No Mariah Carey for amfAR in Cannes

Mariah Carey will not be performing at the annual amfAR Cannes benefit at the end of this month. The group wanted her, but Carey is finishing up her new record, taking care of twins, and helping husband Nick Cannon recuperate from his unexpected illness this winter. Plus, she and Nick and the kids were just in France celebrating their anniversary and the babies' birthdays, so she's not going back. No word yet on who amfAR will round up for the event. The entertainment end of things has been getting thinner and thinner, as acts need a lot of prep time, and it costs a fortune to import whole bands and computer systems to reproduce an act's sound. Many of the kinds of stars the amfAR audience likes don't actually perform live anyway. The amfAR tent is a lot smaller than an arena, and lipsynching would be noticeable.
Meantime, the amfAR ticket buyers - the price gets higher every year - will watch and wait to see if Sharon Stone is back. The hard working Stone hosted the amfAR Cannes auction for years. But two years ago the group dumped her. Last month, Stone did go down to Brazil to host an amfAR dinner. But a reappearance at the Cannes event is not likely. For one thing, the auction - which seems to go on and on before, during, and after dinner - is now conducted by Jamie Niven of Sotheby's. And he's made it clear that he doesn't want Stone involved in that end of things. But that was her forte. She raised millions by cajoling, cooing, being outrageous.
In 2010, the event had gross receipts of just over $6 million, less $2.26 in charitable contributions, with gross income of $3.7 million. More to come on how amfAR spends its money...

(Forbes)

Sunday 13 May 2012
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Nikki (49,431) by Travon...The Nostalgic of Truth from USA

I agree with everything except the contract. Mariah Carey, as we all know, signed a $21 million for 3 album deal back in 2002 with an option for $7-$10 million for a 4th album. What is little known is a official press release posted on The New York Times back in 2008 stating that Mariah Carey extended her contract for 3 more albums. I was surprised... read more
(Tuesday 27 January 2015; 17:21)
Disclaimer (49,430) by Shelly from United States

My thoughts/comments stem from my layman's understanding of the music business and from my own personal observations.
(Tuesday 27 January 2015; 16:34)
Re: (49,420) by Jon (49,429) by Shelly from United States

Her music has never let me down and I love every one of her albums. The reason I hold TEOM in high regard is because the marketing was on point. She looked fantastic, seemed happy, and was everywhere. She looked great during E=MC2, and the album was also fantastic, but we hardly saw her. I didn't mind the lack of exposure/promotion if she was happy... read more
(Tuesday 27 January 2015; 15:46)
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