The ridiculously slept-on & absolutely amazing Mariah Carey song "100%" was released to iTunes this week. You can purchase the single by clicking on its cover to the left. Why the seemingly random release after all this time? As it turns out, the song is being used for the 2010 Winter Olympics! This was confirmed by some concert-goers at Mariah's recent "Angels Advocate" tour stop in Toronto, where she filmed some live footage for the song's video. Also, since the leaked version of the ballad features the voice of Gabourey Sidibe, star of "Precious" (which the song was originally intended for), at the beginning, this new version of the song includes a different intro! (I'd post a streaming link from YouTube, but they've all been taken down.) This is so exciting! I really, truly am beyond pleased that this beautiful song is going to get its chance to shine.
UPDATE: The track will be included on the 2010 AT&T Team USA soundtrack.