Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey’s ‘Elusive Chanteuse’ Is Unlikely To Debut At Number One Due To Weak Sales

Mariah Carey’s Me. I Am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse is one of the artistic high points of the superstar’s long and glittering career but that hasn’t translated into bumper sales. The album is predicted to sell between 60,000 and 65,000 in its opening week, which should snare a top five debut on the Billboard 200.

Mike Wass | May 28, 2014 - 6:08 pm

Mariah Carey Arrives (More Than) Fashionably Late To The World Music Awards

Last night at the World Music Awards in Monte-Carlo, Monaco, Mariah Carey took home the Pop Icon Award for having the most number one singles in America, but not without reaffirming her true diva status first.  Arriving four hours late, Mimi delayed the awards show as well as her own launch party for her latest…

Rachel Sonis | May 28, 2014 - 9:34 am

Mariah Carey’s ‘Me. I Am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse’: Review Revue

Five years after the release of her last album, Memoirs Of An Imperfect Angel, pop queen Mariah Carey has returned with new LP. And ever since the superstar revealed her album’s slightly oddball title, the emergence of Me. I am Mariah… the Elusive Chanteuse has been accompanied by just a slight sense of… huh? Straying…

Rachel Sonis | May 27, 2014 - 9:12 am

Mariah Carey’s ‘Me. I Am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse’: Album Review

Forget about the ridiculous title, botched rollout and highly questionable cover art. Me. I Am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse is an incredibly solid LP that makes much more sense as a complete body of work than the long trail of mystifying buzz singles would have you believe. It’s a concept album of sorts, a

Mike Wass | May 27, 2014 - 5:00 am

Stream Mariah Carey’s ‘Me. I Am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse’

Mariah Carey’s grammatically suspect new album drops in just one week (on May 27), and ahead of the long-awaited release Me. I Am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse is streaming at iTunes. Of course, we’ve already heard “Thirsty” (both with and without Rich Homie Quan), “You Don’t Know What To Do,”#Beautiful” and “ Carl Williott | May 20, 2014 - 7:11 am

Mariah Carey’s “You Don’t Know What To Do” Makes Its Radio Debut: Listen

Mariah Carey’s “You Don’t Know What to Do” has made its radio debut. Early on May 19, featured rapper Wale called in to The Russ Parr Morning Show to properly introduce the song to listeners.

When Carey debuted the song on TODAY, the resulting performance was kind of elaborate. She was draped on…

Christina Lee | May 19, 2014 - 6:44 am

Whatcha Say: Solange, Beyonce and Mariah Carey Got Our Readers Talking

It’s Friday, Idolator readers! And what an unexpected week in pop it was, right Solange’s shocking assault of Jay Z in an elevator with Bey made the Internet explode on Monday, followed by the memes and Twitter detective work by the BeyHive. (And then the family made a statement and now everything is back to…

Bradley Stern | May 16, 2014 - 5:30 pm

Mariah Carey & Wale Debut “You Don’t Know What To Do” On ‘TODAY’: Watch

Mariah Carey debuted a new song, “You Don’t Know What to Do” featuring Wale, on May 16 at TODAY. She appeared as she did at this year’s BET Honors – in a slinky black dress, while draped over a baby grand piano. But the song isn’t the same sort of throwback to nightclub jazz. Instead,…

Christina Lee | May 16, 2014 - 7:59 am

From “Vision Of Love” To “Thirsty”, Mariah Carey’s 16 Best Single Covers

Mariah Carey breathed new life into her Me. I Am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse album campaign by dropping “Thirsty” earlier this week. The super catchy club banger not only hit the spot musically, it also delivered yet another piece of visual art in the form of a sexy, sassy and possibly CGI-generated single cover. It’s outrageous…

Mike Wass | May 15, 2014 - 5:16 pm

Mariah Carey’s “Thirsty” Hook Was Lifted From Purple Crush? The Pop Duo Certainly Thinks So

Mariah Carey’s Elusive Chanteuse campaign finally hit its stride when endlessly quotable club-banger “Thirsty” dropped earlier this week. It’s just what the world wants from Mimi — a flawless vocal, slick production (courtesy of Hit-Boy) and an insanely catchy hook. Only, Los Angeles-based duo Purple Crush claim the diva stole the latter from their similarly-titled…

Mike Wass | May 15, 2014 - 10:46 am

Mariah Carey Drops A Solo Version Of New ‘Elusive Chanteuse’ Single “Thirsty”: Listen

Well that didn’t take long. Mariah Carey only premiered Rich Homie Quan-assisted single “Thirsty” this morning (May 13) but a solo version of has already found its way online. And it’s an improvement on the original. Not that there’s anything wrong with the slick Hit-Boy production — I just don’t like being distracted from Mimi’s mesmerizing vocals, not…

Mike Wass | May 13, 2014 - 3:48 pm

Mariah Carey Debuts New Single “Thirsty” Featuring Rich Homie Quan: Listen

“Everything’s been sort of down to the wire,” Mariah Carey has said of her new album. While she wanted a surprise release for Me. I Am Mariah … The Elusive Chanteuse, her label has instead moved on from the delays and under-performing singles with a traditional announcement. Or, as Carey would say, “It’s only because…

Christina Lee | May 13, 2014 - 7:20 am

Mariah Carey Will Open The World Music Awards In Monaco, Honored With Icon Award

Mariah Carey will opening the World Music Awards in Monte Carlo, Monaco on May 27. The glamorous diva will also be honored with the Icon Award for all her stunning achievements in the music industry. As the event’s website notes: “She has sold over 200 Million albums and is the [solo] recording artist with the…

Mike Wass | May 12, 2014 - 12:23 pm

Whatcha Say: Katy Perry, Lady Gaga And Jennifer Lopez Got Our Readers Talking

TGIF, Idolator readers! First things first: It’s Mother’s Day on Sunday! Make sure you’re in a motherly state of mind by listening to our playlist of odes from our favorite pop mamas to their babies.

This past week saw the premiere of not one, but two major pop diva world tours — Lady Gaga’s…

Bradley Stern | May 9, 2014 - 5:30 pm

Mariah Carey Unveils The Gorgeous Japanese Cover Of ‘Me. I Am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse’

Mariah Carey’s Japanese Lambs are in for a special treat. Me. I Am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse will be released with a different cover in Japan and it’s undeniably gorgeous. The ageless diva poses with her hair slicked back against the same starry background used for the two US versions. It’s simple and pretty and…

Mike Wass | May 9, 2014 - 10:45 am

Mariah Carey Talks ‘Me. I Am Mariah’ Album Delays On The ‘Late Show’, Has A Smart Phone Meltdown: Watch

One thing that eluded chanteuse Mariah Carey on the Late Show last night was her ability to thumb through her phone and generate a Me. I Am Mariah…The Elusive Chanteuse-like album title for host David Letterman. The bit ended up making for better TV than it otherwise would have, thanks to Mimi’s flustered ranting and…

Robbie Daw | May 8, 2014 - 9:11 am

Mariah Carey Shows More Sexy Curves In Terry Richardson’s Porn-Light ‘Wonderland’ Shoot: Photos

As we know, Mariah Carey stripped down to her bare essentials for everyone’s (least?) favorite sleazy uncle Terry Richardson to promote her upcoming, but much-delayed, 14th album Me. I Am Mariah…The Elusive Chanteuse (out May 27). But don’t get too grossed out — at least she didn’t go this far with the disrobing.

Robbie Daw | May 8, 2014 - 8:27 am

Rihanna’s Instagram Account Is Still Missing: Morning Mix

Did You Hear?

:: Rihanna’s Instagram account is still missing. I’m not sure why this is news but Billboard went as far as contacting the social media giant for comment. They admit to briefly suspending the account but insist they reactivated it. The rest remains a mystery. [Billboard]

:: This should be…

Mike Wass | May 8, 2014 - 5:00 am

Mother’s Day Playlist: 8 Songs From Our Favorite Pop Mamas That Celebrate Their Kids

The reigning pop stars of today are no doubt talented, hard-working and fearless. Yet what makes many of the reigning female artists extra-special is their balance of taking care of their children while simultaneously ruling the music world. From Beyonce to Lily Allen to Britney Spears, these pop stars (and all moms around the world)…

Bianca Gracie | May 7, 2014 - 7:36 am

Whatcha Say: Ariana Grande, Mariah Carey and Adam Lambert Got Our Readers Talking

Happy May and Happy Friday, Idolator readers! This month certainly started off with a bang, courtesy of a legendary industry vet — an elusive chanteuse to be exact! Yes, Mariah Carey certainly stole the show this week with her not-so-surprise surprise announcement of her insanely-titled album. Meanwhile, Ariana Grande and Iggy Azalea got us dancing at…

Bradley Stern | May 2, 2014 - 5:30 pm
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