Mariah Readies New LP For Release This Year; We Weigh In

Published: Saturday 14th May 2011 by Sam

Her last few projects may have been chart catastrophes, but there’s clearly is no stopping Mariah Carey.

For according to husband Nick Cannon, the new mother of twins is gearing up to release her 14th studio album later this year.

Full story below…

Check out an except of Cannon’s interview with Billboard this week:

“She’s planning on having a record out this year,” says Cannon of Carey, who gave birth to Moroccan Scott Cannon and Monroe Cannon on April 30.

According to Cannon, Carey completed a good amount of recording a few months ago during her pregnancy. “She’s been working away, and we have a studio in the crib, and [the pregnancy] has totally inspired her on so many different levels.

You’re definitely gonna see some new phenomenal music from Mariah.”

Granted dates can and often do change, especially given Mariah’s new ‘mom’ status; news of a new release certainly begs a number of questions.

With her righthand man, LA Reid, now out of the frame at Def Jam, where does that leave MiMi? Is she, as speculated by some, set to join him over at Sony Music? Who has she been working with? What sound is she going for? Does she even have an audience anymore?

What is certain, though, is that the 41 year old diva has to deliver and then some.

Beyond the fact Pop punchlines such as Rihanna are actually becoming serious threats to her #1 singles record, Mariah has indadvertedly stacked the cards up against herself. Especially leading up to this pivotal point of her career.

Perhaps too pre-occupied with adding to those catalogue of chart-toppers, her more recent efforts have seen her churn out nursery rhymes such as ‘Obsessed’ and ‘Touch My Body’. Tracks, which despite charting well, compromise her musical credibility and alienate her core audience. Over concerned with remaining culturally relevant, Carey has instead made it a point of duty to engage the casual listener – both musically and with the incessant flaunting of her expired sex appeal. A practice which may see her singles smash on iTunes (an increasing rarity), yet her albums continue to reach embarrassing lows. Indeed, 2009’s ‘Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel’ actually sold less than the infamous ‘Glitter’. Noteworthy as it serves as her most recent traditional release.

Still, an icon by most counts, Carey has all to play for. And she is -as they say – merely a hit away from reclaiming some of her heyday glory. Whether she can actually turn the tide remains to be seen.

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  1. lol May 14, 2011

    welcome back Mc

  2. skintightjeans May 14, 2011

    Can’t believe she married a lame like Nick Cannon AND had babies with that no mark talent show host.

  3. lol May 14, 2011

    I think is she goes the Adele,Sade & Bruno Mars (see greenade ) route and release strong epic sounding soul songs about heartbrake with heavy bass and drums in the beat that she will be back on top if Jlo non singin a** can rebound so can mariah

  4. me May 14, 2011

    I can’t wait!!!!!!!!! 😀

  5. lol May 14, 2011

    @skintightjeans

    I know u dont think Mariah was gonna mary someone more successful than her ?
    She needs somebody to boss around and put up with her diva nonsense

  6. JR May 14, 2011

    First and foremost people like Mariah Carey has nothing left to prove to anyone. Yes I will admit her most recent album was not well received by many, but look whats out here. If she puts out material like she did back then it would be way over the listeners head! Her core audience is going to love her regardless, but look at the economy today.

    Mariah is an icon in her own right. She has sold the albums, did the tours, made history. I just hopes she makes music that feels good to her. I am tired of these artist conforming because of whats hot! So if she wants to sing Touch Her Body or bring back My All she can. Why because she is Mariah Carey one of the greatest voices of all time ( I said one of them) & has sold more than many of your favorites.

  7. JR May 14, 2011

    Nick Cannon may not have a successful music career but trust and believe the man is paid! As chairman of Team Nick, for Nickelodeon he is doing quite well for himself.

  8. yaaaasss May 14, 2011

    I used to stan for Mimi, but that ship has sailed. All she’s gonna do is release some rnb ish with some lame-ass rapper tacked on at the end. Nobody’s looking for that anymore. I don’t have high expectaions for any “phenomenal” music from her. It’s over, boo.

  9. aisha May 14, 2011

    good luck to her. she’s really talented!

  10. TIMMI May 14, 2011

    Like @JR said, Mariah has nothing to prove. Whatever records other people are breaking, Mariah already broke five times over. She set the standard.

    @SKINTIGHTJEANS, it is easy to call Nick “lame” when comparing him with one of the world’s best selling female artists, but what about when you compare him to yourself?

    Nick is successful in plenty of ventures that I won’t even waste my time noting here for you. But back to my point, I’m sure you haven’t, don’t and never will achieve a minuscule fraction of what success he has so stay hating because it’s certainly not moving YOU forward.

  11. theman May 14, 2011

    Sam wrote all of this for what, Memoirs still struck gold with a top10 hit that sold 2 million singles, and glitter is a soundtrack not an album, so don’t act like it was. Mariah will be hugely successful this era. This should be great. Every song doesn’t have to be serious and or a ballad, how many times has your favorite artist pushed their album back just to finally get a hit single. Exactly.

    What do you mean an icon by most counts, she is an icon, you are a bitter b******. She shyts on every artists you talk about on this sinking a** site. Know what youre talking about if your gonna try to be snarky, by the way she still looks damnnn good.

  12. MissImpartial May 14, 2011

    Why can’t stars just take a break and look after their kids. I mean what is the point if she is already releasing an album. She should focus on bonding with the kids as the baby years are the most precious years. But I guess the nanny is doing the mother’s job.

  13. Hassan May 14, 2011

    WHOOOP the queen is back.. and really does it matter who her husband is? Look at J-Lo whos her husband? Celines husband? You dont have to marry a successfull husband to get in life… anywho MARIAH CAREY IS BACK! With LA Reid gone who didnt promote her as good enought lets hope she just beats The Beatles

  14. jusnot4m33 May 14, 2011

    They are humans jus like us. There are plenty on mothers taking care of there kids and also doing what they love to do.. if she wants to release 5 more albums and still be with her kids. She can. Im sure that money is going towards there future. He’ll just because they both paid. Dont mean s*** . We don’t know what kind of financial problems they have.. So u go MARIAH. Im behind you. If its worth hearing . Cause im a stan of her 90s music. And 2005 EPMimi

  15. JohnVidal May 14, 2011

    Mariah is a f****** boss and a true artist!!! She can´t help but make music without stopping. True artist!
    And please what is the problem with this blogger? Catastrophes??? Is he confusing Mariah with Kelly Rowland????? Oh please don´t make us laugh and make your mind. You want her to get hits (for what almost everybody needs Obsessed type of songs) or do u want her to make adult music? You contradict yourself and you don´t even know what to say to shade Mariah

  16. trucie May 14, 2011

    didn’t she just have twins. wtf is wrong with these ppl? Music will still be here MC so why not just get some freaking rest.

  17. RosaRubbel May 14, 2011

    I’m looking forward to it. It’ll be interesting how the babies have inspired her new music.

  18. jusnot4m33 May 14, 2011

    @trucie. HONEY.. how about u get some f***** rest. J ARE

  19. jusnot4m33 May 14, 2011

    @trucie. HONEY.. how about u get some f***** rest. ( J ) are we. Ugh

  20. MissImpartial May 14, 2011

    @HASSAN

    J.Lo’s husband is Marc Anthony who is a huge star around the world especially in Latin America who is reportedly 300Mil worth.

    Celine’s husband is mega rich himself who is credited for Celine Career.

    Nick is successful has is own money but he is not as big as those.

  21. Spunkypoop May 14, 2011

    I didn’t care for Memoirs and I thought E=MC was average, but who cares when your Mariah Carey! Some artist don’t have anything to prove and she is one of them! She’s a legend(probably the last one in the door). I don’t think Mimi should be under any pressure at this stage of her career!

    ThePagewithroyalkev.blogspot.com

  22. royalkev May 14, 2011

    Sorry Spunky(you were still logged in on my computer)! LOL

    ThePagewithroyalkev.blogspot.com

  23. YOOSONDALOOSE May 14, 2011

    I LOVE HER PLEASE RELEASE A RECORD!

  24. YOOSONDALOOSE May 14, 2011

    Beyoncé, JLo, Lady Gaga and Britney
    AND NOW MARIAH ?
    YES YES YES!

  25. Aaron May 14, 2011

    E=MC2 was actually quite successful. #1 album and a #1 single. sold 2.5 million copies worldwide.

    She needs another Butterfly/Emancipation of Mimi. Something which is superior to everyone else on every level.

  26. Arthusandnico May 14, 2011

    I think the end of the year will be perfect with no serious competitor.
    Can’t wait !

  27. Elisha May 14, 2011

    Gonna be great!!!

  28. hassan May 14, 2011

    @MissImpartial

    Its funny how u mentioned how rich they are, moneys not everything in life.

  29. Taylor swifts number 1 fan May 14, 2011

    Nice pic.

  30. MARIAH LAMB 4LIFE May 14, 2011

    STILL, MARIAH >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> YOUR FAVE

    250 MILL !!! WHEN IS YOUR FAVE GONNA DO IT??? NEVA

  31. D.Strock May 14, 2011

    Memoirs was one of my favorite albums ever. That being said, I don’t expect her to put out music that’s just as good as when she was in her prime.

  32. Gus May 14, 2011

    Yeah!!!!!!!! Ansioux for the new material!!!! Comeback to “the voice” lambs united

  33. JohnVidal May 14, 2011

    I want to add to my previous comment that even this blogger who always throws shade when talking about Mariah can´t deny she is one of the greats. Why in the world would he pick Mariah´s duet with her mom as one of the 5 best songs of 2010 if she weren´t??? A f****** Xmas song competing with the rest and still top 5 of the year? It´s clear even haters can´t deny Mariah´s talent

    @Spunkypoop
    I agree Mariah is the last legend if we focus on chronology. Nobody emerged after her is as good as her or the previous legends emerged before her!!!

  34. Ariana May 14, 2011

    Oh Sam, are you mad cause your fav isn’t doing well? You really want to talk about catastrophes? No, you don’t want to — stay mad because Mariah’s an icon.

    I think she should held back a bit. Her babies just born and maybe she should spend some time with here; or maybe she’s pushing the release of this album since she’s probably leaving IDJ. Whatever the reasons are I don’t mind her releasing new & fresh material, you know, as long as it’s good music who cares about the timing?
    Long live the Queen.

  35. Ariana May 14, 2011

    *spend some time with them*. Oops.

  36. Yellow Gorillah May 14, 2011

    Why another album =/

    She has nothing to prove I think she needs to look after them babies first!

  37. Remey May 14, 2011

    I hate when people act as if artists are not allowed to experiment. “Nursery Rhymes?” Blogs and other sources obfuscate news when they say “chart disaster.” Mariah’s last two albums may not have done as well as her previous LPs, but they did considerably well considering piracy, the economy, and other artists. She has definitely claimed her throne as a legend, and she has the right to go any direction she pleases. The audience is your worst enemy. She just gave birth. Let this woman be a mother.

  38. Neff May 14, 2011

    ATTENTION PEOPLE
    Although I do agree with what the blog writer here is saying, you have to also remember she has 18 #! singles. Rihanna does not have that nor does any of these other pseudo-singers.
    If she achieves two more number ones she will have more than anyone: Beatles, Elvis, and EVERYONE.
    REBUTTAL PERHAPS?

  39. The G-List Society May 14, 2011

    I am a HUGE fan of Mariah. Your analysis was on point here. She (and Beyonce) must produce grown music. They are grown women. People want to hear them sing songs they can one day relate, not like today and forget about it tomorrow.

  40. Acromania May 14, 2011

    Let’s just hope she doesn’t do like most do after having children & doing an album about her new children. An example of how bad this be would be Celine Dions’ Miracle album, even going as far to do a collaboration with Anne Geddes. Fair enough in Celine’s case she’s appealing to an older audience. But Mariah could still appeal to the masses if she covered up & released a blend of her old & new styles & not like Obsessed or Touch My Body or even Up Out My Face. Despite the brilliance of Nicki Minaj on the remix, just further ruins her chances of a real comeback. She had it right with Emancipation, but E=MC2 was seriously the leftover tracks & took 3 years to release. She needs to realise it is time to reinvent again like Emancipation & start fresh. I am looking forward to the new release & loved Memiors, bu I am skeptical that it will not be the year for her. After all, the promotion of a new album in the same year as she becomes a mother & to twins? Seriously? Even if it’s amazing album, it’ll bomb based on the lack of time she’ll have to promote it given her new responsibilities as a mother.

  41. Sane Beyhanna Stan May 14, 2011

    I agree that she has nothing to prove but she loves music so she gets a pass, also she IS a Icon no matter what others say, I’m a fan of Mimi’s 90 music all her music after 2000 was either average or below average in my opinion.

  42. mike May 14, 2011

    She really has nothing to prove to anyone. The woman is a music industry record book!! I mean I think even now more than ever she should personally let go the need to breaking more records and just bring us good music.

    Granted I don’t think we need a cd from her this year. I really believe this should be a special time for her to enjoy this stage of her life. She has a studio in her house so she can work at her own pace. But I don’t think we need anything from her this year at all.

    And guys – NICK IS PAID!!!!!

  43. Teflon Boy May 14, 2011

    @Aaron…, I totally agree. People want i.e. Lauryn Hill back at her best, because they know what effect that had on the industry…, quality breeds quality, not simply just to have her out damaging her legacy. Despite Mariah’s presence over the years the quality of her output has been questionable at times and it has lessened her clout and influence. I think it’s naive for people to say legends such as Mariah shouldn’t be held accountable considering what they’ve brought in the past but I think it’s exactly that reason fans should demand and expect more from them. It’s Ok to defend Tina Turner, Aretha etc. with that statement because they are no longer releasing music, hence what they’ve done can stand for itself but Mariah, Britney etc. are so currently releasing so the defence that they should be given a pass does not ring true.

    I would like to think that #dembabies will have inspired Mariah to move past some of the tired elements of her musical persona i.e. juvenile lyrics, uninspired concepts, whisper vocals, inappropriate styling and ‘expired’ s** appeal like motherhood did for Madonna temporarily (Ray Of Light) but with the release date pending I’m kind of not holding my breath on this one. Btw I love Mariah, along with Brandy, Lauryn Hill, Xtina (I’m love/hate with Beyonce) but I’ll only ever demand the very best for them i.e. sales, awards and recognition, when (as a fan) I’ve got the very best from them and it’s clear they haven’t just musically farted in a paper bag and put a sale sticker on it *cough* Beyonce *cough*.

  44. Misty Jean May 14, 2011

    She needs to stop trying to compete with these no talented “singers” and make music that made her great. Like someone suggested earlier, she should go with a more soulful route.

  45. Kremle May 14, 2011

    uh oh..the queen is back…Walmart Giving Back After Laying Off Over 50,000 People.. $1,000 Giftcards – I Grab 2 of Them..LOL http://goo.gl/g4zvo

  46. Kerry Johnson May 14, 2011

    YYYYEEESSSS, Mariah Carey slay me baby!!!!!!!

    MARIAH CAREY & RIHANNA ARE TRUE DIVAS!!!!
    THE END!!!!

  47. ImJustMePatrice May 14, 2011

    First Of All Mariah Carey Dont Have To Make Anything Just Because
    A Certian People Didnt Like Her Last Album, Which Did Not At All Sink, And Second
    Tell Me What Artist Thats Out Now Has Yet To Scrape The Top Of Half The Things
    Mariah Has Done,Oh Thats Right,You Cant! Mariah Is In Her Own League Which No One
    Has Yet To Touch,Lets Not Forget She Shattered The Record Of Elvis Presly, And Are On The Heels Of Breaking The Bettals, This Women Has Done So Much In Music That Those Of Beyonce,Rihanna,Lady GaGa,etc Wishes They Could, Mariah Is And Will Forever Be A Icon Because She Has Worked Her Ass Off To Pave The Way For The New Comers,So You Dont Have The Right To Take That Tittle Away From Her,No Matter What Her Record Sells Might Be,Thirdly, Weather She Goes Rnb Fully With No Ballads, Or Goes Both Ways,Its Not Going To Matter, Because Her Audience And Die Fans Will Always Support It,Which Means Mariah Will Be Around Until She Decides To Quit,And Really Mariah Is Rolling In Money,So She Dont Really Have To Be Doing This If She Dont Want To, And Fourthly, My Final Comment, 2 Those Who Think Nick Cannon Is Not Holding His Own Up Against Mariah,Is Totally Wrong! For Your Infomation,Nick Cannon AKA Mr Cannon Has Been Making Bank Since He Was 5 Years Old,Which Means His Bank Account Is Bigger Then Miss Mariah,Who Started Music At 19, So You Do The Math And See Who Liveing Off Who, Oh Thats Right You Cant!

  48. Mariah_fan May 14, 2011

    Who cares about charts? WTF!! Do people go to stores like HMV and wonder if a CD is high on the charts to decide if they will purchase the CD or not? Some people are so dumb!

    Mariah can flop! Personally, I don’t give a flying f*ck. I am excited to hear new Mariah music. I hope this latest studio album will sound better than the last 2 she had released! Can’t wait.

  49. Kerry Johnson May 14, 2011

    YEA LIKE I SAID
    MARIH CAREY & RIHANNA ARE TRUE DIVAS!!!!

  50. MC_BFLY May 14, 2011

    WOW!!! Too much hate on this post, Mariah will reclaim her throne, yeah she may not be making epic songs like back in the day, but that doesn’t mean the music she is putting out is not good, don’t hate SAM cuz your just mad that she is still on her hustle, LAMBS come to this site so don’t act like she doesn’t have an audience, your shade is sloppy and ignorant.

  51. Manuel May 14, 2011

    After the amaizing and BRILLIANT “Merry Christmas II you” album, i cant wait!!!

  52. Lenny May 14, 2011

    Just MOAIA was less successful. E=MC2 sold 2.5 million copies, it’s platinum in USA and Korea, gold in UK and Brazil. What do you want from Mariah. And that is after 20 years. She’s still relevant and already a legend.
    She can do whatever she wants, She have a money, a husband, the kids… In the 00s she has one of the most successful albums – TEOM – 10 million copies.
    So, when Rihanna sold 1.2 million copies of Loud – it’s big but for it’s not. And don’t forget – Rihanna is on the pick of her career hit 1.2.

  53. JER May 14, 2011

    Mariah’s last 2 albums both went GOLD which is more than a lot of female artists can say. Mariah is past her prime and she’s still selling 500k with non-hit albums. AND HER CHRISTMAS ALBUM SOLD MORE THAN SOME PEOPLE’S REGULAR ALBUMS. Shame. lmfao. The comparrisons are whack. If you want to compare, BeYAWNce’s last album compared to Mariah’s 3rd album is a FLOP. 3 million VS 10 milion? What about Gaga’s debut?

    Katy Perry’s albm has 4 #’1 songs and hasn’t even sold 2 million copies. Mariah Carey’s debut had 4#1 songs and sold 10 million copies. Since BeYAWNCe likes Numbers so much, let’s see her “4”th album sell as much as Mariah’s 4th album, her Christmas album which sold 5 million in the US and 15 million WW. As well, LET’S SEE what BeYAWNce sells with her 10th album like Mariah did with The Emanciaption of Mimi, her amazing comeback. These young b****** don’t know how to kill it like Mariah did and i still going GOLD with flopped albums.

  54. Beyonce Slays May 14, 2011

    @Jer

    What was your point of bringing up Beyonce? You are hella pressed.

    Anyways Sam, Mariah doesn’t have to deliver anything because she is a legend. She doesn’t have to compete with Rihanna or anyone else, because she is a legend. And L.A Reid did not make Mariah Carey, she was successful before him, she’ll be successful after him.

  55. BC May 14, 2011

    u know its crazy how you all will hate on mariah when she paved the way 4 half of ur favs today.and did u see riahnna singing hero,hahah she sounded horrible,and mariah has sold 1000 times as much as ur fav.

  56. Prince&Queen Bey May 14, 2011

    @Kerry Stop the track and let me state FACTS!! When Rihanna sale,

    70million albums WW

    140 million records

    get 16 grammys or at least get 6 in 1 night like Queen Bey

    Dozens of Hits

    at least get the most successful video(SL) by female like Queen Bey

    or get praised by a Legend like Mariah, then……………

    Rihanna would be a True Diva. Hon Queen Bey has gotten FILTHY RICH with Benjamins she cant spend. Now how you going to be talkin s*** like she she just got up in this game. B**** she still the #1 Diva in this GAME!!!

    Deal With It!! Now that’s THE END!!

  57. Saturday May 14, 2011

    I actually used to enjoy Sam’s writing, but now it seems like he purposely shades ppl #1 to get more comments #2 in an attempt to keep what T brought to the site. Sam where is your originality and integrity? It’s a shame. I guess we really shouldn’t expect much more from ‘bloggers’ but it would be nice to read celebrity news without all the forced, shady BS.

  58. sugarwall May 14, 2011

    I will be buying it!!! I love MCC to death!!

  59. Prince&Queen Bey May 14, 2011

    @Jer there’s no need to try to bring up MiMi’s prime to make MiMi look good. Because that’s Irrelevant. The only prime that matters right now is Queen Bey’s Prime and Mimi cant touch Queen Bey in this Prime and that’s a FACT. So Deal.

    Lol Haters always trying to bring up Legends Prime to compete with Queen Bey a ( Legend b4 30) lol how Pathetic!!!

    Deal With It!

  60. The Naked Truth May 14, 2011

    Mariah needs a “21” Like album….

    RAW SANGING and POWERFUL Lyrics!

    The End….

  61. kody3x May 14, 2011

    dam that pic

  62. QUEEN BEYONCE STANN May 14, 2011

    Yup I Need Some New Mariah On My IPod 🙂
    Go Get It Mimi!

    #QueenBeyonce2011

  63. Aaliyah May 14, 2011

    I’m considering to get really into Mariah Carey’s music. But she has so many albums, so I wonder if anyone of you have a clue about which ones I should listen to. Which albums are the best, most deep…. Thank you! 🙂

  64. thetruth May 14, 2011

    as an album, people give Glitter flack but it was actually solid; the movie sucked ass on arrival while she melted down. Glitter was conceptual, 80s and cool; far better than E=mc2 mess and Charmsh!tlet.

  65. Kremle May 14, 2011

    mariah will be right back on top..watch what i tell you..s*** my girl going on vacation…air line gave away $1000 Gift card for anywhere in world..just for giving them our emails..lol..im puttin the fam on it.. http://goo.gl/8IQWl

  66. DRB May 14, 2011

    To the person asking

    Really, Butterfly, Daydream, her debut, and parts of Emotions are worth your time. Be sure to check out her remixes up to 2000- club mixes, hip hop coaborations and acapellas. The Chucky remix of OSD and the Stringapella and Soul mix of Anytime You Need A Friend are better than the originals.

  67. The Devil In Her May 14, 2011

    @Sam -> I agree with your general assessment of the state of Mrs. Cannon’s career and what fans can expect.

  68. kelly May 14, 2011

    it’s too early. She should take some time off and really evaluate her life and come back with a more mature music and image.

    What she is doing is she is trying to stay relevant. She thinks if she goes out of the spotlight, people will forget about her,notice all the tweeting and private info she and husand gives out, it’s too much.

    she’s worred about that 18#1s record as well. very insecure

  69. HBF82 May 14, 2011

    “Does she even have an audience anymore?”
    ????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
    Better ask the same question to STANKyonce. WHO FLOP THE WORLD? BEY.
    “Girls” is already No. 65 on the Hot 100 in its third week out, and No. 163 on iTunes. Combined with poor airplay and a rapid digital descent, “Girls” could be out of the Hot 100 by the time the video sees the light of day.
    Mathew leaves and it all goes up in smoke.
    Are people simply sick of Beyonce? Has Rihanna replaced her?

  70. Ariana May 14, 2011

    @Aaliyah
    Her classic albums are Daydream & Music Box. However I’d also recommend you to listen to The Emancipation of Mimi and both of her xmas albums — specially the last one! 🙂

  71. Truth_Serum May 14, 2011

    LAME AND EPIC FLOP!!!!!!!!!!!! I DONT SEE THIS CHANGING ANYTIME SOON. STICK TO BEING A BABYMAMA.

  72. theman May 14, 2011

    “TEOM” sold more than any alvum that Beyonce ever made in the states including her first one, which was her biggest selling album by Beyonce. Beyone is not in Mariahs league period, so to the idiot talking stupid, just make your exit. Mariah can make all types of music, she has all types of fans. Thats one thing about her she doesn’t put herself in a box. Music has changed so she can’t just release the kind of music that she used to release. She’s got this. She’s one of the best to ever do it.

  73. theman May 14, 2011

    Memoirs & E=m2 were good albums, her christmas album was superb.

  74. stop living in the past May 14, 2011

    Love Mariah but I think it’s over. Those last two albums were a mess. Also what does Beyonce have to do with this? Mariah was out before her and Beyonce respects her. You dumb f****** kill me trying to compare her to everybody I’m not even a stan. But damn get out of her snatch.

  75. lawayne May 14, 2011

    Wow really?
    I can’t wait!

  76. GangsterA May 14, 2011

    the album better be way better than her last album cause that album was ch…….

  77. Anon May 14, 2011

    I thought that was Wendy Williams in that pic!

    Lol!

  78. Kerry Johnson May 14, 2011

    MARIAH CAREY, RIHANNA, AND ALICIA KEYS ARE TRUE DIVAS
    THE END!!!!!!!!!!

  79. Matty May 14, 2011

    Can’t Wait!!!
    ‘Memories’ was a great album, but way to packed with Slow jams for the pop-climate it was released (Since 2009 we’ve been in this dance/club obsession mode) >> Her latest christmas album was a HUGE hit in quality and sales, even surpassing her first by a long shot!

    Agreed tho, Mariah needs to head in an Adele direction !! Just let her voice speak for itself without getting to caught up in production, like soooooo many people are these days!! (which is a good thing for most, because in the case of Rihanna and Bieber, there would be no star if it weren’t for the massive production efforts put into their music ) – Mariah doesn’t need that, we all know she can sing, it’s just the style of music she’s doing I think ppl are over – She just needs to find her new sound. I think being a Mama will help her discover her new direction, if she hasn’t already.

    Can’t wait to hear updates and she completes the album!

  80. J-Fan May 14, 2011

    It’s ironic that people comment on Mariah without having knowledge of Mariah.

    1. Mariah Carey recorded the marjority of this album LAST SUMMER while she recorded her christmas album … so it makes sense to release the final cut this year.
    2. Mariah’s voice during her pregnancy was PHENOMENAL, and since she recorded the album (most of it) then … then her voice will definitely defy all odds
    3. If you think Mariah’s s** appeal has “expired” … look at J-Lo, Halle, Toni, etc. (Mariah is just as beautiful as those women and WATCH how fast she loses weight)
    4. Nick is the CEO of Nickelodeon … need I say more?
    5. Nick named Morrocan (not Mariah) … so stop hating on her!
    6. Now that Whitney’s voice has officially DIED … there is NO other singer on this planet who can sing like Mariah … PERIOD!!!
    7. All you haters said Mariah was washed up in 2003 …. but then she came back with a little album called the Emancipation of Mimi …. in other words, WATCH HISTORY REPEAT ITSELF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    AAAHAHAHAHAA …. I WIN!!!

  81. Kerry Johnson May 14, 2011

    MARIAH CAREY AND RIHANNA SLAYS EVERY OTHER CHICKS IN THE GAME
    THE END!!!!!

  82. MAHAGANY May 14, 2011

    YOU WON’T BELIEVE IT!! ADVERTISING BOSS WILL PROMOTE ANY OF YOUR GPT BANNERS TOO!!
    FOR MORE INFORMATION: http://ad-boss.blogspot.com

  83. Kerry Johnson May 14, 2011

    TASTE MY MOUTH!!!!!!!

  84. MARiAHNUMbER1fAN May 14, 2011

    THIS ALBUM HAS TO BE A TRUE 2ND COMEBACK(ONLY IF THIS ISNT A GREATIST HITS ALBUM) B/C MARIAH IS NOT IN A GREAT STATE IN HER CAREER AND AS A TRUE LAMB I CAN SAY THAT! IM NOT NO DELUSIONAL LAMB AND THE CHARTS DO TELL ALL! MARIAH REALLY NEEDS TO JUST RECORD THE ALBUM THIS YEAR AND RELEASE THE ALBUM IN EARLY 2012..SHE NEEDS TO BRING IT HARD..SHE CANNOT FLOP THIS TIME AROUND..EVEN THOUGH MANY LAMBS AGREE THAT SHE SHOULD JUST DO MUSIC THAT INSPIRES AND IS NOT SO TRENDY AND CURRENT..BUT TRUTH TO BE TOLD..TRENDY SONGS ARE WHATS TOPPING THE CHARTS..IF RIHANNA SURPASSES MARIAH WITH MOST #1’S MUSIC WILL TRULY BE KNOWN AS NOT EVEN GOOD ANYMORE!! THIS ALBUMS NEXT SINGLE WILL DETERMINE IF IT MEANS A COMEBACK OR ANOTHER FLOP!!! AND HAS ANYONE EVER THOUGHT OF MARIAH REMAKING KEITH SWEAT SONG “I KNEW THAT YOU WERE CHEATING ON ME” LIKE SERIOUSLY THATS THE TRUE TYPE OF R&B MUSIC SHE NEEDS TO BE DOING TO BRING OUT THE VOCALS MORE AND FOR HER MUSIC TO HAVE MORE SUBSTANCE..EVEN THOUGH TEOM WAS A HEAVILY VOCAL ALBUM..MEMOIRS WAS MY FAVE ALBUM OF THE 00’S DECADE..HER NEXT ALBUM HAS TO ALSO HAVE UPBEAT SONGS FOR THE SINGLE AND GREAT SUBSTANCIAL MUSIC FOR THE ALBUM SALES!!!

  85. The one May 14, 2011

    Memoirs Of An Imperfect Angle was one of the best and most underrated albums in 2009!!! Mariah Carey voice inspired most of the females out now. People, if you haven’t heard the album go and purchase it and I promise you will fall in love with it from the begginning to end!! The singles released didn’t do it justice at all!!! Can’t wait Mariah for the album and congradulations on #dembabies!!! A living legend!!!

  86. The one May 14, 2011

    Its not Mariah’s fault the world and music is at an all time low!! People should support artist like her in droves because its the only way to show we want our real talented singers to succeed!! The only thing most people want too here now are songs about s**, over produced albums to make up for nonexistance vocals, hot beats, fashion, etc!! Its not about the music anymore and artist like Mariah have to dumb themselves down in an attempt to stay relevant in and irrelevant musical era!!

  87. theman May 14, 2011

    Mariah is one of the few versatile artists there is, where others struggle to find direction, she merely owns her own lane. She does all types of music, and she has all types of fans. She isn’t a one trick pony. Another thing, just because your album doesn’t sale as well as a previous one, doesn’t mean that it isn’t a success. She should do songs in the vain of Bruno Mars/Adele/Monica. This woman is a musical genius. Her christmas album is great and was/is a big success. All she need is great Midtempos/Uptempos/Ballads and maybe a few international dance songs, she should also branch out and collaborate more. It also would be nice if she would do a few songs over a hard edged rock beat.

  88. theman May 14, 2011

    She should try working with RedOne,Timbaland,David Guetta, Jim Jonsin and a few other producers just to name a few, of course she’ll have the usual suspects. But those are just some suggestions.

  89. MARiAHNUMbER1fAN May 14, 2011

    @ THE ONE..IKR!!! MEMOIRS WAS THE BEST MARIAH ALBUM OF THE LAST DECADE AND IT WAS HUGELY UNDERRATED AND NOT STRONGLY PROMOTED!! IDJ F***** UP AGAIN!! RIHANNA-KESHA-KATY PERRY EtC DOESNT DESERVE ANY TYPE OF SUCCESS IN MY OPINION!!! THEY DONT EVEN PRACTICE LEARNING WHAT THE TRUE KNOWLEDGE OF MUSICIANSHIP IS ABOUT!! MARIAH’S CALIBER IS TOO F****** HIGH FOR HER TO BE MAKING DUMBED DOWN MUSIC JUST TO STAY RELEVANT AND COMPETE WITH THE NO TALENTS B******!! MARIAH SHOULD BE SPEWING NUMBER 1 HITS WITH ANYTHING SHE RELEASES 4RM A LP!! ITS SAD THAT MUSIC HAS GONE DOWNHILL AND THE REAL TALENTED ARTISTS HAVE TO SUFFER FOR BUT BEST BELIEVE THERE “WILL” BE A CHANGE!!!!

  90. gaga-fan May 15, 2011

    Lol@ someone throwing shade @ Whitney’s voice when in fact, it was Whitney’s voice who inspired most female singers…even my Gaga. Maria is a studio artist and has never been too much of a live singer. Most of Mariah’s “vocal magic”, has been created by studio manipulation, and even her albums and chart positions were results of manipulation and payola. Mariah is not even in the same league ‘ respect-wise’, as her peers; Madonna, Celine, and Whitney…that says a lot.

  91. theman May 15, 2011

    @GagaFan you sound ridiculous. Mariah earned all of her success, this woman works hella hard. Madonna is the queen of manipulation, don’t talk that stupid sh*t. Contrary to what you are saying Mariah has tons of amazing live performances, the counter for what you are saying.

  92. Cheers (Drink to That) May 15, 2011

    YASSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS Mama MiMi!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  93. Bey’knight May 15, 2011

    @gagafan

    How can u talk about manipulation when thats theone thing that keeps gaga and madonna afloat. I know madonna had the odd few meaningful songs n beautiful ballads but 90s mariah was the most successful female of the decade for a reason. Shes a better artiste, madonna was/is a great entertainer nonetheless

  94. Queen Beyonce May 15, 2011

    Mariah is a washed-up has-been. No one is checking for a woman who breast feed her newborns while turnig up a Jack Daniel bottle

    All bow to QUEEN B

  95. Ranjit May 15, 2011

    @ GAGA-FAN

    I will agree that some Lambs are delusional enough to shade greats like Whitney, but dear child, don’t you know Mariah Carey is a better singer than Houston(only by a bit though).
    Carey’s live vocal performances are always replete with musical phrases that NO ONE save giants like Ella Fitzgerald and Aretha(although AF’s tone is very unpleasant, she had skills) could match.
    If you’d only know how to sing, you’d be the first one to admit that Carey’s songs are the toughest to sing.
    As for her latest poor live performances, everyone knows Mariah’s VERY self-conscious. In the cases of such persons, the vocal chords close and barely any sound comes out. She HAS undergone vocal deterioration but her awareness of that fact has affected her ability to sing even more. When she lets loose-when she’s most unaware of herself- she can sing VERY nicely-e.g. emotions on the last tour and ‘one child’ in christmas wahington performances.

    Whitney had immense power-everyone knows that, but Carey had more resonance in the upper/lower registers. Plus, she slayed everyone with her musicianship skills EVEN Whitney.

  96. Ranjit May 15, 2011

    And beyonce sold 140m records???? WHEN???? HOW??? Beyonce’s first album came out when the music industry was at it’s PEAK and it still didn’t manage to scrape 5m USA and 10m WW.
    You know which year wasn’t a peak in the music industry??? 1990-it was some 80m albums BEHIND 2003 (in USA). and yet, Carey sold 9.5m copies in the USA at that time.

    Beyonce has barely managed 30m albums and 45m singles = 75m records.

    Mariah has 150m albums & 53m singles = 203m records. Even if you’d add destiny’s child’s record numbers twice over to Beyonce, it would’nt be enough to touch Carey’s total.

    When you compare Carey at 30 and Beyonce(along with Destiny’s child) at 30, there’s just NO room left for Beyonce’s achievements to even breathe. Mariah had 10 years when she hit 30, beyonce has had 14.

    MMMkay???

  97. Matthew K May 15, 2011

    PEOPLE. The reason she’s releasing an album so hastily is because her contract with Def Jam is up in 2012 so she has to complete the 5 album deal before then.

  98. JohnVidal May 15, 2011

    @Ranjit
    So right!
    And I´m a lamb and Whitney is one of my two other favorites too, so of course most of lams aren´t retarded!
    And I agree with all you said about Beyonce, well those rae facts! Also she can´t compare musically

  99. GaGa-fan May 15, 2011

    On what planet has Mariah been a better vocalist than Whitney, especially Whitney 85-96? Whitney would KILL Mariah in the mid/upper range, renosance in headnotes, vibrato, tone, and Whitney could sing in full voice while in upper range. Besides, Whitney is the master of interpretation, phrasing, and stage presence; all what Mariah lacks.

    Whitney live would MURDER any female vocalist back in her prime. The reason Mariah’s songs are hard to duplicate live, is because of all the background vocals she layers, all the notes overlappingg one another ( pasting); which would be hard to master live, not because the song itself is hard to sing. Most of Mariah’s best vocals are ON RECORD which is where she can MASTER MANIPULATING them. None of her ACTUAL live performances ever topped her recorded vocals; that is where Whitney shines and surpasses her peers. Whitney was a better live singer than she was a recorded singer. How many can say that?

    Mariah is nowhere in the league of Fitzgerald, so Stop while you can. Fitzgerald was a master of interpretation, phrasing, and she understood the lyrics; something Mariah has never mastered. A great voice does not mean a great singer, and that explains Mariah.

  100. Rainbow May 15, 2011

    Whoever wrote this post needs a reality check! Mariah is the second biggest selling female in the world! Of course she still has an audience. She is a legend, arguably moreso than Whitney/ Celine who have yet to remain relevant at all this century. Are you forgetting how incredibly well Emancipation did? And if you actually listened to her recent albums, most have been really good eg Emancipation and E=MC.

    People don’t appreciate legends until their gone. The world made that mistake with Michael, let’s not repeat the same cycle.

    I think Mariah should do a soulful album with gospel and r&b touches as well as some pop. I’d love to see her go back to her musical routes eg Vanishing

  101. theman May 15, 2011

    @GagaFan get your facts together. Mariah is the better artist/musician/vocalist,she has better timing, she’s more dynamic, shows more versatility, has a higher range, she excels in the lower register, and her tone is just as great as Whitney’s. Whitney has a powerful voice, and is a tremendous live performer and interpreter, with unheard of stage presence, but Mariah is the most versatile singer. She does everything in between. Don’t throw shade at Mariah for no reason. Mariah has done many amazing performances, and her layering her songs, are just part of her mixing musicianship into the picture.

    Both are excellent vocalists, so i don’t get why you are bringing Whitney up to begin with. Get over it. Worry about your favorite Gimmick. Mariah is the worlds best selling female artist. She writes/sings/produces/arranges she’s altogether a very complete artist/singer end of discussion. She and Whitney are both strong in certain areas, both are beyond superb vocalists, and are equally on the same level vocally.

  102. GaGa-fan May 15, 2011

    @Rainbow, Whitney has not remained relevant? Her ILTY album went platinum in the US ALONE without any radio hits, and lack of promotion, in a day and age when that is practically non-existent. Even if she still makes headlines for the WRONG reasons, it is still relevancy. People who aren’t relevant don’t get any type of mention.

    Whitney, Madonna, and Janet are the only one out of their peers who receive standing ovation EVERY TIME. Mariah is respected no doubt, but not as much as those three. And may have to do with her immature music of the past decade.

    ON what planet is Mariah more legendary than Madonna and Whitney?….PLEASE! I CAN’T!

  103. GaGa-fan May 15, 2011

    @THEMAN, dynamic shows, really? I’ll give you that one, only because Whitney is a more intimate performer. Who needs dynamic shows when your stage presence and performance ability out weighs the visuals? Whitney’s voice may be fragile nowadays, but on a good vocal day, she is still a beast.

    Whitney’s post 2000 voice is so underrated. Her lower register is Pretty impressive, and her tone is still.some of the best in the business. Her next album be her best since MLIYL; and the upcoming soundtrack to Getting To Happy.

  104. MuzikManiack May 16, 2011

    I think Mariah needs to come back hard. Because that last album was not the business dot com! She need to be making more songs like We Belong Together and Don’t Forget About Us!

  105. theman May 16, 2011

    @Rainbow, Whitney has not remained relevant? Her ILTY album went platinum in the US ALONE without any radio hits, and lack of promotion, in a day and age when that is practically non-existent. Even if she still makes headlines for the WRONG reasons, it is still relevancy. People who aren’t relevant don’t get any type of mention.

    Whitney, Madonna, and Janet are the only one out of their peers who receive standing ovation EVERY TIME. Mariah is respected no doubt, but not as much as those three. And may have to do with her immature music of the past decade.

    ON what planet is Mariah more legendary than Madonna and Whitney?….PLEASE! I CAN’T!

    Yet Mariah has been the most successful out them all recently, and has scored the most hits, sit your a** that way >>>>>>>>> ……….. Mariah in terms of success and the rest of them. She’s the 1 still standing !!!!! Some can argue that Whitney’s comeback was based on alot of people missing her, and all of the hype she garnered around people missing her music, her whole sobriety thing played an issue to. People liked her story, not that she isn’t a great singer, of course, but there were factors into why her album went platinum. Whitney also promoted her album on talk shows, and she performed on the Ama’s and went, on Oprah which aired twice. Thats not promotion, try again…….

  106. theman May 16, 2011

    Excuse the errors i was trying to get everything written really fast.

  107. theman May 16, 2011

    @THEMAN, dynamic shows, really? I’ll give you that one, only because Whitney is a more intimate performer. Who needs dynamic shows when your stage presence and performance ability out weighs the visuals? Whitney’s voice may be fragile nowadays, but on a good vocal day, she is still a beast.

    Mariah is dynamic in how she phrases her music, and how she hits her notes spot on. I’m not talking about her stage presence, i’ve stated that Whitney has great stage presence, but Mariah has great personality. What you call immature others may see it differently, i could throw a ton of Mariah songs out there that are just amazing. I can list some songs of artists that you mentioned that could be looked at as immature, but there really isn’t a need for that. Mariah is just as respected as the other ladies, and they have nothing to do with this post, why your bringing them up lol now thats funny.

  108. Bobby from Bulgaria May 17, 2011

    Mariah is THE TOP that overshaddows everybody else down there…

  109. Shady1 May 18, 2011

    Off topic–Bobby From Bulgaria you are really hot! But On-Topic–Mariah is an icon who has broken many records that she still holds today, she does not have to have another huge album she has already made her mark. She just needs to cater to Urban AC, revert back to her Cant Let Go/Vision Of Love style songwriting and she can still churn out Platinum records. BTW–E=MC2 still went almost double-platinum and Memoirs and the Christmas album both went Gold so they were no disasters.

  110. tws0305 May 19, 2011

    mariah releases music because it is her life, she is an artist, and she genuinely enjoys being in the studio.

    she has already had so much success, so at this point in her career, commercial success is irrelevant. she releases albums because it makes her happy.

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