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.' "
Wednesday 8 April 2009
Official release (55,523)
by Mimi L. from
I really hope Mariah is recording the Vegas shows and release the whole show on DVD or whatever. The set is so elaborate and this is the first time she is singing all her #1's at one go so it's epic. I also think that if these low quality phone videos sound so good, one can only imagine how great she must sound live and recorded in professional rec... read more (Wednesday 29 July 2015; 9:58)
To Mr Andrew, as I get alittle blood on my hands (55,522)
by Amber C from USA
Let me break it down for you. Vegas is simply a swipe of Mr. Packers credit card, it means nothing. Lol. Let me break that down again. Vegas is nothing more than damage control for all the havoc that was caused last year. It is not meant to prove anything about Mariah the singer, or artist. For heaven's sake she's performing the same flipping songs... read more (Wednesday 29 July 2015; 7:08)
To Mandy Monroe on Mr Packer (55,521)
by Amber C from USA
When I read what you said my mouth dropped to floor. i want to insert a gag emoji so bad lol. Monroe looks like the Packer? Good heavens. Lol, but on the bright side Mariah looks comfortable and she doesn't seem to be pretending to be oh so hot like she did with Nick, if I'm to be completely honest. Also I may be getting used to him but James is ki... read more (Wednesday 29 July 2015; 6:45)
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