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June 18, 2014

Mariah Carey Performs At MediaLink Event in Cannes

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Last night, Mariah performed at a private event for Medialink and Clear Channel in Cannes, France.

Below is the reported setlist:

  • We Belong Together
  • Always Be My Baby
  • Cry.
  • Touch My Body
  • I’ll Be There
  • You Don’t Know What To Do
  • Vision of Love
  • Emotions
  • Hero

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April 17, 2014

Mariah Carey Berbicara Tentang Album Barunya

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Dikutip dari hasil wawancara Mariah Carey dengan eTalk, berikut ungkapan sang diva tentang album barunya yang akan dirilis pada 6 Mei 2014,

I need for people to hear this as an album because if you take just a few songs out of context and just let people critique those, it’s really not the same as some as something that was made, almost like it’s one song.

April 17, 2014

DJ Camper Talks Working With Mariah on “Dedication”

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Super-producer DJ Camper, who recently worked with artists such as John Legend and Tamar Braxton, talked to online R&B magazine YouKnowIGotSoul about working with Mariah for her new album:

DJ Camper: Yep, me and Mariah definitely did something really special. I did that song with Hit-Boy too and Nas is featured on it. It’s going to be crazy. The song is called “Dedication.” I definitely had an overwhelming excitement putting piece together for her. I didn’t know it was going to be for her, but I got the call that said “Yeah, Mariah Carey picked it. She wants it.” I was like “Okay, she’s a legend and I love her. Let’s do it!” I’m very excited for everyone to hear that. That album is coming soon, so stay tuned for that.

Listen to DJ Camper’s interview with YouKnowIGotSoul here. The segment about Mariah starts immediately upon playing the video.

January 4, 2013

Songbird Supreme Mariah Carey Sparkles in Sydney

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Acting ever-the-prima-donna, the 42-year-old was around an hour late to the stage, leaving hubby Nick Cannon to keep the jam-packed 40,000-strong Allphones Arena audience at bay before turning up at approximately 10.00pm for an hour-and-a-half hour set.

But all was forgiven as the opening beats to a remix of Can’t Take That Way boomed through the sound system; Carey appearing in all her blinged-up glory in a short, figure-hugging mini-dress, typical of the Carey couture we have come to know.

The songbird supreme did not disappoint, her voice is as powerful as it was twenty years ago, hitting that signature squeak (G#7, think just a few keys from the top of a piano) for her 1991 hit, Emotions.

The playlist was a mixed bag of hits spanning her twenty year career and mixed vocal range, from the oldies (My All, Always Be My Baby) to the newbies (It’s Like That, Obsessed, Shake It Off, Touch My Body).

There were a few random tracks, including what Carey described as one of her all-time favourites, 1997’s Close My Eyes, along with an off-the-cuff acapella of Can’t Let Go/Love Takes Time.

Like an old-pro, Carey casually chatted to her “Lambs” between breaks, sharing personal memories and moments and joining in the Australian experience by eating a spoonful of Vegemite, only to demand a glass of bubbles to wash it down.

“It’s not that bad,” she said between pursed lips.

She announced her children’s new love affair with the country, where her daughter Monroe spoke her first words – “I’m good girl” – on stage during her New Year’s show at the The Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre.

“So Australia, my children love you!”

But it was the penultimate show-stopper – Hero – that made the crowd melt, before a soaring finale of We Belong Together. Not a note was missed.

She might be a diva, she might be demanding and she might be a little late, but damn, that woman can sing.

Mariah Carey will finish her Australian tour in Melbourne on January 5 at Etihad Stadium.

January 4, 2013

Mariah Carey New Album Update from Bryan-Michael Cox

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YouKnowIGotSoul

In addition to being a part of the new season of American Idol as a judge, Mariah Carey has been in the studio working on her fourteenth album which will serve as the follow up to Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel which came out in 2009. There has not been a lot of news about the sound or direction of the album, but it appears there will be some familiar faces on there.

In an interview with producer Bryan-Michael Cox, who co-produced her lead single “Triumphant (Get ‘Em),” YouKnowIGotSoul exclusively learned some details on the project.

“We did like ten songs. I don’t know how many songs are going to stick, but Mariah is like our sister. We love her and she calls. She always calls and a lot of artists don’t call. Mariah is one that consistently is like “If we’ve worked before, we can work again.” I love Mariah for that because she’s a true friend. We did a bunch of songs and I think four or five may stick. We’re excited about it.”

Hitmakers Jermaine Dupri and Bryan-Michael Cox, of course, have played a big role in Mariah Carey’s recent comeback producing hits such as “We Belong Together,” “Shake It Off” and “Don’t Forget About Us.” Although details about the album and its release date are unclear at this point, it is safe to assume that a new single should be on the way as the new season of American Idol is set to air January 16th.

December 31, 2012

Pop Diva Mariah Carey Touches Down For New Year

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Sydney Confidential

SINGER Mariah Carey arrived in the country at the weekend ahead of her first Australian tour in 15 years and will spend New Year’s Eve with her family.

Confidential hears the pop diva, her rapper husband Nick Cannon and the couple’s 18-month-old twins Moroccan and Monroe (or Roc and Roe as she calls them) will see in 2013 aboard a luxury yacht on the Great Barrier Reef.

The foursome touched down on the Gold Coast on Friday night via private jet and boarded the boat on Saturday morning, according to our Queensland sources.

Getting the best of both worlds, the couple and their children spent Christmas in snowy US ski capital, Aspen, in Colorado.

It’s understood they will sail around the reef before heading to the Gold Coast tomorrow for Carey’s first show at Jupiters Casino with Cannon as the support artist with a DJ set.

The family will then head to Sydney for a concert on January 3, before wrapping things up in Melbourne on January 5.

While the shows are highly anticipated, there are plenty of disappointed fans who have been waiting to see the Hero singer since her Butterfly tour in 1998.

The first two gigs sold out in four minutes, but there are a small number of tickets available for the Melbourne show.

News of the tour came as a surprise because Carey has not released new music since 2010, when her second Christmas album came out.

She is one of the most successful female entertainers of all time, selling a staggering 200 million records and the 43-year-old has promised her fans an unforgettable show.

“It is really hard to make sure I see all of my fans around the world,” she said.

“It has been a case of waiting for the right time to make the trip.”

December 29, 2012

Mariah Carey Graces the Coast

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Gold Coast

She’s the biggest artist to visit the Gold Coast since Whitney Houston shared the bill with Frank Sinatra for The Ultimate Event at the opening of Sanctuary Cove in 1988.

Mariah Carey is an undisputable diva among divas — and not just because of her notorious penchant for the six-star life. (Interesting fact: She owns Marilyn Monroe’s white piano).

Like them or loathe them, Carey, Celine Dion and the late Houston are renowned as the world’s top three divas because of their vocal powers.

There’s a very good reason Carey has remained at the top of the pack since she released her debut album 22 years ago. She has a five-octave vocal range — and isn’t afraid to use her whistle register! (Interesting fact: The whistle register, also called the flageolet, is the highest register of the human voice, above the modal register and falsetto).

Ranked second this year on VH1’s 100 Greatest Women in Music list, Carey’s voice earned her a place in the Guinness Book Of World Records and the title “songbird supreme” for the highest range of any recorded singer.

Carey high note is G#7 — known as the dolphin squeak. The kind of note that can shatter glass.

She has clocked up total album sales of more than 200 million worldwide, a figure that keeps rising every Christmas when new legions of music lovers discover her 1994 Merry Christmas album and single All I Want for Christmas. (Interesting fact: She co-wrote and co-produced the hit track with Walter Afanasieff.)

In 1995, Carey made history when her duet with Boyz II Men, One Sweet Day, spent a record 16 weeks on top of the Billboard Hot 100. The songs remains the longest-running No. 1 in US chart history.

The proud owner of more No. 1 US singles than Elvis, Carey’s tally of 18 is second only to The Beatles (who have 21) and light years ahead of “pop culture icon” Madonna.

She has five Grammy Awards, 17 World Music Awards, 11 American Music Awards and 31 Billboard Music Awards to her credit but unlike Whitney and Celine, Mariah is not only a singer and actress but a songwriter and record producer.

Of course, if it looks like a diva, quacks like a diva and walks like a diva, it isn’t necessarily a diva. But if it sings like Mariah, well … it’s perhaps the world’s greatest living diva.

Don’t be fooled by the choice of venue for the first show of Mariah Carey’s first Australian tour in 15 years.

Carey, 42, is playing the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre because Jupiters has subsidised the show (just as Mike Gore did with Whitney and Frank at Sanctuary Cove).

If they hadn’t, she wouldn’t be playing the Gold Coast at all.

She’s too big a diva, dahlings.

December 21, 2012

Mariah Carey’s Australian Tour Requirements

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The Courier-Mail

Mariah Carey knows what she wants and she’s not afraid to ask for it. The doyenne of divas and her 40-strong entourage arrive in Australia next week to prepare for the singer’s first Australian tour in almost 15 years.

Carey is notorious for extravagant demands so promoters had better be well prepared. A look at some of the singer’s past backstage riders – a list of a performer’s requirements – shows what they’re in for.

First and foremost her dressing room should be airconditioned at “about 75 degrees” and there should be a lamp in her bathroom so that “harsh lighting may be turned off”. The dressing room should also be fully equipped with two hot air humidifiers, two air purifiers, eight “tall, leafy plants” and two vases of white roses.

All furniture must be in plain colours with “no busy patterns.” It’s unclear what negative impact busy patterns would have on her performance but “the perimeter of each room must be draped.”

Once that’s sorted, she requires chilled Cristal champagne and a bottle of $300 Opus One cabernet sauvignon, both of which she’ll presumably consume using the required “bendy straws”. Carey is also partial to a cup of tea but ordinary tap water simply won’t do. Her tea must be made with “only Poland natural spring water.”

Mariah Carey plays at the Gold Coast Convention Centre on New Year’s Day.