Fantasia & Joe Perform Mariah Carey Classics At 2012 BMI Awards


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    Fantasia and Mariah Carey

    Earlier today, the first images from the 2012 BMI Urban Music Awards honoring the work of legendary singer-songwriter Mariah Carey. Now, video footage from the show has been shared and it features acts such as Fantasia and Joe performing Carey’s memorable classics.

    A barefooted Fantasia took to the stage to sing the global anthem ‘Hero’ and was so moving that Carey leapt from her seat to embrace the gritty songstress. Joe, on the other hand, grooved to a rearranged version of the Billboard Hot 100 Song of the Decade (2000-2009), ‘We Belong Together’.

    Also on the bill were Karen Clark Sheard, who sang Carey’s ‘Anytime You Need A Friend’, and Eric Benet with ‘One Sweet Day’. Carey worked with the latter in her not so popular film ‘Glitter’ in 2001. Sadly, footage of his and Sheard’s performances have yet to surface.

    Watch Fantasia and Joe sing Carey’s praises as well as her acceptance speech at the 2012 BMI Urban Music Awards below:

    Fantasia – ‘Hero’

    Joe – ‘We Belong Together’ 

    Mariah Carey’s Speech

    Thanks Rap-Up!


    • Benron (King Of The Navy)

      I liked Fantasia’s cover. She does so many runs though it makes me want to tell her to shut the fuck up and just sing the song normally (or not AT all) But good for her. My mother has her album and always used to play it so I know she is talented 😀

    • Danny Le Guen

      She must really love those songwriting awards.

    • MC

      Great covers

    • dania

      I got bored listening to Fantasia amazing voice but to much screaming not enough singing… I liked hearing a male version of “we belong together” props to Joe he killed that track!

    • theman

      They were great……

    • The Truth

      Fantasia did great! She SANG most of the song but I agree with Trent minus a few screams here and there but the end kinda made up for it lol. I liked Joe as well. His upper register is really good.

      Seems like this was a really great tribute overall. I already know Karen Clark Sheards will be great and I’m sure Eric Benet was as well.

    • olivia

      I loved joe’s not so much fantasia to much for my taste

    • Ariana

      Joe’s climax was awesome!! Fanny was just being Fanny lol, she’s a doll.

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    • Joyce

      honestly i saw this saturday on and i loved joes version of this. JOE IS THE MOST UNDER-RATED singer, he took a female anthem and made it into a sexy well sung ballad. sounds like a hit all over again. Joe i am now a fan