New Music: Mariah Carey – ‘Almost Home’ [Snippet]

Almost Home

Mariah Carey has been busy playing judge on “American Idol,” but she gets back to her first love, music. The big-voiced diva soars once more on “Almost Home,” the new single from Disney’s fantasy adventure film Oz The Great and Powerful, hitting theaters March 8.

Mimi belts out empowering lyrics on the triumphant tune, which she produced with Stargate and penned with Simone Porter, Justin Gray, Lindsey Ray, Tor Erik Hermansen, and Mikkel Eriksen.

“‘Almost Home’ has a message that works beautifully with the film,” said Mariah. “It’s a feel-good record, evoking the feeling of reaching your home and being with people that you love.”

David LaChapelle, who previously directed Mariah’s video for “Loverboy” and photographed her album covers, will helm the upcoming video.

The full song hits iTunes on Tuesday, February 19. Whet your appetite with a 30-second snippet below.

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90 Comments

  1. Twitter.com/Ciaramedlies

    oh gurl, another flop for Mooriah #tryagain

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    Trev Reply:

    @Twitter.com/Ciaramedlies, i hope she cancels her album again….soundtrack stuff is cool…but i don’t think her album will be good based on “Triumph”…that was so terrible

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    Adrian Reply:

    @Trev, Triumphant was not a single. She would never release a single 8 months before an album that hasn’t even been titled yet. She’s been hard at work on some amazing stuff and please believe that this inspirational track is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to her vocals this year. Based on her dozens of live performances in 2012 her voice is on point and she is creatively stimulated. Real fans that have kept up with her understand all these things. We are patiently waiting because this is the calm before the storm. Mariah is getting ready to slay in 2013.

    Almost Home on ITunes Tuesday!!!!!!!

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    Natasha Reply:

    @Adrian, Triumphant WAS a single. It flopped leading her to sign with American Idol to step up her promotion.

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    stan Reply:

    @Natasha, she signed with idol before triumphant. but she didn’t expect massive success out of triumphant anyways, the climate is totally not feeling r&b.

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    acmeada Reply:

    @Twitter.com/Ciaramedlies, only one with a flop is nicki minaj.

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    channelPink Reply:

    @acmeada, Mariah’s been consecutively flopping. The Queen sold 1.5M+ in albums and 6 million+ in songs this era how much did Mariah sell with her last album?

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    NiceBoy850 Reply:

    @channelPink, Her last studio album, Merry Christmas II You, went gold. That’s not bad at all.

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    CJS Reply:

    @channelPink, MARIAH CAREY HAS SOLD OVER 200,000,000 ALBUMS WORLDWIDE YOU DO THE MATH DUMBASS

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    LOLLMAO Reply:

    @channelPink, GTFOH! Are you serious never insult Mariah Carey again! Mariah paved the path for chicks like Bey and believe me without all the extra stage props people enjoy Mariah for her talent and she don’t need to strip naked for people to recognize her vocal talent. Beyawnce is cold, calculated an boring and if shes not shaking her rump then whats interesting about her, not a god damn thing so please! Mariah has not consecutively flopped and still is one of the highest selling female recording artist so get your life!

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    Kate Reply:

    @Twitter.com/Ciaramedlies, Keep seething honey cause Mariah is going to slay this year ! This is NOT her first single, this is just a Disney song…

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    CJS Reply:

    @Twitter.com/Ciaramedlies, You’ll are some stupid ass people who can’t help but hate on the LEGENDARY MARIAH CAREY!!! First of all she is worth $500 MILLION, She has 18 NUMBER ONE SINGLES ON THE BILLBOARD HOT 100 not counting her other number ones, she is an INTERNATIONAL ICON, HER NEW ALBUM WILL BE A HIT GUARANTEED!!, SHE HAS TWO BEAUTIFUL CHILDREN AND A LOVING HUSBAND, MARIAH CAREY CAN QUIT MUSIC TODAY AND NO OTHER ARTIST WOULD BE ABLE TO REACH HER ACCOMPLISHMENTS!! SO SHUT UP ALL OF YOU HATERS! I DON’T SEE YOU OUT THERE MAKING MUSIC I DON’T EVEN KNOW WHO YOU ARE SO IF YOU’RE NOT BEATING HER JUST SHUT THE HELL UP!

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    NickiLyrics Reply:

    @CJS, Worth 500 million. I ain’t see her in the Forbes yet. Swear to God I ain’t see her in them stores yet.

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    LOLLMAO Reply:

    @CJS, Preach! These ignorant fools need to get their lives together and get informed, Mariah is one of the harest working woman in show business!

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  2. Sandy

    Yeah baby. Now you’re saanging.

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  3. TomTom

    Ok Mariah!

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  4. NicKEN

    Tell me why at 1st glance i thought that balloon was Mariah.

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    channelPink Reply:

    @NicKEN, At the rate she’s going it probably is.

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    NicKEN Reply:

    @channelPink, lol. chhhh….she’s there already

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    Adrian Reply:

    @NicKEN, Judging by your anonymous picture-less avatar, I’m sure you look as appealing as a bag of sand.

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    haoea Reply:

    @NicKEN, nah, nicki minaj is like a baloon, very round and fat. mariah is ok.

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    NicKEN Reply:

    @haoea, what a horrendous delusion you live in!!!!Mariah’s weigh>>>>>>>>> >>> >>> >>> >> >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Nicki’s weight

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    ajana Reply:

    @NicKEN, lol nicki is waaay fater dude, open your eyes. lmao

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    @taimiicel Reply:

    @ajana, the only thing fat on nicki is her arse.
    you need to open your eyes
    i love mariah but she does look hella wide on that panel

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    ik Reply:

    @haoea, I would like to see what you look like. Very brave making fun of ppl online. Stupid punk.

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    CJS Reply:

    @NicKEN, SHUT THE HELL UP THAT WAS CORNY AS HELL

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  5. miadaf

    chris brown beats women and homos

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    Sharlyn Reply:

    @miadaf, And yet, you keep sucking his dick.

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    miadaf Reply:

    @Sharlyn, unlike u and ur mother, no, i’m not.

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    unforgiven Reply:

    @Sharlyn, damn girl, u like to suck huh? smh

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    unforgiven Reply:

    @Sharlyn, stop tellin us your fantasies.

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    John Reply:

    @miadaf, LOOOL

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    @taimiicel Reply:

    @miadaf, your a loser this post aint got nothing to do with chris and his pretty dick

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  6. Kate

    I really like it, very uplifting ! I can’t wait to listen to the full song !

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  7. John

    Stop hating u nicki stands can someone say 19 number 1

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    NicKEN Reply:

    @John, ..well THIS won’t give her number 20

    This shall chart just as well as Triumphlop did.

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    Andy Reply:

    Mariah Lambs or should I say LAMES because of your constant comparisons of Nicki with Mariah. We, the Nicki fans, are never comparing Nicki with Mariah, is just ridiculous first because one is a rapper and the other is a singer and second because Mariah is already a legend, has years in this business and third because her sales and charts can’t be compared with Nicki’ sales and charts.

    Yet you seem to have the necessity of saying uncountable times that Mariah is better than Nicki. You are obviously jealous that Nicki has more attention than Mariah, Nicki is stealing the show unlike Mariah in AI, and Nicki has more chances on success this year rather than Mariah. Facts are facts, just shut up and enjoy your idol’s music

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    @taimiicel Reply:

    @Andy, co-sign

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  8. Azebracuntnaj

    why am i not surprise that the first one to comment here were onigger faggot fans. chea..

    those 19 number 1 is unreachable give it up already.

    the 14 second of fame is almost done.. KMART QUEEN lmfao!

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    NicKEN Reply:

    @Azebracuntnaj, stop piggy backing off of some1 elses shade I’ve already slayed dummy!

    KMart Queen vs what??? Atleast the Queen is relevant in today’s music world.
    ..and sweetie, this is a soundtrack song that will mostly be sold in KMart also.
    Spot your fail and invalid post ugly??

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    ,. Reply:

    @Azebracuntnaj, ir beat f-cking paypal queen every day of the week and years.

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    CJS Reply:

    @Azebracuntnaj, YOU NEED YOUR ASS WHOOPED

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  9. NicKEN

    LMAOOOO….so tell me why at 1st glance I thought the balloon was Mariah??!?!?

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    naheas Reply:

    @NicKEN, cuz ur retarded

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  10. BEDSTUYFLY

    WHOA MARIAH IS SINGINGGG!

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  11. Lovetakestime

    Need to hear the whole thing, but i’m loving what i’m hearing long time.

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  12. EveO84

    stop hatin mariah is amazing

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  13. Potassium

    The balloon looks more like Nicki’s inflated ass. lol joke aside, haters gon hate, this song will be bigger than Triumphant because it will get loads of exposure. The movie comes out in theatres March 8th, her album is out march, music video out in march, american idol live shows in march. The Queen is back bitchess!!

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  14. Wow

    Anyone dissing on Mariah is simply hating. 5
    Octave voice, and an accomplished songwriter #nuffsaid

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  15. John

    Mariah last song hit number 1 on the dance charts but this is a full pop good as well this will be a hit stop hating this ear will be than 2005 just wait and her album is coming out soon nicki stands step to the side also beyonce new song is coming real music real still 19 number hear we come

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    channelPink Reply:

    @John, That moment when pop singers faves are hating on a rapper

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  16. viciuzurban

    amazing!

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  17. QUEEN MINAJ

    lol why you guys hating on nicki?
    because mariah cant get a hit on this era?

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    fuck peace Reply:

    @QUEEN MINAJ, Nicki Minaj will never see the Type of success Mariah has has and continues to receive. Who else can still chart off of 20 year old music? Nicki wont be relevant in a couple if years so enjoy it while it while it lasts.

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    @taimiicel Reply:

    @fuck peace, you were saying that in 07 its 13 now only why is up for her now

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  18. B

    Wow!
    I’m pleasantly surprised.

    This is FRESH and Pop!
    Glad to see Mariah back and SANGing !!!

    Love it

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  19. James

    I didn’t like Triumphant and I don’t like this song either. Mariah was amazing in the 90s e.g My All, Anytime You Need A Friend, Without You, the list of amazing ballads is endless. This song is not up to par with her old material, no where near.

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    CJS Reply:

    @James, NOBODY MAKES 90′S MUSIC ANYMORE GET OVER IT! THIS IS A SOUNDTRACK SONG BACK OFF

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  20. Edward

    Why are nicki stands on her team mariah all day get over it

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  21. somethingelsee

    Am I the only one noticing David laChapelle ? Lol I’m confused. If I take the “la” out it’s…. Is it? Lol

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    Neutral Person Reply:

    @somethingelsee, Never heard of David LaChapelle the photographer that directed the Loverboy Video and shot magazine covers with Mariah???????
    He’s white and not comparable with Dave Chapelle the comedian… how can you not know this?

    Here’s a clue …. B.O.B. is not Dave Chapelle either or his brother… *irony*

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  22. Neutral Person

    As for the song, the snippet sounds good, but you have to hear the whole thing before you can comment.
    30 sec. snippets are only good for judging very few times, 1.30 min. snippets are better in most cases, but ultimately the full song is the only thing that really can be judged.
    Melody, beat and lyrics good, maybe a little bit too much screaming on Hoooooome…. but maybe in full it fits together.

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  23. BEYONCE CROTCH SPLIT.

    this is going to be a big hit..love mariah she never fails..so damn talented

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  24. Anthony B

    All you Nicki fans hating on Mariah can go sit ya wack butts down. One person talking about Nicki sold a bunch of albums this year and Mariah keeps flopping. Honey Nicki album flopped and then flopped again when she re released it. She will never be able to have as many sales as Mariah EVER… Also Triumphant was not a single but what they call a buzz song. Used to hype up a album. Her first single might be a ballad and I bet she will slay the song and all you Nicki lickers will be crying in ya beds.

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    Diego Reply:

    @Anthony B, They are sad one thing they need to realize that Mariah’s first album alone sold more than ms Minaj will ever sell in her whole career these kids forget about Mariah selling over 200 million albums they only think about now nicki will never accomplish a fraction on Mariah’s success never

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    Andy Reply:

    @Anthony B, Why the f*ck you jealous wack b!tches are dissing the whole TeamMinaj just because some Barbz commented negatively about Mariah? You’re calling us kids but yet you are so immaturity to tag us as stupid and tasteless. I bet you can’t accept the fact that a legend like Mariah is not earning as much success as a new artist like Nicki Minaj. Just accept the true and stop hating on people you don’t even know Lames.

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    british proune uk 2013 Reply:

    @Anthony B, shut up & take your loco azz somewhere else u ugly lame trashly slut bitch

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  25. Janet

    @Diego your so right these mariah carey always makes a come back nick stands need to educate themselves on this music game

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  26. CJS

    Music is so generic right now.. MARIAH CAREY IS INCOMPARABLE

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  27. NickiLyrics

    “But she boring ass fuck though. Why these bitches in the game so cut throat. Why they can’t just let young Nicki live? Why they gotta feel the raft to know who Nicki is? Not playing boss for real. When they go against the kid it’s gone cost for real. Came straight from the hood with the cross appeal. That’s why these big names want to toss the deal. Ok, I’ll take it, sign on the dotted line. But I’m quick to check a bitch if she out of line. Shout out Mike Darnell & Nigel. Why these bums so mad that the QUEEN on idol huh? Say cheese to that. Want to see me on the screen check E! for that. Bitches lying on the kid I won’t leave for that. Intimidated by my aura where Rita at? Send a GT Vodka, in a helicopter. Me & my Japanese bitches in Osaka. BET I was good there. FRONT ROW, yeah ALWAYS in a good chair. Why the fuck would I leave when I’m good here? Let me send a twitpic of my good hair. YEAH YEAH!” @NICKIMINAJ

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  28. NickiLyrics

    “Came straight from the hood with the cross appeal. That’s why these big names want to toss the deal. Ok, I’ll take it, sign on the dotted line. But I’m quick to check a bitch if she out of line. Shout out Mike Darnell & Nigel. Why these bums so mad that the QUEEN on idol huh? Say cheese to that. Want to see me on the screen check E! for that. Bitches lying on the kid I won’t leave for that. Intimidated by my aura where Rita at? Send a GT Vodka, in a hellicopter. Me & my Japanese bitches in Osaka. BET I was good there FRONT ROW, yeah always in a good chair. Why the fuck would I leave when I’m good here?”

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  29. NickiLyrics

    “Came straight from the hood with the cross appeal. That’s why these big names want to toss the deal. Ok, I’ll take it, sign on the dotted line. But I’m quick to check a bitch if she out of line. Shout out Mike Darnell & Nigel. Why these bums so mad that the QUEEN on idol huh? Say cheese to that. Want to see me on the screen check E! for that. Bitches lying on the kid I won’t leave for that. Intimidated by my aura where Rita at?

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  30. Janet

    Ok what’s with these Lyrics u post them 3 times are team mariah or not

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    NickiLyrics Reply:

    @Janet, Learn how to @ me dumbass. It wouldn’t post right away, so I kept hittin submit until it did. You see them there READ them & then you will know who tf I ride for. & if you don’t read them hop your dumb ass on the short yellow bus and go back to school, commenting on shit you havnt even read.

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  31. MinajRules2013

    This old fat hag looks great in this picture. Her dare she challenge the queen and release ish like this.

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    tooreal Reply:

    @MinajRules2013, Queen of What???????!!!!!!!! lol #Delusional

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  32. Mariah2013

    @nickiLyrics your the dumb one for post it 3 times team mariah all day however we all saw it we dont care about her classless lyrics mariah all day you nick stands yall need to go educate yourself you could learn a lot moreover nicki was a good rapper when she first came to the rap game but she let the hype of young money get to her head oh well again I say it mariah all day 19 number one hear we come

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    NickiLyrics Reply:

    @Mariah2013, She was a good rapper when she first came out & still is. Highest selling rap album of 2012 & won best rap album at AMA’s. Yea I posted it 3 times &? & 19 #1′s, bet she can’t do it now. Mariah last song flopped hard, in top 20 worst songs 2012. Nicki hit the scene 3 years ago & already have 42 billboard entries. While Mariah has 44 for her long ass career. & Nicki called her out in them lyrics. Mariah was hating that Nicki was on the panel, mostly because Nicki don’t have as much success as her, thinking she was going to out judge Nicki on the panel. I see Nicki proved that ass wrong. Critics love Nicki on that panel.

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    NickiLyrics Reply:

    @Mariah2013, Keep listen to broke Mariah hahaha

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  33. Janet

    @NickiLyrics I was typing fast but how funny you bring up the short yellow but bus when I saw u up their anyway Mariah is not thinking about you haters and last I look nicki was not that young get yourself together if you want me to school u on the music game just ask

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    NickiLyrics Reply:

    @Janet, School me on music game? That you can’t. Go listen to that big fat pig Mariah. How you try to end a artist career saying they said they would shoot you? Shes a female, they don’t walk around saying they will shoot people. then she said she was gone walk off the panel next time Nicki “Ragged” her. But she didn’t leave the panel when she “supposedly” heard Nicki was gone shoot her & she was soooo scared for her family. Bitch a front.

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    NickiLyrics Reply:

    @Janet, & you can keep listening to broke Mariah too hahaha

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  34. british proune uk 2013

    it’s not working WTF is wrong with the Link? does anybody know

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  35. @taimiicel

    cute song.
    stop comparing a rapper/songer of this era with a legend.
    im a Nicki fan and its really ridiculous how Mariah’s fans like to bring up old figures to protect themselves against an artist who is winning today.
    if ya’ll really wanna compare wait for mariah to come with a new album then compare those figures.

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  36. Janet

    @ NickiLyrics maraih last song did not flop last I saw it hit number 1 on the dance charts the hop hop one did bad but nicki last album flopped nicki should beef with someone else because with Mariah she won’t win but I can’t wait to hear the full song and on every other sit people are showing mad love

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    NickiLyrics Reply:

    @Janet, Thank you most of Nicki songs are hip hop & still didn’t flop. & her album was a re-release. Which billboards said those were good numbers for a re-release because they don’t usually do good numbers. Like I said she will
    WIN. She going to murder her career like she did Kim.
    It’s not about what you done did, it’s about what you doin. & Nicki all over the charts and networks. & it’s the beginning of her career still. Mariah career went down hill after she dated wack ass Nick Cannon. Mariah’s old school. She can’t last is this new era of music.

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  37. Edward

    Mariah will have 30 yeah career

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  38. elle

    flop to flop

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  39. Mel

    I have been a fan of Mariah’s music and her in general since the 90′s but I have to say i’m not feeling this or any of Mariah’s latest efforts. Although this song sounds like it’ll go well with the movie, it’s really nothing special to be honest. It just seems like she doesn’t really care anymore, which is sad because she is one of the few artists I feel that actually has the power to change music and bring “Real” music back to it’s truest form today. She has gotten lazy, she doesn’t put the soul and effort into records like she once did. She writes all of her music which Iv’e always loved and respected but her lyrics today really don’t have much depth anymore and are quite basic to say the least..you expect that from an basic artist not Mariah Carey. I’m glad she is still releasing music after two decades in the game but it’s just sad to listen how much the quality of her music has declined (not her voice, but her music). Maybe my expectations are just high, but I know what she is capable of and it’s not this or Triumphant. I hope this single does great, but i’m rooting for her to come harder with the official single for her album.

    Hope the new album is filled with strong powerhouse ballads with real instruments with a little jazz influence. She also needs to ditch JD’s tired production this time around and work with new urban producers if she’s gonna do the hip hop records. and also new songwriters. We need something new and fresh but still “Mariah”. I know she can do it again like she did with TEOM.

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    Oh Reply:

    @Mel, I agree, Mariah just has the essence about her that people feed into, and I haven’t felt that from her since maybe Obsessed or even TEOM, what Mariah needs to do is just actually step up her promo and she doesnt really branch herself out, maybe she should get her own clothing line or label to help revive her legacy and image

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