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Mariah's Sights Set on Leona Lewis

Mariah's Sights Set on Leona Lewis

While Leona Lewis‘ album has hit number one, Mariah Carey‘s album is predicted to have one of the biggest opening weeks of any album in recent years.

Leona‘s album Spirit has sold 205,000 copies this week in the U.S.

Mariah‘s new album E=MC2 opened with sales of 154,000 in the first day.

Mariah was this week’s music mentor and theme for the American Idol contestants.

WHO DO YOU THINK is the better singer?

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  • doodle

    Leona is the best singer by far!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://yahoo.com Selena

    She just lucky.Unlike Mariah with her big voice,Leona too ordinary like many singers i found in church.Let’s see if she can keep her lucks in the next few years.Keeping is always the hardest to do.Salute for her if she can prove that i’m wrong 8-)

  • Envii

    LEONA all the way =]

  • http://www.justjared.com ddlebg27

    L-E-O-N-A!!!! bleeding love and better in time are two of the best songs in the uk charts. love leona, not feeling mariah.

  • Christina

    i dont understand how people can compare the two. Mariah has the best range… this is odd to me. wow Mariah sold that much in a day, thats a lot.

  • MM

    LEONA LEWIS ALL THE WAY, i tottaly love her cause shes british and im british and FYI bleeding love is’nt the only song she sings thats the only song that been realesed in u.s.a

  • kmy

    Mariah Carey !

  • andré

    i think it’s christina aguilera, joss stone, lily allen..
    LOL
    i don’t like none of these too tacky singers.

  • katien

    This is a stupid comparison. Can Leona ever come even close to Mariah’s greatness. Mariah’s is a one in a billions and billions voice. Leona is just o.k.

  • Jennifer W

    mariah is the best and i love all her music. ive loved mariah since i was a little girl and even now i still love her and her music its great.

  • nOELLE

    Are you kidding? Mariah, hands down. Sure, Leona is a great singer, but she doesn’t top Mariah by a mile. And Mariah can’t touch Whitney. It’s just the way it is.

  • who said

    hmm… you really can’t compare the two other than them both having powerhouse voices. i’ve followed mariah’s career since the 90′s and i’ve seen and heard leona’s performances on youtube. it’s only natural we want to compare though. i’m sure this will all resurface again when whitney houston finally comes out with her new music… more power to them all…

  • http://msn lips, tits ass OH WTF.

    MARIAH ALL THE WAY.

  • bethany

    C’mon, Leona cannot TOUCH Mariah. She needs to pay her dues and maybe in 20 years we can have this conversation. Mariah has one of the top three voices of all time!

  • Molly
  • Ashley

    Leona is way better, Mariah sucks. Everybody thinks she is great but she’s not.

  • O.M.G.

    LOOK ALL YOU IDIOTS TO ANSWER THIS QUESTION IN THE WRONG WAY NEED HELP…..

    MARIAH HAS BEEN ON THE SCENE FOR A LONG TIME SHE IS BRILLIANT AND SHE MAINTAINS IT ALL THE TIME HER MUSIC IS OUTSTANDING AND SHE IS EXPERIENCED.HER VOICE IS HEAVEN.

    LEONA IS NEW AND HAS A LONG WAY TO GO ALTHOUGH SHE CAN SING BEAUTIFULLY.AND GOOD LUCK TO HER.

    GOD BLESS

    NO ROOM FOR HATERS!

  • O.M.G.

    P.S. CRITICS ARE ALSO DUBING LEONA A MARIAH CAREY (JUST REMEMBER THAT “A MARIAH CAREY) THIS IS NOT NEW TALENT LEONA NEEDS TO JUST MAKE HER OWN MATERIAL…..SO LIKE I SAID BEFORE…..GOD BLESS!

  • http://www.jamieinsider.com 007

    MARIAH!

  • lilo

    Mariah…for sure

  • gandacious

    mariah !! ofcourse ..shes a legend !

  • lana

    I liked Mariah’s voice before but now probably Leona. But I still like Mariah overall. Better songwritter, better lower register, better personality and (shallow) better looking.

  • michelle

    def. Mariah. that leona girl is trying to be just like her.

  • MovieMadness

    Mariah ALL DAY baby…

  • leonalewisfan

    they’re both AMAZING singers, but they have COMPLETELY different styles! they both have amazing ranges, though. leona’s songs are sweet, while mariah’s songs are more edgy. mariah definately has more experience, but leona is still young & will be HUGE! watch out mariah.

    i agree with #6, Miapocca. Mariah writes & arranges her own music AND on top of that is a living legend. she deserves more credit, but people don’t usually take that in mind when they’re buying these albums. leona is new & fresh, which is also why so many people buy her albums, other than her AMAZING voice. I do think Leona has got a long way to go before she reaches mariah’s level. well… maybe not SO long.

  • Hillary

    LEONA!! LEONA!! LEONA!!
    Mariah is really good too, but Leona is better!!!

  • Mariah’s loverboy

    Jared this is a ridiculous comparison, Mariah’s been around for two decades and Leona has only one hit to her name. And OBVIOUSLY Leona’s camp is trying to emulate Mariah’s early career, time will tell!!!

  • ba

    Leonaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa for shureeeeeeeee

  • well…

    Simon Cowell says Leona Lewis definitely has IT and is one of the best and I’m sure he knows. I’m liking Mariah again. Her mental breakdown put her out of sorts for a while but now she’s back. I have always loved her voice but I want the OLD Mariah—-not the hip-hop Mariah Carey. I like her to belt out songs instead of using her softy, fluffy whiny voice. She’s a great singer. Whitney Houston is my favorite singer.

  • lily

    Mariah Bi-o-tches. That is not even a question to be asked JARED.

  • bo

    I prefer Mariah but I do like Leona ‘s #1 hit, Bleeding Love.

  • bo

    I prefer Mariah but I do like Leona ‘s #1 hit, Bleeding Love.

  • Christina

    HELLO! Mariah.

  • meluk

    Leona. She’s been writing her own songs for years btw.

  • http://myspace.com/ninafolino nina

    are you kidding me? is that even a question?
    no one can touch mariah. shes amazing!

  • msraq

    mariah.

  • k

    Mariah OF COURSE

  • NO + CHÁVEZ & FARC

    Stupid question

    MARIAH HAS THE BEST VOICE OF ALL TIMES!!

  • iPRINCESS

    what a question. MARIAH CAREY for sure. plus hearing leona’s bleeding love over and over and over again on radio has really turned me off. U CAN NEVER GET BORED OF MARIAH’S MUSIC.

  • charlotte

    Sorry to say, But Leona Lewis wins,
    she has great talent. Just after she won X Factor on the same night just
    in 30 minutes alone, there where over 50,000 downloads
    for her song
    “A Moment Like This”
    When she was on the x factor,
    X Factor is like American Idol.
    which first belonged to England.
    “Pop Idol” but then was sold to America.

    you need to hear, some of Leona’s other song,
    Like Homeless, Take A Bow. Better in time.

    LEONA LEWIS ALL THE WAY :)
    Done England proud :)

  • Ashley

    LEONA LEWIS!!!!

  • wtf

    obv leona ..
    mariah is FAT!

  • jenny

    both r gd..
    but leona x

  • http://www.ydzonline.com ydzonline.com

    Mariah is past tense.

    http://www.ydzonline.com

  • amelia

    Leona has definately overtaken Mariah as best singer. She’s outstanding!

  • MANELYA

    Leona is the best in France!

  • rj

    i am british so i have to say LEONA. shes just so wonderful, her album was number one for 7 WEEKS in england.

    mariah’s all right but her ‘brilliance’ has dimmed a bit.

  • blackpack

    I do like them both. However you can pick up a Leona Lewis anywhere in the US, there are so many sound alikes over there. Even Christina Ag has a better voice than Leona. Lets see if leona is around in 18 years time still scoring number one singles and albums or will we see her being dragged out of some seedy drug den with a needle sticking out of her arm.

  • kevin

    mariah is.

  • Lizi

    of course Mariah!!! :)

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