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."