When we first heard that Mariah Carey was doing a Christmas album we cringed, why? We had never heard of a sophomore Christmas album by a pop artist to do well. What we forgot is Mariah Carey is probably the best artist on earth today to cater to that seasonal niche. Merry Christmas II You delivered strong vocals and festive numbers. The strongest of which is not a folkloric covers, but a song she wrote herself specifically for this album. “When Christmas Comes” follows in the same soul sub-genre of a little-known track Mariah did for her Charmbracelet album titled “Subtle Invitation,” which was also a standout. It fuses elements of soul, gospel, pop and balladry into one, making for a confection that only Mariah could come up with – perfect.
News just in! Mariah Carey and Janet Jackson are going to star in the newest Tyler Perry movie For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When The Rainbow Is Enuf. Wow, what a title and what a cast. It will also include Whoopi Goldberg, Phylicia Rashad, Jurnee Smollett, Kimberley Elise, Kerry Washington and Loretta Devine. The cast will also include Macy Gray, which is awkward, because Macy has publically made fun of Mariah before and said she wants to slap her. The movie will probably be a motivational tribute to the endearment of women of color. This is so exciting, it will only be greater news if the two divas get to making the duet that we’ve always dreamed of even if we don’t know how in the world they will equalize both singers’ voices to fit on the same track. One is big, whistle-register loud and the other is sexy squeaky. But, all-in-all, good news!