Pass Or Play? Mariah Carey Shakes A Tailfeather For Miguel In New Video For “#Beautiful”

May 10, 2013  |  

While I wasn’t necessarily feeling “Triumphant,” Mariah Carey’s last single with Rick Ross, nor was I crazy about her track “Almost Home” for the movie Oz, The Great And Powerful, this new joint I can rock with. Just a few days ago, “#Beautiful” dropped and I could groove with it, but wasn’t 100% sure if it was a winner in my book yet. But now that the video has been released, I love it! Carey debuted the video during American Idol yesterday, which was directed by Joseph Kahn, and in the clip, the iconic singer rides along on a motorcycle with the very handsome Miguel as they sing and let the “wind” (fake) blow though their hair (and in Miguel’s case, bouffant). Later in the video, Mimi writhes around and dances in a tiny yellow dress in front of Miguel in a barnyard. And yeah, that’s pretty much the gist of it. But I can say that the visuals match the song well. The song was co-written and co-produced by Miguel, and we’re digging it.

Even if things don’t work out as a judge on American Idol (and I hope she leaves on her own accord after the hot mess of a way she’s been portrayed through the show), she’s got a great summer to look forward to, because we’re sure this jam will be a winner on the charts. Check it out for yourself and let us know if it’s a pass or play for you!

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  • Love me some mimi


  • Love it……..

  • rainydaze80

    well the video is GORGEOUS! Lighting, colors, landscapes, all beautiful but I would have liked to see a little more of a story, instead of Mimi grinding throughout.

  • I love this song the collaboration was a great mix I love Miguel’s voice and of course Mariah’s voice is always flawless. Love the video after watching is a second time and really listening to the words. PLAY! PLAY! PLAY!

  • this is a typical Mariah photo shoot that she passed for a video. Mariah looked gorgeous and the cinematography was to die for but that’s about it.However, you really can’t except nothing more from Mariah besides few videos, i really don’t look forward to her visuals like a Janet Jackson or Michael Jackson.

  • kierah

    Like the song, not crazy about the video. Mimi looks like she’s trying to hard.

  • YaY!

    This song has grown on me. I really like it! Seeing the video, I wish Mariah would have went back to “always be my baby” Mariah style. Humble Mariah. Just jeans and a tee. Oh well, I hope she performs it at the end of Idol. That would be the first time I would watch in years. I do not want to see technicolor JLo.