Mariah vs. J. Lo: Whose team are you on?

154356__mariahjlo_lFor most of this millennium, Jennifer Lopez (at right) had the upper hand in her eternal rivalry with fellow Tommy Mottola-groomed diva Mariah Carey (at left). That ended this year when Carey finally emerged from her post-Glitter slump with The Emancipation of Mimi, which sold 4.1 million copies, about six times as many as J. Lo’s March release Rebirth. (Mimi also earned Carey eight Grammy nods this morning, while Lopez didn’t earn any.) In fact, Carey’s album is the No. 2-selling CD of the year to date, surpassed only by 50 Cent’s The Massacre (4.8 million sold). Such are the details revealed in a music winners-and-losers article by Michael Endelman and Raymond Fiore in the forthcoming issue of EW.

So it’s time; pick a side — whose team are you on?

addCredit(“Carey: Robert Ascroft/ Contourphotos.comLopez: Mary Altaffer/ AP/ Wide World Photo”)

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  • a

    neither, they both suck

  • Brad

    Of course, Mariah…While I do like some of Jennifer’s songs, it still can’t beat Mariah’s vocals, comeback, and her pure talent. Rock on Mimi, can’t wait for what you have in store for us next!!

  • Jeric

    I would definately side with Mariah.

  • Eric

    Is that really a fair fight? That’s like asking if you like Kelly Clarkson or Justin Guarini better.. It is obviously Mariah and her 8 octave perfect pitch voice..

  • WA

    MARIAH BABY!!! So proud of her,I love how grateful she seems through all of this success. You can see so much newfound inner beauty in her smile. GO TEAM MARIAH!!! Now all of you that are loving her these days don’t hate if a rough patch comes again, stand by your girl like I did!

  • apple

    Is there a THIRD choice?

  • allison

    Mariah all the way. J. Lo’s turned into tabloid fodder.

  • Bernard

    Picking between J.Lo and Mariah Carey is like picking between arsenic and cyanide for a nightcap.

  • jason

    mariah mariah mariah mariah mariah need i continue, have you heard j lo sing!?!

  • Jason Logan

    Mariah..simply a better singer

  • Dylan

    Jennifer! Sure, mariah may have a stronger voice, but that doesn’t matter when you only use it for wretched, unimaginatively crappy songs. Plus she just seems like a dense bimbo. Jen has alot more going on in terms of acting and other business ventures.

  • Christina

    Mariah. At least she has a talent

  • Larry

    Brad your mom sucks
    Mariah the real deal
    J Lo
    Not so much

  • Miles

    i found the Emancipation CD unbearable. But I am sorta glad she climbed out the Glitter slump. It gives me hope that J.Lo will climb out of hers. But in terms of picking teams… I am gonna start my own… and going over to the Alicia Keys TEAM.

  • Mimi by a mile

    Actually, TEOM was just certified 5X platinum and she is ahead of The Massacre. Also, with it being early December, I find it odd that they’ve already declared 50’s CD the best-seller already since the year isn’t over yet. And it’s ironic that The Massacre sold over a million copies it’s first week out, and Mimi only sold 400,000, and she’s still sold more than him in less time, and more than Kanye West as well, cause he sold double what she did his first week, and he’s only managed to move 2 million units so far. Kinda sad that a few years ago they were the big thing and Mariah was in career obscurity and now she’s selling more than then all the big rappers and younger artists, like Ciara and Beyonce, and getting triple the airplay and impressions that they had with their biggest hits. J.Lo’s has huge success but never come close to selling Mariah numbers so there’s really no comparison.

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