Monday, December 31, 2012

Time-travelling Mariah Carey keeps ahead of the pack

Being a diva, it's only natural Mariah Carey wants to get in on the act first. And indeed that was the case as the U.S. star saw in 2013 in Australia - one of the first places to have celebrated the New Year due to time difference.
 Mariah, who just enjoyed a winter break in Aspen, tweeted a snap of herself with husband Nick Cannon, who had a glass of champagne in hand, with the accompanying tweet: "Happy New Year from Australia!" The American Idol judge was clad in a red dress with a silver headband as she partied away.
 Carey is believed to have celebrated in Queensland, where she was spotted just days before with Nick and their 20-month-old twins Moroccan and Monroe. The foursome enjoyed a trip around the Great Barrier Reef, with Mariah spotted tottering around in high heels as she walked the plank to the yacht.
 Other celebs tweeting from Down Under included Keith Urban, who celebrated 2013 an hour earlier in Sydney, New South Wales, which is an hour ahead of Queensland. Keith was there with wife Nicole Kidman while former Spice Girl also enjoyed partying with her family in Oz, sharing a snap from Sydney. She wrote the accompanying messsage: "Happy new year yippee Sydney fireworks da bomb. Love our family and goodbye 2012 hello 2013."
 Carey's family flew by private jet from their winter vacation getaway in Aspen, Colorado to sunny Queensland on Friday. They plan on remaining at this wondrous spot through the New Year before Mariah performs the first show of the Australia leg of her tour at the Gold Coast on January 1.
 They will then head to Sydney for a concert on January 3 before wrapping things up in Melbourne on January 5. Nick will have something to do besides minding the children, as he will be performing DJ sets before each of Mariah's performances.
(Mail Online)

Saturday, December 29, 2012

All I Want For Christmas Is You

 Among highlights below the Hot 100's top 10, Mariah Carey's 1994 holiday hit "All I Want for Christmas Is You" rises to a new peak of No. 21 after re-entering at No. 29 two weeks ago. It claims top Airplay and Streaming Gainer honors, dashing 40-18 on Radio Songs (43 million, up 45%) and 39-21 on On-Demand Songs (527,000, up 19%).
(Billboard News)

Mariah Carey touches down in Australia's Gold Coast

Fresh from her Christmas getaway in Aspen, Colorado, Mariah Carey flew via private jet to Gold Coast Queensland, Australia today (December 28). The "Emotions" singer was joined by her husband Nick Cannon and their twins Monroe and Moroccan as she stepped off the plane at the Coolangatta Airport ahead of some tour dates in Sydney and Melbourne.
 Earlier this week, Mariah was generous with the family photos she posted to her Twitter page from their Yule Tide celebrations. Carey tweeted, "Merry Christmas from the Carey-Cannons. Pictures from our most festive Christmas yet." In January Mariah will return to the "American Idol" set, and she's announced a new album that's slated to drop in March.

Monday, December 24, 2012

Mariah Carey hints at a gift for fans around the holidays

 Mariah Carey is on vacation, but she is thinking of her fans. The entertainer dropped hints on Sunday about a new project coming up and she dished there would be gifts for her fans. Sharing a look at the snow covered mountain tops and giving everyone a reason to keep an eye on her Twitter account, so far Mariah hasn't revealed her surprise for the fans.
 "I actually have some Christmas gifts for the lambs that we made for you. Details soon," tweeted Mariah Carey from her official Twitter account on Sunday. The artist has people sparring back and forth online trying to decide what Mariah could be giving the fans.
 Most fans feel Mariah Carey will be sharing a link to new music. Others fans think that an announcement is coming for a tour Mariah might be scheduling. With so much time spent on American Idol for the upcoming season, it might be tour to anticipate what the star has in store for her fans. Of course being it is Christmas, there isn't too much of a hurry either.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

"Mariah is Christmas" Twitter Trend... Take 2!

Last week, lambs worldwide participated in the massively successful "Mariah is Christmas" campaign, where the phrase trended on Twitter for over four hours.

By popular demand, on Sunday, December 23, at 7:30pm ET, the lambs all over the world will trend "Mariah is Christmas" with their local link of "All I Want For Christmas Is You" straight to their iTunes store:

The phrase "Mariah is Christmas" was chosen as a reference to Mariah's unparalleled contributions to the music world with her original Christmas songs.

To see what time the trend will start in your locale, visit this site to convert from Eastern/New York time to your local time zone.

Thursday, December 20, 2012


"All I Want For Christmas Is You" moves up 4 spots to #25 on the Hot 100!!! Lambs need to continues streaming and purchasing if you want to make it Mariah's 19th number one!

New Idol Promo Pic

Monday, December 17, 2012

Mariah Songs Cleared for American Idol Season 12

Below is the list of Mariah Carey songs that have been cleared for contestants to sing during American Idol season 12.

All I've Ever Wanted
All In Your Mind
Alone In Love
Always Be My Baby
Anytime You Need A Friend
Bye Bye
Can't Let Go
Can't Take That Away
Don't Forget About Us
I Don't Wanna Cry
I Still Believe
Just To Hold You Once Again
Love Takes Time
Make It Happen (Original Version)
Mine Again
My All
Shake It Off
Vision of Love
We Belong Together
One Sweet Day - Mariah Carey & Boyz II Men
When You Believe - Mariah Carey & Whitney Houston/ Celtic Women
Heartbreaker - Mariah Carey feat. Jay-Z
Thank God I Found You - Mariah Carey feat. Joe & 98 Degrees
Crybaby - Mariah Carey feat. Snoop Dogg


Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Mariah Carey's 'All I Want for Christmas' Re-Enters, Finally Hits Top 40 On Hot 100

Eighteen years after its release, Mariah Carey's** "All I Want for Christmas Is You" is a top 40 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 at last.
With airplay and sales for holiday hits increasing, the track, from Carey's 1994 album "Merry Christmas," re-enters the chart at No. 29, a new peak position. "Christmas" had logged one prior frame on the chart, reaching No. 83 the week of Jan. 8, 2000. It didn't reach the Hot 100 upon its original release, as it was not available as a commercial single in 1994; per chart rules at the time, such tracks were not eligible to appear on the Hot 100. The carol did, however, rise to No. 12 on the Radio Songs chart the week of Jan. 7, 1995 (the highest rank for a holiday song in the chart's 22-year history).
How does an 18-year-old song show on the Hot 100 alongside current hits (including those by Justin Bieber**, who was not yet a year-old in late 1994)? Per current rules, any title, regardless of age, is eligible for the chart if it ranks in the top 50. Hot 100 rules changed at the beginning of the 2012 chart year to include titles of any era should they place in the list's top half; tracks by Whitney Houston benefited from the revision following her February passing, with, most noticeably, her 1992-93 Hot 100 No. 1 "I Will Always Love You" returning and soaring to No. 3 in March.
Two other versions of Carey's modern-day Christmas classic charted on the Hot 100 before the original's return this week, both last year. Bieber's take (subtitled "Superfestive!"), with Carey, ranked at No. 86 the week of Nov. 19, 2011, and Michael Buble's** ballad interpretation made a cameo at No. 99 six weeks later (amid a five-week reign on the Adult Contemporary chart).
Holiday Charts: Songs** | ALBUMS | AIRPLAY
Carey's original "Christmas" returns to the Hot 100 with digital sales of 69,000 (up 79%), according to Nielsen SoundScan. It bounds 37-19 on Digital Songs and leads Holiday Digital Songs for a fourth consecutive week. (The song has sold 2.3 million download to date). On Holiday Airplay, "Christmas" receives Greatest Gainer honors, lifting 7-5 with 26 million in audience (up 17%), according to Nielsen BDS. It re-enters Radio Songs at No. 48. "Christmas" tops the Holiday Songs chart, which measures sales, airplay and streaming, for a third week in a row.
Aiding the song's momentum, Carey appeared on NBC's "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" on Dec. 4, performing a merry version of the song with Fallon and the show's house band the Roots on miniature instruments (including xylophone, bongos and wood blocks). A chorus of children added background vocals. The clip has racked 7 million YouTube views since its posting.
Upon her return, Carey claims her 34th top 40 hit on the Hot 100 (and first since "Obsessed" climbed to No. 7 in 2009). She breaks a tie with Connie Francis and Rihanna** (each with 33) for the fourth-most top 40 Hot 100 entries among women. Madonna** leads all female soloists with 49 top 40 hits, followed by Aretha Franklin** (43) and Taylor Swift** (39). Elvis Presley** leads all acts with 80 top 40 Hot 100 entries (not counting his numerous hits that predate the chart's Aug. 4, 1958, launch).'s entire menu of charts, including the Hot 100, Digital Songs, Radio Songs and Holiday Songs, will refresh tomorrow (Dec. 13).


Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Nick Cannon Updates!!!

Nick has a new website, he's the DJ for MC's Australian concerts.

 Nick is hosting the Disney Christmas parade with Mario Lopez and Maria Menounos December 25th 10:am (Eastern) on ABC.

Drumline 2 is in production, also Real Husbands of Hollywood series Premiere January 15th (MC will be making an appearance)


"All I Want For Christmas Is You" in ABC Family Musical

Tia Mowry and Tori Spelling star in this ABC Family original holiday musical "The Mistle-Tones".

AIRDATES: Thu, Dec 13 5:00 PM / Tue, Dec 18 12:00 AM / Thu, Dec 20 3:00 PM


Mariah Carey smiles as she goes Christmas shopping

Mariah Carey loves Christmas! Not only is the artist willing to share her joy by singing about the holiday, it appears she loves going Christmas shopping too. The entertainer went out to find some perfect gifts for the family on Sunday and she even smiled. The artist even shared a picture of her grinning as she got ready to go out to shop for presents.
 "Getting ready for some Christmas shopping! Christmas time is in the air," tweeted Mariah Carey from her official Twitter account on Sunday. While Mariah Carey definitely doesn't have the worries of finding a parking spot at the mall or even dealing with the crowds as she arrives to pick out her favorite gifts, she still has plenty to do.
 Readying for the holidays, even for the stars, takes a while to make sure the holiday experience is perfect. No doubt Mariah Carey will be smiling all holiday season as she always has shared with her fans how much she loves the holiday season.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Holiday Chart Update!

Holiday Albums Charts (USA)
#8 Mariah Carey - Merry Christmas
#52 Mariah Carey - Merry Christmas II You

Mariah Holiday Songs Charts (USA)
#1 All I Want for Christmas Is You (Original Version)
#30 Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)
#32 Justin Bieber & Mariah Carey - All I Want for Christmas Is You (SuperFestive!)
#77 O Holy Night
#116. Oh Santa!
#126 Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town
#210 Joy to the World
#300 Hark! the Herald Angels Sing / Gloria (In Excelsis Deo)
#326 Jesus Oh What a Wonderful Child
#345 Silent Night
#359 Miss You Most (At Christmas Time)
#609 Jesus Born On This Day
#727 Mariah Carey & John Legend - When Christmas Comes
#869 Auld Lang Syne (The New Year's Anthem)
#934 O Holy Night (Live from WPC In South Central Los Angeles)
#1065 Charlie Brown Christmas

Monday, December 3, 2012

Barbara Walters Names 10 Most Fascinating People

No confirmation yet but it looks like Mariah's interview recorded over the weekend with Barbra Walters may be for her "10 Most Fascinating People" special.

According to ABC News, which announced the selections last Tuesday, Walters has so far named actor Ben Affleck, British boy band sensation One Direction, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, Olympic gymnast and gold medalist Gabby Douglas, “Family Guy” creator and 2013 Oscars host Seth MacFarlane and EL James, author of Fifty Shades of Grey.
The eclectic mix, and three more as-yet-unnamed selections, will be interviewed as part of Walters‘ 20th annual special

“Barbara Walters Presents: The 10 Most Fascinating People of the Year.” The 90-minute ABC program will air on Wednesday, December 12 at 9:30 p.m.

The number one most fascinating person of the year will be announced on the program.
Walters has chosen a wide range of personalities for the honor over the last 20 years. Last year she chose late tech guru and former Apple CEO Steve Jobs. Other standouts from years past include, Hamptons heiress Paris Hilton, Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling, Camilla Park Bowles, Laura Bush, General Tommy Franks, Colin Powell, Hamptons visitor and former president Bill Clinton, Nelson Mandela and Dan Rattiner.


Mariah Carey-led Holiday Songs chart returns

As the weather outside gets frightful (or at least the lines at the mall...), the Holiday Songs chart makes its annual return to Like the Billboard Hot 100, but solely for yuletide tracks (of all eras), Holiday Songs ranks the most popular seasonal songs, according to all-format audience impressions measured by Nielsen BDS, sales data compiled by Nielsen SoundScan and streaming activity data from online music sources tracked by BDS.
 Mariah Carey's 1994 classic "All I Want for Christmas Is You" tops the inaugural chart this season. (The carol led the list for four of the five weeks in which the tally was tabulated a year ago.) "Christmas" logged 20 million in radio audience in the current chart's tracking week, ranking at No. 6 on the Holiday Airplay ranking. It rules the Holiday Digital Songs chart with 27,000 downloads sold (up 112%).
 While the overall chart points for "Christmas" leave it shy of the Hot 100's top 50 this week, should the song accrue enough points in upcoming weeks to rank in the Hot 100's upper half, it, or any holiday title regardless of age that reaches such a points level, would be eligible to rank on the Hot 100. Hot 100 rules were adjusted at the beginning of the 2012 chart year to include all titles regardless of age should they rank in the top 50; tracks by Whitney Houston benefitted from the adjustment following her February passing, with, most noticeably, her 1992-93 Hot 100 No. 1 "I Will Always Love You" returning and soaring to No. 3 in March.
 Given their many years of serving as soundtracks to holiday cheer, several decades-old favorites populate the latest Holiday Songs top 10. Brenda Lee's "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree" decorates the list at No. 2, followed by Nat King Cole's "The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas to You)" (No. 3), Bobby Helms' "Jingle Bell Rock" (No. 4) and Burl Ives' "A Holly Jolly Christmas" (No. 5). Ives' chestnut tops Holiday Airplay with 23 million in listenership.
 Trans-Siberian Orchestra's relatively newer "Christmas Eve (Sarajevo 12/24)", released in 1996, places at No. 6 on Holiday Songs, trailed by Andy Williams' "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year" (No. 7), Jose Feliciano's "Feliz Navidad" (No. 8), Bing Crosby's "White Christmas" (No. 9) and Wham!'s "Last Christmas" (No. 10).
 A sprinkling of songs released in the 2000s appear on Holiday Songs, led by Michael Buble's "It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas" at No. 11. Holiday Songs, along with all charts, will update each Thursday on throughout the holiday season.
(Billboard's Chart Beat)

Mariah's Glitter co-star Padma Lakshmi became a big fan

Mariah Carey's film flop Glitter has one celebrity fan - model-turned-Tv personality Padma Lakshmi, who starred alongside the pop superstar in the movie. Lakshmi made her movie debut in the much-maligned 2001 film but admits it was a fun experience and even the bad reviews didn't change that.
 And it turned Lakshmi into a huge Mariah Carey fan. She explains, "Nobody can sing the way she does. Watching her close up is like swimming alongside (Olympian) Michael Phelps at the Olympics. Girl's got some lungs."

Friday, November 30, 2012

Mariah and the meaning of Christmas

 You might think that Christmas is about the birth of Jesus Christ or if you're going to hell, you might think it's about love, or giving, or family. For us, Christmas is about excessive chocolate eating and admiring Mariah Carey's luscious orbs, which were on full display at New York City's Rockefeller Center's annual tree lighting ceremony (produced by Liz Lemon).
 Wearing a low-cut, satin embellished number and some soaring silver peep toes, Carey belted out her 1994 holiday hit "All I Want For Christmas Is You", to which our founding editor naturally replied, "signed, sealed, delivered I'm... errr, married". "Dammit," he added.
 Carey, 40, has been all about showing off her assets this year, including this rather revealing outfit back in May. Anyway, there's clearly no time like the present to get into Mimi's cleavage, by which of course we mean "the holiday spirit". Boy-oy-oy-yoing! Merry Christmas to all!

Mariah Carey flaunts her cleavage

Mariah Carey shows off her cracking curves as she turns on the Christmas lights in New York. The curvaceous diva flaunted her full-on cleavage in a low-cut red satin-embellished dress. She teamed the festive frock with skyscraping silver peeptoe platforms and long red gloves.
 Mariah, 42, took to the stage at New York City's Rockefeller centre for the annual tree lighting ceremony. She was joined on stage by a jolly looking santa as she belted out her holiday anthem All I Want For Christmas Is You to a crowd of waiting fans.
 The song is a longstanding favourite at this time of year, remaining popular with fans across the world 18-years on from its original release on November 1 1994. It has since had global sales of over 12 million copies, making it one of the best-selling singles of all time.
 The performance - alongside Mariah's rendition of O Holy Night - was being recorded for a televised show which airs on NBC in the US tonight. A whole host of other stars will appear on the programme - including Rod Stewart and CeeLo Green.
 The Rockefeller Christmas tree is topped with a Swarovski crystal embellished star which consists of 25, 000 stones, weighing a huge 550lbs.
(The Sun)

Mariah Carey rings in the holidays with new single

Pop diva Mariah Carey announced her next single for the holiday season on Monday. She will ring in the festive time of the year with the soulful "Christmas Time is in the Air Again". "Christmas Time is in the Air Again" is one of the songs from Carey's 2010 Merry Christmas II You album. It's a light ballad about falling in love during the holidays. Several minor embellishments like bells and chimes make track all the more festive as Mariah sings it smooth vocals. There is a definite warmth in her delivery.
 Carey is promoting the song with a contest that allows fans to create their own Christmas cards for her. While "Christmas Time is in the Air Again" is beginning to warm up on iTunes, Mariah's hit, "All I Want for Christmas is You", shines bright atop the holiday songs chart.
 When Christmas passes, Carey will serve as one of the new judges on American Idol's twelfth season in January.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Mariah fragrance gift sets

Beautiful MC fragrance gift sets available at Walmart for $19.84.
 (M, Ultra Pink, Luscious Pink, and Forever)

Christmas Time Is In The Air... Again!

This holiday season, support Mariah's original Christmas song "Christmas Time Is In The Air Again." Download the single at iTunes or Amazon.

"Christmas Time Is In The Air Again" will be used in VH1 Save The Music's holiday campaign starting tomorrow!

Don't forget to tune in to Mariah's holiday performance on "Christmas In Rockefeller Center," airing on Wednesday, November 28 at 8pm ET on NBC!

Friday, November 23, 2012

Win 4 copies of Merry Christmas II You

Mariah Carey will be re-releasing her festive Christmas album for 2012 "Merry Christmas II You". To win a bumper pack and 4x CDs, just send an email with Mariah Carey! in the subject line to including your name, address and telephone number. It's that simple. Best of luck.
 To be in with a chance of winning 1000 CDs/DVDs including rare, signed and promotional copies, simply "like" our award winning film news Facebook page. And double your chances by following us on Twitter.
(Music News)

Mariah Carey celebrates Turkey Day

 While Halle Berry's fiance Olivier Martinez and her former lover Gabriel Aubry got into a "brutal" fight on Thanksgiving Day, elsewhere in the celeb world it was all good, with some of our favourite stars stuffing their face with turkey and generally being pretty thankful for what they've got.
 Hollywood was awash with warm fuzzy messages of love and thanks as some of the biggest stars in the US set their diets aside and tucked into some traditional food. As you'd expect the Kardashian family went all out for the holidays, with Kylie Jenner tweeting a sneak preview of the lavishly decorated table.
 With rumours that Kanye West would be Kim's date to the family dinner we're not surprised Kris Jenner pulled out all the stops and clearly it worked. After the meal, Kim tweeted: "Thanksgiving dinner at my moms is beyond delish."
 Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon enjoyed an intimate family dinner, with Nick tweeting pics of the couple cooking up a storm in the kitchen, telling his fans: "So blessed to have such an amazing family!" Mariah stuffing her own turkey - who'd believe it! Another star who didn't mind getting her hands dirty in the kitchen is mum of two Jessica Alba. The stunning star showed off her mid-turkey preparations and despite not wearing a scrap of make-up and having her hand up a bird, Jess still managed to look pretty stunning.

Moroccan follows in his parents' musical footsteps

The apple clearly doesn't fall far from the tree when it comes to Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon's family. The couple's cute little twin son Moroccan followed in his parents' musical footsteps on Thanksgiving Day, as he sat happily at the piano, plonking away on the keys.

Rapper Nick posted the adorable family snap on Twitter on Thursday, as families across America spent time quality time with their loved ones - and gorged on turkey. Nick also shared a snap of the lavish spread put on at the home he shares with American Idol judge Mariah and their 19-month-old twins, Moroccan and Monroe.

 The family had some competition from other celebrity families when it came to their Thanksgiving Day spread - with the Kardashians keen to ensure they were not outdone by their famous peers.

(excerpt from Mail Online)

Monday, November 19, 2012

"My little supermodel"

With both parents in showbiz, it's no wonder Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon’s daughter Monroe already a natural in front of the camera. Proud father Nick took a series of snaps of the 19-month-old girl while at home on daddy duty and decided to share the shots with his followers on Instagram. Clearly besotted by the toddler, he titled the post: "My little supermodel."
It seems Monroe's twin brother was otherwise occupied as he didn't feature in the impromptu photo shoot. Monroe looked just adorable in a matching head-to-toe baby pink outfit which was topped off with a beret. This week Nick, 32, revealed he's a much more hands on parent than his wife Mariah, 42, when it comes to changing diapers.
 Speaking about his family life on Anderson Live, he said: "It's a good time! Right now, the kids run the house. We are just running and chasing after them and then my wife is being the diva that she is. I am trying to keep up with them."
 When the newsman asked if the Glitter favourite was "a big diaper changer" and "who changes the most?" Nick's response was perhaps no surprise. He gave a hearty laugh as he said, "Me", raising incredulous guffaws from Anderson. The America's Got Talent host added: "I mean we all do it but for some reason I get that duty a little bit more. I am not scared of it. I go in, I put the gloves on. Real men change diapers!"
 Nick and Mariah became parents in April of last year after three years of marriage. Meanwhile, the singer has just finished auditions for season 12 of American Idol, set to air in two months. And it seems the high-profile feud between Mariah and fellow judge Nicki Minaj in early October has simmered down. "Mariah and Nicki sat next to each other yesterday," an Idol source said Thursday. "There really is some great chemistry among all the judges."
(Mail Online)

Mariah Carey cheers on husband Nick

 Mariah Carey's got it so why not flaunt it? The Grammy-winning singer is as famous for her bountiful assets as she is for hitting the high notes, and the slinky black gown she wore to Nickelodeon's 2012 TeenNick HALO Awards on Saturday proved that point.
 Mariah was there to support her husband, Nick Cannon, who hosted the celebrity-studded event at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles, but that low-cut black dress very nearly stole the show from under him. With those off-the-shoulder sleeves and too-tight bodice, Mariah's cleavage looked ready to spill over and not even the pearl and chain necklace could camouflage it. Mariah's dress fitted snugly from the waist to the hips where it flared out into a shining sea of black material.
 With it's flowing train lingering after Mariah's heels, Nick had to watch his step on the orange carpet for fear of muddying or even tearing it. But then the America's Got Talent host is used to playing second fiddle to his beautiful wife and seems to prefer it, indulging in her every whim.
 Upon arriving to the venue, Nick happily posed for photographers with Mariah, but then he let her have her few minutes alone in the spotlight. Once inside the auditorium, Mariah was hands on the most devoted wife in the house, nuzzling Nick with her cheek and giving him kisses. He, in turn, graciously stood by while Mariah, a newly appointed judge on American Idol, autographed T-shirts for fans.
 The couple has been blissfully happy since they wed on April 30, 2007, and then became a family of four last year after the birth of twins, a girl and a boy. But speaking on Anderson Live, Nick, 31, told the host that he's usually the one stuck with changing Monroe and Moroccan's nappies. "I mean we all do it but for some reason I get that duty a little bit more," Nick said. "I am not scared of it. I go in, I put the gloves on. Real men change diapers!"
(Mail Online)

Mariah Carey re-releases "Merry Christmas II You"

 Mariah Carey has re-released her 2010 Christmas album Merry Christmas II You just in time for the festive season. The collection is the follow-up to Mariah's 1994 release Merry Christmas and features the hit single Oh Santa, original songs When Christmas Comes, One Child and Christmas Time Is In The Air Again, and lots of festive classics.
 In the lead-up to Christmas Mariah will be performing in New York as part of the Christmas In Rockerfeller Centre. She will also be bringing in the New Year with performances at Australia's Gold Coast Convention on 1st January and Allphones Arena in Sydney on 3rd January.
(Entertainment Focus)

Design A Christmas Card For Mariah!

Lambs, we have a new fun task for you! To celebrate Mariah's Christmas song "Christmas Time Is In The Air Again", we are inviting you to design and share your own Christmas card, inspired by the theme of the song.

1) Get inspired by downloading "CHRISTMAS TIME IS IN THE AIR AGAIN" on iTunes.
2) Design a Christmas card, using the song's theme in mind (you can use its title, lyrics, or just the concept and feel).
3) Submit your card by tweeting it to @MariahAlerts or by e-mailing

Be festive and creative! Everyone knows Mariah has the most creative lambs in the land!

Mariah will share her favorite cards on, Twitter and Facebook!

Below is an example for a fan-made Christmas card for Mariah!

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Biggest No. 2 Hits Ever: The Top 40 Hot 100 Tunes To Not Hit No. 1

This week, Billboard counts down the "biggest #2 hits ever" - the top 40 Hot 100 songs to not hit #1. Mariah makes this list with "Shake It Off," which spent 6 weeks at #2, peaking on September 10, 2005. The #1 single that week was "We Belong Together." This was only the fifth time in chart history that the same artist occupied the top 2 spots on the Hot 100. See the complete list here.

American Idol judges are all smiles in new image

 It's a wrap! American Idol's new judging panel just finished auditions for Season 12, and viewers will see which contestants earned golden tickets when the show debuts in exactly two months. A Fox rep confirms that judges Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban, along with returning judge Randy Jackson and host Ryan Seacrest, completed the last round of auditions on Wednesday and Thursday aboard the Queen Mary, which is docked in Long Beach, Calif.
 Next up for the judges - who are all smiles alongside Seacrest in an exclusive new Idol photo - is Hollywood Week, when they will whittle down the contestant pool to determine which singers will move on to the live shows. Despite an on-set spat between Carey and Minaj during auditions in Charlotte, N.C., in early October, the judges have been getting along well during this latest round.
 "Mariah and Nicki sat next to each other yesterday," an Idol source said Thursday. "There really is some great chemistry among all the judges." The new panel has been working long hours, adds the source, but "they've found what they think is some seriously superstar talent out there".
 The Long Beach set had its fill of special, expressive moments too, such as when an 8-year-old girl showed up dressed like Minaj - complete with a pink and blue wig - to support her auditioning aunt. "Nicki told her she loved her color palette and talked to her about how important it is stay in school," says the source. "The little girl sang 'Starships' for Nicki, who let the girl and her brother sit on her lap for the audition. It was really cute."
 The new season of Idol makes its debut over two nights, on January 16 and 17.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

MC The Queen of Christmas

At this very moment, "All I Want For Christmas Is You" (From Merry Christmas) is #159 on the top 200 US iTunes chart.

6 Mariah Christmas Songs are in the top 200 Holiday Songs with "All I Want For Christmas Is You" being # 1. 

Mariah to perform on "Christmas in Rockefeller Center"

"American Idol" and "The Voice" might be rivals in the singing-competition arena, but the two shows will come together - sort of - for the Christmas season. "Voice" coach Cee Lo Green and Mariah Carey - who begins her stint as an "American Idol" judge when the show returns in January - will both be on hand to perform on NBC's 15th Annual "Christmas in Rockefeller Center", the annual celebration of the lighting of the Christmas tree in New York's Rockefeller Center.
 Rod Stewart, Trace Adkins, Victoria Justice, former "Voice" competitor Chris Mann and Italian pop-opera (or popera, if you wish) trio Il Volo will also perform on the special, which airs November 28 at 8 p.m. In addition to the musical talent, Billy Crystal and Bette Midler will make special appearances on the special. "Today" co-host Savannah Guthrie and the show's weatherman Al Roker will co-host the special.
(Chicago Tribune)

Save The Music Foundation announces ambassador class

 The VH1 Save The Music Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to restoring instrumental music education programs in our nation's public schools, announced their 2013 Ambassador class this week with an innovative social media campaign entitled "Pass the Note" kicked off by Mariah Carey and a traditional announcement by Andy Grammer on VH1's Big Morning Buzz Live!
 The Foundation's Ambassador Program, comprised of prominent musicians, athletes and stars of the film world who have committed to being the Foundation's most powerful advocates and fundraisers, have helped raise over 2 million dollars to support the Foundation's cause. Joining Alumni Ambassadors like Beyonce, Colbie Caillat, Jamie Foxx, Natasha Bedingfeld and Gavin DeGraw, Katy Perry, Matthew Morrison, Lupe Fiasco, Gavin Rossdale, Jordin Sparks, Vanessa Carlton, AJ McLean and Chris Daughtry, the 2013 class includes: Mariah Carey, Matchbox Twenty, B.o.B., Ingrid Michaelson, Robin Thicke, LeAnn Rimes, Andy Grammer and New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist.
 "We are incredibly lucky to have such a committed and passionate group of celebrities join our 2012-2013 Ambassador class," said Paul Cothran, Vice President & Executive Director of the VH1 Save The Music Foundation. "By lending their support and influence to our work, we can help to continue to restore instrumental music education programs across the country, helping to ensure that no child be deprived of access to a complete education which includes music."
 Launched on November 13th with a social media campaign that included past and present Ambassadors working together to generate followers for @vh1savethemusic and to get #PassTheNote trending nationally, the 2012-2013 Ambassador campaign was kicked off by legendary singer Mariah Carey. The innovative campaign resulted in over 11 million impressions for the Foundation. The next morning Singer-Songwriter Andy Grammer appeared on VH1's Big Morning Buzz Live! to further introduce the official class and explain the mission of their work.
 The VH1 Save The Music Foundation began its Ambassador Class program in 2009 with Beyonce, Jamie Foxx, Chris Webber, Gavin DeGraw, NE-YO, John Rzeznik, Natasha Bedingfield, The Fray, 3 Doors Down and Venus Williams. The program continued with the 2010 class, which included Jason Mraz, Nick Lachey, Kelly Clarkson, OneRepublic, Fall Out Boy, Mandy Moore, Chrisette Michele and Colbie Caillat and 2011 Ambassador Class consisted of superstars Amber Riley, Ciara, Jewel, John Legend, John Mayer, Lifehouse and Sara Bareilles and 2012 Gavin Rossdale, Jordin Sparks, AJ McLean, Katy Perry, Daughtry, Lupe Fiasco, Vanessa Carlton and Mathew Morrison. This year's Ambassadors will be added to the incredibly talented list of supporters and bring the Foundation one step closer to restoring instrumental music education in the U.S.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

12 Days of Christmas with Mariah!!!

Last year we celebrated the holiday season with the Queen of Christmas. I want to know what your thoughts are on doing the 12 Days of Christmas with Mariah again this year. It is basically a countdown to Christmas with Mariah Christmas videos, and other festive things to download. Everyday counting down to Christmas day.  This year we will move it over to the media forums on the website where all the downloads are.  I want to hear from you Lambs!

Win Tickets to See Mariah at Rockefeller Center

Be part of one of New York City's most celebrated events for over 75 years, and a world-wide symbol of the NYC holiday season - Christmas In Rockefeller Center!

We are pre-taping some performances by your favorite stars:

Mariah Carey - 11/27/12

This taping is scheduled to take place at 7:00pm EST on November 27. The event is ages 16+.

To apply for a ticket, visit HERE and find Mariah's picture underneath

Ticketing Information for Mariah at Jupiters Hotel & Casino

Below is pricing information for Mariah's January 1, 2013 show at the Jupiters Hotel & Casino in Australia:

$89.00 - Silver Restricted View
$99.00 - Silver Reserve
$139.00 - Gold Reserve
$189.00 - Platinum Reserve
$249.00 - Diamond Reserve
$349.00 - Fantasy VIP
$699.00 - VIP Front Row

Ticketing vendor TICKETEK offers a waitlist feature that you can use to receive updates. If you would like to sign up for the Mariah waitlist, follow this link and select "Mariah Carey" from the events list.

(Jonny, Brian Hodge)

Queen of the divas Mariah Carey Down Under

Doyenne of the divas Mariah Carey has confirmed her first Australian tour in 15 years and will arrive here in just over a month. Confidential can exclusively reveal the new American Idol judge will ring in the New Year in Sydney, with a concert at Allphones Arena on January 3.
 One of the highest-selling female artists of all time - moving more than 200 million albums across her 20 year career - the 43-year-old New Yorker has promised her return to Oz will please patient fans. After all, she hasn't staged a local tour since her Butterfly world tour in 1998, which featured a cameo from Olivia Newton-John for a Hopelessly Devoted To You duet.
 "It's going to be a very high-production show, featuring all her greatest hits and some of her Christmas songs," concert promoter Mark Rafter from Retfar Entertainment said. Confidential understands Rafter and partner company UAE Presents have spent most of the year securing Carey for the performances, which will also head to Jupiters on the Gold Coast on January 1. The show is expected to match the level of extravagance of Jennifer Lopez's first-ever Australian tour next month, featuring special effects, lots of back-up dancers and big numbers.
 Rafter said they were not concerned about Carey's notorious rider requests (she is said to have once asked for 20 white kittens and 100 white doves when she opened a shopping mall in London). "We don't take any of those into consideration (when booking a show)" he said. "In saying that, we're ready for anything."
 Tickets will start at $99 and go to VIP seating for $699, which of course includes a meet-and-great. Tickets for the Carey spectacular will go on sale on Thursday November 22.
(The Telegraph)

Monday, November 12, 2012

Nicki Minaj tells her side of Mariah Carey feud

 Nicki Minaj opened up about her feud with fellow "American Idol" judge Mariah Carey on part two of her E! special "Nicki Minaj: My Truth" on Sunday. The rapper weighed in on Carey telling Barbara Walters that Minaj was overheard saying on the show, "If I had a gun, I would shoot the b**ch."
 Minaj revealed, "I really felt good when I left the set yesterday, and then I hear that Mariah went to Barbara Walters with some more fabrication that even the American Idol producers had told her were never said." The "Starships" singer added that she's too smart to make such a violent threat, and that she was "in shock" when she got wind of Carey's statements.
 Minaj went on to explain that she didn't speak out about her and Carey's on-set spat because she "wanted everything to blow over", but then Carey began talking to outlets about the fight, giving the public a one-sided perception of what actually happened.
 Addressing Walters, Minaj asks, "Am I not good enough for you to get my side of the story? Because I'm a little black girl that raps? If I was J.Lo, you would have called J.Lo's camp. Are we not good enough for you Barbara? You don't f**kin' know me."
 She then goes on to discuss the Carey feud, explaining, "Why would I want to have a rift with someone that I've looked up to my whole life? Like I've loved her... and I even told her that. I'm happy that Mariah's on the panel," calling Carey "one of the best singers in the world".
(Gossip Cop)

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Having a moment dahhhling!

Is there a special song that brings back a specific memory for you? For example "All I Want For Christmas Is You" reminds me of being a kid and decorating the Christmas tree with my Mom. Or "Fantasy" reminds me of myself and my childhood best friend, in the back seat of the car listening to the cassette single on repeat for a road trip to the mountains sharing the headphones (One in each ear)