Mariah Moves From CAA To UTA
Posted by Jonny on Wednesday, 29-Jul-2015, 5:17PM EDT
Her new agency will put together a European tour for her in the spring.
Mariah Carey has signed with UTA in all areas, The Hollywood Reporter and Billboard have exclusively learned. She was previously at CAA.
UTA will represent the Grammy winner across all areas, including music, touring, film, television, digital, licensing and endorsements. Carey is currently maintaining a Las Vegas residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, where #1 to Infinity began this May and will run beyond next February. In December she will return to New York City for a series of Christmas concerts before embarking on a European tour in the spring, which UTA will put together. It will be her first tour in that continent in 13 years.
"Mariah is one of the greatest artists of this or any generation," UTA chairman Jim Berkus said in a statement. "She is a true multi-talent, and we're thrilled to help her continue to push every creative boundary."
Carey has sold more than 200 million albums worldwide and won five Grammy Awards, starting with best new artist and best pop vocal performance, female in 1990. The latter was for her breakout single "Vision of Love," and through 2008’s "Touch My Body," the legendary songstress has had 18 singles hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, more than any solo artist ever.
In the fall, Carey is slated to direct a TV movie for Hallmark. As an actress, her screen credits include Precious and Lee Daniels' The Butler.
She continues to be managed in all areas by Stella Bulochnikov of Wikked TV.
MDJ Note: CAA stands for Creative Artists Agency. UTA stands for United Talent Agency. Check out their website here.
Mariah Offers Condolences to Family of Bobbi-Kristina Brown
Posted by Jonny on Monday, 27-Jul-2015, 11:31PM EDT
Mariah took to social media today to offer her condolences to the family of Bobbi-Kristina Brown, daughter of her dear friend, the late Whitney Houston. As everyone likely knows, Bobbi-Kristina passed away at the age of 22.
Heartfelt prayers and condolences from the bottom of my heart to the family of Bobbi Kristina Brown. Such an unbelievable devastating tragedy. My thoughts are with you all. May God bless her soul as she rests in peace. #BobbiKristina
Source: Mariah via Facebook
Mariah To Be Honored On Hollywood Walk Of Fame
Posted by Jonny on Monday, 27-Jul-2015, 9:10PM EDT
Mariah will be honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Wednesday, August 5, 2015. Congratulations, Mariah!
See below the official announcement from Walk of Fame's Facebook page for the event:
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that singer Mariah Carey will be honored with the 2,556th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on August 5, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. PDT. The star in the category of Recording will be dedicated in front of the W Hollywood Hotel at 6270 Hollywood Boulevard.
Helping emcee and Hollywood Chamber President/CEO Leron Gubler to unveil the star will be celebrity guest speakers, LA Reid, Lee Daniels, and Brett Ratner. “Finally, all questions regarding when Mariah Carey will be honored with a star are answered! Fans have repeatedly asked us when their favorite singer would be honored, and now is the time! We are thrilled that we can add one of the world’s biggest talents to our Walk of Fame,” stated Ana Martinez, Producer of the Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremonies.
Mariah Carey is the best-selling female artist of all time with more than 200-million albums sold to date and 18 Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 singles (17 self-penned), more than any solo artist in history. Mariah is a singer, songwriter, and producer recognized with multiple Grammy Awards, 21 American Music Awards, Billboard’s “Artist of the Decade” Award, the World Music Award for “World’s Best Selling Female Artist of the Millennium,” and BMI’s “Icon Award” for her outstanding achievements in songwriting, to name a few. With her distinct five-octave vocal range, prolific songwriting, and producing talent, Mariah is truly the template of the modern pop performance.
If you are in the Hollywood area and would like to attend the ceremony, you ARE able to! See below for details:
All star ceremonies are free to attend. There is a public viewing area for all Walk of Fame star ceremonies. There is no fee to attend, no tickets, no admission fees. Wear comfortable shoes and hydrate, bring sunscreen. We do not allow chairs or step ladders in the audience area of the ceremony. Star ceremony begins promptly at 11:30 a.m. and will be over by 12:15 p.m. Crowd needs to disperse immediately following the end of the star ceremony please as we must give back the sidewalk and the street to the community. The Walk of Fame event is streamed live exclusively on www.walkoffame.com. The complete star ceremony is available on www.walkoffame.com only.
Lots of fans are wondering: What took so long for Mariah to get on the Hollywood Walk of Fame? She was actually invited years ago, but has not had the chance until now to set up her ceremony. A rep from the Hollywood Walk of Fame's Facebook page stated today: "Mariah was selected in 2007. She was just able to set the date. She is a busy one."
Mariah Celebrates 2015 #1 To Infinity Shows at 1OAK
Posted by Jonny on Monday, 27-Jul-2015, 8:46PM EDT
Mariah hosted a celebratory event at the 1OAK (1 Of A Kind) Nightclub inside the Mirage Hotel & Casino to commemorate the 2015 leg of her #1 to Infinity Las Vegas residency. See below: interview footage from the event. Mariah talks about the shows so far, and reveals that she has something special in mind for when she returns to the Colosseum in February 2016.
Mariah: 25 Things You Didn't Know About Me
Posted by Jonny on Wednesday, 01-Jul-2015, 10:52PM EDT
Five-time Grammy winner and diva extraordinaire Mariah Carey, who is currently starring in her show #1 to Infinity at the Colosseum in Las Vegas' Caesars Palace, gave Us Weekly a peek inside her lavish world by sharing 25 surprising facts about herself!
1. I smoked quite frequently from the time I was 12 to when I was 18. I gave up smoking in one day and never went back. I absolutely detest cigarette smoke now.
2. I have an extreme aversion to overhead lighting. In my opinion, elevator lighting is toxic!
3. I have totally natural nails.
4. I do not observe birthdays. I do, however, celebrate the anniversary of my birth [March 27] every day at 3:27 a.m., p.m., EST, PST, and ST!
5. I am a very sloppy neat freak.
6. The first mixed drink I ever had was a sloe gin fizz.
7. I arrange flowers in my spare time. Well, when I have spare time, that is.
8. I can make a mean gluten-free lasagna and an even meaner pecan pie.
9. I'm a very good laundress, when I have to be.
10. I dislocated my shoulder two years ago, and it was the worst pain I've ever experienced. I had to wear a glove for a while because it affected my hand as well. Thanks to physical therapy, I'm finally glove-free!
11. I can whistle with my hands.
12. My favorite things are vintage chandeliers and sconces. I have them everywhere decorating my Tribeca penthouse apartment.
13. I do all of my own stunts in videos. The Jet Ski scenes, the fight scenes, all of them!
14. I can do many impersonations with the various octaves of my voice.
15. Time is irrelevant to me. I never wear a watch.
16. I swim in evening gowns and heels.
17. I'm addicted to Scandal, How to Get Away With Murder, and Veep.
18. I hate mascara. I never wear it. Whenever a makeup artist tries to put it on me, I throw a fit.
19. I may hold the world record for most rides on the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror ride at Disney World.
20. I dyed my hair orange by accident in the seventh grade. It was a major disaster!
21. I started beauty school in the 11th grade, and a year later I was officially a beauty school dropout.
22. I love animals! I'm a cat person, a dog person, a dolphin person... Crazy about them all!
23. The bathtub is my place of serenity. Any tub, really — bathtub, hot tub or whatever. As long as there is water.
24. I make incredible food every Christmas Eve.
25. I was a mathlete. Just kidding — I even failed remedial math!
Mariah Performs At Wal-Mart Shareholders Meeting
Posted by Jonny on Friday, 05-Jun-2015, 1:02PM EDT
Mariah performed this morning at the annual Wal-Mart Shareholders Meeting in Bentonville, Arkansas.
Below, see full video of the event. Mariah comes on stage at approximately 03:10:00. She performed her medley of "Vision of Love" and "Infinity" as well as "Always Be My Baby" before exiting to the "Butterfly" refrain.
Mariah previously performed at the Wal-Mart Shareholders Meeting in 2010.
Buzzfeed: Mariah Dishes on 40 Things You Need To Know About Her
Posted by Jonny on Thursday, 04-Jun-2015, 10:35AM EDT
Let's be honest, Mariah Carey probably needs no introduction. The singer, songwriter, actress, pop icon, diva, is not only the biggest-selling female act of all time (selling over 54 million albums), but also one of the most successful musical artists of all time. She’s had 45 singles land in the Billboard Hot 100, and of those, 18 have hit No. 1 — the most for any solo artist ever, and second overall only to the Beatles for most number ones (who have 20). Mariah recently compiled those career-spanning 18 number ones for her new greatest-hits album, #1 To Infinity, as well as for her new Las Vegas residency at Caesar's Palace. In celebration of her album and show, Mariah talked to BuzzFeed (at the Happiest Place on Earth, Disneyland) and answered questions about everything from her career to which Mean Girl character she'd most like to be.
Click here to see Mariah's full interview with Buzzfeed.
Download: Mariah TV - Updated Links
Posted by Jonny on Wednesday, 03-Jun-2015, 12:03PM EDT
For those who missed it the first time, we have re-uploaded our downloads of Mariah's recent TV appearances. See below:
Check back later for an updated link for Mariah's appearance on Ellen.
People: The Real Reason Behind Mariah's Match Profile
Posted by Jonny on Tuesday, 02-Jun-2015, 10:45AM EDT
Mariah Carey is ready to meet her match.
The newly single singer teamed up with dating site Match to debut her new music video for her song "Infinity," off her greatest hits album #1 to Infinity.
"I hope every woman who is single and listens to this song goes out and finds her infinity, whether on Match or the traditional way," Carey, who explores three potential Match suitors in the video, tells PEOPLE exclusively.
So what exactly does it take to catch the eye of a musical diva?
According to her profile, the star – who has 4-year-old twins Monroe and Moroccan with ex Nick Cannon – enjoys cooking, attending music and concerts, swimming and yoga.
Describing herself as a "curvy" mom of two from Manhattan, Carey demurs on whether she wants more kids, coyly telling potential suitors, "I'll tell you later."
In a section asking daters to describe themselves in their "own words," Carey throws back to one of her biggest hits "Dreamlover."
"I need a lover to give me / The kind of love / That will last always / I need somebody uplifting / To take me away," she writes.
Mariah To Perform at One World Observatory Opening
Posted by Jonny on Wednesday, 27-May-2015, 7:03AM EDT
Mariah Carey is coming back home to New York to perform at the opening of One World Observatory.
We hear the diva will perform her latest release, "Infinity," at a gala Thursday night to launch the 1 World Trade Center observatory, perched 1,300 feet above street level and opening to the public Friday.
Carey's first leg of her Las Vegas residency ended Sunday, where Lee Daniels, Taraji P. Henson and Olivia Newton-John were spotted in the crowd. The second leg starts in July.
Indonesian Tribute to Mariah
Posted by Lynn on Tuesday, 26-May-2015, 8:36PM EDT
Sony Music Entertainment Indonesia will hold a special tribute to Mariah Carey in conjunction with the release of "#1 to Infinity" album in Indonesia.
The special event, entitled "A Night to Infinity: A Tribute to Mariah Carey," is scheduled for Friday, May 29 starting at 8:00pm Western Indonesia Time at DREAM Lounge, a luxury lounge and a restaurant located in Plaza Indonesia.
Local singers Melly Mono, Novita Dewi, Mytha Lestari and Isyana Sarasvati will be on hand to perform songs from Mariah's "Infinity" album. Other performers include X-Factor and Mamamia contestants.
The entrance fee will be IDR100,000 (US$8). It includes Mariah's CD and a drink. Gifts and souvenirs will be given away to the audience. For more information, please call +622129923999 or +6282111666752.
Source: Pieter | Sony Music Indonesia
Mariah: I Don't Want To Be A Stage Mom
Posted by Jonny on Saturday, 23-May-2015, 12:48PM EDT
Mariah Carey wants to give her kids the world — literally.
During a Friday appearance on Live with Kelly and Michael at Disneyland, the singer admitted she's excited for her twins Monroe and Moroccan to experience the happiest place on earth.
"The babies can't wait to get on the rides. They’re super excited," Carey, 46, shares.
"I've been loving Disney forever — since I first came here — because when I was little, I didn't have the money to come to Disney so I had to make up for it over the years," says Carey.
She explains, "I just want them to have everything that I never had, [but] now they want everything and more!"
Carey’' love for the magical amusement park isn't the only thing she's passed on to her children with Nick Cannon. On Monday, the mom of two visited Jimmy Kimmel Live! and brought both 4 year olds out on stage.
"My daughter loves to sing and Roc now loves to sing. They want to come up... and sing, especially Monroe," says Carey.
"I don't want to be a stage mother like, 'Get on stage, sweetie, you got to sing.' But I don't want to keep her from it [either]."
Honey B Fly Announces #1 To Infinity Pre-Sale
Posted by Jonny on Wednesday, 20-May-2015, 11:58AM EDT
Mariah has announced new dates for her Las Vegas residency show, #1 To Infinity. Mariah will play a total of 9 shows in the month of February 2016.
The dates are as follows:
Tuesday, February 2, 2016 Friday, February 5, 2016 Saturday, February 6, 2016 Wednesday, February 10, 2016 Saturday, February 13, 2016 Sunday, February 14, 2016 Wednesday, February 17, 2016 Saturday, February 20, 2016 Sunday, February 21, 2016
Honey B Fly pre-sale begins TODAY at 10am PT/1 pm ET for Legacy members and 12pm PT/3 pm ET for Junior (new) members.
Log in to mariahcarey.com and click on the TOUR section. You will see your presale code at the top of the page.
Photos: Mariah Films Disneyland Performance
Posted by Jonny on Wednesday, 20-May-2015, 7:47AM EDT
Below, see photos of Mariah at Disneyland in Anaheim, California, on May 19, 2015. Mariah performed "Vision of Love" and "Infinity." Her performance will air on Kelly & Michael on Friday, May 22, 2015. Many thanks to BoogieMcWoogie for sharing the photos!
#1 To Infinity February 2016 Dates Announced
Posted by Jonny on Tuesday, 19-May-2015, 6:33PM EDT
AEG Live AllAccess has sent out an email announcing February 2016 dates for #1 To Infinity in Las Vegas. Mariah will perform at Caesars Palace beginning Tuesday, February 2, 2016 through Sunday, February 21, 2016.
The presale will begin on Wednesday, May 20 at 12:00 PM and run through Thursday, May 21 at 10:00 PM. Password is: AEGMARIAH16
Public sale will begin on Friday, May 22 at 10:00 AM.
L.A. Reid Talks Mariah With Billboard
Posted by Jonny on Tuesday, 19-May-2015, 12:30AM EDT
Epic chairman L.A. Reid sat down with Billboard to discuss several topics, including Mariah's return to Sony. See below for excerpts from the article:
You signed Carey to IDJ and now Epic. Six years since her last top 10 song, what do you expect from her new single, "Infinity"?
Mariah Carey made her first hit record in 1991. To even be on the radio at this point in her career is a huge accomplishment, because radio doesn't cater to veteran artists or legends. Radio caters to in-the-moment stars... Nobody that put out records 25 years ago is going to have a No. 1. Not Paul, Stevie, Bruce, Mick or Keith. Not Prince, not anyone. So if she can get on the radio, we've done damn good. Would we like to have a No. 1? F-- yeah, I'm greedy. But it's not realistic.
Will you put her back in the studio?
Absolutely, but I don't believe in asking artists to go back and be who they once were. I like concept records, I like the idea of thematic, storytelling records. I love duets and the Great American Songbook. I think a great vocalist should un-cage themselves and think about things like that sometimes. I mean, Frank Sinatra did it. It's fun to sing songs you love. And let's not forget that one of Mariah's biggest hits, "I'll Be There," was a cover. There are many things that Mariah can still do.
In a way, do you have to position Carey as a new artist?
No. I'm not under any illusion that Mariah should compete with, say, Taylor Swift or Ariana Grande. Our job is to make sure the quality is there. Every artist is one great song away from massive success.
You were in attendance for the first show of her residency at Caesars in Las Vegas on May 6. How was it for you?
I had a great time. In all of the years that we spent as friends and working together, I have never been in the audience when Mariah Carey sang all of her hits! She was having fun, she was comfortable and made us comfortable. We didn't have that sitting-on-the-edge-of-the-chair anxiety as we watched the show. It was like we were in Mariah Carey's home.
Mariah Las Vegas Getaway Contests
Posted by Jonny on Tuesday, 19-May-2015, 12:12AM EDT
In case you didn't know, there are currently two contests running in which you could win the chance to fly to Las Vegas to meet Mariah and see her residency show, #1 To Infinity. The contests are being run by Amazon and also via Mariah's official Facebook page:
Deadline: June 1, 2015
Prize: A trip to Las Vegas July 18th-20th, 2015 for two to meet and see Mariah Carey perform at the Colosseum in Las Vegas, NV on July 19th, 2015.
Guidelines: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Must be a legal resident of the 50 U.S. states or D.C., 21 or older. Sweepstakes ends 6/1/2015 at 11:59p.m.(PST). Limit one entry per person and e-mail address. See Official Rules for details.