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Mariah Carey Is All Smiles As She Rehearses for New Year's Rockin' Eve Comeback

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Mariah Carey Is All Smiles As She Rehearses for New Year's Rockin' Eve Comeback

Sometimes even a diva needs a rehearsal…

After last year’s headline-making (for all the wrong reasons) performance at Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve, Mariah Carey is putting in the time to make sure this year’s highly anticipated come back will be flawless. 

Hours before she’s set to go live at tonight’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve, the smiling big-voiced singer was caught by fan Dyana (and shared by Erica0808m) getting in a last-minute rehearsal in Times Square.

From the looks of it, there are sparklers aplenty in Mimi’s not-to-be missed performance, which will feature two songs by the legend, who had people talking last year with her glitch-filled set.

The singer, who was with Bryan Tanaka, donned a golden bomber jacket, black pants and some sky-high boots for the run through.

In 2016, the singer experienced technical difficulties that affected the backing track, which in turn affected her ability to lip sync and sing properly. Carey continued her performance, enlisting the help of the audience and her backup dancers.

“S–t happens,” Carey tweeted early Sunday. “Have a happy and healthy new year everybody! Here’s to making more headlines in 2017.”

Carey had opened her set with her 1991 hit song “Emotions,” but when the music started to play, only her pre-recorded vocals could be heard.

“Well, happy new year. We can’t hear,” she told the crowd, as her dancers continued their routine. “I’ll just get through the moment, okay?”

“Alright!” she said. “We didn’t have a check for this song. So we’ll just say, it went to number one, and that’s what it is, okay?”

Let’s hope this year’s number goes a bit better…

Mariah Carey, Brian Tanaka, Aspen

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Earlier in the week, Mariah was celebrating the holidays with Bryan in Aspen during her annual trip to the ritzy Colorado vacation town. The pair held hands as they checked out local shop Kemo Sabe together.

Hopefully the superstar got in enough down time to kick things up a notch tonight.

The world is waiting with bated breath…

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Published at Mon, 01 Jan 2018 00:30:00 +0000Best Spanglish Songs of 2017: “Despacito,” “La Modelo,” “Mi Gente,” and Many More

It’s safe to say that this was the year of Spanglish songs. 

Of course, bilingual songs are nothing new, artists like Gloria Estefan, Jennifer Lopez, Shakira, Ricky Martin, Marc Anthony, and Pitbull have been giving us songs in two languages for many years. Also, who could forget when Drake in 2014 sang in Spanish with Romeo Santos for “Odio”?

Fast forward to 2017 and songs that are both in English and Spanish were some of this year’s biggest hits and broke YouTube and Billboard charts’ records. 

This year kicked off with “Despacito,” a game-changing song, by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee which later went on to feature Justin Bieber. After that, well, the rest was history—literally. The song made such an impact that it was impossible to go anywhere in the world without listening to its infectious chorus. 

Later to follow, artists like Beyoncé, Demi Lovato, Cardi B, Chris Brown and many more were all on bilingual tracks. Not only were these songs successful in blending two worlds, as Prince Royce said, but they were also all giant successes that transcended continents, making them global hits.  

It’s clear to see that this is only the beginning and in 2018 we’ll see a lot of more these phenomenal collaborations. 

Watch the clip above to see how this was the year of Spanglish song notes. 

Here are some of our favorite Spanglish tracks of 2017: 

1. “Despacito” by Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee (Feat. Justin Bieber

2. “Havana” by Camila Cabello, Daddy Yankee

3. “Échame La Culpa” by Luis Fonsi, Demi Lovato

4. “Mi Gente” by J Balvin, Willy Willam (Feat. Beyoncé)

5. “GPS” by Maluma (Feat. French Montana)

6.”Hola” by Flo Rida (Feat. Maluma)

7. “Krippy Kush” by Farruko, Nicki Minaj, Travis Scott (Feat. Bad Bunny, Rvssian)

8. “Por Favor” by Pitbull, Fifth Harmony

9. “X” by Prince Royce (Feat. Zendaya)

10. “Shape of You” Latin Remix (Feat. Zion y Lennox)

11. “Just As I Am” by Spiff TV (Feat. Prince Royce, Chris Brown)

12. “La Modelo” by Ozuna (Feat. Cardi B) 

Which is your favorite? Sound off in the comment section below!

Published at Mon, 01 Jan 2018 00:18:49 +0000