Mariah Carey Teams Up with David Morales to Release Extended Edit of No. 1 Single “Honey”

Mariah Carey is sweetening up one of her hits…

The 53-year-old half-Venezuelan American Grammy-winning singer has released an extended edit of “Honey” as part of the 25th anniversary celebration of her 1997 classic, Butterfly.

Mariah CareyThe nearly eight-minute edit comes from the extremely capable hands of David Morales, the legendary NYC DJ/producer/remixer who helped deliver pop divas to the clubs in the ’80s and ’90s and beyond via remixes of Janet Jackson, Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin, Diana Ross, Madonna and a litany of other divas.

Morales worked extensively with Carey throughout her career via official edits of hits including “Dreamlover,” “Fantasy” and “Shake It Off,” among many others.

Coming as a bonus track on the Butterfly re-release, Morales’ “Honey – Another Taste of Honey David Morales Remix” edit throws the kitchen sink at the track, bumping up the BPM, turning the sizzle dial all the way up via layers of percussion, rhythm guitar, a string section, a choir and revamped powerhouse vocals from Carey.

The edit comes among other re-release bonuses including 4K remastered versions of “Honey” and “The Roof” music videos, a new “Honey” music video documentary, classic live performances being released via Carey’s YouTube during September, Butterfly on cassette, and Deluxe Butterfly 4LP and 2LP Editions.

“I will never forget the day I released this album to the world,” Carey wrote Friday (Sept. 16) on social media. “I had never felt more exposed and vulnerable yet free and euphoric at the same time. It was a true EMANCIPATION (no pun intended!) of my spirit, soul and innermost feelings which I poured into every lyric and every note on every song. 25 years later, it’s still one of the proudest moments of my life & career.”

Mariah Carey Launching Vocal MasterClass Course

Mariah Carey is helping you find your voice

The 52-year-old half-Venezuelan American Grammy-winning songstress will reveal the secrets to her famous vocal abilities in a new MasterClass course, the elusive.

Mariah CareyThe course, titled “Find Your Voice With Mariah Carey,” will delve into Carey’s singing tips and tricks.

“I’m super excited to share what I’ve been working on: my first-ever class on the voice as an instrument,” she shared via Instagram, alongside a video of herself singing her 1995 hit “Fantasy” alongside a series of fans, belting their hearts out in various environments. “You’re up next, and you’re going to rock this!”

You can sign up for MasterClass here, and take part in Carey’s course starting on April 14. Having a MasterClass account will give you unlimited access, not only to Mariah Carey’s singing course, but also to more than 150 classes taught by some of today’s most talented creators with pricing starting at just $15/month (about the same as a Netflix subscription).

Mariah Carey Reveals Secret ’90s Alt-Rock Album

Mariah Carey has exposed her inner rocker persona…

The 50-year-old half-Venezuelan American songstress revealed in an excerpt from her recently release memoir that she secretly made an alternative rock album during the sessions for her 1995 LP Daydream.

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“Fun fact: I did an alternative album while I was making Daydream,” Carey tweeted Sunday. “Just for laughs, but it got me through some dark days.”

In The Meaning of Mariah Carey excerpt the singer posted, she wrote of the secret LP, “I’d bring my little alt-rock song to the band and hum a silly guitar riff. They would pick it up and we would record it immediately. It was irreverent, raw, and urgent, and the band got into it. I actually started to love some of the songs. I would fully commit to my character.”

She continued, “I was playing with the style of the breezy-grunge, punk-light white female singers who were popular at the time. You know the ones who seemed to be so carefree with their feelings and their image. They could be angry, angsty, and messy, with old shoes, wrinkled slips, and unruly eyebrows, while every movie I made was so calculated and manicured. I wanted to break free, let loose, and express my misery — but I also wanted to laugh. I totally looked forward to doing my alter-ego band sessions after Daydream each night.”

The excerpt also features a 40-second snippet of music as well as the artwork for Chick’s Someone’s Ugly Daughter, an actual album released in 1995 on 550 Music, which operated under the Sony/Columbia umbrella (Carey’s label at the time).

“S/O to my friend Clarissa who performs the lead w/ me as a hidden layer,” Carey tweeted.

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While Carey is uncredited on the Chick album, the Someone’s Ugly Daughter liner notes, according to AllMusic, list Jay Healy and Dana Jon Chapelle as the album’s engineers; Healy is a frequent Carey collaborator, serving as engineer on both Daydream (which Carey recorded at the same time) and its 1997 follow-up Fantasy.

Following the one album, Chick never released any further music, although the band did shoot some Carey-less music videos.

Mariah Carey Releases “Live at the Tokyo Dome” In Celebration of 30th Anniversary of Her Debut Album

Mariah Carey has found her Dome on the range…

The 50-year-old half-Venezuelan American singer has celebrated the 30th anniversary of her debut album by releasing her full Live at the Tokyo Dome concert, which was filmed during her 1996 Daydream World Tour.

Mariah CareyThe breathtaking performance is currently available on YouTube as part of a seven-day run, which was released on Friday, October 2.”

The concert film arrives in conjunction with The Rarities, a 15-track collection featuring a new song recorded during sessions of the #MC30 annivesary of the singer’s self-titled 1990 debut, “Here We Go Around Again,” as well as the B-sides “Slipping Away” and “Everything Fades Away,” a song from The Paperboy soundtrack (“Mesmerized“) and the Lauryn Hill collab “Save the Day.”

 

Live at Tokyo Dome, Carey’s first concert in Japan, includes live versions of “Emotions,” “Fantasy,” “Always Be My Baby,” “One Sweet Day,” “Dreamlover,” “Vision of Love,” Hero” and “All I Want for Christmas Is You.”

Mariah Carey Masters TikTok’s #FantasyChallenge

TikTokMariah Carey don’t stop…

The 49-year-old half-Venezuelan American songstress took to TikTokto prove she’s still livin’ a fantasy life.

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Carey took part in the social media platform’s #FantasyChallenge over the weekend. The challenge calls for a few simple dance moves to Carey’s 1995 chart-topping song “Fantasy.” 

Wearing all black and a motorcycle jacket with stiletto boots, Carey tossed some serious sass into the dance with the lyrics: 

“Oh, when you walk by every night, talkin’ sweet and lookin’ fine, I get kinda hectic inside. Mmm, baby, I’m so into you, darlin’, if you only knew.”

She captioned a Twitter video of the challenge “Just for laughs #FantasyChallenge.”

And Carey’s efforts didn’t go unnoticed, with fans saying the won the challenge hands down.

“She won! Bye,” one Twitter user wrote.

“I guess we can now add QUEEN OF TIK TOK to her long list of queen ofs,” another wrote. One fan wrote, “mariah on tiktok is the only user we claim. PERIOD.” 

Mariah Carey Nominated for the Songwriters Hall of Fame

Mariah Carey has the write stuff, and could soon have the prize to prove it…

The 48-year-old half-Venezuelan American songstress is one of the 2019 Songwriters Hall of Fame nominees.

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Carey, a five-time Grammy winner, has penned or co-written some of her biggest hits, including her insta-classic holiday song “All I Want for Christmas Is You,” “Fantasy,” “We Belong Together,” “Emotions,” and “Make It Happen.”

In all, Carey wrote or co-penned 17 of her 18 Billboard Hot 100 chart-toppers:

Songs, Weeks at No. 1
“Vision of Love,” Four Weeks
“Love Takes Time,” Three Weeks
“Someday,” Two Weeks
“I Don’t Wanna Cry,” Two Weeks
“Emotions,” Three Weeks
“Dreamlover,” Eight Weeks
“Hero,” Four Weeks
“Fantasy,” Eight Weeks
“One Sweet Day,” Sixteen Weeks
“Always Be My Baby,” Two Weeks
“Honey,” Three Weeks
“My All,” One Week
“Heartbreaker,” Two Weeks
“Thank God I Found You,” One Week
“We Belong Together,” Fourteen Weeks
“Don’t Forget About Us,” Two Weeks
“Touch My Body,” Two Weeks

Joining Mariah Carey as performing nominees are Missy Elliott, Chrissie Hynde, Vince Gill, Mike Love, Jimmy Cliff, Jeff Lynne, Cat Stevens, John Prine, Lloyd Price, Tommy James and The Eurythmics (Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart).

Non-performing nominees are Jack Tempchin, Dean Dillon, Jerry Fuller, Tom T. Hall, Roger Nichols and Dallas Austin, who wrote hits for TLC, Madonna, Monica, Pink and Boyz II Men.

Nominated non-performing songwriting duos include P.F. Sloan and Steve Barri, Russell Brown and the late Irwin Levine, musical theater writers Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, Dean Pitchford and Michael Gore, Dan Penn and Spooner Oldham, Bobby Hart and the late Tommy Boyce.

Songwriters are eligible for induction after writing hit songs for at least 20 years.

Six songwriters, or songwriting groups, will be officially inducted at the Hall’s 50th annual Induction & Awards Gala in New York on June 13, 2019. Eligible members can vote for three non-performing songwriters and three performing songwriters until December 17.

Carey to Launch Sweet Sweet Fantasy European Tour

It’s a sweet, sweet day for Mariah Carey fans…

The 46-year-old half-Venezuelan American singer is scheduled to tour Europe starting next March.

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Carey will launch her Sweet Sweet Fantasy tour with a five date round within the U.K. starting March 15, beginning the trek in Glasgow and then heading out for the rest of Europe. The tour wraps with two dates in South Africa in early May.

The tour name comes from the lyrics of her hit single “Fantasy,” which was the lead single off of her fifth studio album, Daydream, released in 1995.

The song became Carey’s ninth number one single on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart.

Here are the tour dates:

March 15 Glasgow, Scotland @ SSE Hyrdo
Mar 17 Leeds, England @ First Direct Arena
Mar 18 Manchester, England @ Manchester Arena
Mar 20 Birmingham, England @ Barclaycard Arena
Mar 21 Cardiff, Wales @ Motorpoint Arena
March 23 London, England @ O2 Arena
March 26 Luxembourg, Luxembourg @ Rockhal
March 27 Brussels, Belgium @ Forest National
March 29 Copenhagen, Denmark @ Forum
March 31 Oslo, Norway @ Spektrum
April 02 Stockholm, Sweden @ Ericsson Globe
April 04 Helsinki, Finland @ Hartwall
April 06 Tallinn, Estonia @ Saku Arena
April 07 Riga, Latvia @ Arena Riga
April 09 Kaunas, Lithuania @ Kaunas Arena
April 11 Krakow, Poland @ Tauron Arena
April 13 Cologne, Germany @ Lanxess
April 14 Munich, Germany @ Olympiahalle
April 16 Milan, Italy @ Medioianum Forum
April 18 Zurich, Switzerland @ Hallenstadion
April 19 Vienna, Austria @ Stadthalle
April 21 Paris, France @ Bercy
April 23 Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Ziggo Dome
May 01 Johannesburg, South Africa @ Ticketpro Dome
May 02 Johannesburg, South Africa @ Ticketpro Dome

Carey Reveals Track List for Her Greatest Hits Album “#1 To Infinity”

Mariah Carey will have you feeling emotions and more in the near future…

After releasing the album artwork for Mariah Carey #1 To Infinity, a comprehensive greatest-hits package consisting of all 18 of her Billboard Hot 100 No. 1s, the 45-year-old half-Venezuelan-American singer has confirmed its release date.

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Due May 18 on Epic Records/Columbia Records/Sony LegacyInfinity reunites Carey with Epic chairman-CEO Antonio “L.A.” Reid, who helped spearhead Carey’s mid-2000’s comeback with The Emancipation of Mimi as then-chairman of Island Def Jam Records. In addition to Carey’s 15 Sony No. 1’s and three Universal No. 1’s, the album will include one brand-new selection, title track “Infinity.” The song will premiere globally on April 27 via all digital services, as well as a video directed by Carey’s longtime collaborator Brett Ratner. Carey is also expected to host a kick-off event for her upcoming Caesars Palace residency in Las Vegas on April 27, with more details to be announced shortly.

“I couldn’t be more thrilled to be back together again with Mariah,” says Reid in a statement. “There is really no one who comes close to Mariah as both a songwriter and a singer, and as the world knows, her vocal range is legendary and truly incomparable.  Her music is indelibly etched into our culture, and she’s shattered so many chart records that she’s now firmly entrenched in the history books.  With a fierce and loyal fan base that covers every corner of the globe, I have no doubt Mariah will do it again.”

Infinity is the first release in a multi-album deal with Epic, which Carey signed earlier this year. Carey will perform all 18 No. 1s for the first time ever as part of her residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, and is expected to pepper fan-favorite album cuts and previously never-performed tracks into each set as well. The first 18 confirmed 2015 performances are May 6, 9, 10, 13, 16, 17, 20, 23, 24; and July 8, 11, 12, 15, 18, 19, 22, 25, 26. Tickets are available at thecolosseum.com or axs.com.

Here’s the complete Mariah Carey #1 To Infinity Tracklist:
(Includes weeks at No. 1 on Billboard Hot 100)

1.  “Vision of Love” (4 weeks, 1990)
2.  “Love Takes Time” (3 weeks, 1990)
3.  “Someday” (MTV Unplugged version) (2 weeks, 1991)
4.  “I Don’t Wanna Cry” (2 weeks, 1991)
5.  “Emotions” (3 weeks, 1991)
6.  “I’ll Be There” (featuring Trey Lorenz) (2 weeks, 1992)
7.  “Dreamlover” (8 weeks, 1993)
8.  “Hero” (4 weeks, 1993)
9.  “Fantasy” (Bad Boy Fantasy featuring O.D.B.) (8 weeks, 1995)
10.  “One Sweet Day” (featuring Boyz II Men) (16 weeks,1995-1996)
11.  “Always Be My Baby” (2 weeks, 1996)
12.  “Honey” (3 weeks, 1997)
13.  “My All” (1 week, 1998)
14.  “Heartbreaker” (featuring Jay-Z) (2 weeks, 1999)
15.  “Thank God I Found You” (featuring Joe & 98 Degrees) (1 week, 2000)
16.  “We Belong Together” (14 weeks, 2005)
17.  “Don’t Forget About Us” (2 weeks, 2005)
18.  “Touch My Body” (2 weeks, 2008)
19.  “Infinity” (2015)

Carey to Receive BMI Icon Award

She’s scored more No. 1 singles than any other solo artist in history… And, now Mariah Carey will be recognized for her musical feats.

The 42-year-old part-Venezuelan American songstress, rumored to be a lead contender to replace Jennifer Lopez as a judge on American Idol, will be honored this fall as a BMI Icon at the BMI Urban Awards.

Carey will join a group that includes the Jacksons, Snoop Dogg, George Clinton, James Brown, Isaac Hayes, Little Richard, Al Green, the Bee Gees, Willie Nelson and Dolly Parton — selected because of their “unique and indelible influence on generations of music makers.”

During her illustrious career, Carey has co-written most of her biggest hits, a lengthy list that includes 30 BMI Urban and Pop Award-winning songs  like “Fantasy,” “Vision of Love,” “Emotions,” “Shake It Off,” “We Belong Together” and “All I Want for Christmas is You,which she re-released with Justin Bieber last year.

A whopping 17 of her songs have amassed more than 1 million performances each, including “Always Be My Baby,” “Dreamlover” and “Hero,” which have each earned more than 3 million performances.

Carey has scored more No. 1 singles than any other solo artist in history; and she’s second only to the Beatles on the all-time list. She also holds the record for the female songwriter with the most Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 singles in the rock era, totaling 18.

Carey is currently in the studio, writing and recording her next album for Island Def Jam.

The BMI Urban Awards are scheduled for Friday, September 7 at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills.