With more than 200 million albums sold to date and more US #1 singles than any solo artist in history (18), Mariah Carey is the best-selling female artist of all time, and a force to be reckoned with.
She’s just announced the launch of her own label, Buttery MC Records, in partnership with Sony’s Epic Records.
A press release announcing the joint venture said, “terms of the agreement call for additional repertoire by the artist” due out “later this year.”
The studio album will mark her first since 2014’s Me. I Am… Mariah The Elusive Chanteuse (Def Jam / UMG). The 14th record in her discography hit #5 on the ARIA chart and #3 on the Billboard 200. It was the lowest-selling release of her career and considered commercially unsuccessful.
LA Reid, Chairman and CEO, Epic Records, worked with Carey on her multi-Platinum 2005 album The Emancipation of Mimi, back when he was head of UMG’s Island Def Jam.
While he’s continued to work with Carey since signing her to Epic in 2015, he’s now been given the chance to return her work to its multi-Platinum status.
“To continue working with Mariah Carey at Epic has been another rewarding chapter of my career,” he said.
“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,” he added. “Mariah’s chart records have established her enduring place in music history, a position that is cherished and supported by her loyal fans worldwide.”
Carey said: “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.”
— Mariah Carey (@MariahCarey) April 10, 2017