On Sunday morning, Mariah Carey's much-hyped single "Your Mine" officially fell out of the iTunes Top 100. This is the fifth single from an album which hasn't seen the light of day due to Mariah not being able to come up with anything that closely resembles a hit single.
"Triumphant," the album's first single, bombed badly in the Summer of 2012. Then, Mariah came up with "Almost Home," which never quite even left the house. Despite the fact that "Beautiful" featured hot R&B superstar Miguel, the song bombed as well, even after receiving great reviews. "The Art of Letting Go," released last November, never even tried to break free due to the poor response. "Your Mine" was supposed to spell relief for Def Jam Records, who lost $10 million so far in Mariah's unreleased album campaign. Instead, it has landed with a thud.
Mariah Carey recently launched a campaign to declare herself the "best selling female artist of all time." However, she is not even close. In fact, it has been stated several times that may of her singles were hits due to deep discount pricing. Poorly-received songs such as "Honey," "Thank God I Found You," "My All," and "Heartbreaker" made it to number one with this cheating method. Because of Mariah Carey, Billboard eventually changed it's chart rules.
At this point, it's probably best for Mariah to do the Vegas circuit. But poor ticket sales from Mariah's last venture in Vegas may even make that impossible. Let's all hope Mariah somehow finds her way.