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The latest Album with the smash Hit HEARTBREAKER

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Track EnglishNote in English DeutschBemerkung in Deutsch
Heartbreaker (feat. Jay-Z) The first single.
See my Heartbreaker site for more infos.
Die erste Single.
Seht meine Heartbreaker Seite für mehr Infos.
Can't Take That Away
(Mariah's Theme)

Deutsch(Deutsche Übersetzung)
A classic ballade. Vision Of Love meets Hero. The only thing I missed on Butterfly was an inspiring song like this one. I LOVE THIS SONG. Eine klassische Ballade. Vision Of Love trifft Hero. Das einzige was ich an Butterfly vermisste ist ein aufbauender Song wie diesen. ICH LIEBE DIESEN SONG.
Bliss A steamy R&B ballad colorized with Mariah's high notes (Minnie Riperton style). Eine heisse R&B Ballade die Mariah mit Ihren Hochtönen à la Minnie Riperton untermalt.
How much
(with Usher)
Mariah dueting with famous R&B singer Usher. The track is produced by Mariah with Jermaine Dupri and samples Makaveli (aka 2Pac) song "Me And My Girlfriend". Mariah im Duett mit R&B singer Usher. Der Track wurde von Mariah und Jermaine Dupri produziert und beinhaltet ein Sample des Songs "Me And My Girlfriend" von Makaveli (aka 2Pac).
After Tonight A wonderful classic Mariah ballad written by Mariah and Diane Warren. Produced by David Foster and Mariah Carey. Eine wunderschöne klassische Mariah Ballade geschreiben von Mariah und Diane Warren. Poduziert von David Foster und Mariah Carey.
Ex-Girlfriend Mariah proves her R&B feeling. Mariah sings very rhythmic like in Breakdown. Written and produced by Mariah and Kevin "She'kspere" Briggs. Mariah beweist Ihr Gefühl für R&B. Mariah singt sehr rhythmic wie in Breakdown. Geschrieben und produziert von Mariah und Kevin "She'kspere" Briggs.
Heartbreaker (Remix feat. Da Brat & Missy Elliot) A R&B Diva Fest with two of the finest rap ladies. Remixed by DJ Clue and Mariah. Ein R&B Fest mit zwei der besten Rap Ladies. Remixed von DJ Clue und Mariah.
Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now) Remake of Phil Collins hit from 1984. A favourite of Mariah's teenage years. I also grew up in the 1980's and I also loved to listen to this song. That was the time I loved Phil Collins (One More Night, Don`t Lose My Number, Separate Lives and more). Remake des Phil Collins Hits von 1984. Ein Lieblingssong aus Mariah's Teenage Jahren. Ich wuchs auch in den 80er Jahren auf und damals hörte ich diesen Song sehr oft. Phil Collins hatte damals seine beste Zeit (One More Night, Don`t Lose My Number, Separate Lives usw).
Crybaby Snoop Dogg smooth rap style fits perfectly to Mariah's airier voice like Krayzie Bone on "Breakdown" and "I Still Believe/Pure Imagination". Produced by Damizza (ISB/Pure Imagination) and Mariah. Snoop Dogg sanfter Rap Stil passt perfect zu Mariah's luftigerem Stimmregister wie schon Krayzie Bone auf "Breakdown" und "I Still Believe/Pure Imagination". Produziert von Damizza (ISB/Pure Imagination) und Mariah. 
Did I Do That? What a fantastic R&B track! I think Mariah can`t sing any hotter than on this one. To sample Silkk The Shocker's nasty rap hit "It Ain`t My Fault" is a genuine idea. Produced by Mariah and Master P. Was für ein fantastischer R& B Track! Ich glaube Mariah kann nicht mehr heißer singen als hier. Das Verwenden des rauhen Songs "It Ain`t My Fault" von Silkk The Shocker ist eine geniale Idee. Produziert von Mariah und Master P.
Petals Maybe the most personal song by Mariah. A very sad ballad. Produced by Mariah and Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis. Vielleicht der persönlichste Song von Mariah. Eine traurige Ballade. Produziert von Marian und Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis.
Rainbow interlude A great interlude. I hope Mariah is gonna make whole song out of it in the future. Ein großartiges Interlude. Ich hoffe Mariah macht irgendwann einen kompletten Song daraus.
Thank God I Found You (feat. Joe & 98 Degrees)
Check out my lyrics site.
Mariah dueting with R&B singer Joe and popular Motown boyband 98 Degrees. Mariah wrote te song about the very happy end of a very difficult time period of Her life. And you can feel that. Mariah sounds happier than ever. This song produced by Mariah and Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis will be the second single. Mariah im Duett mit R&B Sänger Joe und der beliebten Motown Boyband 98 Degrees. Mariah schrieb den Song über das sehr glückliche Ende eine sehr schweren Lebensphase. Und ich denke man hört die Freude. Dieser Song produziert von Mariah und Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis wird die zweite Single.

All songs are written by MARIAH CAREY (except "Against All Odds")
All tracks are produced by MARIAH CAREY.
The other persons are the ones who helped Mariah.

Alle Songs wurden von MARIAH CAREY (außer "Against All Odds") geschrieben.
Produzent von allen Tracks ist MARIAH CAREY.
Die anderen Personen sind diejenigen die Mariah geholfen haben.

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Release Dates
Japan Japan October 27, 1999
Australia Australia November 1, 1999
Europe Europe November 1, 1999
USA USA November 2, 1999
Canada Canada November 2, 1999
Germany Germany November 2, 1999

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Here are some facts to the Rainbow collaborators:
Name EnglishNote in English DeutschBemerkung in Deutsch
Usher In 1997 he had his big breakthrough with "You Make Me Wanna..." (7 weeks No 2 in the USA, No 1 in the UK). The follow up "Nice And Slow" got the No 1 spot in USA. The album "My Way" reached multi-platinum status. Hatte 1997 mit "You Make Me Wanna..." den großen Durchbruch (7 Wochen No 2 in den USA, No 1 in England, No 26 in Deutschland). Die folgesingle "Nice And Slow" wurde sogar Platz 1 in den USA. Das Album "Usher" erreichte Multi-Platinum Status.
Diane Warren Like Mariah one of the most succesful female songwriters of all time. She wrote the hits for Michael Bolton (How Can We Be Lovers, Time Love & Tenderness), Monica (For You I Will), Celine Dion (Because You Loved Me), Toni Braxton (Un-Break My Heart), Brandy (Have You Ever), Whitney Houston (I Learned From The Best), Aerosmith (I Don`t Want To Miss A Thing). Wie Mariah zählt sie zu den erfolgreichsten Song Schreiberinnen aller Zeiten. In der "Englischen Spalte" seht Ihr eine Auswahl der Hits die sie geschrieben hat.
David Foster He produced such famous ballads like "I Have Nothing" and " I Will Always Love You" for Whitney Houston, "I Swear" for All-4-One, "You`ll See" with Madonna, "All By Myself" for Celine Dion, "For You I Will" for Monica. Er produzierte schon eine vielzahl von großartigen Balladen. Siehe Nebenstehende Liste.
Kevin "She`kspere" Briggs A new talented R&B producer. The hits "No Scrubs" by T.L.C. and "Bug A Boo" by Destiny`s Child are his biggest successors so far. Ein neuer talentierter R&B Produzent. Seine größten Hits sind "No Scrubs" von TLC und "Bug A Boo" von Destiny`s Child.
Snoop Dogg In March 1993 the cult rap song "Nuthin` But A G Thang" by Dr. Dre feat. Snoop Doggy Dogg reached No2 in the USA. At the end of 1993 he delivered a sensational rap debut album with "Doggystyle". Together with 2Pac he was soon the big star of the US West Coast rap scene. In 1998 he changed from Dr. Dre/Suge Knights "Death Row" Label to Master P`s "No Limit" Label. On the "Heartbreaker" remix Mariah samples his track "Ain`t No Fun". Im März 1993 erreichte der Kultige Rap Song "Nuthin`But A G Thang" von Dr. Dre feat. Snoop Doggy Dogg die No 2 der US Single charts. Ende 1993 lieferte er mit dem Album "Doggy Style" ein Sensations Debut ab. Zusammen mit 2Pac war er bald der große Star der US West Coast Rap Szene. 1998 wechselte er von Dr. Dre/Suge Knight's "Death Row" Label zu Master P's "No Limit" Label. Auf dem "Heartbreaker" Remix benutzt Mariah ein Sample seines Tracks "Ain`t No Fun".
Master P He build up big empire out of scratch. In 1998 he was the man with biggest income in entertainment industry. There are countless albums out in stores with his label stamp "No Limit Records". Er baute ein großes Imperium aus dem Nichts. 1998 war der Entertainer mit dem größten Einkommen. In den CD Regalen finden sich zahllose Alben mit seinem "No Limit Records" Markenzeichen.
Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis Since beginning of the 80's these guys belongs to the most desired producers in the music business. The list of the stars they produced contains the most successful stars of 80's and 90's. Just to name a few: Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, Boyz II Men, Lionel Richie, TLC, Mary J. Blige... Seit Anfang der 80er zählen die Herren zu den gefragtesten Produzenten im Musik Business. Die Liste der Stars die sie produziert haben beinhaltet die größten Stars der 80er und 90er Jahre.
Joe With hits like "Don`t Wanna Be A Player" and "All The Things" he made it. Mit Hits wie "Don`t Wanna Be A Player" und "All The Things" wurde er zum Star.
98 Degrees This boyband signed to Motown are mainly known for their gorgeous harmonic voices. First chart notations in 1997 with "Invisible Man". Big break in 1998 with the duet with Stevie Wonder "True To Your Heart" from the Disney movie "Mulan". In 1999 they have their big time with hits like "Because Of You", "The Hardest Thing" and "I Do (Cherish You)". Die bei Motown unter Vertrag stehende Boyband fällt vor allem durch die großartigen harmonischen Stimme auf. Erste Chart Notierungen in 1997 mit "Invisible Man". Großer Durchbruch in 1998 mit dem Stevie Wonder Duett "True To Your Heart" vom Disney Film "Mulan". 1999 ganz groß mit Dauernotierungen in den US Airplay Charts mit Hits wie "Because Of You", "The Hardest Thing" und "I Do (Cherish You)". Letzteren Hit ist auf dem Notting Hill Soundtrack vertreten.

Note: All the chart positions of the collaborators you can find on my chart pages (not the producers).

Here is what Billboard has to write in the column "Artist Of The Day" (08.10.1999)

Mariah Unveils 'Rainbow' Of Styles On New Set


NEW YORK -- When Mariah Carey releases her ninth Columbia collection, "Rainbow," on Nov. 2, she will further solidify her standing as one of the top-selling female artists of the '90s.

According to the label, the pop diva has already sold more than 115 million albums worldwide.

"Simply put, [Mariah's] ending the '90s with a bang," says Columbia president Don Ienner. "She deserves the success. She's one of the most consistent artists making records right now. This new project is easily her most diverse and real -- and it's off to an amazing start with 'Heartbreaker.' "

That track made history Sept. 29 when it became Carey's 14th No. 1 single on The Billboard Hot 100, a feat rivaled only by the Beatles (with 20) and Elvis Presley (18). That same week, "Heartbreaker" also topped Billboard's Hot R&B Singles & Tracks chart, becoming the artist's sixth single to do so.

Thanks to "Heartbreaker," Carey has had more No. 1 singles than any other female artist, surpassing both the Supremes (12) and Madonna (11). Released to retail on Sept. 21, the single sold 271,000 copies in the U.S. in its first week, according to SoundScan, marking the biggest first-week singles sales of Carey's career.

Adding to the widespread interest in "Heartbreaker" was an Internet preview of the tune Aug. 16 on Microsoft's MSN The streaming sample of the song was available for 12 hours and drew more than a half-million hits. Site visitors were also offered an audio greeting from Carey and exclusive new photos.

Interestingly, "Rainbow" was not initially on Carey's agenda of activities this season. "Heartbreaker" was actually written for the soundtrack to "All That Glitters," which will feature the artist in her first lead film role. However, production for the Columbia Pictures vehicle has been postponed until early 2000.

"We're just making sure the script is perfect," Carey says of the film, adding that "Rainbow" was partly born out of her desire to not let the track sit on the shelf. "I've written other songs that I'm saving for the movie. But 'Heartbreaker' felt current and fresh. I didn't want to wait on putting it out."

From there, Carey began collaborating with a wide range of producers that includes platinum pop luminaries Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis and David Foster, as well as hip-hop renegades DJ Clue, Jermaine Dupri, Damizza, Master P, and She'kspere.

The resulting set, which has guest appearances by 98 , Joe, Da Brat, Missy Elliott, Usher, Jay-Z, and Snoop Dogg, is a seamless synthesis of the pure-pop sound that distinguished her early efforts and the street-wise rhythms inherent in her more recent recordings.

"I feel like I'm in such a strong, healthy place as an artist," says Carey. "My music is more honest now than it's ever been. It's so validating that people are responding so well to it."

Part of what Carey loyalists are responding to is her continued accessibility. On Sept. 21, she promoted the retail release of "Heartbreaker" by getting in a hot-pink van and hitting various spots around New York. In a promotion dubbed "Mariah Takes Manhattan," the singer visited a variety of local spots, including a McDonald's, a high school, and several retail outlets.

Carey is currently immersed in a two-week spree of international promotion and press that will take her to the U.K. and various other parts of Europe. A trip to Japan is on the agenda for mid-November.

When she returns to the U.S. on Oct. 12, Carey will begin a round of television appearances that will include an hourlong special for Fox-TV that will air in early December. She's also confirmed to perform on NBC's prime-time White House holiday special on Dec. 11. Additionally, several talk-show spots are in the works.

MTV has been actively airing the video accompanying "Heartbreaker," directed by Brett Ratner, since Aug. 16. The clip was introduced during an episode of the program "Making The Video," which also offered behind-the-scenes footage of the clip's creation.

Since its MTV premiere, the clip has been among the top 10 most-requested videos on the network's top-rated program, "Total Request Live," for seven weeks to date.

A re-edited version of the "Heartbreaker" video, featuring Da Brat and Elliott, will be serviced to MTV, BET, VH1, and other outlets this Tuesday. The clip showcases DJ Clue and Carey's hip-hop remix of the single, which has been getting airplay at top 40 and R&B radio -- along with the album version of the tune and a house music revision by Junior Vasquez in which Carey briefly segues into the disco-era classic "If You Should Ever Be Lonely" by Val Young.

Carey has already completed remixes for the second "Rainbow" single, the power ballad "Thank God I Found You." DJ Clue has tweaked the cut with midtempo, R&B-savvy rhythms. The label has yet to set a date for the single's release.

"It's become one of my trademarks to revisit my songs when we do remixes," Carey says. "To me, it's not good enough to just let someone go into the studio and add some beats or samples to my songs. Inevitably, I wind up rewriting a lot of the song, or rearranging the vocals and melodies. It's a fun exercise in that it allows me to rethink the song and add some new ideas."

It's via the remixes of her singles that Carey gradually built a stylistic bridge between her squeaky-clean early hits and her more earthy new material. "It gave me a chance to test out new sounds and see how my fans would respond," she says.

But while she's moved forward in terms of injecting more timely R&B elements into her music, "Rainbow" shows Carey revisiting an area of her singing that has been less prominent on her last few albums: the remarkably high upper register of her voice.

Once a signature of her performing style, the range has been so criticized for its supposed overuse that Carey "pulled back" on it for several years. "It always remained within the texture of my songs," she says, "but it was no longer the focal point. And that was fine. You can get too much of a good thing, I guess."

"Rainbow" brings those glass-shattering notes back to the forefront of several cuts, including "Heartbreaker" and the rhythm ballad "Bliss."

"I was in the studio with Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, and we were working on a track, and there were all of these high notes on it. I was ready to take them off, and they were like, 'What are you doing? This is what you're known for. Leave it!' " Carey recalls. "I thought, 'Why not? I think of my voice as a gift from God. Why suppress it?' "

In the end, Carey views "Rainbow" as her ultimate chance to "show all of the colors of who I am as an artist. That's where the title comes from. It reflects an album by an artist who has a lot of different ideas -- and a lot of different ways of expressing them."

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Sony Music Deutschland veröffentlichte Anfang Oktober folgende Mitteilung:

Neues Album mit der erfolgreichsten Künstlerin der Dekade!

Die erfolgreichste Künstlerin der vergangenen Dekade - Mariah Carey - wird am 02.11. ihr neues Album "Rainbows" veröffentlichen. Neben zahlreichen von Mariah co-produzierten und -geschriebenen Songs, findet sich auch eine Coverversion der Phil Collins-Ballade "Against All Odds". Ebenfalls mit dabei: "Heartbreaker", Mariahs 14. No. I-Single in den US Billboard Hot 100 Charts - nur getoppt von den Beatles (20) und Elvis Presley (18) - und die als zweite Singleauskopplung geplante Soulhymne "Thank God I’ve Found You". So unterschiedliche Künstler und Produzenten wie Jay-Z, Usher, Da Brat & Missy Elliott, Snoop Dogg, Joe & 98 Degrees, David Foster, She’kspere und Jam & Lewis trugen zum Gelingen des Longplayers mit bei!

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Updated January 06, 2000