Mariah Carey Has Near 'Nip Slip' and Curses on 'GMA' (Watch)
... then blurted out, "Oh shoot, now the back of my dress just popped." She went on to call out the dress's designer Donatella Versace, saying. "I love you, Donatella, but it popped, darling." Spencer attempted to continue the interview while handlers rushed to her aid. She held her note cards in front of Mariah
's bosom as Carey continued to ramble. "I just wanted to change the ensemble, you know," the mother of two said. "What should we call this, the Central Park Saga? It seems like a YouTube moment, possibly a Spotify moment!" After Lara mercifully threw to a commercial break, the show returned with Mariah
stationary in front of the mic, like her "American Idol" performance last week, singing "We Belong Together." Then later, dressed in a pink dress and struggling to get into position for her performance of new single "#Beautiful," she cursed on live TV. "Oh s-t!," she was heard saying off camera. She followed seconds later with, "You didn't hear that.." Meanwhile, Miguel, who is featured on "#Beautiful," appeared annoyed with the confusion when a camera caught him off stage reacting to a wrong cue to take the stage. At the end of this clusterfudge, Mariah
told the crowd: "Thank you for waking up with me this morning. Sort of." Watch it all happen below. The wardrobe malfunction... The "Oh sh**!" (at :09) and performance of "#Beautiful" with Miguel. Share this:Google +1FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintMoreEmailDiggLinkedInRedditTumblrStumbleUponRelated News on EURweb:Mariah Carey
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Mariah Carey’s Performance Of “#Beautiful” On ‘Good Morning America’ Is A Flawless Mess: Watch
... Whistle For Me There was nothing about Mariah Carey's
performance on Good Morning America this morning that went according to plan -- and yet, somehow, it's probably her greatest appearance ever. Such is the way with Mariah Carey
, a walking camp classic, the diva to end all divas. As Mimi, joined by her collaborator Miguel, took the stage, everything seemed to go horribly wrong, and perfectly right. Some noteworthy highlights: 1. She said, "Shit," then covered badly by saying, "I said 'Shoot.'" No you didn't! 2. She explained that she gets up at this hour (it was very early), and then said, "I don't mean I wake up, I mean I go to sleep. It's kinda the same thing for me." Which, really, what does that mean? What does that even mean, Mariah
? Do you know? Does anyone? 3. Her dress popped open in the back. 4. "I love you, Donatella, but it popped, darling." 5. "I just wanted to change the ensemb." 6. "Both of them are out now." (She was talking about her breasts.) 7. "What should we call this -- the Central Park Saga?" 8. "It seems like it's several moments. It seems like a YouTube moment. Possibly Spotify, even." (Does Mariah Carey
know what Spotify is?) 9. The audio was terrible in the performance, so both ... [ read more ]
Mariah Carey Nearly Exposes '#Beautiful' Self on 'Good Morning America'
... popped dahhhling." While a small army of handlers worked to fix the in-progress wardrobe malfunction and host Laura Spencer tried to block the singer's cleavage with her steno pad (no small feat), Carey kept talking. "I just wanted to change the ensemb," she said before oddly suggesting that this very YouTube-able moment (see above) might make it onto Spotify. She wrapped up the morning's comedy portion by saying "shit" on live television when she almost fell over while slipping her shoes off. Play Mariah Carey
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Mariah Carey (Mar. 27, 1970)
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Her mother Patricia is an opera singer. She taught Mariah how to sing.
She demands to be photographed only from the right side, which she considers her "good side."
She is the best-selling female singer of the '90s.
In 2001, she left Sony Records and signed with Virgin. The deal paid her $80 million for 5 albums, which was the biggest music deal ever until Whitney Houston signed with Arista Records for $100 million a few months later. In 2002, after Carey's unsuccessful Glitter album, they cut their losses and paid Carey $28 million to leave the label. She later signed with Island/Def Jam.
The rider for her 2000 tour required Cristal champagne and bendy straws provided backstage at her concerts.
She was a backup singer for Brenda K. Starr. In 1999, she covered Starr's "I Still Believe."
In 1990, she won the Grammy for Best New Artist. At the American Music Awards, she lost the Favorite New Artist award to Vanilla Ice. (thanks, Bertrand - Paris, France)
In 2001, after a promotional tour for Glitter, a movie she starred in and co-produced, she had a nervous breakdown and was hospitalized. She missed the MTV 20th anniversary special, which she was supposed to headline, as a result.
Mariah's heritage is multiracial. Her mother, Patricia Carey, is Irish-American and her father, Alfred Roy Carey, is African-American and Venezuelan. (thanks, Britney - Calabasas, CA)
Mariah sings in a 5 octave range and she masters the whistle register. She made the Guiness book of world records for the highest whistle register in history. (thanks, Nicholas Thompson - Landover, MD)
From 1993-1998, she was married to Tommy Mottola, who was president of Sony Music.
Mariah was conspicuously omitted from VH1's televised countdown of "The 100 Top Women of Rock," despite being the top-selling female of the entire decade of the 1990s, and having 15 #1 singles to her credit at the time the special aired. (thanks, Paul - Detroit, MI, for above 2)
Carey is the first recording artist in history to have her first 5 singles hit the #1 spot on the Hot 100: "Vision of Love" (1990), "Love Takes Time" (1990), "Someday" (1991), "I Don't Wanna Cry" (1991), "Emotions" (1991). (thanks, Maurice - Chicago, IL)
Her older sister Alison was arrested twice in 2005 for prostitution. She is HIV positive. (thanks, George - Melbourne, Australia)
Mariah moved around a lot growing up. At one point she lived in Rosie O'Donnell's neighborhood in Commack, Long Island. Rosie was in high school and Mariah was just a little girl.
When Mariah was in high school, she was already busy juggling her fledgling professional singing career, doing studio work and back up singing gigs. As a result, she frequently missed school. Her classmates grew so accustomed to her absences that they began to refer to her by the nickname, "Mirage."
Despite her diva reputation, Mariah is known for her sense of humor. She likes to joke with interviewers about her 500 hours of beauty school education, which she endured in order to have a fall-back plan if singing failed to pay the bills.On the Rosie O'Donnell Show she even gave the host a brief on the spot makeover, in order to vouch for her cosmetic skills. Mariah assessed Rosie's "photogenic qualities" and decided that a flip of the hair and a re-location of the part line would improve Rosie's look. Rosie did look pretty fashion-forward as a result.
Mariah has a great ear for music and can mimic just about anything she hears with pinpoint accuracy. This ability came to new use when she guest-mentored on the 7th season of American Idol, and was able to work with the contestants on their vocal and music arrangements. Mariah gave many astute and helpful suggestions, like telling David Archuleta not to be afraid to go to his falsetto range, and offered him an example of what she meant, singing the melody for him. The contestants from season 7 have said that Mariah was really nice and down to earth, that she gave them thoughtful advice and was great to work with. (thanks, sally - New Orleans, LA, for above 4)
Mariah married Nick Cannon, the host of America's Got Talent, on April 30, 2008.
Mariah has owned several Jack Russell terriers. A sampling of names: Jack, Jack Junior (JJ), Cha-Cha and Squeak.
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This Kentucky singer/songwriter's hits include "She Couldn't Change Me" (recorded by Montgomery Gentry) and "It Ain't Easy Being Me."
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