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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Mariah's legacy (47,021) by Lee from USA

I read this on twitter one time, "As long as Christmas is celebrated, Mariah will be remembered. Let that sink in." When will your faves? Haha. I hope the tour goes off without a hitch, good things and new music to come. I want to see MC back on top and celebrated.
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Kyle / I agree (47,020) by Edward from USA

Kyle, I completely agree with your post. Digital singles are cannibalizing album sales. Some movement will have to breathe some life into the album concept again. The concept of releasing an EP with five or six songs as a bundle, either you get them all or you get none, is great. Quality artists are struggling with what is happening. In the past th... read more
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I hope Mariah comes to Brazil on this tour. We love Mariah dearly here. I have been coming to this messageboard for a few years now, but I just decided to actually become part of the community and post.
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