." But that venture is unclear, and many in the music industry expect that Mr. Weiss may leave the company.

"Barry is an exceptional music executive, and I'm enormously grateful for all of his invaluable contributions during a time of transition for our East Coast companies," Mr. Grainge said in the note to employees. "He has positioned Def Jam, Island, Motown and Republic to where they are today — poised for even greater levels of success — and we’d love to keep him in the family."

As part of the reorganization, Steve Bartels, who had been president and chief operating officer of Def Jam, will become that label’s chief executive. Island will continue under its president, David Massey. And Motown Records, which had been under the Island Def Jam umbrella for the last several years after being part of Republic, will relocate to Los Angeles and become part of the Capitol Music Group. Ethiopia Habtemariam, who had been executive vice president of Motown, will become president.

Republic, which lately has been one of the top labels in the industry with hits by Lorde, Drake and Florida Georgia Line, is unaffected by the changes.

The Fabulous Life Of Mariah Carey & Nick Cannon
Posted by Jonny on Saturday, 29-Mar-2014, 9:08PM EDT
VH1's The Fabulous Life Of... takes you inside the lavish lives of the rich and famous. So far this season, the program has chronicled Beyonce & Jay-Z and Justin Bieber.

The Fabulous Life of Mariah Carey & Nick Cannon will premiere on VH1 on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 10:00pm ET. The episode will have several subsequent repeats, including Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 11:00am ET and 8:00pm ET.
Source: VH1 | Marc

Mariah Carey Spends Birthday in Tampa With Nick Cannon
Posted by Jonny on Friday, 28-Mar-2014, 12:26PM EDT
Officially, Mariah Carey was in Tampa to promote the 10th anniversary of the Seminole Hard Rock casino on Thursday, but the superstar singer, who was traveling with husband Nick Cannon, also happened to be celebrating a birthday.

Carey, who turned 44 on Thursday, appeared at the casino's posh Plum VIP Lounge, where a group of 80 invited guests watched her cut into an elaborate Hard Rock cake (anniversary, not birthday).

While there, Carey donated the distinctive Roberto Cavalli dress she wore in the video for her 2009 hit "Obsessed" to the Hard Rock's memorabilia collection.

Cannon apparently didn't forget to pick up a birthday gift worthy of the best selling female artist of all time.

"Nick surprised me for 3/27 with a stellar diamond bracelet encrusted with 3 floating butterflies!," Carey posted on Twitter early this morning along with a photo of the large, blingy bracelet on her wrist.

"I think she's happy..." Cannon wrote on Instagram in reply.
Source: Tampa Tribune

Mariah Donates "Obsessed" Dress To Hard Rock Collection
Posted by Jonny on Friday, 28-Mar-2014, 1:58AM EDT
On Thursday, March 27, Mariah stopped by the Hard Rock Casino in Tampa, Florida, where she donated one of her dresses from the "Obsessed" music video to the Hard Rock Collection.

David Demontmollin, database marketer for Hard Rock Casino, tweeted the following:

David Demontmollin @hardrockdemont
@MariahCarey dress donated to the hard rock collection. #HardRockTampa

David Demontmollin @hardrockdemont
Great night with @MariahCarey at @SHRTampa. This dress will be on display soon. #HardRockTampa

Anniversary Tributes To Mariah
Posted by Jonny on Thursday, 27-Mar-2014, 12:04PM EDT
Many websites across the world wide web are honoring Mariah's career and achievements in celebration of her "anniversary" today. Here's a look at some of them:

• WatchMojo has put together a nice career retrospective:



• Yahoo! UK offers readers "5 Things You Didn't Know About Mariah Carey"

Mariah Carey is celebrating her birthday today, so join in by discovering more about the singer, from the origin of her name and her early singing start to her famous Godmother.

1. Mariah was named after a song

It seems Mariah was always destined to be involved with music, as it was music that inspired her name.

She was named after the song "They Call the Wind Mariah" from the musical 'Paint Your Wagon'.

2. Mariah was singing opera as a toddler

While most toddlers are singing 'Baa Baa Black Sheep' at most, Mariah was pretty advanced already.

Her mother, Patricia, was a mezzo-soprano with the New York City Opera and Mariah soon picked up the notes from her mum.
Patricia has recounted how a two-year-old Mariah overheard her rehearsing Verdi's 'Rigoletto' and joined in: "I missed my cue, but Mariah didn't. She sang it - in Italian - at exactly the right point." Respect.

3. Mariah has a famous Godmother

Continuing the music theme of Mariah's entire life, the singer has a famous Godmother who is also in the business; the Grammy Award-winning Patti LaBelle.
Patti revealed just how amazing it is to be Mariah's Godmum when she appeared on 'The Wendy Williams Show'. They regularly party together in the Bahamas and her Goddaughter often sends her bottles of Cristal champagne and 100 to 200 white flowers, saying: "It's just beautiful". I'll say.

4. Mariah studied cosmetology

It wasn't all music for a teen Mariah, however, as she also had to earn money to support her singing dreams after she graduated from Harborfields High School in Greenlawn, New York in 1987.

She moved to Manhattan and did various jobs, including working as a waitress and a coat check girl, and also spent some time studying cosmetology on the side while she wrote songs at night.

If you're wondering what cosmetology is, it's not anything to do with space (as I excitedly thought; Mariah was training to be an astronaut!) it's actually the study of beauty treatments.

5. Mariah insured her legs
And for an eye-watering figure, if reports are to be believed. When she was chosen to front Gillette's Legs Of A Goddess campaign in 2006, the singer insured her legs for a cool $1billion. Wow. Zers.

At the press conference to launch the campaign at New York's Radio City Music Hall, a 16-foot tall model of Mariah's pins was unveiled.

When Rihanna was given Gilette's Venus Breeze Celebrity Legs of a Goddess Award in 2007, she insured her pins for $1million, which sounded crazy enough until I heard about Mariah's $1billion.

• US Magazine offers a look at "Mariah's Bikini Body Through The Years."

VH1 Soul Celebrates Mariah's Anniversary on "Soul Story"
Posted by Jonny on Thursday, 27-Mar-2014, 11:00AM EDT
In honor of Mariah's anniversary, cable channel VH1 Soul is celebrating with a two-hour edition of "Soul Story." Tune in at 11 am and 7 pm!

VH1 Soul also invites you to let them know what your favorite Mariah video is. Log on to Twitter to tell them!


Source: VH1 Soul

Happy Anniversary, Mariah!
Posted by Jonny on Thursday, 27-Mar-2014, 10:45AM EDT


In celebration of Mariah's special day, her official website is inviting you to celebrate Worldwide Lamb Day:

Join us for a very festive edition of #TBT!

Share your favorite 'Mariah moments' on
Twitter, Facebook & Instagram!
It can be anything you want:

- Favorite candid moment
- Favorite album/single cover
- Favorite music videos or live performances
- Your personal moment with Mariah

Don't forget to tag @MariahCarey
and use the hashtag #MC327

Share your pictures on UrTurn as well!

Let the celebration begin!

- Team Mariah
Source: MariahDailyJournal | MariahCarey.com

"You're Mine (Eternal)" Dance Mixes Set For April 1
Posted by Jonny on Wednesday, 26-Mar-2014, 6:04PM EDT
Amazon.com has listed "You're Mine (Eternal) (The Dance Remixes)" for release on next Tuesday, April 1, 2014.

The digital bundle includes a total of seven remixes from Fedde Le Grand, Chus & Ceballos, and Gregor Salto & Funkin Matt, and is listed at $6.99. The tracks are also available individually for $1.29 each.

The tracklisting is as follows:

1. You're Mine (Eternal) (Fedde Le Grand Remix)

2. You're Mine (Eternal) (Fedde Le Grand Remix Edit)

3. You're Mine (Eternal) (Chus & Ceballos Remix)

4. You're Mine (Eternal) (Chus & Ceballos Remix Edit)

5. You're Mine (Eternal) (Gregor Salto & Funkin Matt Remix)

6. You're Mine (Eternal) (Gregor Salto & Funkin Matt Remix Edit)

7. You're Mine (Eternal) (Gregor Salto & Funkin Matt Instrumental)
Source: Amazon

Mariah Carey Pops Bel-Air Estate Back on Market
Posted by Jonny on Monday, 24-Mar-2014, 6:04PM EDT
Mariah Carey and her husband, Nick Cannon, have popped their Bel-Air home back on the market at $12.995 million after a hiatus of more than a month.

Their seriousness about finding a buyer this time around may be indicated by their choice of a listing agent who has been around the block, specifically their block, several times.

Farrah Fawcett hired Paul Czako of Gussman Czako Estates to sell the then five-bedroom home in 1999 for close to $2.7 million, according to Times archives. The former "Charlie's Angels" star had owned the three-acre property for more than 20 years.

Her buyer, recording studio executive Allen Sides, also had Czako sell the rebuilt and expanded house for him when Carey and Cannon bought it five years ago for $6.975 million.

The gated estate features a Hamptons-vibe traditional mansion with high ceilings, wood floors and French doors.

The 13,000 square feet of renovated interior space include a music studio, a basketball court, a gym, a home theater, seven fireplaces, seven bedrooms and nine bathrooms.

Most impressive is an expansive hall for entertaining that has vaulted beamed ceilings, walls of windows and room for several hundred guests.

The grounds include a putting green, a swimming pool, a spa, parking for more than 20 vehicles and room for a tennis court. There are canyon, city, mountain and ocean views.

Singer-superstar Carey, known for her enviable vocal range, has received five Grammy Awards. Among her award-winning work is "The Emancipation of Mimi" album and recognition as best new artist in 1990.

Cannon has written for several television shows bearing his name as well as "Incredible Crew" (2012-13). He has hosted his own shows and "America's Got Talent" (2009-13).
Source: LA Times


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