March 2008

Mariah Renews Publishing Deal with Universal
Posted by Liron on Monday, 31-Mar-2008, 7:51PM EDT
Mariah Carey, who could soon tie Elvis Presley with 18 No. 1 singles, has renewed her worldwide publishing deal with Universal Music Publishing Group.

The company will continue to publish Carey's catalog and future works for the world. Announcement arrives just two weeks prior to the release of her album "E=MC2." Carey has co-written all of the songs on the new album.

Album's first single, "Touch My Body," debuted at radio Feb. 12, but only became available as a digital download last week.

Press Release:
David Renzer, Chairman & CEO, Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG) today announced the renewal of world-renowned, five time Grammy award winner, multi-platinum artist Mariah Carey, to an exclusive, worldwide publishing agreement. Through the long-term relationship between UMPG, the world's leading music publishing company, and Mariah Carey, one of the most popular global artists, the company will continue to publish Carey's extensive catalog and future works for the world. On the heels of renewing her deal with UMPG, Mariah Carey will release her new highly anticipated album E=MC².

Mariah Carey is an award-winning superstar with cumulative total sales of her albums, singles and long-form videos in excess of 81-times platinum in the U.S. alone and 156 million worldwide, making her the top-selling female artist in history. With a record 17 No. 1 singles - more than any female artist of the past century - five GRAMMY Awards, BMI Songwriter of the Year and Song of the Year recipient, eight American Music Awards, Billboard magazine's "Artist of the Decade Award," and the World Music Award as World's "Best Selling Female Artist of the Millennium" - Mariah Carey's ongoing career remains an unparalleled success story in the history of contemporary popular music.

Upon making the announcement Renzer commented, "Mariah Carey is well known for her incredible voice, but we also celebrate her incredible strength as a songwriter and the fact that she has co-written most of her best known songs. We're honored that she has agreed to renew her working relationship with UMPG and we look forward to continuing to promote her amazing and wonderful body of work globally."

Mariah Carey secured her place as the No. 1 most successful female artist of all time as "Don't Forget About Us" became her 17th song to top the Billboard Hot 100. This positions Mariah as the only artist in contention to surpass The Beatles (with 20 No. 1's) and Elvis Presley (18 No. 1's) in the modern era. With 77 total weeks of No.1 hits since 1990, Mariah also ranks 2nd only to Elvis, with 80 weeks.

Mariah releases her 11th studio album E=MC² on April 15th, following the first single "Touch My Body," which debuted worldwide February 12th and is currently No. 1 on the Digital Songs chart. This highly anticipated album boasts songs all co-written by Mariah along with a variety of hit producers including UMPG's Manuel Seal, Jermaine Dupri, and many others. E=MC² is the follow up to her 2005 classic The Emancipation of Mimi LP (Island/Def Jam) under the auspices of L.A Reid and the management of Benny Medina at Handprint Entertainment which has since passed 10x platinum, and won three GRAMMY awards.

"Touch My Body" Single - Now Available in the UK
Posted by Liron on Monday, 31-Mar-2008, 7:05PM EDT
Mariah's brand new single "Touch My Body" off E=MC2 is out in stores today!

Click on the links below to purchase the single or download it on iTunes. Don't miss Mariah's appearance tomorrow at Selfridges where she will sign copies of the single. Wristbands will be handed out at 9:30 am.

Amazon:
CD 1 | CD 2

HMV:
CD 1 | CD 2 | 12" Picture Disc

iTunes:
Touch My Body (Single Version)
Touch My Body (Craig C. Remix)
Touch My Body (Seamus Haji Remix)
Touch My Body (Video)

CD 1

CD 2

12" Picture Disc
Source: MariahDailyJournal | Kerry

Worldwide Mariah TV Appearances
Posted by Liron on Monday, 31-Mar-2008, 6:53PM EDT
New Zealand
An interview with Mariah will air on the show "Cambell Live" on the channel TV3 on April 1st at 7pm.

Tuesday 7.00pm: She's 38 years old and poised to be bigger than Elvis. If Mariah Carey's new single goes to number one she will be second only to the Beatles as a hit maker in the US. Pretty amazing for someone who's suffered a major breakdown and who once got sacked by her record company. John has a fascinating and revealing chat with her.

France
Mariah's appearance on the show "Le Grand Journal" on the channel CANAL+ was pushed back from today and will air on April 9th instead. Mariah couldn't appear live on the show as the press conference got delayed by three hours.

England
In addition to the previously reported appearances on "The Paul O'Grady Show" and "The Friday Night Project" (both airing on April 4th), Channnel 4 in the UK will also air the program "4Music Presents: Mariah Carey" on April 5th at 12:40pm.

The singer talks to Steve Jones and performs tracks from her long-awaited new album.
Source: Robert | Laetitia | tashka

Mariah Calls In To Chicago's Kiss 103.5 FM
Posted by Liron on Monday, 31-Mar-2008, 6:30PM EDT
On March 26th, Mariah called in to the morning show with DJ DreX on Chicago's Kiss 103.5 FM. The DJs talked to Mariah about her record-breaking single, the picture she took with the girls of "The Hills", whether she thinks she's a "new soul" or an "old soul", relationships, hair extentions and much more. Mariah revealed that she already taped some stuff for her appearance on the Oprah Winfrey show which will be aired on April 14th.

[ Listen to the interview below. Click here to download. ]

Source: MariahDailyJournal | Nadia

Mariah to Appear on "German Idol"
Posted by Liron on Monday, 31-Mar-2008, 1:28AM EDT
As part of her promotion for E=MC² in Germany, Mariah will appear on the German version of "Pop Idol" (called "Deutschland sucht den Superstar"). The show will be aired live from Cologne on April 5th, 2008 at 8:15 PM on RTL.

Mariah will sing "Touch My Body" and give tips to the Top 8 contestants. The 4 female contestants will sing Mariah songs:

Rania Zeriri: "Against All Odds"
Stella Salato: "Dreamlover"
Monika Ivkic: "Without You"
Linda Teodosiu: "Hero"

Mariah will be the first international superstar to guest live on the show and share her opinion about the contestants. She was quoted as saying [translated from German]: "I look forward to coming to Cologne, seeing my German fans and performing my new single "Touch My Body" on DSDS next Saturday. I feel honored to be the first artist who was ever asked to meet the candidates from DSDS and help them to develop as singers and artists. Helping talents from the new generation is always a joyful experience for me."

Click here to win tickets for the show.

In addition, a dancer from the Spanish reality show "Fama" will be chosen out of 20 contestants to meet and dance for Mariah in Cologne.
Source: RTL News | Kevin | Chopare

HQ Photos: Mariah Arriving in Paris
Posted by Lynn on Sunday, 30-Mar-2008, 7:22PM EDT
Here are pictures of Mariah arriving at her hotel George V in Paris, France on Sunday, March 30th. Click on each of the thumbnails below to view high-quality photos.


Source: MariahDailyJournal

Billboard Magazine: "Mariah Carey, Great Expectations"
Posted by Lynn on Sunday, 30-Mar-2008, 6:04PM EDT
Mariah Carey's Single-Packed New Disc Could Put Her In Elite Company

Albert Einstein created E=MC2 as the formula to express his law of conservation of energy. Mariah Carey, needless to say, has a different interpretation.

On a recent Monday morning, she flew the red-eye from New York to Los Angeles, stopped by Ryan Seacrest's morning radio show to chat, recorded a background vocal track for the song "I Stay in Love" for her upcoming album, then went through hair and makeup and recorded a video for Wal-Mart's "Soundcheck" series, which will be used as bonus footage online and played in stores.

By the time all of this was done, it was just past noon. Her afternoon consisted of another radio interview on rhythmic KPWR (Power 106) Los Angeles, and then a return to the studio at night to work on mastering the album.

For Carey, "E=MC2"-due April 15 via Island Def Jam-is the representation of her formula for success, and it's one that requires an extreme expenditure of energy.

"It becomes nothing other than living for the marketing of the record," Carey's manager Benny Medina says.

After the comeback success of 2005's "The Emancipation of Mimi," 38-year-old Carey is in overdrive to make "E=MC2" another hit. A multitude of promotional plans-from mobile initiatives (see story, page 30) to copious TV appearances-are designed to appeal to fans of the classic balladeer Carey and her current hip-hop incarnation.

Sitting in a mixing room at Henson Recording Studios in Hollywood, Carey does seem a touch weary. But this is Mariah Carey, so you're immediately distracted by the blingy-to-the-max gold, platinum and diamond bracelets that extend almost to the elbows on each of her arms. Armed with a small Evian atomizer and soothing throat spray, Carey's a bit hoarse. But her excitement about the new album still bubbles through.

"There is some heavy stuff on some of the songs," she says. "I was trying to be as honest as I could-it's almost like it wasn't a choice for me. And then there are the songs that are still honest, but they're fun."

One of these fun songs is the first single, "Touch My Body," which has made its way up to No. 15 on the Billboard Hot 100-and that's without any digital sales of the song, which didn't start until March 25. (On the Hot 100 Airplay chart, it resides at No. 4 for the week that ended March 25.) It's a coy love song, made immeasurably appealing by a video featuring Carey as the bombshell fantasy of a geeky IT guy.

"Mariah loves to collaborate with writers and producers, and we had success with Tricky [Stewart] and The-Dream," Island Def Jam Music Group chairman Antonio "L.A." Reid says. "She went into the studio with them, we closed the door, and when we opened it up they had several ideas, one of which become 'Touch My Body.'"

While "Mimi" sold 5.8 million copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan, making it the top-selling album of 2005, and spawned the Hot 100 No. 1s "We Belong Together" and "Don't Forget About Us," Reid denies that this success puts added pressure on "E=MC2."

"We can't compete with the work we've already done," he says. "That represented that time period, and this represents this time period. We can't make records for how things were yesterday."

To its credit, like "Mimi," the new album is much more than a catchy leadoff single. The 14 tracks range from lung-busting ballads like "Bye Bye" and "I Wish You Well" to club-thumpers like "Migrate" and "Side Effects."

If "E=MC2" scores big, Carey could find herself in elite chart company. She's currently tied at No. 2 with Elvis Presley for the most Hot 100 No. 1s, with 17. The Beatles hold the crown with 20.

"I think it would be phenomenal," Reid says of the prospect of Carey besting the Beatles' record. "But the real goal is to create music the whole world can sing. And if we break records and set some milestones while doing that, that would be beautiful."

On "E=MC2," Carey teams again with "We Belong Together" and "Don't Forget About Us" producer Jermaine Dupri on the reggae-tinged "Cruise Control," which features Damian Marley; the ballad "Love Story"; and back-to-back love-gone-wrong odes "Last Kiss" and "Thanx 4 Nothin'."

"What I usually do is go to Atlanta to work with Jermaine, we write the song, then I take it and leave and do my vocals," Carey says. "Then we work on the mix together afterwards-that's how I work with everybody."

Carey started recording the album last summer in several houses she rented in Florida, as well as her favorite vacation spot in Capri. "There's something kind of important to me about going there when I'm working on an album," she says. "There's something about the Mediterranean that's amazing for my voice."

And Carey again called on her friends for an assist in front of the mic on "E=MC2," with Young Jeezy taking a turn on "Side Effects" and the omnipresent T-Pain featured on "Migrate." (He also backed Carey during her recent performance on "Saturday Night Live," when she debuted the song.)

Two versions of the "E=MC2" CD will be sold, a basic with a listed price point of $13.98 and a deluxe edition with a foldout poster and an iPod skin overlay for $21.95.

"There's all this research that shows people want more," Island president Steve Bartels says. "They're looking for more value and more things that come with it. With big artists, we know there is going to be initial demand for the music, but we want to provide consumers a choice."

For Carey, those consumers are across the map; she is the rare artist whose appeal spans the younger MTV crowd and the older VH1 demographic alike. "The beautiful thing about Mariah is her fan base," Island Def Jam senior VP of marketing Caron Veazey says. "She has fans from 12 to 70 years old. Some artists, as they grow, they don't garner new fans. She does."

For "E=MC2," Carey's strategy is to lure new fans with several big-ticket promotional appearances. She will be heavily involved with Fox's "American Idol" this year, appearing on the show's charity effort, "Idol Gives Back," and acting as a mentor/guest judge the week "E=MC2" comes out. "She loves working with developing artists, and she has such a body of work to pull from," Veazey says. "It was a perfect fit."

In addition, she recently filmed behind-the-scenes footage for MTV's "52/52," which will play during the release week for "E=MC2" as promotional spots on the channel-totaling 11 hours of exposure-as well as archived online and for wireless devices. Carey also performed at the premiere party for MTV's docu-soap "The Hills" at the end of March, with footage streamed the day after the event on mtv.com.

On April 16, BET will air an exclusive Carey performance, taped in early March, that showcases "E=MC2." In addition, Carey will make the traditional circuit of "The Oprah Winfrey Show," as well as morning and late-night talk shows in the weeks surrounding street date, according to label executives.

Internationally, Carey will visit Japan, Europe and the United Kingdom for promotional stops; in January, Reid held a listening party in London for press and label execs where tracks including "Migrate," "I'm That Chick," "Bye Bye" "O.O.C." and "Touch My Body" were played.

"They went nuts," Bartels recalls. "All our international divisions have now submitted these incredible plans-they want Mariah in their country. Some artists are great in certain territories-but she transcends the globe."

But despite all the work of the Carey brain trust to make the album a hit with the public, the most important aspect of "E=MC2" for the singer was that each song conveyed something private.

"I do feel like it's my responsibility," Carey says. "I was given a gift. I know that music comes from God. It got me through things before I was known to the world, before I was on the Billboard charts. Music healed me. Music helped me. It was important for me to express where I was coming from."


MARIAH CAREY Q&A
She May Be Ready For A Nap After Nonstop Promo, But Mariah Carey Is Poised To Soar All Over Again

With the successs of "The Emancipation of Mimi" and this new album, it seems that you've found a comfortable home at Island Def Jam.
I love the fact that [Antonio "L.A." Reid] and I have the relationship that we do. He was talking to me today, and he was like, "Yeah, I'm a frustrated producer! I want to be a producer!" I'm like I think you're not a frustrated producer--I think you're quite the accomplished producer, but you happen to be excellent at doing lots of things." It's just such a plus for me to be able to work with somebody who understands music, who can sing something to me and I can sing it back to him. We can go back and forth with concepts rather than just a corporate person who doesn't relate to me on the same wavelength, like an artist.

"E=MC2" crosses a lot of genres. There are a few ballads, but there's definitely some hip-hop and even some gospel-tinged songs and a bit of a reggae beat.
I'm really a festive person, and that's what came across with the "Mimi" album. I hate it when people are like (uses a dramatic voice): "She's taking a new direction with hip-hop." I'm like, "Will you please freakin' research?" I've been doing this for a long time -- working with (writer-producer) Dave Hall on "Dreamlover," using the "Ain't No Half-Steppin"' loop.

I think that it was Q-Tip -- he said this to me in '97 --that I was really the catalyst for so many of these artists who are now trying to infuse (songs with hip-hop). It was just digging in the crates with Dave Hall and coming up with, "Hey, let's use this loop!" And from then on, I did it anytime I could. The next was "Fantasy," which was a groundbreaking moment for me, the ability to be able to work with Puffy (Sean Combs).

Right now everything is kind of merged together because pop is such a nebulous format, in my opinion. You'll hear a hip-hop record next to sort of a rock-sounding pop beat, or a country song. Aretha Franklin can still have a hit -- look at "A Rose Is Still a Rose" -- it's just her talent is shining through. She can work with anybody at any time in her life. Same thing with Patti LaBelle and Luther (Vandross), God rest his soul, before he passed away. The true talent will always come through.

And after the success of "We Belong Together," "Don't Forget About Us" -- co-produced by Bryan-Michael Cox -- and "Shake It Off" on "Mimi," you've teamed up with Jermaine Dupri again for several songs on "E=MC2."
JD is the best. I love him, I really do. We have such similar influences. It's funny because a lot of our favorite records from growing up are really the same. Back in the day we did the (R&B) remix of "Always Be My Baby." The original version was a hard track, if you listen to the bass -- but it was very poppy on top. I knew JD could do it, even though he hadn't really worked with somebody like me before. I knew he was just incredibly talented. He's really just honed his skill as a producer in so many ways. I'm a fan and a friend.

Do you ever think about surpassing the Beatles with their 20 No. 1s?
I do, because people bring it up. (laughs) But it's not like I sit around thinking about that type of stuff while I'm creating something. I did write this record in terms of wanting it to be a lot of songs that could potentially be singles, because people like that.

You write or co-write almost all your songs -- what's your process? What inspires you to write?
For each album, I try to have a book that I write the whole thing in. It started -- this was a long time ago. I don't have birthdays, I only have anniversaries. (laughs) But actually, this was the last birthday party I had ... I think it was my 21st birthday, even though I'm only 12. We had it in advance. (laughs) Cyndi Lauper came to the party, and I've always been a big fan of hers since I was growing up. She gave me this book, and I wound up writing the whole "Music Box" album in this book, which I still have.

Jay-Z said something to me that was really interesting, and I don't even know if he really remembers this. He's known me for a long time, and he's like, "You need to use some of your phrases in your music." I have my own little slang that I make up and say stupid stuff just for laughs. (On) the song "O.O.C." -- that's a Swizz Beatz track -- it means, "Out of control." So me and my friends will say that to each other, like, "OK, you're a little O.O.C. right now, tone it on down." Da Brat, who's a really good, close friend of mine since we worked on "Always Be My Baby" -- we wrote the lyrics together, and it was so fun. By saying (sings), "I get so O.O.C./So out of control, baby," we could explain it.

When somebody was helping me type up the lyrics, and they wrote "Out of Control" in parenthesis (by the song title), I was like, "Get rid of that. It's 'O.O.C.'! Let them figure it out! It's not that tough! I say it in the next line!"

The "Touch My Body" video is hilarious.
Thank you. That was a (director) Brett Ratner-and-me collabo. (laughs) I love Brett because he is like me. If I'm eternally 12 -- because he's a little bit more naughty than I am -- he's eternally 15. He has a great sense of humor, obviously, and he knows that I have a sense of humor and he feels that people don't recognize that about me. And I'll do stuff that I'm totally joking and they're like (uses mean girl voice), "Why is she doing that? Why is she doing the treadmill with her high heels on?" I'm like, "It's a freakin' joke! It's 'Cribs'! Hello! It's a freakin' joke!"

Have you thought about touring for this album?
It's come up, and I'm probably going to do it, but I don't know exactly how we're going to do it or when. I'm thinking probably September. But I think it's important to tour with this album, because there are so many songs that I really want to sing live, that I really enjoy. Fun songs, like "I'm That Chick" or "O.O.C.," and then the ballads, of course. I really want to do "I Wish You Well" and "I Stay in Love" and "Bye Bye."

And now that you're in promotional mode, does it ever get daunting?
I'm totally ready for a nap. I'd love a nap ... It's a little tiring to have this kind of schedule. As long as I'm straight up in promo mode, it's cool, but I'm still doing little things on the record -- we're mastering ... (But) I'm collaborative about it. I like to hear what other people have to say. I wouldn't feel like an artist if I didn't. I wouldn't feel like I was truly the architect of the record. And why do it, then?

Source: Billboard | Text & Scans: MariahDailyJournal

Billboard Magazine: "Big Stars - Small Screens"
Posted by Lynn on Sunday, 30-Mar-2008, 6:03PM EDT
Mariah Carey embraced her inner tech-geek for laughs in the "Touch My Body" video with "30 Rock" actor Jack McBrayer. But her label, Island Def Jam, is dead serious about using today's mobile technology for promotion and profit.

IDJ hopes Carey's new album, "E=MC2"-due April 15-will propel its two newest mobile initiatives into the forefront of mainstream consciousness, and at the same time create a hit out of the follow-up to her comeback smash, "The Emancipation of Mimi."

The first mobile effort is a subscription service called IDJ Mobile, which for $10 per month gives access to not only the entire content catalog of partner Flycell-which includes other Universal Music Group stars-but also exclusive ringtones, ringback tones and other content from IDJ acts. The service went live in February featuring content from Kanye West, and will eventually include material from the entire IDJ roster.

The other component is a Web site specifically designed for mobile phones called, appropriately enough, idjmobile.com. There, fans can access additional ringtones, news and artist information, tour dates and, by this summer, mobile social networking and other community features.

Both efforts are notable for their exclusion of the one partner traditionally deemed essential to a successful mobile initiative-the wireless operator. They are indicative of a music industry trying to take more control of its mobile destiny. No longer content to simply license ringtones available only from mobile operators directly, this "off-deck" strategy is reaching a crescendo this year as ringtone sales via the carrier deck are flattening.

IDJ is relying on the strength of fans' devotion to their artists to help drive this strategy. The WAP-or mobile Internet-site debuted with Janet Jackson as the featured artist after her "Discipline" album dropped. But the new Carey album is the label's first big release to take advantage of the subscription service and WAP site simultaneously-serving not only to promote the album, but to raise the profile of the services as well.

"For us this is an attempt to capture a bigger part of the off-deck world with exclusive content you can't get anywhere else for the true fan," IDJ senior VP of new media and commerce Christian Jorg says. "There are things we wouldn't necessarily sell on-deck and sell millions of, but that we know will be interesting to a fan."

The primary motivation to do so is, of course, money. Ringtones have proved a lucrative revenue stream to record labels in the last several years, but the profit margins have always been rather thin. IDJ won't reveal what percent of the $10 monthly subscription fee it gets through its partnership with Flycell, but hints that it's greater than the sale of a single ringtone, and that cut reoccurs monthly.

"It's a different opportunity for us," Jorg says. "We are building our own business and there is a bigger financial opportunity for us than with just licensing content. We're participating in the subscription revenue with a larger share."

The WAP site also has direct revenue upsides. First, IDJ gets a greater share of each ringtone sold by virtue of not having to split the margin with the wireless operator, though it must pay its technology partners that help deliver the content. The site is also displaying mobile banner ads.

While today the market for mobile advertising is negligible, particularly for a smaller mobile site like IDJ, mobile advertising is expected to command $11 billion in global revenue by 2011, according to the Gartner Group, and record labels want a cut of that pie.

Another benefit of working with off-deck partners is the extra promotional opportunities they provide. Partners like Flycell, as well as Thumbplay, Jamster and 9Squared (now Zed America), provide free advertising support in return for an exclusive remix of a given track.

"You can never have enough commercial time," says IDJ VP of digital and mobile sales Russell Fink, who is driving the digital marketing campaign behind the new Carey album. "I will take a free TV spot promoting not only my artist but the availability of selling ringtones and the availability of the album coming out any day... We give them exclusive content and in turn they help market it in various multimedia fashions."

Yet wireless operators are still considered valuable assets even as labels develop their own direct-to-fan strategies. The standard ringtone for "Touch My Body" was made broadly available to all wireless operators, with exclusive remixes provided in return for beneficial deck placement and marketing support. The song's video, which has become a hit on YouTube and other outlets, was given to Verizon Wireless as a one-week exclusive for the V Cast video service.

IDJ also has a unique cross-platform relationship with "American Idol" and AT&T Mobility where Carey will not only appear on the show, but her ringtones will be listed for sale next to the ringtones of the "Idol" performances from that evening's episode.

But in offering its own mobile services, IDJ can create far richer experiences around a specific artist that fans can access for a much longer period of time. Carrier content strategies tend to target the widest audience possible and focus on refreshing content on a regular basis. A label-run mobile Web site, while certainly focused on promoting the newest release, can maintain niche communities of fans around a specific artist indefinitely.

Take IDJ's WAP site. According to Jorg, the site will add mobile social networking capabilities by this summer that will let fans of a common artist interact, trade messages and even provide for user-generated content. But the key to its success, he says, is for the mobile social network to be fully integrated with existing online social networking groups as well.

"We need community on the Web and on the WAP site," Jorg says. "The ability for people to take pictures at concerts and upload them on the profile page so their friends can see it sitting at home and comment on it... I want that sort of seamless integration."
Source: Billboard | Text & Scan: MariahDailyJournal

Mariah Calls Two European Radio Stations
Posted by Liron on Sunday, 30-Mar-2008, 3:40PM EDT
Pre-recorded Interview with Radio 1, UK
Promoting her new album, E=MC², Mariah talked about her collaborations with T-Pain, Damian Marley and Young Jeezy. She said she's a bigger fan of T-Pain now that they worked together, "I saw him work in the studio and he's incredible. As a producer, which not everyone knows that I am but I am, and watching him was really like, 'Oh, he's got his system, he really knows his stuff' and he's amazing so I enjoyed it." Regarding their song together "Migrate", Mariah said: "I don't think it's my next single but I definitely want to put it out." She also revealed she's a big Will Farrell fan and that her favorite movies of his are "Elf," "Talladega Nights," and "Blades of Glory."

The line got cut off towards the end of the interview.

[ Listen to the interview below. Click here to download. ]



Live Interview with NRJ, Paris
Mariah arrived in Paris, France earlier today. At approximately 6:30 PM local time, Mariah called in to NRJ for a live interview. The DJs challenged Mariah to count in French and she did, thanks to the fact her trainer counts in French when they work out. Mariah invited all the fans to come to the press conference which is scheduled to be held tomorrow at 5:30 PM under the Alexandre III bridge. Mariah went on to talk about the fun she had doing the new record and collaborating with many different producers and artists such as Stargate, Jermaine Dupri, Will.I.Am, T-Pain, Young Jeezy and Damian Marley.

[ Listen to the interview below. Click here to download. ]

Source: MariahDailyJournal | Sam

Attend Mariah's Paris Press Conference on March 31
Posted by Lynn on Saturday, 29-Mar-2008, 6:32PM EDT
MariahCarey.com would like to invite all fans and fan club members to create their best hand held signs in support of E=MC² and come down to the Alexander III bridge in Paris at 5:30pm and holler out for Mariah.

The three fans that come up with the most creative signs will be selected from the red carpet, invited into the press conference and will be given the chance to ask Mariah one of the first three questions at the event. So grab your markers, sparkle and best boa and we look forward to seeing you on Monday, March 31 at 5:30pm at the Alexandre III bridge in central Paris.

The only requirement is that the signs must be hand made. Be creative and show your support!

Mariah's Promotional Tour In Europe
Posted by Liron on Friday, 28-Mar-2008, 3:25PM EDT
After a busy week in which Mariah flew from Los Angeles (where she had taped segments for MTV's 52/52) to New York, where she performed live on "The Hills" premiere and continued to promote "Touch My Body" on the radio, Mariah was finally able to take a moment off and celebrate her anniversary. Mariah's anniversary celebration started with a trip to Disney World in Orlando, FL and later that night, she flew to the island of Antigua. We hope Mariah had a flantastic anniversary!

Mariah's hectic schedule will continue as she arrives in Europe for a mini promotional tour in three countries: France, England and Germany.

FRANCE
• March 30th - Arrival
According to Universal France, Mariah will be arriving in Paris on Sunday, March 30th.

• March 31st - Press Conference, Radio Interviews
Mariah will start promoting "Touch My Body" on Monday at 2:00 PM with two interviews: M6 (Television) and AdoFM (Radio).

Mariah is then set to arrive at a press conference at 6:00 PM. The press conference, to be held at a place called Showcase - under the bridge where the "Say Somethin'" video was shot, will be covered by TF1's Journal de 20 Heures.

French fans, be sure to greet Mariah and show her your support!
The location's address is:
Showcase (Paris) - Pont Alexandre III, Port des Champs Élysées, 75008 Paris.

Finally, Mariah will appear on the TV show "Le Grand Journal" and end up between 9:00 PM and midnight on Skyrock radio station for a live interview.

ENGLAND
• April 1st - CD Signing in Selfridges
Selfridges: With the world watching, Mariah will take center stage at the Selfridges Oxford Street store on 1 April from 5-6pm.

The best-selling female artist of all time - whose seventeen #1 singles rival all but Elvis Presley and The Beatles - Mariah Carey has made an indelible impact on the global music industry and will be promoting Touch My Body' the first single off of Mariah's upcoming E=MC² album.

Limited numbers only.

NME.com: Mariah Carey is set to meet fans and sign copies of her latest single, 'Touch My Body', in the Selfridges department store in London on April 1.

She will be arriving through the front entrance of the store, situated on Oxford Street in the centre of the capital, at 4.55pm (GMT).

According to a statement issued to NME.com, Carey will be arriving in 'spectacular fashion'.

• April 2nd - The Paul O'Grady Show
As previously reported, Mariah will be a guest on the show which is aired on Channel 4. The taping is reported to take place on April 2nd at midday. Click here to apply for tickets for the show.

• April 3rd - Friday Night Project
Mariah will be hosting an episode of the show that will be taped on April 3rd and air on April 4th on Channel 4. Audience tickets can be ordered here.

• Meet Mariah
A TV show in the UK is looking to get in touch with huge Mariah Carey fans based in the UK for the chance to win the opportunity to meet Mariah.

Are you a big fan or do you know someone who is? If so, contact the show ASAP at: applicants@production.gb.com. Good luck!

GERMANY
Mariah is scheduled to arrive in Germany straight after her last promotional stop in England. Further details have yet to be confirmed. In the meantime, check out three interview clips of Mariah (and J.J) below, that aired on the German shows Pro7 News, RTL Exclusive and ZDF Leute News.


Interview - Pro7 News (Germany), March 28, 2008
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Interview - RTL Exclusive (Germany), March 28, 2008
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Interview - ZDF Leute News (Germany), March 28, 2008
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After getting back from Germany, Mariah is scheduled to be in Los Angeles on April 6th to participate in the taping of "Idol Gives Back". The contest to win tickets for the show is still open!
Source: MariahDailyJournal | Mike | Alex' & Sly | Charli | Marc | Martin

Mariah Closing In On Record For No. 1 Hits
Posted by Liron on Friday, 28-Mar-2008, 12:25PM EDT
Mariah Carey is on track to collect her 18th No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart next week.

"Touch My Body," the first single from her upcoming album, dipped one place to No. 15 on the latest survey. But the fresh availability of a digital download should send the song hurtling to the top next week.

That will push Carey to second place among artists with the most No. 1s in the rock era. The record is held by the Beatles with 20; Carey is currently tied with Elvis Presley.

Carey's album, "E=MC2," the follow-up to her 2005 Grammy-winning smash "The Emancipation of Mimi," arrives April 15 via Island Def Jam.

Asked recently by Billboard if she ever thinks about surpassing the Beatles' record, Carey admitted with a laugh, "I do, because people bring it up. But it's not like I sit around thinking about that type of stuff while I'm creating something. I did write this record in terms of wanting it to be a lot of songs that could potentially be singles, because people like that."

"I think it would be phenomenal," Island Def Jam Music Group chairman Antonio "L.A." Reid says of the prospect. "But the real goal is to create music the whole world can sing. And if we break records and set some milestones while doing that, that would be beautiful."

Note: The final Billboard position for "Touch My Body" will be published on Wednesday.
Source: Billboard

"Touch My Body" Remix Available on iTunes Now!
Posted by Liron on Friday, 28-Mar-2008, 9:23AM EDT
The brand new "Touch My Body" Remix featuring Rick Ross & The-Dream is now available for download on iTunes!

• iTunes
• Amazon

Downloads of this remix will count towards the Hot 100 position of "Touch My Body" and therefore also count as entries for our "Touch My Body" contest!
Source: MariahDailyJournal

Mariah Leaves 'Anniversary' Message
Posted by Lynn on Friday, 28-Mar-2008, 9:20AM EDT
Mariah took time off her Anniversary celebration at Disney World in Orlando, Florida to leave a special Thank You message for all the fans. "You make my life so much better!" she says in the message. Click here to listen to Mariah's voice message. The full transcript is below.

Heyyy! Happy Anniversary, Happy Anniversary, Happy Anniversary. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!

That was Ray-Child and Tots Tots singing to me, I didn't know they were gonna call up and sing that for you guys for me!

Yes!

Yay! This is a moment! We're living in the moment! And I haven't called you since 1902 and we're in Orlando for the moment. We just went on the Tower of Terror and it's been a stone groove smash hit wonder [sings]!

And honestly, I didn't even wanna call during the week 'cause I was like I didn't want them to think "Ooooh she's only calling because of like, you know, the whole situation with the song," but we wanna say thank you and congratulations to you guys for literally...

No, I have to say thank you and congratulations to you guys for the #1 iTunes single with [sings] "Touch My Body." Like, I was so excited! I woke up, it put me in the best mood, I don't know if any of you guys heard my radio interviews but it put me in the best mood, and I just... I love you so much and I cannot thank you enough. Profusely! I enjoy and love you profusely and profoundly!

And for real, for real, for real, FOR REAL, I have to say thank you and this is the thank you call. This is nothing but a thank you call and we got dogs runnin' around the room, everybody running around being excited and seriously just had to call you and let you know that I appreciate everybody coming out to all the tapings, and the shows, and just the love you've been showing. The devoted fans, we love you and honestly, you make my life so much better. I can't thank you enough for being, really, seriously, I'm so grateful to you. I love you, I appreciate you, and I enjoy you, but more than that, I'm grateful. Thank you. Thank ya, thank ya, thank ya!

Thank you Lambies! We love you!

Alright, that's them.

Happy Anniversary, Happy Anniversary, Happy Anniversary. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!

[Laughs] Oh my goodness, I'm not involved! But I gotta say thank you!

We love you!

Alright, bye you guys. Thank you so much. You are the absolute best in the whole freakin' world, no matter what! No matter when, who, why or where or how, I enjoy you. And I love you. [Kisses] Bye!
Source: MariahCarey.com | Bernard

Mariah To Visit Japan in May
Posted by Lynn on Friday, 28-Mar-2008, 12:36AM EDT
Mariah is scheduled to promote her new album, E=MC², in Japan in late May, according to Universal Japan. No further information is available currently. The label has also revealed on its website the tracklisting for the Japanese release.

Tracklisting
1. Migrate Featuring T-pain
2. Touch My Body
3. Cruise Control Featuring Damian Marley
4. I Stay In Love
5. Side Effects Featuring Young Jeezy
6. I'm That Chick
7. Love Story
8. I'll Be Lovin' U Long Time
9. Last Kiss
10. Thanx 4 Nothin'
11. O.O.C.
12. For The Record
13. Bye Bye
14. I Wish You Well
15. Heat (Bonus track)
16. 4real4real (Bonus track)

Also included:
-Touch My Body (Music Video)
-Poster style Booklet
-Sticker
-M&G lottery card

The album is due out April 16, 2008 and is available now for pre-order at CD Japan for ¥2,500 (US$ 23.72).
Source: Universal Music Japan | LoveLoveJack

Mariah's Money Shots
Posted by Lynn on Thursday, 27-Mar-2008, 10:06PM EDT
Making the album may have gotten a little pricey. A source tells E! Mariah Carey had not one but two photo shoots to take care of publicity, marketing and album art.

The shoots, according to the source, may have cost up to $500,000. Each.

A rep for the label says two shoots for someone like Carey isn't unusual, and while she said she didn't know figures, the rep added, "I don't think it was that much."

Meanwhile, Carey is on the cover of Monday's issue of music trade magazine Billboard. She says she's not the diva people think she is. But she realizes she's partly to blame for the bad rap, especially after trying to show her funnier side on MTV Cribs. "I'll do stuff...and they're like, 'Why is she doing the treadmill with her high heels on?'" Carey says in the mag. "It's a freakin' joke! It's Cribs! Hello!"
Source: E! Online

Happy Anniversary Mariah!
Posted by Liron on Thursday, 27-Mar-2008, 3:27PM EDT

On behalf of everyone at Mariah Daily Journal and all of its readers, we would like to wish Mariah a Happy Anniversary!

It goes without saying that 2008 is slated to be another big year for Mariah. With "Touch My Body" storming up the charts, an eagerly-awaited album E=MC² as the follow up to 2005's biggest selling record The Emancipation of Mimi, and three uniquely different films, fans across the world are all waiting in anticipation of Mimi.

To celebrate Mariah's anniversary, let's look back at the year Mariah will be celebrating today:

• In February and March of 2007, Mariah was getting in touch with her southern side and filming the film Tennessee with Lee Daniels. Crew members were pleasantly surprised by her acting and moved to tears by her rendition of the original track "Right to Dream" (which she penned with Willie Nelson) as part of the film's final scene. The film premieres at the TriBeCa Film Festival on April 26th in New York City.

Aaron Woodley, director: "People were weeping on the crew when she sang [Right to Dream]. It's very moving, especially in the context of the film and her character."

• She took a quick break from the movie set to head to Paris and unveil her new Pinko line at a star-studded event. Wearing hip-hugging jeans dusted in real gold, Mariah entered the fashion world with style and class.

Mariah on Pinko: "I discovered the label while I was staying in Capri, and I loved it. Every time I went back to Capri, I would go back to Pinko! It's fantastic."

• While recording her new CD E=MC², Mariah treated fans to a summer hit "Lil LOVE" with Bone Thugs-N-Harmony and appeared in the song's video.

• She made a quick trip to LA for a cameo appearance in Adam Sandler's You Don't Mess with the Zohan, which hits US theaters this June. Co-writer Judd Apatow recently commented that Mariah has a big fun scene at the end of the movie.

• In October, Mariah unveiled her debut scent M by Mariah Carey from Elizabeth Arden, holding perfume signings on both coasts in Los Angeles and New York, making it the biggest perfume launch Macy's had ever seen. The great perfume sales prompted Mariah to release a special gold edition of it. Mariah plans to make a second "citrus" fragrance later this year.

In her own words: "M by Mariah Carey is about being unforgettable, not unforgivable. It's not about a menage a trois or a one night stand, it's for the woman who wants the man to fall in love with her immediately, stay in love, and treat her like royalty."

• In February, Mariah fans got their first taste of her new CD when she premiered her hot new track "Touch My Body" on B96 in Chicago. DJs across the country picked up the track and it debuted on the Billboard R&B charts after only 6 hours of recorded airplay. The video for "Touch My Body" was premiered last month and has been a huge hit on all the major video channels.

• As we move into a new year and a new era for Mariah, we would like to wish her another year living it up as an eternal 12 year old!

Remember, the best present you can give Mariah is to show your support! Download and promote "Touch My Body" today!

Below are Anniversary wallpapers, courtesy of Boudi.

Source: MariahDailyJournal | Maggie

"Touch My Body" Download Campaign: Get Mariah The 18th #1!
Posted by Liron on Thursday, 27-Mar-2008, 2:46PM EDT
"Touch My Body," Mariah's first single in over three years becomes available for download on Monday, March 24, 2008 at 12:01 AM ET!

The song can be downloaded from the following Digital Music outlets:

• iTunes 99¢
• Amazon 99¢
• Pass Along 99¢
• Real Music Store 99¢
• Wal-Mart 94¢
• Zune 99¢

To celebrate the anticipated digital release, we'll be holding contests for our American and International visitors who support Mariah and the song. Many prizes will be given away!

USA CONTEST
American fans, here is all you have to do in order to be eligible to win SIGNED ITEMS by Mariah and "Touch My Body" CD Promos:
1) Download "Touch My Body" anytime from March 24 through March 31.
2) E-mail your proof of purchase to tmb@mariahdaily.com (anything confirming your purchase such as: e-mail receipt, screen capture, order number.)
Note: Multiple downloads will count as multiple entries.

Special Contest: [now closed]
All entries received within the first seven hours of the song's digital release (12:01 - 07:01 AM ET) will be entered into a special contest where one winner will receive the grand prize of: "Touch My Body" CD Promo, autographed "The Adventures of Mimi" DVD and an autographed Mariah poster!

WORLDWIDE CONTEST
International fans, you will also be able to win some of the great prizes too. Your mission:
1) Post any of the avatars, icons, flyers, signatures and banners below to promote the digital release of "Touch My Body".
2) E-mail tmb@mariahdaily.com with a link or a screen-capture to show us where you posted the images.

In addition, please continue streaming the video on Yahoo! Music.

Special thanks go to Casey, Edz, Arief, Vinny and Oualid for their help with the graphics!

BANNERS






FLYERS


AIM ICONS


SIGNATURES



AVATARS


"Touch My Body" was first premiered on American radio on Tuesday, February 12, 2008. In about 6 hours, the song was played approximately 500 times in different radio stations across the US. It also had the biggest first week airplay since Mariah's "I'll Be There" in 1992. The song quickly exploded in all four major radio formats (Top 40 Mainstream, Rhythmic/Crossover, Urban, Adult R&B) and after only five weeks, it entered the top 10 in each format and reached #4 on the Hot 100 Airplay.

The fun music video, directed by Brett Ratner, premiered on BET/MTV/VH1 on February 27 and quickly became the most viewed video on YouTube, Yahoo and AOL Music as well as the highest ranked video on the TRL and 106 & Park countdowns.

Mariah Carey is now positioned as the only active recording artist in the 48 years of the Hot 100 with the potential to surpass the Beatles' all-time high of 20 #1 hits, and has already tied Elvis Presley's record setting 17 #1s.

It is now your chance to show your love for the song and help make it Mariah's record-breaking 18th #1 on the Hot 100.
Source: MariahDailyJournal

Billboard Update
Posted by Lynn on Thursday, 27-Mar-2008, 2:21PM EDT
Below, find the chart positions for "Touch My Body" in Billboard magazine issue dated April 5, 2008.

"Touch My Body"
Billboard Hot 100: #15 (Last Week #14)
Billboard Hot 100 Airplay: #4 (Last Week #4)
Billboard Pop 100: #18 (Last Week #20)
Billboard Pop 100 Airplay: #8 (Last Week #8)
Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs: #8 (Last Week #10)
Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay: #8 (Last Week #10)
Billboard Hot Club Play: #31 (Last Week: #51)
Billboard Hot Dance Airplay: #11 (Last Week: #13)
Billboard Hot Adult R&B Airplay: #9 (Last Week #9)
Billboard Rhythmic Top 40: #5 (Last Week #5)
Billboard Top 40 Mainstream: #8 (Last Week #9)
Billboard Hot Videoclip Tracks: #1 (Last Week #1)
Billboard Hot RingMasters: #4 (Last Week #3)

• BDS Airplay: 99,738,000 (+10.2 million)

Note: The digital downloads for "Touch My Body" will count towards next week's Hot 100 chart.

From Billboard's Chart Beat:
Even though Mariah Carey's "Touch My Body" (Island) collects a backward bullet as it dips 14-15, the availability of a digital download should send the song hurtling to No. 1 next week. That will give Carey her 18th No. 1 and push her past Elvis Presley's 17 chart-toppers to land in second place among artists with the most No. 1s in the rock era.
Source: Billboard | MariahDailyJournal | bks | Ryan

News Tidbits
Posted by Lynn on Thursday, 27-Mar-2008, 10:17AM EDT
• "Touch My Body" is still #1 on iTunes, and now it is also #1 on Real Music Store. On Amazon's Best-Selling MP3s, the song is at #6.

The new album, E=MC², on pre-order now at iTunes, is currently at #7 on Top 100 Albums.

• Watch Macy's 30-sec "Carlos and Mariah" commercial in Spanish to the right. The commercial highlights Santana's line of women's shoes and Mariah's signature fragrance, M by Mariah Carey. Download this video here.

• MTV's premiere of "The Hills" Monday night was the highest rated telecast of the year-to-date for cable P12-34, posting a 5.0 rating. Following the premiere, Mariah Carey's performance (11:02PM-11:12PM) posted a 3.3 P12-34 rating, growing 181% from the time period norm.

• Newsday's Top 5 Thursday salutes the sexiest famous female voices. "We're dealing strictly with voices here, not anything else, so in some instances you may have to divorce yourself of any preconceived notions about the person or persons included. It's strictly a list of female voices we want to hear talk to us about whatever they want. There may be some other nice voices out there to listen to, but these five will drive you mad -- in the best way possible. They could praise George W. Bush or read from an advanced microeconomics textbook and we'd listen to every word."

Demi Moore, Lindsay Lohan, Angie Harmon, Angie Martinez take 1-4, respectively; and Mariah Carey at #5:

5) Mariah Carey: Mimi has one of the most powerful singing voices ever, but we'd rather hear her talk and that is absolutely not a pot shot at the No. 1 selling female artist of all-time.

• Mariah is mentioned in a Sports Illustrated article about Tennis player Roger Federer: "But we're not, of course, talking about anyone else. We're talking about a guy who usually wins 90 percent of his matches and, customarily, goes entire seasons without losing. Because of the ridiculous standard he set, three straight losses -- especially on hard courts -- is akin to Mariah Carey suddenly struggling to hit middle C."

• To the right is a video clip of Mariah performing "Touch My Body" live at Monday's The Hills Premiere Party in Gotham Hall, New York. You can download an AVI file of this video here.

Meanwhile, The Sun (UK) has a video of Mariah arriving at The Hills party. Click here to watch the video or download here.

• Roger Friedman mentions Mariah in his article on today's Fox News: Don't miss the amazing and legendary Clark Sisters at Radio City Music Hall on April 19. The gospel greats will be joined by Rev. Shirley Caesar and Yolanda Adams. A portion of the proceeds will go to The Corratta L. Walker Educational Scholarship Fund for Children. Have you ever heard Karen Clark sing? She's Mariah Carey's favorite singer. What more do I need to say?

• Below are scans from recent editions of the New York Daily News.


Mimi Around The World
• E=MC² is #1 on HMV Hong Kong's Pre-Order Chart.

• Mariah's dog Jack was voted as the #3 celebrity pet on a VH1 Europe countdown this week.

• "Touch My Body" was used as a track to which the contestants in the Spanish reality TV show "Fama" had to dance to. Click here to watch the clip.

• Folha de Sao Paulo, one of the biggest newspapers in Brazil published an article about Mariah's upcoming CD, including its tracklist. Click here to read the article.

Fans' Corner
• The Korean Mariah Carey Fan Club, MC Family, and Universal Korea are holding a special party to celebrate the launch of Mariah's new album on April 13th. There will be a singing contest, video playing and many other things planned for the night. The party will begin at 2:00pm. For more information, visit MC Family or contact Craig.

• The Mariah German/English fan site, Butterflies Are Free, is now back with regularly updated news and features.

• Click here to view a compilation video of Mariah's fans singing "Touch My Body" for YouTube.

• The Lamb Movement at HBF is holding a "Lamb Phone Chat" this Saturday, March 29th at 10:00 CT/11:00 ET. The number to call is (218) 936-1410 (long distance) and the room number is 327#. Everyone is invited to join in.

• Dzull had the biggest surprise when he received a dozen of "M" cupcakes for his recent birthday! "It made my day!" he said.

• The Mariah Carey fan site, MC Media World, has launched a new layout in celebration of the new era. Check it out.

• Thanks to Wayne, Peter and Carol for making the wallpapers below for everyone!


Source: MariahDailyJournal | Jason | Gareth | Mike | Bernard | Luis | Trent | Craig | UPI | eagler97 | Danielle | Kristina | Dzull | Curtis | Wayne | PR Newswire | Luis | Joel | Camila | Jasmine | Honey & Kate | Carol

Mariah Calls In Two New York Radio Stations
Posted by Liron on Thursday, 27-Mar-2008, 10:15AM EDT
Mariah called two radio stations in New York today, on her anniversary, to thank the fans for helping "Touch My Body" get to #1 on iTunes. Mariah also spoke about her upcoming appearances on "American Idol" and said she's most likely going to perform the 2nd single there and not "Touch My Body".

Interview with Cubby, 103.5 KTU, New York
[ Listen to the interview below. Click here to download. ]



Interview with Dana, Randy and Drew, WBLI, New York
[ Listen to the interview below. Click here to download. ]

Source: MariahDailyJournal

Mariah Radio Appearances on March 27
Posted by Lynn on Thursday, 27-Mar-2008, 2:50AM EDT
Mariah will be calling in today to New York's WBLI at 7:30am ET and the KTU Morning Show With Cubby show on 103.5 WKTU at 8:00am ET. Fans can listen live via the stations' websites.

Be sure to also check the stations' respective websites for contests to win a trip to see Mariah on Idol Gives Back in Los Angeles on April 6th.
Source: MariahCarey.com | Bobby

Win "Idol Gives Back" Tickets!
Posted by Lynn on Wednesday, 26-Mar-2008, 7:06PM EDT
Mariah will be participating in this year's Idol Gives Back charity special and we are giving you the chance to win two (2) tickets to the show's taping!

All you have to do is e-mail idolgivesback@mariahdaily.com and tell us why you think you should win the tickets. Please also include your name and your address.

The taping for this special telecast will be held in Los Angeles on April 6, 2008 so you must live in the Los Angeles area or be willing to fly there for the taping.

All entries are due Monday, March 31st. Good luck everyone!

The money raised in this event will go towards helping children and young people in extreme poverty in the U.S. and in Africa.
Source: Island Def Jam | MariahDailyJournal

Download: Mariah Performs "I'm That Chick"
Posted by Liron on Wednesday, 26-Mar-2008, 7:00PM EDT
Mariah's amazing performance of "I'm That Chick" at the premiere of "The Hills" is now exclusively available at MTV.com. Below are downloadable files of the performance as well as the lyrics for the song!


[ Download: Video - MPG | Audio - MP3 ]


Lyrics
Take this seriously
Like Pac, all eyes on me
That's right you are intrigued,
I'm that chick you like.

You know this
What it be,
I'm like the lottery,
Hot Bentley with the keys,
Take me for a ride.

Light in the sky, let's fly high,
Boy I got you caught up inside of my haze,
And you're gonna be gone for days

I'm like that ooo weee,
You're fiendin to blaze up,
And taste me,
Got flavor like ice cream,
'Cause I'm that chick you like.

And you know you need this man,
And you know I got this man,
Gonna be your everything,
I'm that chick you like.

La da da ooh we-ee
I'm that chick you like.
La da da ooh we-ee
I'm that chick you like.

I do's it naturally
Hypnotize like Biggie,
But you ain't havin' dreams,
I'm that chick you like.

Nah you ain't seeing things,
Or hallucinating,
I brings that levity,
Take me for a ride.

Light in the sky let's fly high,
Boy I got you caught up inside of my haze,
And you're gonna be gone for days

I'm like that ooo weee,
You're fiendin to blaze up,
And taste me,
Got flavor like ice cream,
'Cause I'm that chick you like.

And you know you need this man,
And you know I got this man,
Gonna be your everything,
I'm that chick you like.

La da da ooh we-ee
I'm that chick you like.
La da da ooh we-ee
I'm that chick you like.

Boy just relax,
And unwind,
Pull me in and
Breathe, once you do,
There ain't no rules,
It's up to you
Ain't no rules,
It's time.

Just keep on kissin' me,
Hold on and baby we
Could party all night through the night
All right

I'm like that ooo weee,
You're fiendin to blaze up,
And taste me,
Got flavor like ice cream,
'Cause I'm that chick you like.

And you know you need this man,
And you know I got this man,
Gonna be your everything,
I'm that chick you like.

La da da ooh we-ee
I'm that chick you like.
La da da ooh we-ee
I'm that chick you like.

I'm like that uptown haze,
Them real thugs blaze,
We'll touch the sky,
'Cause I'm that chick you like.
Source: MariahDailyJournal | shaq91

Mariah Calls In Stations In Tucson and San Diego
Posted by Liron on Wednesday, 26-Mar-2008, 4:26PM EDT
Mariah called in two more radio stations today to talk about "Touch My Body" and the upcoming album release.

98.3 Tucson, Arizona
Mariah talked about her anniversary tomorrow and said she has to work but at least she'll be in a nice climate but didn't reveal where she would be. Mariah joked about not wanting the album to be released on April 15th because it's the day taxes are due in the US. She also joked about being a bad driver and that she needs to learn how to drive a stick shift. The DJs tried convincing Mariah to come to their newly built studio in Tucson but Mariah wasn't sure if she had time for it since she is going to Europe soon (she mentioned going to Germany). She said it's up to the label but perhaps she could stop there on her way to Los Angeles where she has to record "American Idol". She also mentioned she would be on vocal rest prior to it. The DJs then called their boss Fred who had a birthday and Mariah sang "Happy Birthday" and "Happy Anniversary" to him on the phone.

[ Listen to the interview below. Click here to download. ]



AJ's Playhouse, 93.3 FM, San Diego, California
Mariah talked about her diet and working out with her trainer Patricia whom she jokingly imitated, using a French accent. Mariah also talked about her appearances on "The Hills", "Saturday Night Live" and the upcoming ones on the Oprah Winfrey show and American Idol. Mariah said her anniversary is being planned by her friends without her and she's hoping they would all get on a plane and go somewhere nice to celebrate.

[ Listen to the interview below. Click here to download. ]

Source: MariahDailyJournal | Casey | Josie | Lawrence

Mariah Calls In To Arizona's Johnjay and Rich Show
Posted by Liron on Wednesday, 26-Mar-2008, 1:32PM EDT
Soon after her B96 interview, Mariah called in to the Johnjay and Rich morning show which is aired live on Tucson's KRQ 93.7 and on 104.7 in Phoenix. Mariah discussed the following things:

--Waking up to having her song at #1 on iTunes was a wonderful thing for her.

--Mariah talked about working with Brett Ratner, her "aries brother", on the "Touch My Body" video and mentioned that they also worked together on "Heartbreaker" and "I Still Believe". Regarding the "Touch My Body" video, Mariah said her favorite outfit was the school-girl one and that she's very bad at playing the Frisbee which led to her getting hit in the nose by it.

--Jermaine Dupri told Mariah on the phone that when "Touch My Body" reaches #1, he'll do something on top of his desk and film it for YouTube.

--The next single will be a ballad. Mariah said it's the track she worked on with Stargate and Johntha Austen and that it's an emotional ballad that people cry when they hear it but it's also a current song. From previous reports about the album, it appears to be that Bye Bye is the second single. Mariah said they are working on a remix for it now.

--Mariah said that "Migrate" is one of the words she uses in her everyday "lingo" and her friends suggested she'd use it in a song. She said many of the album tracks are festive and fun while others are personal.

--Mariah talked about TV appearances making her nervous and said she prefers doing shows for her fans on a tour.

[ Listen to the interview below. Click here to download. ]

Source: MariahDailyJournal | Joey

"Bye Bye" - Mariah's Second Single Off E=MC²
Posted by Liron on Wednesday, 26-Mar-2008, 1:18PM EDT
In a radio interview conducted today, Mariah told the DJs that the second single from the album is a ballad she worked on with Stargate and Johnta Austin. Although Mariah did not specifically mention the title of the song, we know from previous report that the ballad they collaborated on is Bye Bye which received rave reviews from the early listening parties for the album.

Stay tuned for a downloadable audio file of the interviews.
Source: MariahDailyJournal

Mariah Calls In To Chicago's B96
Posted by Liron on Wednesday, 26-Mar-2008, 11:53AM EDT
Mariah called in to the Eddie & Jobo morning show on Chicago's B96 and spoke to them for about 25 minutes. Here are some interesting bits from the interview:

--Lee Daniels, producer of "Tennessee" had just called Mariah on her blackberry. She put him on with the DJs and he said how excited he was about Mariah's performance in the film. Mariah also discussed her appearance in the film "Push" which is based on a movie by the same title that she had read awhile ago.

--Mariah said how excited and happy she was that "Touch My Body" reached #1 on iTunes. She said she woke up today to hear this news and is grateful to her real fans for helping to make it happen.

--Both Jack and J.J, Mariah's Russell Terriers are doing well! Jack likes to stay at home and watch T.V while J.J was just filming a skit with Mariah for MTV's 52/52 which is supposed to be hilarious.

--Mariah told the DJs how excited she was about having her new home on an island now. The location, she said, would be given "off air".

--The DJs brought up Britney's budget and Mariah said she thinks people are too hard on her. The DJs then asked her "how much does it cost to be Mariah Carey on a weekly basis?" Mariah replied: "too darn much."

--Mariah said she was too busy working on E=MC² and hasn't had a chance to look at either the "Parade" article or the new Maxim picture.

--"Side Effects" is a personal song on the new album that Mariah wrote with Cri$tyle Johnson. The song talks about Mariah's hardships and she thinks many people will be able to relate to it. She quoted the following lyrics from the song:

Kept my tears inside cause I knew if I
Started I'd keep cryin for the rest of my
Life with you I finally built up the strength
To walk away don't regret it
But I still live with the side effects


In addition to Cri$tyle, Mariah also talked about writing with another female writer, her close friend Da Brat, on the song "O.O.C".

--Mariah talked about her experience of meeting Aretha Franklin whom she considers an amazing person and one of the greatest singers ever. She even did a short and funny imitation of Aretha.

[ Listen to the interview below. Click here to download. ]

Source: MariahDailyJournal

"Touch My Body" Airplay Update
Posted by Liron on Wednesday, 26-Mar-2008, 11:39AM EDT
Billboard / Nielsen BDS (For the week ending 3/25/08)
Hot 100 Airplay: #4 (Last Week: #4) with 99,738,000 impressions (+10.2 million from last week).

Please note that the downloads for "Touch My Body" will be counted towards next week's Hot 100 chart.

Hot 100 Streaming Chart #1 (Last Week: #1)

Mediabase (For the week ending 3/25/08)
"Touch My Body" has registered 107.125 million audience impressions with 16,960 spins (Pop - 6327, Rhythmic - 6065, Urban - 3224, Urban A/C - 1139, Hot A/C - 133, A/C - 14, Alternative - 4, MTV - 12, BET - 17, VH1 - 18, Fuse - 7).

CHR/Top 40: #8 (Last Week: #8)
+770spins, 34.491 million impressions.

Rhythmic: #4 (Last Week: #4)
+479 spins, 38.783 million impressions.

Urban: #5 (Last Week: #9)
+322 spins, 24.359 million impressions.

Urban A/C: #9 (Last Week: #9)
+139 spins, 8.843 million impressions.

Radio & Records (For the week ending 3/13/08)
CHR/Top 40: #8 (Last Week: #9)
+502 spins, 28.633 million impressions.
Mariah Carey took the format lead just a few weeks ago with her 26th chart appearance, "Touch My Body," which continues its climb within the top 10 (9-8).

Rhythmic: #5 (Last Week: #5)
+367 spins, 30.378 million impressions.

Urban: #6 (Last Week: #9)
+252 spins, 24.564 million impressions.
Source: bks | Radio & Records | Mediabase

Tennessee's Screening Schedule at Tribeca
Posted by Lynn on Wednesday, 26-Mar-2008, 12:34AM EDT
Tennessee
[TENNE] Discovery
Feature Narrative, 2008, 95 min

Interests: Drama, Family Issues, Music, Road Trip
In this intimate road movie, two brothers travel to the hometown they fled as teenagers to find their estranged father. When they are joined by a spirited woman (Mariah Carey) running from her abusive husband, they begin to grow closer, and the truth of their journey comes to light.

Tennessee's show times and venues at the Tribeca Film Festival are as follows:

Sat, Apr 26, 6:00PM
Sun, Apr 27, 6:15PM
Wed, Apr 30, 3:00PM
Thu, May 01, 10:30PM
Sat, May 03, 8:30PM
BMCC Tribeca PAC [Map]
Village East Cinema 1 [Map]
AMC 19th St. East Theater 2 [Map]
AMC 19th St. East Theater 1 [Map]
Village East Cinema 7 [Map]

Passes and Packages are available for purchase right now, and single tickets will be available for purchase to the general public online, by phone, and at the Box Office beginning on Saturday, April 12. Click here for further information.

Blender Reviews "Touch My Body (Remix)"
Posted by Lynn on Wednesday, 26-Mar-2008, 12:17AM EDT
WHO: Mariah Carey [ft. Rick Ross and the Dream]
WHAT: "Touch My Body" (Remix)
WHY: As we eagerly anticipate Mariah's mentor appearance on American Idol in the coming weeks, the octave scaling singer drops a wicked redo of her Top 20 and rising new single. "Touch My Body" co-writer the Dream makes a cameo this time, playfully throwing Mariah's already-infamous YouTube sex tape line right back at her: "If there's a camera up in here, load that right on up to YouTube ... I'm just playin'." The beat is completely upended, with a sinister synths replacing the original's fluffy snap vibe. The remix is sexier, more dynamic and - barring Rick Ross's annoyingly boilerplate intro verse - better than its counterpart, especially during the Timbaland-style stutter-step tease of an outro. As many pop vets struggle to make their singles hit nowadays, Mariah is throwing down remixes others would kill for. It's almost unfair.
Source: Blender Magazine | Natalia

Download: Mariah Interview on Australia's Today Show
Posted by Lynn on Wednesday, 26-Mar-2008, 12:15AM EDT
Part II of Mariah's interview with Australia's Channel 9 entertainment editor, Richard Wilkins, was aired earlier today on the Today Show. Download an MPG file of this interview below, and for Part I, click here.


Interview with Richard Wilkins, Today Show, Australia, March 26, 2008
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"Touch My Body" Update
Posted by Liron on Tuesday, 25-Mar-2008, 7:59PM EDT

• "Touch My Body" is #1 on the Top 100 Songs on iTunes USA! Great job, everyone!!

• Mediabase Update: For the week ending March 24, 2008, "Touch My Body" has registered 105.815 million audience impressions with 16,694 spins (Pop - 6178, Rhythmic - 6019, Urban - 3180, Urban A/C - 1116, Hot A/C - 131, A/C - 12, Alternative - 4, MTV - 12, BET - 17, VH1 - 18, Fuse - 7).

• BDS Update: For the week ending March 24, 2008, "Touch My Body" remains at #4 but gains an incredible 10.7% in total audience impressions. USA Today comments: "Mariah Carey's Touch My Body holds at 4 but enjoys a substantial increase in audience. Touch My Body will reach No. 2 shortly (unless Ray J catches it), but chances for a No. 1 seem to be diminishing every week."

• "Touch My Body" remains to be the Most Viewed video on AOL Music and Yahoo! Music! It is also positioned at #3 on the most popular videos at MTV.

• Keep supporting Mariah! Please use our banner on top to vote, stream, request and download "Touch My Body." The video remains at #1 today on 106 & Park's "Top 10 Live" countdown for the 8th day in a row and jumped 9 spots to #3 on VH1's Top 20 Countdown.

RADIO & ONLINE TIDBITS
• Ryan Seacrest's AT40 - syndicated: Remains at #14 on AT40 chart. Let's keep on requesting here and put it higher on the countdown.
• Hitz Radio: Remains at #1 on Top 7 @ 7 with Sunny.
• Chicago, IL - B96: #5 on 9 @ 9 "Most Wanted" countdown last night.
• Peoria, IL - KISS FM: Click here to vote for "Touch My Body" as your favorite new song (lower left hand corner of the site.)
• Tucson, AZ - Hot 98.3: #1 on Hot 7 @ 7 countdown last night.
• Tucson, AZ - 93.7 KRQ: #2 on Top 8 @ 8 countdown last night.
• Los Angeles, CA - KIIS FM: #2 on Jojo's Top 9 @ 9.
• New York City, NY - Z100: #1 on Shelly's High Noon countdown today and #6 on Romeo's Interactive 9 @ 9 last night.
• New York City, NY - Power 105.1: #7 on DJ Clue's 7@7 countdown last night.
• Long Island, NY - Party 105.3: #1 on the station's picks at 6 last night.
• Dallas, TX - KISS FM 106.1: The station created an Easter parody song using the music from Mariah's Touch My Body single. It is being called the Easter Bunny song and has been played after the original Touch My Body has aired.
• Houston, TX - 104.1 KRBE: Reached #1 on the top 5 @ 8 "The Most Requested Songs" countdown.

INTERNATIONAL UPDATES
• Australia: "Touch My Body" climbed from #23 to #16 on Hot Hits' Top 40 chart. Click on the link to vote. On 2day FM's Hot 30 countdown, it is currently at #19. Keep voting!

"Touch My Body" is currently the #1 most downloaded video on iTunes Australia and the #8 most downloaded song on the Top 100 songs.

• Bulgaria: "Touch My Body" is at #24 on the radio countdown "The Voice Top 30". The video debuted high at #6 on "The Big 50" countdown at the "City" music television channel in Bulgaria.

• Canada: "Touch My Body" was #1 on Toronto's Flow 93.5 Top 6 @ 6 today! The song is #2 on iTunes' Top 100 songs.

• Croatia: "Touch My Body" was #1 this week on Radio Drava. The song also jumped 6 spots to #5 Radio Sibenik.

• France: Up one spot to #10 on Hit Skyrock. French fans, vote once a day here. The video is at #1 on the top downloaded videos on iTunes France.

• Indonesia: The positions for "Touch My Body" on Indonesian radio stations are: #9 on Swaragama FM's Top 41, #5 on UTY FM's Top 20 Countdown, #3 on UTY FM's Urban Flavor, #2 on Star FM's Top 10, #14 on Geronimo FM's Top 40 and #7 on Trax FM's 20/20.

• Israel: "Touch My Body" debuts straight at #1 on Radio Jerusalem. The song is also at #24 on Radius 100 FM and also premiered on Galgalatz.

• Italy: "Touch My Body" is #8 on the Top 100 Songs on iTunes Italy.

• Japan: "Touch My Body" climbed from #17 to #5 on the Tokyo Hot 100!

• Korea: "Touch My Body" premiered on South Korea's most popular show, Music Camp - MBC FM 95.5 on Saturday. The song debuted at #12 on the American Top 20 countdown.

• Malaysia: "Touch My Body" climbed 1 spot to #16 on the Hitz Fm's Top 20 chart this week. It also broke into the Freaky Fly 30 chart at #30. Malaysian fans, keep voting for the song on Hitz Urban 10, Mixed Top 20 and Freaky Fly 30 charts.

• Philippines: "Touch My Body" climbed to #1 on the Sunday countdown at Manila's Magic 89.9 FM.

• Poland: "Touch My Body" is the #1 video on one of the biggest Polish portals Interia.pl.

• Serbia: "Touch My Body" jumped two spots to #5 on Radio 3 FM's Top 30 this week.

• Singapore: "Touch My Body" is a spankin' new video on MTV Asia and will be aired all week as one. Please continue requesting the song on Power 98 FM and Class 95 FM.

• South Africa: At Metro FM, "Touch My Body" takes the #1 spot on the Top 40 countdown! At 5FM, the song moves up 3 spots to #21 on the Vodacom High 5@5 and on the Top 40 countdown, it was premiered with the intro: "This song just won't be ignored." At East Coast Radio, the song climbs an incredible 16 spots to #14 on the Global Hot Hits countdown! Keep requesting!

• Sweden: #25 on the iTunes Top 100 Songs.

• United Kingdom: The "Touch My Body" video is #2 on the most downloaded videos on iTunes UK.
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HQ Photos: Mariah Out & About in New York March 24
Posted by Lynn on Tuesday, 25-Mar-2008, 6:36PM EDT

Source: MariahDailyJournal

Mariah Serenades Crowd At 'Hills' Premiere Party
Posted by Lynn on Tuesday, 25-Mar-2008, 4:05PM EDT
The scene Monday night inside Manhattan's Gotham Hall recalled a sweet 16 party. Bubbly young girls by the dozens - decked out in high heels and skirts so short, you'd have thought they were swatches - lolled across cozy chaise lounges, quietly ogling the night's guests of honor: Lauren Conrad, Audrina Patridge and Whitney Port, the stars of MTV's "The Hills."

While the rest of America huddled around their televisions for what was the first of 10 new episodes (think "season 3.5"), Conrad, Patridge and Port watched the action as it splashed across a mammoth screen, alongside their fans and a couple of big-name guests - one of whom caused a lot of head-scratching. Seated at a table without any visible security was Barbara Bush, the 26-year-old daughter of the president. She laughed and smiled throughout the premiere episode and seemed to be at home amid all the hoopla.

But the highlight of the party - at least for the "Hills" starlets - was the arrival of Mariah Carey, who performed a small set that included "I'm That Chick" and "Touch My Body," new songs from her forthcoming album, E=MC2, which is due April 15.

Wearing a black skirt with a gold top, Carey also performed "We Belong Together," which the audience sang back to her. She was whisked offstage after the performance to resounding cheers.

"I've always been a huge Mariah fan, and she's just so beautiful and talented," Conrad said, before Port added that she basically grew up listening to Carey. Patridge, whose nude-photo scandal made headlines last week, called Mariah "such an amazing singer" and complimented her on her performance.


From: Pink Is The New Blog:
Lamb For A Day
Last night was another of those great nights that make me feel so lucky to get to do the things I get to do. Fortunately for me my NYC trip to visit David for Easter corresponded perfectly with last night's premiere party for The Hills so I was able to attend the festivities in person. David isn't a big Hills fan so I asked Monique if she'd be interested in going with me and she was totally up for it. We arrived at the appointed time and chilled outside for a bit before the crazy hoopla got underway. As I mentioned before, Mariah Carey's performances were the first things filmed last night so that the rest of the night could be all about The Hills. Here are a few of my pics from last night's fun... I got to chat for a bit with LC, Audrina & Whitney and, much to my amazement, got to meet and take a couple pics with Mariah Carey before the night was over.

Mimi had to do her performance of Touch My Body twice because someone at MTV asked her to, she didn't seem too pleased to have to do the performance again but, after she apologized to us lambs for the delay, churned out 3 amazing performances. The rest of the show was pretty much focused on the premiere episode, it was very cool hearing the audience reaction whenever drama stuff went down on the show... The Hills is best watched with a group of about 200 people. Jason Preston was seated at the table next to ours (Mo and I were seated with Tim Stack, my boy at Entertainment Weekly) and came over to say hello and compliment me on my outfit! He looked good so I complimented him -- it was a cute lovefest. After everything was done, Monique and I were ready to bolt when we ran right into Mariah Carey and her people standing by the entrance watching her performance on the big screen. We quietly waited for her to be finished and fellow blogger Micah Jesse asked her for a photo... she obliged and then took pics with quite a few fans... it was really cool of her to take the time, she could've just peaced out and bailed. I also noticed that Mimi was wearing a couple of really cute Hello Kitty band-aids on her right hand.


I'm not sure what happened to poor Mimi but her band-aids are really cute. She wasn't wearing band-aids on her other hand ... I know this because she accidentally stuck her fabulously manicured finger in my ear in the process of her putting her arm around for the photo. Thank the Gods I cleaned them out earlier in the day.

She was really pretty amazing. In all, Mariah performed Touch My Body and We Belong Together for airing on the show ... and then she performed the song That Chick from her new album E=MC2 for streaming online at some point (the vid has not been uploaded to MTV's site yet). You'll be happy to know that she referred to us as her lambs ... it was quite an honor.

The night was fantastic... Jason Preston (recently separated from Marc Jacobs) was there to support his friend Mariah.


Fan Experience
Honey B. Fly member Tony (ASILVA99), one of the lucky winners of the fan club's "The Hills Premiere Party" contest, recounts the event:

"Last night was truly a night I will never forget! We arrived at Gotham Hall in NYC at 5:45pm and waited till about 6:45 to get in. As we were walking in, I asked the guy at the door if Mariah was there yet he said, 'Yes she was in the building.'

We had to check our cameras and cell phone at the door. They were very strict with that so I did not get any pictures but I do have myself recorded on my DVR and saw myself a few times jumping and waving and at one point when it got quiet I screamed, 'I LOVE YOU MARIAH!' and she looked and said, 'I love you too.' It was awesome!

When we first arrived they let us all know that Mariah's performance would be the first thing that was filmed. She did 'Touch My Body' then did it again because she didn't like the way it sounded. I didn't mind it at all! She then did 'We Belong Together' which was awesome! Then she performed 'That Chick.' Let me just tell all you Mariah fans out there that when you hear 'That Chick,' you are going to love it! Now I know why the album was almost called 'That Chick,' I'm that chick you like. And she hits high notes throughout the song that are absolutely incredible! Again I will never forget last night. All you lambs be ready 'cause our girl is back and I predict she will beat Elvis & The Beatles with E=MC²! I cannot wait for the tour!"
Source: MTV

New Promotional Photos
Posted by Liron on Tuesday, 25-Mar-2008, 1:06PM EDT
Source: MariahDailyJournal | Johny | Photos By: Markus Klinko

Download: Mariah's Interview on "A Current Affair"
Posted by Liron on Tuesday, 25-Mar-2008, 11:56AM EDT
Mariah sat down with Richard Wilkins, the entertainment editor of Australia's Channel Nine for a fun chat about her new album E=MC². The interview was held in Los Angeles and its first part aired today on the show "A Current Affair". The second part of it will be aired tomorrow on Australia's "Today Show".


Interview - "A Current Affair", Channel 9 (Australia), March 25, 2008
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[ Download here ]
Source: Brooke

iTunes Update
Posted by Lynn on Tuesday, 25-Mar-2008, 10:21AM EDT
Since our last update, "Touch My Body" has quickly climbed up the iTunes charts!

According to the latest chart updates from the iTunes RSS feeds, "Touch My Body" is currently at #2 on Top 100 Songs! The song is also #5 on Amazon's Best-Selling Downloads and #9 on the Real Music Store's Top Tracks.

Please continue downloading and promoting "Touch My Body," if you haven't already.
Source: MariahDailyJournal

Download: Mariah at The Hills Premiere Party
Posted by Lynn on Tuesday, 25-Mar-2008, 2:31AM EDT

Interview - The Hills, MTV, March 24, 2008
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"Touch My Body" Live - The Hills, MTV, March 24, 2008
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[ Download here ]


"We Belong Together" Live - The Hills, MTV, March 24, 2008
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[ Download here ]
Source: MariahDailyJournal

Mariah Performs Live In Gotham At The Hills Premiere
Posted by Lynn on Tuesday, 25-Mar-2008, 2:03AM EDT
While Lauren, Whitney, Audrina are clearly the belles of the ball at the live Hills premiere here at Gotham Hall in New York, we're not gonna lie - musical guest Mariah Carey is queen of the night.

Backed by a live band, four dancers (America's Best Dance Crew hopefuls, take note!) and three back-up singers, an undeniably emancipated Mariah held the crowd captive in all of her resplendence and glittery glory. (Literally - her mike and mike stand were bedazzled in enough ice to keep the bar covered all night.) Mimi was totally rocking envy-inducing Barbie-meets-Miss-America hair and show-stopping hourglass curves (in what looked like a Herve Leger bandage dress, but we can't be sure).

And the vocals? More on point than that time Lauren showed Heidi the door. "We Belong Together" was so beautiful it was like waking up inside of a perfect dream. When Mariah dropped her new single, "Touch My Body," believe that all eyes - and, yes, cameras - in Gotham were glued to the glamstress, who looked like 2008 Mariah (i.e. - the hottest she's ever been in her impressively long career) but busted out those high notes like it was 1992 all over again. And Mariah's sexy, soulful rendition of "I'm That Chick" was the perfect ending to a night of glamour that's all about our favorite females.
Source: MTV Blog

Mariah In-Studio Live at Big Boy's Neighborhood
Posted by Lynn on Tuesday, 25-Mar-2008, 12:01AM EDT
It was "Mariah Monday" on Big Boy's Neighborhood morning show March 24, 2008. Mariah was live in the Los Angeles studio talking about her upcoming album, E=MC² and new single, "Touch My Body." She also played "Rumor or Real" with DJs Big Boy and Luscious Liz. Below are excerpts from the interview.

When it comes to just the way the business is now, what do you think when you put out an album, when you put out a single, with the years of experience that Mariah Carey has, what gives you that feeling like, 'Man, people still come to Mariah Carey' when there's so many so-called choices out there and people are into just those the microwave hits?
You know, I just try to, like with this new album, I just try to do the best I could. I was like, 'Let me just follow-up from where I was at with The Emancipation of Mimi and keep it festive, keep it fun. Me and Brat actually wrote one of my favorite songs on the record called 'OOC' (Out Of Control). Swizz Beatz did the track and it was just fun to write with her, over here she's being modest. (Big Boy to Da Brat: 'Don't be modest in here now!' Da Brat: 'I don't want my ankle bracelet to go off.' Big Boy: 'Do they know you're here?' [laughter in the studio])

Is there any time that you'd like to say, 'When I get some time-off every seven years this is what I'd like to do'?
Yes. I'd like to be with friends if I can. We try to have festive times. Actually I do like to go to Disney World. I'm not trying to endorse nobody but I do love Disney because we do like to go on the Tower of Terror.

"Rumor or Real"
When it came to Saturday Night Live, you coming in from nowhere kind of, doing the thing, rumor or real that Da Brat poisoned Janet Jackson? [laughter in the studio]
[Laughs] I don't know what happened honestly. I know Brat didn't do anything like that but I don't know. Honestly, I was like, 'Okay, they wanted me to fill in I guess so hey. That Brat poisoned her? Yeah, I would say that's a rumor.

When it comes to tracks, do you get first pick when it comes to like JD [Jermaine Dupri] tracks?
We create the tracks together like I go to ATL [Atlanta], and we would sit there and be like 'what kind of track do we wanna do?' That's how we've done since "Always Be My Baby," that's the first song we ever wrote together so that's how it is. I think that's why our work together is different from some of his work with other singers.

Break down the E=MC². I heard that Einstein is like a great, great grandfather of yours?
Of course, can't you tell? I think the whole world knows that I'm noted for my mathematical prowess. [laughs] Clearly, I don't consider myself Einstein like it's a joke hello so the point was like Emancipation equals Mariah Carey the second power. Basically, it was kind of like part two of the Mimi experience.

[ Listen to the full interview below. Click here to download. ]

Source: Josie | MariahDailyJournal

Touch My Body Download Campaign Update
Posted by Liron on Monday, 24-Mar-2008, 6:59PM EDT
Mariah fans, you have once again proven how amazing you are! We are positively overwhelmed with the response we have gotten to the campaign so far. You've all been doing an incredible job, and it's starting to show;

In less than a day, "Touch My Body" has rocketed all the way to #3 on the iTunes Top R&B Songs, #17 on the iTunes Top 100 songs and #23 on Amazon's Best-Selling Downloads. With the help of your downloads and Mariah's upcoming performance on "The Hills", we expect the song to keep rising. Stay tuned for more updates!

Special Contest Winner Announced!
We are happy to announce that the winner of our special contest is Kenny Matthews. Kenny has won the grand prize: a "Touch My Body" Promo CD, an autographed "The Adventures of Mimi" DVD and an autographed poster!

Campaign and Contest Still In Progress
Those of you who didn't win - don't worry, your entries have been entered to our week-long contest (March 24 - March 31), where many more winners will receive prizes including signed items by Mariah! The winners of this contest will be announced next week. Please continue downloading and promoting "Touch My Body", if you haven't already.

Pre-order E=MC² on iTunes - Get Bonus Track!
Be sure to pre-order Mariah's album E=MC² on iTunes which includes the bonus track "4real4real" featuring Da Brat, the "Touch My Body" video, a digital booklet with a message from Mariah and an instant download of "Touch My Body".

The physical CDs can be pre-ordered through Amazon: Standard Edition and Limited Deluxe Edition (soft digipack with fold out poster and iPod skin for iPod classic).

Official "Touch My Body" Widget
Get the official Mariah Carey widget, It's easy! Just click the "Grab & Share" button to send to a friend or add it to your MySpace, Facebook and any other profiles you have online. The more the better!

Source: MariahDailyJournal

Mariah to Perform on "The Hills" Tonight!
Posted by Liron on Monday, 24-Mar-2008, 5:09PM EDT


Don't miss Mariah Carey's special performance of "Touch My Body" and "We Belong Together" at the after party for the premiere of The Hills airing live from New York City, tonight at 11:00pm ET on MTV!

Watch the commercial for The Hills' Premiere Party: "Live and Glamorous in Gotham" that aired last night on MTV.
Source: Universal Music Group | Markus

Download: The Making Of "Touch My Body" Video
Posted by Lynn on Sunday, 23-Mar-2008, 7:01PM EDT
Click on the links below to download "Touch My Body" Making The Video that aired on UK's TMF earlier today. Many thanks to Taz for the video file!


"Touch My Body" Making The Video, TMF UK, March 23, 2008
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Source: Taz

E=MC² Worldwide Releases
Posted by Lynn on Sunday, 23-Mar-2008, 10:31AM EDT
Below, find the release dates for Mariah's new album, E=MC², around the world.

E=MC² WORLDWIDE RELEASES
Country
Release Date
Standard
Deluxe
USA
April 15
Australia
April 12
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Brazil
April 15
Canada
April 15
Finland
April 16
--
--
France
April 14
Germany
April 11
Holland
April 11
Hong Kong
April 14
Indonesia
April 14
--
--
Ireland
April 14
--
Italy
April 11
--
--
Japan
April 16
--
Korea
April 15
--
--
Poland
April 11
Russia
April 11
--
Spain
April 15
Sweden
April 16
--
--
Taiwan
April 14
--
Thailand
April 22
--
--
Turkey
April
--
--
United Kingdom
April 14
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• Hong Kong: From now until April 13, pre-order E=MC² at HMV Hong Kong and get a free copy of "Touch My Body" CD single, while supplies last. Below are pictures from HMV's in store and online pre-order campaign.


• Italy: From April 7 to April 10, there will be a preview of the album on Radio Dimensione Suono (RDS is one of the most important Italian radios). RDS will have an exclusive interview in which Mariah will go over the album, track by track.

• Japan: The release of the new album in the country, originally set for April 9, has been pushed back a week to April 16, according to Universal Music Japan.

• Taiwan: From March 22 to April 8, pre-order buyers will receive a ticket and a free poster. See pictures below.


• Turkey: E=MC² will be released in Turkey in the month of April with no specific release date as of yet by the licensee of Universal Music in Turkey, Topkapi Muzik.
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Mariah to Appear on Two UK TV Shows in April
Posted by Liron on Sunday, 23-Mar-2008, 10:27AM EDT
As previously reported, Mariah will be headed to Europe soon to promote her new album E=MC². Below are details about her two confirmed appearances in the UK.

• The Paul O'Grady Show
Mariah will be a guest on the show which is aired on Channel 4. Mariah's appearance was announced earlier this week on the show. The episodes of this show usually air live but a taping with Mariah is reported to take place on April 2nd at midday. Click here to apply for tickets for the show.

• The Friday Night Project
Mariah will be hosting an episode of the show that will be taped on April 3rd and air on April 4th on Channel 4. Audience tickets can be ordered here. MSN Music is offering free tickets to the show (plus accommodation) as well as a meet & greet with Mariah! Click here to enter the contest.
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Mariah Audio Clips from Open House Party
Posted by Lynn on Sunday, 23-Mar-2008, 5:49AM EDT
Last night on Open House Party, Mariah's radio promo spot for "Touch My Body" on iTunes and pre-order availability of E=MC² was aired a little too soon.

"Hey, this is Mariah Carey and you can go to iTunes now and check out my new single, 'Touch My Body.' You could also pre-order my new album, E=MC² available on April 15."


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The station also aired an audio clip of Mariah having a hard time pronouncing DJ John Garabedian's last name.

"Hi, I'm Mariah and I want you all to join me tonight at the Open House Party with the best party host in the whole world, John Gara... hold on, I gotta get John. Ga-ra-be-di..."


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Source: Open House Party | Josie

HQ Photos: Mariah in Los Angeles
Posted by Lynn on Sunday, 23-Mar-2008, 4:10AM EDT
Click on each of thumbnails below to view high-quality photos of Mariah as she was leaving the Villa Nightclub in Los Angeles, California on Friday, March 21, 2008.




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Fan Photos: Mariah's MTV "52/52" Promo Shoot
Posted by Lynn on Sunday, 23-Mar-2008, 1:30AM EDT
As first reported here on Mariah Daily Journal, Mariah is in Los Angeles, California to film little segments for her "52/52" promo week on MTV. Below are pictures from the set of the promo shoot on Saturday, March 22nd taken by Marc who plays a photographer in one of the segments.

Source: Marc | Donnie

Mariah in Parade: "I Didn't Know I Could Be Happy"
Posted by Lynn on Saturday, 22-Mar-2008, 4:44PM EDT
Privacy-or the lack thereof-being what it is for Mariah Carey, we are conducting an interview in the backseat of her car.

As you might imagine, this is not just any automobile. This is a $400,000 Maybach Touring Sedan-long and sleek, with deeply tinted windows mirrored on the outside. Passersby who gawk see only themselves. When you live in a fishbowl, it's nice to be able to turn the tables now and then.

Aspiring pop divas, take note: It's lonely at the top, but not lonely enough.

It's a quarter after 12 on a cold night in New York City, and Carey-one of the best-selling recording artists of all time-is about to go into a studio to put the finishing touches on her latest album, E=MC². We're the only ones in the car, both Carey's chauffeur and her boyfriend, record producer Mark Sudack, having obligingly vanished.

"Not to give a woe-is-me moment," the 38-year-old singer/songwriter says, "but it's not as easy as everybody thinks to have this kind of life. Even sitting here talking to you, I feel like there should be a bit of intimacy, and when there is always somebody else around, it's tough."

There's a brief silence. It's so cozy and quiet that I feel an overwhelming temptation to pop the big question.

"Are you a diva?" I ask.

Carey rolls her eyes. "They throw that word around like it's a friggin' Frisbee!" she says.

Then, fortunately, she smiles.

"I grew up hearing it, because my mother is an opera singer," Carey tells me. "The actual definition is 'a talented female singer.' Definition two is 'a difficult woman who is successful,' I believe. So I take it as a compliment."

Mariah Carey is a complicated mixture, at once powerful and vulnerable, grown-up and girlish. "I'm eternally 12," she says. But nothing about her-aside from the jeweled butterfly ring she wears on each hand-looks 12. She's tall and voluptuous, a fact that her outfit (a tight blouse with a deep-scooped neckline, tight black pants and platform heels) does not disguise. She speaks with an unvarnished Long Island accent, shows her emotions easily and seems touchingly-and oddly-eager to please. "My self-esteem has never been topping the charts," she admits.

At the same time, Carey is a woman of parts: a dedicated philanthropist (The Fresh Air Fund and the Make-A-Wish Foundation are two of her favorite causes), an actress and, of course, a monumentally successful and wealthy recording artist. From the time of her discovery as an 18-year-old with a phenomenal eight-octave singing range, she has sold more than 160 million records worldwide and charted 17 No. 1 singles-tied with Elvis Presley and three fewer than the Beatles. She could catch or surpass both with this album. Carey's success is built on the strength of that amazing voice and on the sweet sexiness of her songs, which also contain hints of a difficult personal past.

As a biracial child growing up poor (her father, an Afro-Venezuelan aeronautical engineer, and her mother, an Irish-Catholic, Juilliard-trained opera singer, divorced when Mariah was 3), she felt "like an outcast." After Sony Music Entertainment head Tommy Mottola discovered her, signed her with Columbia Records and then married her, she spent the '90s turning out one platinum album after another-and feeling like a prisoner in an overprotective marriage.

"That part of my life always remains with me, because it was so intense," Carey admits. "But part of that is my fault, for allowing that relationship to kind of linger-or, dare I say, fester-for so long. I grew up with such dysfunction that I assumed I didn't have a right to a happy personal life."

Carey divorced Mottola, left Columbia Records, signed the biggest record deal in history ($80 million) with Virgin-and then, in 2001, suffered a physical and emotional breakdown. "My life was in such a shambles because I had allowed it to become a shambles," she says. Virgin dumped her, but then Carey signed with Island/Def Jam Records. In 2005, she made one of the most remarkable comebacks in recording history with her multiplatinum album The Emancipation of Mimi.

"You know what?" she says. "I guess I am a diva in many ways!" She laughs. "When it comes to certain things, yes, I can be difficult and a little bit rigid about what I want. Am I demanding? I don't think I'm demanding enough. I think if I were more demanding, I would have felt that I had some sort of power, as opposed to feeling like a pawn, which is something I had to grow out of.

"You've got to go through some stuff," she continues. "Somehow people have to know there's something that's not perfect about you. I had to learn to grow up a little bit. I feel like I connect to people through song because it's filling a void in me. I need to make music. If I didn't have this, I don't know where I would be."

"How do you know that the people around you would still be there if you weren't so successful?" I ask.

She sighs. "It's extra-difficult," she says. "You don't know who is here for the glamour, for the gossip factor. You really just want to know that somebody loves you for you. That's a difficult thing when, you know..." She hesitates. "Sometimes you just do really feel like an ATM machine with a wig on it."

Carey looks at me for a moment, then breaks into a raucous laugh.

"Forgive me," I say, "but you seem happy."

"I am," Carey says. "I'm really happy."

"Can you say more about your boyfriend?" I ask, referring to the pleasant young man who I now see is waiting patiently on the sidewalk.

She laughs again. "Well, I've been on this mission to refuse to discuss it as long as I can," she says.

The final song on her new album, "Bye-Bye," is a sweetly sad farewell to important people in all our lives-in Carey's case, the father from whom she was estranged for much of her childhood, the stern man who never encouraged her singing. Yet before Alfred Carey died in 2003, Mariah reconciled with him.

"He was a very strict man, and I think it was such a long shot in his mind that anybody could actually become a success in this business," she says. "He explained that to me before he passed away. We discussed a lot of stuff. Anything and everything I needed to say to him, and vice versa. So I am very grateful for that time that I had.

"I never knew that he kept a scrapbook of my stuff," Carey tells me. "I never knew all the things that he saved-cards from when I was a little girl. And he did say to me before he passed away, 'You were always...'" She has to stop for a second.

"Dramatic moment," she says, regaining her composure. "He said, 'You were always a star in my eyes.' Which was very meaningful, because to a lot of people you're really not worth anything unless you're raking in the dough and having No. 1 hits."

Mariah Carey is clearly all that and a lot more.

Source: Parade | Scans: MariahDailyJournal

Download: Mariah on Access Hollywood & Extra
Posted by Lynn on Friday, 21-Mar-2008, 12:33AM EDT

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Tonight, Access Hollywood gave its viewers an exclusive sneak peek into the latest Barry Levinson-directed Magic Of Macy's New Guy commercial which included some behind-the-scenes footage from the video shoot.

Mariah: "We are all very excited about the new guy."





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Also tonight, Extra TV had a segment on Mariah that included interview clips with correspondent A.J. Calloway about her new album, appearance on American Idol ("I'm going on Idol, do you know this?"), political preference ("I'm hoping that Obama is gonna... I think it's a monumental time in our world right now."), guilty pleasure ("Macaroni and cheese - things that I can't have."), diva diet ("Protein, shake element to it that my trainer created for me, cooked vegetables and fun stuff like that.")
Source: MariahDailyJournal

E=MC² - More Release Information
Posted by Liron on Thursday, 20-Mar-2008, 8:35PM EDT
USA (Universal Music Promo Sheet Information)
Standard Edition: 14 tracks jewel case 16 page booklet
Limited Deluxe Edition: 14 tracks Soft Digipack with fold out poster and iPod skin (for iPod classic)

Print: Allure cover (April), Parade Magazine cover, Essence cover.

TV: Mariah will perform on MTV's The Hills After Party Show and perform on American Idol in April with an added appearance on the mentoring show, "Idol Gives Back", The Oprah Winfrey show, "Live" with Regis and Kelly, SNL, Good Morning America - April 23rd*, The Late Show with David Letterman.

*This report contradicts previous information regarding Mariah's appearance on "Good Morning America" that cited April 15th as the show's air-date. We have no further information on the correct date at this point.

Tour: Tour dates for the fall are being confirmed.

Canada
Canadian interviews from NYC with eTalk, ET Canada and MuchMoreMusic will run around album release.
Source: Universal Music Group | Meski

Mariah's In-Studio Interview With Rick Dees
Posted by Liron on Thursday, 20-Mar-2008, 7:04PM EDT
On Monday, March 17, Mariah came to the Movin' 93.9 studios in Los Angeles for a live interview with Rick Dees on the syndicated Weekly Top 40 show. Mariah talked about the gold edition of "M", the photoshoot she did with creative director David Lipman and photographer Mario Sorrenti (the "Touch My Body" cover artwork is taken from that photoshoot) and the two commercials she did for Macy's.

[ Listen to the interview below. Click here to download. ]

Source: MariahDailyJournal | Steph

Mariah In Macy's Commercial: First Look
Posted by Liron on Thursday, 20-Mar-2008, 5:12PM EDT
As previously reported, Mariah is appearing in a Macy's commercial with the guitarist Santana, Donald Trump and Martha Stewart, that will run in both English and Spanish starting this weekend. The spots were directed by Barry Levinson.

Santana: I always said shoes are like women, they inspire beautiful music
Mariah: But what about these?
Santana: Stilettos sound like this... [Santana starts playing guitar]
Mariah: What does my fragrance inspire?
Santana: Mmm, that's got soul [Mariah sings along]
Donald Trump: My ties are beautiful, they don't need music.

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Source: MTV Newsroom | shaq91

HQ Photos: Mariah in Macy's TV Ad
Posted by Lynn on Thursday, 20-Mar-2008, 1:05PM EDT
Below are two high-res pictures of Mariah, with Carlos Santana, Martha Stewart and CK model Gabriel Aubry, from the Macy's TV ad which will break the week of March 24 in network primetime.

Source: Macy's | MariahDailyJournal

Billboard Update
Posted by Lynn on Thursday, 20-Mar-2008, 7:49AM EDT
Below, find the chart positions for "Touch My Body" in Billboard magazine issue dated March 29, 2008.

"Touch My Body"
Billboard Hot 100: #14 (Last Week #16)
Billboard Hot 100 Airplay: #4 (Last Week #4)
Billboard Pop 100: #20 (Last Week #25)
Billboard Pop 100 Airplay: #8 (Last Week #14)
Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs: #10 (Last Week #11)
Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay: #10 (Last Week #11)
Billboard Hot Dance Airplay: #13 (New Entry)
Billboard Hot Adult R&B Airplay: #9 (Last Week #14)
Billboard Rhythmic Top 40: #5 (Last Week #6)
Billboard Top 40 Mainstream: #9 (Last Week #14)
Billboard Hot Videoclip Tracks: #1 (Last Week #1)
Billboard Hot RingMasters: #3 (Last Week #3)

• BDS Airplay: 89,629,500 (+6.8 million)
Source: Billboard | MariahDailyJournal

"Touch My Body" Update
Posted by Lynn on Thursday, 20-Mar-2008, 7:31AM EDT
• Mediabase Update: For the week ending March 19, 2008, "Touch My Body" has registered 97.891 million audience impressions with 15336 spins (Pop - 5645, Rhythmic - 5623, Urban - 2918, Urban A/C - 978, Hot A/C - 120, Alternative - 2, MTV - 11, BET - 16, VH1 - 18, Fuse - 1).

• "Touch My Body" remains to be the Most Viewed video on AOL Music and Yahoo! Music!

• Keep supporting Mariah! Please use our banner on top to vote, stream, request for "Touch My Body." In its 12th day on 106 & Park's "Top 10 Live" countdown, "Touch My Body" remains at #1, for 4 days in a row! It is #3 in its 8th day on TRL's "Top 10 Videos," and #12 on VH1's Top 20.

• "Touch My Body: Making The Video" will air on UK's TMF on Sunday, March 23rd at 5:30pm.

• "Touch My Body" is currently the Most Downloaded Music Video on iTunes UK and iTunes Australia!

RADIO & ONLINE TIDBITS
• Ryan Seacrest's AT40 - syndicated: Up a spot to #14 on AT40 chart. Let's keep on requesting here and put it higher on the countdown.
• Hitz Radio: Remains at #1 on Top 7 @ 7 with Sunny.
• Chicago, IL - B96: #1 on 9 @ 9 "Most Wanted" countdown last night!
• Tucson, AZ - Hot 98.3: #1 on Hot 7 @ 7 countdown last night.
• Tucson, AZ - 93.7 KRQ: #1 on Top 8 @ 8 countdown last night.
• Los Angeles, CA - KIIS FM: #1 on Jojo's Top 9 @ 9.
• Louisville, KY - 99.7 DJX #4 on Top 5 @ 9. Vote here.
• Atlantic City, NJ - 99.3 FM The Buzz: #4 on Phat 5@9 countdown. Click on the link to request now!
• New York City, NY - Z100: #1 on Shelly's High Noon countdown yesterday and #2 on Romeo's Interactive 9 @ 9 last night.

INTERNATIONAL UPDATES
• Australia: "Touch My Body" is currently at #23 on Hot Hits' Top 40 chart. Click on the link to vote. On 2day FM's Hot 30 countdown, it is currently at #15. Keep voting!

• Belgium: TMF is the biggest music video channel in Belgium and getting it into the Daily Top 5 would be a great exposure for "Touch My Body." Vote here!

• Bosnia and Hercegovina: #9 on Kameleon's Top 20 chart.

• Brazil: Hotel Cambridge in Sao Paulo, Brazil is hosting a double party to celebrate the launch of "Touch My Body" and Mariah's anniversary on Friday, March 28th at 11:30pm. View the party's flyer.

• Bulgaria: Bulgarian fans, please vote for "Touch My Body" on The Voice's Top 10 video countdown.

• Croatia: "Touch My Body" this week at major Croatian radio stations: #3 on Radio Nasice, #7 Radio Ritam, #11 Radio Sibenik, #1 on Radio Drava, and #3 on Radio Martin. On the official Croatian airlay chart, "Touch My Body" climbed 13 spots to #37.

• France: Up two spots to #11 on Hit Skyrock. French fans, vote once a day here.

• Germany: Current chart positions for "Touch My Body" on German radio: SWR3: #9 (LW: #5), Planet Radio: #10 (LW: #11), YOU FM: #1 (LW: #1), Kiss FM: #19 (LW: #20), Salue Radio: #14 (LW: #22) and Ohr Radio: #2 (LW: #2). Find your stations here and request now!

• Malaysia: Up 2 spots to #17 on the Hitz Fm's Top 20 chart this week. Malaysian fans, keep voting for the song on Hitz vote by clicking on the yellow arrow. On RMF FM's Pop Lista, the song is at #20.

• Serbia: Jumped 5 spots to #7 on Radio 3 FM's Top 30 this week. Falls 3 to #7 on Otvoreni Radio's Top 50 International chart this week.

• South Africa: At Metro FM, "Touch My Body" climbs 2 spots to #3 on the Top 40 countdown! At 5FM, the song moves up 3 spots to #21 on the Vodacom High 5@5 and on the Top 40 countdown, it was premiered with the intro: "This song just won't be ignored." At East Coast Radio, the song climbs an incredible 16 spots to #14 on the Global Hot Hits countdown! Keep requesting!

WALLPAPERS
Thanks to Arief, Oualid, Vinny and Javi!



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E=MC² Release Information
Posted by Liron on Wednesday, 19-Mar-2008, 3:55PM EDT

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With over 160 million albums sold worldwide, Mariah Carey is the most successful female recording artist in history. This year, Mariah returns to the marketplace with E=MC², the follow up to the 10 million selling #1 album, The Emancipation of Mimi.

'Touch My Body' is the deliciously daring first single from the upcoming album release, which has already set records for its massive reception at radio across the Top 40, R&B, R&B/Adult, and Rhythm/Crossover formats. The single exploded onto the charts before official impact on February 19, 2008! Written and produced by Mariah Carey, C 'Tricky' Stewart and The-Dream, 'Touch My Body' sets the stage for the next 'Mimi' world take-over...

The video for 'Touch My Body', directed by feature filmmaker, Brett Ratner (Rush Hour, X-Men), premiered globally on network and cable television, along with online outlets.

Mariah Carey is now positioned as the only active recording artist in the 48 years of the Hot 100 with the potential to surpass the Beatles' all-time high of 20 #1 hits, and has already tied Elvis Presley's record setting 17 #1s.

Executive Produced by Mariah Carey and Antonio "L.A." Reid, E=MC² will include offerings by hit-makers Jermaine Dupri, DJ Toomp, Stargate, will.i.am, Bryan Michael Cox, Nate 'Danjahandz' Hills and James Poyser.

The E=MC² album release will be supported by major television appearances/performances, specialty programming at BET/MTV/VH1, specialty online programming, and a superstar advertising campaign including television, radio, online, outdoor and print outlets.

VINYL LP
• E=MC² will be available on limited edition vinyl
• April 8, 2008 release date

STANDARD CD
• April 15, 2008 release date

DELUXE EDITION
• E=MC² will be available in a deluxe edition, featuring exclusive bonus content.
• April 15, 2008 release date

Official Tracklisting
1. Migrate featuring T-Pain
2. Touch My Body
3. Cruise Control featuring Damian Marley
4. I Stay In Love
5. Side Effects featuring Young Jeezy
6. I'm That Chick
7. Love Story
8. I'll Be Lovin' U Long Time
9. Last Kiss
10. Thanx 4 Nothin'
11. O.O.C.
12. For The Record
13. Bye Bye
14. I Wish You Well

Worldwide Release Dates
Japan - April 9
Italy - April 11
Holland - April 11
Germany - April 11
France - April 14
United Kingdom - April 14
Indonesia - April 14
Korea - April 15
Sweden - April 16
Thailand - April 22
Source: MariahDailyJournal | Johny | MariahCarey.com | Shino | Dennis | Susan | Roadster | Pieter | Indra | Dan & Ila | Jack | Lucie | Daniel | Mariahfanclub.com

Macy's to Start New Celebrity Ads
Posted by Lynn on Wednesday, 19-Mar-2008, 3:53PM EDT
Macy's Inc. is hoping the star power of Carlos Santana and Mariah Carey will help attract shoppers this spring even as a bleak economic climate straps consumers with high gas prices and a slumping housing market.

The national retailer's spring campaign will also feature its first celebrity ad in Spanish.

The Spanish version of the spot featuring guitarist Carlos Santana and R&B singer Mariah Carey will debut Sunday, with the English version and another ad with Calvin Klein model Gabriel Aubry rolling out in network primetime next week.

The new stars for the national TV ads will be joined by domestic entrepreneur Martha Stewart and tycoon Donald Trump, holdovers from Macy's earlier celebrity campaign.

The new ads continue the whimsical tone of the earlier ads. They show celebrities primping their designer lines as if in preparation for customers, while gently poking fun at their public images.

In one ad, Santana is playing his guitar while talking with Carey about how shoes inspire beautiful music. He plays music inspired by the stilettos in his line of shoes at Macy's, then another short burst of soul music illustrating Carey's designer fragrance, while she hums along.

In the photos below, fragrance designer Mariah Carey listens to the "song of a stiletto" by designer Carlos Santana.


In the other ad, Aubry draws the attention of every female as he moves through the store. Martha Stewart, readying her own department, drops a plate upon seeing him. Carey follows Aubry with her eyes as he proceeds past her fragrance counter to the Calvin Klein section, where he looks up to find a horde of admiring females staring at him.

"They are going to be very similar (to earlier ads), but with a few less celebrities so we can really highlight the brands, especially some that customers may not know we have," said Martine Reardon, Macy's executive vice president of corporate marketing.

Mariah in Parade Interview: "I've Faced My Worst Fears"
Posted by Lynn on Wednesday, 19-Mar-2008, 2:06PM EDT
Mariah Carey talks about her struggle with fame and desire to find happiness.

In this week's issue of PARADE, Mariah Carey talks to James Kaplan about leading a public life, being call a "diva" and reconciling with her father. Below, the singer talks more about how she had to deal with the pains of her past to work her way back to the top.

On Her Ex-Husband, Former Chairman of Sony Music, Tommy Mottola
"Some of the songs on the new album discuss a certain time of my life that was so intense. I grew up with such dysfunction that I was just used to it. I assumed that I didn't have a right to be a happy in a personal life. If I had a career and all these other things, I thought, 'you asked for it, you got it.' But I look back at it now and I feel that part of that was my fault, for allowing the relationship to linger -- or, dare I say, fester -- for so long. I knew that I needed to be singing and expressing myself, or I never would have gotten through that period. I do believe that I learned a lot from him, and that he really did believe in my talent and I am very grateful for that. On my new album, the song 'Side Effects' says, 'Kept my tears inside, 'cause I knew if I started I'd keep crying for the rest of my life.' It's really true. At that point in my life [during my marriage] I didn't cry because I had to be so emotionally cut off to deal with it."

On Maintaining Artistic Integrity
"I never really felt famous. Even when my album Music Box was out, I didn't feel that thing other young singers or songwriters who are just starting out feel when they become famous. I see other people who have one hit and they're already thinking they're the biggest star in the world. But I didn't feel that because of the relationship that I was in and because I think there was a concerted effort to keep me from feeling too empowered. So how do you keep your artistic integrity while you become a corporation? You've got to go through some stuff! I feel like I connect to people through song because it's filling a void in me. I don't do it just because I want to make money or I want to be famous. I need to make music. If I didn't have this, I don't know where I would be."

On Being an Outcast
"I felt very much like an outcast when I was younger. No matter where I went, there was always this sense of not really falling into place or into one category. I moved around a lot when I was growing up, so nobody knew me and I was never one thing or the other. Being biracial, I didn't really have somebody to look at and say, 'Okay, this person is exactly the same as me, and they're out there.' A lot of kids have said that to me, 'Until you put your first record out, I didn't feel like there was anybody that was the same as me.' People who don't feel like they fit in can identify with me. I promised myself when I was a little girl that I would never forget what it felt like to be a kid. I never wanted to grow up and be out of touch with what that feels like."

On Her Mother
"I must give my mother credit for really inspiring and encouraging me to sing. She was an opera singer and went to Juilliard. She still sings and was a classically trained musician. I'm not a technical person, so I went the other way and got into R&B because I can just do whatever and sing whatever comes to mind. But she instilled the belief in me that I could become who I am today. She tells a story about when she was rehearsing a part of the opera Rigoletto, and I stopped her and said, 'No, you made a mistake, it goes like this,' and sang it back to her in another language at 4 years old. So my mother thought, 'Okay, she has an ear.'"

On Getting Older
"I'm eternally 12. And that 12-year-old inside me is an eternal optimist. I know what it feels like not to have fame or money, and I do still feel like that same person in many ways. Honestly, I don't even have birthdays. I call them 'anniversaries.' It really is about being as young as you feel. Some people convince themselves they're old, or they think, 'I have to grow up now; I can't have fun.' I will still always choose a day at Disney World over a night in Las Vegas, because that's who I am."

On Her "Breakdown"
"How do you climb back from the shambles when everybody counts you out? That can be a very difficult thing to come to terms with, especially when you've had so much success from such an early age. I have such faith in God that I really had to surrender everything and just know that I was going to be okay. That's truly where I had to go to when it felt like the bottom. More than anything, it was learning to grow up and take care of myself. Not treat myself like the corporation wanted to treat me, but treat myself like a human being. I've faced my worst fears and come out of them okay. Everything is always going to be all right as long as I hang on to the person inside of me."



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Source: Parade

E=MC² Rumored Tracklist
Posted by Liron on Wednesday, 19-Mar-2008, 10:19AM EDT
The website Rap-Up.com claims to have exclusively obtained the official tracklisting for Mariah's new album, E=MC²

1. Migrate featuring T-Pain (Danja)
2. Touch My Body (C. "Tricky" Stewart and Tarius "The-Dream" Nash)
3. Cruise Control featuring Damian Marley (Jermaine Dupri)
4. I Stay in Love (Bryan-Michael Cox)
5. Side Effects featuring Young Jeezy (Scott Storch)
6. I'm That Chick (Stargate)
7. Love Story (Jermaine Dupri)
8. I'll Be Lovin' U Long Time (DJ Toomp)
9. Last Kiss (Jermaine Dupri)
10. Thanx 4 Nothin' (Jermaine Dupri)
11. O.O.C. (Swizz Beatz)
12. For the Record (Bryan-Michael Cox)
13. Bye Bye (Stargate)
14. I Wish You Well (James Poyser)

At this time, we are unable to confirm the authenticity of this tracklist.

Update: In an interview with the Los Angeles radio station Power 106, Mariah confirmed the title I Stay In Love as one of the tracks she was still working on recently.
Source: Rap-Up.com | mcluvz

"Touch My Body" Airplay Update
Posted by Liron on Wednesday, 19-Mar-2008, 9:54AM EDT
Billboard / Nielsen BDS (For the week ending 3/18/08)
Hot 100 Airplay: #4 (Last Week: #4) with 89,629,500 impressions (+6.8 million from last week).
USA Today: [Usher's "Love In The Club", with 93,864,500 impressions] jumped from No. 5 to No. 3, overtaking Mariah Carey's Touch My Body, which remains at No. 4. "Touch My Body" gained 9.1% impressions over last week. A 9% gain this high up the chart is tremendous, but further miracles are needed if the song is to give Usher any competition for No. 1.

Hot 100 Streaming Chart #1 (Last Week: #1)

Mediabase (For the week ending 3/18/08)
"Touch My Body" has registered 97.389 million audience impressions with 15,208 spins (Pop - 5553, Rhythmic - 5581, Urban - 2899, Urban A/C - 1000, Hot A/C - 124, A/C - 2, Alternative - 2, MTV - 11, BET - 16, VH1 - 19, Fuse - 1).

CHR/Top 40: #8 (Last Week: #12)
+599 spins, 31.151 million impressions.

Rhythmic: #5 (Last Week: #6)
+630 spins, 35.569 million impressions.

Urban: #9 (Last Week: #12)
+191 spins, 21.269 million impressions.

Urban A/C: #9 (Last Week: #13)
+200 spins, 6.679 million impressions.

Radio & Records (For the week ending 3/16/08)
CHR/Top 40: #9 (Last Week: #14)
+524 spins, 26.995 million impressions.
Mariah Carey extends her CHR/Top 40 record with her 16th top 10.

Rhythmic: #5 (Last Week: #6)
+547 spins, 29.506 million impressions.
#4 most increased plays of the week.
Mariah Carey climbs to her 13th top five appearance as "Touch My Body" inches 6-5.

Urban: #9 (Last Week: #13)
+262 spins, 22.647 million impressions.
The-Dream could soon add a fifth No. 1 to his collection as he co-penned Mariah Carey's "Touch My Body," which vaults 13-9, giving the singer her 14th top 10.
Source: bks | Radio & Records | Mediabase

News Tidbits
Posted by Lynn on Wednesday, 19-Mar-2008, 6:52AM EDT
• Mariah is scheduled to be on Big Boy's Neighborhood at Power 106 in Los Angeles on Monday, March 24th. Dubbed "Mariah Monday," Big Boy's all-Mariah morning show will air from 5am-10am PDT.

• Mariah is set to embark on her European promo tour for her new single, "Touch My Body" and album, E=MC² around the end of March-beginning of April; and will only reportedly include visits to Germany, France and the UK.

• Director Aaron Woodley has confirmed the world premiere of Tennessee at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 26th on his website; and so has the official Mariah Carey site, MariahCarey.com.

• Mariah is the 4th most searched music artist on Yahoo! Buzz.

• Yesterday on KS 107.5 in Denver, Colorado, The Morning Show DJs discussed Janet Jackson's new music and how it compared to Mariah's. Below are some quotes from the discussion.

"Mariah put out a song, the one that we're playing now ("Touch My Body"). It is very almost reminiscent of "We Belong Together." So she kind of has the formula too but it worked so well in the last one and it was such a huge comeback."

"And here's the thing. That's classic Mariah - the piano and everything. And so it's like, you know they don't like each other 'cause all Mariah actually has to do is give her one of those ones that she didn't use. You know what I mean? Or just sit in on a Janet's session and be like, 'Why don't you try it like this?' and help guide her because Mariah can, she's got such a great voice that she can make her lyrics mean less. Like she doesn't have to go all deeper or whatever."

[ Listen to the KS 107.5 Morning DJs below ]

• Below are scans from the March 24th issues of In Touch (Body News, page 28), Jet (CelebScene, page 6), Life & Style (Expert Q&A, page 56), and People (Stylewatch: Legwork, page 125) magazines.

Source: MariahDailyJournal | Aaron Woodley | Jeane | Josie | MariahCarey.com | Ila

Mariah Dishes on the Pitfalls of Fame
Posted by Lynn on Wednesday, 19-Mar-2008, 4:46AM EDT
To the unassuming eye, Mariah Carey appears to have it all: a beautiful face and a great body, millions in the bank and a shelf full of Grammy awards.

But the diva admits there's one thing lacking in her life - "You don't know who is here for the glamour, for the gossip factor," the singer, 38, tells Parade magazine. "You really just want to know that somebody loves you for you. Sometimes you feel like an ATM machine with a wig on it."

Of her estranged father Alfred's death in 2003, she says, "Before he passed away, he said, 'You were always a star in my eyes.' Which was very meaningful, because to a lot of people, you're really not worth anything unless you're raking in the dough and having #1 hits."

Note: Be sure to check out Parade magazine in your local Sunday newspaper for the full Mariah interview.
Source: OK!

Allure Interview: Waiting To Exhale
Posted by Liron on Wednesday, 19-Mar-2008, 3:39AM EDT
Her vocal range and songwriting talent made her a star. Her troubled love life, weight issues, and public breakdown made her a tabloid target. But Mariah Carey is still here - and she's not finished yet.
By Brooke Hauser

In the house of Mariah Carey, dreams really do come true. The fantasy begins as soon as you step into her TriBeCa triplex and a housekeeper brings a bottle of Fiji water and a small linen napkin with the word "Poetic" embroidered on it in silver thread.

After refreshing yourself in the sitting room, where Marilyn Monroe's white piano lives, you are escorted up the stairs - past the Creamsicle-colored walls and glass scones - to the rooftop lounge, where your hostess makes her grand entrance a flurry of pink, trailing puffs of perfume and a hyper Jack Russell terrier named J.J.

Looking back, you don't know how or when the Mariahfication occurred. Most likely, it was before she sprayed you with her signature scent (M by Mariah Carey, which contains top notes of toasted marshmallow) and after the shots of butterscotch schnapps mixed with Baileys, chased with red wine. But over the next few hours, you will find that you are no longer quite yourself.

By the end of the night, you will somehow end up wearing your hostess' fluffy pink bathrobe, gazing at the Empire State Building from the roof deck, and feeling like a diva. That is, until you see your reflection and realize your mistake: Only Mariah Carey can get away with being Mariah Carey.

Imagine if Aladdin, Tinkerbell, and Liberace threw a slumber party in Barbie's Dream House. That's what it feels like to be inside Carey's penthouse, only with an open bar. "Do you want anything to drink?" Carey asks from the hallway, once I am settled in her Moroccan Lounge, a pillow-strewn lair inspired by her trip to Marrakech. "I'll tell you if we have anything extra festive!"

Moments later, teetering on the pink pom-pommed heels that she calls "my little house shoes," the singer returns from the bar carrying two ornate glasses filled with the butterscotch schnapps and calls for backup - requesting some red wine as well as the company of her choreographer and close friend, Rachel.

"Let's show our cheer!" Carey suggests once Rachel arrives with the wine. In perfect synchronicity, they raise their goblets with outstretched pinkies - "One, two, three, pose!" - and vogue like practiced pinup girls.

Carey has good reason to celebrate. After eight months of work, she is almost finished recording her new album, E=MC², a mix of breezy ballads, club anthems, and sexy R&B tracks with such fearlessly inviting titles as "Touch My Body," her first single off the record. It's likely that her latest CD, due in stores this month, will bring Carey within a hair's breadth of smashing the world record for the most number-one songs, ever. Currently, she is tied with Elvis Presley for second place, after the Beatles, with 17 chart-topping hits already to her credit.

Among her other distinctions: At 38, Carey is the best-selling female artist of all time. She is said to have hit one of the highest notes ever produced by a human, while singing "Emotions" at the 1991 Video Music Awards. She has shared a stage with Pavarotti and Sean "Diddy" Combs. And it's possible that she boasts the largest Hello Kitty collection on earth.

It's hard to reconcile the phenomenon that is Mariah, the seriously talented singer-songwriter with the reported seven-octave range, with her alter ego, Mimi, the bouncy bombshell who, on this day, is busting out of a skimpy pink T-shirt that says "Pussycat Lounge."

It's a dichotomy, I understand," Carey purrs, sounding sleepy and warm. "I understand that people think I am a ditzy moron."

She smiles and shrugs. She has enough on her mind, thanks to her forthcoming album. The hallmarks of a singer who is determined to be the best are everywhere, from the home recording studio where she's been pulling rowdy late-night sessions with her frequent collaborator and good friend Jermaine Dupri to the well-used bottle of Mouth Korte Oral Moisturizer that she has left behind on a table in the Moroccan Lounge.

To keep her vocal cords sufficiently lubricated, Carey sometimes sleeps in her steam room, complete with a water bed, dressed in terry cloth. And because the late Luther Vandross once told her that humidity is good for her voice, she has been trying to record only in places with moist climates, such as the Caribbean island of Anguilla.

While she is a singer first, Carey has earned a reputation as one of the hardest-working women in the show business, promoting her records, fragrances, and films. In addition to her latest CD, she recently launched her second perfume, M by Mariah Gold. She'll play an aspiring singer in the drama Tennessee, from the producer of Monster's Ball. Carey is also attached to a film adaptation of the gritty novel Push.

Only in recent years has the star forced herself to slow down. The lesson came at an expensive and embarrassing price when she experienced a very public meltdown following the untimely release of Glitter, the box-office dud loosely based on her life story, right after September 11, 2001.

"It's not that difficult to become exhausted," Carey says in her own defense. Checking her reflection in one of the Moroccan Lounge's many mirrors, she corrals a few stubborn frizzies into place with the rest of her relaxed blonde waves. "I mean, I have three personal assistants just to keep up with my schedule."

On this night, Carey has just returned from vacationing in Aspen, where she indulged in sleigh-rides, hot-tub parties, and ice-cream sundae sessions in the company of her closest friends. It's all part of her plan to make room in her life for more downtime and less drama.

"You get one vacation a year, and if that's going to be filled with weird moments, or not being happy, we don't want that!" Carey says, raising her wine glass for another toast. "We want festive moments of ting, ting, ting - yay!"

Carey was born to be a singer, but she wanted to be a star. She found her voice at four and, around the same time, drew a revealing self-portrait that now hangs in her apartment - there is a hall of fame where she displays her countless awards and photos of herself with her idols, including Barbra Streisand, Patti LaBelle, and Aretha Franklin.

To judge by the early portrait, Carey always had a sense of self and a penchant for glamour. The drawing depicts a sticklike figure with thick eyelashes and a pronounced beauty mark next to a floating pack of cigarettes. It's labeled in a childish scrawl: "Me I am Mariah."

Over the years, Carey has become a bit more existential about her identity. "I've always had a really low self-esteem, and I still do," she says. "What's weird about that is being onstage, and the love that you get, and the adoration that you feel from your real fans. It's hard for a partner to compete - just imagine."

Carey has been romantically linked with Yankees slugger Derek Jeter, Latin crooner Luis Miguel, rapper Eminem, and music executive Mark Sudack, to whom she was rumored to be engaged in 2005. She says she would like to marry someday, but it won't be until she finds "someone who I would know, 'OK, they're going to take care of me emotionally, they're going to understand who I am...' That's a big deal for me: feeling like somebody else can't fully understand me because they're not in show business. It shouldn't matter, but it does, because the energy it takes to be 'on' is a lot."

But despite her share of boyfriends, Carey claims to be "a freakin' prude" who has never had a one-night stand. ("I'm Mary Poppins: I'm what the buttoned-up girls are supposed to be," she says with a laugh.) Even as a teenager, she was wary of being sidetracked by sex when her first commitment was to her career and to herself, an ever-evolving work in progress.

In the eleventh grade, Carey enrolled in beauty school because, as she puts it, "I wanted to be the pretty girl, so I thought, Let me get my act together and figure out what to do with my hair." Although her career as a beautician got intercepted, she is the one friends call when they need a facial. She even has her own lancet for popping pimples.

Not to mention a fully equipped beauty salon. It's one place where Carey can exercise total image control, after years of listening to industry types and image shapers scrutinize her appearance. Especially in the beginning of her career, she received advice that just inflamed her insecurities. Among other critiques, a product manager told Carey that she should only let the right side of her face be photographed. More recently, she has put up with the media's endless speculation about her fluctuating weight.

"I don't know why everyone thinks I lost 30 pounds," says Carey, who is noticeably slimmer these days after bringing back a personal trainer she liked from St. Barts. "This trainer as actually helped me reshape my arms. That's where I gained most of my weight: upper body. That's just one thing you have to lose weight for. With this whole steroid crap, that's crazy. I'm almost on the verge where I'd be too muscular if I was going to do a thing like that."

Carey's obsession with her image isn't purely cosmetic. The singer has been examining her ancestral roots to understand who Mariah is. On a tour of one of her "serious rooms," a quiet den where she has created a family tree of photographs, she pauses before a snapshot of a lean preteen girl with tawny skin and untamed hair, wearing a marigold bikini. "See," she says, "this was before I developed a complete complex about the way I looked."

As a biracial child growing up on Long Island, Carey struggled to fit in with other kids her age (she is the youngest daughter of a part-Venezuelan, part Africa-American father and a white Irish-American mother; they divorced when she was three.) "People still get confused about my ethnicity," she says, twirling one of her long blonde locks. "OK, so my hair is blown out today - does that mean I look more white or more black? I don't know. I feel like a lot of people think, Oh, she had this easy fairy tale-princess life," Carey continues, fidgeting with her diamond-studded butterfly ring. "Not to quote Swingers, but 'we all have stories.' I got a freakin' miniseries in me."

The story of Carey's rise from beauty-school dropout to the best-selling female artist of all time is certainly the stuff of melodrama and, at times, tragicomedy. But, despite some painful memories, she is surprisingly unguarded and funny when discussing certain episodes to her past that never made it into Glitter.

For instance, there was her legendary and unhappy four-year marriage to Tommy Mottola, the Sony record executive 20 years her senior, who signed Carey when she was 18 after receiving her demo tape at a party and wed her in a star-studded ceremony a few years later.

The years she spent at "Sing Sing," her nickname for the $10 million Bedford, New York, mansion where she felt so imprisoned, now seem like a lifetime ago. But the act of leaving the man who jump-started her career marked her indelibly. "I had to make a decision: either lose myself completely or learn to stand up for myself," Carey says. "You have to be very courageous to do that."

Reclaiming her sense of self is a powerful, recurring theme for the star, who has survived her share of bad splits in her professional and personal life. After parting ways with Mottola and Sony, she signed with Virgin Records, only to have her contract bought out after Glitter and its sound track tanked. Also, she was hospitalized for exhaustion amid swirling rumors that she had tried to commit suicide.

"I spent seven hours one time reading all the press just to see what they were saying," Carey says, rolling her eyes at the memory. "We were going to Puerto Rico, and they'd be like, 'She's in the hospital in England,' Literally, we'd be sitting there on a catamaran."

Carey feels like her situation was not as bad as the world made it out to be. "I guess people can just say what they want," she continues, "and until you have a humongous success, they don't believe you can be happy."

The singer's previous album, The Emancipation of Mimi has sold 10 million copies worldwide and earned her three Grammy Awards. Just don't call it a comeback, she says, with a wry little laugh: "Yeah, I've been here for years."

Her closest friends call her Tinkerbell, but Carey actually has more in common with Peter Pan: She doesn't ever want to grow up. She loves rainbows and butterflies, riding the Tower of Terror at Disney World, swimming with dolphins. Even though she's approaching 40, Carey likes to think of herself as "eternally 12." So, she lives in Neverland, where lost boys and girls come to play. Tonight's partying winds into the Mermaid Room, an aquatic-themed hangout where Lindsay Lohan and Sean Lennon had a jam session. "He was playing my Hello Kitty guitar," she recalls.

Next, the star makes a detour to her beauty salon, where she reapplies her lip liner and some M perfume. "This smells different on everybody," she says, before dabbing a drop behind my ear. Carey leads me to her palatial walk-in wardrobe, which should have choral music piped into it. Racks of sparkly, flowy, colorful clothes give way to rows of shoes, an estimated 1,000 pairs in all: Manolo Blahniks, Jimmy Choos, and Diors, in every possible shade.

Carey picks up a hair of thigh-high suede boots in Christmas red. "From Louis Vuitton - so you know they're not a joke; they're not a game," she says, just to make her point stiletto-sharp."I've come a looooong way."

Yes, it took a nomadic childhood and being trapped in a golden cage called Sing Sing to teach Carey the value of having a room of one's own. Now she has so many that she doesn't actually know the count. (She even has an Elf Room, which is decorated with snowflakes year-round.) It seems nothing makes her happier these days than just having room to breathe.

"Do you want to go out on the roof?" she asks, handing me her fluffy pink bathrobe. "I don't want you to freeze."

"This is a Jacuzzi; it's really festive," she says, clip-clopping across the deck in the dark. "And this is my little area where I lounge looking out. See, there's the Empire State Building, and that's the Chrysler Building."

Balancing a precipitously high heel on the edge of the hot tub, she pulls you up for a better view of the endless cityscape glittering in the darkness. "It's like its own little oasis, right?" Carey asks.

In fact, she calls it "Mimi's Oasis." And when she's tired of being Mariah Carey, she comes up here to gather her thoughts, uninterrupted, just another star in the sky.

Mariahland
Who? Mariah Carey. What? The April cover of Allure, shot by Michael Thompson. When? January 14. Where Lux Studio in New York City, a ten-minute Maybach ride from Carey's TriBeCa triplex. Why? The five-time Grammy Award winner's newest album E=MC², is out this month. Making an Entrance: The singer walked into the studio with her four-month-old Jack Russell terrier J.J. under her arm. (Her assistant and bodyguard carried her bags.) "No, no -- don't get up! you're all eating," she told the Allure crew, who had just sat down for lunch. (Her assistant had called earlier to let everyone know that she'd be a little late for the 11 A.M. shoot.) In the Pink: The singer changed from her street clothes - a down Moncler jacket and skinny jeans - into a pink dressing gown she had brought with her, then settled in for her hair and makeup. "I wanted to give her dramatically raised brows," said makeup artist Brigitte Reiss-Andersen. "She made us laugh because she could make the exact face we were going for." For the Record: Carey put a copy of her new album - with tracks produced by will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas and Jermaine Dupri - on the studio's sound system. She asked the studio manager to replay the song "Side Effects" as she sang along. Afterparty: Thompson took his last photograph at 10:30 P.M, but the night was just getting started for Carey. She sipped Pinot Grigio from a champagne glass, changed into her jeans and ankle boots, and discussed her plans to go to a friend's birthday party. Just before midnight, the singer slipped out the door to her waiting car.

Cover Look
Mariah's look can be re-created with the following: ColorStay 12 Hour Eye Shadow in Berry Bloom, ColorStay Liquid Liner in Blackset Black, Powder Blush in Everything's Rosy, Renewist Lipcolor in Naturally Revealing, and ColorStay Lipliner in Sheer Spice by Revlon. Photographed by Michael Thompson. Hair: Ken O'Rourke. Makeup: Brigitte Reiss-Andersen. Manicure: Elissa Ferri. Fashion editor: Paul Cavaco. Details, see Credits page.

Hair How-to
Hairstylist Ken O'Rourke applied styling mousse to Carey's hair, then blew it out to create volume. He wound rollers all over her head for about 15 minutes, and brushed through the curls. "To finish, I parted the hair diagonally, which added '60s flavor."

Eyes
Revlon ColorStay 12 Hour Eye Shadow in Berry Bloom and ColorStay Liquid Liner in Blackset Black.

Cheeks
Revlon Powder Blush in Everything's Rosy.

Lips
Revlon Renewist Lipcolor in Naturally Revealing and ColorStay Lipliner in Sheer Spice.

Makeup Lesson
"Mariah doesn't go out in sweats," said Reiss-Andersen. "I did glamorous makeup to match her style."
1. The makeup artist applied a little foundation, then used a pink-peach blush along the cheekbones.
2. She rimmed Carey's eyes with black liner and blended translucent powder and amethyst shadow across the lid.
3. To keep the look soft, Reiss-Andersen used pink-beige lip liner and lipstick.


Source: Allure | Scans & Text: MariahDailyJournal

The Official E=MC² Cover
Posted by Lynn on Tuesday, 18-Mar-2008, 7:36PM EDT
Click on the image below to get a larger view of the new album cover! E=MC² will be released April 15, 2008 on Island Def Jam Records.


Mariah to be Featured on MTV's "52/52"
Posted by Liron on Tuesday, 18-Mar-2008, 6:19PM EDT
Mariah, who is currently in Los Angeles, will be filming footage (including live performances) for MTV's "52/52" campaign. The air-date for Mariah's week is unknown at this time.

MTV's "52/52" campaign features one artist every week of the year for 52 weeks, giving phenomenal exposure to artists with 11 hours of on-air commercial time per week on MTV ranging from interviews, performances, skits and behind the scenes footage.

More details will be posted as they become available.
Source: MariahDailyJournal

HQ Photos: Mariah Out & About In Manhattan
Posted by Lynn on Tuesday, 18-Mar-2008, 6:10PM EDT
Click on each of the thumbnails below to view high-quality pictures of Mariah Carey out and about in Manhattan after her appearance on Saturday Night Live, March 16, 2008.


Source: MariahDailyJournal

Mariah's In-Studio Interview With Ryan Seacrest
Posted by Liron on Monday, 17-Mar-2008, 1:05PM EDT
Mariah was a studio guest today on Ryan Seacrest's show on KIIS 102.7 FM in Los Angeles. She was in the studio from approximately 8:35 AM for about 40 minutes and talked to Ryan about some interesting facts such as:

• Mariah was running late, so she called Ryan from her car (at about 8:25 AM) to say she was on her way. While on the phone, she mentioned sending her mom some bagpipes last night for St. Patrick's Day because her mom wasn't coming for the parade in New York this year. She also said she would have left for Los Angeles last night but there was some issue with the plane's door.

[ Listen to Mariah calling from her car below. Click here to download. ]



• She was nervous during the live performance of "Touch My Body" at Saturday Night Live and wasn't pleased with it. Ryan said he loved it (we loved it too, Mariah!)

• She finished sequencing the album last night in L.A. Reid's office.

• She misses working with Randy Jackson, whom she says is a great musician and a great guy.

• She will be on American Idol three times: April 9th (Idol Gives Back), April 15th (mentoring the contestants) and April 16th (performance). Ryan said she will get to really work with the contestants and Mariah said she was excited about it.

• "Migrate" will not be the second single from the album, but rather a ballad.

• She said she'll have a tour for the album hopefully in September. She wanted to do it in August but didn't think she'd be ready by then.

• Ryan played a clip from his interview with Judd Apatow, writer of "You Don't Mess With The Zohan," in which Judd discussed Mariah's cameo appearance in the film. Mariah mentioned she loved "Knocked Up," enjoyed working with Judd and that she thinks the film will be hilarious.

• Ryan put Perez Hilton on the line and Mariah told him she loves him and that the reason she did "Migrate" was because her DJ friends in New York were asking her about it for a long time. She said she usually hates doing songs live for the first time because it's hard to get into them that way and that she will send Perez the real version of the song (don't! send it to us, Mariah!).

• Mariah said there is absolutely no drama between her and Madonna nor between her and Janet Jackson.

• During the interview, Mariah, who was lots of fun as usual, sang bits from "Touch My Body," "All I Want For Christmas Is You" and even "Rumors" (the song by Timex Social Club).

[ Listen to the full interview below. Click here to download. ]

Source: MariahDailyJournal | Josie

Migrate Lyrics (Official)
Posted by Liron on Monday, 17-Mar-2008, 10:12AM EDT
Below are the official "Migrate" lyrics! The T-Pain verse however is not official and was transcribed from the Saturday Night Live performance. We'll be happy to receive your additions and corrections to it.

MIGRATE
Written & Produced by:
Mariah Carey
Hills Floyd Nathaniel ("Danja")
Najm Faheem ("T-Pain")
Muhammad Bale Wa M

Bounce, bounce, bounce, bounce
Keep it movin... Bounce
Keep it movin... Bounce
Keep it movin... Bounce
Keep it movin... Bounce

Once again nothin' jumpin' up in yo place,
Sick of your berry buzzin' all in my face,
Way too much to tolerate,
Time to roll,
Y'all know I gots to migrate.

Speed dial connecting me to Rae-Rae (Hey)
Click in Shawntae and Mae-Mae (Hey)
Treat it as a holiday,
Cause he's a wrap,
Y'all know I had to migrate.

See I'm on my way home,
Cause my jeans, yeah they fit,
But it might benefit
Me to throw something on,
To feature my hips,
Accentuate my ****
And steal the show.

Soon as we walk through the door,
Fellas be grabbin' at us like yo,
Tryin' to get us going off the Patron,
We sippin' Grigio... slow.

If your neck and your wrist coordinate,
Hair braided or faded okay,
We can move this back to my place,
It's time to migrate.

From my car into the club we migrate,
From the bar to V.I.P. we migrate,
From the party to the after party, migrate,
After party to hotel, migrate.

As we proceed getting buzzed,
The envious ones,
Hatin' but they can't take they eyes off us,
But we don't see none of that,
They playin' my jam,
And the floor is packed,
So ya'll need to migrate up out the door.

We clickin' glasses,
Compliments of the club,
Raise they status,
So you know they show us love,
Everywhere we go,
They gon' flock,
Them boys migrate to where it's hot.
(It's hot, it's hot)

Soon as we walk through the door,
Fellas be grabbin' at us like yo,
Tryin' to get us going off the Patron,
We sippin' Grigio... slow.

If you're inked up, thuggin'
That's what I like,
Face body and Lamborghini outside,
Obviously boy you're qualified,
Otherwise, migrate.

From my car into the club we migrate,
From the bar to V.I.P. we migrate,
From the party to the after party, migrate,
After party to hotel, migrate.

T-Pain Rap
This is where it begins
And ends at the very same time,
T-Pain the main man of the hour,
Got a flow that'll flex yo tire,
Got stacks plus I'm back with Mariah.
(Mariah laughs)

[___________]

But I gotta migrate to bar,
From the bar to the flo',
From the flo' to the car,
From the car to the crib,
Then back to the club,
We can migrate it all night,
And mini coupe sittin on dubs.

Whatcha waitin' on,
I can't stand in one place,
I need that Patron and I,
Hate when I don't get it my way,
So don't wait for me to buy drinks,
Or you gon' dehydrate,
It's time to migrate.

Soon as I'm walkin' through the door,
They know I'm from the 8-5-0,
I need three bottles of that Patron,
I can make the Chevrolet grease up slow,
If your ... and your ... coordinate,
Tell it to me like it ain't OK,
We can move this back to my place,
Shawty best believe, it's time to migrate.

Soon as we walk through the door,
Fellas be grabbin' at us like yo,
Tryin' to get us going off the Patron,
We sippin' Grigio... slow.

If you're inked up, thuggin'
That's what I like,
Face body and Lamborghini outside,
Obviously boy you're qualified,
Otherwise, Migrate.
(Bye)

Keep it movin... Bounce
Keep it movin... Bounce
Keep it movin... Bounce
Keep it movin... Bounce
Source: MariahDailyJournal | TJ | Maggie

Mariah's Allure Photo Shoot
Posted by Lynn on Monday, 17-Mar-2008, 4:40AM EDT
The world of Mariah Carey-or Mimi, her alter ego-may seem like a fantasy land. But, the woman with the seven-octave range and 17 number-one hits-the best-selling female artist of all time-is down-to-earth, open, and in on the fact some people think she's kooky. (She doesn't care.) View exclusive outtakes from her shoot with Michael Thompson in New York City. For more photos and the story, "Waiting to Exhale," pick up the April issue of Allure, on newsstands now.

Carey's innate musical talent-the ability to hit one of the highest notes ever produced by a human being, for starters-is only one part of her success. She's also incredibly focused and hard-working. Carey has her own home recording studio, sometimes sleeps in a steam room to keep her vocal chords lubricated, and tries to record in warm places, like the Caribbean, because the late Luther Vandross told her humidity is good for her voice. Here, hairstylist Ken O'Rourke styled Carey's hair to be "approachable, yet sexy." Using a strong-hold mousse, he blew it out straight, wrapped in rollers, and then styled to a side part.


Carey says it's hard to reconcile her achievements and her bombshell persona. "It's a dichotomy, I understand," she says, "I understand that people think I'm a ditzy moron." Here, the singer poses for Thompson.

With a new album, E=MC², several movies on deck, and a fragrance line, Carey works hard, but is cautious not to overwork herself, after her very public meltdown in 2001. "It's not too difficult to become exhausted," she says. "I mean, I have three personal assistants just to keep up with my schedule."

In eleventh grade, Carey enrolled in beauty school. Although she dropped out to pursue her music career, she has her own fully stocked beauty salon in her home. "Every time we annoy her she'll remind us she's had 500 hours of beauty school," says Brigitte Reiss-Anderson, the makeup artist on the Allure shoot. Reiss-Anderson, pictured here, used a dark amethyst eye shadow to create a look that represented "sophistication and glamour, yet not drama...femme fatale was not the intention," she said.


Carey wore these Yves Saint Laurent ankle boots to the shoot-and then out to a friend's birthday party. The singer owns an estimated 1,000 pairs of shoes-Manolo Blahniks, Jimmy Choos, and Diors in every color imaginable-and has been known to entertain guests in pink pom-pommed "house" heels.


Carey, or Tinkerbell as her friends call her, may be 38, but considers herself "eternally 12." Her TriBeCa penthous has an aquatic-themed hangout named the Mermaid Room, her Moroccan Lounge, a wintery, snowflake-decorated Elf Room, and quite possibly the world's largest Hello Kitty collection. In her dating life she's surprisingly girlish as well. I'm a "freakin' prude" she says. "I'm Mary Poppins: I'm what the buttoned-up girls are supposed to be."


1996: AT A FRESH AIR FUND BENEFIT, FISHKILL, NY. "This is for a camp that I have, Camp Mariah. They come from all different boroughs, underprivileged kids. This is the day of me getting myself ready, I think. What am I doing-two braids?"



1997: AT THE SEVEN YEARS IN TIBET PREMIERE, L.A. "In this picture, I feel like I was learning how to smile a bit, and just learning how to be me in public. 1997 was the year I left the upstate New York region" (where she lived with ex-husband Tommy Mottola.)


1999: WITH LUCIANO PAVAROTTI AT A CHARITY CONCERT, MODENA, ITALY. "Pavarotti, may he rest in peace. I brought my mother. I knew that was something she was really supposed to be at. I loved him. He was a special person. Not only his talent, but he was just a good guy. You know when you look somebody in the eye and you can just see it? He was one of those people."

2004: WITH NICOLE RICHIE AND PARIS HILTON AT SEAN "DIDDY" COMBS' BIRTHDAY PARTY, NEW YORK CITY. "They were sweet. I know it's like, 'Whatever-sweet?' But they were nice. I can tell when I'm actually having a good time, and when I'm just giving a pose. I'm looking at my eyes, and I think it's not an insincere look. They have their own poses. This was a cute moment."

2005: WITH JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE AT THE ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME INDUCTION CEREMONY, NEW YORK CITY. "That's my cartoon character. And I'm actually carrying a handbag which is a rarity. I have a bag that my security holds, so I try to make it androgynous for them so it can blend in. This was a different moment. I was like, 'You know what? I'm going for something different. It was festive."


2005: WITH TERRENCE HOWARD AT THE VIBE AWARDS, LOS ANGELES. "I love him. We're both biracial. That's a big deal for me because most people can't understand what that feels like. More people are more confused when they look at me than when they look at Terrence, but he's got green eyes."


2006: AT THE GRAMMY AWARDS, L.A. "My awards were not televised, so I think a lot of people thought I got shafted, but actually I won more. I was very grateful for it. But until you have this moment, people don't think you're actually happy again. 'Oh, she's back!' Yeah, I've been here for years."


2006: WITH SEAN "DIDDY" COMBS IN CONCERT, NEW YORK CITY. "We're performing 'Honey,' which is a song that I did with Puffy and Q-Tip. Here, Puff just came out and surprised me. I didn't know he was going to be there. Every now and then, we'll call each other like, 'Come do this.' It's fun to be able to have friends who you go on stage with and sing songs that you love."

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Source: Allure | Rima

Mariah Calls In To Open House Party
Posted by Lynn on Monday, 17-Mar-2008, 12:59AM EDT
Earlier tonight, Mariah spoke briefly with DJ Kane of Open House Party to promote her new album, E=MC². Find the full transcript of the call below.

Kane: Good evening. How are you, beautiful?
Mariah: Good evening, Kane. I'm good, gorgeous. How are you, darling?
Kane: I'm good. The last time I talked to you, you were, I think you were working on another project. I think it was the perfume.
Mariah: It was the perfume and now we have the new golden edition version of the perfume that just came out.
Kane: No shortage of work for you ever, is it Mariah?
Mariah: You know, I try to keep the lights on.

Kane: E=MC² is the new CD and of course, "Touch My Body" is a beautiful, dirty song I love.
Mariah: It's not dirty. I wouldn't write something dirty. It's a joke, joke.
Kane: Okay. How would you describe it then?
Mariah: You know what? It is just a little sexy moment but you know that's only so far I would go. I'm basically Mary Poppins.
Kane: Well, you're a classy woman, Mariah.
Mariah: Thank you, darling.

Kane: I wouldn't expect you to be unclassy so I'll play "Touch My Body." Tell me how the track came together and we'll talk about the 'camera up in here' and what you're gonna do with your legs and all that classy stuff.
Mariah: Okay. Well, basically Tricky and Dream in the studio and Dream started to sing all these things like with 'the camera up in here' and all that stuff but... he was talking about it like from a guy's kind of perspective and I was like, 'Wait a minute, no' like I have to turn this around. Actually I finished writing the record with a friend of mine, Cristyle Johnson, and we were coming from a girl's point of view and I was like, 'Let me flip this a little and say, 'the camera's gonna leave with me when I do. And if you run your mouth and brag about this secret rendezvous, I will hunt you down.'
Kane: Fifteenth album. Fifteenth album!
Mariah: Actually, I made a record every year of my life basically since I started.

Kane: And a lot of these artists, they get to like album number 5 or 6 and it starts to get like, 'Okay they're just cranking them up now and they kind of suck' but with you, you always seem to be good and this one's getting great reviews and talking about how great your voice still is. It's amazing that you really seem to pour yourself in every project still after all these years.
Mariah: Thank you. Well, you know what? I mean if I didn't, I wouldn't do it. Everything I do is because I'm just grateful to God that I have the ability to make music and to do this for a living, 'cause if I didn't I'd be doing something very, very bleak because it's not like I've got much of a skill.

Kane: I'm kind of with you on that one, Mariah. When it comes to your voice and the range that you have and everyone talks about Mariah Carey's voice, the range - do you think you've lost any of that over the years? Or you think you've managed to maintain your voice? You know better than anybody.
Mariah: Actually, like my voice is a different type of thing. It's always been sort of like experimental moment like sometimes I'll surprise myself with different notes and things. I just go in the studio and play. To me I know how to use my voice better than when I first started out and it's a constant...you know for me I'm like just constantly try to better myself as an artist and basically as a person.

Kane: There are all kinds of little tricks out there that you can use to keep your voice and your body in shape.
Mariah: I really have to take care of it in a unique kind of way which is actually unique and bleak at the same time but...
Kane: We'll just leave it right there.
Mariah: You know, it is what it is. Take the good with the bad.
Kane: E=MC², the new CD from Mariah Carey in stores April 15th and what a pleasure it is talking to you tonight on Open House Party, Mariah.
Mariah: Thank you, Kane.

[ Listen to the interview below. Click here to download. ]

Source: Josie | MariahDailyJournal

Mariah To Guest Judge American Idol
Posted by Lynn on Sunday, 16-Mar-2008, 10:44PM EDT
Mariah Carey is coming to American Idol this week. The bestselling female pop star of the last two decades will show those kids how it's done, no doubt, and maybe even give comment on some of that singing.

(Although, to this ear, Amanda Overmeyer already knows what to do!)

Mariah's "AI" appearance is part 2 of her well-constructed campaign to promote her new CD, "E=MC²" which hits stores on April 15th. Remember? I gave you a preview of the CD a few weeks ago. Last night on "Saturday Night Live,"

Carey-a quick substitute for the fluish Janet Jackson-performed her current single, "Touch My Body" and her next one, "Migrate," featuring T Pain with aplomb. The album is loaded with singles possibilities, so two before the album's release date is no prob.

I visited with Mariah backstage after "SNL" last night, and here are some tidbits I picked up. For one thing, as you could see on the show, she looks amazing. She told us she's lost 20 pounds after a rigorous diet and exercise plan. Last night, she cheated a little bit on the limo ride up to NBC, though. "Don't tell anyone, but I had two bits of a piece of Sicilian pizza. I had to have sustenance!" Her trainer, I hope, will forgive her.

In addition to "American Idol," Mariah is back in Los Angeles this week to finish the all important song sequencing of "E=MC²" and to polish up one or two tracks that are just, almost, not quite finished. "There are three songs you didn't hear, I think," Carey said of my early listening session. "You're going to love one of them especially. It's very old school R&B."

So who else was backstage at SNL? Visiting Mariah were also her manager Benny Medina, and film director/producer Lee Daniels who directed Mariah in the upcoming film, "Tennessee" which debuts at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 26th. Ironically, Carey got that role, too, when Jackson dropped out. Strange, huh? Just like last night. Daniels is so psyched about Mariah's performance that he wrote a cameo for her in the film he's shooting now called "Push," which features rocker Lenny Kravitz in his acting debut.

Note: Mariah's appearance on American Idol "this week" has yet to be confirmed/announced by her management. As we may remember, FMQB reported that she was supposedly scheduled to be on the show in April.
Source: Roger Friedman - Fox News

Sunday Telegraph Interview: Wake Up And Smell The Perfume
Posted by Liron on Sunday, 16-Mar-2008, 4:14PM EDT
There's a chaise-lounge in the kitchen; the dog travels in a chauffeur-driven Mercedes. Today, even Mariah Carey admits she's "slightly over the top." With a new album on the way, the pop diva with more number ones than Madonna talks to Sylvia Patterson about men, marriage, and the joy of being forever 12.

Five-foot nine inches of athlete-fit Mariah Carey lunges towards me with a glass bottle. Pffft! comes the spray onto the wrist as she takes my hand, pulls me along a studio floor and pirouettes the pair of us through a cloud of fragrance called "M". Naturally, it's her own. "M" is a light, floral/incense affair with a toasted marshmallow "top-note" personally requested by Carey because it reminds her of being young. Just about the most successful female recording artist the world has known, aged 37, believes she's 'eternally 12'.

"So how are you?" she coos in her husky New York timbre. "I see your new haircut [fondles the bottom of my hair], it's cute..." And on we go, across the floor -- Pfft! -- pirouetting through the marshmallow clouds in Mariah Carey's infinitely preposterous parallel version of reality.

When we think of Carey, the words "hands on" don't spring to mind. What does spring to mind is an image of her being carried overhead on a silken sedan chair by four bare-chested Egyptian princelings, fanning herself with a plume of exotic fern. We've met twice before and each time she's been less the Demanding Diva of showbiz legend, and more a Looney Tune high-camp drag queen, endlessly caricatured by a gleeful press with the kind of urban myth, which says Carey "doesn't do stairs." But, as she confirmed, "I prefer stairs. I've had experiences being stuck in elevators so I prefer the stairs, even in shoes like this [5in Alexander McQueens]. And now it's gonna be, Mariah says, "'build me some stairs, dah-ling!' Joan Crawford style! The diva stuff, to me, I'm laughing at it."

She is certainly, as she puts it, "slightly over the top." In 2005, we spent three hours alone inside her rented Los Angeles mansion, a colossal homestead with a vast, Old Colonial living area where 20ft palms swayed over a grand piano. We sat in two switched-on-the-state-of-the-art massage chairs, her buoyant bosoms (all her own) sashaying from side to side as the chair pummelled across her back. She told me about Jack, her Jack Russell dog, and how he is disqualified, for being "too big" from flying first class in his very own seat between her homes in LA and New York. Jack, therefore, travels the 3,000 miles in Carey's chauffeur-driven Mercedes, making Jack (as far as we know), the only dog in the world with a chauffeur-driven Mercedes. One day, she twinkled, Jack will surely have "his own private jet..."

Two and a half years later and this is a different, as Carey would say, "moment." We're in New York, in a photo-studio complex in west Manhattan where a group of us are perched in a row in an L-shaped office having a "listening session" for Carey's new album, the spectacularly titled "E=MC²" (Emancipation equals Mariah Carey to the second power), a vibrant R&B club-pop record lyrically obsessed with love, heart-break, and sex.

At the album's close, a Carey official issues instructions for our forthcoming interviews. "So, we're here to talk about the music," he says, crushingly. "Mariah is a big celebrity and we understand personal questions will come up. But if there's anything too personal the interview will be wrapped up. And these interviews are being recorded."

Suddenly, the lyric sheets we were handed earlier, which we've used for our album-listening notes, are being brusquely confiscated because they must not "leave the building." Cue a number of journalists, mid-handover, furiously scribbling over any less than rapturous remarks.

In 2005, no one expected Carey's 10th studio album, the cool R&B comeback collection "The Emancipation of Mimi" to be the biggest-selling album of the year worldwide (10 million copies sold), taking her career total to well over 160 million. In pure success terms, her status is undeniable: 17 American Number 1 singles, six more than Madonna, one less than Elvis. Last year, Forbes magazine estimated her worth to be around $225 million.

In 2001, she was supposedly finished, buried under the rubble of the trifling, contrived "Glitter" album (and "Glitter" movie); its global failure caused a highly publicised, exhaustion-related "breakdown." As her supernova waned, the critics inevitably cheered. Carey had been the undisputed titan of the drearily billowing ballad since her debut in 1990, a yodelling cartoon calamity whose gift voice is like a dolphin's. To her fans, though, Carey has single-handedly redefined what it means to be a female singer. She's now the single greatest influence on the Pop Idol/American Idol generation bar none. Today, she cites her 2001 meltdown as her "breakthrough," leaving her "creatively-free" to all but abandon the showboat balladeering for knowingly sultry, stylised R&B. Her latest single, Touch My Body -- with a sexual fantasy concept video part Beyonce part Benny Hill -- sends herself up as a coquettish, breathy saucestrel.

"Did you say saucestrel?" she blinks. "Is that a bad word? It's like saucy? Oh, leave it to the Brits to make a demented moment. Well we're not taking ourselves that seriously. It's not [po-faced] 'touch my body, I'm so amaaaazing.' In the video we have a unicorn, so let's face it, we're taking, as you guys say, the piss."

It's half past midnight and we're sitting in the dark, in a vast, white 13th-floor photo studio with the lights switched off. In the corner, Carey sits on a chaise-lounge, casual in jeans and a sleeveless vest, legs to one side, beneath the enourmous windows where tea-lights on windowsills and the thrusting skyscrapers of moonlit Manhattan provide low-key, high-glam illumination. She's been working since midday (photos/interviews) despite working 'til eight this morning (album mastering) and therefore is amiably woozy, sipping white wine and prone to dreamy, melancholic reflections. She rummages, suddenly, at the back of her skinny-fit jeans.

"What's this in my pants?" she wonders, snapping off a stray string. "This would be my jean trousers tag!" -- hands over tag -- "To prove to you that it is a size 27..."

And so I find myself pocketing Carey's new jeans tag: "Miss Sixty, Size 27 (UK size six) Radio Trousers 30in L, $239." Her much-admired new physique has come from "had work with Patricia," her personal trainer after she'd gotten, she insists, "too bulky. Now I'm down to my 11th-grade size and it feels good yet it doesn't feel good because I can't eat what I want." She reverted to her famed Morsel Diet, replacing some meals with bowls of low-carb nibbles, "so they're been some olive/almond moments."

In the past two years she's simultaneously worked harder at everything else: a global tour, the new album, launched her "M" beauty product range, and appeared in two new films, the road-trip drama Tennessee playing a waitress/aspiring singer and playing herself in the Adam Sandler comedy You Don't Mess With the Zohan. Queries to what drives her these days elicit a scarily earnest and bewildering response -- something about "not letting the bad times overpower what the goodness is." Her campy tomfoolery is perhaps compromised tonight by the evident sleep-deprivation -- or perhaps the official foot-long record label microphone pointing directly at her head.

"It's been tough for me to embrace who I am as a human being," she eventually decides. "Just from feeling like an outsider a lot of the times. So, to not be redundant, I just decided to let me be me. And that's a big place, you know?"

Carey describes her life as a "friggin' mini-series." She was a mixed-race kid whose mother was disowned by her family for marrying a black man. Their all-white, hate-fuelled Long Island neighbors poisoned the family dog and set fire to their car. Alison, Carey's older sister by 10 years, who had a baby at aged 15, became heavily involved in drugs, turned to prostitution, contracted HIV (and still lives in York -- Mariah is "legally" forbidden to talk about her).

Her parents divorced when Carey was three, and she was raised in "a shack" by her mother, Patricia, an Irish-American opera singer. The family moved 13 times and Carey developed a profound fear of poverty, the insecure mind-set of an "outcast freak" and the blazing conviction that her always-astonishing voice could save her life. Aged 18, as a waitress, beauty school dropout and fledgling singer/songwriter with a demo-tape, she met Tommy Mottola at a party. Mottola was the chairman of Sony Music Entertainment, and 20 years her senior. After a four-year courtship, they were married in 1993, with Robert De Niro among the guests.

"He was in it," smiles Carey. "There were a lotta people there."
Barbra Streisand, I believe.

"Yes, she was," she nods, "and I've seen her since and it's all been good. Y'know... I was really young. When I got in that relationship, I was very very young. And inexperienced."

They lived a life of absurd extravagance in a 12-bedroom mansion with a ballroom, firing range, two swimming pools and a helicopter pad while Carey made albums for Sony. "That company," she says, "made a billion dollars from the raggedy girl he met at that party." Tommy was a deeply controlling husband who left Carey feeling confined to the house (where she obsessively over-decorated). He aggressively dictated every aspect of her career, from the soul-less music to her sexless clothes to her holographic public persona taught as she was "to say as little as possible, don't be as yourself." Her new album contains a song specifically detailing her escape from Mottola, called Side Effects: "You were scared that I'd become much more/Than you could handle" she lilts. "Shining like a chandelier/That decorated every room inside this private Hell that we built."

Since her divorce in 1998, she's kept a stringent of privacy over her relationships, but reportedly dated Latino singer Luis Miguel, music executive Mark Sudack, acerbic rapper Eminem and baseball player Derek Jeter. In 2005, however, when questioned about Eminem, she gave an uncharacteristically full response. "Please!" she roared. "I never had any type of sexual relationship with that man. I can count the number of people I've had sex with on less than the fingers on one hand."

You've never had many boyfriends and you've never been promiscuous, I say. Why is that?

"You're right, and I'm still not. Because... maybe if I had been a promiscuous person, I'd feel even less able to be um, forgiving of myself. Because...there were examples of ways I didn't wanna be that I saw when I was growing up. And that made me feel really vulnerable. And I still do. And I hate that I still do. But I do."

She's talking about her big sister, the person she also credits with her lifelong aversion to drugs. "I just saw too much of it as a child." She also finds it almost impossible to trust men, not least because of our rapacious kiss-and-tell showbiz culture, mobile phones, and cameras everywhere. (This is a lyrical theme of Touch My Body -- post anything private on YouTube, she sings, "and I will hunt you down.") "We live in a world of extremely high technology," she nods, "it is so difficult and so hard for me to trust people." In 2005, she said she wasn't sure she'd ever been in love. Is this still the case?

"But have you?" she replies. "Have you been totally in love? See, I can answer that I've been infatuated. With me it's like, well do I love this person? They say they love me, why can't I accept that? I can't accept it because I've had a difficult time feeling worthy of being loved. [directly into tape-recorder] I can't accept it because I've had a difficult time feeling worthy of being loved."

Do you still feel that?

"No, I feel like I'm worthy of being loved but because I felt like I wasn't worthy of being loved for so many years I've put myself in situations that were maybe not the best situations for me," she says, obliquely. "And I need to find a way to fully grow out of that. 'Cos you know what? There are so many I don't wanna emulate. It shouldn't take people to be freakin' 60 years old 'til they feel like 'I finally found the person I'm supposed to be with'."

"Most people get caught up, they have their babies, they raise their kids, and they're not with those people any more because they never really had anything in common to begin with but the kids. And that's what I was always scared of. You know, it's been tough for me to say: 'OK, I'm allowed to be happy.' To be working at this pace. To be successful. And also believe that I'm in love and this person isn't just in it for the moment. Whoever it is [in the future], I hope that the person is genuine. No matter what, it's always about a genuine person."

This month, Carey will be 38. She lives in the TriBeCa area of New York, in a three-tiered apartment co-designed by herself and Mario Buatta, the billionaire's favorite and so-called "Prince of Chintz." The apartment's visual (indeed emotional) themes are mermaids, butterflies, and Marilyn Monroe, her "humungous Marilyn bathroom" featuring pale limestone walls, a gold ceiling, pink and beige satin drapes, recessed lighting and two steps up to the bath. Her dark-green marble kitchen, meanwhile, hosts its own chaise-lounge. "Because I like to recline when I eat," she smiles. "If you can lay down, why would you sit up?" The last time she used a subway was perhaps 1992 and as for the bus... "I hate the bus!" she cackles. "I've already been on the bus, I don't need to go back on the bus." With her unimaginable wealth comes negligible guilt: she feels only "grateful" for "God's majesty and his gift of creativity." There's evidence in her apartment of her claim to be "eternally 12" (or possibly a great deal younger); pink "Hello Kitty" guitar, pink CD player, "Hello Kitty" slippers, the "Bambi" pajamas she sleeps in.

How would she feel about being 40? Even though it's a good couple of years away...

"And a good couple of years away it's gonna stay!" she mock-wails, "because I'm eternally 12."

But you're not 12, Mariah. At almost-38, isn't it time to want to be a grown up? "No," she says. "Because when I was a kid I said to myself, 'I'm never gonna forget what it feels like to be this age.' I try to stay in touch with the me that has never left me. The inner child that is me."

The funny thing is, when you were actually 12, you were, as you said, a "hideous mess." You were emotionally berserk, had barely a stitch to wear, accidentally shaved your eyebrows off and dyed your hair orange. "Yeah. I had orange hair."

So let's go for straightforward cod-psychology here: a huge part of her life is all about trying to replace the real Mariah at 12 with a fantasy Mariah at 12, forever.

"Well I think you are very close to something that's pretty accurate," she says. "But you know, I wouldn't say it's anything that consciously done. "Eternally 12" was a phrase that just happened from always going on roller-coasters and hanging out with friends at Disney World and really feeling like, y'know...free."

It seems she's very simply part of the greatest tradition in showbiz history: filling the enormous hole in your soul with the love of the enourmous crowd.

"I think it is kind of tradition," she says. "Another female, she's not a singer, she's a very famous actress, and I'll protect her privacy, but she said to me: 'You know, Mariah, I think we just have to go through things a little bit more than other people do. Because we've been given this thing, this gift.' And I think she's right. But I think when you're given a musical gift, it's almost on another level because people feel music deeper than most things they feel. And that's my testimony as a human being who's gotten through some of the worst times. A song like Side Effects goes out to somebody who needs to feel cleansed of an abusive relationship. They're gonna hear it and hopefully be healed. I remember singing songs at the top of my lungs, growing up, because I needed to. Y'know? It's healing."

And with this momentous soliloquy of scorching luvvie-ness, Carey's man twitches and announces our time is up.

I hope Jack, by now, has flown, alone, in a private jet.

"Of course he has!" she hollers. "Jack lives on a private jet..."

She leans back on the chaise-lounge, onto a black pillow. "Dah-ling," says the incorrigible Ms. Carey, with a final waft of toasted marshmallow, "you know how I like to lie down..."

Source: Scans: Kerry | Text: Maggie

Mariah Kicks Off New Era With A Killer SNL Performance
Posted by Lynn on Sunday, 16-Mar-2008, 3:30AM EDT
Over ten years have passed since Mariah last performed in New York's legendary Studio 8H. Earlier tonight, Mariah, looking better than ever, took the Saturday Night Live stage to perform her new single "Touch My Body" and "Migrate," a collaboration with T-Pain taken from her upcoming album E=MC². The two live performances featured some of the best vocals from Mariah in recent years and marked the beginning of an exciting new era!



"Touch My Body" Live on Saturday Night Live, March 15, 2008
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"Migrate" Ft. T-Pain Live on Saturday Night Live, March 15, 2008
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Source: MariahDailyJournal | Markus

Mariah Calls In To Philadelphia's Q102
Posted by Lynn on Saturday, 15-Mar-2008, 6:51PM EDT

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Mariah called in to Philadelphia's Q102 FM to promote her upcoming album, E=MC² on Tuesday, March 11th. During her phone interview with DJ Jessie Jordan, Mariah also talked about her new single "Touch My Body" - its video and digital release, diet, Oprah appearance in April, motherhood, among other topics. The full transcript is as follows.

Jessie Jordan: Hi, Miss Mariah.
Mariah Carey: Hi, Miss Jessie.
JJ: How are you?
MC: I am fantastic, how are you?
JJ: Life is good for you, huh?
MC: Life is lovely, I'm very grateful, blessed, thank you. How's life over there with you?
JJ: Pretty good, you know? My hands are freezing, but other than that, life's okay.
MC: Why are your hands freezing?
JJ: I don't know, it's cold outside. I stepped outside to get some fresh air before you called and...
MC: Oh, were you smoking a cigarette?
JJ: Maybe...
MC: That explains it!
JJ: Do you smoke cigarettes, Mariah?
MC: No I do not, but I did in like 12 to 18 eventhough I'm eternally 12 and then I quit, in one day!
JJ: Yeah, I really wanna quit, really really bad.
MC: Well, I had to do it, because it was messing up with my voice and thank God.
JJ: Speaking of your voice, it's taking you a long way...
MC: Yeah, I'm very grateful for that.
JJ: I've heard that if you have this "Touch My Body" goes #1, you're gonna beat out Elvis, pretty mama!
MC: You know, we can't say it like that, because obviously, there are things that are historic and I'm just happy people are liking the song and playing the record and very grateful to you for playing the song, "Touch My Body". FYI, in case anybody out there has tried and, 'cause people have been calling me like "why can't we download this on iTunes or whatever?" It's going to be available on March 24th.
JJ: And your album's coming out April 15th, I heard?
MC: Yeah, April 15th is the entire album. I was still in the studio this morning, like, you know, and I'm never even up during the day, that's a rarity, but I was in the studio this morning, because I can't let go of this album 'cause I really do love it and I feel that it's definitely, definitely one of my best albums, one of my favorite albums of my own, and that's why I called it E=MC² because it's like The Emancipation of Mimi Part 2, Emancipation equals Mariah Carey to the second power, basically.
JJ: Right, and isn't there also some kind of like really scientific meaning behind that?
MC: Oh yeah, it's Einstein's little theory.
JJ: I don't know what that is...
MC: I don't know what it is but I love it! Honestly, I failed remedial math and science class wasn't much better, so basically that's kind of part of the joke of the album but there are a lot of jokes on it, even if you listen to the single, clearly I'm having some fun and joking around and you know, whatever.
JJ: So can you tell us a little bit about your video?
MC: Same situation... I worked with Brett Ratner, who's a really good friend of mine and he does big movies, he did Rush Hour, 1,2 and 3, and the last X-Men, he really doesn't do videos anymore, but he just did it as a favor to me and he knows that I'm like a jokester and that I have a sense of humor and that I don't take this whole thing that seriously so he just wanted to bring out the comedic... he's a comedic director, anyway. He's amazing, he can do everything but that's one of his strong points and he understands that I have a sense of humor so he wanted to bring that out. And that's how the video came about.
JJ: You worked with Jack McBrayer from 30 Rock? I heard he called you a "living Barbie Doll"?
MC: He did? Ah, he was really fun. He's a genius, he really is a comedic genius 'cause obviously he's not that nerd/geek in real life. He's hilariously funny. When we were doing his, I don't know if you saw the video, but in the beginning of the video he like answered the door and he says a bunch of things. If you could see the outtakes, if people could see the outtakes, they'll be laughing on the floor.
JJ: Didn't you get hit in the head by a frisbee?
MC: Yes, I did. Actually, it was a very Marcia Brady moment. I got hit in the nose with a frisbee and I'm trying to play it off like somebody could at least get a funny shot because it was hilarious but I don't think, I don't know if they actually got that on film.
JJ: I've seen a lot of pictures of you lately. Your body's bangin' dude.
MC: Oh thank you, man.
JJ: What are you doin', man?
MC: Basically, the diet is like no butter, no oil, nothing that remotely tastes good.
JJ: Damn it. [laughs]
MC: Yeah. It's not a fun thing but you know.
JJ: I also heard that your cover's gonna be you just wearing a hat and some heels?
MC: No, I don't think so. [laughs] That's the cover of the single. I mean I'm not wearing a hat on my head. The hat is actually, I'm treating it as a dress. It's a very big hat.
JJ: Oh, that's a very big dress, small dress.
MC: Well, it's either a small dress or a big hat, you know, whatever you choose to say.
JJ: And you're gonna be on Oprah, right? What day is that gonna air, do you know?
MC: What day is Oprah gonna air! I do believe... I don't know my schedule. You'd think I'd be professional by now. (Come on, there's a record company up in here.) [Sings] If there's a label up in here... (Come on.) 16th? Okay. April 16th, I believe which is the day after my album comes out. Oh, April 14th, actually.
JJ: Is this your first time meeting Oprah?
MC: Nooo. I've actually have been to Oprah's home - both in Africa and here in California.
JJ: Is she down-to-earth?
MC: Yes, she's an amazing person. I'm actually very honored to know her.
JJ: I'm very honored to talk to you, Miss Mariah.
MC: I'm very honored to talk to you, Miss Jessie.
JJ: Wait, one more question. So everybody's getting pregnant these days. Are you gonna have a baby anytime soon?
MC: Because everybody else is? No, that's not my game plan in life. That's not how we do things, you know. But, you know, what have you, it's a life choice when you decide to do that. It's not about like, "Hey, everybody else is having babies, let's go."
JJ: Yeah, I'm gonna have a baby, let's go, let's go bang dude. Pick anyone off the street and just bang 'em.
MC: [Laughs]
JJ: You're awesome, Mariah. Your album's out April 15th. E=MC². So excited for you. I hope big things happen which I know they're gonna. I loved your last album and I'm certain you probably pulled yourself together for this next one.
MC: I tried to pull myself together.
JJ: You're looking good so hey!
MC: Hey! Well, thank you very much.
JJ: If I could look that... damn I don't even look that good at 27.
MC: Are you 27?
JJ: I am.
MC: Oh, Jessie.
JJ: I know, I'm old.
MC: Well, what are you gonna do? Just be eternally 12 like me and that's how you do it.
JJ: I love it. You have a birthday coming up too so...
MC: No, I don't have birthdays, I have anniversaries.
JJ: Oh, can I sing you a Happy Early Birthday?
MC: No, you can sing Happy Anniversary.
JJ: Okay. Happy Anniversary to you...
MC: Oh that's the one that goes, Happy Anniversary, Happy Anniversary! That's that song.
JJ: I don't know that one.
MC: Yeah, that's a good one. You gotta learn that one now. Stop at 27, it's a good number. [laughs]
JJ: Alright, do you want to announce your song? We're gonna play it on the radio for everybody.
MC: Okay. I'm Mariah and this is my new single. You are listening to Jessie Jordan and here's my single, Touch My Body on Q102.
JJ: Bye, Mariah!
MC: Bye, Jessie! Thank you.
JJ: Yay! I did it! [claps] That was Mariah freakin' Carey. Hahaha! I was nervous though. Look at my hand.
Source: MariahDailyJournal | Taz

Mariah: 21 Odd Facts
Posted by Lynn on Saturday, 15-Mar-2008, 6:11AM EDT
Mimi is rocking Saturday Night Live tonight. From beauty school to butterflies, from crippling stage fright to breaking chart records to being a backstage diva, here are some things you should know about her.

Elvis. The Beatles. Mariah. Don't laugh - the Long Island diva is the only living artist with a clear shot at toppling some of the rock's most enduring chart records, and certainly the only one who could pull off an upset in a skintight gold lame mini. Carey's 18-year career has been filled with some famous ups (the #1 album for each record released, more than 200 million records sold) and infamous downs (a short-lived marriage to her former label boss and that legendary meltdown on MTV's TRL, with a hospitalization for exhaustion), but through it all she's cranked out some of the most indelible pop and R&B hits of the modern era.

Though she claims to have failed remedial math, Carey's back with her 11th album, the Einstein-inspired E=MC², which was reason enough to hit the books and dig up 21 things you may not have known about the woman only close friends call "Mimi."

1. It's been widely reported that her name means "the wind" in some unspecified Native American language, but that urban fable is likely tied to a Kingston Trio song from the 1950s titled "They Call the Wind Mariah." Her name was also allegedly inspired by the 1969 western "Paint Your Wagon," which features the song "They Call the Wind Maria."

2. Her exotic looks come courtesy of an African-Venezuelan father, Alfred Roy Carey, an aeronautical engineer, and her Irish-American mother, Patricia, a mezzo-soprano opera singer. She's spoken often about the effect her parent's divorce had on her and the racial prejudice she encountered growing up in the suburbs as a mixed race child. She has two older siblings, Morgan, CEO of the Big Kid Records label and Alison, whose struggles with drug use and prostitution in her teenage years led to a long estrangement between the sisters.

3. She began singing at age two and started taking voice lessons two years later. She has said the hours she spent alone at home following her parent's divorce were often spent listening to and singing music, including opera. She was so often absent from Harborfields High School due to her work as a demo singer in local studios that classmates took to calling her "Mirage."

4. After graduating from high school, she moved to New York to pursue a singing career and logged 500 hours at beauty school while working a string of menial jobs, including coat check girl and waitress. Her big break came when she sang backup for underground R&B singer Brenda K. Starr in 1987. Later, she handed Starr a demo tape at a party, which made its way to Columbia Records boss, Tommy Mottola. Twelve years after meeting Starr, she would pay tribute to her in 1999 by releasing a cover of her mentor's "I Still Believe."

5. Her debut album netted her two Grammy awards, for Best New Artist and Best Pop Vocal Performance for "Vision of Love." Though she picked up several American Music Awards and other honors in the years since, it wouldn't be until 2005 that she would win another Grammy. That year she picked up three for her comeback album The Emancipation of Mimi, including Best Contemporary R&B Album and Best Female R&B Vocal Performance for the smash "We Belong Together."

6. She was 23 in 1993 when she married her label boss, Mottola, 43, in an elaborate, $500,000 wedding that she modeled on England's Princess Diana and Prince Charles. Among the details? A family heirloom tiara refashioned to look like Diana's, fifty flower girls and a boy's choir. The guest list included Bruce Springsteen, Ozzy Osbourne and Robert DeNiro. In addition to being a major label record head, Mottola was a former guitarist in a R&B/rock cover band (The Exotics), a sometime movie actor and a wannabe singer under the stage name Tommy Valentine. The couple split four years later and her next album, Butterfly, had a decidedly more hip-hop feel, with production and cameos from Puff Daddy, Missy Elliott, Dru Hill and Bone Thugs-N-Harmony.

7. She loves collaborations, having shared the mic with Luther Vandross, Whitney Houston, Ol' Dirty Bastard, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Missy Elliott, Dru Hill, Whitney Houston, Jay-Z, Joe, 98 Degrees, Westlife, Snoop Dogg, Cameo, Da Brat, Ludacris, Cam'ron, Busta Rhymes, Mase, the Lox, Mobb Deep, Rick James and Bow Wow.

8. Among her pets over the years: a pair of Dobermans named Princess and Duke, a Yorkshire terrier named Ginger, a pair of cats named Ninja and Tompkins, another pair named Clarence (his tombstone is pictured at right) and Puffy, two small dogs named Bing and Bong, a Jack Russell terrier named Jack, who travels with her and has appeared in several of her videos, including "All I Want for Christmas Is You" and "Dreamlover."

9. She holds several sales and chart records, among them: one of her albums is reportedly bought every three seconds around the world; two of her albums (Daydream and Music Box) have sold more than 20 million copies each; she has the most #1 Billboard Hot 100 songs by a female artist (17); she's spent the most weeks at #1 on Billboard Hot 100 (16) for "One Sweet Day"; she's spent the most cumulative weeks at #1 by a female artist on Billboard Hot 100 (77); and she's the best-selling female artist (49 million), just to name a few accomplishments.

10. In 2007, she told Glamour that her 17,000 square foot triplex in New York's Tribeca neighborhood was so big she wasn't even sure how many bathrooms it has. One thing she did know, though, was that there was one bathroom that was Hello Kitty themed, and that 3,000 of those square feet were just for her closet, which doesn't include a whole separate closet for lingerie.

11. You've probably heard it used a million times to describe her singing style, but what in the hell is "melisma?" The dictionary definition is a technique of singing in which the pitch of a note is changed in the midst of a single syllable. In other words, it's that thing she does where she stretches out a part of a word and makes two syllables sound like 12. Also, that squeaky, glass-shattering note she's known for? It's called "whistle register" and it's defined as the highest register of the human voice, which soars even above a female falsetto. She's said to be able to cover all the notes from alto to coloratura soprano.

12. She also loves her some covers. She's had a wide ranging choice of remakes over the years, including songs by Phil Collins ("Against All Odds"), Prince ("The Beautiful Ones"), Def Leppard ("Bringin' on the Heartbreak"), Darlene Love ("Christmas (Baby Please Come Home))", Cherrelle ("I Didn't Mean To Turn You On"), Diana Ross ("Do You Know Where You're Going To? (Theme from Mahogany))", Diana Ross and Lionel Richie ("Endless Love"), Cheryl Lynn ("Got To Be Real"), the Jackson Five ("I'll Be There"), Conway Twitty ("It's Only Make Believe"), Journey ("Open Arms") and Badfinger ("Without You").

13. For her first several years in the spotlight, Carey was unable to tour due, in part, to crippling stage fright. She finally hit the road in 1993 for the first time with her Music Box tour. But unlike most artists hitting the road for the first time, she was coming off two hit albums and played her first major show in front of 15,000 people in Miami. Fittingly, the band took the stage to the strains of "They Call the Wind Maria" from Paint Your Wagon during the six-date tour.

14. The 38-year-old singer recently told E! television that while she's happy dating Mark Sudack - a member of her management team -- she's not sure about having babies. "Obviously having a kid is a commitment for life. I really would have to be very, very positive that I was in a place where I could completely focus and put everything into the job of being someone's mommy cause it's hard enough to have a puppy."

15. She was born in Huntington, New York. Other notable residents over the years have included Billy Joel, John Coltrane, Ashanti, Jack Kerouac, Ralph Macchio, Walt Whitman, Sean Hannity, Lloyd Banks, New York Jets quarterback Chad Pennington and Lindsay Lohan.

16. Her 2001 big screen bow in a starring role, "Glitter," was a disaster, but Carey actually began dipping her toes in the Hollywood pool two years earlier. Her movie debut was as an opera singer in the 1999 Chris O'Donnell/Renee Zellwegger romantic comedy The Bachelor. She went on to star with Mira Sorvino in the straight-to-cable mob movie WiseGirls, which got slightly better reviews. She has since appeared in the indie movies Death of a Dynasty and State Property 2, produced by former Roc-A-Fella boss Damon Dash. She also appeared on a 2002 episode of "Ally McBeal." She'll appear in the 2008 indie film Tennessee, and play herself in the upcoming Adam Sandler hairdresser comedy You Don't Mess with the Zohan.

17. She's notoriously generous to her personal staff and in 2007 she nearly broke the bank. Her annual gift bag to her closest peeps was reportedly worth almost $20,000 and included French champagne, whiskey, Belgian chocolates, Cuban cigars, an iPod and a laptop.

18. Though she avoided doing commercials and promoting products in the U.S. for years, Carey got on the promotional bandwagon in 2006, when she appeared in ads for Intel Centrino computers, launched her own line of jewelry for teens called Glamorized in the Claire's and Icing chains and also hooked up with Pepsi and Motorola for campaigns. In 2007, she released the fragrance "M" through Elizabeth Arden. As of last year, Forbes magazine ranked her as the sixth richest woman in entertainment, with an estimated net worth of $225 million.

19. She's celebrating the release of E=MC² with a special collector's Gold edition of her "M by Mariah Carey" fragrance. The rarity was priced at $75 and had a reported $595 value. According to her website, the lines on the "M" fragrance bottles are shaped to mimic the singer's signature, with a cap in the form of a butterfly, one of her favorite images. The butterfly sits on the bottle that's shaped like a Tiare flower that is, according to her official website, "just on the verge of blooming, its delicate petals open to reveal the seductive fragrance within." Among the "notes" in the fragrance are amber incense, the Tahitian Tiare flower and marshmallows, which remind Mariah of being a child in the kitchen with her father.

20. In October 2007, she was inducted into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame along with Louis Armstrong, Count Basie, Pat Benatar, Blue Oyster Cult, Neil Diamond, Arlo Guthrie, Carole King, Eddie Money, Public Enemy, the Ramones and Barbra Streisand.

21. Mariah's backstage needs are like any other divas, according to a tour rider obtained by The Smoking Gun website. Among the things she requires: one bottle of chilled Cristal champagne, two bottles of Camus white wine, 12 room temperature bottles of Poland Spring mineral water, tea service for eight using Poland Spring water, one bear-shaped bottle of honey, a selection of sugarless gum, one box of bendy straws, two air purifiers, one director's chair and three boxes of tissues.
Source: VH1 | Julio

"Touch My Body" Tops BET Countdown!
Posted by Lynn on Friday, 14-Mar-2008, 8:12PM EDT
Great job, everyone!

"Touch My Body" advanced a notch to take the #1 spot on 106 & Park's "Top 10 Live" countdown today! "Touch My Body" has inched its way to the top since debuting at #9 on March 4th. The video's positions in the 9 days it has been on the countdown are as follows: 9 - 8 - 7 - 4 - 6 - 3 - 3 - 2 - 1

Let's continue voting for "Touch My Body" and keep it on top!
Source: MariahDailyJournal | Kent

Mariah to Guest on Ryan Seacrest's Radio Show
Posted by Liron on Friday, 14-Mar-2008, 11:56AM EDT
Ryan Seacrest just announced on his morning show at KIIS 102.7 FM in Los Angeles that Mariah will be coming to the studio for a live interview on Monday, March 17.

On-Air with Ryan Seacrest airs between 5:00 - 10:00 am and can be streamed via KIIS FM's website.
Source: KIIS FM

Saturday Night Live TV Ads With Mariah
Posted by Liron on Friday, 14-Mar-2008, 8:43AM EDT
Mariah, actor Jonah Hill and Saturday Night Live cast member Bill Hader recorded two hilarious TV ads for the upcoming Saturday Night Live episode in which Mariah will perform "Touch My Body" and "Migrate".

Jonah: Hi, I'm Jonah Hill and I'm hosting Saturday Night Live this week with musical guest Mariah Carey.
Bill: Wow, how does it feel to be around an international sex symbol?
Mariah: Great!
Jonah: Me?

Jonah: Hi, I'm Jonah Hill and I'm hosting Saturday Night Live this week with musical guest Mariah Carey. Bill, do you think Mariah's into me?
Bill: No, but I think she can hear you!

[ Watch the clips below. Click here to download ]

Source: MariahDailyJournal | SeanH777

"Touch My Body" Update
Posted by Lynn on Friday, 14-Mar-2008, 8:41AM EDT
• Mediabase Update: For the week ending March 13, 2008, "Touch My Body" has registered 92.112 million audience impressions with 13931 spins (Pop - 5033, Rhythmic - 5143, Urban - 2698, Urban A/C - 880, Hot A/C - 128, Alternative - 4, MTV - 7, BET - 16, VH1 - 20, Fuse - 2).

• "Touch My Body" is #1 on both AOL Music's Most Viewed Videos and Yahoo! Music's Top 100 Videos!

• "Touch My Body" is currently at #1 on the Top 100 Music Videos chart on iTunes Australia and #2 on iTunes UK!

• Keep supporting Mariah. Please use our banner on top to vote, stream, request for "Touch My Body." The video is currently at #2 on TRL, #2 on 106 & Park and #20 on VH1.

RADIO & ONLINE TIDBITS
• Hitz Radio: Has been #1 for 8 consecutive days on Top 7 @ 7.
• Ryan Seacrest's AT40 - syndicated: Debuted at #15 on last week's AT40. Let's keep on requesting here and put it higher on the countdown.
• Tucson, AZ - Hot 98.3: #3 on Hot 7 @ 7 countdown last night.
• Tucson, AZ - 93.7 KRQ: #1 on Top 8 @ 8 countdown last night.
• Los Angeles, CA - KIIS FM: #1 for 4 days in a row on Jojo's Top 9 @ 9!
• Chicago, IL - B96: #1 on 9 @ 9 "Most Wanted" countdown last night!
• Louisville, KY - 99.7 DJX Fell off the Top 5 @ 9 after making the countdown at #4 on Monday. Vote here.
• Albany, NY - 102.3 KISS #4 on "The Nine Most Wanted." E-mail your votes to corey@1023kissfm.com.
• New York City, NY - Z100: #3 on Shelly's High Noon countdown. Dropped 7 spots from #1 to #8 on Romeo's Interactive 9 @ 9 last night. Keep voting.
• Philadelphia, PA - 100.3 The Beat: Currently at #11 on the station's playlist. Keep voting here.

INTERNATIONAL UPDATES
Australia: Climbed 10 spots to #4 on 2dayFM's Hot 30 Countdown last night.
Brazil: #11 on the International tracks chart for the week ending 3/8/2008 with a total of 293 executions. Also #8 on Radio Agencia's Top 20 chart.
Bulgaria: Remains at #28 this week on The Voice Of Hip Hop and RnB.
Canada: #6 on Le 6 @ 6 countdown on Montreal's CKOI 96.9 FM. Don't let it fall off the countdown. Keep voting!
France: Remained at #13 on Hit Skyrock. French fans can vote once a day clicking here.
Germany: Advanced an incredible 17 spots on Planet Radio's Top 40 Countdown. Last week it debuted at #28 and sits on #11 this week! On the SWR3 Charts, "Touch My BOdy" is at #5.
Holland: On Radio 538's "Make It or Break It" (this show decides if the songs get more airplay or if they will be deleted from playlist), "Touch My Body" got audience approval with 58%.
Japan: For chart week ending March 9th, "Touch My Body" climbed 15 places from #25 to #10 on Tokio Hot 100 Chart.
Norway: Up 4 spots to #12 on P4's Top 30 chart.
Poland: Was #1 on RMF MaXXX's "Hop Bec" playlist on Tuesday, dropped 2 to #3 on Wednesday, and is currently at #13. Vote by clicking on the yellow arrow.
Spain: Spanish fans, please request for "Touch My Body" to be played on Europa FM by sending an email to mepones@europafm.es.
United Kingdom: Vote for "Touch My Body" on MTV Base's "The Base Chart" and be sure to tune in every Wednesday at 7pm for the results.

WALLPAPERS
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Mariah Calls In To Philadelphia's 100.3 The Beat
Posted by Liron on Thursday, 13-Mar-2008, 8:21PM EDT
On Monday, March 10, Mariah called in to Philadelphia's The Beat 100.3 FM to promote her new single "Touch My Body". Mariah spoke to DJ Colby Colb about different topics such as not having time to go out much and hoping to go on a tour for this album. She also said that she had worked on the album for about 8.5 - 9 months and that it's a labor of love. In addition, Mariah revealed that her friend Da Brat had co-written a song with her that was produced by Swizz Beats. It's been previously reported that Swizz Beats produced the track "OOC".

[ Listen to the interview below. Click here to download. ]

Source: MariahDailyJournal | Taz

Tennessee at the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival
Posted by Lynn on Thursday, 13-Mar-2008, 6:01PM EDT
The 2008 Tribeca Film Festival unveiled the line-up for its Discovery and Midnight sections today, March 13th. This year's Discovery section includes 30 films, with 18 World, 1 International, and 11 North American Premieres from up-and-coming directors. The Midnight section, with five World Premieres, will present a select group of genre films, with five of the seven being directorial debuts. The Festival will take place April 23 - May 4, 2008 in Lower Manhattan, New York.

Tennessee, which stars Mariah Carey, Adam Rothenberg and Ethan Peck, has been named as one of the entries to the film festival's Discovery section.

Discovery Section
Tennessee, directed by Aaron Woodley, written by Russell Schaumburg. (USA)
World Premiere, Narrative.
In this intimate road movie two brothers travel to the hometown they fled as teenagers to find their estranged father. When they are joined by a spirited woman (Mariah Carey) running from her abusive husband, they begin to grow closer, and the truth of their journey comes to light.

From The Hollywood Reporter:
The many new talents behind Discovery films include Niels Arden Oplev, with the Danish Jehovah's Witness drama "Worlds Apart" (To Verdener); Duane Graves and Justin Meeks, with the urban legend tale "The Wild Man of the Navidad"; Niels Laupert, with the German true-crime drama "Seven Days Sunday (Sieben Tage Sonntag)"; and Julie Checkoway's artist docu "Waiting for Hockney."

Some established stars also can be found. Simon Brand's illegal immigrant love story "Paraiso Travel" features John Leguizamo, and Robert Celestino's con-man family drama "Yonkers Joe" stars Palminteri and Lahti. But, arguably, more eyes will eagerly await the world premiere of Aaron Woodley's "Tennessee," featuring Carey ("Glitter") as Krystal, a free spirit who joins two brothers on a search to find their father.
Source: Indie Wire | Jeane

"M by Mariah Carey" Earns 2008 FiFi Nomination
Posted by Lynn on Thursday, 13-Mar-2008, 4:33PM EDT
The Fragrance Foundation has announced the semi-finalists for the 2008 FiFi Awards, known as the "Oscars of the fragrance industry." Mariah Carey's "M" scored a nod in the "Women's Luxe" category.

Women's Luxe
Chanel Chance Eau Fraiche
Coach by Coach
Marc Jacobs Daisy
DKNY Delicious Night
Dolce & Gabbana The One
Giorgio Armani Emporio Armani Diamonds
Hermes Kelly Caleche
Mariah Carey M by Mariah Carey
Nina Ricci Nina
Ralph Lauren Ralph Rocks
Usher She

Each category will be whittled down to 5 fragrances at the FiFi Finalists Breakfast on April 25th; the final awards will be presented in May.
Source: 2008 FiFi Awards | Now Smell This

Billboard Update
Posted by Lynn on Thursday, 13-Mar-2008, 3:26PM EDT
Below, find the chart positions for "Touch My Body" in Billboard magazine issue dated March 22, 2008.

"Touch My Body"
Billboard Hot 100: #16 (Last Week #24)
Billboard Hot 100 Airplay: #4 (Last Week #8)
Billboard Pop 100: #25 (Last Week #27)
Billboard Pop 100 Airplay: #14 (Last Week #15)
Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs: #11 (Last Week #15)
Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay: #11 (Last Week #15)
Billboard Hot Adult R&B Airplay: #14 (Last Week #16)
Billboard Rhythmic Top 40: #6 (Last Week #8)
Billboard Top 40 Mainstream: #14 (Last Week #19)
Billboard Hot Videoclip Tracks: #1 (Last Week #3)
Billboard Hot RingMasters: #3 (Last Week #21)

• BDS Airplay: 82,765,500 (+6.4 million)
Source: Billboard | MariahDailyJournal

HQ Photos: Mariah Outside Viacom Building, NYC
Posted by Lynn on Thursday, 13-Mar-2008, 3:50AM EDT
Click on each of the thumbnails below to view high-quality pictures of Mariah outside the Viacom Building, 1515 Broadway, New York, New York on Monday, March 10, 2008.



View more photos in our Picture Gallery.
Source: MariahDailyJournal

"Touch My Body" Climbs to #16 on Hot 100
Posted by Liron on Wednesday, 12-Mar-2008, 6:51PM EDT
"Touch My Body" climbs 8 spots to #16 in its 4th week on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart (issue date: 03/22/08). This is Mariah's 29th top 20 hit on the Hot 100. The song has matched "It's Like That's" peak position on the chart, based on airplay alone!

The song also moves up 4 spots to #11 on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart and 2 spots to #25 on the Pop 100 Singles chart.

As reported earlier today, "Touch My Body" is at #4 on the Hot 100 airplay with 82,765,500 impressions and earns its first #1 position on Billboard's Hot 100 Streaming Chart.

An Urban remix of the song featuring The-Dream has been sent to radio stations this week. Click here to stream the remix via All Access.
Source: Billboard | mariah illusions | All Access | Jasmine

Mariah Is This Week's Musical Guest On SNL
Posted by Liron on Wednesday, 12-Mar-2008, 12:20PM EDT
Mariah will be this week's musical guest on Saturday Night Live with Jonah Hill as a guest host. Mariah is replacing Janet Jackson who dropped out due to having the flu.

This will be Mariah's first appearance on the show in over ten years. Her previous appearances were in 1990, 1991 and 1997.

Saturday Night Live airs live from New York this Saturday, March 15, at 11:30pm EST on NBC.

Update: Mariah's official site reports the two songs that will be performed are Migrate and Touch My Body.

• The infamous Wendy Williams has asked her listeners to vote on her site for who they would rather see on SNL - Janet or Mariah. Click here to vote in the poll.
Source: NBC | Natalia | MariahCarey.com | Keita

Mariah Calls In To Boston's Kiss 108 FM
Posted by Liron on Wednesday, 12-Mar-2008, 9:28AM EDT
On Monday, March 10, Mariah called in to to Boston's Kiss 108 FM and spoke to Romeo about her new single, album and gold edition of "M". Below is a transcript of the short interview and a download link to the full audio file.

MC: Hi Romeo
Romeo: Welcome back, how are you doing?
MC: I'm good, how are you? I missed you!
Romeo: I missed you as well, even though we talked like two weeks ago!
MC: How's everything going, good?
Romeo: Things are good, we're chillin' in Boston, you know, got a little bit more sun, we got an extra hour of sun today so we're kind of enjoying that.
MC: We do, and I'm not even used to being up during the day so this is something new to me [laughs]
Romeo: Last time I talked to you, I think you said you worked till like 6 in the morning or something.
MC: Yes, today was the opposite because I try to flip my schedule around and I have to like, you know, function in the real world now that I'm done with making this record, so I can't dictate my own hours so I was like, 'let me just flip my schedule around'. I actually was working on a song last night, I'm down to the wire, the record's coming out April 15 and I was still in the studio last night, like 'let me just go in and try one more song!'
Romeo: You are a workoholic. Do you have any time at least for something fun? For you like, are you gonna get to go shoe-shopping tonight or anything?
MC: [laughs] yeah right! Like the stores might be open by the time I'm done working. I wish I could go shoe-... I don't really need to go shoe-shopping to be honest with you. The whole shoe thing is just because I end up doing all these shoots and then if somebody don't take the shoes, the stylists ain't gonna take them, so I might as well keep them for me.
Romeo: Why not, right? How's the perfume doing?
MC: I've been very fortunate and blessed with that, we have a limited edition, the gold edition that just came out, you can get it at Macy's.
Romeo: We were talking about that last time, you were telling me how they gave you total creative power and you were picking like berries from this trip and that sort of thing, like?
MC: Yes, definitely, they really did, and with this new limited edition, it's this like the more intense version of the perfume but it's in a gold bottle so it's pretty cool.
Romeo: When are you gonna come out with the guys [version of the fragrance]?
MC: I don't know, I mean I would have to consult a lot of guys and ask them what they're looking for and stuff like that. Know what I mean?
Romeo: Well, whatever would get me some action, really.
MC: [laughs] I will call you first, Romeo.
Romeo: Well, congratulations on "Touch My Body". Let's play that right now, do you wanna go and set that up?
MC: Much appreciated, but you know, that song is like one of those feel-good, fun, cute records not taking itself too seriously, and I was able to throw in some jokes and that's always fun for me because what's life without a little humor?
Romeo: Exactly. Well, you have a great night, and it's always fun to talk to you, thank you for calling us today, Mariah.
MC: Okay, you too, thanks Romeo, bye!

[ Listen to the interview below. Click here to download. ]


Many thanks to Josie for recording the interview for us!
Source: MariahDailyJournal | Josie

"Touch My Body" Airplay Update
Posted by Liron on Wednesday, 12-Mar-2008, 9:00AM EDT
Billboard / Nielsen BDS (For the week ending 3/11/08)
Hot 100 Airplay: #4 (Last Week: #8) with 82,765,500 impressions (+6.4 million from last week).

Hot 100 Streaming Chart #1 (Last Week: #6)

Mediabase (For the week ending 3/11/08)
Overall airplay: #3
"Touch My Body" has registered 90.316 million audience impressions with 13,412 spins (Pop - 4952, Rhythmic - 4905, Urban - 2609, Urban A/C - 774, Hot A/C - 124, Alternative - 4, MTV - 8, BET - 15, VH1 - 19, Fuse - 2).

CHR/Top 40: #12 (Last Week: #17)
+540 spins, 28.936 million impressions.

Rhythmic: #6 (Last Week: #8)
+732 spins, 34.836 million impressions.

Urban: #12 (Last Week: #15)
+261 spins, 19.944 million impressions.

Urban A/C: #13 (Last Week: #16)
+124 spins, 6.091 million impressions.

Radio & Records (For the week ending 3/9/08)
CHR/Top 40: #14 (Last Week: #19)
+578 spins, 24.622 million impressions.
#5 most increased plays of the week.

Rhythmic: #6 (Last Week: #8)
+362 spins, 26.402 million impressions.
#4 most increased plays of the week.

Urban: #13 (Last Week: #15)
+396 spins, 21.171 million impressions.
#3 most increased plays of the week.
Source: bks | Radio & Records | Mediabase

"Touch My Body" German Singles Tracklists
Posted by Liron on Tuesday, 11-Mar-2008, 9:32AM EDT
Maxi CD:
1. Touch My Body
2. Touch My Body - Craig C's Radio Edit
3. Touch My Body - Seamus Haji - Club
4. Touch My Body - Instrumental
5. Touch My Body - Video

CD Single:
1. Touch My Body
2. Touch My Body - Seamus Haji - Radio Edit

The singles will be released in Germany on March 28.
Source: beyoncio

Mariah Calls In To Chicago's B96
Posted by Liron on Monday, 10-Mar-2008, 8:41PM EDT
Earlier today, Mariah called in to the Stylz & Roman show on B96 in Chicago to talk about her new single "Touch My Body", upcoming album E=MC² and the upcoming events in which she will make an appearance (The Oprah Winfrey show, American Idol). During the interview, Mariah had a lot of fun as she was quoting Will Ferrell films and calling out her friend Erik Bradley for comments about her album. Mariah also wanted to relay her gratitude and love for the fans who keep supporting her. Below are short excerpts from the interview and a download link to the full audio file.

Why was this the first single choice for Mariah Carey to come back with?
You know what? I honestly don't know. Actually it was a big decision! You can ask... is Erik [Bradley] there? Erik knows that we went back and forth with like so many different songs and actually Erik called me today when I was singing a brand new one!

Do you even realize how important you are to your fans?
Well, I know how important they are to me. I have to shout out Honey B. Fly, all the people in my fan-club and thank everybody for coming out to the BET show the other day.

You're going to be in Chicago April 14th, filming for Oprah Winfrey, you're going to be on American Idol April 16th, how do you fit all this in your schedule?
I don't know and neither do you! That's why I never have time to do much of anything else. One day hopefully we can do like a live via-satellite from my apartment in New York, from the Moroccan section.

[ Listen to the interview below. Click here to download. ]


Many thanks to Mikey for recording the interview for us!
Source: MariahDailyJournal | Mikey

"Touch My Body" Available To Download On March 24
Posted by Liron on Monday, 10-Mar-2008, 5:43PM EDT
Mariah's new single "Touch My Body" is currently scheduled to be released digitally in the US on Monday, March 24, 2008. Please note that the date is subject to change; there is a possibility the release may be moved up a week to March 17.

Stay tuned for more updates as well as information on an upcoming download contest on this site!
Source: MariahDailyJournal

B96 Interview With Mariah
Posted by Liron on Monday, 10-Mar-2008, 5:40PM EDT
The Chicago radio station B96 will be airing an interview with Mariah today at 6:05 PM Central Time. The interview will be aired over a few segments which will all be played between 6:00 - 7:00 PM.

Listen live by tuning in to B96 now!
Source: B96

Scans: "Touch My Body" Promo CD
Posted by Lynn on Monday, 10-Mar-2008, 5:39PM EDT
European Promo CD
Mariah Carey - Touch My Body
1. Radio 3:27
2. Instrumental 3:27

Written by Mariah Carey, Christopher Stewart, Terius Nash and Crystal "Cristyle" Johnson (BMI/ASCAP)

Produced by C. "Tricky" Stewart for Redzone Entertainment and Terius "The-Dream" Nash for Radio Killa Records & Mariah Carey for Maroon Entertainment. Recorded by Brian Garten and Kuk Harrell at Triangle Sound Studios, Atlanta, GA & Legacy Studios, NYC. Additional recording by Kelly Sheehan for Lynx Entertainment. Mixed by Dave Pensado and Jaycen Joshua for the Penua Project at Larrabee Studios North, Universal City, CA.



U.K. Promo CD
Mariah Carey - Touch My Body
Radio Edit 3:27

Source: Goncalo | Kerry

Mariah To Perform at "The Hills" Premiere Event
Posted by Lynn on Monday, 10-Mar-2008, 5:35PM EDT
MARIAH CAREY TO PERFORM LIVE AT "THE HILLS" PREMIERE EVENT HOSTED BY LAUREN, WHITNEY & AUDRINA LIVE FROM NYC

MTV fans wait no longer! The saga continues with 10 new episodes of "The Hills" premiering March 24th at 10pm ET/PT. The extended third season will begin with Lauren and Whitney's anticipated journey to Paris, where they travel to work for Teen Vogue at the Crillon Ball, an international gala for debutantes. The drama will continue back in Los Angeles as the cameras reveal the latest stories affecting the cast including Lauren moving into a new house, Whitney finding a new job, and Heidi and Spencer's tumultuous relationship.

With so many surprises and new stories, we had to kick it off with a glamorous night to remember and who better to do that than the one and only Mariah Carey. Lauren, Whitney and Audrina will join Mariah and MTV VJ Lyndsey Rodrigues along with all their fans at the ultimate premiere event live from Gotham Hall in New York City to watch the anticipated return of "The Hills." Starting at 9pm ET/PT, fans will have an opportunity to get up close and personal with the cast like never before, while giving viewers a chance to catch up on the latest drama of the last two episodes. With the world watching, Mariah will take the stage immediately following the show for an unforgettable performance. And just in case you hadn't had enough stay tuned by going to MTV.com the following day to see bonus performances from Mariah, along with all the inside dirt on "The Hills" cast.
Source: MTV | Futon Critic

McBrayer Raves About Working With The 'Living Barbie Doll'
Posted by Lynn on Monday, 10-Mar-2008, 4:57PM EDT
'30 Rock' funnyman recalls an awkward moment from the video set: 'I threw a Frisbee in Mariah Carey's face!'


Mariah and Jack McBrayer
Most leading men carry a chin harder than granite and looks that could make any woman swoon. And Mariah Carey certainly brings her share of leading-lady beauty to the screen.

"She looks amazing," Carey's "Touch My Body" co-star Jack McBrayer raved to MTV News recently. "Apparently she's just been working with this trainer for a while. I mean, she looks like a living Barbie doll. A beautiful, caramel-colored Barbie."

So if Carey is Barbie, would that make McBrayer - who plays an overeager NBC page named Kenneth on Tina Fey's hit TV show "30 Rock" - her Ken?

"Maybe in an alternate universe," he quipped. "But Ken all the same."

The unlikely onscreen pairing of Carey and McBrayer in "Touch My Body" has raised eyebrows and busted guts. According to McBrayer, Carey is a huge fan of "30 Rock" and of comedy in general. But when he got the call requesting him for the video, he wondered whether it was a gag.

"I got a phone call on a Thursday night saying, 'Would you be available to get on a plane tomorrow morning and come be in Mariah Carey's video?' " McBrayer recalled. "I'm always worried now that somebody is pranking me, so at first I was very leery. But when I heard it was legit, and then later on we got a phone call from Brett Ratner, who directed it. I was like, 'This is either a very elaborate prank, or this is the real deal.'"

Obviously, it turned out to be the real deal.

In the fish-out-of water plot, McBrayer's character is a computer tech visiting Carey's home for a service visit. When the singer answers the door in a revealing outfit, McBrayer's character starts daydreaming about being with the superstar.

In one of the more memorable - and odd - scenes, he and Carey walk side by side with, of all things, a unicorn trailing behind them. "I have no idea [what that scene was about]," McBrayer said. "I guess part of this geek's fantasy would involve dressing up like medieval people walking a unicorn. Which, I mean, duh, that makes no sense."

Another scene, which could have been just as memorable, unfortunately didn't make the final cut, he said. "We're out in the backyard playing ultimate Frisbee and stuff, and we're given very loose directions: 'Play around!' 'Go fetch!'" McBrayer remembered. "So I go to throw the Frisbee to Mariah Carey, and she's lip-syncing and she's spinning around. And she spins around right around the time it leaves my hands. So by the time she spins back around - bonk, right in her face. I threw a Frisbee in Mariah Carey's face!"

For McBrayer, who was just as overwhelmed being around the real-life Carey as his character was, that was when his fantasy ended.

"Her bodyguard came over and set me straight," he said, joking. "In fact, if you notice, from there on out for most of the video, we're just kind of handing the Frisbee back and forth to each other."
Source: MTV News

"Touch My Body": Even better as a piano track?
Posted by Lynn on Monday, 10-Mar-2008, 1:19PM EDT
PopWatch reader Jason in Greenville, S.C., sent me an e-mail over the weekend directing me to check out a piano-only version of Mariah Carey's latest single, "Touch My Body." And while the rendition doesn't leave me quite as rapturous as one YouTube commenter ("love it am crying!" is the listener's four-word review), I have to admit I've had it on repeat loop all morning long in my office. So this means either a) I'm officially ancient and months away from filling my iPod with elevator music; or b) Jason is right in his observation that Mariah is underrated for her ability to write a terrific, complex melody. Listen for yourselves, PopWatchers, then make the call.
Source: Michael Slezak - EW - Pop Watch | Jason

"Touch My Body" Update
Posted by Lynn on Monday, 10-Mar-2008, 8:00AM EDT
• Mediabase Update: For the week ending March 9, 2008, "Touch My Body" has registered 87.095 million audience impressions with 12966 spins (Pop - 4841, Rhythmic - 4669, Urban - 2566, Urban A/C - 740, Hot A/C - 107, Alternative - 4, MTV - 8, BET - 13, VH1 - 18).

• In this week's issue of TV Guide, Mariah's "Touch My Body" music video makes the magazine's list of "Top 10 Stories" at #8.

RADIO & ONLINE TIDBITS
• Rick Dees' Weekly Top 40 - syndicated: "Touch My Body" is a new entry at #29.
• Ryan Seacrest's American Top 40 - syndicated: The song debuted at #15 on AT40. Seacrest said it is the highest debut for 2008.
• Open House Party: Keep requesting "Touch My Body" via e-mail to requests@openhouseparty.com or by phone at (800) 669-1010.

INTERNATIONAL UPDATES
Belgium: #1 on City Radio's The City-List.

Bosna and Hercegovina: #15 on Radija Kameleon's Top 20 chart.

Brazil: Mariah is featured In the March 2008 issue of Epoca with a brief article that says her "Touch My Body" video was viewed more than 800,000 times on YouTube.

Canada: The song finally made it to the Le 6 @ 6 countdown on Montreal's CKOI 96.9 FM at #4. Keep voting!

Croatia: #2 on Radio Drava Top 40, #50 on Muzika's Airplay chart, Radio Martin's Strana Top Lista, #25 on Radio Sibenik's International list, #8 on Radio 057info's Top 30, #12 on Radio Ritam's Top 20, and #25 on Radio Nasice's Top Music.

France: Dropped a spot to #14 on Hit Skyrock. French fans, please continue to vote by clicking here.

Italy: The song is at #1 on RDS Web Chart. RDS is the most popular radio station in the country.

Japan: Took a 15-point jump to #10 on Tokio Hot 100 chart.

Korea: To the right are scans of the Korean CD Sampler from Universal Music Korea entitled: 2008 Universal Music Pop Sampler Vol. 2 with Mariah on the cover. This sampler CD includes "Touch My Body" as the lead track, and songs from various Universal artists like Janet Jackson ("Rock With U"), Mary J. Blige ("Work That"), Rihanna ("Don't Stop The Music") and a lot more.

Malaysia: Climbed 2 to take the #1 spot on the Hitz FM's Urban 10 this week! Debuted on Hitz' Top 20 at #19.

Poland: Help make "Touch My Body" #1 on RMF MAXXX's "Hop Bec" playlist. It is currently #2 on the chart. Vote by clicking on the yellow arrow.

Serbia: Up 3 places from #7 to #4 on Otvoreni Radio's Top 50 International chart this week.

South Africa: "Touch My Body" is up five places to #5 in this week's Metro FM National Top 40. The DJ introduced the song by saying, "This song just won't be ignored." On 5FM, the song enters the Vodacom High 5@5 at #24. On Goodhope FM, it remains at #25 on Top 30. On East Coast Radio, the song climbs 9 places to #30 on the Global Hot Hits countdown. Also, be sure to vote for "Touch my body" at TRL Radio under the "My TRL Playlist" section. This show is based in South Africa and broadcast throughout the country.

Spain: Visit the Spanish fan site, AveMariah for a chance to win a "Touch My Body" CD Single. The official rules can be found on the site.

Thailand: Universal Thailand has started its promotion for the "Touch My Body" single which is scheduled for release in the country on March 31, 2008. View promo poster on right.

Turkey: Up 10 spots to #16 on this week's Capital Radio's Hot 40 Countdown. Turkish fans may request the song using the form on the site or by sending an email. Meanwhile, the music video is the 2nd most watched international video in the Pop category on MTV Turkey.

United Kingdom: Vote for "Touch My Body" on MTV Base's "The Base Chart" and be sure to tune in every Wednesday at 7pm for the results.
Source: MariahDailyJournal | Jasmine D. | Josie | Qistina | Bojan | Dave | Mathieu | Rene | Antonio | Gilles | Evasen | Abdul | Neo | Jeremy | Alex' | Johan | Jack | Nadia | Marcin | Turkey | Zane

Vote, Stream, Request!
Posted by Lynn on Monday, 10-Mar-2008, 7:59AM EDT
• VOTE
Let's take "Touch My Body" to the #1 spot! Keep on voting on the following countdowns:

MTV's Total Request Live
Climbed 3 spots to #2 in its 2nd day on Thursday's "Top 10 Videos" countdown.
Vote online here! TRL airs Monday-Thursday at 3:30pm ET/PT.

BET's 106 & Park
Was up 3 spots to #4 on Friday's "Top 10 Live" countdown! This is the song's 4th day on the countdown.
Vote online here all day or call 1-800-617-LIVE (5483) between 5:30 and 6:00pm ET. BET's 106 & Park airs Monday-Friday, 6:00pm ET/PT; Saturday, 11:00am & 6:00pm ET/PT.

VH1 - Top 20 Video Countdown
Debuted at #20 this week!
Vote online here. The Top 20 Countdown airs every Saturday at 9:00am ET.

• STREAM
Keep on watching the video on Yahoo! Music and AOL Music. Billboard has expanded its Hot 100 formula to include weekly streamed and on-demand music data from these two prominent sources of online music.

• REQUEST
Please continue requesting the song in your local radio stations! You may use our request lines page to find your station's contact information.

You can also use our "Support Touch My Body" banner on top by clicking on each of the icons.
Source: MariahDailyJournal | Erica | Jasmine

Mariah Scans
Posted by Lynn on Monday, 10-Mar-2008, 7:56AM EDT
Below are scans from this week's Star ("The Return of Mimi," page 38); Entertainment Weekly (The Scene, page 9 and The Must List, "Touch My Body" at #6, page 55); In Touch (Up Close, page 12); TV Guide ("Top 10 Stories," Mariah at #8 with "Touch My Body," page 13) and People (Review of Randy Jackson's Music Club, page 49)


Mariah is also mentioned in Entertainment Weekly's Hit List on page 20:
10 Mariah Carey says "Yes, we can!" to Barack Obama Even though he would only require that 70 percent of Americans watch 'Glitter,' whereas Hillary Clinton would mandate 'Glitter' for all.
Source: MariahDailyJournal

News Tidbits
Posted by Lynn on Monday, 10-Mar-2008, 7:54AM EDT
• Mariah is ranked at #11 on Yahoo! Buzz' Top Overall Searches and #4 on Top Music Searches.

• Two Mariah shows on April 16? The official site, MariahCarey.com, has confirmed the telecast date of "Mariah BET Special" as April 16, 2008. Previously, FMQB reported that Mariah will apparently be performing and mentoring on American Idol on April 16.

• Von Maur department stores now carry the "M by Mariah Carey" fragrance collection. Joey who visited the Yorktown Mall store in Lombard, IL reports that the Gold Deluxe Edition is also now available. For your nearest Von Maur store, click here.

• Eliminated American Idol contestant Asia'h Epperson did an interview with Entertainment Weekly and mentioned Mariah:

Who are your contemporary musical influences? What songs would you have sung if you got to '90s week?
I love country music because I'm a country girl! As I started getting older, I started listening to R&B music, and that's where my heart fell. So you would have heard me sing Joss Stone, Alicia Keys, Keyshia Cole, and Mary J. Blige. Even though Mariah Carey is my idol and I love her more than anybody in this freakin' world, but I don't try to sing her songs!

Have you heard her new song, "Touch My Body"?
Of course! Love it! Love her! It's awesome, I love her. And I'm so upset I don't get to meet her this year. This was going to be my time - you don't understand!
Source: MariahDailyJournal | Jason | Natalia | MariahCarey.com | Joey

Mariah Switch From 'Today' to 'GMA' Enrages NBC
Posted by Liron on Sunday, 09-Mar-2008, 6:22AM EDT
Hell hath no fury like a network scorned. Music-industry insiders and network sources say NBC is furious with Mariah Carey, her manager Benny Medina and her reps at Def Jam, because they promised Carey would perform on "Today" to promote her new album, "E=MC2" - but instead she's going on archrival ABC's "Good Morning America."

One music insider told Page Six, "Every morning show wanted Mariah on for her new album, so Benny started negotiating. He demanded that 'Today' promote her fragrance and also give her a guest-star role on 'My Name is Earl.' They agreed."

But her "My Name Is Earl" part, which was to coincide with the album release, was put off when it was decided the album needed work. "It was supposed to come out in November, then it was pushed back until February, and now the release date is April 15," said our source.

"The entire time, Benny told 'Today' it would get Mariah for its concert series on Rockefeller Plaza. But then he stopped returning calls. Turns out, he had done a side deal behind everyone's back with 'Good Morning America' - after NBC had agreed to all of his demands.

Medina, the inspiration for "The Fresh Prince of Bel Air," told us: "We want to do something really spectacular for Mariah's album debut. I don't want 'Today' to feel disrespected by me trying to do right by my client. But when we went on 'GMA' [two years ago], they closed down Times Square. It got great ratings and was a big success."

And Medina denies he ever promised "Today" that Carey would give a concert on Rockefeller Plaza. "If they can show me an e-mail from anyone committing to the concert, I will personally pay for the entire production myself," he said.

Laura Swanson, Carey's rep at Def Jam, said the outdoor plaza wasn't big enough for a concert, "thus, they're unable to meet our needs for a spectacular launch event." No one would divulge where Carey's mid-April concert for "GMA" would be held.

Megan Kopf, a rep for "Today," said, "Mariah has been a guest on 'Today' several times since the start of her career. We would certainly like to have her back on 'Today.' "
Source: NY Post | Rima

Mariah Calls In To Los Angeles' Power 106
Posted by Lynn on Saturday, 08-Mar-2008, 5:48PM EST
Mariah was on the phone with Yesi Ortiz of Power 106 in Los Angeles on Friday, February 29th talking about her upcoming album, E=MC² and her hot new single, "Touch My Body." She discussed where the famous line "I will hunt you down" from "Touch My Body" came from.

"I was laughing when I wrote that but it was like it had to be in there. I was in the studio initially when we first started working out with the song with Tricky and Dream and Dream's coming up with like all this touch my body-type lyrics and like talking about cameras and stuff and I'm like, 'Whoa, whoa, let me just like flip this a little bit' and the 'I will hunt you down' and like say 'the camera's the camera but it's gonna leave with me when I do' type of thing, like let me take control of the situation. That's where that came from."

[ Listen to the interview below. Click here to download. ]


Mariah's Radio Promo Blitz. For those who missed Mariah's recent radio interviews that were previously-posted on the site, here they are again.

• Capital FM, London, UK, February 21 [ Download | Stream ]
• 2DayFM, Sydney, Australia, February 24 [ Download | Stream ]
• WKTU 103.5, New York, NY, February 29 [ Download | Stream ]
• Wild 94.9, San Francisco, CA, February 29 [ Download | Stream ]
• Yo on E!, E! Sirius Satellite Radio, March 2 [ Download | Stream ]
• 95.9 KISS FM, Youngstown, OH, March 4 [ Download | Stream ]
• KIIS 102.7 FM, Los Angeles, CA, March 5 [ Download | Stream ]
• Z100, New York, NY, March 6 [ Download | Stream ]
Source: Josie | Steph | MariahDailyJournal

Clash of the Divas
Posted by Lynn on Saturday, 08-Mar-2008, 4:17AM EST
 
Janet Jackson
Mariah Carey
Madonna
New
Album
Out now, Discipline features Daft Punk-biting dance tracks and bouoir ballads about "LUV."Due in April, E=MC² offers bright hip-hop beats, slow jams and physics equations (OK, maybe not that last one).Out in April, Hard Candy is her most hip-hop effort, copping the future-sex vibe of Justin Timberlake's last album.
Last
Album
2006's R&B heavy-breather 20 Y.O. sold a disappointing 1 million copies.2005's career-reviving The Emancipation of Mimi, which sold 5.8 million.2005's disco-ready Confessions on a Dance Floor sold 1.7 million copies.
The
Single
Synthed-up club anthem "Feedback," produced by Michael Jackson cohort Rodney Jerkins."Touch My Body," which features vocals that sound so auto-tuned, Ja Rule could be singing.The Timbaland-produced Timberlake duet "Four Minutes to Save the World" is a thrilling march to the apocalypse.
Secret
Weapon
Boyfriend Jermaine Dupri produced, but the hits belong to Jerkins - he makes Jackson sound like a naughty robot.Dupri produced many tracks, and DJ Toomp, Stargate, Danja and Will.i.am round out the A team.Timbaland and Pharrell Williams produced, but Timberlake's hip cachet is key.
This Is
Why She's
Hot
"My swag is serious/ Something heavy like a first-day period" (from "Feedback")."You're fiendin' to blaze up and taste me/God flavor like ice cream" (from "That Chick")."When the lights go down and there's no one left/I can go on and on" (from "Give It To Me").
Rihanna
Moment
"Greatest X,"in which "Umbrella" co-writer The-Dream gives Janet her own "ella"-echoing chorus: "Eva, eva, eva."The-Dream gives Mimi her own Female Anatomy 101 on "Touch My Body."The "Candy Store" lyrics offer a totally "umbrella"-esque invitation: "Come on in to my store/I got candy galore."
She
Says
Janet says Discipline is, in part, about her strict family: "We were very obedient children." (No word on the title's S&M subtext.)Mariah says she set out to make a "stone groove/smash-hit wonder - or at least a stone groove, hopefully.""I'm gonna kick your ass," she says of the record. "But it's going to make me feel good."
The
Verdict
"The last albums haven't done well," says Dastur. "No one's jumping to give her a chance.""This is the one the audience is looking forward to the most," says Datur. "There were so many hits off that last album.""The single is fantastic," says Dastur. "She was smart to collaborate with Timbaland and Justin. This is gonna be huge."
Rolling Stone, March 20, 2008
Source: MariahDailyJournal

Fans Review E=MC² BET Special
Posted by Lynn on Saturday, 08-Mar-2008, 12:07AM EST
Danny, Nik, Rory and Iris were some of the lucky Honey B. Fly fan club members who had the opportunity to be a part of the audience at Mariah's E=MC² Special taping at the BET Studios earlier tonight. These fans got to preview 3 new Mariah songs! Below are their reviews.

Danny
I arrived at BET studios at around 1:30 PM. We waited till about 4pm before we were let into the studios. We had to wait another 3 hours, and the show didn't begin until about 7:30pm.

Migrate: She had to do the song a few times. I really liked it! The first time around I barely understood any of the lyrics because of the heavy bass and all the fans screaming. It is one of her most hip-hop sounding uptempos, and will be perfect for clubs and Urban/Rap radio. T-Pain was there also as a surprise guest.

Touch My Body: Sounded really good with the live instruments. Mariah planned it well with her background performers so that she wouldn't run out of breath due to the overlapping vocals in the song. The crowd loved it and sang along. The end belting was, in my opinion, better than on the record.

Shake It Off: Not much to say here. I was hoping she wouldn't do this song, but I can understand why she did.

Love Story: Rachel's daughter and friends came out and sang the beginning harmonies acapella, then Mariah walked out and continued with them and then into the song itself. None of us knew what song it was, I actually thought it was "Thanks for Nothin'." She gave a very empassioned performance, you could see it in her eyes that she was feeling the lyrics. It was similar to the Mimi ballads, but different at the same time. I can't see it being a single, though it is a good song.

That Chick: WOW! This one left me speechless. By far, my favorite of the night. This was the song I was most looking forward to based on past reviews, and it lived up to all my expectations. First the staff gave out white boas to some people in the audience to wear. Then I heard the beat come instantly I knew it was "That Chick." It is incredible! It is pure disco mixed with a little Michael Jackson, but yet still very modern. Mariah introduced this song as "That Chick You Like," so that could possibly be the real song title. I cannot wait to hear this song again.

We Belong Together: It was a nice performance. I did not hear her cough at the end like other reviews are saying though!

All in all I had a great time seeing Mariah. Some staff members were a little rude at times, but standing 7 hours on my feet was well worth it to be one of the first to hear these new tracks.

Nik
It was amazing! Mariah was on fire! The new songs blew me away. She performed "Migrate," "Touch My Body," "Shake It Off," "Love Story," "That Chick," and "We Belong Together."

They had to do "Migrate" a few times due to technical difficulties. I won't reveal the surprise unless someone else does but a guest came out for that. It's probably one of Mariah's hottest songs in years! The beat is sick! For "That Chick," they gave the audience white feather boas. The song samples a little bit of the lyrics from Michael Jackson's "P.Y.T.," it's a very disco-ish song. "Love Story" is a pure R&B midtempo ballad produced by Jermaine Dupri. Mariah said she was sick but you couldn't tell at all. She did cough at the end of "We Belong Together" after the high note but it was nothing major. They said it will air on April 16th if I'm not mistaken. Mariah also gave a lucky audience member her Roberto Cavalli shades that she said she got in Italy from the designer himself. She said they were one of a kind. That's pretty much it. There was no interview segments just the performances. Overall it was a great time for Mariah fans and a great way to hear the new songs.

Rory
Mariah is hilarious. From the second she came out on stage, Mariah was cracking jokes. Before she came out she was teasing the audience with a few notes here and there, and when she finally came out and started "Migrate," she stopped early on and said "Hold up, stop! I'm sorry... but how in the Sam Hill am I supposed to do this without my sangers..." pointing out the fact that her backup singers were not yet on stage. Then, when they had to restart "Migrate" due to technical difficulties, Mariah goes, "My name is Mariah Carey, and I am a professional. I promise!" Also, during one of the songs she took off her sunglasses and handed them to a girl. She later explained the sunglasses were given to her personally by Roberto Cavalli and that the girl better like them. When asked if she could give someone her ring, she responded, "I would, but, I'm not THAT crazy." Mariah also does a phenomenal Russian accent, and was really lighthearted and funny through all the production and work.

Mariah sounded better than she has in some time. Mariah told the crowd she had a cold, and even started coughing at the end of "We Belong Together," yet somehow sounded incredible. Mariah not only belted out of it when she had to, but it seemed a lot more effortless and easy for her. Her voice sounded extremely clear and strong. Best since the Charmbracelet Tour.

Any of the new songs could be number ones. The songs are extremely catchy, but very original and refreshing. "Migrate" and "That Chick" were definitely my two favorites.

Mariah looked incredible. That body is looking toned and sexy, and her ass and thighs are astonishing. It's funny how much more comfortable she is on stage when she's in great shape, because she wasn't doing any of those awkward poses to look slim, she was just having a great time and it looked so natural. She wore tight black legging-like pants with a tight white tanktop and a tight black sweatshirt over it.

Set List:
1. MIGRATE (featuring T-Pain)
This song is the heat. Wow, Mariah has never done a song with a hip-hop beat this hot, and she rides it confidently and perfectly. The song starts off with the trademark high notes, and launches into a hard beat and she sings over. The song is extremely melodic, and by far one of her best uptempos in some time. T-Pain came out as a surprise guest and tore it up. This will be a single very soon.

2. TOUCH MY BODY
This was Mariah's first time performing "Touch My Body," and she did a great job. She really seemed amused by the audience's love of the "I will hunt you down" line. Then, at the end Mariah got down and did a funny little dance with two of the dancers. You'll have to see it to understand but it's great.

3. SHAKE IT OFF
One of two "oldies" from the Mimi album, Mariah did well but this song really isn't that fascinating live. The crowd wasn't as into it, but it was performed very well.

4. LOVE STORY
This song starts off with Sade (Rachel's daughter) and her two little friends singing backup on stage. The song is in the vein of "We Belong Together" and "Don't Forget About Us" in the sense that it's a ballad with a strong beat, but other than that it stands on its own. Mariah describes a love story and mentions how it's not like in the movies or Casablanca, and there's some fan-freaking-tastic belting at the end that sounds great. My least favorite of the three, but a great song and could definitely be a single later on.

5. THAT CHICK
This song is banging. Much like "Migrate," this is one of the best uptempos Mariah has ever done. The song has been described as disco, and it really really is. They even had disco balls on the screen behind her while she sang it. The song is extremely catchy, she talks about having different flavors like ice cream, and does indeed sound a lot like Ne-Yo's "Because of You." Absolutely has to be a single.

6. WE BELONG TOGETHER
Even though we've seen a million "We Belong Together" performances, I really enjoyed this one because Mariah really seemed to enjoy it. During the belting she was flailing her arms around old-school style, which was great. Like I said before, she started coughing right after the final note, but other than that she sounded great.

Iris
I was there yesterday for MC's fabulous performance. My boyfriend and I arrived at 3:15pm, it was cold and started to rain. About 4:15pm we got inside where the CBS staff demandingly searched everyone. We were then escorted to a waiting room that was extremely stuffy and hot. About 7:15, we were then escorted upstairs, walking in my first impression was WOW! we were lucky enough to get front row (standing) I was right by the stage. Incredible! This experience was truly amazing, MC looked gorgeous, she was joking and having a great time. I actually got to hold her hand 3 times! And we had a moment, during "Shake It Off," I was singing the lyrics and she looked right at me, pointed and smiled!

Set list:
MIGRATE - Hot beat, a stone smash hit! Tthey had to redo the song a couple of times because of some technical issues, MC was like "for the 98th thousandth time" joking.

TOUCH MY BODY - The first time she performed it! MC's voice was on point as usual. The crowd sang along, and she was having a great time.

SHAKE IT OFF - You know how this goes, MC was on point once again! This is the song that MC and I had our moment.

LOVE STORY- Rachel's daughter sang the intro which was nice. This song is one of her slower jams, very intriguing, again she sounded amazing!

THAT CHICK- This was my boyfriend's favorite, he has definitely become a lamb! Awesome track!

WE BELONG TOGETHER - Amazing how with a sore throat and cold, that she can still sound so extraordinary. Plus I never seen a cough look so sexy!

I had a blast, this was an amazing experience, thanks HBF.
Source: Danny | Nik | Rory | Iris

"Touch My Body" - Korean Promo Video
Posted by Liron on Saturday, 08-Mar-2008, 12:01AM EST


[ Download this video ]
In this recent promotional interview, released by Universal Korea, Mariah talks about the "Touch My Body" song as well as the music video.

About the Song:
This is so amazing, to just feel like how fast "Touch My Body" is exploding all around the world, I'm just so thankful because it's a song that I love so much and a song that really, you know, does express my personality. If you hear that song, you watch that video, you get a little bit of a glimpse into who I am as a person. I feel so close to that song, most of my really close friends - that's their favorite song, 'cause it's fun and it's cute, and it's not like, taking itself too seriously, you know what I mean? It's just like, you know, the 'touch my body' part is the sexy part and it is what it is but I love the humor in the song.

About the Video:
When Brett Ratner said that he was gonna do this video with me, there was a writers' strike and he had some time and he was really feeling the record, the idea of Jack McBrayer came up and I was like "that's amazing 'cause he is hilarious", so the concept of the video is basically like he comes over as "CompuNerd" to help me fix my computer and then he goes into fantasy land and I'm right there with him. I love adding the element of humor because why take this so seriously? They're videos!
Source: Jack - MC Family | Craig | MariahDailyJournal

News Tidbits
Posted by Liron on Friday, 07-Mar-2008, 7:26PM EST
• "Touch My Body" was up 3 spots to #4 on today's 106 & Park's "Top 10 Live" countdown! This is the song's 4th day on the countdown. Goob job, everybody! TRL will resume its countdown on Monday.

The video is #1 on the Hot Videos of BET.com and #2 on MTV.com's Most Viewed Music Videos.

• From Inside Vogue:
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Friday, March 28th
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• "From Billboard's Chart Beat Bonus: On Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, "When I See U" has surpassed the 52-week run of Mariah Carey's "We Belong Together", pushing Fantasia into third place among female artists with the longest-running songs in this chart's history. Only Mary J. Blige and Alicia Keys rank above her.

• From Yahoo! Music Blogs: "Great video. Good job MC. Considering the popularity of the geek slap stick films Superbad, 40-Year-Old Virgin and Knocked Up it was genius to incorporate the idea into your "Touch My Body" video. What a treat it must have been for 30 Rock page Jack McBrayer to roll up to the mansion in the Compu Nerd Wolkswagon Bug only to have you open the door for him in your underwear? How did you pick him? This is funny. I'm going to watch it again, again, and again." Read the full review here.

• From the March 2008 issue of Billboard Turkey, in an article entitled, "Most Anticipated Albums of 2008" on page 41: "Mariah Does It On Her Own Again Mariah is on fire. After breaking records in 2005 with her multi platinum album The Emancipation of Mimi, Mariah is writing her own songs again. The most interesting producer is DJ Toomp. Stargate, Scott Storch, Danja and will.i.am are also on the list." The other scan is from the March 2008 Blue Jean magazine.

• From HitsDailyDouble: That'll make Jackson [Alan] the only artist to hit six figures as the biz limps toward the highly anticipated April 15 release date for Mariah Carey's IDJ effort E=MC².

• Below are excerpts from two reviews for Randy Jackson's debut album, Randy Jackson's Music Club Vol. 1, which includes the song "I Understand" featuring Mariah;

Fuss Magazine: (Rating: 6 of 10)
And the album ends on a high note with the epic gospel song "I Understand," featuring Mariah Carey. Although Carey doesn't really sing on the track, she just shrieks in the background.

US Weekly (March 10 issue, rating: 1 out of 4 stars)
Randy Jackson often disses American Idol contestants for awful performances, but his new CD is full of them! While the producer - who crafted the 12 tracks - may have a hit with Paula Abdul's peppy comeback single, "Dance Like There's No Tomorrow," the other offerings disappoint. The gospel "I Understand" reduces Mariah Carey's vocals to back-ground warbling, and Idol alumns Elliott Yamin and Katharine McPhee bore on the lackluster soul duet "Real Love." What up, dawg?

• The below dress was donated by Mariah to the '27 Dresses' Celebrity Dress Charity Auction. All proceeds of the dress auction will go to the Lavender Trust which funds Breast Cancer Care's support and information for women in their twenties and thirties affected by breast cancer.

Source: MariahDailyJournal | Erika | Shaima | Jasmine | Ashley | emceerules | Can

"Touch My Body" Update
Posted by Lynn on Friday, 07-Mar-2008, 3:53PM EST
• Mediabase Update: For the week ending March 6, 2008, "Touch My Body" has registered 82.09 million audience impressions with 12160 spins (Pop - 4511, Rhythmic - 4358, Urban - 2460, Urban A/C - 699, Hot A/C - 91, Alternative - 4, MTV - 8, BET - 13, VH1 - 16).

• Mariah is #6 in Entertainment Weekly's Must List (10 things we love this week) with "Touch My Body": 6. "TOUCH MY BODY," Mariah Carey Oh my, is Mimi emancipated! The diva resurfaces with a deliciously sexy pop single.

• Vote for "Touch My Body" on UK's MTV Base's "The Base Chart" and be sure to tune in every Wednesday at 7pm for the results.

• "Touch My Body" played on New York's Hot 97 yesterday during Angie Martinez's broadcast and when the line "they be all up in my bidness like a Wendy interview" came, the "Wendy" was replaced by a "ding" that you hear throughout the song. Wendy Williams used to be on Hot 97 in the 90s and was on during the slot that Angie has now.

RADIO & ONLINE TIDBITS
• Hitz Radio: #1 on Top 7 at 7. Keep voting!
• Tucson, AZ - Hot 98.3: #1 again on Hot 7 at 7 countdown!
• Atlanta, GA - V103: Climbed a spot to #1 on yesterday's 4 @ 4 with DJ Ryan Cameron! On Q100, it was at #4 on A-Bomb's 5@9, and #21 on Bert's A-Town Countdown. Let's keep requesting! Also, be sure to rate the song on 95.5 The Beat.
• Chicago, IL - B96: Remained at #2 on 9 @ 9 "Most Wanted" countdown last night.
• New York City, NY - Z100: Up 2 spots to #3 on today's Shelly's High Noon countdown. Remained at #6 on Romeo's Interactive 9 @ 9 last night.
• Portland, OR - Jammin' 95.5: For the 5th consecutive weekday, the song sits atop Careezy's Fourplay @ 3pm.

Please continue requesting the song in your local radio stations! You may use our request lines page to find your station's contact information.

INTERNATIONAL UPDATES
Australia: Feroz from the MariahDownUnder forums is sponsoring a contest to get "Touch My Body" to #1 on 2dayFM's Hot 30. Four 100ml "M" bottles and Aussie radio promo CDs will be given away! To find out more about the contest, log on to MariahDownUnder or you can email Feroz at mista_feroz@hotmail.com.
Canada: The song climbs 9 spots to #59 on the Canadian Hot 100 chart in its 3rd week. Keep requesting "Touch My Body" at Montreal's CKOI, Radio Energie, and The Mix.
France: Up a spot from #14 to #13 on Hit Skyrock. French fans can vote only once a day by clicking here.
Greece: Greek fans, vote for "Touch My Body" on Athens' Village FM's Top 4@4 and on VFP Top 30.
Philippines: On Magic 89.9, "Touch My Body" has been #1 for 2 days in a row on Top 5 @ 5 countdown, and #9 (up 12 spots) in its 3rd week on Final Countdown. On Monster Radio 93.1, the song climbed 12 spots to #2 in the station's Sunday Final Countdown.
Poland: Moved up 3 spots to #2 on RMF MAXXX's "Hop Bec" chart. Vote by clicking on the yellow arrow.
South Africa: Debuted at #39 on East Coast Radio's "Global Hot Hits" Chart (airs Saturdays from 2pm-5pm).
Turkey: On MTV Turkey, Mariah is Artist of the Week and "Touch My Body" the 3rd Most Watched video in the Pop category. Fans can watch the video here to make it go higher on the overall chart.
United Kingdom: "Touch My Body" climbs 87-76 on the official UK Airplay chart. Meanwhile, the song has been upgraded to B-List on Radio 1.

WALLPAPERS
Thanks to Perfect, Leo, Vinny and Fawaz for sharing their wallpapers with us!

Source: MariahDailyJournal | Jasmine D. | Josie | Ronnie | Maggie | Jasmine | Jayden | Vag | Shaima | Rodrigo | bigj405 | Carlos | Jason | Feroz | Varun | Maggie | Wojtek | Alex' | Zane | Joel | Fawaz | Leo | Perfect | Vinny | Nacho | Carol | Ken | Can | Dave | Marcin

Mariah #2 on TRL, #7 on 106 & Park
Posted by Lynn on Thursday, 06-Mar-2008, 7:32PM EST
Good job, everyone!

Today, "Touch My Body" climbed 3 spots to #2 in its 2nd day on TRL's "Top 10 Videos" countdown! On 106 & Park's "Top 10 Live," Mariah's video advanced a spot to #7 in its 3rd day.

Let's keep voting!
Source: Kent | MariahDailyJournal

Mariah Calls In To New York's Z100
Posted by Lynn on Thursday, 06-Mar-2008, 6:00PM EST
Mariah called in to Z100 in New York City at 4:27pm ET today and chatted with JJ about her upcoming album, E=MC², her new single "Touch My Body" taking off, new "M" Gold Deluxe edition fragrance, etc. Listen to the full interview below!

[ Click here to download an MP3 file ]

Source: Josie | MariahDailyJournal

E=MC² Promo Photo
Posted by Lynn on Thursday, 06-Mar-2008, 5:37PM EST



Click on the image to the right to view a high-quality promotional picture of Mariah for her new album, E=MC².
Source: MariahDailyJournal

UK Promo Tour
Posted by Lynn on Thursday, 06-Mar-2008, 5:18PM EST
Mariah will shortly embark on a world promotional tour for her new album, E=MC². One of her stops will be in the United Kingdom, where she will reportedly make an appearance on the popular show, Friday Night Project. The show will be filmed on April 3rd and probably in the days leading up to that as she will need to film other bits for the show in advance. Further details will be posted as soon as they become available.

E=MC² is set for release in the UK on April 14, 2008.
Source: Charli | Frengers

Billboard Update
Posted by Lynn on Thursday, 06-Mar-2008, 1:20PM EST
Below, find the chart positions for "Touch My Body" in Billboard magazine issue dated March 15, 2008.

"Touch My Body"
Billboard Hot 100: #24 (Last Week #34)
Billboard Hot 100 Airplay: #8 (Last Week #12)
Billboard Pop 100: #27 (Last Week #38)
Billboard Pop 100 Airplay: #15 (Last Week #22)
Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs: #15 (Last Week #18)
Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay: #15 (Last Week #18)
Billboard Hot Adult R&B Airplay: #16 (Last Week #17)
Billboard Rhythmic Top 40: #8 (Last Week #13)
Billboard Top 40 Mainstream: #19 (Last Week #23)
Billboard Hot Videoclip Tracks: #3 (New Entry)
Billboard Hot RingMasters: #21 (New Entry)

• BDS Airplay: 76,061,000 (+14.1 million)
Source: Billboard | bks | MariahDailyJournal

Mariah Calls In To Los Angeles' KIIS FM
Posted by Lynn on Thursday, 06-Mar-2008, 1:20AM EST
Earlier tonight at around 9:50pm PT, Mariah called in to Jojo On The Radio of KIIS 102.7 FM in Los Angeles to talk about the April 15th release of her new album E=MC², the concept of "Touch My Body" video, her close relationship with her fans, old rumor about the high note in "Can't Let Go" opening a garage door. She also addressed Jojo's comment about "Touch My Body" being a sure #1 song:

"Wow, you know what? Even when I hear, you know like I've always told you, it's really hard for me to wrap my head around that. I'm like, you know, I just make music that I love and I'm just grateful to be able to do that for my living. I really feel so blessed with what's going on with 'Touch My Body' and I couldn't be more thankful to God for everything that I have. I have to give all the glory to Him and really I'm in this great place. I'm really happy that people are liking the song and like you said, it's hard to wrap your head around those kinds of statistics or anything but I'm just grateful, really and I have like the best, best fans ever."

[ Listen to the interview below. Click here to download. ]

Source: MariahDailyJournal | Josie

"Touch My Body" Climbs to #24 on Hot 100
Posted by Liron on Wednesday, 05-Mar-2008, 6:41PM EST
"Touch My Body" climbs 10 spots to #24 in its 3rd week on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart (issue date: 03/15/08).

The song also moves up 3 spots to #15 on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and enters the top 10 at #8 on the Hot 100 Airplay chart.

According to Nielsen BDS, "Touch My Body" had 76 million audience impressions this past week, 6 million ahead of Usher's "Love In This Club" (#10 on Hot 100 Airplay). While the two songs battle it out on the airplay charts, Usher's track climbs from #51 to #1 on the Hot 100 this week, thanks to almost 200,000 digital downloads of the song.
Source: Billboard | bks | MariahDailyJournal

Mariah Debuts at #5 on TRL!
Posted by Lynn on Wednesday, 05-Mar-2008, 5:21PM EST
Congratulations, everyone!

"Touch My Body" debuted at #5 on Total Request Live's "Top 10 Videos" countdown today!

On 106 & Park's "Top 10 Live," Mariah's video advanced a spot to #8 in its 2nd day on the countdown!

Let's keep on voting and help it make the #1 spot!
Source: MariahDailyJournal | Bobby | Jasmine

Mariah To Mentor at Idol, Guest on Oprah in April?
Posted by Lynn on Wednesday, 05-Mar-2008, 5:00PM EST
We told you Mariah Carey's new single had MAJOR hit potential box and the latest numbers confirm it. Rhythmic Top 40 radio: 13*-8* (+954x) #2 Greatest Gainer! At Mainstream Top 40: 23*-17* (+1167) #1 Greatest Gainer! And it's a reaction record pulling #1 phones at WPGC/Washing ton, #2 phones at KPWR/Los Angeles! T10 phones at KYLD/San Francisco! See MC on American Idol "Idol Gives Back" TV Special airing April 9. An MC performance and mentoring of AI contestants airs on April 16! And another big Oprah appearance airs April 14! The new album E=MC² is in stores April 15. There's no doubt Mariah is on-fire and buzzing BIGTIME!
Source: FMQB

Allure Sneak Peek
Posted by Lynn on Wednesday, 05-Mar-2008, 4:21PM EST
From the March 17th issue of Us Weekly.

Who Mariah Carey, 37
Hometown Huntington, New York
Arrived in Down Moncler jacket, skinny jeans (and she brought a pink silk dressing gown to wear while stylists worked on her hair and makeup)
Clothes call Inside: Dior by John Galliano chiffon gown; on the cover: silk slip dress by Carine Gilson
Rock on The singer played tunes from her new album, E=MC², at the NYC shoot, and even sang along to the song "Side Effects."
Mariah is one busy lady! "I have three personal assistants just to keep up with my schedule."
She brought a trainer she worked with in St. Bart's home to NYC "This trainer has actually helped me reshape my arms... [But] I don't know why everyone thinks I lost 30 pounds."
Source: Us Weekly | Chi | MariahDailyJournal

News Tidbits
Posted by Lynn on Wednesday, 05-Mar-2008, 3:35PM EST
• Mariah will be calling in to New York's Z100 to chat with JJ on Thursday, March 6th at 4:30pm. Listen live by clicking here.

• The official site, MariahCarey.com, has confirmed Mariah's participation in American Idol's "Idol Gives Back" charity event that will be broadcast live on Wednesday, April 9th on Fox.

• Rumor: Perez Hilton reports that Mariah will apparently be performing at MTV's premiere party for The Hills later this month in New York City.

• The Adventures of Mimi is Gold (12,500) in Brazil, according to the ABPD (Brazil's equivalent to the RIAA and also affiliated with the RIAA) and Universal Brazil.

• The Adventures of Mimi will be released on Blu-Ray disc on April 15th. It is available for pre-order now for $19.95 at Amazon.com.

• Excerpt from New York Observer's article, "Madge and Mariah Switch Beds": Mariah's album "drops" (ha-ha!) on April 15. That album's first single, "Touch My Body," is beloved by gays from the Cock to the Townhouse. They're all lined up behind Mariah like she was a hot pied piper in pantsless chaps. There is even proof beyond reproach. For days on end over the past week, designer Marc Jacobs' former rent-boy boyfriend Jason Preston has proclaimed his status on his Facebook page: "Loving 'Touch My Body.'" The gays are in the bag, Mariah.

• To the right are scans from the latest issues of UK's Closer and OK!; and from the Italian magazine, Novella 2000.

• In last night's Bulgarian Music Idol auditions on BTV, a man was shown performing what you might not recognize at first as "Lead The Way" and "Never Too Far." See video here.
Source: MariahDailyJournal | Kerry | MariahCarey.com | Josie | Antonio | Nik | Norberto | Bobby | Sleepy24 | Jason | Michael | JT21 | Dan | Ade Jo | Aladerri

"Touch My Body" Airplay Update
Posted by Liron on Tuesday, 04-Mar-2008, 6:50PM EST
Nielsen BDS - Overall Airplay (For the week ending 3/3/08)
Mariah Carey, Touch My Body (+24.5%): Advances 13-8.
Ken Barnes, USA Today: "Somehow, my negative opinion about this one hasn't stopped it from zooming into the top 10 in a remarkable three weeks. (That was sarcasm, by the way -- the "somehow" part, anyway.) I'd peg it for a jump to No. 4 next week, since it's roaring along and the four songs ahead of it are all dropping. Then sky's the limit, unless Usher proves to be even more unstoppable.

There is no doubt that Usher's Love in This Club will hit the top 10 next week; the question is where. It jumped 21-12 in its third week, with a stunning 36% audience gain, and has a shot at jumping straight into the top 5. Clearly Mariah's main rival for a future No. 1 berth."

Radio & Records - Rhythmic Chart (For the week ending 3/2/08)
Carey's 'Touch' Leads Top 10 Assault
Two tracks enter the top 10 led by Mariah Carey's "Touch My Body." Carey's latest climbs 13-8 in its third week for the fastest journey to the upper quarter by any song since "Irreplaceable" by Beyonce, which also took three frames in November 2006. "Touch" is also second-most increased with an improvement of 764 plays.

All Access - All Formats (For the week ending 3/2/08)
Top 40
Mariah Carey vaults 23*-17* with "Touch My Body" - and is this week's largest spincreaser at +1167.

Rhythmic
Chris Brown remains in control at Rhythmic again this week. Who will grab the next #1? At the current pace, it doesn't appear that Webbie has enough momentum as "Independent" holds at 3* with a 367 spincrease - but remains 700 spins back of Brown. Mariah Carey could well be the next challenger as "Touch My Body" vaults 13*-8* in just her third week on the chart and grows nearly 1000 spins.

Urban
Mariah Carey moves up nearly 500 spins as "Touch My Body" climbs 19*-15*.

Urban A/C
In just two weeks, Mariah Carey is up to 17* with "Touch My Body."

The Billboard charts will be finalized tomorrow.

Mariah #1 on TRL, #9 on 106 & Park!
Posted by Lynn on Tuesday, 04-Mar-2008, 6:33PM EST
"Touch My Body" debuted at #9 on BET's 106 & Park's "Top 10 Live" countdown today! Good job, everyone!

Earlier on MTV's TRL, "Touch My Body" took the #1 spot in a special Top 10 countdown for the "Most Watched Videos on MTV.com." The regular Top 10 countdown will resume tomorrow.

Let's keep on voting!
Source: MariahDailyJournal | Jasmine | Sleepy24

Mariah To Tape BET Special on Friday
Posted by Lynn on Tuesday, 04-Mar-2008, 4:50PM EST
Mariah will be taping a special interview and performance segment for BET this Friday, March 7, and 50 pairs of tickets to the taping will be given away to Honey B. Fly fan club members.

The BET Studios are located at 550 West 57th St. (between 10th & 11th avenue ) in NYC. Details on how to enter the contest can be found at MariahCarey.com.

French Radio Station Previews E=MC²
Posted by Liron on Tuesday, 04-Mar-2008, 4:50PM EST
A listening party to Mariah's new album was held in Paris, France yesterday (Monday, March 3rd). A DJ from one of the top R&B radio stations in Paris - Ado FM attended the party and wrote the following review, which was translated from French by Camelina.

• Loving You Long Time
They told us the track is not completely mixed yet, which happens sometimes. The track is very good, a nice first listening. It's a mid-tempo with old school influences. The song has a good use of violins and a very catchy chorus. This track doesn't sound like any other track from her previous album.

• Touch My Body
You already know this one, the famous "Touch My Body" first played by 'Ado' weeks ago. This title has the best beginning for a first single from Mimi in the USA since 1997. A big smash for a common title which is not the best album track for me.

• That Chick
'Ooh We eeh', remember this phrase well, it appears in this track produced by Stargate, who produced songs for Ne-Yo (So Sick), Beyonce (Irrepleceable) and Chris Brown (With You). It's a really fresh title. It has positive vibes. I was really seduced by this track which makes me think of "Because of You" by Ne-Yo but the diva brings a special touch with her to it, in a good way.

• For The Record
Having followed Mariah news recently, I jumped (positively) when I discovered the track because the music belongs to the commercial for Mariah's fragrance "M". I remember that when I first heard the music in the commercial, I secretly hoped that a longer version of it would be a song. The thing is now done and you will appreciate it. B. Cox is responsible for the production of this song ("Be Without You" by Mary J) which is definitely a future hit. The style perfectly fits Mimi and I hope that they will work together again in the future. The result is a potential smash hit with a nice vocal effort at the end. This future "classic" will be played endlessly in the Midnight Love.

• Migrate
The listening party follows with this track, it sounds hip-hop with a heavy sound. Danja at the production, is responsible along with Timblalnd for the latest hits by Timberlake, Furtado and co., offers to the diva a heavy and smashing track. Notice the T-Pain presence which brings a lot to the track and lends a vocoder to Mariah who uses it wonderfully when she sings "Migrate". It sounds like "Snap" in 'Buy You A Drank' but enhanced. Be ready to bounce on this title which is truly made for the clubs and which is another potential single.

• Side Effects
This is the second and last track still in the mixing process (Americans say work in progress). The new style is Dirty South I think (Ludacris, T.I, Young Jeezy). Young Jeezy is featured on this track and he gives the tone for the song from the very beginning with a "Yeahhhh" that gets us in the mood. If I remember well, I found the chorus very catchy "To walk away and don't regret it, but I still live with side effects". The lyrics are well written and serious. Mariah explains her course and the traps she got through all through the song. The song didn't immediately grow on me, but it probably needs a few more listenings.

• Love Story
Jermaine Dupri produced this track for the fans' pleasure who will certainly appreciate the track which sounds like a song from her previous album. The slow music makes me think of 'Until The End of Time' (Timberlake), probably due to the fact that a piano is very present.

• Cruise Control
JD once again is the producer on this summer track in which Mariah collaborates with Damian Marley and tries some Jamaican lyrics: "pon de gals on the block". I didn't find it odd and thought it worked well. The reggae style slowly carries the song which is original and surprising. Mariah spells "C.R.U.I.S.E Control" in the chorus.

• Thanks For Nothing
Mimi's voice is the spotlight of this other JD produced song. It's Mariah who says the famous "So So Def" here instead of her favorite producer. The keyboard use is very much like in "Always Be My baby". She sings "Oh Oh Oh Oh" which is very catchy, another song like the ones in the previous album.

• OOC
This track arrived at a perfect time (after 3 JD produced songs which were good but a bit too repetitive). Swizz Beats is the producer (Tambourine by Eve, Get me bodied, Ring The Alarm by Beyonce, and Touch It by Busta Rhymes) but surprisingly, the music is not agressive. I was particularly taken by this track which sounds fresh, original and retro at the same time. Nostalgia backs the song and hearing Mariah on this one is delightful, particularly when she pronounces the famous "OOC" which means Out Of Control. It's the first time I heard the diva sing a French sentence - "Je ne sais pas mais c'est la vie", preceded by another sentence in Spanish if I remember well. I adored it!

• Bye Bye
Stargate again is the producer with a slow jam track, slower than "That Chick" but it doesn't sound like Irrepleacable by Beyonce for example. It's more of a pure Mimi Style a-la "We Belong Together". The track is very sad, its theme is the loss of those we love. It sounds like a hit with a superb vocal finale.

• Last Kiss
JD is the producer of the final track of the listening party. A classic mid-tempo.

To sum it up, I think Mariah Carey successfully experimented with new sounds and new producers. That Chick, Migrate, Lovin You Long Time, For The Record and OOC are my favorite tracks. As for the JD and Mariah collaboration fanatics, you will be happy to hear Thanks For Nothing, Last Kiss and Love Story all produced by the two. I was disappointed by the fact that there's no Soul/Gospel song like only Mariah can deliver, but it's not the final cut of the album and maybe there will be changes before it is released.
Source: Ado FM | Translated from French by Camelina

Mariah Calls In to Ohio's 95.9 KISS FM
Posted by Lynn on Tuesday, 04-Mar-2008, 10:08AM EST
Mariah called in to KISS 95.9 FM's Dave and Jimmy Show in Youngstown, Ohio at 7:09am this morning to promote her upcoming album, "Touch My Body," the Gold Deluxe edition of "M by Mariah Carey" fragrance. During the interview, she also discussed working with Randy Jackson, her debut with "Vision of Love," appearances on American Idol and Zohan.

On her reported participation in American Idol's "Idol Gives Back," she says, "Maybe. I don't know what I'm allowed to say. I think it's gonna be 'we'll see.' It's one of those 'we'll-see-what-I'm-allowed-to-say'."

On her cameo role in Don't Mess With The Zohan: "I'm doing a cameo as me. Adam called me up and he was like, 'I know you probably don't want to be yourself in a movie but whatever, it's really a funny movie' so I was just really excited and I said, 'Yeah, let's go!' He's the coolest person in the world to work with."

[ Listen to the interview below. Click here to download. ]

Source: Ryan | Josie | MariahDailyJournal

"Touch My Body" Update
Posted by Lynn on Tuesday, 04-Mar-2008, 8:59AM EST
• Mediabase Update: For the week ending March 3, 2008, "Touch My Body" has registered 76.724 million audience impressions with 11389 spins (Pop - 4333, Rhythmic - 4052, Urban - 2296, Urban A/C - 601, Hot A/C - 71, Alternative - 4, MTV - 1, BET - 15, VH1 - 14).

• DJ Jojo Wright of KIIS 102.7 FM's Jojo On The Radio announced that Mariah will be on his show Wednesday, March 5th. Jojo's show airs 7pm-10pm weeknights.

• Keep on voting for the "Touch My Body" music video on MTV, BET and VH1; and stream online at AOL and Yahoo!.

RADIO & ONLINE TIDBITS
• Hitz Radio: #2 on Top 7 at 7 With Sunny. Click on the link to vote!

• Open House Party: Keep requesting "Touch My Body" via e-mail to requests@openhouseparty.com or by phone at (800) 669-1010.

• Los Angeles, CA - KIIS FM: #1 for two days in a row on Jojo's Top 9 @ 9 countdown. It is #8 on the station's playlist. Keep voting!

• Chicago, IL - B96: Remains at #2 on 9 @ 9 "Most Wanted" countdown last night. The song is #16 on the station's playlist.

• New York City, NY - Z100: #6 on Romeo's Interactive 9 @ 9 last night. Currently #19 on the station's playlist.

• Tucson, Arizona's KRQQ and KOHT have the song at #11 and #15, respectively, on their playlists.

Please continue requesting the song in your local radio stations! You may use our request lines page to find your station's contact information.

INTERNATIONAL UPDATES
Australia: Reaches a new peak on 2dayFM's Hot 30 Countdown at #12 last night. Keep voting here.

Bulgaria: Climbs 4 spots to #25 on The Voice Of Hip Hop And RnB's The Voice Top 30.

Canada: The song is at #24 (was #30 last week) on Toronto's Chum FM's Top 30 chart and drops a spot to #5 on The Beat 94.5 in Vancouver.

Dominican Republic: Milenium FM 103.3 FM has the song but is not being played much. Dominican fans, request the song by calling 809-539-4440.

France: Advances 5 places from #19 to #14 on Hit Skyrock. French fans can vote only once a day by clicking here. Meanwhile, a listening party for Mariah's new album will be held later this week and one lucky French fan can get a chance to attend! Visit the fansite MariahFanClub for more details.

Italy: With 3 days of airplay in 10 national radio stations only, "Touch My Body" debuted at #74 of the Music Control Chart which is the official chart based on airplay only in Italy.

Japan: Takes a huge 28-point jump to #25 on the Tokio Hot 100 chart.

Malaysia: Debuts at #16 on Hitz' Top 30 this week. Continue voting. Be sure to also vote for the song in other countdowns: Hitz FM's Urban 10, Mix's Mixed Up and Fly's Freaky Fly 30.

Serbia/Croatia: Jumps from #11 to #7 in this week's Top 50 International playlist.

South Africa: The song is sitting at #10 on the Top 40 national chart at Metro FM, the country's largest urban station. It is up five spots from last week's #15 with only three weeks on the charts. The station predicts she will be in pole position in two weeks. On 5FM, the song has been added onto its playlist and been getting regular spins everyday. Also been added to the new music section and listeners can rate here. And on Goodhope FM, it debuts at #25 on the station's Top 30 countdown.

Sweden: "Touch My Body" is at #17 on the most played songs of the week at the station "The Voice of Hip-Hop and R'n'B."

Switzerland: The song is now in heavy rotation on the Swiss radio station Radio R3iii.

Thailand: Official impact on Thai radio is March 7 according to this announcement from Virgin Radio.

United Arab Emirates: Keep requesting for the song on Radio 4 by phone at 600-1663, on Virgin Radio by SMS to 4008, and Dubai 92.0 by calling 600-1492.

WALLPAPERS
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Cri$tyle Sings "Touch My Body"
Posted by Lynn on Monday, 03-Mar-2008, 7:41AM EST
In this interview video, songwriter Cri$tyle sings the "YouTube" line from "Touch My Body," talks about growing up in Atlanta, how she got into songwriting, getting signed by So So Def's Jermaine Dupri, meeting and working with Usher and Mariah for the first time.

"He [Jermaine] put me on Mariah. That was like a dream come true. I was quite shocked. I didn't know how to react to that. But you know what made it easier? She was so cool like I was a complete wreck. I was like, 'Oh my God, that's Mariah Carey, what do I say? what do I do?' But she just came in and she just so welcomed me and just like, 'Hey, what do you think of this?' asking me questions and I'm like, 'I don't know. What do you think?' [laughs] But it worked out for the best."

In addition to "Touch My Body," Cri$tyle also co-penned "Cruise Control," "Lovin' You Long Time," and "Heat" on Mariah's upcoming album, E=MC² due out April 15th.
Source: Grayson - Way South Media | Jayden | MariahDailyJournal

Vote, Stream, Request!
Posted by Lynn on Monday, 03-Mar-2008, 12:50AM EST
• VOTE
Let's keep on voting for the "Touch My Body" music video and help it make the following countdowns:

MTV's Total Request Live - "Top 10" Videos
Vote online here! TRL airs Monday-Friday at 3:30pm ET/PT.

BET's 106 & Park - "Top Ten Live"
Vote online here all day or call 1-800-617-LIVE (5483) between 5:30 and 6:00pm ET. BET's 106 & Park airs Monday-Friday, 6:00pm ET/PT; Saturday, 11:00am & 6:00pm ET/PT.

VH1 - Top 20 Video Countdown
Vote online here. The Top 20 Countdown airs every Saturday at 9:00am ET.

• STREAM
Keep on watching the video on Yahoo! Music. Billboard has expanded its Hot 100 formula to include weekly streamed and on-demand music data from two of the most prominent sources of online music, Yahoo! Music and AOL Music (video currently not available on AOL).

• REQUEST
Please continue requesting the song in your local radio stations! You may use our request lines page to find your station's contact information.

We've also upped a new "Touch My Body" banner with easy and convenient links to these sites. Many thanks to Ed for making the banner for us!
Source: MariahDailyJournal | Ed

Download: Mariah Talks Babies, Britney, Barack
Posted by Lynn on Sunday, 02-Mar-2008, 4:40PM EST

[ Listen to the full interview below. Click here to download. ]



Mariah Carey has a lot on her mind these days.

In an exclusive interview, which airs Monday on Yo on E! satellite radio show on Sirius Satellite Radio, the Daydream diva dished to host Michael Yo about everything from her faith in God and the possibility of one day having a child to Britney Spears' meltdown and, yes, even backing Barack Obama for president of the United States.

While plugging her upcoming album, E=MC², the 38-year-old Carey reflected on her personal life and her future now that she's dating record exec Mark Sudack.

For now, that doesn't appear to include babies, though the singer didn't rule out the possibility.

"Obviously having a kid is a commitment for life," she told Yo. "I really would have to be very, very positive that I was in a place where I could completely focus and put everything into the job of being someone's mommy cause it's hard enough to have a puppy."

When asked about a deadline for kids, Carey was philosophical.

"To me whatever is meant to be is meant to be. Whatever is in God's plan is going to happen," said the songstress.

On life after the bomb that was 2001's Glitter album and movie and her subsequent comeback, Carey pointed to her faith as a source of strength.

"You know what, I never lost my faith in God and that's the main thing," she noted. "For me it's about my personal relationship with God and just feeling centered and just not letting anything really penetrate that. That's something that's sacred for me that I have for myself no matter what."

Considering the personal crisis Carey faced in the wake of Glitter's failure when she checked herself into a hospital to be treated for an emotional and physical breakdown, Yo also got her take on the Britster's current travails and whether or not the pop tart can recover (typically her answer was all about Maria).

Commented the singer: "I think anybody who loves music and is committed to the game can do whatever. I never count people out, that's just not in my nature but that is a part of human nature, people like to do that but with me especially with making this new record, its all about the music."

Carey also laughed off concerns about what the public might think about her from reading the very same gossip zines that are making a bundle reporting on Spears' struggles.

"If people ever said things that are not in my character like doing serious drugs or anything of that nature that's just not me and that's never been me and it never will be," she said. "Things like, 'oh she was going to commit suicide'--that's never ever, nobody could get me to that point because I have too much respect for God and for life. One of the rumors I just heard about was that $150,000 in plastic surgery. What in the ham sandwich do they think I did? It's very annoying."

The subject eventually switched to politics, something Carey confessed isn't exactly her strong suit.

"Are you watching the debates?" asked Yo.

"Clearly I'm no political analyst. We all know that my album is called E=MC² but I'm not exactly friggin Einstein," joked the "Love Takes Time" singer. "So basically I like to leave that to people who know what they are talking about, but I am very much more focused on this moment in our history."

When Yo pressed Carey on whether or not she had settled on a presidential candidate, he eventually had to drag it out of her.

"Have you picked anyone?" queried Yo.

"Yes, clearly," she answered.

"Can you say?"

"That's personal but it's pretty obvious," the entertainer replied.

"Come on Mariah, 'Yes we can' Mr. Barack Obama?'

Laughing, Carey came clean: "Yes we can!"

E=MC² is scheduled to hit stores on April 15. The first single, "Touch My Body," was streamed digitally to radio stations on Feb. 12 and hard copies went out a week later.
Source: E! Online | Josie

Mariah Calls In To San Francisco's Wild 94.9
Posted by Lynn on Sunday, 02-Mar-2008, 3:22AM EST
On Friday afternoon, Mariah called in to San Francisco Bay Area's Wild 94.9 FM to promote her single "Touch My Body" and upcoming album E=MC². Below are excerpts from her interview with DJ Christie:

• Mariah's favorite part on "Touch My Body": "I will hunt you down because it's not so serious and it's just having a good time."

• On the song having the biggest debut in radio since "I'll Be There": "It's pretty amazing because back then I didn't have any idea about statistics or any of that stuff. I was like, 'Yay, I'm making records' but it's pretty incredible. I'm very grateful and I just feel really blessed with what's going on so thank you to the fans out there as always 'cause they're always so supportive and so I'm just happy that people are liking the song. It makes me very happy."

• About people comparing her debut with Janet Jackson's: "We're totally two different artists and I've always respected her. She's always been cool to me so I don't really feel that type of rivalry but Jermaine and I have been friends since we did 'Always Be My Baby.' I don't think there's any issues there. I'm just happy that she's doing great and Jermaine's doing well and I'm doing well so 'Yay everybody'."

[ Listen to the full interview below. Click here to download. ]

Source: MariahDailyJournal | Chanel

News Tidbits
Posted by Lynn on Sunday, 02-Mar-2008, 3:03AM EST
• Celebrating the launch of her highly anticipated new album, E=MC², Mariah has created a collector's Gold edition parfum for the "M by Mariah Carey" fragrance collection. Priced at $75 (a $ 595.00 value), this collector's item is now available at fine department stores. Also in stores now are the Lip and Fragrance duo (illuminating lip gloss and .17 fl oz Eau de Parfum Rollerball tucked inside a sleek silver pouch) for $25; and "M" Tote free gift with purchase of products from the M fragrance collection.


• Director Aaron Woodley confirmed the premiere of Tennessee at the Tribeca Film Festival in April/May. More information will be coming out about the film in the weeks to come.

• "Touch My Body" is track 5 on DJ 2Mello's new mixtape called, "Undercover RnB - Who's The King Again Part 3." More details about the CD on RnB Exclusive.

• "M by Mariah Carey" is finally available in Brazil and can be purchased online at Donna Perfumes and Perfumes Summers.

• Mariah appears in an article about "coolest behinds" on page 11 of the March 3rd issue of the Bulgarian magazine, High Club. Click image on right to view a scan.

• In the Bulgarian Music Idol 2 auditions aired on BTV last Tuesday, Feb. 26th, a woman sang her funny rendition of Mariah's "Without You." In this video on YouTube, she insisted that the song is called, "Can Li." One of the judges asked, "What was that language?" she replied, "English."

• Christian, one of the three finalists on Project Runway has a photo diary posted on BravoTV.com. In the 7th photo, there is a picture of him holding up some of his favorite DVDs, and Glitter is one of them.
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"Touch My Body" Update
Posted by Lynn on Saturday, 01-Mar-2008, 5:12PM EST
• Mediabase Update: For the week ending February 29, 2008, "Touch My Body" has registered 71.7 million audience impressions with 10575 spins (Pop - 4046, Rhythmic - 3887, Urban - 2098, Urban A/C - 465, Hot A/C - 54, Alternative - 4, MTV - 1, BET - 13, VH1 - 7).

• JoJo of 102.7 KIIS FM in Los Angeles gave a shout out to Mariah and announced she will be in the studio early next week. A few minutes after the announcement, he asked listeners if they have heard about a rumor that "a young girl was listening to an old school Mariah song and it set off her garage door" but he didn't know the song and is planning to ask Mariah next week.

• This week on YouTube, the full "Touch My Body" video is currently at #17 with 557,662 views, and the 45-sec preview clip at #7 with 785,525.

RADIO & ONLINE TIDBITS
• Tucson, AZ - Hot 98.3: Up 2 places to #1 on Hot 7 at 7 countdown.
• Los Angeles, CA - KIIS FM: #1 on Jojo's Top 9 @ 9 countdown last night. Jojo said, "new #1 by the amazing Mariah Carey who I'll be talking to next week." Keep voting!
• Los Angeles, CA - Power 106: #5 on Top 8 @ 8. Click on the link to vote!
• Denver, CO - KS 107.5: Has been #1 on Dreena Gonzales' 4 Play @ 4 since February 18th! It is currently at #10 on the station's Top 20 playlist.
• Chicago, IL - B96: Moved up 2 spots to #1 on 9 @ 9 "Most Wanted" countdown last night!
• Albany, NY - 102.3 KISS: #1 for the last 6 days on Corey After Dark' The Nine Most Wanted! Send in your votes to corey@1023kissfm.com or call (518) 476-1023.
• New York City, NY - Power 105.1: Dropped a spot to #2 on DJ Clues' 7 @ 7 countdown.
• New York City, NY - Z100: Advanced one to #2 on Romeo's Interactive 9 @ 9 last night.
• Portland, OR - Jammin 95.5: #1 for the second day in a row on Careezy's Fourplay @ 3 countdown!

Please continue requesting the song in your local radio stations! You may use our request lines page to find your station's contact information.

INTERNATIONAL UPDATES
Canada: The song has premiered on Much Music. Vote for Mariah for Thursday's Top Music Video countdown.
Italy: Has premiered on the most popular radio in the country, RDS. The song is on the station's playlist at #3. Vote here.
Malaysia: Climbed a spot from #4 to #3 on Hitz FM's Urban 10 this week. Keep voting here. Be sure to also vote for the song in other countdowns: Hitz' Top 30, Mix's Mixed Up and Fly's Freaky Fly 30.
Poland: Moved up 3 spots to #14 on RMF MAXXX's Top 20. Vote for Mariah here by clicking on the yellow arrow.
Spain: Spanish fans, help the song get played on the largest radio station in the country, Los 40.
Turkey: Enters the Capital Radio Hot 40 Countdown at #26. Turkish fans may request the song using the form on the site or by sending an email. Meanwhile, be sure to check out MariahTurkiye's "Touch My Body" promo page for news and updates. 16 animated avatars have been added to the site.
United Kingdom: Premiered on The Box and entered at #8 on the Box Breakers on fresh new videos.

WALLPAPERS
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Photo: Mariah Covers Allure
Posted by Lynn on Saturday, 01-Mar-2008, 12:58AM EST

As previously reported, Mariah will be gracing the cover of the April 2008 issue of Allure magazine which hits newsstands next week. The accompanying cover story is entitled, "Mariah Carey - Part Butterfly, All Bombshell." To the right is a photo of the cover.

Be sure to pick up a copy!


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