Posts tagged "Mariah Carey"

Mariah Carey, Jennifer Hudson & Janelle Monae To Perform At BET Honors

Mariah Carey, Jennifer Hudson and Janelle Monae will be performing at this year’s BET Honors, which celebrates the achievements of distinguished African Americans. Also taking the stage alongside the three divas are Tamar Braxton, Smokey Robinson and Wayne Brady, with Brady also hosting the affair.

The ceremony will honor Aretha Franklin, Motown founder Berry Gordy, Ice Cube and more, with Ludacris and Rev. Al Sharpton slated to be presenters. More »

Deranged Ke$ha Fans Are Sending Dr. Luke Death Threats: Morning Mix

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:: Ke$ha‘s stint in rehab for an eating disorder has pushed some fans to the brink of sanity. Producer Dr. Luke, who the diva’s mom blames for the situation, has been inundated with death threats on Twitter. [TMZ]

:: Congratulations to the all-conquering Katy Perry. The “Dark Horse” hitmaker is now the most followed person in Twitter history with a staggering 50 million+ followers. All hail the queen of social media! [The Hollywood Reporter]

:: Beyonce fans now have the perfect place to dine on Valentine’s Day. A restaurant in New York City is offering a Queen Bey-themed menu for the discerning stan. Pasta Fierce anyone? [Pink Is The New Blog]

:: While less relevant divas spend hours doing interviews and photo shoots, Mariah Carey just strips down to her ever-handy bikini for publicity. See Mimi’s sexiest Instagram update yet. [Instagram]

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7 Questions With Candice Glover: “Cried”, Debut LP ‘Music Speaks’ & Mariah Carey’s Advice

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Candice Spills The Tea
Candice Glover took a different path than most American Idol winners. Instead of launching her music career with a generic pop song, she showcased her powerful pipes with Jazmine Sullivan-penned ballad “Cried” and channeled all her emotion into impressive debut LP Music Speaks. (Listen to leaked track “Damn” for an indication of just how good it is).

The 24-year-old recently dropped by the Idolator studio to chat about her album and the transition from American Idol winner to recording artist. Candice also opened up about the advice former judge Mariah Carey gave her while on the show and expressed interest in a Nicki Minaj collaboration. How hot would that be? Watch up top. More »

Nicki Minaj Calls Out ‘ESPN’ Magazine For Airbrushing Her Cover: Morning Mix

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:: Nicki Minaj has called out ESPN magazine for retouching her cover photo. That’s fair enough but her complaint is kind of strange. She swears they made her forehead longer. Is that a thing? [Rap Up]

:: Our condolences go out to Mary J. Blige. Her father is in critical condition after being stabbed in the neck during a “domestic incident”. Not sure what that means but we’re sending well wishes. [Vibe]

:: Beyonce and Jay Z have topped Billboard‘s Power 100 list because of their ability to reshape the world according to their vision. Can’t argue with that. [Billboard]

:: This is different. Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon will release a children’s holiday book starring their infant twins called Roc And Roe’s Twelve Days Of Christmas. Sounds like a bestseller. [Billboard]

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Mariah Carey Is Red Hot On The Cover Of ‘Ebony’ Magazine

Mariah Carey celebrates five years of marriage to actor and occasional BeyHive-baiter Nick Cannon with a sexy Ebony magazine cover story. The enduring couple look suitably hot in matching red ensembles. Oh and they’re standing in a pool to contain the sparks their sizzling bodies randomly create.

In addition to sharing Mimi’s wedded bliss, the magazine is the first concrete piece of promo for much-delayed album The Art Of Letting Go. A new single from the LP is expected to drop in February/March, so it’s good that Mariah is getting in some early publicity. More »

Mariah Carey To Release Next Single On Valentine’s Day

Mariah Carey appeared on New Year’s Eve With Carson Daly Tuesday night, where she announced that her next single from The Art Of Letting Go will be out on Valentine’s Day (February 14). Before performing that album’s title track, Mimi comforted those in the crowd who may not have had someone to kiss at midnight, advising them that sometimes you have to let go and find some new love. It was during this rom-com message that she announced, “The album is coming this spring. New single, Valentine’s Day.”

Check out Carey’s announcement about the third single and her performance below.  More »

Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You”: The Chatroulette Guy Strikes Again

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Where's The Mistletoe When You Need It?
After racking up 87 million views on YouTube with THE trashtastic pop music viral clip of the fall, how does Steve Kardinyl — aka the “Wrecking Ball” Chatroulette guy — top that success at year’s end? By staging a similar stunt on the webcam chat site with Mariah Carey‘s modern day classic “All I Want For Christmas Is You,” of course!

Kardinyl’s skag drag is full-on festive as he bumps, grinds, twirls and humps a Christmas tree to the tune of Mimi’s 1994 holiday chestnut, all to the delight of a series of wide-eyed onlookers on Chatroulette. From shirtless bros who thought they were in for some naughty “show me yours…” action to an old tie-dyed hippie with a Santa beard, no one is immune to the giddy charms of the Internet’s class clown of 2013. More »

Mariah Carey’s Rambling, Divalicious ‘Today’ Interview: Watch The Fabulous Clip

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Christmas Just Started!
Mariah Carey didn’t drop by this morning’s (December 11) Today show — they came to her! Cut to Mimi sprawled on the floor in a silk negligee and robe, chatting to Tamron Hall about all things Christmas. If you’ve ever seen the pop legend’s iconic Home Shopping Network interview, you have some idea of the fabulousness that ensued.

Among the many revelations that Mariah shared were the suspicion that she’s related to Natalie Cole and her preference for Agent Provocateur high-heel slippers. The Lamb Whisperer also talked about enduring festive anthem “All I Want For Christmas Is You”, which is currently top 20 on iTunes — 19 years after its 1994 release. Watch magic happen up top. More »

Celine Dion Covers “Open Arms”: Listen To The ‘Loved Me Back To Life’ Japanese Bonus Track

Celine Dion‘s Loved Me Back To Life album boasts a number of fine covers but, somewhat disappointingly, her lovely version of Journey‘s “Open Arms” was relegated to Japanese bonus track status. Of course, Mariah Carey made the song her own in the mid ’90s — so perhaps she didn’t want to spark a diva throw down.

The classy Canadian has taken a less-is-more approach to vocal acrobatics this era, only pulling the trigger when the material absolutely calls for it. As such, Celine’s version is surprisingly subtle and restrained. Her peerless vocals calmly sail over the delicate orchestral arrangement before finally unleashing at the very end. Listen after the jump. More »

Whatcha Say: Britney Spears And Carrie Underwood In ‘The Sound Of Music’ Got Our Readers Talking

Did you feel that festive feeling this week? The Christmas season is truly upon us — and now that Mariah Carey, Ariana Grande, Kelly Clarkson and Leona Lewis serenaded us at the Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting Ceremony, it’s really official.

But the pop releases haven’t stopped just yet! Our beloved ringleader Britney Spears released her eighth studio album Britney Jean, her Most Personal Album Ever, while we saw new releases from the likes of Justin Bieber. Lana Del Rey dropped her long-awaited, gorgeously shot mini-film Tropico. And, we at Idolator started taking a look back at 2013 with our favorite albums list. Did your favorites make the cut too? If not — don’t worry, we’ve got a readers poll going too! And, we even got some of our faves to weigh in on their faves, starting with Tegan & Sara.

And finally, Idol alum Carrie Underwood pulled off the (near) impossible with a live staging of The Sound Of Music on NBC. It was a ratings smash — but did you like it? As always, you guys had plenty to say about this week’s pop happenings. More »