Mariah Carey is about to release her new single (You're Mine) Eternal" on February 12th and the as yet untitled new album May 6th.
Has it really been 5 years since the last Mariah record? We are not counting the Christmas album sequel. We had Triumphant released which was anything but. She had a mini-hit with Miguel on "Beautiful" last year but no new album and an awful video to show for it.
Will Mariah give us new material to look forward to or will we need a video again in a couple of years reminding us again how great Mariah was instead of how great she is?-DocFB
Diagnosis: We will know the answer very soon....
It is time for Throwback Thursday! "Someday" by Mariah Carey. "Someday" was Mariah's 3rd single and also her 3rd straight number 1.
The song was released almost 23 years ago. Made some of you feel old?
"Someday" was one of 5 songs that were on a demo that Brenda K. Starr gave to Tommy Motolla. The song originally had a horn section but was replaced by guitars and given that "new jack swing" sound.
Mariah has always felt the song sounds too polished and she regrets the way it came out and it is a main reason she does not perform the song when touring.-DocFB
Diagnosis: "Someday" solidified Mariah as a major threat. With "Vision Of Love" and "Love Takes Time" hitting number 1, she was on her way to being a balladeer diva. With "Someday" she showed she could make songs for the dance floor. Without "Someday", we may not have ever heard "Honey", "Dreamlover", "The Roof" and others. Despite what Mariah thinks, "Someday" is the song that made her a major, major star.
We don't think it is a bad thing when people think you can hit the notes that Mariah Carey used to. Ariana Grande doesn't think so either.
When interviewed by Complex Magazine, Grande said:
"At first impression, I think it's an obvious comparison to draw because of the range and style of throwback R&B. But as you listen to the whole album, Yours Truly, you get to know my sound. You get to know Ariana. If I complained about being compared to the great vocalist who ever lived, I would be a very dumb, ungrateful person. So I can't complain. It's a massive compliment."
Check out Ariana Grande covering "Emotions" by Mariah Carey. Check the note round 1:27-DocFB
Diagnosis: Like Mariah, her debut album has hit number one. The rest? Time will tell.....
Mariah has released a blooper reel of her trying to promote her video with Miguel for "Beautiful" on the network. We mean hashtag beautiful. Ahem.
At least she doesn't take herself too seriously. #Bloopers-DocFB
Diagnosis: It is too bad she didn't take the music video for "Beautiful" seriously as it deserved a better video. That was kind of a professional blooper real....no?
When you get busted for lip syncing at an Award show, what do you do? Why, release a Spanish version of your latest single "Beautiful" entitled "Hermosa" with Miguel.
We know Mariah can sing...but has she forgotten to make great music videos? Sigh. There is more than just flashing a smile and your curves. Oh well. Sure this will do.....until her next award show performance.-DocFB
Diagnosis: This post was brought to by Memorex.....
It is time for #FlashbackFriday with "Honey" by Mariah Carey!
"Honey" was the first single from "Butterfly" her 6th and, to most fans, her best album. When Mariah crossed into Hip-Hop and R&B, she never left. That might be where the change happened in her music.
Gone was the wholesome Mariah and in her place came the "You like my body" Mariah with the video directed by Paul Hunter.
"Honey" was Mariah's 12 number 1 single on the Billboard Hot 100.-DocFB
Diagnosis: I thought I told U....that we won't stop!
Mariah Carey & Miguel have released a new video for "Beautiful" an "explicit" version of the song.
Gone is the part of Mariah riding on the back of Miguel's bike, which I said looked too much like Miguel trying to be Prince once again with MC looking like Apollonia. People do pay attention to what I say. Just saying.
The explicit version just focuses on Mariah posing in the barn and Miguel dropping the "ass" and "F-word"...
Does it change what we originally wrote about the video? Nope. Still wish they would have remade it.-DocFB
Diagnosis: Mariah posing til closing...again.
Mariah Carey appeared on Good Morning America to perform and dropped the "S" bomb on live TV and said quickly "You didn't hear that!" She still ended up performing "Beautiful" with Miguel.
The clean and clear version obviously doesn't have the "S" bomb being dropped. Miguel did not leg drop anyone in the crowd either.
Later on, the back of Mariah's dress popped open and while getting fixed, she almost popped out of her dress. She said "Oh shoot!" this time. "I LOVE you Donatella but the dress popped, darling!"
Does that mean no more free clothes from Versace anymore, Donatella?-DocFB
Diagnosis: Poor Mariah....
A song as good as "Beautiful" by Mariah Carey & Miguel deserves an amazing video. Unfortunately, it didn't get one.
Mariah looks hot. That's great. Miguel is looking cool. We could have seen that in photos and not in a video format.
If they spent more than an hour making this video, I will be surprised. 45 minutes looking for a location...and 15 minutes with Mariah posing and Miguel smiling.
Miguel, buddy. I LOVE your style...but you need to find your own identity. This whole riding on a motorcycle like your Prince and Mariah like she is Apollonia from "Purple Rain" is just too much. You are about to break out tremendously in the next year and a half. Big time! Avoid doing anything "Purple" to make sure that breakout is permanent.
Fan reaction on Twitter:
— ButterflyConfessions (@addyeB) May 13, 2013
Mariah. Looking good. Every video since "Loverboy" has to show off your body. You are proud of it. Heck, we are proud to be looking at it! We would have been even prouder to have seen Miguel in a tux and you in an elegant dress ala "It's Like That" but for the entire video. Do you remember your video's before "Honey" and how they looked? We do.
"Beautiful" is an amazing song and a great vehicle for Miguel's career, more-so than that awesome ride in the video. I hope it rocks the charts.
Perhaps, after "American Idol" is over, you and Miguel can reshoot the video and give the song what it deserves....which is a video NOT like that.-DocFB
Diagnosis: Like that girl at the mall, it looked good from far but the closer she got, the more she was far from good.