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>> Sunday, March 18, 2012

• Only 25 albums have sold more than 5 million copies in the past decade. Yahoo! Chart Watch has posted a list of these albums, based on their Nielsen Soundscan sales from the week ending March 10, 2002 to the week ending March 11, 2012. Find Mariah's ranking below:

15. Mariah Carey, The Emancipation Of Mimi, 5,964,000. Carey's comeback album spawned the #1 hits "We Belong Together" and "Don't Forget About Us." Released: April 2005. Top 200 rank: # 101.

Note that the # 101 is The Emancipation of Mimi's rank in the list of the Top 200 selling albums since 1991, when Soundscan went into effect.

• "Lollipop Splash: The Remix" Gift Set is on sale at for half off. Ordinarily it is $75, but you can get it for $37.50 until April 11.


• Last night, Mariah's makeup artist Kris Buckle tweeted about looking ahead to Mariah's new album:

@KristoferBuckle: I'm starting to think about new makeup looks for @MariahCarey new album. #ButterflyKisses

• Yesterday's AOL Music Blog highlighted "Lucky Stars: Musicians Whose Good Fortune Changed Their Lives." Mariah was featured in the list:

"A Chance Encounter at a Party Got Mariah a Record Deal"

It was a party invitation that changed Mimi's life forever. The then-unknown singer RSVP'd yes to a event where she ran into music executive Tommy Mottola. After giving Mottola her demo tape, the industry vet knew he had to sign Mimi... and the two eventually married!

You can see the rest of the list here.

• In the spirit of St. Patrick's Day, Yahoo posted "Surprising Irish Celebs," a list of stars who many people don't know can trace their roots back to the Emerald Isle. Mariah is the first on the list:

Mariah Carey is one of many stars you might be surprised to learn has a little bit o' the Irish in them! During an interview, the music superstar joked about her mixed heritage: "My mother is Irish, my father is black and Venezuelan, and me - I'm tan, I guess."

Source : Yahoo! / Kristofer Buckle / AOL Music Blog / omg! from Yahoo!