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.
||More recording artists showing Mariah love on Twitter (46,791)
by Deanna from USA|
Recording artist Lovari posted this on Twitter last night: "Mariah Carey is, hands down, one of the best songwriters of the modern r&b/pop era." Glad to see that other artists are recognizing her songwriting as well.
(Tuesday 16 September 2014; 0:27)
||Nick / so ridiculous (46,790)
by Edward from USA|
Nick has already publicly stated that Mariah is a wonderful mother, that he won't be making a statement about the marriage, and that he'll always love Mariah for she has given him the best gift in the world, dem babies. He hasn't said anything taking custody of dem babies, on the contrary he has praised Mariah for being an excellent mother. He was ... read more
(Tuesday 16 September 2014; 0:21)
by Jonathan from United States|
I am going to Southern in two years and the fact Mariah loved their rendition of Thirsty and wants them to play on tour is awesome. My parents met there and Randy Jackson went there so yay for my school. Only a few people in Texas know of it.
(Monday 15 September 2014; 23:07)
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