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June 16, 2014

Mariah Carey Membuat Anggun Kecewa di WMA

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World Music Awards (WMA) yang sukses digelar pada 27 Mei 2014 ternyata tak luput dari kejadian tak terduga yang tak diharapkan. Menurut pengakuan Anggun C. Sasmi yang juga hadir dalam perhelatan tersebut, terdapat seorang artis yang membuat acara WMA menjadi begitu telat untuk dimulai.

“Saat WMA, yang paling tidak bisa dilupakan yaitu Mariah Carey yang telat 4,5 jam datang ke acara. Karenanya, acara menjadi mundur, hingga Sharon Stone yang seharusnya menjadi host WMA 2014 ngambek dan pulang dengan jet pribadinya,” ujar Anggun kepada Tempo saat dihubungi via telepon di kantor Sony Music, Menteng, Jakarta, pada Jumat, 13 Juni 2014.

Kejadian itu pun membuat seluruh tamu yang hadir merasa kecewa dan kesal atas keterlambatan pelantun tembang Hero tersebut. “Tentu semuanya bete dengan keterlambatan Carey. Saya juga, yang seharusnya menyanyi pada pukul 10 malam jadi harus diundur hingga pukul 2 pagi. Siapa coba yang tidak kesal,” ujar Anggun.

Karena keterlambatan Mariah Carey, acara red carpet yang rencananya disiarkan secara live juga harus batal dilakukan. Namun, sampai saat ini, masih belum jelas tentang kebenaran kabar itu. Selain itu, belum ada keterangan resmi dari pihak Mariah Carey soal kabar tersebut.

May 10, 2014

Daftar Album Baru Mancanegara di Bulan Mei 2014

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Lebih suka mengoleksi album fisik atau digital? Album musik, baik fisik maupun digital, punya penggemar masing-masing dengan alasan yang berbeda-beda. Yang jelas, bagi pengoleksi album, bulan ini tampaknya bakal jadi bulan yang penuh dengan pengeluaran tambahan untuk membeli album-album baru dari sejumlah musisi kondang.

Album apa saja itu?

1. Sheezus – Lily Allen. Setelah merilis It’s Not Me, It’s You pada 2009 lalu, baru sekarang penyanyi cewek asal Inggris ini meluncurkan album baru. Digarap sejak 2012, album berisi 13 lagu (termasuk satu lagu bonus) dijadwalkan dirilis 5 Mei 2014 dengan menjagokan “Hard Out Here”, “Air Balloon”, “Our Time”, dan “Sheezus”.

2. Luminous – The Horrors. Album keempat dari band rock asal Inggris yang pernah manggung di Bandung pada tahun 2012 lalu ini mengusung 10 lagu anyar. Dua di antaranya adalah “So Now You Know” dan “I See You”, Tanggal rilis: 5 Mei 2014.

3. Someday World – Eno Hyde. Ini adalah album hasil kolaborasi Brian Eno (produser, musisi) dan Karl Hyde (vokalis band Underworld). Dari sembilan lagu, ada dua lagu yang paling diunggulkan. Yaitu, “Daddy’s Car” dan “The Satellites”. Tanggal rilis: 5 Mei 2014.

4. Corazon – Santana. Album studio ke-22 dari grup musik yang dimotori oleh Carlos Santana ini berisi 12 lagu dengan “La Flaca” sebagai andalan pertama. Jangan lewatkan juga hasil kolaborasi yang melibatkan beberapa nama terkenal seperti Pitbull, Gloria Estefan, dan Ziggy Marley. Tanggal rilis: 6 Mei 2014.

5. Shine On – Sarah McLachlan. Album baru milik penyanyi cewek asal Kanada yang menjulang lewat lagu “Angel” ini menawarkan 11 tembang. Salah satu lagi di antaranya, “In Your Shoes”, terpilih menjadi lagu andalan pertama. Tanggal rilis: 6 Mei 2014.

6. Elements – Kina Grannis. Album baru berisi 12 lagu milik penyanyi cewek yang pernah manggung di Jakarta pada Maret 2012 lalu tersedia dalam beberapa format dan paket penjualan. Harganya mulai dari $12 hingga $55. Lagu unggulannya? “The Fire” dan “Dear River”. Tanggal rilis: 6 Mei 2014.

7. Natalie Merchant – Natalie Merchant. Album self-titled yang merupakan album solo ke-6 dari mantan vokalis 10,000 Maniacs ini memuat 10 lagu baru. Salah satu lagu andalannya adalah “Give Up Everything”. Tanggal rilis: 6 Mei 2014.

8. I’m Not Your Suicide – Michael Sweet. Di samping album solo baru berisi 13 lagu, vokalis band Stryper ini juga meluncurkan otobiografi bertajuk “Honestly: My Life and Stryper Revealed” dalam waktu bersamaan. Cocok untuk dikoleksi para penggemar berat. Tanggal rilis: 6 Mei 2014.

9. One Love, One Rhythm: The 2014 FIFA World Cup Official Album – Various artists. Piala Dunia 2014 segera dimulai. Turnamen sepak bola internasional setiap empat tahun sekali itu tentunya kurang meriah tanpa dilengkapi musik. Nah, dalam album resmi Piala Dunia kali ini, lagu “We Are One (Ole Ola)” yang dibawakan Pitbull bersama Jennifer Lopez dan Claudia Leitte terpilih sebagai The Official 2014 FIFA World Cup Song. Selain lagu itu, di album ini bisa pula ditemui 13 lagu lainnya yang diusung oleh musisi-musisi kondang seperti Santana, Avicii, Ricky Martin, Sérgio Mendes, Shakira, dan lain-lain. Tanggal rilis: 12 Mei 2014.

10. Blue Smoke – Dolly Parton. Album rekaman studio ke-42 dari penyanyi country legendaris ini berisi 13 lagu. Yang menarik, salah satunya adalah hasil daur ulang lagu “Lay Your Hands on Me”-nya Bon Jovi. Sementara itu, lagu “Blue Smoke” dan “Home” terpilih menjadi lagu jagoan. Tanggal rilis: 13 Mei 2014.

11. Xscape – Michael Jackson. Sang Raja Pop bangkit kembali? Tenang, ini memang album baru tapi isinya adalah delapan lagu Michael Jackson yang belum pernah dirilis sebelumnya. Salah satunya, “Love Never Felt So Good” yang merupakan lagu ciptaannya bersama Paul Anka. Tanggal rilis: 13 Mei 2014.

12. Unrepentant Geraldines – Tori Amos. Ini merupakan album studio ke-14 dari penyanyi bernama asli Myra Ellen Amos. Di dalamnya ada 14 lagu baru dengan “Trouble’s Lament” yang dipasang sebagai lagu andalan. Tanggal rilis: 13 Mei 2014.

13. Killer Be Killed – Killer Be Killed. Album perdana self-titled milik band metal yang beranggotakan Greg Puciato (vokalis The Dillinger Escape Plan), Max Cavalera (mantan vokalis Sepultura), Troy Sanders (basis Mastodon), dan Dave Elitch (mantan drumer The Mars Volta) ini mengusung 11 lagu. Dua di antaranya adalah “Wings of Feather and Wax” dan “Face Down”. Tanggal rilis: 13 Mei 2014.

14. Turn Blue – The Black Keys. Dalam album kedelapan dari grup musik rock asal Amerika Serikat yang hanya beranggotakan dua personal tetap ini, termuat 11 lagu baru. Lagu “Fever” dan “Turn Blue” dipilih sebagai jagoan. Tanggal rilis: 13 Mei 2014

15. Ghost Stories – Coldplay. Album keenam milik grup musik asal Inggris yang proses pembuatannya membutuhkan waktu sekitar dua tahun ini mengusung sembilan lagu baru. Beberapa lagu yang dipasang sebagai andalan adalah “Magic”, “Midnight”, dan “A Sky Full of Stars”. Tanggal rilis: 19 Mei 2014.

16. Me. I Am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse – Mariah Carey. Album rekaman studio ke-14 dari penyanyi cewek berjangkauan suara lima oktaf ini berisi 14 lagu. Ada beberapa lagu yang dijadikan unggulan. Yaitu, “#Beautiful” dan “You’re Mine (Eternal)”. Tanggal rilis: 27 Mei 2014.

17. Inferno – Marty Friedman. Dari 12 lagu yang ada di album baru milik mantan gitaris band Megadeth ini, “Meat Hook” terpilih sebagai lagu jagoan. Di lagu itu, Marty berkolaborasi dengan Jørgen Munkeby, seorang musisi jazz asal Norwegia. Tanggal rilis: 27 Mei 2014.

18. Sorry I’m Late – Cher Lloyd. Album kedua dari penyanyi cewek yang juga finalis The X Factor UK 2010 ini menawarkan 11 lagu. Beberapa di antaranya adalah “Dirty Love”, “Human”, “M.F.P.O.T.Y.”, dan “Bind Your Love”. Tanggal rilis: 27 Mei 2014.

Apakah semua album di atas itu bisa segera kita temukan di toko-toko musik di Indonesia dalam waktu dekat ini? Semoga.

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May 3, 2014

Why Mariah Carey’s New Album Title Isn’t as Egomaniacal as You Might Think

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They always say not to judge a book by its cover, but in the case of Mariah Carey’s new album, it’s okay to judge it by its back cover. As promised last week, the 44-year-old pop diva has unveiled the title, key art, and track listing for her 14th studio album, but it was a drawing on the back cover that really tells the story.

Initial fan reaction was mixed, arguing that the images of Mariah on the album’s two different front covers look retouched to the extreme, and the title – “I Am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse” – is rooted in a seemingly ego-driven declaration of self-identity.

Moreover, the track listing on the back cover features a child’s handwritten drawing, leading some to wonder if Mariah let her kids choose the album’s theme. Those fans might want to look a little closer. Mariah told Billboard that her new album would “take its name from a personal possession of mine that’s part of an entity that I’ve had almost all my life”. And sure enough, the album title’s meaning was explained in a YouTube video Mariah posted along with Thursday morning’s announcement.

“On the back cover of this album is a personal treasure,” Mariah begins. “My first and only self-portrait. I drew it when I was 3 and a half, and entitled it ‘Me. I Am Mariah’. Please don’t judge me for such a simplistic title. C’mon, I was only 3 and a half! It was a creative visualization of how I saw myself with the purity of a child’s heart before it was ever broken. I’ve kept this drawing private for so long but because this album is a reflection of the peaks and valleys that have made me who I am today, I’ve decided to share it with those of you who actually care and have been here for me through it all. We’ve been through a lot, but I’ve always known me. I Am Mariah.”

She continues, “Along the way, there have been many nicknames and I’ve inadvertently embodied many personas. Lately, they’ve been calling me… The Elusive Chanteuse.” In other words, the album title is a combination of how Mariah first envisioned herself as a child, along with a recent name given to her by those closest to her. Mariah’s other popular nicknames over the years have included “Mimi” and “MC”.

All of this falls in line with what Mariah’s echoed many times in recent years; that her next album would be a reflection of how motherhood has changed her. The inevitable Beyonce comparisons continue beyond the album’s “surprise” rollout strategy. First, Mariah’s album title has vague similarities to Queen Bey’s 2008 album, “I Am… Sasha Fierce”. Also, Mariah chose to feature her brood on one of her latest songs. Track 9, “Supernatural,” is credited “with special guest stars ‘Dembabies’ a.k.a. Ms. Monroe & Mr. Moroccan, Scott Cannaon, a.k.a. Roc N’ Roe”; Beyonce featured daughter Blue Ivy on the track “Blue” on her latest self-titled visual album.

Many of Mariah’s albums over the years have looked somewhat similar, and this one is no exception. Mariah mostly offers up variations on her two signature album cover looks: a full body shot centered in the album’s middle, or a close up face shot. Sure enough, on “I Am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse”, she offers one of each – the full-body centered image on the 15-track Standard Edition, and the close-up on the 18-track Deluxe Edition.

The Deluxe Edition of “I Am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse” features additional tracks that include “It’s a Wrap” (feat. Mary J. Blige) and “Betcha Gon’ Know” (feat. R. Kelly) – both of which were originally featured on her 2009 album “Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel” – and the previously released “The Art of Letting Go”.

Other collaborations on Mariah’s new album include “Dedicated” (feat. Nas), the also previously released “#Beautiful” (feat. Miguel), “You Don’t Know What To Do” (feat. Wale), and “Money ($ * / …)” (feat. Fabolous). “I Am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse” is available May 27.

The full track listing is below:

1. Cry.
2. Faded
3. Dedicated (feat. Nas)
4. #Beautiful (feat. Miguel)
5. Thirsty
6. Make It Look Good
7. You’re Mine (Eternal)
8. You Don’t Know What To Do (feat. Wale)
9. Supernatural (With Special Guest Stars “Dembabies” a.k.a. Ms. Monroe & Mr. Moroccan Scott Cannon a.k.a. Roc ‘N Roe)
10. Meteorite
11. Camouflage
12. Money ($ * / …) (feat. Fabolous)
13. One More Try
14. Heavenly (No Ways Tired/Can’t Give Up Now)
15. It’s a Wrap (feat. Mary J. Blige) [Deluxe edition]
16. Betcha Gon’ Know (feat. R. Kelly) [Deluxe edition]
17. The Art of Letting Go [Deluxe edition]
18. Me. I Am Mariah…The Elusive Chanteuse

April 30, 2014

6 New Things We Learned About the Diva

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Lovers around the world, unite: The glittery music video for Mariah Carey’s latest slow jam “You’re Mine (Eternal)” has all the trappings of classic Mariah, plus some tasteful toplessness from the sexy mama.

The video was shot in the rainforests of Puerto Rico, where the singer is seen perched in front of picturesque waterfalls and exotic greenery, doused in gold glitter, with sparkling butterfly wings on her bare back, and some serious cleavage.

Interviewed on MTV, Carey talked about the making of her new album and her family life, and she enjoyed an adorable surprise visit from a very special someone: her hubby, Nick Cannon. The only thing that could be better than watching a Mariah Carey video? Seeing the couple nitpick at each other ever so adorably.

Here are some highlights from the interview:

1. Carey’s most memorable Valentine’s Day was during her first year married to Nick. The couple had a big hotel room festooned with red roses, balloons, and candles for the romantic evening. But then, as they flipped through photos of their first year together printed by a friend, suddenly one of the drapes caught fire! Mariah immediately jumped into action, grabbed a vase, ditched the flowers, and doused the flames while Nick sat in awe. Nick said at that moment, “You’re really good in an emergency situation,” to which she simply replied, “That’s how I had to be.” Add “Crisis Averter” to Mimi’s long list of skills.

2. At just 2 1/2 years old, Mariah and Nick’s twins (Dem Babies) can already sing! They love to sing her songs, but their favorite is her Christmas jam “All I Want for Christmas is You.”

3. Nick is not spending Valentine’s Day this year with Mariah! A DJ gig at the NBA’s All-Star Weekend takes him away. But Carey is OK with this, so she says.

4. Mariah’s dog tried to kill another one of her dogs — by drowning! Long story short, her Jack Russell Terrier Squeak E. Beans is not a good mom. The singer said Squeak tried to drown her daughter, Jill E. Beans, in the hot tub, pushing her head under water. No one saw but Mariah’s hairdresser, but still, no more puppies for the Squeakster.

5. Mariah’s “You’re Mine” underwater swimming scenes were shot not far from where she shot “Honey.” Seeing Mariah in the water immediately brings to mind the sultry, unforgettable moment in that 1997 music video when she dove into a pool in a dress and stripped it off to reveal a chic nude bikini underneath. They need to rename that area the “Mariah Carey Swim District.”

6. Her new album will be coming out May, and is no longer called “The Art of Letting Go.” The singer expressed frustration over her album title leaking last year and as of now, the album remains untitled.

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April 26, 2014

5 Things We Hope Go Right With Mariah Carey’s New ‘Surprise’ Album Rollout

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Mariah Carey is getting ready to drop her long delayed and highly anticipated 14th studio album. She announced her latest project Friday in a preview of a Billboard cover story that’s running next week.

And it seems that she’s taking a cue from Beyoncé’s playbook in the album’s method of delivery.

Mariah says she’ll “be taking a surprise approach to the project by revealing her new album’s title, track listing, artwork and music all at once via to-be-announced digital partners.”

For Mariah, the question will be how much of an impact the “surprise” will have, now that she just announced it to the entire world. Queen Bey’s album hit when no one was expecting. Big difference.

The former “American Idol” judge also opens up to Billboard about everything in her career ranging from music (the new album, her recent “failed” singles, and working with new manager Jermaine Dupri since leaving Randy Jackson) to her television projects (the “Idol” fiasco and an upcoming new secret series).

There’s pretty much a 50-50 possibility of either success or failure with Mariah’s latest endeavor. The singer is mostly well-liked, but she’s never recaptured her ’90s level of success. She came close in 2005 with the magnificent “The Emancipation of Mimi,” which spawned the Billboard Hot 100 chart-toppers “It’s Like That,” “We Belong Together,” and “Don’t Forget About Us,” as well as “Shake It Off,” which reached #2 (while “We Belong” was at #1, it should be added).

Still, that was almost a decade ago.

There’s not much that Mariah fans would welcome more than a hugely successful album that places her back on top of the pop-culture zeitgeist. So, here are five things that we hope she does right this time around:

1) She heads more pop and mainstream with the lead singles

Mariah says in the Billboard interview that she’s well aware that some of her singles of the past year or so (including “Almost Home” from the “Oz, Great and Powerful” soundtrack, “Eternal (You’re Mine),” “The Art of Letting Go,” and “Triumphant”… “#Beautiful” was a bit more of a success) underperformed. The songs weren’t bad, but they weren’t big, catchy hits. Rather, they were all downtempo or ballads, and didn’t really play well on radio.

Under Dupri’s guidance, Mimi says that she’s working with a “Dream-Team” now that includes Dupri as well as hitmaker Rodney Jerkins, and also Hit-Boy and Mike Will Made It. Her album also will feature guest appearances from Wale, Nas, and Trey Songz. This is a very promising start.

2) She doesn’t try to jump on the latest trend

The last thing we’d want is a Mariah Carey EDM track. Let’s hope she sticks to what she does best — again, making great mainstream pop and R&B music that works for Top 40 radio. Mariah shouldn’t all of a sudden start working with Calvin Harris or Zedd. (And apparently, she’s not!)

3) She markets herself to the right audience

Mariah’s fanbase has grown up along with her. Those who love her the most nowadays aren’t in their ’20s. They’re in their ’30s and ’40s.

There’s certainly nothing wrong in hoping that her music appeals to new twentysomething fans, but playing to the Generation X & Y demographic — rather than millennials — is where she’s most likely to find success.

Mariah is now a 45-year-old mother of two. She’s still got a lot of career ahead of her. But she’s not going to command a huge fanbase from kids that are now pining for Iggy Azalea and Icona Pop.

4) She makes up for “Idol” with a new successful TV project

If at first you don’t succeed …

OK, so “Idol” really wasn’t Mariah’s fault. As we all know by now, the Nicki Minaj drama was orchestrated by producers in a last-minute bait-and-switch once she had already signed on.

Mariah tells Billboard, “I have another [reality-competition television] project that I’m so very excited about that’s finally coming to fruition.”

This is definitely a step in the right direction. It’s worked for everyone on “The Voice” and it could work for Mimi. She needs to make herself highly visible (and therefore relevant) again, and a successful reality TV show could do just that.

5) She keeps sharing more of her amazing personality

One of the reasons Mariah’s fans love her so much (beyond that voice) is that underneath the diva exterior, she’s quirky, fun-loving, and doesn’t give a you-know-what what anyone else thinks.

Mariah is best when she’s being herself and letting that personality shine through. She’s funny in interviews, and knows how to properly throw a little shade when it matters most. Being married to a comedian certainly has its perks in continuing to shape a person’s core identity.

We want more of nutty Mariah. The Mariah that went bonkers on HSN for two hours in 2011 while hawking products.

This was Mariah at her best. In fact, let’s just get her booked on HSN again right now.

That being said, we’re rooting for you, Mimi! Here’s hoping that album #14 is a smashing comeback for you. There’s no doubt that 2014 could be your year.

February 28, 2013

[Yahoo!] Puting Mariah Carey Tak Sengaja Mengintip Dari Balik Gaunnya

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Minggu ini Mariah Carey menjadi korban dari kesalahan berpakaian.

Puting Mariah secara tidak sengaja terlihat keluar dari balik gaunnya saat penyanyi berusia 42 tahun ini sedang tampil di perayaan ulang tahun ke-20 label So So Def. Bernyanyi di hadapan banyak orang, termasuk Usher dan Jay-Z, Mariah sepertinya tidak menyadari insiden tersebut.

Kejadian seperti ini seharusnya bisa diantisipasi karena Mariah Carey tahu bahwa dia mengenakan gaun kemben seperti itu.

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March 24, 2012

Daftar Album Terlaris Dalam 10 Tahun Terakhir

berikut adalah daftar album terlaris dengan penjualan di atas 5 juta di Amerika periode Maret 2002 hingga Maret 2012 menurut Nielsen SoundScan. rangking yang tertera adalah peringkat album terlaris secara keseluruhan terhitung dari 1991.

1. Norah Jones, Come Away With Me, 10,797,000. Top 200 rank: #11.
2. Eminem, The Eminem Show, 10,049,000. Top 200 rank: #18.
3. Usher, Confessions, 9,968,000. Top 200 rank: #19.
4. Adele, 21, 8,090,000. Top 200 rank: #39.
5. 50 Cent, Get Rich Or Die Tryin’, 8,086,000. Top 200 rank: #41.
6. Evanescence, Fallen, 7,619,000. Top 200 rank: #51.
7. Nickelback, All The Right Reasons, 7,582,000. Top 200 rank: #53.
8. Carrie Underwood, Some Hearts, 7,177,000. Top 200 rank: #62.
9. Avril Lavigne, Let Go, 6,782,000. Top 200 rank: #71.
10. Taylor Swift, Fearless, 6,514,000. Top 200 rank: #76.
11. Nelly, Nellyville, 6,488,000. Top 200 rank: #78.
12. Kelly Clarkson, Breakaway, 6,219,000. Top 200 rank: #85.
13. Green Day, American Idiot, 6,056,000. Top 200 rank: #93.
14. Dixie Chicks, Home, 6,041,000. Top 200 rank: #94.
15. Mariah Carey, The Emancipation Of Mimi, 5,964,000. Top 200 rank: #101.
16. Josh Groban, Closer, 5,960,000. Top 200 rank: #102.
17. Linkin Park, Meteora, 5,913,000. Top 200 rank: #103.
18. OutKast, Speakerboxxx/The Love Below, 5,702,000. Top 200 rank: #110.
19. Josh Groban, Noel, 5,446,000. Top 200 rank: #127.
20. Shania Twain, Up!, 5,409,000. Top 200 rank: #129.
21. 50 Cent, The Massacre, 5,286,000. Top 200 rank: #136.
22. Eminem, Encore, 5,282,000. Top 200 rank: #137.
23. Rascal Flatts, Feels Like Today, 5,230,000. Top 200 rank: #140.
24. Taylor Swift, Taylor Swift, 5,175,000. Top 200 rank: #143.
25. Guns N’ Roses, Greatest Hits, 5,161,000. Top 200 rank: #144.

(Yahoo!)