AVAILABLE DECEMBER 4TH THROUGH BEST BUY
Fans get an all-access VIP pass to concert performances, exclusive
behind-the-scenes footage, and an original Spike Lee directed Mariah
BURNABY, BC, Nov. 19 /CNW/ - Mariah Carey, one of the most
internationally renowned, mega-selling superstars brings her most successful
tour, THE ADVENTURES OF MIMI, produced by Live Nation, to DVD. Fans will get
an all-access pass to exclusive content and a chance to experience Mariah like
they've never seen her before. Included in the DVD are behind-the-scenes
footage, exclusive videos, a karaoke feature and powerhouse performances of
Mariah's top smash hits from the past 17 years including, "We Belong
Together," "Always Be My Baby," "It's Like That," "Vision of Love" and "Make
THE ADVENTURES OF MIMI will be available for $19.99 at all Best Buy
stores in Canada starting Dec. 4 and online now at www.BestBuy.ca.
"I'm very excited to finally release (The Adventures of Mimi) on DVD,
especially for those who didn't get to see the show live in person," said
Mariah Carey. "This particular show had some really special moments that my
real fans will truly enjoy."
THE ADVENTURES OF MIMI offers Mariah fans a "must have" all-access
exclusive VIP pass to Mariah's most successful tour. Shot in high definition
and recorded in digital surround sound, this large scale, sold-out arena
production, produced by legendary award winning producer Ken Ehrlich, is a
chance for fans to see Mariah belt out power ballads, hip-hop tracks and pop
classics with a special guest appearance by Boyz II Men who join Mariah to
perform their record-breaking hit duet "One Sweet Day". For fans, it is a
fantasy come true to see her and hear her famous five octave voice.
Also on the DVD, a Spike Lee original mini movie called "Lovers & Haters"
starring Carey as herself. The fifteen minute spoof chronicles a day in the
life of Mariah with the "lovers and haters" she encounters along the way, and
how she overcomes those obstacles to still be one of the most talented and
loved musical sensations in history.
"We are delighted to make Ms. Carey's powerful performance from The
Adventures of Mimi Tour available to Best Buy customers," said Mike Saby,
director of entertainment merchandising for Best Buy. "This special DVD set is
a wonderful celebration of her amazing career and is a perfect holiday gift
for fans that will be eager to add it to their collection."
"We've enjoyed a wonderful relationship with Best Buy and we are excited
to be working on another amazing release, The Adventures of Mimi Tour DVD,"
said Steve Sterling, senior vice president of production and programming for
Live Nation Artists/Artist Nation. "We are eager to get this must-have DVD
release into the hands of Mariah fans."
The Adventures of Mimi was produced by Mariah Carey, Benny Medina, Ken
Ehrlich, and Michael Cohl.
About Mariah Carey
Performer and songwriter Mariah Carey is a mega-platinum award-winning
superstar who has been setting and breaking industry records since her career
began with five consecutive multi-week No.1 Pop/No.1 R&B singles in 1990-91.
Her total sales of albums, singles and videos to date exceeds 160 million
worldwide. Mariah's 10th and most recent studio album, 2005's The Emancipation
Of Mimi, is an industry phenomenon - Soundscan's biggest-selling album of the
year, with more than 9 million copies sold worldwide. The album generated an
all-time career-high of 8 Grammy nominations for Mariah, and won Best
Contemporary R&B Album, with "We Belong Together" winning Best Female R&B
Vocal Performance and Best R&B Song.
Countless additional awards came Mariah's way during 2005-2006 as a
result of Mimi's success, among them six BMI Awards; the American Music Award;
four VIBE Awards; and a sweep of the Billboard Music Awards and the Radio
Music Awards. "We Belong Together" and "Don't Forget About Us," Mariah's 16th
and 17th No.1 career singles respectively, tied one of the most enduring chart
records in Billboard Hot 100 history, Elvis Presley's 17 No.1's. Mariah is now
positioned as the only active recording artist in the 48 years of the Hot 100
with the potential to match or surpass the Beatles' all-time high of 20 No.1
hits. With 76 total career weeks of No.1 hits, Mariah also ranks second only
to Presley's all-time high 79 weeks. Mariah is, quite simply, the top female
recording artist in history.
About Best Buy Canada
Best Buy stores in Canada are a division of Burnaby, BC-based Best Buy
Canada Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Best Buy Co., Inc. (NYSE: BBY). Best
Buy is Canada's fastest-growing retailer and e-tailer (www.BestBuy.ca) of
consumer electronics, computers and entertainment products, related
accessories and services. Best Buy also operates the Geek Squad
(www.GeekSquad.ca), a technology service provider specializing in computer
support and home theatre installation.
Best Buy offers consumers a unique shopping experience with the latest
technology and entertainment products, at the right price, with a no-pressure
(non-commissioned) sales environment. The Company is committed to kids and
their local communities and has a comprehensive community relations program
described at www.BestBuy.ca/community.
For more information about Best Buy, including store locations, visit
About Live Nation:
Live Nation is the future of the music business. With the most live
concerts, music venues and festivals in the world and the most comprehensive
concert search engine on the web, Live Nation is revolutionizing the music
industry: onstage and online. Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, Live
Nation is listed on the New York Stock Exchange, trading under the symbol
"LYV." Additional information about the company can be found at
www.livenation.com under the "About Us" section.
For further information:
For further information: on Best Buy Canada: Heather Seabrook, Best Buy
Communications, (604) 412-1011, firstname.lastname@example.org; For more
information on The Adventures of Mimi: Karina Tang, Rogers & Cowan, (212)
445-8419, email@example.com; Patrick Confrey, Rogers & Cowan, (212)