Mariah Live in Las Vegas... Now Available on iTunes
Posted by Jonny on Saturday, 20-Dec-2014, 3:12PM EST
In 2009, Mariah performed a series of four shows at Las Vegas' Pearl Palms Concert Theatre in celebration of the release of Memoirs Of An Imperfect Angel. Selections from one of those shows were made available for purchase as a digital stream at the time, and now you can purchase the audio on iTunes stores worldwide!

Please note that this is not an official release.

Tracklist:

01. Butterfly/Daydream Intro
02. Shake It Off
03. Touch My Body
04. Fly Like A Bird
05. Angels Cry
06. Subtle Invitation
07. Obsessed
08. Up Out My Face
09. I Want To Know What Love Is
10. Hero

Check out your local iTunes Store!
Source: MariahDailyJournal

All I Want For Christmas Is You: Show 3
Posted by Jonny on Thursday, 18-Dec-2014, 10:01PM EST
Tonight was Mariah's third of six performances of All I Want For Christmas Is You: A Night of Joy & Festivity at the Beacon Theatre in New York City.

Debbie Allen, who directed and produced the show along with Otis Sallid, came on stage at one point, and there was an addition to the setlist: "We Belong Together."

SETLIST

01. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing/Gloria! (In Excelsis Deo)
02. Charlie Brown Christmas
03. Oh Santa!
04. Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)
05. Jesus, Oh What A Wonderful Child (Trey and choir)
06. Silent Night
07. Joy to the World
08. When Christmas Comes
09. Here Comes Santa Claus/Housetop Celebration
10. Christmastime Is In The Air Again
11. O Holy Night
12. Emotions
13. We Belong Together
14. Hero
Hero Outro
15. All I Want For Christmas Is You
Source: MariahDailyJournal | Nelson

Photos: All I Want For Christmas Is You Opening Night
Posted by Jonny on Wednesday, 17-Dec-2014, 8:00PM EST
Below, see photos taken by MariahDailyJournal at the opening night of Mariah's All I Want For Christmas Is You: A Night of Joy & Festivity at the Beacon Theatre in NYC on Monday, December 15, 2014.

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Source: MariahDailyJournal

Live Nation NYC Ticket Giveaway
Posted by Jonny on Wednesday, 17-Dec-2014, 2:13PM EST
Enter now for your chance to win 8 tickets to see Mariah's sixth and final All I Want For Christmas Is You show at the Beacon Theatre in New York City on Monday, December 22, 2014.

The contest will end on Saturday, December 20, 2014 at 3:00 pm Eastern Standard Time.

Click here to view the terms and conditions, and to enter the contest. Good luck!
Source: Live Nation | Mariah via Twitter

All I Want For Christmas Is You: Night Two
Posted by Jonny on Wednesday, 17-Dec-2014, 1:13PM EST
Cheers, toast, bravo to Mariah for a stellar performance on night two of All I Want For Christmas Is You: A Night of Joy and Festivity at the Beacon Theatre on December 16, 2014.

The crowd was on their feet the whole time, and Mariah treated fans to a special performance of "Emotions," added on from the opening night setlist!

SETLIST

01. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing/Gloria! (In Excelsis Deo)
02. Charlie Brown Christmas
03. Oh Santa!
04. Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)
05. Jesus, Oh What A Wonderful Child (Trey and choir)
06. Silent Night
07. Joy to the World
08. When Christmas Comes
09. Here Comes Santa Claus/Housetop Celebration
10. Christmastime Is In The Air Again
11. O Holy Night
12. Emotions
13. Hero
Hero Outro
14. All I Want For Christmas Is You

Below, see photos that we took at the show.

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Source: MariahDailyJournal

Diva Mariah Delights at the Beacon
Posted by Jonny on Tuesday, 16-Dec-2014, 10:22AM EST
She nearly made it all the way through without a major hiccup, but just two songs before the end of Mariah Carey’s seasonally themed show, “All I Want for Christmas Is You: A Night of Joy and Festivity,” at the Beacon Theatre on Monday, things derailed hilariously.

After hobbling around with one high heel in her hand and running to the side of the stage to have an assistant mop her brow, the Elusive Chanteuse called a sudden halt to “Hero” when part of her in-ear monitor fell off her dress. But minor meltdowns are a huge part of the Long Islander’s ongoing appeal, and witnessing one is just as exciting as seeing her sing.

The performance was the first a six-night residency at the Beacon (lasting until next Monday), in which the 44-year-old singer is mostly performing material from her two wildly successful Christmas albums. But the evening’s festive spirit was given a typically fabulous Mariah touch thanks to some riotously entertaining and often surreal dance numbers featuring somersaulting children, dancing reindeer and a sloppy Santa doing the bump. It was like watching a chaotic, high-camp version of the Rockettes.

Even Mariah’s apologists couldn’t help but be nervous about the condition of her voice, especially after her less-than-impressive performance at the Rockefeller Center tree-lighting ceremony.

There’s no question that the high notes are beyond her these days, and it frequently showed. But such is the level of goodwill for her that just the sound of Mariah stretching for the top of her range during “O Holy Night” and “All I Want for Christmas is You” was enough to start the crowd screaming like it was 1994.

The Grinches will continue to mourn those diminishing pipes, but the rest of us can take comfort in knowing that Mariah doesn’t take off for the holidays; she’s a diva 365 days of the year.
Source: NY Post

Review: Mariah Sparkles at Manhattan Christmas Show
Posted by Jonny on Tuesday, 16-Dec-2014, 2:20AM EST
Mariah Carey has had a tough year.

Between her pending divorce from Nick Cannon and the chilly reception for her underappreciated "Me. I Am Mariah. The Elusive Chanteuse" album, the former Greenlawn resident could use some joyful tidings.

And that's what she found in an extraordinarily entertaining, 75-minute holiday revue that showed off her self-deprecating charm, loopy sense of humor and, most of all, her powerful voice.

"I love Christmas," she said, adding that she wouldn't have recorded two albums of holiday music if she didn't. "I think it's some of my best work."

Her six-show run at the Beacon Theatre in Manhattan, which started last night, will be her only American concerts this year, having opted to wrap her "Elusive Chanteuse Show" tour in November, after stops in Asia and Australia.

Her voice was in rare form. And the crowd cheered every impressive high note or lovely flourish. During Carey's gospel-soul version of "O Holy Night," the vocal gymnastics were first-rate, but the way she stuck each landing was even more powerful.

She wasn't perfect, but her missteps were actually endearing. When her mic pack fell off during "Hero," the only non-holiday song she did all night, she yelled, "Cut!" and started over casually.

It's rare to see Carey so relaxed. And she looked thoroughly pleased to belt out her evergreen holiday anthem "All I Want for Christmas Is You," surrounded by 20 dancers.

No matter what Carey has gone through in 2014, her holidays are still happy.
Source: Newsday

All I Want For Christmas Is You Opening Night in NYC
Posted by Jonny on Tuesday, 16-Dec-2014, 1:59AM EST
It's a wrap for the opening night of Mariah's "All I Want For Christmas Is You: A Night of Joy and Festivity" at the Beacon Theatre in New York City. This was the first of six sold out shows.

Mariah looked and sounded radiant, and was in great spirits.

SETLIST
01. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing/Gloria! (In Excelsis Deo)
02. Charlie Brown Christmas
03. Oh Santa!
04. Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)
05. Jesus, Oh What A Wonderful Child (Trey and choir)
06. Silent Night
07. Joy to the World
08. When Christmas Comes
09. Here Comes Santa Claus/Housetop Celebration
10. Christmastime Is In The Air Again
11. O Holy Night
12. Hero
Hero Outro
13. All I Want For Christmas Is You.

Mariah explained to the audience that she wanted to keep the how "Christmas only" but that she felt "Hero" fit in to the theme of the night, and so she wanted to sing it since the song means so much to many fans. Almost halfway into the song, she stopped the song to get help with her dress, and then she started the song over again from the beginning.

Other moments from the show included Santa Claus making an appearance for "Here Comes Santa Claus" and the choir coming into the audience with candles during "Silent Night."

Below, see photos of some of the merchandise available, which includes: 3 of the 6 t-shirts created for this event, two different Christmas ornaments, a snow globe, a Santa hat with the "MC" logo, a candle, two mugs, a set of five Christmas cards, and the keychain and glowstick that were sold at The Elusive Chanteuse Show.

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We will post our photos from the show on Wednesday!

Mariah's second show is on Tuesday, December 16. Feel free to send us your reviews and photos!
Source: MariahDailyJournal

"All I Want For Christmas Is You" Mentions
Posted by Jonny on Wednesday, 10-Dec-2014, 3:30PM EST
7 Reasons It's Okay To Play Mariah Carey's "All I Want For Christmas Is You" On Repeat

There are a few guarantees each holiday season. You will have to deal with that [insert family issue] you've been cleverly avoiding all year. You will witness/be a part of an awkward make-out sesh at the office holiday party. You will Google "easiest juice cleanse" from your bed (or somebody else's) on January 1st.

And, you will, despite your best efforts, feel the overwhelming need to listen to Mariah Carey's "All I Want for Christmas Is You." Nonstop. On loop. All. Month. Long.

It's not your fault. Despite a recent performance that sparked a run of blasphemous criticism — which we will not be talking about today — "AIWFCIY" is the Christmas song equivalent of Michelangelo’s "David" or Kanye's "leather jogging pants" rant. It's a masterpiece.

The problem is, not everyone is a fellow Carey Crusader. Sure, you’ll get smiles and high fives at first. But, after the 14th consecutive day of blasting your all-"AIWFCIY"-everything Spotify playlist (and no, you can not listen to it on headphones), it’ll get to people.

To honor the song's 20th anniversary, we've prepared a handy list of argument-proof reasons to justify your "AIWFCIY" binge — and prevent you from going full Mariah on somebody who tries to stop you. You-oo-oo-ooh, baby...

7. It's Refreshingly Anti-Consumerist

Mariah doesn't want a lot for Christmas. She won't hang her stocking, doesn't care about those presents underneath the Christmas tree. And, here we are, punching each other in the face for a 20%-off flat-screen. "AIWFCIY" is a cold shower from our "Live Every Day Like It's Black Friday" mentality, and that makes it more important than ever.

See the complete list here


Top 10 Covers of "All I Want For Christmas Is You"

Mariah Carey is known around the world for her incredible talent and amazing vocal range. She also sings one of the most popular Christmas songs in modern pop music history with "All I Want For Christmas."

The song has taken on a life of its own after Carey first released it. It has been featured in major motion pictures and been covered on YouTube hundreds of times over. Famous pop stars from Big Time Rush to current YouTube sensations like Megan Nicole and Kurt Hogo Schneider have put their own unique spin on the song and help to ring in the holiday season year after year.

TheCelebrityCafe.com is counting down the top ten covers of "All I Want for Christmas," which includes some YouTube stars and major pop artists that have topped the charts like Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande.

See the complete list here


California neighborhood syncs lights display to Mariah Carey's 'All I Want for Christmas is You'

Neighbors on Manning St. in Yucaipa coordinated the display to the popular Christmas song. It is the fourth time the homes have participated in the festive light fiesta and locals can swing through the neighborhood to check it out.

If Christmas is all about community spirit, then this California neighborhood has got it nailed.

An entire block of homes on Manning St. in Yucaipa got together to create a joint festive lights display — and the combined results are simply spectacular.

Sensational footage filmed from the sky shows thousands of bulbs across the area flashing in time to Mariah Carey's seasonal classic "All I Want for Christmas is You."

Yellow, blue, red and green lanterns illuminate the night sky in the electrifying show.

Jeff Maxey uploaded the clip to YouTube on Monday and it's already been viewed more than 69,000 times.

View the video here.
Source: MariahDailyJournal

Billboard Revisionist: "All I Want For Christmas Is You"
Posted by Jonny on Wednesday, 10-Dec-2014, 2:29PM EST
Billboard's "Revisionist History" series applies modern-day charting techniques to years past to see what each year's top song would be now.

In an article published earlier today, Billboard names "All I Want For Christmas Is You" the revised #1 song of 1995:

Although Mariah Carey achieved No.1-of-the-year status in 2005 with "We Belong Together," none of her record-setting 14 chart-toppers during the 1990s ruled any of those years, based on the original tallies. Ironically, it's a '90s song that didn't even chart on the Hot 100 during its release that makes Carey the star atop the tree on 1995's revised list.

Not a commercial single when it came out as part of Carey's Merry Christmas collection in 1994, "All I Want for Christmas Is You" was at the time ineligible to chart per Hot 100 rules, yet it reached No. 12 on Radio Songs. The digital era's biggest-selling holiday song, at 2.8 million and counting, it has more than made up for lost time, having appeared on the Hot 100 during each of the past three holiday seasons, reaching a No. 21 peak in December 2012.

How has the much-covered song The New Yorker called "one of the few worthy modern additions to the holiday canon" landed Carey on the Mt. Rushmore of holiday hitmakers, next to the likes of Bing Crosby ("White Christmas") and Nat King Cole ("The Christmas Song")?

"Mariah's easy-to-sing and fun-to-listen-to song came at a time when modern Christmas music was downright depressing," says Rick Hall, program director of New York Christian adult contemporary station WAWZ (Star 99.1), which currently features the track. "Mariah gave radio and retailers something new to play that wasn't Wham!'s 'Last Christmas' or Band Aid's 'Do they Know It's Christmas?'"

Credit also "All I Want for Christmas Is You" for its multigenerational appeal. "A mom, her daughter and her daughter's daughter can all like the song," WIXX Green Bay, Wis. mainstream top 40 music director Otis Day says. "That's a Christmas miracle."

Does the song's success suggest that any of today's hottest acts could follow suit and deliver a modern Christmas classic? "That's the power of a talented pop artist with mass appeal like Mariah," Hall says. "If history is to repeat itself, perhaps in fifteen or twenty years, we'll be discussing the success of a Taylor Swift or Adele Christmas record."
Source: Billboard

All I Want For Christmas Is You... 6th Show Added!
Posted by Jonny on Wednesday, 10-Dec-2014, 2:08PM EST
ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS... ONE MORE SHOW!
MARIAH CAREY PRESENTS
ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS YOU
A NIGHT OF JOY AND FESTIVITY


DECEMBER 15th, 16th, 18th, and 20th & 21st — SOLD OUT
DECEMBER 22nd — JUST ADDED!


NEW YORK, NY — Due to overwhelming demand and five sold out shows, a sixth Christmas show has been added on December 22nd! Queen of Christmas Mariah Carey previously announced that she will bring her all-time favorite, chart-topping, evergreen Christmas hits to the Beacon Theatre for five unprecedented performances this December 15, 16, 18, 20 & 21. Tickets for the additional show go on sale Friday, December 12th at 10am. Honey B. Fly will host an exclusive ticket pre-sale for members on Thursday, December 11, from 10am-10pm ET. (Get your Live Pass for access!).

Celebrating the 20th anniversary of her worldwide bestselling album, Merry Christmas, Mariah will spread festive love and cheer on stage performing her classics from the album that is certified 5x platinum by the RIAA and has sold over 14 million copies to date, as well as hits from her critically acclaimed holiday follow up, Merry Christmas II You.

Visit MariahCarey.com for the full schedule of concert dates and links for tickets!

Debbie Gibson Speaks on Mariah
Posted by Jonny on Friday, 05-Dec-2014, 12:13PM EST
Pop star Debbie Gibson took to her official Facebook page earlier to speak on Mariah's Christmas in Rockefeller Center performance. See below:

Hey Everyone!

I wanted to share my thoughts on something many pop music fans are talking about ... Mariah's performance at the NYC Tree Lighting Ceremony.

I watched - with anticipation - as the show started and Mariah took the stage. I have long been a fan of both the Vocal Diva and the Woman. This woman, as a young girl, wrote me a handwritten letter just as she was hitting the charts to explain a comment that got taken out of context in an interview she did. What came out as a diss was meant as, "If Debbie can be doing this and she is so young, why can't I…?!?" The fact she took the time to reach out so personally, in the midst of the beginnings of her chaotic world domination, has stuck with me forever.

I could tell instantly as Mariah took the stage that she was burdened by something. I had heard on one of the entertainment shows that she was late for the taping the night before due to an overtime call with her divorce lawyers or something...I am repeating tabloid fodder. Now, I know the people out there making nasty remarks are not all singers but, it doesn't take a rocket scientist - or a Met Soprano - to understand that "divorce" and "singing on television" are not a great combo. I felt for her. And, I admired her. She could have been a "no show." She could have lip-synced. But, she chose to bare all that was going on in her life and to give what she had. She brought her reality to her timeless soulful perky Christmas anthem.

As people in this country and around the world sing carols this year, will they all be feeling truly happy and perky, and flowy, and free of burden? Will this year be the same as, let's say their best or favorite year? Do they all look like they did when they had no adult responsibilities? Or might they be smiling through the pain of a lost house or bankruptcy or divorce or a health issue or whatever, in order to put on a brave face so as not to burden others?!?

I don't know what the haters saw. But, I saw a real woman on that stage. One who has given us her gifts and joy and talent, which is raw and God given, and that which only comes with countless hours of hard work and discipline. She once lived in a bubble of practice and vocal rest and eating a certain way and excluding all "normal" life pleasures in order to bring us all that shiny glossy look and sound we now associate with her. But, much like olympic athletes, there comes a certain point where you can either keep running toward the gold medal, or you can strike a balance in your life. Maybe the high notes aren't as high onstage, but the high notes she has with her kids are higher offstage!

The pop stars of our day had to pound the pavement, do countless shows (that do not live on on YouTube), kiss babies, shake radio program directors' hands, and sit through loud dinners with obnoxious business men…all to get our music heard. There were no TV Idols and only a few awards shows in which to make an impact. Nail one of those and you were on top. Blow it, and it wasn't like "Oh, there's another one next week." It is an intense pace to keep up. Many of the other performers on that stage - except for Tony Bennett and Cyndi Lauper - are still in their first chapter. Mariah has been enduring for a long long time. And will be for many years to come.

Mariah has nailed it SO many times. And she is clearly not performing 365 days a year right now as she did at some point. It is harder to pop in and out of your life and onto the stage when not is a "flow." The younger stars who have no "dependents" can be completely selfish and do all they need to do to serve their voices and careers. I don't say this with any disrespect to them. It is just where they are in their lives. We all were there. They should relish this time because, at some point, life is going to get more complicated. I know ALL about it. But this woman is daring to have a life that encompasses more than just show biz. And, I am sure when she committed to doing this performance she did not anticipate that she would be dealing with the circumstances she is dealing with. I don't know that I could have been standing upright, let alone looking fabulous and pouring her heart out in the freezing cold.

Anyone can work hard enough to do a perfectly glossy performance, with never a real moment of connection with the audience or themselves. Mariah was naked up there. We could all see her real life pain. Whether or not it was perfect vocals, (whatever that means), makes no difference. It was her…real…live...in the middle of life…and I would venture to say she did not withhold anything from us, right?!? She brought HER BEST. And, can we ever ask anything more of anyone than to give us THEIR BEST?!?

I hope Mariah can put in perspective the meaning of all this and focus on the higher meaning in her life. I also hope all the naysayers can do the same. In a world of "what have you done for me lately," I wanted to write this to celebrate ALL she has given of herself throughout the years, and never more so than she did in her latest performance.

With respect,

DEBBIE

Forbes: Defending Mariah's Tree Lighting Performance
Posted by Jonny on Friday, 05-Dec-2014, 12:08PM EST
The news and social media are abuzz today about singer Mariah Carey's performance last night in the NBC Rockefeller Christmas Tree Lighting special, which is receiving reviews in the range of "mediocre" to "horrible." I can't believe that I'm writing this, as I'm no fan of Carey’s vocal gymnastic style, but I'd like to defend her singing performance at the show.

First of all, let me say that there's no defense for keeping your audience waiting for three hours before appearing, as Carey did last night. It's disrespectful to all involved, even if it was due to a matter of great personal importance (Carey was reportedly meeting with her lawyer over the terms of her divorce settlement with husband Nick Cannon). It's the fans that support the career and lifestyle of all performers, and to forget that for even a second is grounds for a performer's downfall in the public eye. That's already happening to some degree with Carey, considering the dismal sales of the album she released a few months ago.

That aside, when Carey finally did arrive, she had a lot to overcome to have a good show. Let's look at some of the circumstances.

First of all, if you listen to Carey's performance, it's obvious that she had zero time to warm up. Many vocalists will spend up to an hour doing vocal exercises before a performance even begins to get their voice in show shape. That she couldn't hit some of the higher notes is an indication that her voice just wasn't ready to go. Although I didn't hear the entire performance, I would bet that by the final number those notes were coming out clear and clean.

The next thing that people underestimate when it comes to performing is the effect of the cold on the human voice. Any vocalist will tell you that performing in the cold is one of the worst gig conditions that you can have. Virtually all musicians hate it. It doesn't matter what kind of vocal chops you have, the cold is going to diminish your performance. The same is true for instrumentalists: Remember Obama's first inauguration, when even the great Yo Yo Ma used a taped performance instead of trying to fight the freezing weather?

Just like any part of your body, your muscles begin to contract to conserve heat when exposed to low temperatures and the vocal chords are no exception. This makes singing much more difficult right off than when it's warm. If you take notice, the background vocalists were bundled up while Carey was in her typical slinky low-cut dress. I’m surprised she did as well as she did under the circumstances.

Although I'm not sure this was the case in Carey's performance, another thing sometimes not apparent to the audience is when a vocalist is having trouble hearing herself onstage because of an uncomfortable monitor mix. The stage can be a big place and most of the sound is in front of the performer, so some sort of on-stage monitoring is required just for the singer to be able to follow along with the music and stay in key. Most vocalists these days use in-ear monitors, which are wireless super-high quality earbuds. If a vocalist can't hear enough of herself in the mix, or hears too much of herself and not enough music, or doesn't not enough of a certain instrument that she’s keying off of, then the resulting performance will most certainly suffer without the audience ever knowing why.

It's possible that Carey had little time for sound check during the day when this mix was being initially set up, which could have lead to a less than perfect performance. This would have happened even if she had warmed up and the weather was summer-like.

Now when it comes to wardrobe malfunctions and production mishaps, that's a completely different aspect of the story that I don't care to cover here. All I can say is that the skewering of Mariah Carey's vocal performance during the Christmas Tree Lighting was uncalled for. That said, lay it on her big time for her tardiness. She deserves it.
Source: Forbes

VIDEO: Mariah on "Christmas at Rockefeller Center"
Posted by Lynn on Thursday, 04-Dec-2014, 8:45AM EST
Source: MariahDailyJournal

Catch Mariah on Christmas in Rockefeller Center
Posted by Jonny on Monday, 01-Dec-2014, 11:55PM EST
MARIAH CAREY, PRINCE ROYCE, DARIUS RUCKER & THE ROCKETTES ADDED TO NBC'S 'CHRISTMAS IN ROCKEFELLER CENTER' SPECIAL AIRING WEDNESDAY, DEC. 3

Carey, Royce, Rucker and the Rockettes Join Previously Announced Performers Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett, Cyndi Lauper featuring Billy Porter, Seth MacFarlane featuring Sara Bareilles, Idina Menzel, Pentatonix, LeAnn Rimes and Trisha Yearwood


NEW YORK — Dec. 1, 2014 — Mariah Carey, Prince Royce, Darius Rucker and the Rockettes will join the star-studded holiday special, "Christmas in Rockefeller Center," airing live from Rockefeller Center® in New York City on Wednesday, Dec. 3 (8-9 p.m. ET). Carey will open the holiday program with a very special performance of her #1 smash hit "All I Want For Christmas is You."

The show will be hosted by "Today" anchors Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie, Al Roker and Natalie Morales, and will also feature previously announced performances from Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett, Cyndi Lauper featuring Billy Porter, Seth MacFarlane featuring Sara Bareilles, Idina Menzel, Pentatonix, LeAnn Rimes, and Trisha Yearwood.

The 82nd annual holiday extravaganza will feature an 85-foot tall Norway Spruce from Hemlock Township, Penn. It is approximately 90 years old and weighs approximately 13 tons.

Prior to this year's primetime telecast, an additional live hour of the special (7-8 p.m. ET) will be broadcast by select NBC stations. Check local listings.

Merry Christmas International Download Day Contest
Posted by Jonny on Saturday, 29-Nov-2014, 9:10PM EST
To celebrate twenty festive years of Mariah Carey's Merry Christmas album, the lambily are coming together on December 1, 2014 to download the global smash hit album from iTunes.

As a special treat, Mariah Daily, Mariah Connection, Mariah Carey Australia, Gilles, Marc, Taz, Celtic Mariah, and eLambily have come together and will be offering six chances to win an exclusively designed T-shirt and other festive items.

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All you need to do is download or gift Mariah Carey's Merry Christmas and tweet actual proof of purchase (personal address must be blacked out - name of purchaser must be shown) with hashtag #MC20 on December 1, 2014.

Winners will be announced on twitter throughout the day.
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ET: "All I Want For Christmas Is You" Turns 20
Posted by Jonny on Thursday, 27-Nov-2014, 10:08PM EST
All we want for Christmas is to hear Mariah Carey flexing her golden pipes over and over!

No one could have predicted the massive success of Mariah's beloved Christmas album. Twenty years later, we're still singing "All I Want for Christmas Is You" to get us through the holidays. In celebration, we're taking a trip down memory lane, back to 1994, when Mariah first released the album aptly named Merry Christmas.

Then 24, Mariah decided to write her very own Christmas tunes in hopes that she could hear her songs on the radio during the holidays.

"When you record a Christmas album, it's around for the rest of your life. It's something that people can play for years and years to come," Mariah told ET in '94. "You always hope people will like them, they'll become classics. You know, that's a dream."

Dream come true is more like it! Merry Christmas remains the bestselling Christmas album of all time, while her hit single "All I Want for Christmas Is You" is still her biggest international hit.

The music video features Mariah prancing around in the snow in the style of a home video.

"We did it last year at Christmas time with all the real snow -- and I had my dogs, I had antlers on them, I had real reindeer," said Mariah. "I've been celebrating Christmas all year."

As for that iconic album cover? That was real snow too! Mariah joked, "I really froze my little self to death... for my fans!"

Check out this video from ETto see young Mariah dishing on her new Christmas album back in '94.
Source: ET

Win Tickets To Mariah's Christmas Concerts in NYC
Posted by Jonny on Friday, 21-Nov-2014, 9:21AM EST
From Mariah's official site:

Honey B. Fly Members! We're offering you a chance to win free tickets for Mariah Carey's first live Christmas concert in NYC, celebrating Mimi and the 20th anniversary of her platinum-selling album, Merry Christmas!

Honey B. Fly members have an exclusive opportunity to win premium tickets to see one of these shows!

It's easy to enter:
1. Registered members simply login (or register for a free Honey B membership if not already a member)
2. Go to the Christmas Extravaganza entry page HERE
3. Complete the pop-up form at the top, selecting the show date you'd like to attend
4. Agree to Rules and Terms
5. Click SUBMIT!

PRIZE: One (1) winner will be selected for each Mariah Carey Christmas Concert, DEC. 15, 16, 18, 20, 2014 in New York, NY and will receive two (2) tickets for admittance to the event. This is a tickets-only promotion. Travel and accommodations not included and are the responsibility of each winner.

DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES: MON, DEC 1, 2014 @ 11:59pm PT

Merry Christmas International Download Day: 12/1/2014!
Posted by Jonny on Monday, 17-Nov-2014, 9:09PM EST
Join us as we celebrate 20 years of Mariah Carey's #MerryChristmas on 1st December by downloading the album! #MC20

On December 1, the LAMBILY will come together and download Mariah Carey's classic Christmas album Merry Christmas via iTunes to celebrate the iconic record as well as make an attempt to the top the iTunes charts worldwide. This is our gift to Mariah this Christmas season.

All fans should stay tuned to Mariah Daily, Mariah Carey Connection, Mariah Carey Australia, Gilles, Marc, Taz & eLambily for updates and social media banner assets plus some tentative festive competitions to celebrate the occasion.

We would encourage those whom are taking part in the anniversary download day celebration to change/update their Twitter & Facebook profiles with one of the below pictures and use the following hashtag: #MC20

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Also don't forget to include the Smart Url, which will direct your family, friends, associates & social media profile followers to their local iTunes stores: http://smarturl.it/MCXmas



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Mariah To Perform at Christmas in Rockefeller Center
Posted by Jonny on Sunday, 16-Nov-2014, 11:16PM EST
For the third year in a row, Mariah will perform at NBC's annual Christmas in Rockefeller Center special.

Mariah will pre-tape her performance on Tuesday, December 2, 2014. If you would like the chance for free tickets, click here to order from 1iota.
Source: 1iota | Alan

The Elusive Chanteuse Show: Live in Mt Cotton, Australia
Posted by Jonny on Sunday, 16-Nov-2014, 11:13PM EST
Tonight, Mariah concluded the Australian leg of the Elusive Chanteuse Show World Tour at the "Day on the Green" Concert at the Sirromet Winery in Mt Cotton, Australia.

As a special treat for fans at this concert, Mariah added "Make It Happen" to the setlist.


From The Daily Telegraph:

Last night’s show was a reminder why Carey, armed with one of the best sets of tonsils in pop music, has won and kept so many fans — and why she remains the highest-selling female artist of all time.

The 44-year-old mined her catalogue of hits (she has 18 US No. 1 singles alone) and new material from her latest album, Me. I am Mariah ... The Elusive Chanteuse for a set list that showed off her five-octave range and surely put to rest recent suggestions she’s lost her magic touch.

Read the full review, entitled "Mariah Wows Crowds and Silences Critics at Sirromet Winery Concert," here.
As a reminder, MariahDailyJournal is preparing a special project for Mariah to commemorate the 2014 tour. If you attended any of the Elusive Chanteuse Show concerts and would like to be a part of it, please e-mail us your photos of yourselves and/or friends at the show or with your tickets/merchandise, and be sure to identify yourselves and the show(s) you attended!
Source: MariahDailyJournal | Daily Telegraph

The Elusive Chanteuse Show: Live in New Zealand
Posted by Jonny on Thursday, 13-Nov-2014, 11:45AM EST
Mariah played the Vector Arena in Auckland, New Zealand, on November 13, 2014. Mariah was joined on stage by Dem Babies for "Supernatural."

SETLIST
Across 110th Street (Intro)
01. Fantasy Remix
02. Touch My Body
03. Emotions
04. Cry.
05. Fly Like A Bird
06. My All
Car Ride Medley
07. Heartbreaker
08. #Beautiful
09. Breakdown
10. I Know What You Want
11. It's Like That
12. Crybaby
13. The Roof
14. Obsessed
15. Don't Forget About Us
End Medley
16. I'm That Chick
17. Honey (So So Def Remix feat. Mase)
18. Thirsty
19. Meteorite
20. Hero
21. Supernatural
22. Always Be My Baby
23. We Belong Together
We Belong Together Remix (Outro)

Mariah will wrap up the 2014 Elusive Chanteuse Show world tour in Mt Cotton, Australia, on November 17, 2014.
Source: MariahDailyJournal

The Elusive Chanteuse Show: Live in Sydney, Australia
Posted by Jonny on Monday, 10-Nov-2014, 9:02PM EST
Mariah played the Qantas Credit Union Arena in Sydney, Australia, on November 10, 2014.

SETLIST
Across 110th Street (Intro)
01. Fantasy Remix
02. Touch My Body
03. Emotions
04. Cry.
05. Fly Like A Bird
06. My All
Car Ride Medley
07. Heartbreaker
08. #Beautiful
09. Breakdown
10. I Know What You Want
11. It's Like That
12. Crybaby
13. The Roof
14. Obsessed
15. Don't Forget About Us
End Medley
16. I'm That Chick
17. Honey (So So Def Remix feat. Mase)
18. Thirsty
19. Hero
20. Supernatural
21. We Belong Together
We Belong Together Remix (Outro)


In their review of the show entitled "A Tale of Two Divas," the Sydney Morning Herald praises Mariah's show:

Kicking off with her 1995 song Fantasy, wearing the first of three elegant fishtail gowns, Carey was in full control of her adoring crowd (crowd sign of the night: "I named my daughter after you, can I please get a hug?"). She covered off the vocal obstacle course that is Emotions early in proceedings, hitting the high whistle notes with an effortlessness that reassured any doubters who might have thought the instrument was in less than top condition. Later, on Cry and Fly Like A Bird, she showed that she was as much an interpreter as a vocal technician, flinging her arms wildly as she dug into the dark core of both songs to produce searing, explosive renditions.


Read the complete review here.


Read a review from news.com.au entitled "Mariah Carey Lets Five Octave Voice Do The Talking, which includes some great photos from the show, here.


The 2014 Elusive Chanteuse Show World Tour is winding down, with just two more shows left before Mariah returns to the US to prepare for her sold-out series of All I Want For Christmas Is You concerts in New York City. Mariah will play the Vector Arena in Auckland, New Zealand, on November 13, 2014.
Source: MariahDailyJournal | Sydney Morning Herald | news.com.au

The Elusive Chanteuse Show: Live in Coldstream, Australia
Posted by Jonny on Sunday, 09-Nov-2014, 10:02AM EST
Mariah played the Rochford Wines Yarra Valley in Coldstream, Australia, on November 8, 2014.

SETLIST:

Across 110th Street (Intro)
01. Fantasy Remix
02. Touch My Body
03. Emotions
04. Cry.
05. Fly Like A Bird
06. My All
07. I'm That Chick
08. Honey (So So Def Remix with Mase)
09. Thirsty
10. Hero
11. Supernatural
12. Always Be My Baby

Encore:
13. We Belong Together
We Belong Together

Below, see photos from Henry:

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Mariah will bring The Elusive Chanteuse Show to Sydney, Australia, on Monday, November 10, 2014.
Source: MariahDailyJournal | Henry

The Elusive Chanteuse Show: Live in Melbourne, Australia
Posted by Jonny on Friday, 07-Nov-2014, 11:52AM EST
Mariah played the Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, Australia, on November 7, 2014.

Mariah's next show is at the Rochford Wines Yarra Valley in Coldstream, Australia, on November 8, 2014.

Across 110th Street (Intro)
01. Fantasy Remix
02. Touch My Body
03. Emotions
04. Cry.
05. Lullaby Of Birdland
06. Fly Like A Bird
07. My All
08. One Sweet Day (with Nathaniel Willemse)
Car Ride Medley:
09. Heartbreaker
10. #Beautiful
11. Breakdown
12. I Know What You Want
13. It's Like That
14. Crybaby
15. The Roof
16. Obsessed
End Medley
17. I'm That Chick
18. Honey (So So Def Remix with Mase)
19. Thirsty
20. Hero
21. Supernatural
22. Always Be My Baby
Butterfly Reprise
Encore:
23. We Belong Together
We Belong Together Remix Outro

Below, see photos from John. Check back later for video links.

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Source: MariahDailyJournal | John


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