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
Bad blood: American idiots edition (55,090)
by Baby from The Land of Milk & Honey
JLo's infiltration of the American Idol brand is the reason (a very sensible one considering one pilfered their entire music career from the other) Mariah insisted on a no other female 3 person panel and the producers underhandedly promised her exactly that, until she signed their shady contract. You really think JLo wouldn't have loved to play Nic... read more (Saturday 4 July 2015; 18:47)
by Mimi L. from
I wonder when that HB shoot is coming out. If Stella got Mariah on that deal, Mariah should keep Stella forever because even when she was was with Andre Leon and Benny Medina, Mariah never got to be the cover girl for HB, Vogue and Vanity Fair and I failed to comprehend why since 2005-2008 Mariah was on fire both success and glamour wise. I still d... read more (Saturday 4 July 2015; 16:03)
by Mandy Monroe from United States
You’re clearly overacting. “Are you a perfect saint yourself?” Lmao. Guess what? None of those artists are real Christians. Mariah freaking Carey is the only one who genuinely put her love of God through her music. She even said it herself (with 18 #1). She is a true testament that nothing is possible with the Lord. Heck her first single was ... read more (Saturday 4 July 2015; 15:52)
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