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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How has Mariah influenced your personal style, if at all? (50,647) by Baby from Sweden




So that above clip from circa 2007 had me going down fashion memory lane with Mariah. And I remember how much I gravitated towards anything that looked like her signature Victor Alfaro dresses. I even went to my aunt... read more
(Thursday 5 March 2015; 1:19)
Working with Jermaine, again (50,646) by G.G. from USA

That is disappointing, to me. She's gone to that well one too many times. Try something new, please. I also have doubts about her going to Epic with L.A. Reid. I think he'll do what he has to to get her to sign with Epic and then drop the ball.
(Thursday 5 March 2015; 1:12)
Mariah and Lauryn (50,645) by Jono from USA

I can't believe a duet almost happened. Lauryn at her peak with Miseducation and Mariah finally independent and doing her own R&B thing. That would have been absolutely epic. It's a shame that it didn't pan out, but hey maybe it still might?
(Thursday 5 March 2015; 0:58)
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