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May 19, 2016

6 Lagu Yang Memancing Gairah Seksual

Musik memang selalu bisa mencairkan suasana. Dari mulai musik rock, blues, pop, jazz, hingga country, musik-musik tersebut bisa membuat siapapun menghentakan kakinya dan mengikuti irama musik.

Tapi tak hanya bisa menghentakkan kaki saja, ternyata, musik pun bisa memancing gairah seksual Anda. Berdasarkan riset dari Dr. Mullensiefen yang dikutip dari Independent, ada tipe-tipe musik yang dipilih untuk mengantarkan orang-orang saat ingin berhubungan seksual. Musik dianggap sebagai afrodisiak, yang mampu merangsang gairah bercinta.

Tak heran karena kekuatannya ini, banyak penyanyi yang berkreasi untuk menulis lagu dengan lirik yang nakal. Dan tentu saja, bisa membuat imajinasi Anda semakin liar.

Untuk menghangatkan suasana kamarmu, bagaimana jika kamu dengarkan lagu pilihan tim Liputan6 bersama pasangan. Mungkin, lagu tersebut bisa membuat malammu lebih indah.

1. Touch My Body – Mariah Carey

Lagu milik Mariah Carey yang dirilis pada tahun 2008 ini, ditulis oleh Mariah Carey dan Crystal Johnson bersama rekannya. Lagu “Touch My Body” menjadi single andalan Mariah Carey di album kesebelasnya yang berjudul, E=MC².

Secara keseluruhan, lagu “Touch My Body” menceritakan mengenai seorang wanita yang sangat tertarik dengan seorang lelaki. Melalui imajinasinya, ia membayangkan bagaimana sensasinya bercinta dengan sang pria tersebut.

Lirik lagunya pun memasukan beberapa kata-kata nakal yang membuat imajinasi berjalan dengan liar. Dengan suara merdu milik Mariah Carey, ia berhasil memadukan sensasi bercinta hanya dengan sebuah musik.

2. Pillowtalk – Zayn

Mantan personel One Direction, Zayn Malik. Melakukan debut solonya dengan mengeluarkan single yang berjudul “Pillowtalk”. Single tersebut, menjadi lagu andalannya yang terdapat dalam album Mind Of Mine.

Pada dasarnya, “Pillowtalk” menceritakan hubungan pasangan kekasih yang saling mencintai. Lirik lagunya pun menggambarkan jatuh bangunnya sebuah hubungan pasangan kekasih.

Lirik lagu ini memang tidak terlalu vulgar seperti judulnya, tetapi, lagu ini bisa menjadi soundtrack ketika kamu dan pasanganmu sedang melakukan hubungan intim.

3. This Love – Maroon 5

Lagu yang diambil dari album debut Maroon 5, Songs About Jane di tahun 2002 ini, ditulis oleh sang vokalis, Adam Levine dan Jesse Carmichael. Kabarnya, lagu ini ditulis berdasarkan pengalaman cinta Adam Levine dan mantan kekasihnya.

Lirik lagunya pun sungguh menggambarkan kesan erotis di dalamnya. Lagu ini menceritakan mengenai kejenuhan seorang pria terhadap pasangannya, dan masih berusaha untuk memuaskan sang wanitanya tersebut.

Dengan mendengarkan suara Adam Levine yang seksi, dijamin membuat para wanita merasakan sebuah getaran yang menjadi sensasi baru.

4. Gorilla – Bruno Mars

Lagu yang terdapat dalam album Bruno Mars, Unorthodox Juxebox tahun 2012, menjadi lagu nakal keempat pilihan Liputan6. Jika Anda menyimak liriknya, mungkin bisa melihat ada sensasi yang membara di dalamnya.

Secara keseluruhan, lagu ini menceritakan mengenai sepasang manusia yang mempunyai ketertarikan seksual satu sama lain. Dengan judul lagu “Gorilla”, Bruno Mars menggambarkan jika suatu hubungan intim bisa kuat layaknya Gorilla.

Video klipnya pun, menggambarkan kehidupan para penari striptis yang bercinta dengan para pelanggannya. Bruno Mars dengan suaranya yang serak, berubah menjadi lembut dengan sentuhan nakal di dalamnya.

5. Drunk In Love – Beyonce Feat Jay Z

Jika kita berbicara Beyonce dan Jay Z, maka datanglah sebuah musik yang bisa menjadi hits di berbagai tangga lagu dunia. Dan itu terbukti dengan lagu “Drunk in Love” yang dinyanyikan oleh Beyonce dan suaminya, Jay Z.

“Drunk in Love” menceritakan tentang sepasang kekasih yang sedang dimabuk asmara dan saling menggilai satu sama lain. Hubungan tersebut berubah menjadi hubungan panas yang tak bisa saling melepaskan.

Hubungan suami-istri Beyonce dan juga Jay Z, menjadikan para pendengarnya merasakan sensasi hubungan keduanya. Karena, mungkin tanpa disadari, lagu tersebut menggambarkan hubungan seks Beyonce dan Jay Z.

6. Hands To Myself – Selena Gomez

Lagu “Hands To Myself” menjadi titik awal Selena Gomez untuk meninggalkan kesan Disney yang melekat dengan dirinya. Lagu ini pun membuktikan bahwa Selena Gomez sudah dewasa, dengan memasukan beberapa lirik lagu nakal.

“Hands To Myself” menceritakan mengenai seorang wanita yang rindu akan sentuhan lelakinya. Akhirnya, ia pun berimajinasi sendiri, merasakan sentuhan lelakinya kepada tubuhnya.

Lagu ini bisa menjadi referensi kamu, bila menginginkan sensasi seksual hanya dengan diri sendiri.
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April 20, 2015

7 Artis Hollywood Berpenghasilan Lebih Tinggi dari Suami

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Wanita di dunia sekarang ini tak hanya tinggal berdiam diri di rumah. Para perempuan yang sudah bersuami pun masih sibuk dengan aktivitas mereka di berbagai bidang, termasuk halnya industri hiburan.

Banyak wanita yang bahkan bisa dikatakan lebih sukses dari suaminya sendiri, tak terkecuali para selebriti Hollywood. Beberapa aktris ternama seperti Meryl Streep, Angelina Jolie, dan juga Jennifer Aniston. Kabarnya penghasilan mereka lebih tinggi dari sang suami yang tak lain merupakan artis terkenal pula.

Dilansir dari berbagai sumber, Selasa (3/2/2015), Liputan6.com merangkum tujuh artis Hollywood yang mempunyai penghasilan lebih tinggi dari suaminya. Siapa sajakah wanita sukses tersebut?

Berikut tujuh selebriti ternama Hollywood yang berpenghasilan lebih tinggi dari sang suami:

1. Beyonce

Beyonce dan Jay Z tak hanya menjadi suami-istri saja, tetapi sekaligus sebagai rekan duet. Orangtua Blue Ivy Carter ini diketahui masuk dalam kategori salah satu pasangan berpenghasilan tinggi di dunia.

Tetapi rupanya, pendapatan Beyonce jauh lebih tinggi dibandingkan Jay Z. Pelantun hits ‘Single Ladies’ tersebut mendapat pemasukan sebesar USD 87 juta atau sekitar Rp 1 triliun per tahun. Sedangkan sang rapper yang mempunyai label rekaman berpendapatan sebanyak USD 40 juta atau senilai Rp 500 miliar.

2. Gisele Bundchen

Siapa tak kenal Gisele Bundchen? Model ternama dunia ini masuk menjadi salah satu aktris berpenghasilan tinggi. Wajah cantiknya pun kerap menghiasi layar televisi serta majalah dan juga merek terkenal.

Pendapatan Gisele Bundchen dalam setahun dua kali lipat lebih banyak dari suaminya, Tom Brady. Wanita asal Brazil tersebut berpenghasilan USD 45 juta atau sekitar Rp 570 miliar. Sementara pemasukan sang suami sebesar USD 27 juta atau senilai Rp 340 miliar.

3. Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey tercatat sebagai salah satu penyanyi Amerika yang menjadi juri dengan bayaran tertinggi dalam setiap tayangan reality show. Dalam setahun ia bisa mendapatkan penghasilan sebanyak USD 520 juta atau sekitar Rp 6, 5 triliun.

Meski telah mengumumkan akan bercerai, tetapi sampai saat ini Mariah Carey masih berstatus sebagai istri Nick Cannon. Dibandingkan wanita yang dicintainya itu, Nick Cannon hanya berpendapatan USD 25 juta atau sekitar Rp 316 miliar.

4. Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie dan Brad Pitt masuk dalam kategori pasangan Hollywood dengan bayaran termahal. Jika digabungkan pendapatan mereka mencapai USD 50 juta atau sekitar Rp 630 miliar dalam setahun.

Tetapi kabarnya, penghasilan terbesar justru diperoleh dari Angelina Jolie. Bintang Maleficent itu mendapatkan sebanyak USD 30 juta atau sekitar Rp 380 miliar. Angka pendapatan pasangan ini memang cukup fantastis.

5. Jennifer Aniston

Beberapa tahun belakangan Jennifer Aniston masih masuk dalam jajaran 10 aktris berpenghasilan tertinggi versi majalah Forbes. Seluruh pendapatannya itu diterimanya dari hasil bermain film serta sejumlah iklan yang dibintanginya. Aniston mendapatkan USD 20 juta atau sekitar Rp 250 miliar.

Sedangkan pasangannya, Justin Theroux berpenghasilan jauh lebih rendah dari Aniston. Tetapi sayangnya, pendapatan pria tampan tersebut tak diketahui nominal pastinya.

6. Nicole Kidman

Nicole Kidman menempati posisi teratas dalam daftar aktris dengan bayaran tertinggi beberapa tahun terakhir ini. Pemain Grace of Monaco tersebut mendapat penghasilan USD 17 juta atau senilai Rp 210 miliar hanya untuk satu film yang dibintanginya saja.

Sedangkan suaminya, Keith Urban yang berprofesi sebagai musisi berpendapatan sangat jauh dibawah Nicole Kidman. Untuk sekali tampil bernyanyi, Keith dibayar sebesar USD 500 ribu atau sekitar Rp 6,3 miliar. Sangat jauh berbeda bukan?

7. Meryl Streep

Salah satu aktris terbaik Hollywood sepanjang masa yakni Meryl Streep setiap tahunnya menerima pendapatan begitu fantastis. Penghasilannya tersebut didapat dari berbagai film yang dibintanginya serta beberapa hal lainnya.

Lantaran penghasilannya begitu banyak, Meryl Streep kabarnya tak bisa menghitung berapa jumlah pendapatannya setiap tahun. Aktris berusia 65 tahun ini sulit menentukan secara pasti uang yang didapatnya.

Meryl Streep hidup bahagia bersama sang suaminya, Don Gummer, yang berpenghasilan lebih kecil darinya. Pasangan ini dikenal aktif dalam berbagai kegiatan amal. Mereka diketahui sering menyumbangkan pendapatan mereka dalam kegiatan sosial.

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June 21, 2014

Mariah Carey’s 25 Biggest Billboard Hits

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25. “Obsessed”
Hot 100 Peak: 7 (2009)

24. “Make It Happen”
Hot 100 Peak: 5 (1992)

23. “I Still Believe”
Hot 100 Peak: 4 (1999)

22. “Endless Love” (Luther Vandross & Mariah Carey)
Hot 100 Peak: 2 (1994)

21. “Touch My Body”
Hot 100 Peak: 1 (2 weeks)(2008)

20. “Heartbreaker” (feat. Jay Z)
Hot 100 Peak: 1 (2 weeks) (1999)

19. “I’ll Be There”
Hot 100 Peak: 1 (2 weeks) (1992)

18. “Don’t Forget About Us”
Hot 100 Peak: 1 (2 weeks) (2005-06)

17. “Honey”
Hot 100 Peak: 1 (3 weeks) (1997)

16. “Can’t Let Go”
Hot 100 Peak: 2 (1992)

15. “I Know What You Want” (Busta Rhymes & Mariah Carey feat. The Flipmode Squad)
Hot 100 Peak: 3 (2003)

14. “My All”
Hot 100 Peak: 1 (1 week) (1998)

13. “Without You”/”Never Forget You”
Hot 100 Peak: 3 (1994)

12. “Shake It Off”
Hot 100 Peak: 2 (2005)

11. “I Don’t Wanna Cry”
Hot 100 Peak: 1 (2 weeks) (1991)

10. “Always Be My Baby”
Hot 100 Peak: 1 (2 weeks) (1996)

9. “Hero”
Hot 100 Peak: 1 (3 weeks) (1993-94)

8. “Someday”
Hot 100 Peak: 1 (2 weeks) (1991)

7. “Dreamlover”
Hot 100 Peak: 1 (8 weeks) (1993)

6. “Emotions”
Hot 100 Peak: 1 (3 weeks) (1991)

5. “Fantasy”
Hot 100 Peak: 1 (8 weeks) (1995)

4. “Vision of Love”
Hot 100 Peak: 1 (4 weeks) (1990)

3. “Love Takes Time”
Hot 100 Peak: 1 (3 weeks) (1990)

2. “One Sweet Day” (Mariah Carey & Boyz II Men)
Hot 100 Peak: 1 (16 weeks) (1995-96)

1. “We Belong Together”
Hot 100 Peak: 1 (14 weeks) (2005)

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June 17, 2014

Mariah Carey Mengenakan Gaun Seksi Naik Subway

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Mariah Carey untuk pertamakalinya mencoba naik transportasi umum yaitu subway atau kereta bawah tanah. Dalam aksi perdananya, penjual lebih dari 200 album, single dan video ini tampil bak diva mengenakan gaun glamour nan seksi. Foto-foto diri Carey naik subway itu diunggah ke account Twitter-nya.

Foto memperlihatkan sang diva, duduk di kursi yang berada di dekat pintu. Tampak seorang pria berjas yang diduga adalah pengawalnya, berdiri di dekat pelantun Butterfly itu. “Glimpses of our joyride on the 1 train #subwayincouture,” kicaunya pada caption foto yang memperlihatkan dirinya duduk manis dan tersenyum sumringah ke kamera. Carey memang mengenakan gaun glamour yang menurutnya adalah karya couture. Dia memakai gaun biru panjang rancangan Atelier Versace.

Gaun tersebut tampak seksi di tubuhnya karena memiliki belahan cukup tinggi di paha dan dada. Dia juga mengenakan kacamata hitam, sarung tangan dan anting-anting berlian yang membuat penampilannya tampak semakin glamour. Sebuah foto lain memperlihatkan dia menikmati perjalanannya dengan kereta. Dalam foto tersebut Mariah tampak sedang tertawa-tawa bersama produsernya Jermaine Dupri dan pimpinan BET Music Programming Stephen Hill. Melalui situs jejaring sosial Vine, Carey juga mengunggah aksinya saat naik transportasi umum lainnya.

Video yang diunggahnya memperlihatkan dia turun dari taksi, berjalan kaki ke stasiun, menyeberang jalan dan memandang tumpukan sampah. Selain Carey, beberapa seleb juga sudah menjajal subway dengan dandanan mentereng. Misalnya Jay Z. Produser dan suami Beyonce ini pernah naik subway di London bersama krunya. Padahal saat itu ia akan menuju tempat konsernya sendiri. Zoe Saldana juga cuek tanpa make-up mengenakan atasan tanpa lengan dan maxi skirt. Malah si Spiderman Andrew Garfield santai naik subway dengan headphone yang tergantung di leher.

May 13, 2014

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

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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,” Beyonce’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. Listen.

April 30, 2014

Mariah Carey’s Journey to a New Album: The Billboard Cover Story

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After waiting five years between albums, Mariah explains the struggle behind her next release: “This is my life since we last left off. Just picture a dot dot dot, and then here’s the album”

Mariah Carey is having a Case of the Mondays.

It’s the day after Easter, and she’s nursing a kick to the face from her nearly 3-year-old son Moroccan after a long day of egg hunting. “We were sort of winding down the day, removing his shoes, and he was having his own moment of not wanting the night to end and he ended up getting me square in the nose while the shoe was still on,” says Carey, 44, on the phone from her apart- ment in New York. Though her nose has a “tiny bump” that Carey has been treating with ice and milk, the incident has still apparently swollen her face enough that she has had to cancel a planned photo shoot and in-person sitdown with Billboard. “I think it’s OK. It’s still really red. I could’ve covered it up and tried to look decent, but shouldn’t my “Billboard” cover be a little less about that and more about the music?” (The cover photo is an outtake from her album shoot.)

If you’ve followed the headlines around Carey in the years since 2009’s “Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel,” you would know it hasn’t always been about the music. Since the birth of her twins Moroccan and Monroe in April 2011, she has weathered a rocky stint as a judge on American Idol in 2013, for which she was paid $18 million, according to People, as well as an accident on a music video set that led to a dislocated shoulder and cracked ribs. The injury preceded the latest in a series of delays for her planned 14th album, which at one point was earmarked for early 2013. Though her Miguel duet “#Beautiful” was a decent-sized hit last summer, peaking at No. 15 on the Billboard Hot 100 with sales of 1.2 million (according to Nielsen SoundScan), a trio of other singles failed to catch fire, most recently February’s “You’re Mine (Eternal),” which spent a week on the Hot 100 at No. 88 and has sold only 56,000 copies.

But in late May, Carey hopes she can silence her naysayers and super-serve her patient fans with the much-anticipated release of her 14th album, which at one point was intended as a digital-first, all-at-once release a la “Beyoncé.” Though her label Def Jam now says an official pre-order is expected for later this week, announcing the album’s title, cover and tracklist, it’s clear from talking to Carey that she misses the good old days of the ’90s. The time when you could deliver an album the old-fashioned way, when you had to go to the store to see the song names and the cover art. “I have to be the one that announces this, especially the title,” says Carey, noting the album takes its name from a “personal possession of mine that’s part of an entity that I’ve had almost all my life.”

The “Beyoncé” parallels would have made even more sense when you consider that Beyonce was coming off an underperforming album (2011’s “4”) before going the surprise route, much like Carey’s “Memoirs” produced just one top 10 hit (“Obsessed”) and sold a disappointing 549,000 copies, low enough to cancel a planned remix album.

Carey will cop to a few of the prerelease singles not doing particularly well, pausing to note that 2013’s Stargate-produced “Almost Home” was intended for the “Oz, Great and Powerful” soundtrack. “It was never about, ‘This is my album,’ but I wasn’t fully connected to that song. I was in the middle of that other situation in my life, which we will erase and pretend it never happened.” (That “situation” being Idol, which we’ll get to later.) “You would think I would be all about the singles-driven situation, and I am in a way, but with this particular album I want my fans to hear it as a body of work,” she says. “This is my life since we last left off. Just picture a dot dot dot, and then here’s the album.”

“Life happens, and that added to the making of this album,” songwriter-producer Bryan-Michael Cox told “Billboard” in February. “Over the past couple years we’ve added songs, scratched songs, slow-baking this record like a honey-baked ham. And when you take a bite of that ham — people will be extremely and pleasantly surprised.”

Carey’s label group Island Def Jam is probably best described as cautiously optimistic about the album, declining to respond to multiple fact-checking and interview requests for this story.

In terms of fans, anticipation for a new Carey album hasn’t been this high since her mid-2000s comeback, which saw 2005’s “The Emancipation of Mimi” go quadruple-platinum and turn “We Belong Together” into the biggest radio hit of her career, spending 14 weeks atop the Hot 100 and becoming Billboard’s top song of the 2000s. But in addition to the reteaming with Jermaine Dupri (“We Belong Together,” “Always Be My Baby”) on two tracks for the new album, she has assembled a team of collaborators that shows she has paid attention to the hip-hop and R&B charts in recent years. There’s tracks from of-the-moment producers like Hit-Boy (Kanye West and Jay Z’s “N***** In Paris”) and Mike Will Made It (Rihanna’s “Pour It Up”); guest features from Wale, Nas and Trey Songz; and even c ontributions from veeran arranger Larry Gold and the Love Unlimited Orchestra and a “special guest that I’m not allowed to reveal.”

Talk to Carey about the album, and you’ll get lengthy if cryptically worded explanations about the material, making liberal use of favorite words like “journey” (“If I use that word one more time I’ll have to start an ’80s rock band”), “festive” (her time on Idol, she says, “was not festive”) and “moment” (“I just need a moment to finish this track listing”). She’ll call you “dahhhling,” with a Zsa Zsa Gabor affectation, and grill you on your “lambily” status (that’s Mariah speak for hardcore fans, or “lambs”). “There’s no way I’ll be able to quite relive the splendor of certain moments — name that tune, lambily!” she says at one point, asking if you’ve spotted her lyrical reference to “The Roof ” from 1997’s “Butterfly.”

As Carey began work in earnest on the project in 2012, a friend compiled an exhaustive, 1,000- track playlist of all of Carey’s catalog and remixes, dubbed “The Ultimate MC Audio Collection.” Through revisiting her own 24-year career, Carey reminisced about forgotten remixes from the ’90s with producers like the late David Cole and her early experiments with genre-fusing. “I will always lean toward R&B in general, but I do think that merging hip-hop and R&B was one of the best things that happened for me as a fan of music. There’s this whole pop and hip-hop mixing together thing now — first of all, it’s not new, and second of all, why are we acting like it is?”

The album will also showcase Carey’s intro-spective, “morose” side, which certain lambily have treasured through the years from deeply personal cuts like “Looking In” (from 1995’s “Daydream”), “Close My Eyes” (from “Butterfly”) and “Petals” (from 1999’s “Rainbow”) — songs that offer an intimate glimpse into the person behind all the diva behavior. “It’s so good to hear people say they grew up with me as the soundtrack to their life, even though I was making it, so that was the soundtrack to my life as well,” she says.

It was Carey’s reconnection with “Looking In” that shaped the final phase of the current album. She performed the song live for the first time with the New York Philharmonic in Central Park last July, just one week after her shoulder injury, clad in a faux-fur sling that matched her white ballgown. The song’s lyrics were inspired by her unhappy marriage from 1993 to 1998 to Tommy Mottola, and found her singing in the third person about a girl who “dreams of all/ That she can never be/She wades in insecu- rity, yeah/And she hides herself inside of me.” Carey broke down in tears at one point during the song, cautioning the audience beforehand that it “requires a bit more stability than I have right now. I kind of got in trouble for writing this song so I’m going to try.”

After the show, Carey revisited the songs she had already earmarked for the ballad-heavy album and decided she needed a change of pace. That’s where two of the three Hit-Boy tracks came in, as well as a fresh collab with Dupri, who became her latest manager thereafter. (Carey’s management underwent several changes in 2012 and 2013, including parting ways with former Idol co-star Randy Jackson after many years together and a brief stint with Coran Capshaw’s Red Light Management.) “There were certain parts of the album where I needed to be lifted up again. I needed something uplifting.” (That’s a “Dreamlover” reference, lambily.)

That Carey is taking even more of a hands-on approach to her music these days is no surprise from a woman who co-wrote all her No. 1 singles, and has also taken more aspects of her career in her own hands amid her various management shifts and other endeavors. After being “bamboozled” by the Idol experience when footage of her feud with fellow judge Nicki Minaj leaked, for example, Carey says she would like to executive-produce her next reality-competition venture. “I have another project that I’m so very excited about that’s finally coming to fruition. I would want to do something that was authentic. And I did feel that there were some truly talented singers on there this year, last year, whenever that was. It’s a blur, it has all been a blur, all of it, dahhhling.”

But she’s also in a rarefied class of superstars in their third decade of fame who can still compete in the big leagues. Madonna, Cher and Celine Dion continue to rank among Billboard’s top-earning artists more for their exhaustive touring work, not because they’re still getting the massive radio play and album sales of their respective heydays. Carey, meanwhile, has never been much of a roadhorse (she didn’t even tour until 1993, when she played 10 theaters in support of her third album, “Music Box”) and still considers herself more of “a studio rat” at heart.

“I love being in the studio, making Wall of Sound background vocals. That’s when I’m most at home, other than being with ‘dem babies’ now. I love being onstage and connecting with the lambily most importantly, but it’s just that now nothing’s just an experience with your fans and your fans alone. It’s on YouTube immediately, not ‘Oh, that was an amazing moment I just experienced.'” So until she’s willing to do a global arena tour or a Las Vegas residency, Carey will need to keep churning out hits to extend her living legacy.

Dupri seems weary of the expectations that come with official “comeback singles,” which is why one of his first items of business as Carey’s manager last fall was releasing the ballad “The Art of Letting Go” as a teaser track on Carey’s Facebook page to set the tone for the album, rather than the typical event strategy. Though “Letting Go” will appear on the album along with “#Beautiful” and “You’re Mine,” the hope is that the fans’ response will democratize the typical album process from here.

“The challenge with Mariah has always been if I like one record and she likes another, you can never pick a single that satisfies everybody,” says Dupri. “If you just did what Beyonce did, she just gave you 17 singles and you picked which record you like.”

Even though Carey’s latest album marks the longest gap between albums, it certainly won’t be her last, despite a recent interview with Bravo’s Andy Cohen on “Watch What Happens Live” where she indicated she might be treating it as such. Still, it signifies something of a make- or-break moment at this phase in her storied career as Billboard’s second-most-decorated Hot 100 chart-topper, next to The Beatles.

“I will always make music. When I said [this album] could be my last, that’s because tomorrow’s not promised to anyone. When I release anything, it’s difficult — it could be a performance that you don’t love and it’s like, ‘Great, everybody’s going to pick this apart,’ and that’s it. What I’m trying to say is I wanted this to be something I could be proud of, whether it’s like, ‘Yay, No. 1 song!,’ and this and that. However things end up happening, we’ve all worked so hard. The true lambily have all worked so hard to break all these Billboard records and to have this incredible experience with me that I want them to have this almost as a gift.”

February 28, 2013

[WowKeren] Payudara Mariah Carey Ngintip Saat Pesta Ulang Tahun

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Mariah Carey kembali menjadi sorotan saat menghadiri acara ulang tahun So So Def yang ke-20. So So Def merupakan label rekaman milik Jermaine Dupri, teman Mariah yang pernah berkolaborasi dengannya. Sayangnya, penampilan cantik Mariah malam itu tercoreng dengan insiden wardrobe malfunction.

Di sejumlah fotonya yang beredar, puting juri “American Idol” ini tampak mengintip dari bailk gaun yang ia kenakan. Saat itu, Mariah mengenakan gaun berbentuk kemben ketat. Rupanya, gaun istri Nick Cannon sedikit molorot saat ia mendorong kue ulang tahun ke atas panggung.

Namun, Mariah tampaknya tak menyadari insiden ini dan tetap tersenyum ceria. Selain memberikan kue ulang tahun, penyanyi berusia 42 tahun itu juga sempat menyanyikan lagu “Almost Home” yang merupakan soundtrack “Oz: The Great and Powerful”.

Tak hanya Mariah, pesta ulang tahun itu juga dihadiri sejumlah selebritis lainnya. Tampak dalam tamu undangan Jay-Z dan Usher yang juga sempat memberikan penghormatan bagi Jermaine untuk kesuksesan label rekamannya.

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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