August 2012 - Heroes of Mariah
US fans, grab your chance!!!!!
Many e-mails come in to ask if there's a priority for HBF members, you should ask the Official team!

Win Tickets to See Mariah Perform on NFL Kickoff Show!
Mariah is about to set New York City on fire and we're inviting you to be there with her!
On Wednesday, September 5th, Mariah will perform a mini-concert at the famous Rockefeller Plaza in NYC to kickoff the 2012 NFL season.

To win tickets and be a part of the limited audience in front of the stage, please e-mail with the following details:

    * Name
    * Age
    * Guest Name
    * Guest Age
    * Location
    * What song do you want Mariah to perform and why?

Winners must be available to arrive and stay at the event from 4:00pm to 8:00pm on September 5th. Transportation and accomodation are not included.

Deadline for submissions is Monday, September 3rd at 12:00pm. Winners will be informed by e-mail shortly after.

Mariah will take the stage at 7:00pm and only one of her performances will be televised on the pre-game special at 7:30pm on NBC. We encourage fans to come show their support at the Rockefeller plaza even if they don't win tickets! The mini concert will be held outdoors and be able to be seen from all surrounding areas!

Posted on August 31

Game sent by Under60

Mariah Carey Word Search Puzzle
All the words are in the puzzle. Also, there will be 40 letters left that won't be part of any word. The words can be across, vertical diagonal or backwards!


Posted on August 31

Triumphant drawings have been added to the Art Gallery
Posted on August 31

15 remixes are available on Beatport.  It is unclear at the moment if they will be available on iTunes, but probably not as it says "exclusive".
The 15 tracks are available in 1 EP or individual tracks

 1 - TriumphantVintage Throwback Mix
 2 - TriumphantVintage Throwback Radio
 3 - TriumphantVintage Throwback Extended
 4 - TriumphantMariah Carey Vs. Laidback Luke Vocal Club
 5 - TriumphantMariah Carey Vs. Laidback Luke Radio
 6 - TriumphantMariah Carey Vs. Laidback Luke Dub
 7 - TriumphantPulse Club Mix
 8 - TriumphantPulse Radio
 9 - TriumphantPulse Instrumental
10 - TriumphantThe New Iberican League Club Mix
11 - TriumphantThe New Iberican League Radio
12 - TriumphantThe New Iberican League Instrumental
13 - TriumphantDanny Verde Remix
14 - TriumphantDanny Verde Radio
15 - TriumphantDanny Verde Dub

Source for the info: Joey Arbagey on Twitter
Posted on August 30

RIP Chris Lighty

Sad news today, Mariah's former manager Chris Lighty passed away.  Violator CEO, Chris was a hip-hop legend.
Posted on August 30
Triumphant Billboard updates
Keep supporting it!!!!!!

- Hot hip-hop/R&B - #58 (+ 9)
- Hot hip-hop/R&B play - #57 (+10)
- Hot Dance/Club play - #28 (+14)

Posted on August 30

I changed the title, 'cause that's NOT what Lee said about Mariah, they only picked a part.......

Exclusive: Director Lee Daniels on working with Mariah Carey
Today is the seven-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, and it’s amazing to see how the city of New Orleans has rebuilt itself, becoming what’s known as Hollywood South.

So we called up one of the big-name directors who’s currently filming there, Lee Daniels, to get the scoop on his latest movie, The Butler, which is due next year and has halted production this week due to Tropical Storm Isaac. 

The Oscar-nominated filmmaker had a lot to say about working with Mariah Carey for the second time He had previously cast her in Precious as a social worker, a role that got her a ton of praise.

Tell us what about the work you are currently doing in New Orleans.
I’m doing two films here. I just got done doing The Paperboy [a thriller to be released in October] and I am currently filming The Butler. Paperboy was shot in New Orleans but takes places in Miami. Nicole Kidman, Zac Efron, Matthew McConaughey are all in it.

The tax incentive is a very powerful reason to be filming here in New Orleans. I’m able to get so much more for my money. Investors love it! That’s the primary reason and then the other is reason is that the weather is so fabulous, the food is so good, the people are so wonderful. After Katrina, you know that you are giving back. There were so many people that were unemployed and in just such rough situations, so it’s the totality of all that that excites me about working in Louisiana.

Is filming in NOLA really that “easy”?

New York, it’s so fast! And I live there. I’ve also lived in L.A. for quite a while too. It’s just a different way. It’s the Big Easy baby [laughs]! And just be prepared to walk away 10, 15, 20 pounds heavier, so if you can hang with that then, yeah. You just gotta hit that Equinox treadmill when you get home. But we are out in the country and it gets a little scary sometimes cause you can see that confederate flag.

Are there alligators?

In Paperboy we have Zac Efron swimming with alligators to escape from a mythical John Cusack.

Your current project The Butler stars a lot of big names, including Forest Whitaker and Oprah and focuses on the life of the White House butler Eugene Allen, who spanned eight US Presidents.  How did you get involved with it?

My friend who passed away Laura Ziskin wanted this movie made so bad [Editor’s Note: this great article from Indiewire discusses just how much Ziskin pushed to have this movie made].

She was the producer of As Good As It Gets, Pretty Woman, Spiderman. She wanted me to direct this film and I was so honored to work with her. She fought on her deathbed to get the movie made. And a beautiful woman named Shelia Johnson who created BET (who no longer is with BET). Between the two of them they pulled it together and they believed in me. People that are silent heroes are not normally vocal about the film, but they are the matriarchs of The Butler.

I always get nervous but you know all I can do is my best. I pray that I can make something that they can be proud of.

You’ve got a very particular directing style. Can we talk about it?

Well, I got some chains and some whips [laughs]. I’m really frank, very open, very honest about myself to people — obnoxiously honest, which forces them into a place of honesty. There are no egos on the set. The ego is the film. We’re here to serve the film and if you are not doing it right, then you really suck, do it again!

Did you know that Mariah tweeted from the set of The Butler?

Wait a minute, you will be the first one to tell me this because it’s a big deal! I don’t tweet or anything like that. I do Instagram because my boyfriend turned me on to it. Mariah said, “[Being here] it’s a big deal so what do I tweet?” I said, “whatever you wanna tweet!” She was like, “Lee I don’t wanna like freak you out or anything.”  I said “Mariah, I don’t care what you say!” So now I’m about to hear from you what she said.

I’ll read it to you, it says: “Just finished my first day on “The Butler”, what an honor working with such a legendary, stellar ensemble. Thank you Lee Daniels.”

Awwwww…I would have cast her as a stripper having sex with John Kennedy. I would’ve cast her as a bartender you know, as a white southern racist bartender. I would’ve cast her in anything you know what I mean because she is my buddy. But I can’t tell you what she plays. Did she tell anyone what she plays? I’ll kill her if she did. Kill her! I was going to hang up the phone and stop the interview right now.

I would’ve cast her in anything because she understands me. She is not a diva. But she is a diva, don’t get me wrong. She is a complete psychotic diva in the best way the minute I yell “Cut!” when she is in the work. I don’t have the words to describe the love I have for her. 

Source: Univision (extract)
Posted on August 30

Help needed! Please vote for Mariah's Triumphant video
If there's enough requests, the video may make it into their Daily Top 5.  Click here and enter - Mariah Carey Triumphant- in the blank case on the right side.
Let's gooooo!
Posted on August 29
French fans!!!
Mariah's Triumphant video is played on MTV Base France 
Thanks Yann for the info
Posted on August 29
Nice reminder from Roger Friedman, some tabloids/gossips/blogs seem to forget it......

Mariah Carey Gives Baby Pictures to Fans, Not Tabloids

Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon have decided not to sell their baby pictures to tabloids. Instead, they’ve essentially given them away to fans on Mariah’s website. At the same time, they’re asking publications and others who want copies to buy them from, where proceeds will go to Mariah’s Fresh Air Fund Camp.

This lovely act of altruism is certainly a first, as we’re expecting pictures of Snooki’s baby, Lorenzo, to be flogged somewhere any minute. (Not to say there’s any comparison between Mariah and Snooki.)

Mariah has been running Camp Mariah for about twenty years through good times and bad, and has taken it pretty seriously. You can read about it at We’re running a picture from the website here on our site, so we’re sending a check to the Fresh Air Fund immediately. Nice stuff, Nick and Mariah!

Source: Roger Friedman for Showbiz411
Posted on August 29

Apply for tickets to see Mariah at the NFL Kickoff
Click here and good luck ! 
Posted on August 28
UK: Triumphant remixes on iTunes, link fixed!
The links to the 2 triumphant remixes have been fixed.  Go Get 'Em
Posted on August 28
Belgian fans!
Triumphant has been served to radios, if some of you hear it somewhere, please drop me an e-mail. Thanks
Posted on August 28
New pics on
Absolutely cute!!!! Mariah and Nick shared new pics of Roc and Roe on DemBabies
Posted on August 28
As it's quiet, most of the tidbits are posted on my Twitter
Don't be a lurker and follow me (if you want)
Posted on August 27
VOTE for Triumphant on 106 & Park, you can also text MAR to 79922.
Posted on August 27
Keep requesting on Urban radios
Triumphant climbed 11 spots up to #40 in the Urban charts.
Take a look here.
Posted on August 27
Triumphant request!!!!
Dominican Republic radio station La Rocka 91.7 is playing Triumphant everyday. Request it to @cesarmotam on twitter at La Rocka!
Source for the info: Alejandro by email
Posted on August 26
French radio Skyrock, finally premiered Mariah's Triumphant yesterday.  French fans you know what to do, request it like crazy, goooooooooo!!!!
Thanks Hakim for the info
Posted on August 26
2,079,753 views and counting!
Mariah's Triumphant video feat. Rick Ross and Meek Mill reaches 2,079,753 views (at the moment of this update).
Shout out to my Triumphant Promo Team who did a great job since they received their e-mail and keep going ... 
Posted on August 26
UK fans!!!!!!
The 2 Triumphant Dance remixes are now out on iTunes, however it seems some can buy it and some not (there's an "error" message for some).  Hope this will be solved asap.
Posted on August 26
Q-Tip Confirms Mariah Carey, Kendrick Lamar Collaborations
After signing with Kanye West's G.O.O.D. Music earlier this year, Q-Tip announced that he was working on his upcoming fourth album entitled The Last Zulu. When we caught up with the Tribe Called Quest frontman at Summer Madness 2 in New York, the rapper confirmed a few upcoming collaborations.

"I'm recording a new album called The Last Zulu," said Tip. "I'm doing production. I'm working with Mariah Carey, Kendrick Lamar, Marsha Ambrosius."

Last time Q-Tip and Mariah Carey worked together, we got 1997's smooth hip-hop soul hit "Honey," so we're amped to see what's on deck this time around.

Click here to watch the video

Source: FuseTV
Posted on August 24

UK fans, here's your chance to attend the premiere of Spike Lee's Michael Jackson Bad 25 documentary featuring Mariah
Click here and good luck!!
Posted on August 24
Manila fans, Club Bed is the place to be today!!!!!

Mariahton in Club Bed, Manila!!!!!
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Posted on August 24
1,230,376 views and counting!
Mariah's Triumphant video feat. Rick Ross and Meek Mill reaches 1,230,376 views (at the moment of this update).
Shout out to my Triumphant Promo Team who did a great job since they received their e-mail 2 days ago and keep going ... (you may take it easier now that more "official" promo is going on)
Posted on August 24
Shout out Ireland!!!!
In only 12h, Mariah 's Triumphant Vintage Throwback mix, enters at #44 on iTunes dance chart, let's go!!!!! 
Posted on August 24
Mariah tweeted a pic of her and Cuba Gooding Jr on the set of "The Butler"

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Posted on August 23
Mariah shooting "The Butler"
Mariah is in the middle of nowhere near New Orleans (I'm not the one who will leak the exact location, but it's easy to find if you're in the area) shooting her part for "The Butler".
She posted a lil' video shot on her way to the set.
New pics, Mariah and a part of the cast and the second one is with young actor Michael Rainey

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Source for the pics: Leo and Sheldon
Posted on August 23
More updates this evening, contrary to popular (goats) belief, I have a life 

Most of the promo/radio requests/radios airplay are posted on my Twitter
I only have 2 hands .  Come say a lil' "hello' on Twitter.
Posted on August 23

Mariah's Triumphant!!!!
- Triumphant (Get 'Em) video, now available on iTunes USA, go get it!!!!!! 
- Triumphant (Get 'Em) remixes, now available on iTunes france, let's go!!!!!!
- Vote as much as you can on 106 & Park and also US fans text MAR to 79922 , let's gooooooooo!
- UK radio ChoiceFM shows love to Mariah's Triumphant, they play it several times a day, about the video, the presenter said 'she looks good and spicy in the vid".  Triumphant is also the most watched video on ChoiceFM.
- Exa FM Mexico, added Triumphant to their playlist, request it!!!!!
- Dominican Republic radio La Rocka, added Triumphant to their playlist, request it!!!!
Posted on August 23
VOTE for Mariah 's Triumphant on 106 & Park, let's go!!!!
Vote as much as you can and every day!!!
Posted on August 22
Mariah about her upcoming album and OPI

“I actually went to beauty school in 11th grade so I could have something to fall back on, so believe me, I’ve done my share of manicures as well as getting them,” said Carey, who added that although a neutral nail is her go-to, she has been recently donning metallic and pastel shades. “OPI knows that the polish you use makes a big difference not only in the look, but in the care of your nails and that’s why I believe in the brand.

“It is an eclectic mix of vocal-driven ballads, up-tempos and midtempos,” said Carey about the upcoming release. “I’m not one to refer to myself in the third person, but a lot of songs will feel like ‘classic Mariah Carey songs.’”

Source: Jordan by e-mail
Posted on August 22

Why, oh why did I read some "fans" comments before updating my site today?
Like I said numerous times, you don't need to love it all, we each have different taste, but there's 1 thing I was tought since I'm a lil' boy, it's something called RESPECT, seems some parents failed to teach that to their kids.

I'm gonna take some fresh air 'cause goats seriously stink!

Gonna update later this evening

Posted on August 22

Triumphant video! Mariah Carey feat. Rick Ross and Meek Mill


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A big thanks to Alicia for the caps
Posted on August 21

More pics of Mariah on "The Butler" Set

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Posted on August 21

Triumphant (Get 'Em) will premiere tomorrow at 6pm on BET's 106 & Park!

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Source: Mariah on Twitter
Posted on August 20
If it was up to Mariah, she would like Lenny Kravitz to join the American Idol panel !
Go take a look at her tweet 
Posted on August 20
Triumphant (Get'Em) sneek peak

The sneek peak aired on 106&Park.  Click here and enjoy!!

Posted on August 20

Mariah Carey on "The Butler" Set: First Look!
Joining an all-star cast,  Mariah Carey was spotted on the set of “The Butler” in New Orleans, LA on Monday (August 20).

The 42-year-old performer wore a brown maxi dress with a purple head wrap as she was escorted throughout the film’s set. She stars alongside Alex Pettyfer, Minka Kelly, Lenny Kravitz and John Cusack. 

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Source: CelebrityGossip
Posted on August 20

USA: Billboard charts 

Mariah Carey debuts her 28th title on Dance/Club Play Songs, as Triumphant (Get 'Em) starts at #42 this week 

Source: ChartNews
Posted on August 20

Triumphant sneak peek today on 106 & Park!!!!

Today on 106 & Park!!!! Tune in to BET at 6pm ET. (midnight in most of European countries)

Source: Mariah on Twitter
Posted on August 20

Nicki Minaj on American Idol
I tweeted it a few days ago, now it seems more and more official.  Only a few details to fix and ............. well yes, Nicki Minaj will be an American Idol judge.

Absolutely no offense to her fans, she is who she is, but if Nicki Minaj talks on American Idol the way she tweeted today they will  need to censure it every few minutes.

Posted on August 20

Belgium will unfortunately not release Mariah's "Triumphant" in physical single

Big ups to Germany for releasing it!!!!

Posted on August 20

Mariah and Nick win VH1 2012 Do Something Award 

Justin Bieber & Selena Gomez
Ellen DeGeneres & Portia de Rossi
Channing Tatum & Jenna Dewan-Tatum
Blake Shelton & Miranda Lambert
WINNER: Mariah Carey & Nick Cannon
Jay-Z & Beyonce

Source: CelebrityGossip - Under 60
Posted on August 20

Mariah teases us with a new pic on the set of the "Triumphant" video
Go take a look on her Twitter, she really teases us 

The video will be released on August 21.

Posted on August 19

Mariah already shooting her part in "The Butler"

As posted here on July 14,  the story is based on Eugene Allen's life, a black man who worked in the White House for eight presidents, beginning in 1952.
Allen had a unique front-row seat as political and racial history were being made -- from the civil rights movement and Vietnam War to the assassinations of Martin Luther King Jr., John F. Kennedy and Robert Kennedy.
According to IMDB Mariah is playing Hattie Pearl 's character.
The pic (obviously not Mariah) was taken on the set of The Butler.
Source for the pic: C.E
Posted on August 19
5 "Triumphant" club mixes on Mariah's YouTube page! 
Go check it out !!
Posted on August 18
Yayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy  Germany will release a physical single of Mariah's Triumphant!!!!!! 

It's official and confirmed!!!!!!!  YES!!!!!!!!!! Out on September 14!!!!!!

Thanks to MariahGermany for the info
Posted on August 18

New pic (well, never seem before)

Mariah with DJ Clue, Meek Mill and DJ Khaled
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Posted on August 17
Go Get 'Em! 
Mariah's Triumphant Pulse Remix Extended and Vintage Throwback Mix on iTunes Belgium now

- Pulse Remix Extended - here
- Vintage Throwback Mix - here

The remixes are now out in several European countries, go check your iTunes
Posted on August 17

Mariah was in the lab with Ray Angry and Q-Tip

From musician/composer Ray Angry tweet addressed to Bryan Michael Cox:
"Whats good Fam. I'm in the Lab with @MariahCarey and @Q-Tip. She is amazing. 

thanks to joselitoitoito  for the info

Note: Q-Tip co-produced and co-wrote Mariah's "Honey"

Posted on August 17

Mariah's Triumphant Pulse Remix Extended on iTunes Belgium now!!!!!
Go get it NOW !!!!!!! 
Posted on August 17
Kris (Mariah's makeup artist) tweeted:
"Waking up so early in LA to pack & fly to @MariahCarey for a project"
Posted on August 17
Triumphant video worldwide premiere on August 21 
Mariah posted a pic of the set (the boxing ring) on her Twitter.
Posted on August 17
Mariah was in studio with Big Jim last night!
Big Jim tweeted it.
Posted on August 17
"Mariah Carey Special'  tonight
Wild Out Radio will broadcast a "Mariah Carey Special' on tonight at 9pm EST.  Join me on Twitter to party together!
Posted on August 17
No, it's not a bad joke ......
ONLY 23.000 fans (not counting the multiple purchases) bought Mariah's Triumphant in the USA this past week.

But I'm gonna stay positive, at least some fans supported the song, which is only normal as you love an artist!!!!!!!!

Fans don't always love it all, hey we have all different tastes, but at least a real fan support and this not only when the artist is at the Top or in town!!! (same goes for that damn poll, VOTE )

Should I tell you a secret?  there's 1 Mariah song I don't like at all, do you see me going off everywhere saying it's bad? NO, 'cause it's not bad, it's just that I don't like it.  Get it?????
Posted on August 17

Mariah's official site has posted the info

Mariah Carey to perform at the NFL Kickoff 2012 presented by Bud Light

MARIAH CAREY & NO DOUBT TO PERFORM NBC/NFL Network Special On Wednesday, Sept. 5, 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. ET

t's time to get Back To Football as the NFL begins its 93rd season with a rocking celebration in its special pregame show, "NFL KICKOFF 2012 PRESENTED BY BUD LIGHT" – 7:30 PM ET Wednesday, September 5. Multi-platinum global stars MARIAH CAREY and NO DOUBT are scheduled to perform in the 10th anniversary of NFL Kickoff.

There will be simulcast coverage of the 60-minute pregame show from Rockefeller Center in New York City which will air from 7:30 – 8:30 PM ET on NBC and NFL Network. The live pregame broadcast also will be available via NFL Mobile only from Verizon.

The musical performances are part of the celebration to kick off the 2012 season and to honor the Super Bowl champion New York Giants. This is the third Kickoff set at an iconic New York City landmark, following shows live from Times Square (2002) and Columbus Circle (2008). This is the 10th anniversary of NFL Kickoff continuing the tradition of saluting the Super Bowl champions with the opening game in their stadium in primetime.

The show leads into the season opener between the Giants and the Dallas Cowboys at MetLife Stadium (NBC, Westwood One Radio Sports, 8:30 PM ET).

The NBC show will feature performances by Grammy Award-winning artists Mariah Carey and No Doubt from a specially-constructed stage in front of 30 Rockefeller Center, above the iconic statue of Prometheus facing toward Fifth Avenue. Mariah Carey, who leads all solo artists with an unprecedented 18 #1 Hot 100 singles, recently released her new single "Triumphant (Get 'Em)." No Doubt's new album 'Push And Shove" will be released September 25 and their chart-topping single "Settle Down' is out now. More information on how fans can watch the free concert will be announced shortly. 

Posted on August 16

Update: just confirmed on Mariah's Twitter!!!!!!!

Not officially confirmed by Mariah herself, but confirmed by CBS 

Mariah set to perform for NFL Kickoff 2012?
Mariah Carey and No Doubt are set to perform ahead of the first game of the NFL season Sept. 5 in New York. They will take the stage live for NFL Kickoff 2012 from Rockefeller Plaza before the New York Giants take on the Dallas Cowboys at MetLife Stadium. The hour-long pregame show will air at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBC.

Source for the info: Under60
Posted on August 16

Another pic of the Triumphant video!

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Source: Meek Mill
Posted on August 16
Triumphant video coming!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mariah tweeted the video for Triumphant is coming soon and added a pic.
Posted on August 15
Good news for the ladies!
Mariah's nail polish collections will be available in most of European countries
Posted on August 14
2 Triumphant remixes out on iTunes in some countries!

- Triumphant (Vintage Throwback Mix) and Triumphant (Pulse Remix (Extended) are now up on iTunes in the US, Canada and Mexico (at the moment of this update)!
Keep checking in your country!!!!!!!

Posted on August 14

Triumphant (Get 'Em) feat. Rick Ross & Meek Mill is finally out in Japan!
Go Japan, gooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!
Posted on August 14
Support Triumphant!!!!
I wont give up!  I don't care if it's a buzz, advance, or a gift, Mariah gave us Triumphant and even shot a vid, I'm gonna support it 'til the end!
Posted on August 13
"Mariah Carey Special'  this Friday 17 August

Wild Out Radio will broadcast a "Mariah Carey Special' on Friday August 17 at 9pm EST.  This special mix will be done in studio by DJ Sal .

YOU can be featured in the mix, call (206) 984-3556 asap and leave your request, message, shout out, keep it short as it's for a mix.

Source: Wild Out Radio
Posted on August 13

Mariah celebrating an anniversary at club Oak

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Source: Mariah - DJ Suss One - Miranda on Twitter
Personal note: Hello L, still camera shy? 
Posted on August 13
Mariah shared another precious pic of her with lil' Monroe this time
Go take a look on her Twitter
Posted on August 13
There's finally a big "Triumphant" banner on the main page of iTunes USA!
Posted on August 11/12
Mariah shared a precious pic of her with lil' Roc
Go take a look on her Twitter
Posted on August 11/12
Promo/Street Team action
The members of the Promo/Street Team were the first ones to receive it a few hours ago and spread it around on blogs, forums, Facebook, Twitter and by e-mail. (the Promo/street Team members will be the first ones picked if there's any prize give away for Triumphant)

The images are not the same ones for the US as for the International fans, I'll put the code to the new video and Dance mixes in the next one.

People just need to use their mobile and hover on the codes to be redirected to either iTunes, YouTube or Mariah's official site.

It seems the codes don't work on all cellphones, but it has been tested and it works on most of them 

If some of you want a bigger version to make a flyer to put on your car or any promo event or whatever, just drop me an e-mail

Click to enlarge and spread it around!
Thanks to the ones who helped!!!!
Posted on August 11/12

Why Mariah Carey Released Three Versions of 'Triumphant' Single

With latest single "Triumphant (Get 'Em)," Mariah Carey is offering something for everyone.

During a Def Jam conference call with media on Aug. 2, the singer debuted a hip-hop version of the track featuring Rick Ross and Meek Mill, while simultaneously releasing a "vintage throwback remix" and "pulse club mix" on her website,

Previewing the multiple versions of the single -- co-written and co-produced by Carey, Jermaine Dupri and Bryan-Michael Cox -- reveals the diversity of musical genres expected on her untitled 14th album, tentatively due in March 2013. According to Carey manager Randy Jackson, releasing the three different versions of "Triumphant" speaks to her ability to cater to multiple audiences and radio formats.

"The vintage throwback mix will remind fans of remixes she did years ago, and she's had a lot of Billboard No. 1 dance hits as well," Jackson says. "She went in and re-sang the vocals, knowing that the two verses on this first version of this single with Meek and Ross were going to be hip-hop verses where people were rapping. We wanted to have something for all of her fans."

The radio attack plan is multipronged as well. The single has already been released on YouTube in streaming format, having racked up almost 500,000 views since it was uploaded earlier this month. Island Def Jam plans to service the hip-hop version to R&B/hip-hop radio on Aug. 13, and is mapping out strategies to deliver other versions across dance formats.

Releasing three versions has played to Carey's benefit. Some fans criticized the fact that Ross and Mill overshadow the singer on her own song and gravitated toward the club-geared mixes.

"Most people probably don't understand this, but you always play to what's best for the song," Jackson says. "You don't go in and say, 'Wait a minute. I know they're rapping on these verses, but I need to be singing on these verses. Me, me, me.' It just turns out that way."

For Carey, enlisting rappers for a single is nothing new. Since the onset of her career, she's collaborated with Jay-Z, Ol' Dirty Bastard and Busta Rhymes, adding hip-hop flavor to pop-leaning tracks. The choice to release three versions of "Triumphant" mirrors a similar strategy used for 2009 single "Obsessed," for which she shot two music videos: a solo edit and a remix featuring Gucci Mane. The original version of the cut peaked at No. 7 on the Billboard Hot 100, while the club remix later topped the Dance Club Songs chart, scoring a hit across formats.

"Her idea with all her music is to get it out to her fans, and hopefully lift everyone's spirits a little bit," says Jackson, who notes that "Triumphant" was inspired by Carey's husband, Nick Cannon, and his struggle with kidney failure earlier this year. "It's really about having it succeed, and people are hearing it."

In anticipation of the single's release, Carey has already shot a video directed by Cannon and set for release in the forthcoming weeks. She has a "big performance planned soon for television," and will appear in director Lee Daniels' upcoming film, "The Butler." Of course, she also recently cut a deal to serve as a judge on "American Idol" that's rumored to be worth $18 million. During the next few months, however, Jackson insists that completing the album is her main focus.

"The album is going to be one of the great Mariah Carey albums," he says, "with a lot of stuff that you've come to love about her over the years."

Source: Billboard (All rights reserved)
Posted on August 10

OPI Signs Deal With Mariah Carey
From the Muppets to Minnie Mouse, OPI nabs the real-life Ms. Mariah Carey for its next nail collaboration.

Following a line with Ms. Nicki Minaj, the nail brand is going for another chart-topping vocalist for its next line of lacquers.

WWD reports that the superstar singer signed on for two nail polish collections, both launching next year.

The first collection of eight shades will hit OPI salons, spas and retailers worldwide in January, followed by another collection later in the year.

After taking some time off to get married and give birth to twins, Carey is slated to make a comeback with a new album releasing soon, so the timing of her beauty collab could not have been better planned.

Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, executive vice president and artistic director of OPI tells WWD, “Nails are part of her personality. I really have always looked for celebrities for whom nails are very important, and it is not something you just Photoshop on a picture. She was very much part of the color selection.”

Mariah fans since 'Always Be My Baby' hit number one in '96, we can't wait for the Grammy Award-winner's sure-to-be glittery and glam polishes.

Source: FASHIONetc (All rights reserved)
Posted on August 9

Triumphant is taking off at Urban/UAC formats

MARIAH CAREY     Triumphant (Get 'Em) f/R. Ross    Stations + 7    Spins +66

Source: AllAccess
Posted on August 9

Mariah Carey Triumphant (Get 'Em) - The Remixes
MariahDailyJournal has details up, go check it out!
Thanks V (aka cutelamb) for the info
Posted on August 9
I'll hopefully be able to do more updates tonight, like I said yesterday, at the moment most of my hype is happening on Twitter as I can reach more fans immediately (the ones who follow me knows ), I'll update here when I can, if not, well I don't loose anything as I don"t have Google adds!
Posted on August 8
Keep requesting, streaming, if you can afford it gift "Triumphant" to friends via the gift function on iTunes. Let's go!!!!!
Posted on August 8
         Mariah Carey could be back working with ‘X Factor’s’ L.A. Reid, despite her new ‘American Idol’ gig

Sources close to the new “American Idol” judge say that after Carey releases her new album later this year with Universal she’s “more than seriously considering” returning to working with “X-Factor” judge L.A. Reid, who is now at Sony. Reid, formerly CEO of Island Def Jam Music Group, is widely given credit for reviving Carey’s career in 2005. He joined Sony in July 2011 and is now chairman and CEO of its Epic label. The record exec and the singer remain close friends, and one source even says Reid was instrumental in Carey’s joining “Idol.” And another “Idol” judge, Randy Jackson — who also serves as Carey’s manager — wants her to work again with Reid. Jackson thinks “L.A. is the right guy for Mariah,” says the source. A spokeswoman for Carey says “Mariah is still happily under contract with Island Def Jam” and that “she just wrapped the video for ‘Triumphant (Get ’Em),’ the first single from her upcoming album.”

Source: NY DailyNews
Posted on August 8

Not much updates today and I didn't reply to e-mails as I spent all my free time (day and night ) on Twitter, motivating, supporting, entertaining!  Hopefully, I'll have more time tomorrow, I'm totally exhausted 
Good news!!!!  Mariah's hot club remixes of "Triumphant" will be available on iTunes next week!
Posted on August 7
Do you know how you can be exhausted motivating "the troops" on twitter? No?  Well, I know 
Posted on August 6
New Mariah video airing this week?
Go read it on MariahConnection

Note: as long as it's not officially announced by Mariah and/or her Team....... as of now, we have no idea what it is, it could be a lyric video or THE video, grabs popcorn 

Posted on August 6

Promo/Street Team goes hard!
After Varune and Julien, it's now Alicia's turn !!!!!  Big ups guys!

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Posted on August 6
Triumphant day for Mariah on iTunes!!!!
At this time, Mariah's Triumphant went #1 in in Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia ,Singapore & Taiwan in only 1 day .
It went #4 in Czech Republic

It climbs on iTunes Brazil, Argentina, Hungary, Poland, Brunei (I didn't tweet the countries where it's under #50)

Keep it going eveywhere!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted on August 6

Highlight of the day has to be Philippines!

Filipino fans succeeded a #1 for Mariah's Triumphant on iTunes in less than 12 hours!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted on August 6
A+Mazing rendition of Mariah's Triumphant!!
Ivo Soarez from Portugal captured the soul of Mariah's Triumphant message.  Check it out here, it's awesome!
Posted on August 6
Fans from India!!!!
Universal Music India posted the YouTube link to Mariah's Triumphant and is asking you what you are expecting from the new album.
Go on their Twitter!
Posted on August 6
Once again, Triumphant is now available on iTunes in a lot of countries (I tweeted most of them), please check you iTunes and go Get It !!!!!
Posted on August 6
Brazilian fans: request Triumphant on JP
Please request the track as that radio published a lil' article about Mariah and Triumphant. 
Source for the info: Gabriel
Posted on August 5
Spain premieres Triumphant!!!

Mariah's Triumphant was played on Los 40 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Source for the info: David
Posted on August 5

Radio requests!!!!
I'm sure you all request on Urban radios and stream Triumphant on VEVO, David (from Spain) spent a lot of time making a list where you can request/vote for Triumphant on Rythmic too as it's listed, Mariah gave us 22 years, give her a few minutes!!!!!

Mediabase Rhytmic:
- Boston - Sacramento - Phoenix  -  Seatle 1 - Seatle 2 - San Francisco - Salt Lake - Chicago - Boston - NYC - Tampa - Washington DC - Miami
Nassau Suffolk - San Diego

Mediabase HOT 40:

NYC 1 - NYC 2 - Los Angeles 1 - Los Angeles 2 - Chicago - San Francisco - Dallas - Houston - Philadelphia - Washington DC - Boston - Detroit
Miami - Seattle - Phoenix - Minneapolis - San Diego - Nassau Suffolk - Tampa - Z100 New York

Posted on August 5

Triumphant is now available on iTunes in a lot of countries (I tweeted most of them), please check you iTunes and go Get It !!!!!
Posted on August 5
I deleted the info/details as it seems someone not really sane in his mind made it up....
Mariah set to pay tribute to Whitney Houston on VH1's Divas?
Posted on August 5
Mariah's message for UK's G-A-Y Club

Mariah's message and track waere played in the club last night
Click here to listen and watch.

Source: heartbreaker7x
Posted on August 5

Mariah's Triumphant is out on iTunes in several countries
Check your iTunes and support the track!!!!!!!
Posted on August 5
When labels don't support!
There's only so much the fans can do... streaming, requesting........... and some promo.
As you may know, Triumphant is on sale since yesterday on iTunes in some countries and the track hasn't even been sent to radios, (some radios plan to "pirate" the track to be able to play it) can I say *rolleyes* (my rolleyes emoticon is even too cute in that case ).

Anyway, you guys from the Promo Team & Street Team are doing what you can and you do great!!! At least we try ......

Varune and Julien, part of the Street Team, already started.
Look what Varune did in his local Apple store.  And Julien printed flyers with his own damn money and will put them on cars' windshields.......

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Posted on August 4

Mariah's Triumphant phone call
Voice of TheeIE got the opportunity to talk to Mariah during the conference call for bloggers and DJs.
Check it out here
Posted on August 3
Please keep streaming, it counts!!!!!
On MariahCareyVEVO - here
Posted on August 3
Some links to request, evey spin counts!
More links will be added tomorrow

- KKFR-FM - here
- KZON-FM - here
- WBBM-FM - here
- XHTZ-FM - here
- Blazin 92.3 - here
- Kube 93 - here

Big thanks to David aka @damacoh
Posted on August 3

TRIUMPHANT (Get 'Em) - Pulse Club Mix
It's now well visible on Mariah's official site
Posted on August 3
Triumphant on radio
- Triumphant has been named KISS! Fresh Track By UK Radio Kiss FM (via @lil_xtina )
- Chicago love for @MariahCarey 's Triumphant @B96 & @WGCI  (via @Justmimusic )
- Hot Morning 93.7 is playing it

If you guys know more (and of course there are more) please let me know
Posted on August 3

Mariah records a special message for British fans!

Mariah has recorded an exclusive audio message especially for G-A-Y that will be played tomorrow night at 1.00am followed by her amazing new single "Triumphant (Get 'Em)".
This message will only ever be played at G-A-Y tomorrow, not put online after. So be on the main dance floor at 1.00am

Source: MariahConnection
Posted on August 3

TRIUMPHANT (Get 'Em) - Pulse Club Mix
And here's another one on Mariah's official site, if you can't see it, push the lil' arrow/button -> in the player, it's the 3rd one.
Posted on August 3
TRIUMPHANT (Get 'Em) (Vintage Throwback Remix)
Listen NOW on Mariah's official site!

And there's more to come!
Mariah tweeted:
To relive the splendor of when I used to rewrite+resing all my club remixes, this is for the lambily & there's much more 2 come

Posted on August 3

European fans, check your iTunes!!!!!
Several countries already have Triumphant available on iTunes (weird enough)
Posted on August 3
Triumphant "Vintage throwback" remix
For the ones who don't feel rap (I love it but I know some don't), you will be pleased with Mariah 's 3:54 mins "Vintage Throwback" that premiered on Australian radio.  But for now, request the Urban one!
Posted on August 3
Radios playing it
I'm in a hurry, thanks to the ones who already contacted me on Twitter or by e-mail to say where they heard the track.  Keep it coming!
I'll make a list of radios later this evening.
Posted on August 3
- Be sure to request it on All Urban radios
- Please, give it a few hits on VEVO or Mariah's official YouTube channel
Posted on August 3
3 Triumphant versions for Australia!

Music director from Hitz939 (Bundaberg) received 3 versions
- Edit
- Explicit
- Vintage Throwback Remix (more Pop)

Source for the info: Yann by e-mail
Posted on August 2

I'm not gonna post 100 reviews, we all heard Triumphant, and reviews, tweets, forums (I guess) love it or not, each its taste.
To me, Mariah wrote a Urban masterpiece, but hey that's me 'cause I really, really love Urban music.  If you don't really like it that's fine, but please stay respectful.....
Posted on August 2
Mariah Carey Debuts 'Triumphant (Get 'Em)' Single; Talks Upcoming Album
Three years after the release of her last non-holiday full-length opus, "Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel," Mariah Carey returns with her first single, "Triumphant (Get 'Em)" featuring Rick Ross and Meek Mill.
"Working with Ross and Meek on the same record was incredible," Mariah Carey told media on a conference call today (August 2). "Obviously Ross is a star and everybody loves him. I'm a fan of his music. I really, really wanted to work with him. I love the tone of his voice. I think the contrast of his voice and mine would be something special. I always like to do collaborations that people might think are different."

"Meek adds an excitement, a newness to the record that is pretty rare right now," Mariah continued.

"Triumphant," which Randy Jackson chimed in to say is "inspirational," is the first single off Mariah's 14th studio album. The singer touched on the untitled album while on the call. "I'm collaborating with a lot of my favorite people but the main thing is [that] I'm not trying to follow any particular trend," she said. "I want it to be well received. I want to stay true to myself and the music that I love and make the fans happy."

Mariah also spoke on how she felt of the current state of R&B and its mainstream cross-over, saying "It would be incredible if we can bring back the days where R&B songs didn't have to cross over. It makes me sad that there are so many talented R&B artists that don't get the chance that they should."

Source: BillboardTheJuice (All rights reserved)
Posted on August 2

If you wanna sing along while listening to Triumphant on Mariah's official site........

note: this is a real love hymn from Mariah to her husband §and indirectly for all people who can relate to that situation)

Triumphant (Get ‘Em)

Get Em, Get Em, Get Em (Go)
Hit Em, Hit Em, Hit Em (Go)
Get Em, Get Em, Get Em (Go)
Hit Em, Hit Em, Hit Em (Go)
Get Em, Get Em, Get Em (Go)
Hit Em, Hit Em, Hit Em (Go)

They told me get em, I got em,
I swear this word to my father
And the only way to make it to the top
If you go and get it from the bottom
And I ain’t never asked for no hand outs
You won’t carry me, no Mariah
These haters love when I was dead broke
But they ain’t made at me,
I’m on fire and I’m gon’ burn
And I ain’t gon’ learn,
I remember they said that it ain’t my turn
But it ain’t confirmed, then the tables turned
Just look at me now, try to hold me down
But I ain’t gon’ stop, cause I’m gon’ climb
To the mountain top, to the mountain top, now let go

Can’t fall down stay triumphant keep on living
Stay on your toes
Get off the ropes
Don’t let em ever count you out
Realize all things are possible
In your heart who’s the greatest
Reach for the stars
Be all that you are
And make em all fall down

Path that I choose flashing camera’s as I pose
Throwing big money as she dances on the pole
Lime green Lamborghini dances in the road
License still suspended, no I never stop for tolls
Born slick talker, twice a week shopper
Blow a hundred wreck she don’t know a footlocker
Red bottom boss house big as Baltimore
With a blonde bombshell tryin to bomb with your boy
In the James Bond Beamer chrome wheel two seater
Smoking like Pimp C, spoken like a trill ni**a
On a cloudy day baby I can make it rain
Rubber band, 50 grand bet it brighten up your day
Came from humble beginnings
Then was Hummers and Benzes
Now it’s hundred and millions this is only the beginning
A don, a diva, the bomb achiever
The one believer, the game gets deeper

Can’t fall down stay triumphant keep on living
Stay on your toes
Get off the ropes
Don’t let em ever count you out
Realize all things are possible
In your heart who’s the greatest
Reach for the stars
Be all that you are
And make em all fall down

Get Em, Get Em, Get Em (Go)
Hit Em, Hit Em, Hit Em (Go)
Get Em, Get Em, Get Em (Go)
Hit Em, Hit Em, Hit Em (Go)
Get Em, Get Em, Get Em (Go)
Hit Em, Hit Em, Hit Em (Go)
Get Em, Get Em, Get Em (Go)
Hit Em, Hit Em, Hit Em (Go)

Can’t fall down now, so even when clouds surround you
And everyone seems to doubt you
Baby still know who you are
So you gotta keep on climbing
In spite of the chains that bind you
You can see the mountain top
It’s not too far

Can’t fall down stay triumphant keep on living
Stay on your toes
Get off the rope
Don’t let em ever count you out
Realize all things are possible
In your heart who’s the greatest
Reach for the stars
Be all that you are
And make em all fall down

Can’t fall down stay triumphant keep on living
(get em, get em, get em)
Stay on your toes get off the ropes
(stay on your toes)
Don’t let em ever count you out
(no, no, no, no)
(get em, get em, get em, get em go)
Realize all things are possible
In your heart who’s the greatest
Reach for the stars
Be all that you are
And make em all fall down

Credit: Roger Friedman for Showbiz411
Posted on August 2

- Mariah's official site ( will premiere #Triumphant online at 3:45pm EST!
- Triumphant will come out WORLDWIDE today! Premieres on radio stations across the world! 
- Triumphant will be available on iTunes: UK - Aug 5th, Worldwide - Aug 6th, USA - Aug 7th
Source: Mariah's official team (MariahAlerts)
Posted on August 2
Triumphant party at Le Banana in Paris today!

Thanks Romuald
Posted on August 2

Promo Team & Street Team, check your e-mails, I sent them out this noon to USA AND International members 
Posted on August 2
Tchin, tchin, toast, bravo Mariah

Mariah on Twitter
Posted on August 2
It's today!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Stay Triumphant!!!
No radio will be premiere it before another.  All Urban formats will received at the same hour. Also, it will be LEGALLY online!
Posted on August 2
There was a conference call yesterday with Mariah and international label representatives, so, international fans, it's coming too very soon for us all!
Posted on August 2
CONFERENCE CALL – Mariah Carey w/Def Jam Records

Writers, Bloggers, Djs, tune in tomorrow for Def Jam’s conference call with R&B Diva, Mariah Carey tomorrow. NO fans please, it's only for writers, bloggers and Djs as stated, don't spoil that promo!!!!

Source for the info: hipholitics - SecRendezvous
Posted on August 1

Triumphant Dance remixes on the way

#Triumphant has hot dance remixes coming your way! The #lambily will appreciate the completely re-sung remixes I've been working on: ) 

Mariah on Twitter
Posted on August 1

Mariah's Triumphant will hit ALL Urban radios tomorrow
Don't focuse on one station only, all Urban formats will receive it at the same time and of course premiere it!  Also, play it lots on OFFICIAL online streams.
Posted on August 1
Mariah's official site is ready!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Go Take a look!

Posted on August 1

Mariah listening party last night
A listening party took place last night in New York for Def Jam bosses/represenratives, DJ's, some medias.
Posted on August 1


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