Charmbracelet and Mariah Carey

‘Charmbracelet’ is the name of Mariah Carey’s upcoming debut album for her MonarC Music label, according to the singer. The album is due out on the 10th of December.

“Charm bracelets have always had a personal and sentimental significance for me” Mariah Carey explained in a statement. “Charms are like pieces of yourself that you pass on to other people.”

“Items that tell your story, and that can be shared… like a song. The bracelet represents the foundation of this album, a body of work that encompasses many feelings.”i

Looks Like Mariah Carey Won’t Be Dressing Like Britney Spears

MSNBC’s Jeannette Walls reports executives at Mariah Carey’s new Island/Def Jam label are urging the singer to drop her slutty outfits.

“In the last few years, she’s started looking and acting too provocatively” says a source. “She wasn’t doing herself any favors. She shouldn’t try to look like Britney Spears. She has her voice going for her. They’ve told Mariah to re-think her image.”

The source says the advice seems to have been effective. “Mariah’s not going to start wearing a potato sack, but Lyor Cohen’s advice really hit home.”

Meanwhile, Jimmy Jam who worked with Mariah, says “She’s very rested now. Her voice sounds wonderful”. Jimmy also says he’s confident the new album will outsell Mariah’s last album ‘Glitter’. “I feel good about its chances, sales-wise” he said.

For now, it’s said that Mariah’s first single will be a beautiful ballad called ‘Through The Rain’.

Mariah Carey Strayed From Her Competitive Advantage

Sathnam Sanghera of the Financial Times spoke with Lyor Cohen, president of Island/Def Jam records, on his controversial move of signing Mariah Carey to a three-album deal worth an estimated $21m.

“I said to Mariah ‘What’s your competitive advantage? A great voice, of course. And what else? You write every one of your songs. You’re a great writer” he explained.

“So just why did you stray from your competitive advantage? Why are you dressing like that, why are you using all these collaborations, with other artists and other songwriters? Why, Mariah? It’s like driving a Ferrari in first, you won’t see what that Ferrari will do until you get into sixth gear’.”

Mariah Carey Names Label Company

Mariah Carey’s fan site, located at the URL,, reports that despite previous reports Mariah’s new label under Universal/Island Def Jam records would be titled, Monarch Records, the official name at the moment is in fact, MonarC Records.

MonarC Records is merely a tentative name, with the M & C in capitals and the rest in lower case. The label should be launched within the next couple of months.

With the label launched, be ready to hear Mariah’s new croons. It’s also reported that her first single should be out in September or October with the upcoming album due in December, should everything go as planned.

The Talented Mr Tommy Mottola

What precisely went wrong in the case of the extraordinary singer Mariah Carey, what with falling CD sales and all?

Well, currently now it looks like there was a sort of a secret smear campaign that went on. It appears to link up to Mariah’s dramatic fall from grace with strong evidence that has emerged lately that suggest her former husband and record company boss, Tommy Mottola, purportedly tried to boost the profile of Mariah’s rival the sexy Jennifer My-Bum-Is-As-Big-As-A-House Lopez at the expense of his ex-wife.

Irv Gotti, Ja Rule’s executive producer, has told a leading hip-hop mag how he was hurriedly snatched up to work on some of Jennifer’s numbers to be rush-released ahead of the Mariah’s project which by the way they had also been working on.

Ja Rule, singer of hits like the recent ‘Always On Time’, was then brought on board by Mariah’s former hubby and manager of the Sony label to work alongside Jennifer in a bid to scoop the collaboration the rap sensation had already done with Mariah.It has been alleged that Tommy was so infuriated that his ex-wife had signed a deal with rival label Virgin. And we all know how that one turned out finally right? In case you don’t, well Mariah’s subsequent release of the Glitter album/soundtrack suffered astonishingly poor sales, eventually leading Virgin to pay the star GBP40 million to leave the label. This later led to 1800 job cuts at the company. Pretty understandable since they paid such a huge amount for the vocalist to leave their label and so they’ve to try and balance their accounts.

“I get a call from Tommy Mottola, who I have a great relationship with, and he’s like, I need you to do me a favour. I want you to do this remix for J Lo. I want you to put Ja on the record,” Irv said. “Immediately I knew what he was doing because we had just finished the Mariah record.”

Irv claims that he was given the track to remix on a Thursday, with strict instructions to have it finished within 48 hours as the J Lo video was being filmed on that Saturday.

Now that the cat’s out of the bag, with evidence and all, what has Mariah to say about the latest developments? So far, at the time this write-up was published, no word was uttered from Mariah’s camp.

Mariah Carey To Start Own Label

Reportedly, Mariah Carey has every intentions to create her own record label. The crooner has been without a label since January 2002. Virgin Records ended her deal after Mariah’s album/soundtrack for the movie ‘Glitter’ slumped big time. It is said that Mariah received a whopping $49 million payout to leave the label.

Don Passman, attorney to the star, said that the new label Mariah’s hoping to establish will not only feature Mariah’s incredible talents, but other artists’ too. (Think Madonna’s successful Maverick label.)

If the ‘Never Too Far’ singer does decide to form her own company, it will be her second chance at managing a whole roster of artists as well as her own career. In 1997, Mariah created Crave Records together with her ex-husband’s label, Sony Music. Crave Records was home to acts such as S.O.A.P and Allure. However, Crave was shut down one year later when Mariah divorced her husband, Tommy Mottola.

Mariah Carey dropped by EMI

Mariah Carey was dropped by EMI records on Wednesday, after dissapointing music sales and a poorly received film, Glitter, last year.

Mariah was paid $28million to part company with EMI, which had previously agreed to pay her $70million for 5 albums. After she had suffered an emotional breakdown in the middle of 2001, her film Glittler then went on to flop, so the record company decided to cut it’s losses.

Mariah said it was “the right decision for me” – and for $28million – who wouldn’t be happy with that?!