December 2008 - Heroes of Mariah
Happy New Year!!!

May all your wishes come true guys, love ya..... and know what?  For the year to come, be real, shake them hataz off, enjoy every moment life gives us, it's what I'm gonna do.  Due to a high request, I'll do my infamous lil' pickel dance again, it's a tradition now 

Posted on December the 31st.
2008.... what a year!
- At New Year's Eve at Tao, Mariah closed the night by playing what we all thought would be her first single: "Migrate" featuring T-Pain. 
- The album was pushed back.
- According to the medias who heard the album alredy, "Migrate" is set to be a hit club banger and Bye Bye is set to make big bucks. 
- US record label rep who flew to Australia said: "We definitely want to get Mariah out here at some point during the year,''
It was the month where a lot of fans were mad at the first single being postponed and postponed again and again... and it was only the begining of a really weird year 
- New album revues came in and they all predicted a big hit.
- We discovered with surprise Mariah was back in the studio to finish the record.
- Finally we learned Mariah was shooting her video for"Touch My Body".
- The title of the new album is known, it's E=MC²
- "Touch My Body" impacts the world and it's an immediate success everywhere.
- More interesting album review came in: 
""Bye, Bye," a powerful ballad that should be a single and probably will close the album. It’s a natural singalong in concert, too, which could make it not only wildly popular but a possible Grammy contender next year. Look out. 
"Other highlights included "Cruise Control," featuring Damian Marley with a driving reggae subtext; "Migrate" with T-Pain, which should be a single and perhaps the album’s kick-off track; "Last Kiss," with Dupri on vocals; a breathy disco dance hit called "I’m That Chick"; and out-and-out pop song "Loving You a Long Time".
" From track to track I kept thinking that Carey and her crew have put a lot of work into making "E=MC²" not just a hit, but a sustainable success. There’s enough in the package that it will last as long as "Emancipation," spinning off singles, remixes and videos" 
- Mariah premieres the Touch My Body video on TRL and BET
- Promotion is starting
- Promotion goes on with many radio interviews
- BET Special show
- For the first time Mariah talks about her upcoming Tour in an interview with Ryan Seacrest.
- Mariah goes to Satuday Night Live
- Album cover revealed
- "I didn't know I could be happy" - and we didn't knew yet why she said it 
- Performance at The Hills premiere 
- "I think it's important to tour with this album, because there are so many songs that I really want to sing live"
- Press Conference and promotion in Paris
- Promotion and signing session in the UK
- "Touch My Body" 18th. #1 
- Promotion in Germany
- Mariah performs at "Idol Gives Back"
- Bye Bye audio premiere on Mariah's official site
- Mariah on Oprah
- First rumors of Mariah dating Nick Cannon
- Mariah on American Idol
- BET the Relativity of Mariah
- LA signing session
- "For those who keep suggesting that MC has only, in recent years, thrown herself into the more hip-hop side of things, she scoffs: “It’s so funny because ever since I did my first remix with ODB, people have been saying ‘Wow, you’re doing this new hip-hop thing.’ And I’m like: ‘It’s not new, it’s what I’ve always loved. I’m just allowed to do it now."
- Live on Good Morning America
- Live with Regis and Kelly
- Mariah turns on the lights to the Empire State Building
- Premiere of "Tennessee"
- "Bye Bye" premiere postponed
- Confirmed shows are canceled
- It's official, Mariah marries Nick Cannon!!  God, I remember those days, fans were weird, some upset, some in denial, some insulting, we got the best and the worst coming out of everyone, it was a real circus among the fans 
- Promotion in Japan

After that we can't say it was paradise for the album, all went wrong.  Mariah stopped all promotion to enjoy her honeymoon and most of the fans didn't support the new singles, anyway, it's a great album, supported or not by the label and some fans, the album didn't reach what everyone expected in terms of sales, but whatever, Mariah seems happy!!!!!!!! 
Let's hope 2009 brings peace and joy to everyone (even if the majority of the fans are still sad for the "non Tour")
Posted on December 31

Mariah and Nick make Yahoo!'s front page today

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Posted on December 31
Mariah's life in a Broadway musical 
This rumor came up a while ago, now UK medias are speculating on the name of the artists who could play the part of Mariah in the Broadway musical of the singer's life. 
The 'Heartbreaker' singer has reportedly agreed for the stage show to go ahead and if Mariah doesn't star in it herself, names which come up are actresses Vanessa Hudgens and Eva Longoria or singer Leona Lewis.
If Leona is chosen, she would portray Mariah's life from when she shot to fame at the age of 20, when she went on to become the first artist to have her first five singles top the US Billboard 100 chart. 
Theatre bosses are hoping to have the production ready later this year. 
Source for the info: Metro UK
Posted on December 31
Video: Mariah skiing in Aspen last Saturday
Extra TV showed footage of Mariah skiing in Aspen last Saturday.  Click on the following links to download.
1080i HD - DVD

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Thanks to Moony
Posted on December 30
New pics (but not the ones we expected...)
Since yesterday, X17 Online says they have peeps in the Bahamas and we need to stay tuned for news and pics, today they posted.... Aspen pics.
But that's great, we hadn't seen them yet.

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Posted on December 29
Mariah not pregnant! (according to Roger Friedman)
Despite rumors, Mariah Carey is still not pregnant.

In the last few days there have been more reports of light work out sessions, ultra sound tests, all kinds of things. There more reports of “booties” being knitted than Carey’s famous “booty” ever got.

Alas, I am assured by those close to her that still, no baby is in sight. Carey and young hubby Nick Cannon have been on vacation in Aspen and St. Bart’s. But photographs of Carey, who hasn’t been shy about getting in front of the cameras, reveal still a flat stomach on a pretty well toned body.

“It’s all still just rumors,” a Carey insider told me over the weekend. Of course, the light work out sessions could be because Carey is trying to get pregnant and just isn’t there yet. That would make sense.

So again, don’t log on to the Tiffany baby registry quite yet. Give Mariah some time!
Source: Roger Friedman for FOX (All rights reserved)
Heroes note: How annoying must it be for Mariah, having people constantly looking at her belly to try to find out....
Posted on December 29

The Prince And The Showgirl in London, still Mariah's dream
A few years ago Mariah scooped the rights to Marilyn Monroe’s classic movie The Prince And The Showgirl. 

She wants to turn it into a West End stage spectacular when time permits. 

The diva told us: “I like the idea of doing it but it’s all down to the time – you have to commit for a rather long time and now is really hard for me. But it’s a dream that I want to achieve in the future.”
Source: DailyStar
Heroes note: For the ones who are not familiar with that movie, click here to see the Heroes of Mariah promo page made in 2003 when the first infos surfaced.
Posted on December 28

New York Post's Page Six doesn't look stupid at all now 
Mariah and Nick were spotted hitting the slopes in Aspen yesterday (Dec. 27).  Decked out in snazzy snow gear, the happy couple and their entourage hung out on the bunny slopes as Mariah then took time to get a short ski lesson.

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Source: GossipGirls
Posted on December 28
Mariah in Aspen new videos!
- Extra TV and TMZ showed footage of Mariah shopping in Aspen.
- Access Hollywood reported that celeberties were seen in Aspen showing Mariah's picture.
Thanks to Moony
Posted on december 27
Mariah arrived in St Bart
Apparently Mariah won....  Previous reports stated Nick wanted a New Year's Eve party in Vegas while Mariah wanted to spend it at her house in the Bahamas.
As Page Six reports Mariah arrived in St Bart, maybe they will go to her house in the Bahamas after that, so Mariah won 
They again report Mariah is pregnant 'cause according to sources in St Bart, she tipped off her expectant state when she cut down her strenuous fitness regimen.
Posted on December 27
Confessions of an a**.... (no mean words, I'm still in the Christmas spirit) 
The Long & Twisted Road... With Mariah 
What a storied history I have with Mariah Carey. In 13 years at Billboard, only a handful of anecdotes bear repeating... when Vanessa Williams proved face to face to be the bitch she now deliciously plays on "Ugly Betty"; when Clive Davis came after me, knives sharpened, for dissing Rod Stewart and Justin Timberlake (complete with a hand-signed letter that hangs at home); and digs at Mariah, actually credited, in part, for her temporary insanity in the New York Post. (click on the scan) (Heroes note: congrats dude, I bet you're proud huh???)

In another time, Billboard indulged single reviews that were less than complementary. As singles reviews editor since 1998, my reputation was forged on delicious venom: If I loved a song, you got the sweetest embrace, but established artists that took a misstep were demonized. When Mariah flip-flopped to hip-hop, I responded with several less-than-flattering reviews.
Meanwhile, Mariah was the first artist I had the pleasure of meeting when I started at Billboard. Around Thanksgiving 1995, my Billboard muse Larry Flick took me to her Madison Square Garden TV special taping, where we met her. It was magic.

The photo below really tells the story here. After so many unkind reviews, Ayhan and I attended a Z100 concert and, with all-access credentials, squeezed into Mariah's dressing room—and eek, there she was with some guy named Randy Jackson, who, of course, is now the renowned "American Idol" judge. Mariah comes forth, I introduce myself and she announces, "I know who you are." Pause. I say, "Are you gonna hit me?" She laughs, and I launch into a diatribe about my reviews that, to this day, I'm convinced was inspired by angels. I say something to the effect of, "You know, I have followed your career since the beginning, so when you disappoint, I hold you to the highest standard. I expect nothing but the best, given what I know you're able to achieve." I meant it, too.
Her response: "Really? Oh, thank you," with total sweetness." Then we posed for the pic here... After this, I found it pretty much impossible to ever again write a negative word, given Mariah's humility. Fortunately, she came back with "We Belong Together," rediscovering melody, making my job much easier...

Now Sony has released "Mariah Carey: The Ballads" (above. left), an album I adore... Ah, the memories... the good times... the '90s... and then the third meeting with Lady M, with Kristina in 2007. Amen!

Source: Chuck Taylor (All rights reserved)
Posted on December 26

Mariah's Holiday message on Belgian radio 
On Belgian radio Radio Contact, they played Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) and then said Mariah had a Holiday fan greeting when you called a number, they called and played the message live on air, the DJ said it was really great 'cause it was like having Mariah on the phone.
Source: David on our forum
Posted on December 26
- From TMZ - footage of Mariah shopping on Tuesday in Aspen.
- The Insider, Daily 10 and E! News - Mariah spotted in Aspen.
Click here to download a .zip file 

Thanks to Moony
Posted on December 25
And new pics....
Mariah and Nick on Christmas Eve day 
Mariah and Nick were spotted visiting Joan Boyce's jewelry store.

Source: GossipGirls
Posted on December 25
Please vote for Right To Dream on BET!!!!!!!!!!
Here and now ya heard!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! you and you and you and you, VOTE now!!!!!!!
Source for the info: Dennis by e-mail
Posted on December 24/25
Merry Christmas to all of you!!!!!!!

Merry Christmas little sweetheart .
Posted on December the 24
And more pics of Mariah shopping in Aspen

Source: GossipGirls
Posted on December 24
All I Want For Christmas is a simple card ... from Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon 
Check out the card sent by Mariah and Nick to The Sun (Bizarre section) and probably to a lot of medias and friends.  The card plays All I Want For Christmas!

Posted on December 24
Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy, tomorrow, it's Christmas  and guess what...  I don't care about the presents underneath the Christmas tree, all I want for Christmas is Mariah's happiness 
Posted on December the 24th.
More pictures....
Mariah leads the rush of stars to Aspen in festive red snow boots, by Christian Dior of course
Mariah Carey got into the Christmas spirit yesterday by donning enormous red Christian Dior snow boots as she enjoyed her annual trip to Aspen for the festive period.
The singer completed the outfit with a red puffa jacket, black jeans and designer sunglasses and was all smiles as she enjoyed some last minute shopping at a number of designer boutiques with husband Nick Cannon and her faithful dog Jack.

Source: DailyMail (All rights reserved)
Posted on December 24
Mariah and Nick: Aspen Lovers
Decked out in color-coordinated outfits, Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon were spotted enjoying their romantic Colorado getaway on Tuesday (December 23).
The lovely pair snuggled as they explored the Aspen winter paradise with their pet pooch during a visit to Mariah’s favorite jewelry store. 

Source: GossipGirls
Posted on December 24
Watch a cute holiday animation on Mariah's official site
Click here and enjoy!
Posted on December 23
Jasmine ready to be festive with Mariah!
Today, in her column, Jasmine (Mariah's friend) says she's ready to spend the holidays with Mariah...
"it’s nearly time for me to pack my just unpacked suitcase for my annual, end of year holiday with my Christmas cousin Mariah Carey Cannon – and her husband Mr Nick Cannon!" 
Posted on December 22
Mariah meets Camp Fuji Marines on December 18

Christian Calo a diesel mechanic with the Motor Engineer Platoon Camp Fuji Japan and Lance Cpl. Imran Ismail a supply warehouse specialist at Camp Fuji Japan take a few minutes to meet with pop superstar Mariah Carey. The Marines also met with Sumo Grand Champion Akebono and Japanese singing star Ai during a star-studded charity gala in Tokyo. The visit by the Camp Fuji Marines was made possible by Positive Productions Yokohama ACTV and the Stars and Stripes Celebrity Event Program. Photo courtesy of Positive Productions 
Source: Stars and Stripes (All rights reserved)
Posted on December 22
Mariah's New Personal Fan Phone Line
Call Mariah's new personal fan phone line to hear her personal Holiday fan greeting on your cell and to join Mariah's free Mobile Club to receive personalized voice messages, text updates and maybe even get a call back from Mariah! 
This is your best way to personally be in touch with Mariah! 917-388-9223
Heroes note: I didn't test it myself yet, but I think this is only for US fans (or at least will be very expensive outside the US)
Posted on December 22
Go Mariah, go!!!!!! 
- All I Want For Christmas Is You is now #29 (+6) in the Belgian iTunes Pop Top 100
- All I Want For Christmas Is You spent 6 weeks at #1 on the Belgian iTunes Holiday season chart, now it's "only" in the Pop Top 100 as the downloads of that track are part of "The Ballads".
Posted on December 20
San Jose resident wins contest to design gown for Mariah Carey
A big coup for a fashion designer is to have a celebrity wear his or her creations on the red carpet. And for an unknown designer, it could be the few seconds needed to launch a career. 

Julian Contreras of San Jose is hoping for just that after a sketch of a gown he created for Grammy-award singer Mariah Carey was selected by Carey as the grand prize winner in a contest that drew 4,023 entries. Contreras' sketch will be transformed into a dress and worn by Carey at an event early next year, said Ashley Futak, a spokeswoman for Brickfish, a social media marketing company that sponsored the contest.

"Being a designer has always been my dream since I was 5 years old," said Contreras, 20, a Lincoln High School graduate and fashion student at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. "I just can't believe I won."

Contestants were asked to create a dress that would incorporate Carey's new fragrance, Luscious Pink, and the singer's signature butterfly logo.

Contreras drew a form-fitting, mauve pink gown with an asymmetrical shoulder strap decorated with a sparkling pin. Carey last week raved about it on "Entertainment Tonight."

"It's a really, really great design," she said, while pointing to the sketch on the show. "I love a one-shoulder and I love the brooch here and how it's drapey on the top."

The grand prize means the Luscious Pink dress Contreras created will be made three times: once for the singer to wear, once for Contreras to keep in his own collection, and once as an auction item at a benefit for Susan G. Komen for the Cure breast cancer awareness.

"I wanted to design something that would show off her figure and enhance her curves," said Contreras, who still lives in San Jose. He said it wasn't yet clear when Carey would wear the dress, but it's expected to be completed in the next three months.

Contreras' winning dress as well as the others can be viewed at
Source: San Jose Mercury News (All rights reserved)
Posted on December 20

Sony plans more promo for "The Ballads" in the US
As a promotion for "Elvis Presley Christmas Duets" album, Sony BMG Music Entertainment has created a Web site that allows you to record "Blue Christmas" as a duet with Presley, singing McBride's part from the album.

The site,, provides a phone number and access code so you can belt out your lines over the phone. If you're pleased with the recording, you can send it in a Christmas ecard.

"Someone in our digital area came up with the concept," said JJ Rosen, executive vice president of Sony BMG Music Entertainment's Commercial Music Group. "It fits the duets concept of the album so well."

Because the campaign leans heavily on technology, Rosen said it brings Presley and his music to a younger generation. "We're always trying to keep the Elvis brand alive."

The site launched Dec. 5 and has drawn 30,000 people from nine countries. It's scheduled to end sometime in January.

The promotion has been successful enough that Sony plans a similar one for Mariah Carey's upcoming release "The Ballads" for Valentine's Day.

Given Carey's vocal range, it could take some serious chops to keep up.

"Dreamlover" anyone? 
Source: AP
Posted on December 19

Mariah's Holiday Wish 

"Hey everyone, it's Mariah!  You know how much I love the holidays.  I wish you and your family lots of love, joy and laughter. Happy holidays!"
Click here to access the Holiday e-card and make your own if you want.

Mariah's wish list:
1. Luscious Pink Fragrance
2. Jeweled Dog Collar for JJ.
3. Continued Love and Support for The Fresh Air Fund and the Make-A-Wish Foundation
Posted on December 19

And it climbs again! 
- All I Want For Christmas Is You is #35 (+30) in the Belgian iTunes Pop Top 100
- All I Want For Christmas Is You spent 6 weeks at #1 on the Belgian iTunes Holiday season chart, now it's "only" in the Pop Top 100 as the downloads of that track are part of "The Ballads".
Source for the infos: david on our forum
Posted on December 18
Mariah at Club Ibiza for Obama's inauguration party?
While the majority of the (maybe) four million people expected to descend on Washington, D.C., for Obama's inauguration will likely spend January 20th getting shaken down by the secret service, desperately searching for a bathroom, and unable to make phone calls, the Capitol's celebrity guests will be preparing for one of the city's 50 inaugural balls, parties, concerts, and after-parties. 
The Recording Industry of America will be at the 30,000-foot D.C. club Ibiza for their party, which is set to include guests like Courteney Cox and David Arquette, Jennifer Aniston, John Mayer, Lance Bass, Mariah Carey, Matthew Perry and American Idol star David Archuleta.
Source: The New York Observer

The Recording Industry of America, who inarguably threw the best of the Democratic National Convention parties in Denver, has scored D.C. hotspot Ibiza for their party. The venue has 30,000 feet of club space, complete with waterfalls, an LED lit dance floor, and cameras that can broadcast events live onto the Internet. The RIAA's partnership with Feeding America, a favorite celebrity charity, guarantees them a solid guest list that could include Courteney Cox and David Arquette, Jennifer Aniston, John Mayer, Lance Bass, Mariah Carey, Matthew Perry and American Idol star David Archuleta.
Source: The Daily Beast
Posted on December 18

Canada: I Stay In Love remixes at #1 on iTunes 
The track is/was  #1 on iTunes Top Dance.
Source for the info: Renaud by e-mail
Posted on December 17
Christina Milian breaks her silence to Rap-Up
The 27-year-old singer breaks her silence to Rap-Up on the emotional past two years, her reaction to ex-boyfriend Nick Cannon’s marriage to Mariah Carey, and her brand new album on MySpace Records. 

On how she reacted after being dropped from her label:
“It was embarrassing. It was a week after my album [So Amazin’] got put out. I would be in my room a lot of the time crying by myself.”

On the reason why she was dropped: 
“It was a budget cut, I believe Def Jam probably got rid of projects like mine to spend the money on Rihanna.”

On who inspired her to get back into music: 
“I bumped into Janet Jackson at a club. We talked for an hour and I was telling her I don’t know if I’m gonna do this, and she was like, ‘Girl, do not let them stop you. I’m a fan and you make good music.’ She’s a person I actually looked up to growing up, so her telling me that really was the day I was like, ‘I’m not gonna let these people hold me down. It’s time.’”

On learning about ex-boyfriend Nick Cannon’s marriage to Mariah Carey: 
“I was surprised like everyone else. I was like, ‘Really?’ It just seemed like a weird match, but I was happy for him. I always feel Nick works hard to get what he wants, whether that be women—that’s how he got me.”
Source: Rap-Up
Posted on December 17

US: I Stay In Love remixes at #1 on iTunes 
The track is #1 on iTunes Top Dance.
Source for the info: Andrew by e-mail
Posted on December 17
Right To Dream is in!
49 Songs Queue for 2008 Oscar®
Forty-nine songs from eligible feature-length motion pictures are contending for nominations in the Original Song category for the 81st Academy Awards®, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today.
On Tuesday, January 6, the Academy will screen clips featuring each song, in random order, for voting members of the Music Branch in Los Angeles. Following the screenings, members will vote to determine which three, four or five songs become nominees in the category.

The 81st Academy Awards nominations will be announced on Thursday, January 22, 2009, at 5:30 a.m. PT in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater.
Click here to see all the eligible songs
Source: Oscars
Posted on December 17

"our love story" engraved on the inside of our wedding rings
The camera guy thought it was for a video....
In the Hello! magazine (see low quality scans posted Dec. 13)
Then there was a second proposal
- Yes!  The next day, he took me on a helicopter ride around the Empire State Building as it was still lit up.  He got down on one knee and proposed again - someone was filming us this time because I decided I wanted a record of this most perfect moment.  But we told the camera guy it was all part of a video for my song "Love Story", as we'd decided that we didn't want anyone to know we were getting married.  A few weeks after we did it, the guy got in touch saying, "I had no idea that was real!" we ended up getting "our love story" engraved on the inside of our wedding rings."
Posted on December 15
US fans: "I Stay In Love" remixes

On Decembre 16, four I Stay In Love dance remixes will be available to download through Amazon , 2 remixes from Jody den Broeder ( Club Mix and House Club Mix) and 2 from Ralphi Rosario. Click here to hear snippets of the remixes and be sure to download them on Dec. 16!!!!!
Source for the amazon link: Andy by e-mail
Posted on December 14
Hello! Magazine in stands now!!!!
Earlier this week I posted the Hello! magazine would feature a Mariah interview and pics, today I bought my copy and it's really great, I'll only post low quality pictures and I'll not post the interview, 'cause it's not fair for the magazine as long as it's still on sale.
at Nick's face on the 4th. page.

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Posted on December 13
Angry, disappointed, sad and even some happy.... 
Since yesterday, I received a lot of e-mails (I haven't finish reading them all) regarding the info about the Tour, or let's say the "no" Tour, many of you are angry, disappointed or sad, I even received e-mails from fans who are happy (believe it or not...). 
We know Mariah talked several times about a Tour, we know very recently (a month ago in the UK), she talked about her upcoming mammoth Tour, we know that in August, "Concerts West" was routing Mariah's upcoming Tour, we know Mariah's official site made a contest asking for your "Dream Concert" and that way giving hopes, we know the Luscious Pink dress was for her to wear on the Tour, we know all that... and still.... 
With all these hints, yesterday's info was like a cold shower.

I understand the majority of the fans are disappointed, even more if you're not American, Canadian or Japanese (these ones got the Adventures Tour).

Whatever the reason for not touring may be, pregnancy (still to be confirmed), problems with the label (still to be confirmed), recession (it's not the reason 'cause other artists go on tour), the ones who are happy (except for the pregnancy case) are ... hum, weird and the ones who stopped being a fan were maybe not real fans in the first place.

Today, I was walking in the city center with all the holiday season decorations and suddenly Christmas had a bitter taste. You will not see the dancing banana today, 'cause I'm sad too, but if Mariah is happy it's all that matters!
Posted on December 13

Some shows from December 12
- The Insider - DVD - HD
- E! News - click here to download.
- "The Greatest Holiday Moments" - HD - DVD
Thanks to Moony
Posted on December 12
"All I Want For Christmas Is You" best-selling seasonal ringtone of all time 
Mariah Carey's "All I Want for Christmas Is You" (Legacy) is already the best-selling seasonal ringtone of all time, but it's adding to its total this holiday season.

It's is the No. 2 ringtone in any genre this week, according to the Hot Ringmasters chart, with sales of 37,000. The song is also available in a new So So Def remix with Jermaine Dupri and Bow Wow.
Source: Billboard
Posted on December 12

No Tour.....
Fans who were waiting inside and outside the Early Show studios asked a person from Mariah's entourage about the Tour and were told Mariah was working on the tour but it was decided not to do one.  So....... the New York Daily News article was probably right about the Tour being canceled!
Posted on December 12
Mariah and Nick out visiting the CBS Early Show

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Source: GossipGirls
Posted on December 12
Angelina met Mariah at The Early Show
Favourite color: pink.  Favourite Mariah song: Bye Bye
Click here to see the video of The Early Show.

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Posted on december 12
Today on The Early Show... 
Mariah Carey makes one little girl's dream come true
If you've ever been to New York at Christmas time, you know that Macy's "Santa Land" is a big attraction ... more than 350,000 kids and adults alike line up to meet Santa each year. But people have been visiting Macys' stores across the country, writing letters to Santa as part of the company's "Believe" campaign. For each letter received, one dollar is donated to the Make-a-Wish foundation. Friday, we're going to see the foundation's work in action. Angelina Salaiz came all the way from Union City, California to be with us. Her dream was to meet singer Mariah Carey… Friday, her dream will come true, Angelina will meet Mariah in our studio. 
Source: CBS News
Posted on December 12
- All I Want For Christmas Is You is still the most downloaded track since 6 weeks on the Belgian iTunes Holiday season chart.  #1 baby!!!!!
- All I Want For Christmas Is You is #45 (+22) in the iTunes Top 100
- The Ballads is # 68 in the Top 100
Source for the infos: david on our forum
Posted on December 11
"The Ballads" promo and shows in Los Angeles and New York in May
Eighteen of Mariah Carey's best-known ballads have been compiled for an album appropriately titled "The Ballads." Due Jan. 20 via Columbia/Legacy, the project features such hits as "Hero," "One Sweet Day," "Vision of Love," "Always Be My Baby" and "Dreamlover."

Also included are Carey duets with Luther Vandross ("Endless Love") and Whitney Houston ("When You Believe"). Carey is expected to play an intimate show during street week, with details to be announced, and will likely be the subject of a radio special to coincide with Valentine's Day.

Meanwhile, plans are afoot for Carey to play select shows in Los Angeles and New York next May.

Source: Billboard (All rights reserved)
Posted on December 11

And rumors go on, no Tour ....
Mariah Carey's pregnancy has forced her to scrap plans for an upcoming tour, says an insider. "Costume designers and dancers were all called Wednesday and told the tour is off," said the snitch. "Most were hysterically crying because they were relying on her for a paycheck this holiday season." A rep for the songstress  said "a tour was discussed, but nothing was confirmed," adding: "I have not been told she's pregnant."
Source: NY Daily News
Posted on December 11
Julian's beautiful designed dress picked by Mariah
A few days ago, we saw Mariah announcing the winner of the Luscious Pink design contest on ET.  Congrats again to Julian!  Here's the dress he designed.

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Source: Julian
Posted on December 11
Nick says "no" to the last pregnancy rumor
- AH, E! News, and Daily 10 all covered the pregnancy rumors. And E! News said they heard from Nick that he and Mariah weren't even in LA when they were allegedly seen outside a clinic in LA. All 3 shows are in a zip file. Click here to download it.
- Scenes from Tennessee and the Right To Dream recording and the ET online interview about Luscious Pink, click here to download.
Source: Moony
Posted on December 10
Mariah On The Early Show This Friday, December 12
Mariah will appear on The Early Show, LIVE in New York City Friday December 12th to share her support for Macy's heart-warming "Believe in Macy's" campaign. Mariah is partnering with Macy's and the Make-A-Wish foundation to grant a wish to one very special child LIVE during The Early Show!

If you are in NYC on Friday, December 12 bring your best "Mariah Sign" and come on down to The Early Show Plaza starting at 7:00AM to show your support for MC! The plaza is located at 59th street and 5th avenue
Source: newsletter
Posted on December 10

44 beautiful pics of Mariah at the NAACP Private Screening for Tennessee

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Click here to access Sihame's gallery and enjoy all the pics!
Posted on December 9
Pregnancy rumor again..... Who are the spies???
Mariah Carey's wish may finally be coming true. Spies in LA saw the songbird coming out of a well-known ob/gyn's office on North Crescent Boulevard, "clutching what looked like a sonogram and being greeted by her entourage with cheers. She was ebullient." It was the same type of paper that Minnie Driver was holding when she found out she was pregnant at the same doctor's office. Carey, who wed Nick Cannon this year in a quickie Bahamas ceremony, has made no bones about wanting a child. A rep said, "As far as I'm told it's not true."
Source: NY Post
Posted on December 9
Video: Mariah announces Luscious Pink design contest winner: Congrats Julian!!!

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Pop star Mariah Carey has chosen who will be her Luscious Pink personal dress designer -- and ET stylist Anya Sarre has the exclusive. 
To celebrate the launch of her new fragrance, Mariah Carey's Luscious Pink, Mariah gave the ultimate design challenge to her fans - design a pink dress for her to wear that captivates the essence of her perfume. 

The winning dress design will be produced three times - one for Mariah to wear, one for the designer to wear and the other to be auctioned off to benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure. 
Mariah shares her scent, Lucious Pink, with Anya and reveals who won -- and where she plans to wear her new custom-made dress! 
Source: ET
Posted on December 9

A new record!!!!!!! All I Want For Christmas Is You sells 1 million!!!! 
Mariah's "All I Want For Christmas Is You" has become the first holiday song to sell one million digital downloads.
Posted on December 8
Mariah interview in Hello!  Be sure to pick up your copy!!!!
Mariah Carey and husband Nick reveal their baby plans
The interview appears in the latest issue of Hello! magazine

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Posted on December 8
Video for "Right To Dream"
Apparently the music video for "Right To Dream" is on the net.  Clips from the movie and studio shots of Mariah recording the song makes you want to see the movie..... 
Click here to see the video.

Source for the info: Ronnie by e-mail
Posted on décember 8
Win Mariah's money
Many KISS radio stations across the US are running this contest, check your local station for more infos on when to call or how to enter online.  You can enter for a chance to win $100.000.  Good luck to all! 

Source: Andrew by e-mail
Posted on December 7
It can happen when you believe 
After the Dec.5 news, 56 fans e-mailed me with the subject "Saint Nicolas" and they were right to believe Saint Nicolas maybe would give a lil' present for one of you. I told him about you guys and he left The Ballads album for Tony R. from Tampa ( USA) 
Posted on December 7
Mariah in Belgium
- Radios don't even know what to do anymore, some play "I'll Be Lovin' U Long Time", some just added the track, some play "I Stay In Love, and almost all play the tracks from "The Ballads", weird the biggest promotion comes from Sony.....
- All I Want For Christmas Is You is still the most downloaded track since more than a month on the Belgian iTunes Holiday season chart.  #1 baby!!!!!
- All I Want For Christmas Is You is also in the iTunes Top 100 at #67 (+18)
- Mariah's Christmas Tracks are played everywhere in stores
- Migrate is still the most played track from E=MC² played in Belgian clubs.
- On Belgian Radio BelRTL, this morning they did as usual their "Stop ou Encore" (Stop or More), today it was for Mariah, they first played "Fantasy"and  "Vision of Love", most of the people voted Encore (More), they then played "I Know What You Want" and "Without You".  BelRTL then praised Mariah telling she was the most popular singer and talking about her octaves.
Source for the RTL info: David on our forum
Posted on Décember 7
Mariah at the "Tennessee" press conference
December 4 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, Beverly Hills

Posted on December 7
Here in Belgium, it's Saint Nicolas (Saint Nick) who brings toys and gifts to all the kids, the night of Dec.5 to Dec.6. So, this night is THE night. 

I told him about you guys, send me an e-mail (until tomorrow evening) with the subject "Saint Nicolas", you never know, maybe he will give a lil' present for one of you. This is open to worldwide fans.

Posted on December 5

NAACP Holds Private Screening for Tennessee

Last night at the Laemmle Music Theater in Los Angeles, members of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) were treated to a private screening of Tennessee, and with no less than Mariah gracing the event! 

Kyle gives us a recount of what went down at NAACP's Tennessee screening.

"One of the CEOs for the NAACP spoke to us and gave us the rundown of what we should expect for the night. The theater was very small and intimate and there were only a few people so we had a chance to really see Mariah up close. The movie was about an hour and a half long, and Mariah's acting is superb! I'm not just saying that because I'm a huge fan, but she's come a long way since her role in Glitter. She really got into the character.

There was a Q&A after the screening. Some of the questions asked were directed to producer Lee Daniels and Mariah. Lee said that Mariah was very warm and friendly and they had to fill her up with Arby's everyday so that she'd gain the weight for the role in Tennessee. I had asked Mariah and the director how they were able to keep the fans and public at bay while filming in Albuquerque, New Mexico, because it isn't everyday that Mariah Carey walks down the street in New Mexico. He said that Mariah is just so loyal and sweet to her fans that at times it became a problem and they had to remind everyone 'Hey, we need to finish a movie.' Someone also asked how long it took for them to film the movie. Lee said it only took 7 weeks, but the processing of actually getting to the point of filming took years. They were also asked about their new film Push, where Mariah plays a social worker and Lee Daniels directing it."
Source: Andrew by e-mail - Kyle - MariahDailyJournal
Posted on December 5

Caught in the Act!: Mariah and Nick at Grammy Museum's grand opening afterparty
Mariah Carey, hanging out with Nick Cannon following her performance on the Grammy Award nomination special. The singer and her hubby headed to Club Nokia for the official afterparty, celebrating the Grammy Museum's grand opening. And while Carey was low-key, her husband was possibly the most enthusiastic guest at the party. An onlooker says he could barely stay seated (in the VIP section) during a performance by The Time, snapping along and mouthing all the words. Later in the show, Cannon put his arms around his wife and serenaded her, singing along with the band to their song "Gigolos Get Lonely Too." Nearby, Janet Jackson, in a tuxedo-like outfit, stuck close to Jermaine Dupri. 
Source: People (All rights reserved)
Posted on December 5
Barack Obama's inauguration concert
Earlier this month, I told you they were in talks to book Leona Lewis for the concert, today it seems Shakira will join the list.....   UK and Colombia in da house, where are the US artists????? (especially the ones who supported the Obama campaign)
Posted on December 5
Coverage of The Grammy Nominations Concert & Nick's Most Fascinating Person
A zip file containing Grammy nominations concert coverage by:
- Daily 10 (DVD)
- Extra TV (1080i)
- Showbiz Tonight (DVD)
Click here to download it.

Nick's most fascinating person in the world 
From Extra TV (1080i)
Click here to download it.
Posted on December 5

Heroes of Mariah "Tennessee" promo page updated
Posted on December 5
Mariah joining the San Francisco Wax Museum's collection in 2009 
Earlier this year, a team of Bay Area Celebrity Judges, led by "Mr. San Francisco Nightlife," Harry Denton of "Starlight Room" fame, voted to include Mother Theresa, Prince William and Mariah Carey who will round out the new "cabinet" for the Wax Museum in 2009. 
"For instance, with Mariah Carey, we saved a lot on material," joked Fong. "No one expects Mariah to be wearing very much." 
Source: Wax Museum
Posted on December 4
The Grammy nominations, a complete and total mess!!!!!
I'm not the only one shocked by last night's Grammy nominations, but as I'm too disgusted to write it all myself, I'll mention some extracts from the Fox article written by Roger Friedman:
- Second big disaster: not a single nomination for Mariah Carey or anything from her “E=MC2” album. Not even a throwaway nod in R&B. Just an outright, across the board snub. What’s worse: they put Carey through the agony of participating in the Grammy live telecast last night and then giving her nothing!

- Strange nominations: tracks from Paul McCartney and Beyonce each came from unofficial albums, or side releases that are generally unavailable or unknown.
In fact, the McCartney nomination is for a live version of his song “That Was Me,” taken from a limited edition twelve inch vinyl release of four songs from his promotional performance at Amoeba Records in Hollywood.
What? Is this the bootleg Grammy show?

- Of course, the big money is on Coldplay to just sweep everything and call it a day. Their album and title track, “Viva La Vida,” is the equivalent of U2 from a couple of years ago. And the value added of Coldplay wife Gwyneth Paltrow in the audience, being thanked by Chris Martin, etc. is incentive enough for the Grammy telecast.

- Then there is the annual Kanye kerfuffle. He sampled a Daft Punk track called “Harder Better Stronger Faster” for his own track, called “Stronger” on his 2007 album, “Graduation.” That album was released in September 2007 and was eligible for last year’s Grammys. However: this year, the original Daft Punk track is nominated for Best Instrumental. According to it was released on December 4, 2007 and was discontinued. It’s not available except maybe on a downloading service.

- And there’s more. Beyonce is nominated for a track called “Me Myself I.” It wasn’t a single and it’s not from an album. It’s from the ITunes audio version of a DVD live concert called The Beyonce Experience. Again, are there are any rules anymore, or is this just a way to make sure Beyonce is on the show?

- Of course, there may be more to the snubs than meet the eye. In the cases of Alicia Keys and Mariah Carey, it could be a punishment for appearing on the American Music Awards last month, and accepting awards from them. There has long been an unwritten rule that if an artist did anything with the AMAs, owned by Dick Clark Productions and considered a minor rival, the Grammys wouldn’t allow you on their show.
Posted on December 4

The Grammy nominations, the biggest joke ever!!!!
Mariah is kinda nominated as she's part of Randy Jackson's "I Understand" which is nominated in the Best Gospel Performance, what a joke....

I know it wasn't especially Mariah's year, boycotted by the media, boycotted by a lot of her own fans, boycotted by the radios.... whatever.
But the Grammy isn't about popularity, is it????  It's about quality, and I know E=MC² deserved a nomination!!!!
The Grammy has never been kind to Mariah and we are used to it!

I'm going to quote Kanye (from a recent interview):
"Awards are completely fixed.  Sometimes I’m on stage and I think: I will never be normal again. I’ll never be able to just walk around normally again. 
I used to want to be the biggest star in the world. Now, I don’t know if that’s my goal anymore. I just want to make really good music. I wouldn’t do anything just to become any more famous. If anything I want to be less famous, so as I make my music, I’m putting it out for me!  You have to realise, I have sacrificed my life and my anonymity to be a celebrity, and given a lot of myself.  People are so fucking cruel!"
Posted on December 4

Mariah performs Baby Please Come Home at the Grammy concert

Mariah's performance: DVD - HD

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Source for the video and caps: Moony
Source for the pics: CU
Posted on December 4

See ya tomorrow....
I thought staying up all night to see and post the pictures/vidéos and to know if Mariah is nominated at the Grammy, but I'm really too tired and it will not make any difference if I stay up, I can't change the nominations....
Posted on December 3..... December 4
Mariah to perform Baby Please Come Home tonight
For the first time ever, the nominations for the annual GRAMMY® Awards will be announced live on primetime television in a one-hour special "Grammy Nominations Concert", and Mariah will be there! Not only will Mimi be vying for a nomination with E=MC², but she will be performing "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)" from her top selling holiday album Merry Christmas.
US fans: Tune in to CBS tonight - Wednesday, December 3rd at 9:00pm ET/PT for the live show!
Posted on december 3
Mariah and Nick outside Mr. Chow video
Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon - The happy couple had a really late night dinner. My footage was exclusive and Nick popped in to join his honey. After a while, the pair exited with an annoying bodyguard, who was over-protective. Mariah hugged goodnight to the staff of Mr Chow and I asked them how married life is treating them. Nick responded “fantastic,” while his superstar wife replied “wonderful.” I just wish the bodyguard had relaxed and gotten out of the way. They climbed into a huge, blacked out SUV.
Click here to watch the video
Source: PopTV
Posted on December 3
"Push" worldpremiere at the Sundance Film Festival
Sundance Institute announced today the lineup of films selected to screen in the  U.S. and World Cinema Dramatic and Documentary Competitions for the 25th Sundance Film Festival. In addition to the four Competition categories, the Festival presents films in five out-of-competition sections to be announced tomorrow. The 2009 Sundance Film Festival runs January 15-25 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden, and Sundance, Utah.
Sixteen films were selected from 1,026 submissions.
Push (Director and Screenwriter: Lee Daniels)—Based on the acclaimed, best-selling novel by Sapphire, Push is the redemptive story of Precious Jones, a young girl in Harlem struggling to overcome tremendous obstacles and discover her own voice. Cast: Gabourey “Gabby” Sidibe, Paula Patton, Mo’Nique Imes, Lenny Kravitz, Mariah Carey.
Click here to read the full Press Release
Source: Sundance Festival
Posted on December 3
Mariah Christmas in Belgium! 1 month at #1 
-All I Want For Christmas is #1 since a month on the Belgian iTunes Holiday season chart.
- The track is also in the iTunes Top 100 at #95 (+5)

- Merry Christmas enters the Belgian iTunes Holiday season chart at #10.

- Sony does still promotes The Ballads in the section "needs absolutely to be heard"

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Posted on December 3

Mariah today on Yahoo's front page: "Most Popular Entertainment Blogs"

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Posted on December 3
"Right To Dream" among 2008's notable film songs
Mariah Carey's "Right to Dream." In need of a guitarist for "Right to Dream," Carey aimed high, going straight to country legend Willie Nelson. Written for " Tennessee," in which Carey plays an aspiring singer, "Right to Dream" is restrained elegance, with some light, finger-picked guitar flourishes and a dash of late-night soul. "I was humming different melodies while I was on the set and stuff," Carey says. "I was just thinking that Willie Nelson would be somebody fabulous to collaborate with. I reached out to him, and we met after one of his concerts."
Source: The Envelope LA Times
Posted on December 3
Nick picks up Mariah at Mr. Chow
Nick Cannon is reinventing the art of being a gentleman - last night he personally showed up to pick up his wife Mariah Carey after she was done having dinner with a guy friend.
The actor/director donned a black pinstripe suit and tie and took a limousine over to Beverly Hills eatery Mr. Chow to give the “Touch My Body” singer a ride home- what a guy!

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Source: Gossipgirls
Posted on December 3
As expected, it's pushed back!
The-Dream's "Love vs. Money pushed back to early 2009
We know IDJ wanted the album to come out around Valentine's day and The-Dream hoped for a December release.  The label won, "Love vs. Money" featuring "My Love" with Mariah will reportedly be released sometime in February 2009 via Def Jam and Radio Killa imprints. 
Source for the info: Aceshowbiz
Posted on December 3
E! News, Nick talked about Christmas with Mariah
Click here to download it.
Thanks to Moony
Posted on december 3
World Music Awards in HQ
Part 1: Mariah footage in the introduction of the show and the line-up of the Best R&B Artist Award nominees.
Part 2: Alicia Keys presents the Special Achievement Award to Mariah for having more #1s than any other solo artist. Includes Alicia Keys's introduction, a montage of Mariah's #1 tracks followed by her speech.
Part 3: Mariah presents an award to LA Reid for his outstanding contribution to the music industry. In his montage, Mariah talks about his influence on her music. In the end, she recieves the award on his behalf because LA could not make it.
DVD: Part1 - Part2 - Part3

Thanks to Moony
Posted on December 3
It seems it's confirmed!
Since last week several music sites reported Mariah hired Jim Sabey as new manager (see Nov. 25 news).  Jim Sabey worked with Mariah in his role as SVP of international at Sony BMG, where he also worked with the likes of Destiny’s Child and Beyoncé.
The fans who attended events or met Mariah in the last months know who he is, he also was at the Paris Press conference in April.
Posted on December 2
So, it's definitely the recession in the US....
Price cut on Grammy nomination show tickets
The Grammy Awards’ spruced-up annual announcement of nominations on Wednesday night — no longer just a press conference, but a TV special and live performance from the Nokia Theatre downtown — boasts a lineup that appears to have a little something for everyone.

Such marquee heavyweights as Mariah Carey, Christina Aguilera, Céline Dion, the Foo Fighters, Taylor Swift, John Mayer and B.B. King will perform during the hour-long unveiling of this year’s nominees. (Winners will be announced Feb. 8.)

But apparently everyone hasn’t ponied up the $100 a pop for each and every one of the tickets to the show that have been set aside for the public. So, a little more than 24 hours ahead of the big event, the Goldstar discount ticket website is now offering some marked-down ducats for $75.

Following the hour-long CBS telecast (live to the East Coast, tape-delayed for 9 p.m. broadcast here in the West), Mayer will stick around and play for about an hour himself as part of festivities surrounding the opening of the Grammy Museum, which will get proceeds from the ticket sales.
Source: LA Times
Posted on December 2

Mariah Autographed Bowl auctionned

Own the bowl signed by award winning singer Mariah Carey.  Ms. Carey (E=MC²) signed the bowl at the American Music Awards to support Feeding America and their "Fill a Bowl, Feed America" campaign.

Remember that $1 provides 16 meals for a child.
Click here to start bidding!!
Source: Clothes Off Our Back
Posted on December 2

New Yorkers love Luscious Pink
The Thread team hit the pavement for a little market research armed with bottles of Mariah Carey's Luscious Pink, J.Lo's Deseo for women, Christina Aguilera's Inspire, Jessica Simpson's Fancy and Britney's Believe.
Mariah's Luscious Pink comes at #2 in the favourites!
Click here to watch the video
Posted on December 2
Nick's Christmas gift to Mariah?
Mariah Carey's husband Nick Cannon buys her chalet in Aspen
Rumours Mariah Carey's marriage is on the rocks are way off piste... Her comedian hubby Nick Cannon has splashed out £1million on a luxury five-bedroom chalet for her to go skiing in Aspen.

An insider said: "Nick is clearly still in the honeymoon phase.

"He's shocked all their pals by going out of his way to nab Mariah this beautiful sanctuary.

"He doesn't want her to go to the hassle of renting. He knows Aspen is one of her most favourite places in the world so this is his early Christmas present to her." 

We're sorry to ruin the surprise for Mimi but Nick has also bought the I Stay in Love with You singer a diamond ring to put in each of the rooms.

Looks like Mariah's not the only moneybags in the relationship..
Source: 3am for The Mirror
Posted on December 2

US fans: Buy Right To Dream now!!!!!!!!
It's available on iTunes US today, buy it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted on December 2
Like reported last week, Mariah Join 4th Annual BID 2 BEAT AIDS Charity Auction Honoring World AIDS Day
Items are now listed on eBay.
Posted on December 1
Mariah mention on yesterdays The Simpsons 
When Homer defends Bart's new Middle Eastern friend Bashir, he describes him as great, that "if Mariah Carey and Derek Jeter got married, it wouldn't last, but I'd bet they'd have a kid like him.
Click here to watch it on YouTube
Source for the info: fomm
Posted on December 1
I Stay In Love #21 on Sud Radio's Top 30
I Stay In Love is #21 (+2) on Sud Radio's Top 30 at #23.  No Heroes of Mariah voting campaign winners as the track didn't enter the Top 15.
Keep voting everyday!!!!!!!!
Posted on December 1
Please support "I Stay In Love"in the US
- US fans, request the track at your local radio station!!!! 
- Everyone: 
Vote on BET
Watch the video at AOL - Yahoo! Music

Click here to follow the airplay stats 
Posted on December 1

AOL Reveals Top Web, Mobile and Video Searches of 2008
The presidential elections dominated user searches this year, according to AOs annual lists of top Web, mobile and video searches across more than 40 categories for 2008. But celebrities continued to be hot topics for searchers as well. The rankings are based on the people, places and topics that received the largest volume of Web and mobile search queries on AOL Search,, and on Truveo, AOs leading video search engine, 

** Top Musicians: 1) The Jonas Brothers; 2) David Cook; 3) Chris Brown; 4) Mariah Carey; 5) Lil Wayne; 6) Rihanna; 7) Madonna; 8) Amy Winehouse; 9) Beyonce; 10) Taylor Swift. 
Source: CEN
Posted on December 1


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