Posts tagged "Mariah Carey"

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

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 »

Mariah Carey, Leona Lewis & Ariana Grande Kick Off Christmas At The Rockefeller Center

Mariah Carey and two of her biggest fans — Leona Lewis and Ariana Grande — kicked off the festive season last night (December 4) with stellar performances on NBC’s Christmas In Rockefeller Center. Given Mimi’s obvious influence on the careers of her co-stars, the sparkly Xmas special turned out to be something of a diva duel. And they all brought their A-games.

When it comes to Christmas, nobody does it better than Mariah. Period. The queen of the holidays looked ravishing in her plunging gowns and showed off her full range with spectacular renditions of “Joy To The World” and her own Yuletide classic “All I Want For Christmas Is You”.

Wearing a shiny gold dress, Leona more than held her own with perky holiday hit “One More Sleep” and a glorious interpretation of “White Christmas”. Her backing vocalists could do with dance lessons though. Also on the bill was Yours Truly songbird Ariana Grande, who expertly performed new single “Love Is Everything”. Watch the divas in action after the jump. More »

Mariah Carey Shines At The Annual Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony: 9 Pics

Christmas without Mariah Carey would be like Thanksgiving without turkey. Thankfully, Saint Nick’s spirit animal takes her duties seriously and officially kicked off the festive season last night (December 3) with a performance at Rockefeller Center’s 81st annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony.

Mimi belted out a holiday medley in two suitably glamorous ensembles. There was a body-hugging red dress, which she teamed with long black gloves, and a gem-studded, sparkly white gown. It goes without saying that Mariah looked absolutely divine. Her performance will be aired on NBC tonight. More »

Whatcha Say: Lady Gaga, Mariah Carey & Christina Aguilera Got Our Readers Talking

Happy ARTPOP Week! Yes, this week was full o’ Miss Lady Gaga: From her crazy #ARTRAVE release party in New York, to the official release of ARTPOP (check out our review!), to her candid interview with Howard Stern, it was all about Mother Monster’s Reverse Warholian Expedition.

But that’s not all — there was tons happening in pop: Almighty diva Mariah Carey dropped her long-awaited “The Art Of Letting Go,” RiRi gave us something to get scared about with the creepy “What Now” video and we started looking back at the best albums of 2013. (Have you voted yet?) Plus, we celebrated the 10 year anniversary of Jay-Z‘s The Black Album and the 5 year B’Day of Beyonce‘s I Am…Sasha Fierce with a Stan & Deliver.

We also had a bunch of premieres ourselves, including Never Shout Never‘s Christmas collabo with Dia Frampton on “Meet Me Under The Mistletoe” and Sabi‘s cover of Fleetwood Mac‘s “Dreams” And of course, you guys had a ton of things to say about all the releases this week. Check it out! More »

Mariah Carey Accidentally Premiered The Wrong Version Of New Single “The Art Of Letting Go”

Someone just lost their job! Mariah Carey is fuming because the wrong version of her new single “The Art Of Letting Go” was premiered earlier this week and she wants everyone to know about it. “A mistake was made by a brand new sound engineer whose only task was to press the space bar and upload the song to Facebook,” Mimi explained to Lambs. It turns out he uploaded an unfinished mix instead.

“While my team, and an incredible group of people from Facebook, partied while listening to the properly mixed and mastered version of ‘The Art of Letting Go’ on repeat from my iPod on my home speakers… there was no reason for me to wonder if the final mix we were listening to in that room together was different than what you were listening to!”

Mariah the explained that the incorrect version is only slightly different to the finished version. But that’s not the point. “There’s no doubt in my mind that this sounds like a self absorbed diva on a ‘woe-is-me’ tangent about a couple of ad libs or some other triviality, but the reality is this is me, focusing solely on the record, wanting you to hear it and experience it the right way,” she concluded.

The moral of the story is — don’t mess with Mimi’s sonic perfection while she’s partying with big wigs! I hope this guy at least got a reference before being walked out of the building and banished from the industry forever. Listen to the correct version of “The Art Of Letting Go” after the jump. More »

Mariah Carey Pranks Fans With A Little Help From Jimmy Fallon: Watch The Hilarious Video

Mariah The Jokester!
All Lambs know that Mariah Carey has a wicked sense of humor — a fact underlined by a prank she recently orchestrated with Jimmy Fallon. The talk show host invited a bunch of fans along to a recording studio to listen to Mimi’s new single “The Art Of Letting Go”. Little did they know that they would be serenaded by the great diva herself instead of hearing a recording.

This is so much fun. Mariah looks amazing wandering from room to room with her long black gloves and bejeweled microphone and the fan reactions are hilarious. I actually think these Lambs did a great job of staying composed. If this happened to me I would be levitating like the mom in The Conjuring. Watch up top. More »

Mariah Carey Basically Called Nicki Minaj “Satan”: Watch

She'll Drink To That
Mariah Carey was on Hot 97 this week and chatted with host Angie Martinez. The pals were rocking a mini fan and drinking sparkling cider out of champagne flutes, so it was like a bizarro version of the fourth hour of TODAY and no topic was off limits — including dem babies (they’re featured on a song from The Art Of Letting Go) and Carey’s marriage to Nick Cannon (she wishes he would “silencio just a little bit” when it comes to flaunting their relationship in public). After ten minutes of drinking and gabbing, Mariah’s guard was fully down, and that’s when she started dishing on her American Idol judging stint, and sort of jokingly referred to Nicki Minaj as “Satan.”

Carey starting off bluntly when asked if she enjoyed her time on the reality singing competition: “Honestly, I hated it.” Much of her distress, apparently, was due to the fact that she was under the impression it would be a three-person panel with Randy Jackson and not-Nicki. The result? “It was like Hell. It was like going to work everyday in Hell with Satan,” she laughed. “Nah I’m just playing. It didn’t affect me that much.” That sort of joking-but-not-really shade is straight out of Diva Power Moves 101.

Watch the full interview below (the Idol chatter begins at 10:00), and steel yourselves for a Minaj response. More »