Mariah Carey's never been one to cede the spotlight to fellow singers and she
refused to be overshadowed again this week when the singer's team leaked her
latest single, "It's Like That", to radio one day after Jennifer Lopez' "Get
Right" hit the airwaves.
The release of Carey's single, from her forthcoming album, The Emancipation of
Mimi, came as a surprise since most expected the singer to release "Say Something"
to radio on January 25. Both "Say Something" and "Tonight" (featuring Pharrell)
had been leaked via the Internet in early December.
Carey's new album will hit store shelves March 22. The album includes production
from The Neptunes, Kanye West, R. Kelly, and Jermaine Dupri. "For the first time
in my life, I feel free and unashamed to be who I really am," Carey said. "I am
celebrating that I've grown into a person and artist who no longer feels imprisoned
by my insecurities. I can now honestly say, 'This is me, the real me, take it or
leave it.' "
"It's Like That" aired first on Hot 97 in New York City. Since the leak, over 40
stations have begun playing the track which is getting a great response. The singer
is planning to shoot the video with director Paul Hunter. "I'm actually in LA,
getting ready to meet with Paul Hunter, who you know, did Honey with me a long
time ago and did the Drop It Like It's Hot video," she told DJ Angie Martinez.
Carey is also launching the fashion line Kiss Kiss next year, planning to pen a
series of children's books and plans to take on Broadway. The Emancipation of Mimi,
will be her first album since the release of Charmbracelet in 2002.
Thursday 6 January 2005
by B from USA
I wasn't responding to you directly just stating that Mariah doesn't shade those who don't deserve it. J.Lo, Nikki, and Arianna all deserved the shade, lol. (Saturday 23 May 2015; 1:18)
Deedre, Mariah is not negative in the least (53,693)
by Baby from Sweden
Celine is part of the vocal trinity, yes, but she has also been greatly insulated from the negative aspects of celebrity in a way Whitney and Mariah never were. Partly it is because she is a genuinely nice person who doesn't go out if her way to be a bitch but to my knowledge, neither did Whitney. And Mariah is too nice for her own good sometimes. ... read more (Saturday 23 May 2015; 0:37)
Can we get a standing ovation in the house? (53,692)
by Anthony Basco from Egypt
That performance on Michael and Kelly was just too perfect. There can be no complaints. Singing. She sang. And it was perfection. Just so superstar, so sure, so Mariah. I just thought it was incredible. And JLo, honey, checking your phone how to be a good vocalist is less helpful than getting tips from a pro. Different performance, yes, but for [ce... read more (Saturday 23 May 2015; 0:28)
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