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(AllHipHop News)  Jermaine Dupri as officially been signed on as Mariah Carey’s new manager. Dupri replaces longtime manager and former American Idol co-host Randy Jackson whom Carey severed ties with in May of this year. Carey and...
(AllHipHop News)  Jermaine Dupri as officially been signed on as Mariah Carey’s new manager. Dupri replaces longtime manager and former American Idol co-host Randy Jackson whom Carey severed ties with in May of this year. Carey and Dupri have collaborated on numerous songs over the past decade, none bigger than the Billboard Song of the Decade “We Belong Togther from her 2005 multiplatinum album The Emancipation of Mimi. The song spent fourteen weeks atop the Billboard 100. Jermaine Dupri I spoke on the merger in an official statement: A multi-talented artist of Mariah’s caliber should be doing everything imaginable. I’m sure others have said this but not the way I intend to do it. For me, it’s about the execution. Mariah Carey shared the warm sentiment:  We have a bond that surpasses music. I am super excited about our merger because we have so many innovative ideas that I know will come to fruition Carey’s upcoming fourteenth album, The Art Of Letting Go  was initially scheduled for a July 23rd released but was pushed back. No word on a release date but Carey’s rep Cindi Berger says Carey is in rare form: ‘ve never seen Mariah so passionate about what she will be revealing to her fans very, very soon.
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*Longtime musical collaborators Mariah Carey and Jermaine Dupri are adding a new dimension to their professional relationship. According to Vibe.com, the singer has hired the producer as her manager – a move JD confirmed at the A3C Hip-H...
*Longtime musical collaborators Mariah Carey and Jermaine Dupri are adding a new dimension to their professional relationship. According to Vibe.com, the singer has hired the producer as her manager – a move JD confirmed at the A3C Hip-Hop Festival in Atlanta over the weekend, reports BET.com. “A multi-talented artist of Mariah’s caliber should be doing everything imaginable,” the So So Def chief said in a statement. “I’m sure others have said this but not the way I intend to do it. For me it’s about the execution.” Added Carey, “We have a bond that surpasses music. I am excited about our merger because we have so many innovative ideas that I know will come into fruition.” Carey recently parted ways with “American Idol” judge and music veteran Randy Jackson as her manager in May, and reportedly signed to a management firm. She is currently working on her upcoming album, “The Art of Letting Go.” Carey and Dupri’s classics include “Always Be My Baby,” “Shake It Off,” and the heartbreak ballad “We Belong Together,” which was named Song of the Decade by Billboard magazine and spent 14 non-consecutive weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 and Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs charts.
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“We Belong Together” seems like a very fitting title, more than ever now. Mariah Carey and Jermaine Dupri have worked together for many years, created some of their best records together and won Grammys. Now, the close friend...
“We Belong Together” seems like a very fitting title, more than ever now. Mariah Carey and Jermaine Dupri have worked together for many years, created some of their best records together and won Grammys. Now, the close friends and collaborators are taking their relationship to the next level, as Dupri has signed on as Mariah’s new manager. Dupri broke the news during the A3C Hip-Hop Festival over the weekend in Atlanta. As we’ve seen over the past year, the two have been working closely in the studio once again, most recently they had a session with Nas, and were cooking together with Darkchild, Hit-Boy and Mike Will Made It. Dupri’s appointment as manager follows the exit of “American Idol” judge and musician Randy Jackson, who split with Mariah this past Spring. The two first found major success with Carey’s 1996 Grammy-nominated hit “Always Be My Baby,” which led to further collaborations including “Sweetheart,” “The One” (off Charmbracelet), but nothing compares to their work on 2005′s ‘The Emancipation of Mimi,’ which produced 6 tracks including “Don’t Forget About Us,” “Shake It Off” and the 2006 Grammy-winning R&B Song of the Year, “We Belong Together.” Dupri’s top priority now as Mimi’s manager will be to release her delayed 14th studio album, ‘The Art of Letting Go,’ which has already spawned the Top 15 hit “#Beautiful” featuring Miguel. What do you think of their new union? Will it prove successful?
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After giving Randy Jackson the boot this past spring, Mariah Carey has called on trusted beatsmith and close confidant Jermaine Dupri to be her manager. The news comes after the Grammy-nominated duo were spotted in the studio with Nas a...
After giving Randy Jackson the boot this past spring, Mariah Carey has called on trusted beatsmith and close confidant Jermaine Dupri to be her manager. The news comes after the Grammy-nominated duo were spotted in the studio with Nas and JD announced it at the A3C Hip-Hop Festival this past weekend. Mimi and Dupri, who first collaborated on the 1996 classic "Always Be My Baby" and went on to create "We Belong Together" and "Don't Forget About Us," forged their musical legacy when she wanted to shift her sound. “Even though Mariah always considered herself to be first and foremost a black woman, everyone at the label was scared of her being too urban,” Dupri has said in the past. “She’s far from some ‘hood rat, but she’s definitely a lil’ ghetto and she was tired of being called the ‘ballad queen.’” The chart-topping twosome have reunited on wax to prep her forthcoming album The Art of Letting Go, which was originally set to drop this past summer but was delayed. She wrote on Twitter, "While making this album, I got so immersed in the creative process that I just don't feel I would be doing it justice to release it on 7/23." Tags Mariah Carey, Jermaine Dupri
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Cue “We Belong Together”: Mariah Carey has hired Jermaine Dupri, producer and So So Def label founder, to be her manager. Mariah Carey Hires Jermaine Dupri As A Manager Via Idolator reports: Dupri confirmed the news on October 4, shortly...
Cue “We Belong Together”: Mariah Carey has hired Jermaine Dupri, producer and So So Def label founder, to be her manager. Mariah Carey Hires Jermaine Dupri As A Manager Via Idolator reports: Dupri confirmed the news on October 4, shortly after the two were snapped alongside Nas at the studio. They, along with producers Rodney Jenkins and Mike WiLL Made It, were helping to finish Carey’s long-delayed 14th album, The Art of Letting Go. Dupri has worked with Carey since her 1996 single “Always Be My Baby,” later nominated for a Grammy for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance. Via Sony boss (and then-husband) Tommy Mottola, Carey reached out to the Atlanta music mogul because she wanted to shift her approach to music. “Even though Mariah always considered herself to be first and foremost a black woman, everyone at the label was scared of her being too urban,” Dupri has said. “She’s far from some ‘hood rat, but she’s definitely a lil’ ghetto and she was tired of being called the ‘ballad queen.’” Dupri went on to produce Carey’s “Don’t Forget About Us,” “Shake It Off” and “We Belong Together,” 2006 Grammy winner for Best R&B song. In the years thereafter, Carey had hired another longtime collaborator to be her manager: American Idol‘s Randy Jackson. Jackson started working with Carey in the ’90s, when he worked in A&R at Columbia Records, but was dropped as her manager last spring. Jermaine and Mariah have a long history of making sweet music together. Are you excited about the reunion?
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Cue “We Belong Together”: Mariah Carey has hired Jermaine Dupri, producer and So So Def label founder, to be her manager. Dupri (center) confirmed the news on October 4, shortly after the two were snapped alongside Nas at the...
Cue “We Belong Together”: Mariah Carey has hired Jermaine Dupri, producer and So So Def label founder, to be her manager. Dupri (center) confirmed the news on October 4, shortly after the two were snapped alongside Nas at the studio. They, along with producers Rodney Jenkins and Mike WiLL Made It, were helping to finish Carey’s long-delayed 14th album, The Art of Letting Go. Dupri has worked with Carey since her 1996 single “Always Be My Baby,” later nominated for a Grammy for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance. Via Sony boss (and then-husband) Tommy Mottola, Carey reached out to the Atlanta music mogul because she wanted to shift her approach to music. “Even though Mariah always considered herself to be first and foremost a black woman, everyone at the label was scared of her being too urban,” Dupri has said. “She’s far from some ‘hood rat, but she’s definitely a lil’ ghetto and she was tired of being called the ‘ballad queen.’” Dupri went on to produce Carey’s “Don’t Forget About Us,” “Shake It Off” and “We Belong Together,” 2006 Grammy winner for Best R&B song. In the years thereafter, Carey had hired another longtime collaborator to be her manager: American Idol‘s Randy Jackson. Jackson started working with Carey in the ’90s, when he worked in A&R at Columbia Records, but was dropped as her manager last spring.
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American Idol 2013 is shaping up to be exactly the opposite of the previous season. With Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj out of the picture the current judging panel actually seems to be working well together. On Thursday American Idol judg...
American Idol 2013 is shaping up to be exactly the opposite of the previous season. With Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj out of the picture the current judging panel actually seems to be working well together. On Thursday American Idol judges Jennifer Lopez, Keither Urban, and Harry Connick Jr., appeared on Ellen and the chemistry shared between the judges seemed natural. There were no mean looks, no back talking, and most importantly, there is no Nicki Minaj. When talking about her fellow judges Lopez revealed: “And, this (pointing to Keith and Harry) is working really great… So yeah, we’re having a great time. At the end of the day, everything that’s meant to be happens.” The 13th season of American Idol won’t begin until January 15 but snoops are already claiming that the first several rounds of auditions have went off without a hitch. According to reports the lack of any original judges (Randy Jackson is now gone) has revived the show. Randy Jackson will return to the show, this time as a mentor replacement for Jimmy Iovine. American Idol has suffered in the ratings war as The Voice and X Factor have cut into the shows freshness. X Factor however hasn’t been the ratings juggernaut that Fox TV was hoping to land. It’s still unclear if the 2013 American Idol reboot will lead to higher ratings or mark another downturn for the once top-rated TV show. We suspect there will be some format changes and a new pace for the show. Despite last seasons horrendous ratings and poor judging choices we still look forward to seeing what the shows produces can do with a refreshed judging panel that actually likes each other. One steady factor playing into the new season is Ryan Seacrest who remains as the shows always present host. Will you be tuning in for the 2013 season of American Idol? American Idol 2013: A Better Judging Panel, A Better Season? is a post from: The Inquisitr News
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After American Idol’s previous disaster season, many fans are ready to put the past behind and are looking forward to the changes the show is bringing in 2014. In addition to a new format and producers, Idol made some big changes ...
After American Idol’s previous disaster season, many fans are ready to put the past behind and are looking forward to the changes the show is bringing in 2014. In addition to a new format and producers, Idol made some big changes to the judging panel, which was largely to blame for the drop-off in ratings in 2013. There is only one new face on the judges panel, Harry Connick, Jr., plus Keith Urban is returning and Jennifer Lopez is coming back after taking a season off. American Idol wrapped up the second round of Salt Lake City auditions on Friday, and so far things seem to be going great. There’s no doubt that Urban has to feel a sense of relief since he won’t likely be in the middle of any cat fights between Connick, Jr. and Lopez, as he endured with Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carrey. The judging panel appeared on an episode of Ellen that aired Thursday, and the chemistry between the judges seemed very strong. No stink eyes, death threats or curse words were directed at anyone, which is a pretty big step up from 2013. Lopez had nothing but good things to say for her co-judges, and the feeling seemed mutual. “And, this (pointing to Keith and Harry) is working really great,” Lopez said. “So yeah, we’re having a great time. At the end of the day, everything that’s meant to be happens.” Your #idol judges in Salt Lake City! Who's counting down the days until American Idol XIII? pic.twitter.com/apvnsV7QmT — American Idol (@AmericanIdol) October 3, 2013 What do you think of the new judges panel for Idol? Respond below. The 13th season of American Idol will start on January 15. This will be the first season since the show began that the judging panel will be without Randy Jackson. The news that Jackson was leaving wasn’t a shock considering the Minaj-Carey-ratings situation, but it certainly took Idol to a new low. Fortunately for fans of The Dawg, Idol announced in early September that Jackson is returning as Jimmy Iovine’s replacement for the in-house mentor. Whew, crisis avoided. To shave a few minutes off of the 2.5 month wait to the American Idol season premiere, check out some of the worst auditions in Idol history. Image via WikiMedia Commons
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Jennifer Hudson honored the memory of her slain nephew, Julian D. King, by starting a foundation in his name shortly after his death in 2008. Today, her work on behalf of children was rewarded at the Variety Power of Women luncheon, wher...
Jennifer Hudson honored the memory of her slain nephew, Julian D. King, by starting a foundation in his name shortly after his death in 2008. Today, her work on behalf of children was rewarded at the Variety Power of Women luncheon, where her friend Randy Jackson presented her with the Samsung Galaxy Impact Award. We spoke with Jennifer on the red carpet about the women she looks up to in life and the legacy she hopes she leaves behind.
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