Mariah Carey and Jermaine Dupri have a long history and have worked together already on two songs – the classic ‘Always Be My Baby’ and ‘We Belong Together’ (which I love) – but I’ve got a serious blast from the past for you: she’s now hired him to be her manager. I seriously feel like I’ve just entered a time machine back to the mid-’90s for this one, but hey, she must know what she’s doing.
Here’s Mariah’s statement:
“We have a bond that surpasses music. I am super excited about our merger because we have so many innovative ideas that I know will come to fruition.”
And here’s Jeremaine’s:
“A multi-talented artist of Mariah’s caliber should be doing everything imaginable. I’m sure others have said this but not the way I intend to do it. For me, it’s about the execution.”
Well, aren’t we excited? I don’t think I realised until I read it in the LA Times that Mariah was being managed by Randy Jackson before this. I haven’t followed Mariah’s career closely like that since the Tommy Mottola days, so that’s that. It’ll be interesting to see what kind of material these two come up with together.
October 8, 2013 at 12:30 pm by Jennifer
There’s been a lot of talk about Ariana Grande as of late, and admittedly I don’t really “get it” because I don’t know who she is. But, in the spirit of journalistic integrity, I’ve just Googled her and discovered that she’s a 20-year-old Nickelodeon star that now has an album out with a hit single. I’ve just put said “hit single” – called ‘The Way’ on on YouTube and it’s… not awful. Mac Miller is in the video, though, and that IS awful. Drop him, Ariana.
Anyway, this is all to say that Ariana has been drawing so many comparisons to Mariah Carey, it’s not even funny. Of course, ‘The Way’ is VERY reminiscent of Mariah’s singles, what with the breathy vocals and the runs she does in the background and whatnot. But is she going to be the new Mariah or is she just impersonating her, and does speculation that she just might be bother her? Nah!
From Rolling Stone:
Your vocal style draws parallels often to Mariah Carey. Do you worry that such comparisons will overshadow you?
It’s a blessing to get the comparison. When you look at “The Way” it’s obvious, but I’m not worried about it. It’s a massive compliment; she’s the greatest singer in the world, like literally, the Guinness Book of World Records. It’s an incredible compliment but it doesn’t worry me, because when you listen to my album as a whole, you get to know me.
Well, fair enough. I won’t be listening to the album, but let’s hope the rest of her tracks aren’t blatant impersonations. What do you make of her? If you are out of touch like me (I’m not, really, but I only listen to Radio 1 and she’s never played), here’s the song:
September 18, 2013 at 12:30 pm by Jennifer
Though summer’s technically not over, I think it’s time to take a look back at everything that happened these summer months. There was a LOT. What do you think was the most shocking? The most WTF? The best fashion moment? Let’s vote!
In case you need a refresher, here are some links to these stories: (more…)
September 3, 2013 at 3:52 pm by Catherine St. Ives
There’s only room for one diva in the Cannon-Carey house, apparently, as Nick Cannon has admitted that wife Mariah Carey thinks his music career is a “joke”. How awful is that? Nick is getting ready to release a new album called White People Party Music and apparently has a hit single called ‘Gigolo’ (uh…) and said in a new interview that Mariah doesn’t take his stuff seriously. I was about to feel pretty bad for him, but with a title like that, who could take it seriously?
He told Enstarsat the InTouch Weekly Icons & Idols after-party for the VMAs that Carey is in the studio “getting her album finished” and he called it an “incredible” record. Cannon added that he and his wife do not give each other advice about their albums, but that Carey has strong feelings against his music.
“She thinks my music is a big joke,” he said, before adding with laughs, “but so do I so it doesn’t matter.”
He then explained the difference between their different sounds and in the process praised his wife’s talents.
“My music is silly, you know what I mean, she makes anthems that changes people’s lives,” he continued. “I make songs about shaking ya ass. My album is called White People Party Music so that’s how I would describe it. Fist-pumping-good-time-have-a-blast-type of music.”
I mean, I sort of get it – Mariah has more pull, but why does that mean that she can’t support his work, as well? I love me some Mariah and I agree that she’s “changed lives” (well…), but that doesn’t mean that “silly” music can’t have its place. Poor Nick is a whipping boy in that household, it seems, but he apparently likes it, so right on!
August 30, 2013 at 11:30 am by Jennifer
Mariah Carey cracked some ribs and dislocated her shoulder during a music video shoot a couple of months ago, leaving her with nerve damage and trouble moving her arm and hands. Serious shit! While she’s managed to make the best of it with bejeweled slings and the like, recovery has been slow-going… but she’s getting there!
“My wife is doing a lot, lot better. The physical therapy is definitely working.
“At [the recent premiere of Lee Daniels' The Butler], she still couldn’t really move her right hand, but now she’s got a little bit of the functionality of her hand back. She’s still got the blinged-out slings, but hopefully she won’t need those pretty soon!”
Aw, poor Mariah. Having been temporarily disabled when I broke my ankle, I know how tough that shit can be, so here’s hoping she’s better soon. (I don’t know why I’m feeling so empathetic today, so let’s just go with it.)
August 16, 2013 at 5:30 pm by Jennifer
Mariah Carey dislocated her shoulder during a video shoot a couple weeks ago and has since been bringing glamour to all of our lives during her performances with the donning of many a bejeweled and sequined arm slings. However, turns out it’s not all just fun and games – the injury left her with some nerve damage, making it hard to regain movement in her arm. She also cracked a few ribs so she’s in a bit of a state at the moment. :(
toofab: You wife Mariah just dislocated her shoulder, how is she doing after that?
Cannon: She’s doing a lot better, but she still doesn’t have movement in her right arm, there’s nerve damage. Her shoulder is definitely a lot better, back in place, but she also had some cracked ribs. She can’t move. The fact that she doesn’t have use of her right arm right now has been pretty tough on her, but the doctor said with a lot more rest and relaxation she’ll be fine.
Damn, that’s a pretty serious injury. I’m sure it’s even less fun since she has twin toddlers to take care of. Here’s hoping for a speedy recovery!