Mariah Carey and Epic Records announced a new joint partnership today (April 10th).
The new venture sees Mariah launch her own record label, Butterfly MC Records, which has already signed a joint partnership deal with Epic, which is in turn owned by Sony Music.
Terms of the partnership have not been disclosed, though it’s been revealed Mariah will release a new studio album this year.
Epic Records Chairman-CEO LA Reid signed Mariah to the label back in 2016.
The duo previously worked together on Carey’s 2005 album ‘The Emancipation Of Mimi’, which was recorded and released while Reid was at Universal Music label Island Def Jam.
“To continue working with Mariah Carey at Epic has been another rewarding chapter of my career.” Reid said in a statement.
“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.”
“I am putting my heart and soul into making more new music.” Mariah said in a press release.
“I am so thrilled for this next chapter and to continue working with, and for, everyone that I love.”
Mariah took to Twitter to share her excitement with fans.
“New music” she tweeted. “Hope you’re as excited as I am! #Lambily #ButterflyMC”
— Mariah Carey (@MariahCarey) April 10, 2017
It looks set to be another busy year for Mariah.
Fresh from wrapping her E! documentary series ‘Mariah’s World’, Carey will head out on tour this summer with R&B legend Lionel Richie.
From there she will go back to Las Vegas in July to continue with her residency show at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace.
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