September 2009 - Heroes of Mariah
Mariah Carey, Paramore Battling For No. 1 On Billboard 200
Fasten your seatbelts.

Next week's Billboard 200 albums chart is going to be flush with new releases, including a race for No. 1 between Mariah Carey's new "Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel" and Paramore's third album "Brand New Eyes." Based on early prognostications from industry sources, each album could sell between 160,000 to 170,000 in their first week.

For Paramore, the Fueled By Ramen/Atlantic act will easily charge in with its best sales week and highest charting album ever. The band's sophomore set, "Riot!," peaked at No. 15 in 2007.

As for Carey, if her Island effort hits No. 1, it will give the diva her seventh chart-topper and would tie her with Madonna for the second-most No. 1s on the Billboard 200 among women.  Only Barbra Streisand, with 8 No 1s, has more.
Source: Billboard (All rights reserved)
Posted on September 30

Mariah Carey: 'I Never Thought I'd Live This Long'

After years of personal and professional struggles, things are finally going Mariah Carey's way. She's got a highly-anticipated, new album about to hit stores, a buzz-worthy role in the film 'Precious,' and she and husband Nick Cannon have discussed starting a family. Carey is glad for for her second wind, admitting to In Touch, "Honestly, I never thought I'd live this long."

She adds, "I have always been grateful for everything I had, but my personal life was a mess. So many artists just exist for their careers and then burn out quickly. That was me before I met Nick, and he helped me. I always thought that I wouldn't be here at this point. I was thinking, 'Okay, I've got another year of my life left. This has got to be the end of it.' Finally, he was like, "Stop talking like that." 

The singer/songwriter, who will turn 40 on her next birthday, thinks the milestone is paid too much attention in Hollywood. "I find it offensive," she explains. "It unfairly taints women in particular, and makes people look at you differently. I lived with that my whole life."

Before Nick, she says, her own preoccupation was worse. "I have been obsessed with the whole Marilyn Monroe thing my whole life - all those artists who died young," she says. "Michael Jackson. At one point, we talked about that stuff. I can't reveal what he thought. But yes, we had a conversation about it once."

With her happy marriage, Carey's focus is now family. While Cannon claims two kids are the goal, Carey says, "Of course, we'd be happy with one. I want to be able to manage the right amount of attention. We are so busy - if you have six kids running around, no one gets what they need. Kids need a lot of attention."

Cannon reveals, "It's at the forefront of our minds. We're very close."

Read the full interview with Mariah and Nick in the new issue of In Touch magazine.
Source: Popeater
Posted on September 30

iTunes Belgium stats
At the moment I checked (it changes all the time ), it was as follow:
Memoirs of An Imperfect Angel
- Top 100 Albums - #19 (6 days after the release and without any promotion)
- Top 100 Pop Albums - #5 (6 days after the release and without any promotion)

- Top 100 songs - #58
- Top 100 Pop songs - #23

I Want To Know What Love Is
- Top 100 songs - #97
- Top Pop songs - #41

- Touch My Body re-enters the Top R&B/Soul singles at #19
- E=MC² re-enters the Top 100 R&B/Soul albums at #46
- #1's re-enters the Top 100 R&B/Soul albums at #52

Most downloaded Mariah songs:
1. Obsessed (single)
2. Obsessed (from Memoirs)
3. Touch My Body (single)
4. I Want To Know (from Memoirs)
5. Angels Cry 
6. Standing O
7. Inseparable
8. Betcha Gon' Know
9. H.A.T.E.U
10. Candy Bling

Posted on September 30

One of Mariah's biggest fans buys 10 copies of "Memoirs" in LA yesterday 
One of Mariah's biggest fans bought 10 copies of "Memoirs" yesterday, 1 for each room in the house and before leaving the store, he offers a copy to the young woman at the counter.
Click here to watch it and here for part.2
Source: Nick on Twitter
Posted on September 30
Tidbit: Party at Club One 
Mariah, her camp, her manager, Steve Bartels, Pecas, Uncle Murda, DJ Clue, Faboulous, etc... had a dinner party to celebrate the release of "Memoirs" in Club One in New York.
Posted on September 30
Tidbit: Mariah is an Uncle Murda fan
Mariah's manager went to the Macy's instore session in company of Uncle Murda.  He says Mariah is an Uncle Murda fan.  They left Macy's all together and Uncle Murda even says: "make sure yall go get that album its in stores today its a violator thing"
Posted on September 30
Mariah on Gayle King's Show
Mariah was interviewed by Gayle King on Oprah Radio.  Click here to listen to a 7 minutes clip, hopefully we can hear the full interview soon.  Mariah talks about her album, her relation with Nick and how she likes being called Mrs. Cannon, when they will have kids who will be the tough one, "Precious".....
Source: Oprah Radio
Posted on September 30
Macy's signing session: 74 untagged pictures on SweetMariah
Go take a look at the wonderful pictures of Mariah on SweetMariah.
Posted on September 30
We all want excellents stats in the US and we buy and request there as much as we can, but let's not forget to buy and request in our own countries, please request eveywhere you can on all radios. 
Posted on Septembre 29
We can't tell much as the day is not over yet in the US, but it seems the album is doing good on iTunes US until now 
Posted on September 29
Mariah at Macy's
Mariah Carey was swimming in a sea of fans and photographers at Macy’s Herald Square in New York City . Mariah was there to promote her new album Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel and fragrance Forever.

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Source: Rap-Up
Posted on September 29
US fans: Want a free trip 2 see Mariah in Vegas?
Follow her friend @billybush now Billy's gonna tweet the details tomorrow! Winner announced Friday
Source: Mariah's Twitter
Posted on September 29
"Memoirs" outleft surfaces on mixtape
"Skydiving", the title produced by Timbaland that didn't make the cut, surfaces on a mixtape called "Tapemasters inc - the future of R&B vol 29 " which is sold on Mixtapekings (among other online mixtape stores)
Source for the info: mounosteo on our forum
Posted on September 29
More pics of Mariah arriving at the Today Show

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Source: C.U.
Posted on September 29
David LaChapelle shares outtakes
Click here and enjoy!
Source: Joan by e-mail
Posted on September 29
Mariah so happy on Twitter
Go take a look, Mariah looks really happy about her number 1 on Amazon, number 1 in Spain and good stats in France.
Posted on September 29
Outside Macy's
All is getting ready to welcome Mariah at Macy's and it seems Mariah will arrive by bus

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Posted on September 29
Listen to Mariah on Kiis FM
As I reported yesterday, Mariah talked with Ryan Seacrest on Kiis FM, you can now listen to the interview at the following link.  Please listen on this link too even if you find a download somewhere, otherwize Kiis looking at their stats will think there's no interest.
Mariah talks about "Obsessed", the album, Nick, "Precious", her perfume, Macy's signing session.
Source:  Kiis
Posted on September 29
Picture: Mariah at the Today Show this morning

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Source: Reporter Moony live from New York
Posted on September 29
Mariah at the Today Show this morning
Mariah was at the Todat Show this morning to promote the album, Macy's signing session and the Today Show lil' concert.
Click here to watch it!

- Click here to download in DVD quality
- Click here to download in HD quality
- Click here to download a segment from before Mariah's appearance.
Thanks to Moony
Posted on september 29

Today Show commercial
Click here to download.
Source: Moony
Posted on September 29
DJ Clue and R. Kelly working on remixes for Mariah
Mariah's tweet: " Clue!!!!!!!!!!! (Said like you in a classic manner) MC and Clue remix coming soon! X0x0
Note: That's official!

R. Kelly: " so much to do! wrking on Mariah rmix today too! lets get it!" 
Note: This one will maybe not be released, at least officially, we all know R. Kelly is always making remixes for everyone and it's almost never official ones.
Posted on September 29

For video collectors
- AH extensive coverage of "Precious" Click here to download in DVD quality or here in HD quality. 
- E! News and Daily 10 reporting the album release.  Click here to download in DVD quality or here in HD quality.
Source: Moony
Posted on September 29
Promote Mariah on Twitter tomorrow!!!!!
Let's make Mariah a trending topic on Twitter tomorrow, its a great way of advertising the album release.
Tomorrow when you tweet, add #mariah and  #moaia to every tweet you'll make/write.

"Just woke up #mariah #moaia" 
"out of the shower #mariah #moaia" 

C'mon let's go (said like Diddy )
Thanks to my bro Taz for the info/idea
Posted on September 28

Mariah with Ryan Seacrest tomorrow!
Mariah and Ryan Seacrest tomorrow. The show starts at 10am on 102.3 Kiss FM. and maybe on E! News
Source: 102.3 Kiis
Posted on September 28
It was radio day for Mariah
Mariah was on the phone with several DJs today and albums are offered to listeners. The day is not over for you, US fans, so listen to your local radio, you never know!
Posted on September 28
Iviago 1 minute promotion
Last week, Iviago told us we could follow Mariah's Vegas Oct. 10 concert live on both Web and WAP.  Today they posted a lil' promo vidéo, 1 minute of "Obsessed" in Vegas last month.
Click here to watch it and eventually order your ticket to watch it live. 
Source: Iviago
Posted on September 28
Reviews, reviews, reviews.....
I'm not gonna post all the reviews of the album, there are too much and how can I choose to post one and not another, can I choose to post only the good ones and not the bad ones.... it's almost 50/50, it's kinda normal as everyone has different tastes.
If you absolutely want to read reviews, just google it 
Posted on September 28
Reminder: US fans, it's now and only for $5.99!!!!! C'mon everyone, it's almost a give away!
Click here to download "Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel" for only $5.99!!!!!!!!!!
Posted on September 28
More adventures with Mimi

I recently jumped on a plane to see my American cuz Mariah shut down Toronto Film Festival with her new film, Precious. The film is about a young girl who is abused and has low self-esteem. It’s a story that will have you both crying and laughing, but it’s ultimately full of hope. 

Starring new actress Gabourey (Gabby) Sidibe and Robin Thicke’s actress wife Paula Patton, the film sees Mariah playing a social worker called Mrs Weiss. Doesn’t sound too glamorous, does it? It’s not! MC was forced by director Lee Daniels to strip herself of make up, and she was given bags under her eyes, had a faint moustache drawn on, and her hair… well, you’ve got to see for yourselves! 

MC had just flown in from her two-night residency at Vegas star spot the Palms Hotel. As soon as she got off her flight, she was shoved into a press photo call and conference with Oprah and Tyler Perry (the executive producers of Precious) and the rest of the cast, plus Mary J Bilge who wrote for the film’s soundtrack. The photo call was breathtaking to watch as the legend that is Oprah generated a feeling of excitement.

Paparazzi were frantically snapping away every time MC spoke, smiled or even nodded! 

The screening was amazing. We sat with Oprah and the cast up high in a box, and seeing Lee Daniels’ eyes watering with joy was touching. When it finished, we were all bundled into a waiting convoy of huge black SUV’s, which took us to the private airfield where the jet was waiting to zoom us back to her hometown of New York. Even though the flight was only 45 minutes, MC was out like a light as soon as she slipped under her leopard print duvet. 

In NYC, we slept until late the next morning before I cooked up some scrambled eggs on toast for breakfast. We stayed at home that day and ate fruit salad and chilled out in the Carey-Cannons rooftop hot tub in our matching Chanel bathing suits. Before MC went to bed, she always insisted on watching her hubby Mr C on America’s Got Talent, which he hosts. What a dutiful wifey, eh? 

Later the next day, MC had to have a full day’s vocal rest as she was preparing for her Oprah performance later that week. So we hung out on the premise that we wouldn’t speak. At one point, she gestured to me that she had to get through her to-do list at home. 

Now readers, my to-do list usually reads, “buy food, wash clothes, pay bills’”, etc. MC’s read: “walk the dog, take After taking her dip in the hot tub, her movie of choice was the DVD that Nick made of the two of them. They’re both so loved up! 

Then, I had to go out and record links with Channel 4’s Rick Edwards for a couple of hours. Next thing I hear is that MC has put me Twitter blast, saying, “Jasmine has abandoned me. I have to do Oprah tomorrow and my friends are MIA.” Next thing you know, thousands of MC’s fans – otherwise known as lambs – are cussing me! Trust me, I got back fast! 

The night before MC had to sing for the Oprah show in Central Park, we didn’t think we would make the 6am sound check if we traveled all the way from her apartment to the park in early morning peak traffic. So we slept at the Plaza Hotel, across the street from the park, to ensure we wouldn’t be late. 

MC likes to read her Bible and watch a movie before hitting the pillow, but alas, the hotel was showing Sacha Baron Cohen’s movie Bruno, which just had us busting up laughing and yelping at the nastiness! 

The next morning, the glam squad arrived bright and early and we all arrived at Oprah’s set excited in anticipation for the show. 

Before MC hit the stage, a few very big names including L.A Reid came to wish her well in her star trailer at the side of the stage. Nick had raced from his L.A. show the night before to the airfield, where he had jumped onto a plane through the night and then raced to the park and got in just in time to hit the stage with his wife. 

As MC sang her new single I Want To Know What Love Is, she totally shut down all the non-believers, who may have been questioning her recent vocal abilities. I sat next to her mum Ms Carey (hi Pat!), who looked lovely and as proud as ever, as she watched her legendary daughter on stage!

Her voice was strong and sounded amazing even though the Central Park wind was rushing her hard. Twitter was going crazy, raving about how great she looked and how powerful she sounded and I just felt proud and happy that she had reached such another great milestone in her life. 

A wonderful husband; a part in a film that has just made history by winning prizes at both the Sundance and Toronto’s film festivals; a fragrance that is outselling the best of them; and a brand new album, Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel, which is arguably one of her best works thus far. (Not just coz I get a name check either!) 
Source: Jasmine for The Voice
Posted on September 28

US fans: It's now and only for $5.99!!!!! C'mon everyone, it's almost a give away!
Click hereto download "Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel" for only $5.99!!!!!!!!!!
Posted on September 28
Belgian fans!!
I know some of you didn't find their album yet, but this is mostly in small towns.  I'm not gonna make publicity for one store more than another, but Mediamarkt (here in Brussels) had tons at 14.90 euros.
Posted on September 27
French fans!!!
There's no need to keep e-mailing about the release date of the album, I'll gladly try to answer all of you asap, but Universal France told me it will be released on October 5th. and it stays so.  If some of you will try to see if some stores will "illegally" sell it before, you may of course try it, but I really doubt they will take that risk again.  Anyway, good hunt, I totally understand you 
Posted on September 27
Weekend Sunrise Interview (Australian Show)
Nothing new but always interesting.  Click here to watch it.
Source for the link: Elise - Tim
Posted on September 27
Mariah on cover of French magazine Miss Ebène
Mariah Carey, the woman behind the Diva
I'm not going to post the scans and pics from the magazine as it's not fair.  An untagged cover scan will be posted when the magazine is not on sale anymore.
You can find this French magazine in a lot of Belgian stores too.

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Posted on September 27
Some tidbits from the "I Want To Know" video shoot
As we know, the video was shot in Brooklyn fans and/or extras were able to attend the video shoot, or let's say parts of it...
According to fans and people on Twitter, Mariah looked great, she wore a short black leather dress with a zipper down the front, black leather boots that went up above her knees.
According to an industry guy on twitter (of course he was there when the fans and extras weren't there): "Mariah Carey Video Shoot.. just getting started... this is a big ass video shoot.. never saw this before."
Source: twitter - fomm
Posted on September 27
Great news: Precious wins 2 awards at the San Sebastian Film Festival (Spain)
 "Precious", wins 2 Awards at the san sebastian Film Festival (Spain)
- Audience Award and 70.000 euro of help for the promotion of the film. The film obtained 9,113 points out of 10
- The "TVE-Otra Mirada 2009 Award", which Televisión Española (Spanish National Television) grants for the third year in a row. TVE thinks that 'Precious' represents "the universe of the women from the diversity and a plurality that is also cultural".
Source for the info: Nando by e-mail
Posted on September 27
Updates this evening, I'm gonna enjoy a great sunny day
Posted on September 27
NY fans: get in Mariah's "I want To Know What Love Is" video!!!
Mariah's manager asks fans to come by Broadway Stages, 259 Green St, Greenpoint Brooklyn, at 9pm tonight to be featured in Mariah's video produced by Hype Williams.
Posted on September 26
Mariah's private show on October 5
Get On Mariah's Guestlist!
Mariah  will perform live during a very special performance at Tribeca’s P.C. Richard & Son Theater on October 5th for 200 of her biggest fans. 
This exclusive show is by invite only, so enter now!
Here's another link to enter on P.C. Richard & Son Theater.
Source: RadioBase - P.C. Richard & Son
Posted on September 26
"Memoirs" good start in Belgium today
After only 1 day up on iTunes Belgium, without ANY promotion nor ads on iTunes, "Memoirs" managed to debut on #17 on the Top 100  and #4 on the Top 100 Pop.  If it's not done yet, you can buy "Memoirs" at the following link.
Posted on September 25
"Memoirs" pushed back to November 16 in the UK???
This needs to be checked and officially confirmed, but several online stores are now listing Mariah's new album for November 16 
If this is true, all I can think of is a monster promotional visit there!!!!!!!
Posted on September 25
According to Nick: Mariah and him will buy in the Hamptons
TV personality Nick Cannon and wife Mariah Carey may become Long Islanders “soon,” Cannon said today when he made an appearance at Smithtown High School to film a one-hour “TeenNick HALO Awards” special for Nickelodeon.

Cannon said the couple had thought about buying real estate in the Hamptons, but hasn’t made any moves yet. “We’re going to do something up in this area,” Cannon said, “a vacation home or a real home. Soon.”

It would be a return to her roots for Carey, who grew up in Huntington and graduated from Harborfields High School.
Source: Newsday
Posted on September 25

"Memoirs" dedicated to Michael Jackson and Pastor Keaton
"This album is dedicated in loving memory to the King of Pop, Michael Jackson, and to my pastor and Spiritual Father, Bishop Clarence Keaton of True Worship Worldwide"

Hebrews 10:35-36 - So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what He has promised.

And then all the "thanks".
Posted on September 25

New pictures: Mariah remake "Butterfly" and "Glitter" Era
Go on Mariah's official site in the "photo section" to take a look.
Posted on September 25
Mariah on "Forever Parfum Limited Edition"
That comes in the VIP package sold for the Macy's event.

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Source: Reporter Moony live from New York
Posted on September 25
Mariah finds herself in a happy place
Great read!!! Click here to read the article.

However that part is sad...
"Carey, who last toured in 2006, did two Las Vegas shows recently and has another pair scheduled for October, but she still isn't sure when she'll do a concert trek again."
Posted on September 25

New York fans: Macy's details
Macy’s is selling the VIP Packages of Mariah Carey’s Forever Fragrance starting today.
Those who purchase the VIP packages will pay for and receive the fragrance portion of the package (about $250 dollars plus tax) and then be required to come back to the store around 3pm on the day of the event to receive wrist bands and pay for / receive the CD separately. The Non-VIP packages will NOT be sold until Tuesday.

Source: Reporter Moony live from New York
Posted on September 25
"Memoirs" out in Switzerland today too!!!!
Go grab your copy!!!! and enjoy!
Sourece for the info: Imperfectangel on our forum
Posted on September 25
Mariah in Korea: press conference, autograph session and air a fan meeting on television in October
Mariah Carey will visit South Korea for the first time in six years to promote her new album.

The multi-award winning singer plans to hold a press conference, autograph session and air a fan meeting on television in October.

Korea will be the first country outside of the United States that she will visit to promote her 12th regular album "Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel". She had last held a concert in Korea in 2003.

Carey collaborated again with Tricky Stewart and The-Dream, producers and songwriters of her former hit single "Touch My Body" in early 2008, to create most of her new album.

The 39-year-old pop song diva has sold over 200 million copies of her albums worldwide since her debut in 1990.

"Memoirs" is set for release in Korea on September 28.
Source: Universal Korea
Posted on September 25

"Memoirs" out in Belgium today!!!!
Go grab your copy asap or/and download it on iTunes now!
'Cause of a stock issue, it's not available in all stores accross the country yet, but they will all have it by Monday.
Posted on September 25
More pics of Mariah the Pink Elephant club last night
As posted this morning, Mariah was in good company partying with a lot of artists, DJs, industry people at the Pink Elephant club in Brooklin last night to celebrate the birthday of an Island Def Jam executive (Shawn Peca)

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Source: 30something
Posted on september 24
Vegas show to be web casted
Every fan in the world will be able to see Mariah live in Vegas on Oct. 10th.
Mariah Carey Live from Las Vegas
Presented exclusively on both WEB and WAP to computers and mobiles worldwide, on Saturday October 10th.  Tickets are $9.95.  Come and see this great concert and participate in this ground breaking global digital event.

Click here to pre-order your ticket now: 20% off on pre-orders.
Source: Iviago
Posted on September 24

More details about Macy's coming soon
Keep an eye for more details soon.
Posted on September 24
"I want To Know What Love Is" #66 on Billboard's Hot 100
No. 66, "I Want to Know What Love Is," Mariah Carey. The song returns to the Hot 100 24 years and 10 months after Foreigner's original bowed at No. 45, eventually leading the chart for two weeks. Previously charting with covers of the song were the New Jersey Mass Gospel Choir, who sang on Foreigner's recording (No. 37 on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, 1985), the Barrio Boyz (No. 40 on Tropical Songs, 2001) and Wynonna (No. 14 on Adult Contemporary, 2004)
Source: Billboard (All rights reserved)
Posted on September 24
Tomorrow....................... "Memoirs" released in Belgium
Posted on September 24
"Precious": Excellent news for Belgian fans!
Kinepolis Film Distribution has acquired the rights of "Precious" in Belgium.  This means the movie will hit our entire country probably by the end of the year or early 2010, more details will be announced soon!!!!!

Be the first to see the movie at the Film Festival in Gent in October
The movie will be shown at the Film Festival in Gent. 
- October 11 at 20:00 in Kinepolis 01 
- October 14 at 17:30 in Kinepolis 01
- October 15 at 20:00 in Kinepolis 01
- October 17 at 17:30 in Kinepolis 03
Click here to order your tickets.
Posted on September 24

So it was true   look what I posted on September 6
Mariah at Macy's Herald Square in NYC on Tuesday!
Be one of the first 50 customers to purchase the $ 262 Forever Mariah Carey parfum and you'll receive a keepsake photo with Mariah and her new autographed CD "Memoirs of an imperfect Angel"! Or be one of the first 250 customers to purchase the special Forever Mariah Carey  fragrance set and Mariah will autograph her new CD!

Main Floor, Fragrances, Tuesday, September 29th 5:00pm

Macy's Herald Square 
151 W 34th St
New York, NY 10001-2101 
Posted on September 24

Mariah was at the Pink Elephant club last night
Mariah was in good company and had a lot of fun partying with a lot of artists, DJs, industry people at the Pink Elephant club in Brooklin last night to celebrate the birthday of an Island Def Jam executive.

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Source: A lot of DJs
Source for the pic: Jimmy
Posted on September 24
Listen To 'Memoirs' In Its Entirety Only On Mariah's MySpace page!!!!!!!!!!!!!
MySpace Music presents "Memoirs of an imperfect Angel". Listen to Mariah's brand new album in its entirety only on Mariah's MySpace page. 
Click here to listen
Heroes note: Most of the sample tracks are "currently not available" and you can only listen to, Candy Bling, More than Just Friends  and Inseparable. at least for me in Europe....  I'm gonna wait to have my album.
Posted on September 24
Mariah's new concert performance to mobile soon
A3 brings Mariah Carey's brand spankin' new concert performance to mobile. Streaming and downloadable video details coming soon.
Source: A3 Media Network
Posted on September 23
French fans, here's your chance Mariah's complete discography!!!!!
To celebrate the release of "Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel", Universal Mobile France gives you the opportunity to win complete discographies, albums and singles.  To enter, call 2010 and answer a question.  Good luck!
Source: Universal Mobile
Posted on September 23
Reminder: Mariah Carey & Nick Cannon Interview
Interviews in the ELLE October issue.
- Interview with Mariah: click here to read it and see the great pictures.
- Interview with Nick: click here to read it and see the great pictures.
Source: John DeFeo from ELLE by e-mail
Posted on September 23
French release pushed back!
It is said that after every bad news, good news is coming (or something along those lines), but the opposite is also true, after every good news, bad news is coming, well I'm sorry to inform the French fans the album has been pushed back to October 5th.  Lucky fans who bought their copy yesterday and today!!!!!
Source for the info: Universal France
Posted on September 23
It is asked to not leak the entire scans of the booklet of the new album nor the lyrics, especially the French fans who were able to buy the album!!!!!!  This is really important!  Thanks.
Posted on September 23
"Precious" screening at the Milwaukee Film Festival
Sun, Oct 4th 6:30pm - North Shore Cinema Ultrascreen 
Sun, Oct 4th 7:30pm - Oriental Theatre Main
Milwaukee fans, click here to buy your tickets
Source: Milwaukee Film festival
Posted on September 23
Please vote for Mariah and "Memoirs"
MSNBC is listing "Memoirs" as 1 of the 20 fall albums they can't wait to hear.  At the bottom of the page, there's a poll and Mariah has only 4.3 % and far behind everyone.  Please click here to vote.
Posted on September 23
Mariah caught by paps in NYC after the Oprah show
Click here to download the video
Source: Moony
Posted on September 23
"Memoirs" in France
Soooo, since I posted yesterday Cécile bought her album early in the afternoon, a lot of fans let me know they were able to buy the album at one store in France.
The album was sold "by mistake" only at one store and it's a real mess.  That store wasn't allowed to sell it yet and I hope for them they will get in troubles... but I'm really happy for the fans who got the very first copies of Mariah's new album in the entire world 
Posted on September 23
Mariah talking with Billy Bush from Access Hollywood for his radio show
They talk about her dogs, marriage, plan for kids, album / Obsessed etc. 
Click here to download
Source: Moony
Posted on September 23
"I Want To Know What Love Is" on iTunes Belgium
The track is available on iTunes Belgium since today and without any promotion and almost no airplay as it's not officially send to radios yet, it's already #7 on the R&B/Soul Top 100 songs.  Click here to download it.
Posted on September 22
First "Memoirs" album sold in ........ France!!!!!!
A very lucky and surprised Cécile was able to buy the album today in France while she was looking to buy the "Obsessed" single out there since yesterday.  I'm not gonna post where yet as I think it was a mistake from the store to put it already on the shelves.  I hope I'll have news tomorrow so we can tell you in which city and where.
Anyway, Cécile got the Deluxe edition, it's very beautiful and the packaging is soft when you touch it, the booklet contains beautiful pics but not enough to Cécile's taste.  It's half the mini ELLE mag and half the lyrics, of course the mini ELLE mag is in English. 
Source for the infos: Cécile by e-mail
Posted on September 22
Video: Mariah congratulates Nick

Mariah, Taylor Swift, Ellen DeGeneres, Sharon Osbourne and Ice Cube appear in a new promo to congratulate Nick on being the chairman for TeenNick .
Click here to watch the video.
Click here to download the video.
Thanks to Moony for the video and the caps
Posted on September 22
Exclusive documentary to be shown on UK Channel 4 in the next fortnight 
Readers, I have just flown home from a whirlwind week with my cuz Mariah, who let myself and my TV crew follow her around for an exclusive fly on the wall documentary. The programme will be shown on Channel 4 in the next fortnight. We went from Vegas to Toronto to New York in truly faboulous style, as you’d imagine. More on the adventures with Mimi next week! 
Source: Jasmine on The Voice
Heroes note: For the ones who are not familiar with the term "fortnight", it means 2 weeks.
Posted on September 22
Mariah interview with Barbara Walters
As posted yesterday, Mariah is going on The View on October 2.
Nothing really new, but a few hilarious parts:
- Barbara played a clip of "Betcha Gon' Know" 'cause she's mentioned in the song and everyone laughed at Barbara by the way she said the name of the song..
- Mariah talked about not seeing Nick after they first met 'cause of her bodyguards.
- They talked about having children, but Mariah said it was not the right time now with all the promotion and Barbara said when they will have a child they should name it after her (Barbara) even if it's a boy 
Click here to download the interview (thanks to Moony)
Posted on September 22
Mariah on The View on Oct. 2
According to Barbara Walters, Mariah will go on The View on October 2
Source: Moony
Posted on September 21
"Precious" by Lee Daniels emerging as Audience Favorite in San Sebastian
"Precious" is emerging as the favorite to win the Audience Award in San Sebastian.  The movie is up in the Zabaltegi Pearls section of the Festival and as the favorite and potential winner, it could end up with a 70.000 euros prize for the Spanish distributor. 

The movie quoted as "a small jewel" might surprise in the Oscar nominations. 
Source in Spanish: TeleCinco
Posted on September 21

Mariah to Interview with Barbara Walters on Radio today!!!!!!!
On today's Here's Barbara, Barbara Walters' show on SIRIUS|XM Radio, Ms. Walters and her co-host Bill Geddie will welcome Mariah Carey. 

Mariah, who mentions Barbara Walters in her song "Betcha Gonna Know" from her most recent album Memoirs of an imperfect Angel, scheduled to be released September 29, will visit with Barbara Walters and Bill Geddie to discuss the album, her recent marriage and more.

Tune in to SIRIUS Satellite Radio today at 6:00pm ET! 
Posted on September 21

Portrait session by Charles Sykes
Go take a look at the great pictures of this new photoshoot.  Mariah is absolutely gorgeous!!!
Source: Mariah-Source - Annabel by e-mail
Posted on September 21
Mariah Carey : "Don't ever trust anyone"
Posted on September 21
Don't shoot the messenger....
"I want To Know What Love Is" could premiere worldwide.....
It seems the latest plan is to premiere the video worldwide on internet and smart phones.  At the moment, the premiere date is set on October 10.
All projects are subject to change.
Source: Eddie
Heroes note: Isn't October 10 a bit late?????? or is it another video?????
Posted on September 21
Mariah and Nick pictures from Sept. 18
Click here to see them, some are really cute.
Source for the info: Moony
Posted on September 20
Mariah to Perform on the Today Show October 2?
DirectTV lists that Mariah will perform on the Today Show on October 2.  If you can taka a day off, do it as it is most likely to happen. Go support Mariah at the Today Show,  30 Rockefeller Plaza in New York.
Source for the info: DirectTV - Jason - Annabel
Posted on September 20
"Precious" wins Cadillac People's Choice Award
"Precious" wins the Cadillac People's Choice Award at the Toronto International Film Festival.  Congrats to all the team! 
Source: TIFF
Posted on September 19
"I want To Know What Love Is" in Belgium
Even if the track has not been officially sent to Belgian radios yet, it seems some were in a hurry to play it 

The track has been added to the playlists of Radio Antipode, Radio BRF and Radio Mol. 

On radio BRF the track entered Hit 40 at #27.

I'll need to make the IWTKWLI promo page asap, meanwhile you can start requesting at the links posted on the Obsessed promo page, the links are the same.
Posted on September 19

"I Want To Know What Love Is" on iTunes

United States:
The performance on Oprah didn't help a lot in the US as the track is "only" #42.  US fans, click here to buy it on iTunes.
Obsessed holds a good #12 spot on iTunes US

The track is #13 on iTunes.  French fans, click here to buy it on iTunes.

The track is #23 on iTunes.  Spanish fans, click here to buy it on iTunes.
Posted on September 19

"I want To Know What Love Is" great in Japan
The track entered the Japan Hot 100 at #46, only based on airplay!!!!
Source: Billboard
Posted on September 19
"Memoirs of An Imperfect Angel" commercial
HD - Click here.
DVD - Click here.

Source: Moony
Posted on September 19
Mariah on Oprah videos
As I already got problems with People and Rachael Ray, I'm not gonna post the videos of Mariah on Oprah, I wouldn't like to have Oprah and her company Harpo Productions on my back and even more as it's posted on Oprah's site.

- Mariah Carey's biggest fans: click here to watch it.
Look at those 2 guys, they are so happy and are gonna be in the video Mariah is shooting on Monday (as she says herself).
- Mariah performs "I Want To Know What Love Is": click here to watch it.
Posted on September 19

"I Want To Know What Love Is" video
According to US fan site MariahDailyJournal, the director of the video is Harold "Hype" Williams.  Mariah and Hype already collaborated on the 'Sweetheart" (feat. Jermaine Dupri) video.
Source for the info: Annabel by e-mail
Posted on September 19
Mariah on Oprah today

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Source: C.U.
Posted on September 18
Another great video of Mariah singing "I want To Know What Love Is" today
Click here to watch it and enjoy!
Source: Reporter Moony live from Central Park
Posted on September 18
Mariah singing "I Want To Know What Love Is" live on Oprah 
Click here to watch it.
Posted on September 18
Mariah live from Central Park

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Source: Reporter Moony live from Central Park
Posted on September 18
Oprah show today
Click here to watch a commercial for Oprah's show. Apparently, Mariah and Nick are supposed to be interviewed together. 
Click here to download it.

In the morning, there will be a standby line at 5th Avenue and 72nd Street in Manhattan for those who do not have wristbands but wish to get in. They will start taking in people in the standby line at 9am.
Thanks to Moony
Posted on September 18

No panic.....
I receive a lot of e-mails today asking what's going on with all those release dates pushed back in several countries.  As of today, Memoirs Of An Imperfect Angel is still planned for the September 25 release in Belgium and as posted yesterday, a limited amount will contain the ELLE booklet and then a lil' later, we will have the regular cd.
If there's any change in the upcoming days, I'll let you know.  In any case if the album is pushed back, it's not the end of the world 
Posted on September 17
Huh..... and now Lee's turn 

“Precious” Director on Bringing Mariah Carey to the Big Screen 
By the time Mariah Carey appears in a pivotal scene in the movie Precious: Based on the Novel “Push” By Sapphire, it’s easy to forget she’s a glamorous chart-topper with flawless makeup and designer tastes. As tears well up in her unadorned eyes onscreen, she is transformed into welfare case worker Ms. Weiss. 

Lee was joined at the Toronto Film Festival gala screening by Carey, author Sapphire, executive producers Oprah Winfrey, Tyler Perry and Lisa Cortes and composer Mary J. Blige. Neither Carey nor Kravitz are the lead characters, but their parts propel the harrowing story of a sexually and mentally abused Harlem teenager who’s betrayed by the very people who are supposed to love her but stays deteremined to break out of her lot in life. It’s a film so intense Daniels says he couldn’t afford to cast stars whose celebrity is bigger than their talent. So how did he know Carey could successfully take on that role?

“Because we’d just finished working together in a film. It’s called Tennessee, by a Canadian director Aaron Woodley, a little tiny movie and she starred in it for me. We became really good friends and I knew that she had the chops,” says Lee. “She does an incredible impersonation of Aretha Franklin. Not her singing voice but her speaking voice! She channels people’s voices.”

Kravitz also wrote a song for the soundtrack called “Do It” and Mary J. Blige composed the theme “I Can See In Color.” At a press conference at TIFF earlier this week, Blige said, “When I saw the film, all I could think about was growing up in my neighborhood and knowing that girl Precious or that guy Precious and actually living in those situations myself.”

She added, “My life seemed like, from the time I was 5 to maybe my late-20s, everything was black and white because I had never dealt with the issues that Precious had to do. And the reason I named this song ‘I Can See In Color’ was because when I finally woke up or got to a point where I said, ‘I can not live like this anymore,’ it just seemed like everything turned into color. 

Curiously, Carey does not have a song in the movie. “I did not want to use Mariah’s music. It’s what I fought. It’s like the biggest, hardest thing ever for me,” he says emphatically, “because I wanted to make sure that she was noted for her acting. It was so important to me that she was noted for her acting.”
Source: RollingStone (All rights reserved) (extract)
Posted on September 17

"I Want To Know What Love Is" video
According to several tweets, Mariah is apparently shooting the video in New York.
Posted on September 17
Thank ya much Oprah.....
"100%"will be used for something else
Mariah Carey continues to be a good sport about “Precious.” She will do a live concert at 10 a.m. from Central Park this Friday for “Oprah.” Winfrey added her name to the film, along with Tyler Perry, after it debuted in Sundance to give it higher visibility. But Carey has been plugging away for a while on it, even recording a  song for the movie. Alas, Winfrey pal Mary J. Blige got the title song honors. Mariah is non-plussed by the whole episode. “I’m going to use it for something really good,” she told me, putting a positive spin on the matter.
Source: Showbiz411
Posted on September 17
Obsessed climbs again on the Belgian iTunes charts
Obsessed plays yo-yo, the track is again in the Top 100 songs at #43 and #19 in the Top 100 Pop.

Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel
The album is #48 in the Top 100 albums, unfortunately as it's in pre-order, those sales will not be counted once the album will be released.
Posted on September 17

Precious eveywhere in festivals!
- New Orleans Film Festival
Precious screening at the New Orleans Film Festival which will take place Oct.8 to Oct. 15 in New Orleans (the screening date will be announced on Sept.25)
- Middle East Premiere
Precious will make its Middle East Premiere at the MEIFF Oct. 8 to Oct. 17 in Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates)
- Asian premiere
Precious screening at the Tokyo International Film Festival on October 19 and October 20 at Roppongi (Toho Cinemas Roppongi Hills)
- AFI Fest
AFI Fest takes place from October 30 to November 7 at the historic Grauman’s Chinese Theatre and Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. Precious is selected at the Gala Presentation.
Posted on September 17
Obsessed promo cd give away
Laurence is the lucky winner of the Obsessed promo cd give away, if the track enters the Sud Radio's Top10 this week another promo cd will be given away, keep voting!!!!!
Posted on September 17
"Memoirs" pushed back in several countries 
Unfortunately, Mariah's new album "Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel" is pushed back in several countries
- Japan: pushed back to October 3 and no bonus tracks this time
- Germany: pushed back to October 2
- UK: pushed back to October 4 (Independents) / October 5 (National Retailers)
Source: Universal Japan - Amazon Germany - MariahConnection
Heroes note:  As of today, the album is still planned for September 25 in Belgium and a limited amount will contain the ELLE booklet.
Posted on September 16
"Precious" wins Jury Prize in Deauville
"Precious" won the Jury Prize ex-aequo with "Sin Nombre" at the 35th. Deauville American Film Festival (France)
Source: Festival de Deauville
Posted on September 16
Philippines gets a Mariah pillow
MCA Music Inc., Odyssey, Astrovision and Music One  give Mariah's fans a chance to pre-order Mariah's new album, Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel. Pre-selling already started last Monday, September 14. 

Participating branches: 
Music One Greenbelt , Music One Glorietta , Astrovision Mall of Asia , Odyssey Megamall , Odyssey Rockwell , Odyssey Gateway 

Reserve your copy by paying for your album in advance in participating stores. Make sure to keep your official receipt. Register at the counter and claim your limited edition Mariah Carey designed pillows. Claiming of reserved albums shall start on September 28, 2009 onwards. To claim albums, present your official receipt together with one valid ID. 

Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel comes in two formats: a deluxe edition that comes with an exclusive mini ELLE booklet filled with photos and facts about Mariah Carey that will be released on September 28. A Special Philippines edition of the album shall also be released this coming October.
Source: MCA Music
Posted on September 16

Mariah live on NRJ France this morning
NRJ France interviewed Mariah this morning.  I Want To Know What Love Is and the album, Michael Jackson tribute and her relation with Michael,  Obsessed, Precious, the Las Vegas shows
As the interview is live, it's not dubbed .  Click here to listen.
Source for the link: Cynthia by e-mail
Posted on September 16
SPOILER: I posted the scans in low quality as it's not fair for the magazine, if you want to keep the surprise don't watch them.
ELLE magazine October edition
The October edition of ELLE magazine in stands now contains a part of the booklet which will come with "Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel"

Source for the scans: Ginger - fomm - TBR - Annabel
Posted on September 16

Ad shoot update
According to Jasmine: MC looked like a Vogue editorial, MC's dogs JJ & ChaCha had their own lil doggy entourage and starring parts.....
Posted on September 16
Mariah ad for a big brand name!
According to Mariah's friend Jasmine, Mariah is shooting an ad for a big brand name and is shooting it today.
Posted on September 15
"Memoirs" pre-sale on iTunes Belgium NOW!
Click here to pre-order your copy of Mariah's new album and take a look at the tracklist.
Source for the info: David on our forum
Posted on September 15
Mariah and Matt Goss backstage in Las Vegas

On Saturday night Mariah hung out backstage with Palms owner George Maloof and his new star Matt Goss. Goss was celebrating the opening of his show “Matt Goss Live From Las Vegas” at the Palms.
Heroes note: Matt Goss is the singer who was opening act for Mariah's Charmbracelet Tour in London.
Posted on September 15
Mariah arriving at the "Precious" screening at TIFF
Click here to watch a video of Mariah arriving at the Toronto International Film Festival (Sept. 13)
Source for the info: Jonas by e-mail
Posted on September 15
US fans: I Want To Know What Love Is now available on iTunes!
Starting today, Tuesday, September 15, you can pick up the single of Mariah's remake of the Foreigner classic "I Want To Know What Love Is," available exclusively on iTunes.
Posted on September 15
Oprah to broadcast live from NYC's Central Park Friday, Sept.18 with guest Mariah Carey
The Oprah Winfrey Show" will broadcast live from New York's Central Park on Friday, September 18.  A crowd of ticketed audience members is expected to join Oprah and special guests for the hour-long live broadcast from Central Park's SummerStage at Rumsey Playfield.  International superstar Mariah Carey, the top-selling female recording artist in history, will perform a song from her new album "Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel" (in stores Sept. 29th) and also open up about everything from music to married life during an exclusive interview with Oprah.

Bring your best Mariah Carey or Honey B. Fly sign to the Oprah show taping on Friday!   Let's give Mimi a love bomb by having her look out in the audience and seeing nothing but MC signs.  Make sure that you take a picture of yourself (or pose for a photo if asked) with your sign. 

Send your pics in to and we'll choose the best photos to feature on the site, as well as on MC's Facebook page.    You never know, sending us your picture might just win you a special Honey B. Fly surprise!
Please visit Mariah's official site for more info
Posted on September 15

Mariah interviews
Mariah was interviewed by Extra TV, E! News, and Daily 10 at Toronto International Film Festival on Sunday. 
Click here to download it in HD
Click here to download it in DVD
Source: Moony
Posted on September 15
"Obsessed" in France
Cynthia let me know that "Obsessed" is #9 in the Top download from Fnac (as stated on French radio Skyrock' site)
Also, the track is #8 on the Hit Skyrock, please click hereto vote.
Posted on September 15
Good job!!!!
Obsessed is #14 on Sud Radio's Top 30 (Belgium), a promo cd will be given away, the winner will be picked at random in the next few days.  C'mon guys, keep voting!!!
Posted on September 14
A Tour?  A Promotional Tour????
I didn't wanted to post this as we are never sure and several projects were already scrapped, but the banana went crazy...... I couldn't hold her back, she wanted her moment again 

From one of Mariah's managers:
"Mariah tore it down once again! We are going to tour this album around the world get ready!!"
Posted on September 14

I Want To Know What love Is  in France
The track is played has a good airplay on NRJ, Ado FM , Chérie FM and Voltage.
Source for the infos: B.Lamb, Mallo, caroleb, garfield on our forum

Posted on September 14

Mariah Carey Glams Down for “Precious”
If there’s one word you can use to describe Mariah Carey, it’s “glamorous.” So how did the usually put together diva handle her character’s toned down look in Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire? Not that well, she revealed at a press conference Sunday at the Toronto Film Festival. “It is a fright,” she explains of her look in the film.

Mariah plays a social worker who tries to help a young, abused girl, a role that didn’t call for her usual red carpet persona.

“You can thank [director Lee] Daniels. He had a very specific look. I brought in all my wigs for the character, and he was like ‘No. This is not happening,” Mariah jokes. “It really brought up that what everyone was going through was not about that.”

“I don’t believe in makeup; I don’t like makeup,” added Lee.

Mariah teased her director back, saying, “Lee — come on — you threw makeup underneath my eyes, and the overhead lighting was not my friend. You knew what you could do to me, and you loved it.”

“We were in our end scene, and I’m looking at Mariah with my peripheral vision, and I see her putting on blush,” Lee reveals.

“It was a little bit,” Mariah admits.

“I was just trying to give it a little something,” Mariah adds. “Someone said the makeup for me, they said ‘This is a Mariah Carey nightmare because it’s everything that you hate going on right now.’ ”

Mariah was pleased with the end result, makeup or no.

“But it was cool because a lot of people in the film don’t recognize me — they don’t notice me — and that to me, was a great gift that Lee gave me, to be able to go that far away from who I am.”
Source: OK (All rights reserved)
Posted on September 14

More pics from the Vegas concerts 
Click here to watch it
Posted on September 14
Toronto Film Festival Press Conference video
Part 1: click here to download
Part 2: click here to download
Part 3: click here to download
Source: Moony
Posted on September 14
Toronto International Film Festival:  Red carpet, Gala screening, Press conference
Precious presented at the TIFF, September 13

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Posted on September 14
Watch Macy's Commercial featuring Mariah
Click hereto watch Macy's Come Together new commercial titled "Make Room for More". The commercial features Mariah Carey, Martha Stewart, Donald Trump, Usher, Queen Latifah and many more celebrities joining the campaign to help raise 10 million meals for families in need.

Read more information about Macy's Come Together campaign here!
Source: - Elise on our forum
Posted on September 14

Concerts video footages
If you want to watch videos taken by fans and/or people, make a quick research on YouTube, but if you want to keep the surprise until the album for the new songs, be careful, those ones are uploaded too.
Posted on September 14
Mariah invited at "Show of Peace Concert"
The concert will take place on April 17, 2010 in Beijing.  Mariah is listed among the invited/contacted artists  Click here for more infos.
Posted on September 14
September 12 Concert at Palms, Las Vegas
Same setlist as the day before, but Mariah sang Hero!!!!!!!
Posted on September 14
September 11 Concert at Palms, Las Vegas
Setlist :
- Butterfly intro
- Daydream interlude
- Shake It Off
- Touch My Body
- Fly Like A Bird
- Make It Happen
- Angels Cry
- Always Be My Baby
- It's Like That
- Subtle Invitation
- Trey Lorenz - Rock With You (Michael Jackson Tribute)
- Honey
- Heartbreaker remix and original
- Close My Eyes
- My All
- Obsessed
- Up Out My Face
- I Want To Know What Love Is
- We Belong Together

Posted on September 14
For video collectors
Mariah rehearsing "Obsessed" for the Vegas concerts
- E! News  - Click here to download.
- Daily 10 - Click here to download
- Extra TV - Click here to download
- Access Hollywood - Click here to download

Daily 10 had a segment from The Jimmy Kimmel Show in which Nick talked about being married to Mariah. 
Click here to download.
Source: Moony
Posted on September 14

Mariah's official site posts exclusive pics from the rehearsals in Vegas

Posted on September 14
ELLE Magazine: The smitten newlywed on her new album
By Whitney Vargas for ELLE Magazine
Mariah Carey has sold more than 160 million albums worldwide, and, if radio play for the first single on her new album, Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel, is any indication, she's on the verge of racking up more No. 1 hits than the Beatles. But underneath the pop varnish, Carey's just a smitten newlywed in the middle of a home renovation, juggling a job and a new puppy. Sort of... 

Congratulations on the album! Can you describe the new sound?
Each song is its own snapshot of a moment in a story. But overall, the vibe is R&B hip-hop with a lot of slow jams. 

What kind of mood were you in when you wrote the album?
Each song has its own mood; some flow seamlessly into each other, and that was the purpose, and others are very different. The album has a sense of humor you can hear me laughing out loud at certain points but it also has deep and introspective moments. 

Is there a track that holds special meaning for you?
Since I write almost all my songs, they all do. But a song like "The Impossible" is very much where my life is right now because I am actually in love for the first time. 

Congratulations on celebrating your one-year wedding anniversary with Nick Cannon. How's married life?
Amazing, better every day. 

How do you two spend your free time?
We travel a lot. I think we've been to over 35 cities already. 

Did Nick weigh in on the album?
We tend to do our own thing, but I did like sharing the process of this album with him, as we have the same taste in music and he's a great DJ and loves music.

You just bought a house in L.A. What's it like?
It's a Georgian manor. We basically redid the entire thing, from the floors to landscaping to the closets, which are inspired by my New York apartment, with a men's and women's department store-esque feeling! Of course, I have the salon and Nick has a basketball court, which is his favorite place in the house. And I love having the outdoor space so the dogs can play. It's not too small; it's not too big; it's not a monstrosity. It's a home. 

Are you permanently moving to L.A.?
No, I'm bicoastal and always have been. When I came to L.A., I just used to stay in hotels or rented homes. 

You've been looking great lately. How do you stay in shape?
When I want to lose weight, I'll avoid carbs and anything fried. I eat mostly soups with protein, and drink lots of water and chamomile tea. 

You love your Jack Russell terriers. How's your puppy, Cha-Cha?
She's adorable. Nick got her for me as a present, but she loves me the best! She sleeps in the bed with me when Nick goes to work. And she gets along with Jack Junior, aka JJ, my other dog. We want to breed them! 

So, now that you're happily married and have completed yet another album, do you think you'll ever take a break?
I've been doing a lot of other interesting things, which I'm super excited about, like filming Precious. It's an incredible movie by Lee Daniels, inspired by the novel Push, written by Sapphire. I read it a long time ago, and it changed my life. Everyone should read it. 

Forget for a moment that you're an international superstar. How would you describe yourself?
Hmmm... festive, emotional, creative, "artsy," a jokestress. 

How often do you think about music? Is it always in your head?
Constantly! It has been ever since I can remember. I always have a song that's a melody I'm making up, or a song on the radio. Music is a constant for me and it always will be. 

You've had so much success. Where would you like to be in 10 years?
I try to live in the moment. It says in the Bible, Matthew 6:34: "Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own."
Posted on September 14

No updates until Monday Sept. 14
Take care, be good and VOTE for Mariah
Posted on September 6
News for Belgian fans
I Want To Know What Love Is will be send on Belgian radios as soon as the great airplay for Obsessed goes down.  (We don't want to kill the track, right?)
Please keep supporting Obsessed in Belgium as much as you can!!!!!!  All links to request can be found on the promo page.
The track is #19 on Sud Radio's Top 30, c'mon guys vote!!!!! our goal for this week was #15.....
Posted on September 6
I Want To Know What love Is and Obsessed in France
NRJ and Ado FM are playing I Want To Know What Love Is.  NRJ even announced the premiere of the song in their news on the radio at 8:30 am !!!!!! 

You can still vote for Obsessed on NRJ
You can still vote for Obsessed on Skyrock where the track is #8

Source for the infos: B.Lamb, Mallo, caroleb on our forum

Posted on September 6

DJ Suss One will be with Mariah in Vegas
Posted on September 6
Needs to be officially confirmed!
Mariah in New York's Macy's for "Forever"??????
Annabel got word there could be a "Forever" promotion in Macy's in New York.  Mariah would be there for a signing session.
Source for the info: Annabel by e-mail
Heroes note: Ok, I'm only reporting, don't shoot the messenger......
Posted on September 6
Kinda embarrassing but it shows how the UK audience loves "Hero" and sings along
A French guy auditionned for X Factor, really weird cover but the jurys' faces are hilarious
Click here to watch it
Source for the info: Guardian UK
Posted on September 6
Russel Simmons saw Precious
Here's what he has to say:
"Just saw "Precious", amazing performances by MoNique, Paula Patton and Mariah Carey. The movie had everybody crying. Dark sad story and movie. But I highly recommend it. 
Posted on September 6
Vegas concerts
According to a person working at Palms, they will sell Mariah merchandising at the concerts.
Source for the info: lambone
Posted on September 6
If you reaaaaaaaly can't wait
Go take a look at MariahDailyJournal for the credits of each track of "Memoirs", I don't want to, I still want to be surprised with the booklet in my hands 
Source for the info: Danny on HBF
Posted on September 6
I'll check the news and e-mails tomorrow, I hadn't time today.
Posted on September 5
"Obsessed" in Belgium!
Official Belgian sales charts
Ultratip French speaking part of Belgium: #6 (+5) 
Ultratip Dutch speaking part of Belgium: not in (there's a big problem guys...)
Download on iTunes Belgium:
- Obsessed  here.
- Obsessed remix feat. Gucci Mane - here.
- Obsessed Cahill Radio Mix here

Keep requesting, all links are on the promo page!
Posted on September 5

Official tracklist revealed by Mariah's official site 

Official Tracklisting of Memoirs Of An Imperfect Angel is thrilled to premiere the tracklisting of Mariah's new album  Memoirs of an imperfect Angel  due in-stores on Tuesday, September 29, 2009. This highly anticipated 2-disc release includes a 17-tracks album with productions by Terius "The-Dream" Nash, Christopher "Tricky" Stewart and James "Big Jim" Wright and an additional CD featuring never-before heard remixes of Mariah's smash single "Obsessed".

Disc 1
1. Betcha Gon' Know (The Prologue) 
2. Obsessed 
3. H.A.T.E.U. 
4. Candy Bling 
5. Ribbon
6. Inseparable 
7. Standing O 
8. It's A Wrap 
9. Up Out My Face 
10. Up Out My Face (The Reprise) 
11. More Than Just Friends 
12. The Impossible 
13. The Impossible (The Reprise) 
14. Angel (The Prelude) 
15. Angels Cry 
16. Languishing (The Interlude) 
17. I Want To Know What Love Is 

Disc 2
1. Obsessed - Cahill Radio Mix 
2. Obsessed - Seamus Haji & Paul Emanuel Radio Edit 
3. Obsessed - Jump Smokers Radio Edit 
4. Obsessed - Friscia and Lamboy Radio Mix
5. Obsessed - (Video) 
6. Obsessed (Remix featuring Gucci Mane) - (Video) 

Posted on September 4

Large promo banner for Mariah's concert inside Palms

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Source: cool relax 
Posted on September 4
US fans, Amazon promo action: Please download Obsessed!!!
Amazon is doing a promo, offering a free MP3 download of any song up to $1.29. 

Click here: AMAZON
And follow the directions to apply the code FIRSTMIL to your account which will give you a $1.29 credit for an MP3 download. 

Find "Obsessed" and download
Source for the info: Bobby
Posted on September 4

Some more untagged pics from Mariah leaving Mr.Chow

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Posted on September 4
French radio ADO FM plays IWTKWLI
Mariah's next single was already played on ADO FM today, as we know French radios didn't receive the track yet, it seems they play a pirated song 
Anyway, French fans keep supporting Obsessed at the moment and if you really can't help it then vote for IWTKWLI
Source for the info: mallo on our forum
Posted on September 3
Keep supporting Obsessed
US fans
- Request on your local radios
- Download on iTunes
US and international fans
- Stream on Yahoo
- Stream on AOL
- The video (remix) was  #7 on today's 106&Park, keep voting!!!!!!
Posted on September 3
Officially confirmed!
Mariah To Appear On The Oprah Show Friday, September 18
The Oprah Show  in New York City on Friday, September 18!!  Mariah will chat with Oprah as well as perform new music from her upcoming album Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel due in-stores on Tuesday, September 29. Check  Local Listings to find out when & where The Oprah Show is on TV in your area.
Posted on September 3
First Look at I Want To Know What Love Is Cover Art wanted to be the first to share with the fans the brand new cover art for Mariah's version of the Foreigner classic power ballad  "I Want To Know What Love Is" from her upcoming album Memoirs of an imperfect Angel in-stores on Tuesday, September 29th! 
Posted on September 3
Mariah and Nick leaving Mr. Chow restaurant in Beverly Hills last night

Click to enlarge
Source: GossipGirls
Give me that cd Michael.... 
Posted on September 3
Mariah on Oprah lil' update: Live show from New York
Winfrey's premiere week will also feature Friday's live show from New York featuring Mariah Carey and Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa. 
Source: NY Post
Posted on September 3
Cannon: Mimi Loves My 'Corny Sense of Humor'
TV host Nick Cannon is married to one of the music industry's finest -- and tells "Extra" he snagged Mariah Carey with his sensitivity and silly sense of humor. 

"Extra" host Mario Lopez met up with Cannon at Starbucks to talk about -- what else -- women! "I still try to write my wife a personalized card every week, just to let her know how much I appreciate her," Nick admits of his love for Mimi. When asked what it is about him that appealed most to his singin' queen, he answered, "It was probably either my sensitive side or my corny sense of humor. Ha."

Nick's praise and admiration for his wife also crosses into her wardrobe choices. "I love my wife's fashion. Her sense of fashion is amazing. If you've seen her closet, it's like Neiman Marcus and Barneys put together."
Source: Extra TV
Click here to download it, thanks to Moony
Posted on September 3

Needs to be officially confirmed
Mariah to be on Oprah on Sept.18 ?
Friday, Sept. 18: Mariah Carey, Regis Philbin & Kelly Ripa, Oprah's Book Club announcement.
Source: Orlando Sentinel
Posted on September 2
News for Belgian fans
- The album is still confirmed for September 25
- I Want To Know What Love Is will be send on Belgian radios as soon as the great airplay for Obsessed goes down.  (We don't want to kill the track, right?)
- A release party with many stuffs will take place for the release of the album (date to be announced)
Source for the infos: Universal Belgium
Heroes note: Please keep supporting Obsessed in Belgium as much as you can!!!!!!  All links to request can be found on the promo page.
Posted on September 2
News for French fans
- An internal listening session took place in France 2 days ago.
- The album is still confirmed for September 28.
- The Obsessed physical single release has been pushed back to September 21
- I Want To Know What Love Is will be send on French radios in about a week and will be up on iTunes France.
Source for the infos: Universal France
Heroes note: Please keep supporting Obsessed in France as much as you can!!!!!!!
Posted on September 2
Updates for Belgian and French fans later today, I'm in a hurry....
Posted on September 2
Rick Ross: "Shout-out to Mariah Carey"
When Rick Ross thinks about Eminem making a Mariah Carey dis record instead of responding to his jabs toward Slim Shady, the Miami Bawse just cracks up laughing. 

"You know what my thoughts are, man. We just laugh at it," Ross told us recently in New Mexico. 

"He's smart," Ross said about Eminem not addressing him and avoiding a rhyme battle. "That's what I'm waiting for. That'll be a gift — a great Christmas present for me. But y'all know what I think. I think everybody knows. It's all 'hood, man. Shout-out to Mariah Carey, she needs to reach out to me. We could eradicate some things." 
Source: MTV (All rights reserved) (extract)
Posted on September 2

Exclusive Pre-Order Gift Taiwanese Mariah Carey Fans

Mariah Carey fans in Taiwan are now able to pre-order “Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel” at GMusic for just NT$378 (USD$11.49; £7.12; €8.10)!

To encourage people to pre-order, the site is giving away a Taiwan exclusive pre-order gift: An exquisite portable mirror!

Click here to pre-order!

Source: Mariah Connection Asia - Kevin Lo
Posted on September 2

Mariah spotted in LA yesterday
Take a look at the pics on  X17's site but don't read the text, it's mean and vulgar......
Posted on September 1
Obsessed (Seamus Haji mix) played on Top Radio
Obsessed in Belgium!
iTunes Belgium
Good news, the track is back in the Top 100 downloads on iTunes at #57.
It's also up to #26 in the Top 100 Pop
Download on iTunes Belgium:
- Obsessed  here.
- Obsessed remix feat. Gucci Mane - here.
- Obsessed Cahill Radio Mix here
C'mon guys, request!!!!  all links can be found on the promo page!!!!
Obsessed (Seamus Haji mix) is now played on Top Radio
- In high rotation on MCM
- Vote for the video on TMF
Obsessed promo cds to win:
C'mon guys, vote every day for Obsessed on Sud Radio (and of course on all the links on the promo page), I'll give away Obsessed promo cds if the track climbs in the Sud Radio chart!!!!  How it works?  Very simple, send me an e-mail to tell me you voted , if the track gains spots in the charts (we look for at least a top 15), an Obsessed promo cd will be given away (the winner will be picked at random), there are a lot of promo cds to win, so vote now!!!!!!

Posted on September 1

Keep supporting Obsessed
US fans
- Request on your local radios
- Download on iTunes
US and international fans
- Stream on Yahoo!
- Stream on AOL
- The video was  #2 on yesterday's 106&Park, keep voting!!!!!!
Posted on September 1
The infamous H.A.T.E.U update
Infos came in that the track played and still played on some Urban radios in the US (as reported on the Mediabase stats) is the leaked demo of The-Dream, seriously that's not good at all 
Posted on September 1
Nick premiered "Up Out My Face" in LA last night
- "Just world premiered the REAL "Up OUT My Face" by Mariah, in Teddys in LA! Certified Smash!!"
- "Up Out My Face" shut down the club!!!
Source: Nick on Twitter
Posted on September 1
Mariah Carey: My diva and tantrum years are behind me now I'm in love
The diva years are over for Mariah Carey. These days she insists on only two things - not being perfect, and under no circumstances being 40.

In actual fact, she hit the big 4-0 four months ago, but don't go congratulating her on reaching the milestone unless you want to see the old Mariah bubbling to the surface.

She joked: "Read my bio again. Don't say the F-word around me.We can't allow these lies to spread."

In truth, it seems the more mature Mariah has mellowed to a certain extent. Just over a year ago she married 28-year-old actor-producer Nick Cannon, and the pint-sized songstress has been walking tall ever since.

Her reputation as the biggest-selling female recording artist of all time is secure, so Mariah is using her positive outlook on new projects. Her latest album, Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel, draws on her colourful and dramatic past while reflecting on her current happiness and married life.

And her performance in new movie Precious will help dull memories of the mauling she received after her last big-screen outing.

But does that mean we've seen the last of the petulant diva, infamous for extravagant demands?

She laughed: "There was the odd exhaustion moment which clearly now is a must in everybody's life - you can't be a celebrity these days and not go through that.

"I went through a period of time when I was working my butt off, and that will get to you. "Now I know how to say no to things. I didn't know that before.

"Being in the limelight is not easy and being around a lot of people all the time is also difficult. "People who do what I do will know what I mean.When you're in front of the camera, people are going to make their own opinions up about you and can say what they want to say about you.

"All I want to do is make music, make movies, live my life and enjoy things."

She was most recently seen at the Michael Jackson memorial service, only to hit the headlines when she took to Twitter to offer an apology for a wobbly performance.

"I regret sending that message but I was very emotional and I wasn't happy with my performance," she said. "But we all did our best to give Michael the send off he deserves. I just forgot the world could read that.

"I thought I was just talking to my friends.I shouldn't have done that because that was really only meant for Michael. to appearance the leaves read That was about him.

"It was difficult just to get through the song because I feel as if I have been listening to Michael Jackson's music my whole life.

"When I was a little kid I used to sing all his songs. The whole world suffered a huge loss. The whole world is going to feel this forever.

"I consider myself blessed to have known him, to have performed with him several times and to have sung at his memorial."

Now she's back with her 12th studio album, which will hit the shelves in four weeks' time.

"Each song is a story," she explained. "It may have come from my own personal experience. "It could have come from a friend of mine who has told me a story or something way back in the past. So it is an album that tells a story.

"People can listen to it and pick out certain songs that mean something to them - women especially. It's about women's empowerment and overcoming certain things.

"It's fun too though. It's got a little bit of something for everybody." The video for current single Obsessed certainly looked like fun. It saw Mariah taking to the streets of NewYork wearing a hooded top and sporting a goatee beard rather than her usual high heels and barely-there outfits.

She said: "I worked with Brett Ratner, who is a jokester, a comedian and a director of comedies.

"We talked a bit about different comedians playing the part of the stalker but at the end of the day we decided I would do it. It was so bizarre but a lot of fun."

Indeed, Mariah seems to be spending more and more time in front of the camera rather than in front of the microphone.

She'll next be seen in Precious, a film telling the story of a teenage mum given the chance to enrol in an alternative school in an effort to turn her life around.

Cast as a social worker, Mariah's latest screen appearance is sure to raise a few eyebrows.

She said: "I was a huge fan of Push, the novel the movie is based on.

A friend of mine passed me this book and said, 'You have to read this.'

"There is an intensity in this book that just leaves you stunned.

It changed my life when I read it.

"Then, years later I became friends with Lee Daniels and when I found out that he was doing the project I was so excited.

"Then it came together and he asked me to be a part of it. He was like: 'Let's just create this MrsWeiss character and make her into someone that we can all identify with'.

"She is a social worker and the complete opposite of me."

And Mariah admits that made playing the character a challenge.

She said: "It was like stripping away layers of myself as a celebrity, artist - or whatever you want to call it - and just becoming this person who has to actually reveal to the audience what's going on.

"She is the audience in a way. In that end scene where Mary tells her that Precious had been abused when she was three years old, she was shocked as the audience.

"So I had to take that all in and it was a big responsibility."

to But Mariah did have her own experiences to draw on - herVenezuelan father walked out on the family when she was just three and it was music that rescued her from what could have been a difficult life.

She said: "I remember starting out and being at a record company at 19 and having someone tell me, 'This is your good side and this is your bad side. Don't ever let anyone take any pictures of you from that side.You look terrible from that side', and so on.

"I created this whole complex, like I didn't already have enough of a complex.

"I felt very different as a bi-racial person. Growing up where I was, being half-black and half-white, was a weird and difficult thing because I didn't quite fit in either place and I moved around a lot.

"So when I went from that to this world it was like, 'Let's create an inferiority complex before we make this person go on TV and try to have confidence.' So it was all about building self-confidence.

"That's what I love about this story. I think it's going to help a lot of people."

Source: DailyRecord (All rights reserved)
Posted on September 1

Oscar 2010 Update: "Precious"
The Academy sent out a press release noting the fact the preferential voting process used to determine the nominees will now be used to decide the winners as well. 
As a result you begin rounding up the first place votes by setting up ten stacks based on the total number of first place votes from the film with the most to that with the least. The film with the smallest number of first place votes find its votes redistributed by looking at the second place film on those ballots and moving those votes to the appropriate stack. This is done repeatedly until one film has the majority of votes.

"Instead of just marking an 'X' to indicate which one picture they believe to be the best, members will indicate their second, third and further preferences as well," newly appointed Academy President Tom Sherak said. "PricewaterhouseCoopers will then be able to establish the Best Picture recipient with the strongest support of a majority of our electorate."

The preferential voting system has long been used by the Academy to determine nominees, but hasn't been used to decide the Best Picture winners since 1945.

I saw one of the better films I have seen all year in Lee Daniels' Precious, a film that couldn't be any more depressing, but somehow manages to pull itself up and tell an incredibly hopeful story. The film's lead, Gabourey 'Gabby' Sidibe, has been talked about in circles as a possible Best Actress nominee and if it was up to me right now I would have her at the top of the charts competing with Carey Mulligan (An Education) for the #1 slot (I currently have her at #4).

Of course, this is where things get tricky as both Mulligan and Sidibe are quite young, not to mention Bright Star's 27-year-old star Abbie Cornish, who is also in the race. Will the Academy be able to skew so young in its leading ladies? You would think so as a fresh batch of faces is always fun to see, but won't such a move only further the opinion that actresses in Hollywood have a much shorter shelf life? Oh man, the way we can twist the facts eh?

Another major standout in Precious is Mo'Nique. Primarily known as a comedic actress, you would never expect what she offers up as a deadbeat welfare mother in this film, but it is as powerful as it can get, especially once we see her in a dramatic scene with Mariah Carey (yes that Mariah Carey), who also knocks it out of the park. Way out of the park! I can't say enough about Precious, it is picture perfect and I will be promoting it every moment I get.
Source: Rope of Silicon (All rights reserved) (extract)
Posted on September 1

Tourism shells out $35k on Mariah Carey
The Tourism Board is aggressively moving to be more than a line in a song in Mariah Carey's next album, shelling out $35,000 for a feature in her album's unprecedented product placement booklet. 

It's a magazine/album business model creating waves as the pop-star gears up to release the much-anticipated "Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel" in stores this month. 

Tourism's plug will be one of many, with several other products also moving to reel in the hundreds of thousands of fans expected to paw over the never-before-done album booklet. 

It's the kind of buzz the Ministry is hoping will result in an increase in visitor arrivals — and maybe even second-home sales. 

"What we're basically doing is inserting into the album cover talks about Eleuthera being her favorite place for vacation," said Nalini Bethel, head of External PR. "We're doing a trip giveaway. 

"She has so much appeal, such a huge fan base and we are attempting to get her fan base to register to win so we can capture that data for re-marketing purposes." 

Bethel, in an earlier interview, said the economic downturn in the U.S. has affected travel to this destination and that it will take a lot of advertising and creativity to get Americans to part with their money in such tough economic times. 

The album's booklet has already stirred interest in the industry, with talk of many other artists looking to follow suit based on the success of Carey's foray into the 'unventured' arena. It is being touted as a possible savior to slumping album sales in the download era. 

The returns on Tourism's investment will best be noted by the number of Carey-singing fans dancing through the airport's doors this fall and winter. 

Source: The Nassau Guardian (All rights reserved)
Posted on September 1


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