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 weekend.
"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 Columbia.
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.

(MTV)

Thursday 5 April 2001
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The songtress (55,554) by Mirage_Nunez from America

Languishing, Angels Cry, H.A.T.E.U, Christmas Time Is In The Air, When Christmas Comes, Cry, Faded, Camoflauge etc. are all examples that Mariah still remains a skillfully majestic songwriter. That's one thing people can't say she has lost IMO, because I can always point to a gem on each album.
(Friday 31 July 2015; 1:42)
Mariah's stage presence (55,553) by Ty from USA

Her Mimi show was so good, she did her snippets, she did a hot version of "It's like that", she's not a dancer, so stop waiting to see her do a routine.
(Friday 31 July 2015; 0:35)
Giivanni (55,552) by Jake from New Zealand

No, I'm not joking, or trying to get any attention. Merely stating my opinion like every other user on this board. I think that Mariah's writing hasn't unfortunately gotten better with time. I mean Infinity? I liked Camouflage and Cry was ok (I guess) but they don't hold a candle to her previous work.
(Thursday 30 July 2015; 22:28)
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