Mariah Carey – Obsessed (Lyrics)

Artist/Group: Mariah Carey
Album: Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel
Launched: 2009
Label: Island

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“Obsessed” is a music by American singer Mariah Carey from her twelfth studio album, Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel (2009). The music was written and produced by Carey, Terius “The-Dream” Nash and Christopher “Difficult” Stewart, and was launched because the album’s lead single on June 16, 2009, by Island Data. The music attracts musical influences from R&B and hip hop music, and is constructed round a thumping bass line. Moreover, the music is accentuated by hand claps, whereas Carey’s voice is processed with Auto-Tune. Lyrically, the music describes Mariah’s dilemma relating to fixed claims of a previous relationship from rapper Eminem, though he isn’t particularly talked about.

The music was well-received by music critics who highlighted it as a stand-out monitor from Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel. Many reviewers complimented its intelligent lyrics and powerful beat, whereas others criticized the music’s utilization of auto-tune on Carey’s vocals. On the time of the music’s launch, “Obsessed” was the middle of controversy, as critics and the media steered Carey was aiming it at American rapper Eminem, who had negatively referenced her a number of occasions in songs. Eminem launched a music referred to as “The Warning” in response.

“Obsessed” peaked at quantity seven on the Billboard Scorching 100, changing into Carey’s twenty seventh top-ten hit on the chart. By way of whole top-ten chart entries amongst all artists within the chart’s historical past, Carey tied for fifth place after the music’s peak, with Janet Jackson and Elton John. Internationally, the music was not launched all through components of Europe, as Island Data determined to present precedence to the album’s second single, Carey’s cowl of Foreigner’s basic “I Wish to Know What Love Is”. “Obsessed” peaked throughout the prime 10 in France and Italy, and within the prime 20 in Australia, Belgium, Canada and Japan.

The music’s music video was directed by film-maker Brett Ratner, who Carey has beforehand labored with on different music movies. All through the video, Carey performs each herself and the character of the male stalker, wearing a bellhop uniform, in addition to a grey hoodie and sweatpants. Two movies have been shot for “Obsessed”, one for the unique model, and one for the remixed model, which options rapper Gucci Mane. The video was shot predominantly on the Plaza…


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