Watch: Mariah Carey Announces Justin Bieber Collaboration

Published: Wednesday 5th Oct 2011 by Sam

It may not yet be the season to be jolly, however diva Mariah Carey is already gearing up for this year’s festivities.

In a special video announcement, the vocalist announced that she is to reboot her classic ‘All I Want For Christmas’ (for a 3rd time) – with this incarnation being a duet with labelmate Justin Bieber.

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Hmm. Surely I’m not the only one getting an air of desperation from this. Or, at the very least, this being more forced than it is organic. ‘Why’ you might ask. Well there’s a number of reasons: from the respectable, yet below target sales of last year’s ‘Merry Christmas II You’, to the benefits of Justin teaming up with a legend, to reintroducing Mariah to the vast audience the 17 year old commands. Put simply, it’s a smart business move, yet one I feel sees Mariah hit-chasing yet again. Given the performance of her recent efforts, I can’t say I blame her.

In any case, the duet is set to feature on Bieber’s forthcoming Xmas LP ‘Under The Mistletoe’, which also features Boys II Men and Busta Rhymes. The opus arrives in stores on November 1st.

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  1. GREG October 5, 2011

    LOL, Mariah sit down and take care of those twins

  2. KD October 5, 2011

    Mariah is just…

  3. Teyah October 5, 2011

    LOL she trying to stay relevant by collaborating with one of the world’s biggest pop stars right now! Hmm why didn’t Mary J. Blige think of this? LOL!

  4. beyonce adele fan October 5, 2011

    Mariah wtf first it was nicki minaj now its this arrogant kid who’s fading away wtf u better than this s*** stop down grading yourself…who’s next the saturdays???…I just can’t

  5. FlopJuice October 5, 2011

    I love Mariah, but now i really need to find a place where i can vomit!

  6. THEMAN October 5, 2011

    Recent efforts, that sold more than Kelly Rowland’s and just about every other r& artist out. He last christmas album was only out for 7 wks and outsold so many r&b albums that had hits. Shut up Sam you look so stupid, with your dumbness. Actually, Justin is working with Boys ll Men as well, so does that mean that they are desperate. He said that he wanted to work with her. If it’s tasteful it’ll be all good. Anything Mariah you make a huge issue out of. Get some new writers. Same sh*t different subject. She doesn’t need a hit from his album herxmas album did very well. You’ll be the same one praising her when her new music smashed you right in your face. Even when her smaller selling albums don’t sale that well they still go gold/platiinum. How many other artists minus a few nowadays can say that.

  7. Alexis October 5, 2011

    Excited by the concept, annoyed by the videography of the announcement

  8. McBaby October 5, 2011

    DON’T FU*K HIM MARIAH!!! …BECAUSE SHE FU*KS EVERYONE SHE COLLABORATES WITH… JUST SAYING.

  9. THEMAN October 5, 2011

    Her last xmas album is gold how is that not good. It was only out for a few wks. She was the first r&b female artist that topped the charts with a holiday album ever. Stay geeked up. What was Kelly’s target because her album …….. I’ll leave it alone because she’s cool. Sam is a funny dude though. Your favorite artist atleast needs to go gold before you can even consider being taken seriously. How come he can’t be working with her for the sake of him just appreciating her as one of the greatest artists to ever do it.

  10. THEMAN October 5, 2011

    MCBABY shut that sh*t up. Incorrect.

  11. mr.m October 5, 2011

    she just lost the littler respect that I was still got for her ..

    # Whoriah Scary A.K.A attention COW is back!

    # Desperate

  12. DTG October 5, 2011

    Mariah is a clown. I’m not surprised by this at all. She has a history of trying to align herself with whoever is popular at the moment for the sake of co-opting their fanbase. It’s usually males though…popular females intimidate her.

  13. Gus October 5, 2011

    She is very intelligence. There are a audience that dont know mariah’s carreer. And this way everybody love Mimi. Justin and Mariah duet of two generations! Go!!!

  14. MISHKA October 5, 2011

    Come on Mariah Step your game up, what’s up with you?

    Actually you should let him record the song alone. How you gonna ‘collaborate’ with next-to-become-nobody-in-3-years Bieber?

    How hard is it to be and to stay a legend, somebody gosta tell me!

  15. The Naked Truth October 5, 2011

    Mimi’s Body is BACK!!!

  16. ASAP (As Sincere As Possible) October 5, 2011

    *blank stare* *giggles* SMH

    I won’t even start talking about how wrong it is for a legend to collaborate with disposable “teen sensations” because it’s pretty obvious.All that I’m going to wonder is WHEN will this woman understand her audience??? 😯 Seriously, she has been trying to appeal to the younger audience with her latest kidden garden anthems, but this is NOT her place in the industry, but she’s so stuck at industry stereotypes that she can’t see it!Does she honestly think that these girls that are going to buy Justin’s album are her target audience??There are many more audiences that she can cater to and with her vocals and her balads, she CANNOT go for the teenagers.Did Amy Winehouse go for the teenagers?NO!Did Christina Aguilera go for the teenagers with B2B?NO!Did Adele go for the teenagers?NO!But all 3 women sold a hell out of their albums, because they kept it REAL!I am so tired of Mariah TRYING to fit in when she doesn’t have to.All she has to do is make GROWN music…

  17. Ren October 5, 2011

    All I can do is laugh at her “Hello Kitty” ass.

    This isn’t at all a surprise.

  18. THEMAN October 5, 2011

    Lol some of y’all are funny. It’s her song, her last xmas cd did pretty well i’m quite sure she’ll make it to where it’s quite suitable for her. This woman is a genius. She knows what she’s doing. I mean’t that she’s the first r&b female artist to top the r&b charts with her last xmas album. Also, Sam weren’t your ashy lip a** one of the ones that was saying that her last xmas cd did pretty well. Hypocrite. To the person that said she hops on whatevers new really???? You must have her twisted with one of your favorite flops. This woman has wrote just about all of her hits, and she does’nt collab that often. Quite stupid on your behalf.

  19. me October 5, 2011

    the queen ready to snatch teenage pubes!!!!!!

  20. lee October 5, 2011

    Who are you HATEFUL people??? I just don’t understand the amount of hatred that is passed around these days! If you don’t like her PLEASE DON’T LISTEN OR BUY!!!! It’s very simple!! No wonder people kill themsleves it’s all this ridiculous hatred!!!!!!

  21. 0123 October 5, 2011

    She’s shameless. I’ve never particularly liked Mariah Carey, and stunts like this are one of the reasons why. Justin Bieber? Really, Mariah?

    SMDH.

    Whatever.

  22. TM October 5, 2011

    LOL Haterz gon hate. Her last christmas album was pretty successful, not as succesfull as her other albums but it still did well. Also this is a good move for her! This’ll get the younger generation to know who she is, most of them probably won’t even have heard of her… Also, remember she’s working on a new album as well, this is another way to get more fans. I just hope that her voice is good in this Colab… And it’s funny that no one mentions how ‘wrong’ it is for Boyz 2 men to do it… Yet it’s bad for her. Ha. *sigh. I wonder when XTINADISCIPLE is gonna show up /facepalm.

  23. 0123 October 5, 2011

    Who in the f*** hasn’t heard of Mariah Carey? Stop acting like the younger generation is limited to knowing about people in (or who cater to) their age group only. You’d be hard pressed to find many 12 year olds who’ve never heard of Mariah, or don’t know at least two of her songs. She’s a worldwide star and has had way too many hits for anyone to be ignorant of who she is and her music.

    Making excuses for her working with Justin Bieber. You and I both know that is a sad move for a woman her age.

  24. GENUINELY CONCERNED October 5, 2011

    Mimi YOU ARE F****** DESTROYING YOUR LEGACY!!!!!!!!

    Just like Nippy did with the crack pipe

    STOP IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  25. THE UNIVERSITY OF GAGA October 5, 2011

    @ASAP

    *Kindergarten *Ballads

    and I CRINGE at the thought of Mariah singing alongside someone who was created only as something 12 year old girls drool and have sexual fantasies over.

  26. whatever October 5, 2011

    Haters, eat a brick and choke! She looks amazing, All I Want For Xmas is released pretty much every year with a different spin, Justin is the one recording a Xmas album not her, she has let him borrow here billion selling xmas classic that she wrote and produced so he ain’t making no penny’s and this keeps her in the front of the game and he gets a nudda hit!, Both Happy, so drink some Mimi pipi and stop hating!

  27. Kevbo October 5, 2011

    well she looks GREAT!

  28. TM October 5, 2011

    @0123 I guess you’re right about that, I guess it is people being ignorant. But this is a good business move. Justin Bieber is relevant and has more fans than her, I don’t necessarily like him or am defending him. But this will get a lot more people to notice her before her new album comes… Kinda like promoting.

  29. ASAP (As Sincere As Possible) October 5, 2011

    @THEUNIVERSITYOFGAGA
    “balads” was obviously a typo, I know it’s spelled with double “l” and even though I know how to spell “kindengarten” but I always spell it wrong…but your post definetely made me feel awkward… 😳 *uncomfortable*

  30. ASAP (As Sincere As Possible) October 5, 2011

    *kindergarten
    Well, it’s obvious that this word and I just don’t mix 😳
    After getting it wrong twice, I think I learnt it now.English is not my first language, so a little spelling test is always constructive 😉

    *kindergarten
    *kindergarten
    *kindergarten
    *kindergarten

    😎

  31. TWITTER.COM/Ayo_ronnie October 5, 2011

    Manriah stays losing lmao

  32. JohnVidal October 5, 2011

    The idea doesn´t excite me at all cos I obviously don´t like Justin Beiber. But let´s see:

    – Mariah doesn´t collaborate that much to get hits like most of nowadays pop singers included Beyonce, Rihanna and well everybody do
    – Usher, Chris Brown and many others have collaborate with this kid and I´m sure there are a few fans of those artists here talking s*** about Mariah??? Go away
    – It´s only a new version of HER song, which pretty much is released every year. It´s really not a big deal people.
    – Mariah is not gonna lose anything. Not her status or direction or audience. This move can´t be wrong, only good, or maybe neither of those two things. But definitely not wrong
    – And finally Sam: you know she is one of the best to say the least (definitely better than your favorites) and even you can´t deny it sometimes, so why all the shade everytime you post about her, just contradicting yourself time and time again??

  33. Mike October 5, 2011

    Uhmmmm some of ya’ll are REALLY funny! I love how people say she’s “hit-chasing” when the song is ALREADY one of the biggest songs in her entire catalog and ends up selling more and more copies every damn year during the holidays. You can’t “chase” a hit song when the song is ALREADY a hit!

    Number two, how is this not a smart move for Mariah Carey? Not only is she gearing up to release a new album next year and she’s been away from the music scene for almost 3 years now (with the exception of her last Christmas album) so this is the perfect launch to get her back in the scene after being gone for so long.

    Mariah Carey’s not a dumb ass. She’s been in the game for over 20 years now for a reason. Watch as she STILL gets these checks for this 16 year old holiday song.

  34. RosaRubbel October 5, 2011

    People here on TGJ know I LOVE Mariah. I adore her voice and her songs.
    But THIS…
    I don’t know what to say!
    1) Why is she redoing her classic? ‘AIWFC’ is not just a Christmas song. It’s a F*CKIN CLASSIC! There’s no cover needed!
    2) Why in the hail is recording it with Beaver? She could do it with Aretha Franklin, Chaka Khan, Anita Baker, Gladys Knight or at least with a singer like Whitney, Beyoncé, Mary J. Blige, Monica or Brandy.

    I know you can do SO MUCH BETTER MC!

  35. Frank October 5, 2011

    I was a little disappointed when I learnt she re-re-redoes All I Want For Christmas Is You yet again. It would have been a lot more creative to write a new song for the Justin Bieber record. But then again, why shouldn’t she do it? She doesn’t need to prove anything, she doesn’t have to justify to anyone. If she feels right doing it, who am I to judge? I think it’s cool that she does something so diverse as recording with 85-year-old Tony Bennett to doing a song with Justin, who’s 16 or something. I’m excited and look forward to hearing this collabo!

  36. ThatBoyLuke October 5, 2011

    Just no… i wouldn’t want her messing with “AIWFC” again anyway let alone with that joke Bieber… i wish these grown artists would stop encouraging Justine…

  37. TheMan4u October 5, 2011

    WOW, what is she thinking, where is her team? Justin Bieber , Desperation is written all over this. Come on Mimi we need you back to making real music like the Daydream, butterfly days not trying to make the next touch my body. Bieber’s audience is not what you should be chasing, SMH

  38. Pop Royalty (RUDE BOY) October 5, 2011

    😯

  39. BeyStan October 5, 2011

    Mimi looks gooooood.
    Chile @ this collabo tho.

  40. Nae October 5, 2011

    B*******. Utter b*******.

  41. I’ma have to send her to her maker October 5, 2011

    A crying shaame. Mimi must be using the kid to get the young fanbase again. He dissed her once. But anyways, I guess the past is the past. I am anxious to know what they will cook up.

  42. Madonnalover October 5, 2011

    F*** this. My life is deleted. Mariah what are you thinking????

  43. JohnVidal October 5, 2011

    @Madonnalover
    Ok that comment was funny. But wasn´t Madonna going to duet with Rihanna??? 🙂

  44. Madonnalover October 5, 2011

    @John…
    Yeah, I remember. I doubt it will happen though lol FILTH and MDOLLA are really not in the position to duet with eachother…

  45. Classy_Guy October 5, 2011

    Why can’t ppl just be happy? I think the 2 of them teaming uo to sing about the birth of Jesus Christ phenomenal! Theres nothing greater! Haters will be haters! Hell they talked about Jesus and he did nothing wrong so keep talking haters!

  46. Madonnalover October 5, 2011

    @classy
    I love mariah. Justin, I HATE. he cant sing. he’s arrogant. he even DISSED mariah. if anything, he is not on mariahs level. She really didnt do good collabing with him. She’s really losing it. Justin is NOT a talented artist, hes a fluke.

  47. gio88 October 5, 2011

    lolllll

  48. Salem October 5, 2011

    Mariah is well below respect amongst her peers. You would NEVER see Madonna, Celine, Whitney or Janet stoop to all levels low at this point in their careers by recording with a Pop teen sensation? Where they do that at?

    I still see the s*** waiting to emerge out of MiMi smh

  49. just sayin’ October 5, 2011

    How is Mariah destroying her legacy. She is not releasing the song on her album, it’s Justin’s album. So I see this as a young man (new in the business) working and remaking classic hits with people that came before him. You all just can not let her live. Also Mariah did this video because she is clearly happy and is preparing to come back with her own album. This site once again draws so much hate. I can only imagine how unhappy you all must be with yourselves. Mariah we love your crazy and totally respect your music. LET HER LIVE AND ENJOY HER 500,000,000.00 lol

  50. JohnVidal October 5, 2011

    @Salem
    Hmmm
    Madonna has worked with Britney Spears, expected to do it with rihanna. Also Ricky Martin
    Whitney with Enrique nonsinging Iglesias
    Celine has collaborated with the greats (like Mariah) but she is such a nice person that she collaborates with every person available
    Don´t be a fool. Everybody has done it. Plus this Mariah one is not really a new song or for her album, it´s HER Xmas classic remade again. She just collaborated with Tony Bennet too, remember?

  51. ….baa, what Marylin wants her wig back? October 5, 2011

    @JohnVidal

    Wooo slow down there Tonto lets clarify a few things! Usher Raymond is the person who brought the little Chris Brown “With You” singing YouTuber to the national stage. Chris is Justine Bieber’s idol and now “big bro” (per JB) so the collaborations they have had with him make sense. This Mariah collabo is simply staged to thrust her back into the limelight and give him a certain level of credibility! After all it is MC!

    I will say in advance….HATED IT…..LOL! No but really, I could careless 🙂

  52. ….baa, what Marylin wants her wig back? October 5, 2011

    @ASAP (As Sincere As Possible)

    WELL DAMN…..LOL! Every word you uttered at —-> October 5, 2011 at 3:04 am

    🙂

  53. RosaRubbel October 5, 2011

    @ Madonnalover

    Co-sign!

  54. Robier October 5, 2011

    sad

  55. JER October 5, 2011

    DAMNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN f*** the duet MIMI LOOKS GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD

  56. YOOSONDALOOSE October 5, 2011

    SHE IS AMAZING LOVE MARIAH! This will defo reboot her career!

  57. ASAP (As Sincere As Possible) October 5, 2011

    @…BAA Wtf?I only messed up one word and did one typo.Just because I hardly make any spelling mistakes apart from today, it doesn’t mean that it’s something special.Chill…And what the hell do you mean “all the words”.?? 😐 Anyway…

  58. ASAP (As Sincere As Possible) October 5, 2011

    Oh you said “every word”.Still, it was one word and one typo.What do you mean “every”??

  59. Tribe music October 5, 2011

    Mariah is ONE smart woman ! IM TELLLLLING YOU ! lol So is JUSTIN !
    Mariah is a legend with the magical pipes and the ORIGINATOR of the song….
    She made a big smart move !!!!
    GO MIMI ! Im team mariah ALL DAY every day !!!!
    I know the song is gunna be BOMB !

  60. Onyx October 5, 2011

    The decline of her career, this is really the end for her, i’m not a fan of her but the woman has a name in the industry…..and her fans still compares her to Whitney Houston, Janet Jackson and Miss Ciccone (MADONNA) and then wonder why people think she’s not “The Queen of Pop” well i tell you i still remember when she said she would rather do a duet with a pig than J.Lo, now she’s singing with Bieber.

  61. mike October 5, 2011

    Uuuuuuuuuuuum isn’t it Bieber who requested to have Mariah on his album?

    HOW ALL OF A SUDDEN ARE WE PUTTING THIS ON MARIAH?

    Clearly he asked a few other performers including Boyz 2 Men whos career is non existent! How come we not saying its a smart move for them?

    Always trying to bring down the hottest! Whether or not mariah sells like the young chicks anymore doesn’t matter. The fact that after 21 years shes still in the conversation is a revelation alone!! All hail the Queen.

    The song has become a holiday classic. The song is also being redone by other artists this Christmas as well. When last has your favourite created a song so historic?

  62. Salem October 5, 2011

    Ughh…just a year ago Bieber totally shaded Mariah and now she is collabo with him? #DEAD!

  63. THEMAN October 5, 2011

    It was Justin that wanted to work with Mariah. gets her greatness, whether he was being smart or not. He knows that this song could be a huge hit, especially with her on it, seeing as though her song always does great.

  64. Bobby Bulgaria October 5, 2011

    Well, at first I didn’t like the idea of this song with this kid at all…

    I mean, I would have liked the song anyway, even if it was a collabo with a sheep, as long as it’s Mariah there… 🙂
    (And as a matter of fact there is such a song – I Still Believe/ Pure Imagination (Damizza Remix) which is one of my favourite…) 🙂 🙂 🙂

    And then I was like – whatever… It’s a CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY SONG and that includes and concerns mostly kids and children… She always had children and children choirs around her in her Christmas songs so IT’S ONLY NATURAL to sing that particular song (that most kids and non-kids around the world sing with the radio around that time of the year) with one of them – whoever that might be… Justin Bieber or anybody else…

    She ALREADY HAS the people and the audiences, young and old, with this song in particular… She can only WIN from now on…

    As will whoever collaborates with her…

  65. JAMIR21: I LOVE RIHANNA, BRITNEY, BEYONCE, NICKI AND GAGA October 5, 2011

    Ughh please dont do a collaboration with that little lesbian QUEEN MARIAH !

  66. JohnVidal October 5, 2011

    @….baa, what Marylin wants her wig back?
    What a nonsense. Crish Brown and so many others collaborated with him and that´s it. And with new songs. At least Mariah is only doing something cute with him, and f*** it, he was going to use HER song anyway

  67. Chris October 5, 2011

    People are really ignorant when it comes to music. FYI she was the FIRST artist to feature Nicki Minaj. How come no one ever talked s*** when she teamed up with the biggest group of all time? BOYZ II MEN! Their song debuted at #1 and stayed there for 16 weeks. Y’all people have nothing else better to do. Music is music.! Let it take its course

  68. nice_gurl October 6, 2011

    Why did she have to downgrade herself?? Justin Bieber…you can do better than that Mariah!!

  69. jesse lopez October 6, 2011

    that picture is photoshopped to the damn max! I’m not mad at the collab because good can come from it but I am shocked but will not be shocked if it is a disaster.

  70. GODRIAH October 8, 2011

    this is for justin’s album, not hers! so how is it “desperate?” flop idiot c****…

    stay pressed!

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