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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Lullaby of Birdland / discarded tracks (47,602) by Edward from USA

Mariah definitely did a great job with "Lullaby of Birdland". I can't wait to get my hands on a studio recording of the whole song, I know it must sound amazing, of course I made my very own mp3 of this performance, lol. She's been giving us some consistency, I hope she keeps it up. Something extremely bad must've happened in her marriage that Mari... read more
(Saturday 25 October 2014; 16:17)
Christmas time (47,601) by B from USA

I love Christmas time because it gives me an excuse to listen to Merry Christmas for a couple of months, not that I need one. I prefer to pretend the follow up never happened.
(Saturday 25 October 2014; 14:52)
Lullaby of Birdland live (47,600) by PieterLamb from Indonesia




Eat this up [censored]. Great vocal.
(Saturday 25 October 2014; 14:38)
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