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
"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
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.
||12 Track album ala Butterfly (42,728)
by tobby from canada|
I would love if this new album was 12 songs with richness and depth like Butterfly had (six ballads, 3 mid tempos, 3 up tempos). Perfection.
(Saturday 19 April 2014; 23:30)
||Edge McQueen (42,727)
by Mikey from USA|
Where is your info coming from, something you heard or what you hope for?
(Saturday 19 April 2014; 23:20)
||Re: Fans complain too much (42,726)
by The webmaster from the Netherlands|
It's funny and always surprises me when someone new comes to this messageboard and start acting like we are not real fans, because real fans will buy everything Mariah releases. How do you know we don't do that? We are the ones who support her for many years. I have been a fan for over 20 years and I know a lot of you are also. Because we are somet... read more
(Saturday 19 April 2014; 22:52)
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