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Which was her best live performance from the MTV Unplugged album?

Emotions
21
18%
If It's Over
28
24%
Someday
5
4%
Vision of Love
6
5%
Make It Happen
12
10%
I'll Be There
20
17%
Can't Let Go
26
22%
 
Total votes : 118

Postby eternally12 » Fri Feb 17, 2017 1:23 pm

Ooh that dry vocal snippet for Fantasy
https://soundcloud.com/dryvocals
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Postby careybling » Fri Feb 17, 2017 1:32 pm

eternally12 wrote:Ooh that dry vocal snippet for Fantasy
https://soundcloud.com/dryvocals
The Emotions one! :o
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Postby onesup » Fri Feb 17, 2017 1:40 pm

eternally12 wrote:Ooh that dry vocal snippet for Fantasy
https://soundcloud.com/dryvocals
Just wow! That's perfection in 3 seconds
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Postby Shaka » Fri Feb 17, 2017 1:59 pm

SawyerHewitt wrote:I so love the I don't performance <3
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Postby onesup » Fri Feb 17, 2017 2:04 pm

Wow, I loved this article. Especially the parts I've bolded. I really agree with it
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"Mariah Carey and the unrealistic expectation that 'divas' should age gracefully"

If you had to choose a female singer as your spirit animal, you could do a lot worse than Mariah Carey. No matter how you feel about the 46-year-old '90s diva, who once demanded 20 white kittens at a public appearance and whose Instagram features shots of her reclining in diamond lingerie in a bathtub and wearing stilettos during a workout, there's nothing contrived about her unshakeable self-confidence.

After all, this is the woman that gave birth to her twins, Monroe and Moroccan, while listening to a live version of "Fantasy" and responded to being caught lip-syncing during a live TV performance with the tweet: "S--- happens. Have a happy and healthy new year everybody! Here's to making more headlines in 2017."

Last week, Carey dropped I Don't, a single and music video that's quite literally an up-yours to her ex-fiance and everyone's favourite gambling mogul James Packer, and if the response is anything to go by, she's gotten her wish. The video, which features verses by the rapper YG, sees the singer lounging in a white convertible before apparently torching her wedding dress. From the schlocky set up (it's shot in a mansion) to the over-the-top outfits (vinyl leotards, peek-a-book ballgowns), it's a delightful throwback to very Mariah-specific pleasures.

It's a point that's lost on the haters, who clearly never grew up watching the singer's campy take on femininity in videos for Heartbreaker (where she duels with her double, Bianca ) and Honey (where she fights bad guys and emerges, Bond-style, from a pool in a nude bikini). "Get out your magnifying glasses and detective goggles, kids, because we think Mariah Carey is trying to tell us something," writes Cole Delbyck at The Huffington Post. "Did we mention MC is a di-vah?!" laughs Noah Silverstein at Glamour.

Never mind that Carey holds the record for second-highest amount of number one singles, just after The Beatles, the ability to enter the whistle register (a frequency only available to dolphins) and anticipated the way collaborations with hip-hop artists would change the face of pop music. The fact that she may, indeed, still have the audacity to try to tell us something and the sense of entitlement to act like a diva makes her the instant butt of our jokes.

Of course, no one's pretending that Carey's latest releases are as epic or era-defining as the tracks she made in the nineties (even though I Don't is half-decent). The trouble is that so much of the contempt directed at the singer, ostensibly about her music, is really about the way she breaks unwritten rules about how ageing divas are supposed to behave.

Sure, her plunging necklines and wonderfully tacky outfits might attract shade on social media ("Subtle," sniped an Instagram user under a shot of Carey posing suggestively with a pair of pineapples). But they also ignore the imperative that divas age gracefully — a move that's especially prescient in a culture that objectifies women when they're young and deems them sexually invisible once they hit 40.

The coverage that patronises Carey for writing a revenge song is proof of a world in which older women aren't supposed to be the star of their own romantic narratives, although it's okay if you're young and hot like Taylor Swift or Rihanna.

More irritating are the constant calls for her to retire and the faux concern about her singing voice. No one asks Bruce Springsteen or Bob Dylan to stop putting out records even though we all concur that their best music is behind them. To me, it's proof of a world in which a women's achievements are perceived as gifts from the culture, never truly considered her own.


Luckily, none of this fazes Carey, who spent Valentine's Day in the hot tub with her new boyfriend and took a selfie to prove it. "You haven't lived if you haven't burned a wedding dress!" she joked in an interview with Refinery 29. "I think before you can really move on you just have to really be able to let go of the anger, and then you focus on yourself and do you [...]."

So, yeah, wearing stilettos during a workout and demanding 20 white kittens might come off as slightly over the top. But that unshakeable belief in herself is the real deal — and it's something we could stand to learn from, whether we're Mariah Carey fans or not.

http://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/celebri ... uest3.html
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Postby skywalker » Fri Feb 17, 2017 2:06 pm

onesup wrote:Wow, I loved this article. Especially the parts I've bolded. I really agree with it
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"Mariah Carey and the unrealistic expectation that 'divas' should age gracefully"

If you had to choose a female singer as your spirit animal, you could do a lot worse than Mariah Carey. No matter how you feel about the 46-year-old '90s diva, who once demanded 20 white kittens at a public appearance and whose Instagram features shots of her reclining in diamond lingerie in a bathtub and wearing stilettos during a workout, there's nothing contrived about her unshakeable self-confidence.

After all, this is the woman that gave birth to her twins, Monroe and Moroccan, while listening to a live version of "Fantasy" and responded to being caught lip-syncing during a live TV performance with the tweet: "S--- happens. Have a happy and healthy new year everybody! Here's to making more headlines in 2017."

Last week, Carey dropped I Don't, a single and music video that's quite literally an up-yours to her ex-fiance and everyone's favourite gambling mogul James Packer, and if the response is anything to go by, she's gotten her wish. The video, which features verses by the rapper YG, sees the singer lounging in a white convertible before apparently torching her wedding dress. From the schlocky set up (it's shot in a mansion) to the over-the-top outfits (vinyl leotards, peek-a-book ballgowns), it's a delightful throwback to very Mariah-specific pleasures.

It's a point that's lost on the haters, who clearly never grew up watching the singer's campy take on femininity in videos for Heartbreaker (where she duels with her double, Bianca ) and Honey (where she fights bad guys and emerges, Bond-style, from a pool in a nude bikini). "Get out your magnifying glasses and detective goggles, kids, because we think Mariah Carey is trying to tell us something," writes Cole Delbyck at The Huffington Post. "Did we mention MC is a di-vah?!" laughs Noah Silverstein at Glamour.

Never mind that Carey holds the record for second-highest amount of number one singles, just after The Beatles, the ability to enter the whistle register (a frequency only available to dolphins) and anticipated the way collaborations with hip-hop artists would change the face of pop music. The fact that she may, indeed, still have the audacity to try to tell us something and the sense of entitlement to act like a diva makes her the instant butt of our jokes.

Of course, no one's pretending that Carey's latest releases are as epic or era-defining as the tracks she made in the nineties (even though I Don't is half-decent). The trouble is that so much of the contempt directed at the singer, ostensibly about her music, is really about the way she breaks unwritten rules about how ageing divas are supposed to behave.

Sure, her plunging necklines and wonderfully tacky outfits might attract shade on social media ("Subtle," sniped an Instagram user under a shot of Carey posing suggestively with a pair of pineapples). But they also ignore the imperative that divas age gracefully — a move that's especially prescient in a culture that objectifies women when they're young and deems them sexually invisible once they hit 40.

The coverage that patronises Carey for writing a revenge song is proof of a world in which older women aren't supposed to be the star of their own romantic narratives, although it's okay if you're young and hot like Taylor Swift or Rihanna.

More irritating are the constant calls for her to retire and the faux concern about her singing voice. No one asks Bruce Springsteen or Bob Dylan to stop putting out records even though we all concur that their best music is behind them. To me, it's proof of a world in which a women's achievements are perceived as gifts from the culture, never truly considered her own.


Luckily, none of this fazes Carey, who spent Valentine's Day in the hot tub with her new boyfriend and took a selfie to prove it. "You haven't lived if you haven't burned a wedding dress!" she joked in an interview with Refinery 29. "I think before you can really move on you just have to really be able to let go of the anger, and then you focus on yourself and do you [...]."

So, yeah, wearing stilettos during a workout and demanding 20 white kittens might come off as slightly over the top. But that unshakeable belief in herself is the real deal — and it's something we could stand to learn from, whether we're Mariah Carey fans or not.

http://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/celebri ... uest3.html
I read this article yesterday. Loved it.
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Postby Shaka » Fri Feb 17, 2017 2:10 pm

I FEEL her.

wolfily wrote:MARIAH addresses the NYE "debacle"

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Postby Shaka » Fri Feb 17, 2017 2:11 pm

05musicbox wrote:"I'm the only one who need 5 million comebacks".

This is just so sad.
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Postby TwistedFantasy » Fri Feb 17, 2017 2:30 pm

eternally12 wrote:Ooh that dry vocal snippet for Fantasy
https://soundcloud.com/dryvocals
Another acapella leak coming?
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Postby careybling » Fri Feb 17, 2017 2:33 pm

I can't get over the whistle at the beginning.

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Postby skywalker » Fri Feb 17, 2017 3:29 pm

Shaka wrote:I FEEL her.

wolfily wrote:MARIAH addresses the NYE "debacle"

I love her! :cry:
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Postby Ratchet1 » Fri Feb 17, 2017 3:34 pm

The media and non fans just want to hear her say she messed up on NYE. That's what this faux outrage is really all about.
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Postby Luminator » Fri Feb 17, 2017 3:35 pm

Guys, i just received my "Underneath The Stars" single. 8-) I couldn't get it, but i now own this wonderful piece in my collection. Who else here got that one and what are your favorite rare CD/Vinyls from Mimi?
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Postby Ratchet1 » Fri Feb 17, 2017 3:45 pm

Those Chicago anchors were such douches to her. It didn't come across well, but I got what she was saying. Mariah's personality is too big for the locals.
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Postby onesup » Fri Feb 17, 2017 3:51 pm

People are pretty unforgiving in the comments. What do they want her to say/do? Maybe regardless of the excuse, she has been discredited eternally for a lot of people. She's going to have to work really hard to change that if it matters enough to her. Not that she necessarily needs to prove anything. I think the world just wants her to say "It was my fault. I was going to lip because I didn't feel confident or comfortable singing live at this outdoor event with a bunch of noise and people around. I didn't wing it because I was worried my voice would crack or sound worse and disappoint people anyway." But really...even if she actually said that, people will still not be satisfied. It's very vulture-like and horrible.
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Postby iKnowGoodMusic » Fri Feb 17, 2017 4:00 pm

Love her response to new years. I really feel for her. I hate people. She doesn't deserve that. No one does
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Postby H0neyBF1y » Fri Feb 17, 2017 4:23 pm

Shaka wrote:I FEEL her.

wolfily wrote:MARIAH addresses the NYE "debacle"

ONE of the many things I appreciate about MC is her PURE honesty. Love her. :D
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Postby EAI » Fri Feb 17, 2017 4:26 pm

Who tf booked her for that Chicago interview? They were rude af. They literally called her crazy twice. They thought her answer for NYE was crazy and her Grammy shade was crazy. Why go on that no name local show?
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Postby H0neyBF1y » Fri Feb 17, 2017 4:36 pm

EAI wrote:Who tf booked her for that Chicago interview? They were rude af. They literally called her crazy twice. They thought her answer for NYE was crazy and her Grammy shade was crazy. Why go on that no name local show?
SO agree, takes journalism to a new low... :roll:
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Postby tifetqueen » Fri Feb 17, 2017 4:52 pm

EAI wrote:Who tf booked her for that Chicago interview? They were rude af. They literally called her crazy twice. They thought her answer for NYE was crazy and her Grammy shade was crazy. Why go on that no name local show?
Is there a video?
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Postby EAI » Fri Feb 17, 2017 4:57 pm

I don't recall seeing an A-lister go on a local news channel for an interview before.
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Postby jeremimi » Fri Feb 17, 2017 5:02 pm

http://wgntv.com/2017/02/17/video-maria ... e-grammys/

The lambs need to GO IN on these anchors on twitter. Make them regret their tone towards our queen.
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Postby divingmuffin » Fri Feb 17, 2017 5:12 pm

Yes, her honesty in that interview was refreshing. We all know she can go off script sometimes, but more recently she has been refusing to speak on certain matters and sidestepping questions.

You can tell she was hurt by the experience. Like she seemed disappointed that the media and the public are so quick to turn on her and cut her down to make a story. No wonder she doesn't want to put herself out there without having full control of the content. It just comes across as out of touch but the truth is it is heartbreaking.

Her resilience is inspiring.
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Postby onesup » Fri Feb 17, 2017 5:13 pm

She was actually making a really good point on the Grammy's and being super raw and honest. Back in the 90s she didn't admit that she was disappointed or sad about the losses. Any journalist actually from the music industry would understand the value of her comments considering the Grammy's is being bashed by several artists and seen as racist and/or biased by many. What he was looking for was "Did you agree with the adele win?" Which is actually a really stupid question to ask. I think Adele kind of made this all bigger too. Beyonce has won a shit ton of Grammys and other awards. And to be fair, all I can remember is "Hello" from Adele and only that Lemondae was about Jay cheating or something. They also seemed to laugh at the fact that she brought up NYE on her own too. What did they bring her on the show for? Did they expect Mariah to give a weather forecast? gtfoh
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Postby butterflyflow » Fri Feb 17, 2017 5:15 pm

jeremimi wrote:http://wgntv.com/2017/02/17/video-mariah-carey-sheds-light-on-her-grudge-against-the-grammys/

The lambs need to GO IN on these anchors on twitter. Make them regret their tone towards our queen.
A*****es. Such unnecessary negativity towards her, like why, why? like If you want a basic interview get a basic artist. what are their twitter handles?
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