Mariah Carey just announced an “exclusive joint venture” today (Apr. 10) with Epic Records and longtime collaborator LA Reid, resulting in the creation of the Butterfly MC Records.
“Terms of the agreement call for additional repertoire by the artist, beginning with a new studio album expected later this year,” the Epic Records press release proclaims.
“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,” says LA Reid.
Mariah, who released her latest single “I Don’t” earlier this year, is ready unleash new tracks this year: “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.”
The new record label announcement may be a"image saving" move by the artist as it was rumored that the Pop-Diva may be dropped from her current label due to low sales of her latest release and the underperformance of "I Don't," but what ever the case it's great to see Nick Cannon's-baby-mama, will still be making music for her lamb-nation.
The singer is also set to return to Las Vegas in July for her residency, and is heading out on the road with Lionel Richie. Mariah’s last studio album, Me. I Am Mariah..The Elusive Chanteuse, was released in May of 2014. Her greatest hits compilation, #1 to Infinity, was released in May of 2015.