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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Infinity / Wendy (52,275) by Fulvio from Belgium

I can't wait for tomorrow. So excited. First thing in the morning, download Infinity. I have a really good vibe about this new chapter. And I'm sure MC will slay.
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Mariah will still be arriving in Vegas tomorrow. I'm thinking that since she won't premiere the video on the 27th that we might be getting a live performance of Infinity instead. Either that or she's going to be releasing a lyric video.
(Monday 27 April 2015; 0:04)
Infinity (52,273) by Darryle from USA

Infinity is 3 minutes and 58 seconds long. It was written by Mariah, Eric Hudson, and Priscilla Renea. Eric Hudson produced the hit Flashing Lights by Kanye West. Priscilla Renea has wrote/produced hits for people like Rihanna, Madonna, Chris Brown and Fifth Harmony. Infinity is produced by Mariah and L.A. Reid. The more details that get revealed t... read more
(Sunday 26 April 2015; 23:59)
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