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Dubai (73,156) by Aboodi from UAE
(Sunday 26 February 2017; 14:48)
Hi everyone, I've been checking this site for a few years now. I thought I'd post something since I finally saw Mariah live in Dubai. I was more than impressed with the show, the vocals were on fire, she engaged with the crowd and dropped that whole diva image of hers. I had almost lost hope in her voice/image etc. since this whole reality show etc. I can honestly say she blew me away. Just goes to show that if she took care of herself and her voice, she can be back on top in no time. Much love.
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Re: What should Mariah do now? (73,154) (73,155) by Capri_ from China
(Sunday 26 February 2017; 14:06)
I love this answer, she can't hit all the high notes like she used to, but her voice is still pretty and still can hold the performance. I watched a short period she performed on Floyd Mayweather, her voice is clean and bright
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Re: What should Mariah do now? (73,151) (73,154) by Andrew from London, UK
(Sunday 26 February 2017; 13:17)
Well, not quite true. She does lip it a lot, but equally there's lots of evidence of her singing it live, and recently. It's fair to say her voice is still in pretty good condition. It's nice to listen to and it's not painful to watch her singing.
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Re: Vocal changes (73,146) (73,153) by Andrew from London, UK
(Sunday 26 February 2017; 13:01)
Edward, it's very simple: Mariah is an alcoholic. And not because of how much she drinks but that she can't stop. When something is having a detrimental effect on your life and you can't stop it, you have serious dependency/addiction issues. And if it is true that Mariah smokes/used to smoke weed, then she absolutely deserved to lose her voice. If fitting in with "Hood" culture is more important to her than singing, then let everyone recognise that she's a mixed raced artist, as she has always been so desperate to peddle, but, sadly, one that ruined the type of instrument, through her own stupidity and vanity, which is bestowed upon very few people on Earth.
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The stolen idea (73,152) by Mimi L. from Empower Your Highlighter
(Sunday 26 February 2017; 10:26)
When Mariah said during MIAM that she had an idea about an album that she later had to drop because some other big name artist stole her concept, visuals and other things, a lot of people assumed that it was Beyonce, Taylor Swift's name was also thrown in the mix but since Taylor's album came after MIAM. we figured it couldn't be her. Well apparently the rumor is, it is indeed Taylor and the concept Mariah dropped was she was going to drop her demo tape as an album. The famous mystery tape that got Tommy to turn his car around and go back to find Mariah. The "visuals" she was talking about was apparently the cover design and everything with the Polaroid like shot and all. It was apparently why she was tweeting about listening to her teenage demo tape. Don't know how true this is though. However did Taylor's album really include demos? I don't think so, so I don't get why she didn't just release it but then again we have to remember that Mariah pushed back MIAM just because the name of the album was leaked so really anything is possible haha. The visuals do make more sense for Mariah than Taylor though.
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Re: What should Mariah do now? (73,134) (73,151) by Jenny from South Africa
(Sunday 26 February 2017; 10:03)
I'm very sorry but Celine does not lip that All By Myself note. She gives her all when she sings that song.
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Mariah's mystery collaborator (73,150) by Shezz from Pk
(Sunday 26 February 2017; 9:13)
Not sure if this topic was discussed already (I didn't see it.) So who do people think is Mariah's next song collaborator? We know 3 things from her interviews:
1. It is a male singer
2. She has collaborated with him before
3. Good friend of her's
I'm hoping she's not referring to a rapper because then her list is endless. My guesses as to who it could be:
1. John Legend
2. R Kelly
3. Babyface
4. Miguel
5. Sisqo
6. Puffy
7. Jay Z
8. Busta
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What should M do next? (73,149) by Gee from U.S.A.(NewYork City)
(Sunday 26 February 2017; 9:04)
Personally I think M should retreat away from the spotlight focus on herself and her children. Also she needs to really consider restructuring her business ties as far as management, image etc. Lastly she should really focus on rediscovering her love for her craft and find some real inspiration. Also training her voice with proper technique again would be a great idea.
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One More Try (73,148) by Mara from United States
(Sunday 26 February 2017; 4:43)
All I can say is wow. I knew she would sound better doing it live than those pitched up vocals on the album. I'll never understand the production choice of that song. Always sounded too "happy" tone wise. I actually shared a raw video clip to a very large worldwide George Michael group and with how critical a lot of them were for Adele changing Fastlove on the Grammys and then Chris Martin doing A Different Corner on the Brits this week but bless his heart he was a bit out of tune. Let me tell you, each and every one of them absolutely loved the song and thought she should have been the one to do a tribute. They all said she sounded the best out of all the tributes they heard and vocally it was wonderful. A lot of them added they might not be a fan of Mariah as she is a bit too "diva-ish" or into herself, but they respected that she was such a fan and they had to give her credit on how beautiful her version was. Considering how George's fans are a lot like us and feel not many can cover a Mariah song very easily, they all agreed she should have done his tribute. So as one of the posters stated quote "Atta girl, way to knock it out of the park." Beautifully done MC.
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All the hits tour (73,147) by Mara from United States
(Sunday 26 February 2017; 4:35)
So Lionel put out that statement with no mention of Mariah at all. He kept using "I". Why do I feel like Mariah may bow out and use the "scheduling conflicts" reason? For all we know, this may be something both parties decided on behind closed doors where it severed the deal and nobody really gets blamed. Lionel had the health issue (not his or Mariah's fault) reschedules to summer however Mariah has contractual obligations since she already postponed her final Vegas leg to the summer, therefore cannot get out of it again and "regretfully has to pull out of the tour" maybe they will honor a refund for any of Mariah's fans if it does get to that. I just feel like that was a recipe for disaster from the get go. It could have worked to help Mariah's image and regain some of the fans she had in that age range, the more adult contemporary and old school RnB fan base. But is Mariah ready to tone down some of the fashion choices she has made lately? I thought she would and then the Vegas banner was used as the tour promotion and I think it set the tone from the beginning reading all the comments from Lionel's fans. Anyhow, I think if MC wants out of this, then this is the way. Again, I just hope her fans that are not there for Lionel, get a refund.
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Re: Vocal changes (73,141) (73,146) by Edward from USA
(Sunday 26 February 2017; 3:57)
I don't think you sound naive at all, I actually agree with you. Leaving Tommy gave Mariah freedom, but with that freedom came the late nights, heavy drinking, weed smoking, and being in the presence of people who smoked. She had control over her team not to smoke around her, but she wouldn't have told Puff Daddy not to, he would've checked her (that's if he smoked). Reading Damizza's book, you can see that Puff Daddy wasn't a puppet, he actually didn't want to work with Mariah at first, he though she was wack, but then changed his mind when he worked with her. Mariah got so immersed in that lifestyle, that she forgot about her instrument along the way. She stated that when she used to smoke she prayed to God to give her voice back, and she gained two octaves once she quit. But that was a Mariah without fame, fortune and the world and all vices at her disposal. Once she started hanging out late at night, drinking heavy stuff and smoking weed, there was not turning back. There was not turning back because unlike her victory over smoking, alcohol seems to be one of the demons she deals with, and always seems to win. She's not stupid, she knows why her voice is effed up, but she can't seem to bring herself to quit. Since I've always thought there are two or more sides to every story, and truth usually lies somewhere in the middle, I think there's some truth to what Morgan said about her. I thought he betrayed her, since those are family matters, but I don't think he made those things up. Eminem while embarrassing himself aiming at embarrassing her stated "Like I been going off on you all this time for no reason, girl you out your alcoholic mind." There was not one episode of MW where she wasn't drinking. I think she really have a problem with alcohol.
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Re: Lionel Richie postpones tour (73,130) (73,145) by Licia from USA
(Sunday 26 February 2017; 3:19)
I'm still hoping one day we will get an album with unreleased material and videos. I know Mariah has a vault like Tupac full of songs that she can package up. I agree about her not needing hits to reconnect.
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Re: Remy Ma puts Mariah in Nicki diss (73,143) (73,144) by Licia from USA
(Sunday 26 February 2017; 3:07)
Remy killed Nicki. Lmao.
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Remy Ma puts Mariah in Nicki diss (73,143) by Ty from USA
(Sunday 26 February 2017; 0:30)
Most vicious rap I've ever heard.
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Mariah should release EPs, not just singles (73,142) by this_is_qhm from the Philippines
(Saturday 25 February 2017; 23:35)
John Mayer just dropped the second installment of his upcoming album The Search for Everything last Friday. He calls each EP a "wave". Don't know if you're a fan or if you've listened to any but here is Wave One and Wave Two in case you wanna. It's a return to form for him as this is shaping up to be his best and most diverse-sounding set of songs in a long time.
Now back to Mariah. If she wants to keep making music without really releasing an album, then maybe she should release songs she has recorded via extended plays rather than just drop singles. A single must be big and successful enough to be able to tide fans over until the next release, and Mariah's recent attempts at that have failed to make any impact, so maybe a collection of songs will do better. It won't guarantee success, but it's a bigger artistic expression than just one song. I'm sure she's recorded enough material since MIAMTEC to fill at least 2 EPs, so why not try to release them.
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Vocal changes (73,141) by Marissa from USA
(Saturday 25 February 2017; 22:57)
I don't think she had surgery or anything of the sort. Everyone says 1997 was the year her vocals changed but let's not forget that was the year she started wildin', drinking and partying way more than when she was from '90-'96. Drinking + never getting any sleep + no discipline anymore = a waning voice. I may sound naive but I really believe her drinking and fast-paced lifestyle is what's deteriorated her voice the most. Let's not forget that when she was pregnant and unable to drink, her singing voice sounded damn near like the '90s again.
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Re: What should Mariah do now? (73,123) (73,140) by Special K from USA
(Saturday 25 February 2017; 22:18)
I don' t know about vocal surgery but I do believe she should disappear for awhile and focus on her children and self. Start working with a vocal coach and perhaps write and produce songs for other artists. I hope Mariah fires her whole team and drops all of the parasites that are in her life. Cleanse the mind, body, and soul finding spirtual inner peace.
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Re: Article: Lionel Richie's concert tour with Mariah on hold (73,135) (73,139) by Gigi from USA
(Saturday 25 February 2017; 22:12)
Typo* I meant to say that I hope Mariah fans aren't stuck with tickets to see Lionel only, as I'm not sure how that would work with her being billed as a "very special guest" if scheduling conflicts arise. Anyone know? Can we still get a refund?
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What should Mariah do now? (73,127) (73,133) (73,138) by Edward from USA
(Saturday 25 February 2017; 21:45)
Stacey, isn't it evident? Celine's voice has also changed, but not to the point where she can't sing her own songs anymore. She lips, but when she has to deliver on occasional performances, she gives it her all and delivers. Celine has used her voice twice as much as Mariah. Her first album was released back in 1981 when she was just 14. She's recorded 15 French albums, and 11 English albums. She's toured twice as much, in both languages. It's obvious that taking care of her voice has been a priority throughout her career. At this point, after watching what went on Mariah's World, the lies and pretenses, I think she lost a lot of credibility, and it has made me question whether some of the things she's always complained about through the years were 100% true. Nobody, unless you're Adele or Taylor Swift, is making money from albums. Mariah makes more from a few concerts than what she makes from an album, and I understand that. She's out to make money, but it is sad to see she's not out to make great music anymore.
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Re: What should Mariah do now? (73,123) (73,137) by Dani from USA
(Saturday 25 February 2017; 21:43)
I think it's a tricky thing to go about surgery, honestly. Her range, in my opinion, is contingent with her vocal fold nodules. She's said that the only reason why she can access her whistle register is because of presence of nodules in her throat. Unfortunately, she went all out in those first few albums, and her voice succumbed to wear and tear. Oversinging also lead up to more nodule build up. That was inevitable. If she gets them removed, she loses her whistle. If she keeps them, her voice will continue to deteriorate but she won't lose her whistle. I, personally, might be okay with her losing her whistle if it meant her voice reverted back to her initial strength and fluidity. But then again, would MC still be MC without her whistle? Hmmm.
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In Hip Hop news (73,136) by RibbonB from USA
(Saturday 25 February 2017; 21:21)
Remy Ma ethered Nicki Minaj and included both a Mariah and a Nick mention in the same song. Lol. She is obviously pro Mariah, which is a good thing because she pulls no punches on Nicki Minaj.
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Re: Article: Lionel Richie's concert tour with Mariah on hold (73,122) (73,135) by Gigi from USA
(Saturday 25 February 2017; 21:15)
Unfortunately, she is still being attacked on other social media sites like TMZ and Billboard. Thankfully, Lionel Richie's fans are sympathetic to his injury, but others are claiming that he's faking it due to low ticket sales. For some strange reason, I had a weird feeling this tour wouldn't go as planned, so that's why I was hesitant to buy tickets in the first place. I'm just hoping his new dates don't conflict with other engagements she has going on and Mariah fans are stuck with tickets to see Lionel only.
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Re: What should Mariah do now? (73,133) (73,134) by M from Asia
(Saturday 25 February 2017; 21:01)
Celine lip syncs that high note in All By Myself every time and her voice has changed too but unlike Mariah, she doesn't drink alcohol and is a pro at lip syncing.
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Re: What should Mariah do now? (73,127) (73,133) by Stacey from USA
(Saturday 25 February 2017; 19:30)
I don't know if MC had vocal surgery. I think along with telling MC what to wear, how to act, Tommy Mottola also did all he could to protect that voice. Sure, he was thinking of money, the bottom line. Nonetheless, if we look back at when her voice started to deteriorate, it was around the time of her divorce. TM was no longer able to do what he could to protect his investment. I wonder why after all these years, MC's voice has gotten worse while someone like Celine can hit that high note from All By Myself 20 years later.
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(73,132) by Gee from U.S.A.(NewYork City)
(Saturday 25 February 2017; 18:09)
First things first hopefully all the members of the Archives family are in the best of health and spirits. Now onto the meat and potatoes of my post while I myself must admit some of Mariah's choices as of late are a bit much. I must also remember that she is human just like the rest of us, which means she is going to experience peaks and pitfalls like we all do. Also I find that some of us here find any little thing to complain about Mariah related just for the hell of it. Yes her voice has changed, yes sometimes she dresses too sexy but she has been doing this for two decades now the shock should have worn off about a decade ago. Lastly yes Mariah should take time for herself and her family but God forbid she does then people will find fault in that. At this point even though we as her extended family know that she is capable of doing better I think we have to let her make that decision and just pray that things come full circle for the better soon.
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