The-Dream turned Carey duet fantasy into reality

R&B singer/songwriter The-dream hatched a cunning plan to snag Mariah Carey for his song My Love - by spreading news of the duet before he'd even approached the superstar. The-Dream - the lyricist behind Rihanna's smash hit single Umbrella - reveals he penned the lyrics of the track with the Heartbreaker singer in mind, but had no idea whether Carey or her Island Def Jam label boss Antonio "L.A." Reid would approve the duet.
So the star began to name-check Carey in his interviews and talk about the joint project - and that prompted Reid to get in touch and help turn the hitmaker's dreams into a reality. He tells XXL magazine, "I wrote that record and immediately thought, this is a great record for me and Mariah, if she wants to do it. The next morning I had an interview, and I'm like, 'Yeah, I got Mariah on this record called My Love' - knowing damn well I hadn't even asked her to get on it. L.A. (Reid) was like, 'What the hell is he talking about?' But they called M.C. (Carey), and she got the record and was like, 'I f**kin' love it.' I'm like, 'My hunch was right, I just spoke it into existence.' "

(Contactmusic)

Wednesday 8 April 2009
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Wasted b-sides (45,662) by this_is_qhm from the Philippines

Anyone else bummed that Do You Think Of Me and Slipping Away didn't make the cut during their respective album eras? I mean seriously, such a waste. They could have at least been bonus tracks, like Everything Fades Away, at least they'd still somehow be part of the album. DYTOM was single material. That production alone would've made it a standout ... read more
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Darryle (45,661) by Shelly from United States

I hope you're right about everything you said. I hope they do just want to spend more time together and if they are having problems that they'll work through them. Even though MIAM is a masterpiece, maybe it was released to fulfill her contract and leave the label. Maybe she is working on something new and will shop it around or release it independ... read more
(Tuesday 29 July 2014; 1:09)
MIAM (45,660) by Shelly from United States




I agree that it is perfect. I feel like someone hacked into my brain and wrote an album about something I went through. I'm not broken hearted right now but I was for many years. I was hooked on the same person, and I coul... read more
(Tuesday 29 July 2014; 0:33)
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