Friday, May 30, 2014

Mariah Carey Heading for No. 3 on Billboard 200 Albums Chart

Diva Mariah Carey is heading for her 17th top 10 album on the Billboard 200 chart -- but the No. 1 slot will likely elude the singer.

Carey's new effort, "Me. I Am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse," could sell around 55,000 to 60,000 copies in the week ending June 1 (according to industry forecasters), for a possible start at No. 3. That would mark Carey's lowest sales debut for a non-holiday studio album since Nielsen SoundScan began tracking sales in 1991. Her previous low came when 1991's "Emotions" launched at No. 4 with 156,000, according to SoundScan. (Carey has tallied six No. 1 albums, between 1991 and 2008.)

"Chanteuse" was released on May 27 by Def Jam Records -- nearly five years after her last non-holiday studio album, 2009's "Memoirs of An Imperfect Angel." (This is her longest gap between studio projects.)

"Chanteuse" was tentatively earmarked for a release in March of 2013, but was then pushed to July 23, then to May 6, 2014, and finally May 27. The promotion for the new set arguably started in August of 2012 with the release of the single "Triumphant (Get 'Em)," a song which does not appear on "Chanteuse."

The new album's most recent charting single, "You're Mine (Eternal)," spent one week on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at No. 88 on the March 1-dated chart. The set previously logged a No. 15 hit with "#Beautiful," featuring Miguel," in June 2013. Comparably, the "Memoirs" album launched with the No. 7-peaking single "Obsessed." (Carey holds the mark for the most Hot 100 No. 1s, 18, among soloists. Among all acts, only the Beatles, with 20, have more.)

Carey will likely be blocked from the No. 1 slot on next week's Billboard 200 chart by two holdover titles in their second week: Coldplay's "Ghost Stories" and Brantley Gilbert's "Just As I Am."

"Ghost Stories" blasted in at No. 1 with the year's biggest debut -- 383,000 sold in the week ending May 25, while Gilbert started at No. 2 with 211,000. The two albums might sell, respectively, 80,000 and 65,000 in their second weeks.

After Carey, look for Austin Mahone to arrive with the second-highest debut, as his first album, "The Secret," could start at No. 5 with around 40,000 to 45,000. (Right above him could be the resilient "Frozen" soundtrack, which could finish the week at No. 4.)

The third (and possibly final) debut in next week's top 10 might come from Crowder's "Neon Steeple," which could sell around 20,000 to 25,000. The album is the first solo release from David Crowder, who had previously fronted the David Crowder Band. That group notched 10 entries on the Billboard 200 between 2003 and 2013, going as high as No. 2 in 2012 with "Give Us Rest."

On SoundScan's Building chart (below), Coldplay and Carey are Nos. 1 and 2, respectively. The Building tally is a precursor to the final Billboard 200 ranking -- reflecting the first four days (Monday through Thursday) of SoundScan's tracking week as reported by six major merchants.

As for the rest of the top 10 on the Building Chart: Mahone's "The Secret" is No. 3, followed by Gilbert at No. 4 and the "Frozen" soundtrack at No. 5. The "Now 50" compilation is No. 6, with Michael Jackson's "Xscape" at No. 7. The Black Keys' former No. 1 "Turn Blue" is No. 8, while Cher Lloyd's "Sorry I'm Late" and Royksopp and Robyn's "Do It Again" is No. 10. (The latter two titles might not sell enough to finish within the top 10 of the official Billboard 200 chart.)

Rank / LW
BB 200          Artist                        Title
1 1          Coldplay                         "Ghost Stories"
2 NEW  Mariah Carey                 "Me. I Am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse"
3 NEW  Austin Mahone         "The Secret"
4 2          Brantley Gilbert         "Just As I Am"
5 4          Soundtrack                 "Frozen"
6 6          Various Artists                 "Now 50"
7 3          Michael Jackson         "Xscape"
8 5          The Black Keys         "Turn Blue"
9 NEW Cher Lloyd                 "Sorry I'm Late"
10 NEW Royksopp and Robyn "Do It Again"
The Building Chart reflects the first four days (Monday through Thursday) of SoundScan's tracking week (which ends Sunday) as reported by six major merchants: iTunes, Trans World Entertainment, Best Buy, Starbucks, Target and Anderson Merchandisers. Billboard estimates that they make up about 85% of all U.S. album sales.

(Source: Billboard)

Mariah Carey Gets Toasted by Her Fresh Air Camp Graduates on 20th Anniversary

Mariah Carey got home from Monaco and the World Music Awards just in time yesterday. Last night at
Chelsea Piers Mariah was toasted by the Fresh Air Fund for 20 years of her Camp Mariah in upstate New York. It was a poignant event as Carey, who arrived in a black Rolls Royce, arrived with "The Butler" director Lee Daniels and record producer Jermaine Dupri and many of the gang from DefJam Records including president Steve Bartels.

Inside the packed dining hall, Carey was toasted by emcee Al Roker, followed by a few graduates of her Camp Mariah. Believe it or not, Mariah started the camp two decades ago and has never let go of it whether in good times or bad. Now a former camper is the leader of the camp, and he spoke beautifully introducing Mariah. Carey sat at the center front table dressed in a powder blue gown designed by Donatella Versace. She blushed as one by these high school kids paid homage to her.

At one point, Roker made a joke purposely confusing Dupri for P Diddy. That got some chuckles. But Dupri is having the last laugh. The album he's made with Carey has gotten more good reviews than any of her previous ones in two decades.

In a crush of fans and former campers, Mariah and I did have a chance to talk. I told her I was impressed with all the detail in her new album. She told me: "That's why it took so long. Now you can see." I told her I particularly liked the track "Thirsty." She said: "I wrote that so long ago. I don’t know what Nick [husband Nick Cannon] was talking about the other day. That song is not about him."

Mariah fans can see more of her and the making of her album tomorrow night on NBC at 8pm. Matt Lauer hosts a special taped at Mariah and Nick's home in Bel-Air, California.

Meantime, sales of "Me. I am Mariah" are just fine, says Bartels, who will launch the first official single, "You Don’t Know What to Do," featuring rapper Wale, very shortly. I love this track, although fans are divided about which single should come first. There are too many to choose from!

(Source: ShowBiz411)


NEW YORK – May 29, 2014 – In an NBC primetime special with Matt Lauer, global superstar Mariah
Carey does something she has never done before. For the first time, Carey performs in a one-of-a-kind special concert from the house she shares with husband Nick Cannon in Bel-Air, overlooking the Hollywood Hills. Carey sat down with Matt Lauer in a personal interview and opens up about her childhood, her family life, and her critically-acclaimed, autobiographical new album, Me. I Am Mariah... The Elusive Chanteuse, which has received reviews that surpass her biggest selling albums. The album was released on May 27, 2014.

NBC takes you on a musical journey with Mariah, highlighting tracks from the new record and going inside the global icon's home, showing glimpses of her life with exclusive home video with her friends and family, including twins Moroccan and Monroe. The concert includes special performances by artists Fabolous and Wale.

NBC's primetime special, "Mariah Carey: At Home In Concert With Matt Lauer" airs Saturday, May 31 at 8pm/7c.

Matt Lauer: Where are you in life now, Mariah? Where are you? I mean -- you know, describe the place you inhabit right now emotionally.

Mariah Carey: Look, I've always been a pretty vulnerable person. But I built up -- I have learned how to build up a wall. So when I have to, I can put up that wall, and leave it there, and walk in the other direction. And that's what I have to do sometimes with people in my life when they just don't get it, that I'm a person like them.

NBC's "Mariah Carey: At Home In Concert With Matt Lauer"

"Mariah Carey: At Home In Concert With Matt Lauer" is an NBC News production. David Corvo is senior executive producer, Aretha Marshall is executive producer, and Tim Uehlinger and Marianne Haggerty are producers of the primetime special.

Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey is the best-selling female artist of all time with more than 200 million albums sold to date and 18 Billboard Hot 100 #1 singles (17 self-penned), more than any solo artist in history. With her distinct five-octave vocal range, prolific songwriting, and producing talent, Mariah has defined the modern pop performance. As a singer/songwriter/producer, she has been recognized with multiple Grammy Awards, 21 American Music Awards, Billboard's "Artist of the Decade" Award, the World Music Award for "World's Best Selling Female Artist of the Millennium," and BMI's "Icon Award" for her outstanding achievements in songwriting, to name a few. Mariah Carey's ongoing impact transcends the music industry to leave an indelible imprint upon the world at large. She has made substantial marks in film with critically acclaimed roles in Lee Daniel's Precious (2009) and The Butler (2013). A Congressional Award recipient, Mariah has generously donated her time and energy to a range of philanthropic causes near to her heart including Save the Music, the Make-A-Wish Foundation, World Hunger Relief, and the Elton John AIDS Foundation, among many others. A tremendous supporter of children’s charities, both domestic and international, Mariah founded Camp Mariah in partnership with the Fresh Air Fund, a retreat for inner city children to explore career development. Mariah has just released her critically-acclaimed new album, Me. I Am Mariah... The Elusive Chanteuse, on May 27th, 2014 (Def Jam Recordings).

(Source: NBC)

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Mariah's 'Chanteuse' could get a boost from good reviews

When you've scored 18 No. 1 singles on Billboard's Hot 100 — more than any solo artist, and any act in
history aside from The Beatles — and you miss the chart's upper reaches with the tracks leading up to a new album, eyebrows get raised.

Thus when Mariah Carey's "You're Mine (Eternal)" peaked at No. 88 in early March, there was some clucking about prospects for Me. I Am Mariah ... The Elusive Chanteuse her first album in five years. Two previous songs, "#Beautiful" featuring Miguel (which topped out at No. 15) and the deluxe edition's "The Art of Letting Go" (which didn't crack the charts), had also underperformed. Delays that pushed Chanteuse's release date to Tuesday did nothing to quell the speculation.

But when Chanteuse was unveiled in a stream on iTunes Radio last week, it was greeted with some of the most affirming notices of Carey's 25-year career. Jim Farber gave it four out of five stars in the New York Daily News, noting that the album "returns her to the type of grand balladry, and formal melodies, that first made her a star."

Us Weekly entertainment director Ian Drew (who was an intern at Carey's Sony imprint Crave Records back in the late '90s) agrees that Chanteuse marks a return to form. While the album "doesn't have the gargantuan hooks" that distinguished Carey's blockbuster hits, it reinforces her reputation "as a singer's singer, in a time where a lot of pop stars don't actually sing," says Drew, who will give it​ a positive review this week.

He characterizes the songs as "real R&B," in contrast to the "R&B mixed with EDM" that dominates the charts now. Carey's longtime collaborator Jermaine Dupri, who served as a co-songwriter/producer on Chanteuse, suggests that was the idea, citing Letting Go as an example.
"That was a tone-setter," says Dupri of the track. "We wanted to give fans a glimpse of what the album is about. Her voice is directly in your face, more than it's been in a long time. It's not a super-uptempo dance record. She's not doing what everyone else is doing — she's doing what made you fall in love with her in the first place."

"Thirsty," dangled two weeks ago as a focus track (an official new single has yet to be chosen), is a bit more groove-driven. But Keith Caulfield, associate director of charts/sales at Billboard, says Chanteuse's ultimate success may depend less on chart numbers than on Carey "getting creative with promotion. She's always a hoot on TV (her NBC special is scheduled to air Saturday), and that's a good way to let people know the album's out."

​Caulfield predicts that Carey "will have a decent first week," though he adds she's "not a lock" for No. 1: Chanteuse is out a week after Coldplay's new Ghost Stories album, "which is going to be huge." But he advises that no one count Carey out: She "went through an incredible down period," he notes, during the critical and commercial failure of 2001's Glitter.
"Then she came back with We Belong Together" in 2005, Caulfield points out — "probably the biggest hit of her career."

(Source: USAToday)

Friday, May 23, 2014

Mariah Carey, 'Me. I Am Mariah... The Elusive Chanteuse': Billboard Track-by-Track Review

In the nearly five years since Mariah Carey's last proper studio album, the singer has given birth to twins,
served a stint on "American Idol," and reaffirmed her acting skills with a couple of films thankfully not called "Glitter II." She's also logged a ton of studio hours, and this, her 14th full-length, arrives after some three years of recording, numerous delays and at least one unintentionally hilarious discarded title, "The Art of Letting Go."

Because Mariah can always be counted on for crazy brilliance or just plain craziness, anticipation has been mounting for months, and that wacky title — lifted from a self-portrait the singer painted when she was three years old — has only added to the buzz. What does this 40-something mega-rich mommy with the seemingly perfect life have to say for herself?

The usual, more or less. Musically, it’s her typical mix of pop-classicist balladry and hip-hop-tinged summer jamming, and if Carey doesn’t exactly go strutting into new territory, it’s because she knows most people like her right where she is.

Read on to get our initial track-by-track take on this welcome comeback from one of music’s most talented eccentrics.

"Cry": Easing into her comeback, Mariah opens with a big ol' piano ballad. She wants to hold her lover until they both start bawling, and while that's hardly the sentiment you want to hear at the start of an album—particularly one released on the eve of beach season—it's probably the record's heaviest moment.

"Faded": Listen closely, and there are lots of Mariahs on this track. Some do percussive "oh" and "eh" scatting, while at least one goes into that super high glass-shatter register that Carey has been wowing the world with since her very first single. Can any of them solve the romantic quandary driving the lyrics? Probably not, but at least Mike Will Made It gives the chorus of Careys a cool beat to sing over.

"Dedicated": This is straight-up nostalgia – as Mariah and guest Nas discuss in the intro and amid references to Heavy D, Slick Rick, the Wu-Tang Clan, and Run-D.M.C., the singer looks back on both the records and the romances that have shaped her life. While much of the world is stuck back in the '90s, she and Nas are chilling in '88 and having a ball.

"#Beautiful": Mariah's always had a thing for the bad boys, and here, Miguel stars as the red-light-running biker dude who gets her motor going. They both tell each other that beauty is the thing driving their infatuation, and thanks to a retro-futuristic soul backing, the superficiality comes off as kind of sexy. It's like a modern "Stand by Me," only these two can't stand still.

"Thirsty": Backed by Hit-Boy's sparse, spacey hip-hop beat, Mariah dresses down a celeb-whore paramour who only wants to piggyback on her fame. After four songs about love, heartbreak and nostalgia, it's nice to here our girl get a little feisty.

"Make It Look Good": Sometimes, you know you're getting played, but you decide to just go with it. That's what Mimi does here, and as she lets loose over what sounds like a skipping '80s-era Stevie Wonder record, it's clear she's willing to let this no-good lip-licking Romeo take her for the proverbial ride. Her laugh at the end shows how silly it's meant to be.

"You're Mine (Eternal)": With its simple piano lick, longing lyrics and skittering, minimal beat, the disc's third single harks back to "We Belong Together." Once again, Mariah admits she's powerless in the face of love. There's some of her mega-high-pitched singing toward the end of the track, but this one works because of a simple hook and sentiment. No gymnastics required.

"You Don't Know What to Do": The album's first real chance to dance finds Carey and Wale in the disco, bumping butts like it's 1977. The string sounds are right out of Chic's "Good Times," and the only thing missing is a Nile Rodgers cameo. (Yeah, the guy's busy these days, but she had three years to book it.)

"Supernatural": So begins the recording careers of "Dembabies," aka Mariah and husband Nick Cannon's fraternal twins, Monroe and Moroccan. "Got me lost in the clouds," she sings. "Slowly, keep me here always / You're the only thing that's true." The kiddies bring plenty of A-1 giggle game, making this sappy cut feel pretty damn cute.

"Meteorite": Having professed her love for the twins, Carey hires a sitter and heads back to the club. This time, it's Q-Tip providing the disco beat, and as Mariah gets down, she offers up some commentary on celebrity culture, comparing a female star — perhaps herself — to the titular bit of flaming space rock. If she's talking about crashing and burning, she makes it sound pretty hot.

"Camouflage": For all her vocal skill, Mariah can't sell every earnest piano ballad, and this one simply falls flat. The lyrics are stock and the melody doesn't stick, and if anything, it's a breather between the preceding smooth groover and the absolute banger waiting on deck.

"Money": Every R&B album needs a "money don't mean nothing" jam, and here, Mariah and Fabolous get anti-materialistic over a thumping Hit-Boy beat. How strong is this love Mariah and Fab are singing about? It evidently trumps "holidays" and "hollandaise," and that's saying something, 'cause eggs Benny is mad delicious.

"One More Try": On her last album, Mariah covered Foreigner. She shows much better '80s taste with this update of George Michael's "One More Try." The production borders on schmaltzy, but at least this Long Island girl didn't go the Journey route or—worse yet—show some tri-state love with a Bon Jovi remake.

"Heavenly (No Ways Tired / Can't Give Up Now)": With a full choir on board, Mariah gets behind the wheel of a gospel tour bus and floors it toward salvation. It's even schmaltzier than the George Michael cover, but hey, middle school glee clubs need songs to sing at graduation, so this thing serves at least one purpose.


Tuesday, May 20, 2014

More reviews for Me I Am Mariah... The Elusive Chanteuse!

Mariah Sings To Her Strengths in Chanteuse

Album Review: Me. I Am Mariah

Mariah Carey: ‘Me. I am Mariah... The Elusive Chanteuse’: Album review

It took her five years, but Mariah has learned from mistakes of 2009’s ‘Memoir of an Imperfect Angel.’

Mariah got the memo.
For her first pop album in five years — housed under the diva-like title "Me. I Am Mariah....The Elusive
Chanteuse" — the star needed to heed the warning of her disastrous last work. And she has.
That disc, 2009's "Memoir of an Imperfect Angel," became the worst selling, and most creatively dire, recording of Carey's nearly quarter-century career. It also set off the longest stretch since she scored a slam-dunk smash single, dating back to 2008's "Touch My Body."
Carey's new music was long-delayed. In between, she put out an indifferent Christmas album and started fresh recordings, only to abandon them. The star also had personal challenges, like a pregnancy (with twins) she has described as "really difficult." Worse, she had to co-judge "American Idol" with Nicki Minaj
While the new "Chanteuse" has a formal release date of next Tuesday (May 27th), iTunes started streaming it early this morning.
The music reacts to Carey's fallow years in most every way it should. It returns her to the type of grand balladry, and formal melodies, that first made her a star. It's her most melodic, least-trendy album in memory - both moves that greatly flatter her.
Though the disc contains cameos from rappers like Nas and Wale, it has far fewer hip-hop inflections than the faux-hip "Memoir" disc. Instead it stresses songs like the opening weeper "Cry," an inspired throw-back to initial hits like "Vision of Love." Accompanied primarily by piano, Carey unfurls the full range of her instrument, something she had too often scaled back of late to suit songs over-indebted to their beats. The result lets her lean into the song's drama, which she engages completely.
That's not to say that Carey has abandoned more up-beat material. "Meteorite," which starts out quoting Andy Warhol's "15 minutes of fame" line, shoots us back to the days of Studio 54, with a spiraling, string-drenched disco beat. The pre-release single "#Beautiful," with guest star Miguel, has a classic R&B melody, boosted by a looming backbeat.
Whether in more elegant ballads, or most assertive R&B songs, the new tunes give Carey more to play with than usual. It's as if she'd been listening to Beyonce's albums, gaining tips for how to bridge trendy music with the classic type. Even a hip-hop influenced ditty like "Thirsty" has a broad tune.
As on many discs, Carey sticks in a famous cover. They're often corny ones (see: her run at Foreigner's "I Wanna Know what Love Is" last time). But here she makes a smarter choice - George Michael's "One More Try." Backed by a gospel organ and choir, Carey dances over the notes, wringing every ripple out of the tune. She even tailors her worst tics - those endless melismas - using them to mine emotion rather than to falsely impress.
Contrary to its title, the new album may be Carey's least elusive work. Rarely has she made her talent more clear.


“Me. I Am Mariah…The Elusive Chanteuse” Lyrics!

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While you are listening stop by her site and read along!

The Elusive Chanteuse delivers a masterpiece

The Elusive Chanteuse delivers a masterpiece.  From start to finish Mariah quenches her lambs thirst for an epic body of work. This is the best record I have heard in years, not only by MC but from any artist. Flawless diva! I wanted to pick stand out tracks to highlight, however there is no way at this moment in time to narrow down. They are all great.  I will say that George Michael cover of “One More Try” will be getting heavy rotation!

Cry. | Mariah Carey, James Wright
Faded | Mariah Carey, Mike Williams, Denisia Andrews
Dedicated (feat. Nas) | Mariah Carey, Chauncey Hollis, James Fauntleroy, Nasir Jones, Dennis Coles, Robert Diggs, Gary Grice, Lamont Hawkins, Jason Hunter, Russell Jones, Clifford Smith, Corey Woods
#Beautiful (feat. Miguel) | Mariah Carey, Miguel Pimentel, Nathan Perez, Brook Davis, Mac Robinson, Brian Keith Warfield
Thirsty | Mariah Carey, Chauncey Hollis, Denisia Andrews, Maryann Tatum
Make It Look Good | Mariah Carey, Jermaine Dupri, Bryan-Michael Cox, Allan Felder, Walter “Bunny” Sigler
You’re Mine (Eternal) | Mariah Carey, Rodney Jerkins
You Don’t Know What to Do (feat. Wale) | Mariah Carey, Jermaine Dupri, Bryan-Michael Cox, Olubowale Akintimehin, Patrick Adams, Terri Gonzalez
Supernatural | Mariah Carey, Jermaine Dupri, Bryan-Michael Cox
Meteorite | Mariah Carey, Kamaal Fareed, Allan Felder, Norman Harris, Ron Tyson
Camouflage | Mariah Carey, James Wright
Money ($ * / …) [feat. Fabolous] | Mariah Carey, Chauncey Hollis, John Jackson, Dan Satch, Edwin Birdsong
One More Try | George Michael
Heavenly (No Ways Tired/Can’t Give Up Now) | Mariah Carey, Curtis Burrell, George Clinton, Jr.

Deluxe Edition
It’s a Wrap (feat. Mary J. Blige) | Mariah Carey, Barry White
Betcha Gon’ Know (feat. R. Kelly) | Mariah Carey, James Wright, Terius Nash, Christopher Stewart, Robert Kelly
The Art of Letting Go | Mariah Carey, Rodney Jerkins
Me. I Am Mariah…The Elusive Chanteuse | Mariah Carey

Target / Japanese Edition
America the Beautiful | Katharine Lee Bates, Samuel A. Ward


(Source: LambzRus)

Monday, May 19, 2014

TONIGHT at midnight you will be able to listen to Me. I Am Mariah... The Elusive Chanteuse in full on iTunes Radio!

TONIGHT at midnight you will be able to listen to Me. I Am Mariah... The Elusive Chanteuse in full on iTunes Radio!!

Stream: Thirsty (Explicit Version)

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Mariah Carey’s “You Don’t Know What To Do” Makes Its Radio Debut: Listen

Mariah Carey‘s “You Don’t Know What to Do” has made its radio debut. Early on May 19, featured
rapper Wale called in to The Russ Parr Morning Show to properly introduce the song to listeners.

When Carey debuted the song on TODAY, the resulting performance was kind of elaborate. She was draped on a baby grand, flanked by doting men and wearing a long, fingerless glove on just one hand. In comparison, “You Don’t Know What to Do” is as much of a no-brainer as “#Beautiful” (hashtag and all) was last year. It’s a breezy and effortless disco throwback with a hook that everyone can sing; Carey sounds less concerned with vocal acrobatics than actually having a good time.

Hear the radio debut of Mariah Carey’s “You Don’t Know What to Do,” off Me. I Am Mariah … The Elusive Chanteuse NOW

(Source: Idolator)

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Friday, May 16, 2014

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Mariah Carey on Late Night with David Letterman - May 7, 2014
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Mariah kicks off the summer concert series on Today!

Mariah Carey kicked off the Toyota Summer Concert Series of "The Today Show" on Friday, May 16th. The pop diva performed a three-song set list for her fans gathered before the outdoor stage of the NBC morning show at Rockefeller Plaza in New York City. Mariah opened with the #1 single "Touch My Body".

She then treated everyone in the audience and watching from their homes with the live debut of a brand new song from her forthcoming album "Me. I Am Mariah... The Elusive Chanteuse". "You Don't Know What To Do". Mariah wrapped up her "Today" concert with the classic "Always Be My Baby".

The R&B mid-tempo "You Don't Know What To Do" is co-written by Mariah Carey, Jermaine Dupri, Bryan Michael Cox, Wale, Patrick Adams and Terri Gonzalez.

During rehearsal Mariah also sang two other songs from the new LP: "Thirsty" and "You're Mine (Eternal)"

Touch My Body/Always Be My Baby (HD Video)

You Don't Know What To Do (Feat. Wale)

You Don't Know What To Do (LambzRus Artwork)

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Thursday, May 15, 2014

Exclusive: Mariah Carey featuring Miguel, "#Beautiful (Cazzette Remix)"

As a thank you to her fans for patiently awaiting the release of Mariah Carey's 14th studio album, Me. I Am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse, available May 27th, Def Jam Recordings is premiering a previously unreleased official remix of the album's lead single, "#Beautiful," exclusively on Slant. Last summer, the singer revealed that she'd recorded new vocals for "a hot new dance remix" of her 33rd Top 20 hit, freestyling over a spare beat in an effervescent manner we haven't heard from her since "Emotions." But while that version sadly remains locked in the vaults (sorry, lambs, we tried our best!), we're trilled to present another new mix by Swedish duo Cazzette, a.k.a. Sebastian Furrer and Alexander Björklund. The track's hard-hitting EDM hook is right on trend, but Cazzette allows the verses to breathe just enough to preserve the original song's old-school loop as well as Mimi and Miguel's breezy vocals. Listen Here!

Source: SlantMagazine

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

"Me. I Am Mariah" Exclusive Target Edition

Mariah's new album "Me. I Am Mariah... The Elusive Chanteuse" will be released exclusively in Target with a new cover and an additional song. Check out the tracklisting below:

1. Cry.
2. Faded
3. Dedicated Ft. Nas
4. #Beautiful Ft. Miguel
5. Thirsty
6. Make It Look Good
7. You're Mine (Eternal)
8. You Don't Know What To Do Ft. Wale
9. Supernatural
10. Meteorite
11. Camouflage
12. Money ($ * / ...) Ft. Fabolous
13. One More Try
14. Heavenly (No Ways Tired/ Can't Give Up Now)
15. It's A Wrap (Ft. Mary J Blige)
16. Betcha Gon' Know (Ft. R. Kelly)
17. The Art Of Letting Go
18. America The Beautiful (Target Exclusive)

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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

LambzRus "Thirsty" cover art

Thirsty (Lyrics)

(Best I could figure out. If you find something I got wrong, please let me know!)

Oh, you’re thirsty
Oh, you’re thirsty
Oh, you’re thirsty
Oh, you’re thirsty

Just seen them bright lights
Even change your name
Say you’re my boss now
Ain't nothing out your range
Well, almost anything

You used to be Mister all about me
Now you just thirsty for celebrity
Best thing that happened to your ass was me
Pull down them Tom Fords, and act like you see

You thirsty for a dream
Leaving me drowning
Boy there ain't no SOS
Filled with discontent
Finding you can’t quench
Why you try to so damn hard?

Oh, you’re thirsty
Oh, you’re thirsty
Oh, you’re thirsty

Oh, you’re thirsty
Oh, you’re thirsty
Oh, you’re thirsty

That Hollywood sign
Calling you again
So you stunting on your Instagram
But that sh-t ain't everything.
You used to be Mr. all about me
Now you're just thirsty for celebrity
Best thing to happen to your ass was me
Pull down them Tom Fords, and act like you see

You thirsty for a dream, leaving me drowning
Boy there ain't no SOS
Filled with discontent
Finding you can’t quit
Why you try to so damn hard?

[Rich Homie QUan]
Somebody get this girl a glass water
I say she six nickels, not a dime, past a quarter
Her daddy question me why she thirsty
You can ask your daughter, back up off
You look a little salty, so thirsty, should drink coffee
And you ain't really gotta keep hitting my phone, I see every message
Texting me asking where I'm going, baby girl stop stressin'
Then I walked in like the man of the year with these thirsty girls in my section
These thirsty girls want a blessin'
Get wet, you won’t get shit from me
No defense but you can get the D
No sequal it's only one on me
That thirsty Under my tires
It got me on fire
Rich Homie Quan times Mariah, Sing!

Boss now, you're trying to be a boss now
Thinking you a boss now
Boy you just looking thirsty
Boss now, you try to be a boss now
Thinking you a chief now
Boy you're just f--king thirsty

Oh, you’re thirsty
Oh, you’re thirsty
Oh, you’re thirsty

Oh, you’re thirsty
Oh, you’re thirsty
Oh, you’re thirsty

Mariah Carey Ends the Hip-Hop Drought With “Thirsty”

After a few misfires, the diva nails her latest Me. I Am Mariah... The Elusive Chanteuse cut

Mariah Carey, by now, is a musical legend with a legacy as smooth as her voice. Even so, the leadup to her 14th album, the impeccably titled Me. I Am Mariah … The Elusive Chanteuse, has been a bit bumpy. Soft-rocking Miguel duet “Beautiful” was a hit, but throwback R&B tracks “The Art of Letting Go” and “You’re Mine (Eternal),” while classicist and impressive, underperformed – though not as much as Rick Ross showcase “Triumphant (Get ‘Em),” which Mariah was barely on. The song was relegated untriumphantly to promotional-single status and dropped from the album’s lineup.

“Thirsty,” which premiered today, is almost like an attempt to fix that, to get the hip-hop-influenced track right. Producer Hit-Boy (a couple of his eponymous hits: Jay-Z and Kanye West’s “Paris,” Beyoncé’s “XO” and “Flawless”) gives Carey one of his signature beats: a minimalist synth hook that breaks into martial strings or imperial sangfroid when the mood calls for it. And this time Atlanta rapper Rich Homie Quan’s the one who gets dominated by Carey’s larger-than-life presence; he warbles Future-ish backing vocals on the hook while Carey dismisses the titular “thirsty” braggart.

The anti-scrub track is one of Mariah’s best looks – sometimes she even names names, as with Eminem on “Obsessed” – and as always, Carey makes it seem and sound utterly effortless.

(Source: Time)


Mariah Carey's new single "Thirsty" official artwork, via Def Jam Recordings
Me. I Am Mariah... The Elusive Chanteuse 
Album out May 27! Pre-order now!
Standard Edition 

Mariah's New Single "Thirsty"

(Album Version with No Rap)

Mariah Carey confirmed “Thirsty” as next single!

Mariah Carey is gearing up to quench your thirst with her brand new single.

Queen Mariah Carey continues promoting her – I wanted to make a Beyoncé, but I finally did not –
fourteenth studio album entitled ‘Me. I Am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse‘, scheduled to be released on May 23, 2014 via Def Jam. Following the low success of her latest single ‘You’re Mine (Eternal)‘, Carey has ready the next one.
The fourth official single taken from the album is the track ‘Thirsty‘. The song was co-written by Carey with the collaboration of Denisia Andrews, Maryann Tatum, and Chauncey Hollis aka Hit-Boy, who also produced it. The song is scheduled to premiere exclusively on The Breakfast Club this morning.

Source: Josepvinaixa

New single "Thirsty" to premiere this morning!

According to JD and DJ Envy's twitter, Mariah's brand new single "Thirsty" from her upcoming album Me. I Am Mariah... The
Elusive Chanteuse will premiere this morning at 9 am ET on Power 105.1's "The Breakfast Club."

Stream Power 105.1 live online here!

Source: Twitter

Mariah will open this year's World Music Awards and receive the Pop Icon Award.

Mariah will open this year's World Music Awards and receive the Pop Icon Award.
The World Music Awards will take place on May 27, 2014.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Mariah Carey Me. I Am Mariah... The Elusive Chanteuse. Out May 27! Pre-order now!

Standard Edition: 

*Also don't forget to get your Japanese edition 
with bonus track "America The Beautiful" and different cover art. 

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Me. I Am Mariah ...The elusive chanteuse (Japan Edition)

Cover art for the Japan Edition of Me. I Am Mariah which will include bonus track "America The Beautiful" on it.