Mariah Carey, Slay Queen, puts a lot of rumors to rest with this live / relationship search video done by her friend Brett Ratner. Does she still have a voice? Is she healthy? How’s her kids? Okay, we don’t get to see her kids — they are fine, rest assured — but all other questions should be completely over once you see this video.
Maybe Mariah hasn't been getting her respect on American Idol, but what better platform could there be to set up her comeback? The Diva will look to put the show to work for her this week, with new video "Beautiful" set for a premiere during Wednesday night's episode.
The video is directed by Joseph Kahn; Miguel is the featured guest. And based on the trailer for it, the video will live up to the song title.
Remember the days when every big Hollywood movie had a soundtrack and accompanying music videos? Mariah Carey and David LaChapelle sure do and this clip has all the classic hallmarks of the field — a gorgeously lit vocal performance, plenty of film footage and a sweeping crescendo. Mariah's performance is simple, which certainly works with a performer like her, but I couldn't help but hope for an Oz-like transformation from black and white into color for the big finish.
Music is full of break-up songs. Carly Simon sang about some mysterious person who was impossibly vain and Greg Kihn was even more direct. Most artists, however, never make a break-up video, but then, Mariah Carey was always special.