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.
||Media on the divorce (46,560)
by Carla from Portugal|
Amazing how the media seems to blame Mariah for the divorce. Blaming her on her divalicious ways and stuff. Honestly, I admit it must be hard to live with someone like Mariah but it takes two to make a marriage work I honestly think Mariah just got fed up with all the bull*** Nick made over the years. I always defended their marriage but lately I'm... read more
(Monday 1 September 2014; 22:12)
||Well, I was wrong (46,558)
by Deedre aka MiTodoChop @HBF from Canada|
I admit it. I was guilty of hoping some of the stuff the media is reporting isn't true (divorce). I guess my attachment to MC having literally grown up with her music had me wanting things to work out. It is crystal clear now, that is not how things are playing out. I wish everyone involved to find peace moving forward.
(Monday 1 September 2014; 21:24)
by Shelly from United States|
One thing I will always remember about Oprah that impacted my life was when she said the 50's were the best years of her life and life only got better as we age. I was 21 at the time and I felt so unafraid of growing older after hearing her say that with such conviction. Like growing older was something exciting to look forward to. I agree that Opr... read more
(Monday 1 September 2014; 20:43)
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