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Mariah vs Brenda (104,327) by The Real Deal from USA
(Saturday 2 December 2023; 13:40)
What in the actual [censored]? It's not a conspiracy. It's called marketing a song that's already popular and trying to get it to #1. The same way Mariah markets AIWFCIY every year is no different then Brenda Lee putting out a music video for her song. Um, didn't MC make 4 videos for AIWFCIY? And whoever wrote the message "now that they slapped a blonde wig on Brenda" - are you serious? Stop trying to make a conspiracy out of everything when there is none.
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This is a reply to message 104,318 by Robert-Anthony from United States
(Saturday 2 December 2023; 00:13)
Hip Hop 50 September 15th (103,544) by The Real Deal from USA
(Wednesday 20 September 2023; 23:09)
My friend attended and said that she never showed up and that Mary J. Blige did a bulk of the hosting, in addition to performing.
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This is a reply to message 103,543 by Victor from Costa Rica
(Wednesday 20 September 2023; 19:47)
My tracklist order for MC30 (103,426) by The Real Deal from USA
(Monday 11 September 2023; 00:04)
This is my tracklist order for MC30. To me, it offers a cohesive listening experience.

Dreamlover
Hero
Anytime You Need A Friend
Music Box
Now That I Know
My Prayer
Do You Think Of Me
Working Hard
All I Live For
Never Forget You
Without You
Just To Hold You Once Again
I've Been Thinking About You
Everything Fades Away
All I've Ever Wanted
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Bliss (103,070) by The Real Deal from USA
(Monday 24 July 2023; 17:16)
Are we all forgetting about "Honey"? A song about semen. "It's like honey when it washes over me." She's actually never denied the sexual innuendos in that song when brought up.
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This is a reply to message 103,065 by Robert-Anthony from United States
(Sunday 23 July 2023; 16:24)
MB30 (102,914) by The Real Deal from USA
(Monday 19 June 2023; 03:46)
I disagree. MC always speaks fondly of the Dreamlover and Anytime You Need A Friend videos in post 2000s interviews. She even released an alternative video version of Anytime You Need A Friend a few years back. In addition, she sang and posted an acapella of Everything Fades Away backstage with singer JoJo. The only thing she has dismissed is Hero but says she appreciates it now.
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This is a reply to message 102,913 by Robert-Anthony from United States
(Sunday 18 June 2023; 17:52)
Rolling Stone's 200 Greatest Singers (102,016) by The Real Deal from USA
(Tuesday 3 January 2023; 19:45)
Where's Madonna?
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This is a reply to message 102,007 by Norman from USA
(Tuesday 3 January 2023; 03:32)
Concert in Saudi Arabia (101,535) by The Real Deal from USA
(Monday 24 October 2022; 17:48)
Are you suggesting that it is the fans fault for the loss of her voice?Please GTFO.
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This is a reply to message 101,526 by Edward from USA
(Monday 24 October 2022; 06:14)
Re: Global Citizen (101,293) (101,294) by The Real Deal from USA
(Thursday 22 September 2022; 20:51)
Here's my guess:

1. It's Like That
2. Always Be My Baby
3. Hero
4. We Belong Together
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Re: That Girl - Mariah (101,035) (101,049) by The Real Deal from USA
(Friday 26 August 2022; 00:53)
Furthermore, the Grammy's do not go by sales or chart positions. So for those that keep saying that One Sweet Day was the longest running #1 song, etc, it doesn't reflect the Grammy's position of voting. Case in point - Joni Mitchell's "Indigo Blue" wasn't even a Top 40 album prior to receiving the Album Of The Year nomination. Also, Annie Lennox "No More I Love You's" peaked at #23 on Billboard Hot 100.
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Re: That Girl - Mariah (101,028) (101,035) by The Real Deal from USA
(Thursday 25 August 2022; 06:41)
I'm really sick of the victim aspect of the 1996 Grammys. It was not personal. There were so many amazing albums and songs up against each other that year including Daydream. They acknowledged her as having the biggest selling song of that year by having her open the show. To twist the narrative into something personal or vindictive is just silly.
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Re: Best breakup album: Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel (100,901) (100,902) by The Real Deal from USA
(Thursday 4 August 2022; 22:35)
It was in regard to "After Tonight", yes. And I do group it into a trilogy as well. Oddly enough, I thought that about "Underneath The Stars" also - that maybe they actually met in '95!
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Re: Best breakup album: Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel (100,891) (100,897) by The Real Deal from USA
(Thursday 4 August 2022; 16:20)
I would add:

1) Fourth Of July
2) Whenever You Call
3) Bliss
4) After Tonight
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Re: Rank the (US) #1s, it's too quiet (99,934) (99,945) by The Real Deal from USA
(Sunday 20 March 2022; 04:57)
1. Vision Of Love
2. All I Want For Christmas Is You
3. Emotions
4. Always Be My Baby
5. Dreamlover
6. Fantasy
7. My All
8. Honey
9. We Belong Together
10. Love Takes Time
11. Someday
12. Heartbreaker
13. Hero
14. One Sweet Day
15. Thank God I Found You
16. I'll Be There
17. I Don't Wanna Cry
18. Don't Forget About Us
19. Touch My Body
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Re: Memoirs is an attempt at Butterfly II (99,943) (99,944) by The Real Deal from USA
(Sunday 20 March 2022; 04:48)
I actually think that Memoirs sounds more like Charmbracelet part 2.
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Re: Question (99,912) (99,913) by The Real Deal from USA
(Tuesday 15 March 2022; 19:06)
Actually, Mary J. did it in 1992 with a bunch of remixes from What's The 411, including Notorious BIG very first appearance on a single with "Real Love". Then in 1994, Madonna did it with a song called "I'd Rather Be Your Lover", initially featuring Tupac but then scratched and put on her "Bedtime Stories" album with Me'Shell NdegeOcello instead. So that part about Mariah being the first to add hip hop artists into a song duet genre always confused me.
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Details about Morgan court case (99,907) by The Real Deal from USA
(Sunday 13 March 2022; 11:54)
Here are specific details.
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Re: Kelly Clarkson (98,662) (98,664) by The Real Deal from USA
(Sunday 26 September 2021; 19:06)
I wouldn't be shady to iTunes. The lambs got Glitter to number one on that chart, which reignited interest for the album. I also hear iTunes spoken about more often than Billboard lately.
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Did anybody catch the shade? (98,613) by The Real Deal from USA
(Wednesday 15 September 2021; 18:24)
Did anybody catch the shade on Twitter Spaces conversation where she talked about Roc n Roe and she said "These are my only children. And the only children that I acknowledge and love. Understand?" If that wasn't a direct diss to Nick, his baby mamas and seeds, then I don't know what is!
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Re: Aaliyah 20 - August 25th (98,533) (98,535) by The Real Deal from USA
(Thursday 19 August 2021; 22:51)
What makes it even worse is that they already shot a video for the song "More Than A Woman", which was good to go, and then for some reason they decided to film a video for "Rock The Boat" and put that out first, even though the "More Than A Woman" one was already finished and edited! And it was released after "Rock The Boat", so they did use it.
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Re: Music Box album cover (98,495) (98,497) by The Real Deal from USA
(Friday 6 August 2021; 06:34)
The Rarities album cover very much reminds me of the Music Box album cover.
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Re: Bleak (98,489) (98,491) by The Real Deal from USA
(Wednesday 4 August 2021; 23:31)
She's a public figure and put out a memoir about her business, so yes, it can be discussed, if we choose to.
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Re: I miss Stella (98,333) (98,334) by The Real Deal from USA
(Friday 9 July 2021; 18:00)
I agree 1000 percent about Molly, the "assistant". As a matter of fact, in the montage preview for the season, they show Mariah doing the prank call and Kristopher is the one that they are pranking, not Molly! So obviously it was staged because when the episode aired, it was Molly that they pranked instead.
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Re: Worst song ever made? (98,192) (98,194) by The Real Deal from USA
(Thursday 17 June 2021; 17:25)
"Somewhat Loved" is totally fine as an album cut. I like it. As a single, I don't think it's strong enough. I actually like "Infamous" from "Empire" very much. I wish that it was promoted more. It reminded me of those late 90s/early 2000s pop/r&b crossover duets. In regard to the weakest singles pulled from her category (not album cuts), I would have to say:

1) I Don't - Her vocals are very weak on this song and YG rapping "I'll make you love me; even though you don't trust me" repeats way too damn much in the song.

2) Infinity - Because of most of the lyrics. However, I think her vocals on it sound great.

3) Save The Day - The mix sounds like a rough demo. I've actually heard demos that were better quality. The vocals also are also not up to par.

3) Boy (I Need You) - Not a bad song at all, but a bad single choice because upon its release, the original Cam'ron version was only 8 months old, and still receiving alot of airplay. Hence, many non Mariah fans thought it was just an additional remix version of his song. It would be like if another artist put out their own version of "Levitating" right now, while Dua Lipa's version is still on the charts.

4) GTFO - Again, her vocals sound weak and the shock value that she may have been looking for didn't resonate. There were no headlines saying "Mariah uses the F word in a song title". I sincerely believe the only reason she chose this as a single was for the F word shock value. Sidenote: I don't care about promo single or teaser - once you release it as a standalone track on iTunes and make a music video for it, then it is a single. I don't care what record execs say!

5) Loverboy - Yes I said it. The chorus of the released version does nothing for me. It sound slike background vocals waiting for a lead vocal chorus. The original intended Firecracker version brought the chorus vocals out more.

Nobody has mentioned "You're Mine (Eternal)", but I want to say that I love that track. I just don't think it should've been the lead single from MIAM. A more uptempo cut would've served better, such as "Thirsty", "Meteorite", or "You Don't Know What To Do".
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Article: Busta Rhymes and Mariah Carey's video drops today (97,772) by The Real Deal from USA
(Wednesday 7 April 2021; 21:36)
The article is wrong. It is on Facebook today, not YouTube.
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Article: Busta Rhymes and Mariah Carey's video drops today (97,771) by The Real Deal from USA
(Wednesday 7 April 2021; 21:21)
I thought the video was premiering at 12PM EST. I don't see it on YouTube yet.
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