Mariah Carey

The 20 Best Albums, EPs & Singles Of 2014 (So Far): January – June Releases

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…

Idolator Staff | July 4, 2014 - 6:45 am

Mariah Carey’s “You Don’t Know What To Do” Is Shaping Up To Be A Hit (On Urban Radio)

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…

Mike Wass | July 2, 2014 - 1:23 pm

Girls Take It Off: 16 Sexy Pics Of Pop Divas Baring Almost All In 2014 (Q2)

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…

Mike Wass | June 24, 2014 - 1:00 pm

Mariah Carey Does Not Approve Of Her “You Don’t Know What To Do” Cover, Releases Solo Version

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.

Mike Wass | June 23, 2014 - 11:37 am

Jennifer Lopez Defends Mariah Carey’s Album Sales And Responds To The First-Week Sales Projection Of ‘A.K.A.’: “We Are In A Different Status”

The whole concept of Jennifer Lopez’s A.K.A. album is that she’s still the same girl who rode the six and dreamed of finding stardom. If you still question her realness, take a quick listen to an interview she had with Power 105.1 FM this morning (June 20) where she defends the as-yet underwhelming chart performance…

Mike Wass | June 20, 2014 - 11:51 am

Mariah Carey & Courtney Love’s Instagram Photo: Mindblowing, Yes, But They (Kinda) Go Way Back

The Internet collectively blew a gasket, whistle-shrieked until the French windows blew out, fell backward into a guitar amp and sprayed a flurry of butterflies out the whazoozle upon seeing the above photo of legendary rock diva Courtney Love and elusive chanteuse Mariah Carey together, which Love posted on Instagram last night. “@ Mariahcarey love…

Robbie Daw | June 18, 2014 - 1:27 pm

Lil Kim Named Her Daughter Royal Reign: Morning Mix

:: Lil Kim gave birth to a bouncing baby girl yesterday (June 9) and called her Royal Reign. Sure, why not? The newborn weighed 6 pounds, five ounces and measured 19.5 inches. Congratulations! [D Listed]

:: Fans might want to send Paul McCartney a get well soon card. The legendary rocker was forced to reschedule…

Mike Wass | June 10, 2014 - 5:00 am

Whatcha Say: Jennifer Lopez, Michelle Williams And Sia Got Our Readers Talking

It’s about that time, Idolator readers! Another week in the world of pop is drawing to a close, and boy, was it a busy one!

The divas were at the very top of our list this week, with Beyonce sporting a flawless bedhead look for the cover of ‘T’ Magazine,  Destiny’s Child reuniting…

Rachel Sonis | June 6, 2014 - 5:30 pm

Mariah Carey’s ‘Elusive Chanteuse’ Suffers Terrible Debut, Coldplay’s ‘Ghost Stories’ Remains #1

The good news: Mariah Carey has landed her 17th Top 10 album on the Billboard 200 with Me. I Am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse, which debuts on the chart at #3. The bad news: The album only sold 58,000 copies in its first week, i.e. just below the low-end (60,000) of what Billboard had been

Robbie Daw | June 4, 2014 - 9:51 am

Justin Bieber Is Doing “The Best R&B” T-Pain’s Heard In Years: Morning Mix

Did You Hear?

:: When T-Pain wrote songs with Justin Bieber back in February, he was shocked by the results, calling it “the best R&B music” he’s heard in years. “I haven’t heard music like this since, like, early 2000s, ’90s,” he says. [MTV]

:: The Arsenio Hall Show has been…

Christina Lee | June 2, 2014 - 5:00 am

Whatcha Say: Mariah Carey, One Direction And Lana Del Rey Got Our Readers Talking

Happy Friday, Idolator readers! As the weather becomes progressively warmer, and we begin to make the full plunge into Summer ‘14, things are seemingly also beginning to heat up in the world of pop.

This week kicked off on a bit of #scandalous note for our friends across the pond, as One Direction

Rachel Sonis | May 30, 2014 - 5:30 pm

Mariah Carey Rode The NYC Subway — In A Floor-Length Gown, No Less — To Promote Her Album

I guess hell finally froze over! Mariah Carey gave her limo driver the night off and rode the subway home from a gala event wearing a floor-length couture ball gown. Mimi looked like she was having a great time but brought along two burly bodyguards to be safe. She also wore gloves to compliment her ensemble (and…

Mike Wass | May 30, 2014 - 12:33 pm

Win A Copy Of Mariah Carey’s ‘Me. I Am Mariah…The Elusive Chanteuse’!

By now, you and all the Lambily members in your life should be well aware that Mariah Carey is back with a gorgeous new record, Me. I Am Mariah…The Elusive Chanteuse, which was emancipated onto iTunes early this week (May 27).

From last year’s hashtag-friendly summer anthem “#Beautiful” to Valentine’s Day treat “You’re

Bradley Stern | May 30, 2014 - 7:33 am

Watch Mariah Carey’s Adorable Daughter Sing Along To ‘Elusive Chanteuse’ Track “Supernatural”

Mariah Carey’s new LP Me. I Am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse isn’t selling as well as expected but Mimi remains completely unbothered. She’s too busy jetting around the globe to accept random awards to notice. And when the pop icon isn’t being feted for her brilliant career, she’s blasting the album for her kids and…

Mike Wass | May 29, 2014 - 5:53 pm

Ibrawlator: What Was The Best Album Of May?

Each month, we’re taking a look back at the albums that piqued our pop interest, pitting them against each other and then asking you to decide which album ultimately ruled.

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

Bradley Stern | May 29, 2014 - 11:48 am

Mariah Carey’s 5 Best High Notes In One Minute, From “Vision Of Love” To “You’re Mine”: Idolator Instant

It’s unofficially Mariah Carey Week here at the Idolator office (oh, okay — it’s pretty much official), and to celebrate the release of the diva’s brilliantly-titled 14th (!!) studio album Me. I Am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse, we’ve compiled her five best high notes from her singles over the past 24 years in one ear-splitting…

Robbie Daw | May 29, 2014 - 5:59 am

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
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