Mariah Carey Returns To Studio With Jermaine Dupri

Published: Friday 13th Mar 2015 by Sam

“Out with the old, in with the new” may be Mariah Carey‘s approach to her record label situation, however the superstar singer is sticking with her longtime musical collaborators.

Fresh from the announcement that the 45-year-old diva has inked a lucrative new deal with Epic Records, it’s been revealed that she’s been hard at work in the studio with Jermaine Dupri.

Details below…

Confirmation comes courtesy of the hitmaker himself; for, while captioning a snap on Instagram, he shared that he had “been in the studio all nightjd-mimi-2 with @MariahCarey.”

His words tally with the singer’s own assertions this week on Twitter that she has been recording in Los Angeles.


Given the messy muckiness that was JD’s momentary run as Mimi’s manager, it’s understandable why some may greet their studio reunion with a collective groan. However, we’re fine with it.

Folk far too often forget the lengthy list of hits that the pair have cooked up together – namely cuts such as ‘Always Be My Baby’ and millennial smash ‘We Belong Together.’

What’s more, with talk of Mariah’s upcoming ‘#1’s’ album potentially featuring new collaboration versions, we’re keen to see if any of the JD numbers receive said treatment. Pardon the pun, but how epic would a duet rendition of ‘We Belong Together’ be?!

Anyway, as ever…

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  1. Katycat March 13, 2015


    • Lil Kim thee Only QB March 13, 2015

      They used to do it but now its only JD doing cuz Mariah the Obtuse Whale vocal chords were snatched after she tried to steal Lil Kim’s style all these years. #KimmyVoodoo

      • Al March 13, 2015

        Stealing Kim’s style?! Haha girl I be fun in tripping on that acid! Kim can’t sing, she has a ghost writer. MC has ever dressed like kim u sure u not trying to confuse with Nicki

  2. Prismatic March 13, 2015

    Only time will tell if this collaboration proves fruitful or nah. All the best Mimi.

    • Terri March 13, 2015

      Mariah carey can still SING; her shows overseas proved she still has a voice. The lambs are so obessed with WALTER; Walter sold his soul to TOMMY; He can’t be trusted; MARIAH carey is continueously bashed on this site. SHE IS an icon and the amount of disrespect shown to her on he shows most of these readers lack of home training, class and education;

      She is a HISTORY making legend who everyone you Stan for L O V E S; They love her.

      • Lil Kim thee Only QB March 13, 2015

        Clean your ears hun.

      • Meteorite March 13, 2015

        You know I was think thinking that too the other day! Mariah hasn’t really been right since she stopped working with Walter Afanasieff. Hmm here’s to hoping Mariah and J.D’s magic produce a hit out of the hat. I know they can.

  3. Al March 13, 2015

    I love their work but after that last session of work……. Get back with Walter Afanasieff your only way back to the top Boo

    • TheElusiveLamb March 13, 2015

      Walter is not going to bring MC back to the top. Some of his work is on Glitter and we all saw how that went. She doesn’t need Walter or other phenomenal producers, she needs to clean up her shady and heavily overblown image and all will be fine.

      • Al March 13, 2015

        How would you know what would happen. He only worked on Lead The Way so I don’t know where u think you was going with that one. JD is too dated now. Glitter was just a hot mess that last scene still kills me where she hugs her mum. Shame.

      • TheElusiveLamb March 13, 2015

        I know what would happen, bc their chemistry is gone and the sound would be considered extremely outdated. There’s no way for 14/15 years to go by and suddenly a spark is reignited for a strained relationship.

      • Al March 13, 2015

        You never know what could happen tho. Got to be better than some of the newer stuff. Look at Toni n Babyface good album. I hope she is at Vegas next year cause am 30 am hoping to see her I will die when I hear Love Takes Time!

      • Brian310 March 13, 2015

        I love Mariah but she needs to let JD go his sound just isn’t current enough anymore he hasn’t re-invented himself, she needs to work with some A/C producers from overseas that will allow her voice to shine.

  4. Barb-wire March 13, 2015

    I’ll patiently awaits and hear what she has to offer, I just hope the old Mimi with the amazing voice would surface on this album. Other than that I’m crossing my fingers for her.

  5. TheElusiveLamb March 13, 2015

    Interesting. I would LOVE a collaboration #1’s album. If true, she should pick artists like Beyoncé, Adele, Sam Smith, and etc. Basically, anyone who said they were influenced by her voice. She should collab with only 16 #1’s and leave Touch My Body & Vision of Love alone bc they are her first and last hits. She’s also performing Saturday at some Gala. Good for her. See you in May, June, & July MC & Lambily. Everyone have a blessed day.

    • King B (20 grammies what about ur fave) March 13, 2015

      The Queen doesn’t collabore with delusional Flop

      • TheElusiveLamb March 13, 2015

        Is that the same excuse your strung out Mama gave you for not meeting your Daddy?

    • Lake Erie March 13, 2015

      My ElusiveLamb homie doesn’t play no Damn games!!! Ctfu. Yal better not shade MC. Shhhhhh.

  6. Shaquinisha-rose March 13, 2015

    Glad to hear she is back in the studio! She looks amazing! I know Epic and L.A Reid will bring it big time with Mimi!

  7. Stephy March 13, 2015

    I’m SICK of her working with his ass. #MariahBye.

    • FutureCIARA March 13, 2015

      ME TOO!!!!!!!!

  8. @dirtypeaches March 13, 2015

    JD’s cool but I’d love to see some more Hit-Boy.

    • Lake Erie March 13, 2015

      Her and rich homie are good too!

  9. #JACKIE March 13, 2015

    She needs to work with fresh, unknown producers. She loves working with tired ass people.

  10. JohnnyBlaze82 March 13, 2015

    I’m still mad “Faded” never got single treatment but hopefully she gets with MikeWillMadeIt for more new music similar to “Faded”

    • TheElusiveLamb March 13, 2015

      I agree. I wanted Faded to be a single so bad.

    • Solange March 13, 2015

      FADED > everything else in her last three albums. More Mike-WMI please.

  11. SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) March 13, 2015

    Not Jermaine!! No 🙁

  12. Molly March 13, 2015

    Mariah needs to try something new tbh, Wish her the best tho.

  13. Lmfao_Hoe March 13, 2015

    The last album was good, just a mess of everyone involved. Smh I wanted You Don’t Know what to do, Faded, and Cry as singles and videos 🙁 but all well.

  14. Dossome March 13, 2015

    Well,You Don’t Know What To Do and Make It Look Good are two of their most recent songs together and I love both songs…People need to realise Mariah is a MUSICIAN.She cannot just run after young hot producers unless they compliment her style and artistry.E=MC2 had Pharell,The Dream,Stargate,Danja,Dj Toomp,Dupri,Polow Da Don,Swizz Beats etc,her most extensive line up of big name producers and what came off it?Her most uninspired work IMO.

  15. FutureCIARA March 13, 2015


    • Dossome March 13, 2015

      Which fans should she listen to?Some of the ones that don’t want Jermaine were the same ones that attacked DefJam on Twitter for not releasing and promoting You Don’t Know What To Do (produced by JD) as a single.Some fans want her to abandon RnB and go back to the Adult Contemporary/Pop stuff she did in the early 90s while others want her to stick to RnB.Some want her to work with young hot producers while others want her to “go back to her roots” and work with Walter Afanasieff,Babyface,Foster etc.What’s Mariah left to do when fans have contradictory demands?Surely she cannot please everyone.

      That said,we don’t know what Mariah and Jermaine are cooking up in the studio.If she’s rerecording some of her old hits as Sam stated in this article,doesn’t it make sense she’d choose JD for songs like Always Be My Baby,WBT and Don’t forget About Us?Or do lambs want Detail,Dr.Luke,RedOne,Dj.Mustard instead?

      • FutureCIARA March 13, 2015

        Very valid point… They have a history together, so if in fact this is a project they are re-creating as stated in the article, Then it would only make sense. Alot of people feel like he is to blame for whatever reason, I just get bad feelings about whenever I hear his name being attached to anybodys project. I want her to expand her sound, and re-print her legendary mark on music.

  16. Lmfao_Hoe March 13, 2015

    I would love a Drake, Kem, Maxwell, Leona Lewis, Bruno Mars collaboration. A jazz ablum, and hit up Drakes producer 40.

    • FutureCIARA March 13, 2015

      That would be nice, Minus Leona, Add in Ariana…. LOL

  17. Sean March 13, 2015

    Repeating the same mistakes. She needs a major reset…sound, image etc. Mariah is a radio artist that fails fi realize ladies over 40 rarely get AirPlay and people don’t see her live as they do Prince and Madonna. She needs to new sound and new collaborators but even that won’t help her sell simply bc she’s over a certain age

    • Dossome March 13, 2015

      ^I don’t get this argument…What’s the point of “new sound and new collaborators” if doing that still won’t help her sell anyway

      • Lake Erie March 13, 2015


  18. Dev March 13, 2015

    Nooooooo! I’m actually tired of this s***!

  19. Lake Erie March 13, 2015

    Yea. I know ya tired of MC & JD together but yal got remember the emancipation of MiMi. :). They did they Mutha f’n thing on that album. I think the are so caught up in trying to make another and they can’t. That album was a classic. Still her most talked about album to date. They just need to move on and innovate. But I agree with a lot of the producers mentioned on here such as mikewillmadeit. I would also like to hear a joint from her produced by Sean garret.

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