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Name: MusicfanJ
Country: Germany
I'm a fan of Mariah since Daydream came out.
Forbes richest women, no Mariah (102,844) by MusicfanJ from Germany
(Wednesday 7 June 2023; 10:01)
Absolutely. "Until Beyoncé, Taylor, Rihanna and even Madonna can match these 'tip of the iceberg' statistics I just mentioned, they are not anywhere near Mariah Carey in popularity." I witnessed Mariah mania. I witnessed the 90ies, Beyoncé, Taylor and Rihanna come not even close to this and never will. They are popular entertainers, nothing more. Mariah had a superstardom and still has only a few in this world share/shared. A Forbes list says nothing about the impact and fame an artist has. If Justin Bieber would be number one on the money list, it would not change the genius musicality and worldwide fame of Prince and Michael for example. Just watch Mariah singing "My All" at the Pavarotti and Friends concert, the look of the audience says it all. They know they witnessed a superstar that only comes once in a billion years. Taylor and Rihanna are okay but not special at all. But there will never be another Mariah.
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This is a reply to message 102,838 by Terna from Nigeria
(Tuesday 6 June 2023; 23:02)
Charmbracelet tour (102,786) by MusicfanJ from Germany
(Tuesday 30 May 2023; 12:07)
I can't believe it's 20 years since this wonderful tour started. I remember it as it was yesterday and I will never forget that concert. It was my first to see Mariah live. I was totally blown away just like my best friend who went with me. I re-wachted the tour on YouTube yesterday and I also wish there was an official DVD. (Instead of the Mimi tour.) The way Mariah did the concerts, her voice better than on the album. I loved everything. Her intro, her confidence, her look. Oh my, I will never forget her beauty on that night. Singing on the piano "Subtle Invitation", then "Bringin' on the Heartbreak", the atmosphere was so unique. It sounds corny but the whole audience was simply enchanted. Never experienced something like it again. Of course Trey and the band with the background singers were fantastic too. It was like a dream, too good to be true but it was. I also liked the idea with the painting for every Mariah song. "Vision of love", "Without you" and "Hero" live were just phenomenal. I could go on and on with the praising. One of the best nights in my life. The memory is deep in my heart. I Mariah.
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Best song intro (102,781) by MusicfanJ from Germany
(Sunday 28 May 2023; 13:44)
"Fantasy" and "Vision of Love" are outstanding. 100% Mariah magic, just brilliant. Yes, her years from 1990 until 1999 are unbelievable. I did a "music marathon" with the songs from that decade. The melodies, her lyrics, her voice so soft and powerful. I can't get enough of it. It's addictive for the ears and soul. Oh Tina Arena really? She's great. That would be a nice surprise. I have a best of CD from her, I just listenend the week before. Fanstasic voice and the song "Chains" reminded me a little bit of Mariah on some parts.
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This is a reply to message 102,780 by Robert-Anthony from United States
(Sunday 28 May 2023; 11:57)
Article: Mariah Carey shares intimate glimpse into private life (102,773) by MusicfanJ from Germany
(Friday 26 May 2023; 10:32)
Good morning everyone. Did the time machine work and we have 93? What a lovely, beautiful pic of Mariah. Stunning. Plus I love animals, so Mariah with her dogs, more cuteness isn't possible.
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Vanishing in Sydney (102,772) by MusicfanJ from Germany
(Friday 26 May 2023; 10:19)
I just discovered this. Vanishing is one of my favourites from Mariah and I really love this little rendition of it. I love the Butterfly tour, also her voice had a change, but still overwhelming. Her energy on stage, her look, her charisma. She seemed so happy. Just wow. I wish the tour had be released on DVD. The band was fantastic too, I like the guitar player on My All. And the intro of the concert, so beautiful.
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RIP Tina (102,770) by MusicfanJ from Germany
(Thursday 25 May 2023; 16:51)
Yes she was. I grew up with her music. Germany loves Tina. The whole world. What a powerful lady. Real music, a real superstar with such a positive, friendly aura. Almost all the good ones are gone. It makes me thoughtful indeed. Time goes too fast. Tina Turner's music will stay forever.
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This is a reply to message 102,768 by Robert-Anthony from United States
(Thursday 25 May 2023; 00:43)
Favorite 90s singles cover (102,742) by MusicfanJ from Germany
(Wednesday 17 May 2023; 19:53)
Yes great list. It's hard to choose because they are all so beautiful. But here's my top 5: Always be my baby, Without you, Hero, Dreamlover and Butterfly.
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This is a reply to message 102,735 by Jamie from UK
(Monday 15 May 2023; 18:49)
Maybe I'm missing something? (102,710) by MusicfanJ from Germany
(Thursday 11 May 2023; 11:55)
"More concerned about the way she looks than anything else." Yes, absolutely. It's not necessary. I became a fan because of her music not because of the glamour. She's a beautiful woman, so no need for all this stuff. But yes, it's her choice. I just wish there would be less talking about glamour, I would love to hear more about the music.
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This is a reply to message 102,708 by whisperingmisunderstandings from USA
(Wednesday 10 May 2023; 22:20)
Boyz II Men performance (102,690) by MusicfanJ from Germany
(Monday 8 May 2023; 18:12)
Tanaka broke up? Really? Again just a rumour, isn't it. Hmm, I also think we won't get a new album soon. I wish she would release another Rarities.
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This is a reply to message 102,684 by Robert-Anthony from United States
(Monday 8 May 2023; 12:43)
Funko Mariah Fantasy (102,654) by MusicfanJ from Germany
(Thursday 4 May 2023; 20:18)
I just received the little funko Mariah Fantasy edition. It's so cute. So now I have R2D2, BB8 and the best Mariah. Really a nice item for a desk or a showcase. Singing: it's just a sweet.
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Rock & Roll Hall of Fame plus Tony (102,653) by MusicfanJ from Germany
(Thursday 4 May 2023; 20:10)
I thought she did win an Oscar for "When you believe" with Whitney? I think I misunderstood it. But yes, an Oscar for a movie song should be possible.
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This is a reply to message 102,651 by Edward from USA
(Wednesday 3 May 2023; 21:19)
What is your initial fan story? (102,646) by MusicfanJ from Germany
(Tuesday 2 May 2023; 12:01)
I really enjoyed to read all the different stories. Here's mine:

As a kid I always loved "Without you", it was played every evening on the radio and of course on MTV. Then two or three years later I had my own little radio which was playing all the time. And then the magic happend. I heard "Fantasy" and I became addicted to this song. When Daydream was released I bought it as my first real album (eurodance mix tape doesn't count lol) as a cassette. I still have it, but lost the case. Anyway my love for Mariah increased from that day on. Daydream was "my" album and my treasure. "Open Arms", "One sweet day" and "Always be my baby", huge hits and Mariah Mania was going on. I was so proud of my good taste. And I loved the "Fantasy" video so much, Mariah was the sweetest and coolest girl for me with the best voice I've ever heard. Everything was outstanding, her look, her voice, her charisma. I bought "Music Box", "Emotions" and her debut on CD and I could not believe how good all the albums were. I knew from that day, that I will always love her music. Taste changes, of course mine did as well, but the love for Mariah's music stayed.

Funny side note: my mom had bought the debut in 90 because she loved "Vision of love".
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This is a reply to message 102,636 by Terna from Nigeria
(Thursday 27 April 2023; 19:34)
AI Mariah Carey songs (102,639) by MusicfanJ from Germany
(Friday 28 April 2023; 12:12)
It really sounds like a Mariah song. Lol. KI mixed all her lyrcics and we have a new song for Mariah to sing. "You're the one that a need" bonus track on the Rarities 2 (written by KI, produced by Mariah Carey and JD) haha.
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This is a reply to message 102,635 by Edward from USA
(Thursday 27 April 2023; 18:52)
Legacy (102,612) by MusicfanJ from Germany
(Saturday 22 April 2023; 19:45)
For me her signature song is "Vision of love" too. Then, "Without You" and "Fantasy". Defenitely not "All I want for Christmas is you". Non fans think of Mariah as the one with the voice for the ballads. The younger ones maybe think of Christmas. But not the majority. Her 90ies songs are unreachable and unforgettable. So I'm not worried about her legacy. She already was a legend at the age of 25, maybe a curse and a blessing at the same time. Because you can't top it. I will never forget when Mariah mania was going on around the world in 95/96. And then we got "Butterfly". It was such a surprise and also unforgettable. She made music history and the catchy Christmas tune is just a bonus.
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This is a reply to message 102,610 by BFF from United States
(Saturday 22 April 2023; 15:13)
"Emotions" album appreciation (102,588) by MusicfanJ from Germany
(Wednesday 19 April 2023; 22:53)
The video of "Can't let go" is pure art. The black and white, so classy. She looks like a Hollywood star, I mean that positive. (Old classy Hollywood.) So sensual indeed just like the song. A masterpiece. I love it too and always will.
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This is a reply to message 102,586 by Jamie from UK
(Wednesday 19 April 2023; 21:19)
Female singers (102,587) by MusicfanJ from Germany
(Wednesday 19 April 2023; 22:45)
"Make music that mirror their life", yes absolutely. That's what I'm missing too. It's good to get older and wiser and the music should show it. Not trying to be 20. Mariah's 90ies albums had the best melodies and I love the lyrics. Funny the sound was more for grown-ups than on the last two albums. I would still love a Jazz album by Mariah. Or back to her "roots" classic Mariah Carey with a real band/musicians.
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This is a reply to message 102,584 by TJ from Norway
(Wednesday 19 April 2023; 20:05)
Female singers (102,571) by MusicfanJ from Germany
(Tuesday 18 April 2023; 11:22)
Well, I think there's nothing harder for women than showbusiness. And I wonder if it will ever change? Look at the Stones, Elton John, Sting, Bryan Adams. Nobody cares how old they are, for women it should be the same. But it's not. Tina Turner, Gladys Knight and Cher are really the coolest who showed how wrong the media and record companies are. But they are sadly rare indeed. Music should never be about age or anything. It's so dumb. A voice, talent is the only thing that is needed. Something that is totally missed by most of today's "artists".
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This is a reply to message 102,570 by Steven Berning from USA
(Tuesday 18 April 2023; 09:26)
"Emotions" album appreciation (102,565) by MusicfanJ from Germany
(Sunday 16 April 2023; 14:31)
Absolutely. It's an outstanding album, it belongs to her best. I love the mix of soul, pop, gospel, and house. The lyrics are one of my favourites. It's crazy that she wrote "better" grown-up lyrics with 21/22 than in her 30ies/40ies. The songs are so poetical. The voice, oh my. Still so fresh and powerful. The ballads are the best. "Make it Happen" what a hymn. "The Wind" epic that jazz instrumental and Mariah's soft and powerful voice. It's unbelievable the way she could sing at such a young age. Classy all the way. Plus her look, and the art of the album. Everytime I listen to it, it's like medicine for the ears and soul. This album needs all the appreciation.
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This is a reply to message 102,562 by BFF from United States
(Sunday 16 April 2023; 02:19)
New album titles, what's your fave? (102,533) by MusicfanJ from Germany
(Tuesday 11 April 2023; 20:03)
Yes, earth diva is not enough for MC, it must be galactic. Lol. Galactic vibes (space funk) with space-themed lyrics, that would be something new. I should listen to "Meteorite" right now. Such a groovy song.
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This is a reply to message 102,532 by Bill from the UK
(Tuesday 11 April 2023; 18:42)
New album titles, what's your fave? (102,530) by MusicfanJ from Germany
(Tuesday 11 April 2023; 17:38)
Haha "Cosmic Seranade". No, but it's fun. I would choose "Majestic Melodies". Because I want majestic melodies for the next album.
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This is a reply to message 102,528 by Bill from the UK
(Tuesday 11 April 2023; 14:17)
I think an album is coming (102,523) by MusicfanJ from Germany
(Monday 10 April 2023; 13:33)
Yeah, MC could do everything if she really wants. A new album would be fantastic. But I have some doubts that it's coming soon, I hope I'm wrong. We will see.
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This is a reply to message 102,519 by Randy from USA
(Sunday 9 April 2023; 19:40)
Happy Easter (102,522) by MusicfanJ from Germany
(Monday 10 April 2023; 13:27)
Happy Easter everyone. Finally the sun is shining, so good for the soul. I hope you all have a relaxed holiday.
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This is a reply to message 102,517 by Lady B from USA
(Sunday 9 April 2023; 15:31)
Just a thought (102,518) by MusicfanJ from Germany
(Sunday 9 April 2023; 17:33)
It makes sense. Heartbreaks, traumas and dissapointments can destroy a voice, if the soul has pain, the voice gets weaker and weaker. For everyone, not just singers. I never heard about that Japanese healer, but it sounds interesting. Definitely something one could try.
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This is a reply to message 102,516 by Robert-Anthony from United States
(Saturday 8 April 2023; 21:10)
Music Box (102,507) by MusicfanJ from Germany
(Friday 7 April 2023; 22:08)
What a beautiful and great post. "Every night I had my headphones on and fell asleep listening to that song." I did the same with Everything Fades Away, I thought I were the only one back then.

I became a fan with "Daydream", "Music Box" was my second album I bought and I loved it right away, still do. I get nostalgic while listening, because of all the reasons you mentioned. It is such a special album, it has a quality from the first seconds to the last. It's just overwhelming. When I listen to it now, it's like back then. There's the same feelings, it goes very deep. It's hard to describe in English, but I hope you understand. I knew a German Hip-Hop producer, he loved Everything Fades Away more than anything else. Every time we listened to it, he said only Mariah with a big smile. I think that says a lot. Yes, only Mariah could do an album like Music Box at a time where all things came together perfectly. It was and is a perfect album. Not just for lambs.
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This is a reply to message 102,505 by Joachim Agerup Løkkevik from Norway
(Friday 7 April 2023; 17:15)
Music Box (102,492) by MusicfanJ from Germany
(Thursday 6 April 2023; 16:48)
Yes, yes and yes. I won't give up that dream. It's like you said, no five octaves are needed for Mariah magic. Just melodies, lyrics, heart and soul.
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This is a reply to message 102,489 by TJ from Norway
(Thursday 6 April 2023; 13:28)
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