Justin Timberlake Adds His To Mariah Carey's

User avatar
Miss Moon
Supreme Member
Posts: 1610
Joined: Wed Feb 14, 2001 3:24 pm
Location: Hell-Ay
Contact:

Postby Miss Moon » Tue Oct 15, 2002 2:54 pm

mtv.com/news/articles/1458130/20021014/timberlake_justin.jhtml?headlines=truehttp://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1458130/2...?headlines=true

Mariah Carey has been Justified.

Justin Timberlake added verses and harmonies to Carey's mid-tempo "Yours" last week, and while it's still pending the heartbreaker's approval, the song's seasoned producers already smell a hit.

"If I were to compare it to something we have done with her in the past, it would be 'Thank God I Found You,' but I think 'Yours' blows it away," said Jimmy Jam, who produced the track with partner Terry Lewis. "It is probably one of the best hooks [ever]. I have a 6-year-old, and the first time he heard it, the third time the hook came around, he already knew it."

Carey has already approved a version of 'Yours' without Timberlake for her as-yet-untitled album, due December 10, but she's flying to Jam and Lewis' Minneapolis studio on Tuesday (October 15) to hear the just-mixed duet and decide if it's better. Jam is convinced she will.

"At the end she did a series of ad libs, and he totally did them exactly with her but an octave below her," he explained. "They were kind of intricate, ... but he totally matched everything. He's mega-talented, and to have them both on the same track is special."

Jam and Lewis are among an impressive list of producers who have recorded Carey for her follow-up to the disastrous "Glitter" soundtrack. Others include Jermaine Dupri on a track called "The One," Dre and Vidal (Michael Jackson), Damizza (Nate Dogg), DJ Quik, Irv Gotti, and 7 Aurelius (see "Mariah Carey Records In Bahamas With Live Band, Strips Down With 7").

Just Blaze (Nelly) produced a track called "You Got Me" that features Jay-Z and Freeway, as well as a cover of Cam'ron's "Oh Boy" featuring Cam.

The album will be the first on Carey's own MonarC Music imprint (see "Mariah Signs With Island/Def Jam, Records With JD").

Jam and Lewis, who have collaborated with Carey for years, will likely have three tracks on the new album: "Yours," the tentatively titled "Wedding Song," which Carey rescued and penned lyrics for long after Jam and Lewis forgot about it, and the first single, "Through the Rain" (see "Mariah Carey Insists She Just Needed Sleep, Taps Family History For Clip").

"I think 'Through the Rain' is a great way to start the record, because it is emotional and it kind of speaks directly to the questions people might have about the last year of her life," Jam said. "It's a good idea to get that out of the way and move on to happy, less emotional songs."

And there are plenty of upbeat Carey songs to move on to. "She's happy," Jam said. "She loves doing music and recording it. I thought Mariah was very focused and intense, as she usually is, but also at the same time much more relaxed."

At the video set for 'Through the Rain' late last month, Carey promised an album much different than "Through the Rain."

"There are records on the album that are definitely going to be perceived as [sentimental]," she said. "There are a lot of lyrics that are very honest and direct and about me and just about my life as a human being. ... And then there are records that are really fun, like escapism for me. It's not like I'm going to suddenly write this woeful album. 'Oh misery.' No! I choose to turn those things into positives 'cause that's how I get through life."

In other Carey and Timberlake news, the two will be sharing the stage later this month along with Ja Rule, India.Arie, Jill Scott, Eric Clapton, Elton John and others. They will be honoring Stevie Wonder at BET's eighth annual Walk of Fame induction ceremony, which is taping October 19 in Washington, D.C., and airing October 29.

Jamie Foxx is hosting the event, which has recognized Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston and Boyz II Men in past years.

For more on Justin Timberlake, check out our recent feature "Justin Timberlake: Justify My Love."

—Corey Moss

User avatar
VanessaM
Newbie
Posts: 71
Joined: Tue Jul 02, 2002 9:31 pm
Location: At my house...duh.
Contact:

Postby VanessaM » Thu Oct 24, 2002 12:01 pm

Thanks for posting that. That is really cool for me. About time one of my two favorite pop singers are on the same track. And th news hat they are both going to be on a tribute show that is honoring the man I admire the most musically...Stevie Wonder...just made my day! I'm totally thrilled. you made my day :hug:

User avatar
Claire
Supreme Member
Posts: 1372
Joined: Fri Oct 18, 2002 3:32 pm
Location: Europe
Contact:

Postby Claire » Sun Nov 24, 2002 7:08 pm

Can't wait to see a video...

User avatar
tennman
Supreme Member
Posts: 2702
Joined: Tue Nov 12, 2002 5:09 am
Location: philippines
Contact:

Postby tennman » Tue Dec 17, 2002 7:37 am

hi all. :)

well, mariah said she will include her duet with justin on a future remix of 'yours'. i'm looking forward to it!

User avatar
betty boop
Ultra Member
Posts: 618
Joined: Sat Apr 05, 2003 2:51 pm
Location: antioch, TN
Contact:

Postby betty boop » Tue Aug 19, 2003 5:11 pm

i read that she wanted the single to come out but jive isn't allowing it. justin supposedly said that she wasn't cool enough and is trying to use him to regain her lost popularity. what i don't understand is why he would say that (if he even did) when she was obviously cool enough to do the song with in the first place.

User avatar
tennman
Supreme Member
Posts: 2702
Joined: Tue Nov 12, 2002 5:09 am
Location: philippines
Contact:

Postby tennman » Thu Aug 21, 2003 7:01 am

yeah, she's not releasing it- damn Jive. :steaming:

justin supposedly said that she wasn't cool enough and is trying to use him to regain her lost popularity.

^ i don't think there's a shred of truth in that.

User avatar
betty boop
Ultra Member
Posts: 618
Joined: Sat Apr 05, 2003 2:51 pm
Location: antioch, TN
Contact:

Postby betty boop » Thu Aug 21, 2003 11:38 pm

tennman wrote: yeah, she's not releasing it- damn Jive. :steaming:

justin supposedly said that she wasn't cool enough and is trying to use him to regain her lost popularity.

^ i don't think there's a shred of truth in that.

that's why i said supposedly. but who knows for sure. i think it's more the label than anything else.

User avatar
tennman
Supreme Member
Posts: 2702
Joined: Tue Nov 12, 2002 5:09 am
Location: philippines
Contact:

Postby tennman » Sat Aug 23, 2003 6:40 pm

^ if Mariah releases it as a single, then maybe..

User avatar
JustinT4ever
Supreme Member
Posts: 1546
Joined: Sat Aug 30, 2003 7:18 pm
Contact:

Postby JustinT4ever » Sun Dec 07, 2003 8:54 pm

oh really..

User avatar
PreCiouSbAbY
Supreme Member
Posts: 2913
Joined: Thu Aug 08, 2002 11:45 pm
Contact:

Postby PreCiouSbAbY » Sun Dec 07, 2003 11:46 pm

is the song available anywhere?? :unsure:

User avatar
tennman
Supreme Member
Posts: 2702
Joined: Tue Nov 12, 2002 5:09 am
Location: philippines
Contact:

Postby tennman » Tue Dec 09, 2003 8:40 pm

unfortunately, no. <_<


Return to “Mariah Carey”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests