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May 8, 2014

bonus track “America The Beautiful” hanya untuk #MeIAmMariah versi Jepang

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Lagi-lagi Jepang bikin iri, berkali-kali pihak Universal menambahkan lagu bonus untuk album Mariah Carey yang rilis di sana, setelah Oh Santa! (Jump Smokers Remix), 4real4real, Sprung dan Secret Love, sekarang America The Beautiful akan hadir di album terbaru Me. I Am Mariah Delux Japan.

berikut tracklist Me. I Am Mariah yang akan rilis di Jepang:

1.    クライ。 / Cry.
2.    フェイディッド / Faded
3.    デディケイティッド feat. ナズ / Dedicated ft. Nas
4.    ビューティフル feat. ミゲル / #Beautiful ft. Miguel
5.    サースティー / Thirsty
6.    メイク・イット・ルック・グッド / Make It Look Good
7.    ユー・アー・マイン(エターナル) / You’re Mine (Eternal)
8.    ユー・ドント・ノウ・ホワット・トゥ・ドゥ feat. ワーレイ / You Don’t Know What To Do feat. Wale
9.    スーパーナチュラル(スペシャル・ゲスト・スターズ:“デムベイビーズ”a.k.a. Ms. モンロー & Mr. モロッカン・スコット・キャノン a.k.a. ロックンロー) / Supernatural w/special guest stars “DemBabies” a.k.a Ms. Monroe & Moroccan Scott Cannon a.k.a. Roc N’ Roe
10.    メテオライト / Meteorite
11.    カモフラージュ / Camouflage
12.    マネー feat. ファボラス / Money ($ * / …) ft. Fabolous
13.    ワン・モア・トライ / One More Try
14.    ヘヴンリー (ノー・ウェイズ・タイアード / キャント・ギヴ・アップ・ナウ) / Heavenly (No Ways Tired/Can’t Give Up Now)
15.    イッツ・ア・ラップ feat. メアリー・J. ブライジ / It’s A Wrap ft. Mary J. Blige
16.    ベッチャ・ゴン・ノウ feat. R. ケリー / Betcha Gon’ Know ft. R. Kelly
17.    ジ・アート・オブ・レッティング・ゴー / The Art Of Letting Go
18.    アメリカ・ザ・ビューティフル / America The Beautiful

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teks: Endang Real Suryana

foto: Google

sumber: Universal Music Japan

May 8, 2014

Mary J. Blige: so happy to be apart of “Me. I Am Mariah”

 

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May 7, 2014

Mariah Carey Puts Finishing Touches on ‘The Elusive Chanteuse’

Mariah Carey Puts Finishing Touches on ‘The Elusive Chanteuse’The Honesty Hour

It’s a wrap!

Mariah Carey puts the finishing touches on her new studio album Me. I Am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse, slated for release on May 27.

Perhaps offering an explanation for missing Monday’s Met Gala in New York City while still in dire need of promotion, the diva shared a photo from the recording studio with the caption “Done!”

Last week, Mariah unwrapped the album cover for The Elusive Chanteuse in addition to its track listing, which features collaborations with Nas, Miguel and Mary J. Blige,  and several others.

Can’t wait to hear the album!

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

May 2, 2014

Mariah Carey Announces 14th Album, ‘Me. I Am Mariah…The Elusive Chanteuse’

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Mariah Carey has unveiled the title, cover, release date and tracklist for her 14th album, “Me. I Am Mariah…The Elusive Chanteuse,” which arrives at digital and physical retail on May 27.

Carey, who appears on the cover of this week’s magazine, told Billboard that the album took its title from a “personal possession of mine that’s part of an entity that I’ve had almost all my life.”

And as she explains in a YouTube clip announcing the project, it’s based on her “first and only self-portrait,” which is featured on the album’s back cover and drawn when she was a child. “Please don’t judge me for such a simplistic title. Come on, I was only three and a half,” Carey says with a chuckle in the clip.

As for the second half of the album’s title, “The Elusive Chanteuse,” Carey says that’s a nickname she’s adopted recently, following other personas and nicknames like “Mimi” and “MC.”

As Billboard confirmed this week, the album features production from Rodney Jerkins, Jermaine Dupri, Hit-Boy and Mike Will Made It as well as guest appearances from Nas, Wale and Miguel. Additional features, confirmed by the album’s official tracklisting, include Fabolous, Carey’s twins Moroccan and Monroe (who turned 3 on April 30, the night of the album’s announcement). The deluxe edition also features a pair of duets, with R. Kelly and Mary J. Blige, on what appear to be outtakes from a planned 2010 remix album for her last album, “Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel,” as both songs (“Betcha Gon’ Know” with Kelly, “It’s A Wrap” with Blige) originally appeared on “Memoirs.”

The album will finally arrive after several shifts in strategy and missed release dates, most recently May 6. Her current single, “You’re Mine (Eternal),” spent one week on the Hot 100 in February and has sold 56,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It also becomes her 17th No. 1 on Billboard’s Dance Club chart this week.

“Me. I Am Mariah…The Elusive Chanteuse” Tracklisting:

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

May 1, 2014

Mariah Carey Ungkap Judul dan Tracklist Album ke-14

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Mariah Carey akhirnya mengungkap judul album ke-14 yang sudah digarapnya sejak 2010 lalu, Rabu (30/4). Bertajuk “Me. I Am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse”, album ini akan dirilis secara fisik dan digital 27 Mei mendatang.

Penamaan judul ini didasarkan pada gambar dirinya yang dilukis saat ia masih kecil. Gambar ini nantinya akan disertakan di cover belakang albumnya. “Jangan menghakimiku untuk judul yang sederhana ini. Aku masih 3,5 tahun saat itu,” ujar Mariah.

Mariah menggaet Nas, Wale dan Miguel untuk berkolaborasi dalam album ini. Edisi deluxe albumnya juga akan menampilkan duetnya bersama R. Kelly dan Mary J. Blige.

Album ini jelas sudah ditunggu para penggemar karena sudah beberapa kali mundur dirilis. Yang terbaru, Mariah sempat mengumumkan akan merilisnya 6 Mei 2013 lalu.

Sebelumnya Billboard mengabarkan Mariah akan merilis album ini diam-diam seperti Beyonce Knowles dengan “Beyonce”, akhir 2013 lalu. Namun kabar ini kemudian dibantah oleh Def Jam sebagai labelnya.

Berikut ini daftar lagu dalam album “Me. I Am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse”:

  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
  10.     Meteorite
  11.     Camouflage
  12.     Money ($*/…) (feat. Fabulous)
  13.     One More Try
  14.     Heavenly (No Ways Tired/Can’t Give Up Now)

Deluxe Edition Tracks:

  1.     It’s A Wrap (feat. Mary J Blige)
  2.     Betcha Gon’ Know (feat. R. Kelly)
  3.     The Art Of Letting Go

 

May 1, 2014

[Track List] Me. I Am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse

I Am Mariah

  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
  10. Meteorite
  11. Camouflage
  12. Money ($*/…) (feat. Fabulous)
  13. One More Try
  14. Heavenly (No Ways Tired/Can’t Give Up Now)

Deluxe Edition Tracks:

  1. It’s A Wrap (feat. Mary J Blige)
  2. Betcha Gon’ Know (feat. R. Kelly)
  3. The Art Of Letting Go
April 27, 2014

Billboard All Time Top 100 Songs