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Official: Mariah Carey Signs With Epic Records

Published: Thursday 12th Mar 2015 by Sam
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Mariah Carey has officially inked a lucrative new deal with Epic Records.

Teased by many a source over the last few months, the move not only brings the diva back to the Sony Music fold, but also under the umbrella of L.A Reid.

Full story below…

Billboard confirms:

The ink is dry on Mariah Carey’s new recording contract with Epic Records, a spokesperson for the Sony label confirms.

As first reported by Billboard on Jan. 30, the singer is reteaming with Antonio “L.A.” Reid for a multi-album deal that would begin with a greatest-hits set to coincide with her upcoming residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.

Dubbed “#1’s,” the concert series booked by Creative Artists Agency begins May 6 and will include all 18 of Carey’s Billboard Hot 100 chart-toppers, from 1990’s “Vision of Love” to 2008’s “Touch My Body.” Likewise, her forthcoming album for Epic is expected to feature updates and possibly duets of her classic songs.

Although Carey left Sony some 15 years ago on tumultuous terms, there are plenty of reasons why rejoining makes sense now. Doug Morris, current chairman/CEO of Sony Music, brought Carey to Island Def Jam in 2003 when he was running Universal Music Group. It was there that Reid, then head of IDJ, oversaw her 2005 comeback, The Emancipation of Mimi. Finally, Joey Arbagey, a collaborator of Carey’s during the making of the six-times platinum Mimi, is now executive vp A&R at Epic. Indeed, Carey is already recording new music in Los Angeles, says a source.

No word yet on a potential release date for her first Epic effort..

Interesting.

As ardent appreciators of Mariah’s talent, we’ve always felt she has another “major music moment” left in her.

It goes without saying that L.A and co have their work cut out for them. However, on paper, this move is a good look. Epic have been gaining a lot of traction over the last year and Mariah fills the vacant slot on the roster for a “super premium diva,” hence she should in theory should receive the “pulling out all the stops” treatment.

Exciting times.

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  1. HALF AMAZIN March 12, 2015

    Epic is for flops though!

    • Terri March 12, 2015

      Mariah purposely did not promote MIAM because it was her exit from DEF JAM; it’s all been apart of her plan; She was never pressed;

      LIVING ICON

  2. TheElusiveLamb March 12, 2015

    Epic is for flops, but she’s also with Sony as well, who’s responsible for her best work, so either I’m getting another MIAMTEC era, more media bullying, and her untimely death happens or she does a moderately successful era like Charmbracelet or E=MC2. I prefer the latter (obviously), but in time we’ll see. See you in May, June, & July MC.

  3. Musika March 12, 2015

    I kind of saw this coming WAY before Elusive Chanteuse was released..I mean she’s been close friends with LA even after he left Island Records. I guess always knew she had a back up label once her Island contract ended..

  4. Al March 12, 2015

    B**** get ur ass to the UK need some live Mimi in my life!

  5. Keith March 12, 2015

    We shall see what happens. Hopefully some good music whether it sells or not. Her legacy is complete anyhow…

    • RCi March 12, 2015

      How is her legacy complete? Mariah is only in her 40’s she can continue to have an amazing career into her 40’s 50’s and beyond. Barbra Streisand is in her 60’s and still makes great music.

      • OMG Logic!!! March 12, 2015

        Barbz is actually 72.

  6. lil kim(QB ) March 12, 2015

    She should hang it up……she’s washed up….at her age she should be enjoying her money instead of coming after the likes of Ariana Grande….. I wonder y she has fans!! she’s annoying now…she wanna struggle in the chart with newbies instead of sitting her ass down….she can’t even sing anymore! why is she getting signed? I hope this is not. true ….

    • TheElusiveLamb March 12, 2015

      How can she come for the likes of someone’s career who she is the blueprint for?

      • SMH March 12, 2015

        Madonna does it with Gaga so its not that far fetched.

      • Lil Kim thee Only QB March 12, 2015

        Lil Kim is an icon. You need to stop trolling boo.

      • RCi March 12, 2015

        Who the fu$k is lil kim? Is she that little asian rapper who is always talking about Nicki Minaj?

      • Al March 12, 2015

        As much as I love Kim how the fuvk can you slate anyone’s career? The queen of PayPal I hear u coughing. Child please Mariahs debut album has outsold all Lil Plastics career take a seat honey as I’ll be throwing the shade not u cat woman

    • Lil Kim thee Only QB March 12, 2015

      B^tch i know the hell u ain’t steal my username. Have several seats u washed up mongrol. But i agree with u 1 hunnit percent. This cow wishes she still could copy off of Kim but she is somewhere enjoying her life.

      • TheElusiveLamb March 12, 2015

        Sweetheart, as much surgeries as Kim had, she’s still not slim. She’s irrelevant as f***. No one wants to Godzilla terrorizing Chinatown. Kim wish she was Mariah. Then she wouldn’t be releasing flop mixtapes with her broke ass. Kim eats off Nicki. Mariah eats off Mariah. Get the difference? Ok. Bye.

    • The One March 12, 2015

      You are such a sad individual.
      Clearly MC isn’t doing music for the money alone at this point, but for the love of the craft. She still has a plethora of adoring fans who are anticipating her best yet.

  7. GRUMP March 12, 2015

    YASSSSSSS COMEBACKRIAH! HERE FOR IT.

  8. Stephy. March 12, 2015

    Mariah, its time to transform yourself into a EUROPEAN artist. Leave America!

    • FutureCIARA March 12, 2015

      Shes not appreciated here at this moment, I understand what your saying!
      #InternationalDIVA

      • RCi March 12, 2015

        Ciara isn’t appreciated anywhere… her own baby daddy doesn’t appreciate her.

      • FutureCIARA March 12, 2015

        Round of appluase for you, Youve reached the 4th grade reading level!

      • Al March 12, 2015

        Ciara fan trying to shade Mariah let’s sort shade out for you child and throw some facts.
        Now CBOLA ain’t can’t get a certificate from anywhere her career is as flat as your chest and ur career ain’t got no balls just like u had yours chopped off so take a seat take the whole row

  9. Lil Kim thee Only QB March 12, 2015

    She’s another heifer that plagiarized Lil Kim heavily. She deserves it. Lil Kim’s mixtape had more buzz than the Elusive Obtuse. Fat asz broads be like.

    • TheElusiveLamb March 12, 2015

      Lol your trolling is cute. At least Mariah didn’t use Ariana Grande to build her buzz. Can the same be said for Lil’ Ming and her inability to stay “relevant” unless she’s bringing up Nicki? Didn’t think so… _/

    • Al March 12, 2015

      Hahaha u for real which Kim’s tape u mean the one that’s sold 30K B**** TAKE A SEAT

    • BeyRihLiyah March 12, 2015

      lmaoooo you kim fans are so delusional no one knows who lil CUMMM is she is only relevant because of nicki , nicki is the only person who took kim’ style

  10. Pu$$y Juice March 12, 2015

    Im here for new Mimi. Elusive was amazing.

    • Lil Kim thee Only QB March 12, 2015

      She needs to stop singing

  11. #JACKIE March 12, 2015

    Good for Moo!!

  12. Gee March 12, 2015

    Happy to see MC moving forward after all she has gone through recently. I wish her nothing but positive vibes and energy with this new chapter in her life.

  13. LB March 12, 2015

    LA Reid is the legend’s career killer, don’t do it Mimi. His business style is old fashioned.

  14. Kemar (@S_C_Jr on Twitter) March 12, 2015

    I hope everything works out. Everything needs to be planned and organized and not a messy era like MIAMTEC (though it was a FANTASIC body of work). Also, she needs to work on her voice. I don’t know if she should have the nodules on her vocal cords removed because it’s a very risky surgery but something has to be done. Maybe change the arrangement of the songs, drink tea and stay away from alcohol. I wish you nothing but the best Mariah!

  15. @rihicon March 12, 2015

    maybe she’ll comeback and slay. she’s back in shape it seems

  16. FutureCIARA March 12, 2015

    “Likewise, her forthcoming album for Epic is expected to feature updates and possibly duets of her classic songs”

    SLAY! Im here for this new chapter of her life!
    I also want to see her in more groundbreaking films, on the big screen!!

  17. @rihicon March 12, 2015

    she should re release #1s and/or greatest hits(id prefer greatest hits) with her more recent material

  18. Al March 12, 2015

    Get Marian back with Walter and carry HISTORY ON!!

  19. BeyRihLiyah March 12, 2015

    yes new material I literally own everything by her #MYORIGINALFAVE

  20. JOHNVIDAL March 12, 2015

    Great for Mariah!

  21. Lake Erie March 12, 2015

    Wow, I was just looking at the joint her and Dream did “My love”. Mariah makes good ass music. I can’t wait for her return. I wish she would of came out with ” Faded” as a single. If yal haven’t heard it. Check it out..its deep.

  22. Dossome March 12, 2015

    I wish her all the best

  23. Jay Jay March 12, 2015

    I’m so here for a Mariah comeback! But Mimi embrace your age!!! Don’t come off like your still in the 90’s

    I want her to release like an “Ibet” single (Mariah version of course) and just slander nick cannon

    • Lake Erie March 12, 2015

      Ooooo!! Now that would be nice! 🙂

  24. AnnaMaeKeatingNewWig March 12, 2015

    Make it Happen Mimi! Am I the only one who saw Aretha Franklin’s cover of ‘Touch My Body’ and thought it was a mess! I was screaming!!!

  25. Rosie March 12, 2015

    Epic is a complete flop though. Their biggest female artist right now is exactly that and male one is dead.

    • tits mcgee March 12, 2015

      Lol!

      #Facts

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