Thursday, May 7, 2015

Opening Night - Press Release


MARIAH CAREY DEBUTS NEW SHOW “MARIAH #1 TO INFINITY” TO SOLD OUT CROWD AT THE COLOSSEUM AT CAESARS PALACE

Best-Selling Female Artist of All Time Triumphantly Launches Her Las Vegas Residency

LAS VEGAS, NV (May 6, 2015) – Tonight, the iconic chanteuse and multi-platinum global superstar Mariah Carey proved to be a “Vision of Love” during her premiere performance of “MARIAH #1 TO INFINITY.”  Marking the beginning of her headlining residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, Mariah unveiled her new show to a sold-out theater and multiple standing ovations.

Conceptualized by Mariah, directed by legendary Grammy Awards Producer Ken Ehrlich and brought to life with the help of Creative Director Raj Kapoor, “MARIAH #1 TO INFINITY” embodies the true meaning of Vegas glitz and glamour. The breathtaking production designed exclusively for The Colosseum features a six-piece live band, three back-up vocals, two DJs and ten incredible dancers choreographed by Nappytabs, the double Emmy Award-winning married choreographers Tabitha D'umo and Napoleon D'umo.

Performing 18 of her timeless and beloved Number One Hits in chronological order, Mariah takes fans on a spectacular journey through her life and career in an unforgettable evening filled with fan-favorite singles, new musical arrangements, her new song “Infinity” performed live for the first time, and many more surprises. “Vision of Love,” “Hero,” “Fantasy,” “We Belong Together” and “Touch My Body” to name a few, are among Mariah’s 18 songs to reach #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, a feat that has not been achieved by any other solo artist in music history.

In tandem with her headlining residency and groundbreaking record, Mariah will release her first album with exclusive collaboration with Epic Records, celebrating her remarkable career. For the first time ever, the album, “Mariah Carey #1 To Infinity,” will be one career-spanning chronological collection of her 18 Billboard Hot 100 #1 singles (17 self-penned), more than any solo artist in history.  Arriving in stores Monday, May 18, the final track on the collection is Mariah’s breathtaking new single, “Infinity,” co-written and produced by Mariah herself.

Tickets may be purchased in person at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace Box Office, by calling 866-320-9763, or online at thecolosseum.com or axs.com. Orders are subject to additional service charges and fees.  Ticket prices are $250/$175/$140/$95/$55 (prices include 10% Live Entertainment Tax). For groups of 10 or more, call 866-574-3851. All shows are scheduled for 8:00 p.m.

Mariah Carey is the best-selling female artist of all time with more than 200 million albums sold to date and 18 Billboard Hot 100 #1 singles (17 self-penned), more than any solo artist in history.  Mariah is a singer/songwriter/producer recognized with multiple Grammy Awards, 21 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 – with her distinct five-octave vocal range, prolific songwriting, and producing talent, Mariah is truly the template of the modern pop performance.

Mariah Carey's ongoing impact transcends the music industry to leave an indelible imprint upon the world at large.  Mariah Carey made her entrée into the world of independent film with her breakthrough performance for her role in “WiseGirls” starring alongside Academy Award winner Mira Sorvino and Melora Walters. In 2009, she was recognized with the Breakthrough Performance Award at the Palm Spring International Film Festival for her critically acclaimed role in Lee Daniel’s “Precious” and most recently appeared in his latest stellar ensemble piece “The Butler” (2013).

A Congressional Award recipient, Mariah has generously donated her time and energy to a range of philanthropic causes near to her heart including Save the Music, the Make-A-Wish Foundation, World Hunger Relief, and the Elton John AIDS Foundation, among many others. A tremendous supporter of children’s charities, both domestic and international, Mariah founded Camp Mariah in partnership with the Fresh Air Fund, a retreat for inner city children to explore career development.  In May 2014, Mariah released her critically-acclaimed new album, “Me. I Am Mariah…the Elusive Chanteuse” (Def Jam Recordings). She most recently completed a hugely successful world tour, “The Elusive Chanteuse Show” and an unprecedented run of six sold out Christmas shows at New York City’s Beacon Theater, “Mariah Carey Presents: All I Want For Christmas Is You. A Night of Joy and Festivity.” For more information visit
www.mariahcarey.com.

AEG LIVE
AEG Live, the live-entertainment division of Los Angeles-based AEG, is dedicated to all aspects of live contemporary music performance.  AEG Live is comprised of touring, festival and special event divisions, seventeen regional offices and owns, operates or exclusively books thirty-five state-of-the-art venues.  The current and recent concert tour roster includes artists such as Alicia Keys, Bruno Mars, Bon Jovi, Carrie Underwood, Cher, Ed Sheeran, Enrique Iglesias, George Strait, Hunter Hayes, J Cole, Jennifer Lopez, Justin Bieber, Kanye West, Katy Perry, Kenny Chesney, Leonard Cohen, Paul McCartney, Pitbull, The Rolling Stones, Taylor Swift, The WHO, Trey Songz and Juanes.  The company is also currently producing residency shows at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas including Celine Dion, Mariah Carey, Rod Stewart, and Reba, Brooks & Dunn opening in June and is the exclusive promoter at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas.  AEG Live is also the largest producer of music festivals in North America from the critically acclaimed Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival to Stagecoach Country Music Festival and New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. www.aeglive.com

CAESARS PALACE
World-renowned Las Vegas hotel and casino, Caesars Palace features 3,960 hotel guest rooms and suites, including the 181-room Nobu Hotel Caesars Palace and Forbes Star Award-winning The Laurel Collection by Caesars Palace. The 85-acre resort offers 25 diverse dining options including the award-winning Bacchanal Buffet, as well as celebrity chef-branded restaurants by Gordon Ramsay, Bobby Flay, Nobu Matsuhisa, Guy Savoy, and Searsucker Las Vegas, the restaurant from “Top Chef” finalist Brian Malarkey. The resort also features nearly 130,000 square-feet of casino space, a five-acre Garden of the Gods pool oasis, the luxurious Qua Baths & Spa and the new 75,000 square-foot OMNIA Nightclub. The 4,300-seat Colosseum, Billboard Magazine’s Venue of the Decade, spotlights world-class entertainers including Celine Dion, Elton John, Rod Stewart, Reba, Brooks & Dunn, Mariah Carey and Jerry Seinfeld. The Forum Shops at Caesars showcases more than 160 boutiques and restaurants. For more information, please visit www.caesarspalace.com. Find Caesars Palace on Facebook and follow on Twitter.

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Photo DSC_1980: Mariah Carey debuts new Las Vegas show “MARIAH #1 TO INFINITY” at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace.
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PRESS CONTACTS:

For Caesars Entertainment – Las Vegas Region:
Kelly Frey
(702) 785-6639
kfrey@caesars.com

For AEG Live, Las Vegas:                                                              
Kris Lingle-Griffith
(702) 650-8408    
klingle@aeglive.com

For Mariah Carey (US):
Chris Chambers
(212) 366-5801
chris@thechambergroup.com

For Mariah Carey (International):
Connie Filippello  
+44 207 229 5400
cfpublicity@aol.com


Thursday, April 30, 2015

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Robin Leach Interview


Official arrival to Caesars Palace 
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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Mariah Carey Caesars Palace (Press Release)


MULTI-PLATINUM GLOBAL SUPERSTAR MARIAH CAREY CELEBRATES OFFICIAL ARRIVAL TO LAS VEGAS WITH SPECTACULAR WELCOME EVENT AT CAESARS PALACE


Singer, Songwriter and Producer Mariah Carey celebrates global premiere of new single, “Infinity,” just days before the debut of her new Las Vegas residency “MARIAH #1 TO INFINITY”

Best-Selling Female Artist of All Time Begins Residency May 6, 2015;
Tickets On-Sale Now

LAS VEGAS, NV (April 27, 2015) – Mariah Carey, the iconic chanteuse and best-selling female artist of all time with over 200 million records sold, made her grand entrance to her new home at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas on Monday, April 27.

Making final preparations in the days before the debut of her headlining residency, “MARIAH #1 TO INFINITY,” which kicks off on Wednesday, May 6, the five-time Grammy Award winner arrived in grand fashion with a parade of 18 mobile billboards, each vehicle representing and celebrating one of each of Mariah’s 18 timeless and beloved Number One Hits. As the city’s newest headliner pulled up in front of the iconic Caesars Palace porte cochere in a pink 1936 Auburn Boattail, fans went wild to welcome Mariah as she emerged from the car and was greeted by Caesar himself. The superstar was then carried by Caesar’s centurions through the property, and was accompanied by her dancers. Stopping on the front steps of The Colosseum, Mariah was then welcomed by Caesars Entertainment CEO Gary Loveman and President of Global Touring with AEG Live, John Meglen.

With the anticipation for the launch of her Las Vegas residency show reaching an all-time high, the superstar took the excitement to a new level with the global premiere of her new single and lyric video, “Infinity,” in front of her new home. The crowd burst into cheers, celebrating the new song from Mariah Carey’s first album released with exclusive collaboration with Epic Records. For the first time ever, the album, “Mariah Carey #1 To Infinity,” will be one career-spanning chronological collection of her 18 Billboard Hot 100 #1 singles (17 self-penned), more than any solo artist in history.  Arriving in stores Monday, May 18, the final track on the collection is Mariah’s breathtaking new single, “Infinity,” co-written and produced by Mariah herself.

Presented jointly by AEG Live and Caesars Palace, the residency will launch Wednesday, May 6, 2015. Tickets to the first 18 performances in 2015 are on-sale now:

May: 6, 9, 10, 13, 16, 17, 20, 23, 24
July 8, 11, 12, 15, 18, 19, 22, 25, 26

Tickets may be purchased in person at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace Box Office, by calling 866-320-9763, or online at thecolosseum.com or axs.com. Orders are subject to additional service charges and fees.  Ticket prices are $250/$175/$140/$95/$55 (prices include 10% Live Entertainment Tax). For groups of 10 or more, call 866-574-3851. All shows are scheduled for 8:00 p.m.

Mariah Carey is the best-selling female artist of all time with more than 200 million albums sold to date and 18 Billboard Hot 100 #1 singles (17 self-penned), more than any solo artist in history.  Mariah is a singer/songwriter/producer recognized with multiple Grammy Awards, 21 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 – with her distinct five-octave vocal range, prolific songwriting, and producing talent, Mariah is truly the template of the modern pop performance.

Mariah Carey's ongoing impact transcends the music industry to leave an indelible imprint upon the world at large.  Mariah Carey made her entrée into the world of independent film with her breakthrough performance for her role in “WiseGirls” starring alongside Academy Award winner Mira Sorvino and Melora Walters. In 2009, she was recognized with the Breakthrough Performance Award at the Palm Spring International Film Festival for her critically acclaimed role in Lee Daniel’s “Precious” and most recently appeared in his latest stellar ensemble piece “The Butler” (2013).

A Congressional Award recipient, Mariah has generously donated her time and energy to a range of philanthropic causes near to her heart including Save the Music, the Make-A-Wish Foundation, World Hunger Relief, and the Elton John AIDS Foundation, among many others. A tremendous supporter of children’s charities, both domestic and international, Mariah founded Camp Mariah in partnership with the Fresh Air Fund, a retreat for inner city children to explore career development.  In May 2014, Mariah released her critically-acclaimed new album, “Me. I Am Mariah…the Elusive Chanteuse” (Def Jam Recordings). She most recently completed a hugely successful world tour, “The Elusive Chanteuse Show” and an unprecedented run of six sold out Christmas shows at New York City’s Beacon Theater, “Mariah Carey Presents: All I Want For Christmas Is You. A Night of Joy and Festivity.” For more information visit
www.mariahcarey.com.



AEG LIVE
AEG Live, the live-entertainment division of Los Angeles-based AEG, is dedicated to all aspects of live contemporary music performance.  AEG Live is comprised of touring, festival and special event divisions, seventeen regional offices and owns, operates or exclusively books thirty-five state-of-the-art venues.  The current and recent concert tour roster includes artists such as Alicia Keys, Bruno Mars, Bon Jovi, Carrie Underwood, Cher, Ed Sheeran, Enrique Iglesias, George Strait, Hunter Hayes, J Cole, Jennifer Lopez, Justin Bieber, Kanye West, Katy Perry, Kenny Chesney, Leonard Cohen, Paul McCartney, Pitbull, The Rolling Stones, Taylor Swift, The WHO, Trey Songz and Juanes.  The company is also currently producing residency shows at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas including Celine Dion, Rod Stewart, and Reba, Brooks & Dunn opening in June and is the exclusive promoter at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas.  AEG Live is also the largest producer of music festivals in North America from the critically acclaimed Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival to Stagecoach Country Music Festival and New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. www.aeglive.com

CAESARS PALACE
World-renowned Las Vegas hotel and casino, Caesars Palace features 3,960 hotel guest rooms and suites, including the 181-room Nobu Hotel Caesars Palace and Forbes Star Award-winning The Laurel Collection by Caesars Palace. The 85-acre resort offers 25 diverse dining options including the award-winning Bacchanal Buffet, as well as celebrity chef-branded restaurants by Gordon Ramsay, Bobby Flay, Nobu Matsuhisa, Guy Savoy, and Searsucker Las Vegas, the restaurant from “Top Chef” finalist Brian Malarkey. The resort also features nearly 130,000 square-feet of casino space, a five-acre Garden of the Gods pool oasis, the luxurious Qua Baths & Spa and the new 75,000 square-foot OMNIA Nightclub. The 4,300-seat Colosseum, Billboard Magazine’s Venue of the Decade, spotlights world-class entertainers including Celine Dion, Elton John, Rod Stewart, Reba, Brooks & Dunn, Mariah Carey and Jerry Seinfeld. The Forum Shops at Caesars showcases more than 160 boutiques and restaurants. For more information, please visit www.caesarspalace.com. Find Caesars Palace on Facebook and follow on Twitter.

PHOTOS:
Photo Credit: Denise Truscello/WireImage





PRESS CONTACTS:

For Caesars Entertainment – Las Vegas Region:
Kelly Frey
(702) 785-6639
kfrey@caesars.com <mailto:kfrey@caesars.com>

For AEG Live, Las Vegas:
Kris Lingle-Griffith
(702) 650-8408
klingle@aeglive.com<mailto:cnelson@aeglive.com>

For Mariah Carey (US):
Chris Chambers
(212) 366-5801
chris@thechambergroup.com<mailto:chris@thechambergroup.com>

For Mariah Carey (International):
Connie Filippello
+44 207 229 5400
cfpublicity@aol.com<mailto:cfpublicity@aol.com>



Source: LambzRus/Nick Stroman

Monday, April 27, 2015

"Infinity" reviews

Huffington Post:
Mariah Carey Releases 'Infinity,' Which Is Basically A '90s Break-up Ballad

Mariah Carey's greatest hits album, "Mariah Carey #1 To Infinity," will feature only one new track
and it debuted Sunday night on iTunes, Spotify and YouTube. Titled "Infinity," it's a (somewhat cheesy) break-up ballad, featuring Carey's signature breathy vocals and super high notes.

The album, and this track, is part of a reunion collaboration between Carey and Epic CEO L.A. Reid, who produced her best-selling album "The Emancipation of Mimi," and the campaign to promote her#1 to Infinity show at Las Vegas' Caesars Palace. "Infinity" -- and its accompanying lyric video -- is a little hokey, but it's a total reminder of Carey's '90s-era glitter-heavy star power. Bonus: there are butterflies.



Vibe:
Mariah Carey Releases New Single, ‘Infinity’

Mariah Carey is preparing to give music fans a reminder of her longevity with a forthcoming greatest hits album, Infinity. Reunited with L.A. Reid at Epic Records, MC’s first order of business is to showcase 18 of her biggest hits.

Due on May 18th, the diva is also packaging some new music on the album for her day 1 fans. On the self-produced title track, Mariah effortlessly rides the melody in her sweet spot.



Spin:
Mariah Carey Bemoans the End of ‘Infinity’ on New Single
The ballad will serve as the one new track on upcoming compilation 'Number 1 to Infinity'

In May, pop legend Mariah Carey will release Number 1 to Infinity, a compilation collecting all 18 of her Billboard Hot 100-topping chart hits — a tally that leaves her tied with Elvis Presley for second-most of all-time among artists, by the way, behind only the Beatles — to coincide with the beginning of her residency at the Coliseum at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas. To round out and promote the collection, Carey has released the Obligatory New Track from the set: “Infinity,” a sweeping ballad that starts with an orchestral intro of Just Blaze-sized bombast and ends with a trademark Mariah whistle-register high note. In between, the diva laments a relationship’s end with breathy resignation: “Close the door, lose the key / Leave my heart on the mat for me / I was yours eternally / There’s an end to infinity.” (Fans will no doubt prognosticate about the song’s true-to-lifeness concerning MC’s own recently dissolved marriage to husband of six years Nick Cannon.)
It’s not too likely to end up as Mariah’s 19th Hot 100-topper, but it’s a torch song that’s stadium-sized in both sound and emotion, the likes of which no one pulls off quite like the Elusive Chanteuse.



MTV:
Mariah Carey Just Released A Goosebump-Worthy Breakup Hit
Following her split with Nick Cannon, Carey tells us that 'there's an end to infinity.'

Mariah Carey’s new song, “Infinity,” is a swelling orchestral R&B jam that manages to work in a Fritos reference.
If that doesn’t make you interested, listen to the lyrics, which are undoubtedly about getting over a breakup. The chorus will break your heart as she professes that everything has an end — even infinity.

“Close the door, lose the key, leave my heart on the mat for me,” Carey sings on the track, released Monday (April 27). “I was yours eternally, there’s an end to infinity.” She sings the word “infinity” with a descending vocal run, letting it tumble down as if it were following her relationship with estranged husband Nick Cannon.
After being married since 2008, Cannon filed for divorce from Carey in December. The two have been playing out their marriage drama in the public eye as they continue to co-parent their children, Moroccan and Monroe. Carey sings that that it’s not as happy as it seems though.

“Ain’t no being friends/ Ain’t no false pretense/ Ain’t no make amends/ Ain’t no come agains/ That’s the story, ain’t no happy ends.”

“Infinity” is the only new track off her greatest hits album, Mariah Carey #1 To Infinity, which will be released on May 18. The diva is also opening her Vegas residency on May 6.




HollywoodLife:
Mariah Carey Releases Power Ballad ‘Infinity’
All rise for Mimi! The pop icon has just released a new song for ‘Infinity’ and it’ll have you feeling all kinds of empowered– an immediate must listen!
Bow down to the queen! Mariah Carey is set to release an entire album of her number 1 Billboard songs– ya know, because she has had an incredible 18 of them! Along with all of her greatest hits, the album titled Mariah Carey #1 To Infinity also features a brand new song, titled simply Infinity. The track was released on Apr. 27 ahead of the full album release on May 18. In other words, what are you still doing here? Listen to the amazing new song right now!


Mariah Carey’s ‘Infinity’ — New Single
Show ’em how it’s done Mariah.

In her brand new song Infinity, Mimi is totally returning to her roots, complete with throwback lyrics and the powerhouse vocals which made the superstar just that.

A sample: “Outta amo/Gotta reload. If life was a game/You’re a free-throw.” Classic.

Mariah Carey, Legend
Mariah Carey #1 To Infinity reunites Mariah with Epic chairman and CEO Antona “L.A.” Reid, who previously worked with the songstress on her 2005 comeback album The Emancipation of Mimi. In a statement, Antona expressed how excited he was to be working with the legend once again. “I couldn’t be more thrilled to be back together again with Mariah. 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.”

We couldn’t agree more!

Prior to the album’s official release, Mariah will begin a string of performances as part of a residency in Las Vegas’s Caesars Palace. Beginning on May 6, Mariah will perform a confirmed 18 performances, running through May 26.



Billboard:
Hear Mariah Carey's Sassy New Break-up Anthem 'Infinity'

For Mariah Carey, revenge is a dish best served in a 90's-tinged heartbreak anthem.

Carey premiered her new song "Infinity" and its lyric video on April 26. The throwback-flavored track is a soaring break-up track, complete with sassy lines that shut down the guy she's singing about. They are the kind of lyrics that might have speculate that the track is about her recent split from Nick Cannon. Or perhaps it's just Carey returning to form as the queen of post-heartbreak empowerment.

"Close the door/ Lose the key/ Leave my heart on the mat for me," she declares on the chorus. "I was your eternally/ There's an end to infinity."

But the chorus is almost sweet compared to some of lines she slings at other points on the track, including "Name hold weight like kilos/ Boy you actin' so corny like Fritos/ Wouldn't have none of that without me, though/ Ain't none of my business, it's tea though/ Outta ammo, gotta reload/ If life was a game you're a free throw/ It's nothing that you don't already know."

"Infinity" is featured on her upcoming Mariah Carey #1 To Infinity release due out on May 18 on Epic Records/ Columbia Records/Sony Legacy.




Entertainment Weekly:
Mariah Carey's new single 'Infinity' is the '90s throwback we've been waiting for

Mariah Carey released “Infinity” on Sunday, the new single off her forthcoming greatest hits compilation, Mariah Carey #1 To Infinity.

“Close the door, lose the key, leave my heart on the mat for me,” Carey belts on the track, which is also available through iTunes and Spotify. “I was yours eternally. There’s an end to infinity.”

Set for release on May 18 via Epic Records and Columbia Records/Sony Legacy, Mariah Carey #1 to Infinity reunites Carey with Antonio “L.A.” Reid, who helped reinvigorate the singer’s career with 2005’s The Emancipation of Mimi. The new record will tally up Carey’s 18 No. 1 Billboard hits, meaning songs such as “Always Be My Baby” and “Heartbreaker” feature prominently. (Carey’s fond of the #1 to Infinity moniker: it’s also the name of her Las Vegas residency, which stars on May 6.)

A video for “Infinity” is due soon from director Brett Ratner.





Radio.com:
Mariah Carey Returns to ’90s Roots with Breakup Anthem ‘Infinity'

Mariah Carey is all cried out and she’s ready for you to just leave your key and get out.
For her own take on the breakup anthem, she’s taking a Beyoncé to the left, to the left approach and asking her ex to leave it all behind. And that means everything.
“Close the door/Lose the key/ Leave my heart on the mat for me,” she sings. “I was yours eternally/There’s an end to infinity.”
Related: Watch Mariah Carey Sing Carpool Karaoke with ‘Late Late Show’ Host James Corden
The only new track on her greatest hits album Mariah Carey #1 To Infinity, out May 18, has her making it clear she isn’t interested in being friends or making amends, singing, “Ain’t no happy ends.” Um, got that, Nick Cannon?
It also has her hitting all the right notes, something she’s been having a bit of trouble with lately. We recommend you stay to the end so you can hear Mariah hit a note that dogs can only hear—you know, like those good ol’ “Always Be My Baby” days—and then get all giggly about it.
The track is now available on iTunes, and plan to see a video from her pal director Brett Ratner very soon.
Carey is gearing up for her Las Vegas residency, which she announced earlier this year




Syracuse:
The diva's back: A new Mariah Carey song, "Infinity," is ready to storm the charts to No. 1 and beyond. The '90s-flavored breakup anthem will easily suggest to fans she's singing about her ex-husband Nick Cannon, with some curious lyrics like "boy you actin' so corny like Fritos." The chorus, though, is radio ready: "Close the door, lose the key, leave my heart on the mat for me, I was your eternally, There's an end to infinity." Carey's latest greatest hits collection, "#1 to Infinity," hits stores May 18.




Vulture:
Mariah Carey’s ‘Infinity’ Takes Us Back to the ’90s

Mariah Carey has had a rough time lately: She was struggling in concert, filed for divorce from her husband Nick Cannon in January, and has to fend off comparisons from these little whippersnappers. So why not remember the good times — i.e., the '90s? Enter "Infinity," the (only) new track off her compilation album, #1 to Infinity, which has all 18 of her No. 1 singles, plus this single. It's a throwback in the best way: empowering lyrics, soaring vocals, and a chorus with multisyllabic words (and French!) that you can mangle at karaoke. Take that, Nick Cannon!




Elle:
MARIAH CAREY'S NEW BREAKUP ANTHEM 'INFINITY' MARKS THE END OF NICK CANNON
"Boy you actin' so corny like Fritos."

Mariah Carey, queen vocalist and car karaoke participant, just dropped a new single, "Infinity," and it's a wonderfully nostalgic breakup anthem. The song has a throwback '90s vibe—upbeat tempo, a dramatic chorus establishing the relationship is done ("Close the door/lose the key/leave my heart on the mat for me/I was yours eternally/There's an end to infinity"), and lots of hilarious insults include "Boy you actin' so corny like Fritos" and "if life was a game, you're a free throw". Welcome back, Mariah.


PopCrush:

Mariah Carey‘s “Infinity” lyric video may look like a cheesy Disney commercial (and like it was put together in PowerPoint), but the song itself is on its way to becoming a classic Mariah heartbreak hit.
Outfitted with a sparkly purple background (so Mariah), the lyric video is fun, playful and a little silly (cue images of a heart splattering on a welcome mat) — but it’s also the perfect vehicle to showcase her beyond-impressive range, especially after the not-so-flattering criticism she received for not being able to sing live. (Spoiler alert: She sounds amazing now.) Not to mention, we all know how much the Elusive Chanteuse shines on a good heartbreak tune.
“Close the door / Lose the key / Leave my heart on the mat for me,” Mariah belts out on the chorus. “I was yours, eternally / There’s an end to infinity.” Depressing AF, yes, but that’s the best part of breakup songs: They’re insanely relatable and the kind of jams you just want to sing alone in your room while simultaneously sobbing and stuffing your face with Ben & Jerry’s.
“Infinity,” produced by Mimi herself, may not pack as much of a punch as “Always Be My Baby” or “We Belong Together,” but it certainly contains heart-wrenching enough lyrics to hit you right in the heart — especially when Mariah lets loose with that acrobatic voice of hers. And maybe, just maybe, it provides some insight on the ending of her marriage to Nick Cannon, who has been nothing but supportive of his ex and her new music.
“Infinity” is Mariah’s newest release and the brand-new track off of her upcoming greatest hits album, Mariah Carey #1 to Infinity, which drops on May 18. Ready, Lambs?




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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Lambz'R'us is Moving...

       After multiple online locations, Lambz'R'us officially found it's home here back in January of 2008. Since then, I
have branched off to create a special, private MC download blog, an online store, and collection page blog. in addition to the LambzRus website and social media outlets like, Tumblr, Twitter and YouTube. There is already a Lambz'R'us Facebook page. But I have decided to create a group and to merge the blog and facebook page over to Facebook for good. 
       It will be easier for Lambs to access news and pictures, and to be able to be more interactive. I hope that you will join me on this festive new adventure and join the group and get your MC fix on a daily basis! 






                                             Thanks, Rob AKA LambzRus​


*Note: The other pages, like the download blog, store and collection pages will still be available. 

Publicist parts ways with Mariah Carey

Power publicist Cindi Berger has parted ways with Mariah Carey after more than 15 years, sources
exclusively told Page Six, before the singer embarks on her Las Vegas residency next month. When reached for comment, Berger confirmed that she's no longer working with Carey and said, "I have enormous respect for Mariah. She is one of the great talents and voices of our time, and I wish her nothing but the best in her future endeavors."

Berger, co-chairman and CEO of PMK˙BNC, added of the split, "I care very deeply for her personally, but I felt that professionally it was time for us to move on." Sources tell us that Carey has yet to bring in a new p.r. rep. Carey, 45, will kick off a residency at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Vegas on May 6, performing 18 of her No. 1 hits in the act. She's also expected to put out an album of her hits for Epic.

The news of Berger's departure came as it was also reported Carey and Brett Ratner's RatPac Entertainment are developing a Christmas film to star the diva. Deadline reported that New Line bought the untitled project.

(Source: Page Six)

Mariah Carey to star in Christmas movie

Mariah Carey is coming to a theater near you (rejoice, Glitter fans!). The 45-year-old "All I Want for
Christmas Is You" singer is set to star in an upcoming, untitled Christmas film, E! News has confirmed. According to Deadline, who first reported the story, Carey will play a "major role" in the flick.

While the plot is unknown, the trades reports that "Christmas is at the film's center, along with a theme of how the power of music can transport you back in time to your truest and most authentic feelings." The movie will also feature some of Carey's classic holiday songs, along with tunes from other artists.

As for the origin of the exciting project, Carey came up with the idea herself and pitched it to her BFF and recently rumored boyfriend Brett Ratner! The duo recently sparked dating rumors when they were photographed together on vacation. However, a source told E! News that the romance rumors are false, adding, "Brett thinks it's silly."

Carey's Christmas movie will be written by writers David Diamond and David Weissman and produced by Jon Shestack. Carey has had a mixed history with her feature film appearances. Her performance in the 2001 film Glitter was basically universally panned by critics and fans. However, her small role in the Oscar-nominated flick Precious received acclaim.

(Source: E! Online)

Sunday, March 22, 2015

LambzRus: Counting Down The #1's




Mariah Carey has spent 79 weeks at the number-one position on Billboard Hot 100, the greatest number for any artist in chart history. On that same chart, she has accumulated 18 number-one singles, the most for any solo artist (and second after only The Beatles). Her hit single "One Sweet Day", which featured Boyz II Men, spent sixteen consecutive weeks at the top of Billboard '​s Hot 100 chart in 1996, setting the record for the most weeks atop the Hot 100 chart in history.  Additionally, Carey has had three songs debut at number-one on the Billboard Hot 100: "Fantasy", "One Sweet Day" and "Honey", making her the artist with the most number-one debuts in the chart's 52-year history, and the first female artist to debut at number 1 in the with "Fantasy." 
 Carey has won 5 Grammy Awards, 19 World Music Awards, 11 American Music Awards, and 31 Billboard Music Awards. Referred to as the "songbird supreme" by the Guinness World Records, she is famed for her five-octave vocal range, power, melismatic style and signature use of the whistle register.



1. "Vision Of Love" was Carey's debut single, the first from her self-titled debut album. Written by Carey and Ben Margulies, "Vision of Love" was released on May 15, 1990 by Columbia Records.
 In the United States, "Vision of Love" entered the Billboard Hot 100 at number 73 during the week of June 2, 1990, and reached the chart's summit nine weeks later. The song remained atop the chart for four consecutive weeks, and was ranked sixth on the Hot 100 year-end chart. It also topped the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for two weeks and Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks for three weeks. In August 1990, the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) certified the song gold, denoting shipments of over 500,000 units.



2. "Love Takes Time" was released as the second single for Carey's debut album. "Love Takes Time" was another success like Carey's debut single "Vision of Love" it reached number 1 in its ninth week on the Billboard Hot 100 and spent three weeks at the top of the chart, from November 10 to 24, 1990. It spent 17 weeks in the top 40 and the RIAA certified it gold. It topped every other Billboard chart for which it was eligible (including the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks). Because its success was divided over two calendar years it did not rank high on Billboard's year-end charts, making 76 on the 1990 chart and 69 on the 1991 chart.
 The song did not receive as many awards as "Vision of Love," but still managed to win a BMI R&B Award for Song of the Year and Songwriter Award. The song also won Carey the 1991 Soul Train Music Award for Best R&B/Urban Contemporary New Artist.




3. "Someday" was released as the third single from Mariah's debut album and is a jackswing-influenced track. "Someday" continued Carey's streak of number 1 hits in the U.S., becoming her third consecutive number 1 single on the Billboard Hot 100. It reached number 1 in its eighth week on the Hot 100 and spent two weeks at the top of the chart, from March 3 to March 16, 1991. It replaced "All the Man That I Need" by Whitney Houston, and was replaced by Timmy T's "One More Try." "Someday" spent 15 weeks in the top 40 and was ranked 13 on the Hot 100 year-end chart of 1991, making it one of the year's biggest hits. The RIAA certified it gold.




4. "I Don't Wanna Cry" was released as the fourth single from her debut album, the song received a BMI Pop Award. "I Don't Wanna Cry" became Carey's fourth number 1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100, making her only the second act (and first female and first solo artist) after The Jackson 5 to have their first four singles reach number 1 on the Hot 100. It also made Mariah Carey a record-breaking album: every single released from it was a chart-topper in the United States. "I Don't Wanna Cry" reached number 1 in its eighth week and spent two weeks at the top, from May 19 to June 1, 1991. It replaced "I Like the Way (The Kissing Game)" by Hi-Five, and was replaced by Extreme's "More Than Words." The single became Carey's third number 1 single on the Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks chart. It remained in the top 40 on the Hot 100 for 13 weeks and was one of four Carey singles on the chart's 1991 year-end chart, ranking 26.




5. "Emotions" was written and produced by Carey, David Cole and Robert Clivillés of the C+C Music Factory, and recorded for Carey's second album of the same name. It was released as the album's first single on August 13, 1991 becoming Carey's fifth consecutive number 1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100, giving her the distinction of being the first and to date only act to have their first five singles make number 1 on the Hot 100. It reached number 1 in its seventh week and spent three weeks at the top, from October 12 to October 26, 1991. It replaced "Good Vibrations" by Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch featuring Loleatta Holloway, and was replaced by Karyn White's "Romantic". It remained in the top 40 for 20 weeks and was one of four singles from Carey on the Hot 100's 1991 year-end charts, ranking 22. The song topped the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart and became her second number 1 single on the Hot Dance Club Play chart. The RIAA certified it gold.




6. "I'll Be There" was recorded during Carey's appearance on MTV Unplugged in 1992, and released as the first single from her EP MTV Unplugged. Co-produced by Carey and Walter Afanasieff, "I'll Be There" became Carey's sixth #1 single in the U.S., and her biggest hit elsewhere at the time. Out of all 18 number one singles. "I'll Be There" is the only one that was not written by Carey.




7. "Dreamlover" was released on July 27, 1993 by Columbia Records, as the lead single from Carey's third studio album Music Box. The song incorporates a sample of the hook from "Blind Alley" by The Emotions. "Dreamlover" was Carey's seventh number one single on the Billboard Hot 100, topping the chart in its sixth week and stayed there for eight consecutive weeks (September 5 to October 30, 1993)—her longest stay at the time. It replaced "Can't Help Falling in Love" by UB40, and was later replaced by Meat Loaf's "I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That)." It spent 26 weeks in the top 40 and was ranked number eight on the Hot 100 1993 Year-End Charts and 20 on the Decade-End Charts.  The song was certified platinum by the RIAA, denoting shipments of over one million units throughout the United States. "Dreamlover" holds the title of the highest debuting song on the Billboard Pop Songs chart, entering the chart at number 12 on the week dated August 14, 1993 but tied by Swift's "Shake It Off" in 2014.



8. "Hero" was released on October 19, 1993 by Columbia Records as the second single from Carey's third studio album, Music Box. "Hero" became Carey's eighth chart topper on the Billboard Hot 100. It reached the number one position in its tenth week and spent four weeks at the top, from December 25, 1993 to January 15, 1994. It replaced "Again" by Janet Jackson, and was replaced by Bryan Adams, Rod Stewart and Sting's "All for Love". In total, the song remained in the top 40 for 25 weeks, with 14 of those spent in the top ten. On the Billboard year-end Charts for 1994, "Hero" finished at number five, number 53 on the decade-end chart and number three on the year-end Airplay Chart. "Hero" has been certified platinum by the RIAA, denoting shipments of over one million units throughout the country.
 Throughout the course of her career, Carey has re-recorded the song twice, and filmed other music videos aside from the original. The first music video for the song was filmed by Larry Jordan in July 1993 during a private concert at Proctor's Theatre, later released on the home video Here Is Mariah Carey. In 2001, following the September 11 attacks, Carey re-recorded the song as a mash-up single titled Never Too Far/Hero Medley, a medley with her single at the time, Never Too Far. Additionally, prior to the release of her compilation album The Ballads, Carey re-recorded "Hero" and filmed a new video featuring behind the scenes footage of the studio. "Hero" won two ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards, one ASCAP Pop Music Award and one BMI Pop Award for the Songwriter Award.




9. "Fantasy" was released on September 12, 1995 by Columbia Records as the lead single for Carey's fifth studio album, Daydream. The song was written by Carey and Dave Hall, both serving as primary producers alongside Sean Combs. The song heavily samples Tom Tom Club's 1981 song "Genius of Love." The remix for the song features rap verses from Ol' Dirty Bastard, something Carey arranged to assist in her transition into the hip-hop market.
 "Fantasy" achieved strong commercial success around the world. The song became Carey's ninth number one single on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. It became the first single by a female artist to debut atop the chart, and only the second single to do so. It spent eight weeks at the top of the chart, from September 24 to November 18, 1995, Carey's longest stay at the time. It replaced "Gangsta's Paradise" by Coolio, and was replaced by Whitney Houston's "Exhale (Shoop Shoop)". "Fantasy" spent 23 weeks in the top 40 and was successful on other Billboard formats, including the R&B and dance charts. Its strong sales led it to be certified double-platinum by the RIAA, Carey's first single to do so.
 "Fantasy" was the second best-selling single of 1995 in the US, with sales of over 1,500,000. It was ranked seventh on the Hot 100 year-end charts for 1995 and 49th on the 1996 year-end charts. "Fantasy" ranked at number 15 on the Hot 100 decade-end chart for the 1990s.



10. "One Sweet Day" was the second single released from Daydream. The song was written by Carey, Walter Afanasieff and the members of Boyz II Men: Wanya Morris, Shawn Stockman, Nathan Morris, and Michael McCary. "One Sweet Day" became Carey's tenth chart topping single on the Billboard Hot 100 and Boyz II Men's fourth. The song remained at the peak for a record-breaking, 16 consecutive weeks, from December 2, 1995 to March 16, 1996. "One Sweet Day" replaced "Exhale (Shoop Shoop)" by Whitney Houston at number one, and was replaced by Celine Dion's "Because You Loved Me". 
The single also debuted at number one, making Carey the first artist to have more than one number-one debut, and one of the two artists ever to have two consecutive singles debut at the top of the chart, along with Britney Spears, with "3" (2009) and "Hold It Against Me" (2011). One Sweet Day was the third best-selling single of 1995 in the US, with sales of over 1,300,000, with the second best-selling single being Carey's "Fantasy". The song spent 26 weeks in the top 40, was certified double platinum by the RIAA and was ranked number one on Billboard '​s "Decade-End Charts". To date the single sold 2,334,000 physical units.



11. "Always Be My Baby" was released by Columbia Records on March 9, 1996 as the third U.S. single. The song became Carey's 11th chart topper on the Billboard Hot 100. "Always be My Baby" debuted at number two on the Billboard Hot 100 behind Celine Dion's "Because You Loved Me," which had replaced Carey's previous single, "One Sweet Day", at number one. "Always Be My Baby" stayed at number two for four weeks, and topped the Hot 100 on May 4, 1996, where it spent two weeks before returning to the number two position for an additional five weeks. At the end of its chart run, the song spent a total of nine weeks at number two, the fourth longest stay in the chart's history. The song became Carey's 11th chart topper in the United States, tying her with pop singers Whitney Houston and Madonna as the female solo artist with the most number one singles, a record she passed soon after. After spending two weeks atop the Hot 100, the three singles from Daydream had given Carey a combined 26 weeks (six months) atop the chart, something never duplicated by another artist until Usher and The Black Eyed Peas in the mid to late 2000s.



12. "Honey" was released as the lead single from her sixth studio album, Butterfly. on August 26, 1997. "Honey" became Carey's third single to debut atop the Billboard Hot 100; the most number one debuts of any artist to this day. Additionally, the song became her 12th chart topper, breaking the fifth place record she had shared with Whitney Houston and tying Madonna. It replaced "Mo Money Mo Problems" by The Notorious B.I.G. featuring Puff Daddy and Mase, and it was replaced by Boyz II Men's "4 Seasons of Loneliness." At this point, Carey was tied with The Supremes for fourth most U.S. number ones, behind Michael Jackson with thirteen, and Elvis Presley and The Beatles with 17 and 20, respectively. "Honey" was certified platinum by the RIAA, denoting shipments of over one million units. The song stalled at number two on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, spending 22 weeks in the chart. "Honey" finished number 32 on the Billboard end of year chart for 1997.


13. "My All" was released as the album Butterfly's second commercial single on April 21, 1998 by Columbia Records. The song was written and produced by Carey and Walter Afanasieff. The song debuted at number 2 behind Next's Too Close and eventually became Carey's 13th chart topper in the United States, placing her in fourth place for most U.S. number ones. It stayed atop the Hot 100 for one week, and was certified platinum by the RIAA, denoting shipments of over one million units. "My All" peaked at number four on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, and eighteen on the Adult Contemporary chart. It finished number seventeen on the Billboard end of year chart, and ninety-nine on the end of decade chart.




14. "Heartbreaker" was released on September 21, 1999 by Columbia Records as the lead single from Carey's seventh studio album, Rainbow. The song was written by Carey. Additional writers are credited, since the song's hook is built around a sample from "Attack of the Name Game" by Stacy Lattisaw. "Heartbreaker" pushed Carey even further into the R&B and hip-hop market, becoming her first commercial single to feature a hip-hop artist.
 "Heartbreaker" became Carey's fourteenth chart topper in the US, spending two weeks atop the Billboard Hot 100. It extended Carey's lead as the female artist with the most number one singles in the country. The only acts still ahead of Carey were Elvis Presley with seventeen and The Beatles with twenty. The song was certified Platinum by the RIAA, denoting shipments of over 1,000,000 units. Additionally, "Heartbreaker" finished at number thirty-five on the Billboard Year-End of 1999.




15. "Thank God I Found You" was released on January 25, 2000, through Columbia Records as the second single from Rainbow. The single features guest vocals from R&B singer Joe and boy band 98 Degrees. Written and produced by Carey along with Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis.
"Thank God I Found You" debuted at number eighty-two on the Billboard Hot 100, Carey's lowest debut at the time. On the week dated February 19, 2000, the song reached number-one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, becoming Carey's fifteenth number-one single and marked the eleventh consecutive year with a number-one song. It became the second single to surpass the sales of 100,000 units in the year 2000, preceded by Christina Aguilera's "What a Girl Wants". It was certified Platinum by the RIAA in February 2000, denoting shipments of over 1,000,000 units. By February 2001 the single had sold about 1,700,000 copies in the U.S. alone. "Thank God I Found You" also reached the top spot on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, marking Carey's seventh R&B chart topper. It finished at number forty-five on Billboard Hot 100 year-end charts of 2000.




16. "We Belong Together" was released as the second single from her tenth studio album, The Emancipation of Mimi in 2005. Following her decline in popularity between 2001 and 2005, critics dubbed the song her musical comeback, as many had considered her career over. "We Belong Together" earned her several music industry awards and nominations throughout 2005–06. The song broke chart records in the United States and became Carey's sixteenth topper on the Billboard Hot 100. After staying at number one for fourteen non-consecutive weeks, it was placed as the second longest running number one song in U.S. chart history, behind Carey's "One Sweet Day" (1995). Billboard listed it as the "song of the decade" and the ninth most popular song of all time. Additionally, it broke several airplay records, gathering both the largest one-day and one-week audiences in history.
It had major cross-over success, becoming the first song to simultaneously occupy the number one position on nine Billboard charts: the Hot 100, Billboard Hot 100 Airplay, Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay, Pop 100 Airplay, Top 40 Mainstream, Rhythmic Airplay Chart, Hot Dance Club Songs, and the Hot Ringtones charts. Spending fourteen weeks atop the Hot 100, "We Belong Together" became the second longest running number one song in U.S. chart history, behind only Carey's 1995 collaboration with Boyz II Men, "One Sweet Day", which spent sixteen weeks at number one.
During the week of September 25, 2005, Carey set another record, becoming the first female to occupy the first two spots atop the Hot 100, as "We Belong Together" remained at number one, and her next single, "Shake It Off" held the number two spot. Additionally, the song held the top position on the official Hot 100 Airplay chart for sixteen weeks, tying for the second all time spot with No Doubt's "Don't Speak" (1996)."We Belong Together" was certified Platinum by the RIAA, denoting shipments of a million copies throughout the United States. On the Billboard Hot 100 Year-end Chart of 2005, the song was declared the number one song, a career first for Carey.




17. "Don't Forget About Us" was released as the fourth international single from The Emancipation of Mimi, and the first from its re-release, the Ultra Platinum Edition. The song reached the top of the Billboard Hot 100 in its eleventh week, spending two consecutive weeks at the position. "Don't Forget About Us" became Carey's 17th chart-topping single in the United States, tying the record set by Elvis Presley for most number-one singles by a solo artist. Currently, the only act to hold more US number-one singles than Carey are The Beatles, who gained twenty throughout their career. "Don't Forget About Us" stayed in the top forty for eighteen weeks and reached number one on other Billboard component charts, including the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. The song was certified Gold by the RIAA, denoting shipments of over 500,000 units.




18. "Touch My Body" was released as the lead single from her eleventh studio album, E=MC² After only a few hours worth of airplay, "Touch My Body" entered the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart at number seventy-eight the chart week of February 23, 2008. In its second week within the chart, it leaped to number twenty, before reaching its peak of number two. In its first complete week of radio airplay, the song garnered 46 million audience impressions, making its debut at number twenty-three on the Billboard Hot 100 Airplay. The song made its debut at number fifty-seven on the Billboard Hot 100 as the "Hot Shot" of the week. The following week, "Touch My Body" jumped twenty-three spots to number thirty-four, making it Carey's 31st top-forty hit on the chart. It placed Carey as the woman with the fifth most top-forty entries on the Hot 100 in Billboard history. "Touch My Body" reached the top position on the Hot 100 in its fourth week, and became Carey's eighteenth chart topper, selling 286,000 digital downloads. The song's opening week broke several records, first making Carey the solo artist with the most number one singles in United States history, surpassing the record held by Elvis Presley. Additionally, it gave Carey her 79th week atop the Hot 100, tying her with Presley as the artist with the most weeks at number one in the Billboard chart history." The song also sold the highest amount of digital records in one week, surpassing Rihanna's "Umbrella" (2007), which sold 277,000 units. The following week, the song stayed at number one, and according to Mediabase, received over 400,000 spins in the United States within its second week at number one. By the song's sixth week of digital availability, "Touch My Body" had sold 879,000 units, and was eventually certified Platinum by the RIAA, denoting shipments of over one million units throughout the United States. According to Nielsen SoundScan, "Touch My Body" has sold over 1,459,000 copies in the United States as of August 15, 2010.





Source: R. Henslik, Lambz'R'us