Mariah Carey

Jun
4
Mariah Carey’s ‘Elusive Chanteuse’ Debuts at No. 3

Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey returns to the charts with her first album in five years, but the sales were less than stellar.

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May
30
Mariah Carey Rides the Subway in Glittery Gown

Mariah Carey

Even the Elusive Chanteuse rides the subway. Mariah Carey traded her chauffeured-driven vehicle for a more modest form of transportation.

The biggest diva of them all took the subway home from the Fresh Air Fund gala in New York City, where she was honored earlier in the evening. Donning a sparkly blue ball gown and sunglasses, Mimi headed onto the D train with her entourage in tow including Jermaine Dupri, BET executive Stephen Hill, and her bodyguards.

“I figured since I’m underdressed, we might as well take the subway,” said Mariah, who documented her travels on Vine.

The “#Beautiful” singer is not the first megastar to commute with the common folk. Rihanna and Jay Z have both taken the train to their concerts.

Mariah will perform a special concert from her home in Bel-Air and sit down with Matt Lauer for a one-on-one interview during the NBC special “Mariah Carey: At Home in Concert with Matt Lauer,” airing Saturday at 8 p.m.

According to HITS, her album Me. I Am Mariah…The Elusive Chanteuse is expected to sell 55-60,000 copies in its first week.

See Mimi’s glamorous subway adventures below.

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May
27
Review Roundup: Mariah Carey – ‘Me. I Am Mariah…The Elusive Chanteuse’

Me. I Am Mariah... The Elusive Chanteuse

There’s only one Mariah, and she’s not going anywhere. While she’s inspired a new generation of divas, the iconic singer proves she hasn’t lost her luster with her first album in nearly five years, Me. I Am Mariah…The Elusive Chanteuse, in stores today.

On the follow-up to 2009′s Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel, Mimi caters to her diverse fanbase with hip-hop bangers (“Thirsty”), gospel power ballads (“Heavenly”), and disco-soul grooves (“Meteorite”).

She enlists Nas, Fabolous, Miguel, Wale, Stevie Wonder, and even Dem Babies, with production from hitmakers including Jermaine Dupri, Hit-Boy, Rodney Jerkins, and Q-Tip.

Did MC hit all the right notes with critics? The reviews are in.

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May
19
Stream Mariah Carey’s New Album ‘Me. I Am Mariah…The Elusive Chanteuse’

Me. I Am Mariah... The Elusive Chanteuse

On May 27, Mariah Carey will release her 14th album Me. I Am Mariah…The Elusive Chanteuse. A week before it goes on sale, the pop diva is giving her Lambs a first listen via iTunes Radio First Play.

The 15-track standard edition features appearances from Nas, Wale, Fabolous, Miguel, and even Dem Babies, with production from Hit-Boy, Jermaine Dupri, Rodney Jerkins, Mike Will Made It, and more.

The deluxe contains three additional tracks including last year’s ballad “The Art of Letting Go” and her previously leaked collaborations with R. Kelly and Mary J. Blige off her scrapped Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel remix album.

Stream Mimi’s latest work below and share your thoughts in the comments.

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May
19
New Music: Mariah Carey f/ Wale – ‘You Don’t Know What to Do’

Mariah Carey and Wale

Just last week, Mariah Carey and Wale debuted their collaboration “You Don’t Know What to Do” live on the “Today” summer concert series. Now the studio version of their summery duet has arrived via “The Russ Parr Morning Show.”

The bouncy disco-soul jam, produced by Jermaine Dupri, will appear on Mariah’s upcoming album Me. I Am Mariah…The Elusive Chanteuse.

The pop diva belts out some big notes, while Wale gets into the groove with his verse (“Me and Mariah go back like babies and pacifiers”).

Due May 27, the album also features appearances from Nas, Fabolous, Miguel, and Dem Babies.

Get your two-step on to their feel-good collabo.

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May
16
Mariah Carey and Wale Debut New Song on ‘Today’

Mariah Carey

The “Today” show summer concert series kicked off with a performance from one of the best-selling female artists of all time. Mariah Carey took over New York City’s Rockefeller Plaza to promote her upcoming album Me. I Am Mariah…The Elusive Chanteuse, due May 27.

Wearing a sparkly black gown and a black fingerless glove, the glamorous singer performed new and old hits including “Always Be My Baby” and “Touch My Body.” She also brought out Wale to debut a new song off her album called “You Don’t Know What to Do.”

“I love you New York City!” said Mariah as she serenaded her hometown crowd.

She will also sit down with Matt Lauer for a primetime special called “Me. I Am Mariah,” airing May 31 at 8 p.m. on NBC.

Watch The Elusive Chanteuse’s dazzling set below.

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May
13
New Music: Mariah Carey f/ Rich Homie Quan – ‘Thirsty’

Thirsty

Grab some water. After serenading the lovers on the Trey Songz-assisted “You’re Mine (Eternal),” Mariah Carey takes it to the club on her brand new single “Thirsty.” On the Hit-Boy-produced banger (think “Ni**as in Paris”), the pop diva puts her man on blast, while Rich Homie Quan delivers a verse.

“You tryna be a boss now / Thinkin’ you a G now / Boy, you just looking thirsty,” sings Mimi.

Her 14th album Me. I Am Mariah…The Elusive Chanteuse arrives May 27 featuring Nas, Wale, Miguel, and Fabolous.

She will also receive the Icon Award and open this year’s World Music Awards later this month.

Stream both versions, with and without Rich Homie Quan, below.

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