Prepping for Mariah's Summer Krush Concert
Posted by Lynn on Thursday, 31-Jul-2008, 3:58AM EDT
Below are pictures from the Babylon Court at Hollywood & Highland at around 10:45 Wednesday night as preparations were underway for Mariah's Summer Krush mini-concert tonight!
Quick Billboard Update
Posted by Lynn on Thursday, 31-Jul-2008, 12:20AM EDT
From Billboard magazine issue dated August 9, 2008.
E=MC² Billboard 200 Albums: #52 (Last Week #47) Billboard Comprehensive Albums: #55 (Last Week #48)
"I'll Be Lovin' U Long Time" Billboard Hot 100: #67 (Last Week #79) Billboard Hot 100 Airplay: #481 (Last Week #49) Billboard Pop 100: #55 (Last Week #56) Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs: #39 (Last Week #37) Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay: #39 (Last Week #37) Billboard Hot Digital Songs: #158 (Last Week #197) Downloads this week: 8,664 (+17%) Total downloads: 37,353
1The preliminary Hot 100 Airplay chart includes Recurrents. Mariah's position may move up when Recurrents are removed. The final Billboard charts will be published later this week.
Source: Billboard | bks | 2m
'Love You Long Time' - Is The Phrase Empowering Or Insensitive?
Posted by Lynn on Wednesday, 30-Jul-2008, 10:01PM EDT
Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon -- that's lovin' you short time, so far. "Lovin' You Long Time" well, that's another story (and Mariah's latest single).
But how is she using the line? And why are so many other multi-culti female singers using a phrase that some consider to be a racial and/or sexist slur? Can the meaning change over time, depending on who is using it and why?
"That phrase is so loaded," said performance artist Allison Roh Park. "People don't understand the history behind that."
"Me love you long time" -- how the phrase is typically quoted -- came into prominence with Stanley Kubrick's "Full Metal Jacket," as a Vietnamese prostitute tries to pick up Matthew Modine's character with broken English. The phrase was then popularly picked up by 2 Live Crew in the song "Me So Horny."
"From that point on, it became a hook," says Ryan Suda, who runs clothing company Black Lava.
"It's so many different kinds of slurs in one," said comedian Margaret Cho. "It's instantly putting you in the position of being a foreigner, an outsider and a sexual stereotype. It's an all-in-one combo."
"Asian women get exotified and hyper-sexualized to the point where it really affects our day-to-day life," Park said.
"A lot of times when people use phrases like that, they neglect the background," Suda said. "Like sex trafficking. So if a guy goes up to someone in a bar, and he's using that phrase, and he's imaging that scene for some reason, I'm sure they mean it as a fun thing. I don't think they mean it to be malicious. They know she's not a prostitute. But it's attached to that. It's a lot more than a simple phrase."
But even musicians who lifted the phrase from 2 Live Crew didn't always know they got it from a depiction of a prostitute's pickup line and sometimes wrongly assumed the rappers had coined the phrase all on their own -- and were therefore ignorant of the connotations.
"I first heard it in the 2 Live Crew song," said Fergie, who used the phrase in her song "London Bridge." "And then I was watching 'Full Metal Jacket,' and I'm going, 'Ohhhhhh! That's where 2 Live Crew got it. OK.' But back in the day, everybody would be saying that."
And they still do -- you hear it in jokes on "Family Guy" and "40-Year-Old Virgin" -- but the context keeps changing.
"'Love you long time' comes out of a fairly stereotypical situation, and it's recycled itself back into the culture," said playwright David Henry Hwang. "Now it's being used as an empowerment phrase, like to deny it -- 'I won't love you long time' -- or women who take the phrase and use it to assert themselves."
That's what Nelly Furtado was aiming to do when she put the phrase in her song "Maneater."
"That's such a weird song," she said. "It came from this cool, dark, powerful place which all women possess. I guess I just took that and ran with it, because that phrase just came to mind. 'Love you long time' -- it just seemed powerful for a woman to possess that much energy. All she has to say is four little words and she's got everybody eating out of the palm of her hand."
Mariah Carey didn't just refer to the oft-quoted line -- she built a whole song around it. But she corrects the grammar, so the connotation changes. "Female artists like to play with words," Furtado said. "Missy Elliott did that quite well with 'bitch.' She started saying, 'She's a bitch, I'm a bitch.' And she owned the word. Women should be grateful to her for that. She's a modern-day feminist."
"It's just one of those sayings that's kind of pushed its way into our slang and our vocabulary," Fergie said. "I think it's just part of pop culture now."
There's a clothing line in London called "Love You Long Time" (fashion designer Katy Horwood counts Vanessa Carlton as one of her clients), but to counteract any possible negative interpretation of the use of the phrase in fashion, Suda's Black Lava clothing line sells a shirt that reads "I Will Not Love You Long Time."
"It's definitely one of the more popular shirts, by far," Suda said. "People, when they see it, they just laugh, like, 'Oh my god, I get this all the time! Guys come up to me in bars and they always say this line to me.'"
"I was walking down the street and this guy yells from his car, 'Love you long time, me love you long time,' " Cho related. "And I was so horrified. Of course he's talking to me, to the Asian woman walking down the street. And he left.
"I don't mind it when it's used in songs, like when women use it," Cho continued. "Fergie uses it, that doesn't bother me. But when it's shouted in the street and they don't wait to hear the response? What if I was actually going to go, 'Oh, OK'? They never stick around to hear the answer."
Posted by Lynn on Wednesday, 30-Jul-2008, 7:19PM EDT
Time is running out! Vote for Mariah for the "Choice Music: Female Artist" and "Choice Music R&B Track" (for "Bye Bye") awards at the 2008 Teen Choice Awards. Voting ends Friday, August 1st. To the right, watch the commercial FOX has been airing for the upcoming event.
Since its launch on July 15, over 300 entries to date have been submitted to the Mariah Remix Contest for "I'll Be Lovin' U Long Time"! If you think you have what it takes to set the clubs off, this is your chance to add your own tracks, remix, and re-imagine "I'll Be Lovin' U Long Time" and be heard by millions of fans around the globe. Submissions are due by August 28, 11:59PM EDT.
Mariah's first fragrance, "M by Mariah Carey," is now available in small .5oz bottles at Rite-Aid, Walgreens, CVS and Wal-Mart.
V103 in Atlanta, Georgia has been playing "I Stay In Love" today. "It's blowing up the radio down here," reports Regina.
Miley Cyrus lands her second No. 1 album on The Billboard 200 as Breakout bows with 371,000 U.S. copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. That's the second-biggest sales week of the year for a female artist, following the 463,000 debut of Mariah Carey's E=MC². From Billboard.
Mariah appears on Dina and Ali Lohan's Celebrity Playlists on iTunes.
Dina Lohan: "Bye Bye" - "This song means a lot to me, especially because it talks about facing your future." "Love Story" - "Another great song about moving on with your life."
Ali Lohan: "Bye Bye" - "She is just an incredible singer, a legend to me."
Who knew that labels could actually cash in on prisoners - a new demographic. Pack Central, which runs a mail order operation for about 50,000 prisoners has been doing very well especially with the release of this year's biggest albums including Lil Wayne's "The Carter III," Mariah Carey's "E=MC2," Lyfe Jennings "Life Change," Rihanna's "Good Girl Gone Bad" and Usher's "Here I Stand," which are all on the companies best sellers list. From Singersroom.
International China: Famous Hong Kong singer and Mariah fan Hins Cheung shows off his Mariah-autographed E=MC² album. As you may remember, during her promo tour in Japan in early June, Mariah received a copy of Hins' am/pm CD with a personal message: "I love you forever." Now Mariah sent him an autographed CD in return which made Hins very excited. Mariah promised to reserve the best concert tickets for Hins the next time she tours in China.
France: "I'll Be Lovin' U Long Time" is at #19 on Hit Skyrock. Vote for the song here. Also, you can find Mariah on the cover of this month's CHOC magazine. She's with Paris Hilton & Jennifer Lopez for their "Star's Desirs."
Italy: "I'll Be Lovin' U Long Time" is #5 on All Music TV this week. Vote for the video here.
Philippines: Irish-born actor Pierce Brosnan "won" as governor and American singer Mariah Carey his vice governor after the Commission on Election held mock polls using automated machines in selected areas in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) last Tuesday. The mock polls served as a test run of the ARMM election on August 11. Philippine Daily Inquirer.
Serbia/Croatia: "I'll Be Lovin' U Long Time" premiered last night on MTV Adria and was featured on the daily show, "Top 10 at 10."
Spain: According to Elizabeth Arden Spain, "Luscious Pink" will be released in the country in September. The new fragrance will be available only at El Corte Ingles department stores.
Fans' Corner Thanks to everyone who voted for MariahDailyJournal in the recently-held "Mariah Spanish Awards"! Click here to view the results in all the categories.
Mariah impersonator Bianca Nunez and his friends created a home music video to Mariah's E=MC² track, "Heat." Bianca says, "We did it all with home items, nothing fancy but we made it look really fancy!" Check their video out on YouTube.
Oscar has updated his site, MCODB with lots of rare pictures of Mariah that were personally taken by him.
Brazilian fan Marco would like to share his nice painting of Mariah to everyone. It's created with acrylic paint on canvas. See picture on right.
Mariah fan Jad has created a new gossip blog called, Operation: Gossip! Updated with up-to-the minute news on your favorite celebrities, you can also watch videos, rate pictures, discuss controversial topics, grab some custom made free messenger icons and desktop wallpapers for your use.
T.I.: "Mariah Carey Is a Phenomenal Talent"
Posted by Lynn on Tuesday, 29-Jul-2008, 12:47PM EDT
Rapper T.I., who just finished working with Mariah Carey on her new music video, "I'll Be Lovin' U Long Time," tells People that he enjoyed the experience with the singer. "She's a phenomenal talent," he says. "Extremely professional."
New Mariah Photo in Fashion Rocks Magazine
Posted by Lynn on Tuesday, 29-Jul-2008, 12:57AM EDT
Tonight's Daily 10 on E! gave a sneak peek inside the new Fashion Rocks magazine. In it is a new photo of Mariah lying on a couch! The inside spread also includes Rihanna, Keith Urban, Fergie, Beyonce, and Justin Timberlake (featured on the cover).
The Fashion Rocks magazine will accompany the September issue of 16 Condé Nast titles that should be available on newsstands in mid-August.
Photos: Mariah in the Bahamas
Posted by Lynn on Monday, 28-Jul-2008, 10:05AM EDT
Mariah Carey, standing by new hubby Nick Cannon's side as he deejayed at the Atlantis Resort's Aura Nightclub on Paradise Island in the Bahamas on Friday, July 25, 2008.
The smiling couple posed for pictures inside the deejay booth, where Cannon played plenty of his wife's music and even gave her a shoutout. The two were inseparable - even though Carey had a group of friends in the VIP section, she chose to keep Cannon company.
Posted by Lynn on Monday, 28-Jul-2008, 12:31AM EDT
From the August 4th issues of In Touch, Star, OK!, Life & Style, and Us magazines.
Audio: Mariah on Open House Party
Posted by Lynn on Monday, 28-Jul-2008, 12:30AM EDT
At around 9:40 tonight on Open House Party, DJ Kannon aired what seemed to be an old recorded interview with Mariah - it was brief, mostly talking about her married life with no mention of "I'll Be Lovin' U Long Time." The song was not even played at any time during the entire broadcast. Listen to the short interview below.
"I'll Be Lovin' U Long Time" Update
Posted by Lynn on Sunday, 27-Jul-2008, 2:37PM EDT
Mediabase: As of week ending 07/26/08, "I'll Be Lovin' U Long Time" has registered 29.273 million audience impressions with 4,912 spins (Rhythmic - 2013, Urban - 1406, Pop - 1374, Urban A/C - 73, Hot A/C - 22, Alternative - 3, MTV - 1, BET - 18, VH1 - 2).
Radio & Online Tidbits Ryan Seacrest's AT40: Request at (877) AT40-FAN (2840-326) or E-mail. "I'll Be Lovin' U Long Time" is this week's Top 40 Breakout song, rate it here! Rick Dees Weekly Top 40:: "I'll Be Lovin' U Long Time" is this week's Sure Shot on Top 40 Hit Radio. Send an e-mail to request. Rate The Music: "I'll Be Lovin' U Long Time" has now been added on Urban and Rhythmic surveys. It is currently at #10 on Top 10 Songs according to RateTheMusic.com raters! Take the surveys and give Mariah a high rating here! Hitz Radio:E-mail your requests. Open House Party:E-mail or call (800) 669-1010 during the show. Mariah will be calling in to the show tonight, be sure to tune in! XM Radio: Vote for the song here or call (866) 553-2020. 102.7 KIIS, Los Angeles, CA: #18 on the station's playlist. Vote for the song on Jojo's Top 9@9. Power 106, Los Angeles, CA: Moved up from #30 to #23 on the playlist. Vote on Top 4@4 and Top 7@7. KFSM 102.5, Sacramento, CA: #3 on Top 10 Requested Songs. Keep requesting: online or call (916) 766-5736. Z100 - New York, NY: The station has finally played "I'll Be Lovin' U Long Time" last Friday. Please keep requesting the song online, or call (800) 242-0100 or text "REQUEST I'll Be Lovin U Long Time" to 55100. Also vote on Interactive 9@9. 103.7 KISS, Milwaukee, WI: "I'll Be Lovin' U Long Time" was the champion on last Friday's Kiss Kombat and will be up against new challenger DJ Laz's "Move Shake Drop" on Monday, July 28th. When the Kombat starts, call (414) 799-1037 to vote. Also vote on Top 8@8.
We would like to hear how "I'll Be Lovin' U Long Time" is performing in your area, please e-mail us and let us know where Mariah is at on playlists/countdowns.
Keep supporting Mariah! Please use our banner on top to vote, stream, download, request for "I'll Be Lovin' U Long Time."
"I'll Be Lovin' U Long Time" was at #1 in its 5th consecutive day on last Friday's 106 & Park's Top 10 Live! It, however, has yet to make TRL's Top 10 Videos and VH1's Top 20 Countdown. Let's keep on voting!
International Australia: "I'll Be Lovin' U Long Time" has been released to Australian radio. It is this week's #1 Hit Pick on the Australian Music Report. South Africa: Remains at #35 in its 2nd week on Global Hot Hits chart on East Coast Radio's Archie & Thandy show. UK:Galaxy Manchester 102 FM is now playing "I'll Be Lovin' U Long Time." Request by calling 0161 832 0102 or by sending a text message to 82200. It is also on heavy rotation on The Box.
Source: MariahDailyJournal | JiggaJW9 | Steve | CareyGogo | Bobby | David | Matthew | Tim | Phil | Kamesh
Buzzing with the Queen Bee
Posted by Lynn on Sunday, 27-Jul-2008, 2:29PM EDT
Taken from Westlife's autobiography, Our Story, released on June 16, 2008. Mark Feehily tells his story of meeting Mariah for the first time.
Buzzing with the Queen Bee "A few weeks later we were in a hotel in South East Asia on a promotional trip, when the door to my room burst open and the rest of the band tumbled in, laughing, shouting, waving and saying, 'Mark! Mark! We're going to do a song with Mariah Carey!' I think they were almost as excited for me as I was myself, which was really nice. They knew how much it meant to me. I don't know how to describe the excitement at hearing that news. It was unreal.
We all knew how much Mark had wanted to meet Mariah properly, says Nicky. We knew he had met her previously, albeit briefly. So when we heard about the song with her, we were bursting to tell him. Kian took the call from Louis and I have to admit my exact words when he told me were 'F*** off, no way!' It was to be 'Against All Odds', the Phil Collins track, and it would eventually give us our sixth numer 1 in 17 months. What's more, we were pencilled in to record the single and video with Mariah in Capri, an island just off Italy. We had a tiny window of 48 hours to record the single, shoot the video and get it all done.
Kian lost his passport. I felt really sorry for him, because he ended up shooting his parts of the video on his own. Mariah had shot hers on her own, mind you, then we had gone and done our clips, but because Kian wasn't there, they'd filmed shots of us separately and then spliced it all in later. There were shots of a car with 'Kian' in it, but they were from a distance and cleverly done to hide the fact he wasn't actually there yet and was still desperately trying to get his passport sorted.
We were to have dinner with Mariah in a beautiful Italian restaurant in the most amazing location and we all got there nice and early. The sense of anticipation among the lads was huge. Then suddenly, there she was, like the Queen Bee, gliding in wearing a flowing chiffon outfit. I don't even think her feet were touching the floor, she was gliding that much. It was a real spectacle and obviously everyone in the restaurant was staring at her. She just had that presence. She was probably giving it some for effect, but she definitely had a colossal X factor.
We all sat don and I was trying to eat my pasta but it was just too weird, sitting round a table eating dinner with Mariah Carey. Every now and then I'd relax and chat to one of the lads, then I'd turn my head and think, Holy s***! That's Mariah Carey! She was surrounded by 'her people,' but actually they kept a distance and let us chat happily with her. I have to say, once we'd got over our nerves, she was an absolute pleasure to talk to. She wasn't at all like the demanding diva you read about in the tabloids.
We shared a beer and had a bit of craic and I even remember, for some reason, that the food was sensational. It was very hard to really be yourself, though. I kept trying to open up and even tell a few jokes, but in the end, I thought, The less said, the better. You don't want to ruin the night. You don't want Mariah Carey to think you're a knob. We hadn't recorded the song at this point, so I think we were all on tenterhooks in case she came away from that meal and said she didn't want to work with us. But that didn't happen, she said she loved our company and I thought she made a huge effort.
Obviously, the best part for me, recounts Mark, was singing with Mariah in the studio. I kept thinking back to when I was a kid listening to 'Hero' and all those other great vocals, then pinching myself because I couldn't believe that I was in a studio in Capri with her in person. What's more, she was basically producing us. She had her engineers and all that, but she was sitting behind the desk using the faders and the talk back, telling us to do another take and giving me guidance on a few points. It was incredible.
And, of course, hearing that voice in person so close was a dream come true."
Posted by Lynn on Saturday, 26-Jul-2008, 10:42AM EDT
Below, find Mariah's chart positions in Billboard magazine issue dated August 2, 2008.
E=MC² Billboard 200 Albums: #47 (Last Week #31) Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums: #14 (Last Week #10) Billboard Comprehensive Albums: #48 (Last Week #33) Sales this week: 11,910 (-19%) Total sales: 1,106,191
"Touch My Body" Billboard Hot 100 Recurrent Airplay: #22 (Last Week #14) Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Recurrents: #3 (Debut) Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Recurrent Airplay: #3 (Debut) Billboard Hot Singles Sales: #33 (Last Week #40) Billboard Hot Singles Recurrents: #18 (Last Week #12) Billboard Global Dance Tracks: #22 (Last Week #20) Billboard Hot Digital Songs: #135 (Last Week #126) Downloads this week: 9,674 (+2%) Total downloads: 1,153,694
"Bye Bye" Billboard Pop 100: #88 (Last Week #65) Billboard Hot Digital Songs: #178 (Last Week #109) Downloads this week: 7,936 (-27%) Total downloads: 383,831
"I'll Be Lovin' U Long Time" Billboard Hot 100: #79 (Last Week #100) Billboard Hot 100 Airplay: #49 (Last Week #70) Billboard Pop 100: #56 (Last Week #64) Billboard Pop 100 Airplay: #48 (Last Week #52) Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs: #37 (Last Week #44) Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay: #37 (Last Week #44) Billboard Mainstream Top 40: #39 (Debut) Billboard Rhythmic Top 40: #27 (Last Week #36) Billboard Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop: #25 (Last Week #29) Billboard Hot Videoclip Tracks: #5 (Last Week #13) Billboard Hot Digital Songs: #197 Downloads this week: 7,405 (+41%) Total downloads: 28,689
Source: Billboard | MariahDailyJournal | bks | Heidi
Mariah Nabs VMA Nomination!
Posted by Lynn on Friday, 25-Jul-2008, 9:51PM EDT
Just announced on today's FNMTV, Mariah's "Touch My Body" made the final five nominees in the "Best Female Video" category at the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards! Thanks to all of your votes!
"Best Female Video" Nominees "Touch My Body" - Mariah Carey "I Kissed a Girl" - Katy Perry "Take a Bow" - Rihanna "No Air" - Jordin Sparks "Piece of Me" - Britney Spears
We're not done yet! Also announced today were the two new award categories fans will vote on this week: Best Hip Hop Video and Best Pop Video. Mariah with "Touch My Body" is vying for a nomination in the Best Pop Video category!
Vote for Mariah! Text "Mariah" to 23882 or online here. Polls are open until 11am EST on Wednesday, July 30th. Final nominees will be revealed Friday, August 1st on FNMTV.
New "Luscious Pink " Advertising Visual
Posted by Lynn on Friday, 25-Jul-2008, 9:43AM EDT
Introducing the exquisite new Mariah Carey's Luscious Pink visual.
The embodiment of femininity and delicate sensuality, the debut advertising visual is an intimate portrait of Mariah bathed in a halo of luminous beauty.
Through Luscious Pink, Mariah gives a more intimate look into her world and her artistry, revealing her sparkling personality and undeniable sensuality.
With her beautiful voice, Mariah Carey has created music conveying such depth of emotion that it has captivated millions of people around the globe. The new fragrance Luscious Pink captures Mariah's transcendent vocals, ethereal beauty and feminine aura.
The fragrance is a harmony of sparkling Bellini, velvety pink peony and warm sun-kissed woods, Mariah's new fragrance is a luscious blend of notes as enveloping as her voice.
Mariah Carey's Luscious Pink, the glowing new fragrance, is the next chapter in the Mariah Carey fragrance collection.
Fan Ronnie Bettis Interviews His Idol
Posted by Lynn on Friday, 25-Jul-2008, 1:06AM EDT
Backstage at BET's 106 & Park Wednesday night, Ronnie Bettis got the dream of a lifetime meeting his number one idol Mariah Carey. Ronnie was chosen to be a reporter to interview Mariah for "BET On Blast."
Ronnie Bettis: Which song from the new album are you most excited to perform in your upcoming tour? Mariah Carey: I don't know. Do you have a favorite? RB: I love all your songs. Every single song on your new album especially 'I Wish You Well.' MC: You do? I was gonna say 'I Wish You Well' but that, I'm excited to perform that so I'm gonna go with what you like.
RB: If you had the choice to collaborate with any musician, dead or alive, which musician would you choose? MC: I have to go with Stevie Wonder because he's my favorite all-time artist. It's intimidating to think about working with him but we always talk about it. We discussed doing something and that's probably gonna happen soon. I'll have to just get up the nerve to do that because he's so incredible that to me it's like I'm just a fan so when I go to attempt to work with him, I'm gonna be approaching it as a fan. But I'm gonna say Stevie. RB: Which song of yours inspires you the most when you're not feeling festive? MC: I don't know. I have some uplifting songs, to perform or just to hear?
RB: In general, to perform or just hear. MC: I'm gonna go with, we've been hearing 'I'll Be Lovin' U Long Time' on the radio, you like that one? RB: Yes. I love 'I'll Be Lovin' U Long Time.' MC: Well, I love 'I'll Be Lovin' U Long Time' too so I'm gonna go with that one for this period of time. Back in the day, I would say, oh also 'Touch My Body' is festive, but I'll go with 'I'll Be Lovin' U Long Time' for right now and for a big throwback, I would say 'Fantasy' 'cause that's happy. The ODB version. [Rest in peace, ODB]
RB: I know you've done this in previous tours, are you considering letting the fans possibly choose some songs for you to perform? MC: Do you think that's a good idea? RB: I love any idea you do but... MC: You have to go with, 'Whatever type of idea.' I'm joking, I'm joking. That was...in reference to Coming To America to anyone who didn't get it. I loved when, I think that was the Charmbracelet Tour that we did that on. And that was really nice because the band learned a bunch of different things and we would just mix it up but I'm thinking that that might be something we're gonna try. I'm putting the tour concepts now so it could be nice to have the fans involved. It's always a beautiful thing so yeah.
RB: I recently saw you in your film Tennessee. I thought you were amazing, you shined in it. Are you planning on doing any upcoming films, possibly in the future? MC: I'm not supposed to talk about this but I will be, I don't know, can I say it? Am I supposed to talk about it? You will be seeing me in another Lee Daniels' production very soon, part of an ensemble. I don't wanna go too much into it. Some people in this room already know what I'm talking about but I won't say anything because it's like a surprise-kind-of-thing but it's an honor, it was a real honor that Lee chose to put me in that movie because the script is phenomenal. It comes from a book that is phenomenal so let me not give too much away but that's happening soon.
Source: Ronnie Bettis | Jasmine | Transcript: MariahDailyJournal
Mariah Inspires An 'Amazing, Incredible Moment' For One MTV News Staffer
Posted by Lynn on Thursday, 24-Jul-2008, 12:11PM EDT
By Kristin Grimmett
Yesterday afternoon, while John Norris was interviewing Mariah Carey in the greenroom after "TRL," I was in shock because I was able to attend. I was trying to get my eyes to adjust to the ice on her finger & wrist (which was pretty fantastic), when John asked how she felt about Barack Obama having a shot at the presidency. Being that I'm of mixed heritage as well, I perked up to hear her answer -- and I was in for a surprise.
First of all, you need to know that when John asks an artist a question, 10 times out of 10, the answer is about them-- even if the question is about someone else. So when John asked about Obama, I was not expecting Mariah to turn her head, look directly at me and say, "I have another biracial partner in this room right here, and we met on an MTV moment. I know I'm not directly [answering the question], but can we discuss this?"
As my face flushed, the camera turned to me, and John put the microphone in my face. What was going on? This does not happen.
"Can you tell us?" she asked. "Can you explain how we met and how we connected?"
I was so embarrassed and I said so, not because Mariah asked me a question, but because everyone was suddenly staring at me.
"Why is it embarrassing?" she asked me.
Um, maybe because Mariah is supposed to be the focus of the interview, not me! But I put my game face on and told the story of how we met.
I began to rattle on -- at a very accelerated speed, I might add -- about how we met on MTV's "Shining Through the Rain" special back in 2002 when I was given the chance to interview her. I cried, she cried, we all cried. Hugs were given and a weight was lifted off of my chest because I was finally able to tell Mariah how she changed my life. She helped me to see the beauty of being mixed and how I could "make it through the rain" regardless of those trying to bring me down in my small town. Trying not to cry, yet again, I explained that ever since that moment, she has never forgotten me, always included me on events and made a point of making me feel special at every turn. A diva? Maybe for those tabloid stories. For me? Just an amazingly real woman who can make you feel love with every smile and embrace.
I continued on about my journey to get where I'm at now. I have a job here at MTV News and couldn't be happier. I had realized that I could do whatever I wanted and told her it was all because of her.
"Yeah!" Mariah said to me. "Look at that success story! Darling, it's because of you."
Then she turned back to John and said, "The point is, there's a lot of us [with biracial backgrounds]. It was difficult for me growing up to have someone where I could say, 'I look up to this person, I fully relate to this person,' and I felt like an outcast, an outsider." So Barack Obama having a shot at the White House, she said, "couldn't be more exciting to me. It's an amazing, incredible moment."
As far as Mariah goes, I'll be lovin' her long time. And it was an incredible moment for me too.
*The article's accompanying video can be streamed on MTV.com or you can download a video file here.
Mariah Carey Plans 'Elaborate' Tour; Hopes For End To VMA Losing Streak, Rocky-Marriage Rumors
Posted by Lynn on Thursday, 24-Jul-2008, 9:01AM EDT
'I'm ecstatic, so be ecstatic with me!' singer says in response to talk of trouble with husband Nick Cannon.
It's not unusual for newlyweds to hole up together during their first year of marriage. But when you're Mrs. Nick Cannon and you also have an album to promote, that means tour, tour, tour - or at least perform at a lot of awards shows and then tour.
"We're looking at November right now," Mariah Carey said when asked when her next tour, in support of E=MC2, would kick off. "Please don't hold me accountable if it turns out to be December 5 or December 7 or January 18!"
What does Mariah want to do this time around? After all, her Adventures of Mimi: The Voice, the Hits, the Tour was quite elaborate with nine costume changes.
"I'm thinking elaborate," she said. "I like elaborate. We only do substantial. That's what my jeweler says. I haven't gotten the looks in mind just yet, but we're going to figure it out soon enough."
So far, Carey's only slated performances are at the Teen Choice Awards on August 4 and Fashion Rocks on September 5 (airing September 9). No word yet on the VMAs, but Carey is hoping to at least attend - and to win, for once. "I don't own a Moonman [from] this country," she said. "Isn't that an abusive situation?"
Carey has two Moonmen from MTV Japan, for the International Video Icon Award in 2005 and for the Video Vanguard Award in 2008. But in America, she's Susan Lucci - a perpetual nominee, but never a winner. She's hoping this year will be different, as her fans are currently waging a campaign to get her clip for "Touch My Body" nominated for Best Female Video.
"I have faith in my fans," she said. "I believe they will come through for me, because they always have. My house is not complete without an American Moonman, and I would say 'Touch My Body' deserves one. Brett Ratner directed it, I have a unicorn in there, I have ['Guitar Hero'] in there - who else has that?"
Even if she doesn't win, she'd be happy just to attend. "I haven't really gone, I've only performed," Carey pointed out, noting that she appeared in 1998 with Whitney Houston and again in 2005 to perform via satellite from Miami. And despite Carey's commitment to perform just two days earlier in New York at Fashion Rocks, "I will make it this year" to the Los Angeles ceremony on September 7, she promised.
Still, no offense to MTV, a Moonman wouldn't mean quite the same thing as her Teen Choice surfboard. That's because when she won Choice Love Song for "We Belong Together" in 2005, she first met Cannon, who presented the award to her with a kiss. Though they would later talk of their whirlwind romance as being love at first sight, the truth is, the couple have known each other for several years.
"I still have the award to prove it," Carey said. "I keep it in my mermaid room, which is inspired by the ocean. And every time I look over there, it's like, 'There's the first time we had the moment.' "
Carey debunked rumors that their relationship is on the rocks. "It's good," she gushed. "Life is beautiful, and things are going well."
When she hears talk that "things are rocky and hazy and messed up," she stops to wonder why. "I'm like, 'Why would we have gotten married to do that?' " she said. "People are going to say what they say, but what would be the purpose? I guess other people do those things for a purpose, but I don't know. I'm ecstatic, so be ecstatic with me! Be happy with me. Can we celebrate?"
Mariah's interview with MTV's John Norris is available for streaming at MTV.com. Or you can download a video file here.
Video: Mariah on BET's 106 & Park
Posted by Lynn on Thursday, 24-Jul-2008, 4:01AM EDT
Mariah was on BET's 106 & Park Wednesday night, July 23rd to promote "I'll Be Lovin' U Long Time." In the interview, she talked about going on tour "probably this November. I gotta keep it generic 'cause we don't know the details yet."
Mariah did the honor of introducing the #1 video on the countdown, her own "I'll Be Lovin' U Long Time," in its 3rd consecutive day at the top!
Mariah on 106 & Park, BET, July 23, 2008 Download: DivX (278MB) | VCD (69MB) | iPod Video (29MB)
HQ Photos: Mariah at 106 & Park
Posted by Lynn on Thursday, 24-Jul-2008, 3:23AM EDT
Mariah stopped by BET's 106 & Park on Wednesday, July 23, 2008 to promote her new single, "I'll Be Lovin' U Long Time." Click on each of the thumbnails below to view high-quality images.
Audio: Mariah's In-Studio Interview on Power 105.1, NY
Posted by Lynn on Thursday, 24-Jul-2008, 12:11AM EDT
Mariah was live in-studio with DJ Clue on Power 105.1 in New York earlier tonight.
The interview, which started at around 9:20pm ET, touched on topics like: the video shoots for "I'll Be Lovin' U Long Time," "Touch My Body," and "The Roof;" touring together again, Adam Sandler and the Zohan movie which Mariah said she hasn't seen yet, dieting & her work-out regimen.
She also confirmed that there would be an E=MC² re-release - she said the "I'll Be Lovin' U Long Time" version with T.I. will definitely be included, that she would want very much to work with Stevie Wonder "because he's talked to me about that the last time I saw him and he has a song that he wants to do with me. I'm a fan so I'm just a little, I get a little bit star-struck."
They discussed their favorite songs. Mariah liked The Dream song. Clue said his favorite E=MC² song is "Migrate," "I gravitate towards the song because it's just like a different sound for you that I haven't heard from you before. It's like 2010 MC. It's a different style for you." "It's a fan favorite," Mariah claimed. "I do enjoy that song. It's my first time working with Danja so it's one of my favorites as well."
"Luscious Pink" Now Available!
Posted by Lynn on Wednesday, 23-Jul-2008, 4:22PM EDT
Introducing Mariah Carey's Luscious Pink, a sparkling and intoxicating new fragrance that captures the pure radiance of Mariah Carey. Luminous and sensual, Luscious Pink embraces Mariah's ever-captivating presence and playfully seductive personality, translating these qualities into an exquisite and effervescent fragrance that reflects Mariah's aura of femininity. An ethereal harmony of sparkling Bellini accords, velvety pink peony and warm sun-kissed wood, the fragrance is a luscious blend of accords as enveloping as Mariah's voice.
Mariah Carey's Luscious Pink, the glowing new fragrance, is the next chapter in the Mariah Carey fragrance collection.
Top Notes: Sparkling A sheer, flirty blend of Sicilian Bergamot and Ocean Breeze Accord is melded with breezy floral notes and accented with a hint of Bellini Accord, reminiscent of a glorious day in Capri, Mariah's favorite destination. Mid Notes: Feminine Inviting and alluring, the soft essence of Pink Peony is captured in the delicate heart of the fragrance. Wrapped in its beauty, dewy Tiare Petals and Lily of the Valley, create a beautiful blend that embodies Mariah's flirty feminine aura. Base Notes: Sensual A rich blend of bright blond woods and creamy sandalwood create a unique combination of Sun-Kissed Woods. Wrapped in sultry White Musk, the base reveals sensual warmth and long-lasting depth, reminiscent of Mariah's magical voice.
Source: Elizabeth Arden | MariahDailyJournal | Marilyn
Vote, vote, VOTE!
Posted by Lynn on Wednesday, 23-Jul-2008, 1:33PM EDT
2008 MTV Video Music Awards Today is the last day to get our votes in for "Best Female Video" on the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards. Click here to vote for Mariah's "Touch My Body" now! The final nominees for "Best Female Video" will be announced on Friday, July 25th, 8:00 PM ET/PT on the MTV show, FNMTV.
2008 Teen Choice Awards Vote for Mariah once a day for the "Choice Music: Female Artist" and "Choice Music R&B Track" (for "Bye Bye") awards at the 2008 Teen Choice Awards. Voting ends August 1st.
BET - 106 & Park "I'll Be Lovin' U Long Time" was #1 again on yesterday's "Top 10 Live" countdown! Let's continue to vote online, call 1-800-617-LIVE (5483) between 5:30 and 6:00pm ET, or text "LOVINU" to BETTV (23888). BET's 106 & Park airs Monday-Friday, 6:00pm ET/PT.
MTV - Total Request Live Let's help the video make TRL's "Top 10 Videos" countdown. Vote here! TRL airs Monday-Thursday at 3:00pm ET/PT.
VH1 - Top 20 Video Countdown Vote online here. Enter "Mariah Carey" and "I'll Be Lovin' U Long Time" to add as your wildcard then drag and drop it into the number 1 spot to the right. The Top 20 Countdown airs on VH1 every Saturday.
Video: Mariah on MTV's TRL
Posted by Lynn on Tuesday, 22-Jul-2008, 9:19PM EDT
Mariah was on MTV's TRL earlier today to promote "I'll Be Lovin' U Long Time." She talked about the making of the video, and how it was working with T.I.
In the interview, asked about her married life, she replied, "Fantastic. It is different. It is different in the best way that it could be different."
And on her upcoming tour, she told VJ Damien, "[I'm] very excited to go back on tour but I haven't officially announced the dates. We announced it but it's in the beginning stages. I'm about to go home and have a meeting after this about it so yeah, excitement. Lots of ideas, nothing set in stone yet so just waiting to get that together."
Mariah on Total Request Live, MTV, July 22, 2008 Download: DivX (154MB) | VCD (36MB) | iPod Video (16MB)
HQ Photos: Mariah at TRL
Posted by Lynn on Tuesday, 22-Jul-2008, 8:50PM EDT
Mariah stopped by MTV's TRL on Tuesday, July 22, 2008 to promote her new single, "I'll Be Lovin' U Long Time." Click on each of the thumbnails below to view high-quality images.
Mariah on Hot 97's Big Boy's Neighborhood
Posted by Lynn on Tuesday, 22-Jul-2008, 1:04PM EDT
Mariah dropped by the Hot 97 studio in New York City, NY this morning to celebrate the debut of Big Boy's Neighborhood on the station's morning line-up. Listen to Mariah's interview with hosts Big Boy and Luscious Liz below.
Mariah To Perform at Fashion Rocks
Posted by Lynn on Tuesday, 22-Jul-2008, 4:06AM EDT
"Fashion Rocks," the star-studded annual music event that showcases singers against a backdrop of the hottest fashions will kick-off New York's Fashion Week, September 5-12, 2008.
This year's line-up of performers includes Mariah Carey, Christina Aguilera, Beyonce, the Black Eyed Peas, Chris Brown, Justin Timberlake, Keith Urban and Rihanna. The two-hour blowout pairs superstar performers with models stomping down the catwalks in clothes by some of the industry's hottest designers.
Sponsored by the Conde Nast Media Group, "Fashion Rocks" will take place at New York's Radio City Music Hall on September 5th, and air on CBS at 9pm on Tuesday, September 9th.
Source: Entertainment Tonight | MariahDailyJournal
See Mariah Live at TRL!
Posted by Lynn on Monday, 21-Jul-2008, 11:58PM EDT
As previously reported, Mariah will be visiting the MTV Studios in Times Square, New York to promote her new music video for "I'll Be Lovin' U Long Time" on Total Request Live on Tuesday, July 22nd. We want her biggest fans supporting her and you may even get the opportunity to meet her!
A limited number of tickets to the show will be available. To request tickets, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with "Mariah Fan" in the subject. Please include your name, age, phone, and the number of tickets you would like. You must be 16-24 years old to be considered.
If you do not fit the age requirement, we still encourage fans of all ages to come to Times Square to support Mariah! Feel free to wear MC t-shirts, bring signs and anything else to show your love!
Source: MTV | MariahDailyJournal
"I'll Be Lovin' U Long Time" Tops BET Countdown!
Posted by Lynn on Monday, 21-Jul-2008, 7:27PM EDT
Great job, everyone!
"I'll Be Lovin' U Long Time" took the #1 spot on today's 106 & Park's "Top 10 Live" countdown! The video's positions in the 6 days it has been on the countdown are as follows: 10 - Out - 4 - 5 - 3 - 2 - 1.
Here's a video of Rocsi and guest co-host, singer Mario announcing the new #1 video, "I'll Be Lovin' U Long Time."
Let's continue to vote and make sure that it remains at the top when Mariah visits the BET studios on Wednesday!
Source: MariahDailyJournal | Jasmine
Mariah on TRL and 106 & Park this week!
Posted by Lynn on Monday, 21-Jul-2008, 5:07PM EDT
Mariah will be stopping by MTV's TRL tomorrow, July 22nd! Tune in to MTV at 3pm ET/PT to watch. Mariah continues her appearances this week by stopping by BET's 106 & Park on Wednesday, July 23rd. Tune in to BET at 6pm ET/PT to watch.
On both shows Mariah will talk about the "I'll Be Lovin' U Long Time" video and letting her fans in on the latest scoop.
"I'll Be Lovin' U Long Time" Update
Posted by Lynn on Monday, 21-Jul-2008, 1:48PM EDT
Here's how "I'll Be Lovin' U Long Time" is faring at radio this week.
Mediabase (Week ending 07/20/08) "I'll Be Lovin' U Long Time" has registered 24.72 million audience impressions with 3,947 spins (Rhythmic - 1578, Urban - 1158, Pop - 1092, Urban A/C - 64, Hot A/C - 22, Alternative - 3, MTV - 14, BET - 13, VH1 - 3).
Its standings on the Mediabase charts for the week ending 02/20/08 are: Rhythmic - #30 (Last Week: #38) Urban - #26 (Last Week: #28) Pop - #37 (Last Week: #44)
Billboard/Nielsen BDS (Thru Saturday, 07/19/08) On Hot 100 Airplay, "I'll Be Lovin' U Long Time" is the 4th biggest gainer at #56 (+4.1 million audience impressions) and on R&B Airplay, it is at #40. The song's final positions on both airplay charts will be available later this week.
Radio & Records (Week ending 07/20/08) Rhythmic - Mariah soars 36-27 as "I'll Be Lovin' U Long Time" takes second place on the Most Increased Plays tally (up 445). Stations playing: KSFM +50, WJJS +36, WKHT +34, KKFR +31, KVEG +22, KPRR +21, WRCL +18, XHTO +18, WRED +18, KISV +17
Urban - "I'll Be Lovin' U Long Time" is up 4 spots to #25, +248 in plays.
Pop - Mariah extends her lead for most CHR/Top 40 appearances as "I'll Be Lovin' U Long Time" opens at No. 39. The track is her 28th chart hit, two more than runner-up Madonna has accumulated.
Radio & Online Tidbits Ryan Seacrest's AT40: Request at (877) AT40-FAN (2840-326) or E-mail. Rick Dees Weekly Top 40:: E-mail Hitz Radio:E-mail Open House Party:E-mail or call (800) 669-1010. XM Radio: Vote for the song here or call (866) 553-2020. Rate The Music: This website is used by radio stations to determine what people like. Joining their survey panel is a way to ensure that "I'll Be Lovin' U Long Time" has great call out when the numbers finally come in. Call Out numbers determine whether or not a format (Pop/Rhythmic/Urban) will keep the song in heavy rotation. You can do surveys every single day, and whenever "I'll Be Lovin' U Long Time" comes up, give it a 100% rating! Sign up here now! 102.7 KIIS, Los Angeles, CA: Jojo's Top 9@9, click here to vote. Power 106, Los Angeles, CA: Currently at #30 on the playlist. Vote for the song on Top 4@4 and Top 7@7. WBNQ 101.5, Bloomington, IL: This station compiles a daily list of its most played songs. "I'll Be Lovin' U Long Time" was #87 yesterday but fell off the top 100 today. Please call (309) 828-1015; and sign up and rate the song here. B96, Chicago, IL: The song is currently at #15 on the station's Top 20 Songs. Request at (312) 591-9696. KISS FM, Peoria, IL: #7 last night on Most Wanted list (compiled at 7pm Central). Call (309) 550-5477 or e-mail to help the song out! Power 92.3, Peoria, IL: The song hasn't made the 9@9 countdown yet. Call (309) 674-9292 between 7pm-9pm CT to get your request in. Hot 97, New York, NY: #15 on Top Songs. Request at (800) 223-9797 or E-mail. Power 105.1, New York, NY: #8 on playlist. Request online or text "REQUEST I'll Be Lovin' U Long Time" to 41051. Z100 - New York, NY: "I'll Be Lovin' U Long Time" has yet to be played on the station. NY residents, please request the song online, or call (800) 242-0100 or text "REQUEST I'll Be Lovin U Long Time" to 55100.
We would like to hear how "I'll Be Lovin' U Long Time" is performing in your area, please e-mail us and let us know where Mariah is at on playlists/countdowns, etc.
Keep supporting Mariah! Please use our banner on top to vote, stream, download, request for "I'll Be Lovin' U Long Time."
The video was at #2 last Friday on 106 & Park's Top 10 countdown. Its positions since its debut on Friday, July 11th are as follows: 10 - Out - 4 - 5 - 3 - 2.
"I'll Be Lovin' U Long Time" got the VH1 Spotlight on last Saturday's Top 20 Countdown. You can download a video of the premiere here.
On iTunes, "I'll Be Lovin' U Long Time" is currently at #64 on Top 100 Pop Songs, and #6 on Top Music Videos.
Below are avatars, flyers, banners and signatures that you can use to promote "I'll Be Lovin' U Long Time." Many thanks to Casey for making them!
Source: MariahDailyJournal | Casey | Deniece | Jeremy | Fernando | Peggy
Mariah's New Gig?
Posted by Lynn on Sunday, 20-Jul-2008, 6:44PM EDT
Mariah is going Hollywood - as in Planet Hollywood! Mariah is in hush-hush talks to become a permanent headliner at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, which could score her $100 million for a three-year commitment, an insider tells Star. "Mariah is one of the most popular performers around," the insider adds. "She could easily become Queen of the Las Vegas strip!" And Mariah's new husband, Nick Cannon, is all for the idea. "Nick loves Vegas," the insider says. "Maybe he could even be Mariah's opening act!"
Note: The contract offer, according to a Planet Hollywood source, would be for 5 nights a week for 3 years and worth $100 million. Mariah has not accepted and they are apparently still in negotiations.
Source: Star | MariahDailyJournal | John
On The Cover Additions: Magazines from 1998
Posted by Lynn on Sunday, 20-Jul-2008, 3:39PM EDT
Five magazines from 1998 have just been added to our On The Cover section: The Look, Highlife, OK!, Top of the Pops, and TV Extra.
Mariah is the equivalent of showbusiness royalty, and although her manner is relaxed it's obvious that she likes things done in a particular way. The left side of the limo is hers, she tells me, because she prefers to be seen from the right side.
Mariah may be a diva, but she is no prima donna. She has just finished 12 hours of TV interviews that ran way over schedule. And even though she has had barely three hours of sleep. she is now on her way to oversee the editing of a TV special.
This is the new, sexy Mariah Carey -- the girl learning to have fun again after the end of her claustrophobic high-profile marriage to the man who discovered her, 49-year-old Sony record boss Tommy Mottola. READ MORE»
On paper, Mariah carey is the modern-day fairytale princess who had it all. Mini-series are written about people like her; she's the real-life Danielle Steele heroine who came from nothing to conquer evil.
As the biggest-selling female recording artist of the '90s her bank balance stands at $300 million. She has sold 80 million records worldwide and her Disney-esque rags to riches rise from the drug and vice-riddled streets of New York has become legend.
She is the product of a broken home. Her Irish-American mother -- former opera singer -- left her Venezuelan father when Carey was three years old, and struggled to raise her three children alone, moving house 13 times in as many years. READ MORE»
The best-selling female vocalist of the decade, Mariah Carey - the singer talks about enjoying the freedom of a new, single life in her Manhattan townhouse.
'You wanna see something funny?' asks Mariah Carey, standing in the spacious kitchen of her new townhouse apartment on Manhattan's Upper East Side. She walks over to an oil painting hanging on the wall, opposite an enormous stained-glass window. It's of a butterfly - the name, coincidentally, of Mariah's last CD. 'I noticed it after I moved in,' she says in her husky, sultry voice. 'Butterflies are always following me.' Inscribed at the top are the Latin words leviour aura, which translates as "lighter than a breeze." But Mariah sees the painting as having 'something to do with freedom.' READ MORE»
"My All" Top of the Pops' SongWords (UK) - May 1998
HQ Photos: Mariah at Mr. Chow, Los Angeles
Posted by Lynn on Saturday, 19-Jul-2008, 7:52PM EDT
Below are high-quality photos of Mariah and husband Nick Cannon leaving Mr. Chow restaurant in Beverly Hills, California Friday night, July 18, 2008.
Vote for Mariah on the VMAs!
Posted by Lynn on Saturday, 19-Jul-2008, 1:50AM EDT
MTV just announced that they would be letting Video Music Awards (VMAs) viewers in on all the nomination fun this year. Every Friday night, during FNMTV, two new award categories will be revealed, and viewers will be asked to vote for their favorite artists and videos at VMA.MTV.com. Then, on the following week's show, the finalists will be declared as the official nominees for that category.
The first two categories fans will be able to vote on are Best Male Video and Best Female Video. Ballots for the 2008 VMAs are also being sent to an exclusive group of industry insiders, who'll help determine the nominees for the telecast.
Select the one you love best by casting a single vote. Voting polls are open until Wednesday, July 23 and then on Friday, July 25 videos that made the final cut will be announced.
Mariah has two videos vying for the Best Female Video nominations:
Posted by Lynn on Saturday, 19-Jul-2008, 1:49AM EDT
Below, find Mariah's chart positions in Billboard magazine issue dated July 26, 2008.
E=MC² Billboard 200 Albums: #31 (Last Week #33) Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums: #10 (Last Week #15) Billboard Comprehensive Albums: #33 (Last Week #34) Sales this week: 14,774 (-8%) Total sales: 1,094,281
"Touch My Body" Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs: #46 (Last Week #32) Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay: #46 (Last Week #38) Billboard Hot Singles Sales: #40 (Last Week #27) Billboard Hot 100 Recurrent Airplay: #14 (Last Week #6) Billboard Hot Singles Recurrents: #12 (Last Week #6)
"Bye Bye" Billboard Pop 100: #65 (Last Week #52) Billboard Pop 100 Airplay: #62 (Last Week #40) Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs: #98 (Re-entry)
"I'll Be Lovin' U Long Time" Billboard Hot 100: #100 (Debut) Billboard Hot 100 Airplay: #70 (Debut) Billboard Pop 100: #64 (Last Week #76) Billboard Pop 100 Airplay: #52 (Last Week #61) Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs: #44 (Last Week #54) Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay: #44 (Last Week #53) Billboard Rhythmic Top 40: #36 (Debut) Billboard Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop: #29 (Last Week #38) Billboard Hot Videoclip Tracks: #13 (Debut)
Source: Billboard | MariahDailyJournal
Win Tickets to See Mariah's Summer Krush Concert!
Posted by Lynn on Friday, 18-Jul-2008, 5:45PM EDT
MariahCarey.com is giving away exclusive VIP passes to Mariah's Summer Krush mini-concert to Honey B. Fly members!
Fifty (50) lucky HBF fans who answer the trivia question correctly and supply all the necessary info will be randomly selected to receive a pair of tickets to watch the show in a reserved VIP area on the floor in front of the stage!
You MUST be a member of Honey B. Fly, Mariah's official fan club, to enter this contest. In order for you to take part you must be 16 years of age or older, have a valid photo ID and be in the Hollywood, California area on Thursday, July 31. MariahCarey.com will not be providing any transportation to and from this event. You should arrive at the event no later than 5:30pm PT! Concert begins at 8pm.
HERE'S HOW TO ENTER: Email your responses to below question to email@example.com with the subject line "HBF Summer Krush Contest." Only one response per person is allowed. Multiple submissions will be disregarded and the entrant will be disqualified.
Along with your trivia question answer, please include the following information:
- Your First and Last Name - Your HBF membername - Your Age - Your Your E-Mail Address - Your Phone Number (Home and Mobile) - Guest's Full Name - Guest's Age
QUESTION Where did Mariah shoot the video for her most recent single "I'll Be Lovin' U long Time"? a) New Jersey shore b) Hawaii c) Miami d) Mexico
This contest will end on Sunday, July 20 at 11:59pm EST. Final details will be sent only to those selected to attend no later than 6:00pm EST, Friday, July 25th. Not a member? Join today!
Mariah at Big Boy's Launch on NYC's Hot 97?
Posted by Lynn on Friday, 18-Jul-2008, 4:56PM EDT
Emmis New York's Hip Hop and R&B WQHT Hot 97 debuts its new morning line-up Monday, July 21 with nationally syndicated Big Boy's Neighborhood including the award winning entertainment of national funny man Big Boy, and MTV Entertainment Reporter Luscious Liz Hernandez. An all star celebrity line up of guests will be joining Big Boy in studio to welcome his arrival to New York throughout the week as he broadcasts from the Hot 97 studios including Mariah Carey, Fat Joe, Mary J Blige and more!
HQ Photos: Mariah at Nobu, Los Angeles
Posted by Lynn on Friday, 18-Jul-2008, 9:44AM EDT
Below are photos of Mariah and Nick Cannon leaving the Nobu restaurant in Malibu, California on Thursday night, July 17, 2008.
Watch a video of Mariah & Nick leaving Nobu at X17 Online or you can download a video file here.
Mariah Calls in to Phoenix's Power 98.3 FM
Posted by Lynn on Thursday, 17-Jul-2008, 2:30PM EDT
Yesterday morning, Mariah was also on air live with Nutz In The Morning on Power 98.3 FM in Phoenix, Arizona to promote her new single, "I'll Be Lovin' U Long Time." Check out the interview below or by clicking on this link to hear Mariah break down her favorite MCs, speak on the married life, and address rumors of a future wedding.
Mariah Leaves New Voicemail
Posted by Lynn on Wednesday, 16-Jul-2008, 10:02PM EDT
Mariah left a new voice message on her official site today. You can check out the audio in the Voicemail section.
Transcript: "Hey! I decided to leave you a nice message today because I have been, first of all I missed you, I missed leaving messages for you guys. And second of all, I've been doing all these, I've been doing a bunch of radio as I'm sure some of you will know today and I didn't want to go without leaving a message. I've been kind of talking about you on the radio all day when I talked about my fans. That would be YOU! So I'm leaving this message for you to say, hopefully you'd, I'm sure you know all about the contest bla, bla, bla, all the things I'm doing 'cause it's right there in front of you, you can read it. But thank you so much for everything, with everything that's gone on in the past couple of months and just know that I love you, I'm thinking of you and I will chat with you soon, okay? Buh-byee!"
Mariah to Guest-Judge on Project Runway?
Posted by Lynn on Wednesday, 16-Jul-2008, 2:47PM EDT
Mariah Carey is reportedly being pursued to be the guest judge on the season finale of Project Runway. According to Fashion Week Daily, Project Runway producers are actively pursuing Mariah Carey to be the final judge at the series finale taping during New York Fashion Week. If she signs on, Carey would follow the likes of Victoria Beckham, Fern Mallis, Parker Posey and Debra Messing in this all-important (for millions of devoted viewers) role.
Today's Radio Interviews
Posted by Lynn on Wednesday, 16-Jul-2008, 12:26PM EDT
Mariah called in to KIIS FM in Los Angeles, California at around 8:15 this morning to promote her new single, "I'll Be Lovin' U Long Time." Chatting with hosts Ryan Seacrest and Ellen K., she also talked about her Jimmy Kimmel Live! interview prior to getting up on stage for her "Summer Krush" mini-concert at Kimmel's outdoor stage on Thursday, July 31st. She said she'll be performing 4 songs at the concert, 2 of which will be aired on Kimmel's TV broadcast that night. She mentioned her Disney World visit last Tuesday, her U.S. concert tour which she said will be kicking off in November 2008, her new fragrance Luscious Pink. She also gave a shout-out to her fans, thanking them for all their support, and mentioned that "I'll Be Lovin' U Long Time" is the Most Added song on radio.
Mariah's "Summer Krush" Mini-Concert at Kimmel
Posted by Lynn on Wednesday, 16-Jul-2008, 11:18AM EDT
Mariah Carey will perform as part of the second annual Samsung AT&T Summer Krush, a free summer concert series designed to highlight Samsung's music-centric BlackJack II mobile phone.
The concert series launches July 31 in Los Angeles with an approximately 35-minute performance by Carey at the Hollywood & Highland Center. Portions of the concert will broadcast later that evening on ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live!"
Mariah to Call in to KIIS FM, Los Angeles!
Posted by Lynn on Wednesday, 16-Jul-2008, 10:05AM EDT
Ryan Seacrest of KIIS 102.7 FM in Los Angeles, California just announced that Mariah will be calling in later this morning. Be sure to tune in! Ryan's morning show airs until 10am PT. You can listen live here!
As mentioned earlier, Mariah is also scheduled to call in to 104.7 KISS FM in Phoenix, Arizona and interview with the Johnjay & Rich Show at around 8:45am PT. Listen live!
Source: Rima | Scott
Posted by Lynn on Wednesday, 16-Jul-2008, 4:52AM EDT
"I'll Be Lovin' U Long Time" was at #4 on yesterday's 106 & Park's Top 10 Videos. It debuted on the countdown at #10 on Friday, fell off on Monday and climbed back up at #4 on Tuesday! Great job, everyone! Let's continue to vote!
"I'll Be Lovin' U Long Time" is currently the 5th most downloaded video on iTunes! Get the video here!
104.7 KISS FM in Phoenix, AZ announced on-air that Mariah will be interviewed on the Johnjay & Rich Show this morning. She was on this show a few months back for "Touch My Body," so it could be a repeat, but they said she'd be calling in live at around 8:45am PT. You can listen live here.
Mariah may be doing several call-ins so check out your stations today. If you hear Mariah on the radio and are able to record, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
KWIN 97.7/98.3 FM in Stockton, California is holding a contest to win a trip to Los Angeles to see Mariah perform live. Listen on Wednesday, July 16, between 7am and 8am for "Dear Mama" by Tu Pac. When it plays all the way thru, caller 9 at (209) 951-KWIN (5946) instantly wins tickets to KWIN Day at Raging Waters Sacramento and qualifies for a special trip to L.A. to see Mariah. Airfare, Hotel, and tickets to the show covered.
Wal-Mart stores now carry the "M by Mariah Carey" perfume. A special section in its Fragrances Department has a Mariah Carey cardboard sign with the words "The Debut Fragrance, by Mariah Carey." They're selling .5oz and 1.7oz bottles.
"I'll Be Lovin' U Long Time" will be released in Italy on September 1st. Promotion has started last Friday, July 11th and with only 3 days of airplay, the new single entered the Music Contro Chart (the official airplay chart in Italy) at #48 and today it is at #46. The song is the Most Added and the Hot Shot Debut this week.
Attention Filipino fans: Get a chance to win fabulous prizes with every purchase of any MCA Music's seven power albums of its seven Chicks that Rock: Mariah Carey E=MC², Rihanna Good Girl Gone Bad: Reloaded, Fergie The Dutchess, Janet Jackson Discipline, Duffy Rockferry, Colbie Caillat Coco and Emmy Rossum Inside Out. Up for grabs are a Macbook Air, a Genuine White and Yellow gold Diamond studded ring from My Diamond in celebration of Mariah's marriage, a carat worthy White Gold Diamond ring from My Diamond to congratulate Fergie with her engagement, one of three 80GB IPod classics from Mobile 1, and one of five Glamour Diamond necklaces with the first letter of your name from Morellatto. Buy your albums from your favorite Odyssey, Music One and Astrovision stores and get your raffle coupons, fill it out, and drop it at raffle boxes located at the retail store. Deadline of submission of entries is on September 30, 2008 at the closing of mall hours. Winners shall be drawn on October 13, 2008 and will be notified through e-mail, text, and landline.
In Bulgaria, "Bye Bye" climbs 2 spots to #8 on MM Television Top 20 and up 6 to #29 on City Radio & Television Top 50.
"You Don't Mess with the Zohan" ("Rien Que Pour Vos Cheveux") is out in theaters in France on Wednesday, August 27th.
Kevon has updated his webcomic site, The Diva Chronicles featuring Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston, with more comics to read! Check it out!
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HQ Photos: Mariah at Disney World
Posted by Lynn on Wednesday, 16-Jul-2008, 3:01AM EDT
Below are pictures of Mariah and Nick Cannon with Mickey & Minnie Mouse at the Walt Disney World's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa in Lake Buena Vista, Florida on Tuesday, July 15, 2008.
How did newlyweds Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon cap off two romantic weeks together in the Bahamas? They went to Disney World, of course!
The famous lovebirds spent Tuesday enjoying the Florida theme parks' wild rides, including the Rock 'n' Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith, the famous indoor coaster Space Mountain (Nick's favorite ride), and the stomach-plunging Twilight Zone Tower of Terror (Mariah's favorite.)
They also met up with the another power couple -- the biggest in all of Disney World -- Mickey and Miney Mouse! The dynamic duos mugged for photos at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa, and Mariah really got into the spirit of things by wearing "Tinker Bell" earrings and a designer t-shirt depicting Mickey and Miney sharing a smooch.
She and Nick planned to top off their fun by taking in the "Wishes" fireworks show set to the backdrop of the Magic Kingdom's iconic Cinderella Caste.
"I'll Be Lovin' U Long Time" REMIX Contest Launches Today!
Posted by Lynn on Tuesday, 15-Jul-2008, 12:41PM EDT
MariahCarey.com and Indaba Music, the leading music collaboration website and online community for musicians, are teaming up to bring you the hottest remix contest ever - The Mariah Remix Contest! Beginning today, professionals and amateurs alike will be able to remix Mariah's newest hit single, "I'll Be Lovin' U Long Time."
Throughout her career, Mariah's music has been remixed by some of the hottest producers in the game. From David Morales and P. Diddy, to Junior Vasquez, Jermaine Dupri and DJ Clue, Mariah's remixes have been some of the biggest hits of her career. Now it's your turn to remix Mariah - be heard by millions of people around the globe, and if you can impress our panel of industry judges, take home serious cash and earn "flantastic" cred in both the Remix and www.MariahCarey.com communities. You can download the instrument stems (vocals, bass, keys, and more) for free at www.indabamusic.com/mariahremix, and start remixing today!
The top ten remixes, as selected by you, the fans, will be judged by a panel of industry heavy hitters, including the co-executive producer of E=MC², Mark Sudack, and Kerri Mason, dance columnist from Billboard Magazine. The grand prize package will include 5,000 cash, the winning remix posted on Mariah's official website, record label's website, MySpace, and more. The second prize winner will receive a complete Protools LE recording system, courtesy of Sweetwater.com. All ten finalists will win a signed copy of E=MC².
Best of all, with Indaba Music, remixing is easy! Play around with the virtual mixer, and once you get the hang of it, record your own harmonies, spit a verse, add a guitar solo, or add a dance beat. You can even collaborate with any of the 60,000+ musicians in Indaba Music's online network!
Not up to make your own remix? Stop by MariahCarey.com and grab a widget to enjoy the remixes created by your fellow fans, all from the comfort of your own online profile. Want to support your fellow Lambs? Head to the Message Boards to share your favorites.
Mariah To Perform at Teen Choice 2008 Awards
Posted by Lynn on Monday, 14-Jul-2008, 9:36PM EDT
POP ICON MARIAH CAREY TO PERFORM AT "TEEN CHOICE 2008" MONDAY, AUGUST 4, ON FOX
Multi-platinum artist Mariah Carey is set to perform her new single "I'll Be Lovin' You Long Time" at TEEN CHOICE 2008. Hosted by Miley Cyrus, TEEN CHOICE celebrates the hottest teen icons in film, television, music, sports and fashion. The coolest stars will receive coveted Teen Choice surfboard awards in categories such as Choice Male Hottie and Choice Hook-Up when TEEN CHOICE 2008 airs Monday, Aug. 4 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Fans ages 13-19 can vote once each day for their favorite TEEN CHOICE 2008 nominees at www.TeenChoiceAwards.com.
Additionally, Sophia Bush, Josh Holloway, Ryan Sheckler and Steve Carell will join previously announced participants Chris Brown, Scarlett Johansson, Zac Efron, Pink, Jaime Pressly, Danica Patrick, Selena Gomez, JoJo, Minka Kelly, Jesse McCartney, Chad Michael Murray, Chace Crawford, Kristen Bell, Drake Bell, Mischa Barton, Brittany Snow and Hayden Panettiere. Additional performers and presenters to be announced.
With her unique talent and signature vocal abilities, Mariah Carey commanded the world's attention when she made her musical debut. Since then, Carey has emerged as one of the most popular and widely acclaimed talents in music. As a singer and songwriter, Carey has been recognized with the most prestigious accolades in the industry including two Grammy Awards, eight American Music Awards, Billboard's "Artist of the Decade" Award and the World Music Award for "World's Best Selling Female Artist of the Millennium." As the best-selling female performer of all time, Mariah Carey has continuously raised the bar and set the standard of excellence within the music industry.
Throughout her career, Carey has smashed recording industry records, and she recently reached another historic career achievement. "Touch My Body," the lead single from her album, E=MC, became her 18th No. 1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100. As a result, she has surpassed one of the most enduring chart records in Billboard history: Elvis Presley's 17 No. 1 singles. "Touch My Body" spent two weeks at the top of the charts and marked Mariah's 78th and 79th cumulative career weeks at No. 1. This tied Elvis' long-standing all-time high of 79 weeks at No. 1 (as calculated in Billboard). Additionally, Mariah is now positioned as the only active recording artist in the 50 years of the Hot 100 (which began in 1958) with the potential to surpass the Beatles' all-time high of 20 No. 1 hits.
NOTE: The Teen Choice 2008 Awards will be staged at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City Walk, Los Angeles, California on Sunday, August 3, 2008 at 5:00pm. For tickets, go to Ticketmaster. In the meantime, let's not forget to vote for Mariah for the Choice Music: Female Artist and Choice Music R&B Track (for "Bye Bye") awards. Voting ends August 1st!
I realize why I've disliked Mariah Carey up to this point. Her five octave trills, skimpy gear, and primping and prancing for the camera have always come off as showy and insincere. Insecure people almost always overcompensate.
Now I'm having a great time tripping down memory lane with a woman I thought was a Diva with a capital D. "A diva can be a kind of cool, fun thing to be," says Mariah, seeming to consider the possibilities, "but it also has a connotation of being difficult." A bitch, I clarify. "Exactly," she says, nodding her head, "and that couldn't be more opposite of who I am."
She may not be a diva, but she's definitely in control. "I'm under enormous pressure because the creative stuff -- nobody can do that for me. I don't trust anybody to do it the way I want." She's not complainng. That's the way Mariah likes it. READ MORE»
Mini-Concert Tickets at LA's KIIS FM
Posted by Lynn on Monday, 14-Jul-2008, 12:49PM EDT
On his morning show, at around 8:35 this morning, host Ryan Seacrest, right before playing "We Belong Together," announced that KIIS 102.7 FM will be giving away free tickets to Mariah's Mini-Concert at Jimmy Kimmel Live!. Listen to the cue and call (800) 520-1027 to win!
The Mini-Concert will be held at Jimmy Kimmel Live!'s outdoor stage located at the El Capitan Entertainment Center, 6840 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, California on Thursday, July 31st.
The Nail Diva
Posted by Lynn on Sunday, 13-Jul-2008, 4:14AM EDT
Celebrity manicurist Deborah Lippman has worked closely with Mariah on countless projects, including both print and video shoots as well as for personal occasions. Mariah and Lippman have been known to change nail color as many as four times during one event to complement each wardrobe change. Lippman tells Karen Bressler of TalentNetworks her interesting stories working with Mariah:
Deborah Lippman: "I've worked with Sarah Jessica Parker, Mariah Carey, Faith Hill, Martha Stewart, Julia Roberts. I work with Mariah Carey a lot. She was going to sing a duet at the Oscars with Whitney Houston and I created a color for her called Satin Doll (opaque flesh pinky beige with silver running through it). It was very pretty for evening yet soft enough to wear in the day time. She loved it. A couple of years ago, she was the musical guest on Saturday Night Live and wanted red nails but the outfit she was wearing eight or nine minutes later needed a sheer color. I was up to it if she was and it happens that she was talented enough to walk on stage with wet nails and not mess them up. There were a lot of closeups of her holding the microphone and we both got calls the next day about her nails. Another time she was in a diva concert and we changed her nails four times in a short period of time in a shaky trailer. Every time someone took a step, the trailer rocked. We were laughing pretty hard."
Posted by Lynn on Saturday, 12-Jul-2008, 10:45PM EDT
"I'll Be Lovin' U Long Time" is the Jam of the Week on MTV Jams. They are playing the video about once or twice an hour. They also have a mini Mariah marathon where they show about 10 of her videos including "The Roof," "Touch My Body," and "Vision of Love." Tune in!
Mariah makes Yahoo!'s main page as the #1 most searched on Today's Top Searches!
"I'll Be Lovin' U Long Time" Mediabase airplay as of week ending July 11, 2008: 17.51 million audience impressions with 2567 spins (Urban - 853, Pop - 732, Rhythmic - 881, Urban A/C - 63, Alternative - 5).
You can now purchase Honey B. Fly fan club membership directly from your local Wal-Mart. Head over to the digital music section at your Wal-Mart store and you'll find a gift card featuring Mariah. The Fan Club Fast Pass costs $30 and allows you to join one of several major artist fan clubs including, Honey B. Fly.
Meanwhile, for a limited time only, the official site is offering free 3 months trial memberships to Honey B. Fly. To access the special promotion, click here.
Los Angeles' KDAY-FM host Wendy Williams, who starts her own TV show, "The Wendy Williams Show," Monday on Fox, mentions Mariah in an interview with the Los Angeles Times:
You're not just a humble girl from Jersey. Who gets name-checked in a Mariah Carey song? Isn't that wonderful? Mariah, ironically, during the promoting of this album, never came by for an interview. I will hunt her down! Eventually, Mimi and I will meet up... And when we meet up, it'll be delightful conversation.
Here are the latest airplay positions for Mariah's singles in
Serbia. "Bye Bye" at Radio TDI up 4 to #9 on Hello Top 40; and "Touch My Body" at Radio Pingvin remains at #8 on McDonald's I'm Loving It Top List.
On MTV Adria, "Bye Bye" climbs 5 spots from #16 to #11 this week.
Below are Elle wallpapers created by Arief.
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Posted by Lynn on Saturday, 12-Jul-2008, 8:41PM EDT
U.S.A. Star, In Touch and OK! - July 21st issues
CHINA Hits - June 2008, "Mariah Carey: That's an Attitude"
In Music - July 2008, "Mariah: The Diva is Back"
MALAYSIA Cleo - June 2008, "Girl We Like: Mariah Carey"
JAPAN Blenda, "A Woman in Love" and Luire, "She is a Shining Diva" - July 2008
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Posted by Michael on Saturday, 12-Jul-2008, 8:40PM EDT
Below, find Mariah's chart positions in Billboard magazine issue dated July 19, 2008.
E=MC² Billboard 200 Albums: #33 (Last Week #25) Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums: #15 (Last Week #13) Billboard Comprehensive Albums: #34 (Last Week #25) Sales this week: 16,077 (-7%) Total sales: 1,079,507
"Touch My Body" Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs: #32 (Last Week #27) Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay: #38 (Last Week #27) Billboard Hot Singles Sales: #27 (Last Week #30) Billboard Hot 100 Recurrent Airplay: #6 (Debut) Billboard Hot Singles Recurrents: #6 (Debut) Billboard Global Dance Tracks: #21 (Last Week #17) Billboard Hot Dance Singles Sales: #8 (Last Week #9)
"Bye Bye" Billboard Hot 100: #84 (Last Week #69) Billboard Pop 100: #52 (Last Week #42) Billboard Pop 100 Airplay: #40 (Last Week #34) Billboard Rhythmic Top 40: #34 (Last Week #23) Billboard Canadian Hot 100: #99 (Last Week #74) Billboard Japan Hot 100 Singles: #100 (Last Week #73)
"I'll Be Lovin' U Long Time" Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles: #24 (Debut) Billboard Pop 100: #76 (Last Week #100) Billboard Pop 100 Airplay: #61 (Last Week #67) Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs: #54 (Last Week #62) Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay: #53 (Last Week #61) Billboard Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop: #38 (Debut)
"I'm That Chick" Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs: #90 (Last Week #85)
Chart Bits E=MC² is currently the #4 best selling album of 2008, behind Lil' Wayne's Tha Carter III (1.68 million), Jack Johnson's Sleep Through The Static (1.26 million) and Coldplay's Viva La Vida (1.12 million).
E=MC² is #70 (from #56) in Japan this week selling 2,941 copies for a total of 139,595 copies. By comparison The Emancipation of Mimi was #51 on the Japanese charts, selling 4,082 copies and it had sold a total of 204,857 copies by its 12th week.
E=MC² has been certified Platinum (1,000,000) in the US, making it the first known country that the album has reached Platinum status. The album is also Gold in Japan (100,000), United Kingdom (100,000), Australia (35,000), Philippines (10,000) and Thailand (9,000).
Source: Billboard | MariahDailyJournal | Oricon | BPI
"I'll Be Lovin' U Long Time" REMIX Contest
Posted by Lynn on Friday, 11-Jul-2008, 8:57PM EDT
Professionals and amateurs alike will have the chance to remix the third single from Mariah Carey's platinum-plus album "E=MC2" via a contest hosted on a startup social network Web site for musicians, Billboard has learned.
Starting July 15, the complete stems of "I'll Be Lovin' U Long Time," from Carey's Island release, will be made available to the members of Indaba Music, an online community for aspiring and established producers and artists.
"Mariah is the queen of the remix," manager Mark Sudack says, citing the pop star's work with dance producers like David Morales -- for whom she resang the vocals of 1993's "Dreamlover" -- and Junior Vasquez, as well as hip-hop greats like Sean "Diddy" Combs, DJ Clue, Ol' Dirty Bastard and the Lox. "This contest is a way for her to continue being a pioneer in the remix world, potentially finding a new sound, a new power, a new energy in the online space, as opposed to just the go-to producers of the moment."
The contest involves elements of fan voting, user-generated content and social networking. Entrants must join Indaba by creating a profile and can then download the song stems, work on their mix and submit it via the site by August 26. The Indaba community will pick its 10 favorite mixes via online voting. Three judges -- including Sudack, who co-executive-produced "E=MC2" -- will then select the winner. The producer of the winning mix will receive $5,000, be designated as Carey's No. 1 MySpace friend for four weeks and possibly have his or her work released.
The contest is more than just a unique way to promote the single, according to Sudack. "It's a marketing tool as much as it is a contest," he says. "But nowadays all you need is a laptop and a drum machine, and you have all the equipment that you need to go and make something that's hot and sounds special. There's so much potential talent out there that's untapped. You could have the next Jermaine Dupri sitting in a room somewhere, and he's got all the talent and all this genius with just no options to connect the dots."
Posted by Lynn on Friday, 11-Jul-2008, 6:17PM EDT
Great job, everyone! "I'll Be Lovin' U Long Time" debuted at #10 on 106 & Park's Top 10 video countdown today! Keep voting!
The picture of Mariah wearing a hot pink dress can in fact be found in the printed edition of ELLE, in full page on page 243. To the right is a high-quality scan.
The "I'll Be Lovin' U Long Time" music video is now available for download for $1.49 on iTunes.
Remember to vote for Mariah once a day for the Choice Music: Female Artist and Choice Music R&B Track (for "Bye Bye") awards at the 2008 Teen Choice Awards. Voting ends August 1st.
"I'll Be Lovin' U Long Time" Mediabase airplay as of week ending July 10, 2008: 16.414 million audience impressions with 2424 spins (Urban - 810, Pop - 761, Rhythmic - 760, Urban A/C - 61, Alternative - 5).
Last night on MTV's Randy Jackson Presents: America's Best Dance Crew 2, group Fanny Pak took the speed up challenge with an '80s Prom theme and dancing to Mariah's "Touch My Body." Watch their performance to your right.
Respondents to Parade.com's annual Summer Pop Culture Poll thought First Daughter Jenna Bush and new hubby Harry Hager were most likely to succeed as a couple (80%). Newlyweds Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon and Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wentz each came in last with 2%.
Radio 1's resident film critic, James King, evaluates the 10 Worst Musician Actors on this month's "The Q List" in UK's Q music magazine. The Top 10 are Phil Collins (Buster), Sting (Dune), Ice-T (Tank Girl), 50 Cent (Get Rich or Die Tryin'), All Saints (Honest), Madonna (Body of Evidence), Britney Spears (Crossroads), Roger Daltrey (Buddy's Song), Mariah Carey (Glitter), and Spice Girls (Spiceworld). Here's what King has to say about Mariah:
Glitter put Carey at the centre of a camp fantasy about a rags-to-riches singer. Released in US cinemas soon after the World Trade Centre terrorist attacks, it sank without trace. JK: "This is the standard for bad pop films. I actually own it, and it has become a bit of a cult film because it's so camp. The worrying thing is that Mariah Carey can't even play her own life story. She's trying too hard to be a serious actor and she just doesn't cut it."
"I'll Be Lovin' U Long Time" has premiered on Italian radio, Radio Dimensione Suono (RDS), and is currently at #1 on the RDS Web Chart. Keep voting for the song here!
For our aspiring singers out there, click here to download a Karaoke version, with backing vocals, of "I Stay In Love." Thanks to Allan.
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"I'll Be Lovin' U Long Time" Out in UK September 1st
Posted by Lynn on Thursday, 10-Jul-2008, 5:47PM EDT
Mariah is moving swiftly on to single number three from her generally very impressive E=MC2 album.
It's called 'I'll Be Lovin' U Long Time' and it ticks all the boxes for a modern-day Mariah smash. Mid-tempo R&B beat? Check. Gushingly romantic lyrics? You betcha. Guest appearance from a trendy rapper? Yup, here's T.I. for ya! And she's nice and restrained with the old vocals too.
Original it ain't, but 'Long Time' does have that touch of class that 'Bye Bye' seemed to lack. It's also got a definite Kanye West feel to it, which makes sense seeing as it was co-produced by DJ Toomp, who contributed to West's Graduation album. The UK release date is September 1.
Mariah Mini-Concert at Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Posted by Lynn on Thursday, 10-Jul-2008, 1:25PM EDT
Mariah will be live on stage to perform tracks from her new album, E=MC² in a Mini-Concert at Jimmy Kimmel Live!'s outdoor studio stage located at the El Capitan Entertainment Center, 6840 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, California on Thursday, July 31st.
Tickets to the show can be requested at 1iota.com. Doors open at 6:15 PM.
Jimmy Kimmel Live! airs weeknights, 12:05/11:05c on ABC.
Letter from Elle.com
Posted by Lynn on Thursday, 10-Jul-2008, 1:23PM EDT
"As someone who is notoriously late for appointments and dinners (I have shamelessly made dates wait for hours while I perused sample sale racks), it would be hypocritical of me to scoff at Mariah Carey's multiple-hour tardiness when meeting with ELLE editors for the interview and photoshoot in the August issue. But there is nothing like the ultimate diva to remind us that we are mere peons in a world that is ruled by superstars of her ilk. As we run amok in our own harried fashion industry schedules, it's fun to imagine the life of a five-time Grammy winning songstress--because who among us hasn't sung one of her hits in the shower? Don't miss our exclusive interview and photo shoot with the one and only Mimi." --Rachael Nichol, Associate Fashion and Beauty Editor, ELLE.com
BBC Motion Gallery Signs Content Deal with Prince's Trust
Posted by Lynn on Wednesday, 09-Jul-2008, 3:08PM EDT
BBC Motion Gallery, the clip sales arm of BBC Worldwide, has signed a deal with the video archive of youth charity The Prince's Trust.
The deal means BBC Motion Gallery will be able to license clip content from Prince's Trust events such as Party in the Park and Fashion Rocks.
The deal includes rarely before seen moments from key Prince's Trust events, including performances by Elton John, Mariah Carey and Jay-Z - and an appearance by Nelson Mandela.
Paul Brown, director of marketing and communications at Prince's Trust, said, "Our previous events have featured performances and appearances that you'll never see anywhere else and that's a unique commercial opportunity."
Note: Mariah teamed up with designer Donatella Versace for the Swarovski Fashion Rocks for The Prince's Trust, staged at the Grimaldi Forum in Monte Carlo, Monaco on October 17, 2005. Mariah performed a remix of "We Belong Together" at the event.
Video Update: Mariah on VH1's 40 Hottest Hotties
Posted by Lynn on Wednesday, 09-Jul-2008, 12:49AM EDT
VH1 re-aired The Greatest episode, "40 Hottest Hotties of the '90s," earlier tonight. Download a better quality video (than previously posted), in DVD or VCD format, below.
Mariah came in at #9 on the countdown. She was the hottest female singer on the list, and the 5th hottest female overall (see full list below). Here are some of the commentaries about Mariah:
"In the '90s Mariah Carey was the hottest honey to hit a high note." "Here's a girl with a rockin' body, gorgeous face, and she can sing her a** off. Makes her hot." "Mariah Carey was very innocent in the early '90s." "She did that video 'Dreamlover' where she sort of like running around in a field of daisies. Really, this is adorable." "She was like super-successful, she married Tommy Mottola, then they split up, and it's like, 'Bam!'" "It was like the rising of the Phoenix - the Mariah that you would never have seen before." "So hot. The bad girl came out." "Just overflowing with gorgeous sex flush." "Total bombshell. She blew people away."
Mariah at #9 on Hottest Hotties of the '90s, VH1, July 8, 2008 Download: DVD (95.5MB) | VCD (16.3MB)
VH1's 40 Hottest Hotties of the '90s
40. Tiffany Amber Thiessen 39. Jenny McCarthy 38. Tyson Beckford 37. Cameron Diaz 36. Denise Richards 35. Johnny Depp 34. Shania Twain 33. Dean Cain 32. Sarah Michelle Geller 31. Fabio 30. Janet Jackson 29. Ethan Hawke 28. Jenna Jameson 27. Demi Moore 26. Lenny Kravitz 25. Toni Braxton 24. Keanu Reeves 23. Jennifer Aniston 22. Tupac 21. Joey Lawrence
20. Luke Perry 19. Jennifer Love Hewitt 18. Antonio Banderas 17. Gabrielle Reece 16. Heather Locklear 15. LL Cool J 14. Tyra Banks 13. John Stamos 12. Heather Graham 11. JFK Jr. 10. Denzel Washington 9. Mariah Carey 8. Leonardo DiCaprio 7. Christina Applegate 6. George Clooney 5. Alicia Silverstone 4. Brad Pitt 3. Cindy Crawford 2. Pamela Anderson 1. Mark Wahlberg
Mariah on Elle.com
Posted by Lynn on Tuesday, 08-Jul-2008, 10:44PM EDT
The Mariah Carey cover story, "She Owns The Night," in the August 2008 issue of ELLE is now available online at Elle.com. The accompanying photo slideshow includes a new picture of Mariah in hot pink dress not found in the printed edition.
The August issue is now available on newsstands. Grab a copy today!
Thanks to Jessica for alerting us about the article and for sending us HQ pictures. View the pictures below.
"Fantasy" on VIBE's The Ultimate 90
Posted by Lynn on Tuesday, 08-Jul-2008, 3:53PM EDT
Hip-hop's best "Bonnie & Clyde" tracks are featured on V Mixtape: The Ultimate 90 in the latest VIBE magazine. Method Man's "I'll Be There For You/You're All I Need To Get" feat. Mary J. Blige takes the top spot with Mariah's "Fantasy" feat. ODB and Jay-Z's "03 Bonnie & Clyde" feat. Beyonce, both coming in at #2. See full list below.
The Ultimate 90: "Bonnie & Clyde" A true Bonnie & Clyde joint is easy to spot: a perfect combination of the sweet and the sour, the fierce and the femme, the light and the dark. When R&B mingles with rap, both sides win. These jams recall an old adage: Sometimes it takes two to make a thing go right.
MARIAH CAREY FEAT. OL' DIRTY BASTARD "Fantasy" from Daydream (Columbia, 1995) ODB's raucous rhymes ("Me and Mariah") and mind-boggling energy are a perfect contrast to Mariah's pretty-chick cooing. Still as cool as a waterslide ride on a summer's day.
1. Method Man ft. Mary J. Blige "I'll Be There For You/You're All I Need To..." 2. Mariah Carey ft. Ol' Dirty Bastard "Fantasy" Jay-Z ft. Beyonce "03 Bonnie & Clyde" 3. LL Cool J ft. Jennifer Lopez "All I Have" Janet Jackson ft. Q-Tip and Joni Mitchell "Got 'Til It's Gone" 4. Wyclef Jean ft. Claudette Ortiz "Two Wrongs" 5. Diddy ft. Keyshia Cole "Last Night" 6. Ciara ft. 50 Cent "Can't Leave 'Em Alone" Cuban Link ft. Mya "Sugar Daddy" 7. Erykah Badu ft. Common "Love of My Life" Nelly ft. Kelly Rowland "Dilemma" 50 Cent ft. Olivia "Best Friend"
Source: VIBE | MariahDailyJournal
Mariah Earns 'Most Increased Plays' at Urban
Posted by Lynn on Monday, 07-Jul-2008, 8:24PM EDT
From Radio & Records: Mariah Carey earns Most Increased Plays with the third single from E=MC², as "I'll Be Lovin' You Long Time" debuts at No. 38. The song, featured in the Adam Sandler flick "You Don't Mess With the Zohan," grows by 365 spins and becomes her 31st chart hit. Among women, only Mary J. Blige has more in the Urban tally's 15-year history (39).
MARIAH CAREY - I'll Be Lovin' U Long Time (Island/IDJMG) +365 Stations playing: WZHT +27, WGZB +23, WAMO +19, WDHT +19, WQOK +18, KBFB +14, WWPR +14, WZFX +13, WRBJ +12, KOPW +12
Note: Radio & Records Airplay Charts figures are based on preliminary data for the week ending Sunday, July 6th. It should be noted that the Billboard Hot 100 Airplay chart uses a Wednesday-Tuesday airplay week, while this report uses a Monday-Sunday week. Official Billboard chart positions will be published later this week.
Source: Radio&Records | MariahDailyJournal
Pitchfork Reviews "I'll Be Lovin' U Long Time"
Posted by Lynn on Monday, 07-Jul-2008, 8:20PM EDT
Video: Mariah Carey [ft. T.I.]: "I'll Be Lovin' U Long Time" In which Mariah Carey rides a dolphin and looks good doing it. The song's laidback beat, syncopated piano, occasional ascending strings, and pleasant T.I. verse make "I'll Be Lovin' U Long Time" a pretty perfect roller rink jam, and that's not even mentioning the fact that Carey hilariously makes a catchy chorus out of a reference to the "me so horny" line from Full Metal Jacket. At the very least, it's a nice breather in between repeat listens of "Love in This Club".
ELLE: "She Owns The Night"
Posted by Lynn on Monday, 07-Jul-2008, 6:18PM EDT
With her other worldly pipes, a lusty younger husband, and a record-shattering album, Mariah Carey is on the verge of all-encompassing world domination. But as Dan Crane quickly finds out, that doesn't mean she keeps regular office hours
"Do you hate me?" asks Mariah Carey, absorbing me into her well-toned figure with a firm hug. "I'm so sorry I'm late," she says, gazing into my eyes as she pulls away and flutters both hands in the air to illustrate what I can only assume is her rationale. "The nails are still drying!"
It's 12:37 A.M. I'm in the living room of a sprawling suite on a high floor of the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons in Los Angeles, and "Mimi" is, in fact, over two and a half hours late for our Friday night interview. It's classic diva: Make journalist cool heels down stairs in hotel bar while Mimi - what...? Has her nails done? Yes.
Why don't I mind? Unlike today's breed of talentless manufactured star churning out pop drivel, Mariah has been paying her dues for nearly 20 years - and the dividends continue to roll in. With the April release of her latest album, E=MC², and its tongue-in-cheek sing-along "Touch My Body," the seven-octave vocal acrobat topped Elvis' record for most No. 1 Billboard chart singles. Now, with 18 No. 1's, it's likely she'll soon bump the record-holding Beatles (who have 20) from their top spot, all - with the exception of just one track - with songs she's either written or cowritten. Her eponymous debut was released in 1990 and went platinum nine times; she's put out 10 more studio albums since and is the third-highest-selling female artist, behind Barbra Streisand and Madonna. She escaped a disastrous marriage to a former Sony record exec Tommy Mottola and survived an "emotional breakdown" in 2001. With 2005's The Emancipation of Mimi, the biggest-selling record of that year, she led a comeback coup, nearly erasing our memories of the critically and publicly eviscerated 2001 film and accompanying soundtrack train wreck known as Glitter.
And for me, at this late hour on a Friday night, it's no small compensation that at 38, her youthful face radiates an irresistible blend of beauty and charmed innocence. Poured into perfectly fitting Louis Vuitton jeans ("The new Lou-ees," she declares, in her self-mocking, outer-borough accent) topped with "an old sweatshirt from 1991" over a black Wolford bodysuit, she ensconces herself on one side of a love seat, legs extended. Her black patent Azzedine Alaia heels elegantly crossed one ankle over the other, she conjures a hip, fully clothed, modern-day version of Titan's Venus of Urbino.
Most of all, Venus Mimi seems happy - "festive", as she says. Why shouldn't she be? With another hit record under her belt and two new movies (Tennessee, which has already garnered her decent reviews on the festival circuit, and a cameo in the Adam Sandler vehicle You Don't Mess With the Zohan), and having just been named one of Time's 100 most influential people in the world - complete with gushing tribute penned by her hero, Stevie Wonder - Mariah has plenty of reasons to celebrate. Oh, and there's that recent little surprise marriage on the island of Eleuthera to 27-year-old actor-rapper Nick Cannon, who's slumbering in the next room, I'm told. The new Mister is certainly a sound sleeper ("Nothing can wake him up," Carey says), considering the loud barking that occasionally erupts from behind the bedroom door.
Though I've been warned of M.C.'s nocturnal reputation, I foolishly begin our conversation by asking the night owl if she's tired.
"Do I look good?" she responds in a silky voice. CONTINUE»
ELLE BEHIND THE COVER
At 8:30 on a Saturday night, Mariah Carey slipped into Milk Studios with her 10-plus entourage, wearing a teal dress she's owned for "eight years," Valentino bow heels, and her signature oversize sunglasses. She was immediately drawn to anything pink--her favorite color--specifically, body-hugging dresses by Dolce & Gabbana and Versace. By 3:30 A.M., the shoot was still going strong, thanks to M.C.'s latest album blasting on the stereo, a stack of pizzas, and a surprise appearance by Carey's new husband, Nick Cannon, who helped her squeeze into the blue Versace dress she's wearing on the cover. When the crew wrapped at 7 A.M. (!!), the newlyweds cuddled on the couch, looking at photos from a recent trip, where Cannon surprised his bride with a private evening at an amusement park, and giggled about how their love affair has been one wild and exciting ride.
Summertime is here and MC is heating things up again with her third single from, E=MC2. The tempo-driven "I'll Be Lovin' U Long Time" was a track that we first picked when we heard the album and it's even better now with the addition of a new re-mix featuring Hip-Hop star T.I. It's a total "groove record" whose retro feel is a breath of fresh air for a format that often puts more emphasis on beats and not necessarily melody. This MC track has both and is sure to connect with MC's core fans and beyond. BET ON IT!
ELLE Editor's Letter
Posted by Lynn on Monday, 07-Jul-2008, 1:41PM EDT
Power Chord I first met Mariah Carey 10 years ago at a party we threw for her on the occasion of her appearance on the cover of Mirabella. It was an intimate dinner of 50 -- and it being my party, I naturally seated her next to me. She was convivial, polite, and every so often she seemed to escape into her own world, sitting quietly with a dreamy look on her face, and sort of singing under her breath. It was thrilling! That voice! Even at a quarter decibel, I could still hear the rich, multioctave, crystal-clear quality that moved her recent single "Touch My Body" to the top of the charts.
Mariah has a lot to sing about: In addition to the record she just broke -- more No. 1 singles than Elvis -- there is her recent marriage to the supercute Nick Cannon, a star of, among other things, the best movie ever, Drumline, which is played on TNT so often they should just give it its own dedicated channel. Mariah is a notorious night owl, and unfortunately I had to leave the shoot at 1:30 A.M., after Joe Zee and photographer Alexei Hay had completed just the first shot. Had I stayed, I would have gotten to meet Nick, who showed up at three and gamely posed with his new bride. Mariah sits down with writer Dan Crane (after midnight, of course), who finds a woman very much at home in the world and with herself, displaying an easy confidence and wicked sense of humor that is not usually part of her public image.
Mariah has been famous for her entire adult life, and she understands the vicissitudes and requirements of stardom well.
Roberta Myers VP/Editor-in-Chief, Elle
Source: ELLE | MariahDailyJournal
Support "I'll Be Lovin' U Long Time"
Posted by Lynn on Monday, 07-Jul-2008, 4:39AM EDT
VOTE Help "I'll Be Lovin' U Long Time" make the following countdowns:
MTV's Total Request Live The music video for "I'll Be Lovin' U Long Time" featuring T.I. will be premiering on TRL TODAY, July 7th at 3:00pm ET/PT. Be sure to tune in! Vote online here.
BET's 106 & Park Three ways to vote: online, call 1-800-617-LIVE (5483) or Text VOTE to 23888. BET's 106 & Park airs Monday-Friday, 6:00pm ET/PT.
VH1 - Top 20 Video Countdown Vote online here. Enter "Mariah Carey" and "I'll Be Lovin' U Long Time" to add as your wildcard then drag and drop it into the number 1 spot to the right. The Top 20 Countdown airs on VH1 every Saturday. Check your local listings here.
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Below are avatars (100x100) and signatures (500x215) that you can use in forums you visit or in your e-mails to let your friends know that Mariah's new single, "I'll Be Lovin' U Long Time," is now out!
Special thanks to Ed for making the avatars and signatures; and to Can for the banners on top of the page.
Grammys Midway: Is this Mariah Carey's year?
Posted by Lynn on Monday, 07-Jul-2008, 4:38AM EDT
Todd Martens of the LA Times Blogs gives a look at some of the more notable releases of late 2007 and the first half of 2008, and how they may fare come Grammy time. Below is his write-up for Mariah's E=MC²:
Grammy possibilities: Carey's "Mimi" marked a huge comeback for the artist, a much-needed return to form after the commercial/critical disappointments that were "Glitter" and "Charmbracelet." Recording Academy voters were apparently delighted that the megastar rebounded, and responded by awarding Carey 8 Grammy nominations, including album of the year. "E=MC2" closely follows the "Mimi" template, and at times feels like a track-by-track response (substitute "It's Like That" for "Migrate"), but audiences don't seem to mind. The album is still in the top 25 on U.S. pop charts two months after its release, and the album has already spawned two hit singles in "Touch My Body" and "Bye Bye." Carey will undoubtedly be awarded with a bevy of Grammy nominations, but don't bet on "E=MC2" scoring as many as "Mimi," and it likely won't be a favorite for an album of the year nod. It too closely sticks to the "Mimi" template.
Grammy deserving: Does it really matter? One of the best-selling artists of all time, Carey is more than critic-proof, and "E=MC2" likely didn't do anything to change anyone's mind about the singer. It's finely-produced dance-pop crafted by an assortment of the industry's highest-paid producers, and the strongest tracks are worthy representations of mainstream trends. But as a whole, "E=MC2" is responding to pop fashions rather than defining them.
Posted by Lynn on Monday, 07-Jul-2008, 4:35AM EDT
Remember to vote for Mariah once a day for the Choice Music: Female Artist and Choice Music R&B Track (for "Bye Bye") awards at the 2008 Teen Choice Awards. Voting ends August 1st.
"I'll Be Lovin' U Long Time" Mediabase airplay as of week ending July 6, 2008: 11.588 million audience impressions with 1597 spins (Urban - 611, Pop - 480, Rhythmic - 446, Urban A/C - 54, Alternative - 4).
Novelist Jackie Collins has been promoting her latest book, "Married Lovers," traveling the country in a monster bus. She tells WQKR's Sam Tanenhaus, "It's a crazy bus. It was the former, so I've been told, Mariah Carey tour bus. So it's very luxurious. You know, we have a living room, we have two bathrooms, there's a queen-size bedroom, there's bunk beds. ...I can just imagine all the musicians when they were on here, having a great old party."
From the Westlife autobiography, Westlife: Our Story released on June 16, 2008, Mark Feehily talks about meeting Mariah Carey: "I asked to meet Mariah. The word got back saying Mariah would love to meet me. I walked into a room packed with media, a full-blown press conference with Mariah perched on an extravagant chaise longue. I was worried that she would be mean to me in front of the press but she was lovely."
American Idol finalists Carly Smithson, Brooke White, Syesha Mercado, Kristy Lee Cook and Ramiele Malubay took a break from tour rehearsals two weeks ago to sit down for a freewheeling conversation over dinner at West Hollywood's One Sunset restaurant. Looking back, the five remembered the trauma of their greatest challenge, Mariah Carey week, as what brought them together.
"That week was going to be the hardest week the girls were going to have," Smithson remembered. "Mariah Carey's voice is undeniably one of the greatest. How are we supposed to sing her songs and not be critiqued? That was why I picked something that wasn't well known, and I still got criticized. "You have a boy coming to sing any of those songs, he's, in that moment, going to sound like he made it himself. If I slowed down on 'You'll Always Be My Baby,' it would sound exactly the same."
"I tell my stories in my own way," she insists. "Not everything has to be soul-searching, gut-wrenching, heart-rendering. I'm not going to kill myself digging in night and day for that inner pain. If I did, I think it would be too heavy. I would hurt people and I would hurt myself. I'm not ready for it."
She gathers herself for one final free-form crescendo, like Streisand or Ethel Merman belting out a Broadway showstopper.
"Right now, I'm 24 and my style is what you hear. Mostly I'm choosing specifically to write lyrics that might inspire someone because I've been blessed with a positive and incredible life, I've been blessed with this ability - no matter what I went through, no matter how horrible I felt growing up, no matter how inadequate I felt I was, no matter how poor I was, no matter what - I'm here." READ MORE»
By her high school years, she was determined to be a singer. Every night, she would go out to Manhattan to meet some musicians and hang out with them all night, catching up sleep the next morning and missing her classes. Because she was absent from her classes very often, she earned the nickname of Mirage. The teachers of her high school say that she was indifferent to the academics and the only thing that seemed to occupy her mind was becoming a singer. Once comedienne Whoopi Goldberg, hosting the annual Presidential Gala at Ford's Theatre (site of President Lincoln's assassination), jokingly referred to Mariah as "Pariah Carey," and that remark seems to describe humorously the kind of situation that Mariah was in during her high school years, with virtually no involvement with school and concetrating on her musical efforts. At this time she also started to write her own songs and make demo tapes, inching her way toward her dreams. READ MORE»
Audio: Mariah Hosts Top 10 Celebrity Countdown
Posted by Lynn on Saturday, 05-Jul-2008, 3:36PM EDT
Mariah gave an exclusive preview of her new album, E=MC², and counted down her top 10 songs on the syndicated radio show, Top Ten Celebrity Countdown on Saturday, April 19th. Thanks to E-Dub from Radio Syndicate/Silent Giant Entertainment for sending us the audio.
Rare Video: Mariah's 1st Radio Interview
Posted by Lynn on Friday, 04-Jul-2008, 3:29PM EDT
Mariah's first radio interview ever! She was in-studio at Z100's Zee Morning Zoo Show in New York City, New York in June 1990 with hosts Gary Bryan and Ross Brittain to promote her debut album, Mariah Carey. Watch and download below.
Mariah on Zee Morning Zoo, Z100, NYC, June 1990 Download: [ Part I (104MB) | Part II (46MB) ]
Source: Greg Parke | MariahDailyJournal | Davidia | topmariah
"I'll Be Lovin' U Long Time" Video Premiere on BET
Posted by Lynn on Friday, 04-Jul-2008, 5:22AM EDT
The music video for Mariah's 3rd single, "I'll Be Lovin' U Long Time" featuring a guest appearance from T.I. premiered on BET's 106 & Park last night. You can download a video file, available in 3 formats, below.
"I'll Be Lovin' U Long Time" ft T.I. Video Premiere, 106 & Park, July 3, 2008 Download: DVD (150MB) | VCD (38MB) | iPod Video (16MB)
Mariah in Vegas Tomorrow?
Posted by Lynn on Thursday, 03-Jul-2008, 3:11PM EDT
Posted by Lynn on Thursday, 03-Jul-2008, 2:51PM EDT
Below, find Mariah's chart positions in Billboard magazine issue dated July 12, 2008.
E=MC² Billboard 200 Albums: #25 (Last Week #23) Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums: #13 (Last Week #11) Billboard Comprehensive Albums: #25 (Last Week #23) Sales this week: 17,272 (-19%) Total sales: 1,063,430
"Touch My Body" Billboard Hot 100: #59 (Last Week #44) Billboard Hot 100 Airplay: #38 (Last Week #28) Billboard Pop 100: #52 (Last Week #40) Billboard Pop 100 Airplay: #38 (Last Week #31) Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs: #27 (Last Week #18) Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay: #27 (Last Week #18) Billboard Hot Adult R&B Airplay: #14 (Last Week #12) Billboard Hot Singles Sales: #30 (Last Week #20) Billboard Mainstream Top 40: #28 (Last Week #27) Billboard Mainstream R&/Hip Hop: #32 (Last Week #29) Billboard Rhythmic Top 40: #25 (Last Week #24) Billboard Hot Dance Singles Sales: #9 (Last Week #6) Billboard Global Dance Tracks: #17 (Last Week #8) Billboard Canadian Hot 100: #75 (Last Week #64) Billboard European Hot 100 Singles: #89 (Last Week #88)
"Bye Bye" Billboard Hot 100: #69 (Last Week #49) Billboard Hot 100 Airplay: #72 (Last Week #52) Billboard Pop 100: #42 (Last Week #32) Billboard Pop 100 Airplay: #34 (Last Week #26) Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs: #68 (Last Week #52) Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay: #67 (Last Week #51) Billboard Hot Digital Songs: #66 (Last Week #51) Billboard Mainstream Top 40: #27 (Last Week #23) Billboard Rhythmic Top 40: #23 (Last Week #16) Billboard Latin Rhythm Airplay: #35 (Debut) Billboard Canadian Hot 100: #74 (Last Week #51) Billboard European Hot 100 Singles: #84 (Debut) Billboard Japan Hot 100 Singles: #73 (Last Week #85)
"I'll Be Lovin' U Long Time" Billboard Pop 100: #100 (Debut) Billboard Pop 100 Airplay: #67 (Debut) Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs: #62 (Debut) Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay: #61 (Debut)
"I'm That Chick" Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs: #85 (Last Week #82)
Chart Bits From Billboard: Keyshia Cole's "Heaven Sent" rules Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for a fourth week. Rihanna's "Take a Bow" is the greatest airplay gainer there, rocketing 24-11. The top debut comes from Mariah Carey's "I'll Be Lovin' U Long Time" at No. 62, her 45th career entry on this chart.
From Yahoo! Music: The three million-selling albums of the first half of 2008 are Lil' Wayne's Tha Carter III (1,526,000), Jack Johnson's Sleep Through The Static (1,248,000) and Mariah Carey's E=MC2 (1,063,000). Two other albums are close to striking the 1 million mark: Alicia Keys' As I Am (986,000 in 2008 sales) and Viva La Vida (971,000).
Source: Billboard | Tony | bks | Marc
"I'll Be Lovin' U Long Time" Online Video Premiere
Posted by Lynn on Thursday, 03-Jul-2008, 10:26AM EDT
Mariah's new music video for her 3rd single off E=MC², "I'll Be Lovin' U Long Time" featuring T.I., premiered on Yahoo! Music earlier today. The video was shot in Oahu, Hawaii in early June by director Chris Applebaum. It will premiere on TV on BET's 106 & Park today at 6:00pm ET.
Please continue streaming the video online only at Yahoo! and AOL. Billboard has expanded its Hot 100 formula to include weekly streamed and on-demand music data from these two prominent sources of online music.
A Doberman named Princess was sitting regally in the lobby of a Manhattan skyscraper, tethered to her mistress by a chrome choke chain. The sleek young woman was decked out in bohemian black, profiling Ray Charles shades and studded with mall-sized diamonds in her jewelry. I asked if I could per her dog. Coolly she glanced at her canine, then eyed me for a long second and with a slight smile said, "Sure. Just don't get too close to her face." Here was a woman who liked protection. Still, I hadn't exactly expected "Dreamlover" diva Mariah Carey to bring a Doberman to an interview.
It was all the more disconcerting because her image is alternately that of a come-hitter video vixen, a Tinkerbell with Aretha pipes, or the girl next door. But in the lobby, Carey acted more like a songbird in the federal witness-protection program. READ MORE»
Mariah Carey's stunning, multi-octave voice has dazzled millions since her 1990 debut launched what was to become the decade's biggest success story. Now the 23-year-old New Yorker gives her admirers her greatest gift to date...a "Music Box" that no one will be able to close.
On this, her fourth release, the singer/songwriter displays all the finesse and emotional range that her fans have come to expect--plus, "Music Box boasts her most finely-crafted lyrics and adventurous arrangements to date. The bouncy, uptempo hit Dreamlover is trademark Mariah, complete with enticing beats and a lush, soaring melody. She really lets loose, though, on the vocal tour-de-force Hero and a stirring remake of Nilsson's early-'70s hit Without You. READ MORE»
News From Germany
Posted by Lynn on Wednesday, 02-Jul-2008, 3:28AM EDT
The music channel VIVA has a new poll up asking its viewers who they think has the hottest body in showbiz. The final 100 top vote-getters will make it in a special show to be broadcast on July 20th. You can vote as often as you want here (to quickly find Mariah, hit Control-F).
"Touch My Body" has finally dropped off the official singles charts after 10 weeks. Its positions on the chart is as follows: 22-7-10-14-24-28-35-47-64-77-OUT. Meanwhile, "Migrate" is still going strong on the official German Black Charts. It is currently at #14, down 4 spots in its 8th week (chart run to date: 11-7-8-8-6-5-10-14).
Visit Universal Germany's E=MC²promo page for the latest news and information about the album.
Please vote for "Bye Bye" at Planet Radio, TRL (MTV Germany) and DEFJAY, for "Touch My Body" at YOU FM. Help request Mariah's latest single "Bye Bye" by using Butterfly-MC's support page and clicking on "online wünschen."
Sexy Intellectual is releasing an unauthorized audio biography of Mariah Carey in Europe on July 7th. This 2-CD set called, "Mariah Carey - The Lowdown," includes interview cuts, booklets and a poster. Pre-orders are now being accepted at Amazon.de.
Mariah was featured in a slew of German magazines in May and June. Below are scans from In Touch, Life & Style, In, OK! and Gala.
"I'll Be Lovin' U Long Time" Remix Now on iTunes!
Posted by Lynn on Tuesday, 01-Jul-2008, 9:35AM EDT
The new remix to Mariah's third single, "I'll Be Lovin' U Long Time" featuring T.I., is now available at iTunes. Download now!
The Remix can also be purchased at Zune and Amazon.
According to Mediabase, as of week ending June 30th, the song has so far registered an impressive 7.137 million in audience impressions with 628 spins! Call your radio stations today and request "I'll Be Lovin' U Long Time"!
Source: MariahDailyJournal | Carlos
Posted by Lynn on Tuesday, 01-Jul-2008, 9:33AM EDT
Thanks to everyone who participated in our last poll, "What do you think should be the 3rd single off Mariah's new album, E=MC²?" The results were as follows:
» Migrate - 31% (8000 votes) » I Stay In Love - 22% (5533 votes) » Love Story - 11% (2742 votes) » I'll Be Lovin' U Long Time - 10% (2578 votes) » Side Effects - 6% (1477 votes) » Cruise Control - 6% (1409 votes) » I'm That Chick - 5% (1331 votes) » For The Record - 5% (1283 votes) » Thanx 4 Nothin' - 2% (544 votes) » O.O.C. - 1% (334 votes) » Last Kiss - 1% (228 votes) » I Wish You Well - 1% (148 votes) Total Votes: 25590
A new poll is now up! Located on the right sidebar, our new poll asks: "What is your favorite Remix of an E=MC² song?" Get voting now!
E=MC² Album Trajectory & Sales
Posted by Michael on Tuesday, 01-Jul-2008, 9:30AM EDT
United States (01-01-02-05-06-07-08-13-21) Argentina (10-OUT) Australia (02-11-21-28-36-39-46-OUT) Austria (08-36-30-56-69-OUT) Canada (01-04-08-09-14-18-26-42-50) Denmark (18-34-OUT) France (06-17-23-25-35-51-62-78-93-112) Germany (07-22-38-48-65-90-92-OUT) Greece (20-09-10-06-OUT) Ireland (07-13-25-39-68-51-66-84-OUT) Italy (09-15-22-29-52-49-94-83-99-OUT) Japan (07-09-11-11-16-26-15-21-24-37-56) Mexico (43-56-53-60-OUT) New Zealand (10-20-25-20-29-24-30-36-40-OUT) Netherlands (11-17-28-42-50-51-61-85-OUT) Norway (20-OUT) Portugal (15-OUT) Spain (16-30-65-71-95-OUT) Sweden (22-40-50-58-58-OUT) Switzerland (05-10-15-22-36-50-43-59-78-OUT) United Kingdom (03-05-12-23-46-49-51-61-OUT)
*All chart peaks/runs are on the overall charts of each country and not the international charts*
Official/Estimated* Total Sales: United States - 1,046,000 Japan - 136,500 United Kingdom - 88,000 Canada - 48,000* France - 38,500* Brazil - 23,000 (shipment) Australia - 20,000*
Certifications: Japan - Gold (100,000) United Kingdom - Gold (100,000) Australia - Gold (35,000) Philippines - Gold (10,000) Thailand - Gold (9,000)
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