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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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  • Xx-SWEETY-xx

    Leona definitely and for those who dont no who Leona is she was the winner of X Factor in 2006 and she is well better than Mariah

  • Anna

    i agree Charlotte,
    i think your right.
    Leona is better,
    She has a powerful voice
    She sings great life, while she wa son the X factor
    unlike Mariah who no way compares to Leona.

    Mariah is old.
    Leona is amazing and will
    carry on topping the charts

  • http://delayeddetached.blogspot.com mc_squared

    I was wondering the same thing!! lol

  • Jesse

    Mariah. love her new album

  • Jen

    Mariah. she’s amazing singer.

  • Loriann

    Mariah has a very trained voice. Her mother was an opera singer and Mariah has a voice that no can compare too. Her range is outrageous and she has never gone off key. Her whistle voice is outstanding and she learned all this from very young being trained by her mother to sing Opera. That is why she has such a wide range because of all the hard work and training when she was growing up. But she is also gifted in songwriting and she just has a God Given talent. Alot of people copy her but she definately has her own style and it cannot be duplicated. You know when she is singing and people who try to sound like her cannot even touch her voice.

  • mONICA

    leona lewis. Mariah has sang her song. Lewis is the future.

  • rachel

    ok…so the debate is who the better singer is, right? let me just start out by saying that ms.carey has indeed changed over the decade, her style is not at all the best and the voice of course is a bit faulty at times. but recently, i was in a barnes and noble’s and actually got the chance to hear leona lewis’s album, and i liked it a bit, but wasn’t totally sold, and then i realized why: it sounded like the vision of love album i loved as a kid, with a little of “the bodyguard” thrown in. why are we having this conversation? by the fact that she does her darndest to imitate her so well, leona has already proven who the winner is. and let’s not forget, we’re talking about someone who has paid their dues, and proven what they’re capable of, not some young snot nose who listens to an album over and over again and copies it right down to the last hook. vocally, she can’t touch mariah or whitney, close but no cigar. ms.lewis will be a fine leader for the new generation of singers, but lets not forget that she didn’t light the torch.

  • jamie Mccann

    Leona Lewis is phenomenal.. She is much better than Mariah Carey… Leona is only 23 .. maybe thats why Mariahs had a longer career ?!?!?

    Team Leona =D

  • gARRY

    WHO’S THE BEST SINGER? IT’S ME, GARRY! HAHAHA JOKING, BUT IM GOOD TOO. I LIKE THEM BOTH, BUT MARIAH, BEEN AROUND FOR ELEPHANT YEARS NOW. LEONA IS NEW AND A FRESH VOICE AND HEARD HER LIVE ON X FACTOR IN THE UK. GOOGLE LEONA ON XFACTOR AND WATCH THIS GIRLS RANGE, WICKED!!!!!

  • Jenniinnap

    MARIAH!!! Leona comes close and has a beautiful voice but Mariah’s voice is unsurpassable. Leona’s pretty but Mariah looks way better. Plus you have to take into account that Leona is alot of years younger than Mariah. But regardless, Marish still comes out on top.

  • Pat

    mariah has proven herself through the years. Leona has a lot to work on before she can be like “mariah”.

  • Tom

    Mariah !

  • Corey Spence

    Definately Mariah! People like Mariah come around like Hailey’s Commet; You feel em comin, bask in the glory, and sigh when they have faded. So just recognize the uniqueness that is Carey.
    From Corey.
    amadeo8018@hotmail.com

  • The1andonly

    how kan u compare leona 2 mariah come on ppl i mean leona is a talented singer but mariah is a singing goddess and besides leona looks like a man LOL

  • http://www.mariahpolska.com Mariah
  • JENAI

    UMM MARIAH FOR SUREEEE LMFAO@PPL TRYNNA COMPARE LEONA TO MARIAH YALL BITCHES DUMB LEONA CANT HIT NOTSE LIKE MARIAH CAN NEVA EVA EVA WILL SHE BE ABLE TO DO THAT AND LIKE IT SAID LEONA SOLD OVER 205,000 THE FIRST WEEK MARIAH SOLDMariah’s new album E=MC2 opened with sales of 154,000 in the first day. <<<<THE FIRST DAY COME ON LEONA AINT TOUCHING MARIAH :)

  • Brent

    As of today Leona released 2 singles both went to #1. You can’t do any better than that.

  • rafael

    Mariah, coz she can sing many types of songs: pop songs, church songs, r’n'b songs and she touches my heart. 4 me she’s a star))

  • Pachion

    i have to say Leona Lewis is the better singer. i can’t say i don’t like Mariah Carey (she is a good singer too) but like i said… Leona is my pick.

    p.s. for the person (username: ME) who commented that Mariah has had the longer career so she deserves to sell more albums… i say.. career doesn’t matter. if you’re good, you’re good. If you do well then ppl will like your stuff and you will do great.

  • Katherine

    Mariah is the best singer ever, and I must say i’m a pretty huge fan of her. And I never thought I would say this about another female singer, but I feel Leona will be just as good as Mariah one day. I watched her performances on Xfactor, and they were all unbelievably good.. she can even sing whitney houston.. which is VERY impressive! I wish Leona the best, and she will definitely have a great life ahead of her thanks to that voice of hers.

  • Emmhary

    WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT? Leona Lewis is far better, so what if shes new and mariah has been around for longer. the fact is leona has a stronger and more talented voice, image and personality. move over mariah your passed it! theres a bigger and better diva in town, goes by the name of LEONA. and theese people who comment when they havent heard of leona, well listern to her first!. leona has a very long career ahead. WE ALL LOVE LEONA ARE BRITISH DIVA.

    they should have a sing off lol

  • http://www.thejourney-js.blogspot.com John

    Copycats can never outdo nor outshine the original. Thus, Mariah!

    I mean, seriously, so what if “Bleeding Love” has topped the billboard charts for weeks in a row? Mariah’s “We Belong Together” and “One Sweet day” did FAR better!! Not to mention mariah’s other chart-topping hits!

  • holly:)

    mariah’s good but its time for something new and that’s leona so yer move over mariah you were good but leona is the new kid on the block and no offence better than mariah

  • Laura

    Leona is ugly.. Her voice is shit. I hate her.

    Die Leona!!
    Just die

  • Laura

    Mariah I love you so much..

    Mariah sales: 220 million

    Leona: 4 million

  • JUDGE E

    i think Mariah is the best singer out of those two, although Leona is also a very good singer, i like Mariah more. But Mariah’s vocal has been going downhill since her career began, you’ll notice she lip sings a lot too, even though she has nodules in her vocal chords that is not an excuse to not sing live! But there’s still more time for Mariah for more albums and to gain more no1 hits. Leona as a new artist i think she is doing very well, i think people compare Leona to Mariah is because they both have bird like voices, I think right now Mariah’s only competition is Celine dion since Celine has 7 grammy’s and sold a lot more albums than Mariah, i know right now that Celine is not very popular because she is sticking to old style music but her vocal is still amusing if you listen to her new album taking chances! If you compare mariah to Madonna then MARIAH WINS!!!! Madonna is old and has no vocal what so ever!

  • michael miller

    You haterz of mariah carey are so damn stupid yo… how that hell do you guys expect mariah carey to sound the same as she did 18 years ago, people do change going on stage hitting all those high notes of course her voice is going to go out duh…but um she just performed in hong kong and guess waht it was 100% live high notes and all yeah mariah still have it duhhhhhh.

  • rageemah

    why do people have to compare…mariah is a great singer..i love some of her songs..everybody have their own taste in music…on the other hand i’m totally inlove with leona’s voice,style and music..so what… they both singers… mariah is years in the business… leona is only starting out now, why not just be happy for her…they both great and thats that…I JUST SIMPLY LOVEEE ALL SINGERS, SIMPLY BECAUSE I LOVE MUSIC….
    those people writing in with all those negative comments is just a lot of losers,,,they don’t know shit about music..
    i am well aware of people got favourates, but you never diss the other because you like the next one better….that’s so sick and immature…then you thing to yourself, what a fucked up world we living in, but it’s us who wants to critisize one another who makes this world so buggered…me, i’m no saint, but one thing i know for sure…i’ve never ever critisized a singer, not once….i’ve raised opinion, like he or she has a great voice, but that is not my taste in music that i normally listen to, but i normally get curious abou what i just heard and find myself listen to it more than usual…SO PLEASE PEOPLE GIVE ONE ANOTHER A CHANCE AND STOP ACTING ON THESE SILLY, IMMATURE QUESTIONS THE PRESS OR WHO EVER ASK THESE STUPID CHILDISH QUESTIONS ON THE INTERNET, LIKE WHO DO YOU THINK IS BETTER LEONA OR MARIAH, PLEASE, IS THAT WHAT THOSE PEOPLE WENT TO GO STUDY FOR…..STUPIDITY

  • htgsf

    LEONAAA! OBVIO MARIAH YA NI CANTA POBRESITA Y NO ESTAMOS HABLANDO DE GRANDEZA SI NO DE VOZ, duh! -.-

  • htgsf

    mariah carey is old hahahahah

  • Susan Mueni

    Mariah is the ish. She writes 90 % of all her songs, arranges and co- produces all of ‘em unlike Leona who is just a spoon fed manufactured artiste. Let her sell over 200 million albums like MC and have more number 1′s than Michael Jackson and Elvis on Billboard like Mariah THEN we can even think of comparing her to the legendary genius that is Miss Mariah Carey!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! P.S , the person who said Leona looks better than Mariah needs to see an optician ASAP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • mariah carey

    mariah aint crazy compared to people like britney, madonna. she’s just being cute (mimi) she’s the greatest. can you seriously imagine a world without her. when she’s gone, you’ll be sorry like how you’re sorry about michael jackson

  • hahaha

    Mariah Carey looks pretty when she sings. Leona Lewis looks like she needs a shit when she sings hahaahaha

  • hahaha

    Mariah Carey looks pretty when she sings. Leona Lewis looks like she needs a shit when she sings hahaahaha

  • Carmell

    I love both of them, Leona is new and more popular than mariah is now.. however Mariah is undoubtably the better singer. When she was the age Leona is now she was 10x as good, her range was and still is phenomonal, her arragements and improvising were amazing and she wrote her own music. She was also a better live performer than recording artist which shows true talent. Im not denying Leona is amzazing, she is the best belter around today, but she does lack personality and the stage presence mariah always will have.

  • korran humphries

    loena lewis is better she is fab i think loena is better because she can hit them big oprah notes whilst mariah just hits them really horrible squeky notes i remeber when she went on the x factor and done one of them really squeky notes and i had to cover me ears.

  • http://www.myspace/karolyne00 karolyne

    well for me, Mariah will always rock!!! .she has always been my mentor and no one bits that. though i prefer her old songs to the new ones.Leona on the other hand is amazing.i have never listened to her full album anyway, but i love bleeding love.

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