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Mariah Carey: 'Merry Christmas II You' Album Preview!

Mariah Carey: 'Merry Christmas II You' Album Preview!

Christmas has come early for Mariah Carey!

The 40-year-old powerhouse singer gave JustJared.com an early listen of her upcoming holiday album, Merry Christmas II You, at NYC’s Lincoln Center on Wednesday (October 20).

“This is her love, this is her passion, this is her real joy,” Def Jam exec L.A. Reid said, adding that Mariah goes “all out” for Christmas and has been in the spirit ever since she started recording in June!

Mariah and hubby Nick Cannon were both on hand and came onstage during the celebration to thank those who made the album possible!

Here are some tidbits from the album:

“Oh Santa!” – The audience clapped along to this uptempo, energetic song!

“O Little Town of Bethlehem / Little Drummer Boy Medley” – A powerful mix of two Christmas classics – the song showed off Mariah’s legendary pipes!

“Christmas Time Is In The Air Again” – Slow, sultry and understated number.

“The First Noel / Born is the King (Interlude)” – The song begins with a piano arrangement paired with Mariah’s melismatic singing – as the chorus builds, an orchestra comes in and she belts it out big!

“When Christmas Comes” – A soulful R&B song featuring a horn section and an interlude of “Jingle Bells”

“Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane) / Housetop Celebration” – The song samples the bass line of Chic‘s “Good Times” and turns the original on its head!

“Charlie Brown Christmas” – The song begins with the Peanuts classic “Linus and Lucy” before slowing down and going into a sexy, breathy update of “Christmas Time is Here”.

“O Come All Ye Faithful / Hallelujah Chorus” (feat. Patricia Carey) – Mariah’s mom, Patricia, sings classical opera while Mariah hits those sky high notes. Super powerful song and our favorite track from the album! Both Mom and Mariah’s voices blend perfectly!

“O Holy Night” – Live – Mariah sings over an organ and backing choir at a church in South Central Los Angeles. If you don’t get goosebumps on this track, check your pulse!

“All I Want for Christmas is You – Extra Festive” – The most successful holiday song in recent history gets a new orchestral introduction! When Mariah came out on stage, she dished that she’d call the song’s arranger at 6 a.m. with thoughts on how to change it – and thanked him for his patience.

“Auld Lang Syne – The New Year’s Anthem” – Begins with a piano introduction and a backing choir before a countdown begins and the song turns into a club banger!

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Mariah Carey: ‘Merry Christmas II You’ Album Preview!
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  • jZBee

    AMAZING!!!! Can’t wait!!!!
    Mariah is “Queen Of Xmas”

  • iFellytone

    Can’t wait!!

  • iFellytone

    Can’t wait!!

  • XtinaStan

    Flop
    Her sales will be terrible as her annoying voice

  • Dan

    She is very attractive. I would love to stick my p***s in her and tell her what a bad girl she is.

  • Cheery

    I love how the album pic is like 20 years old :D

  • oprah

    @XtinaStan:

    looks who talking. a floptina fan. her movie floped, bionic floped, her marriage flopped. and the runs and YEAHHHHHHHHHHHHS straintina does is annoying so don’t try it.

  • Dan

    If she wants me to have a Merry Christmas, she’ll personally deliver a copy of her CD to my front door and let me have my way with her.

  • DRB

    Please tell me you aren’t serious about Akon.

  • David

    Hey Jared –

    Think you got some facts wrong. That’s J.D., not Akon, and doesn’t she sample “Le Freak” and not “Good Times”?

  • Rory

    Finally you talk about Mariah on here. I can’t wait to hear the album and the song with her mother. Love it !

  • Pips

    I am very excited. That “Oh Santa” song has gotten me into the Winter Wonderland since the beginning of the month. I think Mariah understands how to bring out the best of the Classics. I for one am glad she’s regaining her timeless self.

  • Kristin

    I can’t wait to buy Mariah’s new album! I love her, she is the best!

  • oy

    How many years ago was this photo taken?

  • masrob

    these samples sound AMAZING!!! :) i cant wait for NOV 2!!!!!

  • masrob

    @oy:
    It was taken in April, but im sure they airbrished the boobies to look smaller? she still looks beautiful……

  • Anonymous

    So excited to hear Christmas music!
    All I want for Christmas is You has become one of my favourites

  • Mark

    Mariah would have to be Dead for 6 months before she could have the body she “has” in the pic.

    The person who photoshopped her must have carpel tunnel from all the work he had to do on that fat cow.

    PLus, a Christmas album? Talk about reeking of desperation. She is a FAT ASS & her music SUCKS.

  • billy

    Amazingly Outstanding Her Voice Is The Best In The World Its Truely Beautiful Her Mothers Is Gorgeous Aswell I Love It Wow. x

  • http://www.myspace.com/dawo72 Dawo

    Top Top Top Album,its The Emancipation Christmas Album of Mimi :) I am TOTALY Suprised,The whole Album is TOP and from the Finest :) Mariah just has Proven the World again what an Professional Talented Singer she is :)

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  • theREALishh

    Mariah just sh**ted on any hoe whoever thought she could sing!! I will be in stores Nov. 2!! Her voice is incomparable!!

  • http://www.simpleindulgence-learnmakeup.blogspot.com Breaking News Click

    Mariah flops with this boring over-done noisy Christmas album..struggling to beat Taylor Swift ..ha ha ha

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