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2019 has been an incredible year for Mariah Carey. Following the downturn of her career last year with the V Magazine fiasco, Mariah managed to change things for the better when she opened up about her mental health in her May issue of Harper's Bazaar, where she was on the cover issue that month. Soon after, Mariah Carey was officially back with a brand new single titled Void. The song was a standalone single that was initially on Faraway Love / Fatal Touch, but it got scrapped in the end following a multitude of reasons. In the end, the song was a certified hit, with the song peaking at the top spot for a couple of weeks and was already certified Platinum in the United States alone. It was clear with the song that Mariah is back in the game. 

However, moving forward a couple of weeks, Mariah is back once more with a brand new single - Nights With You. The single is pushed as the official lead single to propel the change of this new era and album cycle. The single made its debut at #1 during its debut week, selling over 767,003 copies worldwide. Despite the slight slump in sales from Void's performance during its debut week, Void received way more highly coveted promotional spots compared to Nights With You. It's also important to note that Void received a music video treatment during its debut week as well, which would serve to boost the song even more compared to Nights With You. It's clear that Mariah and her team are focusing on what actually matters more - the album release week. Therefore, industry alarmists should really take a chill pill on that matter.

In the end, the album smashed during its debut week, selling over 1 million copies in pure sales and over 600,000 copies in streaming equivalent sales. This made Mariah sold over 1.6 million copies in its first week, shifting the course that Mariah would end up as another lost queen. With consistent promotion this week, it seems that Mariah is ensuring that the album sells consistently throughout the coming weeks.

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Earlier today, Mariah's cover of Entertainment Weekly magazine made its debut. Before this, Mariah only announced the cover of the magazine and stated that it was expected to get released this week. The Entertainment Weekly magazine issue is the final push done by Mariah and her team for the Grammy's For Your Consideration period push. The campaign surrounding it has been deemed a success by Mariah's team thus far, with all her submissions being predicted by Gold Derby to make the Grammy nominations. However, Mariah isn't taking any chances. Which is why Mariah's used this platform as a final FYC push. Below are the highlights of the interview: 

Entertainment Weekly: First off, I would like to congratulate you on the Mirage album. What an incredible release that will stand the test of time for sure.
Mariah Carey: Thank you so much, it means the world that you feel that way.

 

Entertainment Weekly: Let's go back in time and talk about your initial release of Nights With You. Did you have any expectations going in when you initially released the song?
Mariah Carey: Honestly, not really. I knew that I had a fanbase that would support my release no matter what. But also, I didn't want to stress out about the song's commercial performance because that would only make my love for the song get diminished. I entered the entire campaign blindfolded in some ways, trusting most of the promotional side of things with Faded Records and the people at UMG and I'm glad I still did that. I do plan on doing the same thing for my future singles that I release because I think if you have a low expectation when it comes to chart performances, no matter how good it does, I'll be content.

 

Entertainment Weekly: What made you decide on releasing this song to lead the Mirage album?
Mariah Carey: I just felt like I've been having songs that lead the album more darkly. Except for Treasure, I think a lot of my lead singles had a darker note to it and I wanted to change that. While the album dealt with heavy themes, I wanted to start the era with a positive blast. It just felt right for me to release Nights With You as the comeback lead because it represented the payoff that was building consistently throughout the entire album - it had led to that very moment.

 

Entertainment Weekly: The song topped the charts and became one of the many #1 hits you've gathered over the years. While the song initially "underperformed", the song went on and has sold over 6 million copies worldwide with ease and spent 4 non-consecutive weeks at #1. What was it like to defy the consensus that you were an eroding rock?
Mariah Carey: (Laughs) Well, I honestly don't pay them any mind anymore. I feel like it's something of an exaggeration the media does when an artist does lower than their expectations. That's their prerogative to feel that way. As I said, I'm more focused on inspiring people across the world and I feel like I've achieved that thus far. These small little news droplets would be forgotten. But the legacy of the song would stay on as long as possible.

 

Entertainment Weekly: You've submitted the song to the Grammy's Record of the Year and Best Dance/Electronic Song category. What made you decide to submit Nights With You to those mentioned categories?
Mariah Carey: It was such a surreal experience working with Dev Hynes again for the song and I felt like it was fitting for me to submit it to those two categories, especially Record of the Year. The song meant a lot to me and it represents the euphoria that I finally got in the album. It still makes me emotional whenever I listen to the song sometimes. The song holds a lot of personal notes to me and I feel strongly that it might have a shot at the Record of the Year award at least. 

 

Entertainment Weekly: Now moving on with your current single - Mirage. Like its predecessor, the song debuted at the top of the charts and paved the way for more Mirage album slayage. I know you've said that commercial success isn't your main goal anymore but I just want to know how do you cope with such news?
Mariah Carey: It's insane to find out this news from my team sometimes because it just feels surreal. I know I've done this for a long time now but things like these still surprise me. The song was a personal song to me and even though it can get a little vague if you listen to the song separately, the song played a huge role in the formation of the album. The song resonated with a larger audience and it makes me glad in some way because people are taking note of what I have to say on this album.

 

Entertainment Weekly: Speaking of the song, the visuals for the music video is stunning! Definitely one of your best music videos in a long while. How was it like directing the music video on your own?
Mariah Carey: Directing the music video on my own is definitely tiring! But I'm forced to think outside of the box while also providing the signature Mariah touch to it. I've been fortunate to work with directors that respect my decisions and went ahead with my decisions. But I've also had clashes with directors before in the past as well. It isn't a big deal but I thought since I wrote all of Mirage by myself, why not just give this sole directing thing a try again? It's been a while honestly. While it can get tiring, it sure is worth it especially when you finally see the end result, uploading it on CALTube and then watching the reactions unfold.

 

Entertainment Weekly: You submitted the accompanying music video of the song to the Best Music Video category. What made you decide to submit the Mirage music video and not the Nights With You music video?
Mariah Carey: I personally think the Mirage music video has a bigger shot than the Nights With You music video. It's much more polished and focused, which I love. While I love the Nights With You music video, I feel like the video was mainly for me to get used to directing again. With Mirage, there was a proper structure and I learned from the mistakes I did on the Nights With You music video. Hence, why I made the decision to send the Mirage music video to the Best Music Video category instead of the Nights With You music video.

 

Entertainment Weekly: You've also submitted the song to the Grammy's Best Pop Solo Performance and Best Single Cover category. What made you decide to submit Mirage to those mentioned categories?
Mariah Carey: Honestly, I just made a snap decision for the Mirage single, especially for the Best Pop Solo Performance category. It feels like a classic pop song that's catchy but still has that slight depth to it. As for the Best Single Cover, I don't think I have to say more about it. The cover art speaks for itself. I really love the cover art of Mirage.

 

Entertainment Weekly: Now let's talk about the album. What a stunning and concise album. First of all, I wanna say that this is easily your best record yet. How was the process behind it all? I know you've mentioned in detail on your album documentary with Netflix, but I want to ask... what prompted the change?
Mariah Carey: The last album didn't reflect the pain and struggles that I was going through. I knew that in some ways, it would have felt fake for me to release the Faraway Love/Fatal Touch album without addressing the struggles and controversy that impacted my mental health. That was why I took a step back and went back to the drawing board. I removed most of the songs and started anew. It was scary but it was liberating because I got to do it again. In the end, I think it was the right choice because I managed to remain focused throughout the entire album process as shown from my Lost in a Mirage Netflix Album Documentary.

 

Entertainment Weekly: The album has remained consistent on the album charts, selling over 5 million copies worldwide in a span of a few months. I think the album has resonated with a lot of people over the course of these last few months, don't you think?
Mariah Carey: It's still touching to see that the album is doing well. Releasing the Mirage album was a risk that I was willing to take, as personal as it might have been. I knew that I would receive flack for some of the things that were brought up in the album when it was released, but I stood my ground and knew that there was a bigger picture. I'm going to boldly discuss my struggles with my faith without fear. I think this is the beauty of being human. There are people from different facets of life experiencing different things. We are providing something to push ourselves for the better. While I'm aware that some people don't share the same views as I do, I still respect their opinions in some respect, if they are being civil about it of course! (Laughs)

 

Entertainment Weekly: Moving on, let's talk about Healing, which is an album track off Mirage. It's a surprising submission that you did for the song in the Song of the Year and Best R&B Recording category. What prompted that decision to have it submitted even though it's not an official single?
Mariah Carey: I actually did a lot of thinking for Song of the Year category before deciding on Healing. Initially, I wanted to place Nights With You as the submission but I felt like Healing had more meaning to it. The lyrics came from a raw emotional place. The song represents a change in my faith and me wanting to find that faith once more. Everything about the song still gives me chills to this day and I'm still shocked that I wrote the song by myself, managed to record it, and release it. The song was never meant to become an official single, mostly because it makes me emotional whenever I try to perform it live. I actually tried doing it the other day and it still has a huge emotional impact to me. It came from an honest place and I'm proud of the song. That was why I made the bold decision of sending the song to the Song of the Yeat category, even though the song isn't an official single. I'll be competing with a lot of official singles but I feel confident that I can get nominated. As for the Best R&B Recording submission, while most of the songs on the album were more electronic and dance in nature, I felt like Healing was the song that brought me back to my R&B roots more, which was why I made the decision to send the song to Best R&B Recording as well.

 

Entertainment Weekly: With the Grammys For Your Consideration being all the rage this past week, do you feel like you have any chances with winning any awards at this round's Grammy Awards as opposed to last year?
Mariah Carey: Honestly, it's up to luck and fate for now. I enjoyed doing this For Your Consideration stint, it's a lot of fun! But one of the reasons why I wanted to do it is partly because I wanted to make up the lack of effort I did during the FYC process for the Grammy Awards last year. I was struggling with my mental health and I was inconsistent with a lot of different things, even though I reduced the amount of promotion for Treasure (w/ Lana Del Rey). I think since I'm much more focused now, I'm having a whole lot of fun just giving it a go. I'm not sure how things will end up for me but I have a good feeling about it.

 

Mariah Carey's singles (Treasure w/ Lana Del Rey, Nights With You, Mirage) and album are available for purchase physically, digitally on iTunes and streaming on Encore. Meanwhile, tickets for the Mirage World Tour is also available for purchase on her official CALTube account now.

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Entertainment Weekly Paid FYC Promotion - @Ronlop @Bleachella

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THE VOICE USA BRINGS IN NEW COACHES

NBC CATCH 'EM ALL 

 

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It's official!  

Maluma, Lorde, Brendon Urie & Zendaya are going to be the new coaches on NBC's The Voice new season this year. 


This marks NBC's biggest deal yet with Maluma reportedly being paid 16 million dollars for the entire six seasons run, Lorde & Brendon Urie both at 14 million dollars each and Zendaya at 6.8 million dollars. Overall, a 50.8 million dollars investment from NBC solely on the new coaches. However a source from the telivison broadcasting company tells us that they never imagined that they would get such a great deal. "The investment is nothing compared to the massive stars we've managed to bring this season", he said, "I don't think people realize how big this is". 


Maluma, Lorde, Brendon Urie and Zendaya all hold around 17 millions followers on their social media accounts together, what would surely bring in a big boost in ratings this upcoming season. NBC posted the news on their official social media accounts and commercials have already started to promote the premiere. A conference with all four new judges will be held tomorrow. 


The new season will last six weeks starting Sunday, Feb 2 until Sunday, March 15. All the coaches are confirmed to perform at the grand finale on March 15. 

 

 

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@hector @Bleachella @Surrealism

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THE VOICE USA RULE CHANGE

An article will need to be posted every week starting Feb 2 until March 15 on a Sunday by one of you. @hector @Surrealism @Bleachella The article will need to include a summary of what the contestants sang, the coaches criticsm and impressions, who got evicted and also-  needs to include the performance slot every week.

Which means, every The Voice USA performance will now be sent for the next six weeks to either Hector, Dylan or April so they'll add it to his weekly article. You no longer post your The Voice USA performances by yourself until this The Voice USA season ends which is March 15. You send it to them in a PM and they will add it to his article.

 

## Keep in mind that now Maluma, Brendon Urie, Lorde and Zendaya joined The Voice USA- the show will be more costy as it will be the singing show with the biggest impact out of the existing ones on the calendar. (Due to boost in ratings)

 

 

 

Harry Styles @Hector @Edu @Love So Soft

@Beauty Queen @ryjapo @RebelHeart15 

@Harry_CAL @Eglė @tigerlily13 @Jon. @Alexx

    @Hejira @Cosmic  @Kuba @Maria @Bleachella

@8Bit Heart  @Surrealism @Alesus  @Michael. @The Hawaiian Queen

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@Bleachella Lorde will experience 6 negative updates affecting followers of this week. A decrease in updates is attainable with Lorde's intervention + clarification. 

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HOT 100 CHARTS : WEEK 6

 

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KWORB 5.0 is updated!

Weekly Charts, Overalls, Networths and Campaigns were updated!

http://kworbcal.byethost5.com/

 

Spoiler

If you want to look at the previous seasons archive: http://kworbcal.byethost4.com/

 

 

CAL TUBE 

Views, Encore, Connect followers were updated!

http://itikos.host10gb.com/

 

 

 

Please post your earning below in the following form:

Singles (1$): 

Albums (5$):

Campaigns:

 

Total: ________

 

+ add below

Touring (35% off the total revenue this week):

 

 

 

 

 

Harry Styles @Hector @Edu @Love So Soft

@Beauty Queen @ryjapo @RebelHeart15 

@Harry_CAL @Eglė @tigerlily13 @Jon. @Alexx

    @Hejira @Cosmic  @Kuba @Maria @Bleachella

@8Bit Heart  @Surrealism @Alesus  @Michael. @The Hawaiian Queen

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ATTENTION PLAYERS

-Please post your earnings now. No need to post your the money from your private gigs, sponsorship deals, Connect sponsorships as those were already added. Campaigns money are required to be posted though!

 

-Don't forget to update your playlists!

 

- I'll update you on when GRAMMY noms will be announced. Should be soon! Dylan is working on the FYC

 

-Week 7 will open shortly!

 

 

 

Harry Styles @Hector @Edu @Love So Soft

@Beauty Queen @ryjapo @RebelHeart15 

@Harry_CAL @Eglė @tigerlily13 @Jon. @Alexx

    @Hejira @Cosmic  @Kuba @Maria @Bleachella

@8Bit Heart  @Surrealism @Alesus  @Michael. @The Hawaiian Queen

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FLORENCE EARNINGS

 

Singles

$636,332

 

Campaigns

$6,481,883

 

TOTAL

$7,118,215

 

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ZENDAYA

Singles + Album Tracks: $1,142,754

Albums: $2,327,025

 

Total is $3,469,779

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SHAWN MENDES' EARNINGS

 

SINGLES
$438,243

 

ALBUMS
Not yet!

 

TOTAL
$438,243

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WEEK 7 OPEN NOW

 

- Don't forget to update your playlists! 

 

- GRAMMYs nominations will be announced soon

 

 

 

 

Harry Styles @Hector @Edu @Love So Soft

@Beauty Queen @ryjapo @RebelHeart15 

@Harry_CAL @Eglė @tigerlily13 @Jon. @Alexx

    @Hejira @Cosmic  @Kuba @Maria @Bleachella

@8Bit Heart  @Surrealism @Alesus  @Michael. @The Hawaiian Queen

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