Mariah was on "Lopez Tonight" last night. You can watch the interview here:
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Mariah was on "Lopez Tonight" last night. You can watch the interview here:
These are the projected first week numbers for Merry Christmas II You. Then again things could change.
SWIFT REIGNS, ALDEAN DEBUTS AS COUNTRY RULES
Jason Aldean Represents Seventh Country Artist in a Row with Top Sales Debut
November 3, 2010
The fourth quarter finally got underway with this week's million-selling, chart-topping debut by Taylor Swift, who will certainly get another week at #1.
Based on one-day sales from those music retailers not trying to star whack Randy Quaid and his wife Evi, next week's top debut go to Broken Bow artist Jason Aldean's My Kinda Party, which is certainly not about the Republicans, but should do between 175-200k anyway.
That makes it the seventh straight week a country performer will have scored the week's top debut.
Next up, Mariah Carey gives birth to her Island/IDJ holiday album, Merry Christmas II You, expected to sell in the 50-60k range for the mom-to-be.
Neil Diamond's self-produced Columbia album, Dreams, finds him covering classics like "Ain't No Sunshine," "Blackbird," "MIdnight Train to Georgia," "Desperado" and "A Song for You" as well as a version of his own "I'm a Believer," originally performed by the Monkees. The album, which will hopefully provide some momentum for his Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction bid, should be around 30-35k.
Fader's Brooklyn indie phenoms Matt & Kim are back with a projected 20-25k for their latest, Sidewalks, the same total on tap for Arista Nashville country star Brad Paisley's***ts Alive package.
Star Trak/Interscope Neptunes rock spinoff N.E.R.D. returns with Nothing, which should do 17-20k in sales, as will Good Charlotte with their Capitol/EMI debut, Cardiology.
The market was up 12% vs. last week (of course, almost one out of five of those albums sold were by Taylor Swift), down 8% vs. same week last year and still down 13% year to date. You may now return to attempting to locate President Obama's coattails.
I am impressed by the album. Very well done. But it's no surprise considering her first Christmas album is one of the best ever. This album is better than Memoirs, which I thought mostly sucked anyway thanks to tthe Dream's repetitive boring production. I hope her first post baby album is even better.
Here's a 2004 performance of Joy to the World by Mariah. I LOVE the way she sang it. So upbeat, and she's like a vocal gymnast all the way through.
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Yeah that was a real good performance.
Mariah really has a talent for writing some good original christmas songs. I love "One Child" and "Christmas Time Is In The Air"
From Mariah Daily Journal:
"Mariah's second holiday album, Merry Christmas II You, jingles in at #4 with 55,490 in its first week. It marks the diva's 16th top 10 set. Among women, only Barbra Streisand (with 30) and Madonna (19) have had more. Mariah's first seasonal effort, 1994's Merry Christmas, peaked at No. 3.
In other Billboard charts, Merry Christmas II You debuts at #1 on both R&B Albums and Holiday Albums!
Mariah's Christmas songs dominate the Holiday Singles chart as well with "All I Want For Christmas Is You" and "Oh Santa!" sitting respectively at #1 and #2 on Billboard's Top Holiday Digital Singles."
Good to hear! Not a bad opening # for an Xmas album. She should do well throughout the season!
You can now watch the full "Oh Santa!" video on Mariah's official YouTube channel:
I bought the album and listened to the whole thing from start to finish a couple times. I must say, I realy like "Christmas Time Is In The Air Again" and "One Child." Out of all the originals, I'd say those two are my favorites. The first of which probably (in my opinion) does the best job at putting you in the seasonal Christmas spirit and the latter at putting you in the spiritual Christmas spirit. I also like "When Christmas Comes," but it doesn't have a "Christmasy" feel to it. It has more of an "Emancipation of Mimi" feel to it. I'm not saying it's bad, it's just a song that I could listen to all year long, not just on Christmas. I like her versions of "O Little Town of Bethlehem" and "The First Noel." I also love the duet with her Mother, Patricia on "O Come All Ye Faithful/Hallelujah Chorus." Her Mother has a beautiful voice. It's very moving and touching, but I wish they would've let Patricia sing more. It just sounded like she had such a small part. And "Charlie Brown Christmas" is just genius. That's definitely a highlight on the album!!
All-in-all, I'd say I'm happy with the album. I think it's really festive and the New Year's Anthem is a great way to end the album, because it shows people they can listen to it even after Christmas is over. I would just encourage people to go into listening to this album without comparing it to her first Christmas album, because it won't live up to those expectations. You just have to take it for what it is. And it's great!!
Well done Mariah!
The more I listen, the more I like. "Christmastime is in the Air Again" is a great song and I also enjoy "Charlie Brown Christmas". Really the only song I don't like is "Here Comes Santa Claus". It's too urban for my taste but to each his own.
Mariah is on HSN all day today talking about her lifestyle collection and new album. They also premiered the music video for "O Come All Ye Faithful/Hallelujah Chorus" (feat. Patricia Carey)
Mariah will also be performing on the Rockefeller Center tree lighting special on NBC tomorrow night.
Mariah performed "Oh Santa!" live in a prerecorded performance that aired on NBC's "Christmas in Rockefeller Center" special:
Mariah Carey's 'All I Want' Crowns Billboard's Holiday Songs Chart
Like a star shining bright atop a Christmas tree, Mariah Carey's 1994 carol "All I Want for Christmas Is You" tops Billboard's list of the 100 most popular seasonal songs.
The special holiday recap is based on a formula blending sales and airplay data for the period of Oct. 5, 2009, through Jan. 3, 2010, as measured by Nielsen SoundScan and Nielsen BDS, respectively.
Carey is queen of the carols with "All I Want For Christmas Is You," which managed to be a radio hit despite the fact that it was an album cut and not a single. It's little surprise, however, since Carey logged ten No. 1s on the Hot 100 before this song came out.
Here's the commercial for the ABC special, "Merry Christmas To You," which airs tonight:
And here's "Access Hollywood" with a sneak peek of the performance with her mother, Patricia:
Here's another preview:
The special airs tonight on ABC.
I was aware that a gay couple was involved with helping raising her when she was young for quite a few years, but I didn`t know they broke up in the end and one of them already passed away. That makes me a little sad. It is wonderful though that she officially comes out to support marriage equality. I knew a gay fan of hers proposed to his boyfriend in one of her concerts last year.
I`ve never heard of lesbian rumor about her before though. Don`t know what`s that about.
Whether it's those surprised concertgoers on Oprah last year or the "Party in the FIP" boys who just made a YouTube video for "All I Want for Christmas Is You," your gay fans aren't shy about expressing their love. When did you first feel that support from the gay audience?
I've never really categorized it like that. But I've always been able to connect with different kinds of people, because whoever connects with me realizes that I do truly appreciate and care about them. And ... wait, what was I saying? You touched on something I wanted to discuss ... Sorry, when you're pregnant you don't remember things from one second ago.
Your connection with gay fans.
Yeah, maybe part of the connection is that I do write songs from an outsider perspective. A lot of my die-hard gay fans don't just know my singles, but they also know all the album cuts. I have songs about feeling different and alienated, because I grew up with my own issues, being biracial and not having money. Some of those lyrics can apply to anybody who feels different. My die-hard gay fans listen to songs like "Outside" and "Close My Eyes," songs that most people wouldn't know, and these songs have become anthemic for them for their own personal reasons.
Do you have any words of encouragement for the young victims of antigay bullying?
It's horrible that it's almost 2011 and this is still going on, but I don't want to get on my podium and say, "Just keep believing!" — I know that's cliche, and it would be typical of me to say something like that. It's almost impossible to say anything, really, except you must be aware that dealing with that in high school is a passing place. You have to stay strong, rely on your true friends, and try to get through it, as opposed to drowning in it. Look at how many people suffered during high school and came out of it a better, stronger adult. That's the thing to focus on.
You also returned the support from gay fans last year when you invited a young gay couple onstage at a Las Vegas concert to help facilitate their marriage proposal.
If two people want to get married, it's their prerogative — we hope. Everybody should be able to do what they want to do and be in the pursuit of happiness. Ever since I was a little girl, my mother was very open-minded and had many different types of friends, so being gay never seemed wrong or strange to me. Her best friends were a gay couple, Ernie and Mort, and they kind of co-raised me. They were the nicest guys ever, and they would watch my little shows when I'd sing. Today, I guess they'd be called my guncles. Sometimes they'd put us up when we didn't have a place to go. I couldn't wait to go stay at their house because it was so beautifully done.
Are they still in your life?
One of them passed away. They weren't together at the very end, but they were together for a long, long time.
Back to your gay fans, Marc Jacobs's ex-boyfriend Jason Preston got a big tattoo of your name on his stomach a few years ago. Isn't that a bit much?
I've seen it. How can I say it's a bit much? No, it's amazing. I mean, it is very surprising when you see something like that, but he's a fun guy, so I thought it was adorable.
How might you and Nick handle it if your child turned out to be gay?
I guess we'd handle it as best we could in terms of being supportive.
You strike me as one of those people who might secretly hope for a gay son.
[Laughs] I just hope for whoever's going to be happy and that I can be a great mother to.
What if you have a little lesbian who won't wear your tight hand-me-down dresses and butterfly jewelry?
No comment. [Laughs] No, the thing is that you can't try to make somebody something they're not. Everybody's like, "Oh, if she has a girl, everything's going to be pink, blah, blah, blah." But I don't think you should go totally overboard on that. You should wait and see what the child wants.
What do you think about today's female artists like Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Nicki Minaj, Ke$ha, and Christina Aguilera, who flirt with bisexuality in their lyrics, videos, and in the press?
Many view it as a disingenuous marketing strategy.
Maybe it's more a reflection of society becoming more accepting. Some of those different artists might really be expressing themselves, but yes, some might just be looking for a little more attention. You never know.
Bisexual rumors have surrounded you for years.
If it makes somebody happy to say that, then whatever, but that's not the reality. I don't have a discriminatory policy of who I'm friends with, so yes, I'm friends with women who are gay — gay, straight, it doesn't matter to me. So I don't get upset when I hear that, because it is what it is. I guess I could lie about it to seem more exciting.
Is Nick comfortable around your gay friends?
He's fine. Honestly, he does his own thing and doesn't really care what anybody else is doing. He's just living his life and being happy.
Is it true that Lindsay Lohan has tried to seduce you?
No, but I have hung out with her at a club. She was with Sean Lennon, and they came over. I remember he was playing my Hello Kitty guitar, and we were all just singing, laughing, and making up songs. It really couldn't have been more innocent.
My brother loves here-me?meh. But thats great she is sooo supportive.
It`s actually not very common for artists who has a very big (straight) african-american following to come out and support us actually. The only other one I can think of is Janet Jackson, who has been very vocal about it for years.
I remember last year when the news of the gay marriage porposal in her concert came out, quite a few (straight) african american fans on her fan forum were very pissed.
she is a very fat pregnant woman
Her performance with her mom and of "Christmas Time Is In The Air Again" was amazing. I can't believe they did so well. I was extremely impressed.
Another reason for me to love her.
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Ugh, she's amazing.
Oh my God.
This will change everything!!
Some people have called her a diva over the years, but where it counts, Mariah is truly one of the best out there. If only more people were like here.
If her performance last night is any indication of how well she sings when she knocks off the booze, I hope Nick keeps her knocked up for awhile. I haven't hear her sing like that since her performances pre-Glitter.
Here are some clips from last night's special:
I, personally, loved the special. When an artist has a new album out these days, promotion isn't really what it used to be. Mariah hasn't done a "T.V. special" like this in a really long time. The live vocals she gave sounded great and the duet with her mom was very special. The stage was also decorated very festive and added to the spirit of the season. Hopefully, it put a lot of people in the Christmas spirit.
I think I just became a Mariah Carey fan.
Wow I'm just amazed. Other than the infamous cribs episode I had never really heard or read an interview from her. She is such a beautiful person inside and out, what a brilliant human-being. Now I understand even more why she is so famous.
I've liked her music for a long time, but really, I NEVER knew Lesbian rumors were surrounding her, like, ever. Granted I'm not one of her biggest fans but I think I would know if something like that happened.
I love her ballads the most btw. Especially her cover of "I want to know what Love is" and "I Stay in Love"
If anyone refers to the youtube vid posted in the beginning of the thread with the clip of make it happen compared to the 91 recording....i was there.
The album is amazing and her voice is amazing.
Im probably the biggest Mariah fan hear, seems to be a few others but just letting u know if u want to talk Mariah, hit me up. Ive been following her since i was a baby. me and mariah technically do go back like babies in pacifiers lol
That was a very enlightening interview. I didn't think she was supportive of gays, and I'd never heard of her "guncles".
As for her singing, here's my favorite of her songs.
I just watched her tv special and was loving it! Her voice was fantastic, great show.
Mariah performed "One Child" (a new song she wrote for the new album) and "O Come All Ye Faithful" at the "Christmas in Washington" concert which aired on TNT tonight:
Damn...she's sounding really good lately!
MiMi is still "whispering" but she's in good-voice and giving all she's got during the "belting" moments...Her "whistle Notes" remain a Force to be reckoned with...You have to stand back when she's getting ready to release that Power...
Mother Carey ain't playing with her awesome Operatic Voice...She's schooling that Crowd of Fans and letting them know MiMi's Gift is a part of the "Carey Family Legacy"...
"I'M JUST AN UGLY YOUNG SHART TRYING TO MAKE IT'S WAY THROUGH THIS RECTUM CALLED LIFE..."
^^Did you see Brotha Maxwell behind her doing his "Amen, Sing it Sista" hand-gestures?
Like I said earlier..She's "belting" her heart out once she gets to the "bridge" but she still "whispers" her way through the entire song..
And I bet she's having twin-boys...
Too bad she lipped 85% of the special, including most, if not all highnotes/Whistles/Belts, including her performance with her mother. Her voice sounds good because it's perfected in a sound studio. :[
I heard that she performed some songs more than once that they used for editing so it could most likely have been live.
I doubt it. For years she has been lipping her highnotes and belts including on tour, why would she sing live on a tv show where her voice needs to be perfect to sell records? And some of the songs are the exact studio versions, or rerecorded vocals she uses to lip, according to my lamb friends.
been a while since I last did this. this one is on Open Arms, originally performed by Journey. It went on to be recorded by Mariah Carey and as Celine Dion's opener to her Las Vegas show. Obviously I have to choose Celine cuz I just love her.