Mariah’s ‘Angel’s Advocate’ Now A Target Exclusive

Published: Tuesday 16th Feb 2010 by Sam
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With the release of Mariah Carey‘s remix LP ‘Angel’s Advocate’ drawing nearer, the diva’s label Island Def Jam have announced that the release will NOT be available in all retail outlets. Instead, the record will be released as an exclusive to retailer Target:

Mariah has completed her 13th studio album, Angels Advocate, a collection of newly remixed duets with some of her favorite artists, performing Mariah’s favorite songs from her #1 R&B album Memoirs Of An Imperfect Angel (released September 2009). Angels Advocate, on Island Records, will be available March 30 exclusively at Target stores nationwide, iTunes.com/target and Target.com.

Featured duet partners with Mariah on Angels Advocate include: Mary J. Blige, Ne-Yo, Nicki Minaj, Fabolous, R. Kelly, The-Dream & Ludacris, T-Pain & Snoop Dogg, Akon, Trey Songz, K-Ci & Jo Jo, and OJ Da Juiceman & OutKast’s Big Boi.

Not one to toot my own horn, but many of you will remember me suggesting such a move as best for the project, factoring in the initial album’s poor performance, and the further embarrassment a full-blown release flopping would cause for ol’ Mimi. By releasing the record as a Target/iTunes only release, the project takes on a ‘for the fans’ form, being less about sales – although I doubt this is what was intended for it initially. Back to the drawing board it seems for Mariah. Sigh…

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  1. ImYourStar702 February 16, 2010

    How do they expect to break even if they do that??

  2. no tea, no shade February 16, 2010

    I’m actually a fan of Mimi but didn’t buy the first release. I don’t think she does her best work with The Dream… However, I think I might get the remix LP because I’m feelin some of the features and new production.

    BTW, the “Up Out My Face” vid looks like a big Target commercial anyway… so maybe all of this isn’t a coincidence..

  3. Kevin February 16, 2010

    Get your facts right….

    L.A. Ried on his twitter announced this was happening a LONG time ago.

  4. Kevin February 16, 2010

    so it’s not a hugely original idea

  5. christopher stallings February 16, 2010

    after she married nick cannon her e=mc2 did not do well and her Memoirs Of An Imperfect Angel did not do well thank to her get married to him

  6. Jay February 16, 2010

    Sam ur wack no one cares what u suggest ur the weakest link good BYE.

  7. FUSION February 16, 2010

    It was announced as a Target exclusive a long time ago. It would seem as though this was always the intended purpose for this album. I’m certain it will fail, but will buy it, as I loved the original album and see no reason why I will not love the remix album. Just the fact that Mary J and Mariah are on it together alone, is enough for me to buy it. However, I’m sure this will sell half of what the original did, which is not saying much. Time for Mariah to leave those cowboys over at IDJ. They don’t have a clue how to promote and market Mariah.

  8. MT February 16, 2010

    I’m definitely the only person looking forward to this release. I didn’t buy Memoirs (tough economy, or else i would) but I still play it on the regular from start to finish on the regular.

    But I probably will buy the remix album. People have done the “target only” thing for a while now. Christina Aguilera, Mary J Blige…

  9. karm February 16, 2010

    This will not do well. Total waste of promo attached toher name which will contribute to her continuing overexposure.

    What’s the point of this. This will flop big time!!

    Bad concert sales
    Bad album sales
    Trashy, drunken image
    Overweight

    She needs to take a break.

  10. ANYE February 16, 2010

    WTF is wrong with you from the get go, even nick cannon and the dream spoke on twitter that they were working on the album and working “on a target exclusive.” this is not something new. Your ignorance makes me sick. Trying to take credit for something. OMFG keep Mariah outta your Goddamnd mouth

  11. ImYourStar702 February 16, 2010

    Is anyone going to answer my question?? lol

  12. Kenney February 16, 2010

    well no shame cause her label only did that cause they needed a good excuse for more poor album sales!

  13. GeeMan February 16, 2010

    Yes it was announced a while bk by LA Reid, Dream MC and C Lighty. So stop crediting yourself Sam.

  14. 12345 February 16, 2010

    @imyourstar
    they wont, btw, your avatar is superb, each day that passes by I miss angel Aaliyah more and more

    @sam
    this is old news you f**, if you want to say s*** talk about the bublegum pop you listen to, not the Queen Legend Mariah, you are ruining your site like Perez Hilton, atleast he is in stardom already and he is already a millionaire now you, you betta step your game up

  15. Raychel February 16, 2010

    Leave Mariah alone!!!
    And like many are already saying, this has BEEN confirmed, so stop crediting yourself!!!

  16. ImYourStar702 February 16, 2010

    @12345

    Thank you, yeah i miss Aaliyah too i always wonder what would have become of her if she didn’t die

  17. mikey February 16, 2010

    Seriously Sam, your joking right? Do your fact checking my dear! Mariah’s manager Chris Lighty tweeted back in December that they were working on making it a “Target” exclusive album! This isn’t new! Hence why the video for “Up Out My Face” has the whole red/white theme going on in it….don’t be surprised if they start using portions of the video for a commercial for Target when March rolls around! Its called cross promotion my dear and a whole slew of artists are doing it these days! Christina Aguilera released her greatest hits album as a “Target/iTunes” exclusive as well! They are going to market this as a brand new album for Mariah which means when March rolls around she’s gonna be doing shows, interviews, etc……I love when folks predict the worst before it even gets off the ground! Best of luck to a true legend like MC!

  18. Fat, drunk, and ugly, Mariah! February 16, 2010

    This is to delicious! She is so done! BwaHHHH!

  19. Fat, drunk, and ugly, Mariah! February 16, 2010

    oops *too*

  20. Slick February 16, 2010

    Sam, Your a STUPID F***…that being said, this was announced a while back so this isn’t “news”. I cant wait till she hits #1 again so you (SAM) and every dumb f*** alike can eat the s*** that comes out your mouth right back up.

  21. Steffon February 16, 2010

    Poor her!!! She just needs to go back to her roots. VISION OF LOVE era

  22. bobby from bulgaria February 16, 2010

    Old news… from Sam.

    While he won’t post the news about Beyonce plagiarizing costumes from designers…

  23. S.P February 17, 2010

    up out my face is doing well its no 71 on itunes. and top 50 on the billboard rnb hiphop chart already. so i think the remix album will also do well.

  24. YouPutTheLimeInTheCoconut February 17, 2010

    ^^ *dies and goes to hell* BWAAAAAAAH XD

  25. YouPutTheLimeInTheCoconut February 17, 2010

    Bobby, you really think Sam is gonna post something negative of that magnitude on his blog about that country bumpkin s**** ass heffer? Please! It’s okay though because those of us who know better KNOW her thieving ass steals left and right. And what’s worse, she’s not even smart or intelligent enough to AT THE VERY LEAST make it look like she DIDN’T steal a song, an outfit, writing credits, and everything else in between. I hope the fashion designer who’s suing her ass doesn’t back down like the rest of them and really makes an example out of her dumb ass because her fans need to know the truth about the BeyoWULF In Sheep’s Clothing!

  26. Chica February 17, 2010

    Don’t even go there haters. The Angel’s advocate CD was always intended to be a target exclusive. Mariah’s manager Chris Lighty tweeted about this back in October 2009, saying that they were sorting it out with Target to make it a target exclusive.

  27. iolastar February 17, 2010

    I am a huge Mariah fan and as a fan I just don’t see growth. The whole working with rappers she was one of the trendsetters in that, but it’s time to go back, back, back to the original Mariah when it was less about outfits, high heels, and looking cute. We want the sanging.

    We need the sanging, the power ballads. I know it may seem boring to her, but that’s what we want. The songs she sings now, like that remix with Nicki is for someone like Ashanti or Rihanna with a voice like Mariah’s come on. If she comes correct there is no doubt the public will support her. You can say whatever you want negative about Mimi, but the girl can sang, we just need to hear her do it more.

    I still support the diva, hell I play Glitter all the time. For her next project please listen to your earlier CD’s be inspired.

  28. Popeye February 17, 2010

    FLOP ALERT….

    NEXT ! 😉

  29. Lilly Gaga February 17, 2010

    Fatso, your time is up. Retire, please

  30. SHE IS A FLAKE February 17, 2010

    Why do they treat this remix garbage as if it is a new album? Another flop version of “Memoirs of A Perfect Bomb” if you ask me…

  31. Memoirs of An Over Eater February 17, 2010

    Maybe if she didn’t dress like she was 25 yrs younger and 3 sizes smaller people would take her seriously again. The D-bag attention seeker husband and drunken award show appearances can’t be helping either.

    R I P 🙁

  32. Lambs vs a mirror February 17, 2010

    Lambs= idiots with no opinion who would buy anything even her greatest farts!

  33. Whitney is Laughing February 17, 2010

    This (remix) must be the biggest joke of 2010 !

    Please, enough of hype and garbage… 🙁

  34. Keli$ha February 17, 2010

    Can someone make this fat cow boobs diva go away quietly ?

  35. The One February 17, 2010

    @ KELISH, YOU DON’T HAVE TO SHOW THE WORLD THAT YOU ARE ILLITERATE!!! wHAT IS THAT TO SAY ABOUT SOMEONE WHO YOU DON’T KNOW? I BET YOU GO TROUGH ALOT IN YOUR LIFE DON’T YOU, AS WELL AS YOU SHOULD. pUT UP A PIC AND SHOW THE WORLD YOUU MANY FLAWS!!! jUST PLAN STUIP!!

  36. The One February 17, 2010

    MAYBE IF YOU SIMPLE MINDED PEOPLE WOULD STOP JUDGEING A PERSON ON WHAT THEY WEAR, HOW THEY LOOK, HOW MUCH MONEY THEY HAVE, ABD ETC…… YOU WOULD SEE NEGATIVE COMMENTS LIKE THE ONES MOST OF YOU SIMPLETONS THROW AROUND SHOW THAT YOU HAVE KNOW REAL CONNECTION WITH THE MAN UPSTAIRS!!! aND IF YOU DON’T CARREY ON, BECAUSE NOTHING MORE CAN BE ASPECTED OUT OF YOU!!!!!! TRYING TO DOWN SOMEONE WHO AS DONE MORE IN HER LIFE, THAN YOU COULD EVERY DREAM OF lol, NO WOUNDER YOU ARE SO ANGREE!!

  37. 12345 February 17, 2010

    @Lambs vs a mirror
    lambs are crazy but beyonce has the most stupid, dumb and imature friends, quote me

  38. 12345 February 17, 2010

    *fans, I mean

  39. What A Rip Off February 18, 2010

    I would rather buy Sade’s new album VS. this has- been, rip- off, hype as usual, insipid, money grabber, flake, second hand remix album of Mariah.

    Enugh of this garbage, Lambs.

  40. Joker 1982 February 18, 2010

    Not only Lambs have been the biggest joke of the year but Mariah, too.

    Cant even fill up 20, ooo seats at Madison Square Garden, NY. Next stop….guess what ya’ll?

    Wendy’s parking lot….. Kah Kah Kah Kah 🙂

  41. Bobby from Bulgaria February 18, 2010

    Drop dead, b******!

    Mariah will ALWAYS be on the TOP!!!

    Even in the years ahead… She’ll always be remembered for her incredible voice and s** appeal… While all the others will be long forgotten…

    I’m just a little tipsy right now cuz I was out and I’ve sipped some white wine tonight but still… all Mariah haters are just ugly jealous b******, that’s all… Ha ha ha… Yeah, whatever… :)))

  42. HASTA LA VISTA February 19, 2010

    Stop wasting money on Mariah..she’s done! …her 15 years is finished !!!

  43. Pure R&B February 19, 2010

    *buy SADE*

  44. Jerrie February 19, 2010

    You’re sagging 40 -years old, Mariah. We get it. You have fake melons. We’ve seen every curve of it for the past 10 years. Now put on some pants on and bras sit down… Please!

  45. Lambs, just ignore the negativity… February 19, 2010

    I don’t know why I’m bothering to post considering some of these inane comments, but I feel like I need to defend my favorite artist.

    Mariah is more than her ensemble. She may dress provocatively, but that is where it ends. She may not be selling out every venue, but her voice right now is amazing (miles better than a certain other diva). Memoirs is a wonderful, underrated and critically acclaimed album. I for one, am looking forward to the remix album, especially because of the fact that there will be some unreleased songs added to it. Mariah is a living legend. She is one of the best vocalists E-V-E-R! There is no one else like her. Some should learn to appreciate someone with superior vocal talent. There isn’t much genuine talent out there these days.

  46. not working February 19, 2010

    Up Out My Face #90 on Itunes !!!

    (poooooofffffff…I am out of here) 🙁

  47. biggest flop of the century February 21, 2010

    🙁 🙁 🙁

    A proposed concert (Mariah’s Angels Advocate) for February 16, 2010 at Northrop Auditorium in Minneapolis was canceled, since no promoter was found to promote the concert !

    Source: WIKIPEDIA

  48. Taylor Swift fan February 22, 2010

    We should respect a veteran artist like Mariah !

    Dont talk bad about her. Imagine someone talk bad about your mum..how u feel?

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