Getting on Mariah's case too much

I know a lot of readers think I get on Mariah Carey's case too much. I will always say she is a fabulous singer. But what goes on with her and Columbia Records is laughable, really. Next week, "Thank God I Found You" drops from number 4 to number 13 after spending a week at number 1 and a week at number 2. This single will drop off the charts faster than Gloria Estefan's "Music of the Heart."
I'm sorry, but this is because Sony manipulated the record to number 1 to keep Mariah's "record" intact. "Thank God" was never a number one record. Just tune into a Top 40 station and you will not hear it very often, whereas most of the real hits - by Celine Dion, Smash Mouth, etc. - are played nonstop. Pop music fans know a hit - it's a song that's played so often on the radio that you want to start screaming already. "Thank God" is not in that category.
I think the business of deep discounting and artificially boosting singles is a real disservice to artists like Mariah who are talented but have no way of gauging how their records are really selling.

(Fox411)

Friday 3 March 2000
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Re: Whitney Mariah Celine Madonna Janet (50,584) by jaker20 from US

Here's how I rank them in terms of personal preference based on their overall talent:
1. MC
2. Madonna
3. Celine
4. Whitney
5. Janet
In terms of public image, I think both are being ridiculed by the new generation, MC for her lipping and weight, and Madonna for her age. I think Madonna and MC probably have better appreciation of each other n... read more
(Tuesday 3 March 2015; 0:49)
Vegas documentary (50,583) by Lee TS from USA

Yeah, it would be really cool if Mariah would do a documentary on her journey to Vegas. I really like this one Celine did for Oprah's channel and it's beautfully made. I know Britney also did one for her residency with E and that one was just ok. I don't know for some reason I didn't really ... read more
(Monday 2 March 2015; 23:48)
Mariah and Whitney / Oscars, Oprah (50,582) by Billy from Greece

Since it was recently mentioned here (in a different context), I thought about bringing it up. I get the impression that most fans prefer Mariah and Whitney live on Oprah. That was also my initial preference, though at this point I prefer the Oscars' version. What I realized about the Oprah live was that there was some overdubbing on Mariah's first... read more
(Monday 2 March 2015; 23:41)
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