By: Renee Grant
It’s been a very interesting year for Mariah Carey. From her headline-making New Year’s Eve performance to ending her engagement to Australian billionaire James Packer, and her whirlwind romance with backup dancer Bryan Tanaka which reportedly ended just 5 months after it began.
Now the singer has embarked on a new chapter of her career, announcing a new joint partnership between Carey’s Butterfly MC Records and Epic Records, a label under Sony Entertainment. Carey is also set to release a studio album due out “later this year.”
Carey was originally signed by Epic Records in 2016 by company chairman and CEO LA Reid. Previously, Carey worked with Reid on her multi-platinum album The Emancipation of Mimi in 2005. At the time, Reid was running Island Def Jam.
In a statement, Reid says, “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 adds, “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.”