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.
Mariah TV: LA Premiere of "Hercules"
Posted by Lynn on Friday, 25-Jul-2014, 2:01AM EDT
Mariah attends the premiere of Paramount Pictures' Hercules at TCL Chinese Theatre on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 in Hollywood, California.
Video: Mariah Attends Hercules Premiere
Posted by Jonny on Thursday, 24-Jul-2014, 7:35PM EDT
Mariah attends the premiere of Hercules on Wednesday, July 23, 2014.
Source: Pop Candies | Marc
Mariah's Official Website Revamped
Posted by Jonny on Monday, 21-Jul-2014, 3:54PM EDT
"Hi lambs, welcome to the brand new mariahcarey.com. Stay tuned as we continue adding more sections and pow moments to the site. We're also gonna be coming up with some festive contests for the lambily!
Lastly, I just wanted to thank everyone for always supporting me. You know Me. I Am Mariah... It's only the beginning! The elusive Chanteuse dahhlings!
I can't wait to see you when I hit the road, starting very soon and I'm very excited about it! Love ya much, bye bye!" --Mariah
Mariah Unveils New Butterfly Sweepstakes
Posted by Jonny on Monday, 21-Jul-2014, 2:28PM EDT
Mariah Carey Unveils New Butterfly Sweepstakes, Kevin Liles Celebrates 40/40 Launch with New VIP Experience
For the first time ever, by activating each Butterfly Bottle with a smart phone or pad, Fans Have a Chance to Win a Trip to Mariah's Summer Party in New York and Get Access to Exclusive 40/40 Club Events
NEW YORK, July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In celebration of the successful launches of the beverages Butterfly and 40/40 – Mariah Carey and former Def Jam President and CEO Kevin Liles are offering fans once-in-a-lifetime experiences, plus an exclusive look at Mariah like she's never been seen before.
Mariah Carey is throwing an exclusive Summer Party with all of her celebrity friends in New York City. A party wouldn't be a party without Mariah's fans, therefore, she is excited to announce the launch of a sweepstakes through her Butterfly beverage, which will give her fans the opportunity to join her at the special event.
Kevin Liles is taking the 40/40 Club experience to another level through a separate sweepstakes that will give people the opportunity to attend special 4/40 events, concerts and performances. With the 40/40 Club beverage and the VIP Experience sweepstakes, Kevin redefines the allure of bottle service and elevates its rewarding status.
Mariah's Debut on the Butterfly Media Network
Mariah Carey extends her media icon status with the launch of her first content on Butterfly. When the Go N'Syde app is pointed at the bottle, Mariah will appear and make a one-of-a-kind entrance – magically coming out of the bottle with a special message.
"My next dream is taking shape and I'm excited to share it through content on my Butterfly beverage, and an amazing party where I can celebrate the summer with fans and friends," Carey says. "Butterfly inspires me to connect with fans in new ways and create experiences that seemed impossible a few years ago. I can't wait to show you my imagination."
How to Enter the Sweepstakes for Butterfly and The 40/40 Club
Visit any Walgreens store nationwide and find the Butterfly or 40/40 beverage (40/40 also available at Duane Reade in New York) Download the free Go N'Syde mobile app While the Go N'Syde app is open, hold the smartphone up to a bottle or online at http://gonsyde.com/target The app will automatically open up a world of exclusive content and ask for information to register for the sweepstakes The sweepstakes for the Mariah Carey "Summer Party" and the 40/40 Club "VIP Experience" run from July 21 to August 20.
About Butterfly Butterfly is a melodic beverage inspired by the magic of Mariah Carey, and features a media network on the bottle. Consumers can access exclusive content – videos, photos, music, celebrity appearances, custom messages and more – when they scan the bottle via the free Go N'Syde mobile app. Content will be refreshed frequently, giving fans an experience that they can't get anywhere else. Butterfly is more than a beverage; it's a game-changer in the way fans connect with their favorite artists and re-imagines the possibilities for anywhere entertainment. For more information, follow @butterflydrink on Twitter or Instagram, or become a fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ButterflyDrink.
Global Superstar Mariah Carey Signs With SESAC
Posted by Jonny on Monday, 14-Jul-2014, 2:09PM EDT
The Best-Selling Female Artist of All Time joins SESAC on the Heels of the Release of Her Brand New Critically Acclaimed Album Me. I Am Mariah... The Elusive Chanteuse
SESAC has signed un-paralleled singer, songwriter and producer Mariah Carey for representation. "SESAC couldn't be more excited to sign Mariah Carey to our family of songwriters," said Trevor Gale, Senior Vice President, SESAC. "Mariah Carey is without question one of the most gifted and influential artists ever and is truly iconic. While simultaneously remaining relevant, she continues dominating the charts in an unprecedented multi-format fashion. We are ecstatic to have the rare opportunity to work with such a prolific songwriter and producer. Mariah wrote, produced and used her incredible instrument to weave together her new album, which is being greeted with massive critical acclaim worldwide. She manages to top herself with each project and continues to transcend the music industry and the typical categorization of music, setting a standard that has yet to be matched. We are honored to have Mariah Carey in the SESAC family."
"I'm excited to join the SESAC family and embark on this voyage together," says Mariah Carey. "This album has been a personal journey and it is very close to my heart. I am confident that this partnership will allow me to explore new channels and audiences with my music."
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 #1 singles (17 self-penned), more than any solo artist in history. Mariah is a singer/songwriter/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. Mariah Carey's ongoing impact transcends the music industry to leave an indelible imprint upon the world at large. Mariah Carey made her entrée into the world of independent film with her breakthrough performance for her role in WiseGirls staring alongside academy award winner Mira Sorvino and Melora Walters. In 2009, she was recognized with the Breakthrough Performance Award at the Palm Spring International Film Festival for her critically acclaimed role in Lee Daniel's Precious and most recently appeared in his latest stellar ensemble in 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. Mariah has just released her critically-acclaimed new album, Me. I Am Mariah... The Elusive Chanteuse, on May 27th, 2014 (Def Jam Recordings).
Mariah Close To Joining 1 Billion Views Club
Posted by Jonny on Friday, 11-Jul-2014, 2:31PM EDT
According to People's Choice, Mariah is very close to hitting 1 billion views on YouTube/VEVO:
Check out five surprising artists who are on the cusp of joining Demi Lovato in the Million Views Club:
1. Mariah Carey
Currently at: 966.5 Million views
Time to buy some shampoo because Carey's exclusion from the Billion Views Club is a certified head-scratcher.
2. Justin Timberlake
Currently at: 893.9 Million views
While the new King of Pop has yet to technically surpass one billion views, if you factor in his Saturday Night Live appearances and Jimmy Fallon collaborations, we estimate Timberlake's actual total is somewhere between one billion and infinity.
Currently at: 877.7 Million views
Fresh off a promotional tour for their latest album Ghost Stories, it's only a matter of time before Coldplay exceeds a billion views.
Currently at: 875.4 Million views
Could Usher be the next artist to surpass a billion views? It was just announced that Usher will perform at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards, providing the popular performer with a social media boost.
5. Calvin Harris
Currently at: 802.6 Million views
New Billion Views Club amendment: If you write the number one song of 2012 AND are a world-renown DJ, you receive an automatic membership./tr>
What Makes Mariah Carey So Catchy?
Posted by Jonny on Friday, 11-Jul-2014, 2:23PM EDT
The most frustratingly oblique device in pop criticism: "packed with hooks", "it's an earworm", "so very catchy” and so on. No music writer is without guilt. It is a vivid metaphor: the listener is a fish, the melody a snare. But it’s so frustratingly unspecific. What exactly makes one song hooky, and another not?
Carly Rae Jepsen's Call Me Maybe is widely regarded as the catchiest catch of the last five years. To my ears, it's all about the chorus - the arching pause on the ache of the "craaaazy" and "baaaaby", slipping into the perfunctory, coquettish "Here's my number/ So call me maybe". There is nothing more arresting than the tease of a "maybe". This tease is in the musical material as well; the song fidgets and never sits still. Like Katy Perry's Teenage Dream, Call Me Maybe’s chorus avoids any proper conclusion to the tonic chord of the song. Big major-key string glissandos plummet always to a deception. "One" or "root" chords appear only in passing. There's rhythmic deception in this chorus, too, as the voice and strings scarcely ever alight on the downbeat. Only at the beginning of each phrase do the strings synchronise with the kick and put your ear in its place – rhythmically, it’s like a trampoline flip that lasts eight bars.
Let's get up to date and talk about the new Mariah Carey single. The truth about Mariah is this: her upper register is the musical equivalent of black truffle. You could shave it on to any shit and we'll still order it. It can bear aloft even the most uneventful material, but her new single, You Don’t Know What To Do, is a proper tune. This song has the makings of a hit, from the Donna Summer-y intro, the bold melisma... even guest rapper Wale sounds like he's having "just enough" fun, instead of his customary "too much". Most of all: this song has a great hook.
First, the chorus has a surprise incongruity, just like Carly’s "crazy"/"maybe" rhyme: Mariah's swallowing of the word "what". "Know what" is compressed into a single diphthong - "you don't know'it/ to do". Mariah punches that phrase in the sternum every time it tries to escape her lips. Were it not the title of the song, would we even know what she was saying?
Second - and this is tougher to describe - but the quality of a good hook is often not measured in a melody's intrinsic features, but the context in which it appears. A terrifically catchy melody like Ylvis's The Fox could become fatally annoying, if not given an effective foil, a counterweight. The repeated "you don't know'it/to do", taken on its own, is about as pleasant as a car alarm. But balanced with the dextrous, low-register second stanza – \"First you want to leave/ Then you never go" – that car alarm becomes dancefloor singalong perfection.