Mariah Carey: Madonna’s Kryptonite

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Back in 1989, it used to be just ’s playground. Number ones here, number ones there. Her controversies used to translate into hits and big bucks back then. Enter 1990 and music history, as we knew it, suddenly changed when a 19 year-old girl with big hair and a huge voice entered the music scene: . Madonna got upset, anxious and threatened as this talented newcomer stole the heart of the US (that is, THE world), winning awards left and right, receiving positive media accolades, and — most of all — churning out hit after hit, number ones after number ones.

Fast forward to 2006. Both lady (Mariah) and crone (Madonna) have had their shares of ups and downs. By this time, Mariah had surpassed the older one in all things: sales, number ones and popularity. Media always report negative reaction on the part of The Corpse. The latest story is that she laughed hysterically when she heard that Mariah’s ticket sales for he upcoming tour wasn’t doing too well. By doing so, The Corpse had proven that Mariah is her Kryptonite, her constant threat. What’s sad here is that even when Mariah is at a low point, The Corpse still consider her a threat.

There is no way The Corpse will ever surpass or even come close to what Mariah has accomplished. For crying out loud, she can’t even achieve the simplest feat of just being on radio! In a business now populated by the Beyonces, the Rihannas, the Shakiras, the Parises — and yes, the Mariahs — The Corpse will have to face not one but many Kryptonites. Insecurity and jealousy ain’t gonna get her nowhere.


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19 thoughts on “Mariah Carey: Madonna’s Kryptonite

  1. Guido says:

    I agree for this article. Madonna still has to learn a lot to be like Mariah. Mariah has abilities to create her own song, sing with her beautiful voice, and produced her own materials. Madonna can only offer her sex-appeal just to make happy anyone who likes her. Mariah is still the best. Maybe it’s just because she (Mariah) still believe in God’s hell not only human’s power in everything she’s done in her career. Madonna, you have to learn this too.

  2. markus says:

    Duh, how stupid

    IT’S SUPPOSED TO BE MARIAH WHO SHOULD LEARN FROM MADONNA WHEN IT COMES TO WRITING “POETIC, ISSUE SONGS”

    has Mariah ever done any songs relating to domestic abuse? religion? homosexuality issues? AIDS scare issues? politics? or even FASHION?

    *LIKE A PRAYER

    *LIVE TO TELL (CONSIDERED THE MOST BRILLIANT MADONNA SONG THAT SHOWED THE OTHER “POETIC” SIDE OF THE VIRGIN-BUBBLEGUM BLONDIE)

    *VOGUE
    *OH FATHER
    *RAY OF LIGHT
    *WHAT IT FEELS LIKE FOR A GIRL
    *EXPRESS YOURSELF
    *IN THIS LIFE (SONG ABOUT A FRIEND WHO DIED WITH AIDS AND DISCRIMINATION)

    *HEY YOU
    *PAPA DON’T PREACH

    JUST SOME OF “THE” MADONNA SONGS THAT EVENTUALLY OPENED A NEW LEVEL OF SONGWRITING AND SINGING

    AND BTW, MARIAH CAREY SONGS DO NOT DIFFER TO WHITNEY SONGS, ALL ABOUT MUSH AND HIGH SCHOOL AND HER VOCALS WERE FIRST MADE POPULAR BY MINNIE RIPPERTON

    SO DON’T MAKE A FUSS ABOUT MARIAH LEARNING FROM THE QUEEN OF POP CAUSE THAT SUCKS

    LEARN FROM MADONNA RIAA AND GUINNESS’ THE BIGGEST SELLING FEMALE MUSIC ICON WHO CAN SING AND DANCE

    NOT TO THE ONE WHO JUST SINGS AND BORES US ON-STAGE,

    NO WONDER SHE NEVER ATTEMPTED TO GO HEAD-TO-HEAD WITH MADGE THIS TIME CAUSE HER LAST ATTEMPT TO COLLIDE WITH THE CONFESSIONS TOUR SHE PALED IN COMPARISON TO THE QUEEN HAR HAR HAR

    AND ALSO, MADONNA DOESN’T ONLY MAKE NUMBER SONGS IN THE USA BUT ALSO IN THE UK AND OTHER BIG COUNTRIES AUSTRALIA, ITALY, SPAIN, GERMANY, PHILIPPINES, ETC ETC ETC

    MARIAH’S TURF IS JUTS THE THE USA IN WHICH SO FAR SHE’S LOSING HER GRIP FROM THE CHARTS, HER LAST THREE SINGLES BYE BYE, STAY IN LOVE, I’LL FOREVER LOVING YOU DIDN’T EVEN MAKE IT TO THE TOP 10 IN ANY CHARTS OF US BILLBOARD

    ENOUGH SAID

    SHUT UP MOO MOO FANS

    MADONNA IS MARIAH’S KRYPTONITE,
    AND MARIAH IS MADONNA’S BITCH

  3. Ronald says:

    I think it’s the other way around. When we think of good music, we do not think of Mariah. Whitney, MJ, Elvis, The Supremes, Madonna, Diana Ross, The Beatles come to mind. Mariah will never ever reach the status of these icons.

  4. Alexis says:

    This pathetic article is obviously false.

    The one who wrote this article is clear to be a crazy frustrated liar lamb.
    That’s it.

    Madonna sells out stadiums of US and Mariah can’t even sell out an arena of 3000 in US

    For sure, Mariah is more popular hahahahahaha.

    Everything in this article is not truth,
    moreover. Madonna is much more successful, better seller and much more popular than Mariah Carey worldwide.

  5. Carlos says:

    I think that this article is a total BULL SH**,

    moreover, Madonna is a global icon, Mariah isn’t and have success and highest popularity like Madonna in all the world is much more important than being only popular in US.

    But, as someone said before, Madonna sells out giant stadiums of US and Mariah doesn’t. That proves she is not the star her fans think she is.

    Madonna beats Mariah and you know it

  6. Alexis says:

    I guess this is totally the opposite:

    Madonna is the Mariah Carey’s Kryptonite

    Madonna beats Mariah Carey in sales, fame, popularity, superstardom level, importance in music business, success, quantity of fans all around the world.

    Madonna at least can full stadiums even in US, Mariah didn’t full arenas of 3000 people ? LOL what a shame

    It’s clear that even in US Madonna is still the queen and much more wanted than Mariah Carey even there.

    And in the rest of the world, not even to mention it, Madonna beats Mariah Carey the triple in Latin America, Europe, Oceania and Africa.

    In Asia, even though Mariah sold more records in that continent, Madonna has a higher sensation when she goes to Asia and her tickets are sold out in a record breaking time :D

    And Mariah = zero LOL

    And this is true, it’s funny the jealous and liars that are some lambs.
    Like the one who wrote this article :D

  7. Alec says:

    now I see that this article has been a huge flop !! hahaha.
    And with obvious reasons, because when you publish stupid things and bull sh**s like the ones written in this article, nobody shall believe on it and it is not part of its destiny to succeed.

  8. allen says:

    @Alexis
    First, I don’t know how you track the sales in Africa but not because Madonna does some humanitarian works in Africa, doesnyt mean she sold more than Mariah in that continent…

    Second, Madonna sell out stadiums, yes… but if you would put away the 2000 back up dancers, the machines that allow her to lip, take her out of her stupid get ups. What is left is a performer who can not carry a show on her own, who has no real raw talent.! and also, Madonna does not appeal that much in Asia… Her record breaking Sticky and Sweet has only one stop in Asia… and you really can’t expect a lot of attendance on a Mariah’s concert because she relies only on her raw talent the entire show… and please,,, Madonnas career in US has long been over, more than a decade…

    Lastly, Mariah sold 63 million copies in US… and 180 worldwide… clearly, Your Mariah not popular outside US is a load of sh**,, she actually had recently logged her 25th week in Brazil with IWKWLI…

    Mariah sold 180 million copies, Madonna? 200-210? 20-30 million copies ahead.. and that is considering the 8 year head start…

  9. Alexis says:

    @ allen:

    First of all, I didn’t say that Madonna sold more than Mariah in Africa because of her humanitarian work, I was speaking about sales, not about humanitarian work…..has nothing to do with what you wanted to say.

    Second, Madonna sell out stadiums because of her…….not only because of her show and obviously she would make a real show by her own because she has a total great presence on stage, dances great, is so charismatic that she connects so good with people and the audience would be so happy with or without the dancers, screens, machines, etc….. So don’t say is no talented just to defend Mariah…..if you have not enough tools, don’t speak, moreover, a good voice does not make a real artist, Madonna is a better artist than Mariah, not because of her voice, is because her ideas for the representations of her looks, her shows, the way she wants to convey messages to people….and Mariah is just “Love…..I’m so sad……..your love…”etc…. yeah yeah, bla bla bla, everybody knows that we need love, etc….. what about the acceptance and the tolerance among diversities of people ?? Madonna touches those themes.

    You say that Madonna has no much appeal in Asia ? really………so why when she went to tour Japan , the tickets for her shows in Tokyo dome and Osaka dome were sold out in a record breaking time of 5 minutes ?? NOT EVEN 10 !!!
    Let me remind you that if sticky & sweet tour didn’t go to Asia except Israel, it doesn’t mean that is because she has no appeal, she cancelled the possible dates for Australia and Japan because of the economic crisis and another problems that has nothing to do with her fame.

    Don’t say that Mariah gives an ENTIRE SHOW just of her……because she also uses screens, dancers, lights, machines, etc…… but she does not transmit as an artist, she is completely boring even as a singer.
    If she was a real star, she would sell out concerts with or without great spectacles, the same as Madonna….if she was not a real star, she wouldn’t sell out concerts with or without great spectacles.
    Moreover, a real show comes principally from the heart and the soul of an artist, and Mariah has zero, that’s why she is not HUGE.

    That is not true about Madonna’s career was over in US more than a long decade. That is not true, come on…..maybe her sale there are not so big as they were before in that country, but that doesn’t mean she is over there, because she is still selling lots of albums and she sells out stadiums and not because of her show only, because she proves real talent while performing and because she is A LEGEND.
    That is one simple prove of who is still the real star, no matter what some press say or mc fans say, facts are facts. Moreover, Mariah fans speak like if Mariah was so huge and the queen of USA when actually she is doing worst than Madonna even in USA and worldwide, so, better don’t speak because you are losing the battle (as always)

    Maybe Mariah sold 63 millions in US. and 180 millions worldwide, BUT, Madonna sold more than 63 millions in US. and you are totally wrong about that Madonna sold 210 millions..that information is too old already…………the new information says that Madonna has sold more than 380 million albums WORLDWIDE according to IFPI, RIAA, GUINNESS BOOK, FORBES, WARNER BROS. INC. etc…..

    So, if Mariah sold 180 million albums worldwide
    and Madonna sold 380 million albums worldwide.

    Madonna has exactly 200 million sales more than Mariah, and that for just 7 years (NOT 8) of difference of career is a lot. That means that even though they had the same time of career, Madonna would still be on the top of sales.

    So don’t come with pretexts, what I’ve just said is something already known by major part of the world, you probably didn’t know it or you already did so b ut you can’t accept it because that makes you sick, but I’m sorry hun, facts are facts.

    Moreover, Mariah with millennium award and diamond award was still irrelevant and not recognized as the highest selling ?? what a shame, obviously Madonna is ranked and recognized by that and for beating any other female singers on earth (even Britney, Lady Gaga, Mariah, Beyonce, etc….) and she didn’t need and award to prove it :D and the major part of the world supports her much more and recognizes much more than Mariah Carey

  10. allen says:

    @alexis

    First, I said,.. how were you able to track sales in Africa?…there’s no way you can track it because there is barely album sales in entire Africa except for South Africa.. so how did you arrive at your claim?

    Also… 1982 and 1990, that’s 8 yrs… basic math please…

    Finally, since when is Forbes and Warner Bros has been tracking sales… it shows that you really have no knowledge… all talk, no substance at all…

    There’s no denying what Madonna has accomplished… but success does not measure artistry and talent…

    Secondly, real artistry???? try Googling Madonna and you will find tons of lawsuits against her…

    Third, Madonna? not over in US?… When was her last solo hit?… That was in 2000 with music…

    Fourth, did Madonna ever had a tour without back up dancers, smokes, mirrors etc… she has no real talent… and even Madonna fans can’t argue with that…

    And 380 million sales? c’mon.. way back then Madonna fans, would blow up her sales to 300k+.. but now majority of them would claim a more convenient and more believable 200-230 million copies… you I think ur being left behind… stop blowing up sales… because you look like a total idiot…

  11. allen says:

    here in Asia, aside from Madonna’s 80s stuff, like a virgin, like a prayer etc.. nobody really gives a sh** about her…

  12. Alexis says:

    ALLEN:

    It seems like I left you with not too much arguments right ? hahaha
    Because actually I told you the truth.

    Moreover, I said 7 years because I began to calculate from 1983 (year when Madonna realized her first album), not 1982.

    I really have no substance at all ???? Not Knowledge, hahaha just look at you……..Moreover, WHAT ABOUT RIAA ???? WHAT ABOUT IFPI ???? WHAT ABOUT GUINNESS BOOK OF RECORDS ?????………….You didn’t even mess with that right ??? They published that Madonna sales are actually 380 million albums sold………everybody knows that.

    Just because Music was her last number one in Billboard hot 100 doesn’t mean she is over in USA….maybe her other hits hung up, don’t tell me, 4 minutes were not at # 1 but were great hits there, and in the dance hot 100 were number one still………Moreover, what is more important ? having number one worldwide or in hot 100 ???
    Moreover, Madonna is not over in USA, if she was over there, the tickets for her shows wouldn’t sell out in gian stadiums

    Moreover, you don’t need to have a number one hit to have a real hit……Most of Mariah’s 18 #1s are not even remembered, any way…..Madonna #1s worldwide (more than Mariah) are CLASSICS.

    Madonna has a huge presence in stage, dances great, but she makes those shows because she likes to make musical REPRESENTATIONS of her music, just like the theater….that is the answer….but she has real talent, Mariah even with her voice does not show real talent at all and that’s why her tours are always flops.

    ACCORDING TO GUINNESS BOOK (MOST IMPORTANT SOURCE FOR THE GREATEST RECORDS OF ANY TOPIC WORLDWIDE) MADONNA SOLD MORE THAN 380 MILLION ALBUMS.

    MARIAH’S AWARDS MILLENNIUM AND DIAMOND WERE NOT RELEVANT STILL AND SHE DIDN’T WAS ACCEPTED AS THE BIGGEST SELLING ANYWAY….WHAT A SHAME FOR MARIAH.

    AND I AM NOT BLOWING UP ANYTHING, BECAUSE AT LEAST I POSTED REAL SOURCES AND ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT…….

    FINALLY, AGAIN IDIOT WHAT YOU SAID ABOUT ASIA IS A TOTAL LIE……………………..YOU DON’T EVEN MENTION ABOUT WHAT I SAID ABOUT HER SHOWS THERE AND HER LEGACY THERE RIGHT ??? EVEN THOUGH MARIAH SOLD MORE DISCS THERE THAN MJ AND MADONNA, THEY STILL HAVE A HIGHER LEGACY AND STARDOM THERE THAN MARIAH AND OF COURSE PEOPLE CARES ABOUT THEM………

    It seems honey that the one who is looking like a total real IDIOT is nobody else BUT YOU :p:p:p

  13. Alec says:

    Alexis:

    Just stop messing up with that Allen, she is just a pathetic liar and delusional bitch who cannot stand the fact that Madonna beats Mariah hands down, as simple as that………don’t mess with frustrated lambs who are always saying lies.

    allen:
    go with your bull sh**s to a Mariah Carey fan website

  14. JO jO says:

    Mariah is still the best. at least Mariah didn’t have sex with everyone to become famous and try to be a whore for sales and attention… pathetic Madonna is an embarrassment and has no talent. wow she can dance so can a monkey… lol go Mariah we love you BEST SELLING FEMALE ARTIST EVER…

  15. FOR JO JO says:

    JO JO:

    Everybody knows that this article is a huge flop,, you know why ??? because all written there is a total pathetic lie.

    Moreover, you like a perfect idiot, proved your envy and that you are so angry and call Madonna a whore and that she sexed everybody to get all the attention.

    Are you sure ? were you part of her life ??? And if that would have happened, what is your problem ??? huh? Is her life, not yours.

    And just for the record, according to RIAA, GUINNESS BOOK OF RECORDS, IFPI, FORBES AND WARNER BROTHERS INC…..Madonna sold more than 380 million albums worldwide and Mariah according to billboard and world music awards (which as you know WMA is part from IFPI) Mariah sold 170 million albums.

    So, there are no excuses…………..who’s the best ?? That cannot be proved because is more like an opinion, for others Madonna would be the best and for others Mariah.

    But best selling female artist of all time, there is no question, everybody knows that Madonna is.

    PERIOD

  16. Zack says:

    OK Alexis I would like to see your references on the sales Madonna has done cause 380 million worldwide? WTF? Cause Mariah has sold 250 million worldwide whereas Madonna has sold probably 210 million. K causer you are so wrong

  17. FRANCOIS says:

    Alexis, don’t give your lies here ok? In all others Debate,everyone known that you’re a BIG LIAR Alexis.Stop to run down Mariah Carey Alexis,you’ll always lose.You hate Mariah too much.You’re a looser. Take advantage of your beautiful days instead of come here and say many lies to defend Madonna and run down Mariah Carey. Let the few people who lose their beautiful days on searching arguments and proofs ,argue and discuss in this debate.Cause they know what they say and they can go to the end for proving their asserts.You’re just a coward and hypocritical person.You claimed that you also like Mariah but now,everyone know that you lied.In all entries talking about Mariah, you always just put down her fulfillment and never claim something positive about her.Why you don’t have balls to admit that you hate her? You are one of some Mariah Carey’s haters .Markus got much more balls than many of you cause he always show very clearly that he hate Mariah Carey,he never try to hide it,at least he’s sincere. It’s because some crazy fans like you that Mariah’s fans and Madonna’s fans still always fighting.You preferred to hide the truth instead of recognize the obvious facts.In spite of all wisdom of Meredith who concede that Madonna is the Queen Of Pop and Best-Selling Female Artist Of All Times,you still fight with your LIES about the 380 million of albums. Now, Guinness rectify the 380 million of albums to 200 million .Who were right? That’s a shame for you,most of us knew that you lied since the debut but besides, you just give the proof that you did .You were trapped and you got any way out ,you show that you are less than nothing Alexis,you sucks. I have pity on you.

  18. paul says:

    Guys.. According to sales of records, Madonna has currently sold 450million albums worldwide.. Michael Jackson has sold over 750million.. The most famous singer/entertainer/everything is Madonna (female) and MJ (male).. I will find the site from my friend who is in close relation to most of the singers and post it up ASAP.. And please, check who is the RICHEST FEMALE SINGER… @ $650million from music alone… Madonna.. Mariah around $360millin..

    Madonna has a net of around $1.1billion.. She is a smart business women not only entertainer.. And I am one who will defend Madonna to the grave..

    @ Alexis.. Sweety, you are 100% spot on.. Its just the record sales are over 450million for Madonna. Madonna does hold 7 other Guinness World records.

    And she is the most influential female musician alive.. do check it on Google..

    And Madonna has sold many more albums in Africa. I live in South Africa and people love Madonna much more over here..

    Ladies, gentlemen, please do not deny the facts.. Madonna is the most loved female singer/entertainer there ever will be (Lady Gaga is just a copy cat)..

  19. R says:

    Mariah Carey is the best selling female artist of all times and the best singer ever and the most popular female artist worldwide !

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