Monday, September 15, 2014

The 15 Richest Songwriters of All-Time!

01. Andrew Lloyd Webber – $1.2 billion
02. Paul McCartney – $800 million
03. Bono – $600 million
04. Sean Combs – $550 million
05. Mariah Carey – $500 million
She’s famous for her beautiful voice and the amount of music she’s made so famous and popular. Mariah Carey is famous for making songs such as, “Hero,” and “One Sweet Day,” famous, but did you know she also wrote those songs? She’s not just a pretty face and a pretty voice. The singing diva has an immense talent when it comes to writing songs, and she’s making it known to the world. She has more number one singles than any other solo artist in the world, and most of them are songs she wrote on her own.

06. Jay-Z – $475 million
07. Dolly Parton – $450 million
08. Jimmy Buffett – $400 million
09. George Harrison – $400 million
10. Sting – $395 million
11. Michael Jackson – $350 million
12. Mick Jagger – $300 million
13. Herb Alpert – $250 million
14. Pete Townshend – $215 million
15. Tim Rice – $200 million

(Source: Worthly)

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

'Time' puts Mariah Carey on top in 'ultimate pop stardom' ranking

Miley Cyrus might make more headlines than Mariah Carey—but if we’re talking ultimate pop
stardom, Mariah wins. (Surprise.)
Time looked at every song that’s been in the Billboard Top 10 since 1960, the number of hits by each artist present on that list, and how long those musicians’ careers have lasted, and used that information to determine which artists are ultimately the most successful pop-hit generators. The final product is a colorful infographic that proves Michael Jackson had a consistently successful career from 1971 to 1995, while Santana’s career, though long, hasn’t been witness to nearly as many hits.

The artists are awarded points for each song of theirs that made it into the Top 10—for example, Michael Jackson gets 10 points for “Beat It” topping the chart at No. 1 while while Taylor Swift gets three points for “Speak Now” peaking at spot No. 8.
Usher had the best single year out of everyone when, in 2004, he racked up 639 points for having five songs in the Top 10 for a combined 88 weeks, while Barbra Streisand made just two points in 1997 for “I Finally Found Someone,” which peaked at No. 9 and only had a one-week stay in the Top 10

(Source: Time)

Jermaine Dupri Says He Was Not Dropped As Mariah Carey's Manager

Jermaine Dupri calls himself "a psychiatrist of artists," says continuing as Mariah Carey's manager could have ruined their relationship.

So So Def Recordings CEO Jermaine Dupri clarified rumors that he was dropped as Mariah Carey's
manager due to low album sales for Me. I Am Mariah... The Elusive Chanteuse, during a newly-released interview with Vlad TV. According to JD, he chose to leave his position as manager for the singer because he felt that it would have eventually affected their friendship. He revealed that many chose to assume he was dropped by Mariah rather than consider the possibility that he left on his own terms.

The record producer also shared an ongoing joke that compared his relationship with Mariah to that of Mariah's relationship with her now estranged husband, Nick Cannon. "That's the story that people make because that's what people think in their minds that that's exactly how it has to happen," Dupri said. "It just can't possibly be that Jermaine woke up one morning and didn't want to do it no more. That just can't possibly happen, right? That just can't possibly be the thing. Like he had to get dropped because that's what happens in the world. Niggas get dropped. But nobody else has a mind to say 'You know what? I don't really wanna do this shit no more. I got other shit I want to do. But I'm not that smart, right? I couldn't do that. That's impossible.' That's what I'm saying. It's crazy that people just make these stories. I wasn't dropped. I chose to do this because me and Mariah are friends, right? First and foremost. And we make hit records in the studio. This was the ongoing joke. I have a relationship with Mariah better than her and her husband. I've known her longer than her and her husband known each other... With that being said, you don't want to fuck that up. I saw a lot of things happening with inside of me being her manager that could have fucked that up."

Later in the interview, Dupri referred to himself as a "psychiatrist of artists" when describing the relationship he's had with the artists he's worked with throughout his career. He also revealed that the general public assumed he was dropped from Def Jam when he instead chose to leave the label because he was unable to do what he wanted.

"I'm like a psychiatrist of artists," he said. "If you wanna sit and talk to me and work out things that's going on in your life I'm that person that most of these artists talk to. So, with that being said, me and Mariah we good... That's the same story that came out when I left Def Jam. 'He got kicked out of Def Jam.' I chose to leave because if what I do is not being recepted then it's not no need for me to do it. And I'm easily the person that will get... If you start not allowing me to do what I do then I will easily start removing myself away from that picture. And I have done that so many times."

The release of Jermaine Dupri's interview with Vlad TV comes weeks after it was announced that Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon had filed for divorce.

(Source: HipHopDX)

LambzRus: Mariah becomes a major story in the tabloids... [DOWNLOAD]

I as a lamb refuse to buy these tabloids. It is usually lies and BS, and buying the filth is in no way supporting Mariah. However for the lambs, who would like to read or have the scans... I am sharing some in PDF format. 

Us Weekly - 8 September 2014 PDF

Heat South Africa - 4 September 2014 PDF

Star Magazine - October 2014 PDF