Gawain of Suffolk wrote: I love how in response to me pointing out that it's not 2005 anymore you bring up a single that was released in 2005 as an example. Mariah is not an 'in' artist anymore. She's not competing with those people you listed. In 2005 she would have been. I think you just need to accept that moderate airplay would be a success for her at this point. The odds of her battling Lady Gaga for the top spot are virtually non existent.
kevo2002 wrote:Thank you.
Gawain of Suffolk wrote:Beyonce has?
The good thing about this wait is all her competition has released their Album or first singles by now like Pink, Christina, Beyonce and Justin.
Anyway, I think you need to stop thinking it's 2005. It's pointless to think of people like Britney, Gaga, P!nk etc as 'competition'. They're not. They're the newer generation of artists and comparing them or thinking that what they do is going to affect Mariah is silly.
How wouldn't todays most popular artist filling up Pop Radio not effect Mariah's Singles? One of the biggest reasons for It's Like That taking off the way it did was it being released at the right time. Timing has alot to do with success
This would be an invalid argument even in 2005, honestly- Mariah was a 15-year music vet by then.
Gaga and Mariah also appeal to different audiences (albeit with some crossover).
As usual, the moral of the story is- don't get into an argument with Gawain