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.
by Stephen from London, United Kingdom|
Hi Ryan, I think it was for Sherry Tatum, who is not well at the moment and has undergone some form of operation. She is recovering and doing well though.
(Monday 10 March 2014; 15:23)
||Mariah on a friend (42,040)
by Ryan from the Philippines|
Mariah recently twitted, "Been praying and singing for my friend today. With you here in spirit. Hebrews 11." If I am not overanalyzing, was she talking about the late Whitney Houston? If I am right, then the Whitney cover might be coming to reality. I just can't wait for it. And yes, I am also hungry for a pop uptempo song. Bring on "Thirsty" as t... read more
(Monday 10 March 2014; 13:43)
by enwar00 from usa|
I too am ready for an uptempo. I hope she brewed up something hot she can release next to take us from Spring into Summer. It's been a minute since we had one, hasn't it? Speaking of uptempo, I think my favorite is Honey. Anyone else?
(Monday 10 March 2014; 3:14)
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