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Name: jaker20
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Re: Songwriters Hall of Fame (92,401) (92,407) by jaker20 from US
(Thursday 16 January 2020; 23:41)
Licia, people were referring to Rock and Roll Hall of Fame previously. Do you know the difference?
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Songwriter Hall of Fame (92,375) by jaker20 from US
(Thursday 16 January 2020; 16:02)
Congrats Mimi. This is big. To me this is bigger than the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. I'm sure she's more excited about this than yet another recognition as a singer. A legendendary singer and songwriter confirmed. This is the kind of recognition that she deserves. So happy for her.
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Re: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (92,360) (92,363) by jaker20 from US
(Wednesday 15 January 2020; 22:22)
I hope they don't give it to her yet. She's still pretty active. That thing didn't help Janet one bit, it just makes artists look over the hill and completely done. I mean, Streisand, Sinatra, Garth Brooks, Celine are just a few who are non-inductees so I wouldn't put much importance on it. It would be like if MCArchives do a round robin voting and call it MC Archives Hall of Fame, meaning, it's just an opinion of another group of people, but with money because they can afford a show.
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I love the tone of her voice here (92,256) by jaker20 from US
(Friday 10 January 2020; 20:40)
I wish she'd make songs within that range more. It reminds me of Underneath the Stars. I love the playful quality of voice in that range.
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Re: New album (92,103) (92,118) by jaker20 from US
(Friday 3 January 2020; 18:08)
It is negative and morbid. She's not in retirement home. It's ageist and an insult to anyone working in their 50s and beyond, which makes your comment also unrealistic. 2 to 3 albums is you proposing she should retire in 5 to 10 years. With her level of career, and success that is highly unlikely. But you seem to suggest that's all she's capable of. Music and singing is her life and passion. That is what she is, and artists will do their passion as long as blood flows through their veins.

Again, the Streisand example. She slowed down for a while and who also got interested in other things. But that doesn't stop from delivering 15+ albums to this date and I'm sure she's got a lot more to give. Are you saying Mariah isn't capable of that? Mariah and her voice is adapting as we have seen in Caution. Just like everyone else on earth, we adapt with time and age.
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Re: New album (92,069) (92,094) by jaker20 from US
(Thursday 2 January 2020; 21:25)
"Mariah still has 2 or 3 more albums left in her." Seriously? That's kinda morbid. She's not 90 years old. Mariah will make great music for as long as she's alive and inspired. Paul McCartney is almost 80 and has made more than 10 albums since he turned 50. Streisand has released more than 15 studio albums, compilations, soundtracks, etc. since she turned 50. Mariah will outdo them both.
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Another level of legend (92,040) by jaker20 from US
(Monday 30 December 2019; 23:36)
Her career is entering twilight zone level of legendary. She's gonna come after The Beatles I just know it.
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Oh Santa 10th anniversay next year (91,872) by jaker20 from US
(Sunday 22 December 2019; 00:49)
Come on, we got to come up with something right?
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Re: New music (91,855) (91,866) by jaker20 from US
(Saturday 21 December 2019; 19:09)
Caution should have been released this time of the year, and it would have gotten more hype. Streaming platforms recommend same artists sometimes on playlists, but they didn't think of it that way.

There is this analogy of streams being water. She's got this massive flow of streams, in facts she's about to break streaming records again, but it falls into a cliff immediately after the holidays.

A new year's single this more celebratory would have been good for New Year's to pick up some of that attention. It should be something that is perfect to pick up on AIWFCIY and can be played throughout the year. A pop single like Katy Perry's Fireworks, or something. They tried that Auld Lang Syne but it's a misguided effort, because no one listens to such a song afterwards.

Frankly if she releases something outside of the holidays, she's basically back to square one. The build-up of attention to AIWFCIY got is unique this year, partly due to its 25th anniversary and tracking week aligning to good good amount of days, which fired up her marketing team. Next year is not guaranteed she'll peak again. I guess her team were also caught by surprise.
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Today begins is first tracking week of 2020 (91,818) by jaker20 from US
(Friday 20 December 2019; 17:52)
She is no.1 on iTunes and streaming continues to go up. Hopefully it's strong enough to balance out the expected drop on the 26th, but with no strong competition, it's looking really good so far for her to snatch another iconic record: 1 no.1 in 4 decades.
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Re: Mariah (19 No 1's) and Rihanna (14 No 1's) (91,780) (91,787) by jaker20 from US
(Thursday 19 December 2019; 15:49)
If Mariah will collab I would rather with someone whose not established, like someone's career she can help launch with her as the main artist and the new talent as a feature, like a reverse Lil Nas X - Billy Ray Cyrus situation. Merely collabing with another diva won't cut it. Its always about the right song. That magic.
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Re: Billboard week of 12.28 (91,743) (91,747) by jaker20 from US
(Wednesday 18 December 2019; 14:24)
You can say the same about its current chart position, which is for "week of December 21, 2019", but that's based on last week's sales and streams.
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What's our opinion on collabs? (91,723) by jaker20 from US
(Tuesday 17 December 2019; 16:37)
Now that Mariah is at the cusp of beating the most legendary record of all, The Beatles, I'm sure many artists who have ignored her in the past would want to jump to her train and be part of history. Not just collabs with artists, but writers, and producers, etc. Personally I wouldn't want her to get collab no.1, but if she can get one for a quick 20th no.1, then she can save her solo for the 21sth no.1.

By the way, I'm glad Mimi didn't promote the Bieber duet of AIWFC or this would have been another Ed-Sheeran-Beyonce scenario where fans of both artists are claiming the success of the song. AIWFCIY is all Mariah through and through.
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Re: 19th No 1 (91,718) (91,722) by jaker20 from US
(Tuesday 17 December 2019; 16:32)
Yeah this is the right time to release a hot new single. She is probably getting her creative juices flowing right about now, and when she's inspired, we know what can happen (see Emancipation).
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Re: Caution (91,659) (91,681) by jaker20 from US
(Monday 16 December 2019; 20:15)
I agree. So much has changed in the last 10 years, in fact just in the last 5 years. Streaming has been very kind to Mariah because streaming is what the people want to hear, not what the industyr [sic] force us to hear. The truth is, artists can do gimmicks, expensive videos, sing big notes, do crazy viral stuff, but in the end, it always boils down to a great song. Mariah is proof of it. She makes great music. And if Caution is any proof, her best is yet to come.
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We did it (91,678) by jaker20 from US
(Monday 16 December 2019; 19:50)
I can't believe. I love that MC was basically absent from the charts this decade and then hit us with the most legendary chart run in history. I can't wait for the headlines. Which will only drive more excitement to the song.
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Re: AIWFCIY's chart position next week (91,653) (91,675) by jaker20 from US
(Monday 16 December 2019; 19:42)
What time are getting some official numbers? I'm so anxious I can hardly contain it.
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Re: AIWFCIY's chart position next week (91,652) (91,653) by jaker20 from US
(Monday 16 December 2019; 01:00)
It is so close. Keep streaming. Stream stream party stream.
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Re: The next 13 days including December 26 (91,640) (91,642) by jaker20 from US
(Sunday 15 December 2019; 00:54)
Opinion based on Circles still being far ahead on radio. No.1 is a possibility but I'll be careful for now and say it will be number 2.

But that is ok. The new tracking week starts today, Friday, and Circles is already dropping on radio, and AIWFCIY is starting to explode on streaming daily, and its gone up on iTunes. So if not this Monday, the next Monday is looking very good, and then again next Monday when orders of physicals are shipped.

But lets not be over-confident. I say, starting today, we party stream every single day including December 26. That will give the song the historic two weeks at no.1 at 2 different decades.
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The next 13 days including December 26 (91,634) by jaker20 from US
(Saturday 14 December 2019; 17:25)
The next 13 days are crucial. Its her final chance to get a no.1. It doesn't seem like she got it this week, and she will peak at no.2 (new peak). Which means our final chance is the next 13 days.
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Still neck and neck, it's gonna be very close (91,623) by jaker20 from US
(Friday 13 December 2019; 23:09)
Keep streaming. Create your playlists and leave them on repeat. Lets go for the final push guys. I heard there's a new bumbling song just about to explode and possibly block her next week, but I rather not mention and give it more attention. Just keep streaming. Stream stream stream.
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Re: AIWFCIY's chart position next week (91,609) (91,618) by jaker20 from US
(Friday 13 December 2019; 16:02)
Don't stop streaming this weekend. It's a festive weekend. Keep streaming.
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Streaming party starting today (91,594) by jaker20 from US
(Wednesday 11 December 2019; 21:54)
It looks like is going to be very close this week and will boil down to literally just a few points. Lambs, the most legendary fanbase of all, it's time to get festive. Stream stream steam.
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Re: Just a streaming tidbit (91,582) (91,584) by jaker20 from US
(Tuesday 10 December 2019; 17:54)
I'm not sure that's how it works. Besides there are at least or 6 versions of the song over the years which includes the live version. So what I do is I create a playlist and loop them because all of them are actually really good specially the new Tokyo and St John. Does live version count? Does anyone know?
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Re: Article: "All I Want for Christmas Is You" returns to No. 3 high (91,571) (91,579) by jaker20 from US
(Tuesday 10 December 2019; 14:35)
Get those AIWFCIY cds and vinyls, they are amazing. So if she doesn't get the no.2 this next two weeks we can at least guarantee it on Christmas week and the song's streaming completely explodes.
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