Mariah Carey and Miguel’s New Song ‘#Beautiful’ Isn’t the Sex Explosion We Expected

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For a week now, Mariah Carey and her most recent collaborator (and purveyor of some of the most baby-making music in the industry right now) Miguel have been tantalizing fans with snippets of their new song “#Beautiful,” which is undoubtedly a result of Carey’s worst American Idol judging habit. (The number of times the singer has uttered “hashtag-pow” or “hash-tag” amazing is reaching Randy Jackson-levels of repetitiveness). Now, her social-media-friendly song is officially live on her website and as nice as it is, it’s lacking the sheer sexual magnetism we expected from a collaboration between Mimi and the impossibly sexy Miguel. 

While it’s a little more on the summer fun side of pop music, the song does clearly pull from Miguel’s signature gyration-instigating rhythms and Carey’s signature runs. Still, it’s just a little more easy-going that what we’ve come to expect from a pairing of this magnitude. Perhaps when we finally get a music video to pair with the music, the full picture of sexual desire will come together. Or, we’ll chill out and realize this might actually make a great, simple summer jam and move on with our sunny lives. 

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Celebrity Editor Kelsea Stahler was born in a pile of dirt. Okay, she was actually born in an old Naval hospital in San Diego, which then became a pile of dirt and remained as such for a number of years before becoming a parking lot perfectly sized for circus tents, and finally a museum. She eventually left San Diego to attend New York University, where she studied Journalism and English literature — two less-than profitable liberal arts degrees about which guidance counselors warned her. Against all odds, she now resides in Brooklyn, where she fights the constant fear that the locals will soon discover she isn’t quite cool enough to live there, and makes a living writing absurd, pop culture features about Batman, zombies, vampires, funny people, and Ron Swanson.