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Mariah Carey, the undisputed champion of Christmas music, is back to reclaim her throne. This time, she is making a grand entrance with a brand new trailer that signals her return. Only a day after Halloween, Carey steps into her role as the Queen of Christmas, guiding us away from the eerie Halloween vibes and into the cozy, festive spirit of the holiday season.
In a 35-second video clip posted on Tuesday night, Carey is seen emerging from a block of ice, assisted by Halloween creatures. This dramatic thawing process is a metaphor for the transition from Halloween to Christmas, with Carey taking the lead. The video begins with a countdown clock showing “November 1 12:00,” marking the official start of the Christmas season.
“It’s Time!” – Mariah Carey
As Carey announces, “It’s time!” the scene transforms into a winter wonderland. Suddenly, she is not alone. Her twins, Monroe and Moroccan, join her, dancing joyously to the tune of Carey’s iconic Christmas anthem, “All I Want for Christmas Is You.”
A Nostalgic Outfit Change
Before donning her Christmas attire for the video, Carey was spotted in a Jessica Rabbit costume from the movie “Who Framed Roger Rabbit?” A fun nod to Halloween, adding a touch of nostalgia to the mix.
The Song That Defines Christmas
Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You,” released in 1994, has become synonymous with Christmas celebrations across the US. The song signals the end of Halloween and the beginning of the festive season. Interestingly, despite its popularity, the song didn’t secure the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 until 2019.
A Grammy-Winning Artist’s Christmas Tour
As a five-time Grammy Award winner, Carey is no stranger to the limelight. This year, she is bringing her Christmas spirit on a nationwide tour, “Merry Christmas One and All!” The tour will commence on November 15 in Highland, California.
From there, Carey will travel to various cities across the country, including Los Angeles, Denver, Chicago, Boston, and more. The tour will conclude at the Madison Square Garden in New York City on December 17, marking the end of the festive journey.
Mariah Carey’s return to her Christmas throne is a much-anticipated event. As she transitions from Halloween to Christmas, her fans eagerly await the festive vibes she brings with her music. The Queen of Christmas is back, and it’s time to celebrate!
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Maiya The Don, the fresh face of New York’s music scene, recently unveiled a surprise for her fans. During the 2023 ENVSN Festival in Brooklyn, the rapper dropped a bombshell about her upcoming single, “Body”. The new track promises to be an exciting creative endeavor, with the surprising twist of including a sample from Mariah Carey’s hit song, “Touch My Body”. What’s even more noteworthy? The pop icon herself has given the song her seal of approval.
Mariah Carey’s Endorsement of Maiya’s New Single
“The queen Mariah loves it. So that means you have to love it. I don’t make the rules,” Maiya The Don stated confidently when asked about her upcoming track.
This endorsement from Mariah Carey, an established icon in the music industry, is an exciting development for Maiya. With this approval, Maiya’s upcoming single “Body” is already creating a buzz even before its official release.
A Glimpse into “Body”
In a tantalizing teaser shared on Instagram, Maiya gave us a glimpse into her new track. Her lyrics are bold and powerful, promising a song that’s full of attitude and grit.
“Bi**h! Play with me if you want/ Tell these h*es I don’t duck no smoke/ I know all you bi**hes know/ Knock the wig right off a troll/ You can hate me but we know, none of you bi**hes wanna test my body/ Wrist froze (yeah), f**k a showboat, your ni**a want more.”
Maiya’s Journey: From “Telfy” to “Body”
Her journey started with the viral hit “Telfy” in 2022, which paid homage to the popular Black-owned luxury brand Telfar. The music video for “Telfy” astoundingly amassed over 200 million views on YouTube, cementing Maiya’s status as a rising star in the music industry.
Maiya then followed up with her single “Luv U Better”, which featured Saddiq Saunderson from Wu-Tang: An American Saga as her love interest in the music video. She was also featured in a few tracks, including Flo Millie’s 2023 “Conceited (Remix)” with Lola Brooke, and made an appearance in Lakeyah’s video for “Want Em Hood”.
Maiya The Don and Hip-Hop’s 50th Anniversary
On the occasion of Hip-Hop’s 50th anniversary, Maiya teamed up with Google Pixel to deliver a few lines about why Hip-Hop holds a special place in her heart. Her deep connection with the music genre adds another layer to her artistry and persona.
Anticipation for “Body”
With the release date for “Body” still under wraps, the anticipation amongst fans and music enthusiasts is palpable. With the song following the successful “Luv U Better” and the viral “Telfy”, expectations are high. Add to that the endorsement from Mariah Carey, and it’s clear that Maiya The Don’s new single is one of the most eagerly awaited tracks of the year.
Maiya The Don is undoubtedly a rising star in the music industry. Her unique style, powerful lyrics, and the ability to collaborate with and get endorsements from industry heavyweights like Mariah Carey set her apart. As we eagerly wait for the release of “Body”, one thing’s for sure – Maiya The Don is a name you’ll be hearing a lot more of in the music world.
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Having just completed a pair of stellar Coachella performances, Latto knows just how good she is. As a way to celebrate her stellar performance on the stage, the ClayCo County-bred artist returned yesterday (April 24) with her new “Put It On Da Floor” video, a short clip that combines all the highlights from her performance into a three-minute clip. The track is produced by Go Grizzly, Pooh Beatz and Squat Beatz. The powerful vocals of Latto are overlaid on top of the instrumental, over the sound of the massive crowd, encouraging her to keep going:
As part of her sophomore LP, 777, which was released back in March 2022, Latto presented our audience with a variety of features, including Childish Gambino, 21 Savage, Lil Wayne, Nardo Wick, Lil Durk, and Kodak Black. In terms of singles, the album was anchored by her highly successful “Big Energy” track, which was produced by Vaughn Oliver and Dr. Luke and sampled Mariah Carey ’90s classic “Fantasy.” As a result, fans have been able to interact with their favorite songs, such as “Wheelie,” “777,” “It’s Givin,” and “Soufside.”
Besides dropping her own albums, the 24-year-old rapper has made an impression on the music scene by dishing out features to tracks such as “Don’t Play With It (Remix)” from Lola Brooke, “FreakyT (Remix)” from TiaCorine, and more.