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Name: Terna
Country: Nigeria
Mariah Carey is my favorite artist ever. Fave Era - The Emancipation of Mimi
Olivia Newton John (100,947) by Terna from Nigeria
(Tuesday 9 August 2022; 20:29)
What a rude shock, I found out when I read Mariah's IG post. Time indeed has flown by in a minute, hasn't it? May she rest now.
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Re: Mariah / Whitney singing each other's songs (100,896) (100,899) by Terna from Nigeria
(Thursday 4 August 2022; 17:01)
There's a clip with Whitney singing a line from "Vision of Love" and I always wanted to hear more. Funny enough she sings it in the original key, impromptu. They have two different styles of singing and different voice types. Whitney always sang in her comfortable range for the most part, but Mariah always experimented a lot and sings more outside her range. It would've been truly awesome to experience them both cover each other. The closest we have of them singing the same song is "O Holy Night".
Whitney : "Vision of Love", "Fly Like a Bird" and "Love Takes Time".
Mariah: "For the Love of You", "You Give Good Love", "Fine" (total bop), "How will I know".
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Re: MC hurry up (100,882) (100,898) by Terna from Nigeria
(Thursday 4 August 2022; 16:38)
Lol. Diane warren has always been so outspoken and real. I went through the credits for the Kelis song that caused so much drama and there were 16 people credited and I was like "Is this even possible?" I thought that was overkill, but 26? Haha. Now that's just messy. I haven't listened to the new record and I don't even intend to. Never really connected with Beyonce nor her music at all.
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Re:#Butterfly25 (100,858) (100,870) by Terna from Nigeria
(Sunday 31 July 2022; 16:43)
Um, just no. I speak on the behalf of the Lambily when I say honestly, absolutely no one is gonna be here for any rerecording of that album "Butterfly" whatsoever and Mariah should not make that mistake and think she'll get any support from hardcore fans like me on that issue. Just leave that album alone. Rerecord "Daydream". Instead. Lol. However, unreleased material from that time period with images from the photoshoot we haven't seen. Oh boy. We're all here for that.
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Perfect pitch (100,839) by Terna from Nigeria
(Wednesday 27 July 2022; 20:07)
The way she just nails the original key and starts singing the chorus, spot on how? Lol. And that tone, I guess it's the perfect pitch thingy. It's the little things like this that make me in awe of her gift.
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Re: What sank Charmbracelet? (100,807) (100,813) by Terna from Nigeria
(Monday 25 July 2022; 02:11)
The album had fillers, lots of them, lacked tangible single [material] except for "Through The Rain" (which of course was a good start and was needed as she addressed the breakdown indirectly) and wasn't cohesive. Then those hideous vocals. Where was her chest voice? Ugh. Simply put "Charmbracelet" was [bland] and [boring] and quite honestly, my least favorite album. Smh. Such hard times to be a Mariah Carey [fan] 2002-2004. She lost half her [fan] base during this time. I was so disappointed in the record especially her singing and then as if to taunt Mariah fans, Celine's "One Heart" was released around the same time, and was everything "Charmbracelet" wasn't and that's putting it lightly. Lol.
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Re: Just Stand Up (100,800) (100,809) by Terna from Nigeria
(Sunday 24 July 2022; 21:45)
You call those whistle notes subtle? That was pure fire. I've been playing this song ever so frequently of late and yes Mariah did her thing and I always felt the line she sang, she was the best person to sing it. "You will know that you're good if you trust in the good, through whatever" chills every time. The highlight of 2008 in music for me was this song.
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Re: Walter (100,795) (100,808) by Terna from Nigeria
(Sunday 24 July 2022; 21:17)
Hey, what were not gonna do here is disrespect Walter Afanasieff. It's just not going to happen. Walter was already an established pianist and music producer by the time Mariah Carey came along. You better check that man's body of work, before you come on here to display your ignorance. Yes we love Mariah, but we don't have to bring others down in order for her to shine, she does that already without effort. This doesn't mean people she has worked with are any less credible or legit in their own endeavors. Walter and Mariah had magic not just chemistry and the songs they created from scratch speak volumes. Her best songs are the songs she wrote with him, there's no denying that, and if you take away all those songs, she will have less than half the career she has now. Yes, he didn't really recreate that magic with other artists after they fell out, but that also applies to her also. Her biggest "cash cow" song so to speak - a gift that keeps on giving is "All I Want For Christmas is You" and that's co-written and produced with Walter. The man is a genius.
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Re: Thoughts: which album do you think MC dislikes (100,777) (100,785) by Terna from Nigeria
(Thursday 21 July 2022; 12:37)
I knew it. Haha you'll always defend "Daydream". But you have to admit, what I observed is spot on. And don't do "Music Box" like that. Its [ballads] are much more concrete and not cheesy like those on yours truly. Lol.
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Re: Thoughts: which album do you think MC dislikes (100,754) (100,772) by Terna from Nigeria
(Tuesday 19 July 2022; 17:04)
Without a doubt, that would be "Daydream". As soon as you mention that album she skips the first four songs and goes straight to talk about "Always Be My Baby" and how the writing process with Jermaine was fun, her adventure with Da Brat and if she's feeling it, the remixes with the girls Xscape and that's it. She pays that record absolute dust and just doesn't speak about any other of the songs much, nor has she performed them at all since the era came to an end. I bet if an interviewer says "Hey Mariah, let's talk about the Daydream record and era leaving out ABMB and Fantasy with ODB", she'll immediately go into a malevolent trance while still fanning herself with her latest hand fan. Haha. Oh dear, I hope she doesn't see this.
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Re: D&G (100,683) (100,689) by Terna from Nigeria
(Sunday 10 July 2022; 20:45)
I [loved] her appearance, she was giving Divas Live 98 meets the Soprano role she played in the "Bachelor". Made quite a buzz on social media actually. Mariah is indeed a stunningly beautiful woman, even when she isn't trying. I loved seeing her with Sharon Stone and Helen Mirren, just catching up.
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Re: Vocabulary (100,684) (100,688) by Terna from Nigeria
(Sunday 10 July 2022; 20:39)
That's another one I could do without. Lol.
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Vocabulary (100,681) by Terna from Nigeria
(Saturday 9 July 2022; 20:19)
"Or whatever". This phrase needs to be deleted from her everyday vocabulary, and she uses it a lot. It comes across as rude and kinda off putting (and it even made an appearance at the Songwriters Hall of Fame speech). Am I the only one sensing this? I was watching the masterclass, 2 minutes in there it was. Lol.
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Re: What's on your MC rotation these days? (100,564) (100,585) by Terna from Nigeria
(Sunday 26 June 2022; 21:10)
Lol, Just an observation dear, no need to get ruffled up. And yes to respond to this post. With Mariah it is always different, the songs you gravitate towards and it does change quite often. Top 5 would be:
1. The Art of Letting Go
2. Vision of Love
3. My All
4. Anytime You Need a Friend
5. You're Mine Live BET Music awards (I Love this so much and actually prefer it to the album cut)
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Re: Runway (100,582) (100,584) by Terna from Nigeria
(Sunday 26 June 2022; 21:03)
Loved it with the very first listen and its actually one of the more vocal songs on the record, in true Mariah fashion. And then there's that "Butterfly" looped sample. Wow. Wonder why it took so long to be available in the [United States]. It also has a remix with a Japanese guy (who sings in Japanese) on the "Caution" version I got.
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Re: Songwriters speech (100,495) (100,530) by Terna from Nigeria
(Sunday 19 June 2022; 21:09)
"A Beyonce fan gleefully sent it to me at 9AM." I knew this had something to do with those Beyonce insecure fans you insist on hanging out with. Just another weapon to try and shoot down Mariah, to try and undermine her sheer greatness facts (all caps). Beyonce has never, can never and will never be heralded the same way Mariah Carey is. Mariah is the music industry and music personified. Point blank period. Now since you do not have the presence of mind to defend Miss Carey. Here's some shade for those "friends" of yours.
When Beyonce has a Diamond Album, then they can speak, until then. Secondly, "The Emancipation of Mimi" was everything Beyoncé's "Dangerously in Love" album never was and never will be, the album she wishes was hers. You better come correct Randy. Know who you Stan. Beyonce is not the one getting inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, it is Mariah Carey.
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Re: Songwriters speech (100,475) (100,529) by Terna from Nigeria
(Sunday 19 June 2022; 20:47)
Ditzy maybe, going off on a tangent maybe, incoherent definitely not. But you should also notice she was nervous and aware of the time before she outstays her welcome. I think it is a case of over planning what to say (thus the notes on paper) and then in the real moment, it does not quite go as planned. Lol. Randy you only show up to complain about Mariah, go through your old posts and see if I'm wrong.
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Re: Collaborations (100,450) (100,452) by Terna from Nigeria
(Wednesday 15 June 2022; 20:45)
Thank you MusicfanJ, I'm glad you understand my point of view and see where I'm coming from. I want to see Mariah succeed so bad, pull a Cher moment or even something bigger, in this social media time we live in (I was one of those who discovered Cher from "Believe" that record was so impactful for her, she gained new fans and recognition). If anything else for the new Lambs that have never experienced an era where she was inescapably on top. But instead she's being reduced to a one trick pony that happens only at Christmas (you've seen those memes of Mariah Carey defrosting after Thanksgiving lol). After such a stellar career, the "Queen of Christmas" title (which I love and not complaining about at all) should be just one of the different facets of the artist she is, an all round music genius in a league of her own.
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Re: Collaborations (100,438) (100,445) by Terna from Nigeria
(Tuesday 14 June 2022; 21:19)
We hold Mariah to high standards because that's just the kinda of artist she is, and we know what she is capable of. "Caution", while being a very good record, was vocally not a "Mariah Carey" album. And yes I am referring to "The Voice" it's nowhere on Caution. That's what people want to hear, heck that's what I (all caps) want to hear. There should be a balance between what Mariah wants to put out and what us fans are willing to spend our hard earned money (all caps) on, that's the reason "Butterfly" worked in a massive way. She gained new fans but did not alienate the old ones. I've noticed her best years were her marketed years when she was under supervision, even "The Emancipation of Mimi" her big comeback was guided by L.A Reid, an executive with experience and successful track record with other artists. The labels know what sells and what people want to hear and delivered and she delivered, quality music as well, while still sticking to her roots and the kind of music she loves – R&B/Hip-hop. You cannot and I repeat cannot compare an album like "Rainbow" to "Butterfly", the difference is clear as day.
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Re: Why I want another #1 (100,368) (100,373) by Terna from Nigeria
(Tuesday 31 May 2022; 21:04)
Well written post. I'm so glad Mariah shared that very private message from Leontyne Price with us her fans and the rest of the world. That was one of the highlights in the book for me. Another was the moment with Maureen, who complimented her about her singing voice.
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Re: Why I want another #1 (100,326) (100,353) by Terna from Nigeria
(Sunday 29 May 2022; 13:07)
"How does Taylor Swift have twice as many Grammys as MC?" The same way Beyonce is the most awarded female in the music industry - industry politics, so don't think too much about that. Certain artists tend not (all caps) to play by the rules that "the powers that be" enforce in the music industry, Mariah is high on that list. The late Prince also known as "The artist" is also on that list. Everything they accomplished was because they are musical geniuses first of all (the genuine gift of being able to create music) but also worked hard for, almost like it was an uphill battle. I have utmost respect for Mariah and Prince and the likes who played on their own terms, ended up owing their catalogues (this is very important as an artist) and yet remained relevant. Mariah is a very calculated and sharp business mind, who has thrived in a cutthroat industry and carved out her own lane. She is where a lot of artists can only wish they were. The respect is already here and so will that 20th number one, trust and believe.
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Re: The Roof feat. Brandy (100,189) (100,201) by Terna from Nigeria
(Sunday 17 April 2022; 21:25)
Aww [thanks], that was what I observed with just the first [listen]. Oh and happy Easter dear.
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The Roof feat. Brandy (100,171) by Terna from Nigeria
(Friday 15 April 2022; 14:34)
[It's] funny how [it's] the same song but the mood has changed. The original one on "Butterfly" is sad, dark and at the same time solemn and [lamentative] but she has changed this one. Its happier, "freer" and reflective instead like she's moved on, you know that feeling of heartbreak when you revisit and reflect and acknowledge that in that moment (which is what this song captured) the pain was real. I look at the two versions as [past] and present and acknowledge and understand the need for her to remake this song now. I love this version as well and [kudos] to Brandy, she killed it in those background vocals.
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Re: The dress bit (100,087) (100,108) by Terna from Nigeria
(Friday 8 April 2022; 16:30)
That award show is on its way out, something I predicted a while back, this year was a conscious effort to [boycott] it as you already indicated, there were not seasoned artists in attendance. The "Mariah Carey" award is gonna replace the "Grannies". Lol. [Because] lets face it, Mariah Carey is (all caps) the music industry. She's that [girl].
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Re: Where's Bill? (100,063) (100,070) by Terna from Nigeria
(Thursday 31 March 2022; 11:42)
Recovering from the fact he was the 100k message. Lol.
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