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Mariah's new single is here - or half of it

"Beautiful" features singer Miguel for much of the track

By Mark C. Brown May 6, 2013 8:55AM
BeautifulIt's hard to believe that Mariah Carey is about to have her 14th album under her belt -- outpacing Led Zeppelin, the Beatles and plenty more. It doesn't have a title yet, but the lead single "Beautiful" is now available through iTunes or you can just listen to it through the streaming link below.

Why "half" a single? Because as Gawker points out (and your ears will tell you) the R&B singer Miguel is as much a part of the single or more than Carey -- he takes the first verse and to some ears (mine) is the best part of the song. Or as Gawker puts it, she's "a guest on her own comeback single." You be the judge.

May 10, 2013 12:40AM
Great song, great singing by both. You can tell when a song feels like magic. There is no room for criticism because it has an affect on you in a joyful way.
May 9, 2013 11:52PM

This is just a titillating, sexy video.....can't even call it a song.  Mariah just showing off skin. 

May 9, 2013 11:51PM
There is a quality Mariah emits radiantly. I give another thumbs up.
May 8, 2013 10:50AM

I felt this was more Miguel song than Mariah. Don't get me wrong I love Mariah. It's a beautiful song. Love it!

May 6, 2013 8:02PM
I have to agree, Miguel makes the song but Carey by all means doesn't hurt it. For being her come back single, you'd think she'd want to be heard more than what she was on this single. I did think it was exactly what the song is title.......Beautiful! and is one I'd enjoy listening to over and over again.
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