Mariah Carey leaves Columbia for Virgin

Mariah Carey has said, "See ya" to her longtime label, Columbia, and has signed a multiple-album deal with Virgin Records. The R&B superstar's first release under her new contract is expected to be the soundtrack to her '80s movie "All That Glitters" in late summer. The 20th Century Fox film, starring Carey as an up-and-coming singer named Billie, will hit theaters on Labor Day weekend.
"I am elated about my new partnership with Virgin Records, and I look forward to being a part of their uniquely creative musical environment," Carey said in a statement Tuesday (April 3). "Hallelujah!" Virgin did not disclose details of the multimillion-dollar deal, but the press release called the deal "unprecedented."
Carey released six full-length albums, an unplugged EP, a Christmas LP and a greatest-hits compilation on Columbia. She married and later divorced Tommy Mottola, the chairman of Sony Music, Columbia's parent company. The 31-year-old singer has sold more than 140 million albums and singles worldwide and has earned 84 gold, platinum and multiplatinum certifications, according to Columbia.
Carey collaborated with "Super Freak" singer Rick James and the production team of Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis (Janet Jackson, Mary J. Blige) on the "All That Glitters" soundtrack, which also is expected to feature a contribution from Da Brat and a duet between Carey and Eric Benét.

(MTV)

Thursday 5 April 2001
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Lee TS / Warrior Butterfly / unedited vocals (49,403) by Bill from UK

Lee TS, I cannot thank you enough for sharing the unedited MTV Unplugged concert. Unplugged has always been my most favourite album of Mariah's, and this was a complete joy to listen to and such a treat. For years, I have thought I heard the "la la la's" towards the end of I'll Be There, but thought my ears were playing tricks on me. They were ther... read more
(Sunday 25 January 2015; 1:20)
Mariah Carey is happy after Nick? (49,402) by Travon...The Nostalgic of Truth from USA

Is it just me or does it seem that Mariah makes more of an impact when she is single and is focused? She seems more radiant, happy, eager to work, and less stressed when she is not caught up in a relationship with a jerk. Nick is definately a jerk. Astonishingly I am surprised of how he is trying to hurt the mother of his two children by degrading ... read more
(Saturday 24 January 2015; 22:59)
Don't play that song (49,401) by Ben from The Netherlands

I just listened to Don't Play That Song, I don't understand why it wasn't a part of the first album. It's great, I would have liked to hear Mariah a bit raw like that more often.
(Saturday 24 January 2015; 22:52)
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