Posts tagged ‘Pharrell Williams’

June 20, 2014

The 25 Best Albums of 2014 So Far

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  • Lykke Li, ‘I Never Learn’
  • St. Vincent, ‘St. Vincent’
  • 5 Seconds of Summer, ‘She Looks So Perfect’
  • Cloud Nothings, ‘Here and Nowhere Else’
  • Pharrell Williams, ‘G I R L’
  • Kelis, ‘Food’
  • Michael Jackson, ‘Xscape’
  • Juanes, ‘Loco de Amor’
  • SZA, ‘Z’
  • Lily Allen, ‘Sheezus’
  • Coldplay, ‘Ghost Stories’
  • Black Keys, ‘Turn Blue’
  • Beck, ‘Morning Phase’
  • Ratking, ‘So It Goes’
  • Manchester Orchestra, ‘Cope’
  • Mariah Carey, ‘Me. I Am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse’

Stand Out Tracks: “Faded,” “Dedicated” ft. Nas, “#Beautiful” ft. Miguel, “Make It Look Good,” “Camouflage”

Why It’s Great: Mariah Carey may have rose to fame singing pop ballads and is still a “pop star” nearly three decades into her career, but let’s be clear: Mariah’s been making R&B albums since her ’97 classic Butterfly. Her sales may have declined in recent years yet she refuses to trendhop, for example Top 40’s recent preoccupation with dance music. For fans, Me. I Am Mariah is a near-perfect mix of classic Mariah ballads and modern R&B jams she nails, courtesy of producers like Mike WiLL Made It and Hit-Boy. Forget charts and numbers – if there’s one thing Mariah does extremely well, it’s give her Lambs exactly what they want.

Fun Fact: The final song on the standard edition of the album is gospel track “Heavenly (No Ways Tired/Can’t Give Up Now)” is a dedication to iconic gospel musician Reverend James Cleveland, who died in 1991. Mariah even samples one of his sermons on the track.

  • Madlib & Freddie Gibbs, ‘Pinata’
  • The Hotelier, ‘Home, Like Noplace Is There’
  • Modern Baseball, ‘You’re Gonna Miss It All’
  • 2NE1, ‘Crush’
  • Duck Sauce, ‘Quack’
  • Schoolboy Q, ‘Oxymoron’
  • Damon Albarn, ‘Everyday Robots’
  • Against Me!, ‘Transgender Dysphoria Blues’
  • Chromeo, ‘White Women’


June 17, 2014

The 25 Best Songs of 2014 (So Far)


  • Ariana Grande, “Problem”
  • Sam Smith, “Stay With Me”
  • Allie X, “Catch”
  • Mø, “Don’t Wanna Dance”
  • Future Islands, “Seasons (Waiting on You)”
  • Rita Ora, “I Will Never Let You Down”
  • Beck, “Blue Moon”
  • St. Vincent, “Digital Witness”
  • Royskopp & Robyn, “Do It Again”
  • Sun Kil Moon, “Carissa”
  • Tove Lo, “Stay High”
  • Chromeo, “Jealous (I Ain’t With It)”
  • Miguel, “Simplethings”
  • Girls Generation, “Mr. Mr.”
  • Mariah Carey, “Make It Look Good”

On this cut from the Elusive Chanteuse’s 14th studio album, Carey navigates a stuttering, soulful arrangement with her typical vocal agility and lyrical dexterity. Time may have shaved a few notes from the top of her infamous range, but they’re hardly missed here: this is timeless, sweet pop, perfect for summers spent falling in love.

  • Sia, “Chandelier”
  • Michael Jackson, “Love Never Felt So Good”
  • Against Me!, “Transgender Dysphoria Blues”
  • The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, “Kelly”
  • Schoolboy Q, “Break The Bank”
  • Real Estate, “Talking Backwards”
  • Lykke Li, “No Rest for the Wicked”
  • Todd Terje, “Delorean Dynamite”
  • Indiana, “Solo Dancing”
  • Future featuring Pusha T and Pharrell Williams, “Move That Dope”

Through The Rain

May 11, 2014

Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs Chart Issue 5/17 2014


  1. Partition – Beyonce
  2. Addicted To You – Avicii
  3. I’m A Freak – Enrique Iglesias Featuring Pitbull
  4. Warrior – Havana Brown
  5. I Got U – Duke Dumont Featuring Jax Jones
  6. Let It Go – Idina Menzel
  7. You’re Mine (Eternal) – Mariah Carey
  8. Bombs Away – Gia
  9. Ten Feet Tall – Afrojack Featuring Wrabel
  10. I Walk Alone – Cher
  11. Shiny Disco Balls – Scotty Boy Featuring Sue Cho
  12. SELFIE – The Chainsmokers
  13. Say Something – A Great Big World & Christina Aguilera
  14. The Rising – Five Knives
  15. If I Fall – Cole Plante With Myon & Shane 54 Featuring Ruby O’Dell
  16. Memory – Asher Monroe Featuring Chris Brown
  17. Summer – Calvin Harris
  18. Human – Christina Perri
  19. Better Without You – FAKY
  20. Give Life Back To Music – Daft Punk
  21. Happy – Pharrell Williams
  22. Tell It To My Heart – Jason Walker Featuring Bimbo Jones
  23. La La La – Naughty Boy Featuring Sam Smith
  24. Find You – Zedd Featuring Matthew Koma, Miriam Bryant
  25. I Will Never Let You Down – Rita Ora

YME #1 Dance Club


May 3, 2014

Mariah Carey, Usher, Ariana Grande and more! Full lineup of the 2014 summer Concert Series on TODAY


Mariah Carey, Usher and Ariana Grande are just a few of the artists that will be performing on the plaza as part of the Toyota Concert Series on TODAY.


This summer, TODAY will once again put the rock in Rockefeller Plaza, bringing together the hottest hit-makers for the Toyota Concert Series on TODAY. There’s no better way to officially kick off the summer season than with one of the best-selling female artists of all time, pop superstar Mariah Carey. The five-time Grammy award winner will heat up the plaza Friday, May 16, in her sixth TODAY show concert. The Toyota Concert Series on TODAY, now in its 19th season, will air live Friday mornings throughout the summer.

This year’s lineup includes Usher and Maroon 5, veteran TODAY performers who bring massive crowds to the plaza. Powerhouse singer Jennifer Hudson also returns to TODAY, and “Happy” singer Pharrell Williams will perform his first-ever concert on Rockefeller Plaza. The 2014 series also features show favorites OneRepublic, Train and Jason Mraz, rock bands Neon Trees and Fall Out Boy, as well as singer-songwriters Sara Bareilles, Austin Mahone, Phillip Phillips and Ed Sheeran. Crowd-pleasers Ariana Grande and Fifth Harmony are sure to wow the crowd with blow-out performances.

The concert series also brings country music icons Tim McGraw and Rascal Flatts to the morning show stage, along with newcomers Little Mix and Aloe Blacc, who will make their debut in their first TODAY show concerts.

Following is a list of concerts scheduled to date. All concerts are Friday performances unless otherwise noted.

16 Mariah Carey, #MariahTODAY
23 Tim McGraw, #TimMcGrawTODAY
26 Austin Mahone, #MahoneTODAY *Monday
30 Rascal Flatts, #RascalFlattsTODAY

5 Pharrell, #PharrellTODAY * Thursday
6 Sara Bareilles, #SaraBareillesTODAY
13 Train, #TrainTODAY
17 Little Mix, #LittleMixTODAY * Tuesday
20 Fall Out Boy, #FallOutBoyTODAY
27 Phillip Phillips, #PhillipsTODAY

4 Ed Sheeran, #EdSheeranTODAY
11 Fifth Harmony, #5HTODAY
18 Jason Mraz, #JasonMrazTODAY
25 OneRepublic, #OneRepublicTODAY
29 Jennifer Hudson, #JHudTODAY * Tuesday

1 Aloe Blacc, #AloeBlaccTODAY
15 Neon Trees, #NeonTreesTODAY
22 TBD
29 Ariana Grande, #ArianaTODAY

1 Maroon 5, #Maroon5TODAY
5 Usher, #UsherTODAY

Additional performances may be announced throughout the season.

Fans and visitors are encouraged to come to the plaza for the live performances. Viewing is on a first-come, first-served basis outside TODAY’s window-on-the-world studio, located at 49th Street and Rockefeller Plaza in New York City. Fans should arrive by 6 a.m. for best viewing.

May 2, 2014

Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs Chart Issue 5/10 2014

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  1. You’re Mine (Eternal) – Mariah Carey
  2. Partition – Beyonce
  3. Addicted To You – Avicii
  4. I’m A Freak – Enrique Iglesias Featuring Pitbull
  5. Memory – Asher Monroe Featuring Chris Brown
  6. Warrior – Havana Brown
  7. I Got U – Duke Dumont Featuring Jax Jones
  8. Ten Feet Tall – Afrojack Featuring Wrabel
  9. Shiny Disco Balls – Scotty Boy Featuring Sue Cho
  10. Find You – Zedd Featuring Matthew Koma, Miriam Bryant
  11. Say Something – A Great Big World & Christina Aguilera
  12. Let It Go – Idina Menzel
  13. SELFIE – The Chainsmokers
  14. Bombs Away – Gia
  15. Give Life Back To Music – Daft Punk
  16. Time After Time 2014 – Cyndi Lauper
  17. I Walk Alone – Cher
  18. The Rising – Five Knives
  19. Happy – Pharrell Williams
  20. If I Fall – Cole Plante With Myon & Shane 54 Featuring Ruby O’Dell
  21. Better Without You – FAKY
  22. La La La – Naughty Boy Featuring Sam Smith
  23. Human – Christina Perri
  24. Red Lights – Tiesto
  25. Summer – Calvin Harris
April 25, 2014

Mariah Carey’s Still Untitled New Album NOT Coming On May 6th (?)

Prepping tracks for mixingShowBiz 411

I don’t know where Mariah Carey’s new album is, but it’s not coming out on May 6th. Postponed from last July 2013, the still untitled collection was scheduled in February for May 6th. A single, “You’re Mine,” was released to promote it. But now the album has been removed from all release schedules. Promo tie-ins for it have been upended.

One insider says it’s because DefJam is still clearing samples and guest stars. But who knows at this point? Mariah released two other singles and a fan club single in the last year, all of which were disappointments. Originally Randy Jackson was managing and producing, then the job skipped to Jermaine Dupri.

What’s going on? This is just a guess: continuing to patch together songs from various producers, as in the past, gets harder and harder. I’ve said this a million times: why, after 25 years, isn’t there an album of Mariah Carey singing standards, produced by a real producer (Tommy LiPuma, Richard Perry, etc). Carey is known for her Voice, yet the Voice never gets to sing real songs? It’s mystifying.

Will the album appear in the month of May? There’s no title, no marketing, nothing. This kind of surprise release worked for Beyonce last winter. It didn’t work quite the same way with Pharrell Williams, even though he has a hit hit hit single with “Happy.”

Here’s crossing our fingers for Mariah. The waiting is the hardest part!

November 9, 2004

Mariah Carey akan Rilis Single Pertamanya

KapanLagi – Lagu baru pertama Mariah Carey selama dua tahun akan dirilis di radio bulan depan. Say Something yang diiringi Snoop Dogg dan Pharrell Williams.

lagu tersebut diambil dari album ke 10 mendatang penyanyi berumur 34 tahun yang sampai saat ini belum diketahui judulnya, dimana dijadwalkan dirilis pada 1 Maret di Amerika dan diproduseri oleh Jermaine Dupri dan Kanye West.

Carey merilis album terakhirnya, Charmbracelet pada Desember 2002 di Label musiknya sendiri MonarC Music dalam perjanjiannya dengan Island Def Jam Records. (anv/erl)