Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Mariah Is Allure-ing

Mariah Carey is featured on the cover and in the pages of the new issue of Allure magazine (which hits newsstands on March 25) ... and Allure.com just posted a bunch of behind-the-scenes photos that were taken during her photoshoot for the mag ... check 'em out:

And as if the behind-the-scene pics aren't cool enough, here are the two photos that accompany the magazine coverstory:

Clearly, Mimi is showing off the two loves of her life ... music and her baby pooch. Additionally, Mimi isn't merely celebrating being on the cover of Allure magazine this week, I'm sure she is also quite happy to be on the verge of tying The Beatles for the same record number of #1 singles:

Move over, Beatles. Mariah Carey is on the verge of tying the legendary British band for having the most chart-topping hits. The hip-hop diva's newest single "Touch My Body" is poised to give her 18 No. 1 singles, knotting her with the Fab Four. The song is the lead track on her latest album "E=MC2," due to hit stores later this month. The 37-year-old songstress is currently tied with Elvis Presley for second place for top singles. Carey, the best-selling female singer of all time, showed off her new hit and slimmed-down body on NBC's "Saturday Night Live" this weekend, sporting stilettos and a micro-miniskirt. In an interview with Allure magazine, Carey joked that she doesn't need steroids to stay in top shape, but she does have some tricks to keep her voice sharp. Carey said she sometimes sleeps in the steam room of her Tribeca penthouse, claiming it keeps her vocal cords lubricated. She said she imported a personal trainer from St. Barts to help her trim off an estimated 30 pounds from her 5-foot-9 frame. "This trainer has actually helped me reshape my arms. That's where I gained most of my weight: upper body," she said. "With this whole steroid crap, that's crazy. I'm almost on the verge where I'd be too muscular if I was going to do a thing like that." Carey, a native of Huntington, L.I., lives with a Jack Russell terrier named J.J., and said she's too busy to settle down with a man. "I mean, I have three personal assistants just to keep up with my schedule. It's not that difficult to become exhausted," said Carey, who in 2001 was hospitalized after suffering a mental breakdown.

Holla! It seems pretty evident that Mariah Carey will end up surpassing The Beatles's record for the most #1s with this new album -- a feat that not even Madonna (who was just inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame) has been able to do herself. I couldn't even imagine that MC would be able to enjoy as much success as she did with her last album, The Emancipation of Mimi. Clearly, her biggest accomplishments are still yet to come. [Source]