Posts tagged ‘American Idol’

May 6, 2013

mariah carey debuts “#beautiful” featuring miguel worldwide today

Mariah Carey, Nick Cannon, Miguel (by Denzil Jacobs)

Today, multi-platinum global superstar, singer-songwriter Mariah Carey debuted her new single “#Beautiful“, featuring Miguel. Written and produced by Mariah and Miguel#Beautiful” is the lead track from Mariah‘s much-anticipated new album, due for release this summer on Island Def Jam. On Wednesday night, May 8th, American Idol will premiere the entire “#Beautiful” video, shot by noted director Joseph Kahn. Following American Idol, the video goes up on VEVO/YouTube and all video channels – BET’s 106th & Park (“New Joint“), MTV, VH1 and FUSE.

As Mariah recently told Billboard, her new album “has more raw ballads than people might expect.” The new album is the follow-up to her worldwide multi-million-selling Memoirs Of An Imperfect Angel (released September 2009). Mariah Carey is the best-selling female artist of all time with more than 200 million albums sold to date. She has a total of 223 #1 records across all Billboard singles, albums, sales, and airplay charts, dating back to her “Vision Of Love” debut, including 18 Billboard #1 Hot 100 singles (17 self-penned). With her distinct five-octave vocal range, prolific songwriting, and producing talent, Carey has defined the modern pop performance. As a singer/songwriter/ producer, she has been recognized with five GRAMMY® Awards, nine American Music Awards, Billboard’s Artist of the Decade Award, the World Music Award for World’s Best Selling Female Artist of the Millennium, and BMI’s Icon Award for her outstanding achievements in songwriting, to name a few.

Song of Summer 2013: This is a game-changer: Not only is Miguel and Mariah Carey’s duet very good – in both a vintage Mariah and a legitimately summery sort of way — but it has an actual hashtag in the title,” says New York Magazine.

#Beautifulfeaturing Miguel is now available to download on iTunes.

September 18, 2012

mariah carey, nicki minaj & keith urban ‘american idol’ judges

American Idol, Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj, Keith Urban, Randy Jackson, Ryan Seacrest

Last Sunday saw the start of the new season of American Idol auditions as Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban join Randy Jackson on the judging panel. “What I want to be is honest and someone that the contestants can look to for guidance,” said Mariah Carey on the first day of auditions. Rapper Nicki Minaj says that it will be fun if people audition with her music and adds, “We’ll have fun, the Barbs are gonna be watching, it’s gon’ be poplin’.” Excited to have Mariah on the judging panel, Randy Jackson says, “I’m so excited she’s here, because I mean, more than half these girls that walk in want to be her.” Hoping that his judging skills will be authentic, country singer Keith Urban mentioned that he had entered a few similar shows to this when he was young in Australia, and recalls being torn apart by a judge and hopes not to be that kind of a judge but “I think we also need to know really truthfully what we’re doing right and wrong,” said Urban. “I’m excited that we’ve all gotten together, that we’ve gotten everyone to say yes they’ve onboard. We’re of to a good start,” added show presenter, Ryan Seacrest.

May 31, 2012

jennifer lopez en vogue

Jennifer Lopez, JLo, Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, Vogue

American Idol judge, singer and actress, Jennifer Lopez looks amazing on the June 2012 cover of Vogue magazine, photographed by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott. With a new single “Goin’ In” featuring Flo-Rida , a new movie “What To Expect When You’re Expecting” and a scheduled US tour, JLo has certainly come a long way from the “6”.

May 10, 2012

rihanna by terry richardson

Rihanna, Terry Richardson

Pop star Rihanna was reportedly rushed to the hospital early Wednesday due to ‘exhaustion and dehydration’ after dazzling in a Tom Ford black crocodile dress on the red carpet at the Met Gala in New York on Monday night. The “We Found Love” singer wasn’t spotted at the Met Gala after-party at the Crown restaurant or the Prada bash. RiRi posted a picture of herself attached to an IV drip in a hospital on Twitter. As yet there has been no official communication about the reason for her hospitalization, but there is speculation that Rihanna‘s hectic work schedule and late nights have taken a toll on her health. It has been announced she will perform on the finale of American Idol on May 23. New photographs of a fun, yet raunchy Rihanna have been released, photographed by well known photographer, Terry Richardson.