Mariah Carey Teams With Ariana Grande & More For New Music & Christmas Special / Reveals Trailer

Published: Wednesday 18th Nov 2020 by Sam

Mariah Carey‘s status as the queen of Christmas is being re-cemented in a major way this year.

For, moments ago, Apple lifted the lid on her forthcoming holiday special and confirmed that the venture will include an accompanying soundtrack.

Perhaps most exciting is the confirmation that Carey will indeed be releasing new music with Ariana Grande and Jennifer Hudson. 

What are you waiting for? Unwrap the exciting details below…

‘Mariah Carey’s Magical Christmas’ will land on Apple TV+ on December 4 and will receive a festive roll-out.

For the special, the diva supreme will be joined by an all-star line-up of guests including Tiffany Haddish, Billy Eichner, Ariana Grande, Jennifer Hudson, Snoop Dogg, Jermaine Dupri, Misty Copeland and Mykal-Michelle Harris

Carey’s twins, Moroccan and Monroe, will also appear in the production, which combines musical performances, dynamic dancing and groundbreaking animation.

A companion soundtrack promises “brand new interpretations” and will be lead by “soundtrack single” ‘Oh Santa!,’ featuring Carey together with Ariana Grande and Jennifer Hudson. The song and video for which will arrive in tandem with the special on December 4.

The complete soundtrack, which hits Apple Music first and other platforms on December 11, will also include Snoop Dogg and Jermaine Dupri as additional musical guests.

‘Mariah Carey’s Magical Christmas Special’ is executive produced by Carey, alongside Ian Stewart, Raj Kapoor and Ashley Edens. Caroline Fox penned the production, while BAFTA Award winner Hamish Hamilton and Oscar nominee and Golden Globe winner Roman Coppola direct.

Watch the trailer:

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As for additional promo plans, Mimi will sit down for an exclusive interview Zane Lowe on December 7, during which she’ll dish on her favorite holiday songs, new music and recent memoir, ‘The Meaning of Mariah Carey.’

On Christmas Day (December 25), Carey will also appear on Apple Music Hits, Apple Music’s new radio station, for a six hour Holiday Hits special, featuring the biggest festive songs, introducing ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You,’ and telling fans about her own holiday memories, with additional artists and hosts sharing their own Christmas messages.

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  1. HAMILTON November 18, 2020


  2. 🍭marilyn monh-O-E🍭(💫Perfectly Splendid✨) November 18, 2020

    Damn! Where’s her fat hips and 9 months of pregnant belly??? 💅🏿💅🏿💅🏿 Photoshop does the magic

  3. K’’man November 18, 2020

    If her team were smart they would push the Oh Santa 2020 version to get it to number 1! Good choice putting ariana on the song better chances of going number 1

    • RnBee November 18, 2020

      I love ‘Oh Santa’, imagine how big it could be with a cute TikTok dance

      • Sandra November 19, 2020


  4. Gee November 18, 2020

    Mariah has really done her fans some great justice this year with all of the great content. MC, and RocNation has been a great combination.

    • Keith November 18, 2020

      @Gee: It HAS been an excellent year for Mariah fans!

    • 1988 (Celebrating the return of the 88′ L.A. Dodgers!) November 18, 2020

      Wow, I was just about to say this! The Rarities couldn’t be more on brand and true return to form Mariah Carey album! “All I Live For” is an instant classic that gives me that feel good (and dressed fly haha) 90’s love. 🙂 This special looks on every point already and I love to see her shine! 🙂 Would love to see her top the charts again. Go MC!!!! 🙂

  5. me November 18, 2020

    does this site do spell checks before posting stories?

  6. Moose’s Wig November 18, 2020

    Songbird Supreme Queen !

  7. Keith November 18, 2020

    Hate that Christmas song, and think I will pass on the new music BUT can’t knock Mariah’s promo hustle! She out here like she’s brand new…

  8. Detruth November 18, 2020

    Hopefully her and Ariana buried the hatchet. It’s clear Ariana adores her but could never show it due to Mariahs shade.

    • menudi November 18, 2020

      Mariah never shaded that girl! Find one clip where she did! Mariah simply never addressed her, like she literally refuses to address anyone until she actually knows them! I don’t think Mariah appreciated Arianna’s team labeling her as the next Mariah as if she was dead instead of just being Arianna. So she just held her side and said nothing. But since last year Christmas when Arianna appeared in the AIWFCIU celebrity sing a long video they have been following each other on IG and commenting and liking each others stuff. So I think a conversation just needed to be had and clearly they have done that to remove whatever industry tension existed between them.

  9. Alabalas November 18, 2020

    So… She knows her after all
    All in the name of profit

    • Dirty Albz November 18, 2020

      Mariah never claimed to not know Ariana! In fact, they have shown each other mad love on social media over the last 3 years. Fans made up imaginary beef and convinced yourselves that Mariah didn’t know her lol. Also let’s not act like Mariah needs Ariana to make any profit in December.

  10. Charli+Cheer+Up November 18, 2020

    Yass the Queen of Christmas has more new music coming before 2020 ends 👍🏼🎶🎵

  11. #TheTruth November 18, 2020

    I’m looking forward to this.
    It’s funny how besides Whitney, Mariah never collaborated with any other female singer (not referring to rappers… they rap).
    Xscape on the ABMY remix are only in the background, same with Kelly Price for the TTR remix.
    I’ve always found it weird.

    • Dirty Albz November 18, 2020

      Whitney did not have any collaborations with women until 10 years into her career. Same with Celine or Toni or Madonna. Female collaborations did not become popular until the 2000’s. Collaborations in general were not that popular in the 80/90’s, especially for artists who were as big as Madonna/Mariah/Whitney/Toni. Why collab when you can easily chart on your own?

      • xman November 20, 2020

        That’s not true. Whitney collaborated with Aretha Franklin in 1989.

    • menudi November 19, 2020

      Whitney never collaborated with any female singers until Mariah either other than her mother and Cece Winans! It was after When You Believe happened that the Kelly Price, Faith Evans and Deborah C** collaborations happened. Madonna, Toni, Mary J are even worse because they didnt even collaborate with female rappers. Celine did Barbara Streisand but that doenst count either. The 90’s was a very competitive time musically.

      I do wish Mariah and Whitney had seen the light and made a record in the early 90’s when they were both the greatest singers in the world!

  12. Sandra November 19, 2020

    I’m glad Mariah is getting her bag this year with the book and other endeavours, but she could of missed me with this.
    I know this is to appeal to a lot of demographics, and to keep the Christmas brand updated, but I think it would’ve also been an opportunity to have other upcoming or well known not as established singers as a feature instead of pandering to the youth and using the always on call Jennifer Hudson.

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