November 27, 2008 at 12:00 PM EST

For Mariah Carey, having

husband Nick Cannon direct the video for her latest single, “I Stay in Love,”

made the shoot her easiest ever. “I was actually under budget and on

time, which are two rarities for me,” Carey told backstage at the American Music Awards last Sunday.

“We saw it through from conception to completion, but something about

the way Nick organized the video just worked much better.”

addCredit(“Markus Klinko & Indrani”)

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