Mariah Carey Launches ‘Sweet Sweet Fantasy Tour’ / Shines With Rare Gems

Published: Wednesday 16th Mar 2016 by Sam
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Mariah Carey is back!

At least that what it sounded like last night as she kicked off her ‘Sweet Sweet Fantasy Tour’ at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow, Scotland.

The diva, who has in recent years been plagued by critique of her voice, silenced the naysayers by wowing with powerful vocals and slick, stylised staging.

Much to the delight of her Lambs, the superstar also held true to her promise of performing songs that fared better in Europe. Hence, dusted off were ‘When You Believe’ and the still-lit ‘Loverboy.’

For us here at TGJ, the show was extra special because it brought with it what sounds like an entirely live version of ‘We Belong Together’ (for the Mimi-inclined: yes, including the climax).

Peep video below….

When You Believe (With Whitney Houston)

Loverboy

Against All Odds

We Belong Together

Easily the best Mariah has sounded in a long while. Whatever she’s doing, we’re hoping she continues.

Your thoughts?

[Photo credit: Getty]

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  1. Pat March 16, 2016

    Bye Mariah!

    • monarc087 March 16, 2016

      Honey. Whitney and Mariah are the blueprint for every little copycat on the charts. Sit ya hive/Navy ass down. Mariah Looks Incredible, sounds great, She still pays FADED dust, and that’s a huge mistake. She refuses to pull out the classics like FADED, ALONE IN LOVE, LOVE TAKES TIME, Underneath the Stars, Lead the way. Glad she brought out the When you believe and Loverboy

    • maurice March 16, 2016

      u could really tell which parts she lipsynced and which ones she didn’t
      i don’t hold that against her though because the bish has had an incredible career, and has blessed us with so many classics.
      go Mariah

      • Nancy grace slays March 16, 2016

        Do be thankful and shutup!!

  2. KeKe March 16, 2016

    No Mariah I’m not happy with that set list. Where is dream lover? Honey? Shake it off? Vision of Love? Not even infinity? Oh well I can’t wait to see you next month pity I can’t get a meet and greet

    • Danny Bey March 16, 2016

      Shake It Off is on the setlist

      • Nancy grace slays March 16, 2016

        U can clearly see that mariah is happier in life!! Her voice speaks for its self..and i love how she switched the ending of we belong together to prove to the towns people her vocals r real!!

  3. Iconic Cici March 16, 2016

    Flop!!!!!!! I heard the arena was half empty and wasn’t close to being sold out

    • Weezy Tha Goat March 16, 2016

      Has CiCi Walmert parking lot tour sold out? Mariah is queen and will always be a legend can’t say the same about your fave though.

      • Iconic Cici March 16, 2016

        Isn’t your fave making s** tapes with hoodrat strippers and performing in night clubs instead of arenas? Kii oh how the mighty have fallen from selling a million first week and winning Grammys to random drug head who has been surpassed by Ciara in terms of relevancy. Btw does the carter v have a release date?

    • why oh why March 16, 2016

      You have to be trolling to the maximum power,because ciara couldn’t fill a matchbox

    • rosy3 March 16, 2016

      You calling Mariah a flop b**** I ride for rih but Mariah is and always will be my first fav I been to her concerts so I’m going to need your tryfling funky ass to back the f*** up

    • monarc087 March 17, 2016

      Mariah, Whitney, Aretha, Celine, Barbara Streisand. those are the icons.

    • Terence September 6, 2016

      Exactly. Not only that, but the hydro holds 10,000 people. They chopped it to “theater size” of around 4800 and she only sold like 3200. Sad

  4. Terny March 16, 2016

    The Elusive Chanteuse! She’s a vision of Gold. Wow, sang some of my best songs by her and even When you believe?! Whitney’s smillin in heaven ?

  5. Danny Bey March 16, 2016

    Lawd idk how Mimi’s gonna be able to do When You Believe every night. Cuz I was getting teary eyed just watching this video, seeing Whitney in large form on that prompter. ?

  6. Danny Bey March 16, 2016

    But WHY the hell is Vision Of Love and Honey not on the set list!?? That’s almost blasphemous to not have those songs on a Mariah Carey tour.

    • monarc087 March 16, 2016

      girl she is gonna milk – Hero until the very end but gives Love Takes time, Lead the way and Anytime you need a friend Dust. She could have at least took them to Baptist Church with Fly Like A Bird or I wish you well

      • YetAgain March 16, 2016

        Fly like a bird always takes me straight to church! Carry me higher LORD CAUSE IIII NEED THE STRENGTH OF YOU TO SURVIVE! She sings that bit to my soul ??

  7. Arfa March 16, 2016

    ??????

  8. Coolness March 16, 2016

    She looks and sounds great. I think it’s high time people just come to accept Mariah’s voice for what it is today. In the 90s, she delivered stellar vocal showings one after the other (whilst singing some of the most difficult songs to sing) so for me, it’s okay that she’s not serving ‘Daydream’ vocals.

  9. dee March 16, 2016

    I bet the whole show is a snooze!

  10. Kemar (@S_C_Jr on Twitter) March 16, 2016

    I wish I could see her again. She was fantastic in December!

  11. Cough Cough March 16, 2016

    I love Mariah but she was flat her WHOLE Vers of “when you believe”. Girl get on top of your note please

  12. oscar March 16, 2016

    she sounds great!

  13. Lake Erie March 16, 2016

    Wow!! She is amazing! Someone on her prompted me to watch “The adventures of MiMi” tour. So I found it on YouTube and the quality is perfect! I believe it’s a DVD but anyways, I was just so amazed how how good she sounded back during the Emancipation of MiMi era That I was like damn, I wish she could do a tour like this 1 more time. And after watching this? I truly believe she could! She should also do a straight to DVD of one of her tour dates too. I hope she comes to my city, I’d pay to go see her.

  14. Cinnamon Girl March 16, 2016

    Mariah is too big, out of shape and old to be wearing outfits like that. OAN, I didn’t even know she was on tour because no one cares

  15. Mariah The Legend March 16, 2016

    QUUUUUEEEEEENNN!!!!!!!

  16. Mariah The Legend March 16, 2016

    living legend and best singer that ever existed.

  17. —— March 16, 2016

    You can’t Stan for Ciara and think you can come for Mariah

    • Cinnamon Girl March 16, 2016

      I sure can stan for Ciara, the beautiful entertainer/ fashion model, Grammy award winner, multi platinum selling artist whose last single went platinum. Mooriah only wish she had the body and could dance as well as Ciara.

      • —— March 16, 2016

        Wasn’t her last single paint it black? And before that dancing like we are making love. I don’t even know why you’re body shaming Mariah looks great for a person her age and it’s clear that she’s not fat but then again you must be the one that’s fat hence why everyone is fat in your eyes.

  18. Kitteneyez March 16, 2016

    Omigod this had to be hard for Mariah in tears watching When You Believe and Against All Odds ?

  19. Cinnamon Girl March 16, 2016

    @- says, Ciara’s last single, I Bet went platinum. Paint It Black was just a part of a soundtrack for a Vin Diesel movie. Like I said before, Mariah is pushing 50 plus she’s a mother. She needs to give up the skimpy outfits

  20. JOHNVIDAL March 16, 2016

    Wow I can´t believe she performed those songs. She sounded even better last month in Vegas though. Did she sing Vision of Love in Glasgow? She´s killing it with that song everytime she does it in Vegas.

    • KeKe March 16, 2016

      Apparently the set list changes by country. So she will be doing songs that are popular in that country

  21. The Roof March 16, 2016

    Queen MC !

  22. Eldela March 16, 2016

    Mariah looks ridiculous.

  23. ???Chile, leave my weave at the door and don’t steal it like those broke ass barb stans??? March 16, 2016

    Ooh! Work it, mama lamb! I’m so proud owner for going on tour again. I really hope she decided to extend the tour into North America.

    • Terence September 6, 2016

      Barb stans ! Like Barbra Streisand ? Oh honey don’t even try to compare that screeching Mariah to Barbra. And fans aren’t broke otherwise we wouldn’t have been able to afford the $500’ticket to her sold out tour recently

  24. JOHNVIDAL March 16, 2016

    I didn´t know she was doing South Africa too. Go Mariah!

  25. MariahCareyisQueen March 16, 2016

    While all the bitter Ciara fans mope here Mariah just slayed. Every review that came out was positive but ill let this quote from the Guardian here for all the Cici fans : “Beyonce may be queen B, but judging by the audience cheers during her thumping Without You finale, Mimi will forever be pop royalty!” When will Ciara?!?

    • Cinnamon Girl March 16, 2016

      Oh sweetie Ciara’s last tour was sold out. She also has multiple million dollar modeling contracts. Mariah’s big behind will never grace the covers of high fashion designers campaigns. Read it and weep

      • KeKe March 16, 2016

        Receipts of her tour being sold out because I got receipts that prove otherwise

      • Mariah March 16, 2016

        Mariah has not graced fashion magazines but she has dontatella Versace as a close friend. You sound foolish. Your delusion does not make Mariah a lessor. She is and will always legend. I like Ciara she is beautiful and dances well but let’s not act like she is music royalty. She’s the help

      • Mariah March 16, 2016

        Meant to say not only has she graced

      • moneytree1996 March 19, 2016

        Oh no dear we all know that 1997 Mariah would easily be on every fashion magazine. She was too busy working on her TALENT. Writing and Singing. 2 things ciara can’t do. She can dance…… But that’s a 1,2 step thing stay press…..

  26. IG: @mixedboy March 16, 2016

    I’m very impressed Mariah. You SLAY!

  27. TAEHYUNG March 16, 2016

    B-O-R-I-N-G

  28. Lmfao_Hoe March 16, 2016

    Her tribute to MJ (I’ll Be There) and Whitney (When You Believe) always made me teary. Fantastic job Mariah your still doing your thang, later for the haters. Proud of you MIMI.

  29. MariahCareyisQueen March 16, 2016

    While Mariah 20+ year old album will still outsell Ciara’s entire back catalog this year during xmas. Mariah Carey 54M albums sold in the U.S alone. Ciara 3M? Lol. Yeah right, let those fashion covers keep her famous while Mariah makes $$$$ all year round. Even the flop that was Elusive Chanteuse outsold #Jackie hahahahaha. Ciara will always be mist in the presence of Mariah

    • Cinnamon Girl March 16, 2016

      All that success is Moorish has still resorted to doing a reality show on the crappy E! channel! Ha! Ha!

  30. Cinnamon Girl March 16, 2016

    @Keke:
    “Ciara’s first leg of her Jackie tour sold in all 18 cities”
    Source: prnewswire.com

  31. Cinnamon Girl March 16, 2016

    Let’s not forget that Mooriah fawked Tommy Mottola for a record deal. He left his wife for her and still wound up dumping Mooriah.

  32. March 16, 2016

    ciara fawked a dirty d1(k codeine addict bum negro with 3 to 4 baby mamas and added her child to the bast@rd football team future has. You can save all that modeling contracts,marrying russel b.s because nobody cares. You stan more for her personal life as a rebuttal than what counts, and that’s musical impact ,which is something ciara hasn’t had since 08 at best. Please don’t reply because it will be the typical bullish

    • Cinnamon Girl March 16, 2016

      At least Ciara didn’t fawk a married man for a record deal like homewrecker Moorish did

      • March 16, 2016

        nope she just gets fVcked by thugs and then dumped before she can even get down the aisle, lets hope russell makes her a legit wife this time around, besides mariah’s talent kept her record deals in the past, did ciara’s.. well we know the answer to that haha

  33. KeKe March 16, 2016

    @Cinnamon Girl
    |Club Nokia
    |Los Angeles
    |1,453 / 2,405 (60,42%)
    |$44,288
    |-
    |Best Buy Theater
    |New York,N.Y
    | 1,746/ 2,150 (81,21%)
    |$48,145

    . Source – Billboard

    How can a tour be sold out when not all of the tickets and seats have been sold and filled?

    • Cinnamon Girl March 16, 2016

      Sweetie, I’m referring to the first leg of her tour in 2015. She cancelled the second leg. You asked for receipts. I gave them to you. Whoomp. There it is!

      • KeKe March 16, 2016

        Lmaooo that is part of the first leg idiot and I provided you with reciepts that prove you were lying ???

  34. KeKe March 16, 2016

    I swear this Ciara Stan is nothing but a troll that comes here to get Ciara dragged

    • Cinnamon Girl March 16, 2016

      You can’t deal with the receipts I gave you? You can’t deal with the rebuttals the C squad has given you weak lambs? You embarrassed? Good. Stay embarrassed

  35. Cinnamon Girl March 16, 2016

    @Keke, so you’re saying the news media was lying when they said her tour was sold out in all 18 states? I provided you with sources and receipts. Ha!

    • KeKe March 16, 2016

      Sorry babe but billboard’s box office score data say other wise??? don’t argue with me argue with billboard Lmaooo

      • Cinnamon Girl March 16, 2016

        You shouldn’t argue with me. The rest of the media says that her tour was sold out. All you have to do is google it. You asked for receipts, I shocked you and gave them to you. If you’re too embarrassed because I cleaned your clock then that’s on you

  36. KeKe March 16, 2016

    Why would I be embarrassed? Ciara can’t fill up a 2K venue nor can she slay the top ten with a song that’s over 20 years old???
    I don’t even know why Im Arguing back and forth with this tránny Stan who fabricates receipts.
    Just face it your faves musical career is non existent now you’re hiding behind her so called modeling career and magazine covers that Mariah has graced during her peak and even continues to do so even though she is “irrelevant”

    • Cinnamon Girl March 16, 2016

      IBet went platinum. Bbop!

      • Lil bit March 16, 2016

        but jackie went triple aluminum

      • OMG Logic!!! March 16, 2016

        So did Beautiful. The difference is that Beautiful, by a then 43 year old Mariah, was actually a hit single. Something C-Error could only dream of getting again in this life time.

  37. Cinnamon Girl March 16, 2016

    @…says,
    Your girl Mooriah still fawked a married man and she had fawked your husband you would not be up here defending her

  38. Cinnamon Girl March 16, 2016

    @Lil bit
    And she still sold 1 million singles. So much for her being a flop

  39. Cinnamon Girl March 16, 2016

    These little lambs cannot deal with the C squad. You guys act like Ciara stans can’t come for Mariah like Mariah is so damn special. You act like Ciara is such a flop. Ciara’s first album went triple platinum, her second album also went platinum, she was won Grammies and multiple awards, her last tour was sold out and her last single went platinum. What flop does that?

    • OMG Logic!!! March 16, 2016

      Has she done any of this in the last 10 years? Mariah is still selling out stadiums in Asia. Ciara can’t even sell out a night club.

  40. MariahCareyisQueen March 16, 2016

    Lol this Ciara fan has got to be the most delusional fan ever! Has Ciara even passed 7Million records worldwide yet? Mariah is comfortably sitting at #3 Best selling female artist of all-time. 9 consecutive triple platinum albums. What does Ciara have to show? Mariah even has more views in the streaming era than Ciara. Face the fact that Ciara’s career only lasted 3 years (2005-2008). While Mariah is still getting platinum singles (hello #Beautiful), and even that single was certified AROUND THE WORLD! Can Ciara say that of I BET? Or did I BET go platinum based on streaming? Lol. Your only embarrasing yourself and the 3 other fans Ciara has left. Rather go support her latest flop album #Jackie which sold less worldwide than what Mariah did in the U.S with ‘Chanteuse’. Rant is over!

    • Cinnamon Girl March 16, 2016

      Ciara has sold 23 million copies worldwide. IBet was certified platinum based on mainly pure sales. Don’t believe me? Google it! Lol

  41. Barb B**** March 16, 2016

    The Lambs are so delusinal

    • Cinnamon Girl March 16, 2016

      They’re delusional and stupid. They swear Ciara is just a straight up flop when I’ve been giving them receipts that say otherwise. They’re angry because their silly theory about Ciara being a flop has been proven wrong

  42. Danny Bey March 16, 2016

    She slaaaaaayed We Belong Together

  43. King Mark111 /.\ March 16, 2016

    Cinnamon Girl says:

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    I sure can stan for Ciara, the beautiful entertainer (she’s just a dancer)/ fashion model (Where? That Aaliyah/Janet jacking?), Grammy award winner (For a Missy video. Had nothing to do with Ciara), multi platinum selling artist (Only album she had that went multi Plat was Goodies and that was 12 years ago) whose last single went platinum (her last single was Dance Like I’m Not Desprite and it peaked at 100 on the Hot 100. Well that’s higher than Formation, so you have that going for ya.) (I Done is plat off of streams). Mooriah only wish she had the body and could dance as well as Ciara. (I have nothing on that part)

  44. MariahCareyisQueen March 16, 2016

    Let’s rate Ciara’s best selling albums in the U.S!
    Goodies – 2,748,000
    Evolution – 1,326,000
    Fantasy Ride – 195,000
    Basic Instinct – 116,000
    Ciara – 133,000
    Jackie – below 50,000

    This is laughable if you wanna compare this to Mariah, seriously lol. I leave this here for the 3 Ciara stans

    • OMG Logic!!! March 16, 2016

      Wait, Jackie sold less than MIAM!? SCREAMS! That self-shade for those desperate C-Error stans.

  45. MM March 16, 2016

    Hahaha haters are SO pressed!!!! Mariah’s been killing it over the last year!!!! She’s had two uber-successful Las Vegas residencies between last year and this year, she performed 8-sold out Christmas shows in NYC in December, she’s embarking on a two-month long ARENA/STADIUM tour throughout Europe and South Africa, she’s headlining the Essence Music Festival this summer, about to get her own docu-series on E!, and then heading BACK to Vegas for another two-month long residency this summer!!!!! Not to mention the fact that new music is coming this year AND she’s about to marry her billionaire boo, too!!!! Mariah stays winning and ya’ll are just plain salty! You look amazing girl and you’re killing these performances, keep it up!

  46. OMG Logic!!! March 16, 2016

    Goddess!!! I love that she only sneaks in lipped notes here and there and is performing the vast majority of the songs completely live. Her voice has improved dramatically. Maybe it’s the humidity of Europe vs the dry air of Vegas that is making a difference.

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