Mariah Talks To MTV About Whitney/Duet...
Mariah Carey got a little help from Jermaine
Dupri and Da Brat on Saturday when she took the stage at the KMEL All Star Jam in San
Francisco. Despite her newsworthy turn on stage, backstage Carey found herself
talking about another chunk of news: her duet with Whitney Houston called, "When You
Believe" for The Prince Of Egypt
The song, recorded in August, will be the first single released on the animated
film's soundtrack, and will also be featured on both pop singers' upcoming albums.
"Actually, Jeffrey Katzenberg from Dreamworks showed us both the movie separately and
got us both excited about the project," Carey told MTV News of how she got involved
in the project. "It's sort of a message song. It's what 'Prince of Egypt' is about,
Moses. If we were ever going to come together on any kind of record, this is definitely
the right one, and really the coolest thing to me is that after all of the drama and
everybody making it like we had a rivalry, she was just really cool and we had a really
good time in the studio. We had fun. And so, if nothing else, it was a good
experience...and diva-ism, whatever."
Carey's album "Ones" is due out on November 10 , Houston's untitled album is
scheduled for the fall, and "The Prince of Egypt" soundtrack will be in stores
on November 17.
NEWSFILE: 1 SEPTEMBER 1998