New Music: Mariah Carey f/ Miguel – ‘#Beautiful’

Beautiful

Mariah Carey makes sweet music with Miguel on “#Beautiful,” the first single off her upcoming album. The pop diva and “Adorn” singer duet on the breezy guitar-driven number, perfect for the summer months ahead. The subtle song was written and produced by Mariah and Miguel.

A video, directed by Joseph Kahn, is set to premiere Wednesday on “American Idol.” Mariah will also kick off the “Good Morning America” Concert Series on May 24 in Central Park.

The follow-up to 2009’s Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel is expected to arrive in late June/early July featuring production from Jermaine Dupri, Bryan-Michael Cox, Big Jim Wright, Hit-Boy, The-Dream, Mike WiLL Made It, and Rodney Jerkins.



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125 Comments

  1. xedos

    This sounds like Miguel featuring Mariah Carey

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    chase Reply:

    @xedos, agree, lately her songs sounds like she is the featured artist :/… anyway, i think this is a good song.

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    Enni Reply:

    @xedos, How? Because he started the damn song? Her voice overshadowed him when she was singing? It sounds like Miguel AND Mariah! That’s what a duet should sounds like.

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    Mariah2013 Reply:

    @Enni, lol good point ;)

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    WOWER Reply:

    @Enni, Yes that’s EXACTLY why.

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    Ursula Reply:

    @WOWER, Doesn’t matter because it’s good song regardless.

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    Daa Reply:

    Yes Mariah . I don’t like her attitude as a person. But this song is AMAZING

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    Beautiful Reply:

    @xedos, Mariah has such a beautiful voice! No wonder she’s a legend.

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    il0vee__ Reply:

    @xedos, Love the song especially the ending, Mariah is a legend so your making yourself look kind of stupid when your talking bad bout her, cause she is know all of the world and your username is just written on a blod site (Not even your name, but username) Lol

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  2. Tahir

    I LOVE IT!!!!! SHE MAKIN’ ME FEEL ALL GOOD! #BEAUTIFUL

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    Yeakelly Reply:

    @Tahir, was I the only one who cried???

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  3. HasBeenSlayer

    YASSSSS!!! QUEEN MARIAH!!!!!!!

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  4. DOSSOME

    TOTAL CLASSIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  5. HasBeenSlayer

    LMFAO who am i kidding. YET ANOTHER FLOP!!!! POOR HASBEENRIAH IS A GONER :D

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    riri4life Reply:

    @HasBeenSlayer, IKR!!!! New Mariah

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    HasBeenSlayer Reply:

    @riri4life, LMFAO she trying to hard to find a lane in this new era but keeps failing. this is boring AF! LMFAO.

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    CJS Reply:

    @HasBeenSlayer, shut the hell up.. this song is ##1 people like you always have negative things to say. Mariah Carey is a legend point blank period!! You’re a NeverHasBeen so you have no room to say anything!!

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    mariah2013 Reply:

    @CJS, omds “neverhasbeen” LOOL I’m crying

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    Attention Reply:

    @HasBeenSlayer, #4 On itunes top singles chart already after a day. What was that u were saying about flop? oh ok.

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  6. riri4life

    I’m not feelin da beat tho. Love her vocals tbh… Hmm… Sorry Mariah, Ariana takin ova u!

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    Sean Reply:

    @riri4life, Ew…..

    That’s hideous.

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  7. Luke

    Not feeling it! Have to agree with @xedos, it sounds like Miguel ft. Mariah.

    Never thought I’d say it but Triumphant sounds like a HIT compared to this.

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  8. DRB

    Wish she had another verse or bridge at least but I love this.

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  9. Gyary

    Ugh, I miss the Emancipation era.

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  10. Ant

    Love it!!!! Their voices work so well together on a REAL DUET! It’s got a really fresh vibe to it and it’s a sweet song. Two thumbs up.

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  11. wonderland19

    Wooooooow! This song is stunning! I smell a hit and a grammy.
    Miguel, you have come a long way. Your first album sold 11k first week, people didn’t understand your style and ignored your talent. Now your duetting with an living legend, won a grammy and people are FINALLY recoginsing your talent. Proud of you mig money! Happy to have witnessed his journey right from ‘Sure Thing’.
    Mariah, thank you!!! There isn’t enough words to say how amazing you are. This album will remind everyone why you are a Living Legend.

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    Oh God Why Reply:

    @wonderland19, Completely Agree with everything you said

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    kathy Reply:

    @wonderland19, truthhhhh. sure thing was my jam when NO ONE was on him!!! So happy for him!!!

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  12. HasBeenSlayer

    Poor FAILriah. That’s what you get for coming at the Queen of rap Nicki :D. Now you’ve been hexed with the Nicki curse AKA career ender! lmfao *sips pepsi*

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    wrqt Reply:

    @HasBeenSlayer, is this your honest objective opinion or are you just speaking as an emotional, childish groupie with a grudge? Because I’m guessing the latter.

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    Deion Reply:

    @HasBeenSlayer, if you are referring to Mariah as hasbeenslayer! Then clearly we can refer to Nicki as neverwill beslayer. Log off the computer and do your homework. You have school today kid.

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    Fa Reply:

    @HasBeenSlayer, who is Nicki Mintage?
    Isn’t she a Drag Race contestant?
    And if not , SHE SHOULD BE!
    She would win with ease! LMAO

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    Creative Minds Reply:

    @HasBeenSlayer, 20 Number 1′s bitch 5 of which were in a row Mariah can sit on her ass and chill for the rest of her life. Nicki aint shit. Go to Bed!!!

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    Truth Hurts Reply:

    @Creative Minds, TELL EM OFF!!!!!!

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    Truth Hurts Reply:

    @HasBeenSlayer, How you the Queen of rap with no Number one songs on billboard Hot 100 at all??? Oh ok

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    La La La La Reply:

    @HasBeenSlayer, How come this is #5 on Itunes right now sis. YOU FAILED.

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  13. Oh God Why

    Awesome song, so much hate. MC you know your one of the G.O.A.T that we still have left. I expected awesome, and that’s what I got

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  14. wrqt

    the picture looks like a cheesy romantic comedy from the early 90′s

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  15. HasBeenSlayer

    HASBEENRiah should have learned from broke ass Lil’Kim about not to mess with the QUEEN. Now she been flopping harder than Lil’Kim. LMFAO *Plays SLAYships* :D

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    Gaz Reply:

    @HasBeenSlayer, “Slayships”…..rigggghhhht(Dr Evil voice) To steal fromt the comments above…because I can.. Nicki “Neverhasbeen” couldn’t sing nor rap to save her life

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  16. wrqt

    nice song but not feeling the chemistry between their voices

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  17. Diego

    Not feeling the fact that she sings one verse hits whistle then song she didn’t realize that every song needs a bridge

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  18. angelcake501

    beautiful

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  19. LAMB 4 LIFE

    TO BE REALLY HONEST I DIDN’T LIKE IT THE FIRST LISTEN, SO I’M NOT SUPRISED IF YALL DON’T LIKE IT TOO

    THEREFORE YOU NEED TO LISTEN TO IT A COUPLE OF TIME!!!

    IT’S A SMASH

    HIT

    19 #1 HERE WE GOOOOOOOOOOOOO OMGGG

    QUEEN MARIAH>>>>>> YOUR FAVE

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  20. LAMB 4 LIFE

    LEGEND

    DIVA

    ICON

    EMPRESS

    GODDESS

    QUEEN

    THE ONE & ONLY

    MARIAH CAREY

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    Mariah2013 Reply:

    @LAMB 4 LIFE, *OFTEN IMITATED, NEVER DUPLICATED

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  21. Neutral Person

    The song is #Beautiful, laid back, easy, calm, a summer song with an old school vibe. I like it. I rarely need Mariah music growing on me, Triumphant was the first time when I thought… ok, I’m not sure. Almost Home had me nodding my head immediately. And now #Beautiful wants me to just feel carefree and I do with this nice sunny weather today. (my personal view after 2 listens).

    More objectively this is a nice collabo and while it states Mariah feat. Miguel I don’t see nothing wrong with him singing the first verse – it’s unusual YES, but if you call it rather a duet than a feature it makes sense. If he would have sang the 2nd verse it wouldn’t make much of difference, only Mariah had the entry. It is a clever move to feature Miguel and their work is organic and doesn’t sound thrown together. I can totally see that this sort of collabo (like Triumphant too) is strange seeming at first, but this one might take off as it is a good radio and car song, you can’t deny that! It’s short and catchy and could take over the airwaves if radio gives Mariah love again. And she deserves it (Almost Home deserved it too, but it was OST). If you don’t like her fine, but don’t act as this wasn’t good musical production and lyrics.

    I hope the promo will work and she gets a hit again. It would be nice to see her punching all those haters in the face again because she can do it, you know that if you’re true to yourself, she has proven it multiple times. So I’m wishing for a top 40 at least, of course top 20 would be wonderful. A 19th #1? If she is very lucky maybe, I have a feeling the downloads will not be that good sadly, but I’ll wait and see. At the end of the day, if she makes such #Beautiful music I’m already happy. That’s all that counts. The success would be just the topping.

    Somehow I get the feeling that these stupid haters will hate on every topic about Mariah, even if it is not about music or her family. They could simply post something like Mariah has a new dog and they would hate – why waste your time? Just go away.

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    Neutral Person Reply:

    @Neutral Person, Now I’m feeling it. I’m hooked.
    Already played 10 times. Such a catchy song. I hope it will really take off. It can!

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  22. HasBeenSlayer

    flop flop flop!!!!!!!!!!! :D

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    Enni Reply:

    @HasBeenSlayer, Okay leave the page then! Gosh.

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    HasBeenSlayer Reply:

    @Enni, U mad? Not my fault FAILriah keeps giving y’all these flops. LMFAO ;)

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    leon Reply:

    @HasBeenSlayer, get a life

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    NeverHasBeenSlayer Reply:

    @HasBeenSlayer, Beautiful #5 on itunes already sis where’s Onigga?

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    Truth Hurts Reply:

    @HasBeenSlayer, Hit me up when Nicki gets 5 number 1 Hot 100 Hits in a row.

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    @HasBeenSlayer, #1 on 13 countries and just broke Lady Gaga record for most spins on it first day.
    #Beautiful have more than 2000 spins on first day only in US and it’s the most spinned song ever on it first day on US.
    STFU!!!!!

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  23. Kemar

    I really like this! It has a nice laid back vibe just in time for summer. Vocals from both Mariah and Miguel are amazing! Haters out there supporting people who have yet to accomplish a tenth of what Mariah has will always talk shit because they’re jealous and mad. Unbiased, I still think the song is really good! It sounds like a duet; each singer getting equal parts. The only thing I wish is that Mariah started the song but once she came in she took over. A nice video and good promo should carry this! I’m really excited for Mariah’s new album. Stay mad haters!!!

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  24. Enni

    A + Mazing song! It’s short yes but It’s still perfect. I don’t think it needed a bridge and I’m happy she’s not belting over the top, It didn’t need that either. It’s amazing the way it is. It’s perfection.

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  25. ovodrake

    miguel killed mimi on her own songs smh lol

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  26. Mu

    GREATTT GREAT GREATTTTT SOUND ayeyeyeyeyeye

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  27. Mariah2013

    yeah im feeling this song

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  28. datchavisboy

    She did it again…created another #1!!

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  29. Illuminati

    Gives me riding with the top down in California tease. I can see this getting a lot of play. Not particularly awed but Mariah is playing it safe.

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  30. Sabrina

    On repeat. Love it!!!

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  31. damien

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    EveO84 Reply:

    @damien, J whooooo

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  33. Real Talk

    This song is so dope gives me that old school 90′s feel. That genuinely good music feel that you can just feel. This will be a big hit for Mariah guaranteed. And to the people talking about flop u must be the new generation yall listen to garbage u have no say.

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  34. love it

    oh shit!!! i just jizzed :S

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  35. Edg

    This is crap how come Mariah can think that she can come back with a crappy song like this, the song is cheap uncool uncatchy it’s pure bullcrap

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    @Edg, #1 on 13 countries and just broke Lady Gaga record for most spins on it first day.
    #Beautiful have more than 2000 spins on first day only in US and it’s the most spinned song ever on it first day on US.
    STFU!!!!!

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  36. LAMB 4 LIFE

    SHE FUCKIN DID IT AGAIN

    23 YEARS IN THE BUSINESS STILL FUCKING SLAYING UR FLOP FAVES

    DEAL WITH IT MOTHERFUCKERS

    QUEEN MARIAH IS HERE TO STAY

    19 #1 LEGGO

    LEGEND, DIVA, ICON, EMPRESS, QUEEN = MARIAH CAREY

    THE VOICE OF OUR GENERATION

    THE BEST

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  37. Andrew

    Nice to see that all the pressed Nicki Minaj stans got up early to hear the song first and spread their hate and negativity.

    This song is great. I love hearing Mariah rock with such a soulful sound, and her voice and Miguel’s voice really work well together. This track has serious potential.

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  38. LAMB 4 LIFE

    19 #1 4SURE

    QUEEN MARIAH >>> UR FAVE

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  39. jas

    really really great song

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  40. bobs

    Mariah Carey doesn’t actually sing fo the first 1:30 of a 3 minute song?????

    Something is wrong with this woman. She ain’t listening to common sense, ZERO. At lease this song doesn’t stink like Triumphlop, but this is MIGEUL ft. Mariah.

    This is the sonic equivalent to Britney Spear’s dancing. It just seems like Mariah is terrified to sing these days. So, don’t.

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    Ant Reply:

    @bobs, Uhmmmmmm you clearly don’t understand the dynamics of a DUET do you? 2 singers singing equal parts to a song. I suggest you go back and listen to some of Mariah’s BEST duets (i.e. “Whenever You Call” with Brian McKnight, “Endless Love” with Luther, and “One Sweet Day” with Boyz 2 Men) and they all have the same dynamic.

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    bobs Reply:

    @Ant, When you’re making your own record after a LONG LONG LONG stream of flops, you sing FIRST and MOST….

    You also look at successful recent duets (Rihanna’s Stay and Pink’s Just Give Me a Reason) and then at your most recent flop, Triumphant where the guests sang first and most, and use COMMON SENSE.

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    Ant Reply:

    @bobs, Oh okay, so you follow Rihanna’s musical footsteps? LMFAOOOO!!!! Whatever you say my friend. I’ll just refer you to iTunes…..where, after about 2.5 hours after release, the song is already in the top 30 on the Top 200 and almost in the top 10 on the Pop chart ALREADY. In like 2 hours it’s already done better than Triumphant did hahaha. Your point is mute.

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  41. bobs

    I was listening to We Belong Together yesterday. The complexities of that song are mind blowing. This feels like 1/2 the song is missing.

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  42. tune

    definitely not going number one, but it’s still a good song

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  43. Jay

    YES!!!! I absolutely LOVE IT!!!! Mariah is the greatest!!! Miguel is the dude! He’s killing on this right here! This will be in my head all day. I can’t wait for video and MC’s new album!!!! :)

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  44. Ice

    I like it, it sounds like a classic and not cheesy like triumphant. And I think they had a nice balance on the song. Even though Miguel led off, Mariah sang enough to make up for it.

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  45. bobs

    It’s a nice song, but everyone is already commenting how she barely sings on it… SMH….

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  46. Superiority

    I like this!

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  47. BEDSTUYFLY

    I LOVE THIS, IT HAS A REAL OLD SCHOOL LAID BACK SUMMER VIBE TO IT. REAL SIMPLE YET EFFECTIVE!

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  48. Zac

    HEAVENLY

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  49. datchavisboy

    Love it another # 1!!!

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  50. kelly

    this sounds like a country song

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  51. Ray

    This, shit >>>

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  52. Mariah?

    Where is the 2nd half of the song?

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  53. Luis

    Mariah muy mala cancion

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  54. arno

    Nicki Minaj TAKE A SEAT

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  55. James

    Lamds rise up! I just died and went to heaven

    I love this song!!!!!!!
    I LOVE THIS SONG

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  56. summer2013 jam

    this is my summer ’13 jam right here!! yes. one of her strongest first singles imo

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  57. ZKING

    MARIAH CAREY IS THE MOST SUCCESSFUL AND CELEBRATED FEMALE ARTIST OF ALL TIME.

    THE SONG IS AMAZING, AND HERE SHE IS YET AGAIN TO TEAR UP THE CHARTS!

    MARIAH CAREY WILL OWN 2013!

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  58. JHP

    Great song, and it sounds like a duet to me. A Mariah Carey & Miguel song, and there’s nothing wrong with that. This is a good single, I could see it potentially being a smash hit, hope it performs well. I don’t listen to an overabundance of R&B or female artists, but I will say Mariah is one of my favorite female artist, straight legend status.

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  59. Pull up in that You CANT AFFORD THIS

    Even though I don’t like Mariah This song is a good start , good first single. I just thought She should’ve sung more and The way that the song ended for me was weird .. I think that It should’ve been longer. Overall good song .. Thumbs Up Mariah !

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  60. Dance Again

    *yawn* how bout that JLO!!! Live It Up coming out may 8th!!! get with it

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    Deion Reply:

    @Dance Again, really? May 8th. I had no clue she was given gearing up to put something out. I think everyone has more into the subject at hand. In which you are commenting on. Bye hater. Mariah is winning stop hating.

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    Deion Reply:

    @Dance Again, so. Today is May 8th and Jennifer’s new song is out. Still want to talk ? Compare? Didn’t think so. Her new song is so weak. I like jlo dance stuff but this is not good. But for you to try it with Queen MC over that mess? No no. Please go check what billboard is saying about #beautiful after only 2 days of release. Stop hating.

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  61. Jay-Me

    On my 3rd listen I loved it. It doesn’t matter whether it’s a hit or not. that means nothing really these days (the charts prove that). I don’t think this is a gonna get to number one but it’s a great song.

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  62. okjo

    peoples music theses days just aint up to part…

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  63. Wave

    What does Nicki have to do with This?
    Leave her The fuck outta This.

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    Deion Reply:

    @Wave, exactly. Let her be. That’s why it’s such a wrath between Mariah and Nicki now. Because these fans make something out of nothing.

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  64. TheNormaJeane

    I feel like people get this idea that because Mariah only add libs and harmonizes in the opening verse of another artist that it is not HER SONG. This is a false statement.

    However in regards to the song it is amazing. It is true R&B. I love the guitar and mid-tempo vibe that it gives off. It is awesome really. I love it. I have a good feeling about this song. Mariah Carey made a great choice in picking him to be on a song with her. She is not a fool. Also, Mariah’s promo is lined up well. She is performing on American Idol (while already being a judge) on the 8th, and she is opening up the Good Morning America Summer Concert series in a week or so. She has good promo!

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  65. Jonathan

    I don’t know why people keep saying Nicki Minaj hasn’t had any #1′S b/c she has. “Your Love”, “Moment 4 Life”, “Starships”, and “Super Bass”. Like WTF. I don’t know why Team Minaj hasn’t corrected that lie yet.

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    Andrew Reply:

    @Jonathan, Those may have been #1 on the R&B/Hip Hop charts, but she has never had a song hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100.

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    siptea Reply:

    @Jonathan, theres a diff between itune and billboard. dumb dumb!

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  66. channelPink

    Does anyone know when is Beyonce releasing that single? I can’t with these other females.

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  67. EveO84

    #Beautiful need I say more

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  68. Sushi

    I like it. Sounds like summer is coming. :)

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  69. good

    This song is killing itunes around the word!!!!! #1 on 13 countries and just broke Lady Gaga record for most spins on it first day. #Beautiful have more than 2000 spins on first day only in US and it’s the most spinned song ever on it first day on US.

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    Deion Reply:

    @good, haters speak. That’s right. Let these kids know. 20 years strong and still have these bitches scared.

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    Melanie Reply:

    @Deion, could not agree more!

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  70. siptea

    YASSSSSS mimi is killin it!

    her 19th number 1 is about to get fill. TEAMMARIAH! bitches!

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  71. REALIST

    What’s with the hashtag in the song title. what is this? a will.i.am song?

    I expected more, this song doesn’t sound finished and really does sound like Miguel feat. Mariah.

    19th #1? You lambs are delusional.

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  72. RealT

    I was really looking forward to seeing her on idol when they announced her as a judge but realised how insecure she really is from watching her on the show, plus her comments usually suck.

    I wonder how her performance will be like on idol.

    not a #beautiful song and she really is a #bitter person.

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  73. Anonymous

    Miguel works for this but personally I feel Frank Ocean wouldve sounded better on this. In fact only him. Mariah tries to be to pretty with her vocal these days instead of singing raw and rough, which is what she needed to deliver more or this record since its got a throw back feel. Just my thoughts…

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  74. dumbo

    How sweet! My new summer song

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  75. DKW

    It’s cool. I’m impressed. I like where they went went this. You could tell they designed this song to be a classic record and that’s what is. Different direction for the both of them.

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  76. DKW

    …oh and it’s not doing too much! It’s just calm, cool, and collected (finally lol). Well done.

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  77. Sean

    Actually love it. Glad she’s breaking out of her typical style. It was time and she delivered!

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  78. Dots

    I don’t really like Mariah, but this is one hell of a song!

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  79. La La La La

    This my first time hearing it. Its a good song. I like it.

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  80. Angger of Indonesia

    Can’t wait for #BEAUTIFUL to add the#1 collection by MIMI. The song is – at first – quite weird for both my ears, but ended up so catchy and God… hopefully will be a good starter to surpass The Beatles’ #1 record in BILLBOARD HOT 100.

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