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.
||MC nowhere to be seen with Nick? (45,677)
by May from Denmark|
Hi G.G. and thanks for the heads up. Nick has been posting stuff on Twitter, just that not about Mariah. I also used to check his twitter just to see if there was anything new about MC or them together that wasn't on her a... read more
(Wednesday 30 July 2014; 0:22)
by Mimi L. from |
Hey where did you hear about the relaunch? I can't seem to find it anywhere. If she did tweet it, I wonder why she deleted it. If she does relaunch it, I will be happy. I was not being able to digest the fact that Mariah is letting her (what critics and fans are calling one of her greatest albums) just die out without trying to save it. But if she ... read more
(Tuesday 29 July 2014; 23:28)
by Butterfly from United States|
He hasn't posted anything about her on Facebook either. Well he does have Robin Thick and Howard Stern as friends and carries a pimp cane. He seemed like such a good guy too. If these divorce rumors are true I hope he will be a gentleman and not air their dirty laundry. This is reminding me of Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher in that he married an att... read more
(Tuesday 29 July 2014; 22:48)
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