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Album Cover: Mariah Carey Unveils New Album Cover Plus More

Mariah Carey has officially unveiled her festive cover artwork for her upcoming LP ‘Merry Christmas II You‘. The artwork was shot by noted celebrity photographer David LaChapelle. The first single to be lifted from the project will be the Bryan Michael-Cox produced ‘Oh Santa’, and the LP itself will drop in stores on November 2nd, courtesy of Island Def Jam Music Group.

The project features a brand new recording of Mariah’s all-time classic ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’, as well as festive covers such as ‘The First Noel’, ‘Little Drummer Boy’, ‘O Little Town of Bethlehem’ and ‘O Come All Ye Faithful’ just to name the few. Producers Randy Jackson, Jermaine Dupri, James Poyser and Marc Shaiman also worked with the singer on FOUR original new songs for the album.

I don’t know why she’s remaking such a classic and one of my favorite Christmas songs of all time, ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’. This song will never me re-made the way it originally sounds. I hope that for her sake it comes out better if not the same. I can’t wait to start hearing the new tunes all over NYC, while I’m Christmas shopping.

In more Mariah news…

Mariah Carey is Launching a Collection with HSN

According to reports, not only is the multi-talented diva known for her Grammy-award winning voice, and her sexy looks, but now she is taking on a new business venture. Mariah Carey has announced that she will be partnering with Home Shopping Network ‘HSN’, for the launch of a new lifestyle collection. HSN line will feature the lifestyle collection offering “jewelry, including pieces that incorporate her signature butterfly motif, footwear, and a limited edition version of her Luscious Pink fragrance, that includes a butterfly bottle cap and a personal note from the Grammy Award winner.”

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These items will be available at affordable prices on the HSN and also online at hsn.com ranging from shoes ($69.99-$169.90) and jewelry ($39.99-$199.95). The collection will premiere on November 29th, 2010 so be sure to tune in!

Her next order of business? Possibly a baby line following rumors that neither Carey or her husband has denied. The recent buzz is that a friend of the Mariah bought a book called “SuperBaby: 12 Ways to Give Your Child a Head Start in The First Three Years,” at a book signing with author Dr. Jenn Berman in Los Angeles last week.

The message written went something like this:

“Dear Mariah, Congratulations! I hope this helps you through the first three years.”

So many exciting things happening for the diva.

Check out a video below of my favorite Mariah Christmas song.

Be sure to tune into Mariah Carey’s HSN line come November! Leave us your thoughts!

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All On The Cover: Usher Covers Vegas

Usher covers Vegas Magazine and from the looks of it, it seems like he’s back to the way his fans love him.

The magazine quoted him saying, In time I’m going to grow older, but I hope that I can be remembered for being a great father to my sons, a gentleman, and a renaissance man.”

Trying to pin down what Usher has been up to lately could take hours of interviews and a river of ink. At the moment, he’s set to release his sixth studio album, “Monster”, as well as the third fragrance in his collection, VIP. Then there’s his philanthropy work and his eponymous foundation (through which 20 teens will get to direct the first video off Monster). On top of all that, he’s the father of two young sons, one-and-a-half-year-old Usher Raymond V and seven-month-old Naviyd Ely Raymond. (“That’s all I need, a daughter to make me superweak,” he jokes about adding to his brood.) In June, he announced his separation from his wife of two years, Tameka Foster.

With this much going on in his life, it’s no wonder that Usher sequestered himself and his crew in Las Vegas to produce Monster. Usher and his team, including music superstars Pharrell, Jermaine Dupri and Bryan-Michael Cox, rented out the third floor of the Palms Resort Casino, then made a daily commute to the resort’s in-house recording studio, where everyone from Elton John to Mary J Blige to Axl Rose has laid down tracks. “Vegas is good livin’, a product of positive energy, upward thinking,” Usher says. “Every time we’d go out to a club, there would be motivation there. [Recording in Vegas] allowed me to open my mind and just be creative and think outside the box.”

He even discusses how he plans on being back real lovemaking music for the masses:

“The sex in music, the good sex in music, the lovemaking in music, we’ve begun to depart from it. Right now it’s all about hitting it and quitting it. I think there are a ton of women out there who want to be made love to and want to have that song going that they really want to make love to.”

Check out more photos and a video of the photoshoot below.

Source: Upscaleswagger/Stuff Fly People Like/Roc4Life

“What do you think of his cover shot?”