Mariah Carey News Including Remix Contest
“I’ll Be Lovin’ U Long Time” follows up “Bye Bye” and “Touch My Body” – Mariah’s history making 18th #1 single (surpassing Elvis Presley’s 17 #1’s)
New York, NY – International superstar Mariah Carey’s newest single from her RIAA platinum album E=MC², the #1 Most-Added “I’ll Be Lovin’ U Long Time,” will be the subject of a unique competition. Beginning July 15th, the “Mariah Remix Contest” will allow fans and remixers throughout the world to create distinctive new mixes of the song, using individual tracks from the master sessions of “I’ll Be Lovin’ U Long Time.” The “Mariah Remix Contest” is being launched by MariahCarey.com, in conjunction with UltraStar Entertainment, the digital media company behind her official site and fan club, and IndabaMusic.com, the leading music collaboration website and online community for musicians.< br>
Eight instrument stems from “I’ll Be Lovin’ U Long Time,” including lead vocals, keyboards, brass, bass, and drums, will be available at www.indabamusic.com/mariahremix throughout the duration of the 6 week contest. In addition, an advanced audio package including 20 stems and project files for ProTools, Logic, and Garageband will be made available for those who wish to create more advanced entries.
Submissions will be accepted through August 28th, with online fan voting beginning the next day, and ending on September 12th. The 10 remix finalists, as voted by fans, will be judged by the celebrity panel of Mark Sudack (co-executive producer of E=MC2), Kerri Mason (Dance Columnist, Billboard), and Mantis Evar (EVP, Indaba Music).
The grand prize package will include $5,000 cash, the winning remix posted on Mariah’s official website, www.MariahCarey.com, her record label’s website, www.IslandRecords.com, and MySpace page, www.MySpace.com/MariahCarey, and the winning remixer featured as Mariah’s ‘Top Friend’ on MySpace for one month. The second prize winner will receive a complete Pro Tools recording system, courtesy of www.Sweetwater.com. All ten finalists will win a signed copy of E=MC².
In conjunction with the “Mariah Remix Contest,” fans will have the20opportunity to take yet another step closer to Mariah by signing up for a complimentary 90-day membership to her fan club, Honey B. Fly, at www.MariahCarey.com/remix. Members of Mariah’s hugely popular fan club enjoy access to ticket presales, exclusive media, merchandise discounts, giveaways, and more.
“I’ll Be Lovin’ U Long Time” is the third single from E=MC², and follows up hit, “Bye Bye” E=MC² arrived in stores April 15th and debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart with first week Soundscan sales of 463,000 copies – the biggest first week total of Mariah’s career.
“Touch My Body,” the album’s first single, made history when it became Mariah’s 18th #1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 – surpassing one of the most enduring chart records of the past half-century, Elvis Presley’s 17 #1’s. “Touch My Body”‘s two weeks at the top marked Mariah’s 78th and 79th cumulative career weeks at #1, which tied Elvis’ long-standing all-time high of 79 weeks at #1, as calculated in Billboard. At the same time, Mariah is now positioned as the only active recording artist in the 50 years of the Hot 100 (which began in 1958) with the potential to surpass the Beatles’ all-time high of 20 #1 hits.
The 11th studio album of her career, E=MC² follows-up The Emancipation Of Mimi (released April 12, 2005), Mariah’s worldwide 10 million selling #1 album. Mimi contained “We Belong Together” (Grammy winner for Best Female R&B Voca l and Best R&B Song) and “Don’t Forget About Us,” Mariah’s 16th and 17th #1 singles respectively – which tied Elvis Presley’s 17 #1’s. Mimi generated three Grammy awards (including Best Contemporary R&B Album), two #1 singles, and countless more honors during its 18-month stay on the charts. Mimi was an industry phenomenon for the mega-platinum award-winning superstar. Soundscan’s biggest-selling album of the year, it brought total sales of Mariah’s albums, singles and videos to over 160 million worldwide, securing her place as the top-selling female recording artist in history.
About UltraStar Entertainment, LLC
UltraStar Entertainment, part of the Live Nation Artists family of companies, provides official websites and fan clubs for dozens of entertainers. The company offers full service marketing capabilities to integrate and manage their clients’ entire online presence through contests, partnerships, affiliate marketing, social networking and grass roots outreach. The company is entrusted with the online business for brands such as Mariah Carey, the Rolling Stones, Kenny Chesney, Motley Crue, Jonas Brothers, John Mayer, Celine Dion, and over 20 others. For additional information, visit www.ultrastar.com.
About Indaba Music
Indaba Music.com (www.indabamusic.com) empowers a global community of musicians to network and make music with each other in online recording sessions. Artists can mix and edit tracks recorded in diff erent places using in-browser audio editing tools, and find new musicians to collaborate with no matter where they are in the world.