Happy Anniversary, Mariah! The Internet Celebrates
Posted by Jonny on Friday, 27-Mar-2015, 3:15PM EDT
Once again, HAPPY ANNIVERSARY, MARIAH! As usual, the internet is abuzz today in celebration of another year in our elusive chanteuse's life and career. Take a look below for a recap of some of the flashbacks and tributes posted today:
The Today Show offers a look back at some of Mariah's memorable appearances, along with this write-up:
Check out the footage, which includes a 1991 interview in which a fresh-faced Carey discusses how her mother inspired her to become a singer.
Carey also appeared on the show in 1997 for a chat with Matt Lauer following the release of her album "Butterfly."
The five-time Grammy winner and mom-of-two seems to be having an eventful birthday week. If you missed it, check out her carpool sing-along from Wednesday's "Late Late Show" with James Corden.
View the video on Today's website by clicking here.
Believe it or not, there was a time when Mariah Carey was a star-on-the-rise.
ET sat down with the now-legendary diva back in June of 1990, when she was just 20 years old.
"One person recognized me the other day, which was pretty surprising,' Mariah told ET.
That anonymity would soon fade. Just days after releasing her self-titled debut album, Mariah was back and hard at work in the studio, chasing her dream of being a superstar.
"My earliest memory is wanting to sing," said Mariah. "I just want to continue writing and hopefully growing within myself as an artist, and hopefully have some success and continue to do what I'm doing."
With such an impressive vocal range, her golden pipes were often compared to the likes of Whitney Houston.
"I think that when someone's up-and-coming they like to compare with someone that's already established so that they know how to categorize you," Mariah said. "But soon they won't have to compare me to other people and they'll just know me as a songwriter and a singer."
Check out this video for more from Mariah Carey on her rise to fame.
View ET's early-career interview with Mariah here.
Check out some blog posts celebrating Mariah's anniversary:
How about you, lambily? If any of you had festivities in celebration of Mariah's anniversary, send us your photos and stories so we can post in the next fan corner!
Mariah's Online Store "Spring Cleaning Sale"
Posted by Jonny on Friday, 27-Mar-2015, 2:21PM EDT
Mariah's online store is currently holding a spring cleaning sale, offering 50% off of select items on orders of $ 30 or more. Choose from a selection of merchandise from the "Angels Advocate" tour and more!
Click here to be brought to Mariah's online store, and select the "Spring Cleaning Sale" tab on the left. Remember that you must select at least $30 worth of merchandise for the discount to be effective!
Source: MusicToday/Bravado via email | Text: MariahDailyJournal
Watch: Mariah Sings Carpool Karaoke with James Corden
Posted by Jonny on Thursday, 26-Mar-2015, 7:17AM EDT
Below, watch Mariah engage in a run round of "carpool karaoke' with James Corden, the new host of CBS' The Late Late Show.
Last night, Mariah took to her Facebook page to congratulate Corden on his first week of hosting The Late Late Show:
#CarpoolKaraoke on the way to The Late Late Show with James Corden 12:35am on CBS!! Congrats on your first week James, thanks for having me!!!
Well, that's one way to deal with Los Angeles traffic.
New Late Late Show host James Corden had some company on his drive to work on Wednesday. And who better to join him in some carpool karaoke than Mariah Carey?
Corden put the radio on and as the opening bars of "Always Be My Baby" began to play, Carey announced, "I'm not singing today. I was up all night."
But she chimed right in as Corden – who seriously challenges Jimmy Fallon when it comes to enthusiastic displays of excitement – got his groove on.
And he knew all the words. To every song. From "Fantasy" to "Vision of Love" to "Thirsty."
At one point Corden, 36, who was trying to do an American accent while Carey, 44, played a Brit, asked the singer how many number ones she's had. The answer is 18, which prompted the newly single star to talk about her age and start to primp in the mirror on the visor.
"You're so hot. Stop it," he said as she took off her sunglasses, giving him a sideways glance and a smile. "I'm a married man. You've gotta stop what you're doing, cause I know exactly what you're doing. Oh my goodness. I can read you like a book."
Source: The Late Late Show via YouTube | Mariah via Facebook | People
Catch Mariah on The Late Late Show
Posted by Jonny on Wednesday, 25-Mar-2015, 3:43PM EDT
Mariah will make a surprise cameo appearance tonight (Wednesday, March 25) on The Late Late Show with James Corden. Check out a preview on CBS.com.
See a couple of screen shots below:
The Late Late Show airs on CBS at 12:35 am ET/11:35 pm CT.
Mariah To Perform at HRC Los Angeles 2015 Gala
Posted by Jonny on Thursday, 12-Mar-2015, 7:59PM EDT
The Los Angeles chapter of the Human Rights Campaign has annouced that Mariah will perform at its 2015 gala this Saturday! See below:
Are you sitting down?
HRC Los Angeles is extremely excited to announce that global megastar Mariah Carey will be performing at the HRC Los Angeles 2015 Dinner this Saturday, March 14, 2015 at the JW Marriott/Ritz-Carlton at LA Live.
Due to this exciting announcement, we strongly encourage anyone planning to attend who has not yet purchased tickets to do so quickly. We’ve added additional seats, but cannot guarantee how long they will be available. http://www.hrcladinner.com/
It's Official: Mariah Signs With Epic Records
Posted by Jonny on Thursday, 12-Mar-2015, 10:26AM EDT
The singer returns to the Sony fold and reunites with Antonio "L.A." Reid.
The ink is dry on Mariah Carey's new recording contract with Epic Records, a spokesperson for the Sony label confirms.
As first reported by Billboard on Jan. 30, the singer is reteaming with Antonio "L.A." Reid for a multi-album deal that would begin with a greatest-hits set to coincide with her upcoming residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.
Dubbed "#1's," the concert series booked by Creative Artists Agency begins May 6 and will include all 18 of Carey's Billboard Hot 100 chart-toppers, from 1990's "Vision of Love" to 2008's "Touch My Body." Likewise, her forthcoming album for Epic is expected to feature updates and possibly duets of her classic songs.
Although Carey left Sony some 15 years ago on tumultuous terms, there are plenty of reasons why rejoining makes sense now. Doug Morris, current chairman/CEO of Sony Music, brought Carey to Island Def Jam in 2003 when he was running Universal Music Group. It was there that Reid, then head of IDJ, oversaw her 2005 comeback, The Emancipation of Mimi. Finally, Joey Arbagey, a collaborator of Carey's during the making of the six-times platinum Mimi, is now executive vp A&R at Epic. Indeed, Carey is already recording new music in Los Angeles, says a source.
No word yet on a potential release date for her first Epic effort.
Mariah Recording With Jermaine Dupri in L.A.
Posted by Jonny on Wednesday, 04-Mar-2015, 11:21AM EST
Yesterday, Mariah revealed that she was in the studio in Los Angeles. This morning, Jermaine Dupri posted a photo to Instagram, reporting that he was in the studio all night with Mariah. (She is not in the photo.)
#VSCOcam in the studio all night with @mariahcarey now I'm at @accesshollywood with @shadgmoss_ talking with the great @sugarrayleonard about the Fight
Source: Jermaine Dupri via Instagram
Mariah Heads to the Studio in Los Angeles
Posted by Jonny on Tuesday, 03-Mar-2015, 6:31AM EST
Mariah is currently in the studio in Los Angeles, as tweeted earlier this morning:
Mariah Carey @MariahCarey Straight from the plane to the studio.. And it's raining #wtfugh L.A. ??
It's not certain what Mariah is working on in the studio, but it could be new music for the upcoming re-release of #1's.
Last night, Mariah made a Frozen reference in regard to leaving the cold of NYC...
Mariah Carey @MariahCarey Leaving the cold! (never bothered me anyway lol @idinamenzel #frozen)
...to which Idina Menzel replied:
Idina Menzel @idinamenzel .@MariahCarey wherever you are going I want to come with you! Xo
Source: Mariah via Twitter
Billboard: Mariah Likes "Like Mariah"
Posted by Jonny on Wednesday, 04-Feb-2015, 9:42PM EST
Mariah Carey Likes 'Like Mariah,' Boosting Fifth Harmony to No. 1 on Trending 140
Mariah Carey has tallied plenty of chart-topping hits in her career. Now, she's inspiring them.
The superstar helped pop quintet Fifth Harmony rocket to No. 1 on the Billboard + Twitter Trending 140 on Wednesday (Feb. 4), when she tweeted an appreciation of the group's song "Like Mariah." Carey's approval didn't slip under the radar: Hours later, two of the group's members, Normani Kordei and Ally Brooke Hernandez, responded separately to the tweet, expressing their gratitude for the acknowledgment.
The track, which features Tyga, finds the quintet reveling in ecstasy, crooning, "When you touch my body/ Got me singing like Mariah." In addition to the call-out of Carey's "Touch My Body," the tune's chorus samples one of the diva's most enduring hits, "Always Be My Baby." Both "Body" and "Baby" reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming two of Carey's 18 leaders on the list, the most among solo artists.
"Mariah" (and Mariah) help Fifth Harmony score a hat trick of Trending 140 chart leaders from their debut album, Reflection, following the reigns of "Bo$$" and "Sledgehammer" in 2014. Reflection was released Jan. 30.
Fan Photos/Reviews: Jamaica Jazz & Blues Festival
Posted by Jonny on Wednesday, 04-Feb-2015, 9:29PM EST
Below, see photos from Andrew and a nicely written review by IAmRomane from Mariah's performance at the Jamaica Jazz & Blues Festival on Friday, January 30, 2015.
On a cool January Friday night brought along with it the highly anticipated performance by diva Mariah Carey in Jamaica. Now I was asked my many to do a review and being the fair and unbiased person that I am, I'm going to review the stage show as best as I possibly can.
Now veteran Reggae singer Richie Stephens got things going when he came and delivered on some of his biggest hits of the past 25 years. He got the crowd rocking and "skateck-ing" along to the beat. His performance albeit short was energetic and well received. After Stephens' set, then came the woman many Jamaicans came out to see-- Mariah Carey. Now after waiting for about 30-45 mins due to band change and stage set up, the elusive chanteuse was ready to perform for her Jamaican lambs.
As I stood there and watched the introduction on the big screen reminding us of her countless accolades and why she's so celebrated, a "divarific" Mimi appeared on stage with show stopping theatrics and that diva pose. Kicking off the show belting her 1995 hit 'Fantasy' remix which features a video in the background of ODB. The performance was very well received and I personally thought it was a good way to open the show. Throughout her set she had 4 costume changes as is the case with any Mariah show.
During her more than 45 minutes set, she took us down the nostalgic lane with classics such as the ever sensual 'My All', 'Honey', 'Heartbreaker' and her first ever single, the timeless 'Vision of Love'. As soon as she hinted 'Always Be My Baby' was next she elicited wild cheers from the audience as that song is known to be a longtime Jamaican favorite. Now the only disappointment I had with her setlist is that she included 'I'm That Chick', a song pulled from her 11th studio album E=MC2 which not many people seemed to know unless you're a die hard Mariah fan. So not many people were singing along. Then there was the notably absent 'Hero' which alot of persons wanted to see her perform as it has always been an inspiration to many. She closed with her signature hit 'We Belong Together' which she kinda tweaked and the climax was done a little differently.
After her performance I asked patrons both off and on camera what they thought about the performance and I was met with mixed reactions. Some liked it while others thought she wasn't into it. While many thought she did a "fabulous job" others expressed disappointment in her performance as they came to hear 'Hero' and was felt the diva had more to offer. When all is said and done this year's staging of Jamaica Jazz & Blues is deemed to be one of the best showing in a while, one of the biggest crowd the event have had in a while. One concert goer stated "I loved it! It was what I expected, from her voice to her wardrobe she's diva in every sense of the word". All in all it was a great show, she sang live as well as she used her prerecorded vocals without relying on it too much.
One of the highlights for me was 'I'll Be There' which she performed with Trey Lorenz. It was magical! Lorenz also had his time to shine as he performed Michael Jackson's hit 'Rock With You' with backing vocals from Mariah which had the audience rocking. As is the case with any Mariah show, come expecting her to sing, chat a little with the audience and show off her ensembles. Solid performance!
1. Fantasy 2. Touch My Body 3. Emotions 4. I'm That Chick 5. Triumphant (done a capella) 6. Make It Happen 7. Vision of Love 8. My All 9. Honey (So So Def Remix) 10. Heartbreaker (Remix) 11. Shake It Off 12. I'll Be There 13. Rock With You (Trey Lorenz with backing vocals from Mariah) 14. #Beautiful (duet with Trey Lorenz) 15. Always Be My Baby 16. We Belong Together
Jazz and Blues: Mariah Carey - One Of The Best
Posted by Jonny on Saturday, 31-Jan-2015, 2:16PM EST
FLORENCE HALL, Trelawny - Not even the threat of rain at the Trelawny Stadium, could dampen the performance of American R&B superstar Mariah Carey here on the second night of Jazz and Blues 2015.
The American had the audience on their feet throughout her marathon performance which saw her moving seamlessly from one hit to another from her extensive catalogue.
The Grammy - award winning singer who was obviously enjoying herself while on stage gave the large and appreciative audience what they wanted - "Touch My Body," "Give it to Me," "Beautiful," "Vision of Love," "Don't Let Go," "Always Be My Baby" and more.
Carey who interacted with patrons throughout her act, seemingly could do no wrong and even after she exited the stage, they clamoured for her return, but it was not to be.
Carey truly delivered in what many regard as one of the best ever performances at Jazz and Blues over the year.
Billboard: Mariah Reunites With L.A. Reid
Posted by Jonny on Friday, 30-Jan-2015, 2:02PM EST
Just months shy of the 10-year anniversary of The Emancipation of Mimi, Mariah Carey and Antonio "L.A." Reid are prepping another kind of comeback. According to multiple sources, the 45-year-old singer is returning to Sony Music through Epic Records, where Reid has served as chairman since 2011.
A nearly finalized multi-album deal would see Carey's first new material through the label since 1999's Rainbow, beginning with a greatest-hits set to coincide with her upcoming residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Dubbed "#1's," the concert series booked by Creative Artists Agency begins May 6 and will include all 18 of Carey's Billboard Hot 100 chart-toppers, from 1990's "Vision of Love" to 2008's "Touch My Body." (An Epic representative declined to comment.)
Although Carey left Sony on tumultuous terms -- she signed a four-album, $80 million deal with EMI's Virgin Records in 2000, eager to distance herself from ex-husband and former Sony Music head Tommy Mottola -- there are plenty of reasons why rejoining makes sense now. Doug Morris, current chairman/CEO of Sony Music, brought Carey to Island Def Jam in 2003 when he was running Universal Music Group. Reid, then head of Island Def Jam, oversaw her Mimi-powered 2005 comeback. Joey Arbagey, a collaborator of Carey's during the making of the six-times platinum Mimi, is now executive vp A&R at Epic. And of course there is her massive Sony catalog: Carey's seven studio releases, a live EP and four hits packages have sold a combined 43.9 million albums, according to Nielsen Music, including the septuple-platinum Music Box and Daydream. Her output for UMG, which spanned six albums, has sold just 9.7 million by comparison.
But while Carey's legacy is undisputed, her recent stumbles have not gone unnoticed. For starters, her thrice-delayed album Me...I Am Mariah…The Elusive Chanteuse through Def Jam failed to deliver a top 10 Hot 100 hit (Miguel duet "#Beautiful" peaked at No. 15 in 2013) and posted her lowest sales to date, with 117,000 sold. She went through a series of managers, too, including longtime collaborator Jermaine Dupri, producer Randy Jackson and former Def Jam executive Kevin Liles, whom she most recently retained as a consultant.
According to an insider privy to terms of Carey's new contract, her recent turmoil, which includes a pending divorce from husband of six years Nick Cannon, scared away most other suitors. "Sony's was the only deal on the table, and it came in far lower than she expected." How low? Carey "was asking for a $3 million advance; she didn't get it." (Carey is represented by attorney Donald Passman, who didn't return Billboard's request for comment.)
Still, even critics concede that the best place for the diva to try again is with Reid, who's not only of her generation, in that his star rose during the '90s, but has of late been on a hot streak, notching hits by Meghan Trainor (eight weeks at No. 1 on the Hot 100), Bobby Shmurda and Fifth Harmony. Carey also ended 2014 on a positive note, selling out a six-night residency at New York's Beacon Theatre for a series of Christmas concerts that grossed a combined $1.5 million in Billboard Boxscore receipts. That turnout should help build buzz for her upcoming Vegas stint, where she'll follow in the footsteps of Celine Dion, Elton John, Cher, Bette Midler and Shania Twain to become the latest draw to the 4,300-capacity theater.
Says Elvis Duran, morning host for New York radio station Z100: "There wasn't tremendous support for her last album, but there is always a run for residencies with a buzz. Mariah and Vegas make tons of sense."
Las Vegas Magazine: Mariah's #1's, Ranked
Posted by Jonny on Monday, 19-Jan-2015, 9:20PM EST
MARIAH CAREY'S 18 NO. 1 HITS, RANKED THE COLOSSEUM’S NEWEST HEADLINER PLANS TO PUT ALL OF THEM ON DISPLAY BEGINNING MAY 6. WE'VE TAKEN A LOOK BACK AT EACH ONE.
It's official—Mimi is coming to Las Vegas. The long-rumored Mariah Carey residency is now a reality, and beginning May 6, fans of the five-time Grammy winner can catch Mariah Carey #1s at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace. Carey placed a total of 18 No. 1 hits on the Billboard charts between 1990 and 2008, and she plans to play all 18 of them in her new production. So without further ado, a completely unscientific ranking of those hits.
18. "I Don't Wanna Cry" (Mariah Carey, 1991) Proof that Mariah was on an unstoppable roll in 1990-91, this heat-check single gets hardly any play today but was the fourth consecutive No. 1 to start her career.
17. "Touch My Body" (E=MC2, 2008) Despite the most questionable simile in pop music history ("They be all up in my business like a Wendy (sic) interview"), Mariah’s most recent No. 1 was par for the course in a year that also saw "Low" and "Lollipop" top the charts.
16. "Thank God I Found You" (Rainbow, 1999) Far be it for us to suggest that Mariah would ever ride anyone's coattails, but "Thank God I Found You" collaborators Joe and 98 Degrees were never hotter than in 1999, a year when anything—even LFO—seemed possible. Unfortunately, all three parties released better music that year, especially Joe and his timeless "I Wanna Know."
15. "Hero" (Music Box, 1993) The Titanic of Mariah hits, "Hero" was the unsinkable ballad, a song so ubiquitous and clichéd that it could be applied to just about anything—weddings, funerals, school dances, sandwich shops. It was a gigantic hit, but there are at least 14 songs you'd rather hear her sing, right?
14. "I'll Be There" (MTV Unplugged, 1992) The only MTV Unplugged performance to ever hit No. 1, Mariah's faithful rendition of the Jackson 5 classic turned into a duet with the help of longtime backup singer Trey Lorenz.
13. "Love Takes Time" (Mariah Carey, 1990) This boilerplate ballad became the template for so many artists who came after (Kelly Clarkson's "A Moment Like This" doesn't exist without it) that it almost seems cliché today. But all clichés have to start somewhere.
12. "My All" (Butterfly, 1998) Mariah's ballads have a tendency to blur together, but "My All" is unique in just how low-key it is. Even when she goes for the money notes, the Latin-flavored instrumentation just simmers beneath, never stealing her spotlight away.
11. "Honey" (Butterfly, 1997) Hip-hop had been creeping into Mariah's sound ever since "Fantasy," but it really took hold with "Honey," a sea-change hit that coincided with her split from record exec Tommy Mottola. With the sex appeal cranked up all the way, Mariah and Bad Boy's production team (including Puff Daddy) ushered in the new approach.
10. “Don't Forget About Us” (The Emancipation of Mimi, 2005) No one was forgetting about Mariah after "We Belong Together." Although this follow-up hit mined similar themes of heartbreak and regret, "Don't Forget About Us" was all about the victory lap.
9. "Someday" (Mariah Carey, 1991) Not content to be pigeonholed as a balladeer, Mariah'd change-of-pace third single was a New Jane Swing banger that ripped a page straight out of the Color Me Badd playbook. Taken by itself, the intro could very well lead into "I Wanna Sex You Up."
8. “One Sweet Day” (Daydream, 1995) On paper, the pairing of Mariah and Boyz II Men was a genius stroke. She was the biggest female singer on the planet, and they were in the midst of an all-world run where the only threat to a Boyz II Men chart-topper was the next Boyz II Men chart-topper. It didn't matter that the actual the song was not as memorable as either's previous work - it's still the longest-running No. 1 hit in Billboard history.
7. “Dreamlover” (Music Box, 1993) Girl Next Door Mariah is a concept that never really took off, but “Dreamlover” is its short-lived apotheosis, all knotted flannel, jean shorts and plenty of open field to dance around in. She just wants a dream lover so she doesn’t have to dream alone.
6. “Fantasy” (Daydream, 1995) Mariah needed a cred boost around the mid-'90s, and she got it thanks to a sample of an old Tom Tom Club hit and a remix featuring Ol' Dirty Bastard. Few things in 1995 were as foolproof as guest spot from Dirt McGirt.
5. "Vision of Love" (Mariah Carey, 1990) Please welcome the bride and groom to the dance floor - and Mariah Carey to the pop charts. This slow burner and first-dance staple was a formidable opening bow, solid proof that the 20-year-old from Long Island had star potential.
4. "Always Be My Baby" (Daydream, 1996) "Always Be My Baby" is to the '90s what "I Wanna Dance With Somebody" was to the '80s: the seminal female sing-along song of the decade. What started out as a simple love song has been forever co-opted as a reaffirmation of friendship and, dare we say it, girl power. Once those "doo-doo-doos" start, there's nothing left for guys to do except hold their significant others’ coats and bags and try to weather the storm.
3. “Heartbreaker” (Rainbow, 1999) The last great song before a half-decade in the wilderness is the fitting culmination of Sexy Mariah and Hip-Hop Mariah. Jay-Z's verse on the original recording is instantly memorable, but the remix, with Missy Elliott and Da Brat, is the real gem.
2. "We Belong Together" (The Emancipation of Mimi, 2005) The comeback single to top all comeback singles is the reason for the season. Simply put, Mariah's Caesars residency doesn't happen without this Jermaine Dupri-produced jam, which stayed at No. 1 for 14 weeks, became the biggest song of the year and emancipated Mimi from her commercial decline.
1. "Emotions" (Emotions, 1991) "Emotions" is a tour de force, a whirlwind of whistle notes so vocally taxing that Mariah has been regularly lowering its key since 1992. If you're at a karaoke bar and want to make a statement, have the DJ cue up "Emotions." No other Mariah track shows off her pipes quite like this one - or makes you feel so badly about your own.
LV Review Journal: Mariah to Headline at Colosseum
Posted by Jonny on Friday, 16-Jan-2015, 10:29AM EST
Mariah Carey promises a career retrospective of all 18 of her No. 1 hits in a showcase at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace launching May 6.
Carey has previously played Las Vegas mostly on arena tours, but in July of 2003 she was the first star to play the Colosseum as a one-night tour stop. She returned there on her "Angels Advocate" tour in 2010. Carey also tested a more intimate venue the year before with a two-night stand in the 2,500-seat Pearl at the Palms.
The Colosseum favors female superstars who can offer production-heavy showcases.
"There aren't many more female performers with a single name," said John Nelson, senior vice president of AEG Live, which operates the Colosseum. "There's a very short list of people with that level of success."
Carey will perform 27 shows per year, nine at a time, in a two-year commitment, Nelson said.
The 4,300-seat venue had empty dates to fill when Shania Twain's two-year contract ran out in December. Though Celine Dion has continued to sideline herself due to her husband-manager's cancer battle, Carey's dates do not cover those held for Dion's return, Nelson said.
The announcement of Carey's run promises "fan-favorite album cuts" and new music along with the 18 hits, which will be repackaged in an album to cross-promote the show.
"My songs are the soundtrack of my life and I can't wait to share them with my fans on stage!" Carey said in a news release.
"Revisiting these songs for the show, working on the updated compilation and creating new music has really let me reconnect with my songs and I hope my fans will enjoy the experience."
The Las Vegas residency has been reported but was made official Thursday on the syndicated The Ellen DeGeneres show, which airs in Las Vegas at 4 p.m. on KVVU-TV, Channel 5. "This is a special event for me," she told DeGeneres. "It's a new chapter for me and I'm just excited about it.
"This was kind of inspired by my album Number Ones, and this is now the updated version with 18 of them," she explained on the talk show. "Some of these songs are like, 'Really, I'm going to do that one again?'" she added with a laugh, mock-covering her face in embarrassment.
Nelson said Carey is "very focused on this," but has yet to choose a director or begin rehearsals. He is predicting "a production design that puts the emphasis on her voice and hits, that isn't dependent on acrobatics."
The dates so far announced will be the only ones Carey performs this year: May 6, 9, 10, 13, 16, 17, 20, 23, 24 and July 8, 11, 12, 15, 18, 19, 22, 25, 26. Tickets are on sale and range from $55 to $250 in five price tiers.
Though other performers in the Colosseum rotation have committed to about 70 shows per year, Nelson said the new model is for shorter runs that give the theater "greater flexibility... What we've created now in the Colosseum gives us more variety and more turnover every few weeks."
Jennifer Lopez performed in the Colosseum on New Year's Eve and remains "a piece in this puzzle," Nelson said. However, her TV and movie commitments make it a challenge to schedule enough shows to make it optimal for both sides, and it hasn't been decided whether she would perform at Caesars or Planet Hollywood Resort.
Nelson said AEG Live and Caesars Entertainment Corp. would co-produce Carey's show, which would not be affected by Caesars Entertainment placing its largest division into bankruptcy protection.
Carey came to fame in 1990 and became the decade's top-selling artist, with more than 60 million U.S. album sales. Her hits include "Hero," "We Belong Together" and "One Sweet Day," her 1995 duet with Boy II Men (who now headline at The Mirage) which spent a record 16 weeks in Billboard’s No. 1 spot.
By pop standards, the 44-year-old Carey maintained her currency for an impressive two-decade run, until her 2009 album Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel broke her platinum streak. Last year she released her 14th studio album, Me. I Am Mariah... The Elusive Chanteuse. It was the lowest-selling of her career, perhaps explaining the timing of the Caesars residency and the refocus on her past hits.
Carey's Las Vegas debut came relatively late in her career, in a March 2000 arena concert at the Thomas & Mack Center.
Mariah Carey: #1's ... Honey B Fly Ticket Sales Start TODAY
Posted by Jonny on Thursday, 15-Jan-2015, 8:50AM EST
LAS VEGAS, NV (Jan. 15, 2015)— Mariah Carey, the iconic chanteuse and best-selling female artist of all time with over 200 million records sold, is coming to Las Vegas with a headlining residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace. For the first time ever, she will perform all 18 of her timeless and beloved Number One Hits together in one concert. Designed exclusively for The Colosseum, the production will also feature fan-favorite album cuts, never-before-performed selections and many more musical surprises.
Mariah announced the exciting news today on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, where she surprised the entire studio audience with tickets to her Las Vegas show and a hotel stay at Caesars Palace.
Honey B. Fly has reserved a special allotment of tickets and VIP Packages exclusively for our members! Fans can register for the Honey B. Live Pass to access our HBF Ticket Sale. Read all the details below!
"I have so many ideas for the show that I'm currently working on and am excited to perform all of my #1 singles together for the first time and others that are very close to my heart," said Mariah. "My songs are the soundtrack of my life and I can't wait to share them with my fans on stage!"
"Vision of Love," "Hero," "Fantasy," "We Belong Together" and "Touch My Body" to name a few, are among Mariah's 18 songs to reach #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, a feat that has not been achieved by any other solo artist in music history.
In celebration of Mariah's groundbreaking record, and in tandem with the concert series, Mariah is working on a new edition of her worldwide best-selling album #1's. Set to include all 18 of her number one hits, along with newly recorded music, the album will be released later this year.
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Mariah Announces Las Vegas Residency
Posted by Jonny on Thursday, 15-Jan-2015, 7:46AM EST
Mariah stops by Ellen today to share exciting news about her new Las Vegas residency show, which she says is inspired by her #1's album. Check out the clip of Mariah speaking with Ellen and surprising fans incognito below!
Posted by Jonny on Thursday, 08-Jan-2015, 2:12PM EST
Caesar's Palace Residency? There has been speculation of Mariah preparing to sign a residency deal at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas. Nothing has been officially confirmed or denied at this point. However, broadcasting and media production Octofilms has posted a brief video of Mariah, the twins, and her entourage walking through Caesar's Palace:
Mariah to appear on Ellen? According to Ricky, Mariah is listed by Tivo as a featured guest on Ellen on Thursday, January 15, 2015. This has not been confirmed by any other tv listing sources.
Discounted iTunes albums Three of Mariah's albums are currently being offered at the discounted price of $5.99 on iTunes: MTV Unplugged EP, e=mc², and Me: I Am Mariah... The Elusive Chanteuse.
Source: MariahDailyJournal | Octofilms | Ricky | Marc
All I Want For Christmas Is You: Show 3
Posted by Jonny on Thursday, 18-Dec-2014, 10:01PM EST
Tonight was Mariah's third of six performances of All I Want For Christmas Is You: A Night of Joy & Festivity at the Beacon Theatre in New York City.
Debbie Allen, who directed and produced the show along with Otis Sallid, came on stage at one point, and there was an addition to the setlist: "We Belong Together."
01. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing/Gloria! (In Excelsis Deo) 02. Charlie Brown Christmas 03. Oh Santa! 04. Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) 05. Jesus, Oh What A Wonderful Child (Trey and choir) 06. Silent Night 07. Joy to the World 08. When Christmas Comes 09. Here Comes Santa Claus/Housetop Celebration 10. Christmastime Is In The Air Again 11. O Holy Night 12. Emotions 13. We Belong Together 14. Hero Hero Outro 15. All I Want For Christmas Is You
Source: MariahDailyJournal | Nelson
Photos: All I Want For Christmas Is You Opening Night
Posted by Jonny on Wednesday, 17-Dec-2014, 8:00PM EST
Below, see photos taken by MariahDailyJournal at the opening night of Mariah's All I Want For Christmas Is You: A Night of Joy & Festivity at the Beacon Theatre in NYC on Monday, December 15, 2014.
Live Nation NYC Ticket Giveaway
Posted by Jonny on Wednesday, 17-Dec-2014, 2:13PM EST
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All I Want For Christmas Is You: Night Two
Posted by Jonny on Wednesday, 17-Dec-2014, 1:13PM EST
Cheers, toast, bravo to Mariah for a stellar performance on night two of All I Want For Christmas Is You: A Night of Joy and Festivity at the Beacon Theatre on December 16, 2014.
The crowd was on their feet the whole time, and Mariah treated fans to a special performance of "Emotions," added on from the opening night setlist!
01. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing/Gloria! (In Excelsis Deo) 02. Charlie Brown Christmas 03. Oh Santa! 04. Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) 05. Jesus, Oh What A Wonderful Child (Trey and choir) 06. Silent Night 07. Joy to the World 08. When Christmas Comes 09. Here Comes Santa Claus/Housetop Celebration 10. Christmastime Is In The Air Again 11. O Holy Night 12. Emotions 13. Hero Hero Outro 14. All I Want For Christmas Is You
Below, see photos that we took at the show.
Diva Mariah Delights at the Beacon
Posted by Jonny on Tuesday, 16-Dec-2014, 10:22AM EST
She nearly made it all the way through without a major hiccup, but just two songs before the end of Mariah Carey’s seasonally themed show, “All I Want for Christmas Is You: A Night of Joy and Festivity,” at the Beacon Theatre on Monday, things derailed hilariously.
After hobbling around with one high heel in her hand and running to the side of the stage to have an assistant mop her brow, the Elusive Chanteuse called a sudden halt to “Hero” when part of her in-ear monitor fell off her dress. But minor meltdowns are a huge part of the Long Islander’s ongoing appeal, and witnessing one is just as exciting as seeing her sing.
The performance was the first a six-night residency at the Beacon (lasting until next Monday), in which the 44-year-old singer is mostly performing material from her two wildly successful Christmas albums. But the evening’s festive spirit was given a typically fabulous Mariah touch thanks to some riotously entertaining and often surreal dance numbers featuring somersaulting children, dancing reindeer and a sloppy Santa doing the bump. It was like watching a chaotic, high-camp version of the Rockettes.
Even Mariah’s apologists couldn’t help but be nervous about the condition of her voice, especially after her less-than-impressive performance at the Rockefeller Center tree-lighting ceremony.
There’s no question that the high notes are beyond her these days, and it frequently showed. But such is the level of goodwill for her that just the sound of Mariah stretching for the top of her range during “O Holy Night” and “All I Want for Christmas is You” was enough to start the crowd screaming like it was 1994.
The Grinches will continue to mourn those diminishing pipes, but the rest of us can take comfort in knowing that Mariah doesn’t take off for the holidays; she’s a diva 365 days of the year.