July 2009 - Heroes of Mariah
Mariah very intimate concert in New York on August 10
Mariah Carey
P.C. Richard & Son Theater - NYC
Monday, August 10th.

Mariah Carey is playing an intimate, invite-only show for 200 of her biggest fans at New York's most exclusive venue, the P.C. Richard & Son Theater in Tribecca.
Win your way in by entering online!

Tune in to win at 8a, 12p, 4p, 8p
For more ways to win, visit: http://www.pcrichardtheater.com/pages/main/
Click here for a chance to win online.
Source for the info: Power 105.fm - Moony
Posted on July 31

US fans!
Obsessed Ringtone - Get it NOW! Text MARIAH6Q to 30303 to get your Obsessed ringtone!

The Obsessed ringtone is one of the hottest ringtones in the world right now.  OBSESSED is the newest hit single by Mariah Carey and is the most popular track in America. 

Get the Obsessed ringtone now by texting MARIAH6Q to 30303!
Source: MariahCarey.com
Posted on July 31

"The Warning"
Some may complain I give publicity to the clown, but a fan site is also made to inform the fans who don't have time to browse the net for infos.

While Mariah and everyone who worked on "Obsessed" are denying it's about Eminem, the rapper has now released a track called "The Warning" in which he threatens Mariah.  To prove he had a relationship with her he has treatened to release intimate photos and voicemails in his new diss track "The Warning" if Mariah doesn't stop denying their relationship.

This track is mean, insulting and vulgar again.  Typically Eminem!

I'm not gonna post any link to the track or lyrics, if you really want you will find it.
Posted on July 31

Ticketmaster has updated their site
Mariah Carey
- Pearl Concert Theater at Palms Casino Resort
- Onsale to General Public Start: Sat, 08/08/09 12:00 PM PDT
- Ticket Prices: US $129 - US$229
Source: Ticketmaster
Heroes note: HBF will offer members only presale
Posted on July 30
"Touch My Body" on XBox Lips: Number One Hits line-up
Microsoft has announced a number of new tracks that will feature in their upcoming music game Lips: Number One Hits due out this October.

The Xbox 360 exclusive will include 40 hits from the likes of Coldplay, Rihanna, Timbaland (featuring OneRepublic), Culture Club and MC Hammer. Gamers will also be able to download a five-song pack of their choice for free from Xbox Live for the game.

New artists joining the Lips: Number One Hits line-up include Lady Gaga, Mariah Carey, The Black Eyed Peas and Kanye West. You can view the full tracklist at xbox.com/lips.
Source: EL33Online
Posted on July 30

"Obsessed" remix by UK DJ Anton Powers approved and resung!
Singing superstar Mariah Carey gets DJ Anton Powers on request

Songstress Mariah Carey is famous as a woman who knows what she wants – and usually gets it.

So when she made Liverpool DJ Anton Powers an offer, there was really no way he could refuse.

The Juice FM and club favourite is one of the hottest properties in the country for remixes, in demand by huge names including The Black Eyed Peas, Chris Brown, Lil Wayne, Alesha Dixon and The Saturdays.

But, he tells Insider, he wasn’t taking on any new Cahill remixes so he could concentrate on his own tracks.

“Then I got a call from our manager, Jon Barlow, late on a Saturday night saying Mariah Carey’s label had called asking for us to remix her new single,” explains Anton.

“Obviously I couldn’t say no to her, the only issue was that if she didn’t like the mix, it wouldn’t get used and we wouldn’t get paid!

“So we did the mix, sent it back to them, thankfully she liked it but said she wanted to redo the vocals to fit our mix. She went back in the studio (unfortunately in the USA and not with us) and re-did the vocals so it fits better on our mix, then she gave it the green light.”

The result, Obsessed, is due out next month but ECHO DJ of the Year Anton’s already been told that it’s the label’s favourite remix of the year.

A diva? Insider thinks not.
Source: Liverpool Echo (All rights reserved)
Posted on July 30

Superstar Mariah Carey to perform special engagement at The Pearl at The Palms
Friday, September 11 - Saturday, September 12
Friday, October 9 - Saturday, October 10

Tickets On-Sale - Saturday, August 8 at noon (STAY TUNED FOR NEWS ON MEMBERS-ONLY PRESALE)

Please visit any Ticketmaster location, call 1-800-745-3000, visit ticketmaster.com or livenation.com to purchase tickets

LAS VEGAS - July 30, 2009 - With worldwide sales of more than 175 million albums, Mariah Carey - the most successful female recording artist in history - is set to perform the most intimate shows of her career in a special engagement at The Pearl inside the Palms Casino Resort. These performances will take place on Friday, September 11; Saturday, September 12; Friday, October 9 and Saturday October 10, 2009. Show time for each performance is 8 p.m. 

These once-in-a-lifetime, up-close-and-personal performances at The Pearl are the first of its kind and surround the highly anticipated release of Mariah's latest album, Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel which features the current hit single "Obsessed."

"Obsessed" was written and produced by Mariah, The-Dream and Tricky Stewart, who are responsible for the majority of tracks on the new album. Memoirs is scheduled to arrive on September 15, 2009.

Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel, the 12th studio album of Mariah's career, is the eagerly anticipated follow-up to her RIAA platinum-selling album E=MC? (released April 15, 2008), and her worldwide 10 million selling The Emancipation Of Mimi (released April 12, 2005). Both were Soundscan #1 debut albums that made chart history for Mariah in the U.S. and numerous territories around the globe. 
Source: MariahCarey.com
Posted on July 30

"Obsessed" #17 on Billboard Hot 100
It gained 3 spots! C'mon guys, request, stream and if it's not done yet (which I doubt) buy both the main version and the remix on iTunes!!!
Source for the info: mike
Posted on July 30
For video collectors
BET Interviews 
- Mariah on Michael Jackson Tribute, Obsessed, and her album: click here to download.
- Mariah on her marriage, Precious, and new fragrance, Forever: click here to download.

Source: Moony
Posted on July 29
Official sales chart: "Obsessed" enters the Belgian UltraTip (pré-UltraTop)
Without any promotion and almost no airplay, the track entered the Belgian official sales charts, UltraTip, at #24. 
Please keep requesting the track (promo page), it's the only way radios will play it and non-fans will hear it and maybe buy it.
Posted on July 29
New title revealed: "Standing Ovation"
and.... Yayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy, Mariah covers "I Want To Know What Love Is" on Memoirs!
Remember, this Foreigners track was rumored to be covered by Mariah for her upcoming album, well it was true!!!
Essence Magazine is tweeting while listening to the album:

- Getting another early listen at Mariah Carey's new album with LA Reid.
- Couple of the moment The Dream and Christina Milian are checking out Mariah's album too.
- The Dream, Tricky and Mariah wrote everything on the album...nice.
- first four Mariah songs sound like hits to us... loving "H.A.T.E.U."
- Okay, Mariah's so long song "Standing Ovation" sounds very Ne-Yoish
- The Dream is feeling "Ribbon"...
Source for the info: danny on HBF - Essence Online on Twitter
Posted on July 29

Mariah Carey Loved Going Incognito As 'Obsessed' Stalker
Mariah Carey has played a lot of parts in her music videos, usually opting for a vixen of some sort. But for the video for "Obsessed," Carey took on a whole new role as a male stalker (at the brilliant suggestion of hubby Nick Cannon). She wound up so well-disguised for the part, she experienced a rare moment of anonymity. 

Dressed as herself, Carey said there was a lot of hoopla on the set. "Well, we had a lot of people outside. I'm walking up to the Plaza [Hotel], and when I was dressed as Mariah Carey, there were a lot of people just standing there taking pictures," she told MTV News. "And the street was closed down, and it was a whole rigmarole. It is what it is." 

The pop star relished the idea of going incognito and spending some time as a regular person on the streets of New York. "So, basically, I went into costume as the stalker, and I told my bodyguard, 'I don't want you to walk with me.' So, a friend of mine was there, and I was like, 'Let's walk together.' " 

In addition to the costume — which video director Brett Ratner insists was not meant to look like Eminem — Carey made sure to change her mannerisms and walk like a guy, and to her surprise, no one realized who she was. "I was outside and no one noticed me," she said. "And honestly ... the thing is that it was fun for me to able to just be free." 

Carey has just one unpleasant memory of her non-diva moment: "The beard — not a favorite."
Source: MTV (All rights reserved)
Posted on July 29

Tricky Stewart on Mariah's album
From Tricky's Twitter:
- now focusing my energy back to MC's album...
Today he tweeted the following to Mariah:
- everything sounds amazing!
Man, it's a bit disturbing to act like a spy, but I have an excuse, as I follow him on Twitter I see his tweets, it's not really like spying right??? 
Posted on July 28
Keep supporting "Obsessed"
- Request on your local radios!
- iTunes people (but I guess everyone already bought the 2 versions and video)
- Keep streaming on AOL
- Keep streaming on  Yahoo! Music
Posted on July 28

DJ Envy goes childish 
Shout 2 mariah carey's fans..because of u guys that song I played yest will not be played again.hit MC guys.I got 6 calls this am.. no bueno
Posted on July 28
Mariah Carey Raves About Working With Timbaland, Jermaine Dupri
For Mariah Carey's forthcoming album, Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel, she tried to mix up her collaborators, working not only with some familiar faces, but also one superproducer she hadn't had the opportunity to work with in the past. 

"I worked with Timbaland for the first time," Carey told MTV News recently. "I'm a fan of Timbaland's, so I enjoyed it. [The song] hasn't even been mixed yet but I think it's really cool." 

For the album, due in September, Carey also worked with artist/producer The-Dream on her controversial single, "Obsessed," as well as longtime collaborator Big Jim Wright. 

"I worked with Big Jim Wright, who works with Sounds of Blackness a lot, and so there's live-feeling songs on the album," she explained. "A lot of my fans, since I've been twittering, a lot of the fans are like, 'We want some live-sounding stuff,' so you have to find that middle ground." 

But unsurprisingly, working with Jermaine Dupri seems to hold a special place in Carey's heart. The pair have created many hits together, including "We Belong Together" and "Sweetheart." 

"I worked with JD again," she said. "I always love working with Jermaine. Every time it's just ... it reminds me of the first time we worked together, which was 'Always Be My Baby.' Once you do a song like that and you have it forever, you wanna just continue to try and re-create that magic, so that's what we do." 

Source: MTV (All rights reserved)
Posted on July 28

OK, it's probably not gonna happen tomorrow
I can't believe JD and DJ Envy, both friends of Mariah leaked "100%" today, just when Mariah took a midweek vacation.  In what a mess did they put themselves?  At first, I thought they were doing some early hype for "Precious", remember the track was first supposed to be for Obama's campaign and then JD worked on it with Mariah and it is/was supposed to be for the "Precious" soundtrack (or theme song).  What happend?????  There's beef in the air.....
If you haven't heard it, try to listen to Hot 97 tomorrow, you never know, DJ Envy could maybe play with fire 
Posted on July 27
If you haven't heard it yet, tune in tomorrow (international fans too) on Hot 97
DJ Envy just premiered "100%" on Hot 97
DJ Envy just succeeded to premiere "100%" on "New @2"
From DJ Envy's Twitter:
- "Tune in..world wide exclusive....new fat joe new mariah feat. Dream........let's go new @ 2!!!!!!"
- "Guys..I know u wanna hear the mariah joint...they are holding me back ill try 2 get it on..but will play 2moro at 2 for sure.."
From JD's Twitter:
- "envy is playing the new mariah record me and b cox did on hot 97 right now"
-" make sure yall hit hot 97 and request that new mariah"

"100%" was produced by JD and Brian Michael Cox 
Posted on July 27

Rap-Up exclusive: Mariah to perform at the MTV Video Music Awards
Mariah Carey will join the line-up at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards.

The “Obsessed” singer is set to take the stage at this year’s show, an insider exclusively reveals to Rap-Up.com. The 26th annual event will air September 13 from Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

An official announcement is expected soon. Previously announced performers include Taylor Swift and Muse.

The appearance comes on the heels of Mariah’s new album, Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel, scheduled for release two days later on September 15. The last time she performed at the VMAs was in 2005 when the show was held in Miami.

Russell Brand will host the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards, airing live on Sunday, September 13, at 9 p.m.
Source: Rap-Up
Posted on July 27

For video collectors
- 1. Was Mariah Spoofing Em In 'Obsessed'?
- 2. Mariah Went Unrecognized As The Stalker. 
Click here to download these 2 files
- 3. Mariah Explains Her Song Inspirations
- 4. Mariah Collaborated with Timbaland
- 5. Mariah on Her Role in Precious
Click here to download these 3 files
Thanks to Moony
Posted on July 27
Eminem has ‘nasty’ surprise for Mariah Carey says 50 Cent
It began with ‘Bagpipes from Baghdad’. Mariah Carey isn’t the only celeb that Eminem took a shot at but she still was damn mad and so was her hubby, Nick Cannon. Eminem claimed to have been having sex with Mariah and demanded her back.
Mariah wasn’t impressed and finally hit back with the song ‘Obsessed’ where it was her chance to get hers back at Eminem. And she did along with a video clip that had her in drag and looking suspiciously like she might be at least trying to look like Eminem.
Now it’s Eminem who has the right of reply and according to some Mariah should be real worried.
‘No one does offensive like Eminem and I don’t wanna know what he might have in store for her lyrically or in the visual….it’s going to be a nasty surprise’ commented  rapper 50 Cent who is part of rap group G-Unit.
Source: All News Web
Heroes note: Mariah has denied any reference to Eminem in the "Obsessed" video.
Posted on July 27
Mariah Carey LP Shaped By 'Amazing' Connection With Nick Cannon
It's not the first time Mariah Carey has recorded music as a married woman. In 1993 Carey wed record executive Tommy Mottola and released her mega-hit album Music Box. But the couple separated in 1997 and divorced the following year. A decade later the singer found herself in wedded bliss with Nick Cannon.

So, has their marriage changed the music she's making these days? "Everything changes when you're in love," she told MTV News. "We have a connection that I've never experienced before. So that's amazing and it's something that I can't even really put into words." 

She added that in some ways her relationship with Cannon did affect her new album, Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel, due this fall. She explained, "So everything that I do when I go into the studio — I mean, there are songs that are directly [about our relationship]. They come from the place where I'm at right now with him." 

But that wasn't the only relationship she had on her mind when she was working on Memoirs. Certain tracks touch on past relationships and experiences. "There are some songs that are about years ago," she said. "There are some songs that are about old friends, stories they told me. So it's like every time I go in to write something new we go somewhere, and it's like I don't know that everybody would know that I've been through half of these situations." 

Source: MTV (All rights reserved)
Posted on July 27

MTV Interviews
Backstage at 106 & Park
- Mariah Explains Her Song Inspirations - Click here to watch.
- Mariah Collaborated with Timbaland - Click here to watch.
- Mariah on Her Role in Precious - Click here to watch.
- Mariah Went Unrecognized As The Stalker - Click here to watch.
Source: MTV - Moony
Posted on July 27
Obsessed promo cds to win!!!! 
I told you Universal Belgium gave a great package.  Until now, I gave the promo cds as contest prizes.  Now you will have to deserve them!

C'mon guys, vote every day for Obsessed on Sud Radio (and of course request on all the links on the promo page), I'll give away Obsessed promo cds if the track enters/climbs in the radio charts!!!!  How it works?  Very simple, send me an e-mail to tell me you voted , if the track gains spots in the charts, an Obsessed promo cd will be given away each week (the winner will be picked at random), there are a lot of promo cds to win, so vote now!!!!!!
Posted on July 26

US fans: Obsessed Remix video on iTunes
C'mon guys, it's only $1.99.  If it's not done yet buy it now!
The 2 videos for Obsessed are in the Top 100 videos! The main version at #3 and the remix at #83
Posted on July 26
Mariah ‘Sorry’ to Miss Grammy Deadline
As I told you last week, Mariah Carey will miss the Aug. 31 deadline for this year’s Grammys.

The deadline is a month early this year for eligibility. The reason is that the Grammys are a week early — Jan. 31 instead of Feb. 7, 2010. Huh?

That means we’ll be awarding music at the end of next January that came out between Oct. 1, 2009, and the end of this summer. What about all the music from this fall? It will have to wait.

For Mariah, this means only her witty single, “Obsessed,” will make the cut-off. Her album “Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel” will be released on Sept. 15 but won’t appear on a Grammy show until 2011. That’s not exactly instant gratification.

Mariah told me the other day: “I’m sorry to have missed the deadline. We were trying to make it. But we also realized the material we had was so special, and we didn’t want to rush and do it wrong.”

Carey says she feels “Angel” could be her strongest collection yet. She’s working so hard on it that this is the first summer in years that she hasn’t left muggy, sluggish New York during the dog days and headed to Sardinia off the coast of Italy.

“No, I’m staying in NYC,” she said, “and getting this done.”
Source: Showbiz411 (All rights reserved)
Posted on July 26

Mariah and Nick out in Tribeca yesterday evening

Click to enlarge
Source: GossipGirls
Posted on July 25
Brett Ratner posted the Obsessed making of on his blog!
Click here to watch it and here to download it.

Thanks to Moony for the file and the caps
Source: Brett Ratner - Annabel by e-mail
Posted on July 25
Mariah at 106 & Park yesterday

Click to enlarge
Source: C.U.
Posted on July 24
Mariah’s Obsessed impacts Top 40 Radio - 27 July, 2009
Mariah’s Obsessed impacts Top 40 Radio in the United States next week.  You can see the advert from All Access on MariahConnection.
Posted on July 24
Watch the Obsessed Remix video legally
Island Def Jam and Mariah's official site have posted the Obsessed Remix video.

If it's not done yet, download the remix on iTunes.  C'mon US fans, it's up to you.  The pirated track on your hard drive doesn't count for Billboard!

Keep streaming the main version on  Yahoo! Music and vote for it on the 106 & Park video countdown.

Keep streaming on VH1.
Posted on July 24

MTV NEWS: Superstar Mariah Talks Anonymity, "Obsessed"

There aren't too many artists in music who can be called legends, but Mariah Carey is definitely one of them.

I haven't had many opportunities in my career to interview her, but when the opportunity arises to chop it up with an artist who has sold over 175 million records worldwide, then it's my pleasure.

With her new album Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel (look out for Mariah's story behind the album title on MTV News) almost complete, it's an interesting time to catch up with MC. 

Uptown at BET's "106 & Park," Mariah was premiering her new video for her remix of "Obsessed," featuring Gucci Mane, one of the hottest MCs in the game. Not enough is said about Carey's ear for hip-hop. Don't forget that she was the artist who collaborated with rappers like Jay-Z, ODB, Nas and the Lox early on in their careers. Gucci Mane is another great choice.

It's not difficult to know when Mariah is in the building. You may not see her at first, but you'll definitely see her entourage. The girl doesn't roll light, but that's just another reason to love her. After all, she is Mariah Carey.

As we walked in, Mariah was looking glam, surrounded by a team of stylists and makeup artists getting her ready for the interview. Nick, my producer, set up the shot and we were away. We spoke in detail about the new album, her musical direction and progression from the last album.

For Memoirs MC worked with several producers for the first time (including Timbaland and The-Dream) and old friends like Jermaine Dupri.

We got to the bottom of the big question: Is the video for "Obsessed" directed at anyone in particular? Turns out she was more inspired by a family member than anybody else. 

But perhaps the most insightful moment of the entire interview came when we were speaking about how Mariah dressed up in disguise on the shoot for "Obsessed." With her hair tied back and wearing a hoodie and a fake beard, the unrecognizable Mariah actually braved it alone for the first time in years as she walked around New York sans bodyguard. So when I asked her what she would do if she could be totally anonymous for a day, I was genuinely taken aback by her answer. She said, "I'd like to make friends." It might sound strange but if you think about it, Mariah has been a star since her teens. Ever since she first broke into the scene, Mariah has been Mariah Carey: Superstar. With that immense talent comes the fact that she will never know if people speak to her because she's a nice girl or because she's a star. I didn't feel sorry for her when she said it, but I did acknowledge that it was an incredibly honest answer from a woman who just happens to be one of the biggest stars in the world.
Source: MariahCarey.com - MTV
Heroes note: "I'd like to make friends.".  Why am I suddenly so sad ?????
Posted on July 24

Please go on MTV's site to read the full article and watch the video, it's the only way for MTV to know if people are interested!
Mariah Carey Says Doing Drag For 'Obsessed' Was Nick's Idea
Is it Eminem or isn't it? Well, Mariah Carey herself insists that the stalker she played in her "Obsessed" video looks more like one of her male relatives than the rapper. 

"Everybody started having their own speculations about who the stalker was," she told MTV News. "I'm like, look, when I look at that stalker and me with the beard and the whole 9 yards, I look like my cousin Chris. I do. I look like my brother and my cousin Chris. So basically, you know, all the speculation about who I'm playing in the video, it's not accurate." 

Click hereto read more and click here to watch the video

Source: Jocelyn from MTV by e-mail
Posted on July 24

Mariah at 106 & Park

- Part 1: Mariah Walks Into The Studio
- Part 2: Most Obsessed Fan 1
- Part 3: Most Obsessed Fan 2
- Part 4: Mariah Unveils Her Forever Fragrance
- Part 5: Michael Jackson Tribute Concert & Obsessed Video Making
- Part 6: Not posted 'cause we don't know if the remix video will be on sale
- Part 7: Precious, Obsessed, & Album
Source for the caps and the links: Moony
Posted on July 24
Watch Obsessed remix video now!
I couldn't go to bed before I saw it, new scenes and great scene at the end (why didn't they put that one in the first video???)
Click here to watch it, as soon as a link shows up on BET or Yahoo!, I'll post that one.  No download either, 'cause it will probably be on sale on iTunes, but screencaps tomorrow.

Thanks also to Chris for the link
Posted on July 23.... errrr no, July 24

Mariah's appearance on 106&Park will be up tomorrow
Nothing really new.  According to fans who saw it, Mariah talked about her new fragrance, she didn't know for sure the release date of her album and  she
looked tired, bored and kinda scared by a  fan who was in the studio, it was maybe the "Obsessed" stalker 
Posted on July 23
Obsessed promo cds to win!!!! 
I told you Universal Belgium gave a great package.  Until now, I gave the promo cds as contest prizes.  Now you will have to deserve them!

C'mon guys, vote every day for Obsessed on Sud Radio (and of course request on all the links on the promo page), I'll give away Obsessed promo cds if the track enters/climbs in the radio charts!!!!  How it works?  Very simple, send me an e-mail to tell me you voted , if the track gains spots in the charts, an Obsessed promo cd will be given away each week (the winner will be picked at random), there are a lot of promo cds to win, so vote now!!!!!!
Posted on July 23

"Obsessed" Video #1 on Yahoo! Music and VH1
Well done, keep streaming!!!!!!

Mariah's new music video for Obsessed premiered last week and immediately shot straight to the top of the online streaming charts. This week, it was the most-streamed video clip on Yahoo! Music and debuted at #1 on the Billboard Yahoo! Video chart. Watch the "Obsessed" music video on Yahoo! Music and vote for it on the 106 & Park video countdown.

Also, the video is currently #1 on Top Music Videos on VH1. Keep streaming!!!!
Source: MariahCarey.com - mike on HBF
Posted on July 23

For video collectors

Yesterday's 106 & Park made an announcement that Mariah would be stopping by today to premiere her Obsessed Remix music video.
They also said they might show her a picture if you send in a picture of yourself showing how much you are obsessed with Mariah. 
Click here to download
Source: Moony
Posted on July 23
Obsessed is down to #20 on the Billboard Hot 100.  Let's hope Mariah's appearance at 106&Park later today will help the track!
I know it's recession, but please keep in mind, the pirated track, remix or video on your hard drive doesn't count for Billboard!
Posted on July 23
Mariah Carey Delays New Album Release
Alas, there will be no major Diva Face Off at the next Grammy Awards.

That’s because Mariah Carey has decided that the unusually early August 31st deadline is not giving her enough time finish her new CD properly. “Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel” was supposed to be released by Island/Def Jam on August 25th. But now Carey has asked the label to give her at least three more weeks. The new date is September 15th, although even that could change.

Carey does have her hat in the ring, though, with the witty and catchy single “Obsessed” already getting lots of airplay. The song is a neat dig at Eminem, who ceaselessly needles Carey in song and and interviews. The “Obsessed” video, directed by Brett Ratner, is also a hit and should only help the single up the charts.

Source: Showbiz411 (All rights reserved)
Posted on July 23

Tricky Stewart's latest tweet
Tricky just posted the following on Twitter:
"on the grind, finishing up the Mariah album. Gonna be CRAZZZY!!!"
Posted on July 22
Mariah: Real and fake fans
Finally Mariah talks a lil' about it!!!!!!  Go take a look at Mariah's Twitter
Posted on July 22
Memoirs of An Imperfect Angel is pushed back
The album is pushed back to September 15 in the US, September 14 in most of European countries and September 11 in Belgium!
Source: Universal by e-mail
Posted on July 22
Quick update
It was a monster of a thunder and we had a blackout, it was a nice evening with candles everywhere 
I know you don't care

I received a lot of e-mails about the Billboard Twitter page.  Many of you think it could be a fake one.... could be, you can't trust anyone on Twitter, but if it's really a fake one, those people should be sued using Billboard's name, graphics and official link.  I'm going to try to sort it out!

A lot of e-mails are coming in about the release date of the album... no comments at the moment.

The winners of the contest to win Obsessed promo cds will be announced tomorrow.
Posted on July 21

See ya later today as there's a giga thunder and a kinda storm coming...
Posted on July 21
Mariah's next single will be a ballad
Mariah Carey's next single will be an old-style ballad produced by Tricky Stewart.
Source: BillboardMusic on Twitter - Dean by e-mail
Posted on July 21
Mariah announces the "Obsessed" remix video for Thursday
Mariah on Twitter:
Quick update-been in the studio finishing this album-hopefully coming overseas soon! Remix video of "Obsessed" feating gucci mane on thurs!
Posted on July 21
    Mariah in talks for a Michael Jackson tribute gig in London?????
The surviving members of the Jackson 5 will put on two star-studded memorial shows in London to mark their dead brother’s birthday next month, Jermaine Jackson confirmed today.

Jermaine confirmed he will team up with Tito, ­Marlon and Jackie for the gigs at The O2 Arena, pencilled in for 29 and 30 August.
Michael would have turned 51 on 29 August. Jackson’s brother said: “The fans want to be part of something. We are gong to do a tribute show at The O2.

Among acts in talks for the tribute gigs are Usher, Justin Timberlake, Mariah Carey, Lionel Richie and Stevie Wonder, as well as the Jacksons’ sister Janet.
Source: The London Paper
Posted on July 21

"Obsessed" video has premiered in the UK
Obsessed" video has premiered  in the UK. The Box, KISS and MTV Base are now playing the video.
Source: Dean by e-mail
Posted on July 21
"Obsessed" Dance Remix approved

Rumors were flying around a Dance Remix was in the works and would eventually be send to radios by the end of the month.  It seems the rumors were true!

Chicago based crew Jump Smokers are C.W. Griz, Reydon, V-Scratch and Johnny Digital. A Chicago
- we still can't believe we were lucky enough to remix the legendary mariah carey's new single "obsessed"...being able to work with FLAWLESS vocals like that was an absolutely honor!!! our remix is a lil different than what we were used to, but it's still crazy hot....esp the final minute or so :)

- 2day we got the call we've all been waiting for....we OFFICIALLY got approved for our remix of Mariah Carey's "Obsessed"  :) are you frickin' kidding me???  we actually get to have our Jump Smokers name next to the legendary M.C.???  WOW!!! we just uploaded the APPROVED version of our remix...we made a few minor changes so go check it out & feel free to make it YOUR profile song!!!

You can listen to the remix on Jump Smokers MySpace
Source:  Jump Smokers - douchebag by e-mail and fomm
Posted on July 21

"Obsessed" remix now available on iTunes US
C'mon US fans, it's up to you.  The pirated track on your hard drive doesn't count for Billboard!
Posted on July 21
Belgian fans: "Obsessed" is now played on several radios
Please request the track, all links and details can be found at this link. C'mon!!!!!!!
Posted on July 20
Maybe the video for the remix??????? 
Mariah on BET 106 & Park on July 23
Mariah will present her video for "Obsessed" on 106 & Park on July 23 at 6:00 EST.

Also, you can now vote for "Obsessed" on 106 & Park.  Vote!!!!!!!!!!! 
Source: BET - Annabel by e-mail
Posted on July 20

C'mon everyone stream "Obsessed" on Yahoo!
Posted on July 20
Mariah reacts to the leaks
Mariah tweeted the following:
"Any so called "leaks" or unapproved songs that are on the web are absolutly NOT accurate nor repesentative of my album!"
Posted on July 20
Support "Obsessed" everywhere you can!!!!!
Posted on July 19
My song of the day 
They can say, 
Anything they want to say,
Try to bring me down,
But I will not allow anyone to succeed hanging clouds over me,
And they can try 
Hard to make me feel that I, 
Don't matter at all,
But I refuse to falter in what I believe or lose faith in my dreams

'Cause there's, 
There's a light in me,
That shines brightly,
They can try, 
But they can't take that away from me
From me
Posted on July 19

Black Saturdays again 
Here we go again.... it's a black Saturday!  It reminds me the TEOM era.
1 - The Obsessed video is up on iTunes US, don't pirate it, support Mariah and buy it!!!!!!  Do you steal a bread, an apple in a store?  I hope not! Well, it's the same when you download illegally a track or a video, you steal! 
2 - A leaked demo track (intentionally?)
3 - A leaked remix
Beurk! I'm going to bed, it's late and I need DJ Pillow!
Posted on July 18
"Obsessed" feat. Gucci Mane in high rotation on Belgian radio
Our good friends at Radio Noorderkempen are blasting the remix in high rotation.  Thanks Stefan, you guys are the best!!!!!
Posted on July 17
"Obsessed" promo cds to win!
Last day to enter the contest tomorrow!
Posted on July 17
Belgian fans!
The Obsessed promo page is up with a lot of new radios for the requests.  Go!!!!!!!
Posted on July 17
I hate iTunes Belgium 
C'mon, that's not fair!!!!!!
July 7 - "Obsessed" debuted at #4 on the Top 100 RnB and stayed there a week
July 13 - the track was #3
July 15 - the track was #2
Just when Obsessed was going to be #1, they putted it in the Pop category and of course it's only #86 there.
Posted on July 17
Brett Ratner's girlfriend on the set of Obsessed
Victoria Secret's Romanian cover girl and singer Alina who is currently dating Hollywood director Brett Ratner, is also pals with Mariah Carey after Brett shot the vid for new single Obsessed. 
Alina said she was shocked when Mariah revealed she knew her song. 
"She was singing it back at me," said Alina. 
"It was one of those moments that will forever be fixed in my mind. Mariah is a goddess to me. We met and got on like a house on fire. I almost fainted, it was amazing to have my idol appreciate my work." 
Source: The Sun (All rights reserved) (extract)
Posted on July 17
Backstage on the set of "Obsessed"

I am sitting at home anxiously awaiting the premier of Mariah Carey's new video OBSESSED. You might remember I worked on this video with her a few weeks ago. It is always amazing to see the finished product after 30 some hours of shooting scenes. Here are some backstage photos. She is wearing Superstar , Before He Cheats and a clean buff on her nails. And NO, she isnt playing anyone in particular as the boy character! 
Source: Deborah Lippman (from Lippman Collection) - Annabel by e-mail
Posted on July 16
VH1 & Gotham Casting Present Storytellers:Mariah Carey
VH1 is filming a very special Storytellers concert featuring Mariah Carey and we want her BIGGEST fans to be a part of it!

This will be a very intimate show, and a rare opportunity to see Mariah in such an intimate setting, discussing some of her biggest hits! Seating is extremely limited! These tickets will go FAST, so reply back soon! 

If you are a HUGE fan of Mariah’s and would like the opportunity to receive Complimentary  Tickets to this concert, and you live in the NYC area, please reply back to Tickets@GothamCasting.com

Include the following:
Name - Age(must be at least 18) - Phone - City/State - Recent Photo - Guest Name (1 guest per person) - What makes you such a big fan of Mariah's
Your favorite Mariah Carey song - 3 questions you would like to ask Mariah:
The show is scheduled to tape on Thursday, August 6th in NYC
The time is still TBD, so be sure you will be available ALL DAY before you reply for tickets.
Upon receiving your email, we will contact you with all of the final details, including venue and time, should you receive tickets
Source: Gotham Casting
Posted on July 16

C'mon everyone support "Obsessed"!!!!!!!!
Request on radios, stream the video on Yahoo!, go on iTunes, goooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!
Posted on July 16
Mariah Carey's 'Obsessed' Video 'Not About Eminem,' Director Says
When Mariah Carey's latest single "Obsessed" hit the airwaves, speculation swirled that the song is directed at Eminem as a response to his track "Bagpipes From Baghdad." Fuel was added to that rumor's fire after stills from the video were released — photos that seem to suggest that Carey dressed as Eminem for the clip. 

But the video's director, Brett Ratner, insists that as far as he knows, the song — off Carey's latest album, Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel, out next month — isn't about Eminem.

"It's not about Eminem — we weren't like, 'Let's find an Eminem look-alike,' " he told MTV News about the stalker character in the video, which he originally wanted to be played by Ellen DeGeneres. "We weren't talking to any Eminem [look-alikes]. I guess it's a good rumor, but I don't think it's true. I don't really know. I never asked her, but then when I recommended Ellen, that's where she got the idea." 

Click here to read the full article about Mariah, Obsessed and Brett Ratner

Source:Jocelyn Vena Writer/Reporter, MTV News by e-mail
Posted on July 16

Mariah Carey's 'Obsessed' Video: A Dig At Eminem Or Not?
Mariah Carey tends to do things in a big way — and the video for "Obsessed," her new single, which debuted Wednesday night on "America's Got Talent" (the show hosted by her husband, Nick Cannon) is no exception. 

While Carey hasn't commented and Cannon has hedged, "Obsessed" seems to be a pretty clear dig at Eminem, who grabbed headlines earlier this year with his song "Bagpipes From Baghdad," on which he claimed to have had a relationship with Carey (which she has denied) and warned Cannon to "back the f--- up," because he wanted her back. 

"Obsessed" contains verses that certainly seem directed at Eminem, addressing his admitted former drug problems ("It must be the weed/ It must be the E/ 'Cause you be poppin' "), and in the video, she dresses exactly like him, right down to the baggy sweats and aggro posturing — although she's also sporting a fake goatee, which to the best of our knowledge Em has never rocked. At clip's end, her pseudo Em is crushed by a speeding bus while attempting to snap a picture of Carey.

And though Cannon has denied that Carey is aping Slim Shady in the video, ("I don't think she would take her time," he said. "My wife doesn't beef. She's Mariah Carey. She's not beefin', she's a vegetarian"), I think we can all agree that there's at least a touch of Em in her performance, even if she doesn't actually look like him (she actually kinda looks like some sort of weird combination of Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda and Cha'ka from "Land of the Lost"! 

Either way, the "Obsessed" video is still plenty big — shot at New York's Plaza Hotel, directed by "Rush Hour" dude Brett Ratner — and plenty glossy. In a lot of ways, it's like her other videos, only with an emphasis on comedy (check the adoring gazes her Em dopplegänger flashes while lavishing Carey with a hair dryer). Which means that it might actually signify the return of "Touch My Body" Mariah — remember the video with "30 Rock" star Jack McBrayer? 

So, subtlety or no, "Obsessed" seems to speak for itself ...
Source: MTV (All rights reserved)
Posted on July 16

Mariah Debut High On Billboard Hot 100
Carey's "Obsessed," debuts at No. 11. Carey's entry on the Hot 100 this week is her fortieth, making her just the eighth woman in the chart's history to make 40 or more appearances.

"Obsessed," from Carey's forthcoming album "Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel," is also her highest Hot 100 debut since 1998.
Source: Billboard (All rights reserved)
Posted on July 16

It's up on Yahoo! ya'll!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Even if you already saw it, please watch it again and again at the following link.
Stream, stream, stream, stream, stream, stream.......................... over and over.

It's also up on Mariah's official site.
Posted on July 16

"Obsessed" premiere on AGT was a half "Obsessed"
AGT didn't air the entire video,  it was only about 2 minutes.
Thanks to Moony for the screen caps

Click on the caps to enlarge
Source: Andrew - Moony - Dane
Posted on July 16
Vote for "Obsessed" on French radio Skyrock
"Obsessed" is actually #4 in their hit, keep voting.
Source: Bilel - mallo
Posted on July 15
Mariah to attend the Toronto International Film Festival ?
TIFF announces first lineup.
The annual Toronto International Film Festival is set to be star-studded once again. Yesterday, an exciting early listing of attendees was announced, including Edward Norton, Clive Owen, Colin Farrell, and Mariah Carey.
Source: Hello Magazine Canada
Posted on July 15
So, "Obsessed" will not premiere on Yahoo! today
Even if it was officially confirmed Yahoo! Music would have the online premiere of "Obsessed" all day today, it will not be available today, at least not for us in Europe (and many other countries where it's already the 16th.). 
I also know by reading your e-mails many of you who didn't see it yesterday and don't want to watch it in crappy quality, are disappointed, sad and even mad.
What can I say?  Nothing I guess....
Posted on July 15
Mariah to perform on AGT on August 5
Mariah is set to perform on the first America's Got Talent results show which airs on Wednesday, August 5th (9-10 p.m. ET)!
Source: MariahCarey.com
Posted on July 15
For video collectors!
Today Show 
Here's the Today Show showing clips from the music video and saying that Mariah would perform live on the plaza on August 28 (in 1080i HD)
Click here to download.

Source: Moony
Posted on July 14
Officially confirmed!
Mariah to perform at the"Today Show" Summer Concert Series on August 28
Mariah To Perform Live On The TODAY SHOW Plaza On 8/28 
Calling all Mariah fans...mark your calendars, set your DVR and be sure to head to NYC on the morning of Friday, August 28th to catch Mariah's live performance on the TODAY Show Plaza to close out their Summer Concert Series! Don't miss your chance to see Mariah perform new music from her upcoming CD MEMOIRS OF AN IMPERFECT ANGEL live on the TODAY Show Plaza at 30 Rockefeller Plaza in beautiful NYC.
Source: MariahCarey.com - Kathy - mallo
Posted on July 14
Yahoo! Music messed up big time today!
If you are among the ones posting the video on your sites/ blogs and so on, be careful IDJ doesn't seem happy at all and they are right as the views on Yahoo! will count as airplay, your site/blog doesn't!
The premiere of the video is tomorrow!!!!!!!!
Posted on July 14
"Precious" to premiere in Canada at the 2009 Toronto Film Festival
The Toronto Film festival is running September 10 -19, 2009
Precious will be broadcasted in the "GALAS" category.
Source: The Canadian Press
Posted on July 14
Needs to be officially confirmed by Mariah's camp!
Mariah to perform at the"Today Show" Summer Concert Series on August 28
This needs to be officially confirmed, but the Today Show just announced Mariah will perform at the Summmer Concert Series on August 28.
Keep an eye on this website for fan passes.
Click hereto watch the video with the announcement.
Source for the info: Annabel by e-mail - clownette
Posted on July 14
Obsessed: The stalker's name is JoJo
Mariah on Twitter:
- The remix featuring Gucci Mane is being edited tonite and will be out asap! I really had fun doing these videos for "Obsessed"
- It was fun playing "JoJo"(the stalker/doorman/photographer's asst) The photographer is played by the world famous, legendary Patrick Demarchelier! He was so nice to make a cameo.
Posted on July 14
The "Obsessed" video premiere will be online on Yahoo!
Yahoo! Music will have the online premiere of OBSESSED all day on Wednesday, July 15 
Source: MariahCarey.com
Posted on July 14
The 2 videos for "Obsessed" have both a storyline
Mariah on Twitter:
- So, there are 2 videos for "Obsessed" The original,and the remix feat. Gucci Mane. Both have a storyline where I play several parts.
- I am NOT at any point in the video playing a specific person. I'm dressed as a "stalker"in 3 different ensembles.
Posted on July 14
New song title revealed by Mariah: "Ribbon"
Mariah on Twitter:
"In the studio putting the finishing up a song called "Ribbon"..how ya'll feel? "
Posted on July 14
5 "Obsessed" promo cds to win 
If you are a member of our forum, a member of Heroes of Mariah or an HBF member, this is for you!  Five "Obsessed" promo cds will be given away.
I'm not gonna ask you a proof you bought the track on iTunes as I'm sure you did it and you don't need a prize to support Mariah and buy her new track 

On the "Obsessed" remix feat. Gucci Mane, what name is Gucci giving to the obsessed guy?
You need to be a member of our forum, a member of Heroes of Mariah or an HBF member (nickname is required) to enter.  Several entries (max. 3) are allowed to members of the above categories.  For example if you're member of the forum, Heroes of Mariah and HBF, you may sent 3 enties, which give you more chances to be picked at random 
Send your entry (entries) to staff@heroesofmariah.com with "Contest" in the subject.
Closing date:
July 18

Good luck!!!!!
Posted on July 13

"Obsessed" #3 on the Top 100 RnB on iTunes Belgium today
Without any airplay as the track is not on Belgian radios yet!
- Top 100 RnB - #3
- Top 250 Songs by Mariah Carey chart - #1 (Touch My Body is #2 - I'll Be There is #3)
- Unfortunately the track is already out the Top 100 as there's a lot Michael Jackson (we know why) and Madonna (who just came in Belgium this Saturday)

If it's not done yet, it's here and NOW! 
Posted on july 13

Yayyyyyyy! we made it

They finally updated the page.  Mariah is Ms. Twitter USA!!!!!!
Thanks to all the ones who kept voting, Mariah is now on the Tweeter Wall Of Fame

And now we go for this one!!!!!
Posted on July 13

R.I.P. Pastor, Bishop Clarence Keaton
Mariah's pastor, spiritual guide and friend Pastor Clarence Keaton has passed away. 
We knew it since last weeks but as long as Mariah didn't talk about it, we thought it wasn't appropriate to make a post about it and invade Mariah's private life. Mariah has now posted the following on her Twitter:
"'Weeping may endure for a night,but joy comes in the morning' Psalms 30:5 On july 3rd,my Pastor,Bishop Clarence Keaton passed away. 
He treated me like a daughter, with so much sincere love. He will be truly missed."

Pastor Clarence Keaton was featured on "Fly Like A Bird", he was invited by Mariah and hosted a midnight service in Aspen for Christmas 2007, he was also the one Mariah chose to officiate her wedding to Nick.
"The eyes are the window to the soul" (Clarence Keaton at Mariah and Nick's wedding)

According to several tweets, Mariah and Nick attended the funerals
Posted on July 13

Second contest to win an "Obsessed" promo cd tomorrow.
Posted on July 12
Def Jam's internet promo for "Obsessed"
You have probably seen banners here and there on radio and media sites, received Def Jam newsletters and so on... now there's an "Obsessed" bubbletweet at this link.
Source for the info: Cynthia by e-mail
Posted on July 12
"Obsessed" video on Yahoo! too
Island Records sent out their newsletter:
"Obsessed" video premiere 7.14.09 on America's Got Talent on NBC (check local listings for info) and Yahoo.com

wait a minute, why are they sending out a newsletter with 14 july as premiere date I'm lost 
Posted on July 11

Mariah Carey and Lisa Miller mess with the paparazzi's heads

We all know who Mariah Carey is but who is Lisa Miller? Well for one thing she looks and sounds just like Mariah, and I should know as I am sitting right next to her. Lisa for most of her life has worked behind the scenes as a make-up artist for film and Television.

Lisa plays Mariah's gender bending doppleganger for her Obsessed video. Shot at the Plaza Hotel the two switched roles with Mariah playing the female version and Lisa the beared male. After several takes the two switched places. All together there are 3 females and 4 males that the two switched places for. Brett Ratner director of X-Men, The Family Man, The Rush Hour series and more was on hand. The Examiner is seeing big things for Lisa and Mariah's Obsessed video
Source: Suzanna Bowling for Examiner (All rights reserved)
Posted on July 11

Request "Obsessed" everywhere!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted on July 11
Will we have 2 videos for "Obsessed"? 

It's almost sure as the guy who's editing the video talks about the remix video too and was with Mariah a few days ago.
Heroes note: Remember, Gucci Mane was on the set of "Obsessed" in New York (posted here 10 days ago)
Source for the pic: Dustin
Source for the info: Dean by e-mail
Posted on July 11
Mariah announces premiere of "Obsessed" video for July 15
Mariah left the following message on her Twitter:

"Just wanna let you know that the world premiere of the "Obsessed" video is on "America's Got Talent(hosted by NCx0x) Wed.night..July 15th!"

Note: America's Got Talent is broadcasted on July 15 at 9:00pm EDT on NBC.
This will give America's Got Talent a great boost for sure!
Posted on July 11

DVD coming: Rumor or not?
It wouldn't surprise me at all if it were true!  Several sources claim the concert promoter AEG (the ones who organised Michel Jackson's concerts in London) plans to release a DVD of the memorial service.  But wait, that's not all, it seems the DVD will feature behind the scenes footage of artists backstage (Mariah and Stevie Wonder are quoted).  Promoters and some of the Jackson clan know what to do to keep the money coming in, Joe Jackson and Jermaine want Michael to rest in Neverland (how much to visit???).
Also, other sources claim that Paris who moved the entire world by going on stage to tell one last time she loved her daddy, may record (pushed by Janet) a tribute song as she (they say) was inspired by the performances of Mariah and Stevie. 
Let's hope it's only a rumor, but if it's true, that's sad.....
Posted on July 10
Mariah is working with Cri$tyle
After the good tracks they made together for E=MC², Mariah and Cri$tyle decided to work together again and were in studio 'til late hours. 
From Cri$tyle's Twitter:
- Me and MC in studio vibin to Breakdown...what a classic! about 2 hours ago from TwitterBerry 
- Hmm now we vibin to Heartbreaker! "U got the best of me..." Now Honey...so many to go thru lol.. about 1 hours ago from TwitterBerry
- 4am... Still in studio....we In for the long run! Lol about 1 hours ago from TwitterBerry
- When yal wake up...I'm just goin to sleep!! Jus now leavin studio..Almost @ hotel..in traffic ugh 32 minutes ago from TwitterBerry
Posted on July 10
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Nick Talks Mariah’s Michael Jackson Memorial Performance
Mariah Carey may be a worldwide singing sensation, but husband Nick Cannon told Access Hollywood she was more than nervous when she stepped on stage at Michael Jackson’s public memorial on Tuesday to perform “I’ll Be There.”

“It’s one of those things where nervous isn’t even a word because no one is ever prepared or emotionally or physically to be able to go on stage whether it’s one person or one million people. You’re never prepared to go up and have to sing and at the same time mourn a friend,” Nick told Access on Wednesday evening. “You never know what’s going to happen. It’s definitely one of those things where we just said a prayer, you know, left it all in God’s hands and let it happen.”

Mariah herself hit her Twitter account following the memorial at Los Angeles’ Staples Center to explain her performance, which saw the superstar hitting a couple of not-quite-perfect notes.

“Trying to sing today was basically impossible for me. I could barely keep myself from crying. I’m sorry that I wasn’t able to pull it together and really do it right, but I was literally choked up when I saw him there in front of me,” Mariah Tweeted.

Although the number wasn’t up to Mariah’s own high standards, her husband, Nick, said it was very powerful.

“I definitely feel like her performance moved many, many people, so it did what it was supposed to do,” he told Access.

Nick explained that Mariah’s participation in the historic event came about “last minute” leaving his wife without a chance to really rehearse the number.

“It wasn’t planned or anything and fortunately we happen to be out here [in Los Angeles] and she wasn’t doing something else on the East Coast, so it kind of all worked out but it was definitely one of those things were it was just last minute,” he said. 

”[Michael] was a friend of hers so she was like ‘I’ll do anything whatever,’” he added.
Source: Access Hollywood (All rights reserved)
Posted on July 9

Click here to watch the video

Mariah Carey 'Had A Human Moment' At Memorial, Nick Cannon Says
Carey's husband thinks she didn't need to apologize for being emotional at Michael Jackson's service.
On Wednesday, Mariah Carey told "Today" and her Twitter followers that she thought she "let everybody down" when her voice cracked when she sang "I'll Be There" at Michael Jackson's memorial. But Nick Cannon didn't think his wife had anything to apologize for, saying that her performance was "all about the emotion." 
"To be able to see [the memorial for] not only someone who influenced music and the world, but someone who was a close friend, to have to sit there and perform, it's just a little tough," he told MTV News on Wednesday. 

Cannon also noted that Carey wasn't the only performer who got emotional during their tributes to the late King of Pop. "It's tough on anybody," he said. "We seen all the performances, and everybody was emotional, so I think she was just trying to say she had a human moment and that was one of those things. It wasn't about the entertainment. It was about just having that moment." 

The "America's Got Talent" host said he felt that Tuesday's performances were all equally touching, and none stood out above the rest. "It was one of those things where it was raw emotion in the entire place. Nobody was up there faking," he said. "Nobody was up there trying to showboat or make it about them. Everybody had a magical moment." 

Cannon said he was also moved by how the Staples Center that day was "packed, but it was still silent. It was one of those things where everybody was there to pay respects to the greatest entertainer that ever lived." 
Source: MTV (All rights reserved)
Posted on July 9

Video: Mariah on the Today Show

Mariah Carey had the difficult task of being the first performer at the Michael Jackson memorial on Tuesday. And when her voice cracked in the first few moments of her cover of the Jackson 5's "I'll Be There," she said she felt like she disappointed everyone.

On the "Today" show Wednesday (July 8), Carey described how hard it was for her to sing on the show and how seeing the casket made it difficult for her to get through the performance. "I feel a little bit like I let everybody down, but I really did try and it was difficult," she said. "But you know what I think? It was a true and honest emotional moment." 
Click here to watch the video

HD video (recorded on TV)
Click here to download it (thanks to Moony)
Source: Today Show - MTV
Posted on July 8

Mariah all over Belgian medias
Newspapers, radios, TV channels, they are all praising Mariah's great emotional performance.  "Amazing", "voice of an angel", "fantastic", "brought us to tears", these are mainly the words appearing in every Belgian media.  A newspaper even said it was the greatest moment of the entire memorial service!

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Posted on July 8
Poor Mariah!
"Trying to sing today was basically impossible for me. I could barely keep myself from crying. I'm sorry that I wasn't able to pull it together and really do it right,but I was literally choked up when I saw him there in front of me "

Thanks to a band of morons who were confusing emotional moments with a Grammy performance, Mariah felt the need to explain herself on Twitter and that way made the front page of Yahoo! with her apologizes today.  Happy morons??????
Posted on July 8

Some people (we don't need to call them fans anymore) completely forgot that Mariah's performance yesterday, was a very emotional performance for her as she paid tribute to a dear friend.  They both shared difficult times under the domination of a certain Mottola, that Michael called a devil and they both shared many other memories.  Mariah lost a friend, she was moved.  But no, some people (don't call them fans) didn't even see/felt the emotion, they didn't see the tears in her eyes while she was singing, they didn't see anything at all, they didn't feel anything at all.... to the point the only thing which came in their poor mind was to critize and trash her. 
You know, some medias sometimes called Michael Jackson a "freak", well yesterday, the "freak" wasn't in the casket, the freaks were on forums and on Twitter. 
Posted with a lot of disgust towards fake asses
Posted on July 8
Positive feedbacks across the world
US and international medias respond with positive feedbacks at Mariah's performance today.  I'll not post all the reviews, there will be too much, just google it, but I know what you felt today too. 

Mariah was the first performer.  The emotion was so strong that her voice was so fragile when she started to sing, then she gave her all for the one she came to honor today.

I'm not a Michael Jackson fan, but we need to admit the guy influenced the music and was part of the childhood of most of us. 
With the memorial service going on, I remembered the lil' boy I was, trying to do the moonwalk, and then... "Thriller" which gave me the most incredible fear, jumping behind the sofa and asking my mom if it was over....

Thanks Michael, for the music, the memories and the fear....
Posted on July 7

Mariah Carey sang "I'll be there" by the Jackson 5
Mariah Carey looked very emotional when she sang "I'll be there" on the stage at Michael Jackson's memorial.
Before the memorial took place we heard she was going to sing the song, but no one expected her to sing it quite like that. Many fans watching at home were in tears for her performance. 
Source: Examiner (All rights reserved) (extract)
Posted on July 7
Michael Jackson memorial: Mariah Carey sings 'I'll Be There'
What:  Mariah Carey's 'I'll Be There.' A No. 1 hit for Carey, who covered the Jackson 5 hit on her 1992 "MTV Unplugged" album. The ballad was an early sign of Jackson's strength as a vocalist, a childlike innocence conveyed with near expert phrasing. The Times' Ann Powers is inside Staples Center, and she offers that "Carey's version of the Jackson 5 song symbolizes innocence for her too -- it was one of her early hits, and a curly haired, cherubic Carey has been featured singing it in many televised Jackson tributes this last week. For Jackson's fans, the song recalls a period when the star made history as one of the first black teen idols to find acceptance across color lines."

At the memorial:  In the very first verse Carey -- in a black, glittery dress -- made it clear that this would be a more restrained, elegant rendition of the song. Singing through the emotions, Carey was at a near-gasp in the song's opening moments. Her partner on the 1992 cover, Trey Lorenz, made an appearance here as well, heightening the performance's gospel undertones. Lorenz, in fact, showed off more vocal dynamics than Carey. But a more subtle Carey is a more graceful one. 

Inside the venue, Powers noted that Carey's take began in a tiny voice, as if to honor the boy Michael. When Carey found that Lorenz almost bowled her over, that's when she turned her voice up a notch to match her singing partner. Lorenz sang Michael's name in falsetto, and Carey added "Never Can Say Goodbye..." 

Very tasteful. 
Source: LA Times blog (All rights reserved)
Posted on July 7

Mariah and Trey perform during the memorial service for Michael Jackson at the Staples Center in LA

Click to enlarge
Source: C.U
Posted on July 7
Video: Mariah and Trey performing "I'll Be There" at the the memorial service for Michael Jackson
DVD ( 275MB), click here to download.
HD (529MB), (this is divided in 6 RAR files
- Part 1
- Part 2 - Please MANUALLY CHANGE the file name to 2009 07-07 Michael Jackson Tribute - Mariah Carey Performance (NBC) - (1080iDD-Moony#Schnookiez).part2.rar)
- Part 3 - Please MANUALLY CHANGE  the file name to 2009 07-07 Michael Jackson Tribute - Mariah Carey Performance (NBC) - (1080iDD-Moony#Schnookiez).part3.rar
- Part 4
- Part 5 - Please MANUALlY CHANGE the file name to 2009 07-07 Michael Jackson Tribute - Mariah Carey Performance (NBC) - (1080iDD-Moony#Schnookiez).part5.rar
- Part 6

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Source: Moony
Posted on July 7

Be sure to turn your TV on in time, it seems Michael Jackson's memorial could be a bit earlier than anounced.
Posted on July  7
"Obsessed" #1 on iTunes Top 10 R&B Songs in Spain
Source: Mini from MariahConnection Spain by e-mail
Posted on July 7
It's official: Mariah To Attend Michael Jackson Memorial
MariahCarey.com can confirm that Mariah will perform as part of the all-star tribute at Michael Jackson's memorial service set for tomorrow, July 7 at the Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles.
Source: MariahCarey.com
Heroes note: European fans, the memorial service will be broadcasted live on many tv channels (at around 7pm CET)
Posted on July 6
Good day for "Obsessed" in Belgium
It's near midnight and the first "Obsessed" day on iTunes is almost over.
At the moment, without any promotion and any airplay (the track has not been sent to Belgian radios yet), "Obsessed" managed thanks to you to reach:
- #5 on the Top 100 RnB songs
- #3 (out of 250) in the Top Songs by Mariah Carey chart (it debuted at #5 this afternoon)
 If it's not done yet, please download the track at the following link. (remember, the track you probably already have on your hard drive since a few weeks doesn't count for charts!)
Posted on July 6
Mariah featured on Yahoo's front page today

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Posted on July 6
Mariah invited by Michael Jackson's family to participate in the memorial service

Jackson Memorial Guest Lineup Unveiled
Kobe Bryant, Mariah Carey, Martin Luther King III Among Celebrities Invited by Family to Participate

Superstar athletes, pop singers and civil rights activists are among the guests invited by Michael Jackson's family to participate in the late singer's memorial service. 

The lineup includes: Ron Boyd (family friend), Kobe Bryant, Mariah Carey, Andrae Crouch Choir, Berry Gordy, Jennifer Hudson, Shaheen Jafargholi (finalist on Britain’s Got Talent), Magic Johnson, Martin Luther King III, Bernice A. King, John Mayer, Lionel Richie, Smokey Robinson, Rev. Al Sharpton, Brooke Shields, Pastor Lucious Smith (family friend), Usher and Stevie Wonder. 

A statement released by the family said the list is preliminary and subject to change.
Source: CBS (All rights reserved) (extract)
Posted on July 6

Needs to be officially confirmed!
Update: Mariah to sing "I'll Be There" at Michael Jackson's memorial ?
TMZ claims to have the exclusive info that Mariah will perform "I'll Be There" at Michael Jackson's memorial tomorrow.
Posted on July 6
"Obsessed" already #5 (out of 250) in the Top Songs by Mariah Carey chart on iTunes Belgium 
C'mon Belgian fans!!!!!! Download it NOW!!!!!!
Posted on July 6
Rumor!!!!!! Mariah to appear at Michael Jackson's memorial tomorrow?
Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton are among expected speakers, and Jennifer Hudson is a confirmed guest. Producers also are considering appearances by Lionel Richie, Mariah Carey and Alicia Keys, according to a source involved in the arrangements who wasn't authorized to speak publicly.
Source: USA Today
Posted on July 6
"Obsessed" on iTunes Belgium!
It's here and now!!!!!!!
Posted on July 6
"Obsessed" is available on iTunes US!!!!!!!!!
Now it's up to us all to make it Mariah's 19th #1, go, go, go, go go.........................
Source for the info: overfifty - Moony
Posted on July 6
Video: Mariah arriving at Diddy's White Party
Click here to download.

Thanks to Moony
Posted on July 6
"Obsessed" promo cds contest open now to the members of our forum
Next contests will be posted here in the next few days
Posted on July 5
It's not an album listening party in LA
Just got an e-mail from Louisa who contacted the first guy on the first info I posted, he replied it's a single listening party and therefore it was written "Obsessed" on the flyer.  So, it's not an album listening party.  Why am I not surprised? 
I guess they didn't have enough people booking for the Pussycat Dolls performance
Source for the info: Louisa by e-mail
Posted on July 5
Diddy's White Party

Mariah Carey went for a carefully coiffed hair and a relatively demure frock enlivened by silver sequins, while her husband Nick Cannon opted for a gangster-inspired suit and fedora combo.
Source: Dailymail
Posted on July 5
Updates and first contest to win the "Obsessed" promo cd, later today. 
Posted on July 5
Mariah was indeed at Diddy's White Party 
First picture surfaces at this link.  Hopefully we can get more (and untagged).
Posted on July 5
Mariah at Diddy's White Party?
I was following this since a few days without finding out if Mariah would attend this years party.  I may be wrong BUT, I think Mariah just tweeted us a hint 
"Happy 4th of July..Celebrate Life!"

Diddy's White Party in association with Ashton Kutcher will support Malaria No More charity.  "Celebrate Life"
You can watch the party live at the following link.
Posted on July 4

OK, here ya go!

Friday, July 10, 2009 at 9:15am 
End Time: Saturday, July 11, 2009 at 2:00am 
Location: Club Mood, 6623 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, CA

Source: Jay Lenny Levanne - Carol
Heroes note: To all the ones who e-mailed me, I have no clue if Mariah will stop by. (by the way, they are wrong on the flyer it says "Obsessed" album ....)
Posted on July 4

"Memoirs" listening party in LA?
Apparently there's a Mariah's album listening party on July 10 at Club Mood,  6623 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles.  Some people are offering you to get on the guest list.  I have no idea what it is, but if you live in the area, contact them, you never know....
- fcervantes626@msn.com
- Jay Lenny Levanne on Twitter
- Peoples on Twitter
Or contact the Club Mood to be sure.
Posted on July 4
The surprise!
This is for collectors!!!!!!!
Thanks to Universal Belgium,  you will be able to win plenty of "Obsessed" promo cds and trust me they are really beautiful and these ones are real, not like most of the very expensive ones you find on eBay.
Stay tuned!
- First contest open to our forum members (after Kinou's big spring cleaning, there are not much left)
- Second contest open to the  members of Heroes of Mariah and our forum members
- Third contest for one HBF member and our forum members
- Other contests for fans and our forum members
A big thanks to Universal Belgium for the package
Posted on July 3
France releases
- Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel in stores on August 24
- Obsessed on iTunes on July 7 (and probably as physical single on August 24)
Source: Universal France by phone
Posted on July 3
Moral Contract page updated
Wanna join?  Click here.
Posted on July 3
And another new fan site
Opening of a new French fan site: MC News
Source: Vanessa by e-mail
Posted on July 3
Why Eminem Keeps Rapping About Mariah
Brett Ratner, director of the “Rush Hour” movies, is collaborating with Carey on the first video from her new album. The song is called “Obsessed,” and it’s a witty comeback to Eminem’s recent rap on her on his new album.

The Mariah-Eminem saga has turned into a pretty swell feud, with both sides getting in their cracks.

But now Mark Batson, the producer who shepherds Eminem’s albums to completion, tells me it’s not personal at all.

“He just used her name because it rhymed,” Batson told me at the BET Awards last Sunday. “It doesn’t mean a thing.”

In fact, says Batson, “he” — meaning Eminem — “uses most names in songs because they rhyme.”

Well, it’s a theory, but I’m not sure I totally believe it. “Bagpipes from Baghdad,” the “song” in question on Eminem’s “Relapse,” doesn’t use the word “Mariah” to rhyme with anything, actually. But Eminem does call Mariah the “c word” in the song, and mocks her husband and a former boyfriend.

Now Carey gets him back in the “Obsessed” video. By the looks of it, the video is going to be hilarious. Carey is dressed in a hooded gray sweatshirt, Eminem’s trademark costume. Can’t wait to see the actual footage. Let Carey have the last laugh on this twisted piece of work.

P.S. If you can’t get enough of Em, his sequel comes out in December — “Relapse, Valium Two.” Batson says the lyrics in the new one make the ones from the current CD— many way too unprintable — seem meek. Merry Xmas!
Source: Showbiz 411 (All rights reserved)
Posted on July 3

I didn't have time to update or reply to e-mails today.  I'll try to do it later tonight.  I have a good surprise for you guys.... 
Posted on July 3
Germany releases
From Universal Germany' site:
- Memoirs of An Imperfect Angel: released on August 21 (Note: Something's weird, as the link they give to pre-order the album on Amazon Germany leads to the US edition).
- Obsessed: physical single released on July 31 (Note: Something weird again as the link they give to pre-order the single, doesn't  lead to the single)
Source for the infos: Curt by e-mail
Posted on July 2
Spanish releases
The Obessed single will be ONLY released on iTunes Spain next July 7th, 2009.
The album, Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel, will be released on August 25th.
Source: Mini from MariahConnection España by e-mail
Posted on July 2
New Twitter Wall of Fame: Best Female Solo Artist"
C'mon guys, Mariah needs to win that one. Vote NOW!!!!!!!!

Keep voting too on the 'Twitterwall of Fame' for Mariah to be Ms. Twitter .  C'mon everyone, it's here and now!!!!
Source for the info: mallo on our forum
Posted on July 2

Mariah: "It's just a stalker"
Mariah tweets:
"Finished shooting the video the other day At first,nobody recognized me at all! Its just a stalker btw..if anything,I look related ..."

Maybe a little late after the worldwide buzz surrounding "Obsessed".
Posted on July 2

"Obsessed" in Belgium recap
- Radioservice week 29 (13/7)
- Available only on iTunes
- Video on TV - week 29 or week 30

"Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel"
- In stores August 21

Source: Universal Belgium
Posted on July 2

Video premiere on July 14 (US)?
According to the latest infos, the video for "Obsessed" is due in on July 10 and will premiere on US TV on the evening of July 14.
Posted on July 2
Pap in "Obsessed"
TMZ says one of its photographers was in a Mariah Carey video (as reported yesterday), and he may have been fired for it.
Source: Clipsyndicate
Posted on July 2
Tidbits from "Obsessed"

Video cast
The video was directed by Brett Ratner, who originally cast Andy Samberg for the role of the man. But because it’s presumably anti-Eminem, he backed out and Mariah filled in for the role of the man. 

Mariah as Michael Caligiuri

- Carol was going through the pictures from the “Obsessed” video shoot yesterday and came across something irrelevant but interesting.
The stalker/obsessive persona who changes disguises to follow Mariah Carey is named Michael Caligiuri when “he” plays a bell boy! It probably means nothing, but you never know with Mimi, she might be dropping some sort of hint?

Heroes Note: Michael Caligiuri is Director of Client Relations at Omni Hotels

Mariah Rockin' a Nokia N97 in Her New Music Video 

- After checking out some photos of Mariah Carey on the set of her new music video for "Obsession", I thought, wait a minute. . . is that an iPhone 3GS she's holding onto? As I zoomed way waaay in, I realized it was a Nokia — an N97 to be exact. Closely resembling the 5800 XpressMusic smartphone, this handset (which still has yet to reach US stores) offers a QWERTY keyboard, an impressive 5 megapixel camera, WiFi, GPS, Bluetooth 2.0 and an FM transmitter.

Gucci Mane was on the set of "Obsessed"
- According to DJ Suss One who was on the set of "Obsessed", Gucci Mane was there too

Pics on the set
Mariah, the crew, DJ Suss One

Sources: JustJared - Carol - Moony - Geeksugar - DJ Suss One - Evelyn
Posted on July 2

Moral Contract page updated
Wanna join?  Click here.
Posted on July 1
Oh, c'mon Nick
Click here.
Posted on July 1
New fan site
Opening of a new French fan site: Always Mariah.
Source: Bilel by e-mail
Posted on July 1
New "Precious" poster

"Precious" opens November 6 in the US.

International releases 
The following countries/regions have picked up the rights to "Precious". 
- France
- Spain 
- UK 
- Australia
- Scandinavia 
- Middle East 
Source for the poster: Lionsgate
Posted on July 1

Mariah is in LA
Nick left the following message on his Twitter page:
"Just wrapped day 2. My wife came to visit me on set today. She is so dope!"
Posted on July 1
For video collectors
- Obsessed Video Shoot - TMZ  - click here and here to download the X17 footage.
- Obsessed Video Shoot - Extra TV, E! News & Daily 10 (pictures only) - click here to download.
According to TMZ, Mariah used TMZ's (real) paparazzo as a paparazzo in her video

Source: Moony
Posted on July 1


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