Rita: "My first big celebrity was Mariah Carey and I was like 20-something, like 22."
Oprah: "Wow, and were you like 'Hope I don't mess up her hair'?"
Rita: "Oh my God, I was dying. I was like, 'Oh my God, I'm in Mariah's house right now.' This is insane, you know. See I grew up listening to her music. And she was so cool. She was so nice and..."
Oprah: "So were you coloring her hair?"
Rita: "I was coloring her hair, you know, that's a big jump from going to do no celebrity to do Mariah Carey. I mean, she's the biggest celebrity ever. So it was exciting for me. It was nerve-wracking. I was scared as, you know, I could be. But at the end she loved it and I kept doing her hair for years and years and years, and the celebrities kept calling and calling. I think for me it's more of we have fun, we chit-chat, when we do color hair it's like girls' time. It's not anything intense and scary."
Holiday Greetings for Mariah
Posted by Lynn on Friday, 30-Nov-2007, 12:09AM EST
This holiday season, show your love for Mariah by creating a special holiday video greeting!
The official Mariah Carey site, MariahCarey.com is working on a special holiday greeting that will be emailed out to everyone next month. As part of this greeting, select video messages created by you for Mariah will be included!
To submit a video greeting, here is what you need to do:
Film your "short" video greeting, and upload it to youtube.com. Be sure to tag your video with 'mariahholiday2007.' All videos and content will be reviewed, and provided it is not deemed offensive or off-color, MariahCarey.com will try to include it in the official greeting card. Ruling about which greetings are included is final.
You have until Friday, December 7th at 6PM EST to film and upload your video greeting.
DJ Toomp Talks Mariah Carey
Posted by Lynn on Thursday, 29-Nov-2007, 4:58PM EST
Hip-Hop super producer DJ Toomp has made a name for himself creating hard-hitting beats for the likes of T.I., Jay-Z and Kanye West. Now he's delving into some smoother sounds.
SOHH caught up with the Atlanta-based hit-maker at the Billboard R&B/Hip Hop Music Conference in Atlanta yesterday and got the exclusive insight into his work with R&B diva Mariah Carey.
"I really haven't heard none of the other songs on [Mariah's] album but the one I brought is pretty hot," Toomp told SOHH. "It's gonna be a club banger. It's a little different working with Mariah. She usually writes her own stuff and when she goes into the booth there's usually nobody else there but her engineer. But what's crazy is the results are great. She's gone this far working like that so why try to change that?"
Mariah Carey's upcoming untitled album is set for release in the first quarter of 2008.
Dionne Warwick: "My ears can only take Mariah..."
Posted by Lynn on Thursday, 29-Nov-2007, 4:57PM EST
When asked if she has any tips for young singers, Dionne Warwick, in an interview just before her performance at Live and Loud KL 2007 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia quickly said, "I don't give advice. I give encouragement." However, when it comes to naming young talents whom she listens to, she coolly replied, "Well, my ears can only take Mariah Carey, Usher and Brazilian music."
What about cousin Whitney Houston? "Oh yes, most definitely," she said.
Fan Experience: "Fully Prepared To Smell Like Marshmallows..."
Posted by Lynn on Thursday, 29-Nov-2007, 4:01PM EST
"Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, I never had the opportunity to meet Mariah while we were living in the same state. On September 11th 2001, I was a senior at Stuyvesant High School, located six blocks northwest of the World Trade Center. That morning I took an earlier bus into the city so I could stop off at Borders and pick up the 'Glitter' soundtrack before classes started so I could listen to it in the halls. At 8:45am I stood at the cash register ready to check out with the CD in one hand and the Cosmo Girl with Mariah on the cover in the other; the computers shut down, the building shook, and the rest, as they say is history. It took years and thousands of miles to get me out to Los Angeles, where I currently reside, to have the chance to finally meet the woman I grew up idolizing and tell her my story." --Danielle Turchiano, independent filmmaker and novelist
Fully Prepared To Smell Like Marshmallows... Mariah came downstairs about half an hour late, and the Macy's people really pushed the line through so you only had a chance to say a few words while she signed her 8x10 (the ad from M) for you. You couldn't bring anything up with you when you met her, so I couldn't get my Glitter CD signed or get her to pose with my book. That would have been the best Celebrities Who Love My Book picture ever! But next time... next time.
I really should have brought her the "Pseudonym" manuscript, but (say it with me: next time... next time). Besides, you had to hand any gifts to the employees, and they'd pass it to her people, but I don't really believe they didn't pick through the good stuff first. I did, however, get to go up to the stage (it felt kind of like a graduation when you cross to get your diploma, though how would I really know, considering I skipped mine?), and I basically gave her the nutshell version: "So I just wanted to tell you, and I waited six years to do so, that I bought the Glitter soundtrack at 8:45 am in the Borders World Trade Center on September 11th." The Macy's personnel were acting as security, ushering people on and off the stage, and they were pretty much pulling on my arm at this point, but she looked up and stopped signing to ask me what happened. She actually looked really concerned, and it threw me, though I don't know why. I guess I half-expected not to be heard over the screaming of the dozens of fans behind me. So I didn't really know how to answer her; I hadn't expected to have time to say anything else, and I just kind of laughed and made a joke of "Well, I got out." I didn't think I should mention she probably never got her fifteen percent from that CD considering the computers shut down and the cash, if it wasn't swiped off the counter as people ran out, probably burned, too. I did tell her I brought the CD for her to sign, and she said she totally would have if Macy's let her. She was super sweet and gracious, and she shook my hand as I was led off the stage. I was kind of bummed we couldn't choose the one thing she signed for us, but again: next time... next time.
"All I Want For Christmas Is You" - Billboard Charts Update
Posted by Michael on Wednesday, 28-Nov-2007, 4:22PM EST
"All I Want For Christmas Is You" has moved up 60 spots on the Hot Digital Songs Chart from #84 to #24 and sales have increased 183% from the previous week.
Although airplay is down for the song (in comparison to last year), the song is at the same position on the Digital Sales Chart as it was last year, but with 38% higher sales.
Source: Bks | Billboard | MariahDailyJournal
Posted by Lynn on Wednesday, 28-Nov-2007, 6:23AM EST
Universal Thailand has confirmed the release date of The Adventures of Mimi DVD in Thailand as December 11, 2007. Some stores have already put some posters up to promote Mariah's DVD (see photo on right).
The "M by Mariah Carey" fragrance is currently available only at King Power, the biggest duty free shop in Thailand. It is expected to be out in major department stores in early 2008.
France "The Adventures of Mimi" concert will be broadcast on Tuesday, December 4th at 8:45pm on the French music video television network, Europe 2 TV, according to the Tele7 TV listings.
Singapore According to HMV Heeren, "The Adventures of Mimi" DVD, last listed with a November 26th release, has been delayed to December. No firm date has been given.
Macy's "M" Launch: Fan Experiences
Posted by Lynn on Wednesday, 28-Nov-2007, 5:16AM EST
Meredith at Macy's Herald Square, NY, Oct. 23, 2007
"What an amazing experience my sister, Melanie, and I had in New York for the fragrance launch. Our flight from Denver touched down at LaGuardia at 6:10 that morning. It was straight to the Today Show once we stepped foot on the ground and got in the taxi. We hung out all day in New York anticipating our chance to be in the presence of the one and only, MC. We couldn't wait. After we received our autographs, it was straight to the airport, as our flight back home was leaving at 9:30 that night.
The time we spent at the autograph table was absolutely amazing. It was probably only 3-5 minutes that we interacted with her, but it seemed as if it was an eternity. It was the best time of my life! 5 weeks later, I still catch myself thinking "I met Mariah - like I had a conversation with Mariah." I get so happy just reminiscing about that once-in-a-lifetime event.
I just wanted to say thank you for posting pictures of my sister and I as we were showing Mariah our matching "M" tattoos. The pictures are so awesome - even though our faces are kinda crazy, the photos capture the real emotion of us crying and just being so happy to have been able to show Mariah our tribute to her and to have met her. Thank you for allowing us to have a keepsake of the day our dream came true!"
Cynthia at Macy's Glendale Galleria, CA, Nov. 20, 2007
"OMG I survived! So there were 200 reserved spots for Mariah's autograph. I was roughly #80 in line. I got there at 4pm and the event was supposed to start at 7pm. The set up was beautiful! The lighting, the deep color of purple everywhere, the decorations. I waited in line and met some real cool fans. Then the time came...I heard people screaming and getting excited. Then I saw her...Mariah!
The line started to move. They made us put all our belongings in a humongous Macy's bag and did not allow us to take cameras up. I had the cheesiest smile as I approached the table, and was left speechless, mezmerized by her smile. I told her "To Cynthia" then I asked her, "May I show you my tattoo inspired by you?" and she nodded and said, "Yes." Just then her bodyguard said, "No, absolutely no." But I turned around anyways and showed it to her. She said it was "very nice" and smiled. Then her bodyguard shook his head. And I said to both of them, "Don't worry guys it wasn't on my ass." She then laughed and said, "You're so funny" then I said "Thank you" for the autograph. I made her laugh...yay!
I was soooooo happy! I still can't believe I was right in front of her. It felt so unreal. We exchanged words and we shared a moment even if it was for like 30 seconds. This is by far the happiest time of my life that I can remember!"
This Week's Radio Airplay: Christmas Invasion Begins
Posted by Lynn on Tuesday, 27-Nov-2007, 4:40PM EST
The Top 100 radio airplay chart is dotted with returning Christmas chestnuts -- 18 of them enter the chart this week as AC stations convert to all-holiday-music formats en masse and other stations step up their Christmassy content. All but one of this week's 19 debuts are holiday-related, and all but one of those has been on the chart several times in the past. Here's the rundown:
42 Brenda Lee, Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree 44 Nat King Cole, The Christmas Song 45 Bobby Helms, Jingle Bell Rock 47 Burl Ives, A Holly Jolly Christmas 48 Jose Feliciano, Feliz Navidad 52 Mariah Carey, All I Want for Christmas Is You 60 Bing Crosby, White Christmas 61 Andy Williams, It's the Most Wonderful Time of Year 63 John Lennon, Happy Xmas 67 Johnny Mathis, It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas 69 Eagles, Please Come Home for Christmas 76 Kanye West, Flashing Lights (joker in the pack) 78 Carpenters, Merry Christmas Darling 80 Wham!, Last Christmas 83 Band Aid, Do They Know It's Christmas 84 Gene Autry, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer 87 Daryl Hall & John Oates, Jingle Bell Rock (first appearance on this chart) 88 Paul McCartney, Wonderful Christmas Time 97 Elvis Presley, Blue Christmas
"All I Want For Christmas Is You" continues its upward trend on the UK charts
Posted by Michael on Tuesday, 27-Nov-2007, 2:29AM EST
"All I Want For Christmas Is You" has moved up 32 spots on the UK singles chart to #46 with a single sales (including downloads) increase of more than 57% to 2,822 singles sold.
Although, we don't have exact total sales for "All I Want For Christmas Is You" at the moment, the single has sold over 400,000 copies, surpassing the value of its Gold (400,000) certification.
Source: Music Week | Mikey | MariahDailyJournal
Posted by Lynn on Monday, 26-Nov-2007, 7:45PM EST
"All I Want For Christmas Is You" is now at #13 on iTunes Top 100 Songs!
A sampler card of "M by Mariah Carey" is included as an insert in the US edition of "The Adventures of Mimi" Tour DVD. The 2-disc DVD is scheduled for official release on Dec. 4th, exclusively at Best Buy.
"Hi Ellen from earth lol... Mariah's perfume is nice & sweet. And yours is fun-tasty! lol When can i order one? We should have smelly-vision soon. So, that we here back at home can smell you & your guests as well. Hahaha.. just kidding. Take care through the wall." --bored on weekends
"Ellen, I have never really been a big Mariah Carey fan but she was so funny on your show Wed and she had clothes on... so i thank you for bringing her on your show. You too are great great together evertime she is on. thanks again. a new Mariah Carey fan!!!" --Steven Robinson
Jazz singer pays homage to Mariah in a live performance. Check out "Without You" on Nadine Goellner's MySpace page, she goes into a jazz scat at 6:20 then starts singing "We Belong Together."
Fans' Corner. Top row: Mariah drawings by Rocky (1-5); 2nd row: "M" ad created by Cameron (1), wallpaper by Nerissa (2), Jon's Mariah tattoo (3), Dale with his autographed "M" photo (4); and Dante at Macy's Glendale Galleria (5).
From USA Today's Idol Chatter, writer Ken Barnes responds to a reader's comment: "Jatale -- I heard a track or two from Leona Lewis' album, and like you, I immediately thought 'Mariah.' Impressive voice, more runs than the Boston Red Sox offense."
Source: MariahDailyJournal | Marc | Marilyn | Rocky | Dale | Nerissa | Cameron | Jon | Kyle | Dante
"M" News From U.A.E. & New Zealand
Posted by Lynn on Monday, 26-Nov-2007, 7:43PM EST
United Arab Emirates "M by Mariah Carey" is now available at all Faces and Paris Gallery stores in the United Arab Emirates. The fragrance counter manager at Faces in Dubai says "M" is the best selling perfume at the moment.
New Zealand The "M by Mariah Carey" collection can be purchased at all Farmers stores in New Zealand. Below are photos of the "M" fragrance display at the Farmers store in Auckland City.
Source: MariahDailyJournal | John
Video of the Week: "Dreamlover" at TOTP 1993
Posted by Lynn on Sunday, 25-Nov-2007, 5:01PM EST
This week's featured video is Mariah Carey's live performance of "Dreamlover" on the UK show, Top Of The Pops (TOTP) in 1993.
"Dreamlover" Live at Top Of The Pops, UK, 1993 Format: Mpg | Size: 30.3 MB [ Download here ]
"On The Cover" Latest Additions
Posted by Lynn on Sunday, 25-Nov-2007, 2:49PM EST
Our On The Cover section has been updated to now include 7 magazines from 2001. Click on an issue cover below to read its respective article and view photos.
British Songwriter Ghost Works on Mariah's Album?
Posted by Lynn on Saturday, 24-Nov-2007, 7:57PM EST
Could she write a single for the latest American Idol winner? No problem. How about a couple of songs for Whitney Houston's comeback album, collaborating with Mariah Carey, and acting as a sort of taste consultant for Liam Howlett on The Prodigy's upcoming release? It's a deal. [British singer-songwriter Amanda] Ghost has been busy on all of the above in the past 18 months, and has even found time to help her best friend, Boy George, revive his career after an eight-year hiatus and numerous scandals, not to mention marrying a television producer and giving birth to their daughter.
Video: Mariah on Ellen Part 2
Posted by Lynn on Friday, 23-Nov-2007, 9:17PM EST
The 2nd segment of Mariah's appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, recorded on Tuesday, November 20th as previously reported, aired today.
To the right is a video of Ellen's "Thru The Wall Or Take A Fall" segment where a contestant tries to get through a cut-out wall shaped in the pose of Mariah on the cover of "The Emancipation of Mimi."
Jack is 3rd Most Famous Dog in Hollywood
Posted by Lynn on Friday, 23-Nov-2007, 12:27PM EST
From In Touch, December 3rd issue, page 82, The Most Famous Dogs in Hollywood. These pampered pooches get as much attention as their celebrity owners! Mariah's dog Jack takes the #3 spot on The List.
10. Madison (Hayden Panettiere's) 9. Enzo (Vanessa Williams') 8. Matzo Ball (Adam Sandler's) 7. Flossie (Drew Barrymore's) 6. Sophie & Solomon (Oprah Winfrey's) 5. Norman (Jennifer Aniston's) 4. Mimi La Rue (Tori Spelling's) 3. Jack (Mariah Carey's) 2. Daisy (Jessica Simpson's) 1. Iggy (Ellen DeGeneres')
3. Jack has as many fans as Mariah "He's built up his own fan base," says Mariah. "I laughed for about 10 minutes when I found his web site!"
Mariah Carey is one of the biggest stars in the world, so it makes sense that her loyal dog, Jack, would follow suit. Over the years, he's received his own fan-created web site, guest spots in Mariah's videos and two Live With Regis and Kelly Relly award nominations. "He's such a star," boasts Mariah, 38. Like his A-list mom, Jack is a diva and flies first class when traveling. "I'm not going to put him in the back with someone I don't know," Mariah explains. "He's my dog!"
More Photos: Mariah at Macy's Glendale Galleria
Posted by Lynn on Friday, 23-Nov-2007, 9:14AM EST
Holiday Charts Update
Posted by Lynn on Thursday, 22-Nov-2007, 5:41PM EST
Billboard For issue date December 1, 2007, Mariah Carey's classic album, Merry Christmas, climbs two spots to #36 in its 3rd week on Top Holiday Albums; 5 places to #2 in its 2nd week on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Catalog; and re-enters the Top Pop Catalog chart at #30.
iTunes "All I Want For Christmas Is You" remains the most downloaded Holiday song on iTunes! It is currently at #35 on Top Songs. The parent album, Merry Christmas is currently at #44 on Top Albums and #4 on Top Holiday Albums.
Here's how the Merry Christmas songs are currently ranked on iTunes:
#1 "All I Want For Christmas Is You" #21 "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)" #68 "O Holy Night" #76 "Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town"
Rest of the World Top Holiday Songs. "All I Want For Christmas Is You" is #1 in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the UK; #2 in Finland, Germany, and Greece; #3 in Holland; and #30 in Luxembourg
Top Songs (Overall). #11 in Ireland, #21 Norway, #23 Canada and Denmark, #25 Sweden, #27 Portugal; #29 UK; and #31 in Austria.
Top Holiday Albums.Merry Christmas is #2 in Switzerland, #4 Italy and Norway, #7 Ireland, #11 Canada, #12 Denmark, #13 Belgium, #14 New Zealand, #17 Austria, #18 UK, #23 Sweden, #24 Germany, #30 Greece, #32 Holland, #39 Spain, and #57 in France
Top Albums (Overall). #14 in Australia, #38 Canada, and #57 in Norway
Mediabase Airplay "All I Want For Christmas Is You" airplay as of week ending 11/21/2007: 11.529 million audience impressions, with 1652 spins.
Reminder: The "All I Want For Christmas Is You" Ringle (Catalog #: 88697196852), released officially on November 27th, is now available for pre-order at amazon.com for $5.98. Find more details about this ringle here.
Posted by Liron on Thursday, 22-Nov-2007, 5:38PM EST
--Visit The Adventures of Mimi page of the official site, MariahCarey.com, to watch 120-sec and 30-sec trailers for the DVD. Nice Mariah photos from the tour are available for download too! The Adventures of Mimi DVD will be available for $19.99 exclusively at all Best Buy stores in the United States starting Dec. 4 and online at www.BestBuy.com now.
--A new cover version to "All I Want For Christmas Is You" has been recorded by country artist Jennifer Hanson and is already being played on radio stations nationwide. Hanson joins previous artists who covered the song such as Shania Twain, Samantha Mumba, Teddy Geiger, My Chemical Romance and The Cheetah Girls.
--Click here to view a short clip from E! Online covering Mariah's appearance on the Ellen show.
--The web portal of one of the biggest Italian daily magazines, "La Repubblica", has a picture gallery of Mariah's promotional event for "M by Mariah Carey" in Macy's at the Glendale Galleria in California. Click here to view it.
--"The Adventures of Mimi" Tour DVD will be released in Taiwan on November 30th (cover picture here). Even more news for Taiwanese fans, "M by Mariah Carey" will be released in Taiwan in January 2008. Universal Taiwan is holding a contest in which the winner will receive Mariah's fragrance as a prize.
--According to Mix Up, the release date for Mariah's "The Adventures of Mimi" tour DVD in Mexico has been pushed back again and is now scheduled for release on November 26.
--In Malaysia, "M by Mariah Carey" launches exclusively at Robinsons The Gardens from today till Nov. 28.
--Detroit News columnist Adam Grahan names his five Christmas classics from the past 25 years, and it includes Mariah Carey, "All I Want for Christmas is You" (from "Merry Christmas," 1994): "Quite honestly one of the most joyous songs ever recorded, "All I Want" - which was immortalized in "Love, Actually" - brims over with life-affirming energy and spirit."
Mariah is back on fire
Posted by Lynn on Thursday, 22-Nov-2007, 5:36PM EST
Her last album was 2005's biggest-selling - but Mariah Carey tells us Emancipation Of Mimi was just a warm-up for her new effort.
Speaking at the launch of her new M fragrance in LA, she revealed: "I am so happy with the new tracks - there are 22 that we're trying to decide from. But the way I like to look at it is the last album was the main course, and the new one is the dessert!"
Mariah added she's set to embark on a worldwide tour. She said: "We didn't get to Europe on the last tour and I was upset about that. I love England so much! We'll have to make it happen next time."
In the meantime, fans can watch Mimi on the new DVD of last year's Adventures Of Mimi tour. It's a treat.
Mariah Carey appeared on NBC's The Ellen DeGeneres Show Wednesday, November 21st to promote her new fragrance, "M by Mariah Carey."
Watch Mariah on Ellen on right or download: [ Part 1 | Part 2 ]
"M" Launch at Macy's Glendale
Posted by Lynn on Wednesday, 21-Nov-2007, 9:15PM EST
Here's some footage from last night's launch of Mariah's debut fragrance, "M by Mariah Carey" at Macy's Glendale Galleria in Los Angeles, California. The event was scheduled for a 7:00pm start but as early as 4:30pm, fans were already lined up outside Macy's Broadway Street entrance. The 200 VIP packages (valued at $90.50 each) all sold out early. Due to enormous demand, 100 more packages (at $68.00 each), which were transfers from other Macy's stores, were made available and they too sold out quickly!
Mariah was in the store's offices on the 3rd floor giving interviews to Access Hollywood and Extra TV prior to coming down at exactly 7:35pm for the launch. The signing ended at 9:25pm.
Below are pictures from inside and outside of Macy's Glendale Galleria prior to Mariah's "M" launch.
Mariah Carey: Emancipated and Uncensored!
Posted by Lynn on Wednesday, 21-Nov-2007, 4:50PM EST
Extra TV correspondent Tanika Ray caught up with Mariah Carey before making an appearance to promote her debut fragrance, "M by Mariah Carey" at Macy's Glendale Galleria on Tuesday, November 20th.
Click here to view this Extra TV video interview in which Mariah talks about her Thanksgiving plans, her diet secrets, her being a good cook, among other things. Download this video here.
Thanks to Carlo from Extra TV.
Related Articles: » From People.com's StarTracks: M for Mariah Carey. Continuing to promote her new perfume M, Mariah Carey flirts with the crowd during an in-store appearance at Macy's in Glendale, Calif., on Tuesday.
» From TMZ: Mariah Carey Sprays Glendale. When Mimi unveiled her fragrance in New York City, there was a marching band and full parade. Last night in suburban Glendale, Calif. ... not so much. For the Los Angeles launch, Carey opted for the Glendale Galleria instead of choosing a more upscale venue, like something on Rodeo Drive - or at least L.A. proper. Mimi takes it to her peeps! Marching band be damned - her fans still went wild! Watch the video.
Video & Photos: Mariah Leaves NBC Studios
Posted by Lynn on Wednesday, 21-Nov-2007, 3:41PM EST
Watch a video of Mariah as she was leaving the NBC Studios main gate on Bob Hope Drive, Burbank, California at around 3:35pm after taping her appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Tuesday, November 20th. Mariah was so nice to stop her car and sign some items for the fans! [Download this video]
Also, below are pictures taken by Aaron and Joey, who were among the fans who waited for 5 long hours just to get a glimpse of Mariah! Thanks guys!
"All I Want For Christmas Is You" continues to move up the US charts
Posted by Michael on Wednesday, 21-Nov-2007, 3:27PM EST
"All I Want For Christmas Is You" sold another 11,794 downloads this week (a sales increase of 81% and position increase of 74 spots) bringing the sales tally of "All I Want For Christmas Is You" to 612,517 copies.
As for airplay "All I Want For Christmas Is You" has 9.3 million audience impressions (per Mediabase).
Unfortunately, "All I Want For Christmas Is You" is down in sales, the sales position and airplay in comparison to last year, but there is still another 5 weeks for "All I Want For Christmas Is You" before we can declare the song anything.
Source: Bks | Colson | MariahDailyJournal
HQ Photos: Mariah Launches "M" at Macy's Glendale
Posted by Lynn on Wednesday, 21-Nov-2007, 2:36PM EST
Mariah launched her debut fragrance, "M by Mariah Carey" at Macy's Glendale Galleria in Los Angeles, California on Tuesday, November 20th. Click on the thumbnails below to view high-quality photos of Mariah from the event.
Ellen DeGeneres: Mariah Carey Smells Like S'mores
Posted by Jeane on Wednesday, 21-Nov-2007, 1:45PM EST
The "scentsational" Mariah Carey stopped by Ellen Wednesday to talk turkey - and perfume.
"You smell a little like s'mores," Ellen DeGeneres said, welcoming the divine diva to her show Wednesday.
"I'm not really a fragrance girl. I don't really like scents," Carey contended as she spritzed her host from head to toe with her new perfume, M by Mariah Carey. "[But, the company] was like, 'We want this to be a representation of you.' "
The songstress worked closely with perfumers to arrive at both her signature scent as well as the pretty purple bottle which is topped by - you guessed it - a butterfly. "The marshmallow element you smelled before is the top note and was a subliminal thing - just to give you little campfire memories," she explained of her first-ever fragrance.
"My [signature scent] of course, is gin and Marlboros," countered a deadpan DeGeneres. "When you come home [with it on], they're like, 'You've been out. ... No, I have Ellen's perfume on!' "
Though she'll smell yummy, Carey's hectic schedule will keep her from having a true Thanksgiving this year. "I'm working," she told DeGeneres. "[Though] I really want to learn how to cook a turkey. It can't be that big of a deal, it just seems like one, to me."
From the EllenDegeneres.com's real time web camera, below are screen captures of Mariah and Ellen during the taping of The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Tuesday, November 20th.
Recap: Mariah's Taping of the Ellen DeGeneres Show
Posted by Liron on Wednesday, 21-Nov-2007, 12:11AM EST
Tom attended the Tuesday taping of Mariah's appearance on the Ellen DeGeneres show. Read his recap below and be sure to tune in to see Mariah segments on the 'Ellen' shows of Wednesday (November 21) and Friday (November 23).
The first spotting of Mariah was when she and Ellen came out to the outside holding area for the audience. They filmed a segment which will actually be airing at the end of the episode. Mariah was dressed in the same type dress from the "Vision of Love" video with a black leather jacket and sunglasses. She and Ellen discussed the perfume and sprayed it on 2 women, then Ellen lit a marshmallow on fire. They went inside after a few minutes.
Mariah will actually be on the show on Wednesday and Friday. The Wednesday show will have the outside segment above and also an in-studio interview where Mariah said she has 22 songs and needs to cut it down and that the album will be out top of 2008. She couldn't name names because songs will be cut. She called the album "The Emancipation of Mimi" Part 2. They discussed the perfume and Ellen pulled out a Gin & Marlboro perfume sprayer - that apparently was used outside also, as a joke and they both sprayed it in their mouths. This was the last segment taped and Ellen said everyone in the audience gets the "M" perfume.
The 2nd taped segment, I believe airing on Friday because Ellen earlier said it was the day after Thanksgiving. They did a game like live human Tetris that is on a Japanese show where it is cut out and the person has to morph their body or be pushed in a bunch of balls. One woman won $5,000 and $100 gift certificate for all audience members by doing it. Then, they introduced a woman from the audience who had 5 kids and Ellen said the shape is in the pose of Mariah on the cover of "The Emancipation of Mimi", but she didn't have a copy of the CD to show it. Mariah then walked out with the CD. The women didn't make the pose, but Ellen said "get up" and then women climbed out of the balls and got $5,000. Mariah watched as this happened and then left the riff raff room.
Mariah later stopped to sign items while in her car for 2 minutes as they were leaving, but did not play any new songs, although she apparently did on her way in.
Audio: Mariah Promotes "M" on LA's Power 106
Posted by Liron on Tuesday, 20-Nov-2007, 5:50PM EST
Mariah called in to LA's Power 106 today at 8:45am to promote her new fragrance, "M by Mariah Carey." Click on the play button below to listen to Mariah's phone interview with the crew of Big Boy's neighborhood.
Transcript: Power 106: We gotta check in with a friend of the neighborhood. Let's go ahead and make it happen right now. She does a nice cameo in the video for Roc-Boys, looking very sexy. Alright, friend of the neighborhood, ladies and gentlemen, M stands for Mariah. Mariah Carey: Good mornin'! P106: Good mornin' to you! How are you doing this morning love? MC: I'm doing good, how are you? I missed you. P106: I missed you too. You know, I'm loving how we're talking a lot now, and we're gonna start seeing each other a whole lot, so this is beautiful baby girl, and thank you for calling the neighborhood once again Mariah. MC: I love calling up the neighborhood, I really do, because, I know I'm not from here, but I feel at home when I get on the phone with the neighborhood. P106: As you should! And the next time you come to the neighborhood, we're gonna need you to give some money to renovate this place, as we got a mess in here. MC: We need to do that, I'm good with the renovations and things like that. I like to do the interior design, you can come with the whole concept. P106: I've seen your crib on MTV, so yeah - we want a bubble bath and everything. MC: Well, you know we have to keep it... it can't be so frou-frou like mine. P106: Yes it can! MC: You know, like the men-area, I know you want it to be... P106: Nah, I'm very much in touch with my feminine side. I'll put on my heels and get on my [...] and everything. And I'm gonna wear my "M by Mariah Carey" also and dare somebody to say something. Now, how's it coming along honey? How's everything been going as far as "M by Mariah Carey"? MC: It's been doing really well, I'm so excited, because for a debut fragrance, like you know, they've been just telling me all these really incredible things about, considering that I've never put any type of... anything but music out before, so it's like very exciting when they'll come in and say "hey we're number one in Australia, we're doing, and we're doing that" and all these exciting things, but today, I believe we're gonna meet some folks. You probably know all the... P106: You're gonna get bombarded. For all those out there, Mariah's gonna be all the way live at Macy's at Glendale Galleria, so if you're near the Glendale area, make sure to go out there, and I wanna advise everybody to get there early because the way it goes down: the first 200 people that purchase the special fragrance package - they get a chance to meet Mariah and receive her autograph. MC: And the good packaging that they're talking about? it's the best one. How about I gotta buy it myself? P106: I've seen the package here and I was like "this is unbelievable." Just the bottle alone, Mariah! MC: Thank you. P106: I was watching, it was so funny, last night your commercial came on, it was like "get it now, you get this nice hand bag" I was like "oooh", it was nice! MC: I didn't even see it. I did not even see the commercial. Everybody else... I can't do anything but do my work, work on my record, and get ready to you know... see some folks or whatever. P106: Well guys are gonna see the commercial and they're gonna run out and probably it for their girls. I think guys just gonna buy it just to have it also, you know what I'm saying? Because the scent, and Liz was explaining the scent... Also Mariah, where did you come as far as the explanation of the scent? They said something about marshmallows? MC: Right, well, there's a lot of different things that go into making the fragrance so I was like "notes? what do you mean notes? like I just got back from the studio, what are you talking about?" They make a perfume out of ingredients that they refer to as notes. So basically you've got the top note which got a little toasted marshmallow type feeling and then there's the floral note - believe it or not, this is reality, it's called notes, that's how you know I was truly involved, I feel like a scientist right now. Basically, this flower that I had smelled when I went for the first time to Hawaii, I know a lot of people like to go to Hawaii a lot, but because I'm from the other [...] I don't really get much of a chance to. So the first time I went, and I smelled this one flower, you know when you get off the plane, they put the lei's on you and it's just very tropical, whatever. The flower is a Tahitian flower, called Tiare, it's beautiful - that's the mid note. And the low note is a Moroccan, very sensual incense, so it's really nice. It's really like a very very different kind of light smell, like you smell it but it doesn't overwhelm you, so it's good things, I'm happy. P106: Let me ask you Mariah, just being a person that has so many great albums, so many number one hits and also just when it comes to Mariah, there is a brand-name, it's a franchise. My question to you though is when you just said this is your first thing going outside of music, what made you say you know, if I'm gonna do something, let me do a fragrance? MC: Because you know what? I don't even like fragrances for the most part. People would always be like "what are you wearing?" and I'm like "I don't know, it's probably just like who knows what kind of conditioner or shampoo or whatever" but they always think I have on some fragrance or whatever and I was like "I'm not really that drawn to them" but sometimes they do overpower things, so I was like let me do this, and I'm gonna really be involved in it, I'll really go every single step of the way, like just the same way if I was making a record, which I am. P106: Hello! Now, we're early 2008 with the new album, correct? MC: Yes, yes, yes. I wish I could play you some snippets over the phone, like if I were allowed to do that... I'm so excited about the record. P106: Let me ask you this Mariah, who tells you that you can't do that? Come on. MC: Oh, the folks that don't like bootlegging. P106: Okay, that's understood. What are you doing for thanksgiving? What kind of plans do you have? MC: You know what, I don't really even know what's going on. Like this year, I'm just kinda like, taking one day at a time because basically I am at the very tale-end of making this record and I'm so excited about it. That's what I was saying, if I had a little snippet, I could play it but they're not mixed or mastered or anything yet, I'm still finishing up vocals but I just wrote a song the other night that I'm so excited about. The problem is, we have a lot of songs that we're overly attached to, when I say "we", I'm talking about my group of people that I work with, and especially Mr. L.A. Reid who we all love. Anyway, I'm just trying to figure out what the first single's gonna be. P106: But you know Mariah, that's a good problem to have, that there's so many there, that you don't know exactly which one you wanna grab to release to us as the introduction and the new single. People are still listening to "The Emancipation of Mimi" because it was that good. MC: Thank you so much, it was almost like, this is like part two of where I was at when I finished working on that particular project. I just feel like this is something that I'm really excited to put out there. I don't wanna go talking about it, bragging about it, whatever. I humbly.. and I'm very grateful for this album, I'm just gonna put it that way. I'm really excited for you to hear it, like just on a musical note, I'm curious as to your opinion and I hope you guys all like it. P106: Well, when you come over to our house for our thanksgiving dinner on Thursday, would you bring it with you? Just bring it with you. MC: You know I would love that, I wish I could do that. Maybe we could think in advance, like Easter, we could do an egg hunt or something. P106: You know, we would do an M-hunt. MC: Yes, and it will match because the lavender will go with the whole motif. P106: "The whole motif," see that's why she's going to redecorate the whole damn studio over here. Being a Mariah fan, it is really crazy to hear that you've never put anything, 'cause you could Mariah, like you could put out a stiletto line, and people would go run and grab it, because Mariah Carey is always known to walk around in the greatest shoes. MC: Did you tell me that another time? Because someone else has been talking to me, three people have mentioned to me about doing a shoe-line in the past like, I don't know, month, and I'm like "I do love me some shoes!" P106: And you wear them well. We missed the boat on the jeans-line. Remember when you cut the waist on the jeans and everybody's aunt started wearing jeans like that. "M by Mariah" - I know that it's gonna be a great situation as far as today, I know as far as the holidays, and it's crazy because, when it comes to just Mariah and the scent, if you just look at the bottle, like I haven't even had the chance to smell it, I'm just looking at the bottle and you wanna get that either for your girl if you're a fella, now I know the girls are gonna go out and get it, and I know when it comes down to Macy's at the Glendale Galleria, I know you're gonna shut it down. MC: I'm excited, but did you know that all fragrances smell different on all women and all people in general? So we have to smell it on as many, you know, members of the opposite sex as you can, to see who you like the scent best on. P106: Well you know, I can't do that. Come on Mariah. MC: I mean I'm just saying to the men out there who are not... P106: Mariah, you have to stop flirting with me! MC: I'm not doing that! P106: 'Cause what we had yesterday, what we had, that was yesterday. I love you, there's never any ill will, but Mariah, you gotta stop this! MC:[laughs] No, I would never do that. P106: You'd never stop? Now she's saying she'll never stop. MC: I'm your number one fan, I'm in the fan-club, that's what it is. P106: Thank you so much, that'll be audio now and we'll cut up and replay it. Mariah, we definitely thank you baby girl, and don't forget - for all those out there in the Glendale area or the surrounding areas, Macy's at Glendale Galleria, go on out there today, say hello to Mariah, now the signing begins at 7:00pm, the first 200 people, which I'm pretty sure there are 200 people out there right now ladies and gentlemen, you wanna get out there early. Mariah, we definitely thank you once again for calling up the neighborhood. MC: I thank you, and thank you for knowing so much about the fragrance and just being so supportive 'cause it's been really really nice, I'm just excited, like you said - for the holidays, it is something really really special and I hope people enjoy it because I'm too much behind them other folks that put their fragrances out in September, we just weren't ready but we wanted it to be right. P106: And it is right, and we thank you for that phone call Mariah. MC: I love you and I thank you so much and I can not wait to see you.
Source: Power 106 | Text: MariahDailyJournal
Audio: Mariah Promotes "M" on LA's KIIS FM
Posted by Liron on Tuesday, 20-Nov-2007, 4:24PM EST
Mariah called in to LA's KIIS FM today at 9:35am to promote her new fragrance, "M by Mariah Carey." Click on the play button below to listen to Mariah's phone interview with Ryan Seacrest.
Transcript: Ryan Seacrest: Who needs some MC this morning... Mariah Carey! Mariah Carey: Hey! RS: Oh, there it is! There is that voice we long for! MC: Hi darling, how are you? RS: It's as if you're inside the headset, it's so smooth. MC: You are out of control, how are you this morning? RS: I'm okay now, four o'clock I was angry but now, 9:35, I'm buzzing with happiness. MC: You were angry because you had to wake up at four or because...? RS: Yep. MC: You know what? I'm with you. RS: I mean, not angry, that's not correct, it's just one of those things - as the day goes on, I get more and more of that happy feeling. I think you and I live.. we're on opposite schedules completely. MC: We are and yet they're actually almost the same because I do like not usually go to sleep before four. RS: What's with you music people? I mean all of the best and biggest names, you guys shine in the middle of the night. MC:[laughs] That's what it is, stars shine at night! No, I don't know. I have no idea what is the creativity thing for me, it's been like - my whole life, I've always been, you know, writing and whatever and so as a kid I just would be up late, just writing poems or lyrics or whatever and it just stayed with me. It's a great thing that I'm very thankful for, you know, the ability to write songs, but like being a nocturnal person is a little bit annoying. RS: You know, Mariah Carey - all of this this morning, as if she hasn't had enough success in everything that she's done, there's more to the mogulship. And before we talk about how people can see you tonight, I'm wondering, when you look at young artists, some of the new artists, you've done as good as anybody in music can do. You're in a completely different league because of what you've been able to accomplish. What do you think when you look at some of these younger female stars? MC: I don't know... I mean like, some people you might think they're young but they're probably older, they just started later. Don't forget I was in high school working on my first demo! And so I think I have a different perspective. Honestly, when I look at like certain people that did start really young, I kinda feel like I can relate maybe a little bit to what they're going through because it's a tough business. I don't know, I think everybody has their own journey that they have to go through and sometimes it's a great moment and everything is amazing and sometimes it's not, and that's just the way it is in life. So I think like with other artists who are just starting out and they've been doing this for you know, however long, it's all about you and whatever you're going through, like this new kind of different phase in my life which is really exciting, having the new fragrance, you know. This is like my first kind of, you know, non-musical entree into the world of... RS: It's your first liquidventure. MC: Yes it is! [laughs] RS: I would like for you to use that pitch. "This is my first liquidventure". MC: Can I take... I mean, do I credit you for it? RS: No, I don't need credit. You conquered everything else, let's go liquid. MC: Let's go liquid! Liquid is hot, liquid hot magma [Austin Powers quote]. Well, I got that from Mike Myers, I can't... RS: You did come up with "M by Mariah Carey". That is your brand, M! MC: I know, that is the height of creativity, but actually what it was, was that we were more focused on the actual fragrance and didn't even, I mean I was thinking about names all along, I was thinking it would probably be like one of the names from one of the songs off the new record that I'm working on right now, but actually it didn't end up that way, believe it or not - so many people just trademark all these names, 'cause if it's a good name, likelihood is that it's taken already. RS: That's true I guess, but no one took the consonant M, so that's all yours, you can have that. MC: That's all mine, and funny thing is everybody calls me 'M', like you know, my friends call me M or MC or whatever, so there you go. RS: Mariah's gonna be at M-Macy's at the Glendale Galleria, tonight at 7 o'clock. The first 200 people that purchase a special fragrance package get to actually meet and receive an autograph from Mariah Carey, so there will be a lot of people out there tonight, that's the Glendale Galleria, I'm gonna put the information at KIISFM.com. Why do a fragrance? MC: I loved this process. Making this fragrance has been something that's been so cool and different for me because like O.K., they actually equate the ingredients, the same terminology we use like 'I'm gonna go in the studio, I'm gonna work on something, I'm gonna change this note, and that note, whatever' 'cause we wanted to feel, let's say the outro of one of my famous songs... I don't know, "We Belong Together" - at the end, I go up to the higher note, and literally that's the same thing with the fragrance. It's like, we want the top note to stand out more, you know in certain parts, like the floral note would be more dominant. And also, the low sensual Moroccan incense - that's the bottom note, and I learned about all this and I really really worked on the fragrance with the people at Elizabeth Arden, so it's been a cool learning experience for me too. Like I would definitely recommend it to anybody out there who doesn't know what they want to do with their life or with their career necessarily, it's a pretty cool job to have. Can you believe that there are actually people who - all they do is, you spray perfume on them and smell it on their skin? RS: That's... your payroll. You've got people around you doing that all the time. MC: Not my payroll, but that is an actual job, can you believe that? RS: I can. I was just thinking though Mariah, as I listen to the way you describe the fragrance, music, and the comparison you made, music is audio-chemistry then, isn't it? MC: It really is, and it's pretty cool because honestly, I was not good at Chemistry or anything science - I would hate it or anything like mathematics, so now I feel like "ha-ha", you know? I learned something guys! No, I really do feel like this was and is a great learning experience for me and every day I learn a little bit more about the process and what goes into it and I have so much respect for the people that actually go out and you know, they'll find, you know, I wanted this specific flower, this Tahitian flower, I didn't know the name of it, and I just kinda described it and the folks from Arden went out and literally got the extract of this flower called the Tiare Flower, and it's found, it's a Tahitian flower, it's beautiful. RS: It's from a Tiare Tequila plant. MC:[laughs] Probably, in something... let's say it's an intoxicating moment, but it doesn't smell like tequila. RS: Mariah Carey is with us, 9:42 on Wednesday-- Tuesday, it's one big 24 hours. MC: Of course it is. RS: What about new music? I know it was scheduled to come out either, well, today, wasn't it? MC: Today? I don't know... scheduled for today? They're gonna have to come grab my iPod 'cause... RS: When will we have the new Mariah Carey? MC: We will have my new work... [Speaks to someone else:] we're not talking about that darling, we're talking about music now! People come in and point at things going "tonight only I'll be at Macy's Glendale..." Actually, I'm gonna be putting out the record at the top of the year. I'm really really excited about it, I don't even wanna go on a tangent because I won't stop. [laughs] No, it's like, I'm so excited about this music, and the interesting thing is like you said, the notes like with the perfume and the fragrance and the creation of that is like, something that's different for me creatively, it took me to a new place just in terms of my music, in terms of where I was going and you know - what you're doing while you're writing and recording, it's really important you know. RS: When I listen to Mariah Carey, I always feel like as she speaks with this chaos and the soft voice, that there are people fanning, there's mani-padi, all happening at the same time. MC: What do you think is going on? Fanning? RS: Fanning and grape-feeding... [Studio girl: he thinks you're being pampered as you speak] MC: I think you would hear me eating grapes. RS: Well you have that... you do, your voice...! MC: I sound like I'm eating grapes? RS: No, no... the picture in my head, in my mind, is that, you're constantly, you're so relaxed that I wish I could be as pampered as you. MC: I actually am having my nails done as we speak. RS: See? MC: Ryan, either you have that special camera set up that we discussed. RS: It was for the late nights. I have this certain unbelievable way of recognizing vanity. MC: Oh my goodness, it's not vanity, it's just part of the job and you know it. RS: I call it maintenance. It's maintenance. Alright, so your fragrance is "M by Mariah Carey". MC: "M by Mariah Carey", it's a beautiful, like purple, deep-purple bottle with surprisingly a butterfly on top, but I do love it. RS: Shocking! Tonight at the Glendale Galleria, you can meet her. We were talking about this yesterday, if I had a fragrance, it would be called "insecurity". MC: What? RS: "Insecurity. RS." MC: Listen, it should be called "Fabulousness" and you should put it out next year. RS: That would help with the gay rumors. Mariah, we love you, thanks for calling! MC: I love you too darling, talk to you Ryan! Okay, 7:00pm Macy's Bye! RS: MC, KIIS FM. [Plays "We Belong Together"]
Source: KIIS FM | Text: MariahDailyJournal
Video: "M" on VH1's Soul Vibe Awards
Posted by Lynn on Tuesday, 20-Nov-2007, 4:09AM EST
"M by Mariah Carey" was one of the sponsors of VH1's Soul Vibe Awards Special which aired earlier tonight on VH1. During commercial breaks, a montage of Mariah images, trivia, concert footage; and a new "M by Mariah Carey" advertisement with a free gift with purchase offer were featured. Watch video on right.
Posted by Lynn on Monday, 19-Nov-2007, 5:23PM EST
Live Nation Artists via PR Newswire has issued a press release today announcing the release of Mariah Carey Double Disc DVD, "The Adventures of Mimi" on December 4th exclusively through Best Buy. Read press release.
A full audio to "Vision of Love" from The Adventures of Mimi DVD is available for preview at BestBuy.com. Check it out!
On iTunes, "All I Want For Christmas Is You" has now entered the Top 100 Songs and is currently at #61! It remains at #1 on Top Holiday Songs. The parent album, Merry Christmas is at #76 on Top Albums and #3 on Top Holiday Albums.
On French TV, a commercial for Kinder Chocolates uses the Mariah holiday classic, "All I Want For Christmas Is You" as background music. Watch video on right. Thanks to Sam for the video!
The new Spanish fan site, Ave Mariah is giving away two copies of the Merry Christmas Dual Disc and a copy of the yet-to-be-released "All I Want for Christmas is You" ringle. Visit the site to find out more details about the contest. Last day to participate is December 15th.
The Italian music site, RnB Junk, wants to know: "Quale DVD comprerai? (Which DVD will you buy?): The Beyonce Experience or The Adventures Of Mimi?" Italian fans can cast their votes here.
"The Adventures of Mimi" DVD is officially being released in Turkey on December 10.
An advertisement for "M by Mariah Carey" appears in the Winter 2007/2008 edition of the German fashion & beauty magazine, H&M. See scan on right.
Marc is giving away one copy of the Merry Christmas Dual Disc re-release to the fan who designs the best alternative Christmas cover for Mariah's album than the one already previously being used. E-mail him at email@example.com with your submission by December 14, 2007. Open only to U.S. and Canadian fans.
Source: MariahDailyJournal | Sam | Antonio | Marc | Jeremy | Giuseppe | Can | Dennis
"All I Want For Christmas Is You" re-enters the UK charts
Posted by Michael on Monday, 19-Nov-2007, 4:29PM EST
"All I Want For Christmas Is You" re-enters the UK singles charts at #78, selling another 1,793 copies to its already impressive over 400,000 total.
"All I Want For Christmas Is You" peaked at #2 on the singles chart and was certified Gold (400,000) in the UK back in December of 1994. The next possible certification for "All I Want For Christmas Is You" to receive is Platinum (600,000). If "All I Want For Christmas Is You" is certified Platinum, it will surpass the certification of the UK #1 hit "Without You" and become her only single to reach that mark in the UK.
Video of the Week: Mariah & LL Cool J at 1997 VMAs
Posted by Lynn on Monday, 19-Nov-2007, 2:09PM EST
Thanks to Kelly of Mariah Central for our Video of the Week: Mariah Carey presenting the "Video Vanguard Award" to LL Cool J at the 1997 MTV Video Music Awards.
Mariah Presents the "Video Vanguard Award" to LL Cool J MTV Video Music Awards, September 4, 1997 Format: Mpg | Size: 19.0 MB [ Download here ]
Mariah on Ellen Airs Wednesday
Posted by Lynn on Sunday, 18-Nov-2007, 9:53AM EST
The Ellen DeGeneres Show has updated its site today to now show Mariah Carey as a special guest in its broadcast on Wednesday, November 21st [instead of Friday, November 23rd, as reported to us previously.] Here's what it says on the site:
Wednesday one of my favorite guests, 5-time Grammy Award winner, MARIAH CAREY, is stopping by to chat. You never know what she's going to do when she's here. (She likes to raid my wardrobe.) What we do know is when Mariah is on, it's can't miss television. She's going to show off her new perfume "M By Mariah." The rumor is that not only does it smell great, if you wear it, it will help you sing in three octaves. Plus, with a little help from Timbaland and Justin Timberlake, DURAN DURAN has a fantastic new album, "Red Carpet Massacre." Get out your thin ties, they will be here Wednesday to perform the CD's first hit, "Falling Down." Plus, they're going to perform "Rio," one of their biggest songs ever.
Be sure to tune in! To find out when and where the show airs in your area, click here.
"Mimi" Tour DVD now in Best Buy!
Posted by Lynn on Sunday, 18-Nov-2007, 2:46AM EST
"The Adventures of Mimi" Tour DVD, out officially in the U.S. on December 4th, has been spotted on the shelves of Best Buy in Bossier City, Louisiana; Buffalo, New York; and Orange Park, Florida! However, according to 5 Best Buy stores in the greater Los Angeles area, although stocked, the DVD will not be released until December 4th. Good idea to call first to check availability before making a special trip to your store.
Source: MariahDailyJournal | Meshs2003 | Aaron
Update: "M" Launch in Macy's Glendale Galleria
Posted by Lynn on Sunday, 18-Nov-2007, 12:51AM EST
As previously reported, Mariah is scheduled to make an in-store appearance at Macy's Glendale Galleria on Tuesday, November 20th to promote her debut fragrance, "M by Mariah Carey."
Below is further information about the event.
Presale is now going on at Macy's Glendale Galleria. You can either drop by the store or contact Women's Fragrances Counter Manager, Myrna Calilung, at (818) 240-8411 ext. 2327 or 2328 to purchase by phone. Store hours are from 11:00am-8:00pm on Sunday, November 18 and 10:00am-9:00pm for both Monday, November 19 and Tuesday, November 20.
A minimum purchase of $90.50 (a combination of the 3.3oz Eau de Parfum for $62.50 and 6.8oz Moisturizing Body Lotion for $28.00) is required to receive a pass to meet Mariah and get her autograph.
Passes will be given to the first 200 customers.
Mariah will be signing bottles from 7:00pm-8:00pm.
Due to limited time available to properly promote the event, we encourage fans from Los Angeles and neighboring counties to spread the word. "M by Mariah Carey" makes a perfect gift this Holiday season! Get that bottle today!
Be sure to keep checking our site for the latest on Mariah's appearance at Macy's Glendale Galleria!
"The Adventures of Mimi" Tour DVD Scans
Posted by Liron on Saturday, 17-Nov-2007, 4:30PM EST
Here are scans from the UK edition of "The Adventures of Mimi" tour DVD, including the back and front covers, the booklet, the discs and their cases. Many thanks to Kerry for the scans!
Mariah on Ellen, and You Could Be There!
Posted by Lynn on Friday, 16-Nov-2007, 10:13PM EST
Mariah will be taping The Ellen DeGeneres Show this Tuesday, November 20th and Honey B. Fly (HBF) is sending one (1) lucky member and a guest!
If you live in or around the Los Angeles area, are 18 years of age or older and can be available starting at 11:00AM on Tuesday, November 20 you could be selected to attend. You will need to get yourself and your guest to the Ellen DeGeneres Show studio located at: 3000 W. Alameda Ave, Burbank 91523.
There is a strict 18 year old age minimum to attend a taping! You and your guest MUST each be 18 and MUST have photo proof of age such as school ID or driver's license. HBF will not be providing any transportation to or lodging at this event.
HBF will randomly select one (1) member. You may also bring a guest. Please send your email to firstname.lastname@example.org and tell them the following:
Your First and Last Name Your HBF Username Your Age Your City And State Your E-Mail Address listed in Your HBF Profile Your Phone Number (Home and Mobile) Guest Name Guest Age
MDJ Note: The recorded The Ellen DeGeneres Show with Mariah Carey as special guest will air on Friday, November 23rd. Be sure to tune in! To find out when and where the show airs in your area, click here.
"The Adventures of Mimi" Tour DVD Update
Posted by Lynn on Friday, 16-Nov-2007, 5:42AM EST
Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men perform "One Sweet Day" in this 120-second promotional video clip from "The Adventures of Mimi" Tour DVD, out in most countries this November. See updated list below for the most current release dates around the world.
Click here to download the "One Sweet Day" video clip. Thanks to Mo!
Below are photos of "The Adventures of Mimi" Tour DVD. Thanks to Goncalo!
Click here to view a scan of the promotional flyer for the Tour DVD that's being distributed by Universal Music Spain. The DVD is set for release in Spain on November 20th. TV networks, AXN and Fox, will air a commercial for the DVD in December. Thanks to Mini for this information!
Holiday Charts Update
Posted by Lynn on Thursday, 15-Nov-2007, 6:59PM EST
Billboard For issue date November 24, 2007, Mariah Carey's classic album, Merry Christmas, advances one spot to #38 in its 2nd week on Top Holiday Albums; and reenters the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Catalog chart at #7.
iTunes "All I Want For Christmas Is You" remains the most downloaded Holiday song on iTunes! The parent album, Merry Christmas is currently at #3 on Top Holiday Albums.
Here's how the Merry Christmas songs are currently ranked on iTunes:
#1 "All I Want For Christmas Is You" #24 "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)" #66 "Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town" #71 "O Holy Night"
Rest of the World Top Holiday Songs. "All I Want For Christmas Is You" is #1 in Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK; #2 in Italy and The Netherlands; #17 in Australia and Finland.
Top Songs (Overall). #33 in Ireland, #52 Denmark, #54 Norway, #55 UK and #79 in Austria.
Top Holiday Albums.Merry Christmas is #5 in Italy, #11 France, #12 Canada, #13 Greece, #24 Australia and #42 in The Netherlands.
Mediabase Airplay "All I Want For Christmas Is You" airplay as of week ending 11/14/2007: 3.336 million audience impressions, with 562 spins.
Source: MariahDailyJournal | Marc | Antonio
M by Mariah Carey's "Virtual Ford Model Search"
Posted by Lynn on Thursday, 15-Nov-2007, 3:39PM EST
M by Mariah Carey, the singer's new fragrance, is launching a Virtual Ford Model Search to find the new face of MTV's Virtual Hills. The campaign is being put on by MTV Networks, Elizabeth Arden and Ford Models. Starting Monday, viewers can go here to make their own customized avatar, and while in the virtual world, they'll be able to get beauty tips from Ford Models experts and given a virtual bottle of the perfume and Ford Models portfolio book.
"With Elizabeth Arden and Ford Models, we're tapping into their twin drivers of fashion and beauty and creating a social campaign where they can seek status and project a confident sense of self with others," Courtney Holt, executive vice president of Digital Music and Media for MTV Networks' Music & Logo Group, said in a statement.
In early January, models will be requested to flaunt their virtual acting abilities by posing with the M by Mariah Carey bottle, acting out a commercial for it, walking a virtual runway and competing in a virtual dance competition. The winning avatar, to be determined by reps for MTV, Elizabeth Arden and Ford Models, will be used as the face of a marketing campaign for MTV's virtual worlds, Ford Models' inaugural virtual-world model and will appear in a spot co-branded by MTV and Elizabeth Arden. Finalists will be chosen by an expert panel on January 14, and the winner will be announced on air January 31.
Mariah on Tina Turner's New DVD
Posted by Lynn on Thursday, 15-Nov-2007, 12:51PM EST
"Celebrate: The Best of Tina Turner" Tina Turner celebrates her 60th birthday and reflects on her life with this explosive 1999 concert. Turner performs a mix of material from throughout her career - her beginnings with Ike Turner, the 80's resurgence and later career material. Also featured are Tina's comments on her career, along with reflections from friends and luminaries such as Cher, Mariah Carey, Bill Wyman, Oprah Winfrey and many more.
"All I Want For Christmas Is You" #7 on Billboard's New Holiday Songs Chart
Posted by Lynn on Wednesday, 14-Nov-2007, 5:19PM EST
As several Adult Contemporary (AC) radio stations have already switched to all-holiday programming, we have welcomed back the Holiday Songs chart to billboard.com and billboard.biz. The Holiday Songs chart ranks all seasonal titles, regardless of year of release. Only holiday songs released for the first time in 2007 will be eligible to appear on the current AC tally and any of Billboard's other current charts.
Top 10 Holiday Songs 1. Burl Ives - "A Holly Jolly Christmas" 2. Brenda Lee - "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree" 3. Nat "King" Cole - "The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas to You)" 4. Bobby Helms - "Jingle Bell Rock" 5. Bing Crosby - "White Christmas" 6. Andy Williams - "The Most Wonderful Time of the Year" 7. Mariah Carey - "All I Want for Christmas Is You" 8. John Lennon & Yoko Ono - "Happy Xmas (War Is Over)" 9. Johnny Mathis - "It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas" 10. Jose Feliciano - "Feliz Navidad"
Note: New Holiday songs released from 2007 and on will be able to chart on Billboard's AC chart and any of its charts, but Holiday songs released before 2007 (like "All I Want For Christmas Is You") can only chart on the Holiday Songs Chart.
"All I Want For Christmas Is You"
Posted by Lynn on Wednesday, 14-Nov-2007, 2:19PM EST
It's about that time again. It's almost Christmas time. Want to see how Mariah's undisputed holiday classic "All I Want For Christmas Is You" is faring in the US so far? And how it's doing in comparison to last year? See here.
"Mimi" Tour DVD TV Promo in Japan
Posted by Lynn on Wednesday, 14-Nov-2007, 12:38PM EST
The Adventures of Mimi Tour DVD is now being promoted on Japanese TV. On the show Tokudane earlier today, some clips from the DVD were shown. See video on right. Thanks to Shino from Love Love Jack for sharing the video with us.
The Adventures of Mimi Tour DVD is slated for release in Japan on November 28th and is now available for pre-order at HMV for ¥4,661.
Ellen Cancels NYC Tapings
Posted by Lynn on Wednesday, 14-Nov-2007, 2:30AM EST
Days after the Writers Guild of America, East released a statement criticizing Ellen DeGeneres for crossing the strike picket line, the TV talk show host has canceled her show tapings in New York City, a source close to the show told Access Hollywood.
Ellen will continue to tape her show in LA and return to New York at a later date, the source told Access.
In a statement issued to Access Hollywood on Sunday, the WGAE said she would not be welcome in NYC.
"In anticipation of her plans to tape shows in New York City on November 19th and 20th, the Writers Guild of America, East is extremely disappointed to see that Ellen has chosen not to stand with writers during the strike," a rep for the WGAE said in the statement. "Ellen's peers who host comedy/variety shows have chosen to support the writers and help them get a fair contract, Ellen has not. On her first show back, Ellen said she loves and supports her writers, but her actions prove otherwise."
Ellen herself has reacted to the criticism saying she supports her writers, but she also has a duty to her audience.
"I support [the writers] and hope that they get everything they're asking for. And I hope it works out soon. In the meantime, people have traveled across the country. They've made plans. They're here. I want to do everything I can to make your trip enjoyable and give you a show," she said during a show taping.
Reps for "Ellen" could not be reached for comment.
Update: Mariah on Ellen
Posted by Lynn on Tuesday, 13-Nov-2007, 4:22PM EST
As previously reported, Mariah will be a special guest on The Ellen DeGeneres show on Wednesday, November 21st. Today on the show, Ellen confirmed that Mariah Carey and musical guest, Alicia Keys, will be headlining their Thanksgiving special on Wednesday.
The show will be taped on November 19th and 20th at The Allen Room, Frederick P. Rose Hall, Home of Jazz at Lincoln Center, Broadway at 60th Street (Columbus Circle), New York City, New York 10023. To request tickets, click here.
Source: MariahDailyJournal | Julio
Updated "Mimi" Tour DVD Releases
Posted by Lynn on Tuesday, 13-Nov-2007, 2:34PM EST
Below is an updated list of release dates for The Adventures of Mimi Tour DVD around the world.
Source: MariahDailyJournal | Dennis | Rob | Jacques | David | Hairul | Can | Marek | Marcin | Albert | Markus | Nick | Aiden | Oscar | Teemu | Sandra | John | Sergio | Dan | June | Nadia | Jiri | Stamos
T-Pain and Mariah Collaboration
Posted by Lynn on Tuesday, 13-Nov-2007, 12:54PM EST
T-Pain explains why he'll never run out of hit records or big names to record them. In this video from SOHH, he names the artists he is working with now which include Mariah Carey. He reveals, "I just went in with Mariah Carey last night."
Marie Claire: The Diva Formula
Posted by Lynn on Monday, 12-Nov-2007, 4:50PM EST
Britney Spears, Celine Dion, Mariah Carey and Jennifer Lopez are pitted against each other in an article entitled "The Diva Formula. They've all got new albums, but who's the diva-est of them all?" on Culture: Music section, page 110, of the December 2007 issue of Marie Claire. See scan on right.
News From South Africa
Posted by Lynn on Monday, 12-Nov-2007, 4:25PM EST
A Mariah quote ("I have a lounge chair in my bathroom. I sleep there sometimes.") appears on Get Over Yourself..., page 98 of Heat magazine November 23rd issue. See scan below.
And some pictures taken today of "M by Mariah Carey" stands in Foschini, Edgars and Red Square stores in Tyger Valley Centre in Cape Town, South Africa. There are body lotions available as well as two different perfume sizes. The smaller one is R295 while the bigger perfume is R455. The very last picture is samples they hand out. "M by Mariah Carey" is now officially available in South Africa in Foschini, Edgars and Red Square stores.
"M" on VH1's Soul Vibe Awards Special
Posted by Lynn on Sunday, 11-Nov-2007, 9:34PM EST
On Wednesday, on VH1's Soul Vibe Awards Special, Elizabeth Arden will launch fragrance M by Mariah Carey with a 2½-minute montage of images, trivia, concert footage of the pop star and an ad message.
"It's designed that way to retain the audience to make sure they don't walk away," says Tanya Zvonkin, group director of national broadcast for ad-buying firm PHD, who configured the ad for the show. "There will be no bathroom breaks in my commercials."
Note: The Soul Vibe Awards Special will air on VH1 Soul on Wednesday, November 14th at 9:00pm and on VH1 Monday, November 19th at 10:00pm.
"Endless Love" Live on Wetten Dass 1994
Posted by Lynn on Sunday, 11-Nov-2007, 6:42PM EST
Thanks to Nicolas for this week's Video of the Week: Mariah and Luther Vandross' live performance of "Endless Love" on the German show, Wetten Dass on September 17, 1994.
"Endless Love" Live on Wetten Dass, Germany, Sept. 17, 1994 Format: Mpg | Size: 42.7 MB [ Download here ]
Source: MariahDailyJournal | Nicolas
Mariah's SoundScan Album Sales w/e 11/04/07
Posted by Lynn on Sunday, 11-Nov-2007, 4:46PM EST
Mariah has sold a total of 5,160 albums and home videos as of November 4, 2007. That's 1 album/video sold every 2 minutes! Find out which albums were the top movers in Michael's Beating The Charts column.
"M by Mariah Carey" Radio Promo Blitz
Posted by Lynn on Sunday, 11-Nov-2007, 12:45PM EST
Mariah recently made the rounds of the top radio programs below to chat about her new fragrance, "M by Mariah Carey." Listen now to hear what Mariah had to say about her new fragrance, and more at the official fragrance site, MariahCareyBeauty.com.
102.7 KIIS-FM - Los Angeles 93.3 WFLZ-FM - Tampa Bay 95.5 WPGC-FM - Washington, D.C. 92.3 WPWX-FM - Chicago 93.3 WRDW-FM - Philadelphia 99.5 WIHT-FM - Washington, D.C.
Also, be sure to check out the other radio interviews previously posted here on MariahDailyJournal:
"M by Mariah Carey" Macy's Herald Square Event Recap
Posted by Lynn on Sunday, 11-Nov-2007, 12:44PM EST
The Macy's Herald Square launch event for Mariah Carey's debut fragrance, M by Mariah Carey, was an exciting spectacle that drew top notch press and thousands of fans. The event was one of the largest turnouts in Macy's beauty launch history!
In true Mariah fashion, she made a surprise grand entrance in a Rolls Royce Phantom convertible, flanked by two black SUVs decorated with M by Mariah Carey flags. The entrance captured the same attention and intrigue as that of a royal dignitary or ambassador. Mariah then stepped out onto a custom purple carpet branded with an "M" logo, surrounded by paparazzi and thousands of cheering fans. The fans were secured on each side of the carpet by custom designed barricades with purple covers adorned with silver butterfly decals. Members of her security team donned sleek black suits with royal purple ties.
When Mariah entered the store, she was surprised by 50 members of the Brooklyn Music & Arts Program Drumline playing her hit song "It's Like That." [Watch video] The Drumline was outfitted in purple M by Mariah Carey shirts, black pants and white tasseled hats. As Mariah walked the entire length of the purple carpet down the Broadway aisle inside Macy's hundreds of fans cheered and clapped along with the Drumline. The fanfare continued as they packed the entire main floor and crowded the fragrance area trying to get a glimpse of the superstar.
The signing area in the Beauty Arcade was decorated with purple carpet and draping, and a fragrance factice. The area was decorated with lightboxes of the print ad for the fragrance and decorated with Mariah's signature butterflies.
Rob Smith, Executive Vice President of Macy's, introduced Scott Beattie, Elizabeth Arden's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, who made a brief speech about the development of the fragrance and Mariah's dedication to the creation process. Rob also introduced Mariah, who was greeted by cheering and whistling fans. The fans were overjoyed to see the superstar up close and could not wait to get their chance to walk up on stage to receive an autograph and speak to Mariah! Mariah made a brief speech about how much she enjoyed working on the fragrance and how much of herself went into it. "It was a labor of love," she said.
More than 15 top national photographers captured images of Mariah on stage with her fragrance. After being interviewed by Extra, Entertainment Tonight, Access Hollywood and MTV News/TRL, a purple table branded with an "M" logo and gorgeous ivory Louis XVI oval back chair were whisked out from the side of the stage for her to be seated. Mariah then began signing the M by Mariah Carey national print ads for 200 adoring fans. The fans were so thrilled to meet Mariah that many burst into tears and a couple showed off their "Mariah" tattoos! An upbeat compilation of Mariah's hit songs played throughout the signing on the fragrance floor to continue the excitement of the fans. Many fans were singing along while waiting for their opportunity to go up on stage.
After the 200 customer signings were complete, Mariah proceeded to the 14th floor for a private photo opp and meet-and-greet with 50 VIP fans. Once all of the customer signings and photos were finished, Mariah posed for photos with executives from Elizabeth Arden and Macy's. She was then taken out to her awaiting Maybach where she was greeted again by cheering fans that stayed outside to catch a glimpse of Mariah before she left the building; hoping for that last photo or autograph. The fans did not stop cheering until Mariah's car had officially left the premises!
Click here to view high-quality pictures from the event.
"Mimi" Tour DVD Releases
Posted by Lynn on Saturday, 10-Nov-2007, 6:59PM EST
The Adventures of Mimi Tour DVD is scheduled to be released in:
» South Africa on November 12. Pre-order is available at Take 2. » Holland on November 16. Available for pre-order at BOL. » Ireland on November 16. » Poland on November 16. Available for pre-order at Fan. » Denmark on November 19. Pre-order at CDON. » Hong Kong on November 19. Pre-order at HMV Hong Kong. » Mexico on November 19. Available for pre-order at MixUp. » Norway on November 19. Pre-order at CDON. » Singapore on November 19. Pre-order at HMV Singapore. » Slovakia on November 19. Pre-order at Melodia Shop. » Sweden on November 19. Pre-order at CDON. » Spain on November 20. Pre-order at FNAC Spain. » Taiwan on November 23. The DVD comes with a poster. » Finland on December 21.
Be sure to check our right sidebar for an updated list of release dates for The Adventures of Mimi Tour DVD around the world.
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Mariah In This Week's Magazines
Posted by Lynn on Saturday, 10-Nov-2007, 6:23PM EST
From In Touch, November 19th issue, page 83 Extreme Anti-Aging Treatments. These stars will try just about anything to turn back the clock! Mariah takes the #1 spot on The List.
10. Gwyneth Paltrow 9. Sandra Bullock 8. Cindy Crawford 7. Madonna 6. Debbie Harry
5. Eva Longoria 4. Courteney Cox 3. Kyra Sedgwick 2. Teri Hatcher 1. Mariah Carey
1 - Mariah ate only purple foods When Mariah Carey went to her most unusual diet to date, it wasn't to get thinner thighs or tigther abs. The 38-year-old reportedly began eating only purple foods - like grapes, beetroot and eggplant - three days a week to keep wrinkles in check. "Purple food can prevent the breakdown of collagen and slow the wasting of muscles, so Mariah is eating them in bulk," an insider says. But the singer insists she isn't too concerned about aging and will always be a kid at heart. "I'm eternally 12," she says.
And from In Touch (Is It True?, page 69), and OK! (Beauty, page 70; and Guess Who?, page 97); and from the Nov. 15th issue of South Africa's You magazine, Star Gaze: Glamour Women of the Year Awards, page 146.
Billboard's Top 5000 Songs of the Rock Era
Posted by Lynn on Saturday, 10-Nov-2007, 6:20PM EST
The Top 5000 Songs of the Rock Era are ranked in order of their chart performance on The Billboard Hot 100. The weekly survey of the most popular songs in the U.S. and the Hot 100's prior incarnation, the Best Sellers in Stores chart.
Singles eligible for inclusion in the Top 5000 appeared on Billboard's pop singles charts between July 9, 1955 and February 3, 2007. Pop historians generally agree that the "rock era" began in July 1955, when Bill Haley and his Comets' "(We're Gonna) Rock Around the Clock" went to No.1.
Beginning with the chart dated July 9, 1955, songs received 500 points for every week they were in the No.1 position, 400 points for every week at No.2, 300 points for every week at No. 3, 200 points for every week at No.4, and 100 points for every week at No.5. Songs at No.6 received 95 points, No.7 received 94 points, and so on down to 71 points for No. 30. Fifty bonus points were added to a song's total for every week it was No.1.
When all of the points were added, there were multiple ties. Those were broken by considering each song's peak position and the number of weeks spent in peak position.
Further ties were broken by determining the number of weeks spent in the top 10, the top 40, and on the entire Hot 100. The few remaining ties were broken by entry position.
Top 10 Songs of the Rock Era 1. Smooth 2. We Belong Together 3. Un-break My Heart 4. Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix) 5. Yeah! 6. One Sweet Day 7. I'll Make Love To You 8. I Will Always Love You 9. Candle In The Wind 1997 9. Something About The Way You Look Tonight 10. How Do I Live
Other Mariah songs on Top 5000 67. Fantasy 70. Dreamlover 88. Always Be My Baby 134. Hero 295. Shake It Off 431. I'll Be There 448. Love Takes Time 449. Vision of Love 465. My All 491. Without You/Never Forget You 589. Emotions 590. Heartbreaker 667. Honey 670. Don't Forget About Us 697. Someday 845. I Know What You Want 1062. Can't Let Go 1230. I Don't Wanna Cry 1294. Thank God I Found You 2250. I Still Believe 2265. Anytime You Need A Friend 2334. Make It Happen 3058. Loverboy 3406. It's Like That
Posted by Lynn on Friday, 09-Nov-2007, 4:16PM EST
Dreamlover (Def Club Mix) is the first track on a three-CDs set of "Def Mix Classics". The compilation was released on October 29th and includes the best remixes from the entire Def Mix Crew, including David Morales who crafted the successful "Dreamlover" remix with Mariah. Click here to order the CD and hear samples of the tracks.
In Australia, the release of the The Adventures of Mimi Tour DVD has been pushed back a week to Monday, November 26th. The DVD is available in two formats: Digipak & Amaray case and can be pre-ordered here.
"M by Mariah Carey" launches in New Zealand on November 12th at Farmers, Life and selected pharmacies and department stores. In Mexico, all Sears stores now carry the "M" fragrance. Also now available at Foschini stores in most parts of South Africa.
On MTV's Run's House last night, Rev. Run told Jojo to play the track he loves and it's "Fly Like a Bird." You can watch the full episode here.
From Extra: Hollywood's Extreme Anti-Aging Secrets. From Courteney Cox's cherry wrinkle-buster to Mariah Carey's purple food diet, the stars are going to extreme lengths to stay in top shape. Watch a video here.
Here's an HQ video of "Roc Boys (And The Winner Is...)" from Wednesday's 106 & Park Top 10 video countdown on BET. Thanks to Markus!
Mariah Cameo - Jay-Z's "Roc Boys" Music Video Format: Mpg | Size: 101.8MB [ Download here ]
From PR Newswire: VH1 Soul Presents: VIBE Awards Special which will air on VH1 Soul on Wednesday, November 14 at 9PM and on VH1 on Monday, November 19 at 10PM is sponsored by the debut fragrance M by Mariah Carey and Chevrolet, a division of General Motors.
MariahTurkiye.net has the complete Charmbracelet concert in Los Angeles available for download on their site. Be sure to check it out.
Source: MariahDailyJournal | Dean | James | Markus | Marilyn | mccantante327 | Murat | David | Thread NZ | Jacques
Posted by Lynn on Friday, 09-Nov-2007, 1:08PM EST
Billboard Mariah Carey's classic album, Merry Christmas enters the Billboard Top Holiday Albums at #39, as of issue date November 17, 2007.
iTunes "All I Want For Christmas Is You" remains the most downloaded Holiday song on iTunes! The parent album, Merry Christmas is currently at #5 on Top Holiday Albums.
In the UK, the song debuts at #100 on Top Songs and #1 on Top Holiday Songs!
Rest of the world: #1 Holiday song in Germany, France, Italy, Switzerland, Portugal, Norway, Ireland, Greece, Austria, Denmark, Spain, New Zealand, Sweden, The Netherlands and Canada; #14 in Belgium; and #34 in Finland.
Mediabase Airplay As of week ending 11/8/2007, "All I Want For Christmas Is You" has garnered 2.506 million audience impressions with 368 spins.
Source: MariahDailyJournal | Antonio
Mariah To Guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show
Posted by Lynn on Thursday, 08-Nov-2007, 5:10PM EST
Mariah is scheduled to make a guest appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Wednesday, November 21st!
Be sure to tune in! To find out when and where The Ellen DeGeneres Show airs in your area, click here.
No Way November Whuut?! Boy have we got a November packed full of surprises for you! We've got all your favorites stopping by like Christina Applegate, Mariah Carey, Garth Brooks, Paris Hilton, Jack Black, Celine Dion, and Patrick Dempsey, to name just a few!
Source: The Ellen DeGeneres Show | MariahDailyJournal
Official Site Confirms Release of "Mimi" Tour DVD
Posted by Lynn on Thursday, 08-Nov-2007, 4:32PM EST
The official site, MariahCarey.com, confirms today the release of The Adventures Of Mimi Tour DVD on December 4, 2007, as we previously reported.
MARIAH CAREY RELEASES DOUBLE DISC DVD SHOWCASING THE SUPERSTAR'S MOST SUCCESSFUL TOUR, 'THE ADVENTURES OF MIMI'
AVAILABLE DECEMBER 4TH EXCLUSIVELY THROUGH BEST BUY
Fans get an all access VIP pass to concert performances, exclusive behind the scenes footage, an original Spike Lee directed Mariah mini-movie and much more in this 2-disc DVD set.
THE ADVENTURES OF MIMI will be available for $19.99 exclusively at all Best Buy stores in the United States and Canada starting December 4 and online at www.BestBuy.com and www.BestBuy.ca. THE ADVENTURES OF MIMI will also be available internationally outside of North America on November 19.
Another New Mariah Song: "4Real4Real"
Posted by Lynn on Thursday, 08-Nov-2007, 12:40PM EST
Two new song titles from Mariah's forthcoming album have recently been registered with the music copyright holding agency, Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI): "For The Record" [previously reported] and "4Real4Real" (or "Four Real Four Real"). Both tracks were written by Mariah, Bryan Michael Cox, and Taurian "Adonis" Shropshire. Although they are the first two titles from Mariah's new album to be registered, the songs may not make the final cut of the album. Mariah's new album is currently scheduled to be released early next year.
Bryan Michael Cox and Taurian "Adonis" Shropshire are writing/producing partners. They have worked together on songs for Chris Brown, Omarion and Danity Kane, and separately for Mary J. Blige (Cox) and Alicia Keys (Shropshire). Both of them have also separately worked with Mariah before: Bryan Michael Cox co-wrote a few songs with Mariah including her #1 hit "We Belong Together" and Taurian "Adonis" Shropshire has worked with Mariah on "So Lonely" feat. Twista.
Source: MariahDailyJournal | Joao
"Mimi" Tour DVD Out in U.S. Nov. 20 or Dec. 4?
Posted by Lynn on Wednesday, 07-Nov-2007, 6:58PM EST
Best Buy now shows a listing for The Adventures of Mimi Tour DVD with a release date of December 4, 2007, and is available for pre-order now for $14.99!
Amazon, however, still lists the DVD with a November 20th release and no pre-order option.
Note that Mariah's label has yet to officially announce a firm date for the release of The Adventures of Mimi Tour DVD in the U.S.
Source: MariahDailyJournal | Raymond
Photos: Mariah Backstage at Glamour Awards
Posted by Lynn on Wednesday, 07-Nov-2007, 1:29PM EST
Mariah Carey and the African Children's Choir pose backstage at the 2007 Glamour Magazine Women of The Year Awards at Lincoln Center on November 5, 2007 in New York City.
Note: Be sure to keep checking this space. New pictures will be added here as soon as they become available.
Videos: Mariah at Glamour Awards on E! News & Extra TV
Posted by Lynn on Wednesday, 07-Nov-2007, 1:37AM EST
Tonight's E! News and Extra TV both reported on Monday's 18th Annual Glamour Women of the Year Awards. Their footage of the event included a short video clip of Mariah Carey performing "Hero" with the African Children's Choir.
HQ Photos: Mariah Performs at Glamour Awards
Posted by Lynn on Tuesday, 06-Nov-2007, 5:18PM EST
News Articles From The Harvard Crimson: As Singer Mariah Carey began her performance before the packed concert hall, "all the girls in the upper balcony just started shrieking," Drew Faust [Harvard University president] said. "I looked at Amy [Gutmann, University of Pennsylvania president] and said, 'Good grief, this is not how we usually spend our time'."
From The New York Observer: The subsequent ceremony opened with pop singer Mariah Carey emerging to shrieks from the top two tiers of the balcony, which had been well-stocked with young things from various New York schools and girls' clubs. Ms. Carey, looking remarkably svelte and almost demure in a sleek, simple black floor-length gown with a sash, sang her 1993 hit "Hero" accompanied by a children's choir from Africa.
From Fashion Wire Daily: Mariah Carey, with the African Children's Choir, opened the ceremony with a rousing, emotional number and was met with huge cheers from the audience, particularly from the sections where several school groups were seated, special guests of Glamour.
"The Adventures of Mimi" Tour DVD Commercial
Posted by Lynn on Tuesday, 06-Nov-2007, 2:42PM EST
Get a sneak peek at the entire "The Adventures of Mimi" Tour DVD!
To the right is a 120-second montage of track snippets from the Tour DVD, slated for release in most countries the third week of November.
Fans Get a Sneak Preview of New Songs
Posted by Lynn on Monday, 05-Nov-2007, 10:36PM EST
Fans who waited for Mariah outside the Avery Fisher Hall, where she performed at the Glamour Women of the Year Awards, got to preview two of her new songs!
Tingleigh69 reports, "I saw Mariah outside the Glamour Awards! She signed my Music Box CD and was like, 'I hope you have emancipated' and I said, 'of course.' But to make a long story short she said she had to go because she had to play a song for someone. When she got in the car they blasted a song that we never heard before and I think it was her new song and Rachel (Mariah's dancer-friend) said, 'You guys hear that?' It sounded amazing! I couldn't make out lyrics or anything but it was upbeat and very good. They played two different ones. They are definitely gonna be #1s. But it was only a couple of seconds. That has to mean the song is gonna be on the radio any day or she wouldn't have played it infront of us."
fabulous mcfan adds, "It was VERY brief but it was an urban, mid-tempo from what I heard. Higher vocals a la So Lonely. I couldn't hear lyrics except her repeating 'So, so, so -something-' (and no, it wasn't So Lonely). It was very brief and people were screaming. Vocals weren't breathy, just 'higher' in my opinion. The vocals were similar to The Emancipation of Mimi from what I heard. It was a very urban/hip hop influenced song, no guest rappers that I heard and sounded like it was hot. I'm trying to remember, but like I said, it sounded like a great song, very hot! It will do well on radio. I almost thought it was a Rihanna song before I realized it was coming out of Mariah's car."
Photos: Mariah at Glamour Women Awards
Posted by Lynn on Monday, 05-Nov-2007, 10:16PM EST
Below are pictures of Mariah at the Glamour Magazine 2007 Women of The Year Awards at Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall on November 5, 2007 in New York City.
Mariah, who is a past Glamour Women of the Year honoree, opened the show by giving a special performance of "Hero" along with the African Children's choir.
Cox Gets Giddy About Mariah's New Album
Posted by Lynn on Monday, 05-Nov-2007, 2:50PM EST
Super producer Bryan Michael Cox has quite a few projects on his plate including the forthcoming Mariah Carey album.
At Russell Simmons' Financial Empowerment Summit, Bryan gets all amped when talking up Mariah's project.
"It's fantastic! You guys are gonna be very, very pleased with it. Jermaine's on it, I'm on it, Danja, you know. It's phenomenal. She has great, great, great songs."
It must be pretty good. Although he doesn't give us too much information, he seems pretty giddy. I hope what he contributed isn't his typical piano intro ish that sounds very music 101.
Mariah deserves only the best... so I hope he is out of that phase where everything sounds like a "Be Without You" knock off.
"All I Want For Christmas..." is iTunes' #1 Holiday Song
Posted by Lynn on Monday, 05-Nov-2007, 12:29PM EST
Mariah is already doing well on iTunes' Holiday charts! Below are the current standings of her holiday songs/album on iTunes.
Songs 1. "All I Want For Christmas Is You" 35. "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)" 55. "O Holy Night" 88. "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town"
Albums 10. Merry Christmas
Around the world:
"All I Want For Christmas Is You" #1 in Germany, New Zealand, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Sweden, Canada, Denmark, Spain, France, Netherlands, Austria #2 in Portugal, Norway #4 in Belgium #32 in Switzerland
"Mimi" Tour DVD Out in Germany on Nov. 30th
Posted by Lynn on Monday, 05-Nov-2007, 9:35AM EST
"The Adventures of Mimi" Tour DVD is set to be released in Germany on November 30th! German fans can now pre-order the DVD at Abella for 29.99 EUR. This information has been confirmed by Universal Germany. According to the label, the DVD comes with a booklet that contains 8 pages!
Fan Review: "The Adventures of Mimi" Tour DVD
Posted by Lynn on Sunday, 04-Nov-2007, 4:55PM EST
Carlos writes his full review of "The Adventures Of Mimi" Tour DVD after attending an exclusive screening in the UK.
"I not only got my hands on the Anaheim recorded tour itself but also the impressive extras. So here's the lowdown and the official verdict.
It's no secret we've all suffered from poor releases from Sony when it comes to Mariah Carey DVDs. Universal has finally stepped up with not only a new offering but a genuinely good package with The Adventures Of Mimi Tour. Right from the word go, the presentation on the DVD is a class product. You're treated to a CGI rendition of the tour stage that lets you navigate the various different options.
Naturally, you'll want to jump right in and go for the concert itself - which features the ENTIRE concert. No edit verses, no cut songs - this is the full show as those thousands of fans experienced it. So that's nineteen Mariah hits. The full setlist:
1. Opening Video 2. It's Like That 3. Heartbreaker (Remix/Album version) 4. Dreamlover (Album version/Remix) 5. My All (Album version/Remix) 6. Shake It Off 7. Vision Of Love 8. Fly Like A Bird 9. I'll Be There (with Trey Lorenz) 10. Fantasy (O.D.B. Remix) 11. Don't Forget About Us 12. Always Be My Baby 13. Honey 14. I Wish You Knew 15. Can't Let Go 16. One Sweet Day (with Boyz II Men) 17. Hero 18. Make It Happen 19. We Belong Together 20. Butterfly Reprise
Now I never got to see this tour in the flesh. I had my chances but a trip from the UK to America (no matter how tempting) just wasn't financially viable for me last year. Having this DVD sorts all that. This is the full experience - you even get the exchanges with the crowd, including a touching description of why Mariah has to sing 'Hero' even if it isn't her favourite song or the moment when one lucky fan gets to come on stage for a hug. It's a blessed relief to enjoy the show as it was, not cut to pieces or stuffed with taped features that disrupt the flow of the concert.
The set list is safe but solid. It's all the hits that stormed the charts. Commercial, popular and what keeps the crowd cheering from start to finish. Sure, some of the album cuts would have been nice. But the tour was more a celebration of one of the greatest music comebacks in history. Mariah is pulling out the weapons that made her #1 and when times got tough, brought her back there. She knows it too. I was genuinely surprised by her improved stage presence. She's come a lot further from her 2003 days. She now seems more relaxed and happy on stage. She's still posing like a killer catwalk model of course - and looking fantastic while doing it. But she's absolutely radiant on stage, for the first time really loving being up on that stage performing for the audience.
Of course that audience came for 'The Voice' as will anyone watching at home. Fair play - these vocals (for my money anyway) are not dubbed. These are stripped right from the concert. They aren't her best vocals, they aren't her worst. They are more raw, more passionate and a little looser. Best example is her rendition of 'Vision Of Love'. To me, this record always sounds as fresh as the day it was first released. The word timeless doesn't do this classic justice. But Mariah experiments with her rendition. It's not entirely successful and demonstrates her weaker moments towards the climax but it shows her willing to shake things up for a more interesting listen.
Speaking of interesting, the camera has really tried to visually keep things interesting on the eye not just the ear. Filmed concerts can get quite boring without some good visuals to hold the attention. There are some excellent sweeps across both stages that take in the scope of the venue. Some nice cinematic ones too with 'Fly Like A Bird' as well, where the camera starts on the floor of the crowd, moves forward and upwards at the stage to Mariah and the army of gospel singers. Some missed opportunities on stuff like 'Heartbreaker' and 'Honey' I felt. When you've got a swarm of dancers coming down some elegant stairs, you want to see it and not crowd clips. Credit to them, they made it fun to watch and got as many varied camera angles as possible.
There's more than just the concert of course - we have extras! One of the more interesting ones is the Juke Box. Basically you have 12 credits and can create your own set list. You decide what order the songs will play in. Quite a novel feature and one I hadn't seen before. All the concert skits are included on 'Lovers & Haters' for some comedy value. There's the karaoke on six tracks, that you can have with or without Mariah singing. The Behind The Scenes feature is about ten minutes long, you get some interviews with the Tatums and Rachel, some Michael as well as Mariah herself on the tour bus.
The better features are on the second disc. The documentary is brilliant, you actually get some fresh information that aren't just the usual recycled sound bites. The set designs are discussed, proposed/rejected concepts, the whole thought process and experience of performing on the second stage, meeting Rachel and all the dancers, the backing singers (who are very playful in their interviews), rehearsals and bloopers on stage including her near costume malfunction.
There is a discussion on the set list for the concert. This is very insightful. Randy Jackson discussed 'Vanishing', what song Mariah likes to open the show with, how she experiments with merging certain remixed songs ('Heartbreaker', 'My All' and 'Dreamlover'). This part is brilliant - you hear Mariah discuss the history of the mixes, creatively, and she mentions she does want to go back to Australia. Good news for all loyal fans down under.
She also touches on celebrities in the audience, the tragic passing of O.D.B. (rest in peace), some of the moments from other tours (fighting Bianca on the Rainbow tour, etc), plus the experience of being on stage with Trey, Boyz II Men, Da Brat and Jay-Z across the various shows. Her discussion on 'Hero' is very, very interesting. She touches on the need to perform it. She makes it clear it's not her favourite (quote on quote "corny") but knows that it's helped her. Mostly it's helped her fans and many people are coming to hear just that song for the power of its message. She also discusses 'Make It Happen' returning to the set list through fan popularity and the thrill of performing 'We Belong Together' at the finale since it changed her career and is many couples anthem. Cute moment when she discusses Patti LaBelle and the 'Butterfly Outro' - she wants to leave the stage singing like she does to the song that most sums her up.
I cannot stress how great this documentary is. It's worth the price of the DVD alone. Mariah discusses pretty much all the songs she performs on the show. I find the creative process behind why what songs were chosen and what it feels like to perform those songs live. If you do, this 60 minutes of footage will have you enthralled. It's about the music and it's for the fans. Speaking of which, the fan messages near the end are cute. I love the girl who calls Mariah an angel from above, who helped her get through losing her father. Bless her.
This is - finally - the Mariah DVD we've all been waiting for. Excellent features, good, uninterrupted features, superb footage and decent vocals. This is worth the wait and what the fans have been waiting for. Universal, if you're listening - keep them coming!"
Source: Carlos | Photo: Johny
"Anytime You Need A Friend" Live on Wetten Dass 1994
Posted by Lynn on Sunday, 04-Nov-2007, 4:16PM EST
Thanks to Nicolas for sending in this week's Video of the Week: Mariah performing "Anytime You Need A Friend" live on the German show, Wetten Dass on September 17, 1994.
"Anytime You Need A Friend" Live on Wetten Dass, Germany, Sept. 17, 1994 Format: Mpg | Size: 42.6 MB [ Download here ]
Mariah also sang "Endless Love," with Luther Vandross, on the said show. Be sure to check us back next Sunday to download a video of their performance.
Source: MariahDailyJournal | Nicolas
Download: Drummers at Macy's Video & Mariah Calendar
Posted by Lynn on Sunday, 04-Nov-2007, 3:24PM EST
Drummers perform "It's Like That" at Mariah's perfume launch at Macy's New York on October 23rd. Thanks to Denny! He writes: "The live experience of it was overwhelming - the audio couldn't capture the intensity of it - the sound was very loud, intense, in a good way; every little corner of Macy's was filled with the sound. After they finished the performance, the drummers left Macy's singing and they actually sang 'It's Like That' out on the sidewalk as they were disappearing." [ Download this video ]
Here are some pictures that Denny took at the Macy's launch.
Make Your Own Mariah Carey 2008 Calendar! You can download each individual month by clicking on an image below or download all months here. This 13-month (December 2007, January 2008-December 2008) table top calendar is 5.8" x 8.5". See last two photos to view the finished product. Thanks to Benny!
Source: Denny | Benny
Mariah Mention in Indonesian Magazine Clara
Posted by Lynn on Sunday, 04-Nov-2007, 3:01PM EST
In the November 2007 edition of the Indonesian magazine, Clara, Mariah's inspirational song, "Hero" is mentioned on "Laugh With Sam" page 178. Writer Samuel Mulia shares with his readers how "Hero" has become an inspiration for him. Below are excerpts from the article.
"Speaking of hero, first thing comes to my mind is Ms. Mariah Carey's song, "Hero". The funny thing is, I never associate hero itself as a figure such as Superman or Joan D' Arc. Even though the theme for this month's magazine is talking about hero within ourselves, not about hero by somebody else's act. This theme tingles me much, thus, I am not counting myself as a hero.
I listen closely to the song "Hero" which is beautifully written by Ms. Mariah Carey herself. Below is the part of the song that I am interested so much:
"There's a hero If you look inside your heart You don't have to be afraid of what you are... ...So when you feel like hope is gone Look inside you and be strong And you'll finally see the truth That a hero lies in you..."
At first, I could not believe how come I have a hero part inside and hero itself lies in me? I am checking myself out, I could not find it anywhere. Then, I am taking myself to an internist for medical check-up, to see a hero lies in me. My friend shamelessly says, "Take yourself to a psychiatrist, you fool."
Yes, I am finally confident that Ms. Mariah's definition of a hero would be an inside personal mentality. When I am weak, I should positively look inside myself to make myself stronger. I do not think that Gajah Mada as our national hero bravely put our nation together because of his insight of a hero. He did not even know Ms. Mariah's song. Gajah Mada could be a huge hero for his people in Majapahit Kingdom, but never be a hero for other kingdom.
I have been thinking to myself, it is possible that I am a hero? Trying to become a hero, just like what Ms. Mariah's taught me in her song to look inside of me. Perhaps this would be a solution offered by the diva herself to think positively, to take my fears away, or to manage myself from disturbing my neighbor for example, or to stop taking anything that does not belong to me, or to cast away negative things from myself. I am pretty sure Ms. Mariah has proven herself to survive throughout the years in this tough music business. She could not have gone through it all, if she was unable to see the hero inside herself. Then, she would only be a history a long time ago. Ms Mariah, you go girl."
Photos: Mariah Attends JD's Halloween Party
Posted by Lynn on Sunday, 04-Nov-2007, 10:04AM EST
Below are pictures of Mariah from the So So Def Halloween Party at Jermaine Dupri's Studio 72 in Atlanta, Georgia on Wednesday, October 31st.
Source: Atlanta Royal Photography | Natalia
Mariah In This Week's Magazines
Posted by Lynn on Saturday, 03-Nov-2007, 1:38AM EDT
Below are scans from the November 12th issues of
OK! "M by Mariah Carey" is the magazine's #1 Perfect Scent for fragrance-phobes. Beauty section, pages 70-71.
In Touch Mariah's fans really love her. Up Close section, page 20.
Star » Stars: Are They Normal or Not? Normal: Mariah Carey's Lip Service. Page 24. » Hollywood's New Brat Pack. The list includes Prince Harry, Kid Rock, Mariah, Sean "Diddy" Combs, Naomi Campbell, Gretchen Wilson, Avril Lavigne, Lily Allen, Justin Timberlake, Kanye West, Hugh Grant, Jude Law and Courtney Love. Page 63.
Elizabeth Arden Video: Mariah Launches Debut Fragrance
Posted by Lynn on Friday, 02-Nov-2007, 6:20PM EDT
Undoubtedly the best-selling female artist of all time, Mariah Carey recently made an appearance in New York City to showcase her new fragrance. Thousands of fans lined up for the chance to meet the star and have their photo taken with her.
M by Mariah Carey captures the intricate beauty of Mariah's music in a sophisticated harmony of fragrance notes and accords. Drawing up on her own personal experiences, each of the three key elements of the scent embodies a part of her, eliciting her warmth, sensuality and glamour.
Mariah Attends Bette Midler's Halloween Party
Posted by Lynn on Friday, 02-Nov-2007, 11:38AM EDT
Across the country, Bette Midler hosted her usual boo-bender in the Big Apple, with the proceeds from partiers like Donald Trump's "Pageant Place" princesses and Mariah Carey going toward her New York Restoration Project.
"Well you know it's a party, it's a benefit, but it's really a party," Midler told FOX. "And the thing that separates us from the other organizations that do this kind of thing is that we only sell trees...it's a lot of fun...we put the trees in the ground and we also put a piece of money aside so the trees will be taken care of."
Elizabeth Arden Flips to Profit
Posted by Lynn on Friday, 02-Nov-2007, 8:20AM EDT
Elizabeth Arden Inc reported a meager quarterly profit on Friday that still beat Wall Street estimates, helped by higher international sales and the launch of the Mariah Carey perfume.
The company, known for its namesake and Britney Spears line of perfumes, also stood by its full-year profit and sales forecasts.
Net income was $350,000, or 1 cent a share, in the fiscal first quarter that ended Sept 30, compared with a loss of $1.3 million, or 5 cents a share, a year earlier.
Excluding restructuring costs, the company earned 4 cents a share, beating analysts' expectations of a 5-cent loss per share, according to Reuters Estimates.
Arden had previously forecast a loss for the period, citing stepped-up spending for the Mariah Carey perfume.
Sales rose 6.7 percent to $271.8 million, helped by the launch of the "M" by Mariah Carey perfume, an 18-percent rise in international sales of its self-branded products, and demand for its fragrances in the United States.
The New York-based company said it still expects to earn in the range of $1.15 per share to $1.20 per share for the first half of fiscal 2008.
However, it now expects sales to grow by 5 to 7 percent, compared with its previous forecast of 6 to 7 percent.
Elizabeth Arden stood by its full-year earnings and sales forecasts -- sales are expected to rise by 5 to 7 percent. and earnings are expected to come in at $1.65 per share to $1.75 a share.
Analysts expect it to earn $1.68 a share for the full year, according to Reuters Estimates.
Posted by Lynn on Friday, 02-Nov-2007, 8:18AM EDT
According to the official site, Mariah will give a special performance along with the African Children's choir at the Glamour Women Of The Year Awards on Monday, November 5th.
A special December issue of Glamour magazine will celebrate its 2007 Women of the Year, available on newsstands November 13.
From USA Today: Terius "The Dream" Nash and partner Christopher "Tricky" Stewart (Dream does the concepts and lyrics; Stewart, the music) are suddenly one of the most in-demand songwriting teams in urban music. They wrote and recorded Love Hate in nine days this summer while they were in Las Vegas crafting new material for Celine Dion. They've also recently done songs for Sting, Usher, Mariah Carey, Nicole Scherzinger, Jamie Foxx, Janet Jackson and The Dream's wife, R&B singer Nivea. He has eight songs on Mary J. Blige's upcoming Growing Pains, including the first single, Just Fine.
Mariah is featured on MSN's Celebrities' Humble Beginnings: Mariah Carey - From the time she was 3 years old, Mariah knew she wanted to sing (and was getting tips from her mom, an opera singer and vocal coach). By the time she was in high school, she was skipping class to write songs, make demo tapes and sing backup in pursuit of her dream. No wonder she didn't last long at any of her many jobs: coat-checker, hair-salon sweeper, waitress.
Attention Turkish fans, "The Adventures of Mimi" DVD will be released in the month of December in Turkey, the exact date has yet to be decided. Be sure to keep checking Mariah Turkiye for the latest news on the DVD.
Variety's review of Britney Spears' new album mentions Mariah: "As recovery-from-meltdown albums go, 'Blackout' is no 'Emancipation of Mimi,' but then again Miss Spears has never appeared to have the artistic aspirations of Mariah Carey and Miss Carey has never sounded like she craved sex and a party scene the way Spears does here.
Mariah's photo on the Pinko billboard located on the Arabian Gulf street in Kuwait was altered to show a more appropriately covered Mariah. See the before and after photos on right.
Westlife's Mark Freehily tells Female First UK in an exclusive interview: "I definitely think that one of the best things that I never thought I'd achieve was doing a duet with Mariah Carey. Over the years we've spent quite a bit of time with her- not a lot of time, I don't want to exaggerate- but if I was to tell my 10 to 15 year old self that I was to meet her, never mind collaborate with her and hang out with her at her house, I think I would of literally crumbled into ash on the floor to be honest. She was really really friendly and there was no sort of power thing going on where she was like 'I'm Mariah and your Westlife and you're lucky to be here' sort of thing. It was a lot of hanging out and going for dinner and being mates. I mean we weren't liking up to her and in a world where she is surrounded by people that lick up to her and brown nose her I don't know if she just thought it was nice to have a genuine time hanging out with a bunch of lads or whatever."
Wentworth Miller is one of Entertainment Weekly's Ultimate Male Hotties. The magazine cites his appearance in the "We Belong Together" video as his Ultimate Hottie Moment. It says: "Crashing Mariah Carey's wedding and using his killer stare to steal her away from Eric Roberts in the diva's 'We Belong Together' video."
Aaron carved Mariah Carey in a pumpkin! He writes, "I normally carve portraits on real pumpkins but they die. For Mariah I decided to carve it into a fake pumpkin for the first time because I wanted it to last! So this is my third portrait ever, and first time on a fake pumpkin ever. It is Mariah's picture from the cover of The Emancipation of Mimi."
Fans Patty and Jimmy were a hit at their respective Halloween parties dressed like Mariah! The two gave their best "Mimi" poses in the pictures below.
Posted by Lynn on Thursday, 01-Nov-2007, 7:01PM EDT
Thanks to everyone who participated in our October polls! Below are the results:
What is your favorite live performance from the Butterfly era? » "My All" Remix Medley at Pavarotti & Friends 21% (1189 votes) » "Butterfly" at Saturday Night Live 17% (962 votes) » "Close My Eyes" at Rosie O'Donnell Show 11% (642 votes) » "My All" Remix Medley at VH1's Divas Live 10% (543 votes) » "Whenever You Call" at Aloha Stadium, Hawaii 8% (451 votes) » "Butterfly" at the David Letterman Show 8% (440 votes) » "Honey" at World Music Awards, Monaco 5% (306 votes) » "My All" at Saturday Night Live 4% (242 votes) » "Butterfly" at The Oprah Winfrey Show 3% (183 votes) » "My All/Stay Awhile" at Soul Train Awards 3% (161 votes) » "The Roof" at Municipal Stadium, Taipei, Taiwan 3% (143 votes) » "Honey" at Top of the Pops, England 2% (125 votes) » "My All" at the World Music Awards, Monaco 2% (110 votes) » "My All" at The Rosie O'Donell Show 1% (84 votes) » "My All" at Blockbuster Awards 1% (72 votes) Total voters for this poll: 5653
Which of the following iPod do you own? » I don't own an iPod 32% (988 votes) » iPod Nano 26% (812 votes) » iPod Video (Classic) 25% (784 votes) » iPod Shuffle 6% (181 votes) » Other iPods 5% (152 votes) » iPod Touch 4% (127 votes) » iPod Photo 2% (53 votes) Total voters for this poll: 3097
A new poll is now up! Our poll for the month of November asks, "Which Mariah TV commercial is your favorite?" Get voting now!
If you haven't had the chance to see these commercials, you can download them all in our Media section.
Video: Mariah Out & About in New York
Posted by Lynn on Thursday, 01-Nov-2007, 4:26PM EDT
To the right is a short video of Mariah leaving for the BET studios to promote her new fragrance, "M by Mariah Carey" on 106 & Park Monday, October 22nd.
Da Brat Da Busted
Posted by Lynn on Thursday, 01-Nov-2007, 4:25PM EDT
Rapper and Mariah Carey BFF Da Brat was arrested outside of Atlanta, after allegedly busting a waitress in the face with a bottle of rum at Jermaine Dupri's Studio 72 nightclub around 1:15 AM today.
Law enforcement sources tell TMZ Brat (real name: Shawntae Harris) got into an altercation with the waitress after she bumped into the rapper. The two began pushing and shoving each other until she walked away. That's when Brat allegedly assaulted her with a bottle.
The "Celebrity Fit Club" star is currently in custody and has been charged with felony aggravated assault. She'll be arraigned in the next 72 hours. Da Brat was previously arrested in 2000 for allegedly pistol whipping a woman in an Atlanta nightclub -- she pleaded guilty and was put on probation.