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Name: jaker20
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Re: The numbers are so confusing (101,365) (101,388) by jaker20 from US
(Monday 3 October 2022; 03:56)
Mariah has sold more than 200 million worldwide. That number has been stuck for years, while other artists are now starting to claim wild numbers on their own. According to Sony Music Asia Pacific, Mariah has sold 1.6 billion units in Asia. And you know what, I would believe that before I believe Madonna's new claim that she sold 400 million so she can retain her "queen of pop" title which is as hilarious as Mariah's "queen of Christmas". And then other artists are also claiming wild worldwide numbers as well. Worldwide, it's a complete joke.

At least now we can claim that Mariah is, bar none, the best selling album female artist in the US, and that gap is bound to increase every year.
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Re: Mariah's certifications (101,354) (101,362) by jaker20 from US
(Wednesday 28 September 2022; 20:28)
I thought she had a great year, or at least better than last year. BER was a global hit, even though it didn't chart in the US. It brought lots of new attention to Fantasy.
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Re: Pitchfork picks "Fantasy Remix feat. O. D. B." (101,357) (101,361) by jaker20 from US
(Wednesday 28 September 2022; 20:17)
I concur. It really is pop perfection and set a standard for featured artists done right! It's one of those songs that gets better over time.
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I Stay In Love (101,298) by jaker20 from US
(Thursday 22 September 2022; 23:53)
This is such a beautiful song. Mariah should license this to a show or a movie soundtrack and give it a second life because it deserves to be heard again. In fact, there's a lot of really great songs in this album!
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Re: Exhausted and angry (101,116) (101,122) by jaker20 from US
(Thursday 1 September 2022; 22:47)
It's amazing that when she's not releasing, she is tired. So it's probably something happening around her, that is not related to her music. She seems happy when she is making music. But when she is not making music, she's tired. I honestly think lambs are Mariah's happy place. And the people around her are too much to handle.
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Re: New music (101,106) (101,112) by jaker20 from US
(Wednesday 31 August 2022; 15:40)
I agree that we would normally know because she would be in her best shape. But maybe it's time to be confident of her new shape as well. And also right now, she would miss a great opportunity. The points are so low for songs in the top 10. That is how Beyonce got a number 1, not because it's a good song, but because there's not a lot of competition. I love her but I'm sorry, that song is just awful. Taylor is also releasing because she know this, so it's going to be all about her. I think Mariah is badly managed, and her releases during the past 10 years are badly timed.
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Re: Nicki Minaj thanked Mariah (101,091) (101,096) by jaker20 from US
(Monday 29 August 2022; 20:05)
To this day, I'm not 100% sure if their beef was real. I know years later, Mariah said she's upset about the Idol situation, but that's more about the situation with the management than with Minaj. With that said, you can't deny that their collab was great and the song is a bop, and that's all that matters.
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Re: If it was Whitney? (101,069) (101,076) by jaker20 from US
(Sunday 28 August 2022; 21:52)
I personally don't mind her re-recording her classic albums in some way, sort of a different spin but the overall spirit of the songs and album would still be there. These are classic albums that can never be replicated. So she should put a different take on them, not just sing them note for note, like covering her own songs. But it would take plenty of creative thinking to achieve it, or getting the right people involved. I think classic songs should be updated for them to really reach more people and classic status. Beatles and Elvis songs would be forgotten by now if it wasn't for hundreds of artists covering his songs. Mariah's songs are difficult to sing, which is a double edge sword. No one can replicate her originals, but it also limits transcending different walk of life because of their degree of difficulty to sing, and that's where covers and reinterpretations come in.
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Re: Negativity (101,061) (101,075) by jaker20 from US
(Sunday 28 August 2022; 21:30)
The latter. Some here are just being oversensitive. I don't see anything wrong with posters expressing their thoughts particularly when Mariah is being silly. Imagine being one of the most impactful female artist of all time, having the most number 1's, next only to the biggest band of al time, now wanting to be called the queen of Christmas. What a giant step down just to make money. She's already the queen of Christmas by main accounts. But to claim it for more Christmas bags and merch is embarrassing. It just make her seem like she doesn't want to make music anymore. It is bound to backfire.

She should focus on making music. I want more of Caution and show more of her art.

One thing that do annoy me though is when lambs say her voice is shot. That's a lie. It's only true if you think Mariah should make more 90s type music where she does high notes 90% of the album. That style has its time, 30 years ago. She also doesn't sound like that anymore. It's not better of worse, just different. Caution proves that, because she sounds great on it. She should express her art in that level now, and collaborate. It's called changed and growth. Unfortunately she may have to shred some lambs who expect her to sing in 90s standards. But it's not like they're checking Caution. Peace all.
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Article: Mariah Carey wants to trademark "Queen of Christmas" (100,986) by jaker20 from US
(Tuesday 16 August 2022; 15:39)
Mariah's going to lose this case. Lol. This is embarrassing for her to do.
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Re: Still here (100,962) (100,963) by jaker20 from US
(Friday 12 August 2022; 15:51)
Oh I don't believe any of their numbers. I would believe Mariah sold 1.5 billion before I believe any of the others. Like how did Halsey sell 150 million or Nicky Minaj 100 million or Madonna jumped from 250 m to 400 m in less than 10 years when sales are dead and she's not relevant anymore. Even Cyndi Lauper gets more streaming than her. Now Taylor, Rihanna, Beyonce, and everyone are claiming wild numbers.

About that Billboard list, I would put Mariah number 2 but I wouldn't be surprised for her to go to number 1 eventually. You see, that's why other artists are manipulating their numbers, because they don't have any classics that will outlast all of us. By the way, I am not arguing though, I just sound like that lo.
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Re: Still here (100,959) (100,960) by jaker20 from US
(Friday 12 August 2022; 02:00)
Depending on which source you look at, Rihanna has sold 250 million, which beats Mariah. Even Halsey's label Capitol Records is claiming she sold 150 million. Artists are gaming these numbers, because they are out there getting their records certified and conniving with various publications. Even Wikipedia's list of best selling artists is a joke. There is about a dozen data and chart trackers out there claiming so and so numbers. Just a few years ago, Sony Asia gave Mariah a certification for 1.6 billion sales units, which beats The Beatles making her the best selling artist of all time, yet nobody believed it, lambs included, even though Billboard published the article. But is it that far from the truth? She is the only artist, The Beatles included, that sells every single year after they once dominated the game. I guess I will start referring to that number. If you can't beat them, join them.
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Re: Still here (100,953) (100,956) by jaker20 from US
(Thursday 11 August 2022; 19:51)
You all notice how artists have been grossly inflating their numbers? I was watching Jimmy Fallon, and Madonna is now claiming to have sold 400 million. These claims kept going up during the last 10 years when sales are basically dead. I feel like many acts are scrambling to secure their spots because sales are over, so they are now grossly inflating numbers.

Meanwhile, Mariah is the only artist who can justify actual claims because she actually have a classic that literally sells annually.
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Re: RIP Olivia Newton John (100,946) (100,948) by jaker20 from US
(Tuesday 9 August 2022; 20:54)
Truly an icon. RIP. I love their duet of Hopelessly Devoted To You. I can tell Mariah was fangirling on stage and it's so cute to watch. I didn't realize it has so millions of views on YouTube. I get so many emotions watching it. She was a lovely person inside and out.
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Re: Bey snubs Mariah (100,934) (100,937) by jaker20 from US
(Monday 8 August 2022; 17:18)
"Deep In Vogue" sounds nothing is prior to Madonna's "Vogue". Stop starting fake news about suing and everything.
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Re: Bey snubs Mariah (100,930) (100,931) by jaker20 from US
(Monday 8 August 2022; 02:24)
I don't think Bey snubs Mariah. I don't know why y'all think Mariah is entitled to another aritst's mention. This forum is such an echo chamber.
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Re: MC hurry up (100,892) (100,893) by jaker20 from US
(Wednesday 3 August 2022; 22:36)
Well at least you admit that Diane is being shady. She wasn't asking a question, she wants Beyonce to get dragged because apparently her work doesnt fall into what she consider to be "innovative"? Like how does that affect her exactly that she would go out of her way to complain about it. How pretentious.
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Re: MC hurry up (100,882) (100,890) by jaker20 from US
(Wednesday 3 August 2022; 18:17)
Dianne Warren wasn't "simply asking", she was being shady. She is also out of touch and stuck in the past, sampling is a reality of the current musical landscape. Mariah herself samples. Maybe not to the same extent as Beyonce but she does.
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Re: #Butterfly25 (100,858) (100,860) by jaker20 from US
(Sunday 31 July 2022; 02:09)
Something is definitely up. I would love her to release some re-recordings. Or maybe some unreleased songs from the era if they exist!
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Re: MC hurry up (100,857) (100,859) by jaker20 from US
(Sunday 31 July 2022; 00:41)
Why should she ask permission from Kelis who doesn't own the rights nor credited for song? Why should Beyonce get involved with Kelis' beef with Pharrel, that is their issue, not hers. Everybody samples, including Mariah. If an artist want to sample a song, the artist give credit to whomever is the legal owner of the song, not someone who is claiming or disputing those credits. Haters are just using this narrative to discredit Beyonce. No one knows how much "effort" she actually put into it. So what? The fact that she is releasing an album, and this is the best they can come up with is just sad, when some artists aren't even doing, well, anything at all with their careers. Don't worship these artists who sits on a pedestal but hardly lift a finger once they built their mansions, because over time, hard work beats talent, always.
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Re: MC hurry up (100,847) (100,856) by jaker20 from US
(Saturday 30 July 2022; 19:57)
Kelis is a bit of a cry baby, she should come for Pharrell and not Beyonce. With that said, the record isn't pushing anything, and is not exciting but not every album needs to. It brought Beyonce back to the limelight and into the charts, something Mariah wasn't able to achieve in Caution, which I love by the way. At least Beyonce is actually still putting some effort to her art and creativity and feeding her fans. So, going back to the original post, Mariah really should be creating something and collaborating with talents. If she can produce something like the quality of Caution every 2 to 3 years, I would be happy.
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Re: Songwriters speech (100,487) (100,489) by jaker20 from US
(Friday 17 June 2022; 21:56)
Some of you are just absolutely insufferable heartless human beings. That's what you guys are. She's obviously nervous, and that always triggers her anxieties and disorder.
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Re: Article: Mariah Carey to get in Songwriters Hall of Fame (100,473) (100,474) by jaker20 from US
(Friday 17 June 2022; 16:39)
My wish for Mariah's next coming years and decades is to be like Paul McCartney, and that is to keep on writing, keep on sharing her gifts, keep writing even for other artists.
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Article: Mariah Carey to get in Songwriters Hall of Fame (100,473) by jaker20 from US
(Friday 17 June 2022; 16:20)
This is probably one of Mariah's most important moments more than her other supposedly "major" awards. An event that that will happen quietly but have bigger meaning to her, because this is what separates her craft from all the rest. She's not just a voice, she's an artist.
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Re: Collaborations (100,461) (100,463) by jaker20 from US
(Thursday 16 June 2022; 18:07)
I don't want to sound combative but the level of disrespect of some lambs is mind boggling, hence my posts for reality check. If you don't like Caution that is fine. But don't turn around and say she should just make what she's good at instead of chasing the charts. You are the one chasing the charts by asking her to make similar albums from the past which is success-based. What she's accomplished in the past and what she is now can co-exist, and if you are unable to accept that, then my point remains: you are living in fantasy land and you are free to do so as I am to call you out for your hypocrisy.
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