Report: Mariah Carey’s 4th “First Single” Is “Extremely Radio Friendly”

Published: Saturday 11th Jan 2014 by Sam
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As even the loyalest of lambs would agree, it’s been a rocky road for Mariah Carey‘s new studio album.

The long-awaited set (the diva’s first traditional effort since 2009’s ‘Memoirs of An Imperfect Angel’) has been preceded by three “lead singles” that ironically led to nothing but delays. 2012’s ‘Triumphant’ was anything but, while management changes and a so-so stint on American Idol quelled the momentum last Spring’s ‘Beautiful’ built. Winter’s ‘The Art of Letting Go’ was also a chart disaster.

However, as Mimi history has taught us: never count the diva out. Indeed, without the ‘Charmbracelet’s and ‘Glitter’s’ before it, we’d have never have been blessed with the brilliance of ‘The Emancipation’.

It appears this is a memo Mariah herself has embraced, for she is gearing up to release her latest “lead single” – one a prominent  industry figure has deemed “extremely radio friendly”.

Details after the jump…

Erik Bradley, who serves as Music Director of major Chicago radio station B96, appears to have been granted a listen of the as yet untitled cut, taking to Twitter early today reply to questions from the singer’s ever-loyal fans:

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Bradley’s comments come on the heels of Mimi teasing a major announcement for this coming Monday (January 13th):

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Though we’ve been hoodwinked one too many times re “new Mimi”, we hope this time she’s blended the right mix of ingredients to serve up a hit that appeases both her fans and critics.

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  1. h2o January 11, 2014

    cool

  2. Katy Perry aka Legend K January 11, 2014

    It will flop mooOooooo is done.

    This bittch will never see a platinum album again

  3. theroof29 January 11, 2014

    Someone who considers Katy Perry a legend can’t be taken serious LOL MC has the title of “The Biggest Seling Female Artist of All time” and has done everything your fav can’t so stfu

  4. mariah stan January 11, 2014

    and say who? lets see where your katy perry a.k.a terrible live performer in the next 23years wil be so b**** neva count Count the #1Diva out she,s coming u s***

  5. Realest January 11, 2014

    Mariah is a true musician. At the end of the day her talent is what keeps her, and will keep her around forever. Even after her time here on earth #Legend #GetItMimi

  6. Beyonce fan January 11, 2014

    Yes I love Mariah.. So Ready

  7. TinaMinaj January 11, 2014

    The lambs have officially lost all rights to call any music put out by the younger girls basic or anything of that nature. Seems even their have is hoping on the radio singles train coz that’s the only way she will ever sell successfully again.

  8. TinaMinaj January 11, 2014

    Hate me all you want for saying that but its the fact!

  9. Cleopatra Thee African Queen January 11, 2014

    Katy Perry has broken MJs Record with 5 US #1s within the same album. She’s not a flop 🙂

    I’m so ready for this Mimi 🙂

  10. Cleopatra Thee African Queen January 11, 2014

    “Art Of Letting Go” is cute but it flopped hope this doesn’t flop and actually smashes US radio like “We Belong Together”

  11. FutureCIARA January 11, 2014

    Yes Mariah!

    Its time Legend!!!!

  12. Stephy Tha Lambily January 11, 2014

    Umm Prince has not seen a platinum anything in years but does that make him less than a great artist!

    Bye b******!!!

    Anyways, poor Mimi has to lower her standerds & artistry for a local “HIT”…

    Mariah Carey already has 10 multi platinum selling albums… So f*** you haters

    Also, Katy Perry did not break MJs record for most number 1 hits from one album. She tied it. Her Re-release does not count.. Also, her music is pure trash compared to MJs songs..

    Bad
    I Just Cant Stop Loving You
    The Way you Make Me Feel
    Man In The Mirror
    Dirty Diana

    >>>>>>

    Katy Perrys pusssy asss songs!!!

  13. Stephy Tha Lambily January 11, 2014

    I take that back!!!

    I dont mean to be nasty to Katy Perry but stop comparing her to MICHAEL FUCKINGG JACKSON!!!

    Thats tooo much!!!

  14. Mark111 January 11, 2014

    You’d think someone who been in the game for 24 years would be able to drop an album out of the blue and sell well. Guess she doesn’t have that kind of power. #PoorThat

    • go January 11, 2014

      @MARK11 when you still carry yourself as one of these young girls out today then it’s hard for majority of people to look at you as the true legend that you are..
      i’m just mad she never learned the tricks of the game all those years she was married to tommy.. if she did then she would have built an empire as massive as madonna did off her success. and none of this yearly pushback b******* would be happening

  15. ok January 11, 2014

    4th time’s a charm, i guess.

  16. Todd January 11, 2014

    Power to MC! Cant wait!

  17. Stephy Tha Lambily January 11, 2014

    Mark111 you are a negative person. Everytime you comment on Mariah Carey is always something BAD…

    Im surprise you stan for people like Janet & Michael considering how NEGATIVE you are… UGH

  18. Taylor Swift January 11, 2014

    She’s a flop and will flop lmao … Whitney never had to make “Friendly Radio songs” to Slay. This woman is just pathetic and fat and fugly.
    Nicki has 44 BB100 Entries in 3 Years and Mooriah has 42 Entries in 24 years. Mooriah was successful because of payola she’s no queen. Whitney Houston is the Queen of Ballads and Vocals

    • the truth honey January 11, 2014

      And taylor successful from givn up pusssy

    • GREEKGOD January 11, 2014

      Nicki now have 52.

  19. Stephy Tha Lambily January 11, 2014

    Anyways, Mariah Carey I hope this song does well because your vocals are not good live anymore & you are very boring as a performer. So I hope you promote this song better than the last 3 flops.

    Also, she needs to lose the diva attitude & be more natural like she was in 2008…

    Its all about how you look & act these days to sell records. You have to make people like you & your music to sell records.

    Good luck! Legend!

    Also, Mark111 Janet Jackson last 3 albums has flopped also. & Her next album will be a flop too so stop it!!!

    • the truth honey January 11, 2014

      Ok back up off of Queen Janet b****. @stephy

  20. Taylor Swift January 11, 2014

    MJ! Janet! Shaiwa! Celine! Whitney! Madonna! Etc Don’t need friendly Radio songs to Slay.

    • mm January 11, 2014

      @TAYLOR SWIFT.. Sure don’t. Whitney sold I Look To You on her name only, 5m WW.. Mariah needs to embrace her position in this industry and stop carrying herself like she’s peers with Katy Perry and Nicki Minaj

  21. Taylor Swift January 11, 2014

    Stephy stfu you’re cute but stfu

  22. Stephy Tha Lambily January 11, 2014

    OMGOD, A Taylor Shitstan fan shading Mariah Carey.

    Taylow Swift is a local wanna be pop singing, tramp ho pale white boring country singer.

    Mariah Carey has sold way more records than Taylors music will ever sell. Taylor Swift is nothing more than a POOR MANS SHANIA TWAIN…

    Mariah Carey was not successful on radio just because of PAYOLA whom only used it for the START of her career. Tommy Matolla could not make people PURCHASE 54+ million albums in America. Mariah Carey did that with her GOOD MUSIC not Payola…

    Also, Mariah Carey does not care about that cheap ass record Nicki Shinaj has due to the fact she has put out 1,099,083,083,948,903 FEATURING songs int he past 3 years…

    Call me when Nicki actually gets an number 1 hit…

  23. JOHNVIDAL January 11, 2014

    CAN´T WAIT!
    I couldn´t care less about singles anymore though. Give me entire albums I can enjoy. Most recent hit singles come from mediocre albums while amazing albums don´t have that stand out track that is perfect for a single. This is happening more and more since the standards radio request are on an all time low.
    The thing is that Mariah Carey is so special that she has found the right combination counteless times, great albums but also great hit and radio friendly singles. I don´t don´t if this will be the case with the single, but I´m sure the album will be great. And that´s where I´ll put my money since I never buy singles from anybody, so I´m more than ok either way.

  24. Stephy Tha Lambily January 11, 2014

    Janet Jackson, Whitney Houston, Shania Twain & many others ALLLLL had radio friendly songs to slay tha charts..

    Taylor Swift fan WHITNEY HOUSTONS I LOOK TO YOU album sold 5 million worldwide because it was her first album in YEARS & it was deemed a comback until people found out she could not sing anymore then the album slowly stopped selling.

    Mariah Carey will never be a better singer than Nippy BUT Mariah Carey will always be a better ARTIST than WHITNEY ever was.

    Whitney Houston sung other people songs. Great vocalist but nothing original & artistic about covering/singing other peoples work your entire career.

    Its harder for Mariah Carey cause she actually has to make her own music. Its not easy making stuff from scratch.

    Instead of going into the studio & singing/picking songs thats already done for you..

    Bye GURL!!!

    • the truth honey January 11, 2014

      B**** NO THE F** U DIDNT COME FOR NIPPY LIKE THAT!! U betta b glad that after seein yo pic i want to bend u over and f** u til u pass out cause if i didnt id drag u for the gods. Fall back off Nippy cutie pie

  25. JOHNVIDAL January 11, 2014

    Seriously, I won´t generalize, but why is a KATY PERRY fan and a TAYLOR SWIFT fan shading MARIAH CAREY??? LMAO I won´t waste time explaining why it is extremely ridiculous.

  26. Stephy Tha Lambily January 11, 2014

    Johonny… Do you have a twitter, I want to follow you

    • the truth honey January 11, 2014

      Follow me @buggiebug and ill follow u

  27. JOHNVIDAL January 11, 2014

    I agree @stephy
    but people please don´t start stupid stan war between two true greats just cos a basic artist fan said something to downplay Mariah.
    Whitney and Mariah… OH what can I say! Just greatness.

  28. Stephy Tha Lambily January 11, 2014

    Ooops I mean Johnny not Johonny lol

  29. Stephy Tha Lambily January 11, 2014

    John do you have a twitter

  30. the truth honey January 11, 2014

    I actually like her. I hope it does well tbh

  31. Career Ender January 11, 2014

    Dairy Milk, girl really?

    What went wrong?

  32. JOHNVIDAL January 11, 2014

    @stephy
    No, I haven´t. I´m like @suicide blonde.
    I don´t find it useful.

  33. Career Ender January 11, 2014

    Wide shoulders moo must release a whispers+whistle notes track and an accompanying video with her ‘lypsincing and pointing finger for days’

  34. Career Ender January 11, 2014

    Shady Mcgrady with nothing but flops circa 2008

    That’s 7 years of floppage , consecutively

    The Lambs are done

    #BYE

  35. Career Ender January 11, 2014

    She’s such a legend in flopping:

    Flop singles (Get ‘Em)

    Missing album

    sounding like a he-goat while whispering

    Dragged by Nicki Minaj

    Built like a fat man

    Looks like that green muppet frog

    Flop Slayriah, stephy, mc, johvidal stans

    Arg this line backer must just retire

  36. Mark111 January 11, 2014

    Was just stating my opinion. Like @Go said, her problem is that she’s tries to act 20. Pushing back 5 times will cause lower sales and push people away.

  37. BEYONCÉ January 11, 2014

    She’s boring as f*** and will flop. She is seen as a joke now.

  38. IDK January 11, 2014

    The fact that she feels like she has to try so hard is becoming annoying, it really has turned me off from the project. Yes I know she is legendary and I respect that but T.A.O.L.G era has been a disaster minus #Beautiful.
    Maybe its because she lost to Barbara Streisand the last time she had an album debut on the billboard 200, just release the single and stick to it and then release the album, this messiness is for the new pop stars not a legend.

    also Madonna is the best selling female of all time not Mariah.

  39. Vee January 11, 2014

    Well if it flops then I don’t want to hear any lamb say she has nothing to prove, because this is proof she thinks she still does.

  40. Truth January 11, 2014

    You haters are on your full time job as usual. How is she stooping down to have a radio friendly song? Um last I checked that helps you get that #1 on the hot 100. I know certain fan bases do not know about that (barbz) but that’s the facts. Also all artist want that radio friendly hit…. Your fave included. You all sound crazy right now. Anyway Mariah Carey needs a hit. She needs to secure a title with the most #1s and I see NOTHING wrong with that.
    And to the haters in the hive…. Do not act like Beyoncé was not release snippets to see what would stick. So go to that arena and pick a seat.

  41. Vee January 11, 2014

    @Truth but why does she need that #1 hit? Aren’t you lambs the first to say she has nothing to prove?

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  43. Truth January 11, 2014

    Well I can only speak for myself. I say when people attack her (such as the negative comments displayed on this thread) saying she can not sing, mooriah, flop, etc I respond she has nothing to prove. She has (whether you like her or not) broken many records. She was the voice of a generation. She is a legend. Regardless of her diva ways and insecurities. She is Mariah f****** Carey. That name is forever going to be spoken when talking of vocal super stars. That’s why she has nothing to prove. Don’t mean she don’t want to have a hit. She still in the game, so why not secure your title by making hits. She is not proving anything to people by scoring a number hit (check her credentials ). She is known for making hit singles and producing good quality albums.
    You haters are so fast to judge another human being without knowing facts. Fact, Mariah sucks on a big stage because she has insecurities (as we all do) and doesn’t feel comfortable. Put her in an in smaller venue ie her unplugged, her charm bracelet tour, jimmy Fallon etc Mariah Carey comes to life and her vocals slay because she is comfortable. But you people just enjoy being negative and it is sad. You all are sad in my eyes and to many others who read this blog.
    So tough behind a computer while people like Mariah Beyoncé Rihanna hustle hard. Get a f****** life it’s so worth it.

  44. SLAY_HIVE January 11, 2014

    “Mariah Carey’s 4th “First Single””

    The Shade *chuckles*

    BTW where is Slayriah(The Rihanna stan).. She always makes it to Beyonce’s post, but is M.I.A on her “fave’s” post! hmmmm

    *exits*

  45. Cleopatra Thee African Goddess January 11, 2014

    She needs to work on her Vocals

  46. Truth January 11, 2014

    Sam I know you are a hive member but you are so biased and I find it funny. You can not help but shade Mariah Carey but claim you like her. So, it was okay for Beyoncé to drop snippets to get a reaction to see what the people wanted but it’s a problem for Mariah releasing full songs to see what sticks? You are crazy. All 2013 you avoided all the negative press on Beyoncé by either not posting it or making excuses for her. Now you want to shade other artist that use similar moves.
    When a song “flops” you go back to the drawing board. When a person lives their dream they never give up. Mariah Carey makes good music and if it is not fitting to her fans and the gp then she goes back to make it better. That’s an artist for you. They enjoy pleasing others through their art. But you all see that as a struggle when I see that as a fighter. Strength, courage and belief in ones self. I find this blog to be my guilty pleasure. You stay on top of the girls I enjoy but I really dislike how you speak of these artist. It’s a form of bullying and bully’s always have some type of insecurity that makes them so hateful. I say this to all the hateful folks that comment. Whether you think it’s for fun it is still a waste of energy to be so hateful. It’s sad and I know it is never going to end.

  47. MC!! January 11, 2014

    well a radio person did say beautiful was a hit and it was. its good to go by radio people because they’re the ones that actually play your stuff! and s*** who knows what announcement it could be? it could be her album release date emancipation of mimi was suppose to come out in 2004 but she went back a recorded some more songs!!! charmbracelet was a good era with a successful tour and still sold over 5 million the critics didn’t like it because they still couldn’t leave her alone for glitter

  48. anonymous January 11, 2014

    This is great news. Cant wait Mariah. I wish people would stop hating on her. she’s still a legend and had one of the best voices out there.

  49. MEDIOCRE, BASIC, GENERIC MUSIC RULES!!! January 11, 2014

    HER LAST GREAT ALBUM WAS TEOM AND BEFORE THAT WAS BUTTERFLY. NOT HERE FOR STRUGGLE VOCALS, 18 YEAR OLD SCHOOLGIRL OUTFITS AND SILLY LYRICS

  50. kwasi January 11, 2014

    The art of letting go wasn’t even served to radio, like #beautiful and triumphant…And what kinda blog is this. It should be named thatbeyonce.net. Her new album hasn’t produced a decent hit single yet and the album will disappear soon.

  51. truth January 11, 2014

    it must hurt to feel all that hate in you. sad

  52. alessandro January 11, 2014

    all of the entries are feats, thats pathetic

  53. kwasi January 11, 2014

    The only reason I check this blog out is because I am a music fan and I search for all the latest info…Sam is such a unprofessional. This blog will go no where unless HE or whateverheis grow up.

  54. Kemar (@S_C_Jr on Twitter) January 11, 2014

    I love you Mariah but The Art of Letting Go shouldn’t have been a “single”. It would serve better as an album cut IMO. I’m always excited for new MC music and I hope this next single smashes like #Beautiful (I loved that song). Just be organized and promote! Side note: No shade, but the lip-syncing has to stop. I feel like she’s afraid or something. She just has to stop drinking and protect her voice. She sounded really good in that improv video from Jimmy Fallon. You’re still great, Mariah!

  55. Titi January 11, 2014

    Mariah is more of an artist than 99% of the ho’s in the industry today. She produces, writes and sings her material. These other b****** have their stuff bought and handed to them.

  56. Theman January 12, 2014

    Bullshyt, Mariah is the better vocalist between the two…. She did things that simply no other female artist does/did. She better technically !!

  57. Theman January 12, 2014

    “Beautiful” Out peaked everything from Beyoncé’s “4closed” album, and is critically/artistically better.. Beyoncé silly fans, go somewhere, and focus on that ripoff “Artpop” driven album.. Beyoncé’s last album was a complete and utter bust. She only released it this way because she wasn’t guaranteed a hit. MC has some of the greatest commercial songs released. What does WH have to do with this? Not a damn thing. By the way her last album sold two point five million, not five million.. It did that major because of Oprah,headlnes and the whole comeback thing. But MC knocked it way out of the park selling a whopping six milli with two number ones, a top two & top twenty hit. No comparison.. Heck her album after that scored another number one, and sold nearly one point five milli in the US alone. Flop a** grape juice fucktards. Sam is too busy up Beyoncé’s a**. Better get that interview, all of this a** kissing u do.. “TAOLG” wasn’t ever released as a single either. So fallback with stupidity. What U are a horrible blogger, u spin and twist shyt more than Perez H….

  58. Yupthatsme January 12, 2014

    Ok so first of all lemme school yall and who ever is the writer of this article real quick.. No where did she ever say that Triumphant was a apart of any album.. she released that song for her husband who was sick at the time.. The Art Of Letting go was released specifically to her fans through facebook and was given the choice to purchase on itunes.. the song was not meant for any chart in the fist place. It was from her to her fans. im tired of seeing people say the song was a flop when it was never released as a single.. it was a mandatory release by the label.. hence why there was no kind of promo for it. #Beautiful was the only song that had promo and was pushed to radio.. Hence why the song did so well. (#1 in more than 45 countries). Get your information correct before you type up information thats not true. And just for the record, MC is the only artist from her time who is still even being talked about in the public eye. Stating that she still has her relevancy. they cant help but keep her name in their mouths. No need to come for somebody who has done everything and broken every record in the book. fall back haters and just eat whats being fed. TRUE ARTISTRY.

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