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I hate Christmas songs -- but I love 'All I Want for Christmas Is You'

There are plenty of reasons to dread the holiday season—and even if the inescapability of dreary Christmas music doesn’t seem as serious as family troubles or seasonal affective disorder, it’s no less depressing.

The genre’s religiosity isn’t the main thing that’s so off-putting to a certain type of listener; neither is the miasma of nostalgia that clings to these tunes. In truth, it’s simply the fact that most of them are just bad songs—stiffly pious, musty with age. Every year, it seems like they become a little longer than you remember, a little slower, a little harder to endure. The one bright spot during this time of year? Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You,” an incredible pop song doomed by its subject matter to only be played for a couple months each year. (The song celebrated its 20th anniversary over the weekend.)

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Mariah Carey pushing new, 'interactive' 'melodic beverage' called Butterfly

Have you ever wanted to know what the “magic of Mariah Carey” tastes like? If so, the Elusive Chanteuse may have just the thing for you.

At a press conference in New York City Tuesday, Mariah Carey debuted her new non-alcoholic pink-colored beverage Butterfly, which has been described as a “melodic beverage inspired by the magic of Mariah Carey.” Butterfly comes in a curvy pink bottle, and, based on Carey’s presentation on Tuesday, is meant to be enjoyed from a champagne flute. The beverage will be available at Walgreen drugstores nationwide. READ FULL STORY

Mariah Carey stumbles on album chart, Coldplay reign for second week

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Apparently no amount of riding the subway in a sparkly ball gown could overcome the lack of heat on Mariah Carey’s latest album Me. I Am Mariah…The Elusive Chanteuse.

Carey’s 14th studio album only managed to shift 56,000 copies in its opening week on the Billboard 200, placing her third behind country star Brantley Gilbert’s Just As I Am and Coldplay’s Ghost Stories, which spent a second week in the top spot with 85,000 copies sold. READ FULL STORY

Mariah Carey's 'Me. I Am Mariah... The Elusive Chanteuse' available early for streaming

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Mariah Carey’s upcoming album was first advertised as a Beyonce-style drop, with no warning or promotion. (That announcement, of course, negated the whole idea of a surprise release, but anyway.)

Then it was set to be released May 27. And now, Me. I Am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse is available early for streaming on iTunes Radio.

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Mariah Carey premieres new song, 'You Don't Know What To Do' -- VIDEO

Mariah Carey (also known as the Elusive Chanteuse) premiered a new song on Today Friday morning during the program’s Summer Concert Series.

The song, “You Don’t Know What To Do,” sounds like old-school Mimi with some help from rapper Wale. Her upcoming album Me. I Am Mariah… The Elusive Chaneteuse comes out May 27.

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Mariah Carey reveals new album title, tracklist, release date -- VIDEO

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The artwork and track listing for Mariah Carey’s upcoming album is out — along with a May 27 album release date.

Carey recently told Billboard she was planning on taking a cue from Beyoncé by dropping a sort-of-surprise album. This album, titled Me. I Am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse isn’t really a surprise like Beyoncé‘s self-titled release because, well, she announced it.

But Carey did try to hype up her listeners late Wednesday with a video, which gives some insight into the new album and features what the singer calls the only self-portrait she’s ever drawn.

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Mariah Carey reveals she's dropping a Beyonce-style surprise album, does not know what 'surprise' means

Mariah Carey is taking a page from Beyoncé’s playbook — which we should all take pages from, if it means becoming Beyoncé. The OG Hello Kitty Diva is working on a new album — and plans to reveal its “title, track listing, artwork and music all at once via to-be-announced digital partners,” according to a new Billboard interview. A physical release of the album will reportedly drop the following week.

Beyoncé pulled a similar move with her last album, the self-titled epic Beyoncé, which she unexpectedly put out overnight without any previous promotion. (Because when you’re dropping a secret album, you don’t tell everyone you’re dropping a secret album.)

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Nicki Minaj vs. Mariah Carey, round 253: Which video do you prefer?

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Even though they no longer share a judges’ table on American Idol, that doesn’t mean Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey can’t still go head to head.

Yesterday, both ladies unveiled brand new videos. Minaj pulled back the curtain on the clip for her new single “Lookin Ass N—a,” which puts her in the middle of the desert in stark black and white and gives her a machine gun (until the end, when she gets a second machine gun). It’s not especially subtle, but it does get her point across. Give it a watch below: READ FULL STORY

Hear Mariah Carey's new single 'You're Mine (Eternal)'

How sweet is too sweet? Trick question: There’s no such thing if you’re Mariah Carey.

As promised, the diva has debuted her love-y new single “You’re Mine (Eternal)” on Valentines Day eve-eve– complete with candy-heart cover imagery. This song is from her upcoming The Art of Letting Go, due May 6.

Give it a listen below:

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This week in singles: New songs by Justin Bieber, Disclosure and Nile Rodgers, Angel Olsen, and more

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And on the sixth Music Monday, Bieber laid back in the cut. The latest song from his weekly series (leading up to the Christmas release of Believe, the movie) may not be the best one yet—“Heartbreaker” comes closest to “Cry Me a River”—but it’s the eeriest of the frankly downbeat, uniformly pretty collection. The line “females like to run their mouths” might be a deal-breaker coming from the weekend-warrior Justin seen in the tabloids, but hearing it from The-Weeknd-wannabe Justin on record, it actually starts to make sense. Behold the man-boy Bieber. READ FULL STORY

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