Pop icon Mariah Carey has proven once again it’s nothing for her to shake it off – “it,” in this case, being rumors that she and label home, Epic Records, were imminently due to part ways due to the nonperformance of her latest efforts (see: ‘I Don’t,’ etc.).
Taking to press today, Epic Records not only made the shocking announcement of “recommitting” to Carey’s contract, but also added fans can expect a new album from the diva THIS YEAR!
Taking to press, label leader LA Reid is quoted:
“To continue working with Mariah Carey at Epic has been another rewarding chapter of my career. Mariah’s incomparable talents as a singer, with her vocal range that is nothing short of legendary, are matched by her brilliance as a songwriter, producer, and performer par excellence. Mariah’s chart records have established her enduring place in music history, a position that is cherished and supported by her loyal fans worldwide. I look forward to building upon all of Mariah’s success for years to come.”
“I am putting my heart and soul into making more new music. I am so thrilled for this next chapter and to continue working with, and for, everyone that I love.”
Epic Records has recommitted to Mariah Carey, announcing Monday a new joint partnership between the singer’s Butterfly MC Records and the Sony Music Entertainment label as well as a long-awaited studio album due out “later this year.”
The news, much to the delight of fans, contradicts Carey’s own reports that she was focusing more on singles instead of working on a full length LP. The announcement of a new album will certainly help distract from those other MC reports from the day (click here to see what we’re talking about).