Showing posts with label mariah carey. Show all posts
Showing posts with label mariah carey. Show all posts

Monday 13 April 2015

[Revealed] Album Art For Mariah Carey's "#1 To Infinity" Revealed

#1 To Infinity.

In what was a pretty successful internet campaign yesterday, Mariah Carey teased fans over the course of the day with a bit by bit release of her newest album cover. To help get the word out, the image was revealed swifter to those who shared the news via social media. A tact that lead to #RevealMariah trending periodically throughout the day. How's that for relevancy!

Thursday 26 March 2015

Mariah Carey shows Funny Side on The Late Show " Carpool Karaoke"

We Mariah Carey fans already know that this Diva has a sense of humour. Sure, it's a certain brand of funny. But nonetheless, it's still one that takes many an uninitiated by surprise.

Sunday 15 March 2015

[Watch] Mariah Carey Performs "Hero" @ 2015 HRC LA Gala

Mariah Carey was in attendance at the The Human Rights Campaign (HRC)- the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization.

Thursday 12 March 2015

[Discuss] Mariah Carey Returns To Sony, But How Can They Resuscitate her Stalled Career?

Mariah Carey has had a trying few years on the music front. Ever since the triumphant comeback of 2005's the The Emancipation Of Mimi, the Diva has suffered from dwindling sales and diminishing relevancy with the wider public.

Sunday 1 February 2015

Mariah Carey Performs At The Jazz and Blues Festival, Jamaica

Looks like Mariah Carey can still bring in the crowds, having just performed to a sold-out audience at the Jazz and Blues Festival in Jamaica.

Appearing less polished than usual, the Diva went on to deliver her first live showing of 2015 in a similar fashion. With clearly lipped parts, some more embarrassingly executed than others, Mariah was not on her best form that night. She did look like she was enjoying herself, which is nice to see, but you expect a certain level of professionalism from a veteran like Carey. Her voice did sound better in parts, but the whole performance was in no way near the standard her Vegas residency will require.

Still, sample a taster of what the Elusive Chanteuse brought to Jamaica, below.

Thursday 29 January 2015

[Quiz] Which Diva "Whistled" What?

The highest part of the voice- AKA the "whistle" register- is often thought of as nothing more than a freakish extension of a person's range. So devoid of character and individuality that it adds precious little to a vocal, bar a chance for showboating. Blasphemy, I say!!

We here at DivaDevotee are a (mostly) proud bunch of flageolet lovers (hehehe), who I'm sure think can attribute a whistle tone to a particular singer with relative ease. (Me included!) But let's find out if this is true, with the 9 question quiz below!

Simply listen to each example, check the Diva's name and submit your answer to find out if you were correct or not. It would be cool if you could tot up your score and post it, along with any other whistle-related discussion, in the comments.

So watcha waiting for. Give your ears a workout.

Friday 16 January 2015

Mariah Carey Heads To Vegas For Residency

The Diva with the 5-octave range is headed for The Colosseum At Caesars Palace, Las Vegas! Put in for your leave now at work for the months of May/ June, because that's when it's all going down in Sin City!

Sitting down with Ellen, the Diva confirmed what most industry insiders already suspected was the next step in her illustrious career. I'm guessing if these 18 dates turn out to be successful, she'll probably pitch up for a longer stay (and more money). However, I don't see this being a long-term thing- à la Celine Dion- as Mariah still seems hungry for chart success and relevancy.

Get your tickets NOW!

Tuesday 13 January 2015

Pharrell Puts Adele In The Same Vocal League As Mariah And Whitney!!! Is He Wrong, Though?

Pharrell Williams seems hell bent on getting a collaboration with British singer-songwriter Adele- run for you life, girl! How else do you explain him putting the Diva in the same vocal bracket as actual legends, Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston?

Wednesday 31 December 2014

[Countdown] DD's Top 5 Albums of 2014

As we show our bare behinds to what was a pretty uneventful year in music, let me share with you all my Top 5 albums of the 2014.

Friday 19 December 2014

[Discuss] Did Mariah Christmas Deliver Vocal Gifts or Crappy Coal To New York Concertgoers? Watch And Decide!

This site's biggest Mariah Carey stan has taken to spamming posting clips from the Diva's latest live dates, currently taking place in New York's Beacon Theatre, on unrelated posts. I would have preferred a proclamation via email, but hey, let me be grateful for the heads-up and go right along and create an area to discuss them and the show.

Thursday 4 December 2014

Mariah Carey Gives Haters All They Want For Christmas With Questionable Vocals @ Rockefeller Center

I know we've gotten used to inconsistencies from Ms. Mariah Carey when it comes to the vocals delivered on any given night. But darn tooting, I was hoping the regimen of touring had whipped those pipes into a better shape than those with which she came to Christmas In Rockefeller Center with.

Thursday 27 November 2014

[Improvement] Mariah Carey Delivers Best "Emotions" Performance Of The Elusive Chanteuse Tour

Mariah Carey's The Elusive Chanteuse tour has officially ended. Though it started off rocky, vocally speaking, the Diva's voice has seen consistent improvements as she's crossed off the dates on her Hello Kitty calender.

Thursday 20 November 2014

[Listen] Idina Menzel Covers Mariah Carey's "All I want For Christmas is You"

I don't think I'll ever get tired of Mariah Carey's All I Want For Christmas. In fact, I think I could stand to hear it all year round. (Something I'm sure Mariah's publisher would also want to see happening). Still, it takes a brave Diva to cover such an iconic song.

Enter The Snow Queen herself, Idina Menzel, who recorded the Christmas classic for her seasonal LP, Holiday Wishes.

Monday 20 October 2014

[Watch] Mariah Carey Practices Whistle Notes During Show Warm Up

Ever wondered how, or if even, Mariah Carey bothers warming up her voice anymore? Well the Diva's latest Instagram shines a little light on that very subject, today.

Sure, her practicing whistle notes with a bong humidifier looks more like a case of showing she still has it than being any real warm up, but who am I to argue with the clip's caption: "Cleaning and warming up my voice  #TheElusiveChanteuseShow". (I'll just assume all the "warming up" with scales and such took place pre-clip and this was the "cleaning" part.)

Sunday 5 October 2014

Mariah Carey Covers Billie Holiday's "Don't Explain", Hints At Nick Cannon's Infidelity

Mariah Carey's on tour!

It only started a few days ago, but already Mariah is apparently spilling the Tea on her marriage. Covering Billie Holiday's Don't Explain in Japan, the Diva slipped in the line: "I know you cheated m**herf**er". It was done in such a way that I'm not sure if anyone in the audience even caught the dig.

Now I know that line isn't from the original Billie Holiday arrangement, so was Mariah taking a jab at her estranged husband, Nick Cannon? He has denied infidelity previously, thus it could be within the realms of possibility that the Diva was having a little fun with the song. However, that seems unlikely to me.

On a side note, some have emailed to ask why I haven't dragged Mariah for the vocals demonstrated thus far on the tour? The simple reason is, I'm not going to kick someone when they're already down.

Thursday 2 October 2014

[Spotify] "Jazzy Mariah Carey"

Are you guys using Spotify? It's like the greatest thing ever since they did away with their limits earlier in the year.

Tuesday 9 September 2014

[Read] Ariana Grande's Interview Demands: Don't Mention MARIAH!

So you wanna interview latest pop sensation, Ariana Grande? Well you better learn the rules, and refrain from talking about the following things:

Wednesday 6 August 2014

[Watch] Mariah Carey Performs "Meteroite" @ The 2014 World Music Awards..Yawn

Meteorite is one of my jams from Me. I Am Mariah, so I was excited to hear the Diva was giving it a live bash at The 2014 World Music Awards. I was also a little confused- isn't You Don't Know What to Do her current single?- but whatever, we know this campaign is an assortment of random foolery. We have to live with that.

Tuesday 22 July 2014

When The Music Moves You, Don't Let Nothing Stop You...

...even your son's second-hand embarrassment.

Friday 11 July 2014

Jezebel Tells us what we All already knew: Mariah Carey's Photos are retouched. Go Feminism!

We all know that Mariah Carey's promotional photos are airbrushed to the gawds. In fact, it wasn't too long ago we were all laughing about the ridiculous album artwork for Me. I Am Mariah. The Diva even seems to be self aware enough to know when it's gone too far, recently calling her own team out when the awfully edited cover for You Don't Know What To Do hit the net, tweeting: