A Long Time Coming: Mariah Carey’s Memoir (2020)

Ya’ll know I had been talking (and so has everyone else) about Mariah Carey’s Memoir for a while now.
It’s truly a gift, heaven sent that it’s come out the time I need it the most.
Honest to God it’s almost surreal. Couldn’t have come out a better time.
Found so much comfort and reliability in Carey’s writing (in a time of doubt and uncertainty)
as a growing budding artist myself.
Already half way done, can’t wait to share with ya’ll all the gems I learned about.

Anyhow, must I say, dahling.. so glad to get my hands on this.
cop the drop, neeoow!

(Click here to purchase The Meaning of Mariah Carey on Amazon)

Mariah Carey “America the Beautiful” (1990)

After watching Michael Jordan’s Docuseries “The Last Dance” on Netflix, I knew I had to come back to watch Mariah Carey’s performance of “America the Beautiful” at the NBA Detroit Pistons in 1990. Who knew she’d be close to the next Michael Jordan in music history. Amazing to see her progression from her earlier years as one of today’s greatest vocalist of all time. The reaction of the crowd and her look only inspires me to push harder and fight for my dreams as a singer. Hope it brings you joy as much as it did me.

Mariah Carey: 2020 Memoir On The Way “The Meaning of Mariah Carey”

You guys, I’m on my knees… Mariah Carey just released a statement on the release of her new memoir, which we expect to land on shelves later this year. It’s been a long time coming, and for me just the gift I was waiting for.

It’s amazing how your dreams and aspiration manifest into reality if you continue to keep hope and faith in the universe and God.
As an aspiring singer, I was more than elastic to read the good news as I would love to hear about her early struggles into stardom and how she found her voice as an artist and later, celebrity.

I never wanted to do music for the fame and fortune, but there are real genuine artists out there who, by miracle & God’s blessing, became a world renowned celebrity and one of those people happened to be, Mariah Carey. Irreplaceable. and a living legend.

For all lambilys, it’s time we get the memoir we’ve been to read about. Can read more about the news here. Stay tuned for its release.

Mariah Carey Glitter Album: Spotify

Wow, this is pretty exciting news to share with ya’ll.

If you hadn’t already know, Mariah Carey recently announced that her Glitter (2001) Album is finally released on Spotify. (Yay!)
This is for any aspiring vocalists who admire Carey or simply a Lambily Stan, to reminisce and dive more into Carey’s early years in her career. The album was released on August 18, 2001 in Japan by Sony Music and worldwide on September 11, 2001 by Virgin Records.
The album comes from Mariah Carey’s movie Glitter. Been a long time coming.
Some amazing songs on there that I feel ashamed that I didn’t know about prior.
You’ll see in the album that plays with Soul, R&B, Funk and hiphop/ rap.

Below are most of the tracks on the album:
Lead the Way (did some amazing runs in there)
If We (ft. Ja Rule & Nate Dogg)
Didn’t Mean To Turn You On
Don’t Stop (A fun funk track that deviates from Carey’s usual sound)
All My Life
Reflections (Care Enough)
Last Night a DJ Saved My Life (sampled from an older song)
Want You

(click here to purchase full Glitter Album on Amazon)

For All Lambilys

I think it might be safe to say Mariah is living legend. Though 2020 Mariah may not sound like 90’s Mariah Carey, no one could deny her international/ commercial success as a one of the greatest vocalists who has made a name for herself in an industry that many artists like to call cold and dark. While her gift (of many including songwriting) has perked the ears of many, softened the hearts of others, and opened the gates of heaven, her unique ambition is truly what set her apart. Carey had a vision that forever changed the game of the industry, setting the bar high for those who truly cared for and wanted to create music. And as someone who absolutely loves music and deeply idolizes her, I could hear it clearly in her artistry & music. You guys know, as an aspiring singer and musician, she will forever be a hero, not only to many others out there, but also for myself. She has yet to receive the respect she has worked for and rightfully deserves. Only five grammy’s in span of 30 years of her career? Ha, her son, Moroccan, said it best, “The Grammy’s are bo-ing”.

5/11 Mariah Carey Performs Live At Rise Up New York

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Sorry I’m a bit late on this guys, but nonetheless thought this post was worthy to post and inform ya’ll about~

Such an amazing way to celebrate Mother’s Day, and of course, to provide relief for those needed in the midst of this pandemic.
What better gift than for me Mariah Carey to serenade us into a deep musical slumber or sending us on a magic carpet ride to the moon?

(And not to mention, she sang one of my favorite songs, and of course most commonly talked about here on my blog.. “Make It Happen”. Not only is it the musical composition, but the lyrics and message of the song. It just hits home in the right way for me.)

Anyway all jokes aside, 2020 Mariah has not lost her mojo in spite of what the media and public mock her of! She did some things in there that people can only wish they can honestly! Not only her voice, but her motive behind participating in this event brings me great joy. The Robin Hood Relief Benefit is a fund created due to the pandemic of COVID 19 to provide nonprofit organizations. 100% of donations will provide emergency support through food, housing, job security, and more. These times can be extremely rough for some, but these events that many musicians participate in give me massive hope for the future! What better gift than to share your love of music behind a purpose to serve the community and vulnerable?

Feel free to watch it below to find out for yourselves!

Oh, & happy belated Mother’s Day ya’ll & sending my prayers to those needed due to COVID-19.

“Beautiful” Mariah Carey & Miguel (2013)

Happy Sunday ya’ll.
I was working out this morning when this song came up on my Pandora playlist (love when I find gems like this).
While Mariah Carey was known for her break out in the early 90’s with classics like “Vision of Love” and “Dreamlover”, I love how versatile she is as an artist as she continued to work with other musicians/ producers in the urban scene. Mariah Carey was a huge fan of hip-hop and managing two blend such two seemingly unrelated genres together. Decades later, and she still continues to #slay breaking out in the charts while bringing her soul/church influences in pop artists today. #myhero #bridgingthegenerationalgap

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Rare Documentary on Mariah Carey ♕

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For those interested in the personal and professional background of the Ms. Mariah Carey, like myself who are loyal fans of the diva icon, below is a rare documentary of her life. The documentary lends insight into her upbringing as a little girl who had a passion for music and how her career took off as one of the biggest music icon of the world. Topping the billboard charts and gaining 5 grammy awards along with many others, Ms. Carey is definitely an artist who has earned her way to legendary status, and rightfully so.

Mine Again by Mariah Carey

Of course, I look for a cover and the first thing I find is a cover by Kyla, a singer from the Philippines. So inspired, just shows how beautiful singing is. No one can do it like Mariah Carey, but this was damn near close.

Amazing.

This song’s been on repeat for me, and has been stuck in my head. Have you guys ever discovered a song and wondered where it’s been all you’re life that you can’t believe you lived this far without knowing it? Well, this is how I feel with this song. Forever blessed my ears. Much much inspiration. Hope ya’ll enjoy.

Billboard Music Icon Award: Living Legend Mariah Carey

At a loss of words. Mariah Carey’s speech just left me… speechless.
As an aspiring singer, I am extremely grateful for the power of music. How music can simply lift spirits in times of despair. How music can takes us to a different time, and place. How music can simply move us.
For me, Mariah Carey was one of the few who I drew great inspiration from.
Although, I know she is incomparable as a vocalist, I also know that great music is possible. It’s amazing how a series of notes can make one feel. How a few notes can get one to break out of the ordinary state and start.. singing. And if the music is great, it can take one to a state of nirvana. Music is pure beauty and I think anyone who identifies as a singer at heart truly feels this sense of nirvana through Mariah’s music. I also love how she referenced the concept of highs and lows, because to me, that’s all it’s really about. Hence my choice of name for this blog. Nonetheless Mariah’s drive is immeasurable. As she makes evident in her speech, it is the purpose and passion one finds in music that keeps great music alive, and living.

Her speech at the Billboard Music Awards was definitely one I needed to hear. Hope ya’ll find some inspiration in it as I had.

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You can find the video of her speech here.

Below is the script of her speech:

“I’m so nervous! Seriously, thank you Billboard for letting me grow up on the charts with you and for this incredible honor. Icon? I really don’t think of myself in that way. I started making music out of a necessity to survive and to express myself. And I just wanted to create something so I could feel worthy of existing. And if I’ve learned anything, anything at all in this life, it’s that truly all things are possible with God.

Without getting into all the drama, all the ups and downs of my career—we’ve all seen them, we all make mistakes—there’s been a few memes [laughs]. I guess I’ve always felt like an outsider. Someone who doesn’t quite belong anywhere. And I still feel like that lost interracial child who had a lot of nerve to believe I could succeed in anything at all in this world. But, and this is the truth, but I did believe because I had to. The truth is I’ve dedicated my life to my music, my saving grace, and to my fans who are unlike any other entity that I’ve ever known. They’ve lifted me out of the depths of hell and brought me back with their devotion and love. I want to thank all the people who’ve been with me on this journey, through the highs and lows, through the struggles. Through your struggles and mine. And to anybody who doesn’t allow themselves to be broken. And keeps getting up, and keeps holding on, and keeps standing tall, keeps on believing and keeps rising—I celebrate you tonight. And to anyone who’s ever told me that a song I wrote helped save your life, I thank you because you saved mine. And I’ll be eternally grateful for that. I love you. Thank you so much.”

You could purchase Mariah Carey’s Albums here:

Mariah Carey
Daydream
The Emancipation of Mimi
Caution [Explicit]

“One Sweet Day” Mariah Carey, Boyz ll Men

It’s phenomenal when artists sound the exact same live. This is a performance of Mariah Carey & Boyz ll Men singing “One Sweet Day” at Madison Square Garden in 1995. I appreciate raw, authentic vocals. And I feel like that was the staple for most 90’s music unlike in today’s generation where autotune is the next cool thing. Growing up, it never made sense for me and still doesn’t. This performance reminds me of how great music used to be back then, meaningful and full of substance and just pure soul. Don’t get me wrong, there are some good jams out today since then but I don’t think they are as appreciative of the vocal ability that is so present in much more old school, classic songs. Some artists who have followed like Alicia keys, Beyonce. But Mariah’s voice has always hit me in a different way for some reason. Maybe it has to do with the instant gratification and the quick easy money that comes with pop culture today, but it saddens me that music evolved dramatically. Maybe great music is out there but has yet to see the light. Only time could tell. Anyway t’was my rant, Boyz II Men’s vocals and harmony has always been so UNDERRATED and Mariah Carey’s ability to keep up with the boys and simply just make this song more powerful than it is is just an indescribable feeling. ugh, soul music is just something else man.

I know performing a Mariah Carey is just vocal suicide.. but I appreciate when artists attempt it and sound good and the potential there is evident. The closest one I found is this, performed by Khel, Bugoy, Daryl Ong and Ms. Katrina Velarde, a Filipina singer.  Hope ya’ll enjoy. xox.

You could purchase the original here:
One Sweet Day