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 BenÚt.
||Mariah jazz number (46,458)
by this_is_qhm from the Philippines|
Am I the only one who wishes Mariah would someday create a minimalist jazz number (most possibly a ballad) that involves just her and a piano with maybe just some strings, a few background voices, horns, but nothing else? Like no synths whatsoever. Since Mariah seems to do better in impromptu performances than staged ones, I wouldn't mind if she br... read more
(Thursday 28 August 2014; 1:20)
||MIAMTEC cd (46,457)
by enwar00 from usa|
Guess what everyone? I finally found my MIAMTEC cd after it was lost for two months. It was buried deep between the driver's seat and the center console of my car. I've only been able to listen to the album on my phone since then, so this week it's been looping over and over in my┬ácar on the stereo and it sounds so good.
(Thursday 28 August 2014; 0:46)
||Ken from USA (46,456)
by Gilbert from USA|
Wow, very good eye. I don't think it is her either. That is one set of really gold hair. I had to watch it a couple of times and the hair doesn't match up from what I can tell so. I'd have to agree I think it must be a double. Not sure why, that doesn't seem to be a hard scene that Mariah couldn't film.
(Thursday 28 August 2014; 0:42)
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