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Katy (45,553) by this_is_qhm from the Philippines

I actually like Katy and own 2 of her albums, her first and latest. I think she's a decent singer with quite a distinctive voice that's unfortunately always buried under heavy production. I think some of her stuff is inspired, especially those that come from a raw, personal place and dusted with minimal commercial sheen. And in fairness, the girl knows how to create a catchy, easily accessible chorus just like Madonna, Britney, Rihanna, and GaGa. But unlike those artists, a lot of her hits (especially California Gurls, Last Friday Night and Roar) have an unapologetically commercial quality to them that feels tacky and even embarassingly so, but also somehow seems deliberate, which is weird. It's like the sonic equivalent of cheap nail polish, if that makes sense. So whether the rumors are true or not, I hope Mariah doesn't respond in any way, as Katy isn't worth the energy. After all, however this plays out, it seems like one of those silly issues that in 5 years, if remembered at all, will only be laughed at because of how mundane it is.
(Thursday 24 July 2014; 12:54)

Mariah at the Hercules premiere (45,552) by Ken from USA

Did anyone else think Mariah looked amazingly good? I first saw the photos on Instagram with no context and thought they were from late 2008 or 2009. Hope she continues with this look, she looks great.
(Thursday 24 July 2014; 12:17)

Shelly (45,551) by Mimi L. from

Yes. You are absolutely right, I completely forgot about the Cameron Diaz song. I think it was also partly inspired by the Jessica Rabbit one. But yes, I meant the same setting, the club like one. Where her love interest would come and she would be on stage performing and dancing with cutscenes of her on a piano like you mentioned. She can get down from the stage and sing around the guy too. Lol we should send this idea to Mariah.
(Thursday 24 July 2014; 12:05)

Album art (45,550) by Shelly from United States

I feel badly about what I said about the album art. If I met her in real life I wouldn't tell her to her face that I didn't love it. I am happy and thankful to have a new album and the music inside I do love. I guess I just meant that the album art is not horrible but it could have easily been better. When I see her on T.V. she looks radiant and happy and I like looking at her. The person on these covers is almost unrecognizable to me, they don't capture her essence and look more like paintings. The Japanese version was the best but even that one looked too much like the Charmbracelet cover. The full body one is my second favorite because it's different. They're not bad. I guess I just like her candid shots better.
(Thursday 24 July 2014; 7:47)

Oh silly Katy Perry (45,547) by Stacey from USA

Katy Perry can say or do whatever she wants to MC these days. What she can't change are Mariah's accomplishments. Those are set in stone. Put aside all the chart topping hits spanning over 20 years, MC has sold over 200 million records worldwide. When silly Katy has hit that number, then she can talk #ish all she wants. Until then? Shut it, Ms. Katy.
(Thursday 24 July 2014; 7:30)

Why does anyone even believe the Katy Perry feud is true? (45,546) by Alexis from USA

To me, the songs have a slight lyrical similarity. But, as a songwriter, is apparent to me that both were still trying to be creative. The melodies are not similar at all. Sing any other lyric over that excerpt of Black Widow and it would not remind you of Thirsty at all. I remember when the press said Mariah was feuding with Westlife when she wasn't. To me, this is exactly the same situation and I don't see why people don't see it is fake. The "throwback" comment wasn't classy, but it's Katy Perry. I really don't think this is a thing at all.
(Thursday 24 July 2014; 7:27)

In the midst of all the perceived "negativity" (45,545) by this_is_qhm from the Philippines

While we're all still breaking things because of the unspeakably horrible way this era has been handled, let's take a moment to remind ourselves of just how phenomenal Mariah's career has been so far. True, many female solo acts have burst into the spotlight throughout music history, but only once in a blue moon has one exploded, attained immense fandom, and sustained the same fever pitch of popularity for at least over a decade. It's often forgotten that Mimi belongs to that elite league of women. Unlike Madonna and Janet who are famously adept at living off of controversy and being daringly innovative; Mariah, with Whitney, are known for their sheer one-in-a-billion talent. There's a reason why each of them has earned at least 10 #1s each. (Rihanna and Katy have only caught up because of today's single-driven industry, plus, I know at least 3 of RiRi's #1s were just her piggybacking on other artists' songs.) And that's just the achievement part of it - we still haven't gotten to their cultural significance and legacy. Nothing reaffirms iconic status as much as the ability to make an epic comeback, which they've all managed to do with varying degrees of success. On top of it all, nothing says legendary quite like not being able to imagine today's musical landscape without them. Just listen to the radio, their influences are ubiquitous. That makes me so proud to be a fan, knowing just how much of a rarity Mariah is. Inescapable. Forever relevant. There will never be another.
(Thursday 24 July 2014; 6:37)

Summer Jam (45,544) by NYHotShotta from USA




I thought this lil piece with Mariah was cool. I wish there was more. Just skip to 8:00.
(Thursday 24 July 2014; 6:25)

No filter no cleavage (45,543) by Gloria from Hong Kong

Guess those selfies on twitter are responding to some nasty comments on her image/magazine shoots. Without PS she could still be beautiful. I just love how she reacts to the so-called media.
(Thursday 24 July 2014; 6:18)

KP article (45,542) by Jay from USA

Katy trying to shade Mariah doesn't bother me as much as the writing alluding that Mariah is on the same level as Hilary Duff. They compared Katy destroying Mariah's career to Beyoncé destroying Hilary's career. Maybe I'm reading too much into it.
(Thursday 24 July 2014; 3:53)

Orkun and Mimi L (45,541) by Shelly from United States

Orkun, don't worry about it and thank you. Sometimes I do feel badly for saying negative things about her, because I love her and I'm not trying to tear her down, but this is a discussion board after all. I know what you mean about the real her shining through when she's talking about her babies. That's the Mariah I miss too. I know she doesn't put herself out there for her own protection but I miss her. Mimi L, I like what you said about the little dancing part. At first I didn't because I was thinking of the dress she wore last year on GMA when she sang Always Be My Baby. The pink sparkly one that bust open. Most of the time I don't like the way those dresses look on her. They make it look like she doesn't have a waist. But the dress she wore around the same time when she sang Looking In looked a lot better. Maybe it's just the fabric. If the dress was more like that shape, maybe with a slit up the leg? I also think of Cameron Diaz's little sing and dance number in The Mask. I think MC was going for a 1988 theme with this album, though. I don't remember what the styles were then.
(Thursday 24 July 2014; 3:01)

Where is the "You Don't Know What to Do" video? (45,540) by Eddie Childs from USA

I can't wait for the video. Where is it everyone? Can someone check?
(Thursday 24 July 2014; 1:57)

Katy P (45,539) by Ken from USA

She will never be on Mariah's level.
(Thursday 24 July 2014; 0:49)

Songwriting (45,538) by this_is_qhm from the Philippines

Aside from the vocal and creative maturity, another thing that has improved is her songwriting. I feel like present Mariah is comfortable with writing just about anything. To me, some of her earlier work (especially pre-Daydream) was too conservative, even contrived. While songs like Vanishing and VOL are great mature compositions made even more impressive by the fact that they were written by a teenager with a talent beyond her years, some of the lyrics of her other songs always seemed to come straight out of a Hallmark card only disguised by pretty melodies. She was at her best when she ditched all the platitudes and vague generalities and wrote deeply personal stuff like MIH. But as time went by, she rebelled more and opened herself to more opportunities to explore a wider range of topics and more varied ways of expressing them. She adapted a more vividly descriptive way of storytelling. She also incorporates more clever metaphors, allusions, name-dropping, colloquialisms, and even slang, which to some may be a bad thing, but for me makes her work more interesting and shows her versatility. Not to say that everything she picked up is great, though. I personally dislike her use of the term "boy". It's fine in small doses, but when used too much, especially considering her age now, it just makes her seem like a cloying cougar. Other than that, I'd say her post-'94 songs lyrically intrigue and challenge me more and just makes a lot of her old stuff seem banal in comparison.
(Thursday 24 July 2014; 0:17)

KP (45,535) by Mimi L. from

Get a life Katy, just please get a life.
(Wednesday 23 July 2014; 22:54)

Shelly (45,534) by Mimi L. from

Haha, my ideas for Money are also very cheesy. The song is a cheesy one so it's not surprising. But I really enjoy the song, everyone sounds like they are having fun in it. As for MILG, yes the piano would go nicely with the 60s theme. She could also have some cut scenes doing a few sultry slow dance moves while singing, on a stage in a club like setting while her love interest looks on. Have you seen the Jessica Rabbit "Why don't you do right?" song? Something similar but definitely a little dialed down and a little more clothing. Since MILG is such a sultry song and we all know Mariah loves looking sexy, she can do the video like this instead of sitting in one place and looking at the camera all the time.
(Wednesday 23 July 2014; 22:54)

Thirsty single (45,533) by Shelly from United States

She should still make a video and release it as a single. It sounds better than that other song. I remember when Beyonce released Halo and it sounded like Kelly Clarkson's Already Gone. Kelly released it anyway and at the concerts she would make fun of the comparisons by singing a few lines of Halo and saying it was a great song.
(Wednesday 23 July 2014; 22:40)

Katy Perry (45,532) by Abraham from USA

I think it's funny if Katy is planning something against Mariah. I'm sure even Mariah would think so too. You think she would feel threatened by someone like Katy Perry. I think not. Mariah has absolutely nothing to worry about. I've never liked or cared for Katy, or her music. This is a women who can't sing, once said that to her "JLo is Selena". Really?And called her own grandmother a b****. What Katy needs to do is worry about what little music career she has. And continue doing her.
(Wednesday 23 July 2014; 22:39)

Don't leave Mariah alone (45,531) by Orkun from The Netherlands

(Webmaster, thank you for your 45,528 message. Perfectly said.) And Shelly, I feel my response to you may have been a little harsh. I apologize for that. The more I read you, the more I like you actually. I don't understand the messages that say, leave Mariah alone. She is alone already. Don't you get it? After her family and close friends, we, her fans, are the only ones who is real to her. I remember distinctively, during a recent pre red carpet show, she was being interviewed, being all Mariah as we know. But all of a sudden the adorable Dem Babies appeared from a distance (not seen on camera) and Mariah's face changed that instant second, very sweet, very fragile and her eyes were screaming "the only thing that's real", calling out to them saying "ohhh Dem Babies". I got teared up by that moment because it was pure. So lets not leave her alone. Once she finds her peace, she will come back to us and truly realize that we have been waiting for her succes and happiness all along. To me, if she ever goes on stage bare foot, even for 1 song only, it would mean "I'm back and I've missed you so much." Peace.
(Wednesday 23 July 2014; 22:25)

Katy (45,529) by Shelly from United States

I liked KP after I watched her movie the first time, because she seemed like a sweet person just doing her own thing, but then when I heard she wanted to mock her in her video it left a bad taste in my mouth. This morning I tried to watch that movie again and everything she did got on my nerves. That line posted down there is an obvious rip off. It makes me sad, why is everyone out to get Mariah?
(Wednesday 23 July 2014; 21:59)

Re: All except what matters, shut down please (45,528) by The webmaster from the Netherlands

I don't see anything wrong in discussing what's in the news. And clearly you don't read most of the messages, or else you would have noticed that most of us are very supportive of Mariah. And no one ever talked about Mariah being black or not. I don't know how you got that idea. And we are the ones who should promote Mariah's album, while Mariah herself is doing nothing? What do you have in mind? That we go on tv-shows to do interviews, or that we sing some songs from the album live? It seems you only want to anger some fans, so in fact you're just as guilty as you claim other fans are.
(Wednesday 23 July 2014; 21:47)

Katy (45,527) by B from USA

Katy Perry is jealous of MC. She wishes she could sing like Mariah. She probably also wishes she could write songs without the help of Max Martin the mastero behind most of Britney's hits. I stick by my original statement when I first heard she was planning on mocking Mariah in a music video she's a poor man's Britney. What a joke.
(Wednesday 23 July 2014; 21:11)

All except what matters, shut down please (45,526) by Carla from Portugal

Why do you still fuel these arguments KP vs MC? It's pure rubbish. You are supposed to be a support page, not a negativity forum. All I see here are critics, attacks to Mariah and for what? She clearly doesn't care about what you guys think. I mean, talking about her being or not black, about her photoshop, about her voice, when all you should do is concentrate in promoting the album. Don't call yourselves fans because you don't even know what that means.
(Wednesday 23 July 2014; 20:57)

Mimi L (45,525) by Shelly from United States

The ideas I have for Money are too cheesy and cliché, I'm trying to come up with a better one. I like your classic black and white idea for MILG. When I hear that song I think of her on top of a piano like when she did YM(E). But I didn't like the dress she wore, I'm thinking a dress with more support. And the piano can spin like the spinning bed in Breakdown. Some parts can be of her in black and white with the old school microphone, like the picture that used to be on her website. I'm thinking about I Still Believe when she had the old school look. When she's on the piano it would be shooting her from the top, so it would mostly be the drama of her face that stands out. So when she sings, "Fantasize about the way you lick your lips etc." She would be looking up blissfully/lustfully thinking about her lover. Not directly at the camera. And without the slow motion that's later sped up effect. It looks weird.
(Wednesday 23 July 2014; 19:23)

Thoughts (45,523) by Shelly from United States

I like reading everyone's posts unless they're plain mean, constructive criticism is fine. Honestly, I just want one more hugely commercially successful era and I can die happy. I remember in 2005 even my then 13 year old cousins were into Mariah, one even stole all of my Mariah CDs. MC was already 35 then. Mariah still looks good. She can still make videos. There was a time when people of all ages listened to Mariah, she was the Adele of that time. I'm 31 and when I think of my peers, a lot of them don't have cable. Pretty much everyone streams through Netflix and Amazon Prime. Maybe she should do a film with music videos for all of her songs, or a documentary, and have them on Netflix. Katy Perry did this and it was a genius idea. She just needs to make sure she's presented in a positive light and that she looks the best she can. I watched Katy's movie and it made me like her, I even bought all three of her albums right afterwards, they were $5.00 each on Amazon. Almost all of Mariahs albums are $0.00 to stream on Amazon Prime and $5-$7 to buy except the new ones. The album is good enough to be wildly successful. I think when people see the album cover they're turned off because she looks worn out on one cover and like she's anorexic and being crucified on the other. The album covers are not very creative. Then they have an explicit label which would make one who doesn't know that it's full of the F-bomb and sexually explicit content. A lot of people don't care about that but a lot of people do. Then the videos, I liked them but a lot of people didn't. On FB when #Beautiful came out, people (friends and family) were saying she was trying too hard to stay young and sexy. I think it was the slow motion and faces when she's on the bike more than anything. I think the clothes were fine and the part where she's dancing is cute. Then YM(E) people didn't like that she was holding her boobs. I liked it, I thought it represented her being vulnerable and naked. I'm not trying to be mean. Just using this as a focus group in case her people do read what we write on these forums. Maybe she can have a Storyteller's type of Unplugged show and put that on Netflix. But only if she sounds good because otherwise people won't watch it. She sounded good on her Christmas special so I know she can still sound good. It has to be something people can and are able to watch over and over.
(Wednesday 23 July 2014; 18:24)

Fans and criticism (45,521) by this_is_qhm from the Philippines

There are 3 types of fans on this board: the critical ones who can be quite pessimistic, the eternal optimists, and those that fall in between. No type is better than the other, we're all fans after all. But in this unprecedented messy era, I believe it'd be better for us to be one those combination fans who aren't hesitant to call out the b.s. but remain constructive and positive. Some assert that she has done this for over 2 decades and knows the signs of the times. While that may be true, the music industry is very fickle. Brutally so. Only time will show if still knows what she's doing, if she's actually lost and clueless, or if she's been in the game too long and has already gone weary of keeping up. And while I do agree that the real Mariah lies in her music, sadly, it has gotten to a point that her image affects the way her music is received. What use is a great album if, with the exception of hardcore fans, it falls on deaf ears? Besides, weren't Mariah's fans just as fervent as Madonna fans before? Are we just supposed to assume that they suddenly disappeared? Even in an age of declining album sales, such a steep sales drop from one of the world's biggest-selling artists signals that there is something wrong here, and it definitely ain't the music. It's hard enough that R&B and pop don't have the same strong and loyal niche markets as jazz, rap, and country music. Bublé, Eminem, and Brooks can release an album led by a weak single and still shift a huge number of units. 2010's Mariah clearly can't manage the same feat with a similar amount of effort. That's why there are a lot of suggestions in here of what Mariah should or shouldn't do - we blindly hold out hope that someday she or a member of her team would happen to stumble upon this board and maybe see what people who genuinely care about her have to say. Now even if she marches to the beat of her own drum, who's to say she won't take suggestions and advice from mere fans? It's true, we may get obsessively analytical at times, even going overboard and coming off as snooty experts on Mariah-logy, but it is all well-meant. Really it is. I don't believe anyone here, not even the most critical or cynical, is rooting against her. But just because we're more outspoken doesn't mean we're ungrateful. If you don't like what you read, then kindly skip to the next one or post about something else, but please don't tell us to shut up. Peace.
(Wednesday 23 July 2014; 15:48)

Ageism (45,520) by this_is_qhm from the Philippines

With Cher, it happened in '99. Believe is a great song and deliberate obvious use of autotune was considered cool. Plus, music fans were way more accepting of aging artists back in the '90s. Even Elton John had a long-running chart-topper in '97. Since then, no other Cher or Elton song has reached the same success. Madonna, on the other hand, managed to have 8 top 10 hits since she turned 40 in 1998, five of them peaked within the top 5, and one of those reached #1 when she was 42; and she was 50 when she got her last biggest hit (4 Minutes, #3). That's impressive, but we have to take into account that we're talking about Madonna here, a brilliant mastermind in promoting herself whose "devil may care" attitude (which Mariah doesn't even come close to having) has more often than not worked to her favor. But Gimme All Your Luvin' hit top 10 mostly due to digital downloads. Airplay was poor. Plus, she had to feature 2 current rappers in it and perform at the Superbowl to achieve that. In the past 5 years, a huge chunk of the music buying public has gotten much younger thanks to digital downloads. These tweens, teens, and twenty-somethings would tend to gravitate towards artists of or close to their age because they can relate to them more than they do to older ones. The ageism is real. It's possible for artists over 40 to get hits; it's just more of a struggle. And the young artists may not be direct competition, but they do steal a whole lotta focus and thunder.
(Wednesday 23 July 2014; 12:43)

Shelly (45,519) by Mimi L. from

I do that too. All the time. Especially with Mariah's songs. Currently I have been trying to think up a good one for Money. It's such a fun song. And Make It Look Good always gives me old Hollywood feel for some reason. It would be great if it had a black and white of Mariah in 60's make up and hair and clothing.
(Wednesday 23 July 2014; 12:04)

I'd like to know If you feel like me when you listen MIAM (45,518) by Gilles from Malta

Hi everyone. Yesterday I watched again Mariah live at home during the interview with Matt. She said about the playing words about Cry that she wrote the album in order that we can adapt and interpret the lyrics to every type of emotions. Relationship, friendship, family etc. That 's what I make for an example. I would suggest to you to listen Camouflage and The Art Of Letting Go. And to turn the pronoun. You are not for only one person in particular, but for a group of people. And you will get a whole new meaning. What do you think about it?
(Wednesday 23 July 2014; 11:40)

Shelly (45,517) by Orkun from The Netherlands

I hear you and I really like your response. To me, it sounds honest and real. For the record, of course we are all fans and I believe there is not even one person on here who is a hater, as they call it. I'm very grateful for her music and that will never change. The thing is, I wrote on here some similar things before her album came out and I was being told regularly things like, "How dare I, how could I, etc." Someone here also says if I was a musician over 40, I'd go down too. Well, of that person was the exec producer of Mariah's last album, he/she would be fired. Because Mariah would blame that person. A little note (not meant for Shelly): I never told anyone on here what to do or what not to do. Merely sharing my thoughts. So many fans got turned off by responses of other fans. And yet we wonder where her fan base has gone. And I'm skipping many topics atm, like many of us. I hope the day where we skip all the topics will never come. Peace.
(Wednesday 23 July 2014; 9:11)

"Thirsty" and "Black Widow" comparison, why is it always open season to come for Mariah? (45,516) by Baby from Sweden




Just listen. Bitches be emmulating Mimi daily. Is it a race thing?
(Wednesday 23 July 2014; 8:07)

Overall atmosphere (45,515) by MimiLamb from Germany

I visit this website on a daily basis. One because it has all the news but also to read what people think and feel. The overall atmosphere here is very negative, there is no denying there. I love reading different opinions and even criticism here and there. But there are a few that will complain with every message they put up here an go way overboard. So what do I do? I skip them and I shake those people off. It's very easy to sit behind a computer and complain and criticize. I would love for those to get the opportunity to say it to Mariah in person because I'm pretty sure they won't. And God forbid you defend Mariah than you are nothing more than delusional. People need to realize that Mariah from the 90's is not the Mariah we see now. We all change over the years. If you are not able to grow and walk this path with Mariah that's cool, just stick in the past and maybe find another artist that will give you the same feeling Mariah did in the beginning of her career. I don't agree with everything Mariah does and yes she will make mistakes but guess what? She’s human she is bound to make them. Why apologize or justify for being a human being?
(Wednesday 23 July 2014; 7:40)

Glitter (45,514) by this_is_qhm from the Philippines

I love MIAMTEC and actually think it's her best album post-2000, but I realize I have been vague. When I deemed Glitter a smash, I meant commercially, in in comparison to Mariah's most recent releases. Even album sales back then were stronger, considering the bleak circumstances surrounding it's release (9/11 coincidence, unsuccessful accompanying film, lack of a solid hit single, Tommy plotting against Mariah, her mental and physical state, and her relatively waning popularity), being able to sell 3 million copies worldwide can still be considered a success in an era where everything was going against her. And creatively, I believe Glitter was an inspired idea. It was a risk that didn't pay off as well as she expected it to. I don't remember anyone else mainstream in '01 who was brave enough to even think of bringing back the '80s in an entire album barely 12 years after it ended. It's not better than MIAMTEC, but it was a solid ahead-of-its-time effort that had its flaws but was unfairly lambasted because it wasn't as successful as Mariah's previous releases and the mere fact that the world just wasn't ready for it yet.
(Wednesday 23 July 2014; 3:05)

Trends are even more fleeting nowadays (45,513) by this_is_qhm from the Philippines

If you've been really listening to the radio lately, you'd notice that techno/EDM is no longer the prevalent trend in today's musical landscape. GaGa set it off in '08, which Ke$ha aped and Rihanna and Katy somehow have as well. That's why Adele was so successful at the time, because her music was a much needed break from all the mind-numbing synthetic beats. But that train has slowed down in 2012, and since then the trend has been much more trickier to tell, with only few discernible patterns to be observed. As a chart worm, I've noticed that today's listeners are even more open, as they're constantly looking for something new, regardless of genre. I mean look at today's top 5 - we have a rap collabo, a '90s throwback track, a reggae infusion, etc. That's why #Beautiful was quite a hit. In the past 2 years, the only "trends" that were obvious were the updated disco revival (heralded by Suit & Tie, Treasure) and more recently, the relentless use of sound snippets (particularly woodwind/brass instruments, as in Talk Dirty, Problem) as well sparser, more minimalist productions (Royals, Dark Horse, Fancy). It's not so much about innovating, but rather coming up with something different from everything else. Going against the grain is the grain. It's even more of a trial and error game, but all it takes is for Mariah to get a single hit in, preferably within the top 5, and then that may set things running. She doesn't have to sacrifice her artistry to be even more experimental.
(Wednesday 23 July 2014; 2:13)

Sequencing (45,512) by Shelly from United States

The sequencing does tell a story. But if it's from where MOIA left off, then it means these love songs are all about Nick. Like they're going back and forth in their relationship, then she gives him One Last Try to love her, and then puts it in God's hands. Thanks for the MV compliment. Ever since I was little I would make up videos for her songs. It helps me connect to the songs more. Orkum, I could've sworn I read "she should apologize", my mistake.
(Wednesday 23 July 2014; 1:13)

Insecurities (45,511) by RockyRoc from England

I can and will never ever judge Mariah as a person, because no matter how disloyal some of her fans become she has always been loyal to her true fans, despite what the media has portrayed her to be and the "diva act" she plays, the real Mariah is within the music. It's what we hear in her music that is more tangible than what we see in the media. I always think about what could be happening behind the scenes and even if we all go through hardship, hers happens to be magnified since she is more exposed.
(Wednesday 23 July 2014; 0:16)

Thank you Xavier Peoples (45,510) by Manny from U.S.

Thank you for posting that. I am tired of certain "fans" whining. "I miss the old Mariah, waaah." Wake up. This year is 2014, Mariah is 44 years old. It's not 1995 or whatever year you want her to sing/act/sell like. You can't make her change because she is a different person than when she was in get 20's etc. It's like some people want her to go get married to Tommy Mottola again so she can be the old Mariah. Right now she is the "Old Mariah" because she is older. We all change. If you don't like what she is all about then move on. Some people are always waiting for her to post something to criticize her. I don't to hear someone say I can't expect these fans to change because you are expecting Mariah to change also.
(Wednesday 23 July 2014; 0:01)

Shelly (45,509) by Mimi L. from

She did mention something along those lines. Also she keeps saying she sequenced the album to tell a story, she emphasized in the sequencing a lot. And she said that this album represents her journey of the past 4 years. I don't remember exact quotes at the moment but I am sure she did say these. I agree with your theory that it may be about her feeling scared of being hurt in love again. She may be feeling insecure now about nick and all. The miscarriage idea, is not something I think she touched on in this album. She has not one but two great kids whereas she probably thought she never would be able to have kids anymore. So I think that the miscarriage is way in her past now. By the way I forgot to mention this earlier but your idea of the Thirsty video was brilliant. I remember reading it and while I was mid way I was like I don't think Mariah would ever do it (like showing she is at home while nick is partying it up) for self image issues. But when I go to the twist at the end that they will be laughing about it and it was all a joke, I was like wow that's brilliant. I love it when Mariah is easy going and doesn't mind being funny in videos like obsessed and TMB and even SIO.
(Tuesday 22 July 2014; 23:57)

Orkun (45,508) by Abraham from USA

I skipped your message, and was surprised at your post. But what surprised me even more was the people who gave you a thumbs up. How dare you criticize Mariah's song writing skills? And to say the album isn't good, lol. It's one of her best. What do you want her from her? I'm sure if you were a music artist in your 40's, you'd go down hill too. I'll tell you that I wasn't happy with "MOAIA". But I am with "MIAMTEC". You listen to both albums and you'll hear a big difference. But I must say that you also made me laugh. "Overly produced vocals"? Mariah can overly produce as many vocals as she wants. Stop analyzing and criticizing every damn thing about the album. You're so ungrateful.
(Tuesday 22 July 2014; 23:53)

Shelly (45,507) by Orkun from The Netherlands

What apology? How do you get that conclusion? Owning up means to take responsibility. Read between the lines. There aren't many.
(Tuesday 22 July 2014; 23:47)

My thoughts (45,506) by Abraham from USA

I can't believe that someone believes that "Glitter" is more of a smash than "MIAMTEC", lol. I mean I know we are all entitled to our opinions. But come on, "MIAMTEC" is great. I haven't enjoyed an album from Mariah since "TEOM". And even on that album I skip some songs. But on this new album, I only skip one. I think the reason I love and appreciate this one more, is because of the ballads Mariah recorded. "Cry", "Camouflage" and "The art of letting go". All three in my opinion are beautiful songs. This is what I like from her. She did her best to give us classic Mariah. I hope her next album is just as good. One other thing. People on how they miss "the old Mariah". What you see is what you get. You either take and except her how she is, or don't. We should just be grateful that she is alive, healthy and still has the passion for music.
(Tuesday 22 July 2014; 23:12)

Orkun (45,505) by Shelly from United States

Mariah is an artist and not everyone is going to appreciate her art, single selections, music choices, outfit choices, etc. But she is being true to herself and maybe to her, taking those chances is worth more than commercial success. Especially because she's already had it. The singles she choose may have been the way she wanted to present herself to the world at that moment. Honestly, I don't think it matters that much, what matters most is marketing. The best example I can think of is Britney Spears, she is awkward and can't sing. Her songs are horrible but still managed to be hits. Even I'll listen to them now, just for the nostalgia. I don't apologize to anyone for my mistakes unless my mistakes hurt someone. I don't expect her to apologize for being her. A lot of us don't care if she can't hit the notes live, we just want to see her. If we want perfect notes we'll just listen to the albums on repeat.
(Tuesday 22 July 2014; 23:10)

Orkun (45,504) by Shelly from United States

What mistakes are you saying she should apologize for? And also, who is she supposed to be apologizing to?
(Tuesday 22 July 2014; 22:53)

One More Try (45,503) by Shelly from United States

I read an interview with Walter Afanasieff where he talked about they were writing the Music Box album. He said she was really inspired by George Michael's Faith album and one song in particular, which may have been this song. The heartbeat makes me think of when you're in your bathtub and can hear your own heartbeat, it gives me the feeling of being alone and vulnerable. "Hold you, touch you, think that you're mine" makes me think she's afraid of letting herself fall in love because she was burned before. But then the next song is hopeful. Did she really say these were sequenced to show where she's at since last time we heard her?
(Tuesday 22 July 2014; 22:50)

Leave Mariah alone (45,502) by Xavier Peoples from United States

It's very annoying coming on here everyday and seeing all the so called "fans" talking crap about Mariah all the time. No one is forcing you to listen to her. If you don't like the direction that she is going in, then there are plenty other artist for you to listen to. I think the reason why so many of you are always complaining about Mariah is because you know there isn't another singer out who even comes close. It's not like you can stop being a fan of Mariah and start listening to Ariana Grande or something. I don't know who you guys are comparing Mariah to. She is still the best in the business. With the exception of Beyonce, I don't know what other female singer that you could even compare her to. She is still the best. No one comes close. I think a lot of you are being too critical. Mariah isn't perfect. Everyone makes mistakes and all artists have highs and lows in their careers. I just wish people would stop being so critical and just be grateful that she is still releasing music.
(Tuesday 22 July 2014; 22:15)

Missing the old Mariah (45,500) by Jewel from USA

So I just read Mariah's message about MariahCarey.com having a new design and a new voice message on her website. "[...] some [...] contests for the [...]. You know Me. I Am Mariah... The elusive chanteuse [...]." Who is this person? What is with the constant high school slang? I have to remind myself that this is a 44 year old woman talking. Sadly I never thought I'd ever say this but I seriously miss the classy, non-photoshopped, English speaking, gospel inspired singing, commercially viable Tommy Mottolla version of Mariah Carey.
(Tuesday 22 July 2014; 20:59)

Personal sum up (45,499) by Orkun from The Netherlands

She needs to own up to her many many mistakes. She never does. So this attitude is taken over by many fans too, not all. The singles that Mariah wanted to be released in the past didn't do well. Her songwriting skills have been going down big time. The album is just not good. The vocals are so overproduced that it sounds robotic. The lip syncing. Why did she never say that she does sing live? Because she knows she isn't. Sure, it's safer to sing in the studio and it's hard to hit some notes live. But come on, it's not only 1-2 notes she misses. She misses like a full octave at least. Even like ten notes. That doesn't add up. I'm excluding her head voice. She needs to be real again. Someone who playbacks is all about image, divaisms, Photoshop and auto tune, can not be down to earth as that person claims to be. This is my truth on the whole topic. Her personal life is hers. I'm talking music. Peace.
(Tuesday 22 July 2014; 19:59)

One More Try (45,497) by Mimi L. from

I just want to start off by saying that I really found the theory of it being about her pregnancy quite amazing. I would never have landed on that. So whoever thought of it, really good point. However I personally don't think it's about the miscarriage. 1) She said this album is a journey since she last left (that will be Memoirs). Her miscarriage was in 2008. 2) Mariah has given special mention to songs like Cry, Thirsty and all but never really talked abt OMT. If it was about the baby she would have atleast said the song is close my heart or something. 3) The lyrics can't be taken literally, it's not written by her so maybe there actually is no hidden meaning, she's just doing her version of it. 4) She had a miscarriage but after that had two beautiful babies, now I may be wrong here but I think two beautiful healthy children is like to have helped her get over her previous tragedy (like I said, I may be wrong). So these are just my two cents. Also Money may be about Nick but it's not in a negative way because she sings "They don't mean a thing because I come home to you at the end of the day." So it's a happy song, talking about how she doesn't need money because she comes home to her lover or maybe dembabies. So yes it's not negative. Also if it was something as sensitive as her miscarriage, I think Mariah would have penned her own song, instead of using another singer's song for it.
(Tuesday 22 July 2014; 19:35)

Beginning of hopefully something wonderful (45,496) by this_is_qhm from the Philippines

Yesterday, Mariah informed all her followers on FB about her revamped website. Okay. But it's what she said next that's definitely intriguing. If this only marks the beginning, then, especially with the rumors about new songs circulating, I'm really excited for what she has up her sleeve. A re-release? A whole new album? Who knows? I'm just really glad Mariah seems to be back on track and moving on from what I feel is the actual lowest point of her career so far. Glitter (the soundtrack) is a smash compared to MIAMTEC or even MOAIA for that matter, and at least back then she had the public's sympathy. Now it's safe to say only her fans can tolerate her. Honestly, other than great music and a moderate hit, the only good that can come from this extended nightmare of an era is if she learns from her mistakes, and that should she manage to pull off another comeback, this will make the success even sweeter. Now more than ever, it's do or die for her, particularly if she still intends to use her 18 #1s to promote herself, then it's high time to add more to that. (Especially since Rihanna's just 6 phoned-in features away from catching up, which is very likely as she's almost 2 decades younger. Although if the time comes that she does beat The Beatles, that record would probably already have lost its significance.) So go Mariah. Nothing should be half-assed from now on. You can prove 'em all wrong once again. Win back all your old fans and make new ones as well. We're all rooting for you.
(Tuesday 22 July 2014; 17:14)

Radio and women over 40 (45,495) by THE TRUTH from USA

"Truth" be told, if she disappears for awhile, throws out the trash she's surrounded by, releases a stone cold smash (not off this album), is supported by a team of powerhouse movers and shakers ie Jimmy Iovine, Benny Medina, etc and follows direction, she'll have more #1s if not. Well I don't know about you, but I gave up sugar drinks when I began around the same time I started dating.
(Tuesday 22 July 2014; 15:58)
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Mariah makes an appearance at the premiere of Hercules
Mariah Carey made a surprise appearance at the Hercules premiere in Los Angeles. She showcased her figure in a tight low-cut LBD paired with white heels and a silver butterfly ring. The singer is clearly a fan of the Greek myth after telling fans to go and see it.
(Thursday 24 July 2014)
Voice winner Anja Nissen
The Voice winner Anja Nissen has had her winner's single axed at the last minute. My Girls, co-written by Delta Goodrem, was due to be released tomorrow. However, the song has been canned and now will not even appear on her self-titled debut album.
(Thursday 24 July 2014)
Katy Perry is trying to destroy Mariah Carey's career
Get ready for your daily dose of crazy, everyone. According to a theory that's somehow actually gained traction online, Katy Perry has some kind of beef with Mariah Carey, and she's not expressing her rage in the ways you might expect.
(Wednesday 23 July 2014)

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