Mariah Carey Re-Ups With Epic Records, New Album Out This Year
Variety reports that Mariah Carey has signed a new deal with Epic Records, creating a partnership between the Sony Music Entertainment label and her own Butterfly MC Records. As part of the deal, she will release a new album later this year. She was originally signed by Epic Records in 2016 thanks to CEO LA Reid, who worked with her on The Emancipation of Mimi in 2005 (while he ran Universal Music’s Island Def Jam). There had been rumors that her contract with Epic was in jeopardy but this is not the case. In addition to Epic and Island Def Jam, she began her career with Sony’s Columbia Records in 1990.
Reid said: “To continue working with Mariah Carey at Epic has been another rewarding chapter of my career. Mariah’s incomparable talents as a singer, with her vocal range that is nothing short of legendary, are matched by her brilliance as a songwriter, producer, and performer par excellence. Mariah’s chart records have established her enduring place in music history, a position that is cherished and supported by her loyal fans worldwide. I look forward to building upon all of Mariah’s success for years to come.”
Carey added: “I am putting my heart and soul into making more new music. I am so thrilled for this next chapter and to continue working with, and for, everyone that I love.“