Mariah Announces Australian Leg of Chanteuse Tour
Posted by Jonny on Wednesday, 17-Sep-2014, 6:20PM EDT
MARIAH CAREY ANNOUNCES AUSTRALIAN DATES FOR “THE ELUSIVE CHANTEUSE SHOW” WORLD TOUR
7.30AM THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 18, 2014 - On the heels of the most critically acclaimed album of her career, ‘Me. I am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse,’ the best-selling female artist of all time, MARIAH CAREY, has confirmed Australian dates, extending her previously announced “The Elusive Chanteuse Show” world tour.
Mariah will play six exclusive dates in Australia, commencing November 2, 2014 at Perth’s Sandalford Estate, and then followed by indoor arena shows in Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney.
Mariah will also perform two A Day On The Green dates, playing Rochford Wines in Victoria’s Yarra Valley and Sirromet Wines located in Mt. Cotton outside of Brisbane.
This will be Mariah’s first national Australian tour since her “Butterfly” world tour visited here in 1998, with the exception of 3 East Coast shows presented in January 2013.
My Live Nation members can be amongst the first to secure tickets during the pre-sale beginning 10am Wednesday September 24. For complete details, visit: www.livenation.com.au
Carey’s set list will be an exciting mix of her biggest hits, fan-favourite album cuts, never-before-performed selections from her #1 R&B Album “Me. I am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse” and many more surprises!
“I want to experience the spontaneity and emotion that I put into this album on stage with my fans,” says Carey. “I can’t stop writing songs so don’t be surprised if you hear a brand new song that I just wrote the night before the show in your city!”
Mariah Carey is a true music icon and the best-selling female artist of all time, with more than 220 million albums sold to date and 18 Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 singles (17 self-penned), including 'Fantasy', 'Always Be My Baby', 'Hero', 'Touch My Body', 'One Sweet Day', and 'We Belong Together' - more than any solo artist in history.
With her distinct five-octave vocal range, prolific songwriting, and producing talent, Mariah has redefined the modern pop performance. As a singer/songwriter/producer, she has been 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.
Mariah Carey's ongoing impact transcends the music industry to leave an indelible imprint upon the world at large. She has made substantial marks in film with critically acclaimed roles in Precious (2009) and also in Lee Daniel’s The Butler (2013). A Congressional Award recipient, Mariah has generously donated her time and energy to a range of philanthropic causes near to her heart including Save the Music, the Make-A-Wish Foundation, World Hunger Relief, and the Elton John AIDS Foundation, among many others. A tremendous supporter of children’s charities, both domestic and international, Mariah founded Camp Mariah in partnership with the Fresh Air Fund, a retreat for inner city children to explore career development.
PERTH SANDALFORD ESTATESUNDAY NOVEMBER 2 **^ ADELAIDE ENTERTAINMENT CENTREWEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 5 MELBOURNE ROD LAVER ARENAFRIDAY NOVEMBER 7* SYDNEYQANTAS CREDIT UNION ARENA MONDAY NOVEMBER 10*
** Presented by Live Nation and Zaccaria
Also performing at A Day On The Green: YARRA VALLEY, VIC ROCHFORD WINESSATURDAY NOVEMBER 8** MT COTTON, QLD SIRROMET WINESSUNDAY NOVEMBER 16**
TICKETS FOR ALL SHOWS GO ON SALE 9AM FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 26
**A Day on the Green pre-sale: 2pm Tuesday September 23 until 2pm Wednesday September 24 **My Ticketmaster pre-sale: 2pm Wednesday September 24 until 5pm Thursday September 25 *My Live Nation pre-sale: Wednesday September 24, 10am until 10pm ^Zaccaria pre-sale: Wednesday September 24, 10am until 10pm *My Ticketek pre-sale: Thursday September 25, 9am until 9pm
For complete tour and ticket information, visit: www.livenation.com.au www.adayonthegreen.com.au www.zaccariagroup.com
According to Live Nation, on-sale date and times are as follows:
Fan Club Presale: Monday, September 22 at 12:00 Spark Presale: Wednesday, September 24 at 8:00 Live Nation Presale: Wednesday, September 24 at 8:00 Ticket Agent Presale: Monday, September 29 at 9:00 General Public On-Sale: Tuesday, September 30 at 6:00
Whitney Houston: Her Greatest Live Performances DVD
Posted by Jonny on Tuesday, 16-Sep-2014, 12:03PM EDT
Legacy Recordings has announced the release of Whitney Houston: Her Greatest Live Performances on Monday, November 10, 2014. The CD/DVD set will include her performance of "When You Believe" with Mariah from the 1999 Academy Awards as a DVD-only bonus. If you would like to own this legendary live performance on DVD, you can order it from Amazon.
8 Questions With Mariah Carey
Posted by Jonny on Tuesday, 16-Sep-2014, 10:04AM EDT
Mariah Carey has received many awards and accolades in recognition of her worldwide success during her long, distinguished career including 5 Grammy Awards. But what sets her apart from her other artists of her era is probably her ability to resonate with fans through her music.
In this interview to promote her upcoming Asia leg of her world tour Me, I Am Mariah... The Elusive Chanteuse, the humble songbird revealed that she would never proclaim her music is the soundtrack to people's lives. Instead she is happy to write songs to help her fans get through the most difficult times of their lives.
Mariah's influence on many of today's younger pop/soul divas is apparent - she set the template for fresh, young big-voiced pop star with the likes of Christina Aguilera and Kelly Clarkson.
So what's the secret to Mariah's longevity in the music industry? The Elusive Chanteuse shares with us in this intimate interview below.
1. Is your talent the reason for your longevity & success in the music industry?
Longevity is something that is very difficult to obtain in this business because a lot of the music business, particularly now, is about trends. And a trend is a trend because it lasts for a moment and then it's gone. You’re like "You remember when was that. Oh yeah! I remember. That was so much fun." There are people who transcend trends, and typically they are the people who do have a catalogue of songs that people love or a voice that people have learnt to love over the years. That's just like embedded in people's ears, brains and hearts like a soundtrack to people's lives. To have a career, be successful and maintain success, it is very difficult. It's just about what you want to achieve and how long you want to keep doing it.
2. Do you agree that your music has created the soundtrack to people’s lives?
I would never be the one to say that. I could never say that. People have said thank you to me for writing the songs because it has helped them get through the most difficult time of their lives. As a songwriter, there's really nothing better than that type of statement.
3. Were you born with an innate ability to create and produce music?
I believe that we inherit a lot of things and my mum was an opera singer and did sing jazz. She also did instill a belief in me that this was possible. She named me Mariah Carey as a stage name. I don't have a middle name and I don't think I had a choice. I definitely haven’t accomplished everything that I want to accomplish. There are different facets of the entertainment world and I really want to explore all of them. I just need the right team to be around to make sure that I can just be the creative person and have that vision.
4. What is your advice for upcoming artists?
I really think that we never know who's going to have what type of longevity. It's really about your commitment to the music and your commitment to your fans and yourself, and how much you are willing to give up of your life to do this because you're giving up yourself, you’re giving a certain amount of yourself away and that was just inevitable and that's what I wish and hope to bring forward. There are really a lot of talented people out there... it just depends on how hard and how much they want it.
5. You were one of the first artists to feature rap artists in mainstream music. How do you choose your collaborations?
I'm definitely not the first artist to work with rap artists or to work within that genre. I guess because I was known as an artist, I had this cross over appeal where I was on the R&B charts. "Vision of Love" was the number one record on the R&B charts first and then the pop charts, so my base and my heart was always in the R&B world although the hip hop community's something totally different and as a kid, I grew up loving hip hop and living in New York and feeling the music because it's some of the most real music that there is as it comes from a place that is the most real in a lot of ways. It was inevitable that I would end up working with rap artists because it's the music that I love and if you are referring to the record with O.D.B., "Fantasy," was my dream from the minute I thought about using the Tom Tom Club loop of "Genius of Love," and that was one of my favourite songs as a child, so when I wrote the song, "Fantasy," on top of it, I wrote the pop version. The record company, the executives, not all of them were aware and they really didn't understand like my need to do what I wanted to do and I kind of snuck that in. They never really heard O.D.B.’s solo project, and I'm laughing and anyone who has heard it would know why I'm laughing but the topics that he got into were "little...look to the left...to the centre...” and nobody really envision this very kind of innocent girl that I think I know that I actually was (and sort of still am). But they didn't see that collaboration coming and for me it will always be one of my favourites and what it did though was it proved the point to the executives like "Look! You have got to listen to me because I'm the demographic. I'm the person that really listens to the radio, grew up listening to music, to this genre of music and so I still keep up with different artists that I'm intrigued by their music or how they represented themselves and I'm fortunate enough to be able to work with people that I love."
6. To what extend are you involved in the business side of your career?
The business is important because when you put so much of yourself into making an album, you want people to hear it. When you put so much of yourself into making an album, and so it’s something where I try to get creative and try to get involved, and try to work with social media as much as possible because that’s a great connection to the fans and I’m very involved in the business of it all but I think it’s a learning experience for all of us in the music business everyday.
7. What is the theme behind your new album, Me. I Am Mariah…The Elusive Chanteuse?
There isn't necessarily one theme and that's why I want people to hear this album as a whole, as an entity, as something that I put every bit of myself into, and each song is a different side of who I am. Some of them there's a lot of truths that I'm talking about, and some of them are kind of sad or almost too sad, like I call it the misery and we love it and we have to have it. But in a way, I added three new songs that I felt were necessary to complete the journey of this album.
8. Do you want to make more films in the future?
Definitely want to make more films. I love working in the independent film world. I have been so blessed to work with Lee Daniels. He is someone who just believed in me and didn't try to categorise me, and so I'm really grateful to him for that, and looking forward to another very exciting project on the horizon that is coming soon.
Mariah Carey will perform in Singapore on October 24 at Singapore Indoor Stadium. Ticket prices start from S$98, and are on sale at Sports Hub Tix, Singapore Indoor Stadium Box Office and all SingPost outlets.
Philippine Star: Mariah's Influence on Today's Artists
Posted by Jonny on Monday, 15-Sep-2014, 7:49AM EDT
MANILA, Philippines - Many would argue that Mariah Carey has the most distinctive and recognizable voice in the history of recorded music. One hum or high note — and you could tell it's her on the radio. The timbre and texture of her voice is simply one-of-a-kind. Who else in pop music gives us such crazy vocal acrobatics?
Mariah has inspired singers and songwriters around the world. Some have professed their undying love, citing Mimi as the reason they wanted to sing. Others may not be as vocal about Mariah's influence, but could never deny the diva’s influence even if they tried.
There's a fine line between being inspired by one’s work and downright copying. Artists who give props to Mariah for paving the way for them, earn respect from the lambs (Mariah's term of endearment to her fans). Those who blatantly copy for lack of creativity get this line from one of Mariah's songs: "Often imitated, never duplicated."
Mariah, who returns to Manila for The Elusive Chanteuse Show on Oct. 28 at the MOA Arena, has racked up an impressive list of artists she has influenced — both here and abroad.
We asked members of her official fan group in the country, Mariah Carey Philippines, who they think is that one artist that Mariah has influenced the most. Here's what we've got:
Ariana Grande. Let's start with the most obvious among those who have taken the "Mariah Road Map to Success" route. When Ariana came out, critics quickly pointed out the similarities, citing both artists' ability to hit the high note.
Ariana seemed to be inviting the comparison, with ensuing similar song names and photo shoot concepts. They both played the sweet-girl-with-the-big-voice, which proved effective for Mariah when she first came to the scene in 1990.
Ariana has acknowledged her love of Mariah, but has been trying to distance herself from the comparison with her sophomore album.
Kyla. While Kyla has a singing style of her own, you can tell she has been greatly influenced by Miss Carey. From the airy way she sings to the vocal runs she makes, this one’s a lamb. Aside from singing the popular Mariah songs frequently on TV and in her shows, she would also deliver theMariah album cuts that only a true-blue fan would know.
Beyoncé. Beyoncé has repeatedly said that Mariah was the reason she wanted to be a singer when she was just a teenager belting out Vision of Love in her room. Both singers put melisma (the act of stretching one syllable to many while singing) to great effects. Not only could both artists beltout with a power chest voice, Mariah and Beyoncé could also traverse the low notes and sound gorgeous. It helps, too, that they are friends in real life.
Regine Velasquez. No list with this topic would be complete without including Asia's Songbird. Not only is Regine fond of covering Mariah songs, the singer is also a fan of Mariah's fashion.
When Mariah was popularizing her signature jeans from her Heartbreaker video, Regine came up with her own version. Just like Mariah, she would incorporate the likeness of a butterfly in her stage design ormusic videos.
Wouldn't it be fun to see Regine in the audience during Mariah's concert?
Kelly Clarkson. Kelly turned into a cute fan girl when she performed in American Idol while Mariah was on the judging panel. Kelly was visibly happy to have gotten a much-deserved standing ovation from the ultimate diva herself.
It's nice to know the love is mutual. Mariah follows only a handful of people on Twitter — and Kelly is one of them. While Kelly is more in the pop-rock arena, she would often cover Mariah songs during her shows.
Her singing style has been sprinkled with Mariah-isms that come as a surprise to no one at all, given her immense fandom for Mimi.
Nina. From the moment she came to the scene, the Soul Siren has been giving off Mariah vibes. From the classy way, she structures her songs to the whistle register she lets loose on a regular basis. Nina is a certified lamb. Like Kyla, Nina has her own singing style. But her singing technique and vocal runs are too similar to what Mariah does to not take notice.
Christina Aguilera. Christina is perhaps the best vocalist who had come out in the last 15 years. She coos, belts and hits whistle registers with ease, like Mariah herself. When she came out in the late '90s, she was quickly billed as the next Mariah.
Like Ariana, Christina was more in the Mariah mold during the early days of her career, yet her singing technique is still very much Mariah-esque 'til this very day.
Jonalyn Viray. Videos of Jonalyn singing Mariah songs are aplenty on YouTube. Like Nina, Jonalyn could also hit the whistle register (though some would argue that it’s just really thin falsetto). She had repeatedly said she's a huge Mariah fan — and it shows. Worth checking out are her renditions of "Lead the Way" and "O, Holy Night."
Rihanna. Okay, so Rihanna may not be an obvious choice for this list, but she is clearly a Mariah fan. In an interview, she once described Mariah's voice as an "instrument" because it's so out-of-this-world. There is a clip on YouTube of Rihanna singing "Hero" when she was just a teenager. She may not be the most vocally gifted singer in town, but Rihanna is definitely part of the lambily (lamb family).
Morissette Amon. Morissette's singing technique is her own, yet comparisons were yet again made because of her ability to hit the high note. She did say in an interview that it was Mariah who inspired her to put into full use her gift of whistling. Her version of Emotions would make Mimi proud.
Bonus: Kelly Rowland has given props many times to Mariah, even singing Fantasy as a tribute to the diva. Jessica Simpson has seriously imitated Mariah — from song structures to video concepts to album artworks. Tamar Braxton also has vocal moments where we are reminded of Mariah's voice during her prime. Leona Lewis is another obvious fan, with riffs and runs too similar to Mariah's to ignore. Rachelle Ann Go won a singing contest with "Through the Rain" and has since delivered impressive Mariah covers.
(Mariah: The Elusive Chanteuse Show Live in Manila is presented by Wilbros Live. Tickets are available via smtickets.com. For details, call 374-2222 or 470-2222 or follow @wilbroslive and @mcareyph [Mariah Carey Philippines] on Twitter and Instagram.)
Buzzfeed: 25 Criminally Underrated Mariah Songs
Posted by Jonny on Thursday, 11-Sep-2014, 11:49PM EDT
A treasure trove of the deep Mariah album cuts that have been hiding in plain sight.
1. Vanishing This is Mariah at her best, purest form – just her immaculate voice and a piano. "Vanishing" shows a more vulnerable side of the diva we know so well, while still showing off the power and grit of her soaring vocals.
2. You're So Cold Go ahead and just TRY not to get chills during the first 30 seconds of this underrated gem. This is Mariah’s voice in its prime and her vocal acrobatics are in full effect: low-register growling, soaring belts, whispers, coos, and, yes, whistles. Maybe the best, most chilling intro to a Mariah song too.
3. Do You Think Of Me (B-side to "Dreamlover") This bonus track from Music Box begins with a series of sad "do-doops," which is fitting considering she’s pining for a lover who's no longer interested in her. Although the music is darker, at least by Carey's standards, her voice is just as bright as ever.
4. I Still Believe/Pure Imagination (Damizza Remix) featuring Da Brat & Krayzie Bone Sure, Fiona Apple's "Pure Imagination" cover was great, but Mariah's reinterpretation of the classic Willy Wonka song shows off her creativity and nuance as a producer, having co-produced this with producer and radio exec Damizza. The two blend the song, taking Mariah's original cover of the Brenda K. Starr song (on which she, ironically, sang backup) and gives it new life, reworking it into a silky slow jam that's aided by Krayzie Bone's velvety verse.
5. Everything Fades Away This song reveals a different side of Mariah that hadn't yet been seen at this point in her career: assertiveness. The track begins slowly with Mariah almost whisper-singing to a lover who has obviously wronged her, but by the end of the song she's belting, showcasing her incredible range.
6. Miss You Most (At Christmastime) Everyone knows Carey's now-classic "All I Want For Christmas Is You," but few have heard of "Miss You Most (At Christmas Time)," another holiday masterpiece written by Carey and producer Walter Afanasieff. Although the song is a slow burner, it'll definitely get you and your soulmate in a lovey-dovey mood for the upcoming holiday season.
7. Melt Away “Melt Away” has all the elements of Mimi's best songs: her sensual lower register, killer songwriting (with knee-buckling lyrics like, "When you look at me I go soft and cave in / and I can't conceal that I'm slowly weakening"), and her trademark melisma and whistle register. It's an utter shame this song doesn't get the shine it deserves, but it is time to give in and let yourself ~m-e-l-t~ into the groove.
8. Underneath the Stars Throughout Mariah's illustrious career, she's always wanted people to know one thing: She’s a songwriter. "Underneath The Stars" is one of her personal favorite songs, and it’s easy to see why. She takes the listener on a vivid journey, describing a summer evening with a onetime lover with such specificity that you can practically feel the grass underneath you, the caress of the "warm gentle breeze" as you curl up next to whomever you love.
9. When I Saw You Lambs know the power of this classic Mariah ballad — but it's time it gets its due and joins the canon of Great Love Songs. Mariah narrates the devastating, life-altering moment of falling in love at first sight, and her delivery is so heart-bursting, when she sings, "I could not breathe / I fell so deep," your chest tightens with each note. That the song is about previously not believing this kind of transformative moment was possible ("And I thought it was all untrue / Until there all at once I knew"), gives the final crescendo that much more heft.
10. Slipping Away (B-side to "Always Be My Baby") What makes this track stand out is the fact that Mariah incorporates elements of doo-wop along with contemporary R&B and it actually works. Her enchanting voice flutters on the song, and the "dum dum" of the bass in the song is infectious too. It's a silky smooth '90s jam. You'll have to force yourself to stop hitting replay.
11. The Roof It’s kind of insane that "The Roof" isn't a monster classic R&B hit, but somehow it just never got its due. It's not only Mariah's sexiest video, it's also a song that still feels just as fresh, sultry, and baby-making today as it did in 1998. And the lyrics are basically as titillating as a soft-core romance novel, but specific and well-written. Basically, this song will make you blush as you remember your last sexcapade.
12. Babydoll The release of Mariah's Butterfly not only conveyed an obvious departure from the big, swooping ballads she sang during the early '90s, it was also a sexual awakening for the songbird. On "Babydoll," she sings, "Zoning out thinking 'bout you and me between the sheets / I wanna get intimate but you’re not within my reach." The lead single from this album, "Honey," may have been overtly sexual, but "Babydoll" is its polar opposite, combining a syrupy sweet melody with alluring and loving lyrics.
13. Breakdown feat. Krayzie Bone & Wish Bone "Breakdown" might be the realest song Mariah's written – for anyone who's going through a breakup or knows the pain of unrequited love, this song cuts straight through all your defenses and forces you to acknowledge your feelings – all of the feelings.
I mean: "Friends ask me how I feel and I lie convincingly / ‘Cause I don't want to reveal the fact that I'm suffering / So I wear my disguise till I go home at night / and turn down all the lights and then I break down and cry"
Way to hold up a mirror and force us to acknowledge our pain, Mariah. Well played.
14. Sweetheart "Sweetheart" shows off the magic of the longstanding relationship between MC and Jermaine Dupri. Mariah pioneered the now ubiquitous marriage between hip-hop/R&B and pop music in the early '90s, and her Butterfly-era jam elevates it into a slick banger that shows off her edgier side.
15. Bliss "Bliss" is a slow jam on another level. THIS is what you put on when you want to make a baby or stare googly-eyed into your lover's eyes. Half Mariah's signature coos and whispers, and half insane, soft whistle register, the song shows off her incredible voice control. She brings to life what stretching out and rolling around in your sheets in the morning sunlight feels like.
16. Crybaby A melancholic lullaby for adults, "Crybaby" shows off Mariah’s versatility as an artist; her typically silky voice turns husky and sing-songy as she narrates walking around her new lover's home during a sleepless night, Bailey's Cream in hand, thinking about her ex and what could have been.
17. Irresistible (West Side Connection) Charmbracelet is maybe Mariah's most-forgotten album but there are some gems that deserve their due, like the infinitely catchy "Irresistible (West Side Connection)." It's a mid-tempo, crackly jam with an old-school groove – complete with light turntable scratches – that's fun and coyly playful, which is Mariah's sweet spot.
18. Boy (I Need You) feat. Cam'Ron This track proves that Mariah doesn't need to rely on belting to bring the song to life. It’s fun, it's flirty, and it's most definitely Mariah. This song is a fan favorite, but it can sometimes get lost in the bigger hits within the diva's catalogue.
19. Circles This song, from Carey's comeback album The Emancipation of Mimi, demonstrates a return to form for the diva. She belts and whispers, almost in a waxing and waning type of way. The track is reminiscent of a song that would've appeared on her Emotions album, minus the amount of vocal flair she exhibited on that album. Nonetheless, this is a stellar record.
20. Say Somethin' feat. Snoop Dogg This Neptunes creation just gets better with age. In 2006, fans were maybe still yearning for Mariah, The Belter, but nearly a decade later, it hits just the right speed. Just put it on the next time you have a party, and watch people start to vibe out – think Groove Theory's "Tell Me" meets Janet's "That's The Way Love Goes."
21. Fly Like A Bird Even if you don't believe in an omniscient, omnipotent, and omnipresent deity, you'll still be moved by the conviction with which Mariah sings this song. It includes all of the makings of a terrific Mariah song too: awesome vocals, impeccable production, and a tremendously talented church choir. Listen to this undervalued gem, and let the spirit of Mariah envelop you.
22. For The Record This record is a treat because it includes a bit of an orchestral background. Pairing Mimi's voice with backing violins is absolutely genius. And the goodies don't stop there – Carey uses this song as an opportunity to reference other songs ("Underneath the Stars," "We Belong Together," "Can't Let Go," and "Honey") within her massive catalogue of hits: ” I told you underneath the stars that you belong to me/ For the record / It's obvious that we just can't let go of us, honey."
23. It's A Wrap What better way to tell off an ex who did you wrong than by telling them, "It's a wrap"? The song tells the story of an"“oh so acquiescent" Mariah, who finally tells her man to put all his "shit in the elevator" and "scoot do do doot," and the result is a delicious, cheeky kiss-off song that may be Mariah's best breakup anthem.
24. Faded It’s hard to believe that Mariah Carey, one of pop's most enduring stars, has dominated the charts for 24 years. Although her most recent album, Me. I Am Mariah...The Elusive Chanteuse has been relatively low-selling, the album features some of the best songs of her career. "Faded" brings together all of the elements we admire Mariah for: her buttery tone, her incredible range, and lyrical depth.
25. Dedicated "Dedicated" makes no secret of being a throwback: The song opens with her and label executive Steve Stoute waxing nostalgic and she sings, "I'll just sit right here and sing that good old school shit to ya," while sampling Wu Tang. She sounds wistful, longing for and sweetly remembering a different time in music (and life): "Long lost friend from way back when / Eric B. was president /Tell me where the melody went.” Twenty-four years after she put out her first album, "Dedicated' feels like a well-earned walk down memory lane.
Photos: Mariah in Central Park
Posted by Jonny on Sunday, 24-Aug-2014, 9:18PM EDT
Mariah was spotted in New York's Central Park with the twins on Sunday, August 24, 2014. Thanks to Andrew for the photos.
Philippine Inquirer: A Refresher Course On Mariah
Posted by Jonny on Saturday, 23-Aug-2014, 8:27PM EDT
Celine Dion's concert may have been cancelled in the Philippines. But don't fret, there is still one global superstar diva set to perform here soon. That is none other than Mariah Carey. She will have her long awaited second concert in the Philippines on October 28, 2014, at the Mall of Asia Arena.
With a few more months to go, fans can get the chance to see her perform one more time from our side of the globe. And from my end, I would like to give some sort of a "refresher course," if you will, on why an artist like Mariah Carey is still important, on the global impact she has made in popular culture in general, and what ultimately could be the legacy she would leave behind if she moves away from the limelight of the music industry.
A thought to ponder on
Even to this day, Mariah Carey is still considered to be "head-above-heels" over some of her younger and talented contemporaries. But just imagine if the Mariah Carey of yesteryear had debuted in this era of popular music, she would flat out blow away the majority of her competition. She was that good. In fact, that is an understatement; she was almost like an embodiment of perfection especially in her younger years during the mid-90's.
And that is no exaggeration at all. I was lucky to be around already at the prime of her career so that I can make that ruling now. To add to that, sometimes people forget that the competition was much tougher and harder in that era because of the caliber of superior talent that was around then.
But did that intimidate her? Absolutely not. Mariah Carey was no pushover. Don't let her goddess-like beauty fool you. She stood her ground and was not afraid to defend herself from unfair criticism and below-the-belt attacks coming from both the media and a few fellow artists.
In fact, Mariah Carey was already active when other iconic female artists were still in their prime as well like Janet Jackson, Celine Dion, Gloria Estefan, Shania Twain, the late Whitney Houston, Madonna, and so on. Mariah Carey proved she could not only hang with them but that she could also outperform them in most cases because of her vocal prowess when it was still at its full strength in those years.
Generational gap among fans?
Admittedly, even sadly, despite all the accolades and awards given her, for some reason Mariah Carey's name recall isn't as strong as it once was among younger music aficionados who now follow the likes of Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, and Adele, at the time Mariah began to slow down already from doing concert tours and releasing albums due to personal reasons.
That is why in some cases for young music aficionados, when you mention Mariah Carey, her name would either sound vaguely familiar to them or they have only heard of her albums that came out in the early-to-late 2000's. It would really require teens now to do some research and listen to her extensive back catalog of work to discover her biggest and most memorable songs.
Above scenario would only be the natural course of things because these young fans were not born yet or they were too young to have listened to any of her songs when it was released way, way back in the 90′s. For someone like me who was already "musically aware" then, I can say with certainty that most of Mariah's best works were taken from that decade. And who can argue with that fact when you list down all her Number 1 hits and a majority of them shows they came from those said key years of Mariah Carey's illustrious career.
Even at the time of her major label debut, she was pretty much already a certified superstar to begin with. This may sound a cliche but it is fitting to say that she was a "complete package" with her eye-catching good looks, natural charm about her, and the most important of all traits, her God-given musical talent. She was every A&R executive's dream and a prized artist to have in any talent roster among major labels.
There is no doubt in my mind that Mariah Carey is not only a global superstar diva but more significantly an icon at this latter stage of her professional career. That is a no-brainer. Why so? For you to be even referred to as an icon, you must necessarily have had to make a sizable and influential impact in the entire music industry. And it is not just based on the number of chart topping hits you have amassed throughout your career as is commonly—and falsely—believed by some.
The process is a little more complicated than that. It would mean that you actually did something that has left an indelible artistic impression among music aficionados—almost like an imprint of your body of work—that would be used as a guideline for future artists to listen to and even study.
That, in effect, would make young and upcoming artists emulate you and pattern their musical style after you. It is safe to say Mariah Carey has accomplished all of these, and more, already.
That is why if Mariah Carey retires from making music in the future, and even chooses to live a life away from it, everything she has done and accomplished thus far would have been set in stone already.
The Elusive Chanteuse Show To Come To Taiwan
Posted by Jonny on Wednesday, 20-Aug-2014, 12:20AM EDT
After several twists and turns, singer Mariah Carey is to perform in Taiwan in late October as part of her Asian tour. The pop diva announced on her Web site yesterday that she is scheduled to "shake it off" at the Taipei World Trade Center Nangang Exhibition Hall on Oct. 26.
The Elusive Chanteuse Show will begin in Tokyo on Oct. 4, followed by legs in South Korea, China, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan and the Philippines.
Tickets to the Taipei concert are set to go on sale at FamilyMart stores and through the WalkiE online ticketing service on Aug. 30 at noon, with prices ranging from NT$2,000 to NT$6,600, according to local promoter Festival Boys International Co.
The Taipei-based promoter said that it had been vying for the Carey gig for a year and her team eventually agreed to a fee of US$900,000 for the concert.
Asked if Taipei Arena would not have been a better venue for a concert, the promoter said the sound depends on the quality of the sound equipment used and that singer Bruno Mars of the US performed at the Nangang Exhibition Hall in April.
Carey’s announcement excited local fans, with one describing the feeling as "there can be miracles, when you believe," a reference to the lyrics of When You Believe performed by Carey and the late Whitney Houston.
Carey and Celine Dion had been competing to book Taipei Arena from Oct. 27 to Oct. 30, with the Canadian singer eventually winning the time slot. After losing out in Taipei, Carey's team chose to put on a concert in Manila on Oct. 28.
However, on Wednesday last week, Dion announced that she had canceled her Asian tour to be with her 72-year-old husband Rene Angelil, who is battling throat cancer.
Carey, who came to Taiwan in 1998 as part of her Butterfly World Tour, released her 14th album, Me. I Am Mariah... The Elusive Chanteuse in May.
Mariah Announces World Tour
Posted by Jonny on Monday, 18-Aug-2014, 7:50AM EDT
MARIAH CAREY ANNOUNCES HIGHLY ANTICIPATED WORLD TOUR "THE ELUSIVE CHANTEUSE SHOW"
'CHANTEUSE' LAUNCHES IN ASIA OCTOBER 2014, MARKS THE DIVA'S
FIRST WORLD TOUR SINCE ‘THE ADVENTURES OF MIMI’
MORE SHOWS TO BE ANNOUNCED ON MARIAHCAREY.COM
On the heels of her most critically acclaimed album of her career, "Me. I am Mariah... The Elusive Chanteuse," best-selling female artist of all time Mariah Carey embarks on a world tour entitled "The Elusive Chanteuse Show." This will be Mariah’s first reemergence to the stage since her celebrated and extensive "The Adventures of Mimi" tour in 2006.
The Elusive Chanteuse Show will launch with two dates in Japan, a favorite stop for Carey, where she holds the title of the best selling international artist with over 20 million albums sold.
Mariah’s 'Chanteuse' will play 12 exclusive dates in Asia starting October 4, 2014, including the superstar’s first ever visit to mainland China. Visit mariahcarey.com/tour for up-to-date information as the shows get announced.
Carey's set list will be an exciting mix of her biggest hits, fan-favorite album cuts, never-before-performed selections from her #1 R&B Album "Me. I am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse" and many more surprises!
"I want to experience the spontaneity and emotion that I put into this album on stage with my fans," says Carey. "I can't stop writing songs so don't be surprised if you hear a brand new song that I just wrote the night before the show in your city!"
Mariah Carey is a true music icon and the best-selling female artist of all time with more than 220 million albums sold to date and 18 Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 singles (17 self-penned) including 'Fantasy', 'Always Be My Baby', 'Hero', 'Touch My Body', 'One Sweet Day', and 'We Belong Together' - more than any solo artist in history.
With her distinct five-octave vocal range, prolific songwriting, and producing talent, Mariah has defined the modern pop performance. As a singer/ songwriter/ producer, she has been 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.
Mariah Carey's ongoing impact transcends the music industry to leave an indelible imprint upon the world at large. She has made substantial marks in film with critically acclaimed roles in Precious (2009) and also in Lee Daniel's The Butler (2013). A Congressional Award recipient, Mariah has generously donated her time and energy to a range of philanthropic causes near to her heart including Save the Music, the Make-A-Wish Foundation, World Hunger Relief, and the Elton John AIDS Foundation, among many others. A tremendous supporter of children's charities, both domestic and international, Mariah founded Camp Mariah in partnership with the Fresh Air Fund, a retreat for inner city children to explore career development.
Stay up to date with tour announcements at www.mariahcarey.com/tour and follow Mariah on Facebook and Twitter at @MariahCarey.
Mariah in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Posted by Jonny on Saturday, 09-Aug-2014, 2:17PM EDT
Although the date is not confirmed on Mariah's official website, the website MalaysiaAsia has indicated that Mariah will perform a show at Stadium Merdeka on October 22:
Mariah Carey Live in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 2014 - This is the latest news in August 2014 where the Grammy winning superstar is set to perform at Stadium Merdeka on 22nd October. Supported fully by Tourism Malaysia and Malaysia Major Events, a local concert promoter has won a bid to get her to perform here just two days before her Singapore Concert and also part of her world tour series. This is amazing news for Malaysians as the country has been trying hard to get her to perform here.
The Mariah Carey Live in KL, Malaysia concert is also the start of her Southeast Asia leg of her world tour before heading to Singapore and then to the Philippines. Even more exciting, Mariah Carey has decided to launch her world tour here in Asia before the United States. Though Mariah has also not announced what songs she will perform in KL, it is expected that her latest album, Me, I Am Mariah...The Elusive Chanteuse will be part of the line-up. Mariah Carey will also be performing live in Japan and China before coming to KL for her second concert here.
As this is the second time Mariah Carey is going to perform in Malaysia, her first time here was back on 20th February 2004 and also at the same venue of Stadium Merdeka, her 90 minute show attracted over 30,000 fans. She opened the provious concert with her hit song 'Heartbreker' while driving onto the stage in an open top BMW convertible. She later told her Malaysian fans that she normally changed about eight costumes for her concert but had to make an exception for her Malaysian concert as the dress code regulations required her to stick to one safe outfit. Mariah said "I'm so sorry that I'm so boring but I'm just playing by the rules".
No Taipei Visit For Mariah
Posted by Jonny on Friday, 08-Aug-2014, 3:54PM EDT
Mariah Carey has heart-breaking news for Taiwanese fans looking forward to a tentatively announced Taipei concert in October: The hit singer won't "Make It Happen" after all because the venue has been claimed by Celine Dion.
"After great efforts to work with and negotiate with other parties, we are sorry to announce that we did not get Taipei Arena’s approval, but we are first on the waiting list," Carey concert organizer Yu Kuang Music said on its Facebook page. "I got the official document from Taipei Arena early this morning. We're so sad to learn the bad news."
Carey and Dion had been competing for the venue for Oct. 27-30. Dion's performance will be her first in Taiwan.
Yu Kuang Music said that Taipei Arena might have chosen Dion over Carey because the Canadian singer plans two concerts as opposed to Carey's one.
It is a pity for Taiwanese music fans who almost had a chance at seeing both best-selling artists perform in Taiwan in the same week.
Carey released her 14th album, Me. I Am Mariah... The Elusive Chanteuse in May.
Hitfix: Six Producers Who Should Work With Mariah
Posted by Jonny on Thursday, 07-Aug-2014, 3:29PM EDT
6 producers who should work with Mariah Carey now that Jermaine Dupri is out
There's more chaos in Mariah Carey Land as she and her manager Jermaine Dupri have parted ways and veteran label executive Kevin Liles is now handling Team Mariah.
As you'll recall, Dupri was only on board as her official manager since last fall, but he and Carey have a very long history as musical collaborators, going back to 1995's "Daydream." He served as executive producer on Carey's latest set, "Me. I Am Mariah…The Elusive Chanteuse," and co-produced five tracks on the album.
As you know, that album continues to circle the drain. It's worst than if she'd never released an album because she now has this huge commercial failure around her neck. "Mariah" sold 58,000 in its first week of release in May, which was by far her poorest showing in her 25-year career. It's a shame because the album, as overstuffed and scattered as it was, had some strong cuts that got thrown out there, but didn't really get their due, like "You Don't Know What To Do," featuring Wale or "Make It Look Good."
But I would never, ever count Carey out. She has too much talent and too much determination. She can rise again. The question is who is the right partner to help her do so.
It's unclear from today's news if Dupri will continue working with Carey musically, despite his noting that it's a possibility in his statement to Billboard about the management shift. It read, in part, "I put my all into every project. But when I'm not allowed to do what I do, then it's time for me to move on. Mariah and I enjoy working together and will continue to make great music together in the future." I'm not so sure the first part of that sentence doesn't overrule the second part. Regardless, they may need a break.
So if we take Dupri out of the picture, here are six potential producers for Carey's next album and what they would bring to the table.
Pharrell: They've worked together before, including on 2005’s mega-successful "The Emancipation of Mimi," when he co-wrote "Say Somethin'," featuring Snoop Dogg, and co-produced the tune with Chad Hugo, his Neptunes partner-in-crime. Along with his newfound superstar status, Pharrell has become the most mainstream of producers: he makes songs that appeal to tweens and soccer moms and everyone in between. Carey's known for her ballads and they could throw a few on here, but what if they just went for a sunny, upbeat, fun album that showed off her pipes, but also made it all seem effortless?
Don Was: Hey, if he's good enough for the Rolling Stones, he’s good enough for Mariah, but we imagine him giving Carey the Bonnie Raitt treatment. His work with Raitt on 1989's "Nick Of Time" catapulted her into stardom after she’d been dropped by Warner Bros. The album went on to sweep the Grammys. Was probably couldn't get Carey back on the charts, but he could probably nab her some great taste-maker press and some Grammy noms if they made a record with stripped-down production and really confessional, heartfelt lyrics that reflected where she is in her mid-40s.
Dr. Luke: This is the most obvious choice if she wants to try to get back on Top 40 radio, but I don't think it's really a good fit. At this point, it would feel like a desperation play by Carey and she's too good for that.
Dann Huff: Carey has a ragged determination to prove that she’s still street on every album and it's hard to do that when you're looking down from the penthouse. She also likes to pair with current hip hop or R&B acts to keep her credibility in those genres. What if she let all that go and just made a contemporary pop album that aimed for AC. Look at what Huff has done with acts like Faith Hill and Keith Urban... or even his work on Whitney Houston's debut. He's found a way to highlight their pop sensibilities without sacrificing their personalities. Carey would have to be willing to let go of her R&B side.
Walter Afanasieff: Yep. Take it back to the beginning. Afanasieff was there at the start and the songs the two created from "Vision Of Love" to "Love Takes Time," "Dreamlover" and "One Sweet Day." remain among the best in her catalog. Afanaseiff also co-produced her most notable covers, including "Endless Love," "I'll Be There," and "Open Arms." What if they put together a tasty album of covers? To be sure, the reality of this one is very slim since Carey's ex, Tommy Mottola, got Afanasieff in the divorce, but it's a thought.
Rick Rubin: This would probably be a clash of the titans and we'd never hear what they worked on before it all went down in flames, but Carey may need someone who totally takes the reins, does not let her co-produce and she just sings (and if she wants to, writes). Rubin would be completely in charge of the sound of the record. If we had our druthers, he even choose all the songs.
Billboard: Mariah Sheds Her Manager... Again
Posted by Jonny on Tuesday, 05-Aug-2014, 8:30AM EDT
It looks like the "elusive chanteuse" continues to elude career stability.
Mariah Carey has parted ways with longtime musical collaborator Jermaine Dupri as her manager, and has been working closely with Kevin Liles, who was president of Def Jam during the singer's stint at the label, Billboard has learned. Sources say "nothing official" has been inked with Liles' firm KWL Enterprises, but the two have been working together since the June launch of Go N'Syde's Carey-branded Butterfly interactive beverage line.
"I'm a very hands-on person when it comes to my work," Dupri tells Billboard in a statement. "I put my all into every project. But when I'm not allowed to do what I do, then I know it's time for me to move on. Mariah and I enjoy working together and will continue to make great music together in the future." Reps for Liles, Carey and Carey's label Def Jam declined comment.
The reteaming with Liles is the latest in an increasingly long line of management changes Carey, 44, has undergone during the last few years, which in 2013 alone included stints with Randy Jackson/Irving Azoff tag team and Bruce Eskowitz of Red Light Management before Dupri came onboard that fall. In the past decade, she also worked with current Jennifer Lopez manager Benny Medina (2003-2008) and the late Chris Lighty (2008-2012); other former managers include Randy Hoffman and, briefly, Sandy Gallin.
The news arrives on the heels of disappointing sales of Carey's 14th studio album, Me. I Am Mariah... The Elusive Chanteuse, which has sold 103,000 copies since its May 27 release, according to Nielsen Soundscan, and falls off the Billboard 200 on the chart dated Aug. 9 after just eight weeks. The album underwent multiple release-date changes (it was at one point slated for July 2013 to capitalize on "#Beautiful," Carey's hit duet with Miguel), but has failed to chart a Billboard Hot 100 single since ballad "You're Mine (Eternal)" spent one week at No. 88 in February. The disco-fied "You Don't Know What To Do," featuring Wale, was announced as her latest single in June but has yet to appear on any Billboard charts.
Should The Elusive Chanteuse fail to rechart, it would be the shortest Billboard 200 run of any of Carey's studio albums.
Fate of Taiwan Mariah Concert Depends on Location
Posted by Jonny on Tuesday, 05-Aug-2014, 8:10AM EDT
Taipei, Aug. 5 (CNA) American pop star Mariah Carey is open to holding a Taipei concert in late October as part of her Asia tour, but Taiwanese fans might be left dangling for a little while longer as no location has yet been confirmed.
"It's not a done deal yet as Taipei Arena hasn't confirmed its availability," said Amy Ko, marketing promotion specialist at Yu Kuang Music.
"If we manage to get the venue, the most likely date for the concert would be Oct. 29," Ko told CNA, contradicting an early report that Carey's concert will fall on Oct. 28.
"Once the venue is confirmed, we will then officially announce the date," she said.
She promised an answer no later than mid-August, adding that the concert organizer for Canadian singer Celine Dion is vying for the same time slot between Oct. 27 and 30.
Either way, Taiwanese fans will be able to attend at least one of the two divas' concerts. If they do figure out a way to both take the stage, it will be the first time the two best-selling artists have performed in Taiwan within the same week.
Dion has given over 1,500 concerts worldwide but has never performed in Taiwan, while Carey came to Taiwan in 1998 as part of her Butterfly World Tour.
Carey released her 14th album, Me. I Am Mariah... The Elusive Chanteuse, in May. Dion released a three-disc set titled "Celine une seule fois / Live 2013," which reached the top ten on the album charts in France, Canada and Wallonia, Belgium.
Mariah To Cover Turkey's First LGBT Magazine
Posted by Jonny on Monday, 04-Aug-2014, 8:13AM EDT
Turkey's first ever gay magazine will be launched in print tomorrow, and will feature US singer and gay icon Mariah Carey as its cover star.
GayMag will be aimed at Turkey's growing gay community, and will feature a range of news, culture, fashion and lifestyle articles. Editor-in-Chief Emir Akgün told Hurriyet Daily News: "We want to break all of the taboos, but step by step."
Cover star Mariah Carey reportedly gave a very warm response when asked to feature on the cover. Male celebrities were more reluctant, but Akgün believes this will change.
"There haven't been any negative reactions, but some celebrities are naturally a little bit reserved. But we can overcome it with time. Women celebrities, for their part, are much more moderate and excited," he said.
The magazine will be distributed for free for the first twelve months, due to sponsorship from a dating app. This strategy has been adopted "to see how quickly the numbers spread," as there are no similar magazines in Turkey to act as a point of comparison.
Akgün commented: "It's like everybody was waiting for it for a long time. It is completely normal that there are people against it, though there will certainly be people who like it. We are not reinventing the wheel, the publication of GayMag is itself a big step to break taboos in the first place."
He explained that a priority of the magazine will be to help closeted Turkish LGBTs to come out, saying: "We are aiming to help all those young people anywhere in Turkey who know they are gay, but hide it and seek a way out."
Mariah To Perform in Malaysia on October 22
Posted by Jonny on Friday, 01-Aug-2014, 9:32AM EDT
KUALA LUMPUR: A Malaysian concert promoter has won the price-bidding war to get American pop diva Mariah Carey to perform here first, ahead of her world tour series in Singapore and the Philippines.
According to an industry source, who declined to be named due to the sensitivity of the matter, the newcomer in the Malaysian concert circuit has secured a mega deal amid cut-throat competition to have Carey kicking off the Southeast Asian leg of her world tour in Kuala Lumpur on Oct 22 in Stadium Merdeka.
"KL will be her first stop - even though Singapore is unhappy with her management's decision to have her show in the island republic two days after KL," the source said.
It is understood that Carey price's is not less than US$1mil (RM3.2mil), which was what she was paid when she performed here in 2004.
The Grammy award winner, known for her five-octave vocal range and monster hits like Hero, Dream Lover, One Sweet Day, Emotions, Vision of Love, Fantasy and Bye Bye, has decided to launch her world tour in Asia before the United States.
She will do a show in China before heading to our shores.
Carey's world tour is in support of her latest studio effort, Me, I Am Mariah... The Elusive Chanteuse.
Details of her eagerly awaited concert will be announced soon.
Carey's first performance here was amid controversy over her sexy image, with members from Islamist party PAS marching outside Stadium Merdeka in protest.
The obliging pop superstar, however, stunned her critics by dressing down for her show and abiding by the Malaysian concert rules and regulations.
Pre-Sale Tickets Available For Singapore Concert
Posted by Jonny on Wednesday, 30-Jul-2014, 11:30AM EDT
Tickets to Mariah's October 24 concert in Singapore are currently available to OCBC cardholders. Pre-sale tickets will remain available until August 3 at 11:59 am. The public sale will begin on August 4 at 10:00 am.
Mariah Carey, one of the best-selling female artistes, five-time Grammy award winner and global superstar is back to wow Singapore at the new National Stadium on 24th October 2014. She last performed at the venue 14 years ago, making her the first artiste to crossover from the old stadium to the new.
Tickets priced at $248*, $198*, $168*, $128*, $98* (*excludes $4 booking fee) will be on sale via Sports Hub Tix from 4th August 2014. To book, call ticketing hotline at 6333 5000 or log on to www.sportshubtix.sg. Tickets are also available at the Singapore Indoor Stadium Box Office and all SingPost outlets.
OCBC card members can enjoy 5% discount for the purchase of tickets within priority booking period from 30th to 3rd August 2014.
Mariah Carey is the best-selling female artiste of all time with more than 200 million albums sold to date and eighteen Billboard #1 singles (seventeen self-penned) including "Fantasy," "Always Be My Baby," "Hero," "Touch My Body," "One Sweet Day," "Without You," "We Belong Together" and the global smash hit Christmas single "All I Want for Christmas Is You," more than any solo artiste in history. With her distinct five-octave vocal range, prolific song writing, and producing talent, Mariah has defined the modern pop performance. As a singer, songwriter and producer, she has been recognized with five Grammy Awards, nine American Music Awards, Billboard's "Artist of the Decade" Award, the World Music Award for "World's Best Selling Female Artiste of the Millennium," and BMI's "Icon Award" to name a few.
In 2012, after her post-pregnancy hiatus, she joined the brand new panel for season 12 of the American Idol and topped the dance charts worldwide with her smash hit single "Triumphant (Get 'Em)." Mariah also filmed The Butler, a movie by Lee Daniels. He had previously cast her in the critically acclaimed Precious>, a role which won Mariah unprecedented accolades for her dramatic performance.
This year, Mariah released her fourteenth studio album, Me. I Am Mariah... The Elusive Chanteuse, which has received rave reviews globally from both the media and public. The key singles such as "Faded," "Dedicated" (featuring Nas), "#Beautiful" (featuring Miguel), "Make It Look Good" and "Camouflage" have featured prominently on numerous music charts.
Singapore fans are in for a rapturous night as the unparalleled American songstress showers her love, greatest hits and remarkable new singles to many who have adored her widely acclaimed tunes and movies.
"Me . I Am Mariah" 2014 Singapore, is held in association with BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global, and proudly brought to you by World Sport Group and UnUsUaL Entertainment.
Purchase your tickets to the adrenaline-pumping BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global and the one-night only "Me. I Am Mariah" 2014 Singapore from 4th August 2014, and enjoy savings of $10 off the regular price to the much-anticipated music extravaganza of the global superstar. From 4th August to 17th August 2014, existing ticket holders will enjoy the same savings. For more information, visit www.sportshubtix.sg.
Singapore Concert: Pricing and Fan Initiatives!
Posted by Jonny on Tuesday, 29-Jul-2014, 12:11PM EDT
The promoters for Mariah's October 24 concert at Singapore's National Stadium are World Sport Group and Unusual Entertainment.
Tickets are priced as follows:
S$248 S$198 S$168 S$128 S$98
There will also be a S$4 booking fee.
OCBC card members can take advantage of a special priority booking period from July 30 until August 3, which will also entitle them to a 5% discount.
Singapore Lambily will be starting a project in anticipation of the event. The idea is to have t-shirts, poster designs, etc. To contribute ideas and take part in this great fan initiative, email email@example.com. You can also tweet them @sglambily and join their Facebook event.
elambily will be putting together a fanbook that will hopefully be delivered in person to Mariah in Singapore! More details are forthcoming!
Tour News: Mariah To Perform In Singapore
Posted by Jonny on Tuesday, 29-Jul-2014, 6:59AM EDT
The Grammy-Award Winning Singer a Returns After 14 Years To Perform at the National Stadium
SINGAPORE — Five-time Grammy award winner and worldwide sensation Mariah Carey will be back to wow Singapore fans at the new National Stadium on October 24 this year. She last performed here at that very same venue 14 years ago. Carey’s concert here is on the back of her latest album, Me. I Am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse.
The best-selling female artiste of all time has sold 200 million albums to date and scored 18 No 1 Billboard chart hits. She also took home five Grammy Awards.
With her distinctive five-octave vocal range, Carey evolutionised the modern pop performance and carved a name for herself with her hits such as Vision Of Love, Always Be My Baby, Hero and Touch My Body. She recently appeared the BAFTA-nominated Lee Daniel’s The Butler.
Mariah Carey performs Oct 24, 9pm, National Stadium. Ticket prices start from S$98, and go on sale from Aug 4 at Sports Hub Tix (http://www.sportshubtix.com), as well as the Singapore Indoor Stadium box office and all SingPost outlets.