Posts tagged ‘Whitney Houston’

February 23, 2016

25 Lagu Yang Berhasil Debut di No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 Chart

Billboard Hot 100 masih jadi kiblat untuk menakar kesuksesan sebuah lagu, untuk mencapai puncaknya diperlukan angka penjualan dan airplay yang tinggi dalam batas waktu satu minggu, bahkan di peraturan barunya, Billboard menambahkan angka streaming baik di Spotify ataupun VEVO untuk menentukan juara mingguan.

Mariah Carey merupakan solois dengan #1 hits terbanyak hingga saat ini (18 hits) dan juga satu-satunya penyanyi yang berhasil debut di puncak tangga selama 3 kali, bahkan 2 dari 3 lagu tersebut berasal dari satu album yang sama yakni Daydream.

Rekor paling ajaib yang belum terpecahkan (dan hampir tidak mungkin terpecahkan) dari Mariah Carey adalah berhasil debut di peringkat satu dan bertahan hingga 16 minggu dengan lagunya One Sweet Day. Mungkin ada yang bisa debut langsung di nomor satu tapi mempertahankan hingga belasan minggu hampir mustahil, ada juga yang bisa bertahan di puncak hingga belasan minggu tapi tidak diawali dengan debut di peringkat satu.

Sepanjang sejarah Hot 100 baru ada 25 lagu yang berhasil debut di nomor satu, berikut dikutip langsung dari Billboard

1. Michael Jackson
“You Are Not Alone”
Chart Debut Date: September 2, 1995

2. Mariah Carey
“Fantasy”
Chart Debut Date: September 30, 1995

3. Whitney Houston
“Exhale (Shoop Shoop)”
Chart Debut Date: November 25, 1995

4. Mariah Carey & Boyz II Men
“One Sweet Day”
Chart Debut Date: December 2, 1995

5. Puff Daddy & Faith Evans Featuring 112
“I’ll Be Missing You”
Chart Debut Date: June 14, 1997

6. Mariah Carey
“Honey”
Chart Debut Date: September 13, 1997

7. Elton John
“Candle In The Wind 1997/Something About The Way You Look Tonight”
Chart Debut Date: October 11, 1997

8. Celine Dion
“My Heart Will Go On”
Chart Debut Date: February 28, 1998

9. Aerosmith
“I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing”
Chart Debut Date: September 5, 1998

10. Lauryn Hill
“Doo Wop (That Thing)”
Chart Debut Date: November 14, 1998

11. Clay Aiken
“This Is the Night”
Chart Debut Date: June 28, 2003

12. Fantasia
“I Believe”
Chart Debut Date: July 10, 2004

13. Carrie Underwood
“Inside Your Heaven”
Chart Debut Date: July 2, 2005

14. Taylor Hicks
“Do I Make You Proud”
Chart Debut Date: July 1, 2006

15. Britney Spears
“3”
Chart Debut Date: October 24, 2009

16. Eminem
“Not Afraid”
Chart Debut Date: May 22, 2010

17. Ke$ha
“We R Who We R”
Chart Debut Date: November 13, 2010

18. Britney Spears
“Hold It Against Me”
Chart Debut Date: January 29, 2011

19. Lady Gaga
“Born This Way”
Chart Debut Date: February 26, 2011

20. Katy Perry
“Part Of Me”
Chart Debut Date: March 3, 2012

21. Baauer
“Harlem Shake”
Chart Debut Date: March 2, 2013

22. Taylor Swift
“Shake It Off”
Chart Debut Date: September 6, 2014

23. Justin Bieber
”What Do You Mean?”
Chart Debut Date: Sept. 19, 2015

24. Adele
“Hello”
Chart Debut Date: November 14, 2015

25. Zayn
“Pillowtalk”
Chart Debut Date: February 20, 2016

 
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April 23, 2015

6 Penyanyi Dengan Suara Tertinggi di Dunia

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September 16, 2014

Ariana Grande Dijuluki ‘Mariah Carey Mini’

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Seorang wartawan pernah bertanya kepada penyanyi tersohor Mariah Carey; “Apa pendapat kamu mengenai Ariana?” menerusi temu bual dengannya dan diva itu menjawab, “Sekarang kamu bercakap mengenai saya bukan?” sekali gus mematikan soalan itu!

Daripada dialog itu saja kuat menyimpulkan betapa kehadiran pendatang baru Ariana Grande, 21, memberi impak tersendiri dalam industri muzik pop kala ini.

Meledak dan terus meledak, penyanyi dengan ketinggian 5 kaki itu tidak keterlaluan berada di kedudukan nombor satu penyanyi remaja sekarang. Namanya disebut di mana-mana dan bakatnya menjadi perbualan sedunia.

Mana tidaknya, sekian lama tidak menikmati nyanyian hebat setanding vokal diva seperti Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Celine Dion dan ramai lagi, Ariana muncul tiba-tiba menakluk dunia dengan vokal luar biasa.

Bahkan, kemampuannya mencapai tahap vokal empat oktav dan soprano lantas mengingatkan pendengar kepada kuasa vokal Mariah Carey. Disebabkan itu juga, penyanyi lagu Problem itu mendapat jolokan ‘Mariah Carey Mini’.

Maka apa maknanya jika seseorang penyanyi itu sudah berada setahap dengan penyanyi sehebat Mariah? Hakikatnya, skala kemampuan bintang Nickelodeon itu terlalu besar kerana selain vokal hebat, dia seorang penari yang bagus serta mampu mencipta lagu sendiri.

May 10, 2014

Lagu Mariah Carey Munculkan Semangat Bagi Merry Riana

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Semangat bisa menjadi salah satu hal yang diperlukan seseorang untuk memulai harinya. Motivator Merry Riana memberikan beberapa saran agar memulai hari dengan semangat positif. “Untuk bisa tetap semangat, bisa dengan mendengarkan lagu semangat,” kata Merry, Senin, 21 April 2014, di Plaza Bapindo, Jakarta. “Ketika kita memulai hari dengan hal yang positif dan menyukai, dengan sendirinya kita akan tetap positif,” katanya.

Ia mengatakan lagu semangat tidak harus yang memiliki ketukan cepat atau nuansa gebuk drumnya sangat keras. Lagu bernada sedikit lambat tapi memiliki lirik bermakna menyemangati pun bisa menjadi lagu-lagu yang menjadi pilihan. Ia sendiri memiliki lagu-lagu favorit yang bisa membuatnya bersemangat ketika lagu itu diputar. “Kalau aku, favoritnya lagu Whitney Houston atau Mariah Carey,” katanya terkekeh.

Selain lagu, bergaul dan berada di antara orang-orang yang berpikiran positif pun bisa menajdi salah satu pilihan. Lingkungan dan teman-teman yang memberikan energi positif tentunya bisa memberikan semangat baru bagi seseorang. Hal itu pula yang dirasakan oleh Merry. Beruntung, ia bekerja bersama suaminya, yang selalu memberikannya semangat saat jatuh atau sedang susah. “Kalau kita bergaul sama orang pemalas, kan bisa jadi kita jadi malas juga,” katanya mencontohkan.

Cara lain juga bisa dengan membaca tulisan atau buku-buku yang memberikan inspirasi dan semangat positif. Merry pun sering membaca buku tentang hal positif. Melalui kicauannya di media sosial Twitter, ia sering kali menuliskan kata-kata yang dapat menyemangati orang. “Selain tweet itu aku harapkan bisa menyemangati orang, itu juga bisa menjadi sebagai pengingatku untuk selalu menjadi positif,” katanya.

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May 7, 2014

The Passionate and Elusive Singer Reveals Her New Album

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For the American pop icon Mariah Carey, who walks and talks just as she sings – sultry, curvaceous and with feeling – music seems to be more than merely an occupation. It is a passion, certainly. An obsession, perhaps. She herself is not certain. What she does know, she says, is that deconstruction is the fast path to ruin. Her songs, their meaning and, ultimately, their impact are, Carey says candidly, for others to interpret.

“I like to leave things to people,” she says. “It’s only fair to allow people to feel the way they feel about the song. Music is very personal. Extremely personal. I remember as a kid if somebody sang a song, I wanted it to be about me. That song became about me and whatever, whoever I had a crush on that week. I wanted that to be my song.”

More certain is the commercial impact of her work. In a career spanning more than two decades, Carey has sold more than 200 million records worldwide, making her one of the best-selling music artists of all time. That’s less, according to the somewhat unscientific algorithm of declared sales, than either Elvis Presley, Madonna or the Beatles, but more than Whitney Houston, Queen, the Rolling Stones and Abba. Whichever way you look at it, she is in esteemed company.

On stage, Carey is an immense presence, packaged with benchmark-setting precision and with a range that one US critic once described as “a sound that nearly changes the barometric pressure in the room”. In person, she is smaller in scale, a whirlwind who seems, in equal parts, to evoke queen of soul Aretha Franklin, Latin film icon Lupe Vélez, and sultry Hitchcock heroine Kim Novak.

We meet at New York’s Greenwich Hotel in fashionable Tribeca. Within her rented boudoir is a mixture of subtle influences: Carrara marble, Tibetan silk rugs and smothering English leather armchairs that seem to envelope us as we sit down. Our interview was scheduled for 8pm, then nudged to 10.45pm. But as with so much in the hectic world of Mariah Carey, the schedule slides further and further behind.

When we finally sit down to talk, it is at 2.45am. Lesser mortals have fallen by the wayside around us, but Carey is powering on like an Energiser bunny. She has pulled a week of all-nighters putting the finishing touches on her 14th studio album, Me. I Am Mariah … the Elusive Chanteuse. She is also on the promotional trail, perhaps in part because the first three singles released from the album – Beautiful, The Art of Letting Go and You’re Mine (Eternal) – were met with a mixed reception on the charts.

A central theme to the album, as with the 13 that preceded it, is love. Cast an eye over her discography and you’ll see titles such as Without You, We Belong Together and Always Be My Baby. Pressed on the question, Carey isn’t so sure. Perhaps it is the case, she says, if you look only at the singles. “But if you asked somebody who knew all the album cuts, they’d say the central theme would be the need to be loved versus [being in] love.

“A lot of my songs sound like they’re happy love songs, but they’re actually sad songs,” Carey says. “The songs that are really intrinsic and really close to who I am are those songs that still have a lot of longing and still are full of … they’re still written by someone in need of something.”

Carey’s new album is defined by that dichotomy, she says. “There are songs that are in that vein, they’re uptempo, they’re feel-good records, but they also have an element of darkness to them,” she says. “I feel like I’ve been in this fight, like I’m a boxer, and I’m coming to the end of this journey and I’m getting ready to release this album that I want the world to hear simultaneously.”

May 3, 2014

Mariah Carey’s ‘You’re Mine’ Crowns Dance Club Songs Chart

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Mariah Carey collects her 17th No. 1 on Billboard’s Dance Club Songs chart, as “You’re Mine (Eternal)” rises 2-1.

Carey first crowned the chart on her first try, with “Someday” in 1991. She’d tallied her most recent leader with her last charted title, “Triumphant (Get ‘Em),” in October 2012.

“Mine” reached the Dance Club Songs summit via assistance from remixers Fedde Le Grand, Chus and Ceballos, Gregor Salto and Funkin Matt, and Riddler, among others.

The new leader previews Carey’s forthcoming first studio album in five years. Carey, the soloist with the most No. 1s (18) in the Billboard Hot 100’s history, says in the current Billboard cover story that she “wanted [the new set] 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 [her family of hardcore fans] 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.”

Dating to the Dance Club Songs chart’s Aug. 28, 1976, inception as a national survey, Carey moves up among the artists with the most No. 1s. Here’s an updated look at the acts with the list’s most leaders:

43 – Madonna
22 – Rihanna
19 – Beyonce
19 – Janet Jackson
17 – Mariah Carey
16 – Kristine W
15 – Donna Summer
14 – Jennifer Lopez
13 – Lady Gaga
13 – Whitney Houston
13 – Katy Perry
12 – Enrique Iglesias

April 27, 2014

Billboard All Time Top 100 Songs

April 26, 2014

Mariah Carey Will Tour Behind New Album, According To Jermaine Dupri

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Mariah Carey’s closest collaborator,  producer and now co-manager Jermaine Dupri, understandably thinks that Mimi is the last of the great singers still regularly releasing albums.

We chatted with Dupri at the ASCAP Pop Awards Wednesday night. The video opens as we’re asking why she may be having a bit of a tough time taking off at radio, but he deflected us and explained that “The Art of Letting Go” was never an official single— it was meant to remind the fans what a great voice she has—when we were actually asking about “You’re Mine (Eternal),” which was released as an official single around Valentine’s Day. However, we both agree that Carey is one of the most successful artists ever.

“When I came in to help on the management side, I heard a lot of people saying they weren’t getting the Mariah Carey records they were used to. they weren’t getting the ballads. To this day, Celine Dion isn’t dropping records the way she used to and we lost Whitney Houston. There’s not really a person or people out there that’s putting this type of music out there. I feel like Mariah is that person.”

He reveals that Carey will be touring behind this album, which isn’t always a given with her.  He says “yes” when I asked if she was going on a full tour. Carey’s oft-delayed new album comes out May 6, although we don’t see it listed as a pre-order on Amazon, so we’re checking with the label and will keep you posted.

Dupri is working on new albums on Usher, Jagged Edge, and Bow Wow.