Wednesday, January 21, 2015

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Fifth Harmony sample Mariah Carey on debut album

Fifth Harmony have sampled a classic Mariah Carey track on their forthcoming debut album. The girl group pay homage to the iconic diva on new cut "Like Mariah", which samples her 1996 track "Always Be My Baby".

"Always Be My Baby" was Carey's 11th number one in the US, while peaking at number three in the UK. "Like Mariah" will be on Fifth Harmony's upcoming debut album Reflection, which will be released on February 3.

The collection will also include their recent singles "Bo$$" and "Sledgehammer", which were both released worldwide last year. Fifth Harmony formed on the US series of The X Factor back in 2012 and went on to finish third on the show as part of Simon Cowell's category.

(Source: Digital Spy)

Monday, January 19, 2015



It’s official—Mimi is coming to Las Vegas. The long-rumored Mariah Carey residency is now a
reality, and beginning May 6, fans of the five-time Grammy winner can catch Mariah Carey #1s at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace. Carey placed a total of 18 No. 1 hits on the Billboard charts between 1990 and 2008, and she plans to play all 18 of them in her new production. So without further ado, a completely unscientific ranking of those hits.

18. “I Don’t Wanna Cry” (Mariah Carey, 1991)
Proof that Mariah was on an unstoppable roll in 1990-91, this heat-check single gets hardly any play today but was the fourth consecutive No. 1 to start her career.

17. “Touch My Body” (E=MC2, 2008)
Despite the most questionable simile in pop music history (“They be all up in my business like a Wendy (sic) interview”), Mariah’s most recent No. 1 was par for the course in a year that also saw “Low” and “Lollipop” top the charts.

16. “Thank God I Found You” (Rainbow, 1999)
Far be it for us to suggest that Mariah would ever ride anyone’s coattails, but “Thank God I Found You” collaborators Joe and 98 Degrees were never hotter than in 1999, a year when anything—even LFO—seemed possible. Unfortunately, all three parties released better music that year, especially Joe and his timeless “I Wanna Know.”

15. “Hero” (Music Box, 1993)
The Titanic of Mariah hits, “Hero” was the unsinkable ballad, a song so ubiquitous and clichéd that it could be applied to just about anything—weddings, funerals, school dances, sandwich shops. It was a gigantic hit, but there are at least 14 songs you’d rather hear her sing, right?

14. “I’ll Be There” (MTV Unplugged, 1992)
The only MTV Unplugged performance to ever hit No. 1, Mariah’s faithful rendition of the Jackson 5 classic turned into a duet with the help of longtime backup singer Trey Lorenz.

13. “Love Takes Time” (Mariah Carey, 1990)
This boilerplate ballad became the template for so many artists who came after (Kelly Clarkson’s “A Moment Like This” doesn’t exist without it) that it almost seems cliché today. But all clichés have to start somewhere.

12. “My All” (Butterfly, 1998)
Mariah’s ballads have a tendency to blur together, but “My All” is unique in just how low-key it is. Even when she goes for the money notes, the Latin-flavored instrumentation just simmers beneath, never stealing her spotlight away.

11. “Honey” (Butterfly, 1997)
Hip-hop had been creeping into Mariah’s sound ever since “Fantasy,” but it really took hold with “Honey,” a sea-change hit that coincided with her split from record exec Tommy Mottola. With the sex appeal cranked up all the way, Mariah and Bad Boy’s production team (including Puff Daddy) ushered in the new approach.

10. “Don’t Forget About Us” (The Emancipation of Mimi, 2005)
No one was forgetting about Mariah after “We Belong Together.” Although this follow-up hit mined similar themes of heartbreak and regret, “Don’t Forget About Us” was all about the victory lap.

9. “Someday” (Mariah Carey, 1991)
Not content to be pigeonholed as a balladeer, Mariah’s change-of-pace third single was a New Jane Swing banger that ripped a page straight out of the Color Me Badd playbook. Taken by itself, the intro could very well lead into “I Wanna Sex You Up.”

8. “One Sweet Day” (Daydream, 1995)
On paper, the pairing of Mariah and Boyz II Men was a genius stroke. She was the biggest female singer on the planet, and they were in the midst of an all-world run where the only threat to a Boyz II Men chart-topper was the next Boyz II Men chart-topper. It didn’t matter that the actual the song was not as memorable as either’s previous work—it’s still the longest-running No. 1 hit in Billboard history.

7. “Dreamlover” (Music Box, 1993)
Girl Next Door Mariah is a concept that never really took off, but “Dreamlover” is its short-lived apotheosis, all knotted flannel, jean shorts and plenty of open field to dance around in. She just wants a dream lover so she doesn’t have to dream alone.

6. “Fantasy” (Daydream, 1995)
Mariah needed a cred boost around the mid-’90s, and she got it thanks to a sample of an old Tom Tom Club hit and a remix featuring Ol’ Dirty Bastard. Few things in 1995 were as foolproof as guest spot from Dirt McGirt.

5. “Vision of Love” (Mariah Carey, 1990)
Please welcome the bride and groom to the dance floor—and Mariah Carey to the pop charts. This slow burner and first-dance staple was a formidable opening bow, solid proof that the 20-year-old from Long Island had star potential.

4. “Always Be My Baby” (Daydream, 1996)
“Always Be My Baby” is to the ’90s what “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” was to the ’80s: the seminal female sing-along song of the decade. What started out as a simple love song has been forever co-opted as a reaffirmation of friendship and, dare we say it, girl power. Once those “doo-doo-doos” start, there’s nothing left for guys to do except hold their significant others’ coats and bags and try to weather the storm.

3. “Heartbreaker” (Rainbow, 1999)
The last great song before a half-decade in the wilderness is the fitting culmination of Sexy Mariah and Hip-Hop Mariah. Jay-Z’s verse on the original recording is instantly memorable, but the remix, with Missy Elliott and Da Brat, is the real gem.

2. “We Belong Together” (The Emancipation of Mimi, 2005)
The comeback single to top all comeback singles is the reason for the season. Simply put, Mariah’s Caesars residency doesn’t happen without this Jermaine Dupri-produced jam, which stayed at No. 1 for 14 weeks, became the biggest song of the year and emancipated Mimi from her commercial decline.

1. “Emotions” (Emotions, 1991)
“Emotions” is a tour de force, a whirlwind of whistle notes so vocally taxing that Mariah has been regularly lowering its key since 1992. If you’re at a karaoke bar and want to make a statement, have the DJ cue up “Emotions.” No other Mariah track shows off her pipes quite like this one—or makes you feel so badly about your own.

Jack Houston is the editor of Las Vegas Magazine. He’s feeling all the emotions.

(Source: MariahCareyLasVegasWorldPress)

Mariah Carey about to move back to L.A. Reid and Sony

Mariah Carey is coming back to Sony and Epic Records. Carey, I am told, is basically done at
Universal Music Group and DefJam Records. Her last release, last June's "Me. I Am Mariah", was a spectacular sales flop, not crossing the 250k mark. (It was actually lower.) The elusive chanteuse has never really equaled her DefJam hits "The Emancipation of Mimi" and "E=MC2". And all of her loyalists from the DefJam days are gone, starting with former label chief L.A. Reid.

Reid left DefJam for Epic, where he had a slow and bumpy start after an unfortunate detour into "American Idol". But now he's on roll with mega hit Meghan Trainor, not to mention Sara Barielles, Bonnie McKee, Fifth Harmony, A Great Big World, The Fray, and Kongos. Reid is the only one in the biz who could relaunch Carey as an adult star - no more hip hop - and may be the only one wants to.

More importantly, Sony has incentive. Most of Mariah's classic catalog of albums is still there from her Tommy Mottola days. Reid's first move might be to do a Mariah-and-guests duets album of her hits like "Dreamlover" and "Vision of Love" a la Barbra Streisand. One source tells me: "It's in the works and should be done shortly."

Another sign: a blind item on Hits Daily Double claiming a major legacy pop star just dissed his/her record execs backstage at her show. Carey held court at the Beacon Theater in December for about a week. Just sayin'...

And don't forget: Carey is about to take over from fellow Epic star Celine Dion at Caesar's in Las Vegas. The Butterfly singer is ready for a resurgence. The only thing she still needs: a manager. Someone she actually listens to. She's been through several in the last couple of years.

(Source: Showbiz411)

Friday, January 16, 2015

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Thursday, January 15, 2015

Mariah Carey: #1's ... Honey B Fly Ticket Sales Start TODAY

LAS VEGAS, NV (Jan. 15, 2015)— Mariah Carey, the iconic chanteuse and best-selling female
artist of all time with over 200 million records sold, is coming to Las Vegas with a headlining residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace. For the first time ever, she will perform all 18 of her timeless and beloved Number One Hits together in one concert. Designed exclusively for The Colosseum, the production will also feature fan-favorite album cuts, never-before-performed selections and many more musical surprises.

Mariah announced the exciting news today on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, where she surprised the entire studio audience with tickets to her Las Vegas show and a hotel stay at Caesars Palace.

Honey B. Fly has reserved a special allotment of tickets and VIP Packages exclusively for our members! Fans can register for the Honey B. Live Pass to access our HBF Ticket Sale. Read all the details below!

"I have so many ideas for the show that I'm currently working on and am excited to perform all of my #1 singles together for the first time and others that are very close to my heart," said Mariah. "My songs are the soundtrack of my life and I can't wait to share them with my fans on stage!"

"Vision of Love," "Hero," "Fantasy," "We Belong Together" and "Touch My Body" to name a few, are among Mariah's 18 songs to reach #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, a feat that has not been achieved by any other solo artist in music history.

In celebration of Mariah's groundbreaking record, and in tandem with the concert series, Mariah is working on a new edition of her worldwide best-selling album #1's. Set to include all 18 of her number one hits, along with newly recorded music, the album will be released later this year.

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