Mariah Announces Children's Book Based on "AIWFCIY"
Posted by Jonny on Wednesday, 26-Aug-2015, 9:45AM EDT
All we want for Christmas is Mariah Carey's new book!

This fall, the singer is set to make her children's book debut with All I Want for Christmas Is You, a picture book inspired by Carey's hit song, PEOPLE can reveal exclusively.

"When I wrote All I Want For Christmas Is You it was my dream for it to become a classic Christmas song," Carey tell PEOPLE in a statement. "I am so proud of the song's impact as it continues to create memories for fans each year."

She adds: "I am thrilled to be able to bring the story of the song to new generations of families with the picture book."

The book, which features the complete lyrics of Carey's chart-topping hit, tells the story of a little girl whose greatest holiday wish is for a new puppy.

The song "All I Want for Christmas Is You" was released in 1994 and quickly became a family favorite, selling over 14 million copies.

Carey previously announced in late July that she will direct a feel-good holiday movie set to be released as part of Hallmark Channel's Countdown to Christmas. The mother of two will also costar in the festive film.
Source: People

Recap: Mariah's Walk of Fame Ceremony
Posted by Jonny on Thursday, 06-Aug-2015, 6:15AM EDT
From Billboard:

It's fitting that the hottest day in Los Angeles this week also doubled as one of Mariah Carey's hottest career achievements.

The Grammy Award-winning songstress received a star on the storied Hollywood Walk of Fame on Wednesday (Aug. 5). The 2,556th star was unveiled at the corner of Hollywood Boulevard and Argyle Avenue, right outside the W Hotel. Across the street, the Pantages Theater marquee trumpeted: "A star for a star! Congratulations, Mariah Carey."

Lining up since early Wednesday morning, a horde of screaming fans greeted Carey before the ceremony's official start at about 11:45 a.m. Epic Records chairman/CEO L.A. Reid -- who described his comments as a “love letter to my favorite artist in the world” -- was the first of several special guests on hand. Empire guru Lee Daniels, who directed Carey in the film Precious, called her "my friend" and "The Queen" before concurring with Reid that she "never says anything bad about anyone." Then he hinted at an upcoming TV gig for Carey when he shouted out to cheering fans: “Watch her on Empire, guys!"

BET president of programming Stephen Hill also paid tribute to Carey before director Brett Ratner -- who’s directed nine of her videos -- noted that he has a “theory that all of her songs are about me," ticking off Carey hits such as "Fantasy," "Heartbreaker" and "Dreamlover." Added Ratner: "She is a singular artist who has moved people all over the world. We share a birthday one day apart. I consider her a sister -- so tabloids back off. It's not true."

Then Carey, dressed in a long, black sleeveless sheath, took center stage herself. Accompanied by dem babies, twins Monroe and Moroccan (who proclaimed to the audience, "We love you, Mommy!"), the singer thanked the special guests and fans for coming. "Oh my God, this is so overwhelming and emotional," said Carey. "You're making me cry. This is a huge honor and a dream come true."

The 40-minute ceremony was followed by an intimate luncheon at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, about eight blocks west from the W Hotel. Steak and chicken, kale salad, mashed potatoes and mini-tarts plus champagne comprised the menu. Carey, who arrived near 2 p.m. with her children, was greeted by Reid, Daniels, Ratner, Hill and Epic president Sylvia Rhone, among others.

From Extra:

From Entertainment Tonight:

Source: Billboard | Extra | ET

Variety: Lee Daniels on Mariah's Movie Career
Posted by Jonny on Wednesday, 05-Aug-2015, 2:48PM EDT
Mariah Carey's Movie Career Gets Big Boost from Lee Daniels

Lee Daniels will not disclose any details about Mariah Carey's role or character on the second season of Fox's "Empire" — "I'm already in trouble with my publicist" is his quick excuse — but he believes she has definitely earned her place on the hip-hop insider drama as an actress. This is not a case of stunt casting.

"she has certainly proven herself, good lord. Repeatedly," says Daniels, the co-creator, executive producer and writer of Fox's biggest scripted hit of the 2014-15 season. "I'm very excited to see where she goes on 'Empire.'"

It’s not a stretch to say Carey owes her current standing as an actress to Daniels, who ignored the crush of negativity that engulfed her 2001 film debut in "Glitter" and guided her to a starring role in a feature ("Tennessee") followed by two well-received supporting roles ("Precious," "Lee Daniels' The Butler").

She'll return to topline status, and seize the directors reins for the first time, on a holiday film tentatively titled "Mariah Carey'S Christmas Project" for the Hallmark Channel. The idea for the movie —the ability of music to transport people back in time to find their truest feelings — came from Carey.

Daniels was introduced to Carey on the set of "Shadowboxer," his first film as a director, via a mutual friend. "I can't explain it," he says, noting he found her "regal" and "very, very warm" at their first meeting. "It was almost like we fell in love with each other. I promised her that the next film I did, I'd put here in it." That film was "Tennessee," which Daniels produced.

Between "Glitter" and "Tennessee," though, Carey received her first positive notices as an actress in 2002's "WiseGirls," in which she co-starred opposite Mira Sorvino and Melora Walters. The Variety review said, “The real surprise, and by far the most engaging performance, is Carey, giving trash-talking, husky-voiced Raychel plenty of heart as well as chutzpah and sexy attitude.”

The reviews for "Tennessee," in which she portrays an aspiring singer much like her role in "Glitter," were not as kind. Daniels felt Carey would connect with the role of a social worker in his next film, "Precious."

"She understood this woman and I knew that without the make up she'd work," Daniels says. "And as a performer, she trusted me. You’ve got to trust people, but a lot of people won’t have your back."

Carey says via email that "Precious" was exactly what she had sought as an actress. "My goal was always to take on roles that were very far from my 'image' and just enjoy slipping into the process of acting. I feel very fortunate to have been able to do that and look forward to doing more of it."

From its premiere at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival up through the Oscar campaign season, Carey's performance was hailed as a breakthrough. The Palm Springs Film Festival and Capri Hollywood Awards honored her; the ensemble received nominations from SAG and the NAACP. Variety's review hailed Carey’s "pitch-perfect (performance) as a welfare counselor (that) serves as this demi-tragedy's Greek chorus. ... The performance is disarming."

Carey started to get a handle on what it takes to succeed in film.

"I didn't realize you really have to be selective with the people that you work with and you have to have that support system and you have to work with people that you feel are geniuses," Carey said on the red carpet of a screening of "Precious" in 2009. "I'm definitely inspired to work out of my comfort zone after this."

And again, Daniels supplied the role: a sharecropper's wife on a Georgia cotton plantation in the 1920s. "Lee Daniels''The Butler'" would be the biggest hit at the box office for Carey and Daniels, taking in $116.6 million.

"She's very underestimated as an actor," Daniels says. "Directed properly, she's a tour de force. A lot of the time, she can be intimidating because she’s a strong-willed woman. She needs a strong director who grasps her and they can lean on each other. I think that directors that are brave will see that."
Source: Variety

Stream Mariah's Walk of Fame Ceremony Live!
Posted by Jonny on Wednesday, 05-Aug-2015, 10:47AM EDT
Today is the day!

Mariah will be honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The ceremony will begin at 11:30 am PT, and speakers will include L.A. Reid, Lee Daniels, and Brett Ratner.

You can stream the ceremony LIVE at this link.

Source: Variety

Mariah On Her New Music With Justin Bieber & French Montana
Posted by Jonny on Tuesday, 04-Aug-2015, 4:24PM EDT
Source: PopCandies

What We Learned From 25 Years of Mariah Videos
Posted by Jonny on Tuesday, 04-Aug-2015, 9:10AM EDT
Twenty-five years ago this week, Mariah Carey ruled the Billboard Hot 100 for the first time. Her self-titled debut album had dropped the previous June, and on Aug. 2, the album's first single, "Vision of Love," hit the no. 1 spot, where it stayed until Sept. 1.

Carey has been a fixture of pop culture ever since. Following "Vision of Love," Carey has racked up 17 more No. 1 singles, the most of any solo artist in pop music history – yes, even more than Michael Jackson. Only the Beatles had more, at 20 No. 1 hits.

Over the years, the videos that have accompanied these hit singles have shown many different sides to Mariah, from the heartbroken balladeer to the lovesick dreamer to the jet-ski riding assassin. And believe it or not, there's something to be learned from each hit.

"Vision of Love" (May 15, 1990)
The big take-away: When you're heartbroken, the best solution is to sit in front of your giant, garage door-sized picture window and wait it out, occasionally breaking into the whistle register. You do have a giant picture window in your house, right? You can sing in the whistle register, right?

Bonus lessons: The beautiful curls of early '90s-era Mariah are unfazed by the passing of time and rapidly-cycling weather patterns. Also? Heartbroken Mariah does not play on swings when she is sad, no matter how temptingly they dangle in the breeze. (Happy Mariah does, however – and she would six years later in the video for "Always Be My Baby.")

"Love Takes Time" (Sept. 11, 1990)
The big take-away: Still heartbroken? Hit the beach. Alone, perhaps on a private beach. It may not cure your love blues, but you'll look like a perfume ad as you gaze longingly at the crashing waves.

Bonus lessons: Always dress appropriately for variable beach weather. Here, Mariah fights a chilly beach day – symbolic of the lack of warmth she's feeling toward the relationship she's singing about – with a shawl that matches her bathing suit, proving that beach-hardiness can be stylish.

"Someday" (Dec. 13, 1990)
The big take-away: The frumpy girl who wore overalls in high school may grow up into a sexy singer lady who rocks a pair of high-waisted jeans and shows all the boys what they missed out on.

Bonus lessons: In time, you'll learn how to let your curly hair work for you, not against you. Also, you apparently get to dance in a sultry fashion in your old high school, hall passes be damned.

"I Don't Wanna Cry" (Apr. 25, 1991)
The big take-away: Wandering barefoot through a wheat field makes for a unique opportunity for a come-hither look.

Bonus lessons: Empty picture frames leaned against a wall is a strong decor choice that allows you to suggest both heartbreak and an artfully ramshackle, bohemian vibe.

"Emotions" (Aug. 13, 1991)
The big take-away: It is entirely appropriate for a group of hip twentysomethings to throw a petting zoo party. We'd like to think that the lyric "You got me feeling emotions" was directed at the animals.

Bonus lessons: Nearly 30 years later, everyone is using Instagram filters to desaturate and tint their party photos to look more or less like this video. Mariah was ahead of the curve on this one.

"I'll Be There" (May 26, 1992)
The big take-away: A true diva doesn't need to dance and doesn't need the stage to herself. She can just stand there, in front of a host of backup singers, and still be a commanding presence based on the merits of her voice alone.

Bonus lessons: Not everyone can cover the Jackson 5 and make it their own. Mariah can.

"Dreamlover" (July 27, 1993)
The big take-away: Yes, having an entire troupe of sexy male dancers performing a choreographed routine for you is great. But even better, apparently? Sailing away solo in a hot air balloon. Mariah has her priorities.

Bonus lessons: No bathing suit? Just swim with your clothes on. And yes, Mariah can pull off the "Ely Mae from Beverly Hillbillies" look better than you might have guessed.

"Hero" (Oct. 19, 1993)
The big take-away: It's weird to say "less is more" when Mariah is performing in a theater with a full orchestra backing her, but in terms of music videos, it's pretty straight-forward: It's just Mariah singing. When you dispense with elaborate concepts, special effects and all that, you really have no choice but to sit there and take in how great her voice actually is.

Bonus lesson: Okay, maybe in addition to her voice, you can also appreciate those curls. Somewhere out there is a curly-haired girl who grew up alongside early '90s-era Mariah and decided, "If she didn't straighten her hair, I don't need to either."

"Fantasy" (Sept. 12, 1995)
The big take-away: If you want something done right, do it herself. After being less-than-satisfied with some of her previous videos, Mariah opted to direct this one herself. That's kind of a big deal, especially when you consider the shots where she is directing herself singing while riding a roller coaster.

Bonus lesson: Clowns are still scary. Yes, the video is fun, but that clown...

"One Sweet Day" (Nov. 14, 1995)
The big take-away: A good collaboration is a special thing. For this song, Mariah teamed up with Boyz II Men. In lieu of a "real" video, this one is just behind-the-scenes footage of the singers in the studio, hanging out. Rather than put out a fictional clip to promote the video, Mariah and Boyz II Men are just showing you how the song was actually made.

Bonus lesson: Dogs make everything better. It's a well-documented fact that Mariah loves dogs, and it's therefore cool that her pooch snuck in a few cameos into this video.

"Always Be My Baby" (March 9, 1996)
The big take-away: Your first summer love is one you never forget – especially if it happens in an idyllic summer camp setting like the one in the video.

Bonus lesson: Mariah may be the most lax camp counselor ever. She knew those two lovebirds snuck out into the woods at night. She knew they were playing in the water. Didn't she ever watch Friday the 13th?

"Honey" (Aug. 26, 1997)
The big take-away: Art that appears to be thinly veiled commentary can get people talking. The "Honey" video came out as the singer was divorcing Tommy Mottola, former Sony CEO, and many concluded that the video – a high-concept departure from previous efforts – was meant to represent Mariah's escape from her marriage.

Bonus lesson: It's good to shake up your image. In every previous video on this list, Mariah is dressed rather conservatively. In this one, she shows more skin than she ever previously had.

"My All" (Apr. 21, 1998)
The big take-away: Symbolism allows you to convey a lot without explicitly saying it. She's in a giant clamshell. He's in a lighthouse. You can do the math.

Bonus lesson: It's never a bad idea to revisit your past. Consider this video in context with the one for "Love Takes Time." They're both beachside videos shot in black and white, but while the "My All" is steamy, "Love Takes Time" seems downright frigid by comparison.

"Heartbreaker" (Sept. 21, 1999)
The big take-away: You can be your own worst enemy – in that Mariah's character initially doesn't want to confront her cheating boyfriend (Jerry O'Connell) and also that the woman he's seeing on the side is just a brunette version of Mariah.

Bonus lesson: Ten years before Taylor Swift played opposite an evil, brunette version of herself in "You Belong to Me," Mariah had already done it, and with a martial arts sequence to boot.

"Thank God I Found You" (Jan. 25, 2000)
The big take-away: She's not just "singer Mariah Carey," she's "singer-songwriter Mariah Carey." And those shots at the beginning of this video of Mariah scribbling in a notebook serves to remind you of this fact.

Bonus lesson: Multi-part harmonies show you're a team player, even if you're largely a solo artist.

"We Belong Together" (March 29, 2005)
The big take-away: Recycling is important. For this video, which has her walking to the altar to marry an older man, Mariah donned the actual Vera Wang wedding gown that she wore when she wed Mottola – surely just because it happened to be handy and for no more meaningful reason at all.

Bonus lesson: Keep them guessing. In the video, Wentworth Miller plays the guy that Mariah wants to marry even though she's supposed to wed Eric Roberts' character. Since she overlaid her own life into the video by repurposing her actual wedding gown, it begs the question: Does Miller's character represent someone from Mariah's past?

"Don't Forget About Us" (Oct. 1, 2005)
The big take-away: Crib from the best. The scene where Mariah climbs out of the pool was directly inspired by a scene in Marilyn Monroe's final film, the unfinished, unreleased Something's Got to Give.

Bonus lesson: Soccer goals can be sexy. Who knew?

"Touch My Body" (Feb. 12, 2008)
The big take-away: Own it. In this video, Mariah isn't playing a character. She's playing Mariah Carey. That makes it all the more remarkable that this song has the most explicitly sexual title of all her No. 1 hits.

Bonus lesson: You can never go wrong with 30 Rock characters in supporting roles in music videos. Jack McBrayer FTW!
Source: People

Mariah Hits The Studio with French Montana, Justin Beiber
Posted by Jonny on Friday, 31-Jul-2015, 8:09AM EDT
Mariah took to Instagram overnight to announce a surprise "coming soon" via two photos of herself in the studio with French Montana, Justin Beiber, and Eric Hudson.

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Source: Mariah via Instagram

Mariah Rents Impressive Malibu Mansion From Airbnb
Posted by Jonny on Friday, 31-Jul-2015, 7:03AM EDT
Apparently Mariah Carey is just like us -- as much as Mariah Carey can, you know, be just like us.

The 45-year-old singer is shacking up in style on the famed "Billionaire's Beach" of Malibu thanks to social lodging site Airbnb.

You read that right. Carey used Airbnb to rent a home. And you can too! Just maybe not this home...

Taking up residence alongside equally wealthy neighbors like David Geffen and Charlize Theron, the singer is living at the beachside abode with her kids -- 4-year-old twins Moroccan and Monroe with ex-husband Nick Cannon -- and new billionaire beau James Packer. Carey and her crew are expected to stay in this opulent mansion until the end of August, when she'll jet off to Israel for a concert.

The four-bedroom, four-bathroom beachfront property is listed for rent on Airbnb at the shockingly reasonable rate of only $10,000 per night.

The owners shared many details of the space for potential renters, including its living room with a fireplace, large entertaining bar, indoor/outdoor spa jacuzzi, high ceilings and walls of French doors.

Apparently Mariah Carey is just like us -- as much as Mariah Carey can, you know, be just like us.

The 45-year-old singer is shacking up in style on the famed "Billionaire's Beach" of Malibu thanks to social lodging site Airbnb.

You read that right. Carey used Airbnb to rent a home. And you can too! Just maybe not this home...

Taking up residence alongside equally wealthy neighbors like David Geffen and Charlize Theron, the singer is living at the beachside abode with her kids -- 4-year-old twins Moroccan and Monroe with ex-husband Nick Cannon -- and new billionaire beau James Packer. Carey and her crew are expected to stay in this opulent mansion until the end of August, when she'll jet off to Israel for a concert.

The four-bedroom, four-bathroom beachfront property is listed for rent on Airbnb at the shockingly reasonable rate of only $10,000 per night.

The owners shared many details of the space for potential renters, including its living room with a fireplace, large entertaining bar, indoor/outdoor spa jacuzzi, high ceilings and walls of French doors.

The house is also decked out with a gourmet kitchen that includes an open see-through fireplace to the dining area and a private master suite with a fireplace, office, sitting room and large luxurious bath suite with a beach-facing balcony.

Yes, that is all in one suite.

Plus there's a bonus feature: A two room guest cottage with a garden-facing master bedroom, full bathroom, living/media room and an extra pull-out sofa bed.

Ah yes, that extra sofa pullout. I'm sure that makes all the difference in the world. Without a pullout bed, $10K a night would seem ridiculous!

The home features a surprisingly tasteful arrangement of seaside views and classic decor that's s all very impressive -- until you glimpse that indoor pool/hot tub/swamp.

It just looks like the room flooded and they decided to write "spa" on the door instead of cleaning it up. What an eyesore on an otherwise classical pad!

Airbnb also lists safety precautions in the form of carbon monoxide detectors, so we can be sure the Carey family will be protected from America's silent killer. Only the finest precautions for this $30 million property!

If you've been racking up No. 1 hit songs for more than 25 years, you deserve nothing less, no?

Unfortunately, there are no user reviews on the property yet, which means either no one else has had the capital to pull off this kind of stay or that Airbnb users of Mariah's status don't take the time to leave public Internet feedback.

Mariah, if you're reading this, we really want to hear your review. Please go full Yelp lunatic on it, if at all possible. Don't be afraid to make it weirdly personal and rambly.

Mariah has been performing in Las Vegas as of late -- a mere 300 miles from her Malibu rental -- doing a run of show's at Caesar's Palace. She's also been navigating a divorce from Cannon. In her latest track, "Infinity," she attacks his fame with the line, "Boy you actin' so corny like Fritos / Wouldn't have none of that without me, though," which probably hurts only slightly less than flaunting a Malibu mansion she's sharing with her new boy toy.

Check out photos of Mariah's vacation digs at ET's website.
Source: ET

Mariah Talks With Entertainment Shows at Hallmark Event
Posted by Jonny on Thursday, 30-Jul-2015, 11:08PM EDT
Below, see footage of Mariah talking to Access Hollywood & Extra at the Hallmark Channel's TCA press tour event in Los Angeles.

Mariah Carey took a moment to chat with "Extra" during a surprise appearance at the Hallmark Network's upfront event last night in Los Angeles.

At the TCA press tour event, the Grammy-winning artist showed off a $500,000 necklace, a gift from billionaire boyfriend James Packer. When asked if James will be able to top that necklace at Christmastime, she responded, "We don't know the answer to these questions, darling!"

Mariah also wore the same yellow diamond heart pendant during an appearance at 1 OAK Nightclub in Las Vegas over the weekend.

Mariah shifted gears from her personal life to her professional life, which includes working on a movie for Hallmark. She shared about the movie, "It's gonna be so festive, it has to be festive it's Christmas! I live for Christmas and it's just so much fun for me to do."

Instead of singing, Carey is directing the movie. "It's a different thing to be a director and to go in and do something that I'm going to try and give to the people to make people happy at Christmastime. I love to do it with my songs, I love to do it with my albums, so that's what we’re trying to do here."

Mariah just wrapped her Las Vegas residency at Caesars Place, where Katy Perry was recently spotted checking out a performance. "It was really nice. She was great. She was super nice, her and her friends came to the show and it was really cool. I really enjoyed meeting her," Mariah gushed about Katy.

Mariah, who is currently residing in a $30-million Airbnb oceanfront estate on Billionaires' Beach in Malibu, will return to Caesars Palace in February 2016.

Mariah To Direct & Star in Hallmark Channel Movie
Posted by Jonny on Thursday, 30-Jul-2015, 10:40PM EDT
Mariah Carey has the market covered when it comes to holiday songs – does "All I Want for Christmas" ring a bell? – and now she's taking the reins of a feel-good festive film.

The Grammy winner is set to make her directorial debut on the Hallmark Channel's Mariah Carey's Christmas Project, which will start shooting in October and screen in December as part of the network's Countdown to Christmas.

Carey will also costar in the holiday movie, which marks her first acting role since 2013's The Butler.

The singer, who is currently headlining at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas in #1 to Infinity, will receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Wednesday, Aug. 5.
Source: People

Mariah Moves From CAA To UTA
Posted by Jonny on Wednesday, 29-Jul-2015, 5:17PM EDT
Her new agency will put together a European tour for her in the spring.

Mariah Carey has signed with UTA in all areas, The Hollywood Reporter and Billboard have exclusively learned. She was previously at CAA.

UTA will represent the Grammy winner across all areas, including music, touring, film, television, digital, licensing and endorsements. Carey is currently maintaining a Las Vegas residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, where #1 to Infinity began this May and will run beyond next February. In December she will return to New York City for a series of Christmas concerts before embarking on a European tour in the spring, which UTA will put together. It will be her first tour in that continent in 13 years.

"Mariah is one of the greatest artists of this or any generation," UTA chairman Jim Berkus said in a statement. "She is a true multi-talent, and we're thrilled to help her continue to push every creative boundary."

Carey has sold more than 200 million albums worldwide and won five Grammy Awards, starting with best new artist and best pop vocal performance, female in 1990. The latter was for her breakout single "Vision of Love," and through 2008’s "Touch My Body," the legendary songstress has had 18 singles hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, more than any solo artist ever.

In the fall, Carey is slated to direct a TV movie for Hallmark. As an actress, her screen credits include Precious and Lee Daniels' The Butler.

She continues to be managed in all areas by Stella Bulochnikov of Wikked TV.

MDJ Note: CAA stands for Creative Artists Agency. UTA stands for United Talent Agency. Check out their website here.
Source: Billboard | Gary

Mariah Offers Condolences to Family of Bobbi-Kristina Brown
Posted by Jonny on Monday, 27-Jul-2015, 11:31PM EDT
Mariah took to social media today to offer her condolences to the family of Bobbi-Kristina Brown, daughter of her dear friend, the late Whitney Houston. As everyone likely knows, Bobbi-Kristina passed away at the age of 22.

Heartfelt prayers and condolences from the bottom of my heart to the family of Bobbi Kristina Brown. Such an unbelievable devastating tragedy. My thoughts are with you all. May God bless her soul as she rests in peace. ‪#‎BobbiKristina‬
Source: Mariah via Facebook

Mariah To Be Honored On Hollywood Walk Of Fame
Posted by Jonny on Monday, 27-Jul-2015, 9:10PM EDT
Mariah will be honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Wednesday, August 5, 2015. Congratulations, Mariah!

See below the official announcement from Walk of Fame's Facebook page for the event:

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that singer Mariah Carey will be honored with the 2,556th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on August 5, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. PDT. The star in the category of Recording will be dedicated in front of the W Hollywood Hotel at 6270 Hollywood Boulevard.

Helping emcee and Hollywood Chamber President/CEO Leron Gubler to unveil the star will be celebrity guest speakers, LA Reid, Lee Daniels, and Brett Ratner. “Finally, all questions regarding when Mariah Carey will be honored with a star are answered! Fans have repeatedly asked us when their favorite singer would be honored, and now is the time! We are thrilled that we can add one of the world’s biggest talents to our Walk of Fame,” stated Ana Martinez, Producer of the Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremonies.

Mariah Carey is the best-selling female artist of all time with more than 200-million albums sold to date and 18 Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 singles (17 self-penned), more than any solo artist in history. Mariah is a singer, songwriter, and producer recognized with multiple Grammy Awards, 21 American Music Awards, Billboard’s “Artist of the Decade” Award, the World Music Award for “World’s Best Selling Female Artist of the Millennium,” and BMI’s “Icon Award” for her outstanding achievements in songwriting, to name a few. With her distinct five-octave vocal range, prolific songwriting, and producing talent, Mariah is truly the template of the modern pop performance.

If you are in the Hollywood area and would like to attend the ceremony, you ARE able to! See below for details:

• All star ceremonies are free to attend. There is a public viewing area for all Walk of Fame star ceremonies. There is no fee to attend, no tickets, no admission fees.
• Wear comfortable shoes and hydrate, bring sunscreen.
• We do not allow chairs or step ladders in the audience area of the ceremony.
• Star ceremony begins promptly at 11:30 a.m. and will be over by 12:15 p.m.
• Crowd needs to disperse immediately following the end of the star ceremony please as we must give back the sidewalk and the street to the community.
• The Walk of Fame event is streamed live exclusively on The complete star ceremony is available on only.

Lots of fans are wondering: What took so long for Mariah to get on the Hollywood Walk of Fame? She was actually invited years ago, but has not had the chance until now to set up her ceremony. A rep from the Hollywood Walk of Fame's Facebook page stated today: "Mariah was selected in 2007. She was just able to set the date. She is a busy one."

Mariah Celebrates 2015 #1 To Infinity Shows at 1OAK
Posted by Jonny on Monday, 27-Jul-2015, 8:46PM EDT
Mariah hosted a celebratory event at the 1OAK (1 Of A Kind) Nightclub inside the Mirage Hotel & Casino to commemorate the 2015 leg of her #1 to Infinity Las Vegas residency. See below: interview footage from the event. Mariah talks about the shows so far, and reveals that she has something special in mind for when she returns to the Colosseum in February 2016.

Source: Travelivery | Grace

Mariah: 25 Things You Didn't Know About Me
Posted by Jonny on Wednesday, 01-Jul-2015, 10:52PM EDT
Five-time Grammy winner and diva extraordinaire Mariah Carey, who is currently starring in her show #1 to Infinity at the Colosseum in Las Vegas' Caesars Palace, gave Us Weekly a peek inside her lavish world by sharing 25 surprising facts about herself!

1. I smoked quite frequently from the time I was 12 to when I was 18. I gave up smoking in one day and never went back. I absolutely detest cigarette smoke now.

2. I have an extreme aversion to overhead lighting. In my opinion, elevator lighting is toxic!

3. I have totally natural nails.

4. I do not observe birthdays. I do, however, celebrate the anniversary of my birth [March 27] every day at 3:27 a.m., p.m., EST, PST, and ST!

5. I am a very sloppy neat freak.

6. The first mixed drink I ever had was a sloe gin fizz.

7. I arrange flowers in my spare time. Well, when I have spare time, that is.

8. I can make a mean gluten-free lasagna and an even meaner pecan pie.

9. I'm a very good laundress, when I have to be.

10. I dislocated my shoulder two years ago, and it was the worst pain I've ever experienced. I had to wear a glove for a while because it affected my hand as well. Thanks to physical therapy, I'm finally glove-free!

11. I can whistle with my hands.

12. My favorite things are vintage chandeliers and sconces. I have them everywhere decorating my Tribeca penthouse apartment.

13. I do all of my own stunts in videos. The Jet Ski scenes, the fight scenes, all of them!

14. I can do many impersonations with the various octaves of my voice.

15. Time is irrelevant to me. I never wear a watch.

16. I swim in evening gowns and heels.

17. I'm addicted to Scandal, How to Get Away With Murder, and Veep.

18. I hate mascara. I never wear it. Whenever a makeup artist tries to put it on me, I throw a fit.

19. I may hold the world record for most rides on the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror ride at Disney World.

20. I dyed my hair orange by accident in the seventh grade. It was a major disaster!

21. I started beauty school in the 11th grade, and a year later I was officially a beauty school dropout.

22. I love animals! I'm a cat person, a dog person, a dolphin person... Crazy about them all!

23. The bathtub is my place of serenity. Any tub, really — bathtub, hot tub or whatever. As long as there is water.

24. I make incredible food every Christmas Eve.

25. I was a mathlete. Just kidding — I even failed remedial math!
Source: US Weekly

Mariah Performs At Wal-Mart Shareholders Meeting
Posted by Jonny on Friday, 05-Jun-2015, 1:02PM EDT
Mariah performed this morning at the annual Wal-Mart Shareholders Meeting in Bentonville, Arkansas.

Below, see full video of the event. Mariah comes on stage at approximately 03:10:00. She performed her medley of "Vision of Love" and "Infinity" as well as "Always Be My Baby" before exiting to the "Butterfly" refrain.

Mariah previously performed at the Wal-Mart Shareholders Meeting in 2010.

Source: Arkansas Online | Text: MariahDailyJournal

#1 To Infinity Billboard Boxscore Statistics
Posted by Jonny on Friday, 05-Jun-2015, 9:35AM EDT
Mariah is currently ranked #8 on Billboard's current Boxscore for the May 2015 run of her Las Vegas residency #1 To Infinity.

Mariah performed 8 shows from May 6, 2015 through May 24, 2015, taking in a total gross sales figure of $4,595,125. 30,936 seats were sold out of an available 32,597.
Source: Billboard | Text: MariahDailyJournal

Buzzfeed: Mariah Dishes on 40 Things You Need To Know About Her
Posted by Jonny on Thursday, 04-Jun-2015, 10:35AM EDT
From Buzzfeed:

Let's be honest, Mariah Carey probably needs no introduction. The singer, songwriter, actress, pop icon, diva, is not only the biggest-selling female act of all time (selling over 54 million albums), but also one of the most successful musical artists of all time. She’s had 45 singles land in the Billboard Hot 100, and of those, 18 have hit No. 1 — the most for any solo artist ever, and second overall only to the Beatles for most number ones (who have 20). Mariah recently compiled those career-spanning 18 number ones for her new greatest-hits album, #1 To Infinity, as well as for her new Las Vegas residency at Caesar's Palace. In celebration of her album and show, Mariah talked to BuzzFeed (at the Happiest Place on Earth, Disneyland) and answered questions about everything from her career to which Mean Girl character she'd most like to be.

Click here to see Mariah's full interview with Buzzfeed.

Download: Mariah TV - Updated Links
Posted by Jonny on Wednesday, 03-Jun-2015, 12:03PM EDT
For those who missed it the first time, we have re-uploaded our downloads of Mariah's recent TV appearances. See below:

Check back later for an updated link for Mariah's appearance on Ellen.
Source: MariahDailyJournal

People: The Real Reason Behind Mariah's Match Profile
Posted by Jonny on Tuesday, 02-Jun-2015, 10:45AM EDT
Mariah Carey is ready to meet her match.

The newly single singer teamed up with dating site Match to debut her new music video for her song "Infinity," off her greatest hits album #1 to Infinity.

"I hope every woman who is single and listens to this song goes out and finds her infinity, whether on Match or the traditional way," Carey, who explores three potential Match suitors in the video, tells PEOPLE exclusively.

So what exactly does it take to catch the eye of a musical diva?

According to her profile, the star – who has 4-year-old twins Monroe and Moroccan with ex Nick Cannon – enjoys cooking, attending music and concerts, swimming and yoga.

Describing herself as a "curvy" mom of two from Manhattan, Carey demurs on whether she wants more kids, coyly telling potential suitors, "I'll tell you later."

In a section asking daters to describe themselves in their "own words," Carey throws back to one of her biggest hits "Dreamlover."

"I need a lover to give me / The kind of love / That will last always / I need somebody uplifting / To take me away," she writes.

Let the dating games begin!
Source: People

"Infinity" Music Video Now Available!
Posted by Jonny on Tuesday, 02-Jun-2015, 7:30AM EDT
Early this morning, Mariah's new music video for "Infinity" premiered on VEVO. The video features cameos from Tyson Beckford and Jussie Smollett. Check it out below!

Source: VEVO

Listen: Mariah on Australian Radio
Posted by Jonny on Thursday, 28-May-2015, 11:15AM EDT
Mariah called in to the Australian radio shows "Kyle and Jackie O" and Fitzy & Wippa" on May 28, 2015. Listen below!

Mariah To Perform at One World Observatory Opening
Posted by Jonny on Wednesday, 27-May-2015, 7:03AM EDT
Mariah Carey is coming back home to New York to perform at the opening of One World Observatory.

We hear the diva will perform her latest release, "Infinity," at a gala Thursday night to launch the 1 World Trade Center observatory, perched 1,300 feet above street level and opening to the public Friday.

Carey's first leg of her Las Vegas residency ended Sunday, where Lee Daniels, Taraji P. Henson and Olivia Newton-John were spotted in the crowd. The second leg starts in July.
Source: PageSix

Indonesian Tribute to Mariah
Posted by Lynn on Tuesday, 26-May-2015, 8:36PM EDT
Sony Music Entertainment Indonesia will hold a special tribute to Mariah Carey in conjunction with the release of "#1 to Infinity" album in Indonesia.

The special event, entitled "A Night to Infinity: A Tribute to Mariah Carey," is scheduled for Friday, May 29 starting at 8:00pm Western Indonesia Time at DREAM Lounge, a luxury lounge and a restaurant located in Plaza Indonesia.

Local singers Melly Mono, Novita Dewi, Mytha Lestari and Isyana Sarasvati will be on hand to perform songs from Mariah's "Infinity" album. Other performers include X-Factor and Mamamia contestants.

The entrance fee will be IDR100,000 (US$8). It includes Mariah's CD and a drink. Gifts and souvenirs will be given away to the audience. For more information, please call +622129923999 or +6282111666752.
Source: Pieter | Sony Music Indonesia

Mariah: I Don't Want To Be A Stage Mom
Posted by Jonny on Saturday, 23-May-2015, 12:48PM EDT
Mariah Carey wants to give her kids the world — literally.

During a Friday appearance on Live with Kelly and Michael at Disneyland, the singer admitted she's excited for her twins Monroe and Moroccan to experience the happiest place on earth.

"The babies can't wait to get on the rides. They’re super excited," Carey, 46, shares.

"I've been loving Disney forever — since I first came here — because when I was little, I didn't have the money to come to Disney so I had to make up for it over the years," says Carey.

She explains, "I just want them to have everything that I never had, [but] now they want everything and more!"

Carey’' love for the magical amusement park isn't the only thing she's passed on to her children with Nick Cannon. On Monday, the mom of two visited Jimmy Kimmel Live! and brought both 4 year olds out on stage.

"My daughter loves to sing and Roc now loves to sing. They want to come up... and sing, especially Monroe," says Carey.

"I don't want to be a stage mother like, 'Get on stage, sweetie, you got to sing.' But I don't want to keep her from it [either]."
Source: People

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