How deep is your love for Mariah?
For one UK man, that love is limitless. A fanatic and certified “lamb,” Milo Yiannopoulos decided to shell out a month’s worth of rent on a plane ticket from London to Germany just to purchase Mariah’s new album, Me. I Am Mariah…The Elusive Chanteuse, a week early.
The Business Insider columnist wrote about his decision to spent $1,200 on a plane ticket from London to Germany just to purchase MiMi’s new album.
“Why am I traveling across Europe to purchase a CD? Because I don’t steal music, and because record labels are a–holes. The album comes out today in Germany and Australia, but, for some reason, the U.S. and the U.K. both have to wait until next week. Which I don’t want to.
In the age of torrenting, staggered international releases are ridiculous. Thanks to differing time zones, a Friday release in Australia actually means that the album was in the wild as early as 3 p.m. London time the previous day—i.e., before I even arrived at the airport. Does Mariah’s record label really expect fans not to download a major new release at the earliest possible second?
And for those who aren’t obsessives and simply like her music, why would someone spend money on an album a week after they already downloaded it? Replacing a torrent with a new, legal copy would totally mess up iTunes play counts, for a start.”
We hope Mariah’s fourteenth studio album was worth $1,200. Me. I Am Mariah…The Elusive Chanteuse is available in stores now, but you’ll only have to pay $12.99.