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Mariah Carey to Open World Music Awards, Will Receive Pop Icon Award

By Andrea Dresdale

Image Courtesy Mariah Carey via InstagramThe World Music Awards is an event that is held sporadically, but it’s taking place this year…and Mariah Carey will be one of the big honorees.

At the event, scheduled to take place May 27 in Monaco, Mariah will receive the Pop Icon Award, and will also have the honor of opening the show. This won’t be the only big honor she’s received at this event, though: in 2003, she received the Diamond Award, presented to artists who’ve sold more than 100 million albums in their career. She also received the Legend Award, given to artists who’ve made “outstanding contributions to the music industry.” And in 2000, she received the Millennium Award for being the best-selling female artist of all time.

Among the categories are World’s Best Song, World’s Best Male & Female Artist, World’s Best Group and World’s Best Entertainer. There are dozens of nominees in each category. Visit WorldMusicAwards.com to cast your vote.

The last time the World Music Awards were held was in 2010.

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Mariah Carey’s Husband Denies Divorce Rumors

By Andrea Dresdale

Image Courtesy Mariah Carey via InstagramMariah Carey and hubby Nick Cannon just celebrated their sixth wedding anniversary last month, but for some reason, rumors have been swirling that the couple is on the brink of divorce. Nick, however, has now dismissed the rumors, calling them “humorous.”

Speaking to Parade magazine, Nick says tabloid reports that Mariah wants to “cut him loose” because she’s angry about him talking about his past sexual exploits in interviews have “no merit or truth.” “You kind of have to ignore it because every week it’s something different, and if you paid attention to it, it actually probably would start really affecting you,” he adds. “It’s kind of humorous, really. It couldn’t be further off from the truth, and it really affects the credibility of the so-called newspapers.”

Nick also dismisses reports that the couple’s relationship is so rocky that they didn’t even celebrate their wedding anniversary. He says they did, and also marked the third birthday of his and Mariah’s twins, Monroe and Moroccan, which falls on the same day.

As Nick tells Parade, “We definitely had a good time. The …read more

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Mariah Carey Talks New Album on “Late Show”

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CBS/Worldwide PantsMariah Carey stopped by CBS’ Late Show with David Letterman on Wednesday night to promote her new album, Me. I Am Mariah…The Elusive Chanteuse, out May 27.

Mariah told David Letterman that the album had gone “down to the wire” after suffering from various delays. She said she wanted fans to experience Me. I Am Mariah…The Elusive Chanteuse as a “body of work,” yet people kept pestering her, “So what’s the single and when are we putting it up on iTunes?”

Mariah added, “I’m like, I know, I know this is the typical way of doing things. I’m trying to do something my own way.”

Letterman asked her about the album’s back cover, which features a self-portrait she created when she was three and a half years old. She explained that her young, hand-drawn self has a diamond on one hand and a pack of cigarettes in the other, because her mom smoked.

Mariah also discussed “Dem Babies,” her three-year-old twins Monroe and Moroccan, the latter of whom she says has adopted the nickname “Rocky.” It seems he’s been channeling Sylvester Stallone‘s Rocky; Mariah said, “He’s punching kids….These kids are bigger than him, they’re older, and he’s …read more

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Mariah Carey, Phillip Phillips, OneRepublic, Pharrell Williams & More to Headline “Today’s” Summer Concert Series

By Andrea Dresdale

PRNewsFoto/PMK*BNCAs part of a deal she made with NBC last year, Mariah Carey made many appearances on the network, and it looks as though she’s continuing that practice this year. The diva will kick off this year’s Today show summer concert series on May 16.

Also performing at Rockefeller Plaza this summer are two other artists associated with NBC: The Voice coaches Adam Levine and Usher. Adam and Maroon 5 will perform September 1, while Usher will take the stage September 5.

The rest of the lineup includes everyone from Phillip Phillips, Pharrell Williams and OneRepublic, to Jennifer Hudson, Jason Mraz, Train and Ed Sheeran.

Here’s the full list, with more performers to be announced in the coming weeks:

MAY
16 — Mariah Carey
23 — Tim McGraw
26 — Austin Mahone
30 — Rascal Flatts

JUNE
5 — Pharrell
6 — Sara Bareilles
13 — Train
17 — Little Mix
20 — Fall Out Boy
27 — Phillip Phillips

JULY
4 — Ed Sheeran
11 — Fifth Harmony
17 — Jason Mraz
25 — OneRepublic
29 — Jennifer Hudson

AUGUST
1 — Aloe Blacc
15 — Neon Trees
29 — Ariana Grande

SEPTEMBER
1 — Maroon 5
5 — Usher

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Mariah Carey Shares Family Easter Pics with Fans

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Image courtesy Mariah Carey via TwitterMariah Carey celebrated Easter with her husband Nick Cannon and their two-and-a-half-year-old twins, Monroe and Moroccan, on Sunday, and she shared a series of photos with fans on Twitter.

The first post featured Mariah, 43, posing with Cannon, 33, and the twins, along with the caption, “Happy Easter!!!!”

A little later, Mariah tweeted a picture of Monroe and her sporting matching bunny ears, with the message, “Easter bunny? Are you coming??? – Love, Ms. Monroe & Ms. Mariah.”

Cannon also got in on the fun, posting a picture on Instagram showing some goodies left by the Easter Bunny, captioned, “Such a beautiful day! #happyeaster.”

“The Easter Egg Hunt was going down!!” accompanies another picture of the twins hunting for more treats.

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Mariah Carey Trying to Come Up with New Album Title That Reflects Her “Journey”

By Andrea Dresdale

ABC/Donna SvennevikMariah Carey‘s forthcoming new album has had a variety of different release dates over the past two years, and now that one is definite — May 6 — the diva has to tackle the next issue: a title for the disc.

Last year, Mariah announced that her album would be called The Art of Letting Go, and released a song by that name. But now, that title is off the table, though she hasn’t come up with a new one yet. “I really need to sit here and think about the journey the album takes you through,” she tells MTV. “Because it is truly a journey, and there’s a lot of different emotions that are very, very real.”

Indeed, a lot has happened in Mariah’s life since her last studio album back in 2009, including the birth of her twins, her judging stint on American Idol and her roles in such movies as Precious and The Butler. That’s why, she says, she kept on pushing back the disc’s release.

“It was just something where I felt like, ‘I’m not ready,'” Mariah explains to MTV. “I …read more

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Mariah Gives More Details About Twins’ Part on New Album; She & Nick Pull Mansion Off Market

By Andrea Dresdale

Image Couresy Mariah Carey Via InstagramMariah Carey has already stated that her twins Monroe and Moroccan will appear on her upcoming album, due out in May. Now, she’s giving a bit more detail about what, exactly, their contribution will consist of.

Speaking to People magazine, Mariah says the song on which the kids appear is one she wrote with producers Bryan-Michael Cox and Jermaine Dupri. “There’s a part that Jermaine says on the song that [the kids] loved, and Monroe started to say it,” Mariah explained. “I kept having to get my iPhone and record her. So I have all these different takes of her saying things, singing things.”

As for whether she thinks the kids will become singers like their mom, Mariah tells People, “Well, they started singing and talking simultaneously…they’re both so musical.”

In other Mariah news, she and hubby Nick Cannon have removed their mansion in Bel Air, California, from the market only four days after listing it for just under 13 million bucks. The Los Angeles Times reports that it’s possible the couple didn’t realize the attention that the listing, which was tagged as …read more

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Mariah Carey Producer Says New Album Has Been in the Works Since 2010

By Andrea Dresdale

Image Courtesy Mariah Carey via InstagramIf you feel like you’ve been waiting forever for a new Mariah Carey album, imagine how she must feel. Her producer tells Billboard magazine that the diva literally has been working on her forthcoming disc since 2010.

Producer Bryan-Michael Cox tells the publication, “We started on this before Mariah got pregnant,” before the summer of 2010. But Mariah’s difficult pregnancy, and the arrival of twins Monroe and Moroccan in April of 2011 forced her to delay work on the project. It was further delayed, Cox says, by the singer’s stint as a judge on American Idol. When that was over, Mariah’s shoulder injury, which she suffered last July while filming a video, put a stop to things once again.

However, Cox says that all these delays have helped the album develop naturally. “Life happens, and that added to the organic process of making this album,” he explains. “Over the past couple of years we’ve added songs, scratched songs, slow-baking this record like a honey-baked ham. And when you take a bite of that ham — people will be extremely and …read more

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Mariah Carey Confirms Her Twins & Hubby Sing on Her New Album

By Andrea Dresdale

Courtesy Johnson PublishingMariah Carey‘s forthcoming album The Art of Letting Go will be a real family affair: in addition to herself, her kids and her husband all sing on it, too.

Speaking to Ebony magazine for its new cover story, Mariah says that twins Monroe and Moroccan, plus hubby Nick Cannon, lend their vocal stylings to one particular track on the record, which is due out in the spring. “It’s so sweet, [they'll] have this for the rest of their lives,” says Mariah, adding that she wants the kids and Nick to join her …read more

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All I Want for New Year’s Is Mariah Carey on My TV

By Andrea Dresdale

PRNewsFoto/PMK*BNCNow that the Christmas season is over, Mariah Carey will stop singing “All I Want for Christmas Is You” and switch to “Auld Lang Syne.” She’ll ring in 2013 on NBC’s New Year’s Eve with Carson Daly, which airs Tuesday night. Jane Lynch will co-host.

Also appearing on the show will be Voice coach Blake Shelton, actor Anthony Anderson, and actress and comedian Natasha Leggero. The special airs on two parts: the first goes from 10 p.m. ET to 11 p.m. ET, and then it picks up again at 11:30 p.m. ET/PT and runs to 12:30 …read more

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