Mariah Carey has signed a massive recording deal with Virgin, believed to be the most lucrative
in music history. The full details of the "multi-album, multi-million dollar" deal have not been
confirmed by the label, however it is believed to be in the region of £20 million per album.
Carey, celebrating putting her signature to the phenomenal contract, said: "I am elated about my
partnership with Virgin Records and I look forward to being part of their uniquely creative musical
environment." She concluded, somewhat understandably: "Hallelujah!"
Mariah, 31, has sold more than 120 million albums worldwide, achieving 14 US Number One singles.