Mariah Carey 18.3.2016
Christmas lights synchronized to All I Want For Christmas by Mariah Carey.
The Vineyard Staff got a little caught up in the Christmas spirit last week while riding in the van…you’re welcome…
Music: “All I Want For Christmas” – Mariah Carey
She once sang her plea that a hero would come along.
And Mariah Carey found herself with two heroic acts saving the day on Friday night.
The 47-year-old pop diva got a helping hand from her backing dancer Bryan Tanaka, 34, as they were spotted at Gracias Madre – as well as receiving some exceptional support from her very resilient dress.
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What a hero! Mariah got a helping hand from her backing dancer Bryan Tanaka as they were spotted at Gracias Madre
The Vision of Love singer struggled to keep her balance in towering platform heeled sandals, so Tanaka gave her a very solid arm to count on, as she headed down stairs.
The star – who famously once proclaimed ‘I don’t do stairs’, showed that she was no expert in negotiating the few steps outside the vegan hotspot.
Mariah’s dress performed the most precarious task of the evening, however, as it admirably protected her modesty.
Teetering: The Vision of Love singer struggled to keep her balance in towering platform heeled sandals, so Tanaka gave her a very solid arm to count on, as she headed down stairs
The skin-tight leather mini-dress featured a cut out section which was held together by chain strands of sequins, which did not appear to buckle under the duty asked of them.
It also made it clear that she was not wearing any underwear beneath her very raunchy outfit.
The five-time Grammy Award winner showcased her curves in the barely-there ensemble.
Impressive: She received some exceptional support from her very resilient dress
Chain gang: The skin-tight leather mini-dress featured a cut out section which was held together by strands of sequins, which did not appear to buckle under the duty asked of them
Saucy: It also made it clear that she was not wearing any underwear beneath her very raunchy outfit
Little to imagination: The five-time Grammy Award winner showcased her curves in the barely-there ensemble
Revealing: Mariah’s dress performed the most precarious task of the evening, however, as it admirably protected her modesty
Vision of love: The star – who famously once proclaimed ‘I don’t do stairs’, showed that she was no expert in negotiating the few steps outside the vegan hotspot
Dutiful: She carried her belongings in a black leather tote over one arm, while Bryan kept a tight hold on the other side
Hometime: Her honey-tresses were worn with what appeared to be an extra volume hairpiece at the crown, and long waves falling around her shoulders
Her honey-tresses were worn with what appeared to be an extra volume hairpiece at the crown, and long waves falling around her shoulders.
She carried her belongings in a black leather tote over one arm, while Bryan kept a tight hold on the other side.
The pair have been practically inseparable since she split from her billionaire fiance James Packer last October.
Mariah initially met the handsome back-up dancer when she employed him on her 40-date, $27.9M-grossing Adventures of Mimi Tour back in 2006.
The R&B diva is 14 years older than her toyboy,
She shares her six-year-old fraternal twins Moroccan and Monroe with ex-husband Nick Cannon.
My dear friend Garth has worked very hard on a “classic house remix” of Mariah Carey’s “I’ll Be Lovin’ You A Long Time”. Garth has been making remixes for a number of years and has entered his remix to a special contest that Indaba Music is doing. Cast your vote now!
Who isn’t familiar with reality television star and popular singer Mariah Carey? Even people that don’t really consider themselves fans know who she is as soon as they hear the name. This alone attests to her popularity and the fact that she has managed make a name for herself and remain relevant in a world where it is extremely difficult to do so. Where many other performers have fallen by the wayside, her career has spanned several decades now, something that is almost impossible for many stars to achieve. For people that are dedicated fans, it is important to know that she is in no way thinking of slowing down. In fact, she is just finishing up some projects and beginning new ones. As her career continues to progress, she is finding new and innovative ways of keeping her name in the spotlight.
If you follow her closely, you probably already know that an eight part television special called “Mariah’s World” just finished airing a short time ago. This was basically a behind-the-scenes reality television show that gave you an insight into her personal and professional life. Many fans were actually disappointed to learn that it wasn’t going to be renewed for a second season, but Carey has attempted to provide reassurance for fans that this was never the intention to begin with. It was always designed to be eight episodes and eight episodes only.
The good news is that she will begin a brand new tour early next year, during 2018, and she plans on working closely with a major music network in order to have the tour filmed. The purpose of the whole thing is to celebrate the 20-year anniversary of “Butterfly.” Ideally, filming is designed to show moments behind the scenes and focus on that aspect of the tour more than showing her in concert. Fans will likely be pleased because that is basically the same format that “Mariah’s World” followed. Therefore, you should be able to get a lot of the same information even though she will be on the road at the time. The tour is set to air it a later date on VH1. This is definitely something that dedicated fans can look forward to, and in reality, they won’t really have to wait that long to enjoy it.
This is not the only project that Carey has in the works, either. She still plans on maintaining her Christmas concert and performing in that aspect, something that has become an annual event. She even has an animated film that centers around Christmas which is scheduled for release on November 14th.
As you can see, it doesn’t look like she plans on quitting any time soon. If anything, she has more projects in the works now than she has had in quite some time. This is certainly good news for anyone that enjoys listening to her music or following her through her reality television endeavors. One thing is certain, fans of Mariah Carey will certainly be able to get even more access and more insight into her life by watching the tour that will be filmed and air on VH1, as well as her other upcoming projects.
Nearly 10 months after Mariah Carey‘s disastrous New Year’s Eve performance that spurred a bitter he-said-she-said between the diva’s camp and Dick Clark Productions, longtime Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve host Ryan Seacrest remains firm that the crew wasn’t to blame.
During an appearance on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen Thursday, the 42-year-old Live with Kelly and Ryan host was asked by a caller what was going through his head during Mimi’s NYE nightmare.
Lest one forgets, Carey covered the classic “Auld Lang Syne” before launching into an awkward medley of her hits including “Emotions” and “We Belong Together.” But seconds into her 1991 hit, it became clear Carey could not hear the backup vocals heard on the live broadcast. So instead, she removed her earpiece and walked around the stage — not singing and moving through the motions of the choreographed number.
“We didn’t have a [sound] check for this song, so we’ll just say it went to No. 1 and that’s what it is, okay?” she told the audience. “Happy New Year! We can’t hear, but I’ll just get through the moment.”
“I’m trying to be a good sport here,” she said, ending the number on a sarcastic note: “That was… amazing.”
After the mishap, a rep for Carey cited technical difficulties, telling the Associated Press, “Unfortunately there was nothing she could do to continue with the performance given the circumstances.” Hours later, Carey appeared to “Shake It Off,” tweeting: “S— happens … Here’s to making more headlines in 2017.”
But in the days that followed, Carey’s team and Dick Clark Productions exchanged barbs — the singer’s manager asserting that the show sabotaged the performance and “set [her] up to fail.”
The production company fired back, writing in a statement to PEOPLE: “To suggest that [Dick Clark Productions] … would ever intentionally compromise the success of any artist is defamatory, outrageous and frankly absurd … In very rare instances, there are, of course, technical errors that can occur with live television, however, an initial investigation has indicated that DCP had no involvement in the challenges associated with Ms. Carey’s New Year’s Eve performance.”
Seacrest was onstage to welcome Carey but said he didn’t have a visual of what happened after his introduction because he was heading several blocks away to another stage to continue his hosting duties.
“When it was happening, it was hard for me to see and hear because we’re in Times Square and there was a lot going on,” he told WWHL. “I had to be told that something was going on and then try to find a monitor to react to. So I wasn’t quite sure what was happening, actually.”
Still, he disputed Carey’s claims that the crew set her up to fail.
“That crew, that team, that staff is the best in the business,” Seacrest said. “They put on the biggest live music events and they know what they’re doing. I know how good they are at their jobs. My reaction was, ‘She was working with the best.’ I find it hard to believe they made big mistakes that bad.”
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During a January broadcast of On Air with Ryan Seacrest days after the event, Seacrest was more diplomatic while he explained the night’s events.
“It is difficult to perform in Times Square. I mean, she had done it before because she was the first musical guest that we had had live when I started doing the show a decade ago. So she had seen it; she knows what Times Square is about. It’s complicated,” Seacrest said. “I don’t know what you realize on TV or you see, but imagine: Every single TV outlet in the world is there. There’s all kinds of technical things going on.”
“This is a team that wants to do everything they can to accommodate any artists. They, and we, are in the business of wanting people to look good! And believe me: Tricky things, tough things can happen, on live television,” he added. “You’ve seen artists before, in a concert, pull out their earpieces because something happened. So something could have happened in the ears; I wasn’t in those ears.”
Said Seacrest: “It’s live television, and things happen on live TV — if something goes wrong, it’s unfortunate for anybody.”
It was midnight on Christmas Day and what says Merry Christmas like a last minute video gift filmed and edited for mom on the streets of Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach, FL lip-synching her favorite Christmas song! Enjoy!
Music Credit: Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You”
Grace de la Hunt is a singer-songwriter from Cape Town whose main instruments are voice and guitar. Grace has been told that she has a unique vocal sound as well as musical style, prompting her to experiment with different genres of music. Rock, Indie, Pop, Country crossover, 80s, Motown and R&B are her main influences, performing catchy, fun pop melodies and lyrics she has written or covered.
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I’m uploading this video because TOO MANY PEOPLE have forgotten the pure, crystalline gift that Mariah Carey has given to the world (her voice). This video should not be interpreted by anyone as hostile or negative or judgy. This is a CELEBRATION of her body of work. And I hope it inspires each and every one of you to go out and listen. LISTEN to her work. Because she is truly a goddess.
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Music by Mariah Carey