Elusive no more!
Following the release of her latest studio album Me. I Am Mariah…The Elusive Chanteuse, ever-festive music legend Mariah Carey has just revealed the details of her upcoming tour, The Elusive Chanteuse Show, a sure-to-be sparkling affair.
According to the press release, the show will include “an exciting mix of her biggest hits, fan-favorite album cuts, never-before-performed selections from her #1 R&B Album ‘Me. I am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse’ and many more surprises!” (Here’s to praying for Memoirs Of An Imperfect Angel‘s “H.A.T.E.U.” and E=MC2‘s “For The Record” to make the cut — just saying.) There might very well even be brand new material, according to Mimi: “I can’t stop writing songs, so don’t be surprised if you hear a brand new song that I just wrote the night before the show in your city!” More »
Just call her…the Independusive Chanteuse.
“#Beautiful” diva Mariah Carey has officially parted ways with constant collaborator Jermaine Dupri (as her manager anyway), following the release of her latest album, Me. I Am Mariah…The Elusive Chanteuse.
“I’m a very hands-on person when it comes to my work. I put my all into every project. But when I’m not allowed to do what I do, then I know it’s time for me to move on. Mariah and I enjoy working together and will continue to make great music together in the future,” Dupri explained to Billboard. “Not allowed to do what I do”? It’s a somewhat surprising statement, considering the duo’s extensive songwriting history together — from “We Belong Together” to several songs on E=MC2, Merry Christmas II You and Me. I Am Mariah, which he previously described as “one of her best albums.” More »
:: The forever-elusive chanteuse Mariah Carey
posed for the debut cover of Turkey’s first-ever gay magazine, GayMag
. Mimi, you would. [Pink News
:: Busta Rhymes guest-starred on a seriously bizarre commercial for the 2015 Toyota Sienna, otherwise known as the “Swagger Wagon.” Can we please all have a moment of silence for Busta?! [Oh No They Didn’t]
:: In light of Tony Bennett’s 88th glorious year on Earth, collaborator and pal Lady Gaga gave the jazz legend a birthday present that truly goes above and beyond expectations. [MTV]
:: Things got a little too real at Beyoncé and Jay Z’s “On The Run” show at Pasedena’s Rose Bowl Stadium on Saturday night as a 25-year-old man bit off another guy’s finger during a brawl, causing “serious injury.” Yes, this actually happened. [Stereogum]
:: In response to recent comments about his weight, One Direction’s Liam Payne addresses his body image with a sense of humor and, of course, a good dosage of sass. [MTV]
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‘s iconically-titled new LP Me. I Am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse
has inexplicably tanked on the Billboard 200 but the legendary diva doesn’t look too unhappy. She beamed at the premiere of Hercules
in Los Angeles last night (July 23) in a form-fitting black dress that showcased her killer curves and sexy pins.
Mimi had better get used to being in the spotlight. The ageless diva is rumored to be going on tour later this year and needs to increase her visibility if she’s going to revive her latest opus. Speaking of which, where is the video for “You Don’t Know What To Do”? (A visual for “Thirsty” would be nice while she’s at it). At least Mariah’s fashion game is on point. More »
:: Iggy Azalea
and Rita Ora
have been snapped on the set of their Kill Bill
-themed “Black Widow”
video wearing leather bodysuits. Needless to say, the blond bombshells look completely amazing. [Rap-Up
:: Fresh from sampling Miley Cyrus on new single “Hunger Of The Pine”, Alt-J are turning their talents to cinema. The British trio has scored a new short film called Wander With Me, which is described as a coming of age story. [NME]
:: Snoop Dogg is the poster man (?) for marijuana, so it’s not that surprising that he sparked up a joint in the bathroom of the White House. Amazingly, security was fooled by the rapper saying he needed to “burn something” because he was doing “a number two”. Words escape me. [MTV]
:: The concert event of 2014 is almost upon us. Mariah Carey has hinted at a looming world tour in a post on her newly overhauled website. This is amazing news for thirsty Lambs and connoisseurs of fine music. [Vibe]
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Did You Hear?
:: Unretouched photos of Mariah Carey‘s Wonderland shoot possibly show that her jawline was thinned, breasts were augmented and her wrists thinned before publication. What may be just as offensive, though, is how these shots, to some, might reveal that Terry Richardson‘s trademark point-and-shoot style lends to shoddy photography. [Jezebel]
:: Speaking of Mariah, Arcade Fire violinist and arranger Owen Pallett has broken down exactly why listeners cannot resist her. “The truth about Mariah is this: her upper register is the musical equivalent of a black truffle. You could shave it on any shit and we’ll still order it.” [The Guardian]
:: Ed Sheeran tops BBC’s 1Xtra’s annual Power List. Given that 1Xtra bills itself as the “UK’s leading black music station,” listed grime pioneer Wiley has already taken issue with this choice. “Not taking anything away from ed ..he is sick . but black artist in england we are getting bumped,” he says. [SPIN]
:: Rick Ross assures fans that Meek Mill will release his sophomore album Dreams Worth More Than Money on time, despite him currently spending three to six months in prison for probation violation. A judge had ordered Meek Mill to cut back on scheduling shows, but the rapper refused. [MTV]
:: Clueless star-turned-Fox News contributor Stacey Dash criticized Kanye West‘s comparisons of dealing with the paparazzi to rape. Her comments make for surreal viewing, particularly since Dash starred in West’s 2004 “All Falls Down” video. [DjsDoingWork.com]
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Let’s face it, pop fanatics — decent albums have been few and far between this year. And now that we’re halfway through 2014, we at Idolator found ourselves hard-pressed to scrounge up 10 LPs released between January and June, as we’ve done in years past, to shine the spotlight on.
So instead we decided to open the field up a bit and include singles and EP releases, as well as albums, and throw them all together in one ranked list of the best of the best in pop from this year, to-date — all compiled by Idolator’s editors and a couple of the site’s contributors.
It’s now a three-day holiday weekend, so head below and take some time to absorb and perhaps discover some of new music. And, who knows — you might even work out a decent playlist to whip together from our picks. More »
The state of Mariah Carey
‘s Me. I Am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse
campaign is a hotly-debated topic on social media. The album is exceptional, so why isn’t it slaying? That’s a question for another time but the warm reception “You Don’t Know What To Do”
is having at urban radio is the first sign that things just might be turning around.
Mimi’s infectious Wale-assisted disco anthem is the third-most added song to urban radio this week, behind T.I. and Iggy Azalea‘s “No Mediocre” and Mike WiLL Made-It‘s “Buy The World”. A solid radio hit is just what this era needs, so hopefully it will continue to get strong airplay. (An epic video would also help). Listen to the future hit — fingers crossed! — after the jump. More »
The second quarter of 2014 delivered a veritable onslaught of sexy pics from our favorite pop divas. Leading the charge was the holy queen of unnecessary nudity Rihanna
. She posed topless (and bottomless) for French men’s magazine Lui
and then posted the pics on Instagram, which led to her account being temporarily deleted. She never reactivated it and we’re still in mourning.
Seasoned attention-seekers Rita Ora and Miley Cyrus got in on the act, losing their clothes for multiple photo shoots, but they were put in their place by pop veteran Madonna. Her nipples took pride of place in Italian Vogue and she proved that there’s no age limit for shameless publicity stunts. Bless her heart. While not as rowdy as the previously-mentioned divas, good girls Selena Gomez and Demi Lovato posted bikini pics, while pop legend Mariah Carey wore a pearl necklace (let’s not go there) and little else for sleazy snapper Terry Richardson. See all the sexy pop star antics up top. More »
After a period of prolonged confusion (what happened to “Thirsty”
?), Mariah Carey
finally took this era by the reins and confirmed she’s releasing Wale
-assisted bop “You Don’t Know What To Do”
as the next official single from her poorly-promoted-but-extremely-good LP Me. I Am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse
. It’s a good choice, particularly for the summer.
But before you take a sip of Butterfly and relax in the knowledge that MIAM is back on track, there’s another minor drama. Fans immediately clocked the single’s official artwork (above) as a photoshopped crop of the album cover and the usual quips about Mimi’s airbrushing addiction starting doing the rounds. Only this time, she agrees! “That definitely was NOT my selection for the cover… ugh!,” Mariah tweeted before asking fans to send in their own version because: “at this point IDKWTD!”
I highly doubt anything was released by the label without the legendary diva’s approval, so this is probably a clever and cute way of letting the Photoshop jokes work in her favor. Mariah also unveiled a solo version of “You Don’t Know What To Do”, which actually sounds even better than the original. (Sorry, Wale!) Listen to the fabulous 44-year-old’s disco anthem after the jump and see her tweets and approved fan covers. More »