BMI Brilliance: Joe Tributes Mariah Carey With ‘We Belong Together’

Published: Saturday 8th Sep 2012 by Sam

One of the most successful songs of all-time, Mariah Carey‘s 2005 hit ‘We Belong Together’ is undoubtedly a classic. Hence, it was only fitting that one R&B’s most revered voices – in the form of  Joe – was picked to perform the song at last night’s BMI Urban Awards.

Watch as Carey’s ‘Thank God I Found You’ comrade soars like only he can below…


Near flawless.

A spectacularly difficult song to sing, Joe nailed it with finesse. The belting and runs after the bridge? Absolutely epic.

That said, watching this has us a little ticked off that so few R&B males today are in the business of “sanging”. The incredible Luke James aside, who else is flexing pipes like this in today’s day and age? Here’s hoping last night served as an inspiration to the artists in attendance to “do better, be better”.

*Hits “replay”*

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  1. Set Tings Strater September 8, 2012

    Hes Soo Dope.. I got some much respect for Joe!!

    • Monster Army September 8, 2012

      Mariah seriously should consider joining Celine at Vegas !!!!!



      • MC September 8, 2012

        First of all, Celine pulled in Millions in Vegas so lets get that out of the way. Secondly, Mariah will never retire. Just deal with it, okay? Oh and how is Gaga doing btw?

      • JohnVidal(RIP Whitney-truegreat) September 8, 2012

        You´re a joke!
        First of all Mariah and Celine are very different. Second you, your family and all your favs wish they could have such a “retirement” cos Celine has been in the top 10 of biggest money makers for like the past 10 years, each and every year of that decade, since she started in Vegas… cos She Decided it, nobody retired her. She also did awesome with her world wide tour in 2008-2009
        If u are a Gaga fan I´m actually sorry for her. I appreciate the girl

  2. JohnVidal(RIP Whitney-truegreat) September 8, 2012

    Wow this man Joe has changed. Didn´t see his face since the Thank God I found You days in 2000 with diva Mariah
    He did such a good job

  3. MC September 8, 2012

    Wonderfully Done! This is one of my favorite songs and another hard song by Mariah to cover. 🙂

  4. Deal with it September 8, 2012

    Damn I haven’t seen and heard from him in a minute he did so good miss him

  5. Ronald September 8, 2012

    Yes. He did a spectacular job. Not too many guys are SANGIN these days. We need more of this in today’s music.

  6. KNUCK September 8, 2012

    the youngins need to remember that Joe will do all the things ya man WON’T do.. u hear me?!!!!!!!!!!!!! yess Legend!

  7. dustin September 8, 2012

    his tone in his upper register is like WHOA!

    i think even mrs. mimi would be hard pressed to pull this song at this level.


    • theman September 8, 2012

      Not at all…

  8. Lolatyourface September 8, 2012

    Sam, your style of writing is a teen.


    He sounded great…. We belong together is my song ….. *Cries and googles Kelsnetwork*

  10. BitchICan’tEvenSpellWelfare September 8, 2012

    SAAAANG Joe! Yes!

  11. soulmusiclover September 8, 2012

    now thats what i call talent!!! this makes me realise how much there are few really talented singers today !! he wowed me!! QUEEN mariah has so many great songs, and if you can’t REALLY sing, don’t even try to touch it!!!

  12. Happy F3eet September 8, 2012

    Love Love Love Joe… I have seen him in concert many times… He is amazing… Mariah couldn’t ask for a better people to sing this Beautiful song. Happy “tears” :”””’)

  13. Suicide Blonde September 8, 2012

    This is the right song for him, this is also one of the best songs of 2000’s.

  14. Mr. B! September 8, 2012

    Joe, you sung the H**L out of that song! Love his rendition…hits replay:-)

  15. ENOUGH ONIKA September 8, 2012

    I like joe but this was just ok…I don’t get the hype. He was in the same octave the whole time except the last “who” part. Cool I guess though.

  16. theman September 8, 2012

    Joe is very talented…

  17. near perfection my ass September 8, 2012

    I don’t see it. I swear some of you(majority) must not support your local artist such as plays,underground stars,churches. Etc.
    Because what you guys consider great vocals never are. This is an example of a decent cover nothing more….joe did ok….not great or amazing

  18. Nichole September 8, 2012

    Joe and Fanny are the true definition of REAL SINGERS.

    No acts, distractions, phony charade, etc. It is just them, and their voices each time and that is how it should be.

    Mariah could stand to take a few notes.

    • MC September 8, 2012

      lol what you just described is everything that Britney Spears is NOT. Mariah got famous for her talent and remained famous/successful because of her talent not for gimmicks. Its funny you took the time to write this when you clearly stan for Britney “no talent” Spears lol. Mariah relies on her voice for tours/performances not on clothes and gimmicky stuff. Good day 🙂

  19. PrettigurlrockD September 8, 2012

    Slayed! I’ve always adored him!

  20. Koodzi September 8, 2012


  21. Kathy September 8, 2012

    Loved his outfit. He looked very sharp.

  22. mobwife September 9, 2012

    Get it Joe! 🙂

  23. NewF*YorkBabe. September 9, 2012

    WOW!! Joe man, forgot how talented this man is!!
    His vocals, damn near better then Ne-Yo >> Dudes got soul.

  24. antertain September 9, 2012


  25. Tbozfan10 September 9, 2012

    I love his voice so much! Really love his song “Almost There.”

  26. NICK September 9, 2012


  27. Nickles September 10, 2012

    Joe … **sigh**. Still sounds flawless.

    You need to do a comeback tour or something. R&B misses you. Hell, **I** miss you!

    The Things Your Man Won’t Do is still on constant replay on my iPod.

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