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We’ve Moved! WATMONLINE.COM


After years of contemplating, I decided to move my site and change its name. Not only the name, but its purpose. WorldAccordingtoMonte.com is now WATMONLINE.COM. When I launched worldaccordingtomonte.com in 2009, I had NO idea what I was getting into. All I wanted to do was post few stories and give my opinion, in hopes of getting a few readers and call it day. Back then, I was clueless to the work, time and energy it takes to keep up a blog, especially when you enjoy it.

For as long as I can remember, I’ve been obsessed with music. I might not know the day of the week, but I KNOW when Grammys are. Long story short, I took my obsession beyond friends and family and made it public to anyone with access to the Internet, and that’s how worldaccordingtomonte.com was born.

Since my first post about Barbara Streisand keeping Mariah Carey out the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200, worldaccordingtomonte.com has grown beyond my expectations. Knowing that nearly a half million people have, at one time or another, visited the site blows my mind. In the grand scheme of things that’s a small fraction of world’s Internet population, but to me, that’s EVERYTHING!

As World According to Monte becomes WATM ONLINE, I’m confident in knowing that this is only the beginning. I’ve seen what a hard work and dedication can do and I refuse to give up until I reach my goals. Whenever I do decide to take on something, I want to be the best; regardless of how it takes to get there, I’m willing and will work my ass off to get to the next level.

There are hundreds of thousands, maybe millions, of music-related websites, offering music and entertainment news, celebrity gossip, exclusive interviews, etc., but few are actually credible. And that’s what will set WATM ONLINE apart from the run-of-the-mill music blog.  I want to give the facts, then give my opinion, even if the facts and my opinion conflict. My hope is to highlight artists, known and unknown, with stories that will spark conversation and become your go-to for the latest about your favorites and the best you never heard.

If you’ve ever clicked on a link, left a comment, scrolled down the homepage, liked on Facebook, retweeted a Tweet, subscribed via email, or have been involved with worldaccordingtomonte.com in any way, I humbly thank you!

I’m excited about the new journey and look forward to all that lies ahead! Head over to WATMONLINE.COM and subscribe to receive posts via email, bookmark the site, and if you’d like, drop me a line at monte@watmonline.com. (The fact that I have personalize email for the new site is the coolest shit, EVER!)

See you there!

— Montè

New Music: Mariah Carey ft. Rick Ross & Meek Mill – ‘Triumphant (Get ‘Em)’


Mariah Carey makes her official return with “Triumphant (Get ‘Em)” featuring Rick Ross and Meek Mill.

“Can’t fall down/ Stay triumphant/ Keep on living/ Stay on your toes/ Get off the rope/ Don’t let ‘em ever count you out/ Realize all things are possible/ In your heart who’s the greatest/ Reach for the stars,” MiMi sings over the  Jermaine Dupri and Bryan-Michael Cox produced beat.

Listen below.

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First Listen: Mariah Carey feat. Rick Ross & Meek Mill – ‘Triumphant (Get ‘Em)’ [Snippet]


Our first taste of Mariah Carey’s new single “Triumphant (Get ‘Em),” featuring Rick Ross and Meek Mill, comes via a snippet released on Amazon.  The Jermaine Dupri and Bryan-Michael Cox produced track premieres tomorrow (August 2).

“I wrote TRIUMPHANT when I was going through a difficult time & it helped me get through it,” Mariah  tweeted last month when announcing the single. “When u hear it, pay attention 2 the lyrics #WIN.”

Listen to the snippet below.

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Cover Art: Mariah Carey ft. Rick Ross & Meek Mill – ‘Triumphant (Get ‘Em)’


Mariah Carey flaunts her killer curves on the single cover for “Triumphant (Get ‘Em),” her new singe featuring Rick Ross and Meek Mill.

American Idol’s newest judge revealed the cover art on her Instagram account, which she just recently activated, today (July 30). The  Jermaine Dupri and Bryan-Michael Cox produced track premieres Thursday, August 2, and serves as the first single from her upcoming eleventh studio album.

“I wrote TRIUMPHANT when I was going through a difficult time & it helped me get through it,” she tweeted last month when announcing the single. “When u hear it, pay attention 2 the lyrics #WIN.”

Mariah Carey joins ‘American Idol’


The TV Gods have answered my prayers because Mariah Carey has signed on as a judge for the 12th season of American Idol, Fox president Kevin Reilly confirmed on Monday (July 23).

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Mariah Carey Announces New Single Featuring Rick Ross & Meek Mill



After giving birth to ‘dem babies’ and standing by husband Nick Cannon during his health scare, Mariah Carey will return with her new single “Triumphant (Get ‘Em),” featuring Rick Ross and Meek Mill.

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Mariah Carey to be honored as BMI Icon at Annual BMI Urban Awards


 

Mariah Carey will soon add another accolade to her already lengthy list of accomplishments. Mrs. Nick Cannon will be honored as the BMI Icon at this year’s BMI Urban Awards in September in Beverly Hills.

Carey joins the Jacksons, Snoop Dogg, George Clinton, James Brown, Isaac Hayes, Little Richard, Al Green, the Bee Gees, Willie Nelson and Dolly Parton, selected because of their “unique and indelible influence on generations of music makers.”

Over the years, Carey has co-written most of her biggest hits, a long list that includes 30 BMI Urban and Pop Award-winning songs  such as “Always Be My Baby,” “Hero,” “Fantasy,” “Vision of Love,” “Emotions,” “Shake It Off,” “We Belong Together,” “One Sweet Day,” “I Don’t Wanna Cry,” “Dreamlover” and “All I Want for Christmas is You.”  A whopping 17 of her songs have amassed more than 1 million performances each, including “Always Be My Baby,” “Dreamlover” and “Hero,” which have each earned more than 3 million performances.

Congrats MiMi!

 

‘American Idol’: Tyler, J.Lo Out, Mariah Carey In?


Less than 24 hours after legendary rocker Steven Tyler announced his exit from American Idol, Jennifer Lopez has revealed she will not return for the 12th season of Fox’s hit reality show.

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