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Friday, January 4 - 2001
Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis Get Grammy Nomination

Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis have also been nominated for a Grammys for 'Producer Of The Year (Non Classical)' for the following songs:

The Best Man I Can Be (Ginuwine, R.L., Tyrese & Case) (T)
Bliss (Mariah Carey) (T)
Can't Take That Away (Mariah's Theme) (Mariah Carey) (T)
Dance & Shout (Shaggy Featuring Pee Wee) (T)
Doesn't Really Matter (Janet) (T)
Petals (Mariah Carey) (T)
Rainbow (Interlude) (Mariah Carey) (T)
Thank God I Found You (Mariah Carey Featuring Joe & 98) (T)
Vulnerability (Mariah Carey) (T) Matt Serletic
The American (Angie Aparo) (A)
I Want You To Need Me (Celine Dion) (S)
Mad Season (Matchbox Twenty) (A)
Need To Be Next To You (Leigh Nash) (S)

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Friday, January 4 - 2001
Mariah Nominated For A Grammy

Mariah was nominated for a Grammy along with Joe and 98 Degrees for the category, Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals. Other nominees are:


The Difficult Kind Sheryl Crow & Sarah McLachlan
Track from: Live From Central Park
[A&M/Interscope Records]

All The Way - Celine Dion (& Frank Sinatra)
Track from: All The Way...A Decade Of Song
[Epic/550 Music]

Turn Your Lights Down Low - Lauryn Hill (& Bob Marley)
Track from: The Best Man - Music From The Motion Picture (Various)
[Sony Music Soundtrax]

Is You Is, Or Is You Ain't (My Baby) - B.B. King & Dr. John
Track from: Let The Good Times Roll
[MCA Records]

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Tuesday, January 2 - 2001
Fan Art

If you have any art to share, please send it in. We'd love to see it!

Crave made an All That Glitters cover. I think it looks absolutely great.

SweetLilAsh sent this in:

And an absolutely lovely wallpaper from Sung Weon:


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Tuesday, January 2 - 2001
Project MC

Joseph sent this in:

Hi, My name is Joseph , and Im in charge of a special new Mariah tribute called PROJECT MC. I was hoping you could help me out by putting a link to the Project MC headquarters on your website. It would be a great honor if you would do so. This way, as many MC fans as possible can participate in this tribute. The link text is listed below. Thank you, please let me know if you'll help.


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Saturday, December 30 - 2000
My Computer Works Again!

Hey! This is Candice. I was having mega problems with my computer. I had to dump it and reformat and it seems to be running much better now. =o) Let's see if i can't get some of this mess straightened up. *grin*

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Friday, December 15- 2000
New "O Holy Night" Sound File

Breakdown at mariahmm.net told me this:


Just to let you know that we've uploaded the video edit mp3 of O' Holy Night and you can download it at "mariah multimedia".

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Friday, December 15- 2000
Mariah Mentioned On Billboard Site

Ryan sent this in:

At billboard.com today, in the "Ask Billboard" section, someone wondered why Faith Hill's song "BREATH" was the song of the year, when it never went to #1. In his answer, the guy replied with the following comment: "It is true that "Breathe" never reached No. 1 -- it spent five weeks at No. 2 -- but chart peak doesn't necessarily mean you'll automatically have a high ranking on the year-end tally. For example, Mariah Carey's No. 1 single "Thank God I Found You" is way down at No. 45 for the year, while Creed's No. 7 hit "Higher" is at No. 11 for 2000."

I thought it was a tad rude, but oh well... that's just me.

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Friday, December 15- 2000
Video For First Single From ATG on January 26th?

Nick from Beautiful Butterfly Mariah Carey sent me this:

Hey Anderz/Candice! This is Nick From Beautiful Butterfly Mariah Carey. You guys are REALLY gonna love me when I tell you this news! I am in touch with one of Mariah's dancers! And he told me they already filmed the new video for the First single for The "All That Glitters" Soundtrack. The song is Called "Back To Me"

Here is what he said: "Ok... gonna jump to the stuff you REALLY wanna know... im in Mariah's new video 'back to me' its release date is on January 26th :) its a really funky song, and video, so watch for it :) (Ps... new album coming out in January too :)"

Cool Huh?! He lives in Cananda, so this means that they must have filmed it when she was up there filming the movie! Well I know you are as excited as I am to here this news! Thanks !

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Friday, December 15- 2000
Artwork

Here is some art from Kristen that would make great wallpaper!


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Friday, December 15- 2000
Rainbow Tour Sounds

Scott, from Forever MC sent me these sound clips. =o)

Always Be My Baby

My All

X-Girlfriend

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Friday, December 15- 2000
Update

I had a little problem with uploading earlier so I wasn't able to post the updates. Anderz took care of it so hopefully I can get back to the good ole updating. =o)

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Tuesday, December 12- 2000
Mariah And Luis...

Natalia sends me this:

Hello Candice!: I'm Natalia, i'm from Argentina and iam a devoted of this page, i'm writing to tell you a news that i've just heard is that Luis an Mariah are going to spend Christmas in Aspen and they rent two mansions for each other and of course they are going to spend the holiday with their family, they are going to be there on 18th of December and the end of the year they dont decide yet where they going to be, could be New York or Acapulco, so that's my little news.

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Tuesday, December 12- 2000
Covers


Pete from Mariah Avenue
sent in these covers.


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Monday, December 11 - 2000
MC And Lenny Kravitz? New MC Song?

Send news to me, Candice at khandiland99@aol.com
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Laney sent me some interesting e-mails:

New Mariah Song?

Someone found a song on Napster called "Everytime" when searching for Mariah stuff. Some say it is Mariah singing it and some say it isn't. I'll let you judge for yourselves! You can download it at:

MariahNET - UNDERNET #Mariah Channel Official Homepage

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Mariah Wants To Work With Lenny Kravitz

Lenny Kravitz in Demand These Days By DAVID BAUDER, Associated Press Writer NEW YORK (AP) - The setting is outside the Tribeca Grand Hotel in downtown Manhattan. Lenny Kravitz is offering a few reminders of how his job - rock star - is so different from other occupations.

Janet Jackson, Mariah Carey, Jennifer Lopez, Mary J. Blige and Destiny's Child have requested his help, he said. They're asking for his song-writing or production acumen, sometimes both.

"They're all challenges," he said. "I like to take on things that are completely opposite from what people would expect me to do, purposely because it stretches you as a musician. And I have the ability to play in a lot of different kinds of styles."

Carey and Kravitz may seem like a particularly unusual pairing, but the two are old acquaintances from their days as scuffling musicians in the New York area.

He still has a wish list of artists he'd like to work with, topped by Aretha Franklin. Kravitz also recently performed a song with James Brown, and he'd like the chance to go into the studio with him.
[THANKS TO LANEY AND CAREYISM!!]
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Mariah Mentioned in Christina A. Article:

Mariah is mentioned through out the article.

Genie at Full Throttle-

Christina Aguilera's oversinging is dangerous to her career. She's got a voice Britney would kill for, but lately it isn't rubbing Chris Willman the right way

When Christina Aguilera's debut album came out last year, I said such nice things about her vocal talent in the pages of EW that her record label prominently quoted me in ads they took out to trumpet the release. Well, I just finished giving another listen to Aguilera's holiday album, "My Kind of Christmas," and I'd like to take most of it back. It's all chops and no maturity, resulting in some of the most ruinous oversinging since the glory days of Cher. Christina's kind of Christmas involves hitting every note on the scale as often as possible, simply because, as another mountain climber once said, they're there.

Oversinging is the curse of the gifted child singer, although relative elders like Celine Dion suffer from it as well. If you know much about music, you're familiar with the term "melisma," which refers to the fine art of taking a syllable and stretching it through multiple notes. The word itself sounds almost like a disease, though, doesn't it? Bingo. Mariah Carey is the Typhoid Mary of the highly contagious malady that makes every young female singer want to go to R&B's most melismatic and melodramatic extremes. Carey is pretty much an empty vessel herself, but her voice is perfect enough that, at times, you might forgive the fact that she's all about show and not connecting with her material. (It helps that said material is generally pretty vapid stuff.) But the Mariah venerators don't get away with it so easily. Aguilera, for one thing, has a slightly nasal tone that really only becomes obvious when she's overselling a song.

Aguilera wanted to make her first album more Mariah like, but producer Ron Fair wisely reined in her soul diva aspirations and came up with something more frothily attuned to the teen pop market while not completely abandoning her inclinations toward R&B balladry. As a result, that debut, while no great shakes overall, bears a few fairly nifty pop singles. I was reminded how I enjoyed parts of it as I watched Aguilera perform the charming "Come On Over Baby" at the My VH1 Awards show at the Shrine. (No, it wasn't the hot pants, you perv.) In a modest number like that, she can hint at the power she's holding in reserve -- a great voice, like sex appeal, benefits when you hold a little something back -- and the song is too fast and tight to allow her to showboat much, anyway.

But on "My Kind of Christmas," Aguilera's mentor, Fair, either wasn't minding the farm or simply had to give up and let his now multiplatinum charge run roughshod over him. There are a couple of numbers here so fantastically oversung they're appalling. One is "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," Ralph Blaine and Hugh Martin's delicate music box of a tune, which was never meant to support heavy lifting along the lines of "Hang a shining star upon the highest bough- ow- ow- ow- ow- OO- oh- OO- oh- oh- oh- oh- ohhhhh..." Needless to say, the bough breaks under all that weight. Two and a half minutes into the song, she hits some Mariah- like high notes that can be fully appreciated only by Mr. Winkle, and, exhausted just from following along with these gymnastics, you sigh relief that it's over -- but hey, that was no climax! She's just getting started!

And I can scarcely begin to describe the abject unholiness of "Oh Holy Night." Two thirds of the way through that tune, after one particularly vampy bout of a cappella melisma, she lets loose with a self conscious chuckle. Is it the birth of Jesus that's making her laugh so? No, she's either snorting in appreciation of her own just proven gifts or signaling the listener that the song is about to kick into a campy, choir backed gospel overdrive. Either way, it's all about the singer, not the song.

And that's the very hallmark of oversinging right there: a lack of generosity on the performer's part toward the tune that brung her to the dance, and an assumption that the song itself is a vehicle to be misused and discarded. This kind of murderousness knows no bounds: Indeed, many perpetrators of melismatic overkill in R&B brag about how they picked up their style in church, as if trying too hard somehow connotes holiness. And anyone who's ever been through a few gospel marathons knows that some of the singers are in touch with the spirit of the Lord and some sound like they're trying to whip the audience up at "Star Search."

Now, some readers will think we ought to cut Aguilera a big break because she's one of the few representatives of teen pop who can carry a tune, much less run with one. That was my line of argument when the first album came out, too. But saying Christina is a much better singer than Britney Spears or Mandy Moore is like saying The Rock is a better athlete than Crispin Glover. It's true, but irrelevant. She's still a veritable lass and still has time to develop into the Barbra that Ron Fair once told me he envisioned her turning into. But it's becoming evident that along the way she'll need someone to convince her to use her superpowers for good, not evil.

[THANKS TO LANEY AND EW.COM]

 

 

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