Mariah Carey Gives It One More Go

noah | October 30, 2008 9:30 am

As far as a description of Mariah Carey’s video for “I Stay In Love” goes, I’ll have to give the floor over to Gabe at Videogum, who correctly catches the Nomi Malone homage that Mimi (and hubby Nick Cannon, who directed the clip) is going for. But I will note that “I Stay In Love” is E=MC2‘s third attempt at catching the chart heat that “Touch My Body” had this year, and that follow-up singles “Bye Bye” and “I’ll Be Lovin’ You Long Time” seemed to repel. How has this album, which has only sold 1,186,000 copies total after a first-week sales tally of 463,000, not been teed up for a big splashy Christmas re-release yet? Did Island Def Jam scrap it, because the execs there have come to the sinking realization that we’re currently at a point in pop music where pretty much any artist can turn into a one-hit wonder like that? [WSHH]