Need proof? Mariah just posted an adorable video of daughter Monroe Cannon singing along to Elusive Chanteuse ballad “Supernatural” in the car. And this cutie isn’t just humming, she’s belting the song out like a true professional. After all, she features on the studio version with brother Moroccan Cannon. Watch the adorable home movie after jump. More »
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It’s that oh-so-special time once again: The “Best Of” Ibrawlator for May! Last month, the ever-fancy I-G-G-Y Iggy Azalea took home the gold with her debut, The New Classic — and she’s surely not slowing down now.
But now, it’s time to take a look back and reflect on the best pop records of May.
The nominees for May? Mariah Carey‘s newly emancipated Me. I Am Mariah…The Elusive Chanteuse, Cher Lloyd‘s bratty Sorry I’m Late, Coldplay‘s chilling Ghost Stories, Lily Allen‘s social commentary-laden Sheezus and the King Of Pop Michael Jackson‘s posthumous Xscape.
Now we want to know: Which one takes the crown for May’s best album? It’s time for you to decide. More »
Mariah Carey’s 5 Best High Notes In One Minute, From “Vision Of Love” To “You’re Mine”: Idolator Instant
We all first heard scrawny, 21-year-old Mariah hit that glorious, garage-door-opening whistle register with her very first single, “Vision Of Love,” back in 1990. It was just the first of a staggering 18 #1s she racked up on the Billboard Hot 100 over the decades, and in that time, Mimi’s high note has become one of her biggest trademarks. More »
While many Lambs are quick to point out that Mimi isn’t known for huge opening bows, 2009′s Memoirs Of An Imperfect Angel still managed to sell 168,000 copies in its first seven days. So what went wrong? It’s impossible to pinpoint exactly but the endless rescheduling, lack of a massive radio hit to spearhead the release (“#Beautiful” is now a year old) and botched ‘surprise’ rollout certainly didn’t help. More »
As if that wasn’t enough drama surrounding the WMA’s, NBC, who was supposed to air the awards ceremony, aired a re-run of the Last Comic Standing instead. While NBC has kept quiet about situation, Billboard suspects that it was live-stream technical difficulties that caused NBC to do the last minute switch.
Watch a clip of Mariah opening up the show down below. More »
Our own Mike Wass helps weather some of the confusion, explaining, “It’s a concept album of sorts, a loving stroll through the history of R&B — from the Motown era to the ‘90s, with detours through disco and early hip-hop… There’s little instant gratification but, if you’re patient, the songs become richer and deeper with each listen.”
But, what does the rest of the Web have to say about it? Check it out below. More »
So where does that leave you? With an album that takes time to seep under your skin. There’s little instant gratification but, if you’re patient, the songs become richer and deeper with each listen. Take “The Art Of Letting Go”. The LP’s former title track (it’s now relegated to the deluxe edition) sounded like a wordy, tune-less mess when it came and went in late 2013. In context, however, the rambling Darkchild-produced mantra really comes into its own and, now, I can’t imagine a Mimi playlist without it. More »
The album opens with the old school ballad “Cry,” and that’s followed by the sultry Mike Will Made It-produced “Faded,” where that whistle register is in full effect by the end. Things stay low key for much of side one, only truly getting turnt on “Thirsty.” As a whole, the LP leans toward a more classic R&B core, but it’s still a varied listen that lives up to the “elusive” title.
When Carey debuted the song on TODAY, the resulting performance was kind of elaborate. She was draped on a baby grand, flanked by doting men and wearing a long, fingerless glove on just one hand. In comparison, “You Don’t Know What to Do” is as much of a no-brainer as “#Beautiful” (hashtag and all) was last year. It’s a breezy and effortless disco throwback with a hook that everyone can sing; Carey sounds less concerned with vocal acrobatics than actually having a good time.
But it wasn’t all about elevators and high kicks: King of Pop himself Michael Jackson returned with his all-around great posthumous record Xscape, Glee wrapped up for the season and Danity Kane made a thirst-quenching return with their new single, “Lemonade.” Plus, Sheezus herself Lily Allen dropped by the Idolator studio and made her first TV performance in America in ages. (Also, have you entered to win a copy of Sheezus yet?)
As always, you guys had plenty to say. Check out the week’s best comments below! More »