June 2007 - Heroes of Mariah
No updates during a few days, I'm going tomorrow to Paris, be good and take care 
Posted on June the 27th.
Show Love to "Lil' L.O.V.E."
Be ready to request the video soon!!!!!!
Don't forget to request the track everyday at your local radio.
YOU can make it happen!!!
Posted on June the 27th.
Mariah in Paris reports
According to my friends who waited in front of the Hotel de Crillon, Mariah arrived around 4.30 pm, after a lunch on the Champs Elysées.  She was absolutely gorgeous and nice.  Accompanied by a strict security staff, Mariah stayed a few minutes posing for photographs and waiving at the fans.
Source: My friends Alex, Pierre and Stéphanie by phone.
Posted on June the 27th.
Untagged HQ pictures of Mariah arriving in Paris can be found on SweetMariah and SoMariah
Posted on June the 27th.
Mariah arriving at the Hotel de Crillon, Paris

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Source: Yahoo! News (All rights reserved)
Posted on June the 27th.
Good luck to the real fans who go waiting to see Mariah tomorrow in Paris 
Posted on June the 26th.
Mariah in Rome
We know Mariah will be in Rome soon (after her Capri days), I think I found why, I said I think....  I know some of you are irritated with mysteries, but I know some of you like it.  Sooo, the ones who enjoy it win 

Posted on June the 26th.
Fragrance update: good news for the UK
Mariah's fragrance will be on counter in October in the UK
Source: Rashmi by e-mail
Paris update
Mariah will arrive starting 12pm at the Hotel de Crillon located on Place de la Concorde.
Posted on June the 26th.
Positive and nice .... did French press finally get it? 
Mariah Carey and Mickey !
The Diva with 150 million records sold, involves herself in the battle against AIDS.  Mariah will be on June the 29th. at Sineyland Resort Paris for a special concert, all proceeds will go to the Elton John AIDS Foundation.  For the occasion, the park will become a giant dance stage as great as the prettiest fairytales.  And whit the nice curves of Mariah, Mickey will probably have a crush on Mariah, especially if the beautiful singer wears mini dresses... 
Source in French: Public
Posted on June the 25th.
Guys, Mariah is NOT in Paris yet
Mariah is NOT in Paris, she will arrive in Paris on June the 27th.
Posted on June the 25th.
Mariah goes to Capri and Rome
Speaking of superstar celebs, this week I was lucky enough to listen to some of Mariah's new joints for her next album and all I can say is if you thought her last album was the second coming, well, you ain't seen nuthin' yet! MC filled me in on all the fun she's been having in the Islands working on her new tracks with her mate Da Brat. Now she's in Europe all week starting off at Paris' Disneyland for a huge function, then it's to our favourite spot Capri to swim in the blue lagoon before finishing up in Rome. So I must run and pack a case or two to join her but I can't say where 'cos you know those paps! Like Tupac- they get around!
Source: Jasmine for The Voice
Posted on June the 25th.
A big thanks!!!!
Thanks to your votes, Mariah made it to #1 on the Belgian bank card poll, but since we posted it, Céline Dion fans found it... copycats   Mariah is still #2 and with a little luck, we will be able to have our Belgian bank card with Mariah on it   Keep voting guys!!!!!
Posted on June the 24th.
Quote of the day 
- "It's amazing to me how he can talk as much shit about anyone he wants and people buy it" - Kim Mathers (Eminem's ex-wife (again)). 
Posted on June the 24th.
"Lil' L.O.V.E." on Portuguese radio
On portuguese radio station CidadeFM, Lil' L.O.V.E. won the battle over 3 songs.
Source: Ricardo on our forum
Posted on June the 24th.
Mariah on Belgian bank card!!!
Dexia (Belgian Bank) gives the opportunity to feature your favorite artist on your bank card, you need to enter Mariah's name in this poll, it's free, anonymous and you don't need to be a customer of that bank, it's just a poll.
Sooooo, Belgian fans,  it's here and now!!!!!
Source for the info: Freakydavid on our forum
Posted on June the 23rd.
Second French fan site in da house!!!!
Camelina from French fan site Mariah Carey Site joined the Moral contract - United Fans Against Piracy.
C'mon guys, if you have a fan site, a blog, a forum and want to respect Mariah's work, join now.

Moral contract - United Fans Against Piracy 
Season 1: About 50 sites took part for Charmbracelet. 
Season 2: About 40 sites took part for The Emancipation of Mimi. 
Season 3: Open now, here.
Posted on June the 23rd.

Official Flyer for the "One Mighty Party"
Here's the official flyer for the party, if you post it on your site, please don't tag it, I didn't, so.....
Please don't direct link it, you don't pay my bandwith right? 
Click to enlarge
Posted on June the 23rd.
Show Love to "Lil' L.O.V.E."
Be ready to request the video soon!!!!!!
Don't forget to request the track everyday at your local radio.
YOU can make it happen!!!
Posted on June the 22nd..
Polow Da Don??? Did I missed something?
"Polow Da Don was mentioned for upcoming tracks on Nicole Scherzinger’s solo album, Mariah Carey, and Alicia Keys."
Source: Whudat
Posted on June the 22nd.
Not directly related but interesting..
Will Kelly Clarkson survive clash with record company?
A few days ago, Clarkson canceled her summer arena tour because of poor ticket sales and fired her manager. She's also been feuding with the chairman of her record label, Clive Davis, over the direction of her new album.
Without the enthusiastic support of Davis -- a powerbroker who launched the careers of Janis Joplin, Carlos Santana, Bruce Springsteen, Barry Manilow and Whitney Houston, among others -- Clarkson could find herself short of the kind of marketing muscle required to prop up a major hit. 

The Clarkson-Davis spat says a lot about how our entertainment gurus like to package things for consumers in neat little boxes. And when an entertainer tries to push out of that box, the gurus get nervous. They fear that change and growth can't be good, because those variables make it more difficult to predict public acceptance and massive sales. To follow that logic, Kelly Clarkson and the Dixie Chicks would've been better off by staying exactly as they once were, rather than jeopardizing their record companies' profit margins by thinking for themselves. 

In the past, the big labels counted on their biggest hitters, whether U2, Madonna or Mariah Carey, to rack up huge numbers to make up for the rest of the underperforming albums on the roster. With sales down 16 percent industrywide this year, the pressure is on Clarkson to deliver a blockbuster.
Source: Chicago Tribune (All rights reserved) (extract)
Posted on June the 22nd.

Disneyland Resort Paris updated their site
I'm not gonna translate the entire article, 'cause I already posted most of the infos and there are a lot of "weird" infos in it... they say Mariah will retire for 14 months to record her album... so this would mean an October 2008 release.  Then, 100 people only to assist Mariah, that's kinda tabloid stuff.

What's new:
- A crew of 900 people will prepare all what's needed for the night.
- 15000 clubbers are expected to attend the event.
- Starting at 3am, free bus to return to Paris.
- Mariah could arrive 4 days before the event to attend some radio and tv shows.

The stage will look great, look by yourself 

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Source for the pics: DLRP (All rights reserved)
Posted on June the 22nd.

Mariah at her scent event Monday and details

Your average celebrity may not care what the difference is between Moroccan incense and Manhattan street incense — but then again, your average celeb doesn't have 500 hours of beauty school under her jeweled Roberto Cavalli evening-dress straps like Mariah Carey does. 
I always knew what I wanted to do with my life — my mother was an opera singer, and I'd been singing since I started talking and writing songs since I was 13," said Carey during an interview Monday evening before the launch event for her first fragrance, M by Mariah Carey. And Carey — the best-selling female  recording artist of all time, with 17 number one singles — clearly didn't need a career plan B. "I just went to beauty school in 11th grade because you could leave  school for half a day — and that was cool! — and also because I always did people's hair. But I was always singing during my beauty school classes, so I think  my teacher really hated me. I'm actually a beauty school dropout, because by the time I was in 12th grade I was so focused on doing what ended up being my  first record [the eponymous ';Mariah Carey,' released in 1990] that I had to let that go." 

But it did have a lasting impression on her. "Honestly, if I'm not working with someone who's a really great makeup artist, or someone who really knows how to  do hair, I'll be like, ';No, you can't do it this way because hair grows from the roots, not the ends, and cutting it isn't going to work...' and quoting all this theory I  learned in beauty school. They'll say, ';How do you know that?' And I'll be like, ';I have 500 hours of beauty school!'"

The fragrance, created by the singer along with perfumers Carlos Benaim and Loc Dong of International Flavors & Fragrances, opens with top notes of marshmallow and sea breeze accord; has a heart of Living Tahitian Tiare flower and gardenia petals, and a drydown of sheer amber, Moroccan incense and patchouli. "I was never a perfume wearer, because some scents would irritate my skin," said Carey. "But this doesn't, and this is the first fragrance I've ever worn."
Each of the ingredients represents something special for her, said Carey. "The inspirations were multiple — places I've been, moments in my life, childhood things like the marshmallow scent in the top note. It's like a subliminal thing — a lightly toasted marshmallow. We were working hard fine-tuning that to the right toast degree, very much like when you sit in front of the fire — which really takes you back to camp, and I'm eternally 12 anyway. Then we have the more sensual bottom note. I went to Morocco a few years ago, and I have a room in my house designed by Mario Buatta which we just extended to the roof — it's like this Moroccan oasis in the middle of New York City. So I burn incense there that I got on the street — I felt really stupid bringing it in to all the bigwigs at Arden, but I really like it. I'm really pretty specific with the things that I like. The Tiare flower has never been a basis for a scent, not the way we've treated it, but I had it around my neck the first time I went to Hawaii, and I never forgot that moment. Creating this [scent] was like creating a song, and that's what I know best. People would ask me how the tour was going, and I'd be like, fine. But the FRAGRANCE...." she laughed. "I don't think people understood that I was really into this, because of the creative scenario. It wasn't like a corporate thing, where it was just like, ';Yeah, put my name on it.' I really got into it."

Butterflies are a trademark of Carey's, and the bottle — a lavender glass orb with a subtle wave design and a butterfly-adorned cap — reflects that passion. "I had an album called Butterfly [which was released in 1997]," said Carey. "It's random, because I was never into butterflies before, but at a certain time in my life, when I was leaving a lifestyle and someone I was married to [record executive Tommy Mottola] — I can't even believe I was married, it's weird to say that! — I was emerging from that world, which had become quite stifling. So I wrote this song ';Butterfly' prior to leaving that house, and on the way out, I saw that my mantel had a butterfly right in the middle. I thought, ';This is ironic!' And I started to wear them.
The bottle was designed by Carey and Arden's Jean Antretter. "The glass stopper; this is my favorite thing. It's sexy to me, to have that little stopper to put the perfume on," said Carey. Eau de parfum spray will be sold in three sizes: 1 oz. for $39.50; 1.7 oz. for $52.50; and 3.3 oz. for $62.50. A 0.5 oz. parfum, $175, and a 6.8 oz. body lotion, $28, will also be sold, added Noreen Dodge, vice president of global fragrance marketing for Elizabeth Arden. 

In a first for Arden, Carey's fragrance will be launched globally nearly simultaneously, said Ron Rolleston, executive vice president of Arden. It will be released in about 2,000 U.S. department and specialty store doors, including Macy's, Belk and Dillard's in September, followed closely by door openings in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, the U.K., Scandinavia and Spain — for a total of 15,000 doors worldwide.

And if Carey's musical prowess extends to her fragrance, Arden will have a hit on its hands. While none of the executives would discuss sales projections or advertising and promotional spending, industry sources estimated that the scent could do $75 million at retail globally in its first year, with as much as $45 million of that figure to come from the U.S. market. Advertising and promotional spending is estimated at $20 million. 

Carey's passion will prove to be a key success point for the fragrance, E. Scott Beattie, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Arden, believes. "If the celebrity is passionate about doing it, if they like the project, they like working on it, [it will do well]," he said. "[Mariah's] loved working on it. She's spent hours, endless hours, designing the bottle and testing the fragrance." 

While none of the executives would comment, Carey is said to be reaping a royalty of 5 to 6 percent, with a guaranteed payday of $10 million over the next three years.

"We have long-range plans with Mariah," added Rolleston. "It's our attitude that this is the first of what we think is an opportunity to do a couple of different interesting things with her. What's great is that Mariah has a very broad audience, from 18 to 45, with a median age of 32. What we will make sure that we do in our media mix is target her audience with vehicles which work for them. That doesn't necessarily mean we will follow the same marketing mix that we would with, say, Hilary Duff or Britney Spears. We focus on each of them individually."
While new media has been somewhat the order of the day for Arden's latest celebrity launches, M will have a more traditional media mix, said Rolleston, with national print advertising in fashion, beauty and lifestyle magazines slated to begin in September books. "That works for her audience," he said. The ad was created by advertising guru David Lipman in St. Barth's, said Rolleston. A TV campaign will run at holiday time and on cable TV, he added. 

Carey isn't planning to stop with fragrance either: She is also in early stages of developing a lingerie line, and has a self-branded costume jewelry line with Claire's. She's also got an eye on the hair, color cosmetics and skin care categories. "We've been talking about a few different ideas," said Carey. "Anything that's creative. In the beauty world, skin, makeup — I will sit there and do people's hair and makeup. The minute someone gets a new haircut, I'm focused on it. I'm focused on the scent of the skin and I really take care of it. And I'm really excited because I love lingerie, and I've been looking at doing something with that — but that's a whole different story," she said with a smile. 
Source: WWD (All rights reserved)
Posted on June the 22nd.

Ne-Yo rides his R&B vision to the top
Ne-Yo doesn't necessarily see a male R&B dominance as much as he sees an R&B resurgence in general.

"R&B is definitely making a comeback," he says. "People are (again) realizing the power of R&B music. It has the power to cheer you up when you're feeling bad, or to make you cry. People are realizing the beauty of real music."

Ne-Yo credits Usher's "Confessions" and Mariah Carey's "The Emancipation of Mimi," the biggest-selling R&B CDs of recent memory, with bringing the genre back after it was shunted aside by hip-hop. 

"They proved there's definitely a hunger for R&B out there," Ne-Yo says.

Celine Dion, Whitney Houston, Carey, Janet Jackson, Britney Spears, Usher and Blige are among those with whom he's working this year. They're all looking for that special touch from the man who was initially stumped when asked what makes a great song.

"If I had to make a guess, I'd say a relatable subject matter, clever lyrics and catchy, infectious melodies," says Ne-Yo, who likes writing for others as much as assuming the lead-artist role. "At the end of the day, it's all about the music. Whether it's for myself or someone else, it's still my vision."
Source: STLToday (All rights reserved) (extract)
Posted on June the 21st.

Will.I.Am on the producers list
The Black Eyed Peas mastermind works on tracks forWhitney and Mariah for their upcoming albums, click here to watch the video.
Source: MTV News - MTV Overdrive - John by e-mail
Posted on June the 21st.
"Lil' L.O.V.E." video.... it's near 
Be ready to request the video!!!!!!
Don't forget to request the track everyday at your local radio.
YOU can make it happen!!!
Posted on June the 20th.
Mariah on today's welcome page of Yahoo! France
Mariah is featured on the welcome page of Yahoo! France today with the "One Mighty Party" event.
Source for the info: Gratte de Rêve on our forum
Posted on June the 20th.
Mariah had a nice time in the Waverly Inn
D and I decided to head downtown for some sustenance first. We pulled up to the Waverly Inn, where John Cusack was having a bite outside. Inside, Mariah Carey was having a private fiesta in the back room, but we found a nice table in the front, ordered up some burgers, mac 'n cheese and a bottle of rosé.
Source: Snack
Posted on June the 20th.
Fabolous Couldn't Convince Jermaine Dupri To Sing 
Jermaine Dupri got away with singing on Mariah Carey's albums, and nobody flinched. But the producer didn't want to press his luck on the new Fabolous album, From Nothin' to Somethin'.
Source: MTV
Posted on June the 20th.
Music legend Andy Williams covers 'One Sweet Day' 
Andy Williams has had an amazing 18 gold albums and performed with the best in the business including Ella Fitzgerald and Michael Jackson. 
The singing, swinging legend - who celebrates his 80th birthday this year - is back to release a new album 'I Don't Ever Remember Growing Up' - a fantastic collection of the world's greatest songs released on 18th June.  Andy embarks on a UK tour on 22nd June.
The album, which is his first studio recording in 15 years is a collection of classic covers including 'She's The One' (Robbie Williams), 'One Sweet Day' (Mariah Carey) and one new track, which shares the name of the album. 
Also includes a duet with Chris Botti, one of the leading trumpeters in the World, on Sinatra's beautiful The Shadow Of Your Smile.
Source: GMTV (All rights reserved)
Heroes note: For non US fans who don't know Andy Williams really well, your parents will remember him from singing "The Battle Hymn of the Republic" at the funeral of Robert Kennedy.
Posted on June the 20th.
Clintons to Be Honored at VH1 Gala
Former President Clinton and his wife, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, will join Mariah Carey and others as honorees at the VH1 Save The Music Foundation's 10th-anniversary gala in September.
The Clintons have been active in past Save The Music campaigns. In 1998, then-President Clinton donated his saxophone to the foundation; the instrument went to a student musician.
Source: Washington Post (All rights reserved) (extract)
Posted on June the 20th.
'Voices of Broadway' comes to Huntington's Usdan Center
The Usdan Center will get a boost from Broadway's best this summer, as cast members of "Avenue Q," "Chicago," "Les Miserables" and others head to Wheatley Heights to join students for free daily performances.
The big-time performers will appear for the July 16 program "Voices of Broadway," one among dozens of noon-time "Festival Concerts" celebrating the 40th season of the Usdan Center for the Creative and Performing Arts.
Opening the season on Monday will be the legendary jazz musician and educator Billy Taylor, coming out of retirement as a performer to play with his trio.
The line-up of music, theater and dance performers runs through Aug. 10, and includes many Usdan alumni – a crowd that includes singer Mariah Carey, actress Natalie Portman and theater wag Seth Rudetksy ("Broadway Chatterbox").
Source: Newsday (All rights reserved)
Posted on June the 20th.
"M by Mariah Carey" will be sold in The Perfume Shop in the UK
High street retailer, The Perfume Shop, is hoping to cash by stocking over ten new celebrity scents this summer.

But it will be hoping make a quick killing with research predicting the celebrity endorsed perfume bubble is about to burst.

British shoppers will soon have the opportunity to purchase new lines from celebrities including Kylie Minogue, Kate Moss, Gwen Stefani, Mariah Carey, Coleen McLoughlin, Christina Aguilera, Sean John and David and Victoria Beckham.

The majority of these new launches are taking place in advance of the lucrative Christmas market, with celebrities hoping to create a deeper brand relationship with the public.
Source: UTalk Marketing (All rights reserved)
Posted on June the 19th.

French fans!!!
Parisian radio AdoFM supports the "One Mighty Party" in Disneyland Paris, listen carefully to win tickets.  If you don't have your ticket yet, here's maybe your chance. Good luck!!!
Source for the info: mallo on our forum
Posted on June the 19th.
Ouch!!!! Insults on Vibe's blog
Janet Jackson Recording New Album?
Word is that Janet Jackson has booked three months of studio time in Miami to record her new CD. After the chilly reception that 20 Years Old received, Janet is trying to stage one more comeback. 

Miss Jackson will apparently be working on this new disc with her honey Jermaine Dupri once again. However, JD didn't accompany JJ down to MIA. Instead, Def Jam big dog L.A. Reid went for the ride, further fueling speculation that Janet is headed over to Def Jam. Hey, if they can turn Mariah Carey's once down-the-toilet-bound career around, maybe they can work the same magic for Janet?
Source: Vibe
Posted on June the 19th.

Mariah Unveils New Scent "M by Mariah Carey"

Mariah Carey hopes to hit more than high notes in the fall scent parade with M by Mariah Carey, her new women's fragrance. 

Carey unveiled her scent to beauty editors at a cocktail party in SoHo Monday night, which she hosted with Elizabeth Arden, her fragrance licensee. And if Carey's musical prowess extends to her fragrance, Arden will have a hit on its hands: She is the best-selling female musical artist of all time, with 17 number-one singles - not to mention a five-octave range - to her credit. Carey also has won five Grammy Awards, nine American Music Awards and Billboard's "Artist of the Decade" award for her singing and songwriting talents. She is recording a new album.

The M by Mariah Carey scent, which the singer created with perfumer Carlos Benaim of International Flavors & Fragrances, is a floriental. It has top notes of marshmallow and sea breeze accord, a heart of Living Tahitian Tiare and gardenia and a drydown of sheer amber, patchouli and Moroccan incense. 

An eau de parfum spray, M by Mariah Carey will be available in three sizes: 1 oz. for $38, 1.7 oz. for $48 and 3.3 oz. for $58. A 0.5-oz. parfum, $175, and a 6.7-oz. body lotion, $28, also will be sold. 

The bottle, created by Arden's Jean Antretter, is a lavender glass orb with a subtle wave design and a silver rope-patterned neck. The cap is topped by Carey's signature butterfly. The outer carton features fluttering butterflies, with a front panel that opens to reveal the fragrance. 
Source: Women's Wear Daily  - 
Additional infos and pic: Jennifer from NPD Group - MariahDailyJournal - Alan by e-mail
Posted on June the 19th.

Mariah contacted Kesh to design a dress
Keshwear. Remember the name; you'll be obsessed with it shortly.
Kesh is a London-based stylist/designer/dj/model and magazine fashion editor.  Promoted, advertised and only available online, the Keshwear range has been making its way all over the globe despite the fact it always sells out. One fan lucky enough to get her hands on an exclusive Keshwear dress was Mariah Carey, who contacted Kesh after viewing her original wares online. "The biggest hurdle so far was making a dress for Mariah Carey," says Kesh, "She has had dresses made for her by some of the best designers in the world. But she loved it and wore it Christmas Day!" Despite the likes of Carey, Lupe Fiasco, Lily Allen, Big Daddy Kane and Mark Ronson donning her creations, Kesh believes it is ultimately the everyday people ordering her pieces online that fuels her motivation and, consequently, the success of Keshwear. "I believe my label is different because I didn't study fashion and I don't follow it," says Kesh, "I make what I want and, luckily, people like that!" 
Click here to access Kesh's MySpace
Source: Cool Hunting (All rights reserved) (extract)
Posted on June the 18th.
Mariah almost auntie...
Congrats and best wishes to Julia Roberts and her lil' Henry, born today, hehe, Mariah was almost auntie, hum... ok, this kind of post confirms my stupidity 
I'm out.... singing "We Belong Together" 
Posted on June the 18th.
Poor Marilyn
45 years after her tragic death, they can't let the girl rest in peace....
Click here and here to read the most disgusting fraud ever, thank god, the piano Mariah bought is a real one.
Posted on June the 18th.
Mariah: Traditional Thai 
Thai fans made a really good work, they made Mariah pictures in a Traditional Thai way.  Good work guys, thanks for sharing.

Click to enlarge
Source: Nick from the Thai messageboard Pantip by e-mail
Posted on June the 18th.
We know the name of the restaurant: Waverly Inn
In fact, I don't care where it was, but I know picture specialists want to know it to complete the infos on their pic galleries 
Source for the info: New York Daily News
Posted on June the 18th.
Mariah in People Magazine
Mariah Carey, who most recently cozied up to Michael J. Fox at a charity event, puts a fashionable twist on dining in lower Manhattan on Thursday.
Click here to see the picture
Source: People - David by e-mail
Posted on June the 18th.
Mariah outside the restaurant video (see pictures posted on June 15)
Mariah Carey was loving the attention (as usual) when a crowd of photographers gathered outside the restaurant where she was having dinner in New York. We have to say, this lady acts a little weird sometimes, but we love her for it. Check it out.
Click here to watch it (don't pay attention to the title )
Go on MariahConnection to download it.
Source: Jayne - Moony - MariahConnection
Posted on June the 17th.
Show L.O.V.E. to "Lil' L.O.V.E."
Please US fans:
- Request the track in your area, also click here to access a page my friend Alex made with links to radios to request.
- Download it on iTunes: clean and explicit.

- "Lil' L.OV.E. will be released as a physical single in Belgium.   Radio and Street date TBA. 
- You can download it on iTunes Belgium and now on Free Record Shop Belgium for only 0,99 Euro.
Posted on June the 16th.

Another lil' message
I just read again what I just posted below, I forgot something,  if you're among the ones who bash Mariah, I'll ask you kindly to not visit my site anymore, you're not welcome!!!!

Posted on June the 16th.
Dream stealers
When I decided to start a website more than 8 years ago to support Mariah, I didn't thought that one day this would happen.  Time changes, Mariah fans too.  I'm used since a long time now to be critisised for my so called stupid site, I don't care anymore since so long, I learned that you're not to be critisised when you do nothing.  I don't care when you make fun of me, what hurts is that some people claiming themselves fans can't stop bashing Mariah.
With the Disneyland Paris event coming, the stupidity and the hate is growing.  Note: the following is not towards the fans who can't go for financial or personal reasons, it's a message to the numerous ones who e-mailed me telling the event was stupid and that I should stop promoting it, that in any case Mariah wont sing live, critisising already her way to dress, etc... People, your ignorance led you to even critisise the price of the event, claiming it's a shame Mariah charges so much, forgetting it's a whole night charity event in favour to help one day finding a cure for AIDS and that Mariah doesn't set the price.
Some were even so vicious to make the math of the price of one song.  But, it's not enough, your hate and frustration make you so stupid and ignorant... some e-mailed me telling Mariah shouldn't go to such an event 'cause AIDS is a gay disease (some used the word fag), a disease you get 'cause you weren't careful enough, please..... keep living in your ignorance and your poor little life, but let the fans who plan to attend the event enjoy the pleasure to see Mariah, just to see her is already such a joy, but you can't understand, you will never be like these ones!!!
During the time you bashed Mariah, dozens of children died from AIDS somewhere in the world.
One last thing, look at the pictures below, look at them carefully, look at the eyes of these kids and tell me if the 130 Euro charged are too much... you're simply dream stealers.

Posted on June the 16th.
Exclusive videos!!!
Recently Elise has capped some more nice videos and some of them will be exclusive for SweetMariah.
Click here to watch a preview video, and if you like what you see in this video, make sure to check out SweetMariah 'cause some of the videos have been uploaded already and the others will be soon.
Source: Else from SweetMariah on our forum
Posted on June the 16th.
"One Mighty Party" another update
Starting Monday, French site Fnac will sell tickets from 120 to 500 Euros.
There will be a VIP Pass at 500 Euros: access fast pass to all attractions, entry in the VIP section where will be Gloria Gaynor and Mariah, champagne, appetizer and access to the Magic Journeys from 2am to 7am.
Source: Fnac - Stef on our forum
Posted on June the 16th.
"One Mighty Party" update
- Attractions open throughout the Park during the Parties
- Discoveryland Dance Floor DJ's Tom Stephan and DJ Paul Heron
- Frontierland Dance Floor DJ's DJ Wayne G and DJ Manny Lehman
- Take A4 east from Paris Central, direction Reims, Metz, Nancy.
- Follow signs to Disneyland Resort Paris in the city of Marne-la-Vallée. 
- On-site parking is available (around 8 euro)
Public Transportation:
- Nearest tube/metro station: Marne-la-Vallée
- Train: Paris, for all French and European connections.
- RER until 0.30 am
- Several buses available.
- Taxis available outside the venue. 
Box Office Hours:
- Thursday 28 and Friday 29 June at the New York Hotel Disneyland Resort Paris: 09:00 – 17:00. 
- Friday 29 June from 19:00 – midnight at venue gate.
Accessible Seating:
- Full access per French code.
- Venue can accommodate hundreds of wheelchairs. 
General Rules:
- No cameras, video cameras or audio recording devices.
- No food.
- No bottles or cans.
- No alcohol or illegal substances.
- Smoking is only allowed in designated smoking areas.
Children Rules:
- Children must be accompanied by an adult. 
- Bar 
- In-house restaurant 
- Snacks 
- Outdoor seating
Venue hours:
- 21:00 – 03:00 One Mighty Party 
- 02:00 – 07:00 Magic Journeys

Click here to see the map of Disneyland resort Paris
Posted on June the 15th.

Mariah Out And About In Nyc, June 15, 2007
Mariah has been seen outside a New York restaurant on June 15, 2007.
Click to enlarge
As usual, HQ untagged pics can be found on SweetMariah
Source: Cat from SweetMariah on our forum
Posted on June the 15th.
Italy in da house!!!!
Luca from Italy joined the Moral contract - United Fans Against Piracy.
C'mon guys, if you have a fan site, a blog, a forum and want to respect Mariah's work, join now.

Moral contract - United Fans Against Piracy 
Season 1: About 50 sites took part for Charmbracelet. 
Season 2: About 40 sites took part for The Emancipation of Mimi. 
Season 3: Open now, here.
Posted on June the 14th.

More royalties for Mariah
Musicians' Group to Lobby for Radio Performance Right Royalties
A coalition of more than 80 musicians has been formed to seek compensation through a performance right when their music is broadcast on AM and FM radio.
Currently, musicians receive such performance right payments when their songs are played on satellite, cable and Internet radio, but not from traditional terrestrial broadcasts.
Radio stations are only required to compensate songwriters and music publishers, through organizations like ASCAP, BMI and SESAC. 
Founding members of musicFIRST include Christina Aguilera, Jimmy Buffett, Mariah Carey, Celine Dion, Don Henley, Wyclef Jean and Jennifer Lopez.
"Corporate radio is the only medium that refuses to pay performers even a fraction of a penny for their voice and creativity," said musicFIRST executive director Mark Kadesh. 
"This campaign is about making sure everyone, from up-and-coming artists to our favorites from years-ago, is guaranteed fair treatment when their music is played." 
Radio stations appeared prepared to fight the call for additional payments to musicians, for what they say is a free promotional medium. 
"The National Association of Broadcasters will aggressively fight the Recording Industry Association of America’s proposed performance tax on local radio stations," Dennis Wharton, executive vice president of the radio station trade group, told Mediaweek.
Source: Digital Media Wire (All rights reserved)
Posted on June the 14th.
Disneyland tickets infos
OK, I passed almost my whole day with Kinou to find out what will happen and how you will collect your tickets.
Phone calls, phone calls and phone calls... anyway...
Here are the infos the European promotor of the event and the direction of Ticketmaster UK gave me:
- You need to collect your ticket at the Disneyland Paris doors (box office).  Be sure to arrive early.
What you absolutely need:
-  The creditcard you booked your tickets with.
-  Your ID
-  The printed out confirmation you received by e-mail from Ticketmaster when you booked (recommended)
They said Mariah is THE big event of the night and wish you all a wonderful time!!! 
Posted on June the 14th.
Mariah has asked the head of her Island Def Jam label, L.A. Reid, to intervene.
Eminem Careys on feud
Eminem and Mariah Carey seem to have the gripe that keeps on giving.
A source claims Eminem has returned to their famously contentious fling, six years ago, for unflattering material on his forthcoming album.

"There is more than one track that goes into really specific, intimate detail about what went on between Em and Mariah," an insider tells OK! magazine.
The source claims Carey has asked the head of her Island Def Jam label, L.A. Reid, to intervene.
"Mariah wishes she could sue Eminem for slander," says the snitch. "But it's his freedom of speech."

Ill will has continued to simmer between the recording stars, even though they seem to have had the briefest of affairs in 2001.
Eminem mocked Carey by releasing voice messages, said to be from her, of a woman pleading: "Why won't you see me? Why won't you call me?"

Eminem has confirmed the fling, although Carey denies it. She told Playboy earlier this year: "Something is clearly askew with him. I'm curious as to why he's so obsessed with me."
Source: NYDailyNews (All rights reserved)
Heroes comment: Someone needs to stop the clown right now, get over it dude, will you write 120 years about that rumor, how creative....
Posted on June the 13th.

Celebs turn out for good cause
Celebs gathered in New York last night for the opening night of a moving new Muhammad Ali exhibition. 

Heidi Klum and Mariah Carey brought some glamour to the bash which combines well-known portraits with more intimate photos from his family's collection.

The exhibition, called Muhammad Ali, My Father, My Friend, was curated by the boxer's daughter Maryam and his close family friend Gene Kilroy.

And it is all for a good cause too - with proceeds for the exhibition going towards the Michael J Fox foundation for Parkinson's.

Muhammad Ali suffers from Parkinson's Syndrome though many of the pictures are from his younger years before the degenerative disease took hold.
Source: The Sun Online (All rights reserved)
Posted on June the 13th.

Mariah at the Muhammad Ali Opening Night yesterday

Untagged HQ pictures can be found as usual on SweetMariah
Source: Cat from SweetMariah on our forum - Lisa by e-mail
Posted on June the 13th.
Tickets for Disneyland Resort Paris sell like hot cakes
The Ticketmaster servers were very busy and the phone line was over saturated, anyway the total price of the ticket including charges is 130 Euro.  Don't forget this is for a whole night and a good cause and please don't try to have free tickets somwhere, it would be a shame.
Good luck to the ones who still need to buy a ticket.
Posted on June the 13th.
Sylvain's artwork
Sylvain, a student from France sent me some of his artworks to add to the "Art Gallery", I thought his work deserved to be posted in the news too.

Posted on June the 12th.
Some more news about Mariah in Disneyland Resort Paris
Ok, I'm back from the city center of Brussels, I met a guy who said he already had his ticket for the event since April but when he bought it he didn't know Mariah would be there, he's very pleased now 
Tomorrow, stay glued to your pc and hold your phone in the other hand, go on Ticketmaster UK at 1pm (I guess UK time, which would be 2pm for us,  but try to be there at 1pm to be sure) or call + 44 (0) 870 151 4444. (from European countries 0044 870 151 4444)
Some details:
- Don't forget it's not a Mariah only concert, she's part of the event.
- It's mostly a gay party.
- The Disneyland Resort Paris park will be closed for the event, so be sure to have your ticket and to be there in time.
- There's a rumored price of 80 Euros per ticket, it's not that expensive as we know it's a charity event.
A lil' message:
- If you're among the ones who trash Mariah all year long, I'm very happy to know you won't be there 
- Maybe you will be interested by a fan gathering in front of the park before the opening of the doors, I can see what we can do, if you're interested, come in our forum to meet the fans who will attend.
In the upcoming days/week, I won't be able to check my e-mails several times a day, please be patient, I'll try my best to reply to each one of you.
Posted on June the 12th.

International Multi-Platinum selling superstar Mariah Carey is to perform at the European debut of "One Mighty Party" in Disneyland Paris 29th. June 2007!
Johnny Chisholm, founder and producer of the One Mighty Weekend events, today announced that the biggest female artist of all time, Mariah Carey, will
perform a special set at One Mighty Party Paris on 29th June.

Carey’s exclusive performance will celebrate the European debut of the party Chisholm made famous as an annual event at The Walt Disney World® Resort
Orlando, which benefits the Elton John AIDS Foundation each year.

Carey will perform six dance floor remixes taken from her catalogue of hits which have seen her achieve 17 number-one singles – more than any other female
artist - selling over 160 million records world wide, become a five-time GRAMMY® award winner and earn 16 World Music Awards, exceeding any other

“ Mariah Carey is a worldwide musical superstar and we are thrilled to host her at our party, ” said Chisholm. “We anticipate this event will sell out quickly, so we encourage everyone to buy tickets as soon as possible to secure your place at Europe’s first One Mighty Party. ”

Over the past 14 years, Chisholm’s annual One Mighty Weekend at The Walt Disney World Resort Orlando has grown to become America’s largest gay and
lesbian celebration. The event also has generated sizeable contributions to its beneficiary organization, the nonprofit Elton John AIDS Foundation (www.ejaf.org).

This year One Mighty Party Paris will transform The Disneyland Resort Paris at 9pm with two large dance floors in Discoveryland and Frontierland. Attractions
will be open throughout the entire Disneyland Resort Paris. The Gay Days Paris event will also feature other special performances and four world-class DJs,
along with a special fireworks display over the Le Chateau de la Belle au Bois Dormant.

The evening will continue with a second event, Magic Journeys, located at the Disney Pavilion in Discoveryland from 2 AM until 6 AM. Two additional 
world-class DJs will provide entertainment for Magic Journeys.

Tickets go on sale June 13.
See www.onemightyweekend.com and www.onemightyweekendparis.com for more details.
Source: Elton John AIDS Foundation - MariahCarey.com - Mariah Connection.
Posted on June the 12th.

Mariah and AllHipHop's co-CEO Grouchy Greg
At Kanye's birthday party.
Picture Provided By Qudre Owens from AllHipHop
Click to enlarge
Source: AllHipHop
Posted on June the 11th.
Apparently Mariah is confirmed in "You Don't Mess With the Zohan"
As already reported mid April Mariah was rumored to act in Adam Sandler's movie "You Don't Mess With The Zohan".  Apparently, Mariah will be playing herself. In the film, Sandler will play a Mossad agent who runs off to America to be a hairdresser shaming his parents. Mariah, as herself, will run afoul of Zohan's former nemesis, The Phantom, launching Zohan and pals back into action. Dennis Dugan, who just worked with Sandler on "I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry", will direct the film starting July in New York, Los Angeles and Israel.
Source for the info: JoBlo.com
Posted on June the 11th.
Today Thugs cry
RIP homie.
Source for the pic: Awthentic (thanks homie)
Posted on June the 11th.
RIP Stack Bundles

Stack Bundles was shot and killed this morning in New York.
While details are sketchy, sources affiliated with Stack Bundles told AllHipHop.com that the rapper was shot by unknown assailants in front of his home earlier this morning.
Stack Bundles was from Far Rocaway in Queens, New York.
The last time he was seen alive was at Stereo nightclub, where he and an entourage had an incident-free evening.
Stack Bundles was affiliated with DJ Clue’s Desert Storm and later became a member of Jim Jones’ Byrd Gang group.
He recorded with a variety of artists, including Fabolous, Lil Wayne, Joe Budden, Max B., Juelz Santana, Jim Jones and others. 
Source: AllHipHop
Heroes note: Mariah fans will mostly remember Stack for his featuring on "Secret Love" remix produced by Swizz Beatz and called "Oh Baby ".
Posted on June the 11th.
Opening of JD's Studio 72 delayed
As I previouly reported, Jermaine Dupri will open a nightclub The club is located at 3965 Lawrenceville Highway in Tucker. Studio 72 is planned as a modern day version of famed New York nightclub Studio 54, featuring a 600-gallon aquarium.The inauguration party with press and friends will take now place on June the 12th. and the club plans to officially open with a silver carpet on June 16, 2007.
Let's hope Mariah will attend this event so we can have some nice pictures 
Posted on June the 10th.
Skull news
You will remember the Korean Reggae artist Skull who's under Morgan Carey's (Mariah's brother) umbrella in the US.  A Press Release states his first single, "Boom Di Boom Di" accompanied by a 3-D animated video will be available on iTunes June 12th. 
There are also rumblings of a rumored feature with Mariah Carey.
Source for the Press release: Rashmi by e-mail
Posted on June the 10th.
Lindsay Lohan's bodyguard talks....
Lee Weaver (Lindsay Lohan's bodyguard) has told of his two years of hell with Lindsay Lohan.
Weaver, 48, tells how the 20-year-old Mean Girls star enjoyed frenzied lesbian romps with scores of girls she picked up at parties — and even made a play for chart star Mariah Carey.
"I even saw her try to grope Mariah Carey's bottom and boobs one night as they danced" 
Click here if you want to read the full article
Source: News of the World (All rights reserved) (extract) - Andy by e-mail
Posted on June the 10th.
Lil' L.O.V.E., support it!!!!!!

In the US:
-- The track was # 5 on Hot 93.3 (Austin, Texas) Friday, June 08, on their countdwown 8 @ 8 
-- Q104-7 (Ventura CA), Straight 8 @ 8:00, Every monday- thursday at 8pm
# 5 on Monday June 4th
not in the top on Tuesday June 5th: not in the top
# 7 on Wendsday June 6th:
-- KS 107.5
KS 107.5 Web Poll
Make your requests here for the 4 Play at 4 with Dreena! Cast your vote then click "Submit Vote" at the bottom of this page. All results will be final at 2pm each day! If it's after 2pm we'll count your vote for tomorrow's 4-Play at 4!
Today: #1 with 28.3%
Everyone can request at this link.

In Belgium: 
- FM Brussels added the track to their playlist, only Belgian fans can request it for the fm15 which airs every Sunday from 11.00 to 12.00
Please Belgian fans, request it now: fm15@fmbrussel.be
- The track encounters a great success in RnB clubs in Brussels.

In France:
- Radio ECN 98,1 in Mulhouse (Alsace) added the track to their playlist and made it # 4 in their "Hits" section, French fans, request here.
-Keep requesting on Ado FM, enter "Lil' L.OV.E. in the TOP 5 on the right side of the page, only French fans.

In The Netherlands:
- Juize Radio will play the track tomorrow Sunday June10 between 21.00 and 22.00 
Posted on June the 9th.

Mariah's perfume out in September 2007
Angel e-mailed the staff at Elizabeth Arden to get more info as far as a release for the perfume and he just got the e-mail today stating that the Mariah perfume will be sold at Macy's and will be released on Sept. 2007!
Heroes note: See, I told you a few months ago it was stated for a fall release!
Posted on June the 8th.
More info about Nate "Danja" Hills
Here's the link to his MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/danjahandz
The info below has been confirmed by JiX Konnection
He is currently working on the next albums by T.I., Eve, M.I.A., 50 Cent, Madonna, Britney Spears, Simple Plan, Duran Duran, Chris Brown, Keri Hilson, JC Chasez, Missy Elliott, Lil Wayne, Nicole Scherzinger, Christina Milian, Antonella Barba, Nikki Flores, Trey Songz & DJ Khaled.
Posted on June the 8th.
Mariah has been in the studio this week with Nate "Danja" Hills
For those of you who do not know, Danja is Timbaland's protege. Some people credit him with Timbaland's recent resurgence. He is a 25 year old producer from the VA Beach area. He produced Promiscous, Say It Right, Sexy Back, My Love, Give It To Me, and a bunch of other songs alongside Timbaland.
Here's the message...

Date: Jun 7, 2007 12:47 AM 
Subject yoooooooooo!!!! 
Body: hey people!!! welcome to all new friends you are now family!!! 
im sorry i havent been around but of course i been grinding!! me and ms lago in with ms mariah carey and of course we got somethin stupid!!! 
STREET POWER 2 in the makin!! also a couple of surprises 
anyway thx for all the love its really appreciated! ill check back when i get home!

Marcella Lago is his engineer. 
Source: bigmac2098 - get2nomey - Gawain 
Posted on June the 8th.

Lil' L.O.V.E. video details
The video shoot for Lil' L.O.V.E. has been wrapped up in New York.  The Bone's began shooting this past weekend and have wrap up their shoot by mid of this week.  The video features appereances by Mariah Carey, JD, Bow Wow, Swizz Beats and many more surprise guest.  The director, Chris Robinson,  is in the editing phase and we're looking at a mid-June release.
Source: A2Z Entertainment - Lisa by e-mail.
Posted on June the 8th.
Mimi's back! 
After keeping a low profile, Mariah Carey steps back into the spotlight Thursday for the Fresh Air Fun Salute to American Heroes, held at New York's Tavern on the Green. The diva kept the fun going, later attending Kanye West's birthday bash.
Source: People - Lisa by e-mail.

More pics of Mariah at Kanye's birthday party last night
Click here, here, here, here, here and here.
Source: Lisa by e-mail.
Posted on June the 8th.

Mariah attended Kanye's birthday party last night
Kanye West Celebrates His 30th Birth Day at Louis Vuitton - Inside
June 7, 2007 - Louis Vuitton, New York City

Source: Wireimage (All rights reserved)
Heroes note: UNTAGGED HQ pictures will be up on SweetMariah.
Posted on June the 8th.
MSG 1995 after party
Mariah Carey at a post concert party following her “Live from Madison Square Garden” special on FOX TV in 1995. (L-R): Columbia’s John Strazza, Mariah, and FMQB’s Bob Burke.
Source: FMQB (All rights reserved)
Posted on June the 8th.
"Tennessee": Interview with Lee Daniels
Lee Daniels shares his excitement about his new movie Tennessee starring Mariah Carey:

Is there any inside dish you want to share about your new movie Tennessee, starring Mariah Carey?
- The dish is that Mariah Carey is wonderful. I just decided that I love her to bits. I wasn't expecting to love her as much as I did. She's a diva, in the greatest sense of the word. 
Sometimes you equate diva with bitch. But she makes fun of it all. The movie was a party working with her from beginning to end. 

So she's your new favorite diva now? 
- For the moment. (laughs) No, no... she's my good friend and I love her. 

Who's your favorite diva of all time?
- I think my favorite diva of all time would be the psychotic Sylvia Miles. She is the one. Then there is Patti LaBelle, Mariah Carey and Catherine Bell. 

What's Lee Daniels like on set?
- My director was interviewed by somebody while we were on the set of Tennessee. All three of us were there—me, Mariah and the director and the interviewer asked Aaron Woodley what it was like working with a diva. And he said, 'Well, Lee Daniels is not as difficult as as they say that he is.' I laughed so hard. Mariah and I were on the floor. I'm such a diva on the set.

If you had your chance to build your own gay pride float what would it look like?
- It would be leather and sprinkled with nice big chains dangling from the alter. It would have two very hot, hot, hot men dancing to the song in my new film Tennessee.

And what song is that?
- I can't tell you yet, but Mariah Carey is in the movie. 
Posted on June the 8th.

Gorgeous Mariah at last night's Fresh Air Fund Gala 

Source: Wireimage (All rights reserved)
Heroes note: UNTAGGED HQ pictures can be found on SweetMariah.
Posted on June the 8th.
Show L.O.V.E. to "Lil' L.OV.E."
Please US fans:
- Request the track in your area, also click here to access a page my friend Alex made with links to radios to request.
- Download it on iTunes: clean and explicit.

- "Lil' L.OV.E. will be released as a physical single in Belgium.   Radio and Street date TBA. 
- You can download it on iTunes Belgium and now on Free Record Shop Belgium for only 0,99 Euro.
Posted on June the 7th.

Will there be sanctions for Akon?
As Akon is rumored to work with Mariah, I thought it was maybe not a bad idea to mention some problems which could occur.
You've probably all read last April that Akon made a fake contest to have girls on stage and dancing in a maner girls shouldn't unless it's their work, one of them, a 15 years old girl was apparently Akon's favourite one as he faked having sex with her on stage.  I'm not gonna post the link to the video, it's obscene and degrading for every woman.
Anyways, if it was not enough, last weekend, he assaulted a kid and threw him on the ground from the stage, whatever the kid did or didn't do, it's just wrong.
Results: Verizon promoted Akon as one of the musicians on its mobile-phone music service and now fired him and stopped sponsoring the Gwen Stefani tour that included him, people at 710 KIRO in Seattle called residents to boycott the Gwen Stefani and Akon show scheduled there.
The problem is, if people in the US start to boycott Akon, will they also boycott artists who work with him?  Nobody knows yet.
Posted on June the 7th.
50 is such a child 
In a recent interview with Miss Jones of New York's Hot 97 to promote his upcoming album, Curtis, 50 Cent mentions Mariah briefly when asked about his status at Universal Music. He claims that he is the best selling artist with the company. He admits that Mariah's 2005 album, The Emancipation of Mimi did in fact outsell his CD released that same year, but he attributes this accomplishment to a price cut for her album.
Source: MariahDailyJournal - Andy by e-mail
Heroes comment: 50: "Mom, mom, my album didn't sell so much as that Mimi girl (*cries like a baby)
                              50's mom: "Son, if they ask you one day, just tell they cut the price for her album, stop crying now, you're such a diva"
Oh, by the way, if you haven't seen it yet, look for Cam's video called "Cuuuurtiiiiis" a classic!!!!
Posted on June the 7th.
UK fans: "Lil' L.O.V.E." added on Choice FM's playlist
It's your turn to request!!!!!! Click here to access the DJ's pages.
Posted on June the 6th.
Tic, Tic, Tic, Tic, Tic.... 
Still waiting for more news about the "Lil' L.O.V.E." video shoot who was supposed (not officially confirmed) to be on June 4 and 5.
Posted on June the 6th.
How strange is this...
A man named Carey stole a boat called Mariah.......
Source: The Herald Banner
Posted on June the 6th.
Mariah only # 51 on PopSugar 100 List
The PopSugar 100 List is the result of readers rating celebrities in five categories: likeability, talent, style, class and looks. Readers were provided with a list of more than 300 film, television, music, fashion and sports celebrities from which to vote. Each celebrity received their own profile page, consisting of a mash-up of content pulled from across the Internet, including YouTube videos, Wikipedia entries, Flickr photos, Sugar Network stories and www.PopSugar.com photos. Readers rated them on a scale from one to ten in each of the five categories. PopSugar then combined the users' votes with the elusive "Pop Factor" to create the final list.
Click here to see the entire list
Source: Yahoo! Finance - PopSugar
Posted on June the 6th.
Moral contract - United Fans Against Piracy 
Season 1: About 50 sites took part for Charmbracelet. 
Season 2: About 40 sites took part for The Emancipation of Mimi. 
Season 3: Open now, here.
Posted on June the 5th.
Show L.O.V.E. to "Lil' L.OV.E."
Please US fans:
- Request the track in your area, also click here to access a page my friend Alex made with links to radios to request.
- Download it on iTunes: clean and explicit.

- "Lil' L.OV.E. will be released as a physical single in Belgium.   Radio and Street date TBA. 
- You can download it on iTunes Belgium and now on Free Record Shop Belgium for only 0,99 Euro.
Posted on June the 5th.

Flip, Mariah's "Sweetheart" bike guy from The League
As long time Mariah fans we remember The League from the early days.  I was able to catch Flip last night and he's a really great guy.
Among the Mariah fans, the girls find him hot, the guys envy him, it's no other than Flip from The League who shares some memories for the Heroes of Mariah visitors.

Gilles: When did you met Mariah Carey for the first time? 
Flip: The 1st time we met Mariah was at The Hit Factory in 1997

Gilles: You made some cameos in Mariah's videos, what's your best memory? Any details or funny stuffs? 
Flip: The best cameo memory was the Sweetheart Video.  I was on the plane from NY to Spain and the flight was so long I decided to drink as much as possible.. The funny part was I was so sick when I landed I couldn't do the video.  So MC came to my room and said they are about to go on the air and find a model to take my place. I took a look at her and said fuck that, got my shit together and got on that bike....

Gilles: You were formerly known as Negrow League, are you still in contact with the other members? 
Flip:  We all grew up together except for maybe one of us so yes we do still keep in contact with the other members

Gilles:  Back in time, you released a mixtape with dj Enuff and Ron G, what was it like? 
Flip: Mixtapes with enuff and Ron G were great..In those days the game wasnt over saturated so we got alot of recognition for it...Now we have KaySlay Hosting our cd ..It just shows to say that a spot on a mixtape now days will go unrecognized as opposed to a hosting.

Gilles: A new era is starting for you right now, do you plan one day working with Mariah again and are you still in contact with her? 
Flip: We are still in contact with MC she is a lovely individual...and we will definitly love to work with her.

The League worked with Kay Slay, Big Mike, Dj Gooch and Boy Wonder, they never stop, it's a movement. 
Their mixtape out now and hosted by DJ Kay Slay is called LIIR.
You can listen to great joints and buy the mixtape on their MySpace: myspace.com/Lcrookedi
Posted on June the 4th.

Unofficial ambassador Benjamin Orbach talks about Middle East people's vision of the US
During a time when most of the Americans traveling to the Middle East did so with rifles in hand, Benjamin Orbach went armed only with a knowledge of Arabic and the need to converse. 

More than five years after the military began its war against terrorism, it’s debatable whether Orbach’s campaign to win hearts and minds was more effective. In his book “Live From Jordan: Letters Home From My Journey Through the Middle East,” Orbach details his trip through Jordan, Turkey, Syria, Egypt, the Palestinian territories and Israel just after Sept. 11 and through the early months of the Iraq war. 

From July of 2002 until August 2003, Orbach absorbed Mideast culture and America’s impact on it and spoke to a broad spectrum of people about their lives, cultures and commonalities between themselves and the American people. 

Now working for the State Department as part of its Middle East Partnership Initiative, Orbach says the separation of people from policy is the best hope of creating understanding and, possibly, peace in the region.

The overwhelming theme in your book is the lack of fear as you travel from place to place despite the turbulent political environment. Are these societies receptive to having Americans around?
Yes. This is the most important point in my book: People make an absolute distinction between U.S. foreign policy — which they are adamantly against not just for idealistic reasons but because it has an impact on their everyday lives — and the American people. Things like Mariah Carey, Mark Twain, Martin Luther King, Michael Jordan, our Democratic processes, minimum wage, our rags-to-riches stories — these are all things that provide hope and are the picture of American people. When Americans come and bring these things in the form of the Peace Corps or Doctors Without Borders or other groups, it humanizes Americans. ... Americans are welcome, but I don’t know for how much longer.
Source: Metro (All rights reserved) (extract)
Posted on June the 4th.

RIP Pedro
Posted on June the 4th.
Crave Records
With The League coming in the spotlight again, a lot of memories popped in my head, man 10 years already...  I thought it could be interesting for new fans to have some infos about Mariah's Crave Records.
Crave Records was formed in February 1997 by Mariah, Epic Records Chairman David Glew and Rick Bisceglia.
Mark Corey Rooney who was Mariah's good friend became Executive Vice President of Black Music at Crave Records.
Mariah wrote and produced for her artists.
Artists signed on Crave Records: (at least the ones I remember)
- Allure: R&B group
- 7 Mile: R&B group 
- The League: Rap - R&B group
- DJ Company
- Markie Dee: HipHop 
- S.O.A.P: HipHop duo
See Mariah's tastes, HipHop, Rap, R&B 
Unfortunately, all Crave Records productions ended with the closing of the company after Mariah's divorce with Tommy Mottola.
If you're interested, I'll tell you more about these artists tomorrow.
Posted on June the 3rd.
The League in the spotlight again

In the year 1997, that was a explosive era in rap music.  A crew from parts of Elmont and Roosevelt, Long Island, New York were looking to follow suit. The League, originally signed to Mariah Carey’s Crave Records, were poised to make an impact but, with no project released, the group had to continue to make their moves in silence.
Fast forward ten years and the combination of Merse, Flix, Reem and Flip is ready to turn the world on its axis with their amazing sound mixed with gritty and introspective lyrics. The group has cultivated a steady buzz, being featured on mixtapes by DJ Kay Slay, Big Mike and DJ Gooch. Powered by a new creative lease in their musical life, this league of extraordinary gentlemen are hungry and determined to crave out their own niche in the game.
Click here to read in full
Source: AllHipHop
Heroes note: The guys from The League also known as Negro League made several cameo appearances in Mariah videos.
Posted on June the 3rd.
"Lil' L.OV.E. downloads (legal ones of couse!!!)
On iTunes Belgium and now on Free Record Shop Belgium for only 0,99 Euro.
I'll keep you updated about the release of the cd single in Belgium soon.  Can't wait to see this one in stores 
Posted on June the 2nd.
Could Mariah make it in time after the video shoot??? if not, then maybe Saturday....
Dupri Opens Up Nightclub in Tucker
Jermaine Dupri just keeps adding the hyphenates. The Grammy-winning record label president, rapper, producer, songwriter and restaurateur will as of next week also officially be a nightclub owner. On June 5, Dupri’s set to give the media and his celebrity friends a preview of Studio 72, the 12,000-square-foot club he reportedly dropped $1 million rehabbing on Lawrenceville Highway. The club is located at 3965 Lawrenceville Highway in Tucker. Then on Saturday a silver carpet grand opening is planned.  Studio 72 is planned as a modern day version of famed New York nightclub Studio 54, featuring a 600-gallon aquarium.
Source: q100 Atlanta - Access Atlanta
Posted on June the 2nd.
"Tennessee" soundtrack update
As already reported and posted on my "Tennessee" promo page on March the 12th., it's Scott Bomar who will compose the music for "Tennessee". 
Today, there's some additional news:
Bomar is currently working on his first non-Brewer score for the Mariah Carey film "Tennessee," produced by Lee Daniels ("Monster's Ball," "The Woodsman"). 
Bomar said he created an intimate score for the film, playing most of the instruments himself and recording mainly at his home Electrophonic studio. 
Source: Memphis Commercial Appeal
Posted on June the 2nd.
Show L.O.V.E. to "Lil' L.OV.E."
Please US fans:
- Request the track in your area, also click here to access a page my friend Alex made with links to radios to request.
- Download it on iTunes: clean and explicit.

- "Lil' L.OV.E. will be released as a physical single in Belgium, I'll post the radio and street date asap. The Heroes of Mariah promo page will be up soon and a street promo will be planned. Don't forget you can also legally download the track on iTunes Belgium
Posted on June the 1st.

Mariah featured on "The N.O.R.E. Story"
Mariah will be featured in the N.O.R.E.'s documentary DVD, part of the the features are the ones used on the "What Up 2 Da Hood" DVD where you can see Mariah talking to N.O.R.E. and having a good time with his friends.
"The N.O.R.E. Story" is in the works and should be released soon by N.O.R.E and 2056 Media Film Werkz.
Source: N.O.R.E. (hang hang homie)
Posted on June the 1st.
17 years ago today.....
June 1: Entertainment History
In 1990, Mariah Carey made her national TV debut on the "Arsenio Hall Show" performing "Vision of Love."
Posted on June the 1st.
As already reported on May the 15th.
JD slated for another ASCAP R&B Award: This time it's for Songwriter of the Year.
On Monday, June 25, 2007, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) will honor Grammy Award winning producer,  Jermaine "JD" Dupri as Songwriter of the Year at their 20th Annual Rhythm & Soul Awards.
This prestigious honor follows Dupri's impressive sixth Songwriter of the Year distinction at ASCAP's annual Pop Music Awards in April. 
Dupri was recognized as Songwriter of the Year, along with singer/songwriter, Johnta Austin, for the hit songs, "Grillz" (Nelly), "Like You" (Bow Wow featuring Ciara), "Pullin' Me Back" (Chingy featuring Tyrese) and "Don't Forget About Us," "Shake it Off" and "We Belong Together" by Mariah Carey.
Source: EURweb
Posted on June the 1st.


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