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Mimi

Mimi

Date: Apr 14 2008

Themes: Music, Pop Culture

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People love redemption. In a way, the lower a star sinks, the better, because it will be all the more glorious when he or she is redeemed.

Mariah Carey had a rough couple of years there. Her movie was a failure. There was trouble with her label. Her father died. And for the first time ever, her albums weren’t selling.

But a couple of years ago, she reemerged as Mimi, with her most successful tour yet. Her new single, “Touch My Body,” finds her in full sexy diva form again. But Jason hasn’t heard she’s back yet.

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Beren

Beren

Jason

Jason

Jason:  You know who’s coming to town?

Beren:  Who?

Jason:  Mariah Carey.

Beren:  No way. Get out.

Jason:  Yeah, I thought she was totally washed up. Didn’t she have some sort of nervous breakdown and fall out of the public eye for a while?

Beren:  She did have a nervous breakdown. Maybe four or five years ago she came on TRL pushing that ice cream cart wearing a t-shirt and talking about butterflies and unicorns and passing out popsicles.

Jason:  What? Are you serious?

Beren:  Yeah. That was right around the time Glitter came out.

Jason:  That’s totally bizarre.

Beren:  She’s nuts, but when you’ve sold as many albums as she has, you can afford to be crazy. She’s making a comeback.

Jason:  Is she really?

Beren:  Yeah, yeah.

Jason:  Because uh, didn’t she…I saw in the tabloids a bunch of stuff, she wasn’t looking so good. Is she back?

Beren:  Oh, she looks good now. And I think she prefers to be called Mimi now.

Jason:  Mimi?

Beren:  Mimi instead of Mariah.

Jason:  I did not know that.

Beren:  Yeah. She’s definitely making a comeback.

Jason:  What prompted the name change?

Beren:  I’m not sure. She had an album come out about two years ago, maybe a year ago, called The Emancipation of Mimi, and I think that was her climb back up toward stardom. She just needed a little break.

Jason:  What do you think? Is she pulling it off?

Beren:  Yeah. yeah.

Jason:  Is it a good album and stuff?

Beren:  It’s good. Everything she does is pretty stellar.

Jason:  I remember being an early teenager and she was one of the mainstream pop things I actually kind of liked when I was a kid.

Beren:  She has real talent. I mean, her voice is amazing. How many octaves can she cut across?

Jason:  All of them or something.

Beren:  I know! It’s incredible.

 

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Discussion

Jason is surprised that Mariah Carey is coming to town. Last he heard, she wasn’t doing so well.

Beren remembers when Mariah Carey pretended to have a breakdown on MTV and then when she really did have a breakdown in real life. But she has a new name, Mimi, and she’s OK now. Actually, she’s better than OK. Beren says her new album is really good.

Jason admits it would pretty much have to be. He remembers liking Mariah Carey when he was younger, mostly because she’s just so talented. Her voice can jump from really high notes to really low notes very easily.

Were you surprised to see Mariah Carey make a comeback? Have you ever made a comeback?

 

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padupidub

padupidub

Thailand

I love this

08:46 AM Sep 24 2013 |

luvik palestine

Palestinian Territory, Occupied

i dont know her..

10:44 AM Oct 30 2010 |

tommas

Kenya

from her songs , romantic words can be created for example don`t forget about us , we belong together

her songs are great!!!!!!!! 

06:45 AM Aug 22 2008 |

Macmillan

Macmillan

China

I don't know what to say~ just about "Mariah Carey is the best singer that I meet in my life, I'll always like her and her songs"

08:13 AM Aug 19 2008 |

tommas

Kenya

you`re wonderful keep the pace as it is

08:37 AM May 01 2008 |

tommas

Kenya

she`s awesome!!!

08:34 AM May 01 2008 |

cerise50

Morocco

great…..........

05:05 AM May 01 2008 |

mete gezer

Turkey

hi

 

11:55 AM Apr 30 2008 |

jan

jan

Afghanistan

hi

how are you

 

01:01 AM Apr 30 2008 |

ilkeray

Australia

hi

01:30 PM Apr 28 2008 |

rogerbrito

Brazil

I love Mariah Carey, I love Mimi, I love you all.

06:05 AM Apr 28 2008 |

lenguyet_85

Viet Nam

I think Mimi is a nice name, her song is great! 

07:35 PM Apr 27 2008 |

chhotala_mansukh

India

thx

08:59 AM Apr 27 2008 |

indianegra

Colombia

I think her songs very good and she is beautiful

06:24 AM Apr 24 2008 |

rabiy

rabiy

Algeria

i like Mariah Carey songs but not MimiCool

07:50 AM Apr 23 2008 |

tenwang12

India

hi friends

can you be my friends

 

12:52 AM Apr 23 2008 |

liaodaidai88

China

I believe she will have better alums.

05:39 PM Apr 22 2008 |

liaodaidai88

China

I am shocked when I read this story about her.she is so brave,I am really appriciate her very much.From her I have learn much confidence and courage.I will support her forever.

  

05:34 PM Apr 22 2008 |

alleenn2008

Saudi Arabia

nice to meet you

07:13 AM Apr 22 2008 |

azerban

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

where is my dearest brother?what time is he coming?i'mwaiting if for the thousand years.

05:33 AM Apr 22 2008 |

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